:00Genesis 3:1-21, Hebrews 4:14-16, Matthew 4:1-11
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Current Sermon Series – Renew: A Lenten Series
Church Service – February 21
Current sermon series, Renew: A Lenten Series.
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
– Drive Through Communion – the fourth Sunday of each month from 11:30am -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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Online or In Person Services – Sunday at 8:00am for traditional service or 10:00am 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 9:00-10:00am. 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 hclm.org/give 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.
Upcoming Events and Activities
Feb 24 – Lenten Bible Study Starts
Join our annual Lenten Bible Study hosted by Pastor Gary Faith each Wednesday 6:30-8pm during Lent in the Community Center. Soup and Sandwiches will not be served this year, but you are welcome to bring your own food to enjoy during the Bible Study.
Feb 24 – Last day for Scouting Mulch Fundraiser
The church sponsored scouting units are selling mulch to raise money for scouting summer camps. Orders must be placed by Feb 24. To order or for details go to troop854.com or call 407-309-2507
Feb 24 – 4th & 5th Grade Early Communion Classes Start
For the past few years, we have held an Early Communion Class for those 4-5th graders that, in their parent’s estimation, are mature and ready to receive the Lord’s Supper. The class starts on February 24 at 6:30pm and runs each week through March 31st. After completion of the class, the students are invited to partake in their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service on April 1st at 7:00pm. For questions reach out to the office or Pastor Chris. You can register at HCLM.org/communion
Feb 28 – Mites Box Sunday
Bring your change to put in the Mites Box during offering time to support missions sponsored by LWML
Mar 6 – Academy Colonial Garden Soft Opening
Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is having a “soft opening” of their Colonial Garden on March 6th. Come stop by 100 Aero Ln in Sanford between 8:00am-12:00pm to see the garden and buy a plant or two to freshen up your yard!
Mar 28 – 2021 VBS Registration Opens
Holy Cross 2021 VBS is coming! We are currently planning on doing TWO WEEKS of VBS from June 7-11 and June 14-18. With registration opening on Palm Sunday, March 28th. Unfortunately, it will still look different than what we have done in the past. Visit HCLM.org/VBS for full details.
L-Team News and Calendar
If your 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.
MUG meeting for this Wednesday has moved to the upstairs classroom because of the Lenten Bible Study. Please check with Kelly Kutcher and Nicole Dickinson for updates.
Adult Bible Study 9am
Student Ministry 9am
Sunday School 9am
Middle School Youth Group (4th Sunday only) 5pm-7pm (Pastor Chris)
Men’s Ministry 7:30pm
Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7pm
Men’s Bible Study 6pm (Pastor Chris)
Confirmation 6:30pm (Pastor Matt)
Ladie’s Bible Study by LWML 6:30pm (Sharon Shyrock or Chris Jennison)
Worship Team Rehearsal 6:45pm (Chris Kutcher)
MUG (Mother’s Under Grace) (Last Wednesday Only) 6:30pm (Nicole Dickinson or Kelly Kutcher)
High School Girls Small Group 6pm (Erica Bosco)
Shadetree Garage (1st and 3rd Thursday only) (Will Zacharias or Pastor Matt)
Announcements & Updates
High School Mission Trip
We are optimistically working towards a High School Mission Trip this year. We would be aiming for a trip near the end of July similar to when we would usually go. Unfortunately, we will not be able to do North Carolina like we have in past years. In an effort to be safe and smart about this, we will be looking for an opportunity where we can spread out a little more and be closer to home. We will be looking for opportunities within a 4-5 hour drive of here where the kids can still serve.
Please help us determine the level of interest and get started on some of the fundraising process by completing a quick survey at HCLM.org/mission-trip
Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Now Enrolling
Our network school, Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is now enrolling for next year Preschool through 12th grade. You have the freedom to choose the best education for your child. Take the first step and schedule a tour at thehcla.org for additional information and to provide your contact information. You may also call 407-936-3636.
Wedding Coordinator Needed
The church is in need of a Wedding Coordinator to assist with weddings held here at Holy Cross. You will meet with bridal couples to tour them around the facility, manage wedding contracts, keep in contact with wedding parties as needed leading up to the wedding, be on site for rehearsal and day of wedding. No experience needed. Please email email@example.com if interested.
Memorial Coordinator Needed
The church is in need of a volunteer to assist families with a reception when they are planning a memorial service at the church. Pot luck food volunteers are standing by to help as needed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Moved? New phone number? New email?
Still receiving mail from the church for a family member that moved out years ago? 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 by reaching out the office.
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 sllcs.org/concert-series for more information. Here are their upcoming shows:
- Mar 21 – Lutheran Cantata Choir and Chamber Ensemble
- Apr 24 – Philharmonic Orchestra
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
For Grace Chewning who celebrated her birthday on the 20th
Prayers of Comfort
For Steve Babcock and Family as his mother passed away from COVID
For comfort, love and strength for Beth Latare and family (Sister-in-law of Doug Latare) as Beth was just diagnosed with stage 4 terminal lung cancer
Prayers of Healing
Mother of Ilka prayers for a successful cancer surgery and quick recovery
Steve Murray prayers for quick healing and mobility to return through physical therapy
For all those suffering from coronavirus.
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
“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
Pastor Matt Wallis (email@example.com)
Pastor Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (email@example.com)