St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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

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

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Christmas Time at St. Luke’s

December 31, 2017 at Varies

Sermon Series: The Imagination of Advent

Christmas Preeve Worship Schedule – Saturday, December 23

  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Intergenerational Candle Light Service in Founder’s Hall
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Traditional Candle Light Service with Traditional Choir in Sanctuary
  • 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Contemporary Candle Light Service with Praise Team in Founder’s Hall

Childcare will be available for infants, toddlers, and preschool age for all Christmas Preeve services (No reservation is needed). Elementary age can worship with families.


Please note: Most of these worship experiences will fill to capacity at least 15 minutes before start time. Please arrive no later than 30-45 minutes before service start time for the best chance of being seated at the service of your choice.

Christmas Eve Worship Schedule – Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve Morning

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in Sanctuary
  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service in Founder’s Hall
  • Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children’s Nativity in Sanctuary

For the Children’s Nativity we ask that Children come dressed in costumes as shepherds, angels, Mary, Joseph, wisemen, and farm animals as we travel back to Bethlehem. We provide a limited number of costumes on the patio prior to the pageant. We look forward to sharing this special story with your family.

St. Luke’s will have a photographer taking pictures at this service so that families can experience worship. Free photos will be available for download at the week after Christmas.

Childcare will be provided at the 9:00 a.m. worship service for infant, toddler and preschool age (no reservation is required). Elementary age can worship with families.

Christmas Eve Night

  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Traditional Candle Light Service with Traditional Choir in Sanctuary
  • 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  Contemporary Candle Light Service with Praise Team in Founder’s Hall
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Traditional Candle Light Service with Traditional Choir in Sanctuary
  • 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.  Contemporary Candle Light Service with Praise Team in Founder’s Hall
  • 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Traditional Candle Light Service with Traditional Ensemble in Sanctuary
  • 11:15 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Traditional Candle Light Service with Traditional Ensemble in Sanctuary

Childcare will be available for Christmas Eve services for infant, toddler and preschool age at the 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. Traditional services and the 6:45 p.m. Contemporary service (no reservation is needed). Elementary age can worship with families.
Please note: Most of these worship experiences will fill to capacity at least 15 minutes before start time. Please arrive no later than 30-45 minutes before service start time for the best chance of being seated at the service of your choice.

  • Advent/Christmas Eve Offering information coming soon

Advent Studies

In The Bleak Midwinter: Theology of CS Lewis

This study and conversation examines how revered Christian writer CS Lewis returned to great faith following depression, separation from the church, and atheism. Participants will be encouraged to seek faith in the bleak winters of their lives. Wednesdays starting November 29 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Bill Barnes Learning Center Distance Learning Room.

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Exegesis:

This Bible Study facilitates conversation of the Advent biblical texts of the prophecies of Isaiah and the New Testament. Wednesdays starting November 29 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Bill Barnes Learning Center Smart Class Room.

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Faith and Art:

This study explores the role of the inspiration of faith in various works of art. Wednesdays starting November 29 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Building C, Room 200.

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Sunday, December 31 Worship Times TBD

  • Traditional Worship:
  • Contemporary Worship:

Please note that the church campus will be closed December 25-29. The campus will also be closed January 1. Your St. Luke’s staff hopes that you will find these Advent offerings helpful as you journey through the Advent Season. We wish you and your family a special season of celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior and blessings in the new year.

Advent Guide-Coming Soon

This Advent Guide will include ways to Worship, Connect, Grow, Serve, and Commit to give to others during Advent.

Serving On Campus

Volunteers are needed for Christmas Preeve and Christmas Eve services. From greeter to usher, handing out magazines and parking lot control, all volunteer positions help these days go smoothly! Click the button below to see all available opportunities.

Serving in our Community

Wish Tree Sorting
November 19 and 26; December 3, 10, 11 & 15

Each year St. Luke’s partners with OCPS social workers to provide gifts to children in need. Gifts to be brought in by December 10. Volunteer opportunities to sort gifts will take place on Sundays, November 19, 26, December 3 & 10

 

 East Winter Garden Christmas Shop – December 17

For the past four years, St. Luke’s UMC has joined with the East Winter Community to create an affordable Christmas shop event that has provided new toys to East Winter Garden families at a discounted rate. The event, festively called “A Very Merry Christmas” is a unique way to celebrate Christmas. Come sort and price gifts on Tuesday, December 11 or help at the Shop on Sunday, December 17.

A Volunteer Orientation is required to serve.

Every 3rd Saturday, there are several opportunities to share your time and your love with our community. During Advent, 3rd Saturday falls on Saturday, December 16. Join friends and family and meet new friends while you help at Door-to-Curb in East Winter Garden, Coalition for the Homeless, or United Against Poverty (UP Orlando).

Door-To-Curb Workday in East Winter Garden
Saturday, December 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
(morning or afternoon shifts or both)

As part of our Community Transformation efforts in East Winter Garden, help residents improve the value of their homes and the overall community by improving pre-designated home’s curb appeal. Jobs may vary, including landscaping, painting, and minor exterior home repairs. Meet at 1000 Lincoln Terrace, Winter Garden.

 

 

Coalition for the Homeless
December 17

St. Luke’s has partnered with Coalition for the Homeless since the early 1990s, providing hot meals each third Saturday of the month to people experiencing homelessness in Central Florida. Shifts and times vary.

The Coalition is located at 639 W. Central Blvd. Downtown Orlando

United Against Poverty


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