Sermon Series: Experience Jesus

Proverbs 25:6-14, Hebrews 4:9-11, Luke 14:1-11


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.

Revelation Bible Study

Join us as we delve into one of the most interesting and misunderstood books in all the New Testament: Revelation. Is the Rapture real?  Will there be Judgment for Christians?  Who is the Antichrist?  Join us every Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  We will be using the book Concordia Popular Commentary: Revelation by Louis A. Brighton.

Save the Date – October 28th

We are planning an Oktoberfest in celebration of Reformation Sunday. Details to come.


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

Trunk Registration Now Open for Trunk R Treat

Join us Saturday, October 27th 5:00-7:00pm as we bless our community with a safe and free alternative to trick or treating. We are expecting 1500 people at our 8th Annual Trunk R Treat and we need TRUNKS! Trunk Registration is now open at Want to help, but don’t want to host a trunk? Email Lara Jackson at to find out how you can donate, sponsor, or volunteer in other ways.

Thrivent Builds with Habitat – October 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. If interested, contact Pastor Hoyer at

Sharing Center

The Sharing Center is out of fruit. This is the last week that we will be collecting canned fruit and fruit cups, no glass containers please.

St. Luke’s Concert Series – October 6th

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Concert Series has the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, October 6th at 7:00pm. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Looking for A School?

Looking for school for your Kindergarten through High School student?

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy will be providing tours on the following dates.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Sue Stark at or 407-936-3636 #4

October 3 – 5th – High School 9:00am – 2:00pm

Upper Campus: 100 Aero Lane, Sanford

October 24 – Kindergarten through 4th – 9:00 am-2:00pm

Lower Campus:  5450 Holy Cross Ct., Sanford


L Team News

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.

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).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – October 9th

Join the ladies on October 9th at the Marriott 1501 International Parkway and 46A at 11:30am for lunch. Call Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) or Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616) to make reservation.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

God’s Faithfulness “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8


Prayers in Loving Memory

Stanley Cembor (Joanne Hench’s Father)


Prayers of Healing

Bill Hoenig recovering from valve replacement – open heart surgery

Carrie (Ethan Spira’s Grandmother) in hospice care and in pain; prayers of peace and comfort

Erika Green hospitalized with advanced liver disease, on a ventilator

Martin for strength, peace, and comfort

Charles Patterson for continued healing and full recovery

Adolf Schreiber hospitalized, prayers for recovery

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


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.


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 (