Genesis 1:26-31, Acts 9:1-19, John 4:46-54

Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity


Current Sermon Series – Seasons: Doing Life Together

Church Service – November 1st

Current sermon series, Seasons: Doing Life Together! As we move into a new church season, we also move into a new season in our lives and in how we are dealing with the current pandemic. We welcome you home to do life together with your family here at Holy Cross.  The readings will be about the life of Christ and the ongoing life of the church as we relate them to our ongoing lives during this challenging season.  Please join us here or online, at 8:00am or 10:00am, for Doing Life Together!

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 and our contemporary 10 AM service. Nursery is located in the back of the former preschool

What’s Going On

E3 New Member Class – Nov 1, 8, 15

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. Our next installment will be held built into the Sunday Morning Bible Study during education hour from 9am-10am over the course of three weeks.
Intended for those who are looking to join the church, but open to everyone who wants to spend some time getting to know one another, learning (or relearning) 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 Packing – Nov 4

Join us in the community center from 6PM-7:30PM as we pack the bags of Thanksgiving food to send over to the Sharing Center.
Masks are required.

Church Garage Sale – Nov 7

Holy Cross is having a garage sale to raise money to support the church and to purge some of the items that have been floating around the church for a while that we no longer use, including the toys and supplies from the former preschool. We have three rooms of toys, preschool furniture, art supplies, kids books, tools, kitchen items, household items, and more! The church has not cut back on it’s community contributions during COVID and all proceeds go being able to keep HCLM supporting the community as we always have. Volunteers are also needed to help work the garage sale on Nov 5-9. Email for more information on volunteering.

Voters Meeting – Nov 15

When: Sunday, November 15th at Noon

Where: Zoom (Link will be posted at


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

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.

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

HCLM Christmas Event Coming – Dec 11th & 12th

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

Announcements & Updates

You’re Invited

The Altar Guilde is looking for a few good volunteers. For more information or to sign up reach out to Chris Jennison at

Thanksgiving Baskets Donations Needed

We’re near the end of our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and still have a long way to go to meet our goal, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Financial donations have been received to cover about 1/3 of the Publix gift cards, that means we still need about $1500 to cover the cost of these which are used to purchase a turkey or a ham. Also needed: INSTANT MASHED POTATOES & GRAVY MIX, STUFFING MIX, CRANBERRIES, YAMS, GREENBEANS, CORN, CANNED PUMPKIN, PIE FILLING, COFFEE, GRAHAM CRACKER PIE CRUSTS, CANNED EVAPORATED MILK, JIFFY CORN BREAD MIX. Wednesday, November 4th, at the packing party is the final date for the collection, thanks for your help! 

Ladies Weekly Bible Study 

The Ladies Weekly Bible Study is meeting at the church again on Wednesdays in the Community Center each week from 6:30-8:30pm. This is the same time as Confirmation classes, so hopefully more ladies will be able to join as their kids are in Confirmation. We will be practicing social distancing and using masks as we are required to still do so to help keep us all safe. The Bible study planned will be led by Christine Jennison and is entitled “Wrapped up in Psalms”. There will still be some ladies joining online as well so if that is a better fit for you email Sharon Shyrock at for further information.

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

Linda Weiler for remission from cancer

The Shadick Family for the birth of Cayden on October 23rd

For all the people who so generously donated to the Thanksgiving Baskets.

Prayers of Comfort

Prayers of comfort for the Friends and Family of Sally Lowd as she passed away Oct 21

Prayers of comfort for the Friends and Family of Dan Krebs who passes away 

Prayers of Healing 

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

Justin prayers for healing from COVID

Joan (sister of Jean Carlson) prayers for cancer free results from tests conducted this week

Jacob Shyrock prayers for full healing from recent eye surgery

For all those suffering from coronavirus.

General Prayer

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

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