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
Newsletter July 3, 2022
Isaiah 66: 10-14 Galatians 6: 1-10, 14-18 Luke 10: 1-20
Newsletter July 3(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 email@example.com.
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
The “Divine Dollies”– 1st Tuesday lunch bunch is gathering at Chianti’s Pizza & Pasta, 685 Towne Center Blvd., Sanford on July 5th at 11:30am. Please RSVP to Gayle Curtis by 7/4 at 407-314-5388 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Mission Trip: July 17th – July 23rd: Is full! The youth group is going to Avery County,North Carolina and partnering with Habitat for Humanity. Don’t forget to check out the new coffee shop to support the youth group!
LWM – Mite box collection – July 31st is Mite Sunday. The Mission grants are behind by thousands of dollars for the FL-GA district. Please remember to start filling your boxes!
Youth & Children’s Ministry
Kids Church!!! – Is taking a summer break and will return August 7th at 10 am.
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 email@example.com if you can help.
Join Youth Director Blake during the 9 am Education Hour at the Mean Bean Coffee Shop – will resume Sunday July 10th.
NEW TIME! Next Youth Group will be meeting on July 13th @ 1:30 – 3 pm in “The Mean Bean” coffee shop!
LCMS National Youth Gathering! – The LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) is holding their National Youth Gathering in Houston Texas! This is a youth conference that our synod puts on in a different city every three years. For the first time in a long time, we will be sending a group to attend! This conference is for those currently in 8th grade to those in 12th grade. If this is something that you or your student(s) are interested in, please let Blake know! Thank you to all who supported their spring bake sales and service fundraisers! They successfully funded their registration, hotel and evening meals! To register for Youth Gathering contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org or register in the Mean Bean Coffee Shop. For more info click here
L-Team News and Calendar*
Adult Bible Study 9 a.m.
Student Ministry 10 a.m.
Sunday School 10 a.m. – upstairs in the Children’s Center with Emily (On summer break, will return August 7th)
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 LWML will meet in the coffee shop on July 7th at 6:30pm. For more information Sharon Shyrock (email@example.com).
Next Week & Beyond
*If you are interested in starting an L-Team or your existing L-Team has resumed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to one of the pastors.
Volunteer Spotlight: The Dream Builders Team
The Dream Builders wanted to give Holy Cross a big thank you for their support.
The Dream Builders team had such a great time this year fundraising and helping to build a house right here in Sanford! Fourteen women, some members at Holy Cross, worked together to raise over $14,000! $3,500 of that total came from Holy Cross Lake Mary. We are grateful to the church for their financial contribution and support of this charity. We are thankful to all the women who gave their time and used their skills to create and execute really great fundraisers including a poker tournament in Oviedo. During our two build days in April, we learned to use pneumatic nail guns and signed the house for the new homeowner who will hopefully move in this Summer. Women Build is an empowering project in so many ways. We felt like real partners in helping families create a home and stability during a challenging time. We hope you might consider joining us next year! Contact: Sara Russell, email@example.com or call 773-710-6871
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 are in need of 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 email@example.com!
Announcements & Updates
DID YOU KNOW – that our Lutheran Women in Mission is for women of all ages who visit or attend Holy Cross Lutheran Ministries services online or in person?[Any questions please contact Sharon Shyrock at firstname.lastname@example.org]
Save the Date: Family Game and Movie Night – Emily will be hosting a family night in the community center on Friday, July 15th (6pm -9pm). Bring some of your favorite games, cozy blanket or bean bag and have a fun time with your family and friends. Emily is supplying the popcorn! For more information contact email@example.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.
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
4th of July – Thank you for our freedom as we celebrate Independance day.
Prayers of Healing
Jose Alfonso – He just went through open heart surgery Please pray for a quick recovery.
Lorraine Schuman – Continue to pray for Lorraine and Herb.
Prayers of Comfort
Ilka Deason-Tomory – Passed away on June 27th . Her daughter, Ilka – Maria Deason is asking for our prayers to ask God for mercy on her mother’s soul. Please pray for peace and comfort for the family.
*Pray for all those suffering from coronavirus
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
|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||Mary Lee Soyars|
|Walt Shields||Austin Chen||Bruce Asher|
“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
Pastor Matt Wallis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)