July 26, 2020 Contemporary Worship guide

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order of worship S U N D AY, J U LY 2 6 , 2 0 2 0 PRELUDE

Michael Conley, Organ


Dr. Jevon Caldwell-Gross


Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing | No. 400 (vs. 1–3)


A Statement of Faith of the Korean Methodist Church, adpt. Rev. Kevin Davis 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.


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.


Wake Up Everybody | Harold Melvin Keith Young, vocals

SCRIPTURE READING | Acts 20: 7-12 Gustanna Moss Chaney and Vence Vida


Off Script: Saving Eutychus Dr. Jevon Caldwell-Gross


Michael Conley, Piano

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

announcements WORSHIP JUSTICE OR JUST US? | August 9 – September 6 Join us for a timely sermon series beginning next week, when we take a deep look at what biblical justice means and how it can help us find hope and then give hope to those around us. DRIVE-IN COMMUNION | August 2 • 2 – 3PM St. Luke’s invites you to a special drive-in communion experience in the parking lot. Come any time during this hour and whether you prefer to bring your own communion elements or take ours you can stay in your cars and one of our pastors will serve you. Enter the parking lot through Holliday Drive or the eastern-most entrance on 86th Street and watch our parking lot “ushers” for guidance.

GROW in your faith… ANCHORPOINT | Today Our Sunday morning Bible Study is streamed each week at 8:45AM and 12:15, 3:15 and 6:15PM and is led by various members of our clergy team. Join us on the Watch Live page of our website. STARTING POINT Thursday, July 30, 7 – 7:30PM Starting Point is a casual conversation with members of the church as an opportunity to learn more about St. Luke’s, ask questions and discover next steps. Register at stlukesumc.com/ event/391. You’ll be sent a link to join our Zoom meeting. MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT July 31 • 7 – 9PM • Parking lot Bring your own chair, snacks and mask and we will have G or PG movies for the students to vote on watching. There will be low-contact activities and popcorn served by an adult. It’s a great time to bring a friend, so be sure to register them, too, at stlukesumc.com! Spots are limited. Questions? Email Heather at kenisonh@stlukesumc.com.

EVOLVING TOWARD ONENESS August 5 • 2:30 – 4PM • Zoom Indu Vasudevan, local Hindu writer and speaker, will offer the Hindu perspective on the history of humankind evolving toward oneness. Sponsored by the Interfaith Relationships Ministry. Email Betty Brandt at brandtb@stlukesumc.com for the Zoom link. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT | August 6 & 7 Everyone’s leadership matters and on August 6 and 7 we will again host this world-class leadership conference, ONLINE! This year the GLS welcomes former President George W. Bush as a guest speaker, sharing his learnings about leadership during one of our country’s most difficult eras. While the format looks different this year, the same great content will be shared. Register at globalleadership.org/online for only $129 when you use priority code LEAD2020. When asked for your organization, enter “St. Luke’s.” THE NEXT QUESTION DISCUSSION GROUP 2nd and 4th Thursdays, July 23 – Nov. 12 • 6:30 – 8PM Want to engage in further conversation on the topics of race and justice? Join us for a discussion of the video web series that engages leaders, activists, creatives and thinkers to imagine how expansive racial justice can be. Hosts Austin Channing Brown, Chi Chi Okwu, and Jenny Booth Potter expand imaginations with the help of incredible contributors like Brené Brown, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Andre Henry. Register at stlukesumc.com/ lukesonline and receive a Zoom link and the link for the video conversation to watch in preparation for class time. BECOMING AN ANTI-RACIST ONE DAY AT A TIME Transform yourself and the world by taking an anti-racist step every day. Find very doable steps, some take as little as 5 minutes, on the St. Luke’s Facebook page and the St. Luke’s website under Luke’s Online/Adult Discipleship/Becoming an Anti Racist Resources.

THE WELL | Thursdays • 9PM • Facebook Live Next week we kick off our new series Footprints: Finding God’s Presence in Conversations on Race. We will respond to Pastor Mindie’s book study on I’m still Here. We will share in unfiltered and unscripted conversations on faith, race and sisterhood – trusting that God‘s footprints will be seen in the midst.

GO in service to others… BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA In a season when many churches have had to pull back – St. Luke’s is going ALL IN. Back to School Extravaganza is changing but still responding to God’s call in powerful ways. We’ve partnered with Washington Township schools and are raising $60,000, to provide school supplies not for 1,000 students but for 4,000 students registered for free or reduced lunch in the district. So go ALL IN with us this year by donating financially, adopting a classroom with your small group to support students all year or signing up to pack school supplies on July 27, 28 or 29. Please email outreach@stlukesumc.com if interested. Together, let’s not make this the year COVID-19 disrupted school but the year that St. Luke’s went ALL IN. FAMILY FUN NIGHTS | Fridays through August • 5PM Deliver a Chef Joseph-prepared hot meal and family activity to food-insecure neighbors in Washington Township. Provide an opportunity for family togetherness, hope and the love of Jesus to our neighbors. Join our delivery fleet on our Luke’s Online website page.

CONNECTIONS BOOKS & GIFTS At Easter, Connections raised over $800 for food and shelter locally during the pandemic! A new summer catalog has been created for your birthday, graduation, sympathy, and get well gifts. Shop online at stlukesumc.com/im-new/bookstore, phone in your order (317-846-3404) and our volunteers will deliver your wrapped gift to the requested doorstep in 48 hours. Gifts can also be mailed.