Genesis 2: 7-17, 2 Peter 3: 14-18, Matthew 22: 34-40
Seventh Sunday of Trinity
Church Service – July 18, 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!
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 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
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 email@example.com.
July 28 – Rise Above with Professional Surfer, Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith, and hope. At the age of 13, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, which seemed to end her career as a rising surf star. One month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water and within two years had won her first national title.
We are calling women of all ages to join MUG, LWML and the Thrivent Member Network for this exclusive virtual event to discover the passion that Bethany has for helping young women be unstoppable in life and faith. The event will be hosted in the Holy Cross Community Center at 6:30PM Refreshments will be served. Register at hclm.org/thrivent
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.
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
Zoe Hayes, as she celebrates her confirmation today.
Chris and Warren Jennison, thankful for God’s protection in a car accident last week.
Aurora Jo Duplantis – Poole, as she celebrates her baptism today.
Prayers of Comfort
Prayers of comfort and peace for Sherry Fox and family as she transitions to Hospice Home Care.
Prayers of Healing
Rob Bowes, has been battling stage 4 cancer for many years and needs our prayers. Please Lord reach out your healing hand.
Susan Harlow, prayers for healing. Dealing with some medical issues with her back.
Patti Sims, prayers for healing from complications from Covid.
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.
Pray for all those suffering from coronavirus.
Please pray for a safe mission trip for our youth group as they serve others and share the love of Christ.
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||Dana Grimes||Jean Mactye|
|Laken Binkley||Theresa Gomber||Rick Mann|
|Robert Bowes||Michelle Grass||Alan McGinn|
|Gary Brown||Reilly Grass||John Myron|
|Keith Brown||Diane Gross||Leslie Pilz|
|Becky Burrell||Jerry Gross||Bradford Plog|
|Andrea Clark||Todd Haynes||Paul Queck|
|Kyle Corbett||Steve Homan||Ivy Rodriquez|
|Deb Fadool||Marlin Houser||Karen Schulue|
|Tosha Feldmann||Diane Gross||Debbie Shaffer|
|Shirley Firestone||Alan Kimball||Gina Shaffer|
|Jim Foster||Elizabeth Koob||Walter Shaffer|
|Sherry Fox||Rick Lembrich||Tina Smith|
|Michael Francis||Lori Luedtke||Sue Stark|
|Patt Goodwine||Charaline Luna||Martin Summ|
|Georgene Walden||Scott Williams|
“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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)