Thanksgiving Sunday November 25, 2012
Redefined Identity December 30, 2012 January 13, 2013
8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Dr. William S. Barnes Prelude Gathering for Worship & Chiming of the Hour Choral Introit “A New Song” The Sanctuary Choir
*Call to Worship *Hymn “To God Be the Glory”............................................#98
*Opening Prayer *Passing the Peace and Welcome Witness In Music “Redeemed” (8:00) Bradley Roberts, soloist “The Living Song” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir
Prayers of the People; The Lord's Prayer Commissioning of Cuba Team Offering and Offertory
9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams
Welcome Call to Worship *Praise Songs “I Know Who I Am” “Where I Belong”
Offering “Live Like That”
Scripture Isaiah 43:1-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Sermon “Redefined Identity” Series: Worship Redefined
Baptismal Reaffirmation “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”
Closing Song “Every Move I Make”
“Redeemed” (9:30/11:00) Bradley Roberts, soloist
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication..... p94
Scripture Isaiah 43:1-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Sermon “Redefined Identity” Series: Worship Redefined
Baptismal Reaffirmation Music During Baptism “Grace Greater Than Our Sin”............................#365 “Baptized In Water”............................................#2248 “Come to the Water” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir
*Hymn “Amazing Grace” .....................................................#378
*Benediction & Benediction Response
The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams
“The Lord Bless and Keep You” ......................p2280
Postlude * PLEASE STAND IN PRAISE TO GOD IF YOU ARE ABLE
Flowers on the altar are given in memory of Walt Fish by his family.
FEELING INSPIRED TO GIVE TODAY? Do you want to help St. Luke’s make amazing things happen but have neither cash nor checks with you? No problem! Visit one of the the St. Luke’s Giving Kiosks conveniently located in the narthex of the sanctuary and outside the gym. Accepting debit and credit cards in a guaranteed secure and confidential manner, the kiosks also offer 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!
Our culture defines the church according to a building or the hour of 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning, but what if you could find a community of people who believed church was a catalyst for change? What if Church was more about working together to make a difference in our community rather than just meeting together for an hour a week? As a congregation we value Christ-centered love lived out in acceptance, hospitality, community, discipleship and service. We long for everyone to experience the Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors of God’s Church. If you’re a St. Luke’s member or attend regularly we hope you’ll “Simply Invite” your friends to join you for worship and experience who we are as a Church for themselves. If you don’t have a place to grow spiritually, ask questions about God or connect with others, we hope you’ll come back and join us as well. This Worship Guide will provide you with many opportunities to connect with our diverse ministries. We invite you to get involved! To assist parents and restless babies during worship, we have a glass-enclosed room in the back of the Sanctuary and the gym lobby area available. We also offer a free nursery in Building A for babies who are at least six weeks old. After worship, please stop by the Service Station in Building C to receive a Welcome Gift and let us answer your questions. SUNDAY WORSHIP: Join us each Sunday for Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m., Contemporary Worship in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium at 9:30 a.m., or re•define contemporary family worship at 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium. GOD-O-SEA/CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES: Please stop by the Welcome Window in Building B on Sunday mornings if you need more information or assistance on your child’s placement. We look forward to being a part of your child’s spiritual formation. NEXGEN WEEKLY PROGRAMMING: High school students in grades 9-12 meet Wednesdays in the Attic located in Building C from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Middle school students in grades 6-8 can participate in FUEL Thursdays in the Attic from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Come enjoy fellowship, games, a snack bar, and praise and worship. Stay up to date with all the NexGen (middle and high school) programs and events by visiting www.nexgenministries.com. Questions contact Jenna Hunnicutt at 407.876.4991 ext. *258 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PRAYER CHAPEL: If you are in a crisis due to your health, your job, or in other areas in your life, come to the Chapel for prayer Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and put those burdens on the altar.
LIVE LIKE A LUKER Worship Grow
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32819 Phone: 407.876.4991 Website: st.lukes.org
MLK CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AND INTERFAITH AND MULTICULTURAL SERVICE: All are invited to join an array of religious and civic leaders at the Orlando City Hall TONIGHT. The vigil and march will begin at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. and proceed to First United Methodist Church (142 East Jackson Street) where we’ll conduct the city's annual Interfaith and Multicultural Service. Spread the word concerning this truly special celebration and learning opportunity. BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING STARTING SOON: Online registration for children Kindergarten-7th grade is available now through January 15 at st.lukes.org/sports. Games will begin on Friday and Saturday February 1 and 2 and will run through March 16. The cost is $89. Join the St. Luke’s Spirit of Sports and have fun and fellowship. ST. LUKE’S SINGLES: Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Building C, Room 200/202 for T.N.T - Dominoes with Dominos. Suggested donation of $3.00 if you share in the pizza. For questions contact Jeanne Gall email@example.com. SENIORS LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM: Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Friday, January 18 as we begin the New Year with friends, refreshments and lunch! Our guest will lead us all on an amazing 800 mile pilgrim’s walk through northern Spain. For reservations please call Debbi Gale at 407.295.4348 by January 15. COUNSELING AVAILABLE: The Community Counseling Center at St. Luke’s welcomes intern Jeff Stahl who is currently working on his Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Stetson University. The Counseling Center is pleased to be able to offer Jeff’s counseling services beginning Wednesday, January 23 for very low cost or pro bono for those who have financial need. Please call ext. *250 for an appointment. CDC REGISTRATION FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR: Parent’s Day Out, Preschool and VPK Registration dates are as follows: Church Members: Thursday, Feb. 7 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, Feb. 14 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 tour at 407.876.1155. SCHOOL OF THE ARTS REGISTRATION: Registration is underway for Session II of the St. Luke’s School of the Arts. Classes in music, dance, theater, writing and more for all ages are offered along with private instruction in a variety of instruments and voice. View the class schedule online at www.st.lukes.org/soa. Session II begins January 28. For more information, contact Cindy Brough at 407.876.5226. SPECIAL NEEDS MUSIC THERAPY: Group and private music therapy sessions are being offered through the St. Luke’s School of the Arts. Led by board-certified music therapist Treva Collins, sessions utilize singing, moving, listening and instrumental exploration to help students improve emotional well-being along with social, communication and cognitive skills. Intended for individuals with special needs such as Down Syndrome and Autism. More information is available at www.st.lukes.org/soa or by calling Cindy Brough at 407.876.5226. DO YOU HOMESCHOOL YOUR CHILDREN?: We are in the beginning stages of developing a Homeschool Cluster Group. Our first gathering with both parent(s) and children will be held on Wednesday, January 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the Rotunda, Building C with BYO lunch to follow. Children's Ministries will have activities for the kids and Pastor Jad will meet with the adults. If you are interested in getting connected please email Jayne Andrews, Director of Children and Family Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407.876.4991 ext. *237. NEXGEN MINISTRIES: Ohana means family in Hawaiian. Ohana is a new ministry opportunity on Sunday nights for middle school and high school students and their families. Ohana will be a fun evening for families to participate in board games, video games and sport games while listening to worship music from the student band. Come have fun with your children on Sunday nights starting January 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. VISIT THE ST. LUKE’S BOOTH: St. Luke’s will be cheering for this year’s runners on January 19 at the 32nd Annual Dick Batchelor Run for the Children 5k, benefiting Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. To learn more about this fun family event email Pastor David Stephens at email@example.com. STEPHEN MINISTERS: Stephen Ministers are caring members of the congregation who are not counselors, therapists, or problem solvers, but will help you bear your burden in confidence. To learn more about how you can be matched confidentially with a Stephen Minister call Pastor David Stephens at 407.876.4991 ext. *233 or Carol Crowley at 407.876.4991 ext. *262.
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THURSDAY THRIVE DINNER: Enjoy dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Building C. The menu for Thursday January 17 includes chicken marsala, pasta, veggie, salad, rolls, dessert, and a drink. Adults $6.00, children 5-12 $4.00, and children 1-5 $3.00. Family max of $20.00. Please sign up at the Service Stations in Building C or call Dede Duncan at 407.876.4991 ext. *296 by noon the Monday before THRIVE. THURSDAY THRIVE FOR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN: Join us January 17 for a unique program called SPROUTS that encourages spiritual growth through loving God and neighbor. Children will participate in several rotations that teach the ACTS of Kindness, Justice, Worship and Devotion. Please register online at www.st.lukes.org/sg. BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR BILL: On Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Building B Room 209 join Pastor Bill for a deeper look into the scripture for next week’s sermon. CONFIRMATION CLASS 2013: This class is for students currently in grades 7-12. Please take a registration form from the NexGen lobby, fill it out and return it to Jenna Hunnicutt during office hours or drop it in our drop-box located upstairs in Building C. This form will officially register your student(s) for the 2013 class. Orientation will take place TODAY at 2:00 p.m. in the Attic. We encourage ALL families to attend. The first Confirmation class will begin January 24 at 6:30 p.m. If you have ANY questions please contact Jenna at 407.876.4991 ext. *258 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmation registration will close Friday, January 18. NEXGEN MINISTRIES IS NOW OFFERING TUTORING: Join us Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting January 28. Education is an important part of our culture and our student’s upbringing. Sometimes our students are in need of extra help and we are here to help them with their schoolwork. STORYLINE: Led by Chad and Wendy Cooper, this class is designed to help each participant discover his or her role in God’s story and includes learning, laughing, and writing about the journey. The class meets Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Building B Room 212. There is a $30 charge for materials, but scholarships are available. To register contact Jeanne Gall at email@example.com or sign-up in the Welcome Hall on Sundays. PATHWAYS: THE LIFE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED: Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Building C Room 200. This study will run now through February 10. To register contact Jeanne Gall at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign-up in the Welcome Hall on Sundays. This book is, “Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, it is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that's worth living---a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy." THIRD GRADE BIBLES: This year, third grade students will receive Bibles during re•define, our contemporary family worship service, on February 17 at 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Gymnasium. To reserve a Bible for your child please go to our website, www.st.lukes.org no later than January 31 and complete the required information with your child’s full name (which will be printed inside of the Bible). If you are unable to attend please email Jenna Hunnicutt at email@example.com to make arrangements to pick up your Bible. PASTOR BILL’S ANNUAL “JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE” HOLY LAND TOUR: Scheduled for May 15, 2013 for 12 days. This year’s optional extension tour is 6 days spent in Jordan and Egypt visiting Mt. Nebo and Petra, and then the Pyramids and Egyptian Museum, respectively. Brochures are available in the church office, at the Service Stations, and in information racks across the campus.
BECOME A ST. LUKER...TAKE THE FIRST STEPS Many people ask how to get connected at St. Luke's, learn more about being a disciple and what it takes to be a member. We want to make sure people really know who we are as St. Luke's and as United Methodists as well as how and why we worship, connect, grow and serve in the ways we do! We have developed an entirely new FIRST STEPS PROCESS to learn about Christianity, the Bible, United Methodism and St. Luke's. Step 1: Attend a Welcome Gathering The next gathering will be held February 24, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Step 2: Attend Four Learn Classes Each class is one month long. 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 the two classes on United Methodism and St. Luke's 101. Step 3: Attend the Decide Class This one month class will be held four times a year and will be taught by St. Luke's Leadership. We will concentrate on the spiritual disciplines, how we read the Bible , stewardship and missions. At the end of this class you will have the opportunity to consider joining the church and becoming a member on one of our Membership Celebration Sundays. Please pick up a First Steps information sheet located in the brochure racks and at the service stations or contact Pastor Jad Denmark at 407.876.4991 ext. *229 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Serve Within Our Community
FAMILY PROMISE: St. Luke’s will host families from Sunday, January 20 through Sunday, January 27. Volunteer opportunities during the week include setting up and tearing down the rooms, fellowship, evening and overnight hosts, and providing meals. Please visit CareCalendar.org, enter Calendar ID 5382 and the security code 1111 to sign up. Email Melinda Lis at email@example.com for more information. JOBS PARTNERSHIP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Jobs Partnership is a faith-based organization committed to helping under/unemployed persons find meaningful, stable employment. Ten people who are comfortable leading small group discussions are needed to lead groups from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday nights at the Callahan Center. This can be done by one person for all 12 weeks or it can be a shared responsibility between 2 or 3 people. Training is available on January 22. Volunteers are also needed to serve as Job Counselors on Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at HD Supply (near Arena). You can also volunteer to provide all or a portion of a meal on Tuesday and Thursday for approximately 50 people. Please contact Sharon Briggs at 407.876.4991 ext. *239 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PRAYERS FOR CUBA TEAM DEPARTING: January 20 through January 29, the Cuba mission team will visit our sister church in Melones. They will provide a children's event, give a presentation to the Methodist seminary in Havana, and participate in the dedication of the pastor's house for which St. Luke's helped provide funds. Please keep this team and the congregation in Melones in your prayers. A ONE TIME SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: The Parent Empowerment team of Educational IMPACT is organizing a Community Resource Event on Wednesday, January 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Mollie Ray Elementary School. This event is designed to help connect families of our students with much needed community resources. Volunteer from home by baking cookies. For more information, contact Sharon Adelhelm at email@example.com. READING HELPERS WITH SHALOM READING MINISTRY: The Shalom Prison Reading Ministry is helping inmates increase their reading and educational levels that allow them to reenter into society as contributing members of the community. Women volunteers for the Orange County Jail are especially needed. An orientation session will be held in late January. For information contact Frank Brough at firstname.lastname@example.org. Within Our Church CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PROJECT BAGS: Children’s Ministries is beginning to gear up for our June Vacation Bible School ~ Everywhere Fun Fair~ Where God’s World Comes Together. We have tons of simple projects (i.e., cutting, sorting) that can be done at home! Please email Jenna Hunnicutt, Administrator for Grow Ministries at email@example.com to arrange pick-up. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS RECYCLED: Donate unwanted Christmas items to UMW for next year's bazaar! Drop off craft items, ribbons, centerpieces, etc., in the Fellowship Hall behind the lattice with white curtain at any time! Thank you for your donations! Call 407.876.5532 with questions. MISSIONS MINISTRY SEEKING DIRECTOR OF FAMILY STABILIZATION: This part-time (25-30 hours a week) position with benefits will work as the liaison between St. Luke's and the Circle Campaign, a community based initiative that creates relationships across class and race-lines. Candidates must be available to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends as well as mandatory training from February 19-23 in Pensacola. Candidates should be organized and able to work without daily supervision. Must have leadership ability, recruitment skills, social services knowledge, cross-cultural experience, and be an excellent communicator. Formal education and experience in case management or human services is a plus. For a complete job description visit www.st.lukes.org/jobs or contact Kelly Smith at 407.876.4991 ext. *223 or firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer. TUTORS NEEDED FOR NEXGEN MINISTRIES: Tutors are need to help facilitate sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in being a tutor please email Andrew Miller at email@example.com or Jenna Hunnicutt at firstname.lastname@example.org. VIDEO MINISTRY: Whether you’ve been filming for years or could use a little training, St. Luke’s video ministry needs your help to capture worship and share the good news with our online worshipers. Contact Vince Lepore at email@example.com to volunteer as a video camera operator. BUDDY BREAK VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Buddy Break, a free respite care for families of children with special needs, will hold its volunteer training on Wednesday, January 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Special Events Dining Room in Building C. Adult and teen volunteers are welcome to attend this required training. See st.lukes.org/buddybreak or contact Donna Barley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.6728. BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING COACHES NEEDED: Make a difference in a child’s life and lead a team. Practice will be weekly with one game on either Friday or Saturday. To volunteer contact Chad Wood at email@example.com. WE NEED YOUR HELP!: Help usher during our 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship service or during the 11:00 re•define worship time! Contact Carrie Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. MILITARY SUPPORT MINISTRY: The military ministry is sponsoring an Ice Cream & Bingo Party at the Veterans Home in Orlando on January 26. All ages are welcome to help. Carpool/Van departure from church at 12:30 PM; return 4:30. Contact Mary Hayes 407-876-2529 or Carol Crowley at church ext. *262.