Behind the Scenes Tech Tour + New Study with Pastor Bill - May 16
Behind the Scenes Tech Tour + New Study with Pastor Bill - May 16
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Dear St. Lukers,
There’s something about sidekicks…they are so interesting, often because of the ways they are so different from the hero--but so like us.
I’m awkward and unsure…but God sent me on the journey anyway.
Part of the sidekick’s journey is to find their place next to the hero and to understand what their role will be in the adventure. Like the sidekick that I am, I often find myself looking around and wondering, “How can I help? What can I do?” St. Luke’s story is filled with people who have found their role and are able to shine and make an impact.
I have the privilege of being “the sidekick’s sidekick” at St. Luke’s. I work with each of you to understand your spiritual gifts and use them in the ministry of the church to bring the Kingdom to reality here on Earth. Whether you have already learned about your gifts, or plan to join us on Pentecost Sunday to learn more, there are two easy opportunities for each of us that change the story for people throughout our community:
  • St. Luke’s Worship and Tech Ministries are full of sidekicks who have kept us all connected in new and inventive ways (over the last 14+ months especially!). Have you ever wondered how our amazing virtual choir comes to life each week? St. Luker John Cole has created a short video about the process from the idea to seeing it in worship. If you would like to join the team that creates these beautiful and moving pieces, join the Tech Team for a Behind the Scenes Tour on May 16 starting at 2:00 p.m. in Founder’s Hall. You will see firsthand how the altar gets to our homes each and every week!

  • St. Luke's applauds the onePULSE Foundation on their OUTLOVE HATE Campaign to preserve the memory of the 49 Angels taken in the Pulse nightclub shooting, and to prevent this tragedy from happening again. The campaign's goal is to raise $49 million through $49 donations that will go toward building a permanent National Memorial and Museum, as well as offering educational programs, community outreach, and 49 annual legacy scholarships. With a $49 donation, your photo will be added to the permanent display at the onePULSE Museum.
Beginning this Sunday (May 2), visit the check-in tables before worship to write “Love Notes” to the first responders, families, and survivors of the Pulse tragedy. These brief messages of hope, healing, and love are a symbol of solidarity and remembrance to those who receive them. From now to May 30, we will be collecting these cards for the onePULSE Foundation ahead of the 5-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub tragedy. Please return your completed cards to the church office. You can also click here to download the postcard to print at home.
Each day working with you, I am reminded that sidekicks are heroes, too.
Caryn Royer, St. Luke’s Director of Adult Engagement

Spend a few minutes and click the button below to help shape future sermon series by taking the worship survey! 
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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.
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.
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, May 2:
*Childcare for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as worship enrichment for kindergartners through 5th graders is available every Sunday during on-campus worship. 
Live Online Worship:
Click here to watch previous worship service videos
St. Luke's in Review

2021 OCPS Crystal Awards

St. Luke’s was honored to be placed on the Virtual Wall of Distinction for Orange County Public School Community Outreach programs during the Crystal Awards this month!
4Roots Feed the Need is this week’s Community Partner Spotlight.
4Roots Feed the Need donates produce for the Supporting HEARTS weekly food distribution. St. Luke’s thanks 4Roots for their partnership over the last year that has helped ensure food stability for those in our local arts and entertainment community impacted by COVID-19.

Community Resources

COVID updates webpage
View COVID-19 Resources
Looking Ahead at St. Luke's
Habitat workday webpage link
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
Cope webpage link
Grow it forward webpage link
New volunteer hours @ the Farm start May 4:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Sign Up to Volunteer @ the Farm
Behind the scenes tech tour registration link
Coping with caregiving webpage link
Travels in greece Arena registration page
This new study will be Sundays at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom
starting May 16.
Camps webpage link
St. Luke's Summer Camps are already at 70% capacity! Click the button below and register today to reserve your child's spot for a week of learning and fun:
Register for Summer Camps
The Children's Ministry team is looking for nautical/ship pieces and decor for VBS like: anchors, nets, barrels, crates, rope, seagulls, etc. Click here to learn more, and please bring your donations to the church office.
Passion play webpage link
App webpage
Opt-in for Texts webpage
Give to St. Luke's Ministries
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 Capital Expenditures Endowment Fund? The income from this fund supports capital improvements at St. Luke's like buildings, equipment, software, furniture, etc. that are intended to be used more than one year in the operations of the church or a supported project of the church. 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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Ministry Links
Worship webpage Connect webpage Care webpage
Grow webpage Serve webpage Commit webpage
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