St. Luke's United Methodist Church


8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. - Traditional
9:30 and 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary


4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819


A Note from Casey & Richard-June 13, 2019

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 2:40 pm in .

Dear St. Lukers,

Last week, we celebrated the presence of the Holy Spirit empowering the church at Pentecost. We’ve spent the entire season of Eastertide looking at all the different ways in which God is calling us. As we continue to work our way through God’s Neighborhood this year, this Sunday we will arrive at God’s Farmer’s Market, where we’ll consider how the Spirit is growing fruit within us. We’ll look at how that happens and how we are called to use that Spirit-grown fruit to transform the world.

What’s exciting about being part of St. Luke’s is that when we talk about calling, when we talk about growing and sharing the Fruit of the Spirit, when we talk about transforming the world – we mean it. We really do believe that we are called to transform the world, both individually and as a church.

We are continuing to do that by living into our 2020+ Vision, and one of the major items in our Reaching Beyond pillar is to Redefine Worship. To do that, we have gathered a team of leaders from our congregation to read together, pray together and consider how we offer the best possible worship experiences for both our current congregation and those who are not yet a part of our congregation but are in our community.

Together, we’ve begun reading the book Art of the Gathering to help us understand how and why people gather together at all. One of the core learnings from the book has been the importance of knowing the why of a gathering, and the why of the people who are part of the gathering.

So this week, we want to hear your why! We have put together a short (less than 3 minute!) survey so we can get a better idea of what you value about St. Luke’s worship experiences. Please take the survey by clicking here:

The survey will remain open through next Sunday, June 23.

We look forward to hearing your responses and continuing to move toward the vision God has laid on our congregation in worship.


Casey Strong and Richard Jans

Redefine Worship Vision Team Co-Conveners


Vision Team Members:

Richard Jans

Casey Strong

Carol Banga

Katie Brown

Bob Cox

Saniye Kazan

Tanya Lewis

Shonn McCloud

Jen Oden

Jeni Roop

Elizabeth Smith

Sharon Somner

Jessica Williams

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