Special Announcements

A Man Named MARTIN

Learn more about Martin Luther with this three-part series from Lutheran Hour Ministries. Pastor led Bible Studies continues at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

Join us in “The Story”

We are embarking on a journey of reading through God’s Word in the Book “The Story” together.  “The Story” is a version of the NIV Bible arranged so that it can read straight through as a chronological narrative.  It starts November 7th and will be held every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. By doing this we will be affirming the importance of God’s Word and growing in faith and knowledge together.

Reformation 500 for 500

As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, we are planning on committing 500 hours of service during the month of October. Visit hclm.org/reformation500 to see the service opportunities.

“The Reformation” Book

The Reformation is a richly illustrated and engagingly written overview of this amazing time of change and renewal in the Christian Church. We can pre-order copies of this 250 page hardcover book for a special price of $22.48. There is a signup sheet in the Fellowship Hall or contact the church office if interested.

Come Celebrate – October 29th

Join us as we celebrate 500 years of the reformation that helped turn God’s people back to His Word and the Gospel of salvation by faith alone.  We will be meeting at the Upper Campus of our School on Aero Lane at 1:00pm on October 29 for a good, old fashioned October Fest style party.  We will be serving Bratwurst and Beer, as well as inviting you all to bring German style potluck dishes.  There will be music, games and activities for adults and children, and we will recognize the service we accomplished in the community during 500 For 500.  Hope to see you all there!

It’s Trunk R Treat Time – October 28th

Saturday, October 28th from 5-8pm Holy Cross will host Trunk-r-Treat a church event turned a Lake Mary tradition! Families from all around Central Florida are invited to join us for a free night of fun, food, games, and of course candy and costumes. For more information, or to sign up to help please visit trunkrtreat.org/ or email Lara at ljackson@hclm.org with any questions.

Need Lots of Wrapped Candy

Candy donations are needed for Saturday, October 28th as Holy Cross will be hosting TrunkRTreat.  Please bring wrapped candy to the front church office.  A box will be provided for your donation.  Appreciate your generosity in providing for this outreach opportunity in our community. For questions, email lmangus@thehcla.org.

Kids Church Extended at 11:00 Service

Join Lisa Mangus – Director of Christian Ministry, after the praise & music upstairs in the Community Room for a Kids Service at 11:00am. Children will sit with their parents for music and prayer.  Lisa will take them upstairs to the Community Room for the duration of the service.


L Team News

Book Club – October 23rd

Join the Book Club on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00pm for discussion of “In Order To Live” by Yeonmi Park led by Chris Jennison.

BUNCO – October 24th Cancelled

Bunco will not be meeting on Tuesday, October 24th and December 26th but will meet on November 28th at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

LWML – Bible Study – October 24th

Please join us for Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall (October 24th at 6:30 pm). After the Bible study, we will have a short business meeting. Contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com with any questions.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – October 26th

Join this group on Thursday, October 26th 5:30pm at Filomena’s (3590 US 17-92 Lake Mary, FL). Call with your reservation by October 25th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).


General Announcements    

Volunteer Build Day with Habitat – October 28th

We will paint from 8:00AM-2:30PM at 1259 Dunbar St. Altamonte Springs 32701. Please be sure to wear close toed shoes and comfortable clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Bring a refillable water bottle. Register at hclm.org/reformation500.

Adult Lutherans Organized for Action (ALOA)

We are announcing that Holy Cross Lutheran Ministries recently became a partnering congregation to establish a chapter of Adult Lutherans Organized for Action (ALOA). ALOA is committed to encouraging and supporting older adult ministry. Its purpose is to foster intellectual, social, and spiritual growth. The first meeting is planned for October 26th in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30am with light refreshments. All 50+ years of age or older are cordially invited to attend. Contact Warren Jennison.

Pumpkin Pie for Dessert

Nothing quite makes a Thanksgiving dinner perfect like Pumpkin Pie!  During the next week let’s collect Pumpkin Pie Filling (this has all of the ingredients in the can) and Graham Cracker Pie Crusts, we need 200 of each of these. If you are too busy to shop we can do the shopping for you, a $40 donation will provide food for a family in our community to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner in their home.  Also, each family receives a Publix gift card valued at $15 to purchase a Turkey or Ham; your monetary donations will help us purchase these gift cards.

Orlando Zone LWML Fall Rally – November 4th

The ladies of the church are cordially invited to the Greater Orlando Zone LWML Fall Rally on Saturday, November 4th held at Grace Lutheran Church (1123 Louisiana Ave. St. Cloud, FL 34769. RSVP Tina Kading (tikading@embarqmail.com) by October 28th. Carpooling from Holy Cross available-contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com.

St. Luke’s Concert Series – October 21st

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (2021 SR426 Oviedo, FL 32765) with FREE ADMISSION as part of their Concert Series on Saturday, October 21st at 7:00pm.

Lutheran Haven Fall Flea Market – October 21st

Lutheran Haven’s Fall Flea Market will be held on Saturday, October 21st 8:00am-2:30pm at 2041 W. SR 426 Oviedo, FL 32765.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Eli Culpepper no surgery was needed


Prayers of Comfort

Jakin Foster


Prayers of Healing

Gertraude Lopeman for healing from eye issue

Walter Nyblade (Jean Carlson’s Nephew) having surgery Oct. 16 for a tumor behind his eye. Pray for successful surgery plus an improvement in general cognitive condition

Diane Culpepper diagnosed with breast cancer; healing from surgery

Charlie Willis diagnosed with cancer – praying for a successful surgery in the next couple of weeks

Geoffry Gandoin (was driving & crashed with passenger Jakin Foster) healing from minor injuries; prayers for comfort & peace


General Prayers

We pray today for our nation and our world


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl

Barbara Bechtold

Debra Berg

Robert Bowes

Mark Brink

Jack Cadden

Cherrie Case

Ivan Cintron

Diane Culpepper

Millie Diaz

Laura Doherty

Paige Elward

Jamie Fabozzi

Jonell Hagle

Hetty Lou Horn

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Megan Johnson

Carol Jusits

Ray Kerr

Kevin Kittelson

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Heather Marvel

Dennis McGavock

Janice Miller

Steven Montes

Desmond Niburg

Nicole O’Grady

Dan Olson

Audrey Pettit

Claudia Quesada

Jessica Quintana

Marian Ritter

Lori Rockey

Marsha Rush

Jim Salley

Evelyn Samples

Bryton Saxon

Sunny Schilter

Karen Schlue

Bob Smith

Wendy Spring

Gary Starkweather

Debbie Stevenson

Phil Stichler

Cindy Taylor

Will Thompson

Roger Webb

Charlie Willis

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer


Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center

Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall

Pastor Matt Wallis (mwallis@hclm.org); Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (paul@hclm.org)