2 Kings 5:1-15a, Romans 12:16-21, Matthew 8:1-13
Third Sunday of Epiphany
Church Service – January 23, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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, 2022- 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!
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.
Upper Campus, serving grades 6-12. Tuesday, January 25 from 10AM-12PM and again from 4PM-6PM. 100 Aero Lane, Sanford.
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, 2022- Ash Wednesday Service
7PM in the Worship Center
March 6, 2022- 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 9th 2022- First Communion Class Begins
During the Season of Lent, Pastor Chris host this cla 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.
Youth & Children’s Ministry
January 23- Kids Church!!!
Kid’s church is back! Join Children’s Director Emily as we kick of this New Year with more fun!
January 23-Youth Ministry
Join Youth Director Blake during the 9AM Education Hour
Youth Group January 26, 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.
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)
or Sharon Shyrock (email@example.com).
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.
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 (Upper is January 25, Elementary is February 8, and Preschool is February 15) 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 thankful and excited to help Sarah and Chris Bell welcome their new little girl and thankful that mom and baby are doing well.
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
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|
“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 (email@example.com)
Pastor Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)