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
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

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
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

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:

Sunday –

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)

Monday – 

Men’s Bible Study 7am (Pastor Chris)
Men’s Ministry 7:30pm

Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7pm

Wednesday – 

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)

Thursday –

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

As we continue to return to normal, that sadly means that some things must come to an end. We will no longer be doing Drive Through Communion effective immediately.
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.

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.

    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
    Richard Bills
    Laken Binkley
    Robert Bowes
    Keith Brown
    Texann Buck
    Becky Burrell
    Andrea Clark
    Kyle Corbett
    Leo Cybulski
    Deb Fadool
    Tosha Feldmann
    Shirley Firestone
    Jim Foster
    Sherry Fox
    Michael Francis
    Ron Fredrickson
    Pat Goodwine
    Dana Grimes
    Theresa Gomber
    Michelle Grass
    Reilly Grass
    Diane Gross
    Jerry Gross
    Bob Hamilton
    Todd Haynes
    Steve Homan
    Marlin Houser
    Karen Kalich
    Alan Kimball
    Elizabeth Koob
    Rick Lembrich
    Lori Luedtke
    Charaline Luna
    Jean Mactye
    Rick Mann
    Alan McGinn
    John Myron
    Leslie Pilz

    Bradford Plog
    Paul Queck
    Ivis Rodriguez
    Karen Schlue
    Debbie Shaffer
    Gina Shaffer
    Walter Schaffer
    Tina Smith
    Sue Stark
    Martin Summ
    Hector Vazquez
    Georgene Walden
    Allyn Williams
    Scott Williams



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