Exodus 34:1-8,Colossians 1:9-14, Matthew 9:18-26

Twenty Fourth Sunday of Trinity


Church Service – November 14, 2021

The New Normal
We 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 prayer@hclm.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 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 14-  Sunday School

Calling all kids in  K-5! Join Children’s Director Emily for a fun, interactive time of learning and fellowship. This week we are learning about “Contentment through Jesus”. Join us as we dive into being thankful for what we have. We can’t wait to see you at Kid’s Church!

November 14- Youth Ministry

Join Blake for our Education Hour 9AM-10:00AM.

November 17 – Youth Group 

Middle and High School students join Youth Director Blake from 6PM to 8PM  in the Youth Center. 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 RetreatWe 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! The cost is $165 per student. If interested in joining us contact Blake soon. Spaces are filling up!

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.

Ongoing L-Teams:


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)

Christine Jennison(jennisons2000@aol.com)

or Sharon Shyrock (ssshyrock@yahoo.com). 

Announcements & Updates

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! 

The Sharing Center is looking for groups to help with Christmas Food Distribution. There will be morning and afternoon shifts available December 16th and 17th. It’s a great opportunity for a group of friends or an L-Team to serve together. Email Dawn Marie Ferrante  DawnMarie.Ferrante@thesharingcenter.org if interested. Contact her soon. Spaces fill up quickly. 

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

We cannot say enough how thankful we are for each and every person in this church. Thank You for giving us the opportunity to serve Your community along side our brothers and sisters over the last few weeks. 

Prayers of the Church

Tonya Couture-  Currently hospitalized at University of Michigan Hospital with Covid. Pray for complete recovery. 

Carrie Curtis Hale- Just diagnosed with breast cancer. Has just had surgery and is soon to start chemotherapy. Pray for healing. 

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 

General Prayers

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 (mwallis@hclm.org)

Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

www.hclm.org     Facebook: facebook.com/lakemarychurch