St. Luke's United Methodist Church

CALENDAR

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

Search
Menu

Ministry Guide

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 8:46 pm in .

View the Ministry Guide page for a list of upcoming online ministry meetings, events, and opportunities. This page is available through the St. Luke’s Weekly Update email, St. Luke’s social media sites, the St. Luke’s Orlando app, and here at st.lukes.org/ministryguide. To sign up for the Weekly Update email and receive the Ministry Guide directly to your inbox, click here.

Pastor Jenn, Pastor Jad, Pastor Jeremy, Pastor Melissa

I’M NEW TO ST. LUKE’S

The St. Luke’s United Methodist Church family in faith welcomes you. We know you have many choices when it comes to places to worship, connect, grow, and serve so we are honored that you are exploring St. Luke’s. Click here to learn more about St. Luke’s and our ministries!

Our Purpose: Awaken disciples to reveal the Kingdom, reveal the Kingdom to awaken disciples.

Our Core Values: At our center is the love of Jesus Christ. We value Christ-centered acceptance, hospitality, community, discipleship, and service.

Our Vision: That the believers of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church will reach as many people as possible in Central Florida introducing them to eternal life in Jesus Christ. Together, we commit to worship, connect, care, and grow as Disciples, to serve in revealing the Kingdom of God.

St. Luke’s leaders have agreed to three primary objectives during this unprecedented time:

– Safety and Health of Everyone

– Support and Care of Everyone

– Financial Strength and Resourcing

Want to learn more about St. Luke’s? Contact Liz Vasquez for a Virtual Meet-n-Greet at evasquez@st.lukes.org or call 407-876-4991 ext. 216.

JOIN THE CHURCH

Stay tuned for the next “Discover St. Luke’s” class and Partnership class opportunities!


Click the tabs below to view a schedule of online events, classes, and opportunities by day and hour:

 ONLINE SUNDAYS 

6:00 a.m.: Devotions with Scripture, prayer, and a thought for the day on Facebook (click here to view all devotion videos)

9:30 a.m.: Worship live on Facebook (click here to view full worship videos, and click here to view sermon videos) – online Sunday School for children available here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Worship Series: We are more aware than ever that we are living witnesses to the historical moment we are all experiencing together right now. The season of Eastertide is all about how eyewitnesses to Jesus’ resurrection shared that story, and how it changed their lives. We are eyewitnesses to resurrection all around us each and every day. Join us as we share the Good News – as we are eyewitnesses to the good news of Jesus’ love for all, and eyewitnesses of the good news of light in the midst of our darkness.

12:30 p.m.: Single Servings (group for singles 40+) book study via Zoom (click here)

5:00 p.m.: Mini messages from your St. Luke’s Youth Directors on St. Luke’s Youth Facebook page

6:00 p.m.: High school youth “talk back” session (email youth@st.lukes.org for details on how to connect)

6:30 p.m.: Join Ryan Bonfiglio for a new 5-week Zoom-based course with Candler School of Theology and explore the theological and ethical dimensions of the Ten Commandments. We will examine the historical meaning of each commandment, as well as how they are applied and commented upon in the rest of Scripture. Discussion will also include how to deal with some of the realities we are facing during COVID-19 in light of these Commandments. There is a $25 registration fee for this class (click here to register).

 ONLINE MONDAYS 

6:00 a.m.: Devotions with Scripture, prayer, and a thought for the day on Facebook (click here to view all devotion videos)

2:00 p.m.: “St. Luke’s to the Core” shows how the children of St. Luke’s live into our Core Values of Acceptance, Hospitality, Community, Discipleship, and Service, and will be posted to Facebook.

9:00 p.m.: Breathing Space with Pastor Melissa – prayer, Scripture, study, and community via Zoom (click here)

 ONLINE TUESDAYS 

6:00 a.m.: Devotions with Scripture, prayer, and a thought for the day on Facebook (click here to view all devotion videos)

10:00 a.m.: Exercise with Coach Chris and friends on Facebook (click here to view all exercise videos)

10:00 a.m.: Plugged in with St. Luker, Kathy Thatcher via Zoom (click here)

3:00 p.m.: Check-in for youth live on St. Luke’s Youth Instagram page

4:00 p.m.: Check-in for youth parents live on St. Luke’s Youth Facebook page

9:00 p.m.: Breathing Space with Pastor Melissa – prayer, Scripture, study, and community via Zoom (click here)

 ONLINE WEDNESDAYS  

6:00 a.m.: Devotions with Scripture, prayer, and a thought for the day on Facebook (click here to view all devotion videos)

2:00 p.m.: “St. Luke’s to the Core” shows how the children of St. Luke’s live into our Core Values of Acceptance, Hospitality, Community, Discipleship, and Service, and will be posted to Facebook.

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.: Purchase delicious food to grab-and-go from the 4Rivers Smokehouse food truck on St. Luke’s campus (cold items also available for pre-order only, pick up on Wednesdays)! Visit st.lukes.org/4rivers for dates, times, and menu details. 

6:30 p.m.: Back to Basics: Discovering Genesis with Pastor Bill – This summer, study some of the most significant stories of the Bible that are foundational for understanding God’s grace-filled relationship with humanity. This Zoom class will be weekly through July 29 (click here to register).

7:00 p.m.: College student small group with Pastor Jeremy via Zoom (click here)

9:00 p.m.: Breathing Space with Pastor Melissa – prayer, Scripture, study, and community via Zoom (click here)

 ONLINE THURSDAYS 

6:00 a.m.: Devotions with Scripture, prayer, and a thought for the day on Facebook (click here to view all devotion videos)

7:45 a.m.: Here and Now: Living in the Spirit men’s book study with Pastor Jad via Zoom (either call to join by dialing 929-205-6099 or join online by clicking here and use the Meeting ID: 991 870 196)

10:00 a.m.: Exercise with Coach Chris and friends on Facebook (click here to view all exercise videos)

10:30 a.m.: Women’s Bible study with St. Luker Beth Whitten via Zoom (either call to join by dialing 929-205-6099 or join online by clicking here and use the Meeting ID: 372 179 714)

4:00 p.m.: High school youth Virtual Café via Zoom (email youth@st.lukes.org for login information)

7:00 p.m.: An Altar in the World book study with Pastor Jenn and her Sisters of the Soul via Zoom (either call to join by dialing 929-205-6099 or join online by clicking here and use the Meeting ID: 606 408 060)

7:00 p.m.: Young adult small group with Pastor Jeremy via Zoom (click here)

9:00 p.m.: Breathing Space with Pastor Melissa – prayer, Scripture, study, and community via Zoom (click here)

 ONLINE FRIDAYS

6:00 a.m.: Devotions with Scripture, prayer, and a thought for the day on Facebook (click here to view all devotion videos)

6:00 p.m.: St. Luke’s Bedtime Story on Facebook (click here to view all bedtime story videos)

 ONLINE SATURDAYS

6:00 a.m.: Devotions with Scripture, prayer, and a thought for the day on Facebook (click here to view all devotion videos)

9:30 a.m.: Women of the Word book study via Zoom (click here)

10:00 a.m.: Exercise with Coach Chris and friends on Facebook (click here to view all exercise videos)

MINISTRY AREA OPPORTUNITIES/GROUPS/EVENTS

Connect Ministries

st.lukes.org/connect

connect@st.lukes.org

407.876.4991 ext. 216

Cluster Groups: Connect online with St. Lukers who share your interests or life stage, or live in your area. Visit st.lukes.org/clustergroups for a full listing of groups. Have an idea for a new online group? Email connect@st.lukes.org to get started!

Open Arms: Members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies are invited to an online brunch Sunday, June 7 starting at 12:00 p.m. Contact openarms.cluster@st.lukes.org for login details.  

Mom Life: Put the kids to bed and then join us as we Whine @ Nine on Wednesday, June 10 at 9:00 p.m. Email mom.cluster@st.lukes.org for Zoom Meeting ID. 

Theme Parks: Missing the theme parks? Join the Theme Park Cluster Group for an afternoon of family-friendly games via Zoom on Sunday, June 14 at 4:00 p.m.! Email themepark.cluster@st.lukes.org for Meeting ID and password. 

Senior Ministries (50+): Subscribe to St. Luke’s senior newsletters and more by visiting st.lukes.org/subscribe, emailing connect@st.lukes.org, or calling Liz Vasquez at 407.876.4991 ext. 216.


Care Ministries

st.lukes.org/care

care@st.lukes.org

407.876.4991 ext. 262

Care Visitation Team: Let us know if you or someone in your family has an upcoming surgery. Mark your online Connection Card or contact the Care Office so a Visitation Team member can call and pray with you while hospitalized. Know a St. Luker who needs help staying connected? Contact the Care Office; a Visitation Team member can check in with them.

Stephen Ministry: This ministry allows you to be matched confidentially with a trained caring Christian who will listen, pray, and support you through job loss, marital issues, illness, parenting difficulty, grief, etc. Stephen Ministers can connect online or by phone during this time of social distancing. Men are matched with male Stephen Ministers, and women with female Stephen Ministers. Mark your online Connection card or call the Care Office for more details.

Caring Kitchen: Know a St. Luker who would like a crockpot meal? Contact the Care Office.

Hearts to Hands: Please continue to knit/crochet for Hearts to Hands at home during this time.

Community Counseling Center: St. Luke’s Community Counseling Center provides counseling services to people of all ages by Licensed Mental Health Counselors. We are pleased to offer teletherapy sessions during this time of social distancing. Our counselors are both approved providers for many insurance companies and offer a sliding fee scale in addition to the standard fee. Contact 407.876.8237 to schedule a teletherapy session.

Support Group for Parents of Children/Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder: This support group will meet online using the platform Gotomeeting on Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. Contact the Care Office regarding login information on how to join this group.


Grow Ministries

st.lukes.org/grow

grow@st.lukes.org

407.876.4991 ext. 238

Back to Basics: Discovering Genesis with Pastor Bill: This summer, study some of the most significant stories of the Bible that are foundational for understanding God’s grace-filled relationship with humanity. This Zoom class is on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. through July 29 (click here to register).

The Ten Commandments with Ryan Bonfiglio: This new 5-week course with Candler School of Theology will explore the theological and ethical dimensions of the Ten Commandments. We will examine the historical meaning of each commandment, as well as how they are applied and commented upon in the rest of Scripture. Discussion will also include how to deal with some of the realities we are facing during COVID-19 in light of these Commandments. This Zoom class is on Sundays at 6:30 p.m., and there is a $25 registration fee (click here to register).


Serve Ministries

st.lukes.org/serve

serve@st.lukes.org

407.876.4991 ext. 285

Blood Drive: Thank you St. Lukers for making our last blood drive a huge success! For those of you who wished to donate, but could not make it, here’s another chance! Donate blood at St. Luke’s on Sunday, June 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Just look for the Big Red Bus! All donors will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test and a free t-shirt. Appointments are highly encouraged to help manage social distancing and to reduce wait times. Click here to learn more and make an appointment.

Jobs Partnership – Coaches Needed: Sign up to walk alongside adult students working to better their lives through job and life skill training. Classes (likely online) are from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays starting in August for 12 weeks. To learn more about Jobs Partnership, visit jobspartnership.org. For more information, contact Amy Winslow at awinslow@st.lukes.org. 

NEW Car Ministry: Transportation is a HUGE barrier to stability for families experiencing poverty. St. Luke’s Car Ministry is a new group committed to helping families donate used vehicles to those in need, and to set up maintenance days for oil changes. If you have car maintenance skills and can commit to helping this team, join a Zoom call on Monday, June 15 at 12:00 p.m. Contact Amy Winslow at awinslow@st.lukes.org for login information.

Laptops and Computer Parts Needed: If you have an old laptop, keyboard, wireless mouse or monitor you don’t need, we have a team ready to update it and get it to families who need a computer. With distance learning and online applications for jobs, a computer is a necessary tool. If you have a computer to donate for one of our Restoring Hope families, contact Amy Winslow at awinslow@st.lukes.org. 

Baking for Food Distribution: St. Luke’s is distributing food to our East Winter Garden community and those whose livelihood depend on contract work each week. If you would like to bake, we need dinner bread, breakfast items, and sweets. Bake and package items for a family of 4. For delivery instructions, contact Amy Winslow at awinslow@st.lukes.org. 

Caring Volunteers Needed: Connect with St. Lukers who may have care needs or prayer requests. Send texts, emails or call from the comfort of your home. Email care@st.lukes.org or call 407.876.4991 ext. 262 for details.

Here are some ways St. Luke’s has and is supporting the community:

• Coalition for the Homeless – St. Luke’s utilized disaster response funding to feed 500 in the shelter program in March, April, and May. 

• Family Promise – These families are sheltering in place at a hotel. Volunteers can bring meals to the day center for these families.

• Jobs Partnership and Circles – Ministries continue through online classes and meetings. New groups will begin in the fall. For more information, contact Amy Winslow at awinslow@st.lukes.org   

• UMW – Volunteers are sewing masks that will be used at the Coalition for the Homeless and for Shepherd’s Hope and around the church campus. To date, 575 masks were delivered to Coalition for the Homeless, 260 masks went to Shepherd’s Hope, 50 to Union Rescue Mission, and 150 were delivered to Winnie Palmer Hospital. 

• Meals on Wheels – Meals continue to be delivered to these vulnerable seniors once a weekVolunteers deliver 10 frozen meals to the seniors to limit contact for this community and the volunteers. 

• Inside Out Jail Ministries – Volunteers are needed to be Pen Pals to inmates at the 33rd Street Jail. For more information, contact Amy Winslow.

• Restoring Hope Initiative:

  • Family Advocacy – St. Luke’s staff is coordinating resources from community partners to serve the needs of Restoring Hope families. Our Family Advocates continue to check in with these families to be sure they have support as they navigate systems, benefits and bills. Key issues are jobs and keeping up with rent payments.
  • ESOL – These 12 families are connected with a St. Luke’s volunteer to determine what needs they have during this period of uncertainty. Volunteers are attending webinars to learn about support for this community.   
  • Food Security – In collaboration with Society of St. Andrew, HEBNI Nutritional Consultants, and other community partners, St. Luke’s is coordinating grant applications and pop-up meal sites to provide fresh produce and cooked meals to families.

FINANCIAL UPDATE

Thank you for all the ways you support St. Luke’s! Share your tithes and offerings by:

  • Using the outside dropbox attached to Building C.
  • Setting up a recurring bank draft (for assistance email awhisnant@st.lukes.org).
  • Giving online at st.lukes.org/give or through the St. Luke’s app.
    • Consider a special gift for the “Coronavirus Emergency Help Fund.”

Financial Update as of April 30, 2020 (updated monthly)

Operating Budget

Actual YTD

Budget YTD

2020 Annual Budget

Contribution and Support Receipts

$1,341,365

$1,231,214

$3,538,271

Expenses

$1,255,527

$1,225,102

$3,538,271

Total Over (Under)

$85,838

$6,112

Visit st.lukes.org/stewardship to make your 2020 stewardship pledge and view detailed financial reports. Contact Andrea Whisnant, Church Accountant, at 407.876.4991 ext. 227 or awhisnant@st.lukes.org with questions.

If you need help connecting to one of the classes, groups, content types, or worship services listed above, email Liz Vasquez at evasquez@st.lukes.org or call 407.876.4991 ext. 216.


Scroll for
More Content