Current Sermon Series: E– Encounter, Engage, Embody

Ezekiel 34:11-24, Acts 1:6-11, Luke 15:1-10


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 Sunday, September 22nd we will be having one church service with Communion at 9:30am to bring everyone together to celebrate and wrap up our E3 Sermon Series. (There will not be Monday, September 23rd evening service.) Immediately following the 9:30am 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

Housing for Missionaries

We have sufficient housing coverage for our LCMS Puerto Rico mission team. Thank you to all who offered assistance.

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

Service Project Items Needed

We have a Service Project for the FL-GA LWML Retreat in September. We are making pillowcase dresses and need the following items:

new or gently used pillowcases

1/2″ wide elastic

double fold seam binding

safety pins

decorative trim

fabric glue



Please place items in the purple LWML bin BEFORE September 26, 2019.

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.

St. Luke’s Concert Series – October 19th

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Concert Series has on its schedule the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, October 19th at 7:00pm. St. Luke’s is located at 2021 W SR 426 Oviedo, FL 32765. Concerts are free and open to the public.


L Team News

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 for information.

Family Game Night – September 20th

Ready for a fun night out with other families?  Join us for Game Night in the 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 / text to 773-710-6871.

Book Club – September 23rd

Join the Book Club (Classroom 3) 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

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner

– September 26th

Join this group on Thursday, September 26th 5:30pm at Filomena’s Pizzeria located at 3590 N US Hwy 17-92 Lake Mary, FL 32746. Call with your reservation by September 25th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

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).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – October 8th

Join the ladies on October 8th at Patio Grill located at 2900 S. Orlando Dr Sanford, FL 32773 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) or Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Tim & Renee Hovland as they celebrate their anniversary (Altar flowers given by the Hovland in honor of their anniversary)

Wayne Young as he celebrated his birthday


Prayers of Remembrance

Carolyn Schaffer (Altar flowers given in loving memory of Carolyn by Walter Schaffer)


Prayers of Healing

Steve Homan stomach cancer is back; prayers to guide doctors to find the proper treatment

Bo Loughry (Gary Loughry’s Uncle) healing from surgery and other medical issues, peace and comfort for his wife and children

Anna Litton healing and restoration to health


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 (