Join us for Christmas Eve worship at 7, 8:30 & 11:15 p.m. on Facebook Live.
Join us for Christmas Eve worship at 7, 8:30 & 11:15 p.m. on Facebook Live.
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Dear St. Luke’s Family,
We need a little Christmas, right this very minute! And it’s almost here. Just one more day for all of the final preparations of cooking, baking, wrapping, and THIS YEAR, making sure everyone has the correct ZOOM link or correct time for the family FaceTime so the holidays can feel more connected to those we are missing. It’s all the same, and it’s all different but no matter what, we all know it’s Christmas that we need.
But before we rush to our individual families, we as your staff want to say something to you.
Consider this the Christmas card to all of you on our list of favorite people!
First: Thank you! We have made it through what has been, for most of us, the hardest year collectively we have faced. Each of us may have as a family or individually gone through more difficult things, but collectively as a community and church – this has been hard. But you have continued to support, give, serve, encourage, grow and make our Mission of awakening disciples to reveal the Kingdom of God come to life in our city. When people look back and tell the story, You, St. Luke’s will be one of the heroes people will speak of and that would not be possible without your sacrifices, your generosity and your love. Thank you for letting your staff be stewards of all you gave of your lives this year.
Second: This year YOU proved to everyone watching your lives and our church, that St. Luke’s is about one thing... just LOVE. You have just loved us, one another, and your neighbors in ways that not only were just, but proved how real the Love of God is and how much it matters to the world. When we chose that theme in August of 2019, little did we know how it would be our guide, our companion and the foundation we needed to navigate 2020. When you picked your heart words and wondered what they meant, you had no idea how much God was going to use YOU to help those words of love come to LIFE, but God did it, you did it, and that means we, as St. Luke’s did it! Just Love was not just a theme, it was the mantra we lived out and it was a privilege for each of us to be a part of your love story to Orlando.
Finally: Merry Christmas. It is as simple as that. We love working for you and with you and pray you and yours have a wonderful Christmas filled with joy, promise, comfort and the presence of Christ. It is a blessing to be your staff and a privilege to walk with you as we fulfill the mission God has for our church. We can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for all of us!
In promise, comfort, healing, and love,
Your St. Luke’s Staff
The church campus will be closed from December 25-31 in observance of Christmas, and January 1 in observance of New Year's Day. We will re-open for worship on December 27 and January 3 (both for one service only, online and on-campus at 9:30 a.m.), and the office will re-open on Monday, January 4.
Register for on-campus worship at
Staff Update:
We are proud to announce that Antony Larry is transitioning to the Care Team as the Associate Director of Care Ministries and Worship Engagement. This position will serve as a conduit between the Care ministries and Worship Ministries. This includes serving as the liaison for Care Ministry to help coordinate baptisms, funerals, and music for all (in coordination with other music staff) and leading and supporting lay leaders of specific Care Ministries. We are excited about this move and look forward to strengthen our caring ministries to our congregation and beyond.
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.
Live Online Worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
On-campus Worship Sunday, December 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Click here to watch last Sunday's worship service
St. Luke's in Review

Community Resources

COVID updates webpage
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Looking Ahead at St. Luke's
Christmas eve event webpage link
Register for Outdoor Christmas Eve Service
Wednesday webpage link
Join this church-wide Bible study starting January 6 and learn more by clicking the button below:
Register for the Wednesday Bible Study
Join Rev. Dr. Gary Mason and some special guests for this new study on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. beginning January 10. Participants will discuss about how hearing the stories of your opponents can change your heart and your relationships. Click the button below to learn more and register:
Register for Becoming Beloved Community
App webpage
Coping with caregiving event page link
Register for Coping with Caregiving
Tuesday food distribution webpage link
Learn about the weekly free food distribution at St. Luke's for our neighbors in the arts community, and how to donate, by clicking the button below:
Learn Ways to Support Artists
Opt-in for Texts webpage
Grow it forward webpage link
Learn More about Grow it Forward
Discover Arena registration link
Register for "Discover St. Luke's"
If you have the skills to do oil changes or small car maintenance, we need you at our oil change event coming up on January 30! St. Luke’s new Car Ministry will help struggling families stay on the road. If you can help, please contact Amy Winslow.
Give to St. Luke's Ministries
November 2020 Financial Update
Giving through November 2020 (less PPP): $3,005,882
Giving is up 2.6%
Expenses through November 2020: $3,231,460
Expenses are up 5.4% due to lack of income from revenue producing ministries because of the pandemic
Without the PPP funds, we are in an unfavorable 2020 YTD position of -$225,578
With the PPP funds, we are in a favorable 2020 YTD position of $336,422
Year-End Giving
As December 31 approaches, consider giving a year-end gift to support the St. Luke’s ministries you love. To be recognized in the 2020 tax year, all gifts must be given on or before Thursday, December 31. Gifts can be given during on-campus worship by Sunday, December 27, postmarked on or before December 31 and turned into the metal drop box outside Building C, or completed online by 11:59 p.m. on December 31. Text SLUMC to 77977 for a link to give online. Contact Andrea Whisnant by December 23 for instructions if you’d like to make a non-cash gift of stock.
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
Worship webpage Connect webpage Care webpage
Grow webpage Serve webpage Commit webpage
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