At St. Luke’s, worship is at the heart of everything we do.

...the only thing that matters is faith lived out in love. -Galatians 5:6

With inspiring messages from Senior Pastor Dr. Tom Pace and music from our outstanding choirs and contemporary musicians, our services are powerful and life-changing.

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Worship Services

How do you prefer to worship? Three options await you at St. Luke’s Westheimer Campus. Is a formal service with exquisite choirs and organ, familiar liturgy and an inspiring message the way you best feel God’s presence? The traditional service may be yours. Or is a more relaxed atmosphere, with a praise band, coffee and donuts, bubbly children being children, experiential prayer elements and the same great sermon more how you encounter God? Check out the Encounter service. Perhaps you seek thought-provoking, encouraging sermon, weekly Holy Communion where dress is casual, music is modern and sometimes loud, coffee is hot and the donuts are fresh. Sounds like The Story Houston may be your worship community. For a contemporary service with an international flair, try our Gethsemane Campus where worship is in English, Spanish and Swahili.

Sanctuary Traditional Worship

Traditional Worship Community Sanctuary

The Traditional Worship Community follows familiar liturgy with a dynamic, scripture-inspired message and is accompanied by exquisite choirs and congregational hymns.

Dr. Tom Pace, Senior Pastor preaching

8:30*, 9:45 and 11 a.m. *Holy Communion 12:05 p.m. Holy Communion in the Chapel

Westheimer Campus 3471 Westheimer Rd. Houston, Texas 77027 713-622-5710

Encounter Contemporary Worship

Encounter Contemporary Worship Community Fellowship Hall

Encounter God in a relaxed atmosphere, with a praise band, coffee and donuts, bubbly children being children, experiential prayer elements and a challenging and encouraging message.

Dr. Tom Pace, Senior Pastor preaching

8:30 a.m. gathering

8:45 a.m. service

Westheimer Campus 3471 Westheimer Rd. Houston, Texas 77027 713-622-5710

The Story Houston Community The Story Houston Building

The Story Houston Community inspires both Christians and nonreligious Houstonians to play their part in the unfolding story of God’s love in Jesus Christ. Dress is casual, music is modern and sometimes loud, coffee is hot and the donuts are fresh.

Rev. Eric Huffman, preaching

9:40 and 11:05 a.m.

The Story Houston Building 3471 Westheimer Rd. Houston, Texas 77027 713-402-5073

The Gethsemane Community Sanctuary

The Gethsemane Community is nestled in the heart of one of Houston’s most diverse neighborhoods. We are an Inside-Out church committed to living out our faith in love by serving our neighbors.

Rev. David Horton, preaching

9 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m. Contemporary

Gethsemane Campus 6856 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, Texas 77074 713-774-7693

LiveStream

If you can’t be with us in person on Sundays, join us live at 8:30, 9:45 or 11 a.m. for the complete traditional service.

Ceremonies

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The service of Christian marriage is one of the most significant rites in a couple’s life.

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.

Click here to learn more about weddings at St. Luke’s. To inquire about celebrating your wedding at St. Luke’s, please contact Wedding Coordinator Gayle Eury at geury@stlukesmethodist.org or 713-402-5027. She and the Wedding Guild volunteers are ready to assist and support you as you make plans for this very special occasion.

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I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit. -Mark 1:8

The Sacrament of Baptism expresses God’s love and grace, which is free to all. In the baptism service, St. Luke’s vows to embrace your children and be with them in their faith walk. Parents are required to attend a one-hour Baptism Class prior to their child’s baptism. The class is offered once each month, on a Sunday morning.

Topics discussed in the class are:

  • Methodist perspective on baptism
  • Practical tips and ideas for how to raise your child in the Christian faith
  • Detailed overview of the Baptismal service
  • Logistics about the day of your child’s Baptism
  • Each class also offers an opportunity to meet other parents and learn about opportunities to get involved at St. Luke’s.

To schedule your child’s baptism, or to arrange to attend the required baptism class, please contact Noralyn Carpenter at 713-402-5028.  It is best to plan as far in advance as possible.

To inquire about baptism for an adult, please contact any of our clergy.

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At St. Luke’s, 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.

Important Note 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 Karen Smith at 713-402-5086.

Clergy

Dr. Tom Pace, Dr. Tom Pace lll, Senior Pastor St. Lukes UMC, Sr Pastor St Lukes
Dr. Tom PaceSenior Pastor
Dr. Linda Christians
Dr. Linda ChristiansExecutive Pastor
Rev. Bill Denham
Rev. Bill DenhamPastor of Caring Ministries
Rev. Thomas Harper
Rev. Thomas HarperPastor of Small Groups
Rev. David Horton
Rev. David HortonPastor Gethsemane
Rev. Eric Huffman
Rev. Eric HuffmanPastor The Story Houston
Rev. Geovanna Huffman
Rev. Geovanna HuffmanPastor The Story Houston

Worship Staff

Sid Davis
Sid DavisDirector of Music and Fine Arts
Faith Ayers
Faith AyersDirector of Contemporary Worship
BB Bamberg
BB BambergAssociate Director
Noralyn Carpenter
Noralyn CarpenterWorship Coordinator and Director of Childrens Music
Cody Garrett
Cody GarrettAssistant Director of Encounter Worship
Monica Griffin
Monica GriffinDirector of Bridges Academy
Rob Landes
Rob LandesArtist in Residence and Organist
Randy Murrow
Randy MurrowAssociate Director of Bridges Academy