Isaiah 12:1-6, James 1:16-21, John 16:5-15

Fifth Sunday of Easter


Current Sermon Series – Renew: A Lenten Series


Church Service – May 2

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
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 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

Monday Night Online Bible Study Resumes

Join Pastor Matt and Pastor Chris Monday nights at 5:30 on Facebook and YouTube as they continue to walk through the Psalms

May 16 – Graduate Sunday

HCLM is proud of all of the graduates in our congregation and would like to recognize their hard work during services on May 16.
To Register your High School or College Graduate to be recognized at

May 16 – Confirmation Sunday

Our second year confirmation students will be confirmed during the 10am service. Please join us to welcome them officially to the church and congratulate them for all of their hard work over the past two years.

May 16 – Voters Meeting

There is an upcoming Voter’s Meeting at 3pm in the Worship Center on May 16th

May 23 – Middle School Youth Group End of Year Party

All students in 6th-8th grade are invited to join us from 5pm-7pm on May 23 for our LAST Middle School Youth Night of this school year. We’ve been so blessed to be able to get together and we can’t wait to end the year with a party to celebrate our kids.

Jun 7-11 & 14-18 Vacation Bible School 

Holy Cross 2021 VBS is coming! We are doing TWO WEEKS of VBS from June 7-11 and June 14-18. Registration is now open and space is limited. Visit for full details.

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

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.

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.

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 Bible Study 7am (Pastor Chris)
Men’s Ministry 7:30pm

Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7pm

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 –

Shadetree Garage (1st and 3rd Thursday only) (Will Zacharias or Pastor Matt)

Announcements & Updates

May 15 – Sharing Center 35th Birthday Bash

The Sharing Center is celebrating their 35th Birthday at Reiter Park in Longwood 10am-3pm on May 15th. There will be love concerts from local churches, vendor shopping, Boutique pop-up, food trucks, and more!

Now through June 4 – Pregnancy Baby Bottle Campaign

Pick up a baby bottle from the Narthex during the month of May (while supplies last), take it home, fill it with money, pray for the clients of the Pregnancy Center, and return it to the church to help the Pregnancy Center with their mission helping pregnant women in need. Return the bottle to the church to the office on Sunday or 9am-4pm Mon-Thurs before June 4th.

LCS is Hiring

LCS is looking for a part-time front desk receptionist. The job will consist of answering phones, scheduling and checking on clients. If you are interested in joining a professional staff who offer a variety of mental health services, and want to help those in need go to

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 to get rental information and schedule a tour today.

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 for additional information and to provide your contact information. You may also call 407-936-3636.

    Prayers of the Church 

    Prayers of Thanksgiving

    For successful pancreas surgery for Danny Jackson last week

    Prayers of Comfort

    For the Friends and Family of Linda Weiler as he passed away on the 22nd

    Prayers of Remembrance

    Mary James Hazel (Altar flowers given in loving memory of Mary by Kathleen Kassover)

    Prayers of Healing 

    Chris Jennisen prayers for full healing and return of mobility after her hand surgery this week

    John Mackin prayer for healing from COVID

    Georgene Walden prayers for complete healing and comfort after doctors found a tumor on pancreas which had already spread

    Sue Stark has been diagnosed with cancer. Prayers for healing and peace through her treatments and surgery

    Tim Stark prayers for healing from heart issues and the doctors to lead him to a full recovery

    Danny Jackson prayers for full healing from surgery and all pancreas related issues

    Antonio Rosario prayers for a good outcome from thyroid nodules biopsy

    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, a return to normal after COVID, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.

    Prayers for Healing from Cancer

    Steven Babcock

    Laken Binkley

    Richard Bills

    Robert Bowes

    Nick Brando

    Dennis Breglia

    Keith Brown

    Texann Buck

    Becky Burrell

    Andrea Clark

    Kyle Corbett

    Leo Cybulski

    Deb Fadool

    Tosha Feldmann

    Shirley Firestone

    Jim Foster

    Sherry Fox

    Michael Francis

    Ron Fredrickson

    Pat Goodwine

    Dana Grimes

    Theresa Gomber

    Michelle Grass

    Reilly Grass

    Diane Gross

    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

    Bradford Plog

    Paul Queck

    Ivis Rodriguez

    Karen Schlue

    Debbie Shaffer

    Gina Shaffer

    Walter Schaffer

    Tina Smith

    Dave Springmann

    Martin Summ

    Hector Vazquez

    Allyn Williams

    Scott Williams



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