New Sermon Series: What’s the Point

 1 Kings 8:27-30, Ephesians 2:19-22, Matthew 5:20-26


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 begin by looking at what is perhaps the main point of Christian life, God’s Presence.  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

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).

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 (

Smiling Faces Wanted!

We are looking for smiling faces to man the Welcome Center Cart between services. Contact Pastor Matt at

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 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 interested in this part time teaching position, contact Lisa Mangus at

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

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

Betty & Paul Hoyer as they celebrate their wedding anniversary (Altar flowers given by Debbie Rolf in honor & celebration of their wedding anniversary on July 10th)


Prayers of Comfort

Dennis Pearson

Gary Spotts


Prayers in Loving Memory

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

Janet & Fred Rolf (Altar flowers given by Debbie Rolf in memory of her parents’ wedding anniversary on July 10th)


Prayers of Healing

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

Austin Kemp one of multiple surgeries- re-built ankles and hips

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

Charles Moore continued healing & recovery from open heart surgery 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

Sarah Heinrich prayers that she will be united with her family

Tisha grant her peace and encouragement as she seeks the right job opportunity


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

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 (