Take the worship survey (included) and help shape a future sermon series!
Take the worship survey (included) and help shape a future sermon series!
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Dear St. Lukers,
I remember when I graduated high school, I knew exactly what I was going to do with my life. I was headed to journalism school, and I saw a bright future as a newspaper editor and graphic designer. I had poured so much of my short life already into that work – on my high school newspaper staff, spending summers at special programs learning about journalism and media, and applying to all the best J-schools.
Fast forward another two years, and my whole life trajectory had changed, as so many of ours do in those first years of college, or even in a new job. I found myself more drawn to working with teenagers as a youth minister than to the still important work of journalistic storytelling.
So what happened? Was I wrong? Did God finally decide to show up and give me my calling? Did I waste those other years invested in a career I would never see to full fruition?
It would be easy to feel that way and to discount those prior years “before my calling,” but that’s not how God works! God had been at work all the way through. God was calling me all the way through. It wasn’t that I missed anything, it was just how my personal story of calling and finding vocation evolved.
This week in worship, we’ll explore another way that we Come Alive as Jesus’ sidekicks in His great Hero Story, focusing on how we as supporting characters are called to live out our own stories in subplots, our unique callings and stories. You have a story that is unfolding – you may not see it as a major part of the great Hero Story, and yet – it is! Your story is a subplot in God’s story, and even the most mundane moments are part of how God is calling you and how God is inviting you to tell God’s great story.
Join us Sunday as we see an unlikely supporting character in the book of Acts – Lydia – who bucks both the structures of her society as a female, business-owning head of household, as well as surprising our early church leaders in the way she shares the gospel.
And in the same way we might find ourselves surprised at how God works through Lydia, we have also had the opportunity to find entirely new callings in the last year of living through a pandemic together. While there are many aspects of the last year we are all ready to leave behind when the time is right and safe, if you’re like me, there are probably a few things you’ll be taking with you “from now on,” as we said on Easter.
What are the lessons you’ve learned that you are taking with you as we look at what it means to “come back home” in the next few months? How will you live differently “from now on” because of the last year’s experiences? We’d love to hear about that to help shape a future worship series, as well as the answers to a few other “coming back home” questions on this survey (click here).
Looking forward to seeing you Sunday either on campus or online at 9:15 or 11:00 a.m. as we Come Alive together!
Pastor Melissa
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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 18:
Live Online Worship:
Click here to watch previous worship service videos
St. Luke's in Review

Behind the Scenes:

Easter Rehearsal

Special thanks to St. Luker Howard Clifton for capturing these fun behind the scenes photos of Easter worship rehearsal at Olympia High School Stadium.
Society of St. Andrew is this week’s Community Partner Spotlight.
This incredible organization schedules gleaning events year-round, building partnerships with farmers and homeowners who have food to spare. St. Luke’s thanks Society of St. Andrew for providing fresh produce for the Supporting HEARTS weekly food distribution. Click here to learn more about Society of St. Andrew and follow St. Luke's on Facebook to see more Community Partner Spotlights!

Community Resources

COVID updates webpage
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Looking Ahead at St. Luke's
Rummage sale webpage link
Blood drive webpage link
Coping with caregiving webpage link
Adult ministry webpage link
There's still time to join a new book/Bible study:
Register for New Classes
Drive it forward webpage link
Volunteers needed at the next Drive it Forward oil change event on April 24.
Volunteer with Drive it Forward
Grow it forward webpage link
Sign Up to Volunteer @ the Farm
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:
Learn about Supporting HEARTS
Camps webpage link
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:
Register for Virtual VBS and Summer Camps
Adult volunteers are still needed for in-person VBS and summer camps! Click the button below to sign up to volunteer:
Sign Up to Volunteer for VBS or Summer Camps
Habitat workday webpage link
Passion play webpage link
App webpage
Opt-in for Texts webpage
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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

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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