Thanksgiving Sunday November 25, 2012 May 5, 2013
December 30, 2012
8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Dr. William S. Barnes Prelude
“How Great Thou Art” (8:00/9:30) The Morning Handbell Choir (11:00) The Sanctuary Handbell Choir
Gathering for Worship & Chiming of the Hour Choral Introit
“As He Has Loved Us” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir
*Call to Worship *Hymn
“For the Healing of the Nations...........................#428
*Opening Prayer *Passing the Peace and Welcome Scripture Luke 16:19-31 Sermon “Do You Know My Name?” Series: Mission Possible
Offering and Offertory
“Make Me A Channel of Your Peace (Prayer of St. Francis)” (8:00) Bradley Roberts, solo “Take Up Your Cross” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir with Antony Larry, soloist
9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams Gathering Song
“Let It Be Known”
Welcome Call to Worship *Praise Songs
“Micah 6:8" “Like an Avalanche”
Opening Prayer Offering “Strangely Dim”
Scripture Luke 16:19-31 Sermon “Do You Know My Name?” Series: Mission Possible
The Sacrament of Holy Communion “Love Came Down”
“Open the Eyes of My Heart”
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication.....p94 The Sacrament of Holy Communion Music During Communion “He Never Said A Mumbalin' Word” (8:00/9:30) The Morning Handbell Choir (11:00) The Sanctuary Handbell Choir “Here I Am, Lord”.................................................#593 (8:00/9:30/11:00) Congregational Song “But By Love” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir
“The Gift of Love” ...............................................#408
*Benediction & Benediction Response
“The Lord Bless and Keep You” ......................p2280
Pati Sayers, piano
The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams
* PLEASE STAND IN PRAISE TO GOD IF YOU ARE ABLE
The flowers in the sanctuary are given in memory of Tom Stead by his wife, Mary Ann, and 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 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!
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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. Come 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. Questions: contact Andrew Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Jans at email@example.com 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. BAPTISM CLASS TODAY: Meet TODAY in the Special Events Dining Room (Building C) at 4:30 p.m. No childcare is available at this time.
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 the Building C Welcome Hall, in the church office during regular business hours, or at st.lukes.org/luau. WELCOME TEAM MEETING: Be part of a team that is working on improving the way that we welcome, greet and inform people who come on our campus! Come join us on Wednesday, May 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Building C Room 201-203. Let us know if you are able to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. CLASSIC CARS CLUSTER MEETING: Are you interested in cars? Do you like fixing them up, souping them up or just admiring their artistic flair? Would you like to meet other classic car enthusiasts? The first meeting is Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Special Events Dining Room (Building C). KEENE’S POINTE: TODAY 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 at Becks Brothers Farm (12500 Overstreet Rd. just off of 535). Bring drinks, chairs and blankets. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. WEST ORANGE CONNECTION: Do you live in the West Orange area? There is a cluster group forming for those who live in or near the 34787 zip code. A kick-off meeting for interested adults will be held on Friday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Terry and Kathleen McCorvie in Winter Garden. To RSVP email email@example.com. YOUNG ADULTS: This fun cluster group will meet on May 14 and 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Attic of Building C. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org GOLF CLUSTER MEETING: The first meeting of this cluster group is Monday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Special Events Dining Room in Building C. BOWLING CLUSTER GROUP: The Bowling Cluster Group will meet at the World Bowling Center at 6540 Canada Ave. on Monday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. CLUSTER LEADERSHIP: 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 email@example.com. SUNDAY LUNCH BUNCH: Meet at O'Charley’s (behind Whole Foods on Turkey Lake Rd.) TODAY at 12:30 p.m. For reservations or cancellations call Becky Garner at 407.351.4875 or 407.353.8446. ST. LUKE’S 60+ SINGLES: Meet for Dominoes with Dominos Thursday, May 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200-202. Suggested donation of $3.00 for pizza. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. UMW TEA: The UMW Tea is May 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets available TODAY in Building C at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for $15.00 (non-refundable). Questions? Call Liberty Goetsch at 407.230.5907. NAMI MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUPS: On Tuesday, May 14 the support group for those with mental illness will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Building B Room 201. Please 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. Please contact Bernie at 407.765.8644. Both groups meet on the second Tuesday of every month. SENIOR LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM: A special invitation is extended to all Seniors to attend the luncheon on Friday, May 17 in the Fellowship Hall. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a fun program. For reservations, please call Debbi Gale at 407.295.4348 by Tuesday, May 14. ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP: This free three-week workshop takes place Wednesday, June 12, 19, and 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Building C Special Events Dining Room. Assertive communication is expressing thoughts and feelings while respecting others. "I" messages, body language, listening skills, and positive verbal expressions will be practiced. To register call 407.876.4991 ext. *250. LET’S PLAY CARDS OR BOARD GAMES: 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 email@example.com. 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 The Global Leadership Summit is a training event that exists to strengthen Christian leaders through skill development and inspiration. This conference is streamed LIVE to St. Luke’s from the campus of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. Visit st.lukes.org/ summit to view this year’s presenters. Register before July 23 to receive the Early Bird Rate of $79. The Early Bird rate applies to church members and regular attendees only. St. Lukers should use the password 13GLOBAL to receive the discount. For questions contact Kelly Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. THURSDAY THRIVE DINNER: Enjoy dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Building C. The menu for Thursday, May 9 includes herb encrusted chicken, baked potato, 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. PARENTS OF RISING 6TH GRADERS: Join us on Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. in the Attic (Building C) for an information session where you can hear details about the youth ministry plans for the summer and the upcoming school year. Students may attend, but the conversation will be geared toward adults. MEN’S FELLOWSHIP CAFE: Join the men of St. Luke’s TODAY at 9:30 a.m. in the Office Conference Room (Building C) as they study 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. This study meets through May 9. 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. 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 TODAY 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 TODAY 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 TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. in room 208-210. To register for classes visit www.st.lukes.org/sg. Contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com with questions.
SERVE Within Our Community HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY: WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? Nearly 49 million Americans, including 16.2 million children (22%) under the age of 18 face hunger in their household. In 2011, Florida was sixth amongst states ranking higher than the national average of 16.2%. There is plenty of food for everybody in the U.S., but the challenge is that people who live in poverty find it extremely difficult to access nutritious and affordable food. These are overwhelming statistics, but we can do our part right here in our community through our own anti-hunger ministries. For more information, visit the table in the Welcome Hall in Building C or sign up to help by contacting Sharon Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org. • Coalition for the Homeless: Every third Saturday, St. Luke’s prepares and serves nutritious meals to the residents at the Coalition. You can serve four ways: bake from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s; cook & prepare meals from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the shelter; serve at the shelter from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and assist with unloading and sorting food for an hour in the Fellowship Hall the Friday before the service. • Summer Lunch Program: Serve pre-packed food at Mollie Ray Elementary School. St. Luke’s collaborates with Orange County Public School Food & Nutrition Program and Mollie Ray Elementary to provide lunch for children in the Pine Hills community. When school is closed in the summer, 88% of the children who depend on free and reduced lunch face hunger or their families struggle financially as they juggle feeding their kids and paying other bills. • Food Pick Up: For 2.5 hours a day every other week, help the Food Pick Up team collect food and baked goods which would otherwise go to waste, and deliver to West Orange Daily Bread, Edgewood Children’s Ranch and Coalition for the Homeless. While the number of people who face hunger in our community is staggering, equally astounding is the amount of food our city wastes. • Take the SNAP challenge: Can you feed yourself and your family on $1.49 per person per day? That’s the amount that people on the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamp) get. Come to the information table in the Welcome Hall in Building C near the gym, and we’ll give you the information on how to take part in this eye-opening challenge. PICK A SATURDAY TO SERVE AT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: The new Habitat House is located at 710 South Park Avenue in Winter Garden. Volunteer to provide lunches for approximately 14 to 20 construction volunteers at the construction site or sign up for one of the following construction volunteer opportunities: May 11-install windows, continue siding, and install a plywood ceiling over carport. May 18-complete siding, start fascia and soffit, and prepare for framing inspection. May 25-continue soffit work and make up day. Contact Sharon Briggs at email@example.com to sign up. FALL 2013 BELFAST MISSION TEAM INFORMATION MEETING ON MAY 9: As part of St. Luke’s commitment to connect with and tranform a neighborhood, we will be taking a mission team to Belfast. This will be an opportunity to learn from our mission partners about community involvement and transformation. Find out details about dates, cost, schedule, and preparation for this experience to determine if this is a good fit for you. Attend the meeting on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Building C Room 208. For more information, contact Lynette Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext.*230. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or *258. We look forward to getting you connected. SOUND BOOTH HELP NEEDED: We are looking for adults or high school students to run the Sound/ tech booth for VBS during the week of June 17-21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Training provided. Please contact Meredith Bright at 407.876.4991 ext.*258 or email@example.com to get connected. STUDENTS: Register at nexgenministries.com to serve at VBS June 17-21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to sign up!
Welcome to St. Luke's United Methodist Church! We hope that you will use this worship guide as a way to worship, connect, grow and serve wit...