Isaiah 65:17-25, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:31-46



Current Sermon Series – Seasons: Doing Life Together

Church Service – November 22nd

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

What’s Going On

Happy Thanksgiving – 
~ No Oniline Bible Study on the 23rd
~ No Confirmation on the 25th
~ No Unscripted the 26th
~ The church office is closed the 26th & 27th
~ No Nursery or Children’s church on the 29th


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.

Drive Through Communion – Nov 29

A socially distant way to continue to receive the Lord’s Supper until we are all comfortable meeting again.

E3 New Member Class on Zoom – Dec 3

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

Cruise Through Christmas – Dec 11 & 12

Join us for another Holy Cross Lake Mary Experience as you drive through thousands of Christmas lights for an experience like no other. Twinkling lights, dancing trees and a starry night await you. It’s safe, FREE, fun for the whole family. Registration at is recommended to reserve your time slot.

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

Lower Campus K-5 in Need of Aftercare Teacher

Background check required and CPR required. DCF training started. Position is 3 PM – 6 PM Mon thru Fri. Begins January 2021. Please email Jessica Binkley at

Preschool and VPK in need of Substitute Teachers

Must have 45 hours of DCF training on transcript to apply. Background check and CPR required. Please email Jessica Binkley at

Nursery Volunteers needed

Does working with young children make you feel young again? You may be the right person to help our nursery director by volunteering for an occasional Sunday. You get to make your own schedule and student volunteers can earn community service hours for helping. For more information talk to Carolyn Zacharias in the nursery between 9am-11am on Sundays.

Artificial Christmas Trees Needed

Donate your unused artificial Christmas trees and outdoor decorations to the church for the upcoming Cruise Through Christmas. Donations can be left in the Narthex or brought directly to the office no later than December 6th.

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.

Angel 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. After taking a tag and shopping, please place unwrapped gifts with item tag taped to it under the tree. Please drop off any gift cards that may be requested directly with Grace Chewning or in the office. Items are due Dec 17th, you make keep the ornament.

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:

  • Dec 4 – Brass Band of Central Florida
  • Jan 23 – Orlando Concert Band
  • Feb 13 – UCF Symphony

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

Prayers of thanksgiving for a loving and supportive church and for families and friends.

Prayers of Comfort

The family and friends of Delores Thompson (Pastor Matt’s Grandma) who passed away on Tuesday

The family and friends of Scott Gable who is being sent home for Hospice

Prayers of Healing 

Brenda prayers for healing from several health issues

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

For all those suffering from coronavirus.

General Prayer

Prayers for John Celano as he begins his career in the Army as he heads to Fort Benning for basic

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

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Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (     Facebook: