Current Sermon Series: I Believe

 1 Kings 19:11-21, Acts 2:42-47, Luke 5:1-11


I Believe. A Walk Through The Apostles’ Creed

Do you have questions like, what is God? Who is Jesus? How does salvation work? What is the church? Then join us for our current sermon series, I Believe. We will be taking a look at the Apostles’ Creed, an ancient confession of the church, to see how it gives Biblically based answers to these questions and more!


Announcements & Updates

Be Our Guest!

If you are new to Holy Cross, thank you for the opportunity to worship with you today. Please feel free to stop by the Welcome Center in the courtyard just outside the Worship Center to enjoy a cup of coffee and pastry with us in between services. Also, take the opportunity to fill out an Engage Card there to get a Holy Cross T-Shirt, Mug, or Magnet. We look forward to getting to know you!

Sunday Morning First Time Guest Parking

We want to welcome our first time guests by providing parking spaces. If possible, please leave designated front parking spaces for our visitors.


Church Office Closed – July 4th


Prayer Servants

Here at Holy Cross, we believe prayer is important and powerful. We would like to pray for you. People will be standing by at Communion Sundays to pray for your needs. If you are interested in being a part of this or on a prayer team, contact Debbie Ruehle (321-460-3017).

Farewell Send Off – July 1st

Larry Ponce and his wife Vicky have been blessed with a new opportunity in another state. They are long time members of Holy Cross and if you come to 9:30 or 11 you have seen Larry play guitar as a member of our Praise Team nearly every week. Let’s join together in fellowship following the 11am service with a meal to say goodbye. Please bring a potluck dish or dessert. Burgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers provided. See you there!

Save the Date – August 5th

We are pleased to announce that Ethan Spira has accepted the call to join us as the School Chaplain Holy Cross Lutheran Academy. There will be an installation service on August 5th at 2:00PM at Holy Cross Lake Mary with a reception and grocery shower for Ethan and Kim to follow. To assist with the reception contact Kathy Sinninger (

Middle School Summer Adventure

Middle School Adventures don’t have to stop just because summer is here. We have planned a day trip to the river on August 1st. Visit  or email Lara Jackson at

Smiling Faces Wanted!

Do you love meeting new people and are looking for a low time commitment way to serve Holy Cross? We are looking for smiling faces to man the Welcome Center Cart between services. Talk to Pastor Matt.

Position Opening Lower Campus

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is looking for someone to perform daily cleaning and light maintenance for next school year. This is a part time position (2:00PM – 7:00PM 5 Days per week). It will be starting August 1st. Please contact Dennis McGavock if interested (

Position Openings Preschool Lake Mary

Want to be part of God’s special team?  The Preschool on the Lake Mary campus of HCLA is looking for people who want to partner with God in teaching His little blessings.  The positions open include VPK lead teacher, 2 year old lead teacher and 2 year old assistants. If you would like to explore this part time teaching position, please contact Lisa Mangus at 407-936-3636 ext 2 or

Position Openings Preschool Sanford

Preschool in Sanford is looking for Part Time Assistant Teachers. If interested, contact Elaine Gonzalez at

FPU Starts July 8th

What if you could always buy what you need interest-free? What if you could actually keep a percentage of your paycheck? Guess what? You CAN! With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University (FPU), you CAN take control of your money. Come join us in the fellowship hall starting July 8th at 1:00 p.m. for week one. If you’re not sure if this is for you, the first week is free! Sign up at, kits will be available for purchase at the class.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – July 3rd

Join the ladies on July 3rd at 4th Street Bar & Grill for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Barbara Hartpence 407-268-9789 or Geri Frick 847-770-3086).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – July 10th

Join the ladies on July 10th at Chianti’s located 685 Towne Center Blvd. Sanford, FL 32771 at 11:30am for lunch. To make reservations call Barbara Hartpence 407-268-9789 or Geri Frick 847-770-3086).

JOY – July 19th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. Our next meeting is July 19th at 6:30pm. Bring a “brown bag” supper and then enjoy popcorn, sodas, and a movie in the Holy Cross Community Center. If you are interested in Food, Fun, and Fellowship, bring a friend and come join us.

Real Men of Jesus – July 19th

The next meeting is on Thursday, July 19th for a special RMOJ event at The Escape Artists Escape Room in Sanford. Group rate is $26.00. Contact Chris Kutcher for more information.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

We give you thanks for the blessings of freedom. Grant that we all may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace.


Barbara & Glen Anderson as they celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on 7-2-18; prayers of thanksgiving and celebration


Prayers of Comfort

Ed Nusselt (Linda Weiler’s Father)

Marco Cherubine


Prayers in Loving Memory

Irma Kellerman (Altar flowers given by Lee Kellerman in memory of Irma Kellerman)

Kathi Brady (Altar flowers given by the Ciullo Family in memory of my sister, Kathi Brady)

Mark Rueh (Don & Barb Rueh’s Son and Andre’s Dad)


Prayers of Healing

Pastor Jim Timmons speedy recovery at home following surgery to repair 7 hernias

Charles Moore healing & recovery from open heart surgery on 6/25

Lindsey (friend of Barbara Anderson) cancer has returned

Joey Difazio undergoing chemo treatments for stage 3 bladder cancer and having issues with kidney failure

Cody Greenwalt healing from injury to his shoulders


General Prayers

Group of Academy Kids going to camp; prayers of safety, care, and to grow closer to God

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

Laurie Adami

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Andrea Clark

Lucy Clark

Mary Clark

Karen Dunn

Wendy Eisenhower

Jamie Fabozzi

Al Follett

Carla Ford

Daisy Gartner

Rileigh Hanson

Martha Herring

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Sylvia Jones

Jan Kerns

Mandi King

Kevin Kittelson

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Janice Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Hal Penley Sr

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Jody Santopietro

Karen Schlue

Deanne Tanner

Will Thompson


“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 (