Thanksgiving Sunday November 25, 2012 APRIL 28, 2013
December 30, 2012
8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Dr. William S. Barnes
“Draw Me Close” Kenion Thompson, piano
Gathering for Worship & Chiming of the Hour Choral Introit
“As He Has Loved Us” (9:30/11:00) Sanctuary Choir
*Call to Worship *Hymn
“Gather Us In” ...................................................#2236
*Opening Prayer *Passing the Peace and Welcome Scripture: Luke 21:1-4 Sermon: “Everyone Has A Gift To Share” Series: Mission Possible
Witness in Music
“Someone Searching” (8:00) Sarah Whittemore, soloist “Lord of the Small” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir
9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium Dr. William S. Barnes Gathering Song “Love God, Love People”
Welcome Call to Worship *Praise Song
“Cover the Earth” “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing)“
*Opening Prayer *Praise Song “Forever”
“Where Is the Love?”
Scripture: Luke 21:1-4 Sermon: “Everyone Has A Gift To Share” Series: Mission Possible
“Give It All Away”
Prayers of the People & The Lord's Prayer Offering and Offertory “In the Presence of Jehovah (with Surely the Presence of the Lord Is In This Place)” (8:00) Kenion Thompson, piano “Many Gifts, One Spirit” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication.....p94 *Hymn “Open My Eyes That I May See” ........................#454
*Benediction & Benediction Response
“The Lord Bless and Keep You” ......................p2280
“Hail to the King” Kenion Thompson, organ * PLEASE STAND IN PRAISE TO GOD IF YOU ARE ABLE
The flowers in the Sanctuary are given by Beth Peacock in love and honor of her mother, Dot Perry, celebrating her 88th birthday, and in memory of her sister, Barbara.
Dr. William S. Barnes 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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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 (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. Enjoy fellowship, games, and praise and worship. We also have Ohana, a family game night, on Sundays in the Attic from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Stay up to date with all the NexGen (middle and high school) programs and events by visiting www.nexgenministries.com. Contact Andrew Miller at email@example.com or Dave Jans at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 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.
UPCOMING CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS 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. Our Preschool through 4th grade has reached full capacity, but we have increased the number of campers for our 5th and 6th graders (SubMerge) and are still taking registrations for this age group. 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. Please register online at 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 (as of fall 2013). 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, cooking 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. To register for VBS or any of the School of the Arts Summer Camps visit www.st.lukes.org/summercamps.
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CONNECT ALOHA! Come support Family Ministries at our church-wide BBQ. We will have inflatables, a surf simulator, crafts, games, dancing, live music, and food. Proceeds will benefit our Surfing the Nations ministry. Tickets are $6.00 per person, maximum $20.00 per family and are on sale between worship services in Building C Welcome Hall, in the church office during regular business hours, or online at st.lukes. org/luau. 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. Pick up a listing of all cluster groups from the information racks on campus or visit st.lukes.org/clustergroups. To RSVP for any of the Cluster Group meetings below or for more information contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com. ENERGETIC EMPTY NESTERS: Our first gathering will be TODAY 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, bocce ball and other fun games to enjoy as well as fellowship as we launch this new cluster group. Please contact Kelly Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and/or with any questions. LGBTQ & ALLIES CLUSTER GROUP DISCUSSION: ALL are welcome to an open discussion about potential groups (Cluster or Grow). Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200-202. GOLF CLUSTER PLANNING MEETING: Are you interested in golfing? The first meeting for the Golf Cluster Group will be on Monday, April 29 from 7:00 p.m. in the Special Events Dining Room. CLASSIC CARS CLUSTER MEETING: Are you interested in cars? Do you like fixing them up, souping them up or just admiring their artistic flair? How would you like to meet other classic car enthusiasts? The first meeting will be Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Special Events Dining Room. KEENE’S POINTE: On Sunday, May 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. friends, family, neighbors and residents of Keene’s Pointe are invited to a Blueberry Picking and Ice Cream social event at Becks Brothers Farm (12500 Overstreet Rd. just off of 535). Bring drinks and chairs/blankets to sit on. RSVP to keenespointe. email@example.com CLUSTER LEADERSHIP TRAINING: Considering facilitating a cluster group? Attend training on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200-202. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. ST. LUKES 60+ SINGLES: Come join us for a Feast & Flick (potluck and a movie) on Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200-202. Please contact email@example.com with questions. SUNDAY LUNCH BUNCH: Meet at O'Charley’s (behind Whole Foods on Turkey Lake Rd.) at 12:30 p.m. on May 5. For reservations or cancellations call Becky Garner at 407.351.4875 or 407.353.8446. UMW SATURDAY TEA-ALL WOMEN OF ST. LUKE'S AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED: The 5th Annual Saturday Afternoon Tea 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. ADULT TAP CLASS: Interested beginner and intermediate tappers are invited to join this class on Tuesday nights in Building A Room 202 (Dance Room) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407.876.5226. 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. Contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com with questions. LET’S PLAY CARDS OR BOARD GAMES: If you like to play cards or board games and also like to eat lunch, then this is for you! Every Tuesday St. Luke’s has a delicious lunch available for $5. Bring a friend, eat lunch and play cards or board games in the Rotunda area. If you are interested please contact Carol Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org. TALK IT OUT: 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 email@example.com for more information. 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 WELCOME GATHERING Have you been visiting St. Luke’s and are now considering joining the church? Join us for lunch in the Fellowship Hall TODAY from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. THURSDAY THRIVE DINNER: Enjoy dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Building C. The menu for Thursday, May 2 includes: tilapia with rice, vegetable, green salad, dessert and 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: Sign-in for children K-5th grade starts at 6:15 p.m. in the Gym. The program ends at 8:00 p.m. with pick-up in Building A Room 201. In keeping with the Mission Possible sermon series, children will explore, learn, and have open discussion about God’s hope for the world. 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: This class is studying Beth Moore’s “James: Mercy Triumphs” now through May 26, Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Building C Room 200. This dynamic, welcoming class is open to all. PLAN B SINGLES CLASS: Single adults, ages 45-60 are studying the Jabez Prayer in Building C Room 205207 Sundays at 11:00 a.m. For lively discussion, friends, and fellowship, come join us. 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. ADULT GROWTH GROUPS: Studies and classes with a variety of topics and time commitments are available almost every day of the week. Visit www.st.lukes.org/sg for more information. LIBRARIES: The adult collection of discipleship books is now located on the second floor of Building C near the elevator. The library now has a new tool that enables anyone to browse the full library catalog from any internet-connected computer. Link to the library’s website at: http://www.st.lukes.org/library. To borrow videos from the children's library (Building A), fill out a DVD Request Card located on the video cabinet. You will be contacted by phone or e-mail when requested items are ready for pickup. ST. LUKE’S CORE CLASS EXPERIENCE Whether you are on the Pathway to Membership or have been a member of St. Luke’s for years, these CORE Classes are designed to expand your understanding of Christianity, Methodism, Bible study and St. Luke's DNA. Learn Classes (all classes in Building C) Beginnings: This is an intro to Christian theology, history and practice. We will discuss subjects including the Trinity, theodicy and sacraments. Don’t know these terms? Come learn! Classes start Sunday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. in room 201 and Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in room 201-203. Bible Basics: This inviting class will answer questions like: What does Bible mean? Who wrote the Bible and when? How do you use the Bible? How do you pick a translation of the Bible? Classes start Sunday, June 2 at 11:00 a.m. in room 203 and Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. in room 201-203. Wesley Way: Spend two weeks on the story of the Wesleys and the Methodist Movement and two weeks learning about the spiritual and theological convictions of Methodists. Classes start Sunday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. in room 203 and Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. room 208-210. St. Luke’s 101: Participants will learn who we are, our core values, our mission and how we operate. This class reveals the uniqueness and passion of St. Luke’s. Classes start Sunday, June 2 at 11:00 a.m. in room 201 and Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. room 208-210. 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. Classes start on Sunday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. in room 208-210. To register for classes visit www.st.lukes.org/sg. Contact Carol Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
SERVE Within Our Community WONDERING HOW YOU CAN SERVE? If this sermon series has inspired you to serve but you don’t know where to begin, contact Mariam Mengistie at email@example.com. Our Mission Ministries offer service opportunities for all ages, skill levels and passions. Some are listed below. Get connected! HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Help install windows, exterior doors and work on siding this Saturday, May 4. We are in the middle of building a house for the Urguiaga family in Winter Garden located at 710 South Park Avenue. Contact Sharon Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *239 to participate. NON-CONSTRUCTION SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH HABITAT: You don’t have to be a skilled builder to serve at Habitat. Volunteer to provide lunch for approximately 15 to 20 construction volunteers at the construction site, help the construction workers by passing tools or help the Core Team with administrative tasks. Contact Sharon Briggs at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext. *239 to sign up. BELFAST MISSION EXPERIENCE: Our Belfast Mission partners are already working in distressed communities. St. Luke’s is forming its next mission team to travel to Belfast. Stop by the Belfast Mission Table (Welcome Hall, Building C) to learn more about the role of the Church in community transformation; how these Belfast groups work with and between communities; and the mission opportunities available. GET READY FOR MISSION POSSIBLE! To get equipped for our exciting adventure, join us for the following training opportunities. Visit the table in the Building C Welcome Hall to sign up or for more information. • Toxic Charity: Starting Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Building C Room 204-206, this five-week class will explain how not to hurt while serving others. The class will center on Bob Lupton’s breakthrough book Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help and How to Reverse It. Bob has 30+ years of community transformation experience in Atlanta. • Cost of Poverty Experience (C.O.P.E.): Live a month in the shoes of families between 100%-200% of the poverty level during this two-hour simulation. Sign-up for Sunday, May 19 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Building C Room 201 or Friday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Attic of Building C. • Dignity Serves: This interactive study teaches you how to serve by properly engaging the talents of others in a dignified way. Training begins on Friday, June 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Building C Room 204-206. • Meet Jesus on the Road: June 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Building C Room 204-206. Whether you are serving an hour a year or traveling with a mission team, this is for you! The training explores St. Luke's vision for missions, what the Bible says about poverty, asset-based development, and creating a safe environment for understanding diversity and serving with people from different backgrounds. ARTWORKS EXHIBIT NOW THROUGH MAY 19: This beautiful art exhibit will be in the Welcome Hall for the entire Mission Possible sermon series. ArtWorks, a ministry created out of St. Luke's and led by Renee Schneider, inspires hope in children who are facing the challenges of foster care, abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Through innovative art programs, ArtWorks strives to build the children's selfesteem, find and nurture their creative talent and encourage future success. As you view the art, please take time to read the stories from the young artists. Within Our Church PROVIDE A RIDE: Help St. Lukers and provide a ride to a doctor’s appointment when a family member is not available. Share God’s love with others! Contact Carol Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected. BACK 2 BASICS: Our new Summer Programming for Grow Ministries (children, youth, and adults) will run June 9 to August 18 on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. We need you to help make it happen! Can you spare one hour, one Sunday in June, July, and August and lend us a hand as a Small Group Leader? Please contact Meredith Bright at email@example.com or *258. We look forward to getting you connected. STUDENTS: Register at nexgenministries.com to serve at VBS June 17-21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. HELPING HANDS: Help with Sunday School, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PROJECT BAGS: We are gearing up for our June VBS and have tons of simple projects that can be done at home! Email Meredith Bright at email@example.com to arrange pick-up. TECH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers to operate video cameras and ProPresenter, our worship presentation software. No experience required. Contact Vince Lepore at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!