Cathedral Church of St. Luke

Second Sunday in Lent

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Please Note

Due to Spring Break, there will be no Sunday School at 9 a.m. this Sunday.
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By the Grace of God and with the people consenting

The Right Reverend Gregory O. Brewer

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida

will ordain

Jesse Lassiter

To the Sacred Order of Deacons

In Christ’s One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic church

St. James Episcopal Church

38 South Halifax Drive

Ormond Beach, FL

Friday, the Twenty-second day of March

Two Thousand and Nineteen

at Seven o’clock in the evening

Your prayers and presence are requested

Reception to follow

(This will be St. James future Associate Priest. Please come out and
support him on his journey toward priesthood.)

Dean’s Hour - “Being Anglican”

This Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Great Hall

Join us Sunday morning for the Dean’s Hour, led by Dean Kidd, where we will continue an exploration of what it means to be a Christian in the Anglican tradition.

St. Elizabeth Guild Meeting

Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m.

The March 20 meeting of the St. Elizabeth Guild will be held in the Great Hall at 10:00. Our guest speaker will be our own Deacon Nancy Oliver; she will be telling us about Ministries in the jails. Please join us for fellowship as we gather to learn more about how we can contribute to our community. The Lord is our guide and companion.

Ramy Adly

March 31 at 6 p.m.

In an inspirational program of original compositions and improvisations, this international virtuoso of the Egyptian Oud performs on a Sunday evening with a chamber orchestra and various choirs of the Cathedral. Also enjoy music by Schubert and Albinoni, and favorite hymns. Free admission and free parking. There will be no Holy Eucharist at this service.

Guest Musicians Series

At all our choral Eucharists through April (Sundays at 10:15 a.m.), fine guest instrumentalists will play solos and accompany choral anthems, bringing a deeper dimension to our prayerful music. Come and hear these musicians performing these composers:

  • Sun, Mar 10 Lisa Ferrigno (violin) - J.S. Bach and Ben Lane
  • Sun Mar 17 Michael Barr (French horn) - Gluck and Ron Martin
  • Sun Mar 24 Ann Diaz (flute) - Bach and Bob Schaefer
  • Sun Mar 31 Jules Polachek (cello) - Vivaldi and Dvorak
  • Sun Apr 7 April Abbott (clarinet) - Brahms and Paul Halley
  • Sun Apr 14 John Almeida (trumpet) - Bach and Gilbert Martin
  • Thurs Apr 18 (7:30 pm) Matitiahu Braun (viola) - Mozart and Franck
  • Sat Apr 20 (7:30 pm) Heather Thorn (percussion) - Purcell and Bairstow
  • Sun Apr 21 Brassworks with percussion - Widor and Gerre Hancock
  • Sun Apr 28 Joe Vascik (trombone) - Liszt and Leopold Mozart
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2019 Spring Family Ministry Conference

On April 5-6th the Cathedral is partnering with NewCity Church to present a weekend seminar for families on the topic of sexuality from a Christian perspective. Specifically, Kelly Winkler and Caleb Grover, local therapists, will teach us an understanding of sexuality within a family context that will aide in preventing sexual harm. For more information, and to RSVP (required), click here.

Winter Wednesday Night Class

Wednesday Nights in the Great Hall (Through April 3)

Dean Kidd continues his class on Volume 2 of the Immerse Bible called Beginnings, which is available for purchase in the Cathedral Bookstore. Join us in the Cathedral at 5:30 p.m. for Evening Prayer, followed by 6:00-6:50 p.m. class in the Great Hall (Compline to follow.) Dinner will not be served, but you are welcome to bring your own dinner or snack.

St. Martha’s Spring Bazaar

Sunday, April 7 in the Great Hall

This year we will offer a beautiful Florida Wildlife themed wall hanging made by our own talented Linda Naughtin. Raffle opportunities available Sunday, March 24.

Women's Retreat

April 26-28, 2019

The Cathedral Women’s Retreat will be held April 26-28, 2019 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.

Stations of the Cross Booklets

The booklets for our Stations of the Cross observances, often requested as take-home items following those services, are offered now in the bookstore! Newly revised, the booklets reproduce for the first time the artwork which adorns the walls of our sanctuary, the extraordinary illustrations of the Stations of the Cross panels created in the mid-fifties by the famous Rambusch Studios of NYC. Stop by the bookstore and, for a quite reasonable $2.00, obtain a lovely copy of the Cathedral’s Stations booklet for yourself or as a gift! You will find the booklet to be a valuable guide to the Stations themselves, as well as a rich source for Lenten meditation.

Join us then, for Stations of the Cross observances, Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 p.m. (with choir and organ), and Good Friday, April 19, 1:00 p.m, followed by Children’s Stations of the Cross, 4:00 p.m.

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 are available through the third Sunday of Lent (March 24) for you to pick up and take home, and will be collected Palm Sunday (April 14) at each service. Thank you for making a difference!

The Yergey Library

Come visit our Yergey Library on the balcony level of the Education Building. Just knock and our new librarian, Hayes Schardt, will open the door for you! Browse the large collection for Lenten reading, Biographies, Children’s books, and much more.

The Food Ministry at The Cathedral Church of St. Luke

Do you enjoy preparing food? Do you go to the grocery store? Would you like to serve the members of our church when they are in need? If so, the Food Ministry may be calling you.

We are a group of Cathedral men and women who prepare food for other Cathedral members when they are in need. This might be after surgery, having a baby or just when life is overwhelming. You do not need to be a gourmet cook. Picking up a chicken from Publix and throwing a salad together is a great way to let others know you care. Delivering the meal is a plus, but if delivery is a problem, that can be worked out.

The Food Ministry is a wonderful way to serve our fellow parishioners. Please consider joining us! Contact the church office for more information or to become a member of the Cathedral Food Ministry.

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

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

  • Be aware that Inheritance House (1220 E Concord St, Orlando, FL 32803, 407-647-8925) is open every week, Mon. thru Fri., for prayer, whether drop-in or by-appointment.

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

Cathedral Office Volunteers Needed

The Cathedral office is in need of volunteers to work at the front desk during the week, answering phones and doing other light administrative tasks. We have an opening on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon, and occasional needs on other days and times during the week. If you’re interested, please contact Anne Michels at or 407-849-0680 x214.

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

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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

Genesis 15:1-12,17-18 | Philippians 3:17-4:1 | Luke 13:31-35 | Psalm 27

The Collect

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Published Thursday, March 14, 2019