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Thanksgiving Sunday November 25, 2012 APRIL 14, 2013

December 30, 2012


WORSHIP Traditional

Prelude

8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Dr. William S. Barnes

“His Eye Is On The Sparrow”

Gathering for Worship & Chiming of the Hour Choral Introit

“We Have Gathered Here” (8:00) Children's Choir “As He Has Loved Us” (9:30/11:00) Sanctuary Choir

Contemporary

9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium The Rev. Corey Jones Gathering Song “The Power of One”

Welcome Call to Worship *Praise Song

“Made to Worship”

*Opening Prayer *Praise Song

“City on Our Knees”

*Call to Worship *Hymn

Offering

Special Music (8:00)

Scripture: Luke 14:16-24 Sermon: “The Invitation”

*Opening Prayer *Pardon, Passing the Peace and Welcome Scripture: Luke 14:16-24 Sermon: “The Invitation”

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

“Christ for the World We Sing” .........................#568 “It Takes A Team” Children's Choir

Series: Mission Possible

Offering and Offertory

“Call On Jesus”

Series: Mission Possible

“Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)”

Closing Song

“If We Are The Body”

*Benediction

“Hallowed Be Thy Name” (8:00/9:30/11:00) Sanctus

*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication.....p94 The Sacrament of Holy Communion Music During Communion

“You Are Mine”....................................................#2218 (8:00/9:30/11:00) Congregational Song “Lord Jesus Be My Song” (8:00) Children's Choir “You Raise Me Up” (9:30/11:00) Sanctuary Choir “The Call” (9:30/11:00) Sanctuary Choir

*Hymn

“Jesus Calls Us” ....................................................#398

*Benediction & Benediction Response

“The Lord Bless and Keep You” ......................p2280

Postlude

The Rev. Corey Jones

“Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” Kenion Thompson, organ

* PLEASE STAND IN PRAISE TO GOD IF YOU ARE ABLE

The flowers in the Sanctuary are given in memory of Karen McFadyen on her birthday by Richard McFadyen.

FEELING INSPIRED TO GIVE TODAY? Visit one of the Giving Kiosks located in the narthex of the sanctuary and outside the gym. Kiosks accept debit and credit cards and 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!


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NEW TO ST. LUKE'S?

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 Andrew Miller at amiller@st.lukes.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *254. 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. NAME TAG PICK UP: If you have already submitted a new name tag request form, please visit the table in the Building C Welcome Hall to pick up your new badge TODAY. Blank forms are also available at this table.

BECOME A ST. LUKER...TAKE THE FIRST STEPS Many people ask how to get connected at St. Luke's, how to 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 on April 28 at 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Step 2: Attend Four Learn Classes Each class is one month long. If you are new or returning to church you will take all four classes. If you are transferring from another church where you have been active, you will 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, commitment 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 407.876.4991 ext. *262 or ccrowley@st.lukes.org for further details.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32819 Phone: 407.876.4991 Website: st.lukes.org


CONNECT

C MMIT

LEGACY. LEADERSHIP. LOVE.

DID YOU MISS THE CONGREGATIONAL GATHERING?

You can still be a part of this exciting gathering and hear and give feedback regarding how and where we will serve as we launch our Community Transformation process AND be a part of determining the project priority of our updated campus plan. Visit st.lukes.org/events/commit to watch presentations from church leaders and the question and answer session. NEW CLUSTER GROUPS: Clusters are 20 or more people sharing a common interest, life stage or location. Groups gather once a month, creating a community where everyone is connected. View ALL Cluster Groups at st.lukes.org/clustergroups or contact Carol Crowley at ccrowley@st.lukes.org to get connected. ENERGETIC EMPTY NESTERS: Our first gathering will be April 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. BYO picnic lunch to the Dr. Phillips Park for an afternoon of fun and recreation. There will be volleyball, horseshoes, croquet and other fun games to enjoy as well as fellowship as we launch this new cluster group. Please contact Kelly Smith at ksmith@st.lukes.org to RSVP and/or with any questions. LGBTQ & ALLIES CLUSTER GROUP DISCUSSION: ALL are welcome to an open discussion about the potential groups (Cluster or Grow). Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200-202. Contact ccrowley@st.lukes.org to RSVP or with questions. CLASSIC CARS: Are you interested in cars? Do you like fixing them up, soupping them up or just admiring their artistic flare? How would you like to meet other classic car enthusiasts? Let us know your interest level by contacting Carol Crowley at ccrowley@st.lukes.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *262. ADULT TAP CLASS: Interested beginner and intermediate tappers are invited to join this class on Tuesday nights in Building A Room 202 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This St. Luke’s School of the Arts, nonjudgmental class is for adults of all ages. Comfortable clothing and tap shoes recommended. Tuition for eight weeks of instruction is only $60 and a $10 school registration fee. Pre-registration required. For more information or to register, please contact Cindy Brough at cbrough@st.lukes.org or call 407.876.5226. CHARGE CONFERENCE: Join us April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Building C Room 201-203 as we affirm Abby Feliciano and Shelly Denmark as candidates for ordained ministry. SENIOR LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM: All senior members and friends are invited to attend the next luncheon on April 19! Refreshments will await you at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall followed by lunch and our program. For reservations, please call Debbi Gale at 407.295.4348 by Wednesday, April 18. LIVE, LAUGH, AND SING WORKSHOP: You are invited to attend this workshop sponsored by our St. Luke’s Seniors on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Attic of Building C. The workshop includes “Humor and Life Lifters” by Pastor David Stephens, “Music to Enjoy” with Steve and Randy, “Writing is Fun” with Sue Powers, “Games Galore” with Bob and Carol Crowley, plus a continental breakfast and lunch. The cost is $8.00 per person. Please RSVP to Carol Crowley at ext. *262 or ccrowley@st.lukes.org. FACING JOB UNCERTAINTY? St. Luke’s has a caring listener ready to provide comfort and support for as long as needed. Whether the person in need is you, a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative, a trained Stephen Minister can help. Contact the Care office at ccrowley@st.lukes.org for more information. 50+ EXERCISE CLASSES: Low impact aerobic classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:45 a.m. Strength for Life group strength class, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; $2 per class. Email ccrowley@ st.lukes.org with questions. UMW SATURDAY TEA-ALL WOMEN OF ST. LUKE'S AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED: The 5th Annual Saturday Afternoon Tea event is May 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for assorted sandwiches, breads, desserts and, of course, a variety of tea. Please reserve your seats now! Tickets are available TODAY in Building C at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and are $15.00 each (non-refundable). If you would like to hostess a table, call Annmarie Alamia at 407.279.8260. All other questions, call Liberty Goetsch at 407.230.5907. DINNER FOR 8: Please join us for our End of the Year party May 18. The group will be taking a bus to Sanford and enjoying an evening of good food & fellowship at the Willow Tree Cafe. For details contact Tania Mark at flamboyanst@aol.com or 407.797.4685. OHANA LUAU: Aloha! Come support Family Ministries at our church-wide BBQ. The BBQ will be Sunday, May 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and it will be an evening of fun. We will have crafts, games, dancing, live music, and food. All proceeds will benefit our Surf the Nations ministry. Tickets are $6.00 per person, maximum $20.00 per family and will be on sale starting next Sunday, April 21 in the North Welcome Hall. Follow St. Luke’s on Facebook at facebook.com/stlukesorlando or on Twitter at twitter.com/ stlukesorlando for regular updates on all of our ministries!


GROW THURSDAY THRIVE DINNER: Enjoy dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Building C. The menu for Thursday, April 18 includes pot roast, mashed potatoes, veggie, salad, 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. THRIVE ON THURSDAYS: For children Kindergarten through 5th grade, where we don't just build disciples, we help them THRIVE! Spring session has started and will end on May 23. Sign-in starts at 6:15 p.m. in the Gym and the program ends at 8:00 p.m. with pick-up in Building A Room 201. We are following the Mission Possible sermon series and our theme is called Peaceable Kingdom-Understanding God’s Dream. Children will explore, learn, and have open discussion about God’s hope for the world; a world where everyone will live together in peace and have what they need to live. Please register online at www.st.lukes.org/sg. MEN’S FELLOWSHIP CAFE: Join the men of St. Luke’s TODAY at 9:30 a.m. in the Office Conference Room (Building C) for a new study on the book, “Gettin’ There: How a Man Finds His Way on the Trail of Life.” YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: Drop in for a traditional Sunday school class with non-traditional topics. The class meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Workroom, Building C. PATHWAYS CLASS: We began a study of Beth Moore’s “James: Mercy Triumphs” on April 7 and will continue through May 26. This class meets at 9:30 a.m. in Building C Room 200. This dynamic, welcoming class is open to all. Come join us! PLAN B SINGLES CLASS: We have a new study for the month of April, the Jabez Prayer, in Building C Room 205-207 Sundays at 11:00 a.m. For lively discussion, friends, and fellowship, come join us. Single adults, ages 45-60. BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR BILL: Join Pastor Bill on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Building B Room 209 for a deeper look into the scripture for next week’s sermon. COMING IN MAY: DECIDE! This four-session Sunday evening class will be held in Building C Room 208 at 6:30 p.m. starting May 5. The class will concentrate on spiritual disciplines, Bible Study, commitment and missions. At the end of the class you will have an opportunity to consider joining the church on one of our Membership Celebration Sundays. You may register online at st.lukes.org/sg or by contacting Carol Crowley at ccrowley@st.lukes.org. CREATED BY GOD RETREAT FOR 5TH GRADERS, APRIL 26-28: Created by God is a comprehensive, faith-based study of human sexuality for 5th graders and their parents or guardians. The curriculum will be taught by United Methodist Church leadership in a way that is relevant and fun. The retreat will be held in Fruitland Park. Cost $100.00 per person. Register at www.warrenwilliscamp.org. For more information or questions please email Jayne Andrews, Director of Children and Family Ministries, at jandrews@st.lukes.org. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Celebrate God’s welcoming love for everyone at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Everywhere Fun Fair (VBS 2013), where God’s world comes together. VBS 2013 runs from June 17 to June 21, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Everywhere Fun Fair represents the whole spectrum of ages, races, abilities, and stages of development. Registration for VBS 2013 is now open. For more details or to register online, please visit www.St.Lukes.org/summercamps. SCHOOL OF THE ARTS SUMMER CAMPS: For more details visit www.st.lukes.org/summercamps. Change the World Camp July 15 to 19 for Grades 1-8. Campers will participate in hands-on service projects so that they will understand how to be a world changer for God. Spark the Imagination Camp July 22 to 26 Grades K-6 (as of Fall 2013). Campers can choose from a variety of half-day options in music, art, culinary and performance. Take the Stage Camp July 29 to Aug 2 Grades 1-8 (as of Fall 2013). Campers will enjoy acting, singing and dancing on stage while creating a musical theater production with a great message. ADULT GROWTH GROUPS: Studies and classes with a variety of topics and time commitments are available almost every day of the week. Pick up a sheet from the information racks around campus for times, locations, topics and contacts. You can also visit www.st.lukes.org/sg for more information. ADULT DISCIPLESHIP LIBRARY: The adult collection of discipleship books is now located on the second floor of Building C, near the elevator. The library has implemented a new search tool that enables patrons to browse the complete library catalog from any internet-connected computer. You can link to the library’s website at: http://www.st.lukes.org/library/ CHILDREN’S LIBRARY: Library patrons wishing to borrow videos from the Children's Library when there is no librarian available may now fill out a DVD Request Card located on the video cabinet. Patrons will be contacted by phone or e-mail when the requested items are ready for pickup. Our children's library is located in Building A.


SERVE Within Our Community HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HAS IT ALL!: On April 20, 27, and May 4 volunteer for construction tasks or provide lunches for approximately 14 to 20 people at 710 S. Park Ave. in Winter Garden. Contact Sharon Briggs at sbriggs@st.lukes.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *239 to participate. WRITE FIVE LINES AND VOILÀ, A LETTER! Write letters to inmates every 3 to 4 weeks through Shalom Pen Pals Ministry! All mail goes through the ministry allowing you to remain anonymous. A lay leader is available to answer any questions. Contact Sherry Ferrantelli at maf814@gmail.com or at 407.292.3685. PULL OUT YOUR APRONS FOR THE COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS: On April 20, 10 cooks, 10 servers and 8 bakers will have an opportunity to assist this ministry in feeding homeless families. A range of opportunities exist. Cooks will meet in the Fellowship Hall by 12:00 p.m. to help transport supplies to the coalition. Cooking is normally complete by 5:30 p.m. Servers may meet in the Fellowship Hall by 5:00 p.m. to carpool or go directly to the coalition to serve from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bakers meet in Building C Kitchen from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for baking. Contact Sharon Briggs at sbriggs@st.lukes.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *239 to sign up. COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION: Register now for the Intensive Track of the conference. Three experts will present during our time together; Bob Lupton from Focused Community Strategies in Atlanta; Estella Lee from Bridges to Circles in Pensacola; and The Rev. Gary Mason from East Belfast Mission in Northern Ireland. We recommend this for people who have already participated in Dignity Serves or the COPE Poverty Simulation, or who have read "Toxic Charity" or "Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life" by Bob Lupton (featured speaker). Go to www.st.lukes.org, click on Mission Possible banner. Contact Sharon Briggs at sbriggs@st.lukes.org or 407.876.4991 ext.*239 with questions. FAMILY PROMISE: Pastor Bill Barnes, Carin Anderson, Mariam Mengistie and Sharon Briggs revealed the accolades of the program. If you saw the presentation and would like to take part in this ministry, please visit Carecalendar.org and enter calendar id 5382; security code 1111 and scroll to the month of June to see a list of opportunities, or contact Melinda Lis at melindalis@earthlink.net. Within Our Church JOIN THE ST. LUKE'S WORSHIP TEAM: St. Luke’s exemplifies the motto, “Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors.” Visit www.st.lukes.org/jobs for full job descriptions. Submit resumes to ksmith@st.lukes.org. ADMINISTRATOR FOR WORSHIP MINISTRIES: This full-time position acts as conduit for all information between Worship Ministry Directors, Music Directors and laity teams providing the organizational structure needed for worship services. Candidate should have strong organizational, administrative, communication and computer skills. This position may require Sunday morning work schedule with flexibility in weekly office schedule. Application deadline is April 15. DIRECTOR OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC: Responsibilities include leading Sunday morning services, rehearsing and conducting the Sanctuary choir of approximately 75 members, 2 vocal ensembles, 2 adult bell choirs, vocalists and instrumentalists, conducting special concerts and music outreach programs along with managing all aspects of the traditional music ministry. Send resume and 3 music references to ksmith@st.lukes.org by April 15. GREETERS NEEDED: Help welcome guests from the community attending the community dinner April 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Contact Dede Duncan at dduncan@st.lukes.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *296. STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VBS: Volunteer at VBS 2013 the week of June 17 through 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Register online at www.nexgenministries.com. HELPING HANDS: Help with Sunday School, VBS, Thursday Evening THRIVE and other children's programs for one hour, several times a month. Each servant minister is paired with a child that has a need for additional guidance. Respond to Jayne Andrews at jandrews@st.lukes.org to get started. MEDIA OPERATORS NEEDED: Volunteers are needed at 9:30 a.m. Traditional and Contemporary Worship and re•define at 11:00 a.m. Contact Vince Lepore at vlepore@st.lukes.org to sign up! REACH BEYOND OUR CAMPUS: We need your help to capture worship and share the good news with our online worshipers. Contact Vince Lepore at vlepore@st.lukes.org to volunteer as a camera operator. SUNDAY COFFEE TEAM: Volunteers are needed to make coffee on the second Sunday of the month at 7:15 a.m., and one person is needed to put the doughnuts out on the third Sunday at 7:30 a.m. If interested please contact Dede Duncan at 407.876.4991 ext. *296 or dduncan@st.lukes.org. ACOLYTES AND CRUCIFERS: Third, fourth, and fifth graders who love to worship or want to learn more about leading worship are invited to serve as acolytes and crucifers in the Sanctuary. Please contact Jayne Andrews at 407.876.4991 ext. *237 or jandrews@st.lukes.org to get connected.

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