New Sermon Series: Experience Jesus

1 Kings 17:8-16, Romans 6:19-23, Matthew 11:25-30


New Sermon Series – Experience Jesus

Get ready for our new sermon series, Experience Jesus.  We will spend the next 4 weeks 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.  Join us this week, as we see how Jesus Sets Captives Free.  Experience the power of forgiveness and deliverance from sin as we offer opportunities for individual Confession and Absolution and personal prayers for deliverance.  See how the power of Jesus can change your life!  This week at 8, 930 and 11.

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 by Tuesday, September 4th. We would like all Prayer Team members to participate.

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.

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 ( 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

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 for more information.

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

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 Register at


L Team News

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

Real Men of Jesus

The group will not be meeting on Thursday, September 13th. We’ll meet next month on October 11th. Contact Chris Kutcher at for more information.

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

Haley Hench as she celebrates her 11th birthday on September 9th

Jill Van Damme as she celebrates her 40th birthday on September 11th


Prayers of Comfort

Pastor Randall James (passed after 30+ years with cancer)

Ryan Haslam


Prayers of Healing

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

Ricardo Pineda for healing, doctors are unable to determine diagnosis

Janet & Barbara prayers for both for restoration of their health

Barbara Hartpence for continued healing

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


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

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 (