Current Sermon Series: E– Encounter, Engage, Embody

Proverbs 25:2-10, Colossians 1:9-14, Luke 14:1-14


Current Series – E– Encounter, Engage, Embody

This six week sermon series, is an in depth look into how we encounter, engage with, and ultimately begin to embody Christ and His Church.  It will cover the foundational biblical truths we all live by, how we at Holy Cross Lake Mary live out those truths in our community and how you can apply your passion as a disciple to make a difference in your own life and the lives of those around you.  Then, join us on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm when we will dig deeper into each week’s topic and get to learn about some “behind the scenes” church stuff you’ve always wanted to know.  The Tuesday Night Class during these six weeks will also count as our new member class for this quarter.


ECelebration – September 22nd

On September 22nd we will be having one church service at 9:30am to bring everyone together to celebrate and wrap up our E3 Sermon Series. Immediately following that service we will have a church wide cookout and family fun day. We are going to provide all of the meat and drinks, but are hoping to potluck the sides, so please bring a side to share. If you are interested in helping with the event, please email Lara Jackson at for more information. We look forward to seeing everyone there!






Announcements & Updates

Middle School Youth Group Kick-Off

– September 4th

Those who will be in 6th-8th grade this year are welcome to join us for Middle School Youth Group. This is typically held the first Wednesday of each month during the school year from 4:00pm-6:00pm in the HCLM Youth Room. We will be kicking it off with an extra special night on September 4th at Planet Obstacle from 4:00pm-7:00pm. The cost will be $20 per student and will include all access day pass, grippy socks, and pizza dinner. Registration and signed liability waiver are required. Register at Email Lara Jackson at with any questions.

Family Serve – Road Clean Up – September 7th

Join us for a fun morning with your family while we make a noticeable impact on our community. We will be cleaning up trash along Longwood Lake Mary Road. All ages are welcome. We are meeting at Star Child Academy on Longwood/Lake Mary Road to clean up our adopted road. If we get enough volunteers we can get this done pretty fast! Please bring a trash “grabber” and some gloves. Sign up at

Trunk ‘r Treat Donation Needed

Trunk ‘r Treat seems far away, but will be here before you know it! This year we will be hosting our 9th Annual Trunk ‘r Treat and will need your help to pull it off. We will start collecting donations starting NOW! No time to get to the store? 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

LWML FL-GA District Retreat

Join us for JOY in September! “A Woman of Joy” is the theme for our LWML FL-GA District Retreat at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, Leesburg, FL, September 27-29, 2019. Deb Burma is the retreat leader for our study of Philippians, Paul’s letter of JOY. More information: Registration form at

St. Luke’s Concert Series – September 14th

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Concert Series starts its new season with two concerts on Saturday, September 14th with the Brass Band of Central Florida at 2:00pm matinee and at 7:00pm. St. Luke’s is located at 2021 W SR 426 Oviedo, FL 32765. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Drama Kids

Drama Kids is coming to Holy Cross! Drama Kids the leading developmental after school drama program will begin offering classes at Holy Cross on Wednesday, September 4th at 4:30pm in classroom 4.  Registration is currently open and space is limited.  More information can be found at: or email Kelly-Ann Pounds at


L Team News

Divine Dollies – September 3rd

Due to hurricane Dorian blowing into town, Tuesday’s “Divine Dollies” Luncheon on September 3rd at the Red Lobster has been CANCELLED.

It will be rescheduled at the Red Lobster for October 1st.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – September 10th

Join the ladies on September 10th at Greek Village located at 3697 Lake Emma Road Lake Mary, FL 32746 at 11:30am for lunch. Call to reserve your spot to Phyllis Crocker (407-322-8101).

Coffee with Friends – September 12th

All ladies are welcome to come and join us on Thursday, September 12th for our monthly Coffee with Friends at the Panera Bread Lake Mary, across the street from the church from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at

JOY – September 19th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. The next meeting is on September 19th at 6:30pm. Contact Denny McCombs (317-919-7969).

Book Club – September 23rd

Join the Book Club on Monday, September 23rd at 7:00pm for discussion of “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes led by Kathy Sinninger.

BUNCO – September 24th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, September 24th 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 – September 26th

Please join us for our study on “Experiencing God’s Peace” on Thursday, September 26th, the 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm upstairs above the fellowship hall, with a short LWML meeting. Any questions please contact Sharon Shyrock at


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

HCLA FunRun Boosterthon Fundraiser thankful for all the parents and students’ participation to make it successful


Prayers of Healing

Jean Skelly healing and recovery from broken vertebrae

Alice Clark healing and recovery from illness

Laken Binkley (Melissa Stephan’s Cousin) diagnosed with breast cancer and a type of bone cancer, undergoing radiation and chemo treatments

Josh Knox (friend of Mistee Grunklee) healing from heart valve replacement

Millie Cobb continued healing after lung cancer surgery

Hudson Curren (Phil Curren’s Grandson) continued prayers for healing


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; 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

Barbara Bechtold

Laken Binkley

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Wayne Dose

Karin Duggins

Deb Fadool

Tosha Feldmann

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Ron Frederickson

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Dennis Halloran

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Alan Kimball

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Michelle LeBlanc

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Denise Melendez

John Metz

Judy McBride

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Marisol Pagan

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Kathy Ratchford

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Rafael Rosario

Karen Schlue

Johnathan Smith


“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 (