Ezekiel 34:11-16, 1 Peter 2:21-25, John 10:11-16

Third Sunday of Easter


Current Sermon Series – Renew: A Lenten Series


Church Service – April 18

Current sermon series, Renew: A Lenten Series. 

How to Stay Connected Until You’re Ready to Come Back

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:

Devotions on YouTube and Facebook- intended for our student ministry, but helpful for everyone.
Prepare for Sunday Services – contemporary worship songs, scripture readings, and questions for deeper thinking posted throughout the week on Facebook and Instagram
Monday Night Bible Study @ 5:30pm on YouTube and Facebook- A walk through the book of Psalms with Pastor Matt and Pastor Chris 
Drive Through Communion – the fourth Sunday of each month from 11:30am -12:00 pm
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 e-mail prayer@hclm.org.
Online or In Person Services – Sunday at 8:00am for traditional service or 10:00am 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”

Education Hour 

Each Sunday, we will be having Sunday School in the Children’s Center, Middle/High School Student Service in the Youth Center, and the Sunday Morning Bible Study in the Community Center during our new Education Hour between services from 9:00-10:00am. Hope to see you there!

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.

Sunday Morning Seating Arrangements

You will notice that more seats have returned in the church. We ask that members of households to sit together while remaining socially distant from other households with 2-3 seats between families. Thanks for keeping others safe.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Apr 18 – Volunteer Appreciation Sunday

Calling all volunteers. We think you are kind of a big deal and can’t wait to show you how much we appreciate you. Please join us Sunday as we take a moment to recognize, pray for, and give you small tokens of our appreciation for all that you do to support Holy Cross.

Apr 24 – Greater Orlando LWML Spring Rally

All ladies are welcome to the Greater Orlando LWML Spring Rally. The day will include a worship service, Bible study, servant event, and plant sale. The cost of the event is $5. RSVP to Chris Jennison at jenn3275@bellsouth.net or 321-377-8523

Apr 25 – Drive Through Communion

Until everyone is comfortable with meeting again, we will offer Drive Through Communion each month. We look forward to seeing those who haven’t been ready to return to services.

Apr 25 – Middle School Youth Group

Middle School Youth Group is an engaging night filled with games, dinner, and devotion. It is open to any student in 6-8 grade so feel free to have your child bring a friend with them.

May 16 – Graduate Sunday

HCLM is proud of all of the graduates in our congregation and would like to recognize their hard work during services on May 16.
To Register your High School or College Graduate to be recognized by going to HCLM.org

2021 VBS Registration Now Open

Holy Cross 2021 VBS is coming! We are currently planning on doing TWO WEEKS of VBS from June 7-11 and June 14-18. Registration is now open. Visit HCLM.org/VBS for full details.

Jul 19-23 – High School Mission Trip

Our high schoolers will be heading to The Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center in Leesburg from July 19-23 for their annual mission trip. The trip is open to those going into 9-12 grade for the 2021/2022 school year. This trip will be a great way for students to serve God and the community while growing closer to each other through fun activities and devotions. For registration and information please visit HCLM.org/mission-trip

L-Team News and Calendar

If your are interested in starting an L-Team or your existing L-Team has resumed, please reach out to the office or one of the pastors.

Ongoing L-Teams:

Sunday –

Adult Bible Study  9am
Student Ministry 9am
Sunday School 9am
Middle School Youth Group (4th Sunday only) 5pm-7pm (Pastor Chris)

Monday – 

Men’s Bible Study 7am (Pastor Chris)
Men’s Ministry 7:30pm

Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7pm

Wednesday – 

Confirmation 6:30pm (Pastor Matt)
Ladies Bible Study by LWML 6:30pm (Sharon Shyrock or Chris Jennison)
Worship Team Practice 6:45pm (Chris Kutcher)
MUG (Mother’s Under Grace) (Last Wednesday Only) 6:30pm (Nicole Dickinson or Kelly Kutcher)

Thursday –

Shadetree Garage (1st and 3rd Thursday only) (Will Zacharias or Pastor Matt)

Announcements & Updates

LCS is Hiring

LCS is looking for a part-time front desk receptionist. The job will consist of answering phones, scheduling and checking on clients. If you are interested in joining a professional staff who offer a variety of mental health services, and want to help those in need go to LCSFL.com/who-we-are/join-our-team.html

Looking for a space to host your next event?

Holy Cross Lake Mary rents out our facility to the community for meeting, parties, weddings, and more. Do you know someone who is looking for an event space? Have them email the office at ljackson@hclm.org to get rental information and schedule a tour today.

InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

InFaith Community Foundation is excited to announce two scholarship opportunities: The InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship worth $5,000 to high school seniors and the WomenLead Scholarship worth $3,000 available for women pursuing a Masters or Doctoral degree in public service, nonprofit leadership, or Christian ministry. Applications are due April 30th. For more information visit infaithfound.org/newsgrants/scholarships

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Now Enrolling

Our network school, Holy Cross Lutheran Academy, is now enrolling for next year Preschool through 12th grade. You have the freedom to choose the best education for your child. Take the first step and schedule a tour at thehcla.org for additional information and to provide your contact information. You may also call 407-936-3636.

    Prayers of the Church 

    Prayers of Thanksgiving

    For the baptism of Oliver & Madison Asmus at the 8am service on Sunday

    For the baptism of Penelope “Penny” Bell at the 10am service on Sunday

    For all of the volunteers who help to make Holy Cross better everyday

    Prayers of Healing 

    Antonio Rosario prayers for a good outcome from thyroid nodules biopsy

    Keith Brown going through chemo, prayers for successful treatment and a return to good health

    Bradford Plog has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Prayers for strength and healing as he undergoes treatment

    Sherry Fox prayers of complete healing and comfort from all current health issues

    Richard Bills prayers for understanding and healing with recent stage four cancer diagnosis

    Gene Freeburn prayers of healing from a fall and guidance for the doctors to find a reason for the fall

    Brenda prayers of healing and comfort from the health issues that she is facing

    Ivis Rodriguez prayers for healing from intravascular lymphoma diagnosis and wisdom for the medical staff who is treating her

    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, a return to normal after COVID, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.

    Prayers for Healing from Cancer

    Steven Babcock

    Laken Binkley

    Robert Bowes

    Nick Brando

    Dennis Breglia

    Texann Buck

    Becky Burrell

    Andrea Clark

    Kyle Corbett

    Leo Cybulski

    Deb Fadool

    Tosha Feldmann

    Shirley Firestone

    Carla Ford

    Jim Foster

    Michael Francis

    Ron Fredrickson

    Pat Goodwine

    Dana Grimes

    Theresa Gomber

    Michelle Grass

    Reilly Grass

    Diane Gross

    Jerry Gross

    Bob Hamilton

    Todd Haynes

    Steve Homan

    Marlin Houser

    Karen Kalich

    Alan Kimball

    Elizabeth Koob

    Rick Lembrich

    Lori Luedtke

    Charaline Luna

    Jean Mactye

    Rick Mann

    Alan McGinn

    Leslie Pilz

    Paul Queck

    Karen Schlue

    Debbie Shaffer

    Gina Shaffer

    Walter Schaffer

    Tina Smith

    Dave Springmann

    Martin Summ

    Hector Vazquez

    Linda Weiler

    Allyn Williams

    Scott Williams

    Charles Zahn 



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

    Sunday Services at 8:00am, and 10:00am in the Worship Center

    and Online on Facebook and YouTube/hclm

    Pastor Matt Wallis (mwallis@hclm.org)

    Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

    Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (phoyer@hclm.org)

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