Ministries Caring for the Mind, Body and Soul

Loaves & Dishes

The Loaves & Dishes ministry provides meals to those who are facing difficult circumstances such as a hospital stay or death in the family. A team of over 100 volunteers is equally blessed by the opportunity to serve members of our church family.

Contact: Laura Hall | loavesdishes@stlukes-oviedo.org

Your Journey from Mourning to Joy.

If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. That’s the reason for GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Groups are led by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.

Contact: griefshare@stlukes-oviedo.org

Find Help. Discover Hope. Experience Healing.

It’s hard to know how to help someone who is going through a divorce.  It takes a long time and a lot of work to heal the pain that comes with the breakup of a marriage. DivorceCare is a special seminar and support group of people who understand what you are going through and want to help.  Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

Contact: divorcecare@stlukes-oviedo.org

Kids find joy and hope built on God’s love!

"DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is a special group to help children (ages 5-12) heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce. DC4K provides your children with a safe and neutral place to recognize and learn to share their feelings." from http://www.dc4k.org/about

Contact: Wendy Clark | divorcecarekids@stlukes-oviedo.org

Eagle’s Wings

Our car is a lifeline that connects us to work, the grocery store, our church.  It’s what keeps us moving to a doctor’s appointment or visiting family and friends. Every day countless individuals living independently in their homes are faced with transportation challenges. Why? They are isolated and unable to fulfill their transportation needs. Eagle’s Wings provides transportation for St. Luke’s members and those who participate in our various outreach programs. 

Eagle’s Wings volunteers and Care Recipients (passengers) are St. Luke’s members. Volunteer Drivers are carefully screened. Care Recipients are evaluated by a Care Team Leader for pre-registration. Eagle’s Wings, a ministry of Christian love that  brings help, hope and connecting relationships.

Contact: Lori McNatt | eagleswings@stlukes-oviedo.org

“...Feed my lambs...take care of my sheep...Feed my sheep...”  - John 21:15-17

The Job Sight

The Job Sight is a ministry to help encourage and prepare you during your job search. You have the opportunity to confidentially submit your resume for review and personally speak to a Human Resources Professional who is inspired to help support your journey.

If you know of a job opening at your company you can confidentially submit a list of job openings to jobsight@stlukes-oviedo.org along with the name of your company. The openings will be reviewed to see if there is a match with those that are in the job search at St. Luke’s. All resources are stepping-stones to success.

Contact: D’Lynn Underwood | jobsight@stlukes-oviedo.org

Parish Nurses

“...For I am the Lord your healer.” - Exodus 15:26

Christian compassion compels us to care for those afflicted by illness or injury. Parish Nurses are volunteers with hearts for the hurting who come alongside you in this ever-changing, often-confusing world of health care. The program links health ministry with the Gospel to encourage and support God’s people.

Primarily educators and counselors, Parish Nurses increase awareness of and access to health care expertise and services throughout the Greater Orlando metropolitan area. Their service reaffirms the church’s role in ministering to the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

Contact: Parish Nurses | parishnurse@stlukes-oviedo.org

Connect with a Therapist

Lutheran Counseling Services provides care in a comforting and nurturing environment. Trained counselors share God’s abundant grace as manifested through His love for us in Jesus Christ. By offering compassionate solutions for everyday, real-life issues, each person’s dignity and worth as a child of God is valued and respected.

Contact: 407.644.4692 | www.lcsfl.com

Troop Support

Packages to military personnel are sent out approximately every six weeks.  Names of men and women in the service are provided by friends or family members to receive packages and be placed on the prayer list.  Expressions of thanks from the soldiers are recorded in a scrapbook that remains on display in the Narthex.  

Contact: Janet Smith | troopsupport@stlukes-oviedo.org

Chemo Care Caddy Ministry

Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy spend countless hours receiving treatment, waiting for appointments and visiting doctors and hospitals. This ministry’s hand-made tote bags, filled with journals, markers, socks, books and more, help keep the patient entertained and comfortable. Each bag is uniquely and lovingly crafted and filled.

Contact: Lori McNatt | chemocare@stlukes-oviedo.org

Card Ministry

Members being released from the hospital or families that are grieving a loss or celebrating a new birth receive a card from our church family. Cards, along with special stickers, are sent to children who are ill. 

Contact: cardministry@stlukes-oviedo.org

Bereavement Ministry

The Bereavement ministry assists families who have lost a loved one by coordinating a reception following a funeral service, memorial service or interment.  The team works in rotation by pairs, arranging for the purchase of food, setting up supplies on a reception table, and acting as quiet hosts during this healing time of fellowship.  

Contact: Susan Ziegler Reinhardt | 407.977.2792

Prayer Chain

Members of St. Luke's Prayer Chain are actively praying for many individuals -- members and non-members. Requests originate from the church staff. They are forwarded to the Prayer Chain Chairperson who emails the prayer requests to Prayer Chain members. Anyone who has email access is invited to join this ministry of prayer. 

Contact: Church Office | 407.365.3408