Genesis 32:22-32, Romans 5:1-5, Matthew 15:21-28



Current Sermon Series – Renew: A Lenten Series

Church Service – February 28

 Current sermon series, Renew: A Lenten Series. 

 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:

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
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”

 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 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

Each Wednesday – Lenten Bible Study

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 28 – Drive Through Communion

Drive through communion will be held today from 11:30am-12:00pm in the parking lot.

Feb 28 – Middle School Youth Group

Middle School Youth Group is an engaging night filled with games, dinner, and devotion. It is open to any student in 6-8 grade so feel free to have your child bring a friend with them.

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. It will still look different than what we have done in the past. Visit for full details.

Apr 11 – Charity TopGolf Tournament is a ministry of Holy Cross which helps local families who are battling cancer through the gift of grants up to $10,000 to help cover expenses that is not covered by insurance. Their next fundraising event is April 11th at TopGolf Lake Mary from 6:30pm-8:30pm. To learn more or to register for this event, visit


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.

L-Team News:

Feb 28 – Disc Golf L-Team meeting at River City Nature Park in Debary at 3pm. See Cary Hays for more information

Ongoing L-Teams:

Sunday –

Adult Bible Study  9am
Student Ministry 9am
Sunday School 9am
Middle School Youth Group (4th Sunday only) 5pm-7pm (Pastor Chris)

Monday – 

Men’s Ministry 7:30pm
Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7pm

Tuesday – 

Men’s Bible Study 7pm (Pastor Chris)

Wednesday – 

Confirmation 6:30pm (Pastor Matt)
Ladies 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)

Thursday –

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. In an effort to be safe and smart about this, we, unfortunately, will not be able to go to North Carolina as we have in past years and 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

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 for additional information and to provide your contact information. You may also call 407-936-3636.

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 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.

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:

  • Mar 21 – Lutheran Cantata Choir and Chamber Ensemble
  • Apr 24 – Philharmonic Orchestra

Prayers of the Church 

Prayers of Healing

The family and friends of Martin Hoyer (Pastor Paul’s Dad) as he passed this past Wednesday

Prayers of Healing 

Reilly Grass prayers healing and successful surgery with favorable results for thyroid cancer

Bradford Plog prayers for healing as he undergoes further testing for cancer

Jeffrey Plog healing and guidance as he weighs treatment options for severe back pain

Douglas Bell prayers for immediate cancer surgery and treatments

Steve Murray prayers for quick healing and mobility to return through physical therapy

For all those suffering from coronavirus.

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Steven Babcock

Barbara Bechtold

Laken Binkley

Robert Bowes

Nick Brando

Dennis Breglia

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Andrea Clark

Kyle Corbett

Leo Cybulski

Deb Fadool

Tosha Feldmann

Shirley Firestone

Carla Ford

Jim Foster

Michael Francis

Ron Fredrickson

Pat Goodwine

Dana Grimes

Theresa Gomber

Michelle Grass

Jerry Gross

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Karen Kalich

Alan Kimball

Elizabeth Koob

Rick Lembrich

Lori Luedtke

Charaline Luna

Jean Mactye

Rick Mann

Alan McGinn

Leslie Pilz

Paul Queck

Karen Schlue

Debbie Shaffer

Gina Shaffer

Walter Schaffer

Tina Smith

Dave Springmann

Martin Summ

Hector Vazquez

Linda Weiler

Allyn Williams

Scott Williams

Etta Woodruff

Charles Zahn 


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