Cathedral Church of St. Luke

Day of Pentecost

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Report to Congregation from the Cathedral Focus Groups

Between February 12 – March 18, sixteen groups of people from the congregation met to assess the future needs of the Cathedral. A brief summary of the group responses can be found below. Alternatively, hard copies are available in the narthex at the Welcome desk. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the church office. Many thanks to everyone who participated and shared their insights, especially to Scott Gabrielson (organizer), and our hosts and scribes.

Dean’s Hour

Sunday, May 20, at 9 a.m. in the Great Hall

Leave your Bible behind and join Theresa Anstett as she leads a 5-week study of the life of Christ during the Dean’s Hour. You’ll experience a different, biblically faithful approach to engaging with God’s word, and you’ll gain a ministry skill to help you share the story of Jesus with the people you love.

Reception for Father Adam Young and his family

Sunday, May 20

Father Adam Young is accepting a call as Vicar of the Chapel of the Incarnation in Gainesville, FL, effective June 1. Please join us Sunday, May 20 in the Great Hall after the 10:15 service for a reception where we will say farewell and Godspeed to the Young family.

Deacon Rob Griffith and his family

At the end of the month, Deacon Rob Griffith will be transitioning to Holy Spirit, Apopka, to complete his training as Transitional Deacon. We’re very grateful for all that the Griffith family has brought to our Cathedral family. Please join us May 27 as we give the Griffith family a send-off during the 10:15 service.

A Farewell to a few of the Cathedral Choir Members

Sunday, May 27

After the 10:15 service on Sunday, May 27, please join the Cathedral Choir for refreshments in the Great Hall as we all say farewell and Godspeed to several choir members leaving the Cathedral: soprano and middle school music teacher Phoebe Blume is moving back home to Connecticut, high school choral conductor and our tenor section leader (for 12 years!) Carlton Kilpatrick will relocate to FSU as a PhD student in music education; and soprano Christi Griffith and choristers Brennan and Soren will begin attending Holy Spirit, Apopka with their family as Rob goes there to serve as a Deacon.

Cathedral Men's Choir

Sunday, June 3 - Holy Eucharist at 10:15 a.m. | Choral Evensong at 6:00 p.m.

You are warmly invited to attend two separate services, as the 18 members of the Cathedral Men’s Choir present music they will sing this summer during a one-week residency at Canterbury Cathedral in England, the home of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Hear music by Lotti, Mendelssohn, Sumsion, Rutter, Archer, and Hurford, plus American tunes and even local composers Peter Mathews, Carl MaultsBy, Andrew Walker, Michael Petrosh, and Ben Lane.

Praying as Jesus Prayed

Saturday, June 9

Want to take your prayer life to a new level? What more could we hope for than to learn to pray more like Jesus? Rev. John Rice, the National Chaplain for Order of St. Luke will be leading a one-day mission on healing prayer. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 9th and join others as we all learn to pray more like Jesus. There is no cost for this mission, and it is open to all; but registration is required. To register, simply email Rev. Rose Sapp at A box lunch will be available for $10, and coffee and donuts will be available at sign in. Fr. John will also be our guest speaker at the Dean’s Hour on Sunday, June 10th. This will be a second opportunity to hear him speak about prayer. Don’t miss it!

Vacation Bible School

Come with us on an adventure to an uncharted island and be rescued by Jesus! VBS at the Cathedral is July 16 to July 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, for children 4 (by September 1, 2018) to entering 5th grade. Cost is $25.00 per child. To register, visit our website at

Summer Hymn Festival

If you’d like for us to sing your favorite hymn at 10:15 on a summer Sunday, please write the number or first line of that hymn on the Connection Card in Sunday's bulletin. Also list any dates that you’ll be away, and we’ll try not to schedule your selection then. Only signed submissions will be accepted, no anonymous submissions.

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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

Acts 2:1-21 | Romans 8:22-27 | Psalm 104:25-35,37 | John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

The Collect

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Published Thursday, May 17, 2018