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FEBRUARY 2, 2014

May 11, 2014

WORSHIP What's up with worship? We have begun the new sermon series “St. Luke’s Celebrates.” This season is all about celebrating and rejoicing in the gift of new life happening all around us. Help us lift up the diverse and unique individuals within our congregation and our community. Each week we will honor a different group of people (i.e. children, women, men, students), hear some of their stories, and find ways we can connect and grow together through St. Luke’s ministries. Join us as we celebrate the gift of resurrection and what it means to be a part of this unique body of Christ! This week in worship... We are celebrating everything about women in worship and in the Welcome Hall of Building C. Learn about the amazing ministries we offer at St. Luke’s!

Baptism by Immersion Next Sunday, May 18 St. Luke’s will "Celebrate U" with a unique Baptism by Immersion service. This service is open to all children, youth and adults who would like to be baptized for the first time or who would like to participate in this special experience to reaffirm their baptism. Those seeking to be baptized for the first time should attend one of the following baptism classes: · Sunday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Building C · Sunday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Building C Special Events Dining Room · Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Building C Room 200-202 The immersion service starts at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 at the home of Jeff and Angie Winn. Parking will be at St. Luke’s and shuttle service will begin at 2:15 p.m. If you are reaffirming your baptism please R.S.V.P to Carol Crowley at or 407.876.4991 ext. *262.

Traditional Worship Prelude Gathering for Worship Choral Introit “Majesty, Worship His Majesty” (9:30/11:00) The Men's Chorale

*Call to Worship *Hymn

“Christ for the World We Sing”............................#568

*Opening Prayer *Passing the Peace and Welcome Announcement of Pastor Reappointments The Sacrament of Baptism Those receiving baptism today: (9:30) Bristol Gleaton Kivett Brady Joe Saul (11:00) Tyler Bryan Drummond Elise Sophia Hammond

Witness in Music

“Let the Name of the Lord Be Praised” (9:30/11:00) The Men's Chorale

Prayers of the People; The Lord's Prayer Offering and Offertory “All That I Am” (9:30/11:00) The Men's Chorale

*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication.....94 Scripture: Exodus 15:20-21; Acts 16:11-15 Sermon: "St. Luke's Celebrates Women" Series: St. Luke's Celebrates


“God of Grace and God of Glory”......................#577

Reception of New Members Reception of Confirmands (11:00) *Benediction & Benediction Response “The Lord Bless and Keep You”


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Liturgical Worship

Sundays at 8:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Today's Message: Dr. William S. Barnes

Traditional Worship

Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Today's Message: Dr. William S. Barnes

Contemporary Worship

Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium Today's Message: The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams re·define: Contemporary·Family·Worship Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium Today's Message: 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 Katherine Attanasi by Don Attanasi & family. The flowers in the Narthex are given in memory of our mothers, Dorothy Jones and Rose Gall, by Ron and Jeanne Gall & family. Please join us in welcoming new members Melissia Charron, David Dunbar, Jerry Janesick, and Larry and Linda Phillips in Traditional Worship and Richard Cassidy and Todd Ruopp in Contemporary Worship. St. Luke's also congratulates confirmands Ryan Gerlander, William Finn, and Parker Moore-LeFauve.

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UNEWS Welcome to the new UNEWS section of your worship guide! Each week we will highlight events, inspiring stories from St. Lukers, and specific ways to worship, connect, grow and serve during this season or sermon series.

United Methodist Women This organized group of women of St. Luke's has several components that are active throughout the year. They seek to realize their own sense of purpose and commitment to God within a supportive community. To get connected contact Debbie McNary at or 407.719.1199. • UMW Board: Oversees events, the Annual Missions Bazaar, and the disbursement of the funds from the Bazaar. • Crafters and Canners: Meet throughout the year creating wonderful items for the Annual Missions Bazaar. People who participate learn new skills while sharing fellowship with others. • Circles: These groups of women meet monthly in people's homes for study and fellowship. • Events: Throughout the year UMW will host a tea, The Great Exchange, rummage sales, and occasional spiritual retreats. • Hearts to Hands crochets, knits and sews baby blankets, hats, sweaters, booties, bereavement dresses, teddy bears, and colorful pillowcases for hospitalized children and new babies as well as prayer shawls for cancer patients. In four short years over 15,000 pieces have been created and donated! For more information about this team please contact Bernie Lamoreaux at 407.522.9206 or Liberty Goetsch at 407.230.5907. The group offers a free knitting and crocheting class every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Building B Room 204. Hearts to Hands meets regularly on the second Tuesday of every month in the Special Events Dining Room of Building C.

Moms United All moms are welcome and can expect an open and caring connection in this collaborative cluster group. For more information email Please include the age(s) of your child/children in your email to ensure you receive the corresponding information. Moms attend events, meetings, and mom's night out!

Celebrating Women Locally and Globally As we celebrate women today, let’s lift up women in our community, our nation and the world in our prayers! Both at home and elsewhere in the world, women still face the challenges of inequality, violence and poverty. Through our ministries in Central Florida, we come across grandmothers who are the only ones left to care for grandchildren with limited resources and support. The plight of women in extreme poverty in developing countries is still a huge problem. In the face of poverty, violence and disaster, women and children are the most vulnerable groups. And yet, women are the ones who carry the most burden of picking up the pieces to rebuild families and communities.

Giving at a Glance STEWARDSHIP UPDATE: To pledge your support for St. Luke's please complete a pledge card located in the brochure racks or visit $2,058,236 = 413 pledges out of 1400 pledging units $1,415,242 = Anticipated gifts received but not pledged $1,030,280 = Anticipated Other income (Child Development Center, Counseling Center, School of Arts, etc.) $4,503,758 = Anticipated income for 2014 $4,651,725 = Budget need for 2014 ($147,967) = Shortfall Feeling Inspired to give today? Use the QR code to give directly from your mobile device or make your contribution through electronic funds transfer (EFT) online at Choose "Online Giving" at the top of the page or under the Commit tab. You can also place your gifts in the offering plate during worship.

Connect ABUNDANT LIFE WORKSHOPS: To register for these free workshops call 407.876.4991 ext.*250. THE PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: Improve your romantic relationship through building trust, spending time together, and thinking about old communication patterns in new ways. Join Joel Christie, LMHC Intern, on Thursday May 15 and 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Building B Room 204. HANDWRITING ANALYSIS WORKSHOP: On Wednesday, June 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30.p.m. in the Building C Special Events Dining Room have fun exploring and interpreting handwriting and its meaning. A series of interactive, easy, and fun-to-do exercises will be presented. Bring several examples of your and a willing participant's handwriting for applying the principles of analysis. This free workshop is facilitated by Carla Bresnahan, LMHC. Pre-registration is required. MEDITATION FOR RELAXATION & STRESS: Wednesday, June 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Building C Special Events Dining Room. Facilitated by Carla Bresnahan, LMHC. Pre-registration required. SENIOR LUNCH AND PROGRAM: The Senior Lunch will be on Friday, May 16 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a special program celebrating Mother’s Day! Bring a picture of your mother to be honored along with other remarkable women who played an important role in your life. For reservations please contact Debbi Gale by Tuesday, May 13 at or 407.295.4348. TRAILBLAZERS: The Trailblazers’ monthly luncheon will be at Bravo on Sand Lake Road at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. For reservations, please call Barbara at 407.363.5635. DINNER FOR 8 PROGRESSIVE DINNER: Join us Sunday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is invited! There will be three courses at three houses all in the same neighborhood just five minutes from the church. Bring an appetizer or dessert. Make new friends and enjoy good food. R.S.V.P. to Tania Mark at 407.797.4685 or

SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars for our big “St. Luke’s Celebrates Church” event on Pentecost, Sunday, June 8, on the front field. The inflatable games (including a giant water slide), kid zone carnival, in-door board games and food trucks will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission to the event is free and you can purchase food from the food trucks or pack a picnic lunch. Bring your summer fun clothes and a towel so you can stay for the festivities after worship.

MEN, HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?: We can listen, offer encouragement, give you an outlet to vent, help share your burdens. We offer confidential, non-judgmental, one on one Christian care to help you make it through a crisis, no matter how big or small. Contact Carol Crowley at to be matched with a Stephen Minister. HEALTH AND FITNESS OPPORTUNITY: Evening Exercise Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium. Beginners welcome! Cost is $5 per class or $30 per month. First class is free. Journeymen Group for Men: Join us as we journey to become better men, fathers, husbands, and followers of Christ. Meet every Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Building B Room 205. Email Pastor David Stephens at for information. TEEN WRITING CLASS: Students (grades 6-12) interested in creative writing are encouraged to come Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This six-week St. Luke’s School of the Arts class guides you with the use of prompts and suggestions moving your writing from concept to concrete form. Contact Cindy Brough at or call 407.876.5226 to register. United Methodist Women’s Tea: On Saturday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, all women are invited to the 5th annual ladies’ tea sponsored by the UMW. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets starting today in the Welcome Hall between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $15.00 (non-refundable) and must be purchased by June 15. All proceeds go to local missions. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at! Want to get more connected with St. Luke's each week? Sign up to receive the weekly update by visiting! Check out weekly devotions at NEW TO ST. LUKE'S? Visit a Connection Point station at either end of Building C to pick up a First Time Guest Welcome Packet. Let us help you get connected. Contact the Connect and Care office at 407.876.4991 ext.*262 or email Carol Crowley at

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Grow SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH: Children: Children preschool through grade 4 will be journeying with Peter during God-O-Sea as we all learn to grow into disciples of Jesus Christ. Stop by the Welcome Window in Building B on Sunday mornings for room assignments. Youth: 5th and 6th Grade MERGE: Games and activities connect scripture with everyday living. Meet in the Attic of Building C from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Dave Jans at for more information. 7th and 8th Grade ECHO: Grow deeper in the Bible with your fellow students. Meet in Building C Room 205-207 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Dave Jans at for more information. 9th through 12th Grade: Build a stronger faith connection. Meet in Building C Room 204-206 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Contact Andrew Miller at with questions. YOUTH MINISTRIES WEEKLY PROGRAMMING: Join in activities, Bible study, music and worship in the Attic of Building C. High School Youth Group (grades 9-12) meets Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Fuel (for middle school students/grades 6-8) meets Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stay up to date by visiting Contact Laura Turner at with questions. 5TH GRADE RI5E NIGHT: This Milestone Celebration for rising 5th grade graduates and their parents will take place Thursday, June 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Celebrate the milestone of graduating to middle school with games, music, food, and more. Register at YOUNG ADULTS SUNDAY SCHOOL: This group for young adults in their 20s and 30s meets at 9:30 a.m. in Building C Room 201-203. Email for more information. THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER: The menu for Thursday Night Dinner (in the Welcome Hall of Building C) on May 15 includes BBQ chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, salad, rolls, dessert and drink. $6.00 adults, $4.00 children 5-12, $3.00 children under 5, $20.00 family max. Call Dede Duncan at 407.876.4991 ext.*296 by the Monday before to reserve your seat! WEDNESDAY AFTER SCHOOL: Elementary and middle school students participate in activities, games, choir rehearsal and worship arts at 2:30 p.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium. The last day of Wednesday afterschool programming will be May 21. Sign-in for elementary students begins in the gym at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Register students at Contact Laura Turner at for more information. Programming will break for the summer and resume in the fall. THURSDAY THRIVE PROGRAMING: Children will experience the spiritual connection to celebrating milestones in their life during the Eastertide focus of “St. Luke’s Celebrates!” Children will learn about being a special child of God through their birth, baptism, school transitions, and church. Sign-in begins at 6:15 p.m. in the gym. The last day for Thursday THRIVE programming will be May 22. Programming will break for the summer and resume in the fall. EXEGESIS RETURNS MAY 29: Exegesis (Pastor Bill’s Thursday night Bible Study) will be back in action on Thursday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Building B Room 209. Bring your Bible and dig deeper into the scripture for the coming Sunday. JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH PASTOR BILL IN 2015: The next Holy Land pilgrimage will begin on April 22, 2015. The 12-day tour in Israel will be followed by an optional 4-day tour to Jordan, including a visit to Petra and Mt. Nebo. Full brochures are available in the racks across campus. DISCIPLE DINNER: All current participants of a long term study group and anyone interested in learning more about the Disciple classes are invited to a pot luck supper on Friday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Come for information, inspiration and fun! R.S.V.P. to Laura Turner at ONCE UPON A TIME: Discover the wonderful magic inside every story by connecting faith with current literature. This new class for preschoolers will meet in the Sanctuary from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on June 26, July 1, July 10, July 28, and August 1. Contact Laura Turner at for more information. MEN’S GROUP: Looking for a men’s study group? St. Luke’s offers a men’s study group on Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. Come before you head to work. Meet in the Special Events Dining Room in Building C for discussion and fellowship. Contact Joline Krolicki at for more information. GRANDPARENT & ME Camp: This camp (at the United Methodist Life Enrichment Center in Leesburg, Florida) is geared for grandparents and grandchildren ages 5 to 11 years old to spend a few days relaxing and getting away from the everyday routine and enjoying quality time with your grandchildren. For more information and to register please visit

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Serve Within our Community EDUCATIONAL IMPACT SPECIAL EVENTS: The Mollie Ray Educational IMPACT Coordinating team invites you to the following events and service opportunities at Mollie Ray Elementary School located at 2000 Beecher Street in Orlando. Contact Sharon Briggs at or 407.876.4991 ext. *239 to sign up for any of the events below. •Celebrate 5th Grade Graduation on Monday, June 2 (time to be announced). • Attend the 5th Grade Graduation Banquet on Tuesday, June 3. Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down. (Time to be announced). • Join the 3rd Annual Math Bee on Thursday, May 29 at 9:00 a.m. Please join us in cheering on the 4th grade contestants as they compete in the cafeteria. • Have fun at the Math Madness Ice Cream Party on Friday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. Come and join the 3rd graders as they celebrate mastering their times tables. COALITION MEAL MINISTRY: We are in need of 3 more bakers and 8 cooks to help prepare a meal for Coalition for the Homeless on Saturday, May 17. Bakers meet at the St. Luke’s kitchen in Building C from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. Cooks meet at the Fellowship Hall of St. Luke’s by 12:00 p.m. and then head down to the shelter to help cook a meal. This is a great opportunity for families and groups to serve together. For more information or to sign up contact Sharon Briggs at or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. HABITAT GROUNDBREAKING: Please join us as we get ready to start construction for the Fikes family on Bethune Avenue in East Winter Garden. Groundbreaking will be on Saturday, May 31. There are several serving opportunities in this ministry for people of all ages, families, friends and small groups. To sign up or to learn more contact Sharon Briggs at or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. COST OF POVERTY EXPERIENCE (C.O.P.E.): In a two-hour simulation, walk in the shoes of families who live in poverty. Learn the complexity of poverty and the systems which are barriers for people to get out of poverty. Join us Sunday, June 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information contact Sharon Briggs at or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. SAVE THE DATE - JOBS PARTNERSHIP GRADUATION: On Tuesday, May 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (venue to be announced soon), the Spring Jobs Partnership class will graduate! This is St. Luke’s fifth class in West Downtown (previously called Parramore) – one of five Spring initiatives in Central Florida. Join the students of West Downtown and our dedicated volunteers, who journeyed together in this 12-week job-readiness course, in an inspirational and fun graduation ceremony. It’s an event not to be missed! Within our Church BIG FISH MUSICAL AUDITIONS: Audition for "Big Fish: A Musical of Mythical Proportions" May 19 and 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song, traditional or contemporary, that show range and sustained singing. NO rock/ pop. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Come prepared to learn dance combination and ladies please bring tap shoes if skilled. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back. Auditions by appointment only; roles nonpaid. Please email for an appointment, with email subject: BIG FISH AUDITION. Also seeking musicians and production positions such as lighting/sound/costume crew. All roles are available. No experience necessary. CONNECTION POINT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Help people, both St. Lukers and guests, get connected with each other, with the ministries of St. Luke’s and with Christ. Connection Point Volunteers work together in an effort to welcome people with the love of Christ. The time commitment is ONLY one-half hour a month! Training is available. You will be at the Connection Point with another volunteer. Please contact Carol Crowley at if this is a way you would like to serve. VBS 2014: Use your heart, talents, and imagination to serve at Vacation Bible School 2014. VBS runs from June 16 to 20 (9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.). Children will meet people from the Bible who used what they had to produce something amazing with God. Contact Laura Turner at to volunteer. CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PROJECT BAGS: We are gearing up for Vacation Bible School in June and have lots of simple projects (i.e. cutting and sorting) that can be done at home! To arrange a pick-up contact Laura Turner at or 407.876.4991 ext. *258. Sunday Coffee TeaM: Volunteers are needed to make and replenish coffee on the second Sunday of the month. Please contact Dede Duncan at if you are interested.

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Worship Guide May 11, 2014  

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...