Celebrate milestones with your St. Luke's family.
Celebrate milestones with your St. Luke's family.
The monthly "St. Luke's Celebrates" newsletter helps St. Lukers connect to one another as we navigate life together. 
We wish a very Happy Birthday to all our St. Lukers! Click the button below to help us celebrate the next few months of birthdays. 
Congratulations to Mark and Wes Catlett-Miller and big brother Avery on the birth of Caleb Catlett-Miller who was born on July 19. We celebrate with them as they are overjoyed with this blessing of Caleb.  
Congratulations to Katie and Steven Sparrow on the birth of Aurora Jade Sparrow who was born on August 29. Aurora is now ready to be spoiled by the whole family including siblings Savannah and Kieran.
On August 1, 2021, Charleigh Massee was baptized in Founder's Hall. Joining the baptism was family including her mother Kathy and father Jules. Charleigh will be starting her freshman year at LSU. Welcome to our St. Luke's family, Charleigh! 
On August 15, 2021, Ezla Morales-Pacheco was baptized. Joining the baptism was family including her mother Yessenia Pacheco and father Javier Morales. Welcome to our St. Luke's family, Ezla!
On August 15, 2021, James Riebau was baptized in the Sanctuary. Joining the baptism was family including his mother Victoria and father Sean. Welcome to our St. Luke's family, James!

On August 15, 2021, Nolan Gough was baptized in Founder's Hall. Joining the baptism was family including his mother Melissa and father David. Welcome to our St. Luke's family, Nolan!
On August 15, 2021, Joeliel Alicea was baptized. Joining the baptism was family including her mother Kassandra Pacheco and father Jovan Alicea. Welcome to our St. Luke's family, Joeliel!
We appreciate the faithful commitment St. Lukers make to St. Luke's ministries. Click the button below to help us celebrate the next few months of church partnership anniversaries.
St. Lukers Carol and Bob Crowley celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on August 27. Having met at a Valentine’s Day Dance in 1958 at Grandview College in Des Moines, Iowa, the couple married two and half years later. They celebrated this year’s anniversary with a special evening out at a local restaurant. When their server found out they were celebrating 61 years of marriage, he just had to ask about their secret to which Bob quickly replied, “Happy wife, happy life!” Congratulations Carol and Bob!
St. Luker, Laura Forleo passed away early last year and due to the pandemic and quarantine, her service was postponed. On August 28 more than 80 of her friends and family celebrated her life in a memorial service in the Sanctuary as well as many more joining online. Please Continue to keep her husband, Richard, and their entire family in your prayers. View the service here
St. Luker, Elynor Boraski passed away peacefully on July 3. Elynor loved music and was a long-time and faithful member of the choir as well as other singing groups throughout her life. A memorial service for Elynor will be held Friday, September 17 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The service will be live-streamed and a link to the service will be placed on our funeral page of the website soon. Please keep her family in your prayers. 
Charter Member, Jackie Bailes, passed away on August 8, 2021. Jackie has been a part of St. Luke’s since the very beginning and always made sure this place was full of beauty and class. A small family memorial service was held last month. Please continue to cover her husband Charlie and their family in your prayers.
Eagle Scout Project Complete
St. Luke’s Farm has a new 5-part composting system thanks to Bobby Schneeberger, who earned his Eagle Scout rank for this project.
Bobby led a group of volunteers from Troop 24 to install this 22-foot system after months of meetings, creating plans and raising funds to build the system.
St. Luke’s Farm is a pilot program for the Grow It Forward network which added four new farms in the Pine Hills and Winter Garden communities.
The mission of the network is to work in food priority areas starting community-run farms on the land at churches and area businesses.
This initiative is spearheaded by Grow Orlando with the mission to advance economic and food sovereignty through a self-sustaining micro-farm network and eradicate food disparity in low wealth and under-resourced communities.
Quantum Leap and ArtWorks
ArtWorks-Orlando is the beneficiary of a new fundraising program started by Quantum Leap Winery.
A wine label competition was held, and two wines were created for this fundraiser. Proceeds from the competition and $1 for every bottle sold of these wines are given to ArtWorks. Over $6000 has already been donated.
Started by St. Luke’s partner, Renée Schneider. ArtWorks brings the joy and healing power of art to children facing difficult life challenges. If you would like to support ArtWorks, wine can be purchased at Quantum Leap Winery, located at 1312 Wilfred Drive, Orlando, FL, or by contacting renee@artworks-orlando.org  
A Magical 50 years!
Frank Ritti, long-term St. Luker and member of our sanctuary choir, recently celebrated 50 years with Walt Disney World Resort!
Frank began his Disney career as a Parade Performer shortly before the opening of the Magic Kingdom Park and has taken on a variety of management roles throughout the years.
Always having been a member of the live entertainment team, Frank currently leads the entertainment readiness team, focusing on the development and sustainment of entertainment standards, operating guidelines, and show quality applications. Congratulations, Frank! 
This month's featured Staff Shout Out goes to St. Luke's Food and Beverage Coordinator, Susse Mabie!
Susse always adds special touches to everything she does. She goes above and beyond to support St. Luke’s families and ministry areas by managing logistics, oftentimes behind the scenes. In addition to her role on staff, Susse partners with members of St. Luke’s United Methodist Women’s group to coordinate operations at the newly named Blessed Treasures gift shop. Thank you for all your help across St. Luke’s ministries Susse!
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