Jeremiah 23: 16-29,  Acts 20: 27-38, John 14: 15-21

Eighth Sunday of Trinity


Church Service – July 25, 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
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

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

August 3 – The “Divine Dollies” are BACK 

The “Divine Dollies” will be meeting at The Breakfast Club Restaurant ( 3575 W. Lake Mary Blvd.) at 11:30am. Please let Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616) or Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) know if you plan to join them for this fun get-together.

August 4 – 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

August 10 – Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch 

The Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch will be meeting at Too Jays ( 3577 Lk. Emma Rd.) at 11:30am. Please let JoAnn Hench know if you plan to join by August 8th. Her phone number is 407-322-6004.

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

Magnolia Kutcher, as she celebrates her 2nd birthday on July 29th. 

Lana Wallis, as she celebrates her 50th birthday on July 27th. 

Thankful  for a safe mission trip for our youth group as they served others and shared the love of Christ.

Prayers of Comfort

Prayers of comfort and peace for the family of Shelley Johnson, and family as she lost her battle to Parkinson’s disease.

Prayers of Healing 

Cayden Shadick, prayers for and a successful surgery on July 28th, and a fast recovery.

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 and successful cervical surgery this week.

David Fleischer, prayers for complete healing from stage 4 prostate cancer so he can lead an active life.

Patti Sims, prayers for healing from complications from Covid.

Sherry Fox and family as she transitions to Hospice Home Care.

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 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 David Fleischer 


“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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