Cathedral Church of St. Luke

Last Sunday After the Epiphany

Cathedral Concert: Song of Democracy

Sunday, February 26, at 2 p.m.

Celebrate our Republic, our Liberty, the Music of Freedom, and Unity in Diversity! Come and hear an inspirational program by the ever-popular Orlando Concert Band with the Cathedral Choir and the Concert Choruses of Lake Brantley High School, Colonial High School, and Lake Nona High School, and our majestic pipe organ. Featuring Howard Hanson’s noble "Song of Democracy" and many renowned patriotic choral works. Free admission. Offerings are appreciated. Ample free parking.

EYC Festivities: Lunch & Play

Sunday, February 26
Calling all middle & high school students! Join Adam, Bryan, Trevor, and Susie for a special lunch and play immediately after church. We will walk over to Panera Bread Co. to eat lunch, and then have fun on the field across the way. So bring $10 and bring or wear casual clothes for playing kickball and other field games at Lake Eola. We will gather in the Great Hall after the 10:15 service to leave together. Parents can grab lunch downtown and hang out until 2 p.m. There will be no regular EYC meeting on the 26th. Hope to see you there!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Tuesday, February 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come to the Cathedral for a festive supper on the eve of Lent, Tuesday, February 28 from 6-8 p.m. Eat a tall stack of steaming pancakes with friends, old and new, all served up by Cathedral youth and volunteers. Susie and Adam will have some pancake-related games cued up to add to the fun. Cost is $5 per person and $14 per family, with proceeds helping to fund our summer mission trip to Honduras.

Ash Wednesday - March 1

Join us here at the Cathedral for Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at 7:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Devotionals from the Yergey Library and a Challenge for Lent!

An extensive collection of devotionals to read during the Lenten season will be on display in the Great Hall this Sunday. Check out a copy of Silence, by Shusaku Endo, and join the Dean’s book study beginning Wednesday March 8. Join the Library’s Lenten challenge! Sign up to use cotton bags instead of plastic during Lent and you’ll receive a free Yergey Library tote bag. Follow the library on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

IDignity Lenten Project

When we give something up for Lent we give ourselves a little more room for God to come in. This Lenten season, IDignity is giving you the opportunity to change the life of someone from right here in Orlando by giving up your change. Or, instead of purchasing that second cup of coffee each day during Lent, put that money into the IDignity Lenten can. Lenten cans will be available from Ash Wednesday through the third Sunday of Lent (March 19) for you to pick up and take home. Each time you put money in the can you are helping someone in need. The cans will be collected Palm Sunday (April 9) at each service. Thank you for making a difference!

Thank You from St. Elizabeth Guild

St. Elizabeth Guild would like to thank our fellow Cathedralites who so generously supported our Mardi Gras Breakfast and Silent Auction. We are blessed to worship among such giving friends. Your donations toward the breakfast and baskets will benefit charities that we hold dear. Thank you again and we will celebrate again in 2019. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Real Life on the Riviera - From Cy Todd, our CRU Missionary in Southern France

Dear Friends and Family,


The time has come for me to replace my old car, a 2000 VW with 120,000 miles. Having a car here is an important part of my ministry. Public transportation (bus/train) is not efficient nor direct. One must really have a car to do the type of ministry we do.


I have about $4000 saved. I will need an additional $10,000. If I can raise half of this, it will be matched by friends of the ministry! Would you join us in meeting this need? Please consider and pray about joining my “transportation team”!


You can invest in three ways:

1. Click on my direct giving page: https://give.cru.org/0139726

2. Send a check, payable to: CRU, PO Box 628222, Orlando, FL 32832-9841. Include a note that it's for Cynthia Todd, Staff Account Number 0139726

3. Call: Cru at 1-888-278-7233


Thank you for your partnership in ministry with me!!

"Your missionary" and friend,

Cindy "Cy" Todd

Save the Date

Women's Retreat

The Cathedral Women’s Retreat will be held April 28-30, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront. We are excited that our very own practicing counselors Mindy Bales and the Rev. Canon Josh Bales will be leading us this year. Please join us for fellowship, spiritual enrichment, music, and fun. More details will follow.


Men's Retreat

The Cathedral Church of St. Luke Annual Men’s Retreat will be October 13-15, 2017 at the International Palms Resort, Cocoa Beach, FL. Registration will begin August 6.

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. Parking is also 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 staff and those with limited mobility. One handicap space is available. 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

Exodus 24:12-18 | 2 Peter 1:16-21 | Matthew 17:1-9 | Psalm 99

The Collect

O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Published Friday, February 23, 2017