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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, so we can care for you. 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 – 1PM RESTLESS CHILD AREA 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. 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. 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; kenisonh@stlukesumc.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; bannont@stlukesumc.com. 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 | info@stlukesumc.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, S E P T E M B E R 8 , 2 0 19

PRELUDE Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate | Mozart (9:30 & 11AM) La Rejouissance | Handel Pam Close, Violin; Michael Conley, Piano INTROIT (9:30 & 11AM) WELCOME & CALL to WORSHIP | Psalm 24:7–10 Rev. Rob Fuquay (8:15 & 9:30AM) Rev. Jevon Caldwell-Gross (11AM) Leader: Listen to the words of the Psalmist. Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. People: Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle. Leader: Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. People: Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. * HYMN Great Is Thy Faithfulness | No. 140 UNISON PRAYER Written by Kaylee Vida Kevin Davis People: God of Justice, you ask us to stand up for what is right and protect those who need protecting. We acknowledge that this is hard, and we often do not know how to do this. But we come today as faithful disciples, willing to go where you lead us, even when it is difficult. May we hear your voice and follow. Amen. * GREETING ONE ANOTHER RECEPTION of NEW MEMBERS (9:30AM) Welcome into the membership of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. With you, we affirm our faith in God through Jesus Christ and vow to support this congregation by our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. Eliot Blackburn Wendy Blackburn Darrel Chambers

Joseph Huse Larry Ley Ken Townsend Linda Townsend

Beth VanTassel Jaret Wicker Pam Wicker


ANTHEM This is My Father’s World | arr. Elaine Hagenberg Leigh Ann Stadt, soloist (8:15AM) Chancel Choir, Dr. Jeff Rogers, Director (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 Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate | Mozart Pam Close, Violin; Michael Conley, Piano Oh Shout For Joy | arr. Tom Fettke Chancel Choir; Pam Close, Violin * PRAISE to GOD | No. 95 * PRAYER of DEDICATION MESSAGE | Bingeworthy: Conquest Rev. Rob Fuquay (8:15 & 9:30AM) Rev. Jevon Caldwell-Gross (11AM) SCRIPTURE READING | Joshua 6:1–7 Becky Sondgeroth (8:15AM) Dave Jackson (9:30AM) Nancy Hopper (11AM) CLOSING HYMN * BENEDICTION POSTLUDE With Praises All Unite! | Geoffrey Edwards Judy Williams, Organ (8:15AM) Improvisation on “Blessed Assurance” | J.S. Bach Michael Conley, Organ (9:30 & 11AM) * standing, as able

Fletcher Place Community Center (FPCC) mission is “Compassionately providing programs to ease the burden of low to moderate income individuals who struggle with life’s basic needs”. FPCC programming focus is hunger, immediate need, and education with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. Thousands of volunteers and donors support FPCC each year by sharing their time, talent, and treasure.

To donate, text STLUKESUMC to 77977


joys & concerns ALTAR FLOWERS: Given in loving memory of Connie L. March, from her husband Joe March, daughter Kim Long and family

CONDOLENCES TO: The Dedon family on the death of their son, Brayden Dedon Lyman and Joyce Eaton on the death of her father, Gerald Rielly Steve and Lisa Smith and family on the death of his mother, Ilene Smith Family and friends of Lois Tobias Condolences to family and friends of Jeanne Ann Wertz Jane Wood and family on the death of her husband, Jim Wood

announcements WORSHIP... BINGEWORTHY DAILY REFLECTION GUIDE & TRACKER | Available

online and via email Participate each day by following the Daily Reflection Guide, taking you through key stories in the Bible. Scripture readings are given with space for reflections. Guides are available daily via email (email eadsd@stlukesumc to sign up) or can be downloaded from the website’s Publications page.

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 davisk@stlukesumc.com.

ALL CITY TAIZÉ | Today • 5 – 6PM • Trinity Episcopal Church, 3242 N. Meridian Join others who value contemplative worship. Experience a service of chants, prayers, readings and silence.

GROW… STARTING POINT | Today • 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.

ALREADY ENOUGH SMALL GROUPS | Week of Sept. 8 Does everyone have it all figured out but you? Join this new type of small group just for 20s/30s to explore how to move beyond our false beliefs. Sign up at stlukesumc.com or contact Mindie at moorem@stlukesumc.com.

DIVORCE CARE | Sept. 9 • 6 – 7:30PM • N101/102 Divorce is painful, confusing and isolating. Learn to face these challenges and move forward with your life. Register at divorcecare.org or email Regina Proctor at proctorr@ stlukesumc.com. Cost of $20 includes book; scholarships and childcare available.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE CLASSES & MEAL BEGINNING Join us for dinner in the Great Hall (Baked potato bar, tossed salad, banana nut bread (GF) and ice cream bars) from 5:15 – 6:15PM, no reservations needed; $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.

RETIREMENT SPEAKER SERIES | Sept. 11 • 6:15 – 7:30PM • Fellowship Hall The first of a three part series with varying topics as the focus. This month’s topic: Medicare.


YOUTH FUZE WEEKEND | Sept. 13 - 15 • 7PM – 10:30AM • Great Hall Kick off the school year with a new kind of in-town retreat for 5th – 12th graders! Middle and High Schoolers will separate for games and activities and spend the whole weekend in their small groups. $70 for the weekend. Go to stlukesumc.com for more information and to register by today. Contact our youth staff if you have questions.

SMITHSONIAN TIME CAPSULE: BEYOND STONEWALL | Sept. 20

7 – 9PM • Fellowship Hall Our new LGBTQ ministry invites you to this documentary sharing the story of the LGBTQ community in America through exploring rare artifacts in the Smithsonian Collection. Discussion and sharing of ideas for this new ministry following.

INDIANA UMW CELEBRATION | Oct. 4 – 5 Celebrate 150 years of women in mission! Join us Friday evening for dinner, a speaker and service project. On Saturday join the celebration and business meeting, lunch and an address from Bishop Trimble. $15 per day. Register by September 18 at stlukesumc.com.

GO… BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING | Today • 9 – 11:30AM • Office Conference Room Free screenings today sponsored by the Health Ministry.

SOWERS’ FALL PLANT SALE | Today • 8AM – 1PM • Across from Main Office An end of summer bonus for gardeners! Lots of perennial starts from our Sowers’ gardens will be for sale and will transplant well this fall.

STEPHEN MINISTRY TRAINING | Sept. 11 • 6 – 8:30PM • Parlor If you feel called to use your gifts of mercy and compassion and have great listening skills, consider applying to become a Stephen Minister. For more information, contact Laura at marinel@stlukesumc.com or 317-846-3404.

I LOVE MY CITY SERVICE DAY | September 14 • Indianapolis When you look at Indianapolis what do you see? St. Luke’s sees a city full of God’s people! Join other St.Lukers as we Love Our City through service projects across Indy. Sign up for a specific project at stlukesumc.com or contact Pastor Nicole for more information at caldwellgrossn@stlukesumc.com.

ENL | Weds, through Dec. 11 • 6 – 7:30PM Volunteer as a teacher (no experience necessary), peer leader or in childcare and open someone’s world in our community. For more information, contact Andrea Leadford at leadforda@stlukesumc.com.

COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES & PARENT GATHERING | Sept. 19 • 6:30

– 10PM • Rusty Bucket College parents – join us to prepare care packages and then relax over dinner as we meet up with old friends and meet new ones. A casual, open house style evening with no agenda. Enjoy appetizers or order dinner or drinks on your own. Contact Tara-Lynne at tlsinicki@yahoo.com if interested.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE CONFERENCE | Oct. 18, 19 • Great Hall Join us to learn how to respond to time-sensitive life events and immediate crises. Be part of this new team of Congregational Care Ministers overseen by Pastor Regina Proctor. Register for $99 with promo code “CARE” at stlukesumc.com.

JOB OPENINGS We are excited to add three new positions to our staff: a Director of Children’s Ministries, a Director of Youth Worship and an Early Years Program Coordinator. Applications can be found at stlukesumc.com.

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