Current Sermon Series: Seasons: Doing Life Together
Genesis 28:10-17, Ephesians 4:22-28, Matthew 9:1-8
Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
Current Sermon Series – Seasons: Doing Life Together
Church Service – October 18th
Current sermon series, Seasons: Doing Life Together! As we move into a new church season, we also move into a new season in our lives and in how we are dealing with the current pandemic. We welcome you home to do life together with your family here at Holy Cross. The readings will be about the life of Christ and the ongoing life of the church as we relate them to our ongoing lives during this challenging season. Please join us here or online, at 8:00am or 10:00am, for Doing Life Together!
How to Stay Connected When You’re not 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:
– Devotions on YouTube and Facebook- intended for our student ministry, but helpful for everyone.
– 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 YouTube and Facebook- A walk through the book of Psalms with Pastor Matt and Pastor Chris
– Unscripted Live – Thursdays at 1:30 on YouTube and Facebook – Unscripted chat with the Pastors and special guests
– Drive Through Communion – the fourth Sunday of each month from 11:30 am -12:00 pm
– 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 email@example.com.
– Online or In Person Services – Sunday at 8:00 am for traditional service or 10:00 am for contemporary
Each Sunday, we will be having Sunday School in the Children’s Center, Middle/High School Student Service in the Youth Center, and the Sunday Morning Bible Study in the Community Center during our new Education Hour between services from 9:00-10:00 AM. Hope to see you there!
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
You will notice that more seats have returned in the church. The groups of seating has returned to rows. We still 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.
What’s Going On
Nursery is open!
The church nursery is open to kids under three or not potty trained during education hour and our contemporary 10 AM service. Nursery is located in the back of the former preschool
Ladies Weekly Bible Study
The Ladies Weekly Bible Study is meeting at the church again on Wednesdays in the Community Center each week from 6:30-8:30pm. This is the same time as Confirmation classes, so hopefully more ladies will be able to join as their kids are in Confirmation. We will be practicing social distancing and using masks as we are required to still do so to help keep us all safe. The Bible study planned will be led by Christine Jennison and is entitled “Wrapped up in Psalms”. There will still be some ladies joining online as well so if that is a better fit for you email Sharon Shyrock at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Human Trafficking, Social Media, and How to Protect Your Children
Family Serve – Road Cleanup – Sun. October 18th
Road Clean-up rescheduled. Join us to make a noticeable impact on our community by joining us for this fun family event. We will meet at Greenwood Lakes Park (between Lake Mary High School and the Library) at 4pm and then walk Longwood Lake Mary Road picking up garbage. If we have a big enough group, we should be done pretty quickly and then can go enjoy dinner on the patio at Beth’s Burger Bar. Talk to Pastor Chris if you have any questions.
Drive Through Trunk R Treat Oct. 24th
Middle School Youth Group Oct. 25th
Middle School Youth Group will meet again on Sunday October 25th from 5-7pm in the youth room. Games, dinner, and devotion will fill the night with fun. Feel free to invite a friend to join you as this event is open to all students currently in 6th-8th grade.
MUG (Mothers Under Grace) – Oct. 28th
Come join other moms of school aged kids for a time of supportive love, encouragement, and coffee. Our kick-off meeting is October 28th at 10am in the Community Center. Contact Nicole Dickinson (561-358-5880) or Kelly Kutcher (386-804-6812) for more information.
Church Garage Sale – Nov 7th
Announcements & Updates
Collecting Thanksgiving Baskets
Thanksgiving is just over 2 months away but the Food Pantry is busy with preparations for the distribution of food baskets to many residents in our community. So far we’ve collected Instant Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Packets, Cranberries and Boxed Stuffing Mix, we’re still in need of a lot more of these! Thanks to all who’ve brought in donations! This week we’re asking for donations of Vegetables and Yams. Also, each family receives a $10 Publix gift card to purchase a Turkey or Ham, your check made out to HCLM will be used to pay for these gift cards. Monetary donations can be put in the offering plate, turned into the office, or made at HCLM.org.
Trunk R Treat Help Needed
We are collecting CANDY and PROP (pirate, Fr*zen, and Circus) donations for Trunk R Treat! We are expecting a large crowd because we are one of the only places doing something this year. We love to be able to serve the community in a responsible way, but we need your help to be able to pull this off. Please bring bags of candy to church with you on Sunday or drop it in the office anytime during the week. You can also support through Amazon by purchasing directly to our wishlist and have it shipped directly to the church at https://a.co/1PO2Jdo
If you would like to volunteer as a cast member or to help pass out baggies, please talk to Pastor Chris or email Lara at email@example.com.
AARP Virtual Classes
AARP is now offering most of their classes online. From their Driver Safety Class, Smart Driver Technology Class, We Need to Talk program, and CarFit, they all are offering a virtual option now. For more information contact the office.
St. Luke’s Concert Series
St. Luke’s is doing their concert series virtually this year. Go to sllcs.org/concert-series for more information. Here are their upcoming shows:
- Oct 18 – Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
- Nov 21 – UCF Symphony Orchestra
- Dec 4 – Brass Band of Central Florida
Giving In the Corona Virus Era
The CARES Act allows for an additional, “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts made in cash of up to $300. If you are not itemizing on your 2020 taxes, you can claim this new deduction. If you itemize, charitable contributions are 100% deductible up to your Adjusted Gross Income(AGI).
Additionally, people as young as 59 1/2 may contribute proceeds from an IRA up to 100% of their Adjusted Gross Income(AGI) without tax or penalty under the CARES act. As always, please consult your financial advisor.
7th & 8th Grade Confirmation has started
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
For our pastors, especially during this month of pastor appreciation, for all they do and sacrifice for us
For our church volunteers who work so hard to help keep the church the beautiful friendly church home that we all know and love
Prayers of Comfort
For those who are grieving, that God will help them find comfort in those He surrounds us with and in His word
Prayers of Healing
Joan (sister of Jean Carlson) prayers for cancer free results from tests conducted this week
Allyn Williams prayers for recovery from surgery and that they were able to remove all of the cancer
Lee Kellerman prayers for recovery from recent eye surgery and restored 20/20 vision
Diego Olvera (cousin of Cynthia Rame) full recovery from surgery to fix brain aneurysm
Norma prayers for continued healing following her triple bypass surgery
Jacob Shyrock prayers for full healing in his eye and for doctors to heal him
For all those suffering from coronavirus.
We pray today for our church – that the body of Christ would look to Him for comfort and restoration among the fear and chaos of our world.
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)