Church Volunteer Opportunities

Usher

Description: Team of gentlemen that provides logistical support for all worship services – greeting and seating people, distributing worship folders and collecting offering

Interests/Passions: people, worship logistics

Gifts/Skills: hospitality

Contact: ushers@sllcs.org

Altar Guild Volunteer

Description: Set up the altar for worship services and prepare communion tables and elements. Rotating schedules Interests/Passions: worship

Gifts/Skills: serving, helping

Contact: altarguild@sllcs.org

Acolyte

Description: Teen opportunity to glorify God and contribute to the worship experience through lighting of candles and assisting with communion on a rotating schedule. Confirmation requirement.

Interests/Passions: worship

Gifts/Skills: serving, helping

Contact: acolyte@sllcs.org

Baptism Coordinator

Description: Assist families and pastor at baptisms during worship services

Interests/Passions: welcoming guests, family ministry

Gifts/Skills: friendly, gift of hospitality

Contact: volunteer@sllcs.org

Greeter

Description: Greet members and guests prior to worship services

Interests/Passions: welcoming guests

Gifts/Skills: friendly, gift of hospitality

Contact: volunteer@sllcs.org

Worship Folder Assembly

Description: Volunteer team that assembles the worship bulletins on Friday mornings and afternoons

Interests/Passions: assisting the church office

Gifts/Skills: serving, helping

Contact: communicationsdepartment@sllcs.org

Pew Rack Organizer

Description: Contribute to the worship experience by assuring that there are sufficient pencils and appropriate materials in all the pew racks weekly.

Interests/Passions: attention to detail Gifts/Skills: serving, helping Contact:volunteer@sllcs.org

Choir

Description: Glorifying God through worship music at church services and special events. Rehearsals: Thursday evenings

Interests/Passions: love of music, singing Gifts/Skills: no training required

Contact: musicdirector@sllcs.org

Choral Library Assistant

Description: Distribute and file music for choirs and instrumentalists

Interests/Passions: music

Gifts/Skills: serving, organizational skills

Contact: musicdirector@sllcs.org

Handbell Ringer

Description: Ringers participate in the worship services twice per month and play for special events. Ability to read music is recommended, no audition required.

Interests/Passions: music, worship Gifts/Skills: musicianship, serving

Contact: handbells@sllcs.org

Handbell Maintenance

Description: Assist the handbell director in cleaning and light maintenance of the three octave set of English handbells.

Interests/Passions: love for music and care of musical instruments

Gifts/Skills: serving, craftsmanship, detail oriented

Contact: handbells@sllcs.org

Orchestra

Description: Glorifying God through worship music on special occasions. This group rehearses and plays for worship once per month

Interests/Passions: music, worship

Gifts/Skills: musicianship, serving, and encouragement

Contact: musicdirector@sllcs.org

Concert Series Corps of Volunteers

Description: Assist in a variety of areas in this monthly (Sept-April) musical outreach to the community. Opportunities include greeting guests, providing hospitality for performers, planning and hosting special receptions, assisting with traffic control, serving on the Audio-Visual team.

Interest/Passions: music and community involvement

Gifts/Skills: a friendly smile and spirit of hospitality; experience in or willingness to train for A/V specialty (if chosen)

Contact: concertseries@sllcs.org

Education

Description: Assist in a variety of areas, including processing books in/ out and restoring book to shelves.

Interest/Passions: spiritual gift of serving

Gifts/Skills: love for books/reading

Contact: churchlibrary@sllcs.org

Junior Youth – JAM

Description: Serve as Christian role model to middle school aged youth at bi-monthly J.A.M. events.

Interest/Passions: desire to support/encourage young people in lifelong faith

Gifts/Skills: passion for junior youth

Contact: jam@sllcs.org

Junior Youth – LOL

Description: Serve as Christian role model to 5th & 6th grade youth at monthly youth events.

Interest/Passions: desire to support/encourage young people in lifelong faith

Gifts/Skills: passion for junior youth

Contact: lolrock@sllcs.org

High School Youth Mentor

Description: Attend Sunday night youth events from 6:00-8:00pm and build relationships with teens through Bible study and activity.

Interest/Passions: desire to support/encourage young people in lifelong faith

Gifts/Skills: enjoy teenagers, able to facilitate conversation with teens

Contact: senioryouth@sllcs.org

Vacation Bible School

Description: Help children grow in faith and knowledge of Jesus during this event that is scheduled for the second week of June. Opportunities to serve include crafts, group guide, closing event, activities, snacks, mission, newsletter preparation, and videographer.

Interest/Passions: enjoy working with children and families

Gifts/Skills: various depending on program area

Contact: vbs@sllcs.org or click here to see available opportunities.

Adult Education Teacher

Description: Help congregation members grow in faith/knowledge of the Lord by teaching or facilitating adult Bible studies.

Interest/Passions: Bible study

Gifts/Skills: gift of teaching

Contact: familylife@sllcs.org

Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT)

LERT was created as LCMS Disaster relief whose purpose is to use our Christian mission to provide disaster relief. Our teams provide relief through sending everything from chainsaw crews to human care to help a disaster struck area.  

Lutheran Haven Flea Market

Description: Serve as a salesperson or general helper at one of the Lutheran Haven’s bi-annual flea markets. 

Contact: fleamarket@sllcs.org

Christian Sharing Center

Through coordination of aid from over 60 churches in Seminole and northeast Orange Counties, the non-profit, interdenominational ministry of The Christian Sharing Center has been helping families in need since 1986. The Center gives away thousands of dollars worth of clothing and household goods each year through its Values Reborn Thrift Store. Individual needs are also met through the generosity of the Centers partners in ministry. St. Luke’s is a sponsoring congregation and coordinates donation drives throughout the year to support the Center.

Depending on available resources, the Center also provides assistance with rent, mortgage payments, vouchers for prescription medications, and transportation needs. Job and financial counseling referrals are also offered.

Longwood location: 600 N. Hwy 17-92 Ste. 158 | Sanford location: 515 E 25th Street

Food pantry & Client Services: 407-260-9155 | Thrift Store: 407-332- 0925

Founded in 2008, Pathways to Home is based on an innovative model for reaching out to families in crisis. The goal: Leading them back to self-sufficiency. This collaborative model utilizes the resources and services available in Seminole County and adds an innovative approach to how services are used. Using the Family Team Conferencing process, caseworkers lead the family to develop a needs- driven, highly individualized and family-centered plan based on their strengths and values.

St. Luke’s is a supporting member of the Pathways collaborative and provides a full-time case manager committed to bringing hope and comfort to families as they strive to obtain stable housing, jobs and essential life skills to ensure success.

ContactDeanna Horne | 407-268-6363

A ministry that provides feminine products to women (homeless, single mothers, jobless, etc.) who are unable to purchase these necessary monthly hygiene products for themselves due to their economic circumstances.

ContactDeanna Horne | womantowoman@sllcs.org

Description: Share the message of Jesus with the community by serving at the St. Luke’s booth at Oviedo’s Taste of Oviedo

Interests/Passions: community involvement & outreach

Gifts/Skills: hospitality

Contact: missions@sllcs.org

Description: Share the message of Jesus with the community by serving at the St. Luke’s booth at Oviedo’s Great Day in the Country event.

Interests/Passions: community involvement & outreach

Gifts/Skills: hospitality

Contact: missions@sllcs.org

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@sllcs.org

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

Contact: Elba Berdecia | chemocare@sllcs.org

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@sllcs.org

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 pur- chase 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

The Loaves & Dishes ministry provides meals to those who are facing difficult circumstances such as a hospital stays or a death in the family.

A team of over 100 volunteers is equally blessed by the opportunity to serve members of our church family. For questions or to fill a need please contact Anita Glanzer at loavesdishes@sllcs.org

Our car is a lifeline. Every day countless individuals 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 is a ministry of Christian love that brings help, hope and connecting relationships.

Contact: Rebecca Puig | eagleswings@sllcs.org

Description: Meets weekly to complete projects including baptismal banners and Tender Hands ministry infant burial gowns.

Interest/Passions: women’s ministry, sewing, crafts

Gifts/Skills: iron on work, basic sewing skills, desire to learn, or ability to use other craft skills

Contact: baptismalbanners@sllcs.org

Description: LWML groups meet monthly to participate in fellowship and focus on service projects throughout the year.

Interest/Passions: interest in mission work and women’s ministry

Gifts/Skills: various

Contact: LWML@sllcs.org, 407-365-3408

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St. Luke’s has “adopted” Chapman Rd to keep it beautiful. Quarterly, a team of volunteers cleans up Chapman Road. Volunteers meet at the Lutheran Haven Entrance on the corner of Chapman and Woodpecker at 9am. Each volunteer gets an orange vest and all the supplies needed to pick up trash. Since no special skill is required, this is a great activity for the entire family. For our clean up dates contact volunteers@sllcs.org.

Please check the St. Luke’s website for annual events that require volunteers such as A Night in Bethlehem and Eggstravaganza.

Campus Improvements Projects

Description: Assist with construction, landscaping, and clean-up projects.

Interest/Passions: keeping the church campus beautiful

Gifts/Skills: enjoy hands-on and handyman projects

Contact: maintenance@sllcs.org

Parking Attendant

Description: Assist with parking for special events (i.e. Easter, Christmas, Reformation)

Interest/Passionshands on tasks

Gifts/Skills: enjoy serving

Contact: maintenance@sllcs.org

Funeral Coordinator

Description: Assist families and pastors at funeral/memorial services. Interest/Passions:caring for those suffering loss through death Gifts/Skills: Compassion, friendly

Contact: volunteer@sllcs.org

For more service opportunities please visit our Serve page.

Global Partnerships

There are times when words need to be accompanied by real, practical love. Jesus showed us love in the most practical way one can imagine, by giving His own life. During mission trips throughout the years, members of St. Luke’s love the people of Honduras and Latvia with a selfless, Christlike love. Teams of servants change lives by spending time in God’s Word and putting love into practice. St. Luke;s has been deliberate in forging two international partners in spreading the gospel on La Paz, Honduras and Sloka, Latvia.

For more on upcoming service projects visit our Missions page or contact Pastor Roberts at broberts@sllcs.org.