Exodus 20: 1-17, Acts 9: 1-19, Matthew 5: 20-26

Sixth Sunday of Trinity


Church Service – July 11, 2021

Current Sermon Series: E3

Want to know Holy Cross better?  Join us for E3!  E3 stands for Encounter, Engage and Embody.  It describes what it means to have a relationship with Jesus and what it means to be a part of Holy Cross. We will be discussing how we Encounter, Engage, and Embody not only our church, but what it means to be a follower of Christ.  Please join us here or online, at 8:00am or 10:00am, for our E3 sermon series.  But then stick around (or come early) for our education hour where we will dig deeper into each week’s topic.  This series runs for 4 weeks from July 11 through August 1.  Hope to see you there!

We Are Hiring

Holy Cross is looking for a friendly and outgoing person for the role of Office Manager and Event Coordinator.  The role consists of office coverage and duties, managing facility rentals and coordinating major events at Holy Cross like VBS and Truck r Treat.  The role requires organizational skills, volunteer management skills, office experience and, above all, the ability to build and maintain positive relationships.  Please contact Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org for more information.

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 – 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 Facebook- A walk through the book of Psalms with Pastor Matt and Pastor Chris 
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

July 11 – Hop on the Big Red Bus and Donate Blood

OneBlood will have the Big Red Bus at Holy Cross for the community to donate blood. Time slots are every 15 minutes from 8:00am-12:30pm. Please register for your time slot by calling or stopping by the office.

July 13 – Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch Returns

The Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch will be meeting at the Lake Mary 4th Street Bar and Grill at 11:30am. Please let Grace Chewning know if you plan to join by July 11th.

July 14 – Five Love Languages Workshop

Do you truly know how to show the important people in your life that you love them? Join us for the 5 Love Languages with Dr. Gary Chapman to discover the tools you need to make a good relationship great, or a hurting relationship heal. Expect to learn, laugh, and connect as Gary reveals powerful insights that will give you a better understanding of yourself, and your loved one, in the ways that connect you most. You will have the opportunity to take the Love Language assessment after the webinar. Your Love Language profile will explain your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect to others. July 14th @ 6:30 in the Community Center – Dinner will be served
Register at https://hclm.org/thrivent
This event is hosted by the Thrivent Member Network. No products will be sold.

July 15 – Pop in & Play at Holy Cross Academy

The Academy will be hosting a Preschool Playdate open to the community on July 15th 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm!  Pop in for a great afternoon of playground and popsicle fun. A great opportunity to tour the campus, meet the teachers, see the new KPrep class, and view the rendering for the NEW (coming soon) 2 and 3 year old playground.
Holy Cross Lutheran Academy
5450 Holy Cross Court, Sanford FL 32771
(407) 936-3636 #1

July 21 – New Member E3 Zoom Class

Interested in taking the next step to becoming a member of Holy Cross? Join Pastor Matt in the upcoming E3 Class which is designed for anyone who is wishing to become a member or simply wants to learn more about who we are as a church. This class will be from 6-9pm. To sign-up email Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org.

September 12 – Save The Date!

Pastor Matt’s 10th anniversary as senior pastor is  9/12/2021. BBQ Celebration after the 10 am service. 

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 – upstairs in the Youth Center with Blake
Sunday School 9am – upstairs in the Children’s Center with Emily
Middle School Youth Group (4th Sunday only) 5pm-7pm (Pastor Chris)


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 (PastorMatt)
Ladies Bible Study by LWML 6:30pm (Sharon Shyrock or Chris Jennison)
Worship Team Practice 6:45pm (Chris Kutcher)
MUG (Mothers Under Grace) (Last Wednesday Only) 6:30pm (Nicole Dickinson or Kelly Kutcher)


Shadetree Garage (1st and 3rd Thursday only) (Will Zacharias or Pastor Matt)

Announcements & Updates

Kid’s Church and Youth group are back! Come meet our new children’s church director Emily Wright and youth director Blake Wright at 9 am.

Drive Through Communion is completed; however, 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 the Church


Prayers of Thanksgiving

Stephanie Buenrostro, she was discharged from PCU and is home.

Ardis Scott, had a successful surgery and is now recovering.

Kenna Wallis, she celebrates her golden birthday, turning 17 on July 17th.

Prayers of Comfort

Amy Lynch, a friend of Tracy Alfonso, who was also like a mother to her, passed away July 7th, 2021.

Prayers of comfort and peace for Sherry Fox and family as she transitions to Hospice Home Care.

Prayers of Healing 

TerryHall, prayers for proper treatment and healing from multiple heart problems.

Janice Mericle, prayers for healing after breaking arm in a fall.

Diane Gross, prayers for comfort and healing while dealing with complications from chemo.

Scott Williams, prayers for successful surgery to remove his kidney.

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

Steven Babcock Tosha Feldmann Diane Gross Jean Mactye Gina Shaffer
Laken Binkley Shirley Firestone Jerry Gross Rick Mann Walter Shaffer
Robert Bowes Jim Foster Todd Haynes Alan McGinn Tina Smith
Gary Brown Sherry Fox Steve Homan John Myron Sue Stark
Keith Brown Michael Francis Marlin Houser Leslie Pilz Martin Summ
Texann Buck Pat Goodwine Alan Kimball Bradford Plog Georgene Walden
Becky Burrell Dana Grimes Elizabeth Koob Paul Queck Scott Williams
Andrea Clark Theresa Gomber Rick Lembrich Ivis Rodriquez
Kyle Corbett Michelle Grass Lori Luedtke Karen Schlue
Deb Fadool Reilly Grass Charaline Luna Debbie Shaffer


“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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