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Newsletter October 2, 2022

Habakkuk 1: 1-4; 2: 1-4,   2 Timothy 1: 1-14

Newsletter Oct. 2 (click to print)

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 prayer@hclm.org.

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

Hurricane Cleanup – If there are any members in need of help with cleanup post hurricane ian please reach out to Pastor Matt and we will get some volunteers to assist. For those looking to volunteer now Seminole county is looking for volunteers with the following: food & water delivery, tree removal, land clearing, and tarping of roofs. Let us know if you are able to help! 

80 blankets – In recognition of Lutheran Women in Mission, we hope to collect or make 80 blankets to donate to local shelters. New or like new clean blankets are being collected by LWML to donate to local shelters. We also hope to make some tied fleece blankets as a group so please look for future announcements about this fun service opportunity! Please bring all blanket and fleece donations to church and place in the purple LWML barrel in the church foyer

Thanksgiving Donations – What would Thanksgiving be without CRANBERRIES ??  Let’s make sure that
that the families receiving Thanksgiving Baskets have plenty of cranberries to serve with their
dinners this year.  Please bring cranberries next weekend, we need 200 cans!  If you don’t have
time to shop we will be happy to shop for you…a donation of $50 will provide dinner for one
family. You can also donate online at hclm.org/tg

Thrivent Watch Party – Thrivent will be having lunch on October 6th at 11:30AM in the community center. Join us with Ron Blue as he shares the biblical principles of finance, how to simplify money management, and takes the fear and confusion out of managing your money. Ron will present a framework for helping you to answer the questions for your unique situation.

Confirmation starts this Fall on 10/2: Confirmation is a two year program for 7th and 8th graders. For more details email Blake and to register click here Confirmation registration.

Trunk R Treat: The 13th annual Trunk R Treat is one month away!! We are looking for 25-30 trunks this year, let us know if you have a creative trunk idea! Their will also be a costume contest, food and drinks. See you there on October 29th!

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 ewright@thehcla.org  if you can assist.

Youth Ministry 

Join Youth Director Blake during the 9 am Community hang out at the Mean Bean Coffee Shop. 

The Youth Group has returned to Wednesday nights with Blake from 6pm-7:30pm, email Blake at bwright@hclm.org 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 bwright@thehcla.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                            


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 LWM will meet in the coffee shop “The Mean Bean” at HCLM every Thursday at 6:30pm. For more information Sharon Shyrock (ssshyrock@yahoo.com). 

Volunteer Spotlight: 

Thank you to Val Shulz for being so helpful within the church. Val consistently helps out with LWML. 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 mwallis@hclm.org if you can help with ushering or as a communion assistant.

Announcements & Updates  

Have something you want in the weekly?

Please let the office know by Noon Thursday so it can get published for the weekend.

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Alexis Ronaldson – Good luck to Alexis as she starts her new job as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner! 

Prayers of Comfort

Zoe Johnson – Please pray for Zoe and her family as she grieves from her mothers passing

Zack and Sierra Halliday – May God comfort the Halliday family as they mourn from a pregnancy loss

Prayers of Healing

Norma Duviaa – Norma is currently struggling with shingles, please pray for her healing

 Shanda Nation – Pray for Shanda and her healing as she had a recent diagnosis of breast cancer

General Prayers

Caleb – A friend of Issac Kimball recently lost a cochlear hearing aid – pray that he is able to find it

We pray today for our nation and our world. We pray for those impacted by the hurricane this week. We ask that God would be with all 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

Bruce Asher Jerry Gross John Myron
Laken Binkley Todd Haynes Bradford Plog
Gary Brown Jerry Hoffman Jim Grzesik
Becky Burrell Marlin Houser Wayne Scheussler
Austin Chen Alan Kimball Karen Schlue
Kyle Corbett Rick Lembrich Debbie Shaffer
Deb Fadool Lori Luedtke Gina Shaffer
Tosha Feldmann Jean Mactye Walt Shields
Michael Francis Rick Mann Sue Stark
Pat Goodwine Kathy Morgan Scott Williams
Sakari Sanchez

Michael Johnson


Chris Kendall
Mary Lee Soyars Shanda Nation



“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 (mwallis@hclm.org)

Family Life Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

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