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23 10, 2016

Paying It Forward At St. Luke’s

By | October 23rd, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

Since joining St. Luke’s in the mid eighties, the blessings I have received at St. Luke’s have been boundless – from being a part of a loving and supportive Sunday School class – the Randy Smith Bible Study group - to meeting the love of my life - Jack Blanton, Sr. -  in that class, and marrying him in the St. Luke’s Chapel.  Jack’s parents had been among the original members who founded the church, and Jack had hitchhiked home from University of Texas to be among those first 200+ members who joined on the first official Sunday, November [...]

16 10, 2016

My Cup…

By | October 16th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by: Dr. Tom Pace It is an important discipline to say, every day, “my cup runneth over.” Today is one of those days when it is easy. My cup runneth over with gratitude: I am so grateful to the hundreds of people who made the completion of these new facilities possible. On behalf of all the people of St. Luke’s, thank you to the Long Range Planning Committee, the Building Committee, the What If… Capital Campaign Committee, the Grand Opening Celebration Committee, the professional teams of architects and contractors and consultants, and the best church staff anywhere, [...]

9 10, 2016

Thankful and Grateful

By | October 9th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Alisa Green Last fall, when it was announced that there would be a church-wide study, Unbinding Your Heart, I felt called to join a small group. My family and I had been members of St. Luke’s for seven years, but we rarely participated in any church activities other than going to service at 9:45 a.m. I would read in the bulletin about different groups, but wasn’t motivated to act. I think what changed my mind this time was because it was a church-wide study, and I liked that it would be connected to the Sunday sermons. [...]

2 10, 2016

Without Ceasing

By | October 2nd, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

“Hey Ms Susie! I’m sorry for letting you down. Honestly…” I stared at the Facebook message again in disbelief and pure hope that it was Juan. It had been over a year since I had heard from him and I feared he was either locked up again, or worse, had been killed. “Is this Juan?” I wrote back. “I have been praying for you!!” “Yes, this is me… I’m still free… had a few bumps in the road… but I’m still behaving. I’m so sorry.” After a year in the Juvenile Detention Center and nine subsequent months in [...]

25 09, 2016

A Mother’s Story

By | September 25th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Leigh Williams Riley receiving his third grade Bible was the highlight of our week. The service was so special seeing our third grader walk up and receive his own personalized bible presented by Dr. Pace. It is a memory that will forever be etched in our minds. Riley enjoyed the fun Bible exploration activity the kids did at church one evening that helped to sharpen his Bible skills. We were excited that he had become somewhat familiar and comfortable with his new Bible. We didn’t realize how proficient he was until we received this wonderful note from his religion teacher at school: Mr. [...]

18 09, 2016

A Conversation with Nick and Nathan

By | September 18th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by: Tyler Neely While I had grown up saying I was a Christian, I never actually knew Jesus or recognized that he was someone who I could have a relationship with until my senior year of high school. The first time that I learned who Jesus was, and heard that he was more than some archaic religious icon that my grandparents made me learn about, was when two of my best friends, Nick and Nathan, sat me down one night and shared their experience and faith with me. Young Life had just recently started at my school [...]

11 09, 2016

Why I Hang Out (sort of) With the Kids

By | September 11th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Bruce Jameson A few years ago I decided to focus my efforts at St. Lukes on Student Ministries. I didn’t really have a plan, so I thought it’d be best to sit in the back of the room, listen, and watch until I figured out where my place would be. It turns out that sitting in the back of the room, listening and watching (along with going on mission trips) was the best place for me all along. Any good I can do comes from there. Now I’m an Adult Leader, a title I am proud [...]

4 09, 2016

South Louisiana Feels the Love, St. Luke’s!

By | September 4th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

Between the 115 flood buckets, 7,674 diapers, and a team that went to Baton Rouge to muck out flooded houses, St. Luke’s lived out our Inside- Out Habit of giving ourselves away in generosity and service. While in Baton Rouge, the team had the opportunity to serve a gentleman whose house took on more than four feet of water that didn’t recede for three days. He was disabled and unable to physically take on the task of pulling out carpet and sheetrock, but he was a blessing to the team as he continually offered encouragement, warm smiles, [...]

28 08, 2016

Finding a Beautiful Group

By | August 28th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

By Victoria Klinker About four years ago, my father Paul Gatlin was diagnosed with a brain disease called Frontal Temporal Degeneration. The lives of everyone in our family were drastically changed, but the bond of our family has only become stronger. Three years ago, my husband Matt and I were searching to find the perfect church family for our future together. Matt was raised Roman Catholic and I was a very active member of the UCC church. Together, we found St. Luke’s, and I also quickly found the United Methodist Women (UMW.) I established an instant bond [...]

21 08, 2016

Something Very Special

By | August 21st, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

Isolation is one of the largest problems experienced by special needs families. It’s funny how it starts with you just trying to do everything you can for your child... and then, you realize you’re doing nothing for yourself and you’ve cut yourself off from others. It’s not intentional and it comes from a place of wanting to give your special needs child everything they need and not wanting to expose them to situations they can’t handle. Eventually, you don’t take vacations, you don’t attend parties, you don’t go to dinner, etc. It’s funny how innocently the isolation [...]