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 email@example.com.
– 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”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
Adult Bible Study 9am
Student Ministry 9am
Sunday School 9am
Middle School Youth Group (4th Sunday only) 5pm-7pm (Pastor Chris)
Men’s Bible Study 7am (Pastor Chris)
Men’s Ministry 7:30pm
Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7pm
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)
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 email@example.com 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.
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
“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
Pastor Matt Wallis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)