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NEWS YOU CAN USE Blood Pressure Screening

Today • 9-11AM • C110 (accessible from the East Passage) Stop by this morning for a free blood pressure screening. Offered the second Sunday of every month by St. Luke's Health Ministries. Please refrain from caffeine consumption or smoking for 30 minutes prior to the screening for a more accurate reading.

Later Candlelight Service

Today • 6PM • Robertson Chapel Special guests for the 14th annual Christmas Candlelight service will be Pike High School Mystiques, and the dance team, “In the Spirit.” In addition, there will be the singing of familiar Christmas Carols and a special message of the season.

Advent Devotionals

Each day of Advent, Pastor Ron Glusenkamp explores the meaning behind the elements of Advent that help us bond with our Lord during this busy time. Then he connects those elements to songs. May this booklet’s unique combination of words and music bring about a positive reaction in your hearts, souls and minds this Advent season. Pick up a printed copy at the church or download an electronic version of The Elements of Advent at www.amazon.com for just 99 cents. Contact Jilliane Pruiett at pruiettj@stlukesumc.com with questions.

Poinsettia Orders

To order poinsettias for the Sanctuary in memory or honor of a loved one, stop by the Welcome Center or the church office to fill out an order card and make a $10 donation. You may also order and pay at www.stlukesumc.com. Plants may be picked up following the 11PM Christmas Eve service. Orders received before Tuesday, December 17, will have names included in the Poinsettia Remembrance list, which will be available either on our website to download and easily share with others, or at the Welcome Center for those who wish to have a printed copy.

Angel Tree

Please visit the table in the Narthex by the Angel Tree. We still have names of individuals in need of sponsors. You can make a monetary donation by indicating “Angel Tree” on the memo line or envelope. Or, you can adopt a person, volunteer your time, or make a financial donation online at www.stlukesumc.com. If you’ve already bought and wrapped your presents, you may leave them at the table in the Narthex this morning and next Sunday.

Discover Donald Miller

Sundays, December 8 & 15 • 11AM-Noon • N101/102 Sundays, January 12 & 19 • 11AM-Noon • E212 On January 25, 2014, New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller is coming to speak at St. Luke’s. Get tickets now at www.stlukesumc.com/donald. Discover who Donald Miller is by attending one of these 2-week introductory studies. Discover the power of your own story! Visit Donald’s blog at www.storylineblog.com. For more information, contact David Williamson at williamsond@stlukesumc.com.

DECEMBER 8, 2013

Advent Open Labyrinth Walk

Friday, December 13 • 5-7PM • Fellowship Hall Take some time before Christmas for centering and clearing your mind. A labyrinth walk takes about 20 minutes and provides a chance to slow down, pray for what is important and be grateful. Live music and candles will set the mood. Contact Betty Brandt at brandtb@stlukesumc.com with questions.

Live Nativity

Sunday, December 15 • 5PM and 6:30PM • Sanctuary Experience the story of Christmas like never before. Even the animals are live in this production that brings to life the birth of Jesus. Consider attending the later service if possible to make room for families with small children who tend to prefer the earlier service. Crafts, photo ops, cookies and more will be available in the Narthex before and after each performance. A family friendly event perfect for sharing with others…and as always, it’s free!

Jr. High Winter Retreat

Friday, December 20, 7PM - Saturday, December 21, 8AM Jr. High students join us for a night full of fun and adventure! We will meet at the Lodge for games and pizza. Then we’ll head to SkyZone for a private jump session. Back at the Lodge, there will be games, activities, movies and much more throughout the night. Register at www.stlukesumc.com by December 18. Cost is $25. Contact Colleen Baumgartner at baumgartnerc@stlukesumc.com with questions.

Longest Night

Saturday, December 21 • 7PM • Luke’s Lodge The Longest Night is a service of hope. Oftentimes the holidays are difficult for those who have experienced a loss, are struggling with grief or feeling depressed. This uplifting service will remind you of the hope inherent in the season and offer reasons to celebrate.

Host a Lenten Small Group

March 5-April 20 We are gathering volunteers to host home groups, groups that meet at St. Luke's, groups that meet in the work place or at a restaurant, and groups that will meet online through Google hangout. If you are interested in any of these options for five meetings during March and April, email Susan Fuquay at fuquays@stlukesumc.com.

St. Luke’s is an

open community of Christians gathering to seek, celebrate, live and share the love of God for all creation. We envision being transformed by God and

transforming the world into a

ST. LUKE’S SERVICES: 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00AM, Sanctuary THE GARDEN at Beef & Boards Theatre: 8:15, 9:15 and 10:15AM, Dr. Linda McCoy, Pastor

ENTRY.POINT at OAK HILL: 10:30AM, Rev. Stan Abell, Pastor CONTEMPLATIVE TAIZÉ SERVICE: No December service. Next Taizé service will be Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 5PM in the Sanctuary. LATER@ST. LUKE’S: 6:00PM, Robertson Chapel, Dr. Marion Miller, Pastor

WORSHIP 24/7: Our morning worship services are Web broadcast live in real time at www.stlukesumc.com/worship/watch. The entire service is available for purchase on CD and DVD; you may order specific services at www.stlukesumc.com/worship/sermonarchives, or stop by the Welcome Center this morning for an order envelope. You may also listen to or download sermons at www.stlukesumc.com. A link to the sermon video is also available by following us on Twitter @stlukesumcindy or liking us on our Facebook page.

Advent Sermon Series December 1: December 8: December 15: December 22:

Not Afraid...Hope! (not afraid to believe) Not Afraid...Obedience! (not afraid to answer a call) Not Afraid...Courage! (not afraid to do the right thing) The Shepherd (Dramatic Monologue)

compassionate, just, inclusive, Christ-like community.

January Adult Ministries Classes

January classes are being formed. Please visit the Adult Ministries table in the West Passage to gather more information on the various opportunities in 2014.

Job Opening: Financial Assistant

St. Luke’s is seeking a full-time Financial Assistant. The full job description is available on our web site. Qualified applicants should send their resumes to Faina Kleyner at kleynerf@stlukesumc.com.

100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260

317.846.3404 • www.stlukesumc.com


GENERAL WORSHIP INFORMATION

ORDER OF WORSHIP

WELCOME VISITORS! We’re glad you’re

PRELUDE

here and hope you feel the presence of God in this worship service. Stop by our Welcome Center for information and a gift, and join us in the Fellowship Hall for refreshments and fellowship following each service. We look forward to having you worship with us again. For the hearing impaired, personal earphones may be purchased for $7, or hearing aids may be borrowed for the service at the Welcome Center. If you are in need of a large print bulletin, please let our ushers know. PARENTS: Childcare and Sunday School

are available for children who are newborn to 5th grade; stop at the Info Center in the East Wing to find a classroom. Children are welcome in our services. If they become restless, you may continue to worship with them in the Narthex. For mothers who are nursing, we have a room available for your use equipped with rocking chairs and live streaming of the worship service. It is located in the East Passage, E126. If you need help, an usher can assist you in locating the room. ARRIVING LATE? PLEASE Wait until

prayers and musical selections are concluded before being seated. COMMUNION AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY:

The elements are consecrated and placed in the Prayer Chapel for all to include in their worship experience. Please enter in silence. 9:15AM-12:30PM.

(9:30 & 11:00)

If you desire prayer, pastors will be available following the service.

“Of The Father’s Love Begotten” Sir David Willcocks “What Child is This?” arr. Derek Hakes The Youth Bell Choir; Cindy Schwein, Director

*HYMN

“To a Maid Engaged to Joseph”

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Words on screen (9:30)

*ADVENT ACT OF PRAISE: Mary’s Song Luke 1:46-55 LEADER: And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, PEOPLE: for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will called me blessed; LEADER: for the Mighty One has done great things for me, PEOPLE: and holy is his name.” All singing: “Fear not,” the angel told her, “I come to bring good news!” LEADER: PEOPLE: LEADER: PEOPLE: All singing: LEADER: PEOPLE: LEADER: PEOPLE: All singing:

“His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; He has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly;” “Fear not,” the angel told her, “I come to bring good news!” “He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” “Fear not,” the angel told her, “I come to bring good news!”

*GREETING ONE ANOTHER ANTHEM (8:15)

(9:30)

(11:00)

“A Star Will Soon Shine” Joyful Sound; Carol Dennis, Flute

Nancy Price & Don Besig

“Away in a Manger” James R. Murray “A Christmas Lullaby” “Dear Jesus, It’s Your Birthday” Genesis Choir; Debra Nethercott, Director Gabriella Cruz, Trinity Smith, and Reese Walker, Soloists “Away in a Manger” James R. Murray The Elementary Music Group, Grades K-2; Gay Talbert, Director

PRAYER TIME Rev. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson The Lord’s Prayer 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.

arr. Brent Olstad

“Calm on the Listening Ear of Night” “All Hail, Thou Noble Guest” Chancel Choir

Craig Courtney

*ADVENT DOXOLOGY

Words on screen

*OFFERTORY PRAYER

Rev. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson

SCRIPTURE READERS (8:15) Barbara Furlow

Noah Radde

(11:00)

“Not Afraid...Obedience!”

Rev. Rob Fuquay

“My Soul Gives Glory to God” (sts. 1, 2, 3, 5; sung to CAROL)

No 198

“Sing We Now of Christmas”

Martin Shaw

*BENEDICTION POSTLUDE

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Jason & Kelli Jacobs on the birth of their daughter Kathryn Marie Jacobs Josh & Jessica Mason on the birth of twins Mavis Diane Mason and Graham Thatcher Mason Brenda (Griffith) Stewart & Jeff Westfall on their wedding of December 7. TODAY’S BAPTISMS:

Olivia Bradford, daughter of Laura Marine (11:00) Tracey Hill

John Guild

SCRIPTURE RESPONSE READER: The word of God for the people of God. CONGREGATION: Thanks be to God.

*HYMN

CONDOLENCES TO:

(11:00) (9:30)

SCRIPTURE: Luke 1:26-38 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

MESSAGE

CONGREGATIONAL CONCERNS Pat Reynolds on the death of friend Gordon “Mike” Capes Jerry Awbrey & Jerry Jo Burkman on the death of her father Merle Voris

RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS

PRESENTATION OF OFFERINGS OFFERTORY ANTHEM (8:15) “Angels We Have Heard on High” Carol Dennis, Flute

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES (8:15) Brad and Amanda Vickery (9:30) Cliff and Lori Evans (11:00) Julie and Lynn Black

PRAYER CONCERNS & INFORMATION:

If you have a prayer concern, change of address or other information you would like the church to know, fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate. Prayer concerns may also be submitted on our website (click the “Need Prayer” link at the top of every page), or with a pastor after worship service. Concerns submitted on the pew card or online are prayed for by our Wednesday Prayer Group. Also, our Prayer Chapel, which can be accessed from Robertson Chapel or outside the main entrance by the large cross, is available for silent prayer and meditation when the church is open.

December 8, 2013 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00AM Advent: Purple

* Congregation standing

CLERGY Rev. Rob Fuquay, Senior Pastor; Rev. Kim King, Pastor of Congregational Care; Dr. Marion Miller, Pastor of Later@St. Luke’s; Rev. David Williamson, Pastor of Family & Children’s Ministries; Rev. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson, Pastor of Outreach Ministries DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES Mark Squire ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES / ORGANIST Charles Manning

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Tom & Jenny Blackman Marion (Mario) & Deborah Clinkscales and son Donovan Clinkscales Don & Stephanie Kerr Shanna Bellamy Lou Ann Bennett Charles & Jeanna Berdel Casey & Jennifer Enzor Cliff & Lauri Evans Toni & Terry Fauquher Tricia Hackett Todd & Tonya Harris Rita Jo Kuehnert Dennis (Denny) & Nancy Lawton Kathy Leising & Kim Yeager Bob & Pattie Lind Martha Littig Jim & Martha Nahrwold Jon & Gwynne Schmidtke Jane Walker Lisa Applegate Celeste Berry Jerry Binkley Laura Marine and daughter Olivia Bradford Jason & Rachel Cochran Jeremy Head Tracey Hill Angela & Eric Jungbauer Matthew & Natalie Kennedy Faith Nelson Joely Pomprowitz Larry & Linda Stobbs Jim & Ida Wine Kristin Young


GENERAL WORSHIP INFORMATION

ORDER OF WORSHIP

WELCOME VISITORS! We’re glad you’re

PRELUDE

here and hope you feel the presence of God in this worship service. Stop by our Welcome Center for information and a gift, and join us in the Fellowship Hall for refreshments and fellowship following each service. We look forward to having you worship with us again. For the hearing impaired, personal earphones may be purchased for $7, or hearing aids may be borrowed for the service at the Welcome Center. If you are in need of a large print bulletin, please let our ushers know. PARENTS: Childcare and Sunday School

are available for children who are newborn to 5th grade; stop at the Info Center in the East Wing to find a classroom. Children are welcome in our services. If they become restless, you may continue to worship with them in the Narthex. For mothers who are nursing, we have a room available for your use equipped with rocking chairs and live streaming of the worship service. It is located in the East Passage, E126. If you need help, an usher can assist you in locating the room. ARRIVING LATE? PLEASE Wait until

prayers and musical selections are concluded before being seated. COMMUNION AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY:

The elements are consecrated and placed in the Prayer Chapel for all to include in their worship experience. Please enter in silence. 9:15AM-12:30PM.

(9:30 & 11:00)

If you desire prayer, pastors will be available following the service.

“Of The Father’s Love Begotten” Sir David Willcocks “What Child is This?” arr. Derek Hakes The Youth Bell Choir; Cindy Schwein, Director

*HYMN

“To a Maid Engaged to Joseph”

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Words on screen (9:30)

*ADVENT ACT OF PRAISE: Mary’s Song Luke 1:46-55 LEADER: And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, PEOPLE: for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will called me blessed; LEADER: for the Mighty One has done great things for me, PEOPLE: and holy is his name.” All singing: “Fear not,” the angel told her, “I come to bring good news!” LEADER: PEOPLE: LEADER: PEOPLE: All singing: LEADER: PEOPLE: LEADER: PEOPLE: All singing:

“His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; He has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly;” “Fear not,” the angel told her, “I come to bring good news!” “He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” “Fear not,” the angel told her, “I come to bring good news!”

*GREETING ONE ANOTHER ANTHEM (8:15)

(9:30)

(11:00)

“A Star Will Soon Shine” Joyful Sound; Carol Dennis, Flute

Nancy Price & Don Besig

“Away in a Manger” James R. Murray “A Christmas Lullaby” “Dear Jesus, It’s Your Birthday” Genesis Choir; Debra Nethercott, Director Gabriella Cruz, Trinity Smith, and Reese Walker, Soloists “Away in a Manger” James R. Murray The Elementary Music Group, Grades K-2; Gay Talbert, Director

PRAYER TIME Rev. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson The Lord’s Prayer 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.

arr. Brent Olstad

“Calm on the Listening Ear of Night” “All Hail, Thou Noble Guest” Chancel Choir

Craig Courtney

*ADVENT DOXOLOGY

Words on screen

*OFFERTORY PRAYER

Rev. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson

SCRIPTURE READERS (8:15) Barbara Furlow

Noah Radde

(11:00)

“Not Afraid...Obedience!”

Rev. Rob Fuquay

“My Soul Gives Glory to God” (sts. 1, 2, 3, 5; sung to CAROL)

No 198

“Sing We Now of Christmas”

Martin Shaw

*BENEDICTION POSTLUDE

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Jason & Kelli Jacobs on the birth of their daughter Kathryn Marie Jacobs Josh & Jessica Mason on the birth of twins Mavis Diane Mason and Graham Thatcher Mason Brenda (Griffith) Stewart & Jeff Westfall on their wedding of December 7. TODAY’S BAPTISMS:

Olivia Bradford, daughter of Laura Marine (11:00) Tracey Hill

John Guild

SCRIPTURE RESPONSE READER: The word of God for the people of God. CONGREGATION: Thanks be to God.

*HYMN

CONDOLENCES TO:

(11:00) (9:30)

SCRIPTURE: Luke 1:26-38 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

MESSAGE

CONGREGATIONAL CONCERNS Pat Reynolds on the death of friend Gordon “Mike” Capes Jerry Awbrey & Jerry Jo Burkman on the death of her father Merle Voris

RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS

PRESENTATION OF OFFERINGS OFFERTORY ANTHEM (8:15) “Angels We Have Heard on High” Carol Dennis, Flute

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES (8:15) Brad and Amanda Vickery (9:30) Cliff and Lori Evans (11:00) Julie and Lynn Black

PRAYER CONCERNS & INFORMATION:

If you have a prayer concern, change of address or other information you would like the church to know, fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate. Prayer concerns may also be submitted on our website (click the “Need Prayer” link at the top of every page), or with a pastor after worship service. Concerns submitted on the pew card or online are prayed for by our Wednesday Prayer Group. Also, our Prayer Chapel, which can be accessed from Robertson Chapel or outside the main entrance by the large cross, is available for silent prayer and meditation when the church is open.

December 8, 2013 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00AM Advent: Purple

* Congregation standing

CLERGY Rev. Rob Fuquay, Senior Pastor; Rev. Kim King, Pastor of Congregational Care; Dr. Marion Miller, Pastor of Later@St. Luke’s; Rev. David Williamson, Pastor of Family & Children’s Ministries; Rev. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson, Pastor of Outreach Ministries DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES Mark Squire ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES / ORGANIST Charles Manning

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Tom & Jenny Blackman Marion (Mario) & Deborah Clinkscales and son Donovan Clinkscales Don & Stephanie Kerr Shanna Bellamy Lou Ann Bennett Charles & Jeanna Berdel Casey & Jennifer Enzor Cliff & Lauri Evans Toni & Terry Fauquher Tricia Hackett Todd & Tonya Harris Rita Jo Kuehnert Dennis (Denny) & Nancy Lawton Kathy Leising & Kim Yeager Bob & Pattie Lind Martha Littig Jim & Martha Nahrwold Jon & Gwynne Schmidtke Jane Walker Lisa Applegate Celeste Berry Jerry Binkley Laura Marine and daughter Olivia Bradford Jason & Rachel Cochran Jeremy Head Tracey Hill Angela & Eric Jungbauer Matthew & Natalie Kennedy Faith Nelson Joely Pomprowitz Larry & Linda Stobbs Jim & Ida Wine Kristin Young


NEWS YOU CAN USE Blood Pressure Screening

Today • 9-11AM • C110 (accessible from the East Passage) Stop by this morning for a free blood pressure screening. Offered the second Sunday of every month by St. Luke's Health Ministries. Please refrain from caffeine consumption or smoking for 30 minutes prior to the screening for a more accurate reading.

Later Candlelight Service

Today • 6PM • Robertson Chapel Special guests for the 14th annual Christmas Candlelight service will be Pike High School Mystiques, and the dance team, “In the Spirit.” In addition, there will be the singing of familiar Christmas Carols and a special message of the season.

Advent Devotionals

Each day of Advent, Pastor Ron Glusenkamp explores the meaning behind the elements of Advent that help us bond with our Lord during this busy time. Then he connects those elements to songs. May this booklet’s unique combination of words and music bring about a positive reaction in your hearts, souls and minds this Advent season. Pick up a printed copy at the church or download an electronic version of The Elements of Advent at www.amazon.com for just 99 cents. Contact Jilliane Pruiett at pruiettj@stlukesumc.com with questions.

Poinsettia Orders

To order poinsettias for the Sanctuary in memory or honor of a loved one, stop by the Welcome Center or the church office to fill out an order card and make a $10 donation. You may also order and pay at www.stlukesumc.com. Plants may be picked up following the 11PM Christmas Eve service. Orders received before Tuesday, December 17, will have names included in the Poinsettia Remembrance list, which will be available either on our website to download and easily share with others, or at the Welcome Center for those who wish to have a printed copy.

Angel Tree

Please visit the table in the Narthex by the Angel Tree. We still have names of individuals in need of sponsors. You can make a monetary donation by indicating “Angel Tree” on the memo line or envelope. Or, you can adopt a person, volunteer your time, or make a financial donation online at www.stlukesumc.com. If you’ve already bought and wrapped your presents, you may leave them at the table in the Narthex this morning and next Sunday.

Discover Donald Miller

Sundays, December 8 & 15 • 11AM-Noon • N101/102 Sundays, January 12 & 19 • 11AM-Noon • E212 On January 25, 2014, New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller is coming to speak at St. Luke’s. Get tickets now at www.stlukesumc.com/donald. Discover who Donald Miller is by attending one of these 2-week introductory studies. Discover the power of your own story! Visit Donald’s blog at www.storylineblog.com. For more information, contact David Williamson at williamsond@stlukesumc.com.

DECEMBER 8, 2013

Advent Open Labyrinth Walk

Friday, December 13 • 5-7PM • Fellowship Hall Take some time before Christmas for centering and clearing your mind. A labyrinth walk takes about 20 minutes and provides a chance to slow down, pray for what is important and be grateful. Live music and candles will set the mood. Contact Betty Brandt at brandtb@stlukesumc.com with questions.

Live Nativity

Sunday, December 15 • 5PM and 6:30PM • Sanctuary Experience the story of Christmas like never before. Even the animals are live in this production that brings to life the birth of Jesus. Consider attending the later service if possible to make room for families with small children who tend to prefer the earlier service. Crafts, photo ops, cookies and more will be available in the Narthex before and after each performance. A family friendly event perfect for sharing with others…and as always, it’s free!

Jr. High Winter Retreat

Friday, December 20, 7PM - Saturday, December 21, 8AM Jr. High students join us for a night full of fun and adventure! We will meet at the Lodge for games and pizza. Then we’ll head to SkyZone for a private jump session. Back at the Lodge, there will be games, activities, movies and much more throughout the night. Register at www.stlukesumc.com by December 18. Cost is $25. Contact Colleen Baumgartner at baumgartnerc@stlukesumc.com with questions.

Longest Night

Saturday, December 21 • 7PM • Luke’s Lodge The Longest Night is a service of hope. Oftentimes the holidays are difficult for those who have experienced a loss, are struggling with grief or feeling depressed. This uplifting service will remind you of the hope inherent in the season and offer reasons to celebrate.

Host a Lenten Small Group

March 5-April 20 We are gathering volunteers to host home groups, groups that meet at St. Luke's, groups that meet in the work place or at a restaurant, and groups that will meet online through Google hangout. If you are interested in any of these options for five meetings during March and April, email Susan Fuquay at fuquays@stlukesumc.com.

St. Luke’s is an

open community of Christians gathering to seek, celebrate, live and share the love of God for all creation. We envision being transformed by God and

transforming the world into a

ST. LUKE’S SERVICES: 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00AM, Sanctuary THE GARDEN at Beef & Boards Theatre: 8:15, 9:15 and 10:15AM, Dr. Linda McCoy, Pastor

ENTRY.POINT at OAK HILL: 10:30AM, Rev. Stan Abell, Pastor CONTEMPLATIVE TAIZÉ SERVICE: No December service. Next Taizé service will be Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 5PM in the Sanctuary. LATER@ST. LUKE’S: 6:00PM, Robertson Chapel, Dr. Marion Miller, Pastor

WORSHIP 24/7: Our morning worship services are Web broadcast live in real time at www.stlukesumc.com/worship/watch. The entire service is available for purchase on CD and DVD; you may order specific services at www.stlukesumc.com/worship/sermonarchives, or stop by the Welcome Center this morning for an order envelope. You may also listen to or download sermons at www.stlukesumc.com. A link to the sermon video is also available by following us on Twitter @stlukesumcindy or liking us on our Facebook page.

Advent Sermon Series December 1: December 8: December 15: December 22:

Not Afraid...Hope! (not afraid to believe) Not Afraid...Obedience! (not afraid to answer a call) Not Afraid...Courage! (not afraid to do the right thing) The Shepherd (Dramatic Monologue)

compassionate, just, inclusive, Christ-like community.

January Adult Ministries Classes

January classes are being formed. Please visit the Adult Ministries table in the West Passage to gather more information on the various opportunities in 2014.

Job Opening: Financial Assistant

St. Luke’s is seeking a full-time Financial Assistant. The full job description is available on our web site. Qualified applicants should send their resumes to Faina Kleyner at kleynerf@stlukesumc.com.

100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260

317.846.3404 • www.stlukesumc.com

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