Summer 2018-05-14T10:54:56-05:00

The Off-Season

Summertime is coming. Slow moving baseball. Less traffic. Long, warm, humid evenings. Relax. What will you do with your summer?

During the month of June and the first Sunday of July, we will look at How to Pray the Psalms. The book of Psalms is the prayer book of the Bible, and we will consider five types of Psalms and how to incorporate them to put some structure in your prayer life.

In July and August, we are going to consider together how to put into practice one single verse of Scripture, with supplemental verses to help us. In a sermon series entitled Focus on These Things, we will see how changing our thinking can change our lives, and work to make Philippians 4:8 happen – “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

I suggest to you that a summer that includes important internal preparation will make all the difference. Let’s have a good off-season.

Tom Pace

Kids

 Vacation Bible School | June 11-15 | Cost is $50 per child

At Rolling River Adventure VBS, discover an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program. Campers become Rafters and explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. After a high-energy Opening Assembly, the Rafters make their way to the Bible Story Station. Interactive Bible lessons reveal Rapid Reminders to equip our Rafters for an active life with God. Rafters will discover a Rafting Ready Verse that will remain with them in their faith long after VBS.

Register here

St. Luke’s Day School Summer Camp

Learn about Day School Summer Camp here.

St. Luke’s Summer Camp 2018
School’s out. We’re in!

This summer, St Luke’s After-School Care and Summer Camp are celebrating their 50th Anniversary with new games and activities that include Hip-Hop dancing, a collaboration with Triumph Sports, an updated variety of games for Minute to Win It and a new science curriculum.

Summer Camp is for children entering grades 1–6 in the Fall.
Get ready for the time of your life at the camp that majors in FUN. Splash in our pool with new friends! For the athlete – amazing sports and competitions between the Alphas and the Omegas. Have a crafter? Even the starter artist will bring home great projects. An actor? The Talent Show is a highlight of camp. Did you say field trip? Every Friday, we are off to adventures like Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Typhoon Texas, Putt Putt FunHouse, Incredible Pizza, and more!

For Middle Schoolers, every day is a Field Trip!
Campers entering 7 & 8 grade in the fall visit places like Splashtown, Bayou Wildlife Park, Laserzone, I-Fly, and more! Campers also participate in at least one community service project per week. Space is very limited, so sign up early to ensure your middle schooler’s summer is one to remember.

Session 1* June 11 – June 15
Session 2 June 18 – June 22
Session 3 June 25 – June 29
Session 4** July 2 – July 6
Session 5 July 9 – July 13
Session 6 July 16 – July 20
Session 7 July 23 – July 27
Session 8 July 30 – Aug 3
Session 9 Aug 6 – Aug 10
Session 10 Aug 13 – Aug 17

Register here

Summer Clubhouse

Summer Clubhouse at the St. Luke’s Gethsemane Campus is back! This summer camp is a safe, educational and spiritual place for children of the Sharpstown and Gulfton area! These are six wonderful weeks filled with learning activities and fun adventures for children going into kindergarten through fifth grade.The cost $25 per child, per week with a $65 family maximum per week. There are some scholarships available. While at the Summer Clubhouse, the children will have a morning snack and a nutritious lunch.

8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Monday-Friday
June 25-29: Summer Fun: Love in My World
July 2-6: Sports & Fitness
July 9-13: Science & Technology
July 16-20: Me & My World
July 23-27: Mosaic Music Camp
July 30-Aug 3: Summer Fun: Love in a Big World

For registration or to volunteer, contact
Juana Tavico 713-357-4474, jchavez@stlukesmethodist.org or
Amy Kelley 713-357-4464, .

June 18-29
Jerry Eckles Music Theater Camp
presents Honk Jr.
Bridges Academy of Fine Arts will present a one-hour “Junior” version of the hit musical Honk! This delightful and award-winning adaptation of the tale of the ugly duckling is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special. The “Jr” series of musicals feature condensed versions of shows to allow for a shorter production time.
Camp will run Monday through Friday over two weeks — June 18-29 — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enrollment is open for students entering grade 2 through graduating seniors. Plenty of roles, lots of great chorus numbers, and a fun opportunity for your child to develop/expand their skills regardless of prior experience.
Tuition is $275, with a 10% discount for each additional sibling you enroll. All camp activities will take place in the Rotunda Theater.

Register here

July 16-20
Children’s Summer Musical

Judge Julie Truly and the Case of the Holey Roof!
Order in the court! All rise for Her Honor, Judge Julie Truly, who will now hear The Case of the Holey Roof from the Gospel of Luke, chapter 5. Our Children’s Music Ministry presents this musical with a story taken from the New Testament. The musical is open to children entering 1st through 5th grades. The dates for rehearsals are Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20 from 1:30-5 p.m. Our performance will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 20. For more information, contact Noralyn Carpenter at  713-402-5028.

Register here


Students

Middle School

June 3 – 6 | Servio Christi: Middle School Mission Trip
Our incoming 7th-8th grade students are going to beautiful Corpus Christi for their summer Mission Trip. We’ll stay in beach houses in Port Aransas – each one with a pool, ping pong table, and other fun activities. Our days will be spent working in teams on minor construction projects and painting homes affected by Hurricane Harvey. Cost is $500. Register here.

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June 11-15 | Vacation Bible School Teen Staff & After-VBS Activities
Middle and High School Students play an integral role in St. Luke’s Vacation Bible School each year. Over 100
students participate, and their energy and enthusiasm are appreciated by everyone. Teen staff includes anyone entering 7th-12th grade in the fall. Incoming 6th graders are able to participate in VB6, new for 2018. Register here.
Registration fee is $25 per Teen Helper and includes their staff t-shirt, daily breakfast, and snacks.

The fun doesn’t end at noon during VBS for Teen Helpers! During Monday through Thursday afternoons, we have fun events for all the students who helped in VBS that morning.
Monday – Casa Ole Nacho Bar (generously donated, registration required)
Tuesday – Speedy’s (laser tag, go-karts, putt-putt, arcade)
Wednesday – Top Golf
Thursday – Momentum Indoor Rock Climbing
Register online for each day’s (except Monday) event and lunch option.

June 24-28 | Middle School Getaway
Back by popular demand, we are reinstating the Getaway trip for our students entering 7th-8th grade. We are heading to San Antonio, where we’ll stay at University United Methodist Church. Students will experience Schlitterbahn, Fiesta Texas, dinner at the Gristmill, shopping in Gruene, a day on the Riverwalk with a stop at the Alamo for those interested, and plenty of time for relaxing and hanging out in the evenings. We will end each night with worship music and a devotional. Cost is $450. Register here.

 

High School

June 11-15 | Vacation Bible School Teen Staff & After-VBS Activities
Middle and High School Students play an integral role in St. Luke’s Vacation Bible School each year. Over 100
students participate, and their energy and enthusiasm are appreciated by everyone. Teen staff includes anyone entering 7th-12th grade in the fall. Incoming 6th graders are able to participate in VB6, new for 2018. Register here.
Registration fee is $25 per Teen Helper and includes their staff t-shirt, daily breakfast, and snacks.

The fun doesn’t end at noon during VBS for Teen Helpers! During Monday through Thursday afternoons, we have fun events for all the students who helped in VBS that morning.
Monday – Casa Ole Nacho Bar (generously donated, registration required)
Tuesday – Speedy’s (laser tag, go-karts, putt-putt, arcade)
Wednesday – Top Golf
Thursday – Momentum Indoor Rock Climbing
Register online for each day’s (except Monday) event and lunch option.

June 24-30 | CIY:Move
Move is more than just another camp; Move is an experience! Students are challenged through intense, interactive worship, dynamic preaching, small group study, and community building. We will spend five days in beautiful Durango, Colorado at the Christ In Youth (CIY) Conference learning what it means to be a Kingdom worker. Each student returns home with a personal and unique challenge for the upcoming year. Join us and see why this is the trip students can’t wait to sign up for year after year. Cost is $900. Register here.

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July 17-24 | Dominican Republic High School Mission Trip
Our student trip to the Dominican Republic is back this year, and we can’t wait to partner once again with
GO Ministries in Santiago. This will be St. Luke’s eighth year to work alongside our friends and partners in ministry there, and it is always a joy watching students build relationships and catch up with old friends and make new ones. Contact Brindley Ginn at 281-435-2130

VBS (Vacation Bible School) Teen Staff & After-VBS Activities
June 11-15  |  Completed Grades 6–12

Middle and High School Students play an integral role in St. Luke’s Vacation Bible School each year. Over 100 students participate, and their energy and enthusiasm are appreciated by everyone. Teen staff includes anyone entering 7th-12th grade in the fall. Incoming 6th graders are able to participate in VB6, new for 2018.
Registration fee is $25 per Teen Helper and includes their staff t-shirt, daily breakfast, and snacks.

The fun doesn’t end at noon during VBS for Teen Helpers! During Monday through Thursday afternoons, we have fun events for all the students who helped in VBS that morning.
Monday – Casa Ole Nacho Bar (generously donated, registration required)
Tuesday – Speedy’s (laser tag, go-karts, putt-putt, arcade)
Wednesday – Top Golf
Thursday – Momentum Indoor Rock Climbing
Register online for each day’s (except Monday) event and lunch option.

Summer Studies

Equipped to Serve | Sundays, June 3-24 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Hines Baker Room

When we serve in a manner that matches who we are, we experience growth, joy and fulfillment. In this four-week class, we will consider our spiritual gifts as well as our talents, personalities, passions and experiences. Put together, these characteristics uniquely equip us for ministry within the church and the world. Come and discover your vital role in the body of Christ! At the end of the course, the Adult Ministry team will connect you to opportunities to put your gifts into action. Facilitated by Rebecca Alsup and Jennifer Gould.

Register


Bible in 90 Days | Tuesdays, June 5–August 28 | 6-7 p.m. | Hines Baker Room

Please join us for a special class designed to read the Bible from cover to cover…in 90 days! Ted Cooper, Jr., author of The Bible in 90 Days says, “Reading every word of the Bible is not the norm, nor is doing so in such a short time frame. Something just happens when you do this. In your case, this “something” might be obvious, or maybe it won’t become apparent for a while.” Committing to completing this challenge will positively impact your faith journey in ways you cannot imagine… sign up today! The registration fee of $15 includes the participant book. An “official” Bible in 90 Days Bible is available for $15, if desired, but any Bible will suffice. Led by Dr. Linda Christians, Ken Jacobson and Peggy Keus.

Register

Bible 101: New Testament | Wednesdays, June 6-August 1 (not meeting July 4) | 6-7:30 p.m. | Room ES313/314

Why did Jesus teach in parables? What was the early church really like? Are Paul’s letters still applicable? Is Revelation a warning about rapture? Come find out the answers to all of these questions and more in an 8-week study of the New Testament this summer. No materials required except your Bible. Led by Rev. Thomas Harper and Rev. Katie
Montgomery Mears.

Register

Financial Peace University | Sundays, June 10-August 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Room ES308/313

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week class on money taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more! You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change the way you spend. This class is for everyone: young or old; single or married. The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 90 days. The materials cost $93 and include membership for you and your spouse, access to the online resources, a copy of Complete Guide to Money, FPU Class workbook, Envelope System, and more. Led by Brian and Katy Cox; Jen and Darrin Floyd.

Register

At the Crossroads: Leadership Lessons for the Second Half of Life | Mondays | 6-7 p.m. | July 9–August 13 | ES309

At the Crossroads, by Clayton Smith and Dave Wilson, is a six-week Bible-based study offering comprehensive, practical help for Christians who are approaching, entering, or already in retirement.
Readers can work through the book on their own or as part of a group.
Cost $10. Led by Claud Riddles and Mary Schuler.

Register

Summer Scripture + Shared daily App Readings

Did you know that St. Luke’s Scripture+Shared App has a daily reading plan? This summer’s topic is the Book of Psalms. Each weekday the app will offer a selection of scripture, a brief commentary and reflection question. Download the Scripture+Shared App and when you go on vacation, your Bible study goes right with you. Why not ask a friend to join you? 

Learn more

Service

Saturday Serve | Sutton Elementary School Garden 
Saturday, May 12 | |9:30-11:30 a.m. | Sutton Elementary School | 7402 Albacore Drive
Join us as we help trim, weed, and plant in the Sutton Elementary School garden! Some tools available but feel
to bring your own! RSVP to Meredith Davis.

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June 3 – 6 | Servio Christi: Middle School Mission Trip
Our incoming 7th-8th grade students are going to beautiful Corpus Christi for their summer Mission Trip. We’ll stay in beach houses in Port Aransas – each one with a pool, ping pong table, and other fun activities. Our days will be spent working in teams on minor construction projects and painting homes affected by Hurricane Harvey. Cost is $500. Contact Brindley Ginn at 281-435-2130.

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Saturday Serve | Sole Hope Shoe Cutting Party
Saturday, June 9 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Westheimer Campus
A pair of Sole Hope shoes can protect a child in Africa from life-threatening infections. Shoe pieces are cut out at Sole Hope parties and then assembled by locals who have been taught the trade of shoe-making and receive a fair wage. Collection boxes for jeans will be available on both campuses. RSVP to Meredith Davis.

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Saturday Serve | Bag Beans & Rice for Christian Community Service Center
Sunday, July 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Gethsemane Campus
Join us for a special Sunday Serve at our Gethsemane campus! We’ll package beans and rice for CCSC and other area food pantries. We’d love for you to join us for worship at 11 a.m., too. Lunch will be served and it promises to be an excellent day of service for the whole family! RSVP to Meredith Davis.

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Blood Drive
Sunday, May 13 | 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Gethsemane Campus

Sunday, July 1 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Canterbury Hall (Gethsemane Campus)

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July 17-24 | Dominican Republic High School Mission Trip
Our student trip to the Dominican Republic is back this year, and we can’t wait to partner once again with
GO Ministries in Santiago. This will be St. Luke’s eighth year to work alongside our friends and partners in ministry there, and it is always a joy watching students build relationships and catch up with old friends and make new ones. Contact Brindley Ginn at 281-435-2130.

Musicals

St. Luke’s Tapestry Players present:

Father of the Bride | Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the Rotunda Theater
A simple wedding escalates into a big affair in the Banks household in this play by Caroline Francke. Directed by Steve McCurdy.  $10 general admission — purchase at the door or online.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair
Thursday, August 2; Friday, August 3; Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Rotunda Theater

And it’s blue ribbons and Academy-award winning music as the Frake family heads to the fair in this production of a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Book by Tom Briggs and Louis Mattioli. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, with music by Richard Rodgers. Directed by Tina Throckmorton, with musical direction by Sid Davis. $15 admission / $10 children and students with ID — purchase at the door or online.

Interested in singing in the chorus? Sign up online.

Pure Sound Presents Babes on Broadway
Friday through Sunday, August 17-19

Our Pure Sound youth return to the Rotunda Theater stage this summer to act and sing in their annual musical revue.