Current Sermon Series: E3 – Encounter, Engage, Embody
1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
Current Series – E3 – 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.
E3 Celebration – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Please place items in the purple LWML bin BEFORE September 26, 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
“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)