Current Sermon Series: What’s the Point

 Psalm 150:1-6, Acts 20:27-38, Luke 1:67-75


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, PRAISE.  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 Teams Meeting – July 29th

Prayer Teams are meeting Sunday, July 29th after the 11:00am service in the Community Center.

Student Confirmation – August 22nd

Confirmation is starting up Wednesday, August 22! We invite your 7th grade and 8th students to join us for our 2018-2019 Confirmation. 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 6:30-8:00 through the school year (with a few breaks during the holiday season). It’s 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. In addition to the weekly meetings there are three retreats spaced through the school year where our students can grow in community with one another and dive a little deeper into the material we’ll be covering on Wednesdays. There is a one-time registration fee for the year of $100. Online registration is available at If you have further questions about our confirmation program or schedule of the year, please contact Daniel Robison at

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. Please bring them in the Narthex. 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


L Team News

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

Ryan Hopkins as we celebrate his Baptism at the 9:30 service

Lorelai Willis as we celebrate her Baptism at the 9:30 service

Kristen Hench (Joanne & Craig’s Daughter-in-law) as she celebrates her 39th birthday on July 25th

McKenna Wallis as she turned 14 on July 17th

Daisy Gartner Thanksgiving and Praise to God for remission of cancer

Mary Clark for successful surgery, is now cancer free


Prayers of Comfort

Christine Zahn (Mary Oyler’s Niece)

June Le Breton (Memorial Service on August 15th at 10:00AM)


Prayers of Loving Memory

Jack Brady (Altar flowers given by the Ciullo Family in memory of my brother, Jack Brady)


Prayers of Healing

Kevin Kittleson fighting cancer, referred to hospice care

Pastor Randall James has started a new chemical process

Irma James for continued healing and restoration to health

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

Harold Krauss weakness and falling with intense discouragement

Carsyn Pendley (5-yr-old granddaughter of Joanne & Craig Hench) for continued healing from surgery and quick recovery

Trinity (12 years old) for healing from surgery


General Prayers

HS Mission Trip safe travel as they head to North Carolina for the week


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

Karen Dunn

Wendy Eisenhower

Joey DiFazio

Jamie Fabozzi

Tosha Feldmann

Al Follett

Carla Ford

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 (