Current Sermon Series: What’s the Point

 2 Samuel 22:26-34, 2 Corinthians 13:5-13, Luke 16:1-9

 

Sermon Series: 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 will look at another main point of Christian life, PEOPLE.  See you there at 8am, 9:30, 11am or Monday night at 6:30pm!

 

Prayer Teams Meeting – July 29th

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

 

Announcements & Updates

Middle School Summer Adventure

We have planned a day trip to the river on August 1st. Visit hclm.org/msad  or email Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org.

Pastor Paul’s Wednesday & Sunday Bible Study

Pastor Paul’s Wednesday and Sunday Bible Study will restart August 1st and August 5th respectively.

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 hclm.org/confirmation. If you have further questions about our confirmation program or schedule of the year, please contact Daniel Robison at daniel@hclm.org.

FL Hurricane Relief Trips

Have a passion for making a difference in peoples’ lives?  Join us on a Thrivent Builds disaster response trip and help change some lives – including your own! What:  Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity (www.thriventbuilds.com) trips to work with Highlands County (FL) Habitat to build new homes for people who lost their homes in the 2017 hurricanes.  Where:  Sebring, FL  When:  September 9-16, October 7-14, October 21-28, or November 4-11

Cost:  $350 for Thrivent benefit members ($650 for non-members)   Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/sebringtb; includes “Habitat Hammers Back” Impact Report, itinerary for the week, and Volunteer Handbook. For more information or to register for the trip, please contact:  John Schultz (Johnschultz2000@hotmail.com, 407-862-8218)

There are no skills required for these trips – only the desire to serve and make a difference!  Experience the joy of serving while creating lifelong friendships!

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 hclm.org/rsvp to RSVP

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 lbwallis@yahoo.com with questions.

Back to School

It is less than two weeks until school starts, many of the stores are having fantastic savings on school supplies. Please pick up a few of the items on the list in the narthex so we can help out the children right here in Lake Mary. Help these children start the new school year off right.

 

L Team News

Divine Dollies – August 7th

Join the ladies on August 7th at Longhorn Steakhouse 4695 St Johns Parkway Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Mickey Buschman (407-878-0204).

Real Men of Jesus – August 9th

Come to our next meeting on Thursday, August 9th at 6:30pm at Holy Cross Community Center. For info: Chris Kutcher (ckutcher@hclm.org).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – August 14th

Join the ladies on August 14th at Bagel King in Lake Mary at 11:30am for lunch. Call Phyllis Crocker (407-322-8101) to make reservation.

JOY – August 16th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. Our next meeting is on August 16th at 6:30pm. Bring a “brown bag” supper and enjoy a presentation by Warren Jennison about Florida Native American history. This is a great opportunity to learn about the original peoples who lived in our area. We meet in the Holy Cross Community Center. If you are interested in Food, Fun, and Fellowship, bring a friend and come join us.

 

Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Sharon & Mark Shyrock as they celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on July 25th

Audra & Stephen Sieger, Ann Weih, Lourdes Lecour as we celebrate their membership at the 9:30 service

Kurt Anderson, Nancy Wooldridge, Charles Hope-Gill as we celebrate their membership at the 11:00 service

Oliver Flick as we celebrate his Baptism at the 11:00 service

Jody Santopietro thanksgiving and praise for 70% shrinkage of cancer; for feeling better and being encouraged

 

Prayers of Comfort

RADM Alene Duerk, NC USN (Ret.) (98) FIRST female Admiral in the US Navy and a faithful servant of the Lord

 

Prayers of Healing

Grace Chewning for continued healing from fractured ribs

Teresa Lorenz proper diagnosis, treatment and recovery

Karen Marshall healing from quadruple bypass, stroke, sciatic nerve pain

Seth Shyrock fractured elbow and torn ligament, prayer for healing and for his work situation

Kathi Grages for healing from surgery and other health issues

Mike Keryluk health issues – Crohns disease

 

General Prayers

Connie J. prayers for her marriage and both to grow closer to God

Tom & Amy for God’s guidance and direction

 

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 peace to the world.

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

Kathi Grages

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 (mwallis@hclm.org); Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (paul@hclm.org)