Current Sermon Series: Fear Factors

Genesis 32:22-30, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, Matthew 4:18-22


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.


Meet the HCLA Executive Director – October 29th

As a church member, you are cordially invited to a meet and greet with Mr. Mark Corey, Holy Cross Lutheran Academy’s new Executive Director.  Mark will share his professional background, educational philosophy, and the short and mid-range goals for HCLA.  As stakeholders in this important ministry, you are welcome to join our school community at HCLA’s Upper Campus Auditorium at 100 Aero Lane, Sanford on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30pm. Please take a minute to RSVP using the following link to an Evite.

This will better help us plan for your attendance. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 407-936-3636 #3.


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

Experience Bethlehem Meeting – October 30th

Anyone interested in helping out with Experience Bethlehem on Dec. 7th is invited to attend a Bethlehem meeting on Wednesday, October 30th at 6:30pm in the Community Center. We will be discussing script, volunteer roles, and set design needs. If you have questions or need any additional information please email Lara Jackson at

Experience Bethlehem Help Needed

We need material for costumes – mostly solids, sewing costumes: patterns and material will be provided and preparing crafts.  If interested, please contact Chris Jennison at

Trunk r Treat Volunteers Needed

Please help us make the 2019 Trunk r Treat the best one yet on October 26th. To register please go to or email Lara Jackson at

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. 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

Thanksgiving Baskets

Turkey time is right around the corner and we need lots more donations to meet our goal!  The last items on the list are Cake Mixes and Canned Frosting.  We still need lots of Instant Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Packets, Stuffing Mix, Cranberries, Yams, and Canned Vegetables. We have about 30% of the donations needed; please look for BOGO’s and warehouse deals. This week we are collecting Canned Fruit and Jello/Pudding. Sunday, November 4th, is the final date for the collection, thanks for your help! Donate at

Smallcakes Lake Mary

Smallcakes Lake Mary is now offering 10% discount to Holy Cross families. Just mention that the customer is from Holy Cross and they will get the discount at the register.

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Holy Cross Lake Mary campus, November 3rd through the 8th. On November 3rd the Book Fair will be open to the congregation for the 9:30am and 11:00am services. The books are geared towards preschool aged children. We hope to have a visit from Pete in the nursery. Books can be purchased by check, cash, and credit card. Please stop by and pick up a book to support the early learning of reading.


L Team News

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.

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.

Divine Dollies – November 5th

Join the ladies on November 5th at Colonial Room located at 105 E 1st Street Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

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).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Judah Robison as he celebrates his 4th birthday


Prayers of Comfort

To the family of Bert Cook

To the family of Renate Kellner


Prayers of Healing

Shelley Feazell (Bob & Lori Bieber’s Neighbor) diagnosed with stage 4 gastric carcinoma

Sara (Marlene Robinson’s 8 yrs grand-daughter) successful surgery and speedy recovery

Jerry Kingsley (Barbara Hartpence’s son-in-law) favorable results

Pauline Semich in hospital fell with three broken bones in foot

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


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”


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Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Community Center

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