Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 1:39-56



Current Sermon Series – Seasons: Here Comes Heaven

Church Service – December 20th

Current sermon series, Seasons: Here Comes Heaven – Get ready for our final chapter of Seasons as we head into the Christmas season. During this time we look forward to the coming of heaven to earth in the person of Jesus Christ. We will focus on the coming celebration of Christ’s birth as well as our hope in the Second Coming of Jesus and how both of those things bring us hope and new life right now. Join us, starting this Sunday!

How to Stay Connected When You’re not 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 
Unscripted Live – Thursdays at 1:30 on YouTube and Facebook – Unscripted chat with the Pastors and special guests 
Drive Through Communion – the fourth Sunday of each month from 11:30 am -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
Online or In Person Services – Sunday at 8:00 am for traditional service or 10:00 am for contemporary

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 9:00-10:00 AM. 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 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. The groups of seating has returned to rows. We still 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.

What’s Going On

Middle School Youth Group Christmas Party – Dec 20

Calling all 6th-8th graders, put on your ugly sweater and join us for a fun night of food, games, and devotion as we celebrate the birth of Christ! Bring your favorite snack to share, bring a friend and come party with us from 5 pm-7 pm. Masks are required.

Christmas Eve Services – Dec 24

Services will be at 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 11:00 pm. Registration is required to ensure that we can properly social distance. For more information visit

Mites Box Sunday – December 27

The Office will be closed 12/24 till 1/4

The Following is on break

  – Sunday School and Sunday Morning Middle/High School to resume  Jan 10
 – Confirmation to resume Jan 13
 – LWML Wednesday Bible Study to resume Jan 6
 – All online content on hold until the new year. Return date to be announced.

Announcements & Updates

Poinsettia Dedications Due 12/22

You can dedicate a Christmas Poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one for $7. Envelopes are in the Narthex or you can do it electronically at

Update Requested

Still receiving mail from the church for a family member that moved out years ago? Not receiving mail from the church? Moved? New phone number? Changes to your household? It has been years since we have scrubbed our database to make sure we have all of your correct contact information. If you have had any contact or family changes, especially in the past three years, please be sure to update the church. You can do so by going to and clicking the “Update Requested” button or reaching out the office.

Lower Campus K-5 in Need of Aftercare Teacher

Background check required and CPR required. DCF training started. Position is 3 PM – 6 PM Mon thru Fri. Begins January 2021. Please email Jessica Binkley at

Preschool and VPK in need of Substitute Teachers

Must have 45 hours of DCF training on transcript to apply. Background check and CPR required. Please email Jessica Binkley at

Nursery Volunteers needed

Does working with young children make you feel young again? You may be the right person to help our nursery director by volunteering for an occasional Sunday. You get to make your own schedule and student volunteers can earn community service hours for helping. For more information talk to Carolyn Zacharias in the nursery between 9am-11am on Sundays.

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”

St. Luke’s Concert Series

St. Luke’s is doing their concert series virtually this year. Go to for more information. Here are their upcoming shows:

  • Jan 23 – Orlando Concert Band
  • Feb 13 – UCF Symphony
  • Mar 21 – Lutheran Cantata Choir and Chamber Ensemble

LAST FEW WEEKS – Giving In the Corona Virus Era

The CARES Act allows for an additional, “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts made in cash of up to $300. If you are not itemizing on your 2020 taxes, you can claim this new deduction. If you itemize, charitable contributions are 100% deductible up to your Adjusted Gross Income(AGI).

Additionally, people as young as 59 1/2 may contribute proceeds from an IRA up to 100% of their Adjusted Gross Income(AGI) without tax or penalty under the CARES act. As always, please consult your financial advisor.

Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Maddison Sanderhoff who is being baptized in the 10am service today

For everyone who donated to the Angel Trees this year

Prayers of Comfort

The friends and family of Pastor Orville Nyblade as he passed away this Wednesday

Prayers of Healing 

Daniel, Ashley, Delanie, and Elysa prayers health and healing from being affected by COVID

Dave Springmann prayers for healing from cancer

Linda Morrow speedy recovery following treatment for an infection

Don Blackadar quick healing from a recent surgery

John Fox full healing from previous hip surgery

Debbie Ruehle prayers for healing and a quick and full revoery from COVID

Barabara Bower prayers for speedy recovery from a broken pelvis

Mike Jenkins prayers for healing from COVID and to be removed from the ventilator

Lee Kellerman prayers for healing from fractured pelvis

Michael Cox prayers for healing from COVID

Joyce Beckwith prayers for proper diagnosis and treatment

For all those suffering from coronavirus.

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Barbara Bechtold

Laken Binkley

Robert Bowes

Nick Brando

Dennis Breglia

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Andrea Clark

Jenny Colen

Kyle Corbett

Leo Cybulski

Deb Fadool

Tosha Feldmann

Shirley Firestone

Carla Ford

Jim Foster

Michael Francis

Ron Fredrickson

Pat Goodwine

Dana Grimes

Theresa Gomber

Jerry Gross

Michael Guadagnoli

Bob Hamilton

David Haynes

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Joy Hostler

Marlin Houser

Karen Kalich

Alan Kimball

Christine Kirkpatrick

Elizabeth Koob

Rick Lembrich

Sally Lowd

Lori Luedtke

Charaline Luna

Jean Mactye

Rick Mann

Leslie Pilz

Paul Queck

Karen Schlue

Debbie Shaffer

Gina Shaffer

Tina Smith

Martin Summ

Hector Vazquez

Linda Weiler

Allyn Williams

Scott Williams

Etta Woodruff

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

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Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (     Facebook: