Experience online worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and hear of God's Lavish Love
Experience online worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and hear of God's Lavish Love
Weekly Update article
Dear St. Lukers,
When I hear the word “lavish," the mental image I have is of my one and only experience at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The word triggers this image because that Saturday morning, I was filming a video in a low-income neighborhood listening to residents tell their life experiences of poverty, insecurity, and yet their pride in their community. Then later that afternoon, I was at a friend’s house overlooking one of the numbered golf holes (I’m a soccer girl with no knowledge of golf), enjoying hors d'oeuvres and cold drinks with her neighbors while waiting for Tiger Woods to walk by during his turn. It was cool to see Tiger Woods up close, but the juxtaposition of my morning and afternoon in one day was too much to wrap my head around the huge economic and social gaps in our community.
Often, our worldly lens through which we interpret words and concepts distort what could be a beautiful and wholesome expression of God. God’s “lavish” love is an invitation for us to love recklessly, abundantly, and sacrificially. That love comes, and should come, to life through us as followers of Christ. As a St. Luker and a part of the Missions Team, I have the privilege of witnessing this love expressed through your dedication and sharing your time, talents, and treasures in such meaningful ways. We see it tangibly when you:
  • Roll up your sleeves and distribute 1,512 cases of...
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St. Luke's Staffing Updates:

St. Luke's is excited to announce two staff updates! First, Danielle Cox, previously the Administrator of Grow Ministries, has accepted the position of Associate Director of the Child Development Center. Click here to read more about Danielle and her journey with St. Luke's.
Second, the Director of Children's Ministries position has been filled by Lana Stevens! Click here to read more about Lana and her passion for ministering to the youngest of disciples. 
Miss worship on Sunday?
Join us for online worship live on Facebook at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday (one service only so we can worship as one family)
Ministry Guide webpage
Click the image above to learn more about connecting to one of the classes or programs you can participate in online or listen to on the phone. If you need help connecting to one of the groups on the schedule, email Liz Vasquez or call 407.876.4991 ext. 216.
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Helping in a Time of Need

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While the world battles a pandemic, people are doing their part to find ways to help those in need. The times we are living in are tough, but when we work together to uplift those who need help, we are reminded of the goodness that still exists. Click the button below to read an article about how St. Luke's has, and is helping, in this time of need!
Helping in a Time of Need Article

Community Resources

COVID updates webpage
Click the button below to offer help to those in need:
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Click the button below if you need assistance:
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Click the button below to view a list of community resources:
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Looking Ahead at St. Luke's
Backpacks event webpage
Help St. Luke's provide FILLED backpacks to Maxey and Mollie Ray Elementary Schools. Click the button below to see the list of supplies per grade-level, print the tag with the grade and supply list and attach it to your filled backpack. Backpacks are to be delivered DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOLS by August 7!
Shop for a Backpack
Loss of a Spouse Arena registration page
Register for Loss of a Spouse
St. Luke's Facebook Live page
Watch Previous Virtual VBS Videos Here
Racial Equity Training registration link
Racial equity work begins with awareness of systemic racism. As we continue our mission work of stable housing, food sovereignty, and understanding how racial inequities and how to apply a Racial Equity Lens to what we do is critical! Join us for the following Monday evening classes starting August 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. for 4 weeks:
  • Monday, August 10: Implicit and Explicit Racial Bia
  • Monday, August 17: Racism: Pre-slavery Racial Framing and the Myth of "Post-slavery"
  • Monday, August 24: The Power of Whiteness: White Supremacy & White Privilege
  • Monday, August 31: Introduction to Racial Equity Lens: Webinar
Register for Racial Equity Training
Opt-in for Texts webpage
New to St. Luke's Facebook Group link
New to the St. Luke's community? Looking to meet new people? Want to strengthen your faith? We have the group for U! Click the button to join the "New to St. Lukes Orlando" Facebook group today, you're always welcome!
New to St. Luke's Facebook Group
Discover registration link
Register for "Discover St. Luke's"
Life Together wordpress page
"Life Together" is an online experience where people new to St. Luke’s, and St. Lukers without an ongoing group can experience community, friendship, and spiritual growth. NEW groups begin August 18, so sign up today!
Register for Life Together
Feed the Need Facebook event page
Click the image above to learn more about free meals and produce and to share information. To learn how to donate a meal or more to benefit our neighbors in the arts community, click the button below:
Learn More about Feed the Need
Have some holiday or home decor you no longer need? Donate it to the UMW for this year's Marketplace! Drop your donations off at the UMW's new crafting space behind the Gym (previously the Shepherd's Hope house). Just look for the sign that says "Annex," head down the gravel drive, and you will see the designated bin. Thank you for your support!
Adult study groups Arena page link
Join a book or Bible study! All-new online groups and studies start August 23:
- And MORE! 
Click the button below for a list of daily offerings and to sign up:
View All Adult Studies
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Show your St. Luke's spirit and support the ministries you love by visiting our online store! Shop merchandise for the whole family, purchase a St. Luke's yard sign (only a few left!), the new "Just Love" t-shirts, and more by clicking the button below!
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GriefShare classes registration
Register for GriefShare Classes
Habitat for Humanity build day registration link
Join St. Luke's for a team build day in East Winter Garden with West Orange Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, August 22! Help with a home construction project from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and make a difference for families in our community. Click the button below for details and to sign up:
Sign Up for Habitat For Humanity
App webpage
Looking for a central place for convenient and secure access to worship, connect, and give? The St. Luke's app has you covered. Click the button below to learn more and to download the app TODAY!
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June Financial Update

Thank you for your continued financial support during the last several months that we have not been able to meet on campus. Your generosity has been truly overwhelming. Through June, our giving went up 9% for the year, and our expenses are up 8%. The expenses are up primarily due to our Child Development Center and Recreation Ministry. They collect income that is included in our operating budget to offset their expenses, and since our campus has been closed, we have not received that income.
Our operating budget for the year is in an unfavorable position with our expenses being $51,906 more than our income. At the end of June 2019, we were in an unfavorable position of $63,774. June giving was up 23% over last June. We received 37% of our revenue in June through online giving.
We have also applied for and received a Payroll Protection Program grant from the Cares Act. This has allowed us to continue employing all staff at their regular number of hours. Some staff have transitioned to other duties since the campus has been closed. The amount we received was $562,686. With the addition of these funds, it has put us in a favorable financial position at the end of June of $510,781.
Thank you for your faithful stewardship and for sharing your gifts to support St. Luke's ministries and worship online. St. Luke's finance team is checking the mail at the church as well as the locked deposit box attached to Building C (by the office doors) frequently so you can feel confident that your offering is secure. You can continue to mail your contributions to the church (4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32819) or give online using our secure online giving platform QuickGive.
Click the button below to start giving online or call the finance office at 407.876.4991 ext. 227 to learn more about additional ways to give.
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Ministry Links
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