HCLM Newsletter June 19, 2022

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Newsletter June 19, 2022


      Isaiah 65: 1-9   2 Corinthians 9: 6-15   Luke 18: 26-39   

   Church Service – June 19, 2022

Newsletter June 19(click to print)

New Sermon Series – Lighting The Way

Would you like to know how to deepen your relationship with God, form community and get involved?  Then join us for the next four weeks as we learn how to Light the Way in Central Florida!  Each week, in addition to the message on Lighting the Way, we will also be giving you opportunities to delve deeper into the community at Holy Cross.
Week 1 (6/5):  Experience VBS at HC.  See the sets and hear all about how we are Lighting the Way for kids this summer.
Week 2 (6/12):  Experience the Network.  Join us for the network gathering from 3:30pm-6pm to learn about the network of churches and school campuses we have helped create to impact Central Florida.
Week 3 (6/19):  Games and Teams.  Join us during the 9am education hour for fun and games and to see all the opportunities to get involved here at HC.
Week 4 (6/26):  Celebrate!  On the last week we will have one joint celebration service at 10am followed by a cookout at 11:30.

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

Not too late to get last minute Tickets  for the Crawfish Boil – June 18th at 6:30 pm. Purchase your tickets @ hclm.org/crawfish. Only $25 for All You Care To Eat Shrimp, Crawfish, Potatoes and Corn. All proceeds go to support this summer’s youth group mission trip. Children UNDER 8 are FREE. The event will be held in the gymnasium at HCLA, 100 Aero Lane, Sanford. This year, a giant inflatable bounce house for the kids!

Mite Box Sunday:Bring in your mite boxes this Sunday for the LWML.

Youth Mission Trip: July 17th – July 23rd: The youth group is going to Avery County,North Carolina and partnering with Habitat for Humanity. Cost to be determined but check out the new coffee shop to support the youth group! register here Mission Trip Registration

The Amazing Adventure Hunt (Sanford): The Hays family is hosting 3 “Amazing Adventure Hunts” to raise money for the charter bus to North Carolina. The dates and times are June 25th at 10am and 6pm, and June 26th at 6pm. A very fun experience! For more information click on this link amazingadventurehunts.com or email Renee Hays  at reneethechef@gmail.com

LCMS National Youth GatheringJune 19th there is a corn hole cookout after church, which is also Father’s Day. They hope to cover the remaining transportation and meal costs with the June 19th cornhole tournament Fundraiser. To register for Youth Gathering contact Heidi at edsfamily@hotmail.com or register in the Mean Bean Coffee Shop. For more info click here 


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 ewright@thehcla.org  if you can help.

June 19th -Youth Ministry 

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

NEW TIME! Next Youth Group will be June 22nd @ 1 – 3 p.m in “The Mean Bean” coffee shop, with special guest Pastor Chris!

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 funder their registration, hotel and evening meals!  June 19th there is a cornhole cookout after church, which is also Father’s Day. They hope to cover the remaining transportation and meal costs with the June Fundraiser. To register for Youth Gathering contact Heidi at edsfamily@hotmail.com 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. – New Location “The Mean Bean” coffee shop.

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 June 23rd 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 reach out to the office at lwallis@hclm.org or one of the pastors. 


Volunteer Spotlight: Ushers and Communion Assistants


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.


Announcements & Updates  


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 bwright@thehcla.org!

Save the Date: Crawfish Boil – Not too late for last minute tickets! June 18th at 6:30 pm. Purchase your tickets @ hclm.org/crawfish. Only $25 for All You Care To Eat Shrimp, Crawfish, Potatoes and Corn. All proceeds go to support this summer’s youth group mission trip. Children UNDER 8 are FREE. It will be at HCLA in the air conditioned gym! This is a fun event. Please consider registering, we have a lot of Shrimp!

The Third Tuesday Lunch Bunch will gather at Colorado’s Prime Steak House, 3863 S. Orlando Dr. [US 17-92], Sanford, on June 21st, 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP by 6-20 to Marlys Hoffman, 407-322-1053, marlyshoffman@gmail.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

Harper and Mackenzie Hagerty – will be baptized on June 19th at the 10 am service.

Happy Father’s day – thank you to all the men who fill the role as “Dad”.

Prayers of Healing

Loraine Schumann  in rehab, please pray for complete healing.

Terri and Michael Oberg and their 7 year old daughter who was mauled by 2 dogs, now recovering in the hospital.

*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 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
Mikki Leger



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