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TRADITIONAL WORSHIP

8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m.

Traditional Worship services follow familiar liturgy with a dynamic, scripture-inspired message and are accompanied by exquisite choirs and congregational hymns. Senior Pastor, Dr. Tom Pace preaches at all services. Learn more.

Holy Communion 8:30 a.m.
Sign interpreter 9:45 a.m.
Family Room with TV LiveStream in adjacent Chapel Parlor

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP

8:45 a.m.

Led by Rev. Katie Montgomery Mears, contemporary worship has a relaxed atmosphere, with a praise band, coffee and donuts, bubbly children being children, participatory prayer elements and a challenging and encouraging message by Senior Pastor Dr. Tom Pace. Learn more.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

9:45 a.m.

The Choice – 10 a.m., ES314 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Recently graduated from college and young professionals, ages 22-27. The Choice class is a gathering of recent graduates and young adults who are building a foundation of faith together through Sunday morning study, small groups, regular social events, and service opportunities.

Cornerstone – 9:45 a.m. ES308 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Newly married couples, ages 25-35. Join other recently married couples as you enter into this new stage of the journey together. This community takes an honest, faith-based approach to live out your marriage in a way that glorifies God and brings joy to your new family. The class will also participate in service projects and social gatherings together. Contact Rev. Thomas Harper for more information.

Three Strands – 9:45 a.m., ES311 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Married couples in their 30s, many with young children. A Christ-centered community where couples can grow in their faith together. Lessons cover a variety of relevant topics, with lots of group discussion. Three Strands also has quarterly small groups available, frequent social outings, and engages in quarterly service projects, with a focus on families and children.

The Hub – 9:45 a.m., ES313 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Couples in their 30’s, many with children. A small class where it’s easy to encourage and be encouraged by others. There is a new topic each week so you can come anytime! Frequent social gatherings are also a part of the class experience.

The Crossing – 9:45 a.m. ES306 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Ages 30-40. Beginning June 14-July 29 and ongoing beginning September 9. A new group for those ready to discuss the deeper questions about God, the church, and our culture as a whole. We will discuss the importance of being open about asking hard questions and searching for answers together. If you are single, married, divorced, a good Christian, a bad Christian, or not even a Christian, come join us for fellowship and holy conversation.

Fellowship – 9:45 a.m., EC222 (second floor, above Hines Baker room) Married couples in their 30s and 40s, parents of children of all ages. Members strive to grow in their faith through fellowship and sharing life experiences. This class follows biblically based studies designed to promote individual growth, build relationships and strengthen the family.

Compass – 9:45 a.m., ES309 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Singles and couples in their 30s, many with young children. The Compass class explores a variety of studies that explore the biblical message and how to apply it to daily life. The class sponsors regular social and service events, including volunteering at the Texas Medical Center’s Hospitality Apartments.

Families in Faith – 9:45 a.m., ES301 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Couples in their 30s and 40s, all with young children. Each week, this class dives deeper into the previous week’s sermon, discussing and exploring how it relates to our lives throughout the week. Frequent socials, service projects, and family-friendly events make up the life of Families in Faith.

Common Ground – 9:45 a.m., EC220 (second floor, above Hines Baker room) Parents of school-age children. This vibrant class builds strong relationships through regular social gatherings, service projects and spiritual growth through fellowship and worship together. Lessons involve a wide variety of topics and are often self-taught by class members. Social gatherings include both “adults only” and family-friendly activities. Common Ground families also participate in service projects to support the Christian Community Service Center.

Journey2Gether – 10 a.m.,  EC104 (first floor, across from the Hines Baker Room) Singles, ages 40-60 (with or without children). Journey2Gether meets for fellowship and a discussion-based bible study. With frequent lunch outings, service projects and socials, there are plenty of opportunities for you to fit in!

 

Horizons – 9:45 a.m., EC221 (second floor, above Hines Baker room) Couples and singles in their 40s through 60s. Horizons features relevant Faith-in-Life topics and Bible study. Topics include relationships, marriage, children, and everyday issues. The class engages in a family retreat, social events throughout the year, and service projects.

Genesis – 9:45 a.m., EN207 (second floor, above the Rotunda) Mostly couples, ages 50s-70s. Faith issues relating to life experiences and Bible studies in a lecture/discussion format are taught by Steve Lufburrow, Mark Hawkins, and a mix of other teachers and leaders from the church. Regular social and service projects are emphasized.

 

Sojourners – 9:45 a.m., EN208 (second floor, above the Rotunda) Single adults (some couples) over 55. Bible study and faith issues in daily living are presented by Phil Murray in a lecture/ interactive discussion format. Regular social and service opportunities are scheduled, including Kids Meals.

Gene Decker Study – 9:45 a.m., EN205/206 (second floor, above the Rotunda) Couples and singles, ages 55 and up. A large, socially active class that engages thought provoking lessons are presented each week by class members and guest teachers on a wide range of spiritual topics. Monthly social gatherings, service projects, and an annual retreat help members enrich one another’s lives.

Covenant – 9:45 a.m., EN209 (second floor, above the Rotunda) Couples and singles, primarily ages 60s – 70s, who study the Bible, alternating from Old to New Testament, in an open forum format. The teacher provides background information, followed by reading and discussion, usually covering one chapter per week. Individual insights are valued and the class learns from each other, gaining an even deeper understanding of the truths of the Bible and how they apply to us today. The class goes to lunch together several Sundays a year, has an Annual Christmas party, and also participates in programs and special Bible Studies sponsored by St. Luke’s.

Randy Smith Bible Study – 9:45 a.m., Parlor (first floor, northwest corner, near Fellowship Hall) Couples and singles, ages 50 to 85. This large class meets in a caring atmosphere for Biblical study. Often marked by spirited discussions, the lessons are led by Hank Coleman and Jim Henderson.

Good Will – 9:45 a.m., Rotunda (first floor, between Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall) All ages, couples and singles. This large group studies Bible and Faith-in-Life topics in a lecture format, taught by Richard Ethun and visiting teachers. The class sponsors regular social and service events, especially partnering with Kids Meals and Texas Medical Center’s Hospitality Apartments.

Bible Discovery – 9:45 a.m., EN204 (second floor, above Rotunda) All ages, couples and singles. Using a stimulating interactive format and featuring a mix of class discussion and lecture, this class takes on in-depth Bible topics taught by Jack and Fran Steele.

Charles Wesley – 9:45 a.m., Choir Room Open to all adults. This class, in a concentrated 30-minute format, focuses on Biblical and theological topics.  The class was created primarily to serve members of the chancel choir and is taught by Don Brynes. Along with the choir, the class has “adopted” a refugee family through InterFaith Ministries.

Open Arms – 9:45 a.m., EC223 (second floor, above Hines Baker room) Couples or singles, ages 40’s to 80’s. A very friendly class with a Bible-based curriculum taught by Joel Mohrman and Steve McCarthy, with lots of discussions. The class is open to adults, ages 40+, married or single, and enjoys a variety of social events and service opportunities. Come learn with us and have fun!

Friendship – 9:45 a.m., EC224 (second floor, above Commons) All ages, couples or singles. A small, engaging class for all ages. Discussions center on Bible and Faith-in-Life topics in a round-table setting, gathering frequently for social and service events.

Joy Class – 10:45 a.m., EN115 (first floor, next to Rotunda) Adults with special needs. Jesus, Others, Yourself is the focus of this class featuring Bible lessons, music, and prayer in an environment-conscious of those with special needs. For more information, please contact Lisa Gossett.

Meet in Fellowship Hall 9:55-10:45 a.m. for this lecture-style class led by Rev. Katie Montgomery Mears and Rev. Thomas Harper. During Lent, they will look at the narrative of scripture from Genesis to Revelation.

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

Families visiting St. Luke’s: Please park in the main lot and enter through the Activity Center- the entrance at the covered drive-thru closest to Edloe St. Visit the New Here Check-In kiosk for Sunday School class information, or ask one of our greeters for assistance.

BABIES – PRE-K

We offer caring and safe childcare for children ages 2 months – Pre-K while parents/guardians attend any of our morning worship services and/or Sunday School.  Our childcare team focuses on meeting the needs of your child in a caring and loving way so even our youngest ones will be introduced to Jesus’s love through their words and actions.  Each caregiver is well-trained and certified in CPR, First Aid, AED and SIDS.  Our staff also participates in continuing education training in developmentally appropriate practices, child development, safety, and faith formation.

Sunday School is offered for children beginning at age 2 from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. We desire all children to be surrounded by a faith-filled community of caring adults and friends.

K – 5TH GRADE

Care is available all morning for children 2 years old – Pre-K. Your child is also welcome to worship with you and your family during this traditional worship service.

Contemporary Worship is a family-friendly service with a special children’s message given by our Director of Children’s Ministries. Childcare is available for children ages 2 months – Pre-K.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Sunday School from 9:45-10:45 a.m has amazing adult leaders who help children grow in their faith through Bible stories, prayer and meaningful activities that connect Bible times with their lives today.

Children’s Church is our newest worship experience for kindergartners – 3rd graders at 11:00 a.m. Through praise music, interactive prayer, Bible teaching and engaging activities, children learn more about themselves, their faith, and how we can live and love like Jesus. Our aim is to meet families where they are: during Children’s Church hour, parents may grow in their own faith by attending traditional worship, Starting Point classes or other small groups.

Learn more here.

6TH – 12TH GRADE

For students in 6th-12th grade, Student Ministries offers a unique worship experience in their own building beginning at 9:45 a.m. We are committed to loving and serving youth and their families as they navigate the teen years and explore their faith in Christ. Learn more.

READY FOR MORE?

If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to join St. Luke’s and participate in passionate worship, faith-forming relationships and ministries that make a difference.

Step 1: Coffee with the Pastor
Coffee with the Pastor is a casual group gathering with Dr. Tom Pace, Senior Pastor at St. Luke’s. During Coffee with the Pastor, he will share his spiritual journey and invite you to examine your own. You will learn more about St. Luke’s structure and vision and discover how to be a part of the community and mission of the church. Coffee with the Pastor is offered throughout the year. Register by selecting a date below.

Step 2: Joining Service

Immediately following Coffee with the Pastor, those who are ready to join St. Luke’s in membership are invited to do so.  You may be transferring from another United Methodist church, coming from another denomination, or be joining a church for the first time.

What if you are not ready to join? Membership is merely an option. Continue to visit as long as you wish.

Step 3: Starting Point
After you join the church, we encourage you to attend Starting Point, a three-week class designed to jumpstart your spiritual journey, transforming your heart, your relationships, and our city.  It will feature teaching by Dr. Pace, opportunities for reflection and discussion, and practical ways to plug into the various ministries of St. Luke’s.  This 3-part class is led by church members and will be offered several times throughout the year on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Alsup.

Step 4: Get Connected
We encourage you to be faithful in your Sunday worship participation and to find at least one additional way to engage with St. Luke’s. Participation in a small group or service opportunity is a great way to begin.

If you have questions about becoming a member of St. Luke’s, please contact Kelly Grimes, Connecting Ministries, 713-402-5015.

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