Current Sermon Series: E– Encounter, Engage, Embody

1 Thessalonians 1:2-10


Current Series – E– Encounter, Engage, Embody

This six week sermon series was 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 Tuesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm, we dug deeper into each week’s topic and got to learn about some “behind the scenes” church stuff you’ve always wanted to know.


ECelebration – Welcome to Our Speakers

We welcome two guest speakers this week!

Sheryl DeWitt is Executive Director of Redeeming Life Ministries.  She helped found the ministry in 2013 with the support of her husband, Pastor Edward DeWitt and their church, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Sanford, Florida.   As part of Redeeming Life, Sheryl helps to support mothers who choose life for their babies.

Andrea Krazeise is the Director of the Pregnancy Center of Sanford.  She is a passionate advocate for young women particularly those facing an unplanned pregnancy. Her desire to start The Pregnancy Center in 1998 was so women had a safe and confidential place to come and discuss their pregnancy options and be treated with respect and dignity.


Announcements & Updates

Prayer Team Gathering – October 13th 12:15pm

Do you like to pray? Are you on a team? Are you spiritually gifted with discernment, evangelism, faith, healing, intercession, miracles, prophesy, tongues, or wisdom and want a way to use them? Come and share a meal, prayer request and make a difference on your knees. Please RSVP for food count Debbie Ruehle 321-460-3017

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.

Thanksgiving Baskets

Holy Cross will be SETTING THE THANKSGIVING TABLE for families in our community again this year.  Your donations of food and/or money allow many families to enjoy this American Holiday with dignity in their own homes, please pick up a shopping list in the Narthex.  If you don’t have time to shop we will do the shopping for you…a donation of $50 will cover the cost of Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 4-6. Next weekend we will be collecting Instant Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Packets…we need 200 of each! Bring your donations to the Narthex and thank you HCLM for your support of this project in 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.

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

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

Bryson Riley as we celebrate his Baptism

Magnolia Kutcher as we celebrate her Baptism


Prayers of Remembrance

Janice Miller (The altar flowers and eternal candle are placed in loving memory, of Janice Miller who left a legacy of love and faith in Christ. From Shyrock family and May Lynn Webb)

Lorraine O’Brien (Edwin Francis’ wife) remembering her two years since her passing


Prayers of Healing

Maureen Messina (sister-in-law of Cindy Donaldson) had to have emergency spine surgery, in a lot of pain

Matt Ramieri from injuries due to motorcycle accident, now dealing with infection

Lorraine Russo (Kaitlyn’s Grandmother) peace and comfort

Kay Butler (Alan Mooney’s cousin) and Beau Myhre (Beau is liver donor for Kay) pray for successful and speedy recovery from transplant surgery

Jonathan Smith beginning radiation 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.


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

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

Jonathan 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 (