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 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 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
Church Garage Sale – Nov 7
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.
Announcements & Updates
The Alter Guilde is looking for a few good volunteers. For more information or to sign up reach out to Chris Jennison at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
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.
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 (email@example.com)
Pastor Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (email@example.com)