Exodus 31:12-17, Philippians 3:17-21, Matthew 22:15-22
Twenty Third Sunday of Trinity
Church Service – November 7, 2021
The New NormalWe will journey through Exodus with God‘s people as they move from slavery to freedom. While this transition was ultimately good it also included its own set of challenges. Much like what we are going through now, they had to learn to adapt as they adjusted to The New Normal.
How to Stay Connected Until You’re 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:
Prepare for Sunday Services – worship song set lists, scripture readings, and questions for deeper thinking will be posted throughout the week on Facebook and Instagram
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 8:00am for traditional service or 10:00am for contemporary
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”
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
We 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.
Upcoming Events and Activities
November 9th- Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch
meet/greet/eat at 11:30 AM at Filomena’s; 3590 N. 17-92, Lake Mary 32746. RSVP to Gayle Curtis, email@example.com or (407-314-5388) by 11/7.
November 7th- Oktoberfest (and Pastor Matt’s rescheduled 10 year celebration)
1:00 Pm at HCLM on 11/7 followed by the Voter’s Meeting.
November 10- Thanksgiving Baskets
11:30 AM- Organize Thanksgiving Basket items. This will take place directly after 10:30 Bible Study in the Community Center.
6-8 PM- Assemble 200 Thanksgiving Baskets with the youth group (in the Community Center). We would love additional volunteers.
November 13- Singing through the Storm
LWML Fall Rally. Our Gifts from the Heart speaker will be Sharleen Jespersen of Days for Girls International. They will be collecting dark, thin, COTTON washcloths for their personal hygiene kits. Please put donations in the purple LWML bin.
November 14th- Sofa & Suds
Come out and support our HCLM team, 2:00 PM in Downtown Sanford.
Youth & Children’s Ministry
November 7- Sunday School
Calling all kids in K-5! Join Children’s Director Emily for a fun, interactive time of learning and fellowship. We can’t wait to see you there! 9Am in the Children’s Center
November 7- Youth Ministry
Join Blake for our Education Hour 9AM-10:00AM.
November 10 – Youth Group Service Project
Middle and High School students join Youth Director Blake from 6PM to 8PM in the Community Center to help bag up Thanksgiving dinners for those in need. Invite your friends!
LCMS National Youth Gathering! – Next summer the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) is holding their National Youth Gathering in Houston Texas! This is a youth conference that our synod puts on in a different city every three years. For the first time in a long time, we will be sending a group to attend! This conference is for those currently in 8th grade to those in 12th grade. If this is something that you or your student(s) are interested in, please let me know! For more info click here
***Upcoming High School Winter Retreat– We had such a great time this summer at Lake Yale that this January we are going back! January 14-17 we will be holding a High School Winter Retreat (9th-12th grade) and we would love to have your high schooler(s) join us! We are figuring out the finer details but will keep you posted once we get those locked in! In the meantime, if your student(s) is interested in joining us, please let me know.
L-Team News and Calendar
If you are interested in starting an L-Team or your existing L-Team has resumed, please reach out to the office or one of the pastors.
Adult Bible Study 9am
Student Ministry 9am – upstairs in the Youth Center with Blake
Sunday School 9am – upstairs in the Children’s Center with Emily
A Fighting Chance 11:30 AM- The Studio with Will Zacharias
Jiu Jitsu Club 12:10 PM- The Studio with Will Zacharias
Men’s Bible Study 7am (Pastor Chris)
Men’s Ministry 7:30pm
Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7pm
Wednesday Morning Bible Study 10:30am (PastorMatt)
Worship Team Practice 6:45pm (Chris Kutcher)
Ladies Bible Study by LWML 6:30pm (Sharon Shyrock or Chris Jennison)
or Sharon Shyrock (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Announcements & Updates
If you are planning on or able to make a Thanksgiving Basket donation we will be collecting until NOVEMBER 7TH. Shopping lists are always available on the Sharing Center donation table if you want to shop for one (or a few) complete meals for a family.
Oktoberfest is Sunday November 7th. Please plan on joining us in the afternoon for a time of celebration and fellowship.
Veterans- We would love the opportunity to honor you next Sunday 11/14 at both servies. Please plan to attend so we can recognize you for your service.
Starting December 5th Children’s Church (Sunday School) will move to the 10:00 hour in conjunction with the contemporary service. Please plan on dropping any kids K-5 at the Children’s Center Sunday 12/5 and then join us in the Worship Center for the service!
Thrivent Action Team Grants are available to help make community projects a success. The Application process is simple and only require that volunteers participate and must fall into one of the three categories; Fundraiser, Educational Event, or Service Project. Click here for more information or to apply.
Communion is available in our in person services (1st and 3rd Sunday at 8am and 2nd & 4th Sunday at 10am). For those who are not able to get to a service or are not yet comfortable attending in person services, please contact the office or one of the pastors and we will be happy to make other arrangements.
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Thank you for the opportuity to celebrate Reformation Sunday in person with our Church family. We are thankful for the ability to come together as a community for a time of fellowship.
Prayers of the Church
Georgene Walden- Experiencing a multitude of medical issues. Prayers for a resolution of issues negatively impacting her life.
Frank Moreland- Currently on a ventilator with Covid. Praying for complete recovery.
John McCarraher- John is out of the ICU but is still in the hospital. Please continue to pray for his healing and recovery from Covid. His family is waiting for 2 negative Covid tests so that they can go visit him.
Pray for all those suffering from coronavirus
We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials; we pray that He would bring peace to the world, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
|Laken Binkley||Todd Haynes||John Myron|
|Gary Brown||Jerry Hoffman||Bradford Plog|
|Becky Burrell||Steve Homan||Ivis Rodriquez|
|Kyle Corbett||Marlin Houser||Anita Roehl|
|Deb Fadool||Jeanette Karon+||Wayne Scheussler|
|Tosha Feldmann||Alan Kimball||Karen Schlue|
|David Fleischer||Elizabeth Koob||Debbie Shaffer|
|Jim Foster||Rick Lembrich||Gina Shaffer|
|Michael Francis||Lori Luedtke||David Springman|
|Patt Goodwine||Charaline Luna||Sue Stark|
|Diane Gross||Jean Mactye||Georgene Walden|
|Jerry Gross||Rick Mann||Scott Williams|
|Dana Grimes||Kathy Morgan|
“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
Pastor Matt Wallis (email@example.com)
Pastor Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)