Current Sermon Series: Under the Sun

Ecclesiastes 12:1-13, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62


Current Sermon Series

Our Current sermon series, Under the Sun.  We will be taking a look at one of the most real and down to earth books of the Bible, Ecclesiastes.  Written by Solomon it is full of wit and wisdom about this life we lead “under the sun.”  It also helps us to understand how much life is better with the Son.


Announcements & Updates

Sunday Bible Study

Sunday Morning Bible Study will be taking a break for the rest of the month of June. They will come back on the first Sunday in July.

Pastor Matt’s Tuesday Bible Study

Tuesday night Bible class has started in the Community Center from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  We are studying service, and how we deal with and help those in need both in our community and in the world. Based on the book, When Helping Hurts, this is a pastor led Bible study with both video and workbook components. As usual lots of good discussion as we look at these issues from a biblical and societal perspective. See you there!


Church Office Closed – July 4th and 5th


Crusader Preschool Camp Registration

Holy Cross Lake Mary Campus is holding the Crusader Preschool Camps for 3-6 years old Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-12:00noon. Cost is $85.00 per week. Week Two: July 8-11 “Art Camp”. Week Three: July 15-18 “Water Week” Register at

Middle School Summer Adventure Days Registration

Middle School Summer Adventure Days Registration is Open! Adventure awaits for our youth who will be in 6th-8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Our first trip will be out to the beach at Ponce Inlet on July 10th and our second trip will be to the Little Wekiva River for canoeing

on July 31st. Registration is required –

~Each day costs $25/youth
~Sandwich lunch on the trip and pizza dinner are included.

Looking for Alumni

Looking for graduates of St. John’s Jr. College in Winfield, Kansas.  If you are interested in visiting with other alumni, please come to the Lutheran Haven Fellowship Hall on Saturday,  August 3rd, at 11:00am.  We’ll party with a potluck lunch. Please RSVP to either Bev Millies at 407-451-4255, or Terry Steinke at


Joy to the World – 2019-21 LCMS National Offering

When the Thessalonians heard Paul’s urging to rejoice, pray, and give thanks, they did so. This July, so will we, when elected delegates and visitors from around the world gather in Tampa for the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. And through that rejoicing, praying, and giving thanks, we will bear witness to God’s love in Christ. This special collection of monetary gifts sets the tone for our next triennium under the theme “Joy to the World”, preparing hearts for prayerful rejoicing, gratitude and bold action. In the Narthex, there are information packets for you to join in this special offering.

HCLA – Enrolling Now for 2019-2020

Do you want your child to love learning and to be prepared for what lies ahead? Would you like them to learn Christian values and principles at school?  Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.  Contact the school office at 407-936-3636 to schedule a tour and learn more about HCLA.   They have programs for preschool through 12th grade.

Position Opening – Lower Campus

HCLA Lower Campus is looking for a part time kitchen staff. Send resumes to

HCLA Work Day – July 13th

Many hands make light work! We could use your help with landscaping, painting and general clean up at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy’s Upper Campus.  Saturday, July 13th from 8:00am-1:00pm we are having a work day, join us if you can. HCLA Upper Campus 100 Aero Lane, Sanford.  Contact the Upper Campus Office with any questions 407-936-3636 #3.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – July 2nd

Join the ladies on July 2nd at 4th Street Bar & Grill located at 132 N 4th Street Lake Mary, FL 32746 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Barb Hartpence (407-268-9789) or Geri Frick (847-770-3086).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – July 9th

Join the ladies on July 9th at Chianti’s located at 685 Towne Center Blvd Sanford FL 32771 at 11:30am for lunch. Call to reserve your spot to Barbara Hartpence (407-268-9789) or Geri Frick (847-770-3086).

Coffee with Friends – July 11th

All ladies are welcome to come join us on July 11th for our monthly Coffee with Friends at the Panera Bread (Lake Mary) from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Contact Sharon Shyrock at


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

We give you thanks for the blessings of freedom. Grant that we all may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace.


Thank you so much to Holy Cross, VBS Campers and Families – “This generous gift of cereal goes a long way to supporting families especially in the summer.”  Blessings to all. – Sharing Center Pantry


Prayers of Comfort

Larry Miller


Prayers in Loving Memory

Irma Kellerman (Altar Flowers given by Lee Kellerman in loving memory of Irma Kellerman)

Irene Cembor (Joanne Hench’s Mother)

Don & Kaye Hench (Craig Hench’s Parents)


Prayers of Healing

Michelle LeBlanc (Sue Stark’s Sister) diagnosed with cancer, prayers of comfort during treatments

Jim Irwin complete recovery from surgery and return to good health

John Metz (Lisa Casey’s Uncle) battling cancer, admitted to hospice

Russ Denton continued healing from back surgery (spinal fusion) and no more pain

Charlie Gray (Grace Chewning’s Friend) continued healing from triple by-pass surgery

Arlene McCarty Clark (Grace Chewning’s Friend) breast cancer surgery, prayers for favorable results and speedy healing

Ross McCloud restoration of his health

Laura Grothe (Jan Harpe’s Sister) serious health issues

Hudson Curren (Phil Curren’s Grandson) 10 month-old in medically induced coma; prayers for healing and to find cause of seizures


General Prayer

The Staff of 3900 AH Altamonte prayers of comfort as they have lost two young nurses to tragedy; The Staff is in shock and grieving for the family with young children


We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials.


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Joey DiFazio

Wayne Dose

Karin Duggins

Deb Fadool

Tosha Feldmann

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Ron Frederickson

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Courtney Guenther

Dennis Halloran

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Alan Kimball

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Michelle LeBlanc

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Denise Melendez

Judy McBride

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Cash Register

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Karen Schlue

Johnathan Smith

Gary Starkweather


“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 (