Service Times

8 am Traditional Service

9 am Adult Bible Study

9 am Youth Group with Blake

10 am Contemporary Service

10 am Kid’s Church with Emily 


Newsletter September 25, 2022

Amos 6: 1-7,   1 Timothy 3: 1-13 

Newsletter Sept. 25 (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

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 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


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

Ladies Yoga Class – The first and third Monday of each month there is a ladies only yoga class at 6:30! If you are interested it is $10 per person and held in the room next to the nursery

Thanksgiving Donations – Holy Cross will be SETTING THE THANKSGIVING TABLE for families in our community again this year.  Your donations of food and $$$ allow many families to enjoy this American Holiday with dignity in their own homes, please pick up a shopping list in the Narthex.  If you don’t have time to shop we will do the shopping for you…a donation of $50 will cover the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 4-6. Next weekend we will be collecting Instant Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Packets…we need 200 of each!  Bring your donations to the Narthex and thank you HCLM for your support of this project in 2022! Donations can be made online at

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.

FL-GA LWML Convention – The LWML convention will be held in Tampa at the end of the month and they are collecting items for Hopes Childrens Home. If you are able to collect any of the following please let Chris Jennison know:

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Disinfectant Wipes Soft Scrub Cleanser Paper Towels Bathroom Cleaner All-Fabric Bleach Scrub Brushes 
GIFT CARDS: Walmart, JC Penney’s, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Chick Fil-A Publix 

You may also donate through Amazon gives

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.

LWM – 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 LWM mites collected each month benefit many wonderful mission projects. Here is a link to some current projects through the FL-GA LWM District Mission Grants (over $126,000!!!).  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  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 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!


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 ( 

Volunteer Spotlight: 

Thank you to Cary and Renee Hays for being so helpful within the church. They are part of the band, have helped out with VBS for years, and so much more. You are both 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 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

Ivis Rodriguez – Ivis is done with Chemo and currently in remission. Praise the Lord!

Mericle Family – Jerry and Marsha Mericle have been blessed with a grandson – Wade Paul Mericle. Congrats to their family!

Isaiah Hench – Birthday blessings for Isaiah Hench, grandson of Joanne and Craig Hench who turns 15 on September 28th

Prayers of Healing

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

Mickey Bushman – Mickey is still struggling with mobility issues and will be at an assisted living facility in Columbus for 30 days. Prayers for a safe trip and continued recovery!

Chris Kendall – Please pray for Chris as he undergoes radiation and chemo for cancer

General Prayers

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 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



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