2 Samuel 22: 26-34,  1 Corinthians 10: 6-13, Luke 16: 1-9

Ninth Sunday of Trinity


Church Service – August 1, 2021

Current Sermon Series: E3

Want to know Holy Cross better?  Join us for E3!  E3 stands for Encounter, Engage and Embody.  It describes what it means to have a relationship with Jesus and what it means to be a part of Holy Cross. We will be discussing how we Encounter, Engage, and Embody not only our church, but what it means to be a follower of Christ.  Please join us here or online, at 8:00am or 10:00am, for our E3 sermon series.  But then stick around (or come early) for our education hour where we will dig deeper into each week’s topic.  This series runs for 4 weeks from July 11 through August 1.  Hope to see you there!

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:

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 Facebook- A walk through the book of Psalms with Pastor Matt and Pastor Chris 
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”

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

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

August 3 – The “Divine Dollies” are BACK 

The “Divine Dollies” will be meeting at The Breakfast Club Restaurant ( 3575 W. Lake Mary Blvd.) at 11:30am. Please let Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616) or Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) know if you plan to join them for this fun get-together.

August 4 – New Member E3 Zoom Class

Interested in taking the next step to becoming a member of Holy Cross? Join Pastor Matt in the upcoming E3 Class which is designed for anyone who is wishing to become a member or simply wants to learn more about who we are as a church. This class will be from 6-9pm. To sign-up email Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org.

August 5 – “Coffe with Friends” 

Ladies of all ages, mark your calendars for “Coffee with Friends” on Thursday August 5th from 7pm to 8pm at Panera Bread located in Lake Mary across from church. We plan to meet at Panera the 1st Thursday of each month for tea, coffee or even dinner plus fellowship. Any questions please contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com or text at 407-719-2409.

August 10 – Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch 

The Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch will be meeting at Too Jays ( 3577 Lk. Emma Rd.) at 11:30am. Please let JoAnn Hench know if you plan to join by August 8th. Her phone number is 407-322-6004.

August 10 – HCLM Vaccination Clinic 

Holy Cross Lake Mary will be partnering with Seminole County to host a Mobile COVID Vaccine Clinic  August 10, 2:30-4:30pm at the Holy Cross Church Campus 780 N Sun Drive Lake Mary.  The vaccine is Pfizer and they will return for the second dose. Ages 12 and up welcome, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

August 12 – Ladies Bible Study will resume! 

Ladies Bible Study will resume again on August 12th with a study on “Waiting”. What does the Bible say about this? We will meet now on Thursdays (except 1st Thursday) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Sunday School room upstairs above the office. Any questions regarding the Bible Study may be directed to either Christine Jennison (jennisons2000@aol.com) or Sharon Shyrock (ssshyrock@yahoo.com). .

September 12 – Save The Date!

Pastor Matt’s 10th anniversary as senior pastor is  9/12/2021. BBQ Celebration after the 10 am service. 

L-Team News and Calendar

If you 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:


Adult Bible Study  9am
Student Ministry 9am – upstairs in the Youth Center with Blake
Sunday School 9am – upstairs in the Children’s Center with Emily
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


Wednesday Morning Bible Study 10:30am (PastorMatt)
Ladies Bible Study by LWML 6:30pm (Sharon Shyrock or Chris Jennison)
Worship Team Practice 6:45pm (Chris Kutcher)
MUG (Mothers 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

Kid’s Church and Youth group are back! Come meet our new children’s church director Emily Wright and youth director Blake Wright at 9 am.

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

Josiah Rivers Dalton, as he celebrates his baptism today at the 10 am service.

Prayers of Healing 

Rob Bowes, has been battling stage 4 cancer for many years and needs our prayers. Please Lord reach out your healing hand.

Susan Harlow, prayers for a fast recovery from cervical surgery last week.

David Fleischer, prayers for complete healing from stage 4 prostate cancer so he can lead an active life.

Patti Sims, prayers for healing from complications from Covid.

Sherry Fox and family as she transitions to Hospice Home Care.

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

Steven Babcock Dana Grimes Jean Mactye
Laken Binkley Theresa Gomber Rick Mann
Robert Bowes Michelle Grass Alan McGinn
Gary Brown Reilly Grass John Myron
Keith Brown Diane Gross Leslie Pilz
Becky Burrell Jerry Gross Bradford Plog
Andrea Clark Todd Haynes Paul Queck
Kyle Corbett Steve Homan Ivy Rodriquez
Deb Fadool Marlin Houser Karen Schulue
Tosha Feldmann Diane Gross Debbie Shaffer
David Fleischer Alan Kimball Gina Shaffer
Jim Foster Elizabeth Koob Walter Shaffer
Sherry Fox Rick Lembrich Tina Smith
Michael Francis Lori Luedtke Sue Stark
Patt Goodwine Charaline Luna Martin Summ
Georgene Walden Scott Williams  


“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)

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