Cathedral Church of St. Luke

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

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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

Foyers 2018 Talk during the Dean’s Hour

Join us for coffee and donuts in the Great Hall this Sunday at 9:00 a.m.! Shirley Triano, the coordinator for Foyers 2018 will provide details and answer all your questions about the new group beginning soon. See you there!

Acolyte Car Wash

Sunday, August 19 from 7:30 a.m. – Noon

The acolytes are having a car wash Sunday, August 19 from 7:30 a.m. – Noon. All of the money raised will go toward their trip to the National Acolyte Festival in Washington, D.C. next year. Bring your car (dirty or clean) and they’ll give it a good shine while you’re in church. Donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!

IMMERSE: The Bible Reading Experience

Experience the New Testament as never before. Read through the entire New Testament in 8 weeks, in a book club format: with a discussion among friends. Believe it or not, it’s do-able! Wednesday nights in the Great Hall, from 6:00-6:50 p.m. (Compline to follow). Or Thursday nights at the home of David and Marianne DiQuattro (for info, email Other options are possible, on request (via Connection Card, or through the church office). More information on this fantastic reading program at

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

Dean’s Hour resumes September 16. 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.

September Sermon Series: The Good News according to James

Throughout this September, Dean Kidd will offer homilies exploring this month’s lectionary epistle. James, the brother of Jesus, has life-transforming insights on how God makes his people “a kind of first fruits of his creatures” (James 1:18) — living with liberty (Ch. 1), getting the equation of “faith” & “works” right (Ch. 2), minding “the tongue” (Ch. 3), choosing God as friend instead of “the world” (Ch. 4), and experiencing healing prayer (Ch. 5). Don’t miss a single Sunday of worship in September!

Sunday School Kick-off

September 9

Fall Sunday School will begin September 9. We are looking for volunteers to teach Children’s Sunday School at 9 a.m., and Children’s Church at 10:15 a.m. Training curriculum and supplies will be provided. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Susie Dunlap at

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.

Prayers for our Member’s Journey

Our member Erin Dienst is moving to Saint Petersburg, Russia, for her ministry with Cru, to help design digital pathways for people all over Russia to hear about God and grow in their faith. She appreciates your prayers on this journey and you can sign up here to receive her monthly prayer letter update:

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.

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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

Proverbs 9:1-6 | Psalm 34:9-14 | Ephesians 5:15-20 | John 6:51-58

The Collect

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018