Current Sermon Series: Seasons: Doing Life Together

Isaiah 55:1-9, Ephesians 5:15-21, Matthew 22:1-14

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity


Current Sermon Series – Seasons: Doing Life Together

Church Service – October 25th

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

Drive Through Communion – Sunday Oct. 25 11:30-12:00


Mite Box Sunday in Church – Sunday Oct 25

Bring your change

Middle School Youth Group Oct. 25

Middle School Youth Group will meet again on Sunday October 25th from 5-7pm in the youth room. Games, dinner, and devotion will fill the night with fun. Feel free to invite a friend to join you as this event is open to all students currently in 6th-8th grade.

MUG (Mothers Under Grace) – Oct. 28

Come join other moms of school aged kids for a time of supportive love, encouragement, and coffee. Our kick-off meeting is October 28th at 10am in the Community Center. Contact Nicole Dickinson (561-358-5880) or Kelly Kutcher (386-804-6812) for more information.

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

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 toys and supplies from the former preschool. If you have items around your house that you are looking to purge, please consider donating to the church for the purpose of the sale, please feel free to bring them between October 26th and November 5th. If you have large items or a large donation that you need to have out of your house prior to then, please call the church to workout the details. 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.

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

Announcements & Updates

Your Invited

The Alter 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

Turkey time is right around the corner and we need lots more donations to meet our goal!  This week we are collecting Graham Cracker Pie Crust, Canned Pie Filling, Canned Pumpkin, and Ground Coffee. We still need lots of Instant Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Packets, Stuffing Mix, Cranberries, Yams, and Canned Vegetables. We have about 30% of the donations needed, please look for BOGO’s and warehouse deals.  Also needed are financial donations to cover the $10 gift card that each family receives to purchase a Ham or Turkey.  Sunday, November 1st, 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.

AARP Virtual Classes

AARP is now offering most of their classes online. From their Driver Safety Class, Smart Driver Technology Class, We Need to Talk program, and CarFit, they all are offering a virtual option now. For more information contact the office.

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 the people who so generously donated supplies or their time to help us with Trunk R Treat this year. We could not have done it without you.

For our pastors, especially during this month of pastor appreciation, for all they do and sacrifice for us

Prayers of Comfort

Sally Lowd  prayers of comfort for her and her family as she is put into hospice and will be with the Lord soon

For all who are grieving, that God will help them find comfort in those He surrounds us with and in His word

Prayers of Healing 

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

Allyn Williams prayers for recovery from surgery and that they were able to remove all of the cancer

Diego Olvera (cousin of Cynthia Rame) full recovery from surgery to fix brain aneurysm

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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