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 4, 2022


Deuteronomy 30: 15-20,   Philemon 1-21  

Newsletter Sept. 4 (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

Divine Dollies: The lunch bunch is getting together for a meet/greet/eat at Miller’s Ale House (50 Towne Center Cir.) Tuesday Sept. 6th at 11:30 am. RSVP to Grace Chewning by Sept. 5 at 407-322-8634, email or Hilde Hoy at 407-324-7616, email

Yard Cleanup: We are doing another yard cleanup on September 10th starting at 9am! Closed toed shoes, long sleeves and pants are recommended. Please contact Pastor Matt at if you want to help out!

Baby Shower:  Blake and Emily are having a baby! Please plan on helping us celebrate their new bundle of joy on September 11th at 11:30 am in the community center. The baby girl will be arriving in December! Blake and Emily are registered at Amazon

Blood Drive: The blood drive is coming to Holy Cross September 18th! Follow the one blood link to set an appointment to donate.

Night of Worship: Join us for a night of music and Joy on September 24th at 5:00 pm. More details can be found on our Facebook page under events

Confirmation starts this Fall on 9/25: Confirmation is a two year program for 7th and 8th graders. For more details email Blake and to register click here Confirmation registration.

Let’s Serve! With the help of the city of Lake Mary we have identified someone that needs our help. It’s going to require about two days of yard work, cleaning out a very overgrown yard. If you can help, please let us know your availability. It’s possible we may be able to schedule something both on a weekend as well as during the week. Please contact Pastor Matt if you are able to help and we will start the scheduling process. See short video below for the first round of volunteers.



St. Luke’s Concert SeriesFall season kicks off with the Brass Band Of Central Florida Concert, Friday, September 9th at 7pm.


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 ( 

Next Week & Beyond

Volunteer Spotlight: 

Thank you to Warren and Chris Jennison for all of your help throughout the years. Warren continuously helps with Ushering and Communion, and Chris is head of the alter guild, long time VBS leader, and much more. You both 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 if you can help with ushering or as a communion assistant.

Announcements & Updates  

80 Blankets Needed

In recognition of the 80th anniversary of Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML), 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 feel free to donate any fleece cloth. Look for future announcements about this fun service opportunity! Please bring all blanket donations to church and place in the LWML barrel in the foyer. 

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

Baby Willow – Dennis and Jeanine McGavock welcomed their 2nd granddaughter, Willow Gloria Parsons, into the world last week, congrats to their family! 

Prayers of Comfort

Family of Sherry Lynn Fox – Send prayers of compassion and strength to Sherry’s family as we arrive at the first anniversary of her passing on August 27th.

Prayers of Healing

Judy Walters – Please pray for Judy as she heals from her shoulder replacement

Randy Cook – Send prayers of healing to Randy who is in the hospital due to lung collapse

Hannah Hench – Prayers to Hannah for a speedy recovery on her recent tonsillectomy

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 Ivis Rodriguez
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



“Casting a light to help those who are lost find their way in Christ”

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