30 10, 2016

The Joy of Giving

2017-03-28T14:56:00-05:00October 30th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on The Joy of Giving

by: Craig LaFollette I agreed to join the Generosity Committee, because I believe it is an extremely important part of the church. We certainly need our members to support St. Luke’s not only to keep the water and electricity on, but so we can continue to strengthen our ministries and impact the community and world for Christ. For me, generosity, giving and serving, is even more important on a personal level. Don’t get me wrong, though. Paying the bills is very important. However, getting personally involved, experiencing the looks of appreciation and gratitude from the needy and seeing [...]

5 06, 2016

How Far Can Your Dollar Go?

2017-03-28T14:57:09-05:00June 5th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on How Far Can Your Dollar Go?

A single dollar doesn’t get you much today. You can’t even buy a cup of coffee or a gallon of gas with a buck. But when all our singles are combined, we have some buying power. During the month of June, St. Luke’s will revive one of our traditions and dedicate the $1 bills from the offering to benefit a community partner. “Good for a Guitar” is a 10-week summer program for 6-12 grade students attending the youth program at Wesley Community Center. In 2015, 16 students completed the inaugural program that teaches guitar fundamentals to students without access to affordable instruction. Research shows that there are many [...]

28 02, 2016

Renewing Hope: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for February 28, 2016

2017-03-28T14:57:55-05:00February 28th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Renewing Hope: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for February 28, 2016

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER Holy Spirit, I need your guidance. I read the words of Scripture, and want to follow them and apply them to my life, but I know that they only have power to really guide me when they are enlivened by you. Sometimes, I hear your voice speaking to me… or at least I think it is your voice. I sense your nudges and promptings… or at least it feels to me like they are from [...]