Malachi 4:1-6, Romans 15:4-13, Luke 21:25-36



Current Sermon Series – Seasons: Here Comes Heaven

Church Service – December 6th

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 comic 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 – Student and Children’s Classes on break this week

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

Cruise Through Christmas – Dec 11 & 12

Join us for another Holy Cross Lake Mary Experience as you drive through thousands of Christmas lights for an experience like no other. Twinkling lights, dancing trees and a starry night await you. It’s safe, FREE, fun for the whole family. Registration at is recommended to reserve your time slot.

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

Announcements & Updates

Volunteers needed for Cruise Through Christmas

We need 10-15 adults and high schoolers to help with Cruise Through Christmas on Dec 11 & 12 from 5pm-8:30pm. You don’t need to be available both nights to help. Email Lara Jackson at for more information or to sign up.

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.

Artificial Christmas Trees Needed

Donate your unused artificial Christmas trees and outdoor decorations to the church for the upcoming Cruise Through Christmas. Donations can be left in the Narthex or brought directly to the office no later than December 6th.

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”

Ladies Bible Study – Every Wednesday

There will be a new Ladies Bible Study starting on this Wednesday on the book of Ecclesiastes. They ladies meet each Wednesday upstairs in the Children’s Center at 6:30pm. All ladies are welcome.

Angel Trees are in the Narthex

Help local organizations and families by selecting an angel off of on of the four Angel Trees which benefit the Boys & Girls Club, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Redeeming Life, and Pet Rescue by Judy. After taking a tag and shopping, please place unwrapped gifts with item tag taped to it under the tree. Please drop off any gift cards that may be requested directly with Grace Chewning or in the office. Items are due Dec 17th, you make keep the ornament.

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

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

Aiden Lillo as he celebrated his 10th birthday on the 5th

Noah Jackson as he celebrated his birthday on the 5th

For all who helped with decorating the sanctuary

Prayers of Comfort

Family and Friends of Eileen Burns (mother of Charlie Burns) as she passed on the 30th

Family and Friends of Loretta Billman as she died on the 29th

Family and Friends of Lucy Layer

Prayers of Healing 

Lee Kellerman prayers for healing from fractured pelvis

Michael Cox prayers for healing from COVID

Dusty Netterstrom prayers for healing from hip fracture

Joyce Beckwith prayers for proper diagnosis and treatment

Mike Hill prayers for healing from COVID

Christine Kirkpatrick prayers for healing from oral cancer

New born of Andrea prayers for healing from blood clots

Rick Mann prayers for healing from stage 4 prostate cancer

Brandon Oyler prayers for healing from COVID

Michael Guadagnoli prayers for healing from cancer and successful surgery Nov 30

Angeline (Schulz Daughter-in-Law) prayers for healing in body and spirit as she is sick and awaiting COVID results

Brenda prayers for healing from several health issues

For all those suffering from coronavirus.

General Prayer

Prayers for John Celano as he begins his career in the Army as he heads to Fort Benning for basic

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

Bob Hamilton

David Haynes

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Joy Hostler

Marlin Houser

Karen Kalich

Alan Kimball

Elizabeth Koob

Rick Lembrich

Sally Lowd

Lori Luedtke

Charaline Luna

Jean Mactye

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

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