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26 05, 2017

Where Two or Three are Gathered

By | 2017-05-26T09:45:17-05:00 May 26th, 2017|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

Eclectic lights burn bright over colorful chairs in a lawn that was once empty. There is laughter and conversation. A mid-century church parlor is transformed with the smells of coffee and fresh pastries as people sit at new laptops and sound out unfamiliar words. Across the room, a couple of students are studying for the GED. In these spaces, community is happening and hope is alive. The Gethsemane campus has taken two existing spaces and transformed them into new gathering areas for young adults in the Sharpstown and Gulfton neighborhoods. Amy Kelley, Gethsemane’s Director of Family Ministries, said [...]

26 05, 2017

Breaking the Chains of Guilt

By | 2017-05-26T08:52:18-05:00 May 26th, 2017|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

The Bible I received in my early adolescence sits on my desk. I often use it as a point of reference when I need to quickly look up a verse or two. Recently, I opened it up to Romans for some extra context for my daily devotional, but instead of a closer look into Paul’s letter I got a look into the Christian I was between the ages of 12 and 18. Reading the notes I wrote and the verses I highlighted years ago was much like going through an old photo album and finding your most awkward [...]

26 05, 2017

The Whole Enchilada

By | 2017-05-26T08:45:36-05:00 May 26th, 2017|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

A PERSONAL PRAYER Gracious God, “Sometimes I’m up; sometimes I’m down.  Oh, yes, Lord.  Sometimes you know…almost to the ground.  Oh, yes, Lord.”  The old spiritual is a pretty good prayer, God.  How can I say “yes” to the ups and the downs of life?  How can I not wish away a single moment, missing whatever opportunities and challenges you have for me in each minute?  I want to embrace with gratitude the whole enchilada, the good parts and the bad parts, the tears and the laughter.   Looking back, God, I can say thank you for so [...]

25 05, 2017

Long Range Planning Committee Aims at Ambitious Goals

By | 2017-05-25T14:56:07-05:00 May 25th, 2017|All blogs, News|0 Comments

St. Luke’s Long Range Planning Committee has been at work seeking God’s preferred future for St. Luke’s ministry.  The committee has established eight initiatives as part of our vision for the next five years.  By the end of 2023, St Luke’s will: Overhaul systems for hospitality, engagement, and leadership development Expand strategic communications for traditional worship and all of St. Luke’s ministries Enlarge St. Luke’s outreach ministry, including our work in the Gethsemane parish Grow the Story Houston as an integral part of St. Luke’s mission Strengthen and grow our Encounter [...]

19 05, 2017

A Graduate’s Story, by Jeanne Marie King

By | 2017-05-19T09:48:28-05:00 May 19th, 2017|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

One hot, humid Sunday evening in August of 2015, I, the “new girl from Boston,” timidly walked into Vision Night with my parents guarding me on either side. I felt as if my life had been completely uprooted. But, coming into a completely foreign environment and anxious about the impending school year, I was comforted and felt an automatic place in this community. Small Group has been a sort of sanctuary for me. I love having this safety net of friends to share trials, celebrate accomplishments, and explore scripture with. It was intimidating at first. Many of these [...]

19 05, 2017

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s off to work I go

By | 2017-05-19T08:48:24-05:00 May 19th, 2017|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

A PERSONAL PRAYER God of work and play, of labor and rest, I am so blessed to have a job I love. I get up every morning, ok most mornings, and look forward to going to work. I am thinking about the challenges of the day, the opportunities in front of me, the tasks to get completed. I have the joy of a job with such varied opportunities – the creative enterprise of teaching and preaching, the relational joys of pastoral care, the fun of working with others to lead an amazing organization in a direction, and dream [...]

17 05, 2017

Why Are Christians No Fun? -by Rev. Eric Huffman

By | 2017-05-19T11:12:09-05:00 May 17th, 2017|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

This is an excerpt from a series of devotionals called “40 Days of Doubt,” written by Rev. Eric Huffman, pastor of The Story Houston. This series is intended to speak to the questions being asked by the scores of skeptics, agnostics, and other nonreligious people coming to The Story. Confession time: I like dark TV and movies. I like to share a bottle of wine with my wife over dinner. Sometimes I curse — just when I'm alone in my car. Like anyone, if I had to choose between heaven and hell, I’d rather go to heaven. But [...]

12 05, 2017

My Two Hearts, by Brindley Ginn

By | 2017-05-12T09:24:01-05:00 May 12th, 2017|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

I always knew growing up that I was adopted, but I didn’t understand what it really meant until I was in 7th grade when my mom and I would sit on the couch into the late hours of the night and I would ask her question after question. My mom was limited on what she knew, but the one thing she always circled back to was reminding me that my birth mom did what she did because she loved me and wanted the best life possible for me. Through these conversations, Mom supported me to one day meet [...]

12 05, 2017

Loving on a Mom (and others)

By | 2017-05-12T08:54:05-05:00 May 12th, 2017|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

A PERSONAL PRAYER Loving and Gracious God, Last week, I was going through my closet and found that photo album from 1982 given to me when I left the church in Duncanville. There were pictures of all the kids in the youth group being silly, signed with their names at the back of the album… The memories rush through me… I loved those kids and their families. It was such a special gift to spend that time with them.  You know, I can’t remember any of the Sunday School lessons I taught them, and only one or two of [...]

9 05, 2017

Color Therapy

By | 2017-05-09T09:54:23-05:00 May 9th, 2017|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

For many years, I went to the Starbucks in Highland Village six days a week. Sunday morning adrenaline seemed to take care of my energy level, but Monday through Saturday, you would find me there, reading and drinking coffee for an hour or so. Because I was such a regular, I came to know the other folks who were just as faithful, and over the years, I started calling them my “Starbucks friends.” One morning, the handsome dad of a beautiful family (one of my SF) came over to me and said, “We have a piece of art [...]