Advent and Christmas at St. Luke’s
‘Tis the Season
There is something special about the Advent and Christmas season. Sure, it is sentimental, and sometimes feels commercial. And no, the reality of the holiday experience does not always match the hype that surrounds us. But the birth of God as an innocent, poor, powerless infant – the divine breaking into the world in the most ordinary circumstance—reminds us of what really matters.
During these four weeks of Advent, our sermon series will uncover the basis in scripture for the positive attitude often awakened within us. Warm feelings, however, are not enough, and we will also discuss how we can turn them from sentiment to action. Join us for ‘Tis the Season as we look together at simplicity, togetherness, generosity, and worship. Let’s take hold of this season as a time to put our priorities in order.
Join us for Christmas Eve
3 and 4:15 p.m. | Family Christmas Eve | Sanctuary
What great times to bring the family to St Luke’s on Christmas Eve! See a nativity portrayed by St. Luke’s children, sing your favorite Christmas hymns with a contemporary band. Holy Communion served at 4:15 p.m.
6, 8 and 11 p.m. | Traditional Candlelight Services with Holy Communion| Sanctuary
Join us as we usher in the birth of the Messiah in traditional services filled with candle light and beautiful choral music. Dr. Tom Pace will give a message of hope and joy and Holy Communion will be served.
6 p.m. Music led by St. Cecilia Women’s Choir
8 p.m. Pure Sound Youth Choir will present Vivaldi’s Gloria.
11 p.m. Music led by Chancel Choir
Childcare is available at 5:30 – 9 p.m. for ages 2 months–PreK.
All Sanctuary services are LiveStreamed here.
4:30 p.m. | Family Worship | Fellowship Hall
St. Luke’s children enact a live nativity at this Contemporary service. Holy Communion will be served.
6:15 p.m. | Contemporary Service with candlelight | Fellowship Hall
Experience a contemporary candlelight service with carols, Holy Communion and a message from Dr. Tom Pace.
Christmas Eve | 6:30 p.m. | Sanctuary
Joy to the World! Join us for a family Christmas Eve service led by Pastor David Horton, as children bring the greatest story to life in a nativity play. Celebrate the birth of Jesus with favorite carols, an inspiring Christmas Eve message, and Silent Night by candlelight.
Nursery is open 6-8 p.m. for children age 4 and younger.
The Story Houston
Celebrate Christmas Eve at The Story Houston with students and teachers, oil execs and temp workers, singles, marrieds, and single-agains, life-long Christians and skeptical agnostics, people who like garland and those who swear by tinsel. Experience a contemporary candlelight service with carols and a message from Rev. Eric Huffman.
3 p.m.*| Modern candlelight service
5 p.m.*| Modern candlelight service
7 p.m.* | Modern candlelight service
*Childcare is available for children age 4 and younger
Special Events for Advent and Christmas
Experience the Advent Walk | December 2-24
Refocus on what the season means! Visit the bell banners around the Ellipse. Each station has an activity to draw your mind away from the busyness of the world and toward the celebration of the nativity.
Christmas Offering 2018
Equipping Children ~ Transforming Families
An Early Childhood Education Project at St. Luke’s Gethsemane
Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? Psalm 127:3
The psalmist goes on to say that our children are like “the arrows of warrior.” We believe that children are our best tool for opening the doors of transformation for families in the community around St. Luke’s Gethsemane Mission.
Because of this, we will open a pre-school to provide quality education for three and four year old children in our parish in southwest Houston. The school will also be the platform for equipping families in parenting education, financial and English language literacy, and advocating and supporting children as they move into HISD or charter schools.
Make a gift
- Online by clicking the “Give” button below
- In special Christmas Offering envelopes found in the pews
- By including “Christmas Offering” on your check