Proverbs 8:11-22, Romans 15:5-7, Luke 15:8-10

Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity


Current Sermon Series – E3 – Encounter, Engage, Embody

Church Service – November 15th

Current sermon series, E3 – Encounter, Engage, Embody. We are taking a quick break from our Doing Life Together Sermon Series to revisit what it means to have relationship with Christ and what it means to be a part of Holy Cross. We will be discussing how we Encounter, Engage, and Embody not only our church, but what it means to be a follower of Christ.  Please join us here or online, at 8:00am or 10:00am, for E3

How to Stay Connected When You’re not 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 
Unscripted Live – Thursdays at 1:30 on YouTube and Facebook – Unscripted chat with the Pastors and special guests 
Drive Through Communion – the fourth Sunday of each month from 11:30 am -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 8:00 am for traditional service or 10:00 am for contemporary

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 9:00-10:00 AM. 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. The groups of seating has returned to rows. We still 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.

Nursery is open!

The church nursery is open to kids under three or not potty trained during education hour (9 AM) and our contemporary 10 AM service. Nursery is located in the back of the former preschool

What’s Going On

Voters Meeting – Nov 15

When: Sunday, November 15th at Noon

Where: Zoom (Link is posted at


    • Present Budget
    • Departmental Update
    • Election of SELC Delegates
    • One Campus Initiative with renderings

Family Serve – Road Cleanup – Sun. November 15

Road Clean-up rescheduled. Join us to make a noticeable impact on our community by joining us for this fun family event. We will meet at Greenwood Lakes Park (between Lake Mary High School and the Library) at 4pm and then walk Longwood Lake Mary Road picking up garbage. If we have a big enough group, we should be done pretty quickly and then can go enjoy dinner on the patio at Beth’s Burger Bar. Talk to Pastor Chris if you have any questions.

E3 New Member Class on Zoom – Nov 19

Join Pastor Matt 5:30-8:30 over Zoom for our new member class. Our E3 class is designed for anyone wishing to become a new member or seeking to learn more about who we are as a church. Intended for those who are looking to join the church, spend some time getting to know one another, learning who we are as a church and what we believe ,and discovering your gifts and how you can put them into practice within your church.
Email Pastor Matt at with questions or RSVP at

Thanksgiving Food Distribution – Fri November 20

The Sharing Center is looking for volunteers aged 16+ to help distribute their Thanksgiving Food bags to those in need. Visit the “tickets” link to sign up (it’s free).
They will need:
3 people from 12-4pm
7 people from 12:45-4pm
Others to help in the distribution warehouse during that time.
This is a great way for us to give back to our community and support those in need. To Register to come go to the event page on Facebook or email

LWML Mite Box – Nov 15

Bring your change for the Mite Box to help with missions

Middle School Youth Group – November 22

We have really enjoyed getting to know many of our middle school youth over the past couple of youth group meetings. All 6th-8th graders are invited to join us for our next installment on Sunday November 22nd in the youth room from 5-7 PM for more games, food , and devotion. Feel free to bring a friend, we can’t wait to see you all!

Holy Cross Disc Golf Outing – Nov 22

The Holy Cross Disc Golf L-Team will be meeting on Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 PM for another disk golf outing. Everyone is welcome to come, no experience necessary. Contact Cary Hays at for details.

Christmas Decorating for the Church – Nov 28

Come join in the fun of decorating the sanctuary for Christmas. We will be starting at 9:00 AM.

Cruise Through Christmas – Dec 11 & 12

Save the date (one of them). More information to come.

Christmas Eve Services – Dec 24

Services will be at 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 11:00 pm. Registration is required to ensure that we can properly social distance. For more information visit

Announcements & Updates

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”

Ladies Bible Study – Every Wednesday

There will be a new Ladies Bible Study starting on this Wednesday on the book of Ecclesiastes. They ladies meet each Wednesday upstairs in the Children’s Center at 6:30pm. All ladies are welcome.

Angle Trees are Coming

Keep watch in the Narthex, Angle Trees will be going up very soon to benefit the Boys & Girls Club, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Redeeming Life, and Pet Rescue by Judy

St. Luke’s Concert Series

St. Luke’s is doing their concert series virtually this year. Go to for more information. Here are their upcoming shows:

  • Nov 21 – UCF Symphony Orchestra
  • Dec 4 – Brass Band of Central Florida
  • Jan 23 – Orlando Concert Band

Giving In the Corona Virus Era

The CARES Act allows for an additional, “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts made in cash of up to $300. If you are not itemizing on your 2020 taxes, you can claim this new deduction. If you itemize, charitable contributions are 100% deductible up to your Adjusted Gross Income(AGI).

Additionally, people as young as 59 1/2 may contribute proceeds from an IRA up to 100% of their Adjusted Gross Income(AGI) without tax or penalty under the CARES act. As always, please consult your financial advisor.

Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

For all who helped with Thanksgiving Baskets. We were able to provide 220 complete meals to the Sharing Center plus eight additional boxes of miscellaneous food for their pantry.

Prayers of Comfort

The Hertko family as Paul’s uncle passed away

Harry Bancroft and family as Harry is in hospice and has been given his last rites.

Prayers of Healing 

Nick Brando prayers for good outcome and full recovery from prostate cancer surgery this week

Derek Olson prayers for complete healing from COVID

Eileen Burns (Charlie Burns Mother) 92 and tested positive for COVID

Theresa Gomber (Sister to Pat Ciullo) for complete healing from the cancer which has returned

Ryan Lorenz prayers for complete restoration of health

Ian  (Grandson of the Jennison’s) diagnosed with Type1 Diabetes, prayers for healing and learning how to handle it

Sammy and Kevin Hudson prayers for full healing after a motorcycle accident

For all those suffering from coronavirus.

General Prayer

We pray today for our nation – for healing, that it can be united and peaceful after a hard embattled political season.

We pray today for our church – that the body of Christ would look to Him for comfort and restoration among the fear and chaos of our world.

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Barbara Bechtold

Laken Binkley

Robert Bowes

Dennis Breglia

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Andrea Clark

Jenny Colen

Kyle Corbett

Leo Cybulski

Deb Fadool

Tosha Feldmann

Shirley Firestone

Carla Ford

Jim Foster

Michael Francis

Ron Frederickson

Pat Goodwine

Michelle Grass

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

David Haynes

Steve Homan

Joy Hostler

Marlin Houser

Karen Kalich

Alan Kimball

Elizabeth Koob

Rick Lembrick

Sally Lowd

Lori Luedtke

Charaline Luna

Jean Mactye

Leslie Pilz

Paul Queck

Martin Rodriguez

Karen Schlue

Debbie Shaffer

Gina Shaffer

Tina Smith

Martin Summ

Hector Vazquez

Linda Weiler

Allyn Williams

Scott Williams

Etta Woodruff

Charles Zahn


“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

and Online on Facebook and YouTube/hclm

Pastor Matt Wallis (

Pastor Chris Johnson (

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (     Facebook: