November 21, 2021 Bulletin

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11.21.2021

THIS WEEKEND

STARTING POINT TODAY AT 10:45AM & 12:15PM • COMMUNITY ROOM This 30-minute class is great for those new to St. Luke’s. Come gain an orientation to St. Luke’s and leave with recommended next steps to help you find your place within the church. It’s also a great way to meet others who are new and find community! No need to sign up. See you there! CONNECTIONS BOOKSTORE OPEN SUNDAYS • 9AM - NOON *Come get a jump on your holiday shopping and enjoy some special holiday treats at Connections on November 30 from 4 to 8PM. Plus, your shopping will support our community benevolence fund! CONNECTION CENTERS OUTSIDE THE SANCTUARY & ROBERTSON CHAPEL Stop by the Connection Centers to get your questions answered, sign up for groups, serving opportunities, and events, and learn about ways to connect here. RESTLESS CHILD AREA GATHERING AREA (LEFT OF SANCTUARY) & CENTRAL PASSAGE Enjoy our live services in these spaces if your child needs a break during worship. DONUTS & COFFEE FELLOWSHIP HALL After service come meet new people while grabbing a coffee and donut. Stop by the Outreach Table to learn more and sign up for Thanksgiving serving opportunities.


THANKSGIVING SERVING

Thanksgiving is a time to share God’s abundance with others. Join St. Luke’s on Thursday, November 25 as we deliver meals to those in need this Thanksgiving season. Volunteers are needed to carve turkeys, prepare sides, pack meals, deliver them to homes or serve them at Cathedral Kitchen. Sign up at stlukesumc.com/ events.

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS Joyous Song Unending

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 4PM & 7:30PM St. Luke’s Christmas Concerts are a favorite tradition for thousands of St. Lukers and their friends. The concerts feature our 140+ member Chancel choir, the St. Luke’s Orchestra, New Song women’s chorus, Contemporary Worship Singers, Wesleyan Ringers handbell choir, Children’s choirs, pipe organ, and special guests, Carmel High School choirs. Come enjoy a moving Christmas Concert that is fun for all ages! This is a free event, but registration is required due to capacity limitations. The concerts are offered in-person and online. If you register today, you’ll also receive 5 FREE EXCLUSIVE CHRISTMAS SONGS you can download! Learn more at stlukesumc.com/christmas. If your child(ren) would like to perform in the concert, weekend services, and/or Christmas Eve services, contact karen.alessandrini@stlukesumc.com for details.

GET CONNECTED

GRATITUDE BRUNCH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 • 10AM As a way to say thank you for your generosity, we’re hosting a gratitude lunch for those who have submitted a pledge for 2022. Chef Joseph will be cooking up all your favorites including egg casserole, meat and cheese, and veggie, sliced ham with cherry sauce, hash brown potato casserole, fresh fruit, coffee cake, and waffles. We hope this will be a joyous occasion as we head into Thanksgiving. Registration is not required. CHRISTMAS DECORATING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 • 11AM – 5PM Join us in decorating our worship spaces and gathering areas for the Christmas season. We need lots of people to help with preparing our church to celebrate Christmas. Spend the afternoon or a couple of hours working alongside our experienced crew, and watch our spaces transform into a Christmas wonderland. We will begin after worship on Sunday, November 21, and will wrap up by 5PM (but we welcome you for any amount of time you can offer). This is a great event for families too! Contact dawn.fitch@stlukesumc.com for more information or to sign up!


HIGH SCHOOL INVITE NIGHT: TED TALKS & CAMPFIRES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 • 4PM Have you ever watched a TED talk and thought, “I could do that”? Well, we have the perfect event for you. Prepare any hilarious or fun topic to share with your friends at this night for presentations and laughter. Don’t like public speaking? We need crowd members! And make sure to stay for a campfire with s’mores. The cost is only $5, but guests are FREE! If you are a guest, just leave the payment section in the registration blank. Registration is encouraged, but we will always accept walk-ins! Signup at stlukesumc.com/students. ELDERBERRIES (55+) CHRISTMAS PARTY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2 • 11:30AM Join us for a fun-filled Christmas party! We’ll gather for a fun meal (menu is TBD) all made by Chef Joesph. This event is only $5 per person, and you can register at stlukesumc.com/events, or call the office at 317-846-3404. Feel free to invite guests, and we look forward to seeing you! CHARGE CONFERENCE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 • NOON The Charge Conference takes place annually to approve nominees for leadership roles, establish salaries for pastors, and review accomplishments in ministry for the past year. Open to the congregation. Lunch will be served beginning at 12PM in Fellowship Hall. The program begins at 12:45PM in Robertson Chapel. Registration is required for lunch and a $5.00 donation is requested. Learn more at stlukesumc.com/ events. SPECIAL NEEDS CHRISTMAS LUNCH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 • 12PM Special Needs Ministry will be hosting a pizza luncheon along with cookie decorating and Christmas activities! Join us to celebrate this incredible community of volunteers and families. There will be Christmas activities set up for adults, youth, and children of all ability levels to enjoy. Gluten-free and dairy-free options will be available. Please note dietary restrictions when prompted in registration so we can accommodate you! Sign-up at stlukesumc.com/events.

CONDOLENCES

To the Shiplett family on the death on David Shiplett. To Barbara Hoster on the death of George Hoster. To Barbara Kennedy on the death of her husband David. To the Lowe family on the death of Judy.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Kelly and Zach Tran (parents) and Karen and Mike Sellers and Bob Clark (grandparents) on the birth of their son/grandson, Emmett Thuc Tran on October 14, 2021.


TRADITIONAL ORDER OF WORSHIP

Preludes | Holy, Holy, Holy – arr. David Winkler Medley of Praise and Thanksgiving – arr. Jeff Cranfill | St. Luke’s Orchestra; Bob Zehr, Director Welcome and Call to Worship | Rev. Rob Fuquay Leader: This is a time for worship and giving thanks; a time to be mindful of the good that encircles us. All: Thank you, God, for all you have given us! Leader: For those who love and care for us and a faith community that shows us God’s loving ways. All: Thank you, God, for all you have given us! Leader: For the home we find in God’s creation and the earth that gives us what we need to live. All: Thank you, God, for all you have given us! Leader: Though the seasons change, God’s loving care for us is eternal. All: Thank you, God, for all you have given us! Leader: Let us worship in praise and thanksgiving. Opening Hymn | Come, Ye Thankful People, Come #694 Affirmation of Faith: A Statement of Faith of the Korean Methodist Church, adapted Dr. Regina Proctor 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.

Glory to God | The Gloria Patri #70 Anthem | Thankful – arr. Rollo Dilworth | New Song; Kathrine Kouns, Director; St. Luke’s Orchestra Prayer Time and the Lord’s Prayer | Dr. Regina Proctor 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 Call for Offering Offertory Song | Thanksgiving Canticle – arr. Mark Hayes Chancel Choir; Dr. Jeff Rogers, Director; St. Luke’s Orchestra Doxology #95 and Prayer of Dedication Scripture - Luke 18:35-43 & 1 Thessalonians 5:18 | Alan Becker Message | Rev. Rob Fuquay Closing Hymn | Let All Things Now Living (The Faith We Sing hymnal) Benediction | Rev. Rob Fuquay Postlude | St. Luke’s Orchestra

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