Join one of the all-new book/Bible studies starting October 7!
Join one of the all-new book/Bible studies starting October 7!
Weekly Update article
Dear St. Lukers,
I hope you have been learning and growing as we have sought to be Purple People for whom Love Matters More! I’ve actually seen many of you taking to social media and in divisive moments calling for Love to Matter More. As we are watching political choices divide red states and blue states, and as candidates begin to come to Florida to turn our state one color or the other, the need for humanity to rise above toward purple in order to stay one is immense. Primarily because it’s not red or blue that’s going to solve problems like the rising number of people who are homeless, hungry, or unemployed in our city, it’s going to take ALL of us…hence, purple.
We have heard from Jesus that the work of Purple beloved children of God’s Kingdom is to see everyone they meet as equally beloved in the eyes of God. We must intentionally work to not put people into the boxes of this world, and instead, see people with God’s eyes.
Jesus told us last week...
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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.
Worship with St. Luke's each Sunday at 9:30 a.m live on Facebook.
Miss worship on Sunday? Click here to watch the full online worship video from September 13, because it's not St. Luke's without U!
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The Chapel (Building C) is open for personal prayer Monday through Thursday weekly from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Guests are encouraged to bring a Bible from home, or use the St. Luke's Orlando app (Tap More > Worship > Bible) to help expedite cleaning.
Each day you plan to visit campus, please complete the required St. Luke's Health Declaration form (click here). 
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St. Luke's in Review

Thanking Our Healthcare Heroes

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Dr. Phillips Hospital
Thanking our healthcare heroes wordpress link
Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC)
Thank you to everyone who wrote encouraging thank you cards and donated snacks for over 200 of our local COVID-19 Healthcare Heroes! Click the button below to view a thank you email from one recipient and read how St. Lukers came together to thank these selfless members of our community.
Thanking Our Healthcare Heroes

Community Resources

COVID updates webpage
Click the button below to offer help to those in need:
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Click the button below if you need assistance:
Find Assistance
Click the button below to view a list of community resources:
View COVID-19 Resources
Looking Ahead at St. Luke's
Senior zoom wordpress event link
Senior adults (65+) are invited to our monthly Zoom video chat with friends on Friday, September 18 starting at 10:30 a.m. Click the button below to learn how to connect:
Learn More about the Senior Call
UMW Patio Sale event page
Stop by the UMW's Patio Sale for all your holiday and home décor needs on Saturday, September 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. View more details by clicking the button below:
Learn More about the Patio Sale
Signup link for GOPAR volunteer orientation
Greater Orlando Performing Arts Relief (GOPAR) is in need of a few more volunteers to help connect individuals from the arts community with the resources they need. Virtual volunteer orientation (September 21 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.) and a resource list will be provided by St. Luke's, and and all assistance will be done via phone. Click the button below to sign up for orientation:
Sign Up for to Volunteer with GOPAR
Life together wordpress link
Register for a Life Together Group
Adult study groups Arena page link
Join an all-new online book or Bible study starting October 7:
Click the button below for a full list of daily offerings and to sign up:
View All Adult Studies
St. Luke's is excited to offer all new fall programming for children and youth! Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events and ministries including the launch of our new Sunday School curriculum and classes starting in October!
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
App webpage
Looking for a central place for convenient and secure access to worship, connect, and give? The St. Luke's app has you covered. Click the button below to learn more and to download the app TODAY!
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End Hunger Webinar event page
Register now for the virtual "Join The Movement to End Hunger" event on Thursday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more and register for this, and the subsequent workshops to follow in October by clicking the button below:
Register for End Hunger Event
Coping with caregiving Arena link
Register for Coping with Caregiving
Donate home/holiday decor to the UMW for this year's Marketplace! Drop your donations off at the UMW's new crafting space behind the Gym (previously the Shepherd's Hope house). Just look for the sign that says "Annex," head down the gravel drive, and you will see the designated bin on the porch of the "Annex" house (pictured below). Thank you for your support!
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July Financial Update

Thank you for your continued financial support during the last several months that we have not been able to meet on campus. Your generosity has been truly overwhelming. Through July, our giving is up 5.5% for the year, and our expenses are up 4.9%. The expenses are up primarily due to our Child Development Center (CDC). With our CDC closed, we have an unfavorable $100k variance (combining the revenue loss and staff expenses incurred). They collect income that is included in our operating budget to offset their expenses, and since our campus has been closed, we have not received that income.
Our operating budget for the year is in an unfavorable position with our expenses being $67,795 more than our income. At the end of July 2019, we were in an unfavorable position of $75,917. We received 46% of our revenue in July through online giving. 
We have also applied for and received a Payroll Protection Program grant from the Cares Act. This has allowed us to continue employing all staff at their regular number of hours. Some staff have transitioned to other duties since the campus has been closed. The amount we received was $562,686. With the addition of these funds, it has put us in a favorable financial position at the end of July of $494,891.
Thank you for your faithful stewardship and for sharing your gifts to support St. Luke's ministries and worship online. St. Luke's finance team is checking the mail at the church as well as the locked deposit box attached to Building C (by the office doors) frequently so you can feel confident that your offering is secure. You can continue to mail your contributions to the church (4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32819) or give online using our secure online giving platform QuickGive.
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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