Sermon Series: Faith In Action

Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 4:8-13, Matthew 21:33-44


Sermon Series – Faith In Action

Join us for our new sermon series, Faith in Action.  Each week we will be looking at ways we can live out our faith and how we are already working with our community partners to make a difference!

Revelation Bible Study

We will not be meeting this Tuesday, October 16th but will resume the bible study the following week.

Pastor Matt’s Wednesday Bible Study

We will not be meeting this Wednesday, October 17th but will resume the bible study the following week.

Reformation Sunday Oktoberfest  – October 28th

Join us at Holy Cross Academy Upper Campus (100 Aero Lane Sanford, FL 32771) on Sunday, October 28th from 1:30pm-3:30pm for an Oktoberfest style celebration of the Reformation. There will be fun, fellowship, food, and beer, plus a bounce house and activities for the kids. This family friendly event is one you won’t want to miss.


Announcements & Updates

Communion Assistants

Are you looking for a way to serve and use your gifts in the church?  We are looking for men and women to be Communion Assistants!  It is a great way to serve, to have an even deeper part in the worship service and to get to know your fellow members of Holy Cross.  Contact Sue Moffitt at for more information about how you can join the team.

Trunks Needed for Trunk R Treat

Trunk R Treat is approaching fast and we are in desperate need of Trunks, Candy, Volunteers, and Tailgate Tents. Please visit to register or let Lara Jackson know if you can help in another way at

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

Bethlehem Experience Planning Committee

If you are interested in helping plan the Bethlehem Experience which is coming to our church this December, please join us Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30pm for a planning meeting in the Community Center. We will be getting pizza so please either tell Pastor Chris or email Lara Jackson at to let us know that you are coming.

Looking for A School?

Looking for school for your Kindergarten through High School student?

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy has scheduled open house and tours.

If you are interested, please contact Sue Stark at or call 407-936-3636 #4.

Oct. 16 -High School Information Session – 6:00pm -7:30pm

Upper Campus:  100 Aero Lane, Sanford

Oct. 24 -Kindergarten through 4th – 9:00 am-2:00pm

Lower Campus:  5450 Holy Cross Ct., Sanford

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF)

LCEF is launching a special promotion for its 40th birthday.  The goal is to raise 100 million dollars to support the growing loan demand. This is a limited time offer. As soon as the needed 100 million goal is reached the offer will end. Look for flyer in the Narthex for details of this offer.

Lutheran Haven’s Flea Market

Lutheran Haven’s Fall Flea Market will be held on Saturday, October 27th from 8:00am-2:30pm at 2041 W. SR426 Oviedo, FL 32765. It is sponsored by Lutheran Haven to benefit Lutheran Haven Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Memory Care.

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Holy Cross Lake Mary Campus, November 1st-7th. On Sunday, November 4th, the Book Fair will be open to the congregation for all three services. The books are geared towards preschool aged children. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be stopping by Kids Church Nursery and Preschool classes in the downstairs class rooms. Books can be purchased by check, cash, and credit card. Please stop by and pick up a book to support early learning in reading.


L Team News

JOY – October 18th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. Our next meeting is on October 18th at 6:30pm. We will meet at the Patio Grill in Sanford for dinner. Our attendance is between 15 and 20 and growing. We’d love to have you join us for an evening of Food, Fun, and Fellowship.

Book Club – October 22nd

Join the Book Club on Monday, October 22nd at 7:00pm (upstairs Classroom 3) for discussion of “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson led by Kathy Sinninger.

BUNCO – October 23rd

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, October 23rd 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 25th

Join the Ladies Bible Study on Thursday, October 25th at 6:30pm as we continue our study about prophets upstairs in classroom 1; Sponsored by the LWML group.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – October 25th

Join this group on Thursday, October 25th 5:00pm at Miller’s Ale House at 50 Town Center Circle Sanford, FL 32771. Call with your reservation by October 24th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Habitat for Humanity for their provision in building homes for the community and for Holy Cross’ ongoing support in their efforts


Prayers of Healing

Karen Lorenz prayers for relief from pain and insomnia

Jordon Haan (friend of Gayle Curtis’ Nephew) involved in car accident; prayers for quick & complete recovery.

Matthew Migliore (Jeanine McGavock’s Nephew) speedy recovery


General Prayer

People Affected by Hurricane Michael prayers for all the people who were affected by Hurricane Michael as they start to rebuild their lives and their property


We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials; we pray that He would bring peace to the world.


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Laurie Adami

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Karen Dunn

Wendy Eisenhower

Joey DiFazio

Jamie Fabozzi

Tosha Feldmann

Al Follett

Carla Ford

Kathi Grages

Dana Grimes

Dennis Halloran

Rileigh Hanson

Martha Herring

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Kevin Kittelson

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Hal Penley Sr

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Jody Santopietro

Karen Schlue

Nancy Taggart

Deanne Tanner

Will Thompson

Lindsey Williams


“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 (