Genesis 4:1-15, 1 Corinthians 15:1-10, Luke 18:9-14

Eleventh Sunday of Trinity


Church Service – August 15, 2021

New Sermon Series
Join us for our next sermon series, The New Normal!  We will be taking a look at the journey God‘s people took in the book of Exodus, as they went from slavery to freedom. This transition meant good things for them, yet it included its own challenges that they had to face. Much like what we are going through now, they had to learn to adapt as they adjusted to The New Normal. Begins August 22.

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 – worship song set lists, scripture readings, and questions for deeper thinking will be 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
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 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 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:

Christine Jennison(

or Sharon Shyrock ( 

August 18- Youth Group!

Middle and High School students, come kick off the school year with food, games, and fun with our new Youth Director, Blake. Invite your friends. 6PM to 8PM in the Youth Center .

September 2 – “Coffee with Friends” 

Ladies of all ages, mark your calendars for “Coffee with Friends” on Thursday September 2 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 or text at 407-719-2409.

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


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)


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.

Enjoy a FREE exclusive virtual private concert and discussion with GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, Lauren Daigle. With a voice that is both smoky and sweet, Daigle has forged a unique sound that is reminiscent of soulful and vulnerable icons. Her ability to connect with her audience has captured critical acclaim, and recognition as the fastest selling new artist for her genre of the last decade.
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries operates a maternity home in Sanford Florida. We are looking for a volunteer (although we are willing to pay $50) to stay over Thursday night. The hours are 4 p.m. on Thursday
to 9 a.m. on Friday. This is a recurring need that can be met by one or two individuals. Please call: Deaconess Liz at 407-790-9745 EXT 2 or email:
We are also looking for volunteers to provide one dinner meal each week for the residents. This position is one evening a week including weekends beginning at 4:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. We expect the provider to share in the meal and to explain why the menu was chosen and how to prepare it. Please contact Deaconess Liz for details if you are interested: 407-790-9745 EXT 2 or

Prayers of the Church


Prayers of Thanksgiving

First week of school: School year is off to a great start. 

Youth Group: Thankful to kick-off a new year of youth group with our middle and high school students. 

Prayers of Healing 

Kathy Morgan-  Significat cancer diagnosis. Prayers for treatment and recovery. 

Jerry Hoffman, prayers for good results following lung biopsy.

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
Michael Francis Lori Luedtke Sue Stark
Patt Goodwine Charaline Luna Martin Summ
Kathy Morgan    


“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

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