Thanksgiving Sunday November 25, 2012
February 30, 3, 2013 December 2012 January 13, 2013
8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. Prelude
“A Song of Gladness”......................Cynthia Dobrinski (8:00/9:30) The Sanctuary Handbell Choir (11:00) The Morning Handbell Choir
Gathering for Worship & Chiming of the Hour Choral Introit
“A New Song”..............................................Diane Bish (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir
9:30 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. Gathering Song
“You Never Let Go”.....Beth Redman and Matt Redman
Welcome Call to Worship *Praise Songs
“Everyday (Remix)"...................................Joel Houston “Forever”....................................................Chris Tomlin “I Will Rise”.........................Louie Giglio, Matt Maher, . Jesse Reeves and Chris Tomlin
*Call to Worship *Hymn
Opening Prayer Offering
*Opening Prayer *Pardon, Passing the Peace and Welcome Scripture Luke 18:1-8 Sermon “Do Not Lose Heart”
Scripture Luke 18:1-8 Sermon “Do Not Lose Heart”
“Leaning On The Everlasting Arms”....................#133
Series: Connect Four
Offering and Offertory
“The Prayer (with Lead Us, Lord)”.....arr. Tom Fettke (8:00/9:30/11:00) Sanctus *Doxology and Prayer of Dedication.....p94
“Singing Over Me”......................Ed Cash, Mia Fieldes and Kari Jobe
Series: Connect Four
The Sacrament of Holy Communion Closing Song
“Mighty to Save”.................................Colin Buchanan
The Sacrament of Holy Communion Music During Communion
“Jesus Loves Me” (8:00/9:30) The Sanctuary Handbell Choir (11:00) The Morning Handbell Choir “Be Thou My Vision”............................arr. Tom Fettke (8:00) Sanctus “When All Thy Mercies”...............................Jay Rouse (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir “Come and Find the Quiet Center”...................#2128 (8:00/9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir “In the Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful”....................#2195 (8:00/9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir “Give Thanks”......................................................#2036 (8:00/9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir
“God Will Take Care of You” .............................#130
*Benediction & Benediction Response
“The Lord Bless and Keep You” ......................p2280
* PLEASE STAND IN PRAISE TO GOD IF YOU ARE ABLE
The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams
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 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!
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 located in 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, a snack bar, and praise and worship. Stay up to date with all the NexGen (middle and high school) programs and events by visiting www.nexgenministries.com. Questions contact Jenna Hunnicutt at 407.876.4991 ext. *258 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. ST. LUKE'S WELCOMES BISHOP KEN CARTER TODAY: On July 18-20, 2012, Ken Carter was elected to the episcopacy of the United Methodist Church, consecrated as a Bishop and assigned to the Florida Conference during the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. A native of Georgia, Bishop Carter is a graduate of Columbus College (B.S.), Duke University Divinity School (M.Div.), the University of Virginia (M.A.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (D.Min.). In addition, he was awarded an honorary D.D. from the United Methodist University of Liberia. He was ordained a deacon in the Western North Carolina Conference in 1983 and an elder in 1986. Subsequently he served a four-point charge, as an associate pastor of missions and evangelism, as a new church planter, and as senior pastor of two large regional churches; Immediately prior to his election as a bishop he was the superintendent of the Smoky Mountain District of the Western North Carolina Conference, which included sixty-nine churches in the seven westernmost counties of the state, all within the region of Appalachia. In the Western North Carolina Conference, the bishop chaired the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Committee on the Episcopacy. He was elected to five jurisdictional conferences and three general conferences, and he led the WNCC delegation in Tampa in 2012. In the denomination, he has served on the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the Committee on Faith and Order, and the Ministry Study Commission. He is currently a member of the board of trustees of Bethune Cookman University and Florida Southern College and the board of visitors of Duke Divinity School. Bishop Carter is the author of eight books, most recently Pray For Me: The Power in Praying For Others (Upper Room, 2012); among those endorsing his latest book was Leighton Ford, brother-in-law of Billy Graham. His books reflect on topics related to practical ministry: stewardship, spiritual gifts, baptism, the Wesleyan means of grace, and intercession. He was also a contributor to the Wesley Study Bible and the Feasting on the Word series. The bishop is married to Pam Carter, formerly the Missions Specialist with the Western North Carolina Conference and currently the Mission Interpreter with Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has a deep involvement in God’s mission in Haiti, and speaks frequently to gatherings about her work there. They have been blessed with two daughters: Liz, a Chinese translator and research analyst at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Abby, a recent graduate of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.
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ST. LUKE’S 60+ SINGLES: Thursday, February 7, at 6:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200/202 for T.N.T. Feast & Flick (pot luck and movie) - Rustlers Rhapsody. Please contact Carol Crowley at email@example.com. YOGA: Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200-202 facilitated by Leisa Knight. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. SCHOOL OF THE ARTS REGISTRATION: Classes in music, dance, theater, writing and more for all ages are offered along with private instruction in a variety of instruments and voice. STAGE ACTING CLASS: Students in Grades 3-8 interested in acting and performing are encouraged to register for this course. Participants will work on acting technique, scene work, monologues and audition skills. The class meets Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. No experience required. PRESCHOOL MUSIC CLASS: Our Musical Journey is a 12-week class for 3-4 year olds. Led by instructor, Patti Aeschlimann, children will explore rhythm and melody through the use of instruments and singing. This class meets either Monday or Wednesday from 1:00-1:45 p.m. TAKE THE MYSTERY OUT OF YOUR CAMERA’S MANUAL SETTINGS: This seven-week course for adults begins February 6. Taught by Anita Vrionides, you will learn how to use the features on your camera, and get tips on portrait, still life, landscape and action photography. This class requires a digital or 35mm film SLR camera with interchangeable lenses. For more information, contact Cindy Brough at 407.876.5226 or view the schedule at st.lukes.org/soa. CLUSTER GROUPS: A Cluster Group is made up of 20 or more people who have a common interest, life stage or neighborhood. These people gather together once a month and create an accepting Christ-like community where everyone is cared for and everyone gets connected. Join us in the welcome hall TODAY for more information or contact Pastor Jad at email@example.com to help you get started. NEXGEN MINISTRIES CLUSTER: Ohana means family in Hawaiian, and is a new ministry on Sundays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for middle and high school students and their families. Participate in board games, video games and sport games while listening to worship music from the student band. YOUNG ADULTS CLUSTER GROUP: On February 5 at 7:00 p.m. learn about the art of chocolate making in the Fellowship Hall. All young adults 18 to 30 something are invited. HOMESCHOOL CLUSTER GROUP: This new group meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 12:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch, meeting and kids activities from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contact Jayne Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *237 for more information and location. GOSPEL CHOIR: Contact Bradley Roberts at email@example.com for more information and meeting times. SCOUT SOUTHERN COUNTRY BREAKFAST FEBRUARY 10: Support the Scouts and enjoy some great cooking! Sunday, Feb 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy and pastries. Cost is $5 per person or maximum $20 for a family. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 6, one of the largest troops in Central Florida. NAMI MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUPS: On Tuesday, February, 12, 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. Please contact Bernie at 407.765.8644. UNITED METHODIST WOMEN'S GREAT EXCHANGE: All women are invited to the Great Exchange and Pot Luck on February 16 in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch starts at 12:00 p.m. so bring your favorite dish to share as well as "like new" treasures from your closet and home. For more information contact Debbie McNary at 407.721.1199. SENIOR LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM: Don't miss our luncheon on February 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy a buffet and program presented by Arnold Breman, author of ”Laughter in the Wings”. He will recount stories of working with such stars as Ethel Merman, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant and many more! For reservations, please call Debbi Gale at 407.295.4348 by February 12. CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER REGISTRATION FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR: Parent’s Day Out, Preschool and VPK Registration dates are as follows: Church Members: Thursday, Feb. 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall, first come-first served basis. Membership Verification Form needs to be completed by Church office prior to registration. Public Families: Thursday, Feb. 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Registration handled through lottery process. Registration forms are available at www.st.lukes.org/cdc. Registration fee is payable by check or money order. Contact Debbie Shellhorn or Cindy Wunderlich at 407.876.1155 for additional information.
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THURSDAY THRIVE DINNER: Enjoy dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Building C. The includes pulled pork sandwiches, tater tots, coleslaw, dessert and a 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. THURSDAY THRIVE FOR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN: Join us for a unique program called SPROUTS that encourages spiritual growth through loving God and neighbor. Children will participate in several rotations that teach the ACTS of Kindness, Justice, Worship and Devotion. Please register online at www.st.lukes.org/sg. NEXGEN MINISTRIES IS NOW OFFERING TUTORING: Join us Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Education is an important part of our culture and our students' upbringing. Sometimes our students are in need of extra help and we are here to help them with their schoolwork. BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR BILL: On Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Building B Room 209 join Pastor Bill for a deeper look into the scripture for next week’s sermon. SPECIAL LENTEN STUDY SMALL GROUP ON “TOXIC CHARITY”: Prepare for our focus in April and May by reading and discussing the Bob Lupton book, “Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help and How to Reverse It.” Bob will be a featured guest for our Community Transformation Launch on April 27 and has 30 years of experience in grassroots community transformation. The study will meet Sundays at 9:30 a.m. starting February 17 for 6 weeks in Building B Room 212. Contact Lynette Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. PASTORS’ BOOK CLUB 3: EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE: Throughout the Lenten season we will discuss growth through change, with the series, “Grows: Seasons of the Soul”. Alongside this series, the pastors’ book club will offer a third book entitled, “Everything Must Change”. The author, Brian McLearen, says, “this book asks two essential questions: What are the world's top crises, and what do the life and message of Jesus say to those global crises? I developed a metaphor to help people understand global crises - a machine with four moving parts, corresponding to the four critical crises that create so much human suffering.” Starting Thursday, February 21 please join Pastors Corey and Jad as they facilitate this study at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays for five weeks in Building C Room 205-207. You may pick up a copy of the book from the front desk of the main office. Please come to the first session having read Part 1 (pages 1-40). THE MCKEEFERY SEMINARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND: If you are considering a church related profession, apply for the McKeefery Seminary Scholarship Fund. The minimum scholarship award of $1,000 to each person approved by the award committee will be used to pay for tuition, fees and books paid directly to the Seminary. Applications are due as soon as the applicant has been accepted into the school. For more information and forms please visit contact Kelly Smith at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext. *223. BECOME A ST. LUKER...TAKE THE FIRST STEPS We want to make sure people really know who we are as St. Luke's and as United Methodists as well as how and why we worship, connect, grow and serve in the ways we do! We have developed an entirely new FIRST STEPS PROCESS to learn about Christianity, the Bible, United Methodism and St. Luke's. Step 1: Attend a Welcome Gathering The next gathering will be held Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Step 2: Attend Four Learn Classes Each class is one month long. 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 the classes on United Methodism and St. Luke's 101. NEW LEARN CLASSES, BEGINNING TODAY! Bible Basics on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Building C Room 204 will help you become familiar and comfortable in Bible study and exploration. St. Luke’s 101 on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Building C Room 208 will introduce you to the uniqueness of St. Luke’s, our mission, vision, as well as discovering your Spiritual Gifts and plans for Growth. Step 3: Attend the Decide Class This one month class will be held four times a year and will be taught by St. Luke's Leadership. We will concentrate on the spiritual disciplines, how we read the Bible , stewardship and missions. At the end of this class you will have the opportunity to consider joining the church and becoming a member on one of our Membership Celebration Sundays. Please pick up a First Steps information sheet located in the brochure racks and at the service stations or contact Pastor Jad Denmark at 407.876.4991 ext. *229 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Serve Within Our Community
OPEN HOUSE BREAKFAST WITH PRISON MINISTRY TEAM TODAY: Many exciting things are happening in our prison ministries and we need more support. Shalom is helping inmates learn to read, and FREE is helping those who have spent time in prison or jail re-enter our community with dignity. Between the two ministries, St. Luke's is working with 200+ people. We need more volunteers to share hope by sharing their time. If you want to find out how you can get involved or simply learn more about these amazing ministries, join us TODAY in the Workroom in Building C from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Hear stories from those who are already volunteering and have a little breakfast on us. Drop in or stay for the whole hour. JOBS PARTNERSHIP MEAL COORDINATOR: This ministry is seeking a volunteer, who coordinates meals for the 12 week job readiness training held each Tuesday or Thursday starting on February 5, 2013. To sign up and for more information, contact Sharon Briggs at email@example.com or 407-876-4991 ext. *239. HABITAT CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN: Our new house in Winter Garden for the Urguiga family is underway. The team is looking for volunteers to help out with the construction of the house. There are several ways you can help with construction. To sign up and if you would like to be on the email update regarding the construction schedule, please contact Sharon Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. The next Saturday work day will be February 16 and the house is located at 710 South Park Avenue. DIGNITY SERVES ON FEBRUARY 8 AND 9: This nine hour training is a crucial step to take for all those wanting to serve by building relationships with others. This is especially helpful for those serving through Educational IMPACT, Family Promise, Jobs Partnership, Habitat, and FREE. Over 100 St. Lukers took this training in 2012. If you missed it, your next opportunity is Friday, February 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location to be determined. Please contact Lynette Fields at email@example.com or 407.876.4991 ext *230. POVERTY SIMULATION FEBRUARY 15: The Cost of Poverty Experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family in the U.S. trying to survive month to month. This is a great activity for those who want to do more than talk about the problem of poverty, but want to be a part of the solution. It will be offered several times throughout the year. The next activity is on Friday, February 15 in the Attic from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is limited capacity so be sure to sign up with Sharon Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS: Express your love on February 16, 2013 by supporting this Ministry! Volunteers are needed to bake at St. Luke’s from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; cook at Coalition (those wishing to carpool meet at the Fellowship Hall at 12:00 p.m.) usually done by 5:30 p.m.; or serve at Coalition from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a chance to share your family/friends and small groups’ time in service and possibly a recipe or two. Contact Sharon Briggs at email@example.com or 407-876-4991 ext. *239 to sign up. CONTINUED PRAYER FOR OUR JAMAICA MEDICAL MISSION TEAM: Please keep lifting up our 2013 Jamaica Medical Mission team in your prayers. They are traveling back home on Saturday, February 9. Within Our Church CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PROJECT BAGS: Children’s Ministries is gearing up for our June Vacation Bible School "Everywhere Fun Fair~ Where God’s World Comes Together". We have tons of simple projects (i.e., cutting, sorting) that can be done at home! Please email Jenna Hunnicutt, Administrator for Grow Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick-up. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS RECYCLED: Donate unwanted Christmas items to UMW for next year's bazaar! Drop off craft items, ribbons, centerpieces, etc., in the Fellowship Hall behind the lattice with white curtain at any time! Thank you for your donations! Call 407.876.5532 with questions. TUTORS NEEDED FOR NEXGEN MINISTRIES: Tutors are needed to help facilitate sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in being a tutor please email Andrew Miller at email@example.com or Jenna Hunnicutt at firstname.lastname@example.org. MEDIA OPERATORS NEEDED: This position plays a role in creating a seamless worship experience for the congregation and is responsible for displaying videos, lyrics, and sermon slides during worship. Volunteers are needed for Traditional Worship at 9:30 a.m., Contemporary Worship at 9:30 a.m. and re•define at 11:00 a.m. Training will be provided. Contact Vince Lepore at email@example.com to sign up! VIDEO MINISTRY: St. Luke’s video ministry needs your help to capture worship to share the good news with our online worshipers. Contact Vince Lepore at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer as a camera operator. USHERS NEEDED: Help usher during our 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship service or during the 11:00 a.m. re•define worship time! Ushers are also needed for Traditional Worship at all service times. Contact Carrie Fields at email@example.com to sign up. A CONFERENCE IS COMING: St. Luke’s will be hosting the NACCP for Ecumenical Stewardship February 5-7. Greeters and people to help with the banquet and lunch meals are needed for this national conference. If you are interested please contact Dede Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991 ext. *296.