Current Sermon Series: Closer. Being Passionate Disciples

Leviticus 18:1-5; 19:9-18, Colossians 1:1-14, Matthew 10:1-4


Current 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

No Monday Night Service – July 15th

The Monday night service will not be held on Monday, July 15th. It will resume the following week.

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.

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.

Save the Date – Family Serve Grace and Grits

The next date for Grace and Grits is Wednesday, August 21st as we serve meals to those in Sanford that are in need. Families of all ages are welcome to help.

Middle School Summer Adventure Day Registration

Middle School Summer Adventure Day is July 31st. Adventure awaits for our youth who will be in 6th-8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Our next trip will be to the Little Wekiva River for canoeing.

Registration is required –  Cost $25/youth.

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!

School Days, School Days…

It’s hard to believe, but summer is nearly half-over and the new school year is just around the corner. As many of us prepare for an exciting new school year, many families are beginning to worry about how they will be able to afford the necessary supplies. Help us collect supplies for our community to help the children start the school year off right. Lists are available in the Narthex.

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

Position Opening – Lower Campus

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

VBS Odds and Ends

VBS LEFTOVERS and LEFT BEHINDS:  Next Sunday, July 21st from 8 am to noon, there will be a table in the courtyard filled with VBS freebies.  Items leftover from this year’s wonderful VBS experience which you may have for free!  There will also be items left behind, towels especially, which you may claim.

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. 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.

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 Day – 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.  Saturday, 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.


L Team News

JOY – July 18th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. We are meeting on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30pm in the HCLM Community Center. We will have movie night. Please bring a brown bag supper. We welcome new folks for food, fun, and fellowship. Call Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969 or email to RSVP or for more information.

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. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Jennifer Pendley as she celebrates her 44th birthday on July 16th


Prayers of Remembrance

Kathi, Joe, and Jack Brady (Altar flowers given by Jean Ciullo in loving memory of her sister, Kathi, and brothers, Joe and Jack)

Kevin Fox


Prayers of Healing

Jack Cadden as he begins treatment that his doctors will choose best treatment plan, cancer be cured, fast healing and return to excellent health

Austin Erickson accident with fireworks on July 4th, two surgeries already and more needed; prayers for healing and strength

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

John Metz

Judy McBride

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

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 (