Current Sermon Series: E3 – Encounter, Engage, Embody
Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Philemon 1-21, Luke 15:8-10
Current Series – E3 – 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.
E3 Celebration – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Announcements & Updates
Housing for Missionaries Needed
Our LCMS Puerto Rico mission team will be holding its semi-annual FORO in Orlando, at the FL/GA District Offices, October 10-11. There will be seven of them attending, five single men and one couple. Would you be willing to host someone for three nights, October 9th, 10th and 11th? That would be a SIGNIFICANT mission contribution and savings in hotel costs; also a chance to serve real, live LCMS missionaries! Please contact the church office (407-333-0797).
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 (http://a.co/1XSDtvC) 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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration form at www.flgalwml.com.
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.
Save the Date – December 12th
Save the date! Mark your calendars for our annual ladies Christmas Tea to be held on December 12th at 6:00pm.
Portals of Prayer
Portals of Prayer (October–December 2019) for personal and family devotions are available in the Narthex.
L Team News
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – September 10th
Join the ladies on Tuesday, 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 email@example.com.
JOY – September 19th
JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. We will meet at the Patio Grill in Sanford for dinner on Thursday, September 19th at 6:30 pm. If you enjoy Food, Fun, and Fellowship, come join us. Contact Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Family Game Night – September 20th
Ready for a fun night out with other families? Join us for Game Night at Holy Cross Community Center on Friday, September 20th 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bring drinks for your family and a snack to share. You are welcome to bring a favorite game to add to the pile – but we will have plenty to choose from. RSVP Sara Russell email@example.com / text to 773-710-6871.
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, followed by a short LWML meeting. Any questions please contact Sharon Shyrock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divine Dollies – October 1st
Join the ladies on October 1st at Red Lobster located at 20 Towne Center Circle Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Ella Bieber (407-383-6471).
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
God’s Protection and Provision as we weathered Hurricane Dorian
Haley Hench as she celebrates her 12th birthday on September 9th
Prayers of Comfort
To the Family of Hudson Curren (Kim & Phil Curren’s Grandson)
Prayers of Healing
Jean Skelly continued healing and recovery from broken vertebrae
Alice Clark continued healing and recovery from illness
Millie Cobb continued healing after lung cancer surgery
Those in the Bahamas that were affected by Hurricane Dorian
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
“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 (email@example.com)
Pastor Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (email@example.com)