Newsletter October 16, 2022
Genesis 32: 22-30; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
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 email email@example.com.
Online or In Person Services – Sunday at 8:00 a.m. for traditional service or 10:00 a.m. for contemporary
Holy Cross Lake Mary Podcast – You can now listen to our sermons through our new podcast on iTunes or Spotify. Please check it out and subscribe! 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. We also have a text to give option at 407.901.0877
Upcoming Events and Activities
Lunch Bunch – The Third Tuesday Lunch Bunch will be meeting at 4th street Bar & Grill on October 18th at 11:30 am. RSVP to Geri Frick at 847-770-3086, firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Hartpence at 407-268-9789
Ladies Yoga – Calling all ladies! Please come join us for ladies yoga. We usually meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the studio (behind the mean bean). However this month we will not meet on the 17th but on the 24th. There is a $10 donation requested. Amber Williams is our yoga instructor. Any questions please contact her at Rdh.email@example.com
Thanksgiving Donations – Turkey Time is right around the corner and we need a lot more donations to meet our goal! The last items on the list are Cookie Mixes, Cake Mixes and canned Frosting. We still need lots of Instant Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Packets, Cranberries, and Canned Vegetables. We have about 30% of the donations needed, please look for BOGO’s and warehouse deals. This week we are collecting boxes of Mac & Cheese and Dinner Rolls. Also needed are financial donations to cover the $15 gift card that each family receives to purchase a Ham or Turkey. Sunday, November 4th is the final date for the collection, thanks for your help! You can also donate online at hclm.org/tg
Pastor Appreciation Month – Happy Pastor Appreciation month to our wonderful Pastors Matt and Chris! Thank you for all the ways you lead and guide our church
Lutheran Haven Flea Market – Saturday October 22nd from 8am – 2pm there will be a flea market with food and all kinds of clothing and collectibles! The address is 2041 W. State Road 426 Oviedo FL 32765
Trunk R Treat – The 13th annual Trunk R Treat is two weeks away! We are looking for 25-30 trunks this year. Let us know if you have a creative Trunk idea or register at https://hclm.org/trunk/ – we are also accepting candy donations at the church. There will be a costume contest, food and drinks. See you on October 29th!
Oktoberfest – Our annual Reformation Oktoberfest will be on October 30th! There will be beers brats and other snacks as well as live music starting at 1:00. We will also be holding the voter’s meeting during Oktoberfest. If you’re unavailable to volunteer for Trunk R Treat and want to help out with this please let us know!
Church Christmas Decoration – On November 26th from 9 am to 11am we will be decorating the church. This is a great opportunity for anyone who likes to decorate to help out. Let’s work together to beautify our church for the Christmas season. Any questions, email Christine Jennison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies Christmas Social – Please mark your calendars for December 8th at 6:30 pm. Plan to bring a dessert or appetizer and share in a fellowship. More details to follow. Any questions, email Sharon Shyrock at email@example.com
LWML Mite Box Collection – The 4th Sunday of every month is Mite Sunday. The Mission grants are behind by thousands of dollars for the FL-GA district. Please remember to start filling your boxes! The LWML mites collected each month benefit many wonderful projects. Please remember to keep collecting your mites. If you need additional mite boxes, etc., please contact Christine Jennison.
Youth & Children’s Ministry
Kids K-5 Join Children’s Director Emily at 10 am in the Children’s Center! Great News, the kid’s church is growing, and Emily could use your help on Sunday’s. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist.
Join Youth Director Blake during the 9 am Community hang out at the Mean Bean Coffee Shop.
Confirmation Classes are currently happening after Sunday Services from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Youth Group has returned to Wednesday nights with Blake from 6pm-7:30pm, email Blake at email@example.com with any questions!
There are some exciting things happening at youth group, and one of the most exciting things is that our youth group is growing! With growth, we need small group adult leaders for both middle school and high school students. Being a small group leader is an incredible way to get involved in our church community as well as getting to know students who are the future of the Church! If you or somebody you know may be interested in being a part of what happens at Holy Cross on Wednesday nights, please let Blake know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
L-Team News and Calendar*
Adult Bible Study 9 a.m.
Community Hang Out 9 a.m.
Kid’s Church 10 a.m. – upstairs in the Children’s Center with Emily
Confirmation 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ladies Book Club (4th Monday only) 7 p.m.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study 10:30 a.m.
Youth Ministry 6:00 p.m.
Worship Team Practice 6:45 p.m.
Ladies Bible Study by LWML will meet in the coffee shop “The Mean Bean” at HCLM every Thursday at 6:30pm. For more information Sharon Shyrock (email@example.com).
Thank you to Bob Bieber for being so helpful within the church. Bob is the tireless champion for Holy Cross in it’s support of the mission. From cleaning up a yard for a Senior to setting up a playground. You are a great blessing to others!
Holy Cross has always had a faithful group of servants helping during the 8 am and 10 am service. We need more! Please see Pastor Matt or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help with ushering or as a communion assistant.
Announcements & Updates
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Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Baby Krauss – There will be a new bundle of joy coming early April 2023! Pray for health for the mom and baby
Prayers of Comfort
Rick Duplantis – Please pray for the family of Rick Duplantis as he recently passed. There will be a celebration of life for Rick on November 5th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the community center. Friends of the family are welcome to this formal gathering and remembering. It will be Florida dress code/casual attire, if you would like to attend please RSVP to email@example.com or reach her at (407) 257-9918
Prayers of Healing
Lynn – Lynn had knee surgery this past week, please pray for a speedy recovery
We pray today for our nation and our world. We pray for those impacted by the hurricane. We ask that God would be with all our leaders and elected officials – we pray that he would bring an end to violence and peace to the world
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
|Alan Kimball||Austin Chen||Becky Burrell|
|Bradford Plog||Bruce Asher||Chris Kendall|
|Deb Fadool||Debbie Schaffer||Gary Brown|
|Gina Schaffer||Ivis Rodriguez||Jean Burgess|
|Jean Mactye||Jerry Gross||Jerry Hoffman|
|Jim Grzesik||John Myron||Kathy Morgan|
|Karen Schlue||Kyle Corbett||Laken Binkley|
|Lori Luetdke||Marlin Houser||Mary Lee Soyars|
|Michael Francis||Pat Goodwine||Rick Lembrich|
|Rick Mann||Sakari Sanchez||Scott Williams|
|Walt Shields||Wayne Scheussler|
“Casting a light to help those who are lost find their way in Christ”
Sunday Services at 8:00 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. in the Worship Center
and Online on Facebook and YouTube.com/hclm
Senior Pastor Matt Wallis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Family Life Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)