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MARCH 1, 2020
CONNECT HERE Stop by the GROW-GO kiosks in the West Passage for information on small groups, classes and ways to grow and serve. ELECTRONIC GIVING Donate electronically to St. Luke’s (including Mission of the Month) by texting STLUKESUMC to 77977 or going to stlukesumc.com and clicking the dollar sign in the upper right hand corner. 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 4th-graders. 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. SUNDAY 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 Winter/Spring Ministry Catalog or visit stlukesumc.com. CONTACT US @stlukesindy | stlukesumc.com | email@example.com 100 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 | 317-846-3404 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, M A R C H 1 , 2 0 2 0
Songs of Loudest Praise | Derek Hakes Wesleyan Ringers, Rebecca Holt, Director
CALL to WORSHIP * HYMN
Great Is Thy Faithfulness | No. 140
* CONFESSION and ASSURANCE
Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger All: God, before anything existed you were present. When all has passed away, you will still remain. We are living proof that time has never dulled your faithfulness. We wish we could say the same. Our words and promises are fragile. Forgive us for the times we overpromised and under-delivered. Forgive us when we gave our word but never followed through. Forgive us for every time we said yes with confidence but got too busy. For the many people we have disappointed, the trust we have broken, and the hearts we have crushed, forgive us. Restore in others what we have failed to do. We stand on your unfailing promise that you are slow to anger and quick to forgive.
* GREETING ONE ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS ANTHEM
He Never Failed Me Yet | Robert Ray Lauren Walawender, Soloist (8:15AM) Chancel Choir, Dr. Jeff Rogers, director, Lauren Walawender, Soloist (9:30 & 11AM)
Pardon Our Mess! As we work on upgrades to our Sanctuary lighting, we may have either a small mess or a darker atmosphere on a few Sundays. Thank you for your patience as we work towards our much enhanced worship experience!
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.
Great Is Thy Faithfulness | arr. Andrea Handley Wesleyan Ringers, Rebecca Holt, Director, Michael Conley, Piano
* PRAISE to GOD | No. 95 * PRAYER of DEDICATION SCRIPTURE READING | 1 Samuel 1:9b-20 Lori Thomas (8:15AM) Rob Kapaku (9:30AM) Leanne Jackson (11AM)
MESSAGE | Passion Play: The Power of a Vow Rev. Rob Fuquay (8:15 & 9:30AM) Rev. Jevon Caldwell-Gross (11AM)
SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION 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 Christ’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
Preludes No. I and II | J.S. Bach Judy Williams, organ (8:15AM) Prelude and Fugue in D Minor | J.S. Bach Michael Conley, organ (9:30 & 11AM) * standing, as able
CONGRATULATIONS! To Mary Katherine Schnitz on her retirement from St. Luke’s after 21 years on staff. Join us after services for refreshments today in the gathering area to thank her for her service and wish her well.
joys & concerns CONDOLENCES TO: Friends and family of Bev Wissler
announcements WORSHIP... COMMUNION The Prayer Chapel is available for communion every Sunday morning. You may enter through the exterior door west of door #1. If someone is in a healthcare facility or homebound and would like communion, notify Kevin Davis at 317-846-3404, ext. 326 or email@example.com.
MID-DAY SPIRITUAL PAUSE | Now – April 9 • 11:45AM – Noon
Prayer Chapel Join us for a 15 minute pause in your weekday during Lent. Expect a scripture reading, a meditation and a time of silence.
CONTEMPLATIVE COMMUNION SERVICE | Mar. 4 • 6:15 – 7:15PM Chapel An opportunity to still our internal busyness, allowing us to settle deeply into our spiritual center. Expect communion, special music, silence and lots of candles.
GROW in your faith… WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE Join us for dinner in the Great Hall from 5:15 – 6:15PM ($5 per person/$20 max per family). Next week’s menu: Meatloaf, salad, broccoli, MK potatoes, cranberry ginger scones, GF currant scones, bread pudding and GF lemon cake. A new class begins in C124: Richard Rohr on video. Learn about this 21st century theologian’s views on Christianity.
MEN’S MONTHLY BREAKFAST | Mar. 7 • 8 – 9:30AM • Great Hall Join us and learn ways to serve and connect with others at St. Luke’s. We continue our study of Pastor Rob’s book, Take the Flag, by looking at the blue flag – moving to the outside lane. No registration needed.
BIBLE JOURNALING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH | Mar. 7 • 10AM – Noon
Spiritual Life Center Join us for a cross between scrapbooking, journaling and Bible study as you explore Scripture with others. Dig deeper into God’s word and find what speaks to you. Bring your Bible and $5 for supplies.
LENTEN LABYRINTH RETREAT | March 7 • 9:30 – 11AM • Fellowship Hall Just like pilgrims in the Middle Ages ventured to holy sites, you can make your own pilgrimage by walking St. Luke’s labyrinth. Expect a time of contemplation and sacred focus. Register at stlukesumc.com.
PASTOR ROB’S BOOK SIGNING | March 8 • Gathering Area During Lent we are studying Pastor Rob’s book, The Passion Play: Living the Story of Christ’s Last Days. Pick up your copy in Connections Gift and Bookstore and be sure to get it signed next Sunday!
VBS – SAVE THE DATE! | June 8 – 12 • 9 – 12:15PM Join us on the Rocky Railway to be reminded of how Jesus’ power always pulls us through! $25 per child/$75 max per family. Price increases 4/13. Ages 3 (by 9/1/19 and potty trained) through current 4th graders. Early drop-off available. Details and registration at stlukesumc.com.
GO in service to others… CPR TRAINING | March 7 • 9 – 11AM • N101 Register at firstname.lastname@example.org for $25.
HABITAT HOUSE OF LOVE | March 14 – April 11 Join St. Luke’s and Arbor Homes during Lent to build a home in the Crooked Creek neighborhood for the Love family! All skill levels and families are welcome during weekend shifts. Watch for other opportunities to contribute besides swinging a hammer. Volunteer at stlukesumc.com.
SILENT AUCTION/HIRE A TEEN | March 15 • Great Hall Bring your wallets and support our youth heading out on mission trips this year by purchasing baskets, gift cards, baked goods and services from students all morning! Sign up to volunteer at stlukesumc.com.
MINDFULNESS IN THE ABRAHAMIC TRADITIONS | March 19
6:30 – 9PM • Meridian St. UMC Meet people from other faith traditions, enjoy a wonderful meal and interesting program. RSVP to Betty at email@example.com by 3/16. Free!
LANDS OF THE BIBLE PILGRIMAGE | May 10 – 23, 2021 Travel with Pastor Rob and Susan and follow in the footsteps of Jesus in Israel, and the Apostle Paul in Greece. For full information, contact Bob Zehr at rdzehr@ traveltoremember.net.
AND MORE… GRIEFSHARE | Weds. March 4 – May 27 • 6:15 – 7:30PM • Fellowship Hall Loving support for anyone who has lost a friend or family member. $20 fee for book; scholarships available. Contact Laura at 317-846-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at griefshare.org.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VS. STAFF | March 6 • 6 – 9PM • Great Hall Video games, dodgeball, basketball and other activities will determine bragging rights. Join us to cheer on your chosen side! Are you a student who wants to participate? Sign up at stlukesumc.com.
INTERFAITH AMBASSADOR of the YEAR | March 8 • 5 – 8PM • Indiana
Roof Celebrate with us as our own Betty Brandt receives this city-wide award. Information on the event and how to get tickets is at centerforinterfaithcooperation.org.
LAKE INST. ON FAITH & GIVING LECTURE | March 12 • 6 – 7:30 • Sanctuary Join David Brooks and Anne Snyder as they share stories from the frontlines of community rebuilding and civic creativity. Free event but please register at philanthropy.iupui.edu. Reception following.
SUICIDE PREVENTION WORKSHOP | Mar. 10 • 6:30 – 8:30PM Suicide has become a leading cause of death. Learn to detect and respond to anyone exhibiting symptoms. Register at stlukesumc.com.
OPEN MIC NIGHT | March 13 • 7 – 9PM • Fellowship Hall Everyone is invited to this event, sponsored by our LGBTQ Ministry. Sign up that evening to offer a poem, story, song, monologue or anything else the audience will enjoy. Enjoy dinner for $5 (please register at stlukesumc.com) and an evening of entertainment.
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM Registration is now open for the 20/21 school year for St. Luke’s families not currently in our program. Packets available outside the preschool office or at the link at the bottom of stlukesumc.com. For a tour and info, contact Carol or Julie at 317-844-3399.
VOLLEYBALL | Mondays • 6:30 – 8PM • Great Hall All ages welcome. Drop in any time! Contact Brent Scott at email@example.com with questions.