Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Peter 1:16-21, John 4:19-26


Transfiguration Sunday

Church Service – February 6, 2022

New Sermon Series: Worthship

In worship we acknowledge God’s worthiness and receive from Him our worth and value through His love and mercy and grace. Join us as we begin a four week sermon series where we examine our Sunday morning worship experience at Holy Cross. We will talk about what we do and why we do what we do. We will answer questions you may have, and see how the answers to those questions lead us back to the gospel.

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 prayer@hclm.org.
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 hclm.org/give 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.

Upcoming Events and Activities

February 13- Coffee House Unveiling

The Coffee House (housed in the old preschool building) has been a work in progress, but we hope to have it up and running and ready to serve you delicous coffee @9AM (in between the 8AM & 10 AM services) on this day. Stay tuned for more news on the function of the Coffee House at HCLM!

February 15- Third Tuesday Lunch Bunch

Gather at 11:30 AM at Outback Steakhouse, 190 Hickman Dr, Sanford. Please RSVP to Laura Seelen by 2/14 (407) 203-7291, lauraseelen@gmail.com 

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Open House

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy will open enrollment to new families for the 2022-2023 school year beginning February 1.  Join us at one of our upcoming open houses to explore your options for your child’s education.  We offer a safe environment and challenging academics in a relational environment.  We offer programs for 2 year olds through 12th grade in a safe, encouraging and enriching environment.  Love God | Love Others | Love Learning.  Visit us at here or call 407-936-3636 to schedule a tour or to rsvp for our open house.

Elementary, serving grades K-5. February 8, 9AM-11AM. 5450 Holy Cross Ct, Sanford.

Preschool, serving ages 2-5. February 15, 9AM-11AM. 5450 Holy Cross Ct, Sanford. 

March 2- Ash Wednesday Service

7PM in the Worship Center

March 6- Chili Cookoff!!

Dust off those aprons, the Chili Cookoff is back! We’re excited to bring this event back, so start preparing those recipes!

March 9- First Communion Class Begins

During the Season of Lent, Pastor Chris will host this class for  4th and 5th grade students and prepare them to receive their First Communion at the Maundy Thursday service on April 14th. Click here for more information and to register. 

March 13- Family Serve Day

Join Pastor Chris from 1-3 to clean up our adopted Road (Longwood-Lake Mary). It’s a great time of service and fellowship. 

March 13- Concordia University Ann Arbor Wind Ensemble Spring Tour

Join us in the Worship Center at 7:00 PM for this free Concert.

St. Luke’s Concert Series

UCF Symphony Orchestra- Saturday, February 19th @ 7PM

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra- Friday, April 29 @ 7 PM

Youth & Children’s Ministry

February 6- Kids Church!!!

Kid’s church is back! Join Children’s Director Emily as we kick of this New Year with more fun!

February 6-Youth Ministry

Join Youth Director Blake during the 9AM Education Hour

Youth Group February 9, 2022  

Join Youth Pastor Blake for pizza, games, large group, and small group sessions. 


A little heads up, there will be no youth group this week as Youth Director Blake will be at a conference learning all kinds of great things to come back and share!

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 Spring Retreat  We have a date! The Winter Retreat is now the Spring Retreat, April 1-3 at Lake Yale. If you have already registered and this date does not work, please reach out to Youth Director Blake. 

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
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
Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7pm


Wednesday Morning Bible Study 10:30am 
Worship Team Practice 6:45pm (Chris Kutcher)


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

Christine Jennison(jennisons2000@aol.com)

or Sharon Shyrock (ssshyrock@yahoo.com). 


Announcements & Updates 

No Youth Group February 16th. 

No Bible Study this Sunday, 2/6. Instead, please join the Scouts in the Community Center for a pancake breakfast. They will be serving after both services.

Chili Cook-Off is March 6th. Get those recipes ready!

Thank You for Your Generosity – If your family donated over $250 in 2021, a giving statement from the church is being sent to you. If we have your email on file, the statement was emailed to you, otherwise we are mailing your statement to the address we have on file. If you do not get a statement, you can retrieve your statement online through cflcn.fellowshiponego.com or call the church office and we can email or mail one to you.

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy will open enrollment to new families for the 2022-2023 school year beginning February 1.  Join us at one of our upcoming open houses. There are two at Lower Campus over the next two weeks. Elementary is February 8, and Preschool is February 15.  We offer a safe environment and challenging academics in a relational environment.  We offer programs for 2 year olds through 12th grade in a safe, encouraging and enriching environment.  Love God | Love Others | Love Learning.  Visit us at www.thehcla.org or call 407-936-3636 to schedule a tour or to rsvp for our open house.

HCLA is looking for an  AFTER CARE MONITOR – this would be a part-time position on the Upper Campus.  Must have experience and enjoy working with middle school students. Perfect for a college student or someone looking to supplement another part-time job.  Afterschool from 2:45 – 5:30.  Interest applicants can email hr@thehcla.org

We are still collecting used Christmas Cards For St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

Please bring to Church and place in a box designated for this project, or send directly to: St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, 100 St. Jude’s St., Boulder City, NV 89005.

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. 

Volunteer Spotlight

Altar Guild

Holy Cross’s Altar Guild is composed of women, men, and a young adults who dedicate themselves to serving God and our congregation by setting up and cleaning up the communion service each week.  Each member is responsible for two months of the year. Each month has two members assigned to it with the understanding that in case of absence someone else will step in to help.  Other altar tasks include changing the paraments as needed, replacing the candles, and hanging banners as needed.

Thank you so much for all your time and dedication Altar Guild!

Members absent from picture:  Renee & Zoe Hays, Tammy VanGennip, Dawn Whortern, Laura Behl

Prayers of Thanksgiving

For Tim Hovland as he celebrated his birthday this week. 

Prayers of Comfort

For our Upper School Principal, Shirley Geiss and her family as they grieve her father, Nicholas Toporowsky and her aunt, Nancy Jajola. 

Prayers of the Church

Lester Detterline-  For successful hip replacement surgery on February 7th. 

Jennifer Tendley-  Prayers for recovery from Covid and protection from infection for her husband Ryan and son Brenden. 

Vicki Alsot- Prayers for recovery from health issues. 

Jeffrey & Maureen Steinbach-  Prayers for healing from Covid. 

Lee Kellerman-  Prayers for comfort during this time of rehabilitation.

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

Pastor Matt Wallis (mwallis@hclm.org)

Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

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