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25 10, 2019

The Joy Class, by Bob DeLong

2019-10-25T10:39:31-06:00October 25th, 2019|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|1 Comment

About a year ago, a request was made to the Genesis Class for help driving Joy Class members to and from Church. I am a Kids Hope and Houston reVision mentor but was looking for an additional service opportunity. I called the contact, Lisa Gossett, and learned that the Joy Class is a long-time Sunday School Class for special needs adults of the St. Luke’s family. Most of the class has been faithfully attending the 9:45 Traditional Service and then going to Sunday School for many years. Transportation has become a challenge because many of the class members [...]

26 09, 2019

It Started with a Small Group, By Amanda Kirkham

2019-09-26T17:02:00-06:00September 26th, 2019|We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on It Started with a Small Group, By Amanda Kirkham

I am currently a part-time student in my fourth semester (1st year) of seminary at Perkins School of Theology. I chose to answer a quiet calling into seminary with the support of my extended family at St. Luke's. After attending as a visitor to St. Luke's for a few months, I jumped in and signed up for Disciple Bible Study nearly a decade ago. I was introduced to a group of warm, inquisitive, and supportive people open to conversations about the Bible and its context in our lives today. I met many spiritual allies and mentors from this first Bible [...]

13 09, 2019

Why I Joined a Small Group, by Kelly Phelan

2019-09-13T09:26:12-06:00September 13th, 2019|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on Why I Joined a Small Group, by Kelly Phelan

When I was asked to write about my reasons for joining a small group, and what I have gotten out of the experience, I started to think about my journey at St. Luke’s. After an invitation from friends, I began my journey the weekend following Hurricane Harvey. Without that invitation, I would not have recognized how much I wanted to find a community in which my faith would grow and strengthen. I had been attending different churches throughout the Houston area for years, and not finding what I was looking for. I wanted a church community with [...]

6 09, 2019

Spending Time with the Llamas, By Caitlin Reynolds

2019-09-06T09:33:05-06:00September 6th, 2019|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on Spending Time with the Llamas, By Caitlin Reynolds

Last year my husband Jamey and I were looking for a way to get involved with St. Luke’s, and we found the Children’s Ministry. We have two small children and thought that teaching Sunday school was the perfect way for our family to serve the church. We had the pleasure of teaching one of the two-year-old Sunday school classes, the Llama class, and enjoyed every minute of it. Jamey and I are happy to share our wonderful memories of the Llama class with our church family. One of our students welcomed her baby sister while she was in [...]

23 08, 2019

Do All The Good You Can, by Cindy Pierce

2019-08-26T10:31:08-06:00August 23rd, 2019|We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on Do All The Good You Can, by Cindy Pierce

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can” – John Wesley I saw this quote at the LIFT Study group my friend asked me to join. This was the first time I had been regularly at church in almost 11 years. Eleven years ago my husband, who has Parkinson’s, fell twice - both times caused traumatic brain injury. Overnight I went from an active [...]

16 08, 2019

Where I Am Meant to Be, by Samuel Montano

2019-08-16T09:31:14-06:00August 16th, 2019|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|1 Comment

I grew up in St. Luke’s, but I only knew two people. Eventually, as I got involved in Sunday Sing (Thanks, Jane Long!) and later in Student Ministries and Pure Sound, I began to make more and more friends. These friendships helped me through some rough times. I had started to become resentful toward God and believed He didn't care about me at all. I started to harden my heart toward Him, and then I spoke up about it to my friends. They showed me God truly does love me. They stuck by me and loved me until [...]

19 07, 2019

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing, by Ed Smith

2019-07-19T09:40:43-06:00July 19th, 2019|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on Apollo 11 Lunar Landing, by Ed Smith

April 1963 The ad in Aviation Week indicated a need for experienced engineers at NASA’s newly-minted Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. At this time I was employed by the FAA as an engineering test pilot and engineer in Oklahoma City. With my advanced aerospace engineering degree and experience as a jet-qualified large multi-engine aircraft pilot, I had hoped to be engaged in the new US Supersonic Transport program. However that program was beset upon with both technical and political improbabilities. I had also applied for a research pilot job opening at the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland [...]

12 07, 2019

Theatre Kids, by Tina Throckmorton

2019-07-12T10:16:12-06:00July 12th, 2019|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on Theatre Kids, by Tina Throckmorton

St. Luke’s is committed to children, and St. Luke’s is committed to theatre, music and fine arts. When all these elements combine, my heart SINGS.    Our 11:00 congregation this morning will be treated to a selection from “Life of the Party,” our 7th annual Children’s Music Ministries’ summer musical. This 30-minute production was performed on Friday night by a great group of 35 first through fifth graders after only a week of rehearsals. Julie Osterman, Noralyn Carpenter, Megan Kessler and I are very proud of them! It has been my immense privilege to be involved in many [...]

21 06, 2019

Welcome to Our New Members, by Rebecca Alsup

2019-06-21T09:30:24-06:00June 21st, 2019|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on Welcome to Our New Members, by Rebecca Alsup

Click edit button to change this text. One of the best aspects of my role in Connecting Ministries is getting to know the people who join St. Luke’s and hearing their stories. I love to learn about their hopes for membership and what has led them here. Below are some of the things our newest members have shared over the past few months: “We wanted to find a church family.  We recently had our first child, and I’d like her to have a solid foundation, as I did growing up.” “I want to raise my son in a [...]

31 05, 2019

VBS Week, by Laurie Noteboom and Jennifer McCormick

2019-05-31T09:15:37-06:00May 31st, 2019|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on VBS Week, by Laurie Noteboom and Jennifer McCormick

It is almost VBS week – our favorite week of the year! The church will soon fill with adult and teenage volunteers who will decorate classrooms, organize supplies, practice skits and songs, line up at the copy machine to multiply coloring pages and word finds, and everything else required to have this campus ready for the little ones' arrival on Monday morning. This is our 13th year volunteering at VBS, so we know the routine and over time we’ve seen the themes of camping, beach party, superheroes and outer space repeat. We’ve clapped and sung along with all [...]