Sermon Series: Greatest Comebacks

Proverbs 4:10-23, Acts 2:22-24,36, Luke 17:11-19

 

Great Comebacks

At times we feel that God has abandoned us, in fact, He never does. Join us for our new sermon series, Greatest Comebacks as we look at several famous people from the Bible who felt abandoned but God brought them back. We will focus this week on Jesus. See you there at 8am, 9:30, 11am or Monday night at 6:30pm!

For Our Next Sermon Series – Experience Jesus

Learning about Jesus is one thing, but how do we experience Him?  How do we see real change in our lives through His power and presence?  Join us for our next series, Experience Jesus starting next week. Each week will not only include a message on this topic, but you will be given real opportunities to experience Jesus in exciting ways!  Starts Sunday, September 9th.

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.

 

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED – September 3rd

 

NO MONDAY NIGHT SERVICE – September 3rd

 

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

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 (http://a.co/1dLo3nr) 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 ljackson@hclm.org.

Sunday School Volunteer Wanted

Little is more rewarding than having an impact on a child’s life and helping them get to know Jesus. We are looking for adult or high school volunteers to help with just that. Sunday School teachers are needed for 2nd-5th grade during the 9:30 service. If you have a heart for kids and can commit to at least two Sundays a month September-May, we would love to hear from you. Training and all supplies are provided, no experience necessary. Please contact Pastor Chris at chrisj@hclm.org for more information.

Prayer Teams Meeting – September 9th

The Prayer Teams will be meeting on Sunday, September 9th in the Community Center after the 11:00am service. Lunch will be served. Please let us know by RSVP to Debbie Ruehle at daruehle@yahoo.com by Tuesday, September 4th. We would like all Prayer Team members to participate.

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 mwallis@hclm.org.

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.  Details on books and materials coming soon.

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.

Seminole Leagues

Football season is here and signing up is still available. First evaluation is September 1st and the second evaluation is September 8th. The first game is September 15th! Therefore, there’s plenty of time to register and enjoy a great atmosphere with family and friends. Looking forward to teaching the kids and applying the fundamentals of flag football. Contact Stephen Rogers, League Director at srogers@thehcla.org. Register at www.seminoleleagues.com.

 

L Team News

Divine Dollies – September 4th

Join the ladies on September 4th at TooJay’s (3577 Lake Emma Rd. Lake Mary, FL 32746) for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Mary Charles (407-688-7575).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – September 11th

Join the ladies on September 11th at JAX in Lake Mary at 11:30am for lunch. Call Maxine Rzepka (407-323-7362) to make reservation.

Coffee with Friends – September 13th

Come to Panera Bread on Sun Drive for coffee and girl-talk with your LWML friends from church.  We’ll be there on Thursday, September 13th at 7:00pm for an hour of fun and relaxation. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com.

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.

 

Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Cody Norman as he celebrated his 8th birthday on August 23rd

 

Prayers of Healing

Mateo Martinez (Javier Rosario’s Nephew) back pain; prayers for healing and a full recovery

Karis Thompson continued healing from surgery

Kate suffering from dementia; prayers for peace for her and comfort to her family

Eileen Townsend in a medical induced coma, prayers for full recovery and return to health

 

General Prayers

 

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

Dennis Halloran

Rileigh Hanson

Martha Herring

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

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 (mwallis@hclm.org); Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (paul@hclm.org)