December 1, 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, D E C E M B E R 1, 2 0 19
PRELUDE West Indies Carol | Hart Morris Wesleyan Ringers; Rebecca Holt, Director
ARRIVAL of LIGHT ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING Light One Candle | Natalie Sleeth The Kidd Family (8:15AM) Mike and Jacquie Reed (9:30AM) Wendy and Eliot Blackburn (11AM)
* HYMN O Come, O Come, Emmanuel | No. 211; vs. 1, 2, 6 & 7
* GREETING ONE ANOTHER Rev. Jevon Caldwell-Gross (8:15 & 9:30AM) Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger (11AM)
BAPTISM (11AM) ANTHEM Waiting for a King | Joseph Martin Leigh Ann Stadt, Soloist (8:15AM) Chancel Choir; Dr. Jeff Rogers, Director; Melody Niquette, flute (9:30 & 11AM)
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 The Yearning | Craig Courtney Leigh Ann Stadt, Dr. Jeff Rogers, vocalists (8:15AM) Chancel Choir (9:30 & 11AM) * standing, as able
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* PRAISE to GOD | No. 95 (Sung to O Come, O Come, Emmanuel) * PRAYER of DEDICATION SCRIPTURE READING | Isaiah 9:1-7 Leanne Jackson (8:15AM) Melinda Bundy (9:30AM) Ben Lamb (11AM)
MESSAGE | Looking for Hope Rev. Jevon Caldwell-Gross (8:15 & 9:30AM) Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger (11AM)
COMMUNION PRAYER We do not presume to come to this your table, merciful Lord, trusting in our own goodness, but in your unfailing mercy. We thank you for your presence in this meal and for offering us your unconditional acceptance and love. We surrender ourselves and our concerns into your loving hands. In Christâ€™s name, Amen. If you know of someone in a healthcare facility or homebound who would like to receive communion, please notify Kevin Davis at 317-846-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HYMNS DURING COMMUNION * BENEDICTION POSTLUDE Veni, Veni | Chip Davis Judy Williams, piano (8:15AM) Il Est Ne le Divin Enfant | Robert Bedell Michael Conley, organ (9:30 & 11AM)
ANGELS are all around us! Pick up your halo and help us bless over 600 children this Christmas through Angel Tree! Join us by picking up a gift list or home essential basket list at the tables outside your worship space, donate or sign up to serve! Please return gifts by Thursday, December 12 to the Main Office. Volunteers are needed to help sort gifts on December 8th and Family shopping day, Sunday December 15th! Sign up online or email email@example.com to serve!
To donate, text STLUKESUMC to 77977
joys & concerns ALTAR FLOWERS: Given in loving memory of Susan Olson Miller from the Robert Olson family
TODAY’S BAPTISM: (11AM) George Theodore Miller, son of Olivia & Jordan Miller CONDOLENCES TO: Connie Applegate family on the death of her husband, Malcolm Family and friends of Borden Crews Sue Ellen Greenlee and family of Gordon Graham Sue King and Janet Harris families on the death of Mary Helen Keim Cathy Strane and Tom Wilkins on the death of Cathy’s mother, Donna Pavel Sue James and family on the death of her husband, Bob James
CONTEMPLATIVE ADVENT WORSHIP SERVICE | Dec. 4 • 6:15 – 7:15PM • Chapel An opportunity to still our internal busyness, allowing us to settle into our spiritual center. Expect Advent poetry, special dulcimer music, silence and lots of candles.
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS CONCERTS | Dec. 6, 7:30PM; Dec. 7, 4 and 7:30PM • Sanctuary 350 voices, a full orchestra and other instruments present an evening of Christmas favorites. A third performance has been added this year, but come early as parking and seating becomes full well before concert time. Our special events traffic pattern will be in place for this event. Pick up free tickets at the Connect Here booths this morning.
HOPE SERVICE | Dec. 10 • 7 - 8:30PM • Parlor For families who have experienced pregnancy loss or the loss of an infant. Join us for a service of remembrance and hope. Light refreshments served; childcare available. For more information, contact Pastor Regina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE | Dec. 16 • 7 - 8PM • Chapel A quiet, reflective service of light, for those who have had loss or who are searching for hope during the holidays.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES Spend Christmas Eve with us! 2PM family-friendly service in the Sanctuary; 4, and 6 & 8PM traditional services in the Sanctuary with choir and orchestra; 4 and 6PM contemporary candlelight services in the Chapel with the praise choir and band; 11PM candlelight communion service in the Chapel.
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 email@example.com.
GROW… ANNUAL CHARGE CONFERENCE | Today • 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.
ARTIST’S RECEPTION | Today • 10AM – 12:30PM • East Balcony Pat Siddiq will be present in the gallery to share stories about her paintings.
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.
STARTING POINT | Dec. 8 • 10:45AM or 12:15PM • C115 New to St. Luke’s? Learn more about us in 30 minutes, and leave with recommended steps to find your place within our church. Childcare available.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS DINNER | Dec. 9 6:30 – 9PM • Fellowship Hall Join us for a buffet meal by Chef Joseph, entertainment by violinist Pam Close and installation of new officers. $5. Register at stlukesumc.com or in the West Passage.
YOUNG ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY | Dec. 13 • 6:30 – 8:30PM • Meghann Bowman’s home Take a break and spend time with friends! Compete in our ugly Christmas sweater contest and bring the funniest pair of socks you can find for our Funny Sock Exchange. Register at stlukesumc.com and email Mindie (moorem@stlukesumc. com) for directions and more info.
JOYSWING JAZZ ORSCHESTRA CONCERT | Dec. 18 • 7:30 – 9PM • Chapel Join us for a free Christmas concert that will also feature our contemporary service musicians. A goodwill offering will be taken to benefit the Crooked Creek Food Pantry and the new Neighbor-to-Neighbor mobile food pantry.
LIVE NATIVITY | Dec. 21 • 4 and 6PM • Sanctuary A family-friendly reenactment of the story of the nativity, set to a musical soundtrack and including live animals!
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS OVERNIGHTER | Dec. 21 - 22 • 7:30PM – 7:30AM • Lodge 5th – 8th grade students, bring your friends and celebrate finals being over! Worship, teaching, a midnight jump session at SkyZone, 3AM cookie baking and connecting with others are all in store. $30 covers everything! Register at stlukesumc.com.
HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PARTY AND OVERNIGHTER Dec. 21 – 22 • 6PM - 10:30AM • Lodge Start with our party (til 9:30PM) and stay for the overnighter! Enjoy games, food, time with friends and volunteering at the party. Stay for the overnighter to stay up all night with more games and possibly a movie! Sign-up at stlukesumc.com and select which of the two events (or both) you are coming to. Total cost: $5.
GO… 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.
CELEBRATE 20 YEARS IN OUR SANCTUARY Order a special table topper of our Sanctuary, designed by Pilgrim Imports for $21.95. 100 available on Dec. 8. Stop by the bookstore today to see a sample.
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 be found at stlukesumc.com.