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 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
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 email@example.com or Hilde Hoy at 407-324-7616, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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
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 Series – Fall 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 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.
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
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 (email@example.com).
Next Week & Beyond
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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”
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 (email@example.com)
Family Life Pastor Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)