Cathedral Church of St. Luke

Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost

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Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief

While it is too early to determine the extent of damages caused by Hurricane Michael, we do know that the need is great. Estimates indicate recovery will take years. Episcopal Disaster Relief will be there with them. We can be too, through our prayers and our financial resources. If you'd like to contribute to the relief efforts, please see the attached flyer below, or pick up a copy this Sunday, available in the narthex.

Invitation to the Deanery Revival Meeting

Mark your calendars and please pray for this celebratory event.

Friday, February 1, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Orlando, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be the featured speaker at a revival service celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of Central Florida.

In preparation for this historic event, Bishop Greg Brewer will host a series of deanery meetings across the diocese, to cast a vision for the revival and to enlist and begin to train people for this ministry opportunity.

Your prayers and attendance are requested. Come and help us get the word out —“Keep Saying YES to Jesus”.

Schedule for Revival Deanery Meetings:

You are welcome to attend any of the deanery meetings.

Southeast Deanery | Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. Trinity Church, Vero Beach

Northeast Deanery | Sunday, October 28 at 4 p.m. Grace Church, Port Orange

Northwest Deanery | Sunday, November 4 at 4 p.m. Church of St. Mary, Belleview

Southwest Deanery | Sunday, November 11 at 4 p.m. St. Paul’s, Winter Haven

Michael LeGrand

Sunday, October 14, at 3 p.m.

Orlando’s own young Rising Star, now a senior organ student at the University of Notre Dame, plays masterpieces for the pipe organ. Sponsored by the Central Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Reception following.

Dean's Hour October 14

Join us this Sunday, October 14 at 9 a.m. in the Great Hall for a financial update for this year, plus budget preview for 2019.

Fall Dean’s Hour Series: Paul’s Letters to the Colossians & to Philemon

Resumes Sunday October 21, at 9 a.m. in the Great Hall

So many important lessons for us in these days — Paul writes to people who are wondering if anybody’s really in charge of the universe, and whether Christ’s cross and resurrection make any actual difference in their world and in their lives.

St. Elizabeth Guild

Wednesday, October 17, at 10 a.m.

If you are looking for friendship based on faith and a way to contribute to our community, join us in the St. Elizabeth Guild on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m., in the Great Hall. We will enjoy refreshments, fellowship and hold our business meeting. SEG is a charities based guild, with all proceeds benefitting numerous charitable organizations.

IDignity Serve Day

Thursday, October 18

Save the date on your calendar for Thursday, October 18th to volunteer as part of the Cathedral’s sponsorship of IDignity, a program that assists the homeless in securing identification. This event fills up quickly with volunteers, so register online at today!

Women's Night Out

Thursday, October 18

Join us for Women's Night Out at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 at Fratelli's Italian Restaurant (373 N. Orange Ave). Free childcare available at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Susie Landis ( by Monday, October 15. We hope you can join us!

Mabel’s Table & Barbara’s Bakery

Sunday, October 28

It only happens twice a year you won’t want to miss it. Mark your calendars for October 28. Come find many treasures at Mabel’s Table and yummy baked goods at Barbara’s Bakery. Sponsored by the St. Elizabeth Guild.

Christmas Greenery

St. Elizabeth Guild is delighted to once again be selling Christmas Greenery. Alpine Farms in Washington State provides beautiful and fragrant wreaths, garland and swags to decorate your home for the Christmas season. Order forms will be available in the Great Hall beginning October 21. Delivery will be in late November or early December. It’s never too early to get ready for Christmas! Thank you for your continued support of St. Elizabeth Guild!

We Gather Together – A Cathedral Fall Fun BBQ

Sign up to be considered for Entertainment and/or Dessert Competition

We know there are lots and lots of talented Cathedral members and we would like to showcase your talent on Saturday, November 10th, 4 – 7 p.m. Please contact Holly Vanture ( or 407-222-4761), the Entertainment Committee Chair, to let her know of your interest and what talent you would like to bring to the event. Please contact Joanne Hamrick ( or 407-466-0136), to let her know of your interest to compete with a dessert.

Because we bear the name of St Luke, the Beloved Physician...

  • Volunteer to serve at IDignity on the actual day of his Feast, this Thursday, October 18. Register online at today!

  • Attend healing Eucharist, this and every Thursday night at the Cathedral (in partnership with Inheritance House), 6:00 p.m.

  • Be mindful that the Cathedral offers Eucharist every weekday at 12:05 p.m. (with an emphasis on healing on Wednesday).

Altar Guild Volunteers Needed

The Cathedral’s Altar Guild is looking for new members! The Altar Guild is responsible for preparing the sacred vessels for use at Holy Eucharists and other special occasions, as well as caring for the fine linens and sacred vestments. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kathy Tindal at 407-579-6840 for more information.

The Inheritance House

The Cathedral welcomes a new ministry partner! The Inheritance House is an interdenominational Christian Healing Ministry in the downtown Orlando area, offering a variety of activities that are available to the local and online community. For more information, visit their website at

Thanksgivings and Memorials

Commemorate important events or people in your life by giving an offering for flowers or candles. The donation for a Sanctuary candle for either the Cathedral or the Memorial Chapel is $10. The minimum donation for flowers is $40. More than one person or family may contribute to the flowers on any given Sunday. We would welcome donations for flowers on any upcoming Sunday. Contact Fay at the Cathedral office at 407.849.0680, no later than the Wednesday prior to the Sunday desired.

Like/Follow the Cathedral on Social Media!

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

Amos 5:6-7,10-15 | Psalm 90:12-17 | Hebrews 4:12-16 | Mark 10:17-31

The Collect

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Published Thursday, October 11, 2018