St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary

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4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
407.876.4991

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Bible studies, book studies, and small groups for spiritual growth

Prayer Ministry

Tuesday

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

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.

Sunday

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.

Retreats

Mary Retreats are for busy women to get away from all that they “DO” and enjoy a weekend away to just “BE”. For more information on these one-or two-night retreats, contact Amy Winslow at awinslow@st.lukes.org or 407.876.4991, ext. 297.

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 awinslow@st.lukes.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.

Emmaus Links

Florida Aldersgate Emmaus
Upper Room Ministries

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.

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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

EXODUS CIVIL RIGHT TOUR

This spring break, March 17-21, we will have an intergenerational experience called Exodus: A Civil Rights Journey that will challenge participants to view themselves as world-changers and explore what injustice God is calling them to change in our city, state, country, and world.

From March 17-21, we will follow in the footsteps of the American Civil Rights Movement–from Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, AL where children were sprayed with hoses by the police to Selma, AL where will walk across the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge that launched the movement to Montgomery, AL and the steps of the capitol building where Gov. George Wallace stood against Dr. King and many years later admitted his fault, and finally to Atlanta, GA where will visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights to examine how this movement has shaped and changed how we all view our rights. Click here to register.

Childcare Services

Childcare is provided for St. Luke’s sponsored events, held on campus during regular childcare hours. Reservations are required and must be made one week in advance so that we can provide adequate staff. In order to make your reservations please visit the childcare reservation page. Once you submit your reservation, you will receive an e-mail stating that your childcare request has been confirmed or if there is a cancellation of childcare. Childcare will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday mornings: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 for the use of childcare services.

LENTEN STUDIES

John: The Gospel of Life and Light.

The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name.”
Adults can experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal in Adam Hamilton’s six-week, DVD-series, John: The Gospel of Light and Life. You’ll follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament.

Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Building C, Room 204. Click here to register.

Sundays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Building C, SEDR. Click here to register.

 

Adult Growth Groups

Adult Ministry GROWTH GROUPS                                         

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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!

 

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 QUESTIONING

“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 awinslow@st.lukes.org or 407.876.4881, ext. 297.

 

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EXPLORING

Foundational classes introducing basic concepts of Christian faith and practice

 

Who is My Neighbor? Learning Spanish as a Church: Learn to be a welcoming church to our Spanish-speaking members of the congregation in this 8-week class. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Building C , Room205. Click here to register.

Mom Connection: A Bible study and fellowship group for moms of all ages. Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. in Building C, Room 208. Click here to register.

The Bible in Twelve Words: This course will introduce an approach to the Bible’s order, history, and theological themes based on 12 easy to understand words. The course is useful for any person seeking to read and understand the scriptures, but is also helpful for those persons seeking to teach an overview of the Bible. Click here to register. Building B, Room 209 (Choir Room).

 

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DEEPENING

Topic-specific classes that move beyond foundational concepts to deepen understanding faith and/or practice

Shalom Sessions: Join our pastors as St. Luke’s embarks of the journey to move beyond acceptance and welcome to begin the work of creating sacred space to hear one another share personal life experiences and their journey with God to build us into a diverse but united community of faith. Sundays at 4:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Click here to register.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. The Beloved Classic on What All Christians Believe. This is one of the most popular introductions to Christian faith ever written. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s many denominations, Lewis provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.Required Reading: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis and study guide. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall . Click here to register.

 

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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. Click here to register.

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. Click here to register.

 

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LIVING

Covenant-like groups with ongoing accountability to one another and deep spiritual formation

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“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

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. Click here to register.

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. Studying Namesake. 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. Click here to register.

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. Click here to register.

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. Click here to register.

 

 

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