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Thanksgiving Sunday November 25, 2012

June 9, 2013

WORSHIP Traditional

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

“The Longer I Serve Him” Kenion Thompson, piano

Gathering for Worship & Chiming of the Hour Choral Introit “As He Has Loved Us”

*Call to Worship *Hymn

“Jesus Calls Us"......................................................#398

*Statement of Faith of the United Church of Canada....................#883 *Passing the Peace and Welcome Scripture: Romans 12:1-21 Sermon: “L”-evate Your Commitment Series: Commit

Witness in Music

“My Journey to the Sky” (8:00) Active Faith “I Surrender All” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir with Susan Brown

Prayers of the People; The Lord's Prayer Offering and Offertory “Up and Away Medley” (8:00/9:30/11:00) Active Faith


9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium Dr. William S. Barnes Gathering Song “Legacy”

Welcome Call to Worship *Praise Song “Trading My Sorrows”

*Statement of Faith of the United Church of Canada *Praise Song “Everyday”

Reception of New Members (9:30) Shirley Muhammad Daniel & Jennifer Roop James & Jessica Winrow


“Follow You”

Scripture: Romans 12:1-21 Sermon: “L”-evate Your Commitment Series: Commit

Closing Song

“Take My Life”


*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication.....p94 Reception of New Members (9:30) Barbara Robinson Joseph & Ginger Vetter with children Austin . and Annalise (11:00) Grace Eastman Rafaele Souza Mary Howell Michael Deloughery


“Lord, Speak to Me” ..........................................#463

*Benediction & Benediction Response

“The Lord Bless and Keep You”.......................#2280


“All Things Bright and Beautiful” Kenion Thompson


The flowers in the Sanctuary are given by Maris and Carol Banga in memory of Albin and Ilga Banga. The flowers in the Narthex are given by Glenn, Claire, & Michael Fournier in memory of Major Clair Henderson.

Dr. William S. Barnes


NEW TO ST. LUKE'S? We are so glad that you decided to check out St. Luke's! This worship guide highlights many opportunities to:





St. Lukers value Christ-centered love lived out in: Acceptance:

We recognize that Christ's love has no boundaries.


We welcome all to share Christ's love through help, hope, and healing


We claim a sacred place where Christ's love unites all to support and care for others while nurturing a personal relationship with God.


We believe we are called to be living representatives of Jesus Christ and bring others to know God's mercy, justice, grace, and love.


We respond to Christ's love and God's call, by sharing our time, talents, tithes, spiritual gifts, and resources.

We long for everyone to experience the Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors of God's church. If we can answer any questions or help you get connected please contact Pastor Jad Denmark, Minister of Connection, at or 407.876.4991 ext.*229. 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. We also offer a free nursery in Building A for babies who are at least six weeks old. 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 or Dave Jans at 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.

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!

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



St. Luke's

United Methodist Church



South Apopka Vineland Road


South Apopka Vineland Road


Second Floor

Farley Street

Master Plan - Final

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.

NAMI MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUPS: On Tuesday, June 11 the support group for those with mental illness will hold a meeting 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 Both groups meet on the second Tuesday of every month. Please contact Bernie at 407.765.8644. ST. LUKE'S 60+ SINGLES: Join us on Thursday, June 13 for T.N.T. Dominoes with Dominos from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200-202. Suggested donation of $3.00 if you share in the pizza. Please Farley Street contact Carol Crowley at with questions. CLUSTER GROUPS: Pick up a listing of all cluster groups from the information racks on campus or visit St. Luke's Master Plan - Final United Methodist Church LGBT & ALLIES CLUSTER GROUP: The next LGBT & Allies Cluster Group will meet on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. LET’S PLAY CARDS OR BOARD GAMES: Every Tuesday St. Luke’s has a delicious lunch available for $5. Purchase lunch or bring your own, bring a friend, and play cards or board games in the Rotunda area. This group is looking for two more facilitators. If you are interested please contact Carol Crowley at WEST ORANGE CONNECTION: The second meeting of the West Orange Connection Cluster Group will be on Friday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. This group is for those who live in or near the 34787 zip code area. The gathering will occur at the home of Barnett and Susan Warren in the Banana Bay subdivision. Please RSVP to for details and directions. TRAILBLAZERS 60+ WOMEN'S LUNCH: Sunday, June 16 at 12:30 p.m. at Red Lobster (International Drive across from the Convention Center, near the Beeline). Call Barbara Lucken at 407.363.5635 for information. SENIOR LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM: Come join us for a Fourth of July Barbeque on Friday, June 28 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Refreshments and lunch will be followed by our regular, always inspiring, program! For reservations, please call Debbi Gale at 407.295.4348 by Tuesday, June 26. ST. LUKE'S SOCCER REGISTRATION: Register at beginning June 15 for the upcoming soccer season. Pre K through Grade 7. All skill levels welcome. Evaluations will be Saturday, August 24. The season begins September 9 and runs through November 2. ST. LUKE'S SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow St. Luke’s on Facebook at or on Twitter at for regular updates on all of our ministries! For more information about items or events listed above visit





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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 for 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 for 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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES / BACK TO BASICS: Sundays TODAY through August 18. •Infants through pre-school age children will continue to meet as usual downstairs in Building B. •Children can participate in “Back To Basics – Be Prepared,” our new summer programming for incoming Kindergarten through 4th grade students at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Fun and faith collide when children encounter God’s Word, learn Bible Basics, and make friends. Sign up to serve a Sunday during the summer; learn and have fun together with your child. •Merge is our program for incoming 5th through 8th graders and will continue Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Attic. High school students can assist us with the Elementary program in the Fellowship Hall – please call the Grow office at 407.876.4991 ext. *258 to sign up. •Young Adults drop in for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. in the workroom of Building C (1st floor). This group is studying Adam Hamilton’s “Christianity and World Religions.” •There are several classes offered for adults all summer; check out the classes listed each week in the Worship Guide or visit to view a complete list of classes. E100: The American Bible Society has selected the 100 most essential passages in the Bible. Join Joline Krolicki and Judy Arndt TODAY at 9:30 a.m. in Building B Room 205 as we begin to zip through all 66 books on Sunday mornings. THE ME I WANT TO BE: Beginning June 13, join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for an engaging study of John Ortberg’s book, “The Me I Want To Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You.” Classes meet in Building C Room 204. QUEST FOR HAPPINESS: Join Pastor David and his wife Marca and have fun while searching for emotional and spiritual insights in daily life. This class, based on the book “Second that Emotion, Untangle your Zany Feelings” by Patsy Clairmont, begins Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Building C Room 205.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2013 AUGUST 8 & 9 Patrick Lencioni has been named one of The Gurus You Should Know by Fortune Magazine and one of America's Most Sought-After Business Speakers by The Wall Street Journal. He is Founder and President of The Table Group, a leading organizational consulting firm that advises clients with ideas, products and services to improve teamwork, clarity and employee effectiveness. He has authored ten business books with more than three million copies sold, including The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything in Business. Patrick continues to be one of the Summit's most requested speakers. Register at 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

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SERVE Within Our Community Join us on Monday, June 10 to celebrate the Grand Opening of the NEW Shepherd's Hope Ocoee Health Center! R.S.V.P. online at or contact Shari Vander Wiede at or 407.876.6699 ext. 228. MAKE SERVING PART OF YOUR SUMMER PLAN. For more details and to sign up go to serve or contact Sharon Briggs at or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. • STOP HUNGER MEAL PACKING: “A Million Reasons" - a yearlong Florida Conference mission to pack 1,000,000 meals to fight hunger - will be launched at Annual Conference with a Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging event at Lakeland Center on Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13 there will be 10 one-hour opportunities for attendees to participate in meal packaging. • COALITION MEAL VOLUNTEERS: Volunteer opportunities for 9 cooks and 3 bakers on Saturday, June 15 with Coalition for the Homeless. Baking takes place in St. Luke’s main kitchen in Building C from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cook at the Coalition from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., or serve meals at the Coalition from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • GOODWILL DONATION DRIVE: We are collecting donations through the Goodwill Drive June 16-23. We collect only gently used clothing, shoes and small household items. If you would like to volunteer to sort and load donations on Saturday, June 22 please visit: for a complete list of times. Enter calendar id 142260 and security code 5839. • SUMMER SCHOOL WITH EDUCATIONAL IMPACT: Educational IMPACT is supporting summer school students K-3rd grade at Mollie Ray and Pineloch Elementary Schools this year. Classes are Monday through Thursday (with the exception of Friday, June 14 and the week of July 1-5) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. • FAMILY PROMISE VOLUNTEERS: Volunteer as a host, help set up or tear down or provide meals to families staying at St. Luke’s from Sunday, June 23 to Sunday, June 30. To sign up and view items to donate visit Enter calendar id 5382 and security code 1111. • SUMMER LUNCH AT MOLLIE RAY: Serve pre-packed food at Mollie Ray Elementary School. The program runs Monday through Thursday from June 12 to July 17 (excluding July 1-5). We ask that you consider serving at least 3 days in one week to give continuity to the program and the children. Middle school age children and older can serve as long as they are accompanied by an adult. GET EQUIPPED: These classes and training opportunities are highly recommended for those serving this summer or preparing to serve through our community transformation initiative. • Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help and How to Reverse It: Begins on June 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Building C Room 210. A 5-week class to learn how not to hurt while serving others, checking the intentions of our charitable acts and understanding the intricacies of poverty from the perspective of Bob Lupton, the author of "Toxic Charity" who has 30+ years of community transformation experience in Atlanta. • Dignity Serves: Begins on June 21 (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and continues on June 22 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) in Building C Room 204-206. This is an interactive study that teaches you how to engage the talents of those we serve in a dignified way and create an interdependent relationship with them. Only time offered this summer! Within Our Church STUDENTS: The St. Luke’s School of the Arts needs high school students to volunteer with summer camps. For more information visit or call Cindy Brough at 407.876.5226. TECH VOLUNTEERS: Volunteer to operate video cameras and ProPresenter, our worship presentation software. No experience required. Contact Vince Lepore at to sign up! INSPIRATIONAL WRITERS: Volunteers are needed to write greeting cards for our military men and women, veterans at the V.A. Community Living Facility in Orlando, to our shut-ins and to welcome St. Luke’s new members. Cards and postage are provided. Contact Carol Crowley at VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH RE•DEFINE: Come be a part of our redefine worship service! Sign up to serve communion, to help with prayer stations, ushering, or a mix of all. Contact Carrie Fields at cfields@ to get started! 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 and lend a hand as a Small Group Leader? Please contact Meredith Bright at or 407.876.4991 ext. *258.

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