Current Sermon Series: What’s the Point

 Genesis 2:7-17, James 5:13-18, Mark 8:1-9


What’s the Point?

We spent the last several weeks answering questions about God and our relationship with Him.  We saw how we relate to God as individuals and as part of the Church as a whole. But what does that look like from day to day? Join us for our next series, What’s the Point as we look at what Scripture says about the lives of Christians and the life of the Church.  What does God call on us to do?  What does God promise to do for us? What’s the point of it all???  This week we continue to look at what is another main point of Christian life, PRAYER.  See you there at 8am, 9:30, 11am or Monday night at 6:30pm!


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!

Middle School Summer Adventure

We have planned a day trip to the river on August 1st. Visit  or email Lara Jackson at

Prayer Servants

Be a part of a prayer team; contact Debbie Ruehle (321-460-3017).

Installation Service for Ethan Spira – 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 for Ethan and Kim to follow.  Visit to RSVP and/or donate to a welcome gift.

Pet Rescue By Judy

Pet Rescue By Judy is in desperate need of old newspapers. If you have some, please bring them in and drop off in the Narthex for pick up. Contact Lana Wallis at with questions.

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.

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 (

Part Time Positions Available – Upper Campus

The Upper Campus has two long-term sub positions for the first 6-9 weeks of this school year. Also, we have an opening for an after-care leader. If you are looking for great experience and meet some wonderful youth, please check the descriptions below and contact Shirley Geiss at

Part-time Sub for Grade 5 and 6 Science – 3 days a week

Part-time Sub for High School Creative Writing and Electives – afternoons 5 days a week

After-Care Leader – an eager individual to develop an engaging, creative, after school program, Monday – Friday, 3:30-5:30 pm

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 VPK lead teachers. If interested in part time teaching position, contact Lisa Mangus at


L Team News

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.

BUNCO – July 24th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, July 24th 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.

LWML Bible Study – July 26th

We are moving our monthly Bible study to the 4th Thursday each month at 6:30 PM in the Community Center (Fellowship Hall). These will be our summer Bible studies. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – July 26th

Join this group on Thursday, July 26th 5:00pm at Patio Grill 2900 S Orlando Dr Sanford, FL 32773. Call with your reservation by July 25th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Jennifer Pendley (Joanne & Craig Hench’s Daughter) as she celebrates her 43rd birthday on July 16th

Karen Lorenz as she celebrates her 51st birthday on July 15th


Prayers of Comfort

June Lebreton

Daniel Strada


Prayers of Healing

Pastor Randall James has started a new chemo regime

Irma James (Pastor Randall James’ wife) was just hospitalized with both legs broken from an accident; prayers of healing & restoration

Tosha Feldmann brain cancer, having chemo and radiation treatments; prayers for successful results and support for Tosha and family; prayer for her two children during this very difficult time

Belinda Ruud (LouAnn Wayne’s daughter) severe pain due to ruptured disc; prayers for insurance approval and successful back surgery

Mary Clark  FINALLY got scheduled for Melanoma surgery on Tuesday; prayers for successful results

Harold Krauss weakness and falling with intense discouragement

Carsyn Pendley (5-yr-old granddaughter of Joanne & Craig Hench) having surgery on July 16th; guide surgeon’s hands for successful surgery and quick recovery

Juan Laureano (Javier Rosario brother-in-law) for successful surgery and full recovery

Dennis Halloran healing from cancer

Jodi Hoadley prayers for healing

Lindsey Williams breast cancer has returned; prayer for restored health

Mark Follett surgery on July12th for artificial disc replacement (C5-6); prayers for complete success with no complications


General Prayers

We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials; we pray that He would bring peace to the world, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.


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

Joey DiFazio

Jamie Fabozzi

Tosha Feldmann

Al Follett

Carla Ford

Daisy Gartner

Dennis Halloran

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

Lindsey Williams


“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 (