Altar flowers are given in honor of Mark and Kay Horton’s 40th wedding anniversary. 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 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.
SERVE OTHERS BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA UPDATE We are well on our way of reaching our goal of providing 4,200+ Washington Township kids with every item on their school supply list and adopting classrooms in Kenya to provide food, books, uniforms, and school supplies for Kenyan elementary students for the entire year. We’ve already raised $22,400 toward our goal of $30,000! Give now at stlukesumc.com/backtoschool. CHILDREN’S MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS Every week, an average of 250 kids engage in Children’s Ministries! The aim is for kids to grow to love God, love others, and love themselves. But we can’t do this without your help. We still need 20 more volunteers to serve as greeters, small group leaders, and more. If you’re interested in serving, contact elyse. firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to sign up to serve.
CHURCH TOURS AUGUST 15 • 12:15PM Whether you’re new to St. Luke’s or you’ve been coming for a while, join with others to explore our facilities and learn a bit of our history as well. Tour guides: Susan and Roger Frick. If you require childcare, please call Debra Peek 317-8463404 x 364 at least two weeks in advance. Signup at stlukesumc.com/events. NORTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS INCUBATOR SATURDAY, JULY 31 • 9:30AM • ONLINE & IN PERSON St. Luke’s is hosting our first-ever Northwest Neighborhood Business Incubator event, for which entrepreneurs are invited to present their ventures, focused on inclusive entrepreneurship. As a part of the incubator, these entrepreneurs receive a variety of resources and benefits to help level the playing field, ranging from access to training opportunities as well as business loans and more! Join us for this event where you can learn more about these entrepreneurs and have the opportunity to support their business ventures! Learn more at stlukesumc. com/antiracist. BACK TO CHURCH CELEBRATION SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 Join us for an all-church celebration! Meet ministry leaders, learn about ways to get connected, signup for groups and classes, and discover ways to serve! We’ll have mocktails, special treats, and activities for everyone to enjoy. And, when you sign up for something, you’ll get some fun swag! Learn more at stlukesumc.com/youbelong.
ELDERBERRIES (55+) ITALY UNDER THE STARS THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 • 6PM • TENT Join us as we gather for community and an Italian feast including spaghetti and meatballs, salad, wedding cake, and homemade ice cream, all made by Chef Joesph. This event is only $5 per person, and you can register online at stlukesumc.com/events or call the office. Feel free to invite guests, and we look forward to seeing you! FUNERAL PLANNING CLASSES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 • 11AM IN THE TENT • 6PM ON ZOOM This class takes on a topic that many think about as they get older, but seldom know how to get started. This class helps you understand and plan your Christian service of death and resurrection. Join us in person or online this summer for the next class. Signup at stlukesumc.com/group-finder.
SUPPORT GROUPS Are you looking for support groups on topics like grief, cancer, depression, infancy loss, single parenting, and more? See a quick list of what we have to offer: • Stephen Ministry • Cancer Support • Grief Support • Chronic Pain Support • DivorceCare • Caregiver Support • Single Parenting • Military Ministry Support Visit stlukesumc.com/group-finder to sign up for and get details about a group that will walk alongside you and care for you in your greatest time of need. NEED PRAYER? Submit your prayer request at stlukesumc.com/prayer.
TRADITIONAL ORDER OF WORSHIP Prelude | Michael Conley, organ Video | Barbershop Welcome Opening Hymn | #371 - I Stand Amazed in the Presence Affirmation of Faith | Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger 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 | I Will Wait for You - arr. Victor C. Johnson | Chancel Choir Prayer Time and the Lord’s Prayer | Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger 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 | Waitin’ for the Mornin’| Chancel Choir Scripture Reading | Genesis 41: 1a, 8-16 (NIV) | Mary Eckard Message | Dr. Jevon Caldwell-Gross Closing Hymn | Closing Hymn - #462 - Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus Benediction | Dr. Jevon Caldwell-Gross Postlude | Michael Conley, organ