HCLM Newsletter July 24, 2022

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8 am Traditional Service

9 am Adult Bible Study

9 am Youth Group with Blake

10 am Contemporary Service

10 am Kid’s Church with Emily – returns August 7th with a pancake breakfast!

Newsletter July 24, 2022


Genesis 18: 20-33   Colossians 2: 6-19   Luke 11: 1-13

Newsletter June 24 (click to print)

Here are some ways to stay plugged in to HCLM:

Prepare for Sunday Services – worship song set lists, scripture readings, and questions for deeper thinking will be posted throughout the week on Facebook and Instagram

Praying for You – We have always believed in the power of prayer. If there is something weighing on your mind or want to submit a prayer, let us know through our prayer request form or email prayer@hclm.org.

Online or In Person Services – Sunday at 8:00 a.m. for traditional service or 10:00 a.m. for contemporary

Holy Cross Lake Mary Podcast – Check out and subscribe to our new podcast on iTunes or Spotify. You can also simply ask Alexa to “play the Holy Cross Lake Mary Podcast”

Tithes & Offerings

We give because we recognize that God has blessed us immensely and so we honor Him by giving back to Him out of our tithes and offerings. You can give online at hclm.org/give or mail to church address at 780 N Sun Drive, Lake Mary, FL 32746.


Upcoming Events and Activities

Baby Shower:   Our very own Blake and Emily are having a baby! Please plan on helping us celebrate their new bundle of joy on September 11th at 11:30 am in the community center. The baby girl will be arriving in December! Blake and Emily are registered at Amazon.

LWM – Mite box collection – July 24th is Mite Sunday. The Mission grants are behind by thousands of dollars for the FL-GA district. Please remember to start filling your boxes!

Let’s Serve! With the help of the city of Lake Mary we have identified someone that needs our help. It’s going to require about two days of yard work, cleaning out a very overgrown yard. If you can help, please let us know your availability. It’s possible we may be able to schedule something both on a weekend as well as during the week. Please contact Pastor Matt if you are able to help and we will start the scheduling process. See short video below for the first round of volunteers.

St. Luke’s Concert SeriesFall season kicks off with the Brass Band Of Central Florida Concert, Friday, September 9th at 7pm.

Wednesday Bible Study – No Wednesday 10 am Bible Studay on July 27th.

Youth & Children’s Ministry

Kids Church!!!  – Is taking a summer break and will return August 7th at 10 am with a pancake breakfast kick off!

Kids K-5 Join Children’s Director Emily at 10 am in the Children’s Center! Great News, the kid’s church is growing, and Emily could use your help when it returns on August 7th. Contact ewright@thehcla.org  if you can help.

Youth Ministry 

Join Youth Director Blake during the 9 am Education Hour at the Mean Bean Coffee Shop 

The Last Afternoon Summer Meeting! The Youth Group will be meeting on July 27th @ 1:30 – 3 pm in “The Mean Bean” coffee shop. Youth Group will return to Wednesday nights on August 10th to kick off the school year! 


L-Team News and Calendar*


Adult Bible Study 9 a.m.

Student Ministry 9 a.m. 

Kid’s Church 10 a.m. – upstairs in the Children’s Center with Emily (On summer break, will return August 7th with a pancake breakfast!)



Men’s Bible Study 7 a.m. (Pastor Chris)

Men’s Ministry 7:30 p.m. 

Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7 p.m.



Wednesday Morning Bible Study 10:30 a.m.  

Worship Team Practice 6:45 p.m. 



Ladies Bible Study by LWM will meet in the coffee shop “The Mean Bean” at HCLM every Thursday at 6:30pm. For more information Sharon Shyrock (ssshyrock@yahoo.com). 

Next Week & Beyond

*If you are interested in starting an L-Team or your existing L-Team has resumed, please email Pastor Matt or Pastor Chris


Volunteer Spotlight: Youth Group Mission Trip

See Video below.

Holy Cross has always had a faithful group of servants helping during the 8 am and 10 am service. We need more! Please see Pastor Matt or email him at mwallis@hclm.org if you can help with ushering or as a communion assistant.

There are some exciting things happening at youth group, and one of the most exciting things is that our youth group is growing! With growth, we need small group adult leaders for both middle school and high school students. Being a small group leader is an incredible way to get involved in our church community as well as getting to know students who are the future of the Church! If you or somebody you know may be interested in being a part of what happens at Holy Cross on Wednesday nights, please let Blake know at bwright@thehcla.org!

Announcements & Updates  

LCMS National Youth Gathering

Some of our youth group kids left on July 8 to Houston to gather with over 20,000 youth from LCMS congregations 9th-13th. They did a great job representing HCLM! Special thank you to Erik and Heidi Stoor for being chaperones. 



LWM granted $100,000 (with donations to those little mite boxes) to Lutheran Braille Workers in India? Lutheran Braille Workers brings the Word of God to millions of people who are Blind or Visually Impaired, in a format they can use! Lutheran Women in Mission is for women of all ages who visit or attend Holy Cross Lutheran Ministries services online or in person?  Ladies Bible Study by LWM will meet in the coffee shop every Thursday at 6:30pm. For more information Sharon Shyrock (ssshyrock@yahoo.com). 

Job openings at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy

Accepting resumes for the 2022-2023 School Year for the following positions: Secondary Math Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Secondary Language Arts Teacher, Part-Time Secondary Spanish Teacher, and Substitute Teachers. (Holy Cross Lutheran Academy offers employment opportunities to qualified individuals who desire to serve Christ as well as the students, families, and staff of HCLA.) For more information go to https://thehcla.org/careers/

Metal Collection Notes:

Aluminum cans and any other non-serviceable metals can be recycled. Two collection points are available: the blue box in the courtyard and the other is behind the dumpster inside the enclosure. All aluminum cans and any metal objects no longer serviceable are gladly accepted. 

All donations are greatly appreciated for this worthy cause. Thank you! Contact Warren Jennison @321-377-8524 with any questions/comments about the ministry. All profits go to the youth. 

The Sharing Center: 

We know all of you are so generous donating your gently used items to the Sharing Center. HCLM is only collecting food items for the Sharing Center at this time. Please bring your clothing and household donations directly to the Sharing Center. 

Have something you want in the weekly?

Please let the office know by Noon Thursday so it can get published for the weekend.


Communion is available in our in-person services (1st and 3rd Sunday at 8am and 2nd & 4th Sunday at 10am). For those who are not able to get to a service or are not yet comfortable attending in person services, please contact the office or one of the pastors and we will be happy to make other arrangements. 

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Youth Mission Trip: July 17th –  21st – Thankful for the youth group and that they are all back home safely.

Lana Wallis – Thankful to be celebrating another birthday on 7/27.

Prayers of Healing

Mark Hotz – Mark had shoulder surgery Friday 7/15. Please pray for a quick recovery.

Prayers of Comfort

Julie Wayne – LuAnn Wayne’s, daughter in law passed away on Friday July 15. Julie had a very strong faith, and my Son Kevin believes in our Savior and that has helped us at this difficult time.

*Pray for all those suffering from coronavirus 

General Prayers

We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all 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

Laken Binkley Jerry Hoffman John Myron
Gary Brown Marlin Houser Bradford Plog
Becky Burrell Alan Kimball Ivis Rodriquez
Kyle Corbett Elizabeth Koob Wayne Scheussler
Deb Fadool Rick Lembrich Karen Schlue
Tosha Feldmann Lori Luedtke Debbie Shaffer
Michael Francis Charaline Luna Gina Shaffer
Pat Goodwine Jean Mactye Sue Stark
Todd Haynes Rick Mann Scott Williams
Jerry Gross Kathy Morgan  Bruce Asher
Walt Shields  Austin Chen



“Casting a light to help those who are lost find their way in Christ”

Sunday Services at 8:00 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. in the Worship Center

and Online on Facebook and YouTube.com/hclm

Senior Pastor Matt Wallis (mwallis@hclm.org)

Family Life Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

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