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23 03, 2020

The Lord, Shepherd and Host by Will Toney

2020-03-26T08:02:49-05:00March 23rd, 2020|Student Devotionals|0 Comments

Psalm 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3     he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness [...]

13 03, 2020

Join us online!

2020-03-20T13:02:04-05:00March 13th, 2020|Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Join us online!

Dear St. Luke's Family, After conversations with health officials in the medical center and city regarding COVID-19, St. Luke's will move to Livestream only worship for the next two weeks, March 15 and March 22. At that point, we will reevaluate, and make decisions about moving forward. Both contemporary and traditional services will be Livestreamed at their usual times. We hope you will register your attendance on the site, and participate as fully as you can in the worship. https://www.stlukesmethodist.org/livestream/. Sunday School classes will not meet. Unless there is another notice, all other groups, ministries, or services will not meet [...]

6 03, 2020

Not Far From Home by Jim Roman

2020-03-06T10:51:33-06:00March 6th, 2020|75|Comments Off on Not Far From Home by Jim Roman

It's no secret to those close to me that I don't like to venture far from home when I don't have to. So when I made the move all by myself from suburban Moorestown, NJ to Houston, TX, it was a big deal. I had just finished graduate school and accepted a full-time position as organist and worship coordinator of a large, Houston-area church. Not long after moving here, my now-wife Grace and I got engaged and she moved to Houston to be with me. We got married a year later and things were going pretty well. However, just a [...]

6 03, 2020

Mission Trips By Bobbie Wisecup

2020-03-06T10:45:42-06:00March 6th, 2020|75|Comments Off on Mission Trips By Bobbie Wisecup

I have been involved in the life of the church since May of 1959, most notably in our woodshop and as an outreach volunteer on mission trips. Starting in 1986 with a trip to Jamaica, I have been on 24 St. Luke’s sponsored mission trips in a variety of countries over almost 30 years. My professional training as a nurse was utilized during many of the trips, but I was called into service to do anything that needed doing like installing siding, carrying wheelbarrows of rocks and painting. One thing that was immediately apparent anywhere we traveled was that though [...]

6 03, 2020

Coronavirus, and more

2020-03-06T09:45:15-06:00March 6th, 2020|Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Coronavirus, and more

Dear St. Luke's Family, As cases of the coronavirus begin to be present in the Houston area, it is even more important that we all take precautions to ensure our health and safety. At St. Luke's, we take this situation very seriously, and we encourage you to follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and other public health leaders to take the following steps: Please stay home if you are feeling ill. Any sneezing and coughing will raise the concerns of others. Remember that in worship, there may be people who are of higher risk than you are. [...]

27 02, 2020

PM Pals by Bevin Barrett

2020-02-27T16:57:55-06:00February 27th, 2020|75|Comments Off on PM Pals by Bevin Barrett

St. Luke’s PM Pals grew out of an experience five volunteers had at a program called Night OWLS at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas. I decided to volunteer at Night OWLS because I was new to Dallas as a recent college graduate, and I was looking to meet people and thought I would “get out of my comfort zone” and volunteer with children with special needs. I quickly grew to love the program and the children. After several former Night OWLS’ volunteers moved to Houston for different reasons, Natalie Kubik called us up and asked if we wanted [...]

21 02, 2020

A Truelove Story By Amanda Sorena

2020-02-21T14:07:42-06:00February 21st, 2020|75|Comments Off on A Truelove Story By Amanda Sorena

Over two years ago, The Story Houston sent over an army of people to volunteer to muck out our house after we flooded during Hurricane Harvey. From the moment the water entered our home, we knew that our lives were forever changed. At the time, we saw God at work through the people who helped us and lifted us up. But God didn’t want to just use this event to teach us about true gratitude, humbleness, and how inconsequential our material things really are. Oh no. His plans for our entire family were bigger than we ever imagined. On day [...]