New Sermon Series: Faith In Action

Genesis 28:10-17, Ephesians 4:22-28, Matthew 25:31-46


New 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

Join us as we delve into one of the most interesting and misunderstood books in all the New Testament: Revelation. Is the Rapture real?  Will there be Judgment for Christians?  Who is the Antichrist?  Join us every Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  We will be using the book Concordia Popular Commentary: Revelation by Louis A. Brighton.

Save the Date – October 28th

We are planning an Oktoberfest in celebration of Reformation Sunday. Details to come.

Holy Land Carvings – November 4th

“Bethlehem Christian Families” from the Holy Land will be here on November 4th to sell Olive Wood Carvings to help Christian families.


Announcements & Updates

Family Serve Road Clean-up – October 13th

Join us the morning of Saturday, October 13th at 8:00am to make a noticeable impact on our community as we clean up along the road on Longwood Lake Mary Road. Bring your own work gloves and if you have a trash grabber feel free to bring that too, we have vests, bags, and some trash grabbers available as well.  Meet Pastor Chris at Starchild Academy. With a good turnout, we can typically complete the whole road in about 2 hours. For more information, contact Pastor Chris at

Calling All Middle Schoolers

Our middle schoolers have an awesome opportunity to participate in the FL/GA District Lutheran Church youth gathering November 2nd-4th at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center in Leesburg. The gathering includes fellowship, workshops, worship, and lots of fun with over 500 other middle school students from all over Florida and Georgia. Contact Lara Jackson at for information or to register.

Trunk Registration Now Open for Trunk R Treat

Join us Saturday, October 27th 5:00-7:00pm as we bless our community with a safe and free alternative to trick or treating. Trunk Registration is now open at Want to help, but don’t want to host a trunk? Email Lara Jackson at to find out how you can donate, sponsor, or volunteer in other ways.

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!

Looking for A School?

Looking for school for your Kindergarten through High School student?

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy has open house and planned tours. If you are interested, please contact Sue Stark at or 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. Look for flyer in the Narthex for details of this offer.

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

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – October 9th

Join the ladies on October 9th at the Marriott 1501 International Parkway and 46A at 11:30am for lunch. Call Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) or Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616) to make reservation.

Real Men of Jesus – October 11th

Calling all men, high school and up, who seek a deeper community connection with other men. Come race with us at Lil500 in Maitland on Thursday, October 11th at 6:30pm. Bring cash for racing and post-race food. Contact Chris Kutcher at for more information.

Coffee with Friends – October 11th

Come join us for some coffee and fellowship on October 11th at 7:00pm at the Lake Mary Panera Bread across from the church. All ladies welcome. We look forward to see “old” friends and to meet new ones; Sponsored by the LWML.

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.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Molly Morales as she celebrates her 8th birthday

The Sharing Center for their outreach and impact on our community and for Holy Cross’ ongoing support in their efforts


Prayers in Loving Memory

Irene & Stanley Cembor (Joanne Hench’s Parents)

Lorraine O’Brien


Prayers of Healing

Karen Lorenz prayers for relief from pain and insomnia

Steve Robinson successful triple by-pass heart surgery and full recovery

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

Anne Collins (Lynn Mueller’s Cousin) lost her baby after complications


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

Lucy 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 (