St. Luke's United Methodist Church


4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819


A Note from Caryn Royer-March 14, 2019

Posted on March 14, 2019 at 1:51 pm in .

Dear St. Lukers,

Happy Lent! This is one of my favorite seasons of the year. It always comes at the time of year that I need it the most–kind of spring cleaning for the soul.

The rituals we have here are St. Luke’s to help us connect with Christ in new ways never cease to amaze me! Interesting themes, stirring services, and moving experiences like our prayer labyrinth. This year for the first time ever, our Prayer Labyrinth is in the Sanctuary and available for use each Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Going to the garden in God’s Neighborhood requires a willingness to get dirty and a huge amount of faith to wait for a garden to grow. Jesus compared faith to a mustard seed and it was always a visual I couldn’t quite understand. A little research and I learned that the mustard seed is one of the tiniest seeds, but when planted flourishes to one of the largest plants in the garden.

The world beats us and batters us and throws us around, but if my faith remains–no matter how small–God can turn it into something big and beautiful?? That is an amazing visual that can’t be denied. This Lent, I pray you experience the big love of our big and awesome God, shared through the biggest display of love through Christ. I pray you have a big Lent and remember it starts with tiny faith.


Caryn Royer

Director of Adult Ministries

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