Amos 9:11-15, Romans 12:6-16, John 2:1-11


Second Sunday of Epiphany

Church Service – January 16, 2022

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.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Tuesday January 11th 11:30 AM

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch will gather at the Lake Mary 4th Street Bar & Grill, 132 N. 4th Street. Please RSVP by 1/9 to Geri Frick (; 847-770-3086) or Barbara Hartpence (407-268-9789). 

Youth & Children’s Ministry

January 16- Kids Church!!!

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

January 16-Youth Ministry

Join Youth Director Blake during the 9AM Education Hour

Youth Group January 19, 2022  

It’s back! We know you’ve missed your friends, free pizza, and especially missed Youth Director Blake, so don’t miss Youth Group this Wednesday 1/12!

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 are in the process of rescheduling this with Lake Yale. Blake will be in contact with everyone who has already registered and paid. 

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(

or Sharon Shyrock ( 

Announcements & Updates

Due to the increase in cases and in response to the latest highly contagious variant, we strongly encourage everyone to please wear a mask when indoors. 

All ministries that were on break over Christmas will resume this week (Wednesday Morning Bible Study, Men’s Bible Study, LWML). 

Kid’s Church and Youth Ministries will resume 1/16. Youth Group will start back 1/19.

Don’t throw away your Christmas cards!

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children will accept the fronts of used recycled Christmas cards (except Hallmark, American Greetings and Disney which they cannot use due to copyright laws). Their recycled card program helps provide teens with life and work skills.

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.

They also accept new cards with or without the envelopes for any occasion [except those promoting other charitable organizations]. For more info, call 702-294-7100.

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 thankful for all the birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries that have been celebrated this week. Thank you for Kyle Williams’s birthay and the 50th anniversary of Upper School Principal Shirley Geiss and her husband Steve. 

Prayers of Comfort

Prayers of peace and comfort for the family and friends of Patti Sims. 

Prayers of the Church

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. 

Skylar Andrews-  Prayers for a complete recovery from surgery and a return to good health. 

Kathleen Morgan- Battling bone cancer. Prayers for strength to win the battle. 

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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