Christmas Day- A Service of Lessons & Carols

Church Service – December 26, 2021

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
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.

Poinsettia Dedications 2021

Donald & Barb Reuh in loving memory of son Mark

Mildred Ann Buschman in loving memory of Fred Buschman

Barbara Hartpence in loving memory of Don Hartpence 

Barbara Hartpence in loving memory of Steven Shamburg

Barbara Hartpence in loving memory of Norman Lowe

Barbara Hartpence in loving memory of Opal & Carol Lowe

Carmen Bowes in loving memory of missed husband and step-father, Robert Bowes

Tom & Lyn Easton in loving memory of Loretta Cerchiara

Cynthia Donaldson in loving memory of John & Midge Norris

Cynthia Donaldson in loving memory of Janet Davis

Cynthia Donaldson in honor of Leo Vigneux

Cynthia Donaldson in loving memory of Marie & Charles Donaldson

John Fox in loving memory of Mrs. Sherry L. Fox

John Fox in loving memory of Mr. Kevin J. Fox

John Fox in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. Max J. Fox

John Fox in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. Gordon R. Dean, Sr. 

John Fox in loving memory of Mr. Gordon R. Dean, Jr.

Elmer & Pam Nagy in loving memory of parents

Frank Kellner in loving memory of Renate Kellner

Jeanine & Dennis McGavock in loving memory of Janet & Ed McGavock

Jeanine & Dennis McGacvock in loving memory of Florence & Jack Miller

Bradley & Nicole Dickinson in loving memory of Carol Eve Dickinson

Christmas Eve Services:

Join us December 24th for one of our three servies:

5PM – Outdoor Candlelight Serivce. There will be a kids’ message. Don’t forget your chair!

7PM- Modern Candlelight Service in the worship center. There will be a few fun surprises!

11PM- Traidtional Candelight Service with communion. 


Youth & Children’s Ministry

December 26- No Kids Church!!!

December 26- No Youth Ministry 

No Youth Group Until January 5, 2022  

Enjoy your break. We’ll start back after the New Year!

LCMS National Youth Gathering! – Next summer the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) is holding their National Youth Gathering in Houston Texas! This is a youth conference that our synod puts on in a different city every three years. For the first time in a long time, we will be sending a group to attend! This conference is for those currently in 8th grade to those in 12th grade. If this is something that you or your student(s) are interested in, please let me know! For more info click here

***Upcoming High School Winter Retreat We had such a great time this summer at Lake Yale that this January we are going back! January 14-17 we will be holding a High School Winter Retreat (9th-12th grade) and we would love to have your high schooler(s) join us! The cost is $165 per student. If interested in joining us contact Blake soon. Spaces are filling up!

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 – On Break until
Sunday School 9am – upstairs in the Children’s Center with Emily

A Fighting Chance 11:30 AM- The Studio with Will Zacharias
Jiu Jitsu Club 12:10 PM- The Studio with Will Zacharias                                                            


Men’s Bible Study 7am (Pastor Chris)
Men’s Ministry 7:30pm (On Break until January 10, 2022)
Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7pm


Wednesday Morning Bible Study 10:30am (On break until 1/12/22)
Worship Team Practice 6:45pm (Chris Kutcher)


Ladies Bible Study by LWML 6:30pm (Sharon Shyrock or Chris Jennison)

Christine Jennison(

or Sharon Shyrock ( 

Announcements & Updates

Ministries on Break until after the new year:

Kids (as of 12/19), Youth, Wednesday morning Bible Study, Men’s Bible Study, and LWML. Please check the weekly for exactly when these groups will begin to meet in January.

The “Angel Tree” project collected 200+ Christmas Wish presents (including $2,280 in gift cards) delivered to the Boys & Girls Club/West Sanford, Pet Rescue by Judy, the Pregnancy Center, and Redeeming Life Maternity Home because of your participation. May God continue to bless you as you helped so many during this Holy Season.

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 Thanksgiving

We are so very thankful for an extremely successful season of collecting and providing for our Angel Tree recipients.

Prayers of the Church

Chris Fetcher-   Prayers of  contined healing as she returns home from the hospital. 

Chris Kimball-  Prayers of healing and recovery after suffering a motorcycle accident a few weeks ago. Prayers that the leg and foot will heal and he will regain full use of them. 

Ralph Russell- Prayers for successful cancer surgery and a speedy recovery.

Pastor Paul Hoyer-   Please pray for continued healing and  a quick recovery from Covid.

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

Laken Binkley Dana Grimes John Myron
Gary Brown Todd Haynes Bradford Plog
Becky Burrell Jerry Hoffman Ivis Rodriquez
Kyle Corbett Steve Homan Anita Roehl
Deb Fadool Marlin Houser Wayne Scheussler
Tosha Feldmann Alan Kimball Karen Schlue
David Fleischer Elizabeth Koob Debbie Shaffer
Jim Foster Rick Lembrich Gina Shaffer
Michael Francis Lori Luedtke Sue Stark 
Patt Goodwine Charaline Luna Scott Williams
Diane Gross Jean Mactye
Jerry Gross Rick Mann
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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