Join us at the Table this week to celebrate World Communion Sunday.
Join us at the Table this week to celebrate World Communion Sunday.
Dear St. Lukers,
When I was a kid, we lived in a beautiful neighborhood. There weren’t a lot of kids my age there, but my mom was the kind of person who could have a conversation with a tree stump if you gave her the chance, so I knew just about every person in my neighborhood by name, and they knew me. If I saw them around town, they would be able to call me out on whatever I was doing that I shouldn’t be, and they would often show up to my soccer games or school plays.
Every few years, though, people would move. They would leave the neighborhood, and new people would move in, and every once in a while my mom wouldn’t yet have made the connection with the new neighbors.
But once a year in March, down by the lake, we’d see a big white tent go up and tables start appearing. It was time for our annual neighborhood block party. That was the time when we’d reconnect with neighbors we hadn’t seen in a while, and we would see all the new faces that had recently moved in down the street too.
So often we think we know what our neighborhood looks like... 
Join us in worship on Sunday for World Communion Day as we gather as one body of Christ to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. Stop by the ZOE table in Santos Welcome Hall starting this Sunday to purchase Shares of Hope, so a new empowerment group of 60-100 children in Zimbabwe can overcome life-threatening poverty. Learn more at st.lukes.org/global.
St. Luke's in Review

Restoring Hope Through Family Promise

We are excited to celebrate the renovation of an affordable home that St. Luke’s helped fund through our Advent Offering a few years ago. This 3-bedroom, 2-bath home will house a family through Family Promise of Greater Orlando. We are grateful for St. Luker and Family Promise staffer Carin Anderson, Commissioner Robert Stewart, and Family Promise for providing safe, stable housing to Restore Hope in our community.

Hear Chantel's Story...

Circles® Orange County is part of a national model that provides a transformational approach partnering volunteers and community leaders with families desiring to cross over the poverty line. Currently, there are 70+ people in our Circles community that meet weekly in Winter Garden. Listen as Chantel tells her story, and visit st.lukes.org/circles for more information.
Looking Ahead at St. Luke's
Partners4Peace invites you to “Lessons for the Middle East from the Irish Peace Process,” an evening with The Rev. Dr. Gary Mason on Thursday, October 3. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Building C Attic, where Dr. Mason (a St. Luke’s friend and peace partner for over 25 years) will highlight his work in Israel and Palestine toward peace with justice and dignity. If you have any questions please email Teaching Pastor Dr. Bill Barnes.
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Sign up to decorate your trunk and hand out treats, and see other volunteer needs at our annual Trunks, Treats & More event on Saturday, October 19 by clicking the button below:
New to Trunks this year: Candy, Sweets & Musical Treats Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, featuring the St. Luke's Children's Choir, Youth Choir, and Handbell Choir, and John R. Mason III on the organ!
Donate funds, gift cards, merchandise, or certificates for services to be sold at the UMW's annual Holiday Marketplace on November 9 and 10. The generous donations are what make The Giving Tree Shop one of the many exciting shops to visit at the event! For details on how to donate visit st.lukes.org/marketplace.
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