Sermon Series: Experience Jesus

1 Kings 17:17-24, Ephesians 3:13-21, Luke 5:17-26


Sermon Series – Experience Jesus

Get ready for our current sermon series, Experience Jesus.  We will be exploring ways that we experience the presence and work of Christ in our lives.  Each week we will be offering you real ways that you can experience the power of Jesus that ties into the message for the day.  See how the power of Jesus can change your life!  This week at 8, 930 and 11.

Prayer Service – September 16th

We would like to invite you to come to Holy Cross Prayer Service on Sunday, September 16th at 5:00pm in the Worship Center. We encourage you to join our prayer teams and pastors for a night of prayer and worship. Bring all of your concerns, physical, mental and spiritual and leave them at the altar that night.

Blood Drive September 16th

“One Blood” will have their bloodmobile on Sunday, September 16th parked in the front parking lot from 8:00am -1:00pm.


Announcements & Updates

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. The weekend will cost $165 per student (if registered before Oct 1st) and this includes all transportation, lodging, food, and activities for the weekend. Please email Lara Jackson at for more information or to register to attend.

Trunk R Treat is Coming

One of our biggest outreach events of the year is coming in October. Every year, we strive to make Trunk R Treat a safe and free event for our community where we have the opportunity to meet many families who do not currently attend our church and we need your help. We are currently looking for planning committee help, day of volunteers, and carnival game prize donations. If you could please visit our Amazon Wish List ( and order a game prize pack for the event it would be greatly appreciated. This will help offset the cost of this event that will reach around 1,500 people. We will be looking for candy donation in October. If you have questions or would like to help in any way, please contact Lara Jackson at

Holy Cross 101 – September 19th

Pastor Matt is offering a onetime new member class in the Community Center on Wednesday, September 19th from 6:00pm-9:00pm. It will be a meet & greet with other new people, a Q & A with Pastor Matt and an introductions to our beliefs.  A light dinner will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at

Revelation Bible Study – September 18th

Get ready for our next Tuesday night bible study, Revelation!  Join us as we delve into one of the most interesting and misunderstood books in all the New Testament. Is the Rapture real?  Will there be Judgment for Christians?  Who is the Antichrist?  Join us on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm starting on September 18th.  We will be using the book Concordia Popular Commentary: Revelation by Louis A. Brighton.

Sharing Center

The Sharing Center is out of fruit. For the next couple of weeks, we will be collecting canned fruit and fruit cups, no glass containers please.

Thrivent Builds with Habitat – Oct. 21-26th

Pastor Hoyer is going to lead a group to Sebring, FL on October 21st to Friday afternoon of the 26th. The price is $650 or $350 if you are a Thrivent member. That is all inclusive of hotel and food. They are building 40 houses and will have houses in all stages of completion so you can do anything from walls to landscaping and painting. If interested, contact Pastor Hoyer at


L Team News

JOY (Just Older Youth) – September 20th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. Our next meeting is on September 20th at 6:30pm in the Community Center.  For this meeting, bring a sandwich or light supper with you. We will have a game night with a variety of board and card games to enjoy. If you are interested in Food, Fun, and Fellowship, come join us.

Book Club – September 24th

Join the Book Club on Monday, September 24th at 7:00pm (upstairs Classroom 3) for discussion of “Bellgravia” by Julian Fellowes led by Audra Sieger.

BUNCO – September 25th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, September 25th 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.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – Sept. 27th

Join this group on Thursday, September 27th 5:00pm at El Paso Mexican Grill at 4520 W SR46 Sanford, FL 32771. Call with your reservation by September 26th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

Bible Study – September 27th

Please join us for Bible Study in the upstairs Classroom 1 at 6:30pm. After the Bible study, we will have a short business meeting. Contact Sharon Shyrock at with any questions.

Divine Dollies – October 2nd

Join the ladies on October 2nd at Outback Steakhouse at 180 Hickman Drive Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Maxine Rzepka (407-322-8101).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Bob & Roberta Kelchner as they celebrate their 60th anniversary

Shane Jackson and Kaitlin Willcox as they celebrate their birthdays on September 16th


Prayers of Comfort

Ryan Haslam

Katrina Medina


Prayers in Loving Memory

June Schreiber – “In loving memory of my wife June on our 69th wedding anniversary.  I still love you.” – Ervin Schreiber


Prayers of Healing

Charles Patterson for continued healing and full recovery

Adolf Schreiber hospitalized, prayers for recovery

Dana Grimes diagnosed with cancer, waiting on next treatment plan

Steve Sanchez (Edwin Francis’ friend) very sick, prayers for full recovery

Ricardo Pineda for healing, doctors are unable to determine diagnosis


General Prayer

Wendy Johnson support as she transitions to a new job

Our Son guide him to turn to God to find his purpose and happiness


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

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

Janice Miller

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 (