Current Sermon Series: Seasons: Doing Life Together
Isaiah 29:17-24, 2 Corinthians 3:4-11, Mark 7:31-37
Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
Current Sermon Series – Seasons: Doing Life Together
Church Service – August 30th
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 During This Time
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:
– Daily 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
– Wednesday 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
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
Most of you have noticed the seating spacing at church. We have created groups of seating to allow members of households to sit together while remaining socially distant from other households. We feel that this is the best way for us to adhere to government guidance and care for others as we gather. Please find a seating group that most closely resembles your group size. If there are 2 in your party, pick a set with 2 seats, if all 2s are occupied pick a three and so on. You should not sit in a seating group with another household unless you have frequent interaction with that group outside of church(ie:they are in your inner circle). Thanks for keeping others safe.
What’s Going On
Family Serve: Road Cleanup – Sept 13th
Join us as we make a noticeable impact in our community as we pick-up garbage along Longwood/Lake Mary Rd which the church as adopted. The whole family can attend! Grabbers will be provided, bring gloves and water. We will meet at Starchild Academy at 4pm on Sunday, Sept 13th. If you would like to join us for a meal at a local restaurant after, feel free.
CancerBank Virtual Poker Tournament – Sept 19th
Cancer doesn’t stop just because of a Pandemic. We debated for a long time on what we were going to do about our annual poker tournament and what was the best way to continue to help the community and provide a quality fundraising event for our supporters who have been attending and donating for years. We have decided to switch to a virtual poker tournament this year and we hope that you will join us. Sign up information will be available this coming week. To be a sponsor of the event, please visit CancerBank.org or contact Pastor Chris at email@example.com
Cookies, breads, cakes, brownies, and…. SHRIMP??
This year has been strange. With COVID cancelling most activities including our youth fundraisers and with all of the new requirements with masks and sanitization that has been implemented. In order to alleviate some of these issues, we are creating an online bake sale and shrimp boil to support our Youth Missions Program and the Academy with the unexpected COVID related expenses. In September we are planning on having an ordering system where people can order baked goods and for one day, on 10/10/2020, a take home Shrimp Boil Meal.
We are currently looking for those who would like to make a sweet treat that we can offer for sale. If you are interested in taking part in this event, please email the following to Lara Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 10th:
- A picture of the item(s) that you would like to donate. This can be a picture from a recipe book or a picture of the item(s) baked by you
- A brief description of the item(s)
- The max number of servings that you would be willing to make of the item (for example, 3 loafs, 5 dozen cookies, 2 jars of jam, etc.)
- Your best contact information
In the end of September, we will notify you how many of your items have been ordered for you to make. Between October 4th and 10th, we will pick up your donation to either be delivered directly to the person who purchased it, or for them to pick up at the church on Shrimp Boil Day. If you have trouble affording the ingredients for your recipe, but want to help, let us know and we will see what we can do.
Not a baker? We can still use your help! In addition to needing volunteer bakers, we will also need drivers to pick-up and deliver baked goods, a Hospitality Team for the day of the Shrimp Boil, and a clean-up team for the day of the Shrimp Boil.
Save the Date – Drive Through Trunk R Treat Oct. 24th
Announcements & Updates
The FL/GA LWML Virtual District Convention
The biennial convention always promotes a “Giving from the Heart” and a “Serving with Gladness” opportunity to share God’s blessings with others. The ‘Giving’ this time is a minimum of $5 donation to Angel Flight Southeast, an organization which enlists volunteers with private airplanes to make medical flights. These flights help anyone on the life saving flights in a 5 state southeast (USA) area. Donations can be placed in the Mite Box. Make checks payable to Angel Flight Southeast. The deadline to contribute is Sept 14th.
The ‘Serving with Gladness’ involves writing notes of hope, compassion, and encouragement which will be given to persons who are suffering losses of any kind. The note, accompanies a wooden cross with a heart attachment which symbolizes Christ’s hope and promise of eternal life. Specially designed cards will be given to whomever wants to write notes. Please contact Chris Jennisen ASAP if you would like to participate at email@example.com. She must have them to send out prior to September 20th.
St. Luke’s Concert Series
St. Luke’s is excited to announce The Brass Band of Central Florida and their online performance “The Show must Go On!” Saturday, September 12, at 7pm. Visit SLLCS.org/concert-series for more information or to access their digital performance.
Giving In the Corona Virus Era
Middle School & High School Student Ministry
-7th & 8th Grade Confirmation on Wednesday nights
-High School Youth Group for 9th-12th grade Tuesday Nights 6-8 pm
-High School Girls Group (already underway on Zoom) Thursday Nights 6:30 pm
Sharing Center – Back to School Supplies
“School days, school days. Dear old golden rule days.” School is starting in just two weeks and whether kids are going back in person or virtually, there are still those that need assistance with school supplies in our community. In an effort to help them, we will be collecting school supply donations through the month of August. Grab a supply list off the table in the Narthex and bring items to church with you on Sunday or drop it off in the office during the week. Can’t get out to be able to donate? Purchase from the Church’s Amazon Wishlist and your donation can be delivered directly to the church! Go to https://a.co/cbPsv9x to see the wishlist.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
The Williams Family as they celebrate August’s Baptism at the 10:00 am service Sunday
Norman Kelly as he was able to go home from the hospital on Friday
Prayers of Healing
Danielle Bottass prayers for physical and emotional healing after a horrible car accident
Joan Bove (Kim Sanders’ Mom) prayers for healing from complications of being hospitalized after a broken hip
Paul Baker (friend of Tracy Alfonso) prayers of wisdom for Dr’s as they help Paul with congestive heart failure
Ralph Lembrich prayers for healing from recent surgery
Terri prayers for quick and complete healing from stroke
Bob Rogers prayers for healing from back issues
Alan McGinn prayers for complete healing as he recently had surgery on a brain tumor
Rita Freebern (neighbor of Joanne Hench) prayers for general healing
Kirk prayers for recovery from heart attack
Jeannie prayers for healing from a broken hip
Karen Kalich prayers for healing from surgery
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)