November 22, 2020 Bulletin

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IN A NOVEMBER 22, 2020


joys & concerns RECENT BAPTISM: MacKenzie Rebecca Mann, daughter of Brittany & Logan Mann

CONDOLENCES TO: Jeff & Frances Heck and family on the death of his father Dr. Larry Heck Betsy Swisher and family on the death of her mother, Patricia “Pat” Broshears

announcements WORSHIP…

2020 CHRISTMAS CONCERT - A Weary World Rejoices Dec. 4 and 5 • 7PM • Live Stream The tradition continues with St. Luke’s Christmas concerts in 2020 with a special online concert, recorded safely to bring the joy of music that celebrates Christ’s birth into the safety of your home. St. Luke’s Chancel Choir, Orchestra, New Song, Wesleyan Ringers, Children’s Choirs and Contemporary Chapel Voices are all included, bringing you moving versions of old and new Christmas favorites. Mark your calendar now and save the date. It can be seen stlukesumc.com/worship/watch-live and on Facebook Live. LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE | Dec. 21 • 7-8:30PM • Online This year, everyone has lost a sense of normalcy, if not some other loss as well. Join us for a service of hope on the day of the year with the fewest hours of sunlight. This service symbolizes a move out of the darkness and is for anyone who has had a loss of any kind. You can participate in this service at stlukesumc. com/worship/watch-live and click on “Special Events” and will be available to view until Dec. 24. Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline: If you would like to speak with someone from our Care Team, please call 317-643-2293 between 8:30AM and 5PM, Monday – Friday.


GROW in your faith… ANCHORPOINT Our Sunday morning Bible Study is streamed each week at 8:45AM, 12:15, 3:15 and 6:15PM and is led by various pastors. Join us on the Watch Live page of our website. ADVENT AT HOME KIT Bring the Advent season to life – right in your own home! Sign up to receive an Advent at Home Kit that includes an Advent wreath, scripture reading guide, candles for Christmas Eve and more! Request your kit at stlukesumc.com/adventathome. SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS Today and Dec. 6 • 2 – 4PM • Zoom A special seminar to help those grieving navigate the holiday season. This is a video and discussion (sharing is optional) led by St. Luke’s GriefShare group leaders. It includes a guidebook that will be sent to you when you register for $5 at griefshare. org/holidays/events/search. Contact Jan Kirk at jangraykirk@ icloud.com with questions. SILENCE AND OTHER SURPRISING INVITATIONS OF ADVENT | Mondays, Nov. 30-Dec. 21 • 6:30-8PM • Zoom In beautifully written meditations for Advent, Enuma Okoro looks at the doubts and longings of Zechariah and Elizabeth. Explore their story and reflect on your own experiences of waiting and longing. Register at stlukesumc.com/christmasmeditations

EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City BOOK STUDY | Mondays, Nov. 30-Jan. 4 • 7-8PM • Zoom This important book, written by Matthew Desmond, will open your eyes to the challenges of families experiencing eviction. Indiana is second only to New York in evictions each year and Indy is facing an eviction crisis in January when the COVID moratoriums are lifted. Sessions will be led by local landlord, Kelly Trimble. Expect special guests, videos, links to websites and articles, and more. Purchase and read this book for class. Register at stlukesumc.com/event/461.


ONLINE STARTING POINT | Dec. 3 • 7-7:30PM • Zoom Join this casual conversation with members of the church for an opportunity to learn more about St. Luke’s. Ask questions and discover how you can get involved. Register at stlukesumc.com/ startingpoint and you’ll be sent a Zoom link and passcode to join the meeting! ANNUAL CHARGE CONFERENCE | Dec. 6 • 1-2PM • Online Each year we share in a State-of-the-Church update and approve Administrative Committee leaders for the coming year. You can watch our live-stream at stlukesumc.com/chargeconference. THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 - MOVIE DISCUSSION Dec. 9 • 7-8PM • Zoom Watch this Netflix movie based on the trial of seven defendants from the countercultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Expect the discussion, led by Tom Rarick, to center on similarities to events in 2020. Register at stlukesumc.com/chicago7 to be sent your Zoom link.

GO in service to others… SPREAD THE WARMTH COAT DRIVE It’s getting cold and there are many families who need coats for kids and adults! Make a difference before the bitter cold sets in. Bring gently used or new coats and leave them in the wrapped box near the main office before November 24. All donations support Fletcher Place Community Center. THANKSGIVING 2020 There are still opportunities to help us prepare or deliver meals for our community this Thanksgiving! If you would like to make sure everyone fully celebrates this special holiday, volunteer to serve at stlukesumc.com/thanksgiving2020. ANGEL TREE Angels are all around us so get fitted with your wings and donate Christmas toys to a family in need this Christmas by December 7. Then join the field of angels as we deliver toys on December 13 to over 300 children. Please sign up at stlukesumc.com/ angeltree to either sponsor a child or deliver gifts.


HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS During this unprecedented global pandemic, many families are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Join us in keeping families “Home for the Holidays” by donating to provide rental assistance to struggling families this holiday season. Visit stlukesumc.com/holidayhome to donate or include “Home for the Holidays” in the memo line of your check. BOOKSTORE REOPENING Our Connections Gift & Bookstore is now open Wednesdays from 10AM – 1:30PM through December 16. A Christmas catalog filled with gifts and goodies is available now on our website, stlukesumc.com/im-new/bookstore. All proceeds support our benevolence fund, so consider beginning your Christmas shopping with us and supporting your community! 2021 MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP July 11-16 • Charleston, WV Days and nights will be filled with learning about the people, history and culture of this city, building relationships, and serving at a food pantry, soup kitchen or senior facility. We will partner with YouthWorks, which has partnered with this community since 2003. Cost: $400. Register at stlukesumc. com/middleschoolmissiontrip. 2021 HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP July 10-17 • Blue Ridge Mountains, NC Students and adults will experience the beauty of the people and nature in scenic small towns while participating in children’s ministry, completing work projects and supporting local ministries while connecting with people to address significant needs. Evenings will be spent exploring the great outdoors, engaging with community members and a community cookout! Register at stlukesumc.com/highschoolmissiontrip. Cost: $500.

Outreach Hotline: Our Benevolence Hotline can be reached Monday – Friday at 317-749-2129 or at outreach@stlukesumc.com.