Psalm 139:13-16, Romans 12:3-8, Matthew 8:21-35
Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity
Current Sermon Series – E3 – Encounter, Engage, Embody
Church Service – November 8th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Online or In Person Services – Sunday at 8:00 am for traditional service or 10:00 am for contemporary
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 hclm.org/give 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
E3 New Member Class – Nov 1, 8, 15
Church Garage Sale – THIS SATURDAY Nov 7
Voters Meeting – Nov 15
When: Sunday, November 15th at Noon
Where: Zoom (Link will be posted at hclm.org/voters)
- 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
They will need:
3 people from 12-4pm
7 people from 12:45-4pm
Others to help in the distribution warehouse during that time.
Middle School Youth Group – November 22nd
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!
HCLM Christmas Event Coming – Dec 11th & 12th
Announcements & Updates
The Altar Guilde is looking for a few good volunteers. For more information or to sign up reach out to Chris Jennison at email@example.com
St. Luke’s Concert Series
St. Luke’s is doing their concert series virtually this year. Go to sllcs.org/concert-series 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
Paul Hoyer as he celebrates his birthday on 11/8
For all who donated to or helped with the Church Rummage Sale
Prayers of Comfort
The family and friends of Dan McHoul as he passed away from a heart attack
The family and friends of Justin as he passed away from COVID recently
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
Irene 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
Justin prayers for healing from COVID
For all those suffering from coronavirus.
For the Family of Nicole – that they can find the right council who will guide them through their struggles and for financial peace for them through this process
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
“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
Pastor Matt Wallis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)