Cathedral Church of St. Luke

The Feast of the Transfiguration

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Parking at the Cathedral on Sundays is especially challenging for people with disabilities and limited mobility. From the time of Moses, one of the first priorities for God’s people has been to be on the lookout for each other’s well-being. One of the first places we can do that for each other here at the Cathedral is in the parking lot. Beginning Sunday, August 6, we are designating all the parking spaces in the Jefferson Street parking lot (the small lot behind the church building) as “Limited Mobility” or “Handicapped.” That includes the Dean’s space and the 2 clergy spaces. We will continue to mark the meters on Jefferson Street along the north side of the Cathedral as limited mobility only, and are adding the spaces in the Jefferson lot to those already designated for limited mobility. On Sundays, we are asking everyone – again, “everybody” includes the Dean and other clergy – able to do so to park in the Washington Street lot or in the Region’s Bank garage. If you need to be near the ramps that are on the west side of the church building due to disability, please know that we your church family are grateful for you, and want worship to be as accessible to you as possible.

Summer Dean's Hour

Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Great Hall

The Summer Dean's Hour Spiritual Gifts series will resume next Sunday. This interactive program will give you an opportunity to uncover your personal spiritual gifts (yes, we all have them) and how you can best express those gifts in the Body of Christ. You may be surprised to discover where God is calling you to serve. Below is a schedule of speakers for this enlightening Dean’s Hour series.

August 6, 2017 - Breakfast - Honduras Report

August 13, 2017 - Canon Josh Bales - Encouragement

August 20, 2017 - Theresa Anstett - Communication

August 27, 2017 - Deacon Rose Sapp - Discernment, wrap up & Ministry Sunday discussion

September 3, 2017 - Fr. Loren Fox - Apostleship

September 17, 2017 - Ministry Sunday

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Thank you for supporting our Mission to Our Little Roses!

The Cathedral's mission team has safely returned from Honduras after a long week of fun, games, worship, prayer and most importantly, building relationships through the extraordinary love of our Savior. The team would like to an extend heartfelt appreciation for all the prayer devoted to our mission and the generous donations that made the trip possible. Join us in the Great Hall on Sunday, August 6, at 9 a.m. for a presentation about the details of our group's week at OLR. We'll be serving breakfast, so don't miss it! We're already making great plans for next year's mission trip. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @stlukelovesOLR to see more of the amazing girls at Our Little Roses.

Blessing of the Backpacks

August 13 during the 10:15 am service

We will have our annual Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, August 13 during the 10:15 a.m. service. All students, teachers, and school staff members are invited to bring in their backpacks for a special blessing. Please invite your teachers and friends to join us!

Your presence is requested!

God willing and the People consenting,

The Right Reverend Gregory O. Brewer, Bishop, will ordain

The Reverend Lauren Renee Ellis Larkin to the Sacred Order of Priests

in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on

Saturday, August 19th at 11:00 o’clock a.m.

If you are able to attend, would you consider donating a baked good or food item of your choosing to the reception that will follow? If you would like to help with the reception, please contact Mary Swanson at

Exciting Opportunities in Cathedral Kids!

Susie and company are gearing up for the Fall launch of both Sunday School and Children’s Church. A new curriculum will be introduced, called Hearts Alive, which is written and distributed by a priest in our diocese. Hearts Alive follows the lectionary in telling God’s story and engages children through interactive activity. We are looking for volunteer leaders to be a part of both Sunday School (9-10 a.m.) and Cathedral Kids (10-11 a.m.) on Sundays starting September 10th. Additionally, we need Welcome Station greeters to direct families and children to the appropriate class space. Please contact Susie ( to ask about these opportunities!

Visit the Yergey Library for Summer Reading and More!

The Yergey Library is a creative and central ministry at the Cathedral, offering many ways for our community to study Christian Theology and explore, through reading, the timeless love of God in Jesus Christ. We also have a great collection of Adult Fiction, Children's, and Young Adult reading. The Library has also created an app for mobile devices, Cathedral & Company, hosting teachings from Bishop John W. Howe. Download it today from iTunes and enjoy audio study wherever you go. Visit the Library on Sunday mornings or anytime the Cathedral office is open. The Library entrance is on the second floor overlooking the courtyard. Contact our Librarian, Ashlie Darley, for more information or to become A Friend of the Library.

Men's Retreat

Friday, Oct. 13th, 7pm to Sunday, Oct. 15th, 10am

1300 North Atlantic Avenue

Cocoa Beach, FL

The Annual Cathedral Men’s Retreat will be held at the International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach. This year’s topic will be “The Life of David: A Man After God’s Own Heart?”, given by our speaker Fr. Adam Young. Cost (includes breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Saturday): Single - $285; Shared Double - $180; Saturday dinner only - $31. Registration begins August 6-September 10. Partial scholarships will be available. For retreat and scholarship information, please contact Bob Kirby at 407-475-3454.

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 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

Exodus 34:29-35 | 2 Peter 1:13-21 | Luke 9:28-36 | Psalm 99 or 99:5-9

The Collect

O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Published Thursday, August 3, 2017