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.  We will be reading one chapter a week for 31 weeks. We will also be offering a weekday evening Bible study where we will use video and questions to study each of the chapters in The Story.  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.  The church is getting limited copies of the book which can be purchased directly from the church, or watch Facebook for a link where you can purchase the book for yourself online.

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 and volunteer.

“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. To make this event a success we need donations of candy, volunteers to help work the event, trunks to pass out candy and of course friends and family to come have a great time with us. For more information, or to sign up to help please visit trunkrtreat.org/ or email Lara at ljackson@hclm.org with any questions.

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.  Sign up in the narthex in the Kids Church binder.

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.


L Team News

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – October 10th

Join the ladies on October 10th at Outback 11:30am for lunch. Call Maxine Rzepka (407-323-7362) or Arlene Worden (407-321-3739) to make reservations.

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

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, October 24th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.

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.


General Announcements    

Volunteer Opportunity – October 9th

We need approximately 10 volunteers to help clear a tree and clean up the yard at an Altamonte Springs home on Monday, October 9th. Please meet at church parking lot 9:00AM with gloves and rakes.

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.

200 Baskets for the Sharing Center

Help us provide a nice Thanksgiving Dinner for families in our community! Look for the complete list in the narthex.

Family Serve – Grace N Grits – October 11th

We have another family serve opportunity on Wednesday, October 11th at Grace N Grits Sanford Civic Center downtown Sanford at 5:30pm. Visit hclm.org/reformation500 to sign up.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Jennifer & Ryan Pendley as they celebrate their anniversary on 10/7/17

Prayers of Healing

Anna Litton for continued improvement from several health situations

Jordan McCaskill (Robin Cadden’s Friend’s Daughter) She is a college student who has battled cystic fibrosis her whole life and is currently rejecting her second double lung transplant.  She needs a miracle to survive.

Sylvia Montes hospitalized on 9/30 for possible stroke; prayers for healing and quick recovery

Barbara Hartpence for continued healing and recovery from surgery

General Prayers

Daniel Hench safe travel as he returns Sunday to Tampa

Victims & Family of the Las Vegas Tragedy prayers of comfort

Michael (police officer in Las Vegas) and wife Lori J.  (Debbie Danner’s dear friends) continue to stay safe during this sad time


We pray today for all those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria as well as those impacted by the wildfires in the western states.


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, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl

Barbara Bechtold

Debra Berg

Robert Bowes

Mark Brink

Jack Cadden

Cherrie Case

Ivan Cintron

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

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)