Cathedral Church of St. Luke

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Dean’s Hour

Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Great Hall

Leave your Bible behind and join Theresa Anstett as she leads the fourth of a 5-week study of the Life of Christ during the Dean’s Hour. You’ll experience a different, biblically faithful approach to engaging with God’s word, and you’ll gain a ministry skill to help you share the story of Jesus with the people you love. This week’s topic: “Freed: Demons Cast Out”

EOLA Baby Ministry

Sunday, June 24

Friends, in partnership with EOLA (Episcopal Office of Latino Assistance), we are invited as a Cathedral family to join in welcoming eight of our diocese’s newest members expected to arrive this summer. The Cathedral will be sponsoring infant supplies for several expectant mothers in the local Hispanic community who have been displaced from their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s impact on the island of Puerto Rico. Click here for the link to EOLA’s Target baby registry, through which you may sponsor a gift or baby supplies for these families. We are in need of volunteers to help with a sorting day for all the supplies received. If you would like to make a donation, you may write a check payable to The Cathedral Church of St. Luke with the memo “EOLA Babies”. If you feel called to support this ministry as a volunteer, please e-mail Francheska Torruellas to

Looking For Nursery Volunteers - From Canon Josh Bales

Dear Cathedral family, you serve each other so well and for that reason I want to make you aware of a significant need we have in the area of family ministries. Beginning this summer the Cathedral nursery is transitioning from mostly paid staff to volunteer staff from within our congregation. This will foster relationships across generations at our church, provide the security of familiar faces for parents, and will cut down on expenses! If you would be willing to serve our youngest Cathedral members (and their moms and dads) in this way, please get in touch with me ( or Sonya Shannon (

Cathedral Hosts Healing Prayer Mission

On Saturday, June 9th, the Cathedral Chapter of the International Order of St. Luke hosted a healing prayer mission entitled “Praying As Jesus Prayed” led by Rev. John Rice, the North American OSL Board Chaplain and a noted speaker on healing prayer. Attending were 100 people from around the diocese, both OSL and non-OSL members. Fr. Rice discussed numerous topics including the importance of listening, praying with Jesus’ power and authority, and the power of praying blessings. Included in the day’s events were several opportunities for attendees to pray for and with one another as well as the induction of new OSL members and chaplains from other OSL chapters.

Cathedral OSL Chapter Members and Chaplain Inducted

At the Dean’s hour last Sunday, Rev. John Rice discussed the Healing Ministry and answered questions about healing prayer. Fr. Rice, along with the Florida OSL State Representative, Rev. John Clark, inducted new OSL members as well as installed the new Cathedral Chapter OSL Chaplain, Deacon Rose Sapp. The new members inducted included both Associate Members Jean Gordon and Richard Meyer, and Full members Rev. Michael Matheny, Don and Neide Nantkes, Karen Daniels, and Julie Gadbois. The newly inducted members join with other Cathedral Chapter OSL members to establish a vital Healing Prayer Ministry at St. Luke’s. Anyone who would like more information regarding OSL membership is encouraged to call OSL Chaplain, Deacon Rose Sapp at the Cathedral.

Vacation Bible School

Come with us on an adventure to an uncharted island and be rescued by Jesus! VBS at the Cathedral is July 16 to July 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, for children 4 (by September 1, 2018) to entering 5th grade. Cost is $25.00 per child. To register, visit our website at

Summer Hymn Festival

If you’d like for us to sing your favorite hymn at 10:15 on a summer Sunday, please write the number or first line of that hymn on the Connection Card in Sunday's bulletin. Also list any dates that you’ll be away, and we’ll try not to schedule your selection then. Only signed submissions will be accepted, no anonymous submissions.

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Cathedral Kids T-Shirts

Support the Cathedral Kids children's ministry by purchasing a t-shirt with the Cathedral Kids logo. Shirts are $10 each. To Purchase a shirt, contact Sonya Shannon at

Cathedral Church of St. Luke

The Cathedral is located in the central district of downtown Orlando, on the Southwest corner of Magnolia Avenue and Jefferson Street.

PARKING: On Sunday mornings, parking is available at no charge in the surface lot at the corner of Washington and Magnolia. Downtown street meters are free all day on Sundays.

Additionally, we are designating all parking spaces in the Jefferson Street parking lot (the small lot behind the church building) as “Limited Mobility” or “Handicapped" for Sunday services. That includes the Dean’s space and the 2 clergy spaces. We are asking everyone able to do so to park in the Washington Street lot or in the Region’s Bank garage.

Parking is available for Sunday services in the Regions Bank garage located on the northeast corner of Orange Ave. and Washington Street: Enter the up-ramp on Washington and receive an Entrance ticket. At the Cathedral, pick up an Exit ticket from an usher. Then using those two tickets, exit the garage free of charge. The small parking lot behind the Cathedral on Jefferson street is reserved for handicapped and those with limited mobility. During the week (Monday through Friday) from 9 am until 5 pm, the Washington Street lot has ten designated spaces available at no charge for visitors to the Cathedral.

Readings From the Revised Common Lectionary

Ezekiel 17:22-24 | Psalm 92:1-4,11-14 | 2 Corinthians 5:6-10,[11-13],14-17 | Mark 4:26-34

The Collect

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Published Thursday, June 14, 2018