Genesis 15:1-6, 1 John 4:16-21, Luke 16:19-31
First Sunday of Trinity
Church Service – June 6
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:
– 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 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
Now through June 6th – Online High School Basket Raffle
Jul 19-23 – High School Mission Trip
Our high schoolers will be heading to The Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center in Leesburg from July 19-23 for their annual mission trip. The trip is open to those going into 9-12 grade for the 2021/2022 school year. This trip will be a great way for students to serve God and the community while growing closer to each other through fun activities and devotions. For registration and information please visit HCLM.org/mission-trip
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.
LWML Gifts from the Heart
LWML is getting ready for their National Convention in June and is collecting Gifts from the Heart to turn in at the convention. Item list located in Narthex and on church Facebook page. Please donate only new items. Place donated items in the LWML bin located in the Narthex before June 20th.
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
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
Welcome Blake Wright – Our New Youth Director
This morning we welcome our new Youth Director Blake to the Holy Cross family. He and his wife, Emily, will be joining our team to help grow and build the children and family ministries. We will have a cookout in a couple of weeks when Emily is able to join us to officially welcome them to the church. Keep watch for more details.
Hello, Captain Crunch
We will be collecting cereal for the month of June for the Sharing Center. Our VBS campers from Rocky Railway will partner with us to collect as many boxes of cereal that we can. Summer is a difficult time for some families because the children no longer get free or discounted lunches and breakfasts. Cereal is great for either meal. Watch the tower grow!
Children’s Church will be taking a break May 23rd – July 4th
Looking for a space to host your next event?
Holy Cross Lake Mary rents out our facility to the community for meeting, parties, weddings, and more. Do you know someone who is looking for an event space? Have them email the office at email@example.com to get rental information and schedule a tour today.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
For bringing us a new Youth Director, Blake Wright & his wife Emily and for the positive impact that they will have on our congregation
Jerry & Marlys Hoffman for celebrating 46 years of marriage on May 31
For all of the VBS Volunteers and Campers that will be on our campus for the next two weeks
Prayers of Healing
James Blake prayers for healing and guidance for his doctors as he is in the hospital looking for solutions to his heart problems
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
Abigail prayers for healing following a fall from a balcony
Jim Lillo prayers of healing and relief from pain and return to good health
Gina Culpepper prayers of healing while hospitalized
Amy Stier prayers for a successful surgery number 3 on her arm and complete healing
Georgene Walden prayers for complete healing and comfort after doctors found a tumor on pancreas which had already spread
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)