Current Sermon Series: Fear Factors

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, John 20:19-28


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.


Reformation Sunday Oktoberfest  – October 27th

Join us at Holy Cross Lake Mary for a family friendly event on Sunday, October 27th from 2:00pm-4:00pm for an Oktoberfest style celebration of the Reformation. There will be fun and fellowship and activities for the kids. We would welcome side dishes and desserts. We will provide beer, brats, sauerkraut, and German potato salad.


Invitation to Eagle Court of Honor – November 2nd

Troop 854 is very proud and honored to announce that on July 25, 2019, Colby Brookshire became the troop’s 100th Eagle Scout!

James and Sandi Brookshire, along with Troop 854, would like to cordially invite all members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church to help us honor and celebrate this outstanding accomplishment. Please join us for a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Colby Brookshire on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 3:00pm at Holy Cross Worship Center. Reception offering hors d’oeuvres and dessert will follow the ceremony and the family extends a very warm welcome for all to attend. Please RSVP to the church office.


Announcements & Updates

Reformation Sunday Oktoberfest Help Needed

We need two crews. At 12:00pm, we need Crew 1 to set up tables, cover them, and begin the rest of the set-up. This same group could help with getting food and table service ready, and then serve/replenish as necessary. Crew 2 would clean up food, collect trash, and tear down tables. If interested, please contact Helen Burns at

Prayer Team Gathering – October 13th 12:15pm

Do you like to pray? Are you on a team? Are you spiritually gifted with discernment, evangelism, faith, healing, intercession, miracles, prophesy, tongues, or wisdom and want a way to use them? Come and share a meal, prayer request and make a difference on your knees. Please RSVP for food count Debbie Ruehle 321-460-3017

Trunk r Treat Registration is OPEN!

Register your trunk, to volunteer, or to attend at today! Power spots for trunks limited, so register early! Trunk r Treat is on Saturday, October 26th.

Trunk ‘r Treat Donation Needed

Trunk ‘r Treat seems far away, but will be here before you know it! This year we will be hosting our 9th Annual Trunk ‘r Treat and will need your help to pull it off. We will start collecting donations starting NOW! No time to get to the store? The church has an Amazon Wishlist ( to help with Carnival Games Prizes, candy, and will be accepting monetary or gift card donations to help cover the cost of food for the event. All donations can be dropped off at or sent directly to the church office. For questions email Lara Jackson at

Experience Bethlehem Meeting – October 16th

Join us Wednesday, October 16th at 6:30pm in the Community Center as we start planning out this year’s Experience Bethlehem which will be December 7th. If you are interested in helping with the event in any way, we look forward to seeing you there.

Thanksgiving Baskets

What would Thanksgiving be without CRANBERRIES and STUFFING???  Let’s make sure that that the families receiving Thanksgiving Baskets have plenty of cranberries and stuffing to serve with their dinners this year.  Please bring boxes and packages of stuffing mix and cranberries, next weekend, we need 200!  If you don’t have time to shop, we will be happy to shop for you. A donation of $50 will provide dinner for one family. Thank you for your support!

St. Luke’s Concert Series – October 19th

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Concert Series has on its schedule the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, October 19th at 7:00pm. St. Luke’s is located at 2021 W SR 426 Oviedo, FL 32765. Concerts are free and open to the public.


L Team News

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – October 8th

Join the ladies on October 8th at Patio Grill located at 2900 S. Orlando Dr Sanford, FL 32773 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) or Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616).

Coffee with Friends – October 10th

All ladies are welcome to come and join us on Thursday, October 10th 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

JOY – October 17th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. We are meeting on Thursday, October 17th at 6:30pm in the HCLM Community Center. We will have movie night. Please bring a brown bag supper. We welcome new folks for food, fun, and fellowship. Call Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969 or email to RSVP or for more information.

Family Game Night – October 18th

Ready for a fun night out with other families?  Join us for Game Night in the Community Center on Friday, October 18th 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Bring drinks for your family and a snack to share.   You are welcome to bring a favorite game to add to the pile – but we will have plenty to choose from.  RSVP Sara Russell / text to 773-710-6871.

BUNCO – October 22nd

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, October 22nd at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.

Ladies Bible Study – October 24th

Please join us for our study on “Experiencing God’s Peace” on Thursday, October 24th, the 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm upstairs above the fellowship hall, followed by a short LWML meeting. Any questions please contact Sharon Shyrock at


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Isaiah Hench as he celebrated his 12th birthday on September 28th

Joan Bates Thankfulness for the children of Mrs. Joan Bates who has been teaching at Pinecrest Elementary for 35 years; she has been honored with the TEACHER OF THE YEAR award


Prayers of Comfort

To the Family of Lynne Kramer (Diane Culpepper’s Cousin)

To the Family of Lorraine Russo (Kaitlyn’s Grandmother)


Prayers of Remembrance

Stanley Cembor (Joanne Hench’s Father)


Prayers of Healing

Ricardo Gonzalez complications from medication – prayers for doctors to be able to straighten it out; he is in the hospital

Anne Blackadar continued healing from carpal tunnel surgery

Anna Litton healing and restoration to health


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

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

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


“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 (