“I am the vine, you are the branches” John 15:1
Bible studies, book studies, and small groups for spiritual growth
Contemplative Way: Centering/silent prayer and Lectio Divina study group. A group of men and women that join together to practice prayer and study scripture. We meet at 9:30 a.m. for a gathering time and begin our centering/silent prayer time at 10:00 a.m. followed by Lectio Divina. Our meeting is open to anyone wishing to join and experience this enriching prayer and scripture time. Room Building C. SEDR. (all ages)
Wednesday Morning Prayer Group: Pray for the needs of our congregation with this group of prayer warriors. This group is led by a Stephen Minister who prays for the medical needs as well as weekly prayer concerns for our St. Luke’s community.
Healing Prayer Service in the Chapel
Come to the chapel on the first Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. for a Healing Prayer Service.
Yoga Retreats Renew your mind, body and spirit with a weekend of yoga, meditation, prayer and worship. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners. Retreats are at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park. For more information, contact Amy Winslow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4991, ext. 297.
Walk to Emmaus, and its’ youth equivalent, Chrysalis, are ministries of the Upper Room ministry of the United Methodist Church. Both the Emmaus “Walk” and the Chrysalis “Flight” and “Journey” are three-day-weekend retreats designed to build up the spiritual body of believers who make up the local church by developing Christian leaders for adults and youth.
The structure of the retreat is quite simple, and yet quite profound:
- Three days in a Retreat Center investing 72 hours to focus exclusively on one’s relationship with Christ
- Fifteen talks covering the essence of the faith with five talks presented by clergy and ten presented by lay people
- The opportunity to learn about God’s grace from the speakers, to experience it in daily services of Holy Communion, and to respond in table fellowship following each of the talks
On an Emmaus or Chrysalis weekend, people pray, learn, enjoy, consider, let go, grow, sing, fellowship and eat with a dynamic group of fellow believers united together for the sole purpose of spiritual growth.
There are no secrets in an Emmaus or Chrysalis weekend. There are a few surprises that will make the weekend more memorable while communicating the Gospel message. But the content of the weekend, what you’ll be doing, where you’ll be and what you’ll be learning are quite public.
Emmaus and Chrysalis are primarily focused toward developing Christian leaders among the lay members of the church. What does it mean to “develop Christian leaders”? A Christian leader is simply anyone who influences others to get closer to Christ. A committee chair may be a Christian leader, and so might a Sunday school teacher or a member of the congregation to whom others look for support and advice. Many members of the clergy have attended Emmaus weekend retreats as well.
The West Orange Emmaus Community holds pot luck gatherings on fifth Fridays at churches in the area. For specific dates and locations contact Kathleen McCorvie.
LEC FAMILY RETREATS
It’s time to make your 2017 family plans!
Registration is now open for all our 2017 LECFamily retreats!
2017 was a record-breaking year for all of our programs, so you will definitely want to make your plans EARLY this year to ensure you’ll have a spot at the family retreat of your choice.
Dates and registration links are now available at www.LECFamily.org so don’t wait! Claim your family’s faith and fun time for 2017 now.
Questions? You can always email us at info@LECFamily.org for more information!
Want to share these amazing experiences with others in your church? Let us know, and we can send you brochures to share with family and friends
THE CREED CHURCH WIDE STUDY
What we believe about God affects how we live. This book is a beautiful contribution to a better Christianity – a Christianity that looks more like Jesus, a Christianity that is known for love again. – Shane Claiborne
The word creed comes from the Latin credo which means “I believe”. So a creed is a statement of one’s beliefs, one’s theology. The Apostles Creed is one of the earliest Christian creed’s that dates back to the late 4th century. In this series we will walk through each primary article of the Apostles Creed to get us all – as a community of faith – grounded by faith in common beliefs.
Classes available at a variety of times and days.
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir – Joline Krolicki. Click here to register.
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Sabbath Revisited – Susan Barbour. Click here to register.
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Young Adults – Pastor Corey. Click here to register.
Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. Morning Edition – Joline Krolicki. Click here to register.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Morning Women – Beth Witten. Click here to register.
Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in SEDR – Katie Brown.Click here to register.
Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Pathways – Gary Danner.Click here to register.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
THE SHACK STUDY
Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson money class that will teach you step-by-step ways to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, save for the future, give generously and so much more. Click here to register. Meet in Building C, Room 205 at 11:00 a.m.
ADULT GROW GROUPS
Adult Ministry GROWTH GROUPS
All St. Luke’s adults are encouraged to grow in their faith and in their relationship with God and others by joining a GROWTH group. Our Bible studies use scripture as our central place of authority recognizing the importance of experience, knowledge and tradition in biblical interpretation. You are invited to gather for study, prayer, and respectful, challenging conversation in a safe space where St Lukers grow in faith and community. No matter where you are on your journey, there is a group for you!
“Where is God calling me to Grow at this time?”
Project Connect: Membership class where you learn more about Christianity, The Methodist Church, St. Luke’s and God’s call for your life. For more information, contact Amy Winslow at email@example.com or 407.876.4881, ext. 297.
Foundational classes introducing basic concepts of Christian faith and practice
Mom Connection: A Bible study and fellowship group for moms of all ages. Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. in Building C, Room 208.
Topic-specific classes that move beyond foundational concepts to deepen understanding faith and/or practice
Living the Questions: Living the Questions is a 3-part study with 7-week sessions for each part. This DVD, reading and discussion class is a small group exploration of progressive Christianity featuring over 30 highly acclaimed scholars, theologians and other experts. These experts set out to answer the questions being asked in many congregations around the world. For more information, contact Amy Winslow at 407.876.4991, ext. 297. Required reading: Living the Questions Notebook. Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Building C, Room 200. Click here to register. Building C, Room 200.
Disciple 2 Into the Word, Into the World A 32-week Bible study of Genesis-Exodus and Luke-Acts. Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in Building C – Special Events Dining Room. Click here to register.
Disciple 4 Under the Tree of Life A 32-week Bible study of the Writings (Old Testament books not in the Torah or the Prophets), the Gospel of John, and Revelation. Sundays at 11:00 p.m. in Building C, Front Office Conference Room.
Sabbath Revisited: The Me I want To Be,will help you discover spiritual vitality like never before as you learn to live in the flow of the spirit. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Building C, Room 204.
Young Adults: Connect for fellowship and spiritual exploration with Pastor Corey. For adults 19 to 35. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Building C, Room 200.in room C208.
Covenant-like groups with ongoing accountability to one another and deep spiritual formation
“The Shack” – Women’s and Men’s Book Studies
See the movie premiere with St. Lukers at West Orange Cinema in Ocoee, on Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets cost $8.00 each and may be purchased online and at church on Sundays or at the church office in Building C during the week. Please purchase your tickets soon as we have a limited number of tickets.
After seeing the movie, consider joining a five-week women’s or men’s book study on “The Shack” beginning Thursday, March 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pastor Jenn will lead a women’s book study and Pastor Jad will lead a men’s book study to allow men and women to have some safe space to share and grow together through conversation and learning. Take a deep dive into personal issues of grief, healing, forgiveness and understanding of our relationship with the Triune God. Email the Care office or call 407.876.4991 ext. 262 with any questions.
Click here to register for Pastor Jenn’s women’s book study.
Click here to register for Pastor Jad’s men’s book study
Connections: All adults welcome to join the study. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Building C, Office Conference Room.
Men’s Bible Study: Join this new group of faithful men. Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in Building C, SEDR.
Contemplative Way: A group of men and women who join together for centering/silent prayer, Bible study and Lectio Divina using The Wisdom of Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault . Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in building C, SEDR.
Discovery Class: A welcoming, supportive women’s group gathers weekly for prayer, Bible study and fellowship.Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in Building C, Special Events Dining Room
Emmaus Prayer Group: Walk to Emmaus reunion group meets for accountability, devotions and communion. All welcome. Fridays at 8:45 a.m. in Building C, Special Events Dining Room
Mom Connection: A Bible study and fellowship group for moms of all ages. Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. in Building C, Room 208.
Morning Edition: Start your day centered and supported in this loving women’s Bible study. Studying The Good and the Beautiful God,Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. in Building C, Room 200.
New Directions: Our love of God and desire to continue in Bible study to learn and strengthen our faith is the thread that weaves us together. Studying the Genesis. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Building C,Room 208
Pathways: Deepen your relationship with God using God’s Word and leading of the Holy Spirit through Bible study. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Building C, Room 200
Plugged In: Join this group of adults in Bible study and care for one another. Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Building C, Room 208.
Single Servings: Bible study and fellowship for singles to come together and experience intimacy with God. This will be an authentic loving community of renewal, healing, empowerment, inspiration, encouragement and transformation to lives worthy and pleasing to the Lord. For single adults 40+ Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Building C, Room 204.
Soul Mates: Lively discussion about the faith of couples and the keys to a loving and sacred relationship in this more than a Bible study. For couples in their 20s , 30s and 40s. Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Building C, Room 208.
Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study: All men are welcome for study and fellowship meeting at the Bay Hill Club. Thursdays at 7:00 a.m
Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study: Join this women’s group to study and connect with friends. For women 35+.Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in Building B – Room 218.
WOW Women of the Word: This Bible study meets Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in Building C, SEDR.