Engage the story on Sunday at 9:15/11:00 a.m. online or on campus!
Engage the story on Sunday at 9:15/11:00 a.m. online or on campus!
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Dear Easter People,
He is Risen! Hallelujah! As we enter into the beginning week of the celebration of the Great 50 Days of Easter, we do so still overwhelmed by the beautiful Holy Week we experienced. Eight services, six of which were totally new, both outside and live streamed allowed thousands of people to attend throughout the week both on campus and online.
  • A Palm Sunday worship service with live animals
  • An outdoor lighted prayer labyrinth
  • A Good Friday walk-through experience
  • A stadium filled with music and arts for Easter
Each offering was creative, deeply spiritually moving and powerful helping us take The Hero’s Journey with Jesus all the way into Jerusalem, to the Upper Room, toward the cross, tomb and toward Galilee with new insight. Here are just a few pictures of this amazing week, and a special behind the scenes look at Easter rehearsal (drone video by Tommy Orndorf).
It was beautiful to begin to see people face to face and connect in fellowship as we gathered safely to worship in different ways. I want to personally thank our entire staff and the hundreds of St. Lukers who volunteered to host, collect offering, register, dance, sing, play instruments, create art and construct scenic design, and use technical expertise to bring everything to life. New people were reached through your passion and time offered; St. Lukers reengaged as 30 new partners joined the church with 4 adults being baptized for the first time. Hallelujah – Christ is alive and working through our congregation. What a gift to be a part of Revealing the Kingdom of God happening in our corner of Orlando.
This week we begin a new series to help us dig deeper into our yearlong theme of Living the Story as we come alive and find our place as the Hero’s sidekicks. Each week we will focus on particular people in the New Testament who came alongside Jesus to use their gifts to continue to develop the plot line of love and resurrection He wrote with Easter Sunday. We will also share about the spiritual gifts those persons might have been given by the Holy Spirit and the ways those gifts are used.
We live the story of God’s Resurrection best when we:
  • LEARN the story of God and ourselves
  • ENGAGE the story in our everyday lives
  • LISTEN to the way others experience God and their story
  • ECHO the story through our witness and service
This is a new day, and the perfect time to get into this discipleship rhythm. We will be helping St. Lukers of all ages move through this rhythm focusing on the same Scripture, teachings, dialogue and ways to serve throughout the entire year. Now is a great time to start a new pattern of your faith journey!
I can’t wait to celebrate these 50 days of Easter with you as we head toward the powerful day of Pentecost. See U Sunday in worship as we Engage the story of Stephen from Acts 6 and 7.
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.
On-campus Worship Sunday, April 11:
Live Online Worship:
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St. Luke's in Review

Keeping Our HEARTS Open

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We want to thank WFTV Channel 9 for coming to the food distribution this week and helping share what Supporting HEARTS is all about! Click here to watch the story.
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St. Luke's Celebrates newsletter:
St. Luke's Celebrates: April Newsletter
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Community Resources

COVID updates webpage
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Looking Ahead at St. Luke's
Grow it forward webpage link
Due to climbing temperatures, the Farm's new volunteer hours are from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays until further notice. Click the button to learn more about the upcoming workshop and to sign up to volunteer:
Sign Up to Volunteer @ the Farm
Ministry guide webpage link
Join one of the all-new book/Bible studies starting after Easter:
Register for New Classes
Rummage sale webpage link
Blood drive webpage link
Coping with caregiving webpage link
Drive it forward webpage link
Help Restore Hope for families struggling with job loss and a transportation barrier by volunteering at our next oil change event on April 24! The Drive it Forward car ministry helps struggling families stay on the road. Click the button below to get involved:
Learn More about Drive it Forward
Camps webpage link
The Children's Ministry team is looking for nautical/ship pieces and decor for VBS like: anchors, nets, barrels, crates, rope, seagulls, etc. Click the button below to learn more, and please bring your donations to the church office:
Register for Virtual VBS and Summer Camps
Adult volunteers are still needed for in-person VBS and summer camps! Click the button below to sign up to volunteer:
Sign Up to Volunteer for VBS or Summer Camps
Habitat workday webpage link
Passion play webpage link
App webpage
Opt-in for Texts webpage
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February 2021 Financial Update
Giving to the budget through February 2021: $518,406
 
Expenses through February 2021: $475,303
 
Favorable 2021 YTD position of $43,103

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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