Thanksgiving Sunday November 25, 2012
A St. Luker... Decemberfor 30, Clarity 2012 Connects
February 10, 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
“We Have Gathered Here” ......................Stan Pethel (8:00) The Children's Choir “A New Song” .............................................Diane Bish (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir
9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams Gathering Song
Welcome Call to Worship *Praise Songs
“Trading My Sorrows".............................Darrell Evans “Blessed Be Your Name”........................Beth Redman and Matt Redman
*Call to Worship *Hymn
*Opening Prayer *Praise Song
*Opening Prayer *Passing the Peace and Welcome Witness in Music
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Offering
“Lead On, O King Eternal” .................................#580
“God's Way” ............................................Rob Howard (8:00) The Children's Choir “Maybe God Is Tryin' To Tell You Something”........... Kirby Shaw (9:30/11:00) Anne Smith, soloist
Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer Offering and Offertory
Sermon “Connect for Clarity” Series: Connect Four
“Cover the Earth”........................Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff, Israel Houghton and Meleasa Houghton
“Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated”.................. Mark Hayes (8:00/9:30/11:00) Anne Smith, soloist *Doxology and Prayer of Dedication.....p94
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Sermon “Connect for Clarity” Series: Connect Four
“Just A Closer Walk With Thee” ......................#2158
*Benediction & Benediction Response
“The Lord Bless and Keep You” ......................p2280
* PLEASE STAND IN PRAISE TO GOD IF YOU ARE ABLE
The flowers in the Sanctuary are given by Phyllis Hood in loving memory of her mother, Margaret Hood. The rosebud on the Baptismal Font celebrates the birth of Harper Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Jordan and Katie Williams and granddaughter of Crawford and Donna Barley. Thank you, St. Lukers, for your generous gifts to these special opportunities:
The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams
The Rev. Jad Denmark The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams
The United Methodist Women's Bazaar $29,728 The United Methodist Children's Home $85,853
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 email@example.com. 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.
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YOGA: Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200-202 facilitated by Leisa Knight. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: Contact Cindy Brough at 407.876.5226 or view the schedule at st.lukes.org/soa. STAGE ACTING: Students (Grades 3-8) interested in acting will work on acting technique, monologues, scene work and audition skills Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. No experience required. TEEN JAZZ: Students (Grades 6-12) are invited to learn dance in a fun, non-judgmental environment with instructor Gin Jans Smith Tuesdays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. No previous experience required. ADULT WRITING: Published author Elaine Person helps participants find their creativity and improve skills through different weekly exercises. Tuesday sessions from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. begin February 12. PRIVATE VIOLIN LESSON: Linda Van Buren, an active career violinist and teacher in Central Florida, offers lessons on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 30, 45 and 60 minute lessons are available. CLUSTERS: Clusters are 20 or more people sharing a common interest, life stage or neighborhood. Groups gather once a month, creating a community where everyone is connected. Join us in the Welcome Hall TODAY or contact Pastor Jad at email@example.com to help you get started. NEXGEN MINISTRIES CLUSTER: Ohana means family in Hawaiian, and is a new ministry on Sundays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for middle and high school students and their families. Participate in board games, video games and sports while listening to worship music from the student band in the Attic. YOUNG ADULTS: This cluster meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the Attic in Building C. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. HOMESCHOOL: This cluster meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 12:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch, meeting and kids activities from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contact Jayne Andrews at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext. *237 for more information and location. GOSPEL CHOIR: Contact Bradley Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and meeting times. SCOUT SOUTHERN COUNTRY BREAKFAST TODAY: Enjoy pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy and pastries TODAY from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person or maximum $20 for a family. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 6, one of the largest troops in Central Florida. NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS: On Tuesday, February 12 the support group for those with mental illness meets at 6:30 p.m. in Building B Room 201. Contact Tracy Lutz at 407.253.1900. A support group for families of those mentally ill also meets at 6:30 p.m. in Building B Room 202. Please contact Bernie at 407.765.8644. CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER REGISTRATION FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR: Parent’s Day Out, Preschool and VPK Registration are Thursday, February 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Registration is handled through a lottery process, and forms are available at www.st.lukes.org/cdc.Fees are payable by check or money order. Contact Debbie Shellhorn or Cindy Wunderlich at 407.876.1155 for additional information or for a tour. ST. LUKE’S 60+ SINGLES: Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Building C Room 200/202 meet for T.N.T. Dominos with Dominoes (pizza and games). Suggested donation is $3.00 if you share in the pizza. For questions contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com. DID YOU RECEIVE A PHONE CALL YOU HOPED YOU’D NEVER GET?: A Stephen Minister will come alongside you, your friends, coworkers, or family providing comfort and support for as long as needed. Contact the Care office for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org. SENIOR LUNCHEON: Enjoy a buffet and program presented by Arnold Breman on February 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. He will recount stories of working with Ethel Merman, Lucille Ball, and Cary Grant! For reservations, please call Debbi Gale at 407.295.4348 by February 12. UMW GREAT EXCHANGE: All women are invited to the Great Exchange and Pot Luck on February 16 in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch starts at 12:00 p.m. so bring your favorite dish to share as well as "like new" treasures from your closet and home. For more information contact Debbie McNary at 407.721.1199. UMW JOINING HOLY FAMILY FOR LUNCH!: All St. Luke's women are invited to join the women of Holy Family for a fun luncheon at Holy Family on March 5 at noon. The pizza party is $12 per person. After lunch, we will be entertained by Tony Brent's "Out of Control" comedy show and act. Deadline for reservations is Friday, March 1. If interested, please call Inez at 407.876.1791 (Holy Family). RELAY FOR LIFE: Join the St. Luke’s team to fight cancer and celebrate recovery. This year’s Relay is Friday evening, April 12 and Saturday morning, April 13. The event will be held at Chain of Lakes Middle School, just east of St. Luke’s. Contact the Care office at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext. *262 to volunteer. 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. We are pleased to offer Jeff’s counseling services for a very low cost or pro bono for those who have financial need. Please call 407.876.4991 ext. *250 for an appointment.
THURSDAY THRIVE DINNER: Enjoy dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Building C. The menu includes chicken parmesan with pasta, veggie, green salad, garlic bread, 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 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. YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL STARTS TODAY: Drop in for a traditional Sunday school class with nontraditional topics. From February 10 through March 24 the group will be studying Adam Hamilton’s book, “When Christians Get It Wrong.” The class meets at 9:30 a.m. in Building B Room 205. NEXGEN MINISTRIES IS NOW OFFERING TUTORING: Join us Monday and Wednesday afternoons in the Attic from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Education is an important part of our culture and our students' upbringing. Sometimes our students are in need of extra help and we are here to help them with their schoolwork. 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. SPECIAL LENTEN STUDY SMALL GROUP ON “TOXIC CHARITY”: Prepare for our focus in April and May by reading and discussing the Bob Lupton book, “Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help and How to Reverse It.” Bob will be a featured guest for our Community Transformation Launch on April 27 and has 30 years of experience in grassroots community transformation. The study will meet Sundays at 9:30 a.m. starting February 17 for 6 weeks in Building B Room 212. Contact Lynette Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. PASTORS’ BOOK CLUB 3: EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE: Throughout the Lenten season we will discuss growth through change with the series, “Grows: Seasons of the Soul.” Alongside this series, the pastors’ book club will offer a third book entitled, “Everything Must Change.” The author, Brian McLearen, says, “this book asks two essential questions: What are the world's top crises, and what do the life and message of Jesus say to those global crises?" Starting Thursday, February 21 please join Pastors Corey and Jad at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays for five weeks in Building C Room 205-207. Pick up a copy of the book from the front desk of the main office. Please come to the first session having read Part 1 (pages 1-40). THE MCKEEFERY SEMINARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND: If you are considering a church related profession, apply for the McKeefery Seminary Scholarship Fund. The minimum scholarship award of $1,000 to each person approved by the award committee can be used to pay for tuition, fees and books and is paid directly to the Seminary. Applications are due as soon as the applicant has been accepted into the school. For more information and forms please contact Kelly Smith at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext. *223. EVERYWHERE FUN FAIR (VBS 2013): Celebrate God's welcoming love for everyone at our Everywhere Fun Fair (VBS 2013), where God's world comes together. At this exciting child-friendly fair, your children will experience the love of Jesus, meet welcoming neighbors from the Bible and explore the everyday life of neighbors from Japan, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico. Children will discover that God's love welcomes everyone as they learn to love and serve God and be a neighbor to the world. Children will attend exciting attractions such as interactive Bible storytelling, global games, rockin' music, super science, and more! Everywhere Fun Fair addresses and represents the whole spectrum of people in the human family--ages, races, abilities, and stages of development. Registration for VBS 2013 will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4 for Servant Ministers who are making a commitment to serve at VBS. Open registration will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Looking forward to seeing you at the fair! BECOME A ST. LUKER...TAKE THE FIRST STEPS 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. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Carol Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext.*262 for more information or to register for the event. Childcare is available by registering online at st.lukes.org/childcare. 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 contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext. *262 for further details.
Serve Within Our Community
HABITAT CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN!: Our new house in Winter Garden for the Urguiga family is underway. The team is looking for volunteers to help out with the construction of the house. Please contact Sharon Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *239 to sign up or to be on the email update regarding the construction schedule. The site is located at 710 South Park Avenue. The next work day is to be determined. CONSTRUCT-A-LUNCH FOR THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEERS: If you are handy in preparing meals, be sure and sign-up to bring lunches for the volunteers at the construction site located at 710 South Park Avenue by 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. If you are interested in providing a lunch, contact Sharon Briggs at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. MEALS NEEDED FOR JOBS PARTNERSHIP: One of the best parts of the Jobs Partnership class is the shared meal between students and volunteers where relationships are formed. Small groups or families are needed to prepare meals (main dish, side dishes, bread, and dessert) for 50 people. Paper goods and drinks are provided. Meals must be delivered by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at HD Supply and Thursdays at the Callahan Center February through April. Contact Sharon Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext *239. COOK, BAKE AND SERVE-COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS: Volunteers are needed on February 16 to bake at St. Luke’s from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., cook at Coalition (those wishing to carpool meet at the Fellowship Hall at 12:00 p.m.) usually done by 5:30 p.m., or serve at Coalition from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a chance to share time in service and possibly a recipe or two. Contact Robin Norell at Rnorell@ gmail.com or Sharon Briggs at email@example.com or 407-876-4991 ext. *239 to sign up. POVERTY SIMULATION FEBRUARY 15: The Cost of Poverty Experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family in the U.S. trying to survive month to month. This is a great activity for those who want to do more than talk about the problem of poverty but want to be a part of the solution. This is part of our training for our family and neighborhood stabilization ministries and will be offered several times throughout the year. The simulation will be on Friday, February 15 in the Attic from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is limited capacity so be sure to sign up with Sharon Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. Q AND A FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS FEB 17: Open Hearts, the Orange County foster care ministry of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, is hosting an informational session for those who may be considering foster parenting on Sunday, February 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be held at First UMC in Winter Garden located at 125 N. Lakeview Avenue. No need to RSVP. SPRING INTO ACTION AS GOODWILL COORDINATOR: Our Goodwill Dignity Drive is looking for an enthusiastic person to help coordinate its clothing drive hosted by St. Luke’s. The coordinator will serve as liaison for volunteers, Goodwill Industries and St. Luke’s. The volunteer coordinator will need to recruit and organize volunteers for Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To express interest contact Mariam Mengistie at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext. *313. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick-up. 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. WE NEED YOUR HELP!: Help usher during our 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship service or during the 11:00 a.m. re•define worship time! Contact Carrie Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. VOLUNTEER WITH MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS: We are gearing up for a busy year in our marketing department and need your help. Contact Dawn Fleming at email@example.com to see how you can get involved!