June 5, 2022 Bulletin

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THIS WEEKEND ARTIST RECEPTION | TODAY AFTER SERVICES • EAST GALLERY Israel enjoys using geometric patterns and the human figure in his artwork. He mixes vibrant colors with shapes and patterns to create rhythm within his paintings. He was one of the 18 artists chosen to paint the 2020 Black Lives Matter mural on Indiana Avenue. Learn more about him and see his art at israelsolomonart.com. 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. 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!


Administrative Assistant for Adult Discipleship/Kid’s Ministry (full-time) 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 stlukesumc.com/jobs.


BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA Each year we partner with Washington Township schools as they kick off a new academic year. We work closely with their teachers and administrators to find the BEST way we can support the school district, while at the same time upholding our shared commitment to justice, anti-racism, and inclusivity. This year, we have a goal to raise $50,000 to cover the cost of school supplies for 4,200 students for the entire academic year, adopt classrooms in Washington Township, and adopt a school in Kenya. To learn more and give, visit stlukesumc.com/backtoschool. 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: Book Studies Classes • Life on the Color Line • Black Authors Book Club • The Gospel of John • Christianity Reclaimed • The Man in the Dog Park • Exploring Religion and Mysticism • 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. 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 stlukesumc.com/events. PRIDE PARADE & PRIDE FESTIVAL SATURDAY, JUNE 11 PARADE BEGINS AT 11AM & FESTIVAL RUNS 10AM-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 stlukesumc.com/merch. Learn more at stlukesumc. com/pride.

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 (washingtontwpparks.org/murphy-park) for information on this. For more info and registration, visit stlukesumc.com/events. 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 stlukesumc.com/events. 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 to lead crews, run game times, decorate the building, and more. To learn more and register, go to stlukesumc.com/students. INDIANA AVENUE WALK & TALK JULY 13 • 7PM • PARKING LOT OF URBAN LEAGUE DOWNTOWN Learn about the vibrant Black community that lived and worked in downtown Indianapolis in the first part of the 20th century – businesses, jazz, churches, civic organizations, and more. Led by Sampson Levingston. Be prepared to walk for two hours. This event is $20 and is limited to 25 people. Sign up at stlukesumc.com/ events. 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 stlukesumc.com/ecp OR pick one up from the preschool office, located in the education wing of the church.


Prelude | Joyful Rhythms Handbell Choir; Marsha Coyner, Director; Michael Conley, Piano Welcome | Rev. Dr. Jevon Caldwell-Gross Opening Hymn | O Spirit of the Living God #539 Litany for Pentecost | Rev. Kevin Davis Leader: The Spirit is here among us within us, around us, between us. The Spirit is here to strengthen us bringing courage, bringing conviction. ALL: The Spirit is here to move us, making us sing and praise. The Spirit is here. Leader: May we feel the Spirit as we gather. May we be fed by her fiery strength. May we be emboldened by her powerful wind. ALL: We gather in the Spirit’s arms to be nurtured as we worship. And may our worship fill us with the Spirit as we go back out into our daily lives. Gloria Patri #70 Anthem | Come, Now, Spirit of God | Tina English & Joseph M. Martin Chancel Choir; Dr. Jeff Rogers, Director Prayer Time and The Lord’s Prayer | Rev. Kevin Davis Announcements Call for Offering | Rev. Kevin Davis Offertory Song | Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God | Keith Getty & Stuart Townend | Chancel Choir Scripture Reading | John 2:1-11 | Ellen Hostetler Message | Rev. Dr. Jevon Caldwell-Gross Communion Set-up & 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. Communion Hymns Spirit of the Living God #393 Lord Speak to Me #463 One Bread, One Body #620 Benediction | Rev. Dr. Jevon Caldwell-Gross Postlude | Michael Conley, Organist @STLUKESINDY

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