Come Alive on Sunday and worship with St. Luke's at 9:15 or 11:00 a.m.!
Come Alive on Sunday and worship with St. Luke's at 9:15 or 11:00 a.m.!
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Dear St. Lukers,
It’s been quite the week with four celebration of life memorial services so far and one more to go on Saturday. A huge thank you to our Care, Tech, Worship and Host teams for all of the work they have done making these services special for those on campus and those watching who were unable to join us. Each service has been powerful and moving as we have lifted up the lives of amazing disciples of Christ and faithful members of God’s church. Each person we have celebrated had stories that have moved us, challenged us, made those of us who knew them and attended want to live life more fully and faithfully. Brilliant, talented, creative people who were also people of great faith and conviction and who impacted so many.
This sermon series is about coming alive as those supporting characters who walk with the greatest hero, Jesus, and allowing our lives to continue His story of love, resurrection, generosity, and grace. I’ve been thinking about what we have experienced with each character we have learned about on Wednesdays and engaged with on Sundays: Stephen, Lydia, Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. Each of their story lines in the book of Acts continues to tell the story of Jesus’ resurrection and love in unique, powerful ways, much like the stories of the people who we have honored this week. Gerald, Kendal, Civilla, Gary, Brad- each took very seriously their roles as Jesus’ “sidekicks” – furthering the themes of Christ through science, music, leadership, hospitality, art, golf, sales, and engineering, in the ways they loved and led their families, and truly offered light to other people.
I often hear after a funeral service “you all do such great jobs with these.” My response is always the same, as it was after each one this week – when you live a faithful life, you write your own beautiful funeral service. And that’s the role we play as secondary characters in God’s story – to write our part of the story so well…our lives write the story of our resurrection.
Join us in worship this Sunday as we engage the story of Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch from Acts 8:26-40. There is a LOT in this story so I hope if you didn’t join us at our LEARN study on Wednesday night, you register and watch the recording before Sunday. I can’t get into all of the details but again – that’s why we LEARN in study and ENGAGE the story in worship! You can register to join us for in-person worship or worship with us on Facebook LIVE at 9:15 or 11:00 a.m. We hope to see you in-person or online because It’s Not St. Luke’s Without U!
Be blessed storywriters with Jesus,
Bob Bushong, our District Superintendent, will conduct a Charge Conference on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom for the purpose of approving a Cost of Living adjustment for appointed pastors. Please email Scooter Leonard if you would like the link to join.
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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.
Current Worship Series:
Come Alive - Living as Jesus' Sidekick
We aren’t supposed to be the hero of the story – on Easter we find out Jesus is. But heroes always need sidekicks…how can we play the supporting roles that help the hero shine? Who have been the supporting characters in God’s story throughout Scripture and history? How do you come alive in your supporting role? Find out by worshiping with St. Luke's this month on-campus or online.
On-campus Worship Sunday, April 25:
Live Online Worship:
Click here to watch previous worship service videos
St. Luke's in Review
Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips is this week’s Community Partner Spotlight.
This organization has given multiple grants to help support the Grow It Forward micro farm and Supporting HEARTS weekly food distribution. St. Luke’s thanks the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips for their dedication to those in our community experiencing food insecurity. Click here to learn more about Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips and follow St. Luke's on Facebook to see more Community Partner Spotlights!
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Looking Ahead at St. Luke's
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Drive it forward webpage link
Volunteers needed at the next Drive it Forward oil change event on April 24.
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Supporting hearts webpage link
Update: Starting May 4, the weekly food distribution hours will shift to 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Learn about Supporting HEARTS and how to donate by clicking the button below:
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The Children's Ministry team is looking for nautical/ship pieces and decor for VBS like: anchors, nets, barrels, crates, rope, seagulls, etc. Click the button below to learn more, and please bring your donations to the church office:
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Passion play webpage link
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March 2021 Financial Update
Giving to the budget through March 2021: $976,119
Expenses through March 2021: $713,336
Favorable 2021 YTD position of $262,783

Did you know St. Luke’s has a General Endowment Fund? This fund was established for gifts that have no existing fund designation. For information on how to give to this fund, email Scooter Leonard, Executive Director of Administration.
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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