Current Sermon Series: Seasons: Doing Life Together
Proverbs 25:6-14, Ephesians 4:1-6, Luke 14:1-11
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
Current Sermon Series – Seasons: Doing Life Together
Church Service – October 4th
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Online or In Person Services – Sunday at 8:00 am for traditional service or 10:00 am for contemporary
Education Hour Is Here!
It’s official! Starting this 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
Shrimp Boil AND Bake Sale are on sale now!
You can purchase your shrimp boil now to support the Holy Cross Student Ministry Missions Program. You can get 2.5lbs for $40 to be picked up on October 10th from the church between 4-6pm.
There is also an online bake sale happening right now to benefit the academy with unexpected expenses due to COVID.
The link to purchase for both is available on the Facebook event and at HCLM.org. If you have any questions reach out to the office for help.
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 email@example.com for further information.
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
Church Garage Sale – Nov 7th
Announcements & Updates
Collecting Thanksgiving Baskets
Holy Cross will be SETTING THE THANKSGIVING TABLE for families in our community again this year. Your donations of food and $$$ allow many families to enjoy this American Holiday with dignity in their own homes, please pick up a shopping list in the Narthex. If you don’t have time to shop we will do the shopping for you…a donation of $50 will cover the cost of Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 4-6. Next weekend we will be collecting Instant Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Packets…we need 200 of each! Bring your donations to the Narthex and thank you HCLM for your support of this project
Trunk R Treat Help Needed
We are collecting candy and prop/costume (pirate, Frozen, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sunday School now meeting during education hour
Sunday School has started again. The check-in process is different this year and registration is required. Be sure to register your child at hclm.org/youth/children-prek-5th/
We are also looking for high school students and adults who would be willing to volunteer to guide our youngest members during Sunday School. Talk to Pastor Chris or email Lara at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more.
7th & 8th Grade Confirmation has started
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Dennis Bridger and Family as Dennis has been experiencing miraculous recovery from his brain aneurysm and should be able to soon walk out of the hospital
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
Shelby Goad (friend of the Loughry’s) intubated in the hospital with double pneumonia
Diego Olvera (cousin of Cynthia Rame) having surgery to fix a brain aneurysm
Norma prayers for continued healing following her triple bypass surgery last Monday
Jacob Shyrock prayers for full healing from his eye surgery last Monday
Karen Lorenz prayers for healing from ongoing health issues
Martha (Pete Argeroudis’s Aunt) prayers for healing after falling and fracturing her pelvis
Jim Lillo prayers for return to good health
Rod Martin prayers for healing from COVID and a pulmonary embolism
Gertrude Lopeman prayers for recovery from COVID
Alan Curtis prayers for successful medical procedure and full recovery
Ryan Lorenz prayers of healing from his kidney stones
For all those suffering from coronavirus.
Prayers for those looking for work, that they may find a fulfilling job quickly
Prayers for those who are stressed, that they may find peace in you and a revitilazation from restorative sleep
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)