January 5, 2014
9:30 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams
8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Dr. William S. Barnes Prelude Gathering for Worship Choral Introit “How Great Our Joy”
*Call to Worship *Hymn
Gathering Song “Who Are You”
“Let It Be Known”
“Joy to the World”.............................................#246
*Opening Prayer *Passing the Peace and Welcome Scripture: John 1:1-18 Sermon Series: Christ Scene Investigation
Offering and Offertory
“We Three Kings” The Handbell Choir with the St. Luke's Dance Ensemble
*Opening Prayer *Praise Song
“Word of God Speak”
“Saved By Grace”
Scripture Lesson: John 1:1-14;18 Sermon Series: Christ Scene Investigation
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication.......94 The Sacrament of Holy Communion Music During Communion “The Birthday of a King” “Beautiful Savior”
Welcome Call to Worship *Praise Song
The Sacrament of Holy Communion Closing Song “Mighty to Save”
Active Faith Active Faith
*Benediction & Benediction Response “The Lord Bless and Keep You”
*Please stand in praise to God if you are able.
The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams
The flowers in the Sanctuary are given by Anne Solley in memory of her father, Gilbert R. Solley. HEALING PRAYER SERVICE TODAY: Come for comfort, courage, and hope in the midst of your crises, illness, or challenges. God is with you. You are not alone. Join us in the Chapel of Building C at 12:15 p.m. Baptism Class: Today at 4:30 p.m. in Building C Special Events Dining Room.
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UNEWS Welcome to the new UNEWS section of your worship guide! Each week we will highlight events, inspiring stories from St. Lukers, and specific ways to worship, connect, grow and serve during this season or sermon series.
Holiday Missions Update Wish Tree: 800 gifts were donated to the OCPS social workers to give to families in need and 150 toys were donated for the first Christmas Shop in East Winter Garden! Bags of Grace: 100 food packages that feed a family of four for four days were donated to Mollie Ray and Pineloch Elementary Schools. Coalition for the Homeless: In the spirit of evaluating our short-term relief efforts and by request of the Coalition for the Homeless we switched from doing food gift packages with one pair of socks to a care basket for the men who stay overnight in the Pavilion. Our Children and Youth Ministries, School of the Arts, and the Child Development Center collected over 500 pair of socks, 100 flipflops, and 400 regular sized toiletry items toward this cause. "We are so fortunate to have the continued support from St. Luke's. We truly truly appreciate ALL that you and the St. Luke's family do for the OCPS students and families." -Caryn J. Cohen, MSW, LCSW School Social Worker, Orange County Public Schools, Southwest Learning Community
Giving at a Glance God bless you for blessing others with your gifts! Focus your gifts with this year's stewardship campaign, “FIRST! Putting God FIRST in Living and Giving.” The total estimated operating budget for 2014 is $4,200,000. Stewardship cards will be mailed at the end of January and will also be available in the campus brochure racks. COMMIT CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Hear the latest on the Commit Campaign on January 26 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. During this time together we will report the outcomes of the Commit Campaign and discuss recommendations from the Church Council. Feedback will be encouraged so decisions can be made on how to move forward. You don’t want to miss this important time in the life of St. Luke’s. Childcare is available for children 6 weeks through preschool by making a reservation at www.st.lukes.org/childcare. Feeling Inspired to give today? Visit the Giving Kiosk located in the narthex of the sanctuary. The kiosk accepts debit and credit cards and offers a printed receipt and an email confirmation of your contribution to St. Luke’s. You do not have to be a member of St. Luke’s to use this free service. You can also use the QR code to give directly from your mobile device! Make your contribution through electronic funds transfer (EFT) online at st.lukes.org. Choose "Online Giving" at the top of the page or under the Commit tab.
What's up with worship? The Christ Scene Investigation (C.S.I.) begins TODAY! Be a part of discovering the motive, uncovering evidence, being a witness and exploring the implications in this new sermon series that will have you on the edge of your seat. Start at the beginning, go beyond the caution tape, and trace the steps of God on the scene. First week on the scene: C.S.I. Christ Scene Investigation: Bring your Bible and take down some case notes. Second week on the scene: C.S.I.: Motive: Now that you've read the case file, you are ready to establish the motive. Why is God on the scene?
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. INTERFAITH MLK SERVICE JANUARY 12, 2014: Gather at Orlando City Hall at 5:30 p.m. for a brief ceremony followed by a candlelight procession to nearby First United Methodist Church at 142 E Jackson St. for a one-hour interfaith, multi-cultural celebration. The event will conclude by 7:30 p.m. “42” MOVIE NIGHT: The film "42" depicts the life of Jackie Robinson and the racial integration of Major League Baseball. To kick off Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. weekend, join us Friday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Attic of Building C for this movie, snacks, and dialog afterward. MLK CELEBRATION IN WINTER GARDEN ON JANUARY 18: Live entertainment, vendors and children's activities. In Dr. King's honor, a community march will travel from East Bay Street to the Mildred Dixon Center, 309 S. West Crown Point Road from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join the march and visit the St. Luke's table while getting to know your neighbors. SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES ON MLK WEEKEND: There will be various service opportunities throughout MLK Weekend.If you would like to be on a team, contact Mariam Mengistie at email@example.com. org. Please check st.lukes.org/serve for details.
ST. LUKE’S BASKETBALL & CHEERLEADING: Register boys and girls of all skill levels entering Kindergarten through 7th grade at www.st.lukes.org/sports. The season is eight weeks and runs January 20 through March 15. COACHES NEEDED, no experience necessary.
Keep Your Exercise Resolution: Join Chris Smith, certified personal trainer/group instructor, Tuesday, January 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Coleman Gymnasium. $5.00/person per class OR pay by the month and get one class free. Contact Kelly Smith at 407.876.4991 ext.*223 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SUNDAY LUNCH BUNCH: The Senior Lunch Bunch will be meeting today at 12:30 p.m. at the Red Lobster on I-Drive (near Kirkman Road)! SENIOR LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM: Come start the New Year with us as we enjoy good friends, a delicious lunch and a program on Friday, January 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please R.S.V.P. to Debbi Gale at 407.295.4348 by Tuesday, January 14. NAMI MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUPS: On Tuesdays, January 14 and January 28, the support group for those with mental illness will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Building B Room 201. Contact Tracy Lutz at 407.253.1900. A support group for families of those with mental illness also meets at 6:30 p.m. in Building B Room 202. Contact Bernie at 407.765.8644. Both groups meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. CLUSTER GROUPS: Visit st.lukes.org/clustergroups for a full list of active groups. BOWLING: The Bowling Cluster Group will meet at the World Bowling Center at 6540 Canada Avenue on Monday, January 6 and January 20 at 7:00 p.m. Email email@example.com for details. OPEN ARMS (LGBTA) GAME NIGHT: Open Arms will meet in the Attic on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Bring your favorite game. GOSPEL CHOIR: “Jesus IS the Reason for the Season", BUT the season for praise lasts all year! Join the St. Luke's Gospel Choir tonight! No audition necessary! Rehearsals are on the first and third Sundays of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Building B Room 209. For more information, contact Bradley Roberts at email@example.com or 407.876.4881 ext. *236. WEDNESDAY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: Starting Wednesday, January 8, 2014 St. Luke’s will offer a Wednesday after school program for elementary and middle school students. The afternoon will be full of fellowship, activities, games, children and middle school choirs and worship arts. The afternoon will start at 2:30 p.m. for elementary age students and 3:30 p.m. for middle school students. For more information on the elementary program contact Jayne Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org and for the middle school program contact Dave Jans at email@example.com. Register your elementary age students for the Wednesday Afterschool Program at www.st.lukes.org/grow. OHANA: January 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Attic of Building C. This FAMILY event is a time to eat, pray, worship and play games together with other families. This month's theme is "Cool with Christ"! Please contact Jayne Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Jans at email@example.com for more information. CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER REGISTRATION FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR: Parent’s Day Out, Preschool and VPK Registration dates are as follows: Church Members: Thursday, February 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall, first come-first served basis. Membership Verification Form needs to be completed by Church office prior to registration. Public Families: Thursday, February 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Registration handled through lottery process. Registration forms are available online at www.st.lukes.org/cdc. Bring the completed forms (i.e., Enrollment form, Medical Emergency and Photograph/Website/Video release forms). Registration fee payable with check or money order. Contact Debbie Shellhorn or Cindy Wunderlich for additional information and tours at 407.876.1155.
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Grow THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER: The menu for January 9 includes beef and chicken tacos, black beans and rice, dessert and a drink. Call Dede Duncan at 407.876.4991 ext.*296 by the Monday before to reserve your seat! Thursday Thrive - CSI (Christ Scene Investigation): Synchronize your watches, join us on January 9 and become a detective to investigate Christ in your life. Uncover clues to help you build a stronger relationship with God in an action-packed experience for elementary children. The case opens on January 9 and will be solved by February 2. Meet from 6:15 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (extended care available). Register online at www.st.lukes.org/grow. YOUNG ADULTS SUNDAY SCHOOL: This group meets Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Building C Room 201-203. Drop in and meet a diverse group of St. Lukers (20 and 30-somethings) who are growing in faith. Email email@example.com for more information. STUDY WITH PASTOR BILL: Join Pastor Bill’s Bible study, Exegesis, Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Building B Room 209. INTRO TO PRAYING WITH SACRED SCRIPTURE: On Saturday, January 11 explore this prayer experience in Building C Room 200-202 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with light breakfast. This workshop is great for small group facilitators. Please bring $10 to cover book cost, Too Deep for Words. Reserve your spot at www.st.lukes.org/grow or contact Joline Krolicki at 407.876.4991 ext. *264. WALK TO EMMAUS: Attend a three day retreat in March at the Warren Willis Camp located in Fruitland Park. The Men’s Walk is March 20-23 and the Women’s Walk is March 27-30. Full cost is $190 per person. Partial scholarships available. Contact Joline Krolicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *264. SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAMMINg for Children and youth: Children: Children preschool through 4th grade can attend God-O-Sea where they will grow together in their understanding of what it means to be a disciple. Stop by the Welcome Window in Building B on Sunday mornings for room assignments. Youth: • 5th and 6th Grade MERGE is where games and activities make scripture come alive. Meet in the Attic of Building C from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Dave Jans at email@example.com for more information. • 7th and 8th Grade ECHO: Grow deeper in the Bible with your fellow students. Meet in Building C Room 205-207 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Dave Jans at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. • 9th through 12th Grade: Build a stronger faith connection. Meet in Building C Room 204-206 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Contact Andrew Miller at email@example.com with questions. YOUTH MINISTRIES WEEKLY PROGRAMMING: Come out for activities, Bible study, music and worship in the Attic of Building C. High School Youth Group (grades 9-12) meets Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Fuel (for middle school students/grades 6-8) meets Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stay up to date by visiting www.nexgenministries.com. Contact Laura Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Financial Peace: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Class begins TODAY. This 9 week course helps you implement a more complete budgeting process to allow you to get out of debt, understand how you are spending your money and release you to be more generous. There is a material cost for this class of $100 and partial scholarships are available. Join Kelly Smith at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. CONFIRMATION: Confirmation is for students currently enrolled in the 7th grade and any students in grades 8-12 not previously confirmed. Registration forms are available at www.nexgenministries.com and are due by January 19. Parent Orientation is January 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Attic of Building C. Classes run January 23-March 20, Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Confirmation Retreat will be February 21-23 at Warren Willis Camp in Fruitland Park, FL. Confirmation Service is March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For more information contact Laura Turner at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext. *258. WESLEY HERITAGE TOUR: Join Pastor Jad and Shelly Denmark on a 9-day trip to England starting July 7 with an optional four-day London tour. Visit Epworth as well as London, Bristol, Bath, Stratford and Oxford. Informational brochures have been placed in the information racks around campus. BECOME A ST. LUKER...TAKE THE FIRST STEPS Visit st.lukes.org/grow for course descriptions or contact Carol Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1. Attend a Welcome Luncheon: January 26 at 12:00 p.m. in the Welcome Hall of Building C. 2. Attend Learn Classes: (Beginnings, Bible Basics, Wesley Way, St. Luke's 101) If you are new or returning to church we invite you to take all four classes. If you are transferring from another church where you have been active, we invite you to take Wesley Way and St. Luke's 101. Attend on Sundays or Tuesdays. All courses are four sessions long. Childcare available by reservation. 3. Attend the Decide Class: This final class builds on the experiences from the first four courses and empowers participants to continue their Christian journey. Subjects include the spiritual disciplines, The Bible in 12 Words, Commit and Meet Jesus on the Road. For more information about items or events listed above visit st.lukes.org/grow.
Serve Within Our Community CITRUS TREES AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GLEANING: Participate in Central Florida’s Annual Citrus Harvest (in partnership with Society of St. Andrew) on Saturday, January 11. All ages can help pick citrus! Register your backyard tree by visiting www.endhunger.org/florida.htm and completing the form. Arrive at St. Luke's at 8:00 a.m. and check in at the table in the parking lot. Have fun gleaning and return by 1:00 p.m. Contact Sharon Briggs at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext. *239 for more information on registering trees and volunteering to pick citrus. JOBS PARTNERSHIP TRAINING: Help with this 12-week job readiness program for people who are chronically under/unemployed. Volunteer opportunities available: 6 small group facilitators, 6 job counselors, and computer assistants. Volunteers must attend training in late January 2014. To learn more and to sign up contact Mariam Mengistie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *313. COALITION FOR HOMELESS: On Saturday, January 18 prepare meals for the residents at Coalition for the Homeless. There are several opportunities for families and friends to serve together: baking in Building C-Kitchen from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., cooking at the shelter from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and serving at the shelter from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contact Sharon Briggs at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. FAMILY PROMISE: St. Luke's hosts families who do not have permanent housing. Help these families feel at home by volunteering as evening and overnight hosts, helping to set up or tear down, or providing meals. Families will stay at St. Luke’s from Sunday, January 19 to Sunday, January 26. To sign up and view items to donate visit www.carecalendar.org. Use calendar id 5382 and security code 1111 to log on. Questions? Contact Sharon Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY: This research-based training addresses how social class affects people, the hidden rules of class, and how to build relationships across socioeconomic lines. Bridges is a required training for all people wishing to serve as Circles Allies in East Winter Garden, but it is open to anyone interested in learning about poverty, social class and building relationships. The first four hours of this eight-hour training will be available on Saturday, January 25 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200-202. R.S.V.P. to Meghan Killingsworth at email@example.com. Please bring a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. VOLUNTEER FOR EDUCATIONAL IMPACT: Students in Title One schools need adults to provide encouragement and assistance with reading, math and science. Additional volunteers are needed at Mollie Ray and Pineloch Elementary Schools to serve under the guidance of the teacher in the classroom and work with students to assist them to excel academically. Sign up in the Building C Welcome Hall with the school of your choice and select a day and time for the required training class. You may also register by sending an e-mail to Ruth McKeefery at firstname.lastname@example.org calling at 407.876.4991 ext. *226.
Within Our Church GREETERS: Greeters reflect the love of Christ by being welcoming, hospitable, and gracious to each and every person who enters the St. Luke’s campus. Contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com if you would like to serve on Sunday mornings (one Sunday a month). CONNECTION POINT VOLUNTEERS: Serve your fellow worshippers one Sunday per month by answering questions on ministries and events within the church. To help people get connected contact Carol Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org. TECH VOLUNTEERS: Volunteer to operate video cameras and ProPresenter, our worship presentation software. No experience required. Contact Vince Lepore at email@example.com to sign up! OHANA: Serve on the OHANA Leadership Team to help design and implement monthly gatherings for families. Contact Laura Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *258. HAVE A CDL?: Serve St. Luke’s Youth Ministry by using your CDL license and drive buses for retreats, mission trips, and day trips. Contact Laura Turner at email@example.com to be listed as a volunteer.
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