Zechariah 9:9-12, Philippians 2:5-11, John 12:12-19



Current Sermon Series – Renew: A Lenten Series


Church Service – March 28

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 prayer@hclm.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”

Education Hour 

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

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.

Ongoing L-Teams:

Sunday –

Adult Bible Study  9am
Student Ministry 9am
Sunday School 9am
Middle School Youth Group (4th Sunday only) 5pm-7pm (Pastor Chris)

Monday – 

Men’s Ministry 7:30pm
Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7pm

Tuesday – 

Men’s Bible Study 7pm (Pastor Chris)

Wednesday – 

Confirmation 6:30pm (Pastor Matt)
Ladies Bible Study by LWML 6:30pm (Sharon Shyrock or Chris Jennison)
Worship Team Practice 6:45pm (Chris Kutcher)
MUG (Mother’s Under Grace) (Last Wednesday Only) 6:30pm (Nicole Dickinson or Kelly Kutcher)

Thursday –

High School Girls Small Group 6pm (Erica Bosco)
Shadetree Garage (1st and 3rd Thursday only) (Will Zacharias or Pastor Matt)

Announcements & Updates

Easter Lily Dedications

If you are would like to dedicate an Easter Lily in honor or memory of someone, please visit HCLM.org this week to complete the online form or bring a check by the office by noon Thursday.

Congratulations Lutheran Junior Honor Association Student of the Year

Congratulations to Abigal Bruehl, a seventh grader at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy in Sanford for being selected as the first student to be honored as the Lutheran Junior Honor Association Student of the Year. This is the first year for the Lutheran Junior Honor Association.

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 ljackson@hclm.org if interested.

    Prayers of the Church 

    Prayers of Thanksgiving

    For Robert and Carmine Bowes as they celebrate their 8th wedding anniversary on April 6th

    Prayers of Comfort

    For the Friends and Family of Roy Templeton who passed away on March 22

    Prayers of Healing 

    Ivis Rodriguez prayers for healing from intravascular lymphoma diagnosis and wisdom for the medical staff who is treating her

    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

    For all those suffering from coronavirus.

    Prayers for Healing from Cancer

    Steven Babcock

    Laken Binkley

    Robert Bowes

    Nick Brando

    Dennis Breglia

    Texann Buck

    Becky Burrell

    Andrea Clark

    Kyle Corbett

    Leo Cybulski

    Deb Fadool

    Tosha Feldmann

    Shirley Firestone

    Carla Ford

    Jim Foster

    Michael Francis

    Ron Fredrickson

    Pat Goodwine

    Dana Grimes

    Theresa Gomber

    Michelle Grass

    Reilly Grass

    Jerry Gross

    Bob Hamilton

    Todd Haynes

    Steve Homan

    Marlin Houser

    Karen Kalich

    Alan Kimball

    Elizabeth Koob

    Rick Lembrich

    Lori Luedtke

    Charaline Luna

    Jean Mactye

    Rick Mann

    Alan McGinn

    Leslie Pilz

    Paul Queck

    Karen Schlue

    Debbie Shaffer

    Gina Shaffer

    Walter Schaffer

    Tina Smith

    Dave Springmann

    Martin Summ

    Hector Vazquez

    Linda Weiler

    Allyn Williams

    Scott Williams

    Charles Zahn 



    “Casting a light to help those who are lost find their way in Christ”

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    Pastor Matt Wallis (mwallis@hclm.org)

    Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

    Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (phoyer@hclm.org)

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