Current Sermon Series: Seasons: Welcome Home

Genesis 2:7-17, Romans 6:19-23, Mark 8:1-9


Seventh Sunday after Trinity


Current Sermon Series – Seasons: Doing Life Together

Church Service – July 26th

Current sermon series, Seasons: Doing Life Together! As we move into a new church season, we also move into a new season in our lives and in how we are dealing with the current pandemic. We welcome you home to do life together with your family here at Holy Cross.  The readings will be about the life of Christ and the ongoing life of the church as we relate them to our ongoing lives during this challenging season.  Please join us here or online, at 8:00am or 10:00am, for Doing Life Together!

Streaming To Your Home Continues

Our services will be streamed for your convenience during this challenging time. Choose Facebook if you are a Facebook user, otherwise, watch on Many streaming devices such as Roku and Chromecast support Youtube Streaming allowing you to watch from your TV.

Tithes & Offerings

We give because we recognize that God has blessed us immensely and so we honor Him by giving back to Him out of our tithes and offerings. You can give online at or mail to church address at 780 N Sun Drive, Lake Mary, FL 32746.

Prayer Requests

We have always believed in the power of prayer. If there is something weighing on your mind or want to submit a prayer, let us know through our prayer request form or e-mail

Unscripted Live Video

Join the Pastors on Thursday at 1:30pm for live video “Unscripted” on or Holy Cross Facebook page.

Student Ministry Devotions

Attention all Middle School, High School and College students! Our own Mrs. Bosco has worked to create daily devotions just for you! They are currently posted on the Holy Cross Lake Mary Facebook and YouTube page. Check them out!

Seating arrangements

Most of you have noticed the seating spacing at church. We have created groups of seating to allow members of households to sit together while remaining socially distant from other households. We feel that this is the best way for us to adhere to government guidance and care for others as we gather. Please find a seating group that most closely resembles your group size. If there are 2 in your party, pick a set with 2 seats, if all 2s are occupied pick a three and so on. You should not sit in a seating group with another household unless you have frequent interaction with that group outside of church(ie:they are in your inner circle). Thanks for keeping others safe.


Announcements & Updates

Part-Time Position Available

HCLA is looking for a part-time person to do sanitizing/spraying from 10am-2pm M-F at the Upper Campus. If interested, please contact the school office at 407-936-3636 #3 or email This position will start August 10th with training prior to that date.

FREE Back to School Physicals

Our longtime community partner, Shepherd’s Hope, is offering free back to school physicals for those families in our community who are uninsured or under-insured. They will be in Longwood July 28th (9am-12pm), July 30th (4pm-7pm), and August 5th (1pm-4pm). Children must be under 18 years old and an appointment is required. Call 407-876-6699 ext. 246 to schedule.

Sunday Morning Volunteers Needed

Have you ever wanted to get more involved in the church and wanted to meet more people within the church? We are looking for volunteers to help during the services as Ushers and Communion Assistants. These roles are often only an extra 45 minutes once or twice a month, but are so essential at keeping our church services running smoothly. If you would like more information, please contact Lara Jackson at or talk to Pastor Matt.

Tech Team Volunteers Needed

It takes a team of people to make sure we present a good and distraction-free worship experience. Come join that team! Interested in volunteering? Contact a pastor or Chris Kutcher if interested!

Family Serve at The Sharing Center – Aug 14 @ 5pm

 The Sharing Center is hosting a Family Volunteer Night for those age 5 and over to participate in. Volunteer projects will help local struggling families rise above and support The Sharing Center’s life-changing programs to prevent hunger and homelessness in our community. Pizza and drinks will be served. Masks are required and space is limited. Contact Lara Jackson at for more information or to register.

Sharing Center – Cereal Needed

“Snap! Crackle! Pop!” These are arguably the three most familiar words in the English language. They were first heard in a radio jungle in 1932, four years after the cereal was introduces. They mimicked the sound the cereal made when doused with milk In 1939, Snap! Crackle! and Pop! also began referring to the cereal’s three mascots.

Last week to donate. Pick up cereal donations with your next grocery trip and bring items to church with you on Sunday or drop it off in the office during the week.  Can’t get out to be able to donate? Purchase from the Church’s Amazon Wishlist and your donation can be delivered directly to the church! Go to to see the wishlist.

2 Ways to donate to Holy Cross without thinking about it

1) Did you know that if you are a Thrivent Financial customer, they offer many ways for you to give to charitable organizations? You may already have Thrivent Choice Dollars that you can direct  to Holy Cross not being utilized. Log into your Thrivent account or talk to your Thrivent representative today to figure out how to get the most from your money.

2) If you shop on Amazon, you can have Amazon donate a portion of all of your purchases to Holy Cross. Simply select Holy Cross as your Amazon Smile partner and shop through the Amazon Smile portal. Check your Amazon account to make sure you are getting the most out of every Amazon purchase.

Smaller Class Sizes Now Enrolling!

Are you or someone you know looking for a smaller class size option for the upcoming school year? Holy Cross Lutheran Academy would like to thank our congregation for their continued support in our growth and continued Christian Education in our community. If you or anyone you know is in need of Preschool through High School education we are now enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please call the school office at 407-936-3636 or visit our website at


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Jennifer Penday as she celebrated her birthday on the 16th

Kristen Hench as she celebrated her birthday on the 25th

Scott & Lori Hill as the celebrate their wedding anniversary on July 28th

Jerry Randall who is finally home and resting comfortably after being the ICU for over a month

For our 2020 Confirmand Class who will be confirmed in the 10:00 AM service today

Prayers of Comfort

Edwin Francis as he remembers his wife on her birthday

Prayers of Healing 

John Fox prayers for a successful hip surgery on 7/30

Steve Wash prayers for good test results. Melanoma prognosis

Elizabeth Koob Newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Prayers for healing and comfort during recovery.

John & Gail Silbrebauer (friends of the Frick’s) prayers for healing from COVID-19

Ray Curry prayers for recovery from COVID-19 and the ability to be able to celebrate his 100th birthday in November

Bessie Vogel (Peter’s sister) prayers for a successful upcoming surgery

Mike (friend of Diane Culpepper) prayers for speedy recovery from bone marrow transplant on 7/19

David Haynes prayers for healing and quick recovery from recent throat cancer diagnosis

Paul Queck (Grandpa to Noah, Rachel, and Gabi Stoor) prayers for healing and a quick recovery from recent pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Lisa Messersmith prayers for complete healing and a fast return to good health while dealing with cancer and COVID

Chris Snyder (friend of the Rolf family) for general prayers of healing

Jenny Colen prayers for successful cancer treatment, remission, and healing

Tony & Kathy Fidanza as they are dealing with COVID-19.

For all those suffering from coronavirus.

General Prayer

Anna (Carolyn Pepper’s sister) prayers comfort as has dementia and is living in assisted living facility with no visitors allowed

Garrett Kinderline prayer for strength to endure Officer Candidate School

For our active military and veterans, especially those who are dealing with PTSD

For those who are feeling bullied and unheard, prayers for healthy relationships and safe spaces to find peace

We pray today for our church – that the body of Christ would look to Him for comfort and restoration among the fear and chaos of our world.

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Barbara Bechtold

Laken Binkley

Robert Bowes

Dennis Breglia

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Andrea Clark

Jenny Colen

Kyle Corbett

Leo Cybulski

Deb Fadool

Tosha Feldmann

Shirley Firestone

Carla Ford

Jim Foster

Michael Francis

Ron Frederickson

Pat Goodwine

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Joy Hostler

Marlin Houser

Karen Kalich

Alan Kimball

Al Laruffa

Rick Lembrick

Sally Lowd

Lori Luedtke

Charaline Luna

Jean Mactye

Kathy Marwood

Judy McBride

Leslie Pilz

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Karen Schlue

Debbie Shaffer

Gina Shaffer

Jonathan Smith

Tina Smith

Franca Sparacio

Martin Summ

Hector Vazquez

Linda Weiler

Scott Williams

Michelle Wonderlich

Etta Woodruff

Charles Zahn


“Casting a light to help those who are lost find their way in Christ”


Sunday Services at 8:00am, and 10:00am in the Worship Center

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