Current Sermon Series: Fear Factors

Exodus 3:1-15, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8, 13-17, Matthew 8:23-27


Current Sermon Series – Fear Factors

Sometimes it seems like our lives are governed by fear. We fear bad things happening. We fear death. We fear the unknown. The power that fear has over our lives is real, and yet it is something that God wants to set us free from! Come join us for our new series Fear Factors, as we explore these topics and more and see how Jesus brings us peace through it all.


Next Sermon Series

Christmas time, or what the ancient church has always called Advent, is a time when we celebrate and look forward to getting presents! This year we are going to focus on the greatest gift of all, the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives. Discover how his presence enables us to be present in the lives of others. Join us for Presence: How to show up like Jesus, beginning on November 17th.


Voters’ Meeting on November 17th –

2:00pm at Lake Mary Campus


Opening Prayer

Minutes from May Voters’ Meeting

Operations Report

Synod By-Law Change

Department Reports

Closing Prayer


E3 New Member and Information Class

Our next E3 class, for anyone wishing to become a member or seeking to learn more about who we are as a church, will be held on December 12th. The class runs from 6:00pm-9:00pm. We share a light meal together and spend some time getting to know one another, learning who we are as a church and what we believe, and discovering your gifts and how you can put them in a practice. Sign up with Pastor Matt at

New Tuesday Night Bible Study – November 12th

The next Tuesday night Bible study will begin on November 12th, at 6:30 to 8:00pm.  We will be reading through the book Flesh by Hugh Halter.  With refreshing, raw candor, Flesh reveals the faith we all long to experience—one based on the power of Christ in the daily grind of work, home, school, and life. For anyone burned out, disenchanted, or seeking a fresh honest-to-God encounter, Flesh will invigorate your faith.  Books will be available through the church for suggested donation of $10 soon.


Announcements & Updates

Experience Bethlehem Fabric Needed

We need large solid colored fabric. Any questions, please contact Chris Jennison at

Worship Team

Have a desire to serve? Have a desire for worship? The Worship Team is looking for a couple of individuals to help behind the scenes in the sound booth to run sound and/or the computer. Sound board experience preferred but not required. Those interested please email Chris Kutcher at

Thanksgiving Baskets

We are extending our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for two more weeks. We need: INSTANT MASHED POTATOES & GRAVY MIX, STUFFING MIX, CRANBERRIES, YAMS, VEGETABLES, JELLO/PUDDING, CAKE MIXES & CANNED FROSTING. Thanks for your donations. Donate at

Bring Faith Home

Pastor Ethan is continuing his study ‘Bring Faith Home’ nights. All families are welcome to attend. Dinner and childcare is provided free of charge. The event will be held at the Lower Campus cafeteria (5450 Holy Cross Ct. Sanford, FL 32771) from 6:00-7:00pm. Please sign up with Pastor Ethan at for food count. Topics and dates are as follows:

November 20th – Faith Confidence > Self-confidence

December 4th – Raising Kids With Lifelong Faith

December 18th – Making Christmas Count


Christmas Decorations – November 30th

Come help decorate the church on Saturday, November 30th at 9:00am. Questions please contact Chris Jennison at

Seminole State Honors Recital – November 14th

Seminole State College has scheduled their Honors Recital at Holy Cross Lake Mary Worship Center on Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm.

Metals for Missions

The little red truck in the parking lot on Sundays and the blue recycling container in the courtyard are two ways that we are collecting aluminum cans and any recyclable metals. All proceeds goes to missions and HCLM youth ministry. Contact Warren Jennison (


L Team News

New L Team – Sunday Afternoon Disc Golf

Ready for a fun and enjoyable time walking through nature while playing a game? Disc golf is just that! This is a sport that is perfect for all ages and skill levels. We will provide the discs. Look for a disc catcher-basket in the courtyard between services to see what it is like. Starting soon! For more info, contact Cary Hays @ 407-416-2210, or

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – November 12th

Join the ladies on November 12th at Outback located at 180 Hickman Dr. Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Maxine Rzepka (407-323-7362).

Coffee with Friends – November 14th

All ladies are welcome to come and join us on Thursday, November 14th for our monthly Coffee with Friends at the Panera Bread Lake Mary, across the street from the church from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at

Family Game Night – November 15th

Ready for a fun night out with other families?  Join us for Game Night in the Community Center on Friday, November 15th 6:30pm-8:30pm.  RSVP Sara Russell / text to 773-710-6871.

Book Club – November 18th

Join the Book Club on Monday, November 18th at 7:00pm for discussion of “The Girl in the Letter” by Emily Gunnis led by Audra Sieger.

Ladies Bible Study

We will gather for our Annual Ladies Christmas Tea on December 12th at 6:00pm. The group will not be meeting on Thursday, November 28th or December 26th, due to Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Our Bible Study will resume on January 23, 2020. Any questions please contact Sharon Shyrock at

BUNCO – November 26th

The BUNCO group will not be meeting on Tuesday, November 26th or December 24th, due to Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Our group will resume on January 28, 2020.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Elliott Marquis as we celebrate his birth on October 30th

Jerry Kingsley (Barbara Hartpence’s son-in-law) doing well, thankful for answered prayers

Laura Waskey (Priscilla & Bob Rogers’ Daughter) thankful for favorable results from biopsies


Prayers of Healing

Kristina Lundberg healing from stroke that has paralyzed her left side

Bo Loughry making quick progress, continued healing

Gertraude Lopeman resolution of varied physical problems

Alice Vernon as she recovers from surgery

Gene Alban continued healing and restoration to his left eye

Rosita Lopez continued healing

Rita Freebern (neighbor of the Hench Family) continued healing


General Prayer

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

Laken Binkley

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Wayne Dose

Deb Fadool

Shelley Feazell

Tosha Feldmann

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Ron Frederickson

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Dennis Halloran

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Alan Kimball

Al Laruffa

Michelle LeBlanc

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Luis Marin

John Metz

Judy McBride

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Marisol Pagan

Irmgard Pommerening

Kathy Ratchford

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Rafael Rosario

Karen Schlue

Larry Schnabel

Jonathan Smith

Michele Vitale


“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

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