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Newsletter October 9, 2022

Ruth 1: 1-19a;   2 Timothy 2: 1-13

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! 

Thanksgiving Donations – Thanksgiving is a little less than 2 months away but the Food Pantry is busy with
preparations for the distribution of food baskets to many residents in our community.  So far
we’ve collected Instant Mashed Potatoes, Gravy Packets, and Cranberries, we’re still in need of a
lot more of these! Thanks to all who’ve brought in donations!  This week we’re asking for
donations of Vegetables.  Also, each family receives a $15 Publix gift card to purchase a Turkey
or Ham, your check made out to HCLM will be used to pay for these gift cards. You can also donate online at hclm.org/tg

Fall Rally – Saturday October 15th there will be a fall rally at Faith Church & School where everyone will be making bookmarks and thank you notes for First Responders and Sharon Shyrock will be hosting a bible study. Please let Sharon or Chris Jennison know if you’d like to attend!

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!

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!

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 LWML 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 John for being so helpful within the church. John is always 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 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

 Family and Friends of Patricia Holland – Please pray for those who are mourning Patricia’s passing

Family of James Miller – James recently passed away, please pray for his family and friends

Gina Schaffer – Bob Schaffer recently passed, please pray for his wife Gina and his family as they grieve

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

Skylar Greenwalt – Skylar is in the hospital for a medical emergency, please pray for her quick recovery 

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. 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)

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