Sermon Series: Experience Jesus

Deuteronomy 10:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-10; Matthew 22:34-46


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.

Next Sermon Series – Faith In Action

Join us for our next sermon series, Faith in Action.  Each week we will be looking at ways we can live out our faith and how we are already working with our community partners to make a difference!

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

Family Serve Road Clean-up – October 13th

Join us the morning of Saturday, October 13th at 8:00am to make a noticeable impact on our community as we clean up along the road on Longwood Lake Mary Road. Bring your own work gloves and if you have a trash grabber feel free to bring that too, we have vests, bags, and some trash grabbers available as well.  Meet Pastor Chris at Starchild Academy. With a good turnout, we can typically complete the whole road in about 2 hours. For more information, contact Pastor Chris at

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. Contact Lara Jackson at for information or to register.

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.

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 2018!

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

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.

Real Men of Jesus – October 11th

Calling all men, high school and up, who seek a deeper community connection with other men. Come race with us at Lil500 in Maitland on Thursday, October 11th at 6:30pm. Bring cash for racing and post-race food. Contact Chris Kutcher at for more information.

JOY – October 18th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. Our next meeting is on October 18th at 6:30pm. We will meet at the Patio Grill in Sanford for dinner. Our attendance is between 15 and 20 and growing. We’d love to have you join us for an evening of Food, Fun, and Fellowship.

Book Club – October 22nd

Join the Book Club on Monday, October 22nd at 7:00pm (upstairs Classroom 3) for discussion of “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson led by Kathy Sinninger.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Madeline Sisco as she celebrates her 24th birthday (Altar flowers given by Greg & Deb Sisco in honor of Madeline’s birthday)

Isaiah Hench as he celebrated his 11th birthday on September 28th

Shane and Lara Jackson as they celebrated their 7th anniversary on September 29th


Prayers of Comfort

Janice Miller (Sharon Shyrock’s Mother)

Erika Green (Carla Mosca’s Sister)

Carrie (Ethan Spira’s Grandmother)


Prayers of Healing

Karen Lorenz prayers for relief from pain and insomnia

Steve Robinson successful triple by-pass heart surgery and full recovery

Jordon Haan (friend of Gayle Curtis’ Nephew) involved in car accident with several injuries requiring surgery. He is in a lot of pain; prayers for quick & complete recovery.

Matthew Migliore (Jeanine McGavock’s Nephew) speedy recovery

Charles Patterson for continued healing and full recovery


General Prayer

We pray today for our nation, our world; our leaders and elected officials.


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

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 (