May 29, 2022 Bulletin

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THIS WEEKEND DONUTS & COFFEE FELLOWSHIP HALL • 10AM – NOON After service come meet new people while grabbing a coffee and donut. 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. Throughout May and June, we’ll have special St. Luke’s Pride merch available. RESTLESS CHILD AREAS GATHERING AREA (LEFT OF THE SANCTUARY) & CENTRAL PASSAGE NURSING MOTHER’S AREA E126 (EAST PASSAGE) Enjoy our live services in these spaces if you’d like to nurse in private and/or if your child needs a break during worship. CONNECTIONS GIFT STORE OPEN SUNDAYS • 9AM – NOON You can support our local community by shopping at Connections! The store is run by volunteers, and the profits fund St. Luke’s Outreach Ministry partners. Now through June, we’ll be selling St. Luke’s Pride t-shirts. All proceeds will go to support our LGBTQIA+ ministry!


Childcare Caregiver (part-time) Director of Outreach (full-time) Director of Technical Arts (full-time) Evening and Weekend Coordinator of Facilities (full-time) Learn more and apply at


SUMMER CLASSES & BOOK STUDIES DAYS & TIMES VARY • IN-PERSON & ONLINE OPTIONS AVAILABLE These short-term opportunities are a great way to find community while learning more about a topic you’re interested in. This summer, we’re offering: Classes Book Studies • Black Authors Book Club • Life on the Color Line • Christianity Reclaimed • The Gospel of John • Exploring Religion and Mysticism • The Man in the Dog Park • Faith When the World is Falling Apart • Whole Brain Living We also have dozens of groups you can join. Learn more and sign up at stlukesumc. com/group-finder. VEGAN VEGETARIAN LUNCH SUNDAY, MAY 29 • 11AM • TENT Want an alternative to the 500 Race? Creation Care Ministry invites you to a yummy vegan/vegetarian lunch provided by Chef Joseph. Global food production accounts for more than a third of all greenhouse gas emissions, with meat and dairy responsible for twice as much planet-heating carbon pollution as plant-based foods. Think about cutting back on the amount of meat you consume. Start by having lunch with us. We’ll even have a guest speaker! Come meet new friends who share your concern for the environment. Register at STARTING POINT TUESDAY, MAY 31 • 7PM • ZOOM 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! Sign up and get the Zoom link at VBS JUNE 6-10 • ALL-DAY (9AM-4:30PM) & HALF-DAY (9AM-12PM) OPTIONS AVAILABLE This year VBS is all about changing the world! We think it’s possible for kids, volunteers, and families to create a ripple effect that can impact the world around them in ways they will never forget. God put you onto this planet to do the same thing—to make waves! Join us for a week-long adventure and discover the ways God created you to change the world! The morning will include worship, games, small group time, crafts, snacks, and more! The afternoon will also include lunch, games, service projects, music, art, and lots more! Sign up at ELDERBERRY PICNIC (65+) JUNE 9 • 6PM • TENT If you’re 65 or older join us for the next Elderberries event on June 9 under the tent in the St. Luke’s parking lot from 6-7:30PM. Dinner will be served by Chef, and it will be the first “picnic” of the season! The cost will be $5.00. Registration will be available online at PRIDE PARADE & PRIDE FESTIVAL SATURDAY, JUNE 11 PARADE BEGINS AT 11AM & FESTIVAL RUNS 11AM-6PM | DOWNTOWN Indy Pride Parade and Festival is back in person in 2022! Support our LGBTQ+ community by walking with the St. Luke’s group in the parade (we will provide you

with the exact meeting location and the other details closer to the date). During and after the parade, we will have a booth set up for people to come learn more about St. Luke’s and share that we are an open, affirming, and inclusive church! Plus, we’ll have lots of fun swag and free giveaways. Get your St. Luke’s Pride shirts in the Connections Gift Store or online at Learn more at SPECIAL NEEDS EVENT SUNDAY, JUNE 12 • 12-6PM • MURPHY AQUATIC PARK IN AVON Those involved in the Special Needs Ministry, along with their family and friends, are invited for a fun afternoon together at the new aquatic park in Avon. The new park boasts features of inclusion within its aquatic area, playground, and trails. We have reserved a cabana for our meet-up location. There is a charge for park admission. See the park’s website ( for information on this. For more info and registration, visit FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION MEET-UP SATURDAY, JUNE 25 • 9AM Come to connect with other foster and adoptive families and caregivers. This gathering is designed for foster and adoptive parents, kinship providers...really all those who care for orphaned and vulnerable children. It is a time to fellowship, to share experiences, and to learn from one another. This is not a foster/adoptive recruiting event, rather, it is all about supporting people on their post-placement journey. Discussions have included or may include transracial adoption, attachment issues, navigating relationships with birth parents and families, the effect of trauma, among others. A light breakfast will be served, and childcare is available if you register in advance. Register at MIDDLE SCHOOL MAYHEM JUNE 27-JULY 1 Students who will be in 5th-8th grade for the 2022-23 school year are invited to our FAVORITE event of the year - Middle School Mayhem! This week-long day camp gives middle schoolers a chance to form new friendships as they have discussions and competitions with their “crew” of other students and a few leaders, serve alongside their peers, learn more about faith in worship designed specifically for them, and (of course) play all kinds of insane games. This year’s theme is Mt. Mayhem! We will explore Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and the “Be-Attitudes” Jesus taught us. Middle School Mayhem is always one of the best youth events of the year, and it can’t happen without volunteers! There are a variety of ways to get involved. We need people, lead crews, run game times, decorate the building, and more. To learn more and register, go to EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN St. Luke’s Early Childhood Program (ECP) is a weekday, play-based program that creates opportunities through play, promoting the development of language, imagination, self-expression, problem-solving, and emotional growth. We are in session from 9AM-1PM Monday through Friday, September through May. Classes fill up quickly. Complete the registration packet at OR pick one up from the preschool office, located in the education wing of the church.


Luke Steele Mazeika was born on March 21. Parents Jason and Lindsey, siblings Avery, Emma, and Chase. Grandparents Tom and Barb Mazeika.


Altar flowers are given by the St. Luke’s Military Ministry in memory of service people who have lost their lives while serving our country. Prelude | Michael Conley, piano; Jim Butz, trumpet Welcome | Rev. Mindie Moore Opening Hymn | Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing #400 Affirmation of Faith | A Statement of Faith of the Korean Methodist Church, adapted Rev. Nicole Caldwell-Gross 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 | Praise to the Lord the Almighty | Chancel Choir; Dr. Jeff Rogers, Director Prayer Time and the Lord’s Prayer | Rev. Nicole Caldwell-Gross

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 | The Commission Sherry DuBois, Emory Quince, and Daria Weingartner, vocals; Casey Harshbarger, guitar Scripture | Acts 1:3-11 | Bill Myers Message | Rev. Mindie Moore Closing Hymn | Cornerstone Benediction | Rev. Mindie Moore


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