Ceremonies at St. Luke's
Mark 1:8 I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
In the Sacrament of Baptism, words, actions and the physical element of water are combined to both express and convey God’s grace and love. At St. Luke’s UMC, we welcome children and adults into the family of faith just as Jesus did. Baptism of child is a commitment by parents to raise the child in the life of the church, and of the Christian faith. During our Baptism ceremony, the entire congregation vows to love, encourage, walk with and embrace these children on their path to eternal life.
Baptism is available for infants through adults in our church community. Baptisms occur at most Sunday worship services. Please make a reservation for Baptism at least 3 months in advance of your preferred date. Contact at 713-402-5028 to schedule.
For a child's Baptism, St. Luke’s requires that parents take a Baptism Class prior to their child’s Baptism. To attend the class, please make a reservation at least 2 months in advance.
If you would like more information about Baptism, we invite you to speak with a minister.
The service of Christian marriage is one of the most significant rites that a United Methodist minister conducts under the ordination and authority of the church. The ministers and staff at St. Luke's wish to extend every possible assistance to you so that your wedding in our church will be a truly memorable, spiritual and meaningful celebration.
To learn more about celebrating your wedding at St. Luke's, visit our wedding pages or contact Wedding Coordinator Gayle Eury at or 713-402-5027.
At St. Luke’s UMC, our focus when performing a funeral or memorial service is to use the resurrection of Jesus Christ as comfort and support while celebrating the life of the deceased. In the company of believers and through the uplifting strength of worship, family and friends can find the renewal of Christian faith, hope and love to sustain them in time of grief.
The distinction between a funeral service and a memorial service is whether the casket will be present.
- A funeral is conducted with the casket present
- It is not present during a memorial service
In either type of service, the emphasis is in providing an uplifting celebration of God’s power over death through scripture readings, prayer and music.
Times for services should not be set prior to confirmation of the availability of church facilities and the assignment of a minister and organist.
To make arrangements or to inquire further about the services, please contact at 713-402-5086.
Altar flower dedications are a wonderful way to honor or remember loved ones every Sunday in the Sanctuary and for special holidays. Fresh flowers are a means of celebrating God’s gift of creation in our worship.
Or if you would like to discuss donating flowers, please contact at or 713-402-5027.