Exodus 15:1-10, Ephesians 4:1-6, Luke14:1-11

Seventeenth Sunday of Trinity


Church Service – September 26, 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
Monday Night Bible Study @ 5:30pm on Facebook- A walk through the book of Psalms with Pastor Matt and Pastor Chris 
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

September 29- Youth Group

Middle and High School students join Youth Director Blake from 6PM to 8PM in the Youth Center. Invite your griends!

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! We will be having an interest meeting NEXT WEDNESDAY (sept. 29th) after youth group. This is going to be a quick informational meeting that won’t take long, I am just wanting to get information out to those interested. To learn more about the gathering head over to: 

***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! 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.

October 5- Divine Dollies

1st Tuesday luncheon. 11;30 AM,  4520 FL-46, Sanford, FL 32771.  RSVP by 10-3 to Geri Frick, 847-770-3086, geriff@msn.com

October 12- 2nd Tuesday Lunch Bunch

“Meet to eat” on October 12, 11:30 a.m., at Outback Steakhouse, 180 Hickman Dr., Sanford. RSVP to Sharon Gilbert by 10-10 at sligilbert@hotmail.com, 407-782-0017.

October 23- Trunk or Treat!

Trunk ‘r Treat will in person this year. We will need trunks and candy.  Please leave candy donations in the cart located in the Narthex or drop off at the office during the week. Click here to register a trunk, to volunteer, or to attend. 


November 7th- Oktoberfest (and Pastor Matt’s rescheduled 10 year celebration)

1:00 Pm at HCLM on 11/7. We are in need of hosts to help prepare and serve food. Please email Nicole (nicole@hclm.org) if you’re able to help.

November 14th- Sofa & Suds

Come out and support our HCLM team, 2:00 PM in Downtown Sanford at this fun, family friendly outdoor event. 

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


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)


Shadetree Garage (1st and 3rd Thursday only) (Will Zacharias or Pastor Matt)

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

We need trunks for trunk ‘r treat. Register on the website (hclm.org/trunk)

Candy donations can be made in the Narthex.

Childcare is now available in the nursery at 9AM for children 4 and under. Nursery at 10am is available for children 2 and under. 


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 the Church


Prayers of Thanksgiving

Thankful to serve alongside our church family at our family serve day. 

Thanksgiving for Isaiah Hench’s full recovery from COVID. 

Prayers of Healing 

Kelly Kutcher- Prayers post surgery healing. 

Brandon Nielsen- Praying for a job in Sanford so the family can relocate. 

Carol Evans- In ICU with Covid. Pray for healing and restoration. 

Karen Lorenz- Continued prayers for healing after surgery. 

Naadira Speth-  Pray God’s healing as she continues to battle Covid in the hospital. 

Lorraine Chavez- Pray for healing, salvation, financial blessings and security.

Charaline Luna- As she begins radiation therapy on the 14th. 

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

Steven Babcock Michelle Grass Jean Mactye
Laken Binkley Reilly Grass Rick Mann
Nick Brando Dana Grimes Kathy Morgan 
Gary Brown Diane Gross John Myron
Keith Brown Jerry Gross Bradford Plog
Becky Burrell Todd Haynes Ivy Rodriquez
Kyle Corbett Jerry Hoffman Anita Roehl
Deb Fadool Steve Homan Wayne Scheussler
Tosha Feldmann Marlin Houser Karen Schlue
David Fleischer Eric Johnston Debbie Shaffer
Jim Foster Alan Kimball Gina Shaffer
Michael Francis Elizabeth Koob Sue Stark 
Theresa Gomber Rick Lembrich Martin Summ
Patt Goodwine Lori Luedtke Allyn Williams
Charaline Luna Scott Williams


“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