HCLM Newsletter May 8, 2022

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Newsletter May 29, 2022


       Acts 1: 12-26   Revelation 22: 1-20   John 17: 20-26   

   Church Service – May 29, 2022

Newsletter May 29, 2022(click to print)

How to Stay Connected 

We know it’s hard to feel connected sometimes with everything that is going on. We are working hard here at Holy Cross to keep our church family thriving as much as possible while still being responsible with our decisions about the health of our congregation and the community. 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

VBS REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN –  Onlyone week (June 6th – 10th). Go to https://hclm.org/vbs2022/. We are full for volunteers. Thank you to everyone that signed up. Mandatory volunteer training will be in the community center on 5/31 at 6:30 pm and 6/5 at 11:30 am.

Purchase Tickets NOW 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!

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


Youth & Children’s Ministry

May 29 – Kids Church!!! 

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. Contact ewright@thehcla.org or lwallis@hclm.org if you can help.

May 29 -Youth Ministry 

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

Youth Group June 1st @ 6:30 p.m.

Join Youth Director Blake and Pastor Chris upstairs in the youth room. 

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!  The final bake sale will be  6/12 and 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 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



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 be Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30 p.m. They will not meet on June 9th and will be back on June 16th. 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!

VBS DONATIONS NEEDED – Donations needed for this summer’s VBS are posted in the Narthex.   Please select the paper with the item you wish to donate.  These items need to be brought to church by June 1, 2022.   Snack items have also been posted for your donation selection. Last minute items needed! Bring in those empty cereal boxes or other empty food boxes for VBS Bible lessons.

VBS CAMPER REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN – Go to https://hclm.org/vbs2022/

Save the Date: 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. 

Baby Bottle Campaign

Fill a bottle, save a life. Help the Sanford Crisis Pregnancy Center raise awareness by supporting the baby bottle campaign. It’s so easy…take a bottle home, fill it up with coins or cash, and return it back to the church. We will be collecting for the entire month of May.

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/

Job openings at Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries

Redeeming is hiring for two positions. Click Here   for more information!

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

Steve & Deborah Ruehle – celebrating 40 years of marriage.

Sue Stark – is almost done with her treatments! The last one is on June 13.  Praying for full recovery!

Prayers of Comfort

Rick Duplantis – Laura Seelen’s son passed away. Please pray for the entire family for peace & comfort.

Ruben Cala – passed away last Sunday. Please pray for his wife, Sylvia, and his children and grandchildren, they are all devastated at his sudden loss.

Jim Lowry   passed last Friday. Please pray for his family and friends during this difficult time.

Uvalde, Texas  pray for the families and friends of those that lost their lives in this tragic event. 

Prayers of Healing

Ilka Deason – Tomor   Ilka Maria Deason’s mother is now in hospice. Please pray that she will come to know Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

Alice Lockrem – Pray for healing and strength. Alice fell and had elbow and hip replacement surgery on Monday 5/16.

Walt Shields – Debbie Sisco’s father’s biopsy came back positive for cancer.  Please pray for remission and complete healing.

Greg Sisco –   Hip surgery was successful. Pray for a quick recovery.

Les Frick –   Is home from the hospital after having pneumonia. At home resting to return to good health.

*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
Rick Duplantis  Walt Shields



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

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