Current Sermon Series: Fear Factors

Ruth 1:1-19a, 2 Timothy 2:1-13, Matthew 6:25-34


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!

Trunk ‘r Treat Donations for October 26th

This year we will be hosting our 9th Annual Trunk ‘r Treat on Saturday, October 26th and will need your help to pull it off. We have started collecting donations! 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

Thanksgiving is a little less than 2 months away but the Food Pantry is busy with preparations for the distribution of food baskets to many residents in our community.  So far we’ve collected Instant Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Packets, Cranberries and Boxed Stuffing Mix, we’re still in need of a lot more of these! Thanks to all who’ve brought in donations!  This week we’re asking for donations of Vegetables and Yams.  Also, each family receives a $15 Publix gift card to purchase a Turkey or Ham, your check made out to HCLM will be used to pay for these gift cards or you can donate at

Looking for A School?

Looking for school for your Kindergarten through High School student?

HCLA has planned tours. If you are interested, please contact Sue Stark at or 407-936-3636 #4.


L Team News

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.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – October 24th

Join this group on Thursday, October 24th 5:30pm at Miller’s Ale House located at 50 Towne Center Circle Sanford, FL 32771. Call with your reservation by October 23th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

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

Book Club – October 28th

Join the Book Club (upstairs classroom 3) on Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm for discussion of “Upstairs at the White House” by J.B. West & Mary Lynn Kotz led by Betty Hoyer.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Steve & Terry Krauss as they celebrate blessed 35th Anniversary on October 13, 2019


Prayers of Remembrance

Stanley & Irene Cembor (Joanne Hench’s Parents)


Prayers of Healing

Pauline Semich in hospital fell with three broken bones in foot

Renate Kellner for comfort and healing from cancer

Mary Charles healing and full recovery

Bo Loughry doing some better, but is still in very serious condition

Marcia (66 years old) recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Daniel Baratta strength and restore to health after heart issues

Luis Marin (Jose Alfonso’s Uncle) cancer found in ribs, prayers of healing

Michele Vitale breast cancer, prayers for strength, favorable results and recovery


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

Renate Kellner

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

Pastor Matt Wallis (

Pastor Chris Johnson (

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (