Acts 9: 1-22   Revelation 5: 1-14   John 21: 1-19   

Church Service – May 1, 2022

Newsletter May 1, 2022 (click for the PDF)

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:

Prepare for Sunday Services – worship song set lists, scripture readings, and questions for deeper thinking will be posted throughout the week on Facebook and Instagram
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
Online or In Person Services – Sunday at 8:00 a.m. for traditional service or 10:00 a.m. 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 or mail to church address at 780 N Sun Drive, Lake Mary, FL 32746.


Upcoming Events and Activities


Only ONE week of VBS (Jun 6th – 10th), sign your child up early. If you would like to volunteer please register at this link Volunteer Link

    Divine Dollies May 3rd

    Join the Divine Dollies at JAX 5th Ave, 951 Greenwood Blvd, Lake Mary on May 3rd @ 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to Joanne Hench at 407-322-6004 by April 29th.

    Save the Date: Crawfish Boil – June 18th at 6:30 pm. Purchase your tickets @ Only $25 for All You Care To Eat Shrimp, Crawfish, Potatoes and Corn. All proceeds go to support this summer’s youth group mission trip. Children UNDER 8 are FREE. The event will be held in the gymnasium at HCLA, 100 Aero Lane, Sanford.

    Youth Mission Trip: July 16th – July 23rd – The youth group is going to Avery County,North Carolina and partnering with Habitat for Humanity. Cost to be determined but check out the new coffee shop to support the youth group!


    Youth & Children’s Ministry

    May 1 – Kids Church!!! 

    Kids K-5 Join Children’s Director Emily at 10 am in the Children’s Center!

    May 1-Youth Ministry 

    Join Youth Director Blake during the 9 am Education Hour

    Youth Group May 4th @ 6:30 p.m.

    Join Youth Director Blake and Pastor Chris upstairs in the youth room. 

    LCMS National Youth Gathering! – Next summer the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) is holding their National Youth Gathering in Houston Texas! This is a youth conference that our synod puts on in a different city every three years. For the first time in a long time, we will be sending a group to attend! This conference is for those currently in 8th grade to those in 12th grade. If this is something that you or your student(s) are interested in, please let me know! For more info click here

    L-Team News and Calendar*


    Adult Bible Study  9 a.m.
    Student Ministry 10 a.m.
    Sunday School 10 a.m. – upstairs in the Children’s Center with Emily

    A Fighting Chance 11:30 a.m. – The Studio with Will Zacharias
    Jiu Jitsu Club 12:10 p.m.- The Studio with Will Zacharias                                                            



    Men’s Bible Study 7 a.m. (Pastor Chris)

    Men’s Ministry 7:30 p.m.

    Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7 p.m.



    Wednesday Morning Bible Study 10:30 a.m. 
    Worship Team Practice 6:45 p.m. 



    Ladies Bible Study by LWML  will be Thursday, May  5th at 6:30 p.m.  For more information Sharon Shyrock ( 


    *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. 


    Volunteer Spotlight: Ushers and Communion Assistants

    Holy Cross has always had a faithful group of servants helping during the 8 am and 10 am service. We are need of more! Please see Pastor Matt if you can help with ushering or as a communion assistant.


    Announcements & Updates  

    There are some exciting things happening at youth group, and one of the most exciting things is that our youth group is growing! With growth, we are in need of small group adult leaders for both middle school and high school students. Being a small group leader is an incredible way to get involved in our church community as well as getting to know students who are the future of the Church! If you or somebody you know may be interested in being a part of what happens at Holy Cross on Wednesday nights, please let Blake know!

     VBS REGISTRATION IS OPEN – Go to        Only ONE week of VBS (Jun 6th – 10th), sign your child up early. If you would like to volunteer, register at this link  VOLUNTEER LINK

    Save the Date: Crawfish Boil – June 18th at 6:30 pm. Purchase your tickets @ Only $25 for All You Care To Eat Shrimp, Crawfish, Potatoes and Corn. All proceeds go to support this summer’s youth group mission trip. Children UNDER 8 are FREE.

    Job openings at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy

    Accepting resumes for the 2022-2023 School Year for the following positions: Secondary Math Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Secondary Language Arts Teacher, Part-Time Secondary Spanish Teacher, and Substitute Teachers. (Holy Cross Lutheran Academy offers employment opportunities to qualified individuals who desire to serve Christ  as well as the students, families, and staff of HCLA.) For more information go to

    Job openings at Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries

    Redeeming is hiring for two positions. Click Here   for more information!

    Metal Collection Notes:

    Aluminum cans and any other non-serviceable metals can be recycled. Two collection points are available: the blue box in the courtyard and the other is behind the dumpster inside the enclosure. All aluminum cans and any metal objects no longer serviceable are gladly accepted. 

    All donations are greatly appreciated for this worthy cause. Thank you! Contact Warren Jennison @321-377-8524 with any questions/comments about the ministry. All profits go to the youth. 

    Thrivent Scholarships:


    Communion is available in our in person services (1st and 3rd Sunday at 8am and 2nd & 4th Sunday at 10am). For those who are not able to get to a service or are not yet comfortable attending in person services, please contact the office or one of the pastors and we will be happy to make other arrangements. 

    Prayers of the Church

    Prayers of Thanksgiving

    Thankful for all the volunteers that have helped out with ushering and communion. We could not have done it without you all!

    Prayers of Comfort

    Wally Zentner –   passed away earlier this week. Prayers for the family. A reception will be held in the community center on May 15th, 1 pm – 4 pm. All are welcome to stop by.

    *Pray for all those suffering from coronavirus 

    General Prayers

    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

    Laken Binkley Jerry Hoffman John Myron
    Gary Brown Marlin Houser Bradford Plog
    Becky Burrell Alan Kimball Ivis Rodriquez
    Kyle Corbett Elizabeth Koob Wayne Scheussler
    Deb Fadool Rick Lembrich Karen Schlue
    Tosha Feldmann Lori Luedtke Debbie Shaffer
    Michael Francis Charaline Luna Gina Shaffer
    Pat Goodwine Jean Mactye Sue Stark
    Diane Gross Rick Mann Scott Williams
    Jerry Gross Kathy Morgan  Georgene Walden 
    Todd Haynes Eric Johnson Mary Lee Soyars


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

    Sunday Services at 8:00 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. in the Worship Center

    and Online on Facebook and YouTube/hclm

    Pastor Matt Wallis (

    Pastor Chris Johnson (     Facebook: