Cathedral Church of St. Luke

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

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We will have Stations of the Cross each Friday in Lent during our noon Holy Eucharist.

Please Note

There will be no childcare on Sunday, March 18 at the 6 p.m. service.

Dean’s Hour Lenten Series: “In the Upper Room”

Sundays, 9 a.m.

Join us in the Great Hall for a Lenten Dean’s hour series on Jesus preparing for his departure.

  • March 18 - John 17 | Canon Josh Bales

Wednesday Night Classes

"Teach Us To Pray": Lenten Reflections on Communion with God

Join us in the Armed Forces Chapel at 5:45 p.m. for Evening Prayer, 6:15 p.m. dinner in the Great Hall, 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross. To insure the exact amount of food, please RSVP to Fay Chandler at, or 407-849-0680 each week no later than Tuesday noon.

  • March 21 - Stations of the Cross

St. Elizabeth Guild

Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m.

All ladies of the Cathedral are welcome! Please join us and bring a friend, Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. in the Great Hall. This month we will be touring the Saint George Orthodox Church. If you are not up to walking we will provide transportation. We will enjoy refreshments, fellowship and hold our business meeting. SEG is a charities based guild, with all proceeds benefitting numerous charitable organizations.

Palm Crosses

Every year for more than sixty years the palm crosses that are worn on Palm Sunday have been made by members of the Cathedral. Please join us in the Adult Activity Room off the courtyard on Thursday, March 22, beginning at 9:30 a.m. to help with this time honored tradition. Instruction will be available for those who may need it. We usually make about 500 crosses, so any amount of time you can give will be appreciated.

Easter Memorials and Thanksgivings

By Cathedral tradition, any and all members are invited to make donations to the flowers which decorate the building for Easter and to the special music offered. These donations may be memorials or thanksgivings. If you are giving a memorial, please give the person(s) first and last names, i.e. Robert and Jane Smith, not Mr. & Mrs. Smith. These donations must be received in the Cathedral Office by March 22 in order to be printed in the Easter Bulletin.

Watch Through the Night

Maundy Thursday evening after the Eucharist, the consecrated elements are processed to the Garden of Repose in the Resurrection Chapel, where they remain until the Good Friday Liturgy at 7:30 a.m. Parishioners are asked to sign up on the board in the narthex for half hour increments to keep a “watch of prayer” throughout the night, symbolizing Jesus’ time in the Garden of Gethsemane. There will be a security guard on duty all night. You may safely park in the lot behind the Cathedral or on Jefferson Street nearby. If you park in the Washington Street lot after 10:30 p.m., you must pay.

Women's Retreat

Cathedral women will celebrate a weekend away April 27-29, 2018 for the annual Women’s Retreat at the Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront. We are excited that The Very Rev. Dr. Reggie Kidd will lead us this year. We hope you will join us for fellowship, spiritual enrichment, music, and fun! Click here to register online. If you have any questions, please contact Susie Landis at

Vacation Bible School

Start planning your child's summer with Vacation Bible School at the Cathedral! VBS will be held July 16 to July 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be making decorations on May 7, 9, 14, and 16 at St. Michael's, College Park. Registration begins at the end of April. For more information, please contact Susie Dunlap at

Travel Opportunity to England!

A Men's Choir from St. Luke's will sing in Canterbury Cathedral for a full week from July 16-22. If you'd like to be there to hear them, please contact Canon Ben Lane ( who can reserve you a nice, modern hotel room for about $75 per night. You'll book your own transportation.

Ministry Opportunities at the Cathedral

The Cathedral has many opportunities to volunteer and serve in the church. Below are two ministries that currently need volunteers. For a list of other opportunities, visit

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Lay Eucharistic Visitors are approved, trained and licensed to carry the Sacrament to members of the parish who for reasons of illness or infirmity are unable to attend services at the Cathedral. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Dean Reggie Kidd or Deacon Michael Matheny at 407-849-0680.


Ushers serve the Cathedral by greeting parishioners, distributing bulletins, receiving and presenting the offering and directing people during the distribution of Holy Communion. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Bob Borders at 407-629-6234.

Vision 2026

We need your input! If you have not already done so, please sign up to participate for one of the 17 “Vision 2026” discussion groups, each of which will be hosted by one of our members. (See attached list below) The thoughts and perspectives of each of you are important to the process. Here are the kinds of questions we will be asking:

  • What brought you to the Cathedral and why did you stay?

  • What are we doing well and what could we be doing better?

  • How do you imagine the future that God is bringing forth in us at the Cathedral?

  • What physical needs at the Cathedral must be addressed to make our buildings more welcoming, accessible and able to provide the needed space for mission, outreach and community activities?

This Sunday, we will have volunteers at a sign up table in the breezeway immediately after the 8:00 a.m. service and just before the 10:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services. We hope you will participate.

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The Yergey Library is now hosting a new ministry. Bring us your VHS home videos and we’ll transfer them to MP3 files and save them to a USB flash drive. You’ll be able to watch your family memories on your smart TV, and share and edit the files online. The service is $10 per VHS and includes an 8GB USB flash drive with a storage box. If you have any questions, please email our Librarian, Ashlie, at Don’t mail your videos to an unknown service. The Yergey Library will take good care of your life’s library.

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

Jeremiah 31:31-34 | Hebrews 5:5-10 | John 12:20-33 | Psalm 51:1-13

The Collect

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Published Thursday, March 15, 2018