Genesis 37:2-11, Romans 8:18-23, Luke 6:36-42
Fourth Sunday of Trinity
Church Service – June 27
Current sermon series: Wait Listed
For the past year, it feels like we’ve all been waiting. Like life is on hold, and we are waiting for it to start again. But that is not something unique just to the past year. Very often in life we find ourselves waiting. And we are not alone when that happens. Abraham and Sarah. Paul and Silas. Saul and David. David and Goliath. Their stories all have something to teach us about what is happening during the season of being “waitlisted”. God has a plan, but we might have to wait for it. And, while we’re waiting, God is faithful, listening, and hopes you don’t give up— because God doesn’t give up on you.
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
Jul 4 – Blake Wright Installation & Welcome BBQ
Join us Sunday July 4th for the Installation of Blake as our new Youth Director. Following the services we will have a church BBQ to welcome Blake and Emily to the Holy Cross Family.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
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 (on hold for June)
Sunday School 9am (on hold for June)
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
“Snap! Crackle! Pop!”
These are arguably the three most familiar words in the English language. They were first heard in a radio jingle in 1932, four years after the cereal was introduced. They mimicked the sound the cereal made when doused with milk. In 1939, Snap! Crackle! and Pop! also began referring to the cereal’s three mascots. This is the last week we will be collecting cereal for The Sharing Center, let’s finish strong!
Drive Through Communion Complete
Children’s Church will be taking a break May 23rd – July 4th
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
For the Baptism of Charlie Jade Giardino during the 10am service today
For new members Joseph Giardino & Clio Van Rompa as they officially join Holy Cross during the 10am service today
For Kenan Hench as he celebrated his 11th birthday this past week
For Bob Hoy as he celebrates his birthday on June 27th
Prayers of Comfort
Prayers of comfort and peace for Sherry Fox and family as she transitions to Hospice Home Care
For the friends and family of Randy Brown as he passed away Wednesday
For the friends and family of Terry Gable as he passed away on Tuesday
For the friends and family of Bob Hamilton as he succumbed to cancer this week
For the friends and family of Martin Rodriguez as he lost his battle with cancer this week
For the families of Irene Cembor and Don and Kaye Hench as they remember their passings
Prayers of Healing
Terry Hall prayers for proper treatment and healing from multiple heart problems
Stephanie Buenrostro who is in the ICU with the Covid variant
Janice Mericle prayers for healing after breaking arm in a fall
Ardis Scott prayers for a successful surgery to repair aortic aneurysm
Gary Brown prayers of healing, strength, and courage for him and his family as he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Diane Gross prayers for comfort and healing while dealing with complications from chemo
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
“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
Pastor Matt Wallis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)