e-News for July 8, 2020

We may be apart, but we have never been more connected.

Since March 16, 2020
145 Devotionals have been viewed 52,785 times
6,300 Meals prepared by Family Meal for reVision youth
1,000+ Calls have been made to Senior Adults
6,452 Bags of groceries donated to Christian Community Service Center
1,066 People have joined in Zoom Bible Studies and Classes

 

St. Luke’s is grateful for every contribution made to this church in support of our missions and ministries, knowing that these gifts come from a desire to live out the habit of “giving ourselves away in generosity and service.” Your faithful financial support is valued and appreciated.

We Pray and Worship

Stream Sunday Traditional Worship here at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m.
Stream Sunday Contemporary Worship here at 8:45 and 11:15 a.m.

The Story of God and Us Sermon Series
The heart of the Christian faith is a story about God and his beloved children. By the end of the summer, you will have a narrative you can share with anyone who wants to know, “So tell me about this God of yours?” Download a Workbook.
Week 1: Creation
Week 2: Sin
Week 3: Covenant
Week 4: Incarnation
Week 5: Atonement (Missed last week? Watch here)
Week 6:Resurrection

 

Take it further with Sermon Stretchers and weekly activities
Visit The Story of God and Us web page and find all the sermons from the series, an interactive workbook and Sermon Stretchers with a video discussion between Dr. Pace and Rev. Katie Montgomery Mears, written commentary and questions.
This week’s activity: Photography — The cross changed everything and the cross is everywhere! Take a photo of every naturally occurring cross you find and thank Jesus for his sacrifice. Post your photos on social media and tag @StLukesHouston.

 

Worship Activity Bags for Children are back!
    • Register now so we know how many bags to prepare.
    • Come to the Activity Center Portico Thursday, July 9 | 4-5 p.m. or Saturday, July 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m to pick up your activity bags. Each bag is unique to the sermon series and various components of worship.

We Study the Bible

Pastor’s Bible Study: After Hours continues tonight | 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Dr. Tom Pace and Rev. David Horton lead this week’s study of Acts 29.
Haven’t tried this study? Join us Wednesday, July 15, as we begin studying Colossians. Register here if you are joining for the first time.

We Make Friends

Health Care Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient
Thursday, July 9 | 11 a.m. | Zoom
Dr. Peggy Determeyer from the Healing Center & Institute covers advance directives, things to discuss with family and making sure your wishes will be followed. Advance registration required by 5 p.m. today.
Starting Point | July 12, 19, and 26 | 2-3 p.m. 
Want to live and love more like Jesus? Jumpstart your spiritual journey with teaching by Dr. Pace and practical ways to plug in to the various ministries of St. Luke’s (even in times such as these). Email Rebecca Alsup to register.
Ladies Summer Book Club | July 28 | 1 p.m.
Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis, she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Register here to join the online study with Louise McEvoy.
Social Isolation: The Risks, Consequences and How You Can Help
July 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Zoom
Register here for this program is presented by our ministry partner, Amazing Place.
Are you computer and technology savvy? 
We are recruiting volunteers to help our senior adults get online for Sunday worship, and we’d love to have you on our team! Email Jamie Broach Byrd to volunteer.

We Tell Our Stories

The Church is Still There for Me by Pat Deckert
I spent my first birthday alone, but I wasn’t really alone…. Watch Pat’s story here.
As part of our 75th anniversary celebration, we want to hear your story! Please send it to [email protected].

We Give Ourselves Away

Food Drive for CCSC Saturday, July 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Pull up to the Main Entrance and volunteers will collect all donations out of your car for you. Most needed items are Canned fruit, boxed dry cereal, dry beans (1-2 lb. bags) and hearty soups.
As St. Luke’s leans in during these challenging days, weeks and months, we are so grateful for our members and friends who have opened their hearts and hands, and given themselves away through gifts and service. THANK YOU for your generosity!