Newsletter October 23, 2022
Genesis 4: 1-15; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 – We’re nearing the end of our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and still have a long
way to go to meet our goal, we need your help!! Financial donations have been
received to cover about 2/3 of the $15 Publix gift cards, that means we still need about $1000 to
cover the cost of these which are used to purchase a turkey or a ham. Also needed: INSTANT
MASHED POTATOES, GRAVY MIX PACKETS, CRANBERRIES, VEGETABLES ,
COOKIE and/or CAKE MIXES & CANNED FROSTING, MAC & CHEESE and DINNER
ROLLS. Thanks so much to all of you for your donations so far, just one last, BIG push and we
can meet this goal.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
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!
Redeemer Volunteer Dinner – If you are looking to give back during the Thanksgiving season we will be doing a volunteer dinner with Redeemer on November 23rd! More details to come soon
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 the Mueller’s for being so helpful within the church. Lynn and Norman are continuously helping with ushering. 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
Warren and Chris – Praise God for the birth of the Jennisons new great grandson Bodie. Congrats to the parents Chelsea & Doug Jones!
Amber Williams – Congratulations to Amber for hiking 30 miles on the Appalachian trail!
Prayers of Comfort
Rick Duplantis – Please pray for the family of Rick Duplantis (Laura Seelen’s son) 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
Kim Harrison – Kim was recently diagnosed with end stage throat cancer, please pray for her healing
Melissa Wines – Please pray for Melissa as her cancer has returned and her chemo treatments started this past week
Tina – Tina, a friend of Ken and Joan Bates was recently diagnosed with cancer. Please pray for strength, comfort and healing
We pray today for our nation and our world. 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|
|Pat Goodwine||Rick Lembrich|
|Rick Mann||Sakari Sanchez||Scott Williams|
“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)