Making room for what matters
November 17, 2019
welcome CONNECT HERE Stop by the Connect Here booth outside of the Sanctuary or Chapel for information on small groups, classes and ways to serve. PRAYER CONCERNS Share prayer concerns on the Prayer Request cards in your pew pockets and place them in the offering plate – or find the “Prayer Request” link at stlukesumc.com. Pastors are available for prayer after each service. HOSPITALIZED? HAVE A NEW BABY? Call Laura Marine at 317-846-3404 or send an email to stlukescares@ stlukesumc.com. If you have a medical emergency after hours and need a pastor, call the church office and follow instructions.
CONNECTIONS GIFT & BOOKSTORE HOURS Sunday 8:30AM – 12:30PM; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:30AM – 12:30PM PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN We provide nursery and Sunday School for newborns through 4thgraders. Register in the East Passage. Activity kits are at the Welcome Center for children in worship. Live-streaming of worship is available for nursing moms in E126. You can also enjoy our live services at the east end of the Gathering Area or in the Central Passage, if your child needs a break during worship. YOUNG ADULTS Join us for coffee & cookies outside the Chapel at 10:30AM or noon. YOUTH PROGRAMMING 5th - 8th Grade: Sundays, 9:30AM at the Lodge. At 11AM, Middle School Music Ministry in the Lodge. For more information or to register, contact Heather; email@example.com 9th-12th Grade: Sundays, 9AM the Hub located in C124 inside Door 15. Students will attend 9:30 services together. To sign up for Small Groups, contact Travis; firstname.lastname@example.org. LEARN MORE For more information about activities, pick up a copy of our Fall Ministry Catalog or visit stlukesumc.com. CONTACT US 100 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 stlukesumc.com | 317-846-3404 | email@example.com PASTORAL STAFF Rev. Rob Fuquay, Senior Pastor Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger, Executive Pastor Rev. Jevon Caldwell-Gross, Teaching & Guest Experience Pastor Rev. Nicole Caldwell-Gross, Pastor of Mobilization & Outreach Rev. Regina Proctor, Pastor of Care Ministries Pastors in Formation: Kevin Davis • Mindie Moore
We’re Glad You’re Here!
Thank you for signing the attendance pad with at least one piece of contact information when it is passed. New guests: learn more about us in our “New Here” brochure in the worship attendance folders and stop at the Welcome Center for a gift. Be sure to join us across from the sanctuary after worship for coffee and donuts.
order of worship S U N D AY, N O V E M B E R 1 7, 2 0 19
PRELUDE I Thank Thee | arr. Mark Shuster Medley of Praise and Thanksgiving | arr. Jeff Cranfill St. Luke’s Orchestra: Bob Zehr, Director
WELCOME & INVOCATION Rev. Rob Fuquay (8:15 & 9:30AM) Rev. Jevon Caldwell-Gross (11AM)
* HYMN Come Christians Join to Sing | No. 158
* AFFIRMATION of FAITH Mindie Moore A Statement of Faith of the Korean Methodist Church, adpt. Leader: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is the one true church, apostolic and universal, whose holy faith let us now declare: All: We believe in the one God, maker and ruler of all things, the source of all goodness and beauty, all truth and love. We believe in Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, our teacher, example and Redeemer, the Savior of the world. We believe in the Holy Spirit, God present with us for guidance, for comfort and for strength. We believe in the forgiveness of sins, in the life of love and prayer and in grace equal to every need. We believe in the Word of God contained in the Old and New Testaments as the sufficient rule both of faith and of practice. We believe in the Church as the fellowship, for worship and for service, of all who are united to the living Lord. We believe in the kingdom of God as the divine rule in human society, in the final triumph of righteousness and in the life everlasting. Amen.
* GLORY to GOD | No. 70 * GREETING ONE ANOTHER
* standing, as able
ANTHEM Thanksgiving Canticle | Mark Hayes Chancel Choir, St. Luke’s Orchestra; Dr. Jeff Rogers, Director
PRAYER TIME & THE LORD’S PRAYER Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS OFFERTORY Festival Hymn of Thanksgiving | Paul Sjolund Chancel Choir, St. Luke’s Orchestra
* PRAISE to GOD | No. 95 * PRAYER of DEDICATION SCRIPTURE READING | Exodus 25:1–8; 36:3–7 Melinda Bundy (8:15AM) Lori Thomas (9:30AM) Nancy Hopper (11AM)
MESSAGE | Margins of Victory Rev. Rob Fuquay (8:15 & 9:30AM) Rev. Jevon Caldwell-Gross (11AM)
VIDEO – YEAR IN REVIEW COMMITMENT and RESPONSE * BENEDICTION POSTLUDE All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name | J.S. Bach Judy Williams, organ (8:15AM) Medley of Praise and Thanksgiving | arr. Jeff Cranfill St. Luke’s Orchestra (9:30 & 11AM)
Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis is a partnership of congregations and community organizations responding to the crisis of children and their families who are homeless. Serve while the families are staying at the Lodge the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 24 – Dec . 1! For more information or to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Join us as we work to Feed the 5000 this Thanksgiving! With your help we’ll be providing meals to at Cathedral Kitchen, a community meal (served Wednesday Night Live-style) at the Great Hall along with delivering meals around the city. With so many ways to serve this Thanksgiving – we have a place for you! To sign up, contact email@example.com.
To donate, text STLUKESUMC to 77977
joys & concerns ALTAR FLOWERS: Given in celebration of the 70th wedding anniversary AND 90th birthdays of Dave and Lucy Smith, from their friend Conrad Lane and their three children, Dan, Chris, and Steve.
CONGRATULATIONS TO: Dayna Ridderman and Mike Tester on their marriage November 16
CONDOLENCES TO: Craig and Jody Dedon and family on the death of her mother, Joy Jamison
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS CONCERTS | Dec. 6, 7:30PM; Dec. 7, 4 and 7:30PM • Sanctuary 300 voices, a full orchestra and other instruments present an evening of Christmas favorites. A third performance has been added this year, but come very early as parking and seating becomes full well before concert time.
COMMUNION The Prayer Chapel is available for communion this morning. Enter through the exterior door west of door #1. If someone in a healthcare facility or homebound would like communion, notify Kevin Davis at 317-846-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROW… STEWARDSHIP GRATITUDE BREAKFAST | Today • 9AM – 1PM • Great Hall Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the culmination of our Stewardship Series and share our gratitude with you. Food for adults and children.
EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP | Today • 12:15 – 3:15PM • Parlor Hear the story of St. Luke’s and discuss what it means to be a member of this local congregation. Learn the process for formally joining St. Luke’s. Childcare available. Lunch provided. Register at stlukesumc.com.
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS | Today • 2 – 4PM • Fellowship Hall Find helpful ways to survive the holidays while experiencing the pain of grief.
CHURCH TOUR | Nov. 19 • 6:30 – 7:30PM • Church office Join others to explore our nooks and crannies and learn a bit of our history. Register at stlukesumc.com. Childcare provided.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE CLASSES & MEAL | 5:15 – 6:15PM • Great Hall Join us for dinner! On the menu: Beef stew, vegetable stew, tossed salad, dinner rolls and GF scones, mixed berry cobbler; $5/person, $20 max/family. Adult classes and children’s programming from 6:15 – 7:30PM. Childcare available. Head to a Connect Here booth outside of worship for more info.
MIDDLE SCHOOL INVITE NIGHT | Nov. 22 • 12:30 – 2PM • Lodge Dress in your favorite PJs for our PJs and Pancakes themed evening & bring some fort-building supplies. Movies, fort contests, fresh popcorn, nail-painting & a pancake bar are all on the agenda. $5, but your friends are free! Join us for the shenanigans!
LABYRINTH RETREAT | Nov. 23 • 9:30 – 11AM • Great Hall It’s the time of year to reflect on Gratitude Overflowing. A trained facilitator brings questions and wisdoms to the morning. All welcome. No experience necessary.
THANKSGIVING MEAL | Nov. 28 • 11AM • Great Hall Come be thankful and join in our Wednesday Night Live-style meal. Share a delicious meal and table with your neighbors, community and other St. Lukers this Thanksgiving!
ANNUAL CHARGE CONFERENCE | Dec. 1 • 12:30 – 2PM • Great Hall Join us as Lay Leadership nominations are presented for approval and Rob gives his report on 2019 ministry accomplishments. Lunch - $5 per person. Registrations required at stlukesumc.com.
MEN’S MONTHLY BREAKFAST | Dec. 7 • 8 – 9:30AM • Parlor Join this monthly gathering for food and conversation – a great space to learn ways to serve and connect with St. Luke’s leaders. No registration needed.
GO… LETTER WRITING OPPORTUNITY | Today • 10:30 – 11AM • West Passage Stop by the table in the West Passage between services to fill out a postcard to be sent to your elected official. Discover how easy it is to have your voice heard. Find sample letters, addresses and letter writing hints.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING | Nov. 24 • 12:30 – 6PM We would welcome any time you can spare in our decorating efforts as we deck the halls of our worship spaces, Gathering Area and East Passage. Join the fun as we kick-off Advent!
SERVING FAIR INSERT If you took your Serving Fair insert home or weren’t here to get one, stop by the office and pick up one to fill out. We’d love to help you get plugged into serving at St. Luke’s! Inserts can be returned at a Connect Here booth, in an offering plate or at the main office.
ANGEL TREE | Today • Gathering Area & East Passage Stop by the tables today to pick a child’s list for Christmas gifts. All gifts are due back by 12/8, the sorting day! You can sign up to serve in various ways this season at our tables.
POLITICAL LETTER WRITING WORKSHOP | Nov. 24 • 12:15 – 2PM N103/104 Learn techniques to writing effective letters to legislators and newspapers so your voice is heard.
CELEBRATE 20 YEARS IN OUR SANCTUARY Pre-order a special edition table topper of our Sanctuary, specially designed by Pilgrim Imports for $21.95. 100 available. Stop by the bookstore today to see a sample. Arrival date: Dec. 8.
JOB OPENINGS We are excited to add three new positions to our staff: Dir. of Children’s Ministries, Children’s Special Needs Coordinator and an Administrative Assistant for Care Ministries. Applications can be found at stlukesumc.com.
THANKSGIVING DONATIONS – CROOKED CREEK FOOD PANTRY We have much to be thankful for! Will you share your abundance next Sunday through a donation to our local food pantry? There will be a special time during worship next Sunday when we will bring our items forward. Specially requested items: mayonnaise, peanut butter, cooking oil and canned pineapple.