Speak Love Aloud: Acceptance August 25, 2013 St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road Orlando, FL 32819 407.876.4991 • st.lukes.org
8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Dr. William S. Barnes Prelude Gathering for Worship *Call to Worship *Hymn “Christ for the World We Sing”...............................#568
*Opening Prayer *Passing the Peace and Welcome Witness in Music “Peace Like a River” (8:00/9:30/11:00) The Jans Family
Prayers of the People; The Lord's Prayer Offering and Offertory “Whispering Hope, Wonderful Peace” (8:00/9:30/11:00) The Jans Family
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication.......94 Scripture: Galatians 3:26-29 Sermon: “Speak Love Aloud: Acceptance” Series: Reflect: Values That Change the World
“Together We Serve” ............................................#2175
9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams Gathering Song “Strangely Dim”
Welcome Call to Worship *Praise Song “Let God Arise”
*Opening Prayer *Praise Song “Your Grace is Enough” “I Know Who I Am”
Scripture: Galatians 3:28 Sermon: “Speak Love Aloud: Acceptance”
Series: Reflect: Values That Change the World
The Sacrament of Holy Communion Closing Song “Amen”
*Benediction & Benediction Response
“The Lord Bless and Keep You”...........................2280
* PLEASE STAND IN PRAISE TO GOD IF YOU ARE ABLE
The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams SUNDAY PROGRAMMING FOR ALL AGES: •Infants through pre-school age children continue to meet downstairs in Building B. •Elementary aged children will worship with their families TODAY and September 1. •Merge, for incoming 5-8 graders, will meet for the last time TODAY at 9:30 a.m. in the Attic of Building C, and will resume Sunday, September 8 at 9:30 a.m. with 5th and 6th graders meeting in the Attic of Building C and 7th and 8th graders meeting in Building C Room 205-207. •Young Adults Sunday School is studying Adam Hamilton’s “Christianity’s Family Tree.” This study explores many Christian denominations. Meet at 9:30 a.m. in the workroom of Building C (1st floor). On September 8 this class will begin meeting in Building C Room 201-203. Baptism Class: Sunday, September 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Building C Special Events Dining Room. No childcare is available at this time. 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!
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LEGACY. LEADERSHIP. LOVE.
Are you ready to COMMIT? Check here for the latest news! Updates are also available online at st.lukes.org/commit. On Sunday, June 9, the church conference voted to move forward with releasing the remaining Bodybuilding funds, forming a building committee and forming a campaign committee. The items listed below are some of the next steps and events that you can expect in the upcoming months. •
AUGUST Update We have had a successul Meet the Teacher event at Maxey Elementary School. Each classroom also received a care package full of supplies that teachers often purchase with their own money. • Building relationships with potential community partners, community leaders, school administrators and government officials. • The phase 1 building committee is preparing an updated facilities optimization presentation for the September 8 Church-wide Gathering. • The Commit Campaign Committee will meet with a campaign consultant on September 8. • Preparations are being made to help St. Lukers share why and how they will commit to leave a legacy, provide leadership and show love to others at St. Luke's and in the community. •
• September 8, 2013 Community Gathering Event • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Connection and Communion Team training sessions to include ushers, greeters, communion servers and preparation teams, as well as connection point personnel. Hear from fellow St. Lukers and share in the celebration of ministry accomplishments. • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Worship celebration for sharing of details of community transformation and building plans and final Church Conference approval of campaign costs •
September/October Create a Joint Neighborhood Task Force with St. Lukers and residents of East Winter Garden • Begin Circles weekly meetings • Begin one-on-one meetings with potential donors for first commitments and legacy gifts to campus and community plans •
October 27 - November 1 Campaign Dinners • Share more details and first phase funding results • Formal invitations will be distributed
November 17 The Big Event Church-wide Commitment Worship Service • Celebrate where God has led us • Make our campaign commitments. • Hard Rock Live has been confirmed as The Big Event location
*Updates are noted in blue.
For information about the Commit Campaign visit st.lukes.org/commit.
Connect MEN, HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?: 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 the Care Office at 407.876.4991 ext. *262 or email@example.com to be confidentially matched with a Stephen Minister. CLUSTER GROUPS: Pick up a list of cluster groups from campus info racks or visit st.lukes.org/clustergroups. OPEN ARMS LGBTQA: Open Arms will be meeting on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Attic, Building C. The program will be defining the local missions that are supported by St. Luke’s. Come and enjoy the fellowship. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUSTER GROUP: Do you enjoy photography? We are gauging interest in a photography cluster group. Please contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com for more information. St. Luke's School of the Arts: Quality arts education for the community at affordable rates. Register now for the fall session of the School of the Arts! Classes begin Thursday, August 29. For a complete class schedule with descriptions and pricing, please visit www.st.lukes.org/soa. For more information, contact Cindy Brough at 407.876.5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org. FOR ADULTS: VARIOUS/MIXED AGES: Photography Design Your Family Crest Adult Tap Basic Crocheting/Knitting Adult Jazz Special Needs Music Therapy Writing Workshop Private Music Instruction FOR CHILDREN/TEENS: Children’s Fine Art Studio Construct a Cuddle Bear Dance classes for ages 3 – grade 12 Musikgarten Group Piano Group Strings Beginning Music Theory Take the Stage Theater Class Creative Writing and Illustrating Teen Writing Class
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We are so glad that you decided to check out St. Luke's! We long for everyone to experience the Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors of God's church. If we can answer questions or help you get connected please contact the Connect and Care office at 407.876.4991 ext.*262 or email Carol Crowley at email@example.com.
WELCOME GATHERING LUNCH: Anyone interested in learning more about membership join us TODAY at 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. St. Luke’s Leadership and Pastors will share with you about who we are as a faith community. Childcare and food for children will be provided. Contact Carol Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about membership and future Welcome Gatherings.
ST. LUKE'S SOCIAL MEDIA 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! PARENT MEETING FOR ST. LUKE'S YOUTH MINISTRIES: TODAY at 2:00 p.m. in the Attic of Building C for parents of middle and high school students. Come and hear what activities will be going on for the fall. WELCOME STRATEGY TEAM: Meet on Monday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Building C Room 201-203. For information contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com. ERASING PREJUDICE TEAM: Meet Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200-202. For information contact Carol Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org. SENIOR SUNDAY LUNCH: September 1 at 12:30 p.m. at the Elephant Bar, 4054 Conroy Road by the Mall at Millenia. For reservations or cancellations, call Becky Garner at 407.351. 4875. DINNER FOR EIGHT: "Fall" back into the swing of things at our kickoff event Saturday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy good food and meet new people! Bring a heavy appetizer. Dessert and drinks will be provided. Call or email Tania Mark at 407.797.4685 or email@example.com. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Pastor David Stephens will lead the Grief Support Group for five weeks beginning Wednesday, September 25 in Building B Room 201. To register and for more information contact Carol Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org. LET'S PLAY BALL: St. Luke's Men's Softball Team is preparing for their next season and is seeking additional players. Contact Dave Smith at 407.354.1525 for more information. Season begins August 26. NEW EXERCISE/BOOT CAMP: Challenge yourself and take exercise to the next level by joining Chris Smith, certified personal trainer, beginning Tuesday, September 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. $5.00 per person. All are welcome. Contact email@example.com.
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Grow LIVING THE SERIES-GOING DEEPER IN OUR VALUES: “Living the Series” is an open discussion about today's worship experience. Share your thoughts as we gather to gain perspective and be empowered to respond to the word proclaimed. Join us TODAY from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Attic in Building C. ST. LUKE'S YOUTH MINISTRIES PROGRAMMING: High School students grades 9-12 meet Wednesdays in the Attic (Building C) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Middle school students grades 6-8 participate in FUEL Thursdays in the Attic from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stay up to date programs and events by visiting www. nexgenministries.com. Contact Laura Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. KOINONIA: This class for seniors begins a study on Noah and the Ark Sunday, September 8 at 9:30 a.m. in Building A Room 113. No need to register, everyone is welcome! For more information contact Dave or Gale Walbridge at email@example.com. TRAVELING TO GREECE: Start packing your spiritual suitcase and join the Disciple 2 class Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in Building C Room 200. Discover the beginnings of the Christian church and the journeys of Paul. This Sunday ONLY (August 25) the class time is changing to 5:00 p.m. in the same room. TRACE THE JOURNEYS OF PAUL IN GREECE: Join Pastor Bill in Greece for 8 days starting April 26, 2014 with an optional three-day Greek island cruise. Info in brochure racks around campus. FALL CLASS SIGN UPS: Complete Disciple I and then take any other class in the series. No prerequisite for Financial Peace University. Sign up at st.lukes.org/grow or register in the Building C Rotunda. WESLEY HERITAGE TOUR: Join Pastor Jad and Shelly Denmark on a 9-day trip to England starting July 7, 2014 with an optional four-day London tour. Info in brochure racks around campus. LIFE COACHING SEMINAR: This interactive class will help participants engage in personal discovery and bridge the gap between desire and realization of goals. The workshop is facilitated by Lisa Quinn, LMHC, on Thursday, September 19, 26 & October 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Building B Room 201. To preregister, call St. Luke’s Community Counseling Center at 407.876.4991 ext. *250. RAGTIME FOLLOW-UP, PASTORS’ BOOK CLUB: Pastors Corey and Jad will lead this six-week study on the book “Same Kind of Different as Me.” Open up dialogue on erasing prejudices and obtaining a deeper understanding of our core value of acceptance. Join us Thursdays, from September 5 through October 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Building C Room 204-206. Books are $10.00 each and will be available at our first meeting. RAGTIME TALKBACK WITH PASTOR BILL: To continue the Ragtime conversation, our September sermon series will be “A Ragtime Gospel.” Join Pastor Bill Thursdays from September 5 to September 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Building B Room 209 for a deeper look into the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture. SERVE TRAINING: Prepare your heart and mind for service with these upcoming opportunities. TOXIC CHARITY: This six-week class based on the book "Toxic Charity" discusses learning how to serve without hurting others, checking the intentions of our charitable acts and understanding the intricacies of poverty. Sunday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m. in Building C Room 205. Register at st.lukes.org/grow or contact Sharon Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. MEET JESUS ON THE ROAD TODAY: Learn how St. Luke's understands mission from a United Methodist perspective, explore what the Bible says about poverty, learn about asset-based development, and explore diversity and serving with people from very different backgrounds. TODAY from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Building C Room 208. BECOME A ST. LUKER...TAKE THE FIRST STEPS If you are interested in membership at St. Luke's take the first steps listed below! Visit st.lukes.org/grow for course descriptions or contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com. Step 1: Attend a Welcome Gathering Join us TODAY at 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Step 2: Attend Four Learn Classes (Beginnings, Bible Basics, Wesley Way, St. Luke's 101) If you are new or returning to church we invite you to take all four classes. If you are transferring from another church where you have been active, we invite you to take Wesley Way and St. Luke's 101. Choose to attend either on Sundays or Tuesdays. New classes start Sunday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. All courses are four sessions. Beginnings: Join us Sunday in Building C Room 201-203 or Tuesday in Building C Room 204-206 Wesley Way: Join us Sunday in Building C Room 208-210 or Tuesday in Building C Room 208-210. Step 3: Attend the Decide Class At the end of this four-session class consider joining the church. Decide: The fourth session of this class meets TODAY in Building C Room 208 at 6:30 p.m.
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Serve Within the Community UMW RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, September 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Donated items can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall Thursday and Friday before the sale. The women could use donations such as housewares, clean clothes, furniture, knick-knacks, shoes, toys - just about anything! Remember "your donation could be someone else's treasure!" All proceeds will go to missions and charities. The United Methodist Women appreciate your support! HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: We are finishing construction on our latest Habitat house in Winter Garden! Volunteers are needed to help with construction and to provide and serve lunch. Construction takes place Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 720 Park Avenue, Winter Garden. To sign up and for details, contact Sharon Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. PRAYERS FOR OUR FLORIDA CITY INTERGENERATIONAL MISSION TEAM: A team of 30 people of all ages joins our long-time mission partner, Branches Ministry in Florida City, from Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2. The team will be doing preparation work for the upcoming ground-breaking for their new facility (the church was destroyed in a fire 3 years ago), connecting with the children and youth ministries, and helping with staff training for the new school year. Please keep them in your prayers. VOLUNTEER for Educational IMPACT: Sign up today in the Building C Welcome Hall to serve at Pineloch Elementary School or Mollie Ray Elementary School. Change the life of a student through public school volunteering by assisting in the classroom or for special events. Help students in grades K-5 with reading, math, science, computers, music, or with the media center. Special events require volunteering one day during the day or on a Saturday. Twelve new volunteers are needed to cover all classes. The next training class is scheduled for August 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Building C Room 201. For more information, contact Ruth McKeefery at email@example.com or 407 876 4991 ext. *226. CHANGE THE LIFE OF A CHILD IN ETHIOPIA: St. Luke's partners with Compassion International and Lideta Mekane Yesus church in Ethiopia to ensure that children in extreme poverty have their basic needs met. For just $38 per month help a child get education, health care, supplemental nutrition, access to after school programs and a case manager. TODAY is the last day to receive a package with information about children waiting to be sponsored from the community where our partner church, Mekane Yesus, is located. Contact Mariam Mengistie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *313. FAMILY PROMISE VOLUNTEERS: Families are here September 8 through September 15. Volunteers are needed to provide meals, host families and help set up or tear down. To sign up and view items to donate visit www.carecalendar.org. Enter calendar id 5382 and security code 1111. Within Our Church DONATIONS NEEDED: The United Methodist Women are in need of canning jars and/or covers for preparing preserves for this year's bazaar. Place donations in the Fellowship Hall behind the lattice with the white curtain (to the left of the stage). Thank you very much for your support! IN-HOME-CARE MINISTRY: The In-Home-Care Ministry provides food for people who are in a crisis situation and don't have a family member available to assist. Meals are prepared and delivered to the home of the church member. Contact the Care office at 407.876.4991 ext. *262 or email@example.com. TECH VOLUNTEERS: Volunteer to operate video cameras and ProPresenter, our worship presentation software. No experience required. Contact Vince Lepore at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! SERVE FROM HOME: Write greeting cards for our military men and women, veterans at the V.A. Community Living Facility in Orlando, our shut-ins and to welcome St. Luke’s new members. Cards and postage are provided. Contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com. SERVE AT RE•DEFINE: Sign up to serve communion, help with prayer stations, ushering, or a mix of all. Contact Bradley Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started! IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW, LEAD!: Are you interested in facilitating a small group this fall? A variety of opportunities and level of commitment exist. Contact God for inspiration and Joline for information. Joline can be reached at 407.876.4991 ext. *264 or email@example.com. BE A BUDDY TO A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Buddy Break provides free respite care one Saturday morning or Friday evening a month for children/young teens with special needs and their siblings. Training is provided. Volunteers age 14+ may receive community service hours. Registered nurses are also needed. Contact Donna Barley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.341.5068 or visit www.st.lukes.org/buddybreak. CHILDREN’S MINISTRY: Servant Ministers needed to help smooth the path for children during our Sunday morning programming and Thursday Evening THRIVE. Each Servant Minister is paired with a child that has a need for additional guidance, so that the child is equipped to succeed and know God’s love. Please respond to Jayne Andrews, Director of Children and Family Ministries at email@example.com to get connected and discuss availability. For more information about items or events listed above visit st.lukes.org/serve.