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FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Current Sermon Series – Renew: A Lenten Series
Church Service – March 21
Current sermon series, Renew: A Lenten Series.
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 YouTube and Facebook- A walk through the book of Psalms with Pastor Matt and Pastor Chris
– Drive Through Communion – the fourth Sunday of each month from 11:30am -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 8:00am 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”
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 9:00-10:00am. 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. 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
Each Wednesday – Lenten Bible Study
Join our annual Lenten Bible Study hosted by Pastor Gary Faith each Wednesday 6:30-8pm during Lent in the Community Center. Soup and Sandwiches will not be served this year, but you are welcome to bring your own food to enjoy during the Bible Study.
Mar 19-21 – Casting Crowns Virtual Concert
Thrivent is hosting an on demand Casting Crowns Virtual Concert March 19 through the 21st. If you are interested in seeing it, please email email@example.com to be sent the concert invitation
Mar 28 – Mites Box Sunday
Bring Your change to put in the Mites Box during offering time to support missions sponsored by LWML
Mar 28 – Drive Through Communion
Until everyone is comfortable with meeting again, we will offer Drive Through Communion the fourth Sunday of each month. We look forward to seeing those of you who have not yet returned to in person services.
Mar 28 – Middle School Youth Group
All 6th-8th graders are welcome to join us for another round of Among Us. We had a great time last month and can’t wait to do it again. Feel free to bring a friend! Youth Group is from 5pm-7pm and includes games, dinner, and devotion.
Mar 28 – 2021 VBS Registration Opens
Holy Cross 2021 VBS is coming! We are currently planning on doing TWO WEEKS of VBS from June 7-11 and June 14-18 with registration opening on Palm Sunday, March 28th. It will still look different than what we have done in the past. Visit HCLM.org/VBS for full details.
Apr 1 – Maundy Thursday Service
Maundy Thursday is the fifth day of Holy Week, it’s the day that we remember the washing of the feet and last supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. Join us at 7pm as we share communion as a church, remembering the Lord’s Command and celebrate with us as the participants of our most recent Early Communion class get to partake in their first communion.
Apr 2 – Good Friday Service
Good Friday is the 6th day of Holy Week and commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. Today we know that this day or morning and suffering actually is the gift of atonement and is the “good” that we will get to celebrate in Easter. Join us at 7pm for this solemn service of remembrance.
Apr 11 – CancerBank.org Charity TopGolf Tournament
CancerBank.org is a ministry of Holy Cross which helps local families who are battling cancer through the gift of grants up to $10,000 to help cover expenses that is not covered by insurance. Their next fundraising event is April 11th at TopGolf Lake Mary from 6:30pm-8:30pm. To learn more or to register for this event, visit cancerbank.org/events.
L-Team News and Calendar
If your 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.
Mar 21 – Disc Golf L-Team meeting at River City Nature Park in Debary at 4pm. See Cary Hays for more information
Adult Bible Study 9am
Student Ministry 9am
Sunday School 9am
Middle School Youth Group (4th Sunday only) 5pm-7pm (Pastor Chris)
Men’s Ministry 7:30pm
Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7pm
Men’s Bible Study 7pm (Pastor Chris)
Confirmation 6:30pm (Pastor Matt)
Ladies Bible Study by LWML 6:30pm (Sharon Shyrock or Chris Jennison)
Worship Team Rehearsal 6:45pm (Chris Kutcher)
MUG (Mother’s Under Grace) (Last Wednesday Only) 6:30pm (Nicole Dickinson or Kelly Kutcher)
High School Girls Small Group 6pm (Erica Bosco)
Shadetree Garage (1st and 3rd Thursday only) (Will Zacharias or Pastor Matt)
Announcements & Updates
Holy Week Services
Thursday, April 1 @ 7pm: Maundy Thursday
Friday, April 2 @ 7pm: Good Friday
Sunday, April 4 @ 6:30am: Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, April 4 @ 8am: Traditional Easter Service
Sunday, April 4 @ 10am: Contemporary Easter Service
InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
InFaith Community Foundation is excited to announce two scholarship opportunities: The InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship worth $5,000 to high school seniors and the WomenLead Scholarship worth $3,000 available for women pursuing a Masters or Doctoral degree in public service, nonprofit leadership, or Christian ministry. Applications are due April 30th. For more information visit infaithfound.org/newsgrants/scholarships
High School Mission Trip
We are starting to gather a plan for High School Mission Trip and soon will be ready to have a meeting to go over details. Please keep watch here for the meeting date when we set it. Those who have filled out the form below will be emailed with the information as well.
Please help us determine the level of interest and get started on some of the fundraising process by completing a quick survey at HCLM.org/mission-trip
Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Now Enrolling
Our network school, Holy Cross Lutheran Academy, is now enrolling for next year Preschool through 12th grade. You have the freedom to choose the best education for your child. Take the first step and schedule a tour at thehcla.org for additional information and to provide your contact information. You may also call 407-936-3636.
Memorial Coordinator Needed
The church is in need of a volunteer to assist families with a reception when they are planning a memorial service at the church. Pot luck food volunteers are standing by to help as needed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
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:
- Mar 21 – Lutheran Cantata Choir and Chamber Ensemble
- Apr 24 – Philharmonic Orchestra
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Comfort
For the Friends and Family of Etta Woodruff who passed from cancer on March 1
Prayers of Healing
David McCullough prayers for comfort and healing from a kidney stone infection
Antonia Rodriguez prayers for full recovery and healing from diabetic amputation of leg
Russ Denton prayers of thanks for a successful hip surgery and prayers for a quick recovery
Diane (Carolyn Litwin’s sister) prayers for healing and guidance as a mass was located during tests
Mary Charles prayers for healing from a stroke
Cathy Lundberg prayers for healing from a heart attack
Reilly Grass prayers healing and successful surgery with favorable results for thyroid cancer
Bradford Plog prayers for healing as he undergoes further testing for cancer
Jeffrey Plog healing and guidance as he weighs treatment options for severe back pain
Douglas Bell prayers for immediate cancer surgery and treatments
For all those suffering from coronavirus.
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 (email@example.com)
Pastor Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (email@example.com)