On-campus worship registration is NOW OPEN for October 18 at 11:15 a.m.!
On-campus worship registration is NOW OPEN for October 18 at 11:15 a.m.!
Weekly Update article link
Dear St. Lukers,
Last week it was good to have close to 100 people back in the Sanctuary for worship together. We have raised the number of registrations for this week and look forward to seeing more faces with us. We received many compliments on how safe people felt, and how grateful you were for the work of Luky Nova, and our worship hosts for taking all of the safety measures needed to ensure health and safety are at the top of our priorities with care and connection. Thank you for all of your work!
Click to Register for On-Campus Worship
This week we continue to understand what it means to reveal the Kingdom of God as we seek to be Purple People who prove that love matters more by being people of peace. Peace is one of the last blessings Jesus offers his disciples before he is arrested. A peace that comes from the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, as a gift of eternal power and significance. But earlier in his teachings, Jesus also called the disciples and those listening to the sermon on the mount to understand that in the Kingdom of God, Peace makers – will be blessed. Our world needs Peace makers right now, people willing to stand in their convictions, live into Kingdom Values, but also put God’s love of justice, mercy and yes, peace into action. But before we can make peace, as Jesus understood would be the work of the disciples after his death, he needed to help them receive peace.
What is your peace right now? How are you intentionally seeking to abide in the peace offered from the Holy spirit? I had to write my 2020 Annual Pastors Report for our Charge Conference (this Sunday at 6:00 p.m., click here to register for the Zoom link) and as I reflected on the work of our staff and servant leaders over the last seven months, I wrote that we have yet to stop and take a breath, because we are continuing to be fluid in our ministry to meet the new needs of our congregation and community. But we all know that the only way to find peace and connect with the Holy Spirit’s grounding of peace in order to be Peace Makers is to stop, breathe, worship, and fill up. As you prepare for worship this Sunday, whether online or in person, I invite you to stop and find your breath, to study Jesus’ words to the disciples in John 14 and make some room for God’s peace that passes all understanding. Then join us for worship as we seek to become peace makers who prove that God’s love matters more and changes our world.
Grace and peace,
Jenn.
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.
Worship with St. Luke's on Sundays at 9:30 a.m live on Facebook.
Register for on-campus worship at St. Luke's on Sundays at 11:15 a.m. Click here to register (registration opens Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and remains open until the venue capacity is reached)Registration required, limited capacity.
Miss worship on Sunday? Click here to watch the full online worship video from October 11, because it's not St. Luke's without U!
Do You Know These St. Lukers?
The church has published our annual list of St. Lukers we have been unable to contact. Please review the list by clicking here and reach out to anyone you know asking them to contact Linda Shankle, St. Luke’s Membership Secretary, at 407.876.4991 ext. 222 to update their contact information or membership status.
St. Luke's in Review

Restoring Hope Through Food Distribution

Society of St. Andrew food distribution webpage link
St. Luke’s has been partnering with Society of St. Andrew and other community partners since April to help distribute food to over 33,000 people affected by wage reduction and job loss due to COVID-19. A truckload of 1,215 32-pound boxes of dairy, protein, fruits, and vegetables is distributed each week, feeding nearly 5,000 people.
You can help by volunteering at our Monday food distributions from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Community Hope Center in Kissimmee. Contact Amy Winslow to volunteer, and learn more by clicking the button below:
Learn More about Monday Food Distribution
St. Luke's give link St. Luke's give link
October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Help us celebrate our wonderful clergy team all month long by giving a gift in their honor to support the St. Luke's ministries you love through the Operating Budget by visiting st.lukes.org/give. Don't forget to write a special message in the "Notes" field to share your appreciation and thanks!

Community Resources

COVID updates webpage
Click the button below to offer help to those in need:
Offer Assistance
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
Power of one webpage link
Join us LIVE on the Theater at St. Luke's Facebook page tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. for the next episode of "The Power of One." After the episode, make sure and stay for a community conversation featuring Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams, and special guests Dr. Scot French (Assoc. Professor of History and Director of Public History at UCF), Pastor Roderick Zak (Rejoice in the Lord Ministries), and St. Luker Shonn McCloud.
Tune in every Thursday in October for a new episode and interview as we recognize the importance and The Power of One.
Click to Read Orlando Sentinel Article
Senior zoom call event page link
Senior adults (65+) are invited to our monthly Zoom video chat with friends on Friday, October 16 starting at 10:30 a.m. EST. Click the button below to register and learn how to connect:
Register for Senior Zoom Call
Kids Connect event page
SLUMC Charge Conf. Zoom link
Watch St. Luke’s Annual Charge Conference on Sunday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Click for Charge Conference Zoom Link
Adult study groups Arena page link
View All Adult Studies
Life Together event page link
A NEW Life Together group is now welcoming new friends on Zoom Mondays at 8:00 p.m. EST. Click the button below to get connected:
Join a Life Together Group
End hunger event webpage link
There is still time to register for the last two online End Hunger workshops on October 22 and 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. These workshops are on the nuts and bolts of starting community-based micro-farms and building a network of communities:
Click the button below for links to the recorded End Hunger virtual event (held on October 1), earlier workshop sessions, and to register:
Register for End Hunger Workshops
Pumpkin hunts webpage link
It's fall y'all! Kick-off the season by sharing some pumpkin love! Visit st.lukes.org/pumpkinhunts to download St. Luke’s pumpkin templates. Decorate a pumpkin (or three), display them in a window so neighbors can see, and have fun “hunting” pumpkins in your community! Don’t forget to share yours and your neighbors by tagging St. Luke’s and using the hashtag #stlukespumpkinhunts.
Want to get your whole neighborhood involved? Arrange to pick up Pumpkin Hunt Neighborhood Packs by emailing connect@st.lukes.org.
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!
Click for App Details
After School event page link
Register and Learn More about After School
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
October Discover class Arena link
Register for "Discover St. Luke's"
Coping with caregiving Arena link
Register for Coping with Caregiving
Circles webpage link
Learn More about Circles
Help bring culturally diverse and authors of color to the media centers at Maxey and Mollie Ray Elementary Schools!
Click the button below to learn more about this book drive for Educational IMPACT, and to order books that will ship directly to the Maxey or Mollie Ray Elementary School via Amazon:
Learn about the Book Drive
Opt-in for Texts webpage
Festival of the trees event page link
You can also shop fun, unique items at the NEW St. Luke's UMW Gift Shop, open weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit local and global missions and charities. Click here for location directions and more details.
Surviving the Holidays Arena registration webpage
Give to St. Luke's Ministries
Click to Read the August Financial Update
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.
Click to Give
Ministry Links
Worship webpage Connect webpage Care webpage
Grow webpage Serve webpage Commit webpage
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