Thanksgiving Sunday November 25, 2012 May 12, 2013
December 30, 2012
8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary The Rev. Corey Jones Prelude “Led By The Master's Hand” 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
“Where Charity and Love Prevail” ....................#549
“Keep the Faith” (11:00) The WeeSingers
*Opening Prayer *Passing the Peace and Welcome The Sacrament of Baptism
Those receiving baptism today: (9:30) Brinkley Kate Begley Elise Madeleine Christine Brown-Turner (11:00) Brandon Joseph Martello
9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium The Rev. Jad Denmark Gathering Song Welcome Call to Worship *Praise Songs “Let It Be Known" “Love the Lord”
Opening Prayer Praise Song
“Your Great Name”
The Sacrament of Baptism
Those receiving baptism today: (9:30) Jack Andrew Redlin
Scripture Luke 10:25-37 Sermon “The Investment of the Innkeeper” Series: Mission Possible
Closing Song “Great God”
Witness in Music
“Loving God, Loving Each Other” (8:00/9:30/11:00) Active Faith
Prayers of the People & The Lord's Prayer Offering and Offertory “Go Light the World” (8:00) Kendal Jolly, soloist “I Need Thee Every Hour” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication.....p94 Scripture Luke 10:25-37 Sermon “The Investment of the Innkeeper” Series: Mission Possible
“God of Love and God of Power” ......................#578
*Benediction & Benediction Response
“The Lord Bless and Keep You” ......................p2280
“Trumpet Tune in F” Kenion Thompson, organ * PLEASE STAND IN PRAISE TO GOD IF YOU ARE ABLE
The flowers in the Sanctuary are given in memory of Dorothy Jones and Rose Gall by Ron and Jeanne Gall and family. The flowers in the Narthex are given in memory of Katherine Attanasi by Don Attanasi and family.
The Rev. Jad Denmark 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.
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! • Inflatable Water Slide • Dunk Tank • Rock Wall • Surf Simulator • Crafts, Games, Music and FOOD! Proceeds benefit Surfing the Nations. 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 at st.lukes.org/luau. THEY GROW UP SO QUICKLY: Whether this fall you’ll be an empty nester or take their picture on the first day of school, St. Luke’s has a compassionate listener ready to provide encouragement. Sometimes it just helps to share your thoughts and fears with someone who cares. Contact the Care office at ccrowley@ st.lukes.org to be matched with one of our trained Stephen Ministers. CELEBRATE THE MUSIC AND THE MINISTRY OF BRYAN FITZGERALD: On Sunday, June 2 we will celebrate the wonderful ministry that Bryan Fitzgerald has led as our Director of Music Ministries. Bryan will be recognized during the traditional worship services and there will be a focused time of celebration that afternoon, join us in the Sanctuary from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CHURCH CONFERENCE: On June 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary take part in an exciting gathering where our church family will be making some very important decisions about how we will move forward with the vision God has given us to transform our campus and our community. Childcare is available for children 6 weeks through preschool by making a reservation at www.st.lukes.org/childcare. ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS: Our annual senior recognition service is Sunday, June 2. Choose the 11:00 service – traditional or contemporary re•define – where you would like to be recognized. Students will be asked to wear their graduation robes and stand so they can be recognized. We will take a group photo at the end of each service. To register your senior email Andrew Miller, Director of NexGen High School Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org and include student's name, telephone number, and which 11:00 service - contemporary or traditional - you will attend. CLUSTER GROUPS: Pick up a listing of all cluster groups from the information racks on campus or visit st.lukes.org/clustergroups. 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. 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. YOUNG ADULTS: Games, movies, snacks and great conversation May 14 and 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Attic of Building C. For more information email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. To RSVP for any of the Cluster Group meetings above or for more information contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com. 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 program. For reservations, please call Debbi Gale at 407.295.4348 by Tuesday, May 14. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. MARKETING INTERNSHIP: College students interested in a summer internship in marketing can email a resume to Dawn Fleming 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. This 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 15 includes meat loaf, mashed potatoes, 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. PLAN B – SINGLES: A new study, "Getting A Grip", begins today. Please join us as we discover how to regain control of our lives. Study guides available at the reception desk, but not required. Five week focused study on getting a handle on our schedules, bodies, finances, devotions and relationships. Class meets on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Building C Room 205. Open to ages 45-60. 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. E100: The American Bible Society has selected the most 100 essential passages in the Bible. Join Joline Krolicki and Judy Arndt beginning June 9 as we zip through all 66 books Sunday mornings at 9:30 in Building B Room 205. THE ME I WANT TO BE: Don’t go through Thursday evening withdrawal. Join a study of John Ortberg’s on becoming all God intends for you. A great book, and a great time. Join us Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning June 13. Location TBA.
ST. LUKE’S CORE CLASSES- SPACE STILL AVAILABLE IN THE MAY CLASSES 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 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 are Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Building C Room 201 and Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Building C Room 201-203. If you missed last week you can still join this class. Bible Basics: This 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 Building C Room 203 and Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Building C 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 are Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Building C Room 208-210 and Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Building C Room 208-210. If you missed last week you can still join this class. 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 Building C Room 201 and Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. Building C 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 Building C 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 MEET THE ST. LUKE’S HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TEAM TODAY: Ever wonder how you can support the Habitat ministry? Visit the Welcome Hall of Building C to meet some of the team members. There are opportunities for all! The new house is located at 710 South Park Avenue in Winter Garden. • Help with construction: We have skilled and experienced construction leaders who will guide you. If you’ve done some serious home improvement, this opportunity is for you. • Assist construction volunteers: Hand out tools, hold the ladder and tools for construction volunteers. Your help makes building go faster! • Coordinate lunch: Be the point person between the team and lunch providers to coordinate lunch (provision and delivery). •Assist in administrative work: Help the core team with behind-the-scene coordination that goes into construction work. • Provide lunch: A great opportunity for families, friends and small groups to help out. We have about 20-25 volunteers on any given Saturday. • Take pictures for a photo book: Help us document the construction process and create a memory book for the Urguiaga family that will be presented at the dedication ceremony. HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY: WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT? 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 living in poverty find it extremely difficult to access nutritious and affordable food. These are overwhelming statistics, but we can do our part through our own anti-hunger ministries. For more information, come to the table in the Welcome Hall in Building C near the gym or sign up to help or by contacting Sharon Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org. • Coalition for the Homeless: Every third Saturday, St. Luke’s prepares and serves 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 at Mollie Ray Elementary School: St. Luke’s collaborates with the 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 for summer, 88% of the children depending on free and reduced lunch face hunger as their families 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 meal per day? That’s the amount that people on the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamps) get. Visit our table in the Welcome Hall in Building C for information on taking part in this eye-opening challenge. 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 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. Can you spare one hour, one Sunday in June, July, and August and lend a hand as a Small Group Leader? Please contact Meredith Bright at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *258. SOUND BOOTH HELP NEEDED: Adults or high school students needed to run the Sound/tech booth for VBS 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: Volunteer to operate video cameras and ProPresenter, our worship presentation software. No experience required. Contact Vince Lepore at email@example.com to sign up!