Altar flowers are given in celebration of Debra and Jeff Peek’s 40th wedding anniversary. They were married in what is now Robertson Chapel on August 1, 1981. 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.
I LOVE MY CITY AUGUST 28 Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was. He replied “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. And love your neighbor as yourself.” We are called to love our neighbors, no exceptions. That is why every August St. Luke’s focuses on bringing hope to the world by serving our local community. Join us for I Love My City as we gather servants of all ages and send them out into Indianapolis (and beyond) to serve and give back together. Because one day can make a world of difference! Signup at stlukesumc.com/events.
STEPHEN MINISTERS If you’re looking for a truly rewarding way to serve our community, we invite you to say “YES!” to becoming a St. Luke’s Stephen Minister! You’ll be trained to provide one-to-one confidential care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness and more. St. Luke’s Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people in our congregation during a time of need. Sign up by August 25 at stlukesumc.com/serve or pick up an application in the church office. Send completed applications to regina. firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHURCH TOURS AUGUST 2 • 1:30PM & 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. 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. MIDDLE SCHOOL FUZE WKND FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 We’re kicking off the school year with FUZE WKND, our annual in-town retreat where we fuse together 5th-12th grade for worship and teaching. This year’s theme is FUZE WKND: Welcome to Wonderland. No matter where you are when it comes to God, this event is for you. Through all kinds of activities
and intentional relationship time, we will explore what it means to live a life of wonder and awe. Join us for this exciting weekend that you won’t forget! Signup at stlukesumc.com/students.
DIVORCE CARE MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 6 • E213 While divorce is always hard, many are facing additional obstacles due to the impact of the pandemic that makes this season of life even more difficult. St. Luke’s wants you to know that you are not alone. We will offer DivorceCare in person this fall with no registration fee. You can purchase a workbook through DivorceCare directly for $15 plus shipping (order by contacting DivorceCare at 800-489-7778). Signup at stlukesumc.com/group-finder. GRIEFSHARE WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 8 Do you dread lonely days and nights? Wonder what to do with your loved one’s belongings? Feel like your brain is in a fog? Unsure of how you’ll go on? Join us for GriefShare, a 13-week study that lets you find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. Signup at stlukesumc.com/group-finder. MORE SUPPORT GROUPS Are you looking for support groups on topics like grief, cancer, depression, infancy loss, single parenting, and more? 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.
Condolences to the family and friends of Phyllis Elliott. Condolences to Dick Van Voorhis on the death of his wife and Jill Landaw and Julie (Thomas) Gravely on the death of their mother, Jan Van Voorhis. Condolences to Beth Van Allen on the death of her mother, Mary Van Allen. Condolences to Terri (Brad) Fuson on the death of her mother, Donna Snedeker. Condolences to the family and friends of Barbara Busche - Funeral Service: August 1 at 3PM in the Sanctuary.
TRADITIONAL ORDER OF WORSHIP Prelude | Michael Conley, organ Welcome | Rev. Mindie Moore Opening Hymn | Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee #89 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 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 | Praises – Maverick City Angela Amos, solo; Jeff Rogers, guitar; Michael Conley, piano; Chancel Choir Scripture Reading | Genesis 41:46-52 | Gustanna Moss Chaney Message | Rev. Mindie Moore Communion Prayer and Instructions Communion Hymns | I Come with Joy #617 | Rejoice, the Lord Is King #714 Great Is Thy Faithfulness #140 Benediction | Rev. Mindie Moore Closing Song | He Never Failed Me Yet – Robert Ray Angela Amos, solo; Chancel Choir; Jeff Rogers, bass guitar; Michael Conley, piano; Art Reiner, percussion