New Sermon Series: Closer. Being Passionate Disciples

Isaiah 66:10-14, Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18, Matthew 16:21-27


New Sermon Series

It’s hot outside right now, but how is your faith?  Are you in the doldrums, or are you on fire for Christ?  Join us as we begin a new sermon series, Closer: Being Passionate Disciples. Find out how you can draw closer to Jesus and become a more passionate follower of Him!


Announcements & Updates

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Pastor Paul’s Sunday morning Bible Study will be taking the month of July off but will resume August 11th in the Community Center at 9:30am.

Wednesday Bible Study – 10:00am

Pastor Paul’s Wednesday Bible Study has resumed on July 3rd in the Community Center at 10:00am and back on schedule. See you there!

Wednesday Bible Study – 12:00pm

Pastor Matt’s Wednesday Bible Study has resumed and back on schedule. They meet Wednesdays at noon in the Community Center.

Save the Date – LWML FL-GA District Retreat

Join us for JOY in September! “A Woman of Joy” is the theme for our LWML FL-GA District Retreat at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, Leesburg, FL, September 27-29, 2019. Deb Burma is the retreat leader for our study of Philippians, Paul’s letter of JOY.

Pastor Matt’s Tuesday Bible Study

Tuesday night Bible class has started in the Community Center from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  We are studying service, and how we deal with and help those in need both in our community and in the world. Based on the book, When Helping Hurts, this is a pastor led Bible study with both video and workbook components. As usual lots of good discussion as we look at these issues from a biblical and societal perspective. See you there!

Middle School Summer Adventure Days Registration

Middle School Summer Adventure Days Registration is Open! Adventure awaits for our youth who will be in 6th-8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Our first trip will be out to the beach at Ponce Inlet on July 10th and our second trip will be to the Little Wekiva River for canoeing

on July 31st. Registration is required –

~Each day costs $25/youth

Confirmation Program

Parents, we invite your 7th & 8th grade students to join us for our 2019-2020 confirmation class! Our confirmation program is a small group based, interactive experience that gives students the opportunity to explore and confirm their faith in Jesus Christ. We meet weekly on Wednesday nights 6:30pm-8:00pm through the school year (with holiday breaks).

Confirmation is a two-year experience in which students will learn about their faith, become familiar with the Bible, with prayer and will develop a personal testimony. This upcoming year is called “The Foundation”. We’ll be working our way through Luther’s small catechism, which covers the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed and the Sacraments. In addition to the weekly meetings there are three retreats spaced throughout the year where our students can grow in community with one another and dive a little deeper into the material we’ll be covering during the year. There is an annual supply/retreat fee of $100.  If you have further questions about our confirmation program or for a complete schedule of the year, please contact Daniel Robison at Register online at

Looking for Alumni

Looking for graduates of St. John’s Jr. College in Winfield, Kansas.  If you are interested in visiting with other alumni, please come to the Lutheran Haven Fellowship Hall on Saturday,  August 3rd, at 11:00am.  We’ll party with a potluck lunch. Please RSVP to either Bev Millies at 407-451-4255, or Terry Steinke at


Joy to the World – 2019-21 LCMS National Offering

This July, elected delegates and visitors from around the world will gather in Tampa for the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. And through that rejoicing, praying, and giving thanks, we will bear witness to God’s love in Christ. This special collection of monetary gifts sets the tone for our next triennium under the theme “Joy to the World”, preparing hearts for prayerful rejoicing, gratitude and bold action. In the Narthex, there are information packets.

Position Opening – Lower Campus

HCLA Lower Campus is looking for a part time kitchen staff. Send resumes to

HCLA – Enrolling Now for 2019-2020

Do you want your child to love learning and to be prepared for what lies ahead? Would you like them to learn Christian values and principles at school?  Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.  Contact the school office at 407-936-3636 to schedule a tour and learn more about HCLA.   They have programs for preschool through 12th grade.

HCLA Work Days – July 13th and July 20th

Many hands make light work! We could use your help with landscaping, painting and general clean up at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy’s Upper Campus.  Saturdays, July 13th and July 20th from 8:00am-1:00pm we are having a work day, join us if you can. HCLA Upper Campus 100 Aero Lane, Sanford.  Contact Upper Campus with any questions 407-936-3636 #3.

Sign up this Sunday outside in the courtyard.


L Team News

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – July 9th

Join the ladies on July 9th at Chianti’s located at 685 Towne Center Blvd Sanford FL 32771 at 11:30am for lunch. Call to reserve your spot to Barbara Hartpence (407-268-9789) or Geri Frick (847-770-3086).

Coffee with Friends – July 11th

All ladies are welcome to come join us on July 11th for our monthly Coffee with Friends at the Panera Bread (Lake Mary) from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Contact Sharon Shyrock at

BUNCO – July 23rd

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

LWML Convention experienced a praise-filled LWML convention

Warren Jennison Praise and thanksgiving for healing

Arlene McCarty Clark successful surgery and good results


Prayers of Comfort

To the Family of Joel Lehman

Funeral Service – Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 9:00am at Holy Cross Lake Mary


Prayers of Healing

Michelle LeBlanc (Sue Stark’s Sister) diagnosed with cancer, prayers of comfort during treatments

Jim Irwin complete recovery from surgery and return to good health

John Metz (Lisa Casey’s Uncle) battling cancer, admitted to hospice

Russ Denton continued healing from back surgery (spinal fusion) and no more pain

Hudson Curren (Phil Curren’s Grandson) 10 month-old in medically induced coma; prayers for healing and to find cause of seizures


General Prayer

We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials.


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Joey DiFazio

Wayne Dose

Karin Duggins

Deb Fadool

Tosha Feldmann

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Ron Frederickson

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Courtney Guenther

Dennis Halloran

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Alan Kimball

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Michelle LeBlanc

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Denise Melendez

Judy McBride

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Cash Register

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Karen Schlue

Johnathan Smith

Gary Starkweather


“Casting a light to help those who are lost find their way in Christ”


Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center

Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Community Center

Pastor Matt Wallis (

Pastor Chris Johnson (

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (