Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with us on Sunday.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with us on Sunday.
Dear St. Lukers,
2020 is a big year – John and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and I will turn…well let’s just say it’s a big birthday year for me. It may take me a while to be able to say the word! 
What I had not even considered is it is another anniversary year for me as well. This week while serving on the Board of Ordained Ministry, one of my colleagues stopped me and reminded me of a trip we went on 25 years ago. I was in youth ministry and along with several other Central Florida youth directors we attended Youth Ministry classes at Perkins seminary at SMU in Dallas. This colleague was there, along with the youth leaders from St. Luke’s, current St. Luker Angie Winn (who served at Sanlando UMC) and I believe Steve Schneeberger (who was serving then at FUMC Orlando). It was my first taste of a seminary class in theology and biblical studies and the conversation left me hungry for more. I began to feel restless and unsettled that week. 
The last day, this colleague, who I had known since his wife was appointed to a church in Tallahassee, shared he had answered God’s call to attend seminary and seek ordination as a pastor. He shared...
Reminder: The church campus will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
St. Luke's in Review

Congrats, Pastor Jad!

A huge St. Luke’s “Congratulations!” goes out to our very own Pastor Jad on being approved by the Florida United Methodist Church Board of Ordained Ministry to be ordained an Elder in Full Connection! This is the culmination of years of study, writing, researching, interviewing, and serving in ministry to achieve this final step in the process of ordination as a United Methodist Pastor. We are so proud of Pastor Jad and rejoice with his beautiful family. 
Pastor Jad will be commissioned on June 6 at the Service of Licensing, Commissioning and Ordination during the Florida Annual Conference held in Lakeland. We will make sure to announce time and carpooling for St. Lukers to attend and celebrate with Pastor Jad, Shelly and the entire family for this amazing day. We will celebrate Pastor Jad on June 7 between worship services.
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Looking Ahead at St. Luke's

Volunteer Hope Fair EXTENDED!

Learn how you can help reduce family homelessness and childhood hunger at the Volunteer Hope Fair, extended to Sunday, January 19! Visit the Santos Welcome Hall between worship services to meet “Restoring Hope” ministry leaders who will match your talents, gifts, and passion with a place to serve children and families.

* “Restoring Hope” is one of the Pillars of St. Luke’s 2020+ Vision.

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A Valentine's Day Celebration of Love

All couples are invited to "We Still Do," an elegant evening on Friday, February 14 at 6:00 p.m. including:
  • A 3-course plated dinner (beef bourguignon, chicken, or vegan option) with salad and dessert in Founder’s Hall
  • A special worship service in the Sanctuary with a special homily given by Dr. Steve Harper (Five Marks of a Methodist, Holy Love)
  • A cake reception in the Youth Center
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