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AN EDITION OF THE UNITED METHODIST REPORTER

Day light savings time ends at 2 a.m. on November 7. Don’t forget to fall back one hour. Two Sections, Section A • 076510 • Vol. 157 • No. 26 • October 29, 2010

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Bless Friday

Health Fair

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Eternal Light: A Requiem

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t takes 17 bags of mulch to cover our flower beds. 5 ½ for the front beds, and 11 ½ for the back beds. I do it twice a year, on a very precise schedule—either the first or second Saturday after Dee says, “We need to mulch.” When she says this, she is using the “royal we,” because I am the one who does the actual spreading of mulch. Dee spends her energy at the more skilled labor: planting some fall flowers, thinning the leaves on the bushes, and generally “cleaning things up” in the flowerbeds.

Maintenance of the Soul

It really isn’t much, this twice-a-year work. It takes a few hours, once in the spring and once in the fall. And I suppose it makes a difference. But twice a year doesn’t really maintain landscaping. It takes mowing each week, and continuing to keep the lawn and flowers watered. And the most important part has to happen every single day: sunshine.

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he 2011 Stewardship theme is “Standing on the Promises”– Promises that we have made to support our Church and all of the incredible things that it does that make it such an integral part of our lives. We are honored to be a part of this year’s campaign with Herminio and Miriam Aguila and Chuck and Pam Holm.

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We might take a lesson from nature on the care and feeding of a soul. There are some things that have to be done every once in a while: a spiritual retreat; a hard look at the stewardship of your life-how you spend your time and money and talent. And there are some things that require weekly participation: a time of Sabbath; worship as part of the church community; and Bible study alongside other Christians. And there are some things, perhaps the most important things, which need to happen every day, perhaps even all the time: prayer; reading of Scripture; practicing mercy and justice; and consistently and persistently basking in the sunshine of God’s grace.

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Standing on the Promises St. Luke’s Stewardship emphasis for 2011

When we think back on the truly exceptional occurrences in our lives, our Church played a major role. Similarly, at our lowest points, our Church is there to comfort us and to help us cope. How blessed we are to have St. Luke’s in our lives. But as much as we lean on St. Luke’s for support, St. Luke’s needs OUR commitment. It needs us to stand on our promises. STANDING ON THE PROMISES reminds us of our promise to support St. Luke’s through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness. STANDING ON THE PROMISES represents our response to God’s covenant with us and the opportunity to reach out and grow our community of faith. November 14 is earmarked as Commitment Sunday. It will be a celebration as we rise together recognizing all God has done for us and how valuable each of us is to Him. We hope that you received your commitment card and that you will complete it, mail it back right away or bring it with you on Sunday, placing it in one of the boxes throughout the church. And then, join us November 14 in celebrating and rededicating ourselves to this special place-our Church. Sincerely,

October 27, Assemble and wrap Seafarer’s Christmas boxes for crew members stationed at the Port of Houston during the holidays. Meet at 6 p.m. in the Parlor at the Gethsemane Campus. Contact Bob or Peggy Harrison at 713-771-5585. KIDS HOPE USA is seeking mentors for at-risk reaching out to our elementary school students attending HISD’s Sutton Elementary for the 2010-11 school year. To be a friend community and for one hour a week contact Marci Pampe, St. Luke’s the world KHUSA Sutton Director at 713-357-4466. Donations needed are: ladies shoe boxes, socks, hard candy, gum, toothpaste, toothbrushes, books, hats and Texas souvenirs. Drop off donations at the Gethsemane Parlor Kitchen or the Connection Center at the Westheimer Campus. Mentors of Hope encourage students with life goals by mentoring social skills or serving as a program volunteer over a 30-minute, weekly lunch at Hope Café on the Lee High School campus. Contact Sheila at 713-787-1767. Misión Milby Community Development Center needs volunteers to help refurbish its building. Please contact Pamela Scheyer at 713.869.9898 or pfscheyer@servantsnow. org. Christian Community Service Center’s Vision Care program needs volunteers to perform vision screenings during the school day. On-the-job training is provided and State certification is available at no charge. Please contact Jeni at 713-961-3993 x215 or seasonal@ccschouston.com. YoungLives ministry to teen and parenting moms is looking for mentors and volunteers. Please contact Courtney at younglives@gmail.com or 832-630-0296. Houston Food Bank: Natural disasters and the economic downturn have created a greater need for volunteers (ages 8 and up) to pack boxes and assist with food drives and special events. Register at www.houstonfoodbank.org or contact Matthew at 713-357-4466.

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Let’s Change Black Friday to Bless Friday! What is Black Friday?

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new cultural name for the shopping day after Thanksgiving. Originally, it was the day that merchants finally saw black ink instead of red in their yearly profit numbers. Recently it has become the day when retail stores fling open their doors in the pre-dawn hours to a crowd of anxious shoppers impatiently waiting for deeply discounted items that are sparse in reality to the number of shoppers. The horrific shopping scenes have been seen on TV and YouTube. Employees are trampled in the milieu of consumerism, and shoppers engage in fist fights. It is ultimate consumerism at bargain prices! What is Bless Friday? This same Friday after Thanksgiving was organized as a symbolic way for Christians to signal to the world that Advent can start with a day of Christian service. Bless Friday is about values. It is a day of service, no matter how large or small. It is a day to celebrate the beginning of Advent. It is about serving others and gathering for fellowship. You can come celebrate Bless Friday with your church family in Canterbury Hall at the Gethsemane Campus. If you have visiting family for the Thanksgiving holidays, bring them along with a covered dish for lunch. The gathering time will be from, 11-2 p.m. After lunch, blessing bags will be prepared and filled with non-perishable food and health items for distribution to the homeless. It is a great opportunity to start the Advent season with a Bless Friday, a gathered fellowship of friends and family for preparing a blessing to those that we meet at the stop light or on the street corners. The details of the ”how to” of distribution will be available when we gather together on Bless Friday. Donations of non-perishable food items, small health and hygiene items and money donations are welcome. Contact Mireya Ottaviano at mottaviano@stlukes-hou.org or go to www.blessfriday.org to help with the Bless Friday event.


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Health Fair At Gethsemane Campus November 13

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ave the date, Saturday, November 13, for the Gethsemane Community Health Fair where health services such as flu shots, cholesterol tests, blood pressure checks, informative discussions on topics such as nutrition, breast and prostate cancers, and more will be available in Canterbury Hall from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Participants may enter prize drawings for grocery store gift certificates and sporting event tickets, adding fun and excitement to the event.

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would like to introduce the Semana family to you. Alexis (Alex), Landrada, and their children WillChristal, Guerchom, and Martin. The Semanas are Methodists from the Ivory Coast. Alex, before their family moved to the U.S., was working on becoming a licensed United Methodist Pastor, a process that he hopes will continue here in the Texas Conference. Alex and Landrada moved to the Ivory Coast as Rwandan refugees. As refugees, they lived a marginalized life in Senegal, yet all around they could see glimmers of hope as the Methodist Church began to ordain its first pastors. I celebrate this family’s faith, their deep joy that springs from their life in the Spirit, and the hope that drives them. Alex, in my conversations with him, always reminds me of why what we do as the church matters and why I have reason daily to give God thanks. The Semanas also have some real and material needs. Needs that they would not mind me sharingI’ve asked. Things like floor rugs, kitchenwares, lamps, bedding, a computer, wall hangings, more friends to visit with. I introduce this family to you so that if you feel moved to help them in any way, you can contact me. I also lift them up to say that there are many families within our congregation at St. Luke’s and in our community that God has and is drawing to us so that we might embrace them. I give God thanks for these gifts of relationship. I give God thanks for believing in our church community enough to present us with the challenges of care, nurture, and discipleship that we have been given. In all this, my prayer is simple: “O Lord, help us to be faithful with the gifts we have been given. Amen.”

Embracing: Families

The Gethsemane Community Health Fair is being coordinated by St. Luke’s member Preston Boyer of Boy Scout Troop 55 as his Eagle Leadership Service Project. Preston chose the Gethsemane Community Health Fair to reach out to those who may not know such services exist, or are not able to afford them. Donations are sought to reduce the costs of the health fair. Funds raised over the costs of the event will be turned over to the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) to help replenish local food pantries such as the one at the Gethsemane Campus. Contact Gethsemane Campus Executive Director Robbie McDonough at (713) 357-4461 for details on how to donate.

Thanksgiving Sharing Sunday, November 14

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lease join with Children’s Ministries and bring your grocery sack with donations of non-perishable food items to church on November 14 to help feed Houston’s hungry. Donations will be distributed by the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC). Items needed are: cereal, peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, tuna canned soup, vegetables and fruit, packages of beans and rice. Did you know? The combination of Natural Disasters and the economic downturn has created a greater need for the Houston Food Bank to assist our partners in 13 counties.   Over the past year the HFB has more than doubled in growth, providing over 137,000 meals weekly. The majority of this growth is minors and the working poor. The HFB mission to end hunger is only possible through the generosity of individuals and organizations.    Of the people helped by your donations: 94% are not homeless 47% are children and nearly half of the households include at least one working adult.

-Justin

Tuesday Book Group: 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Gethsemane Campus To Sign Up: email Justin Coleman at jcoleman@stlukeshou.org.


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Celebrating Lives CHANCEL CHOIR In Honor of the Marriage of: Jane Lewis & Don Wright by Edna & Bob Edgley May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him. Romans 15:13 As Christians, we are called to care and pray for one another.

Cares and Concerns: Methodist Hospital Betty Broyles-Pettey Evelyn Gallaway Bonnie Mayor St. Luke’s Hospital Roberta Howard

Recently Discharged Walter McCaine Tom Melo Mary Nelle Moore Carol Wolf

Congratulations to:

John and Michele Mitchell on the birth of twin sons, Mathew Coast Calhoun Mitchell and Marcus Crews Caldwell Mitchell, on May 6. Proud older brother is Sam Folb. Bill and Anne Sellis on the birth of their son, Benjamin John Sellis, on October 12. Proud older brother is James Sellis. Jane Marie Tisdale Lewis and Donald Edgar Wright who were united in marriage on October 16. Ruth Mayer Johnson and Adam William Miller who were united in marriage on October 16. Kolby and Lisa Beich on the birth of their son, Robert Clawson Beich, on October 19. Proud older sister is Bentley Beich. Elizabeth Jill Forst and Justin Ronald Nations who were united in marriage on October 23. Heather Renee Jones and Owen Richard Torres who were united in marriage on October 23.

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Our Sympathy to:

Family and friends of Helen Alberta Spore who died on September 18. Agnes Stanley on the death of her husband, Oliver Walton “Dub” Stanley, on October 2. Pam and Jimmy Erwin, Brittany and Robb Erwin on the death of Pam’s mother, Mary Belle Thompson, on October 10. Bob and Dona Chambers, Rob and Marji Chambers, Donald and CJ Chambers, Dina and Ryan Taaffe and David Chambers and their families on the death of Bob’s sister, Celeste Chambers Lipscomb, on October 12. Pam and Jim Humphrey, Lisa and Matt Oren, Emily and Hayden Oren on the death of Pam’s father, Charles Reginald Cleveland, on October 15.

EDLOE WOODSHOP In Honor of: Roberta Howard by Barbara Focht Cheryl Tesch Bobbie Wisecup

Bobby Sue Smith Cohn by Michael & Cindy Graves Willard Lee “Bill” Curtis by Gus & Jackie Browning James A. Elkins III by Louise & Mike Conway Robert N. Ross Sr. by Les & Linda Allison

UMW SCHOLARSHIP FUND In Memory of: Martha Tomek by United Methodist Women

FRIENDS OF MUSIC In Memory of: Gertrude Mary Miller “Queenie” Darnell by Alyce Lou & Vic Morris GETHSEMANE MEMORIAL FUND In Memory of: M. D. Allyn by Dan & Carolyn Peterson

Three Strands New Class for Committed Young Couples

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hree Strands is a new Sunday School class for engaged and recently married couples in their mid 20s to early 30s. The name Three Strands refers to Ecclesiastes 4:12, which says, “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” The purpose of Three Strands is to create a Christ-centered community for the growing number of young couples who join St. Luke’s each week. To help us grow in our faith together, the class will be taught by more experienced couples who are willing to share their hearts and minds. Beginning October 31 the class will meet at 9:40 a.m. in Crossroads 101, located in the Crossroads Building across West Alabama from the St. Luke’s fields. Beyond Sunday mornings, Three Strands members will have opportunities to worship, socialize, and serve together.

LIBRARY FUND In Memory of: John Wildenthal by Alyce Lou & Vic Morris OUTREACH FOUNDATION In Memory of: Walt Silvus by Nancy Stephenson ST. LUKE’S METHODIST CHURCH FOUNDATION In Memory of: Ola M. Bowman by Michael & Cindy Graves Benjamin Harold Burrow by Michael & Cindy Graves Mr. & Mrs. Gus Eifler

Seasonal Decorations for Advent are a beautiful enhancement to our worship experience. Your contribution to the Advent Flower Fund is a wonderful way to remember or honor your loved ones. Contributions are welcome in any amount and will be acknowledged in the Sunday Bulletin and in The Spire. To participate, please complete the form below and return it to the church office before Monday, December 6, 2010.

Seasonal Decorations for Advent at Westheimer Campus (Please Print)

In honor of: If you know of a concern or a joy that the church should know about, please contact Caring Ministries at 713-402-5086 or -5156.

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We Care!

Are you or a loved one facing surgery or hospitalization? A crucial aspect of St. Luke’s Caring Ministry are the prayers we have with members prior to surgeries and during hospitalizations. Contact Karen Smith with details at 713-4025086 or ksmith@stlukes-hou.org

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Living Abundantly: Connecting-GrowingServing Mainstreamers is a ministry by, with and for Senior Adults.

November 11, Mainstreamers Honoring Veterans Day with wartime remembrances through stories, music, keepsakes and mementos. Bring your pictures and other keepsakes (ration books, letters and cards, souvenirs and things left from those years) to share. Bring your stories of your lives during the war years that we can tell one another. We will listen to some music of those times by Rob Landes. Dr. Tom Pace will offer a special message. All are invited to share memories and stories, to bring mementos for display and to join together in the fellowship of this special day of celebration. Lunch buffet at noon $10. Call Kathy Neely, 713-402-5139, for reservations by Tuesday, November 9. November 18, Day Trip: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Our Day Trip will take us to Baylor College of Medicine to visit the new Michael E. DeBakey Library and Museum. Our docent will be Ruth Sorelle, longtime medical writer and authority on the history of the Texas Medical Center. After our tour we will have lunch at Danton’s Seafood on Montrose. $20. Please call Kathy Neely, 713-402-5139, for reservations. December 9, Mainstreamer Day 10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Rev. Nancy Kellond will be with us to present her very special one-woman portrayal of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Nancy, who many of you will remember from her time as a pastor here at St. Luke’s some years ago, is Senior Pastor at Klein UMC. We have a special musical treat planned as well. Our very own senior chorale group will entertain us with music and stories of the season. It will be a warm and wonderful day, topped off with a holiday buffet. $10. Call Kathy Neely, 713402-5139, for reservations.

Eternal Light: A Requiem

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n All Saints Sunday evening, November 7, the Chancel Choir, Early Music Ensemble and orchestra of St. Luke’s will once again present the exceptional piece, Eternal Light: A Requiem, composed by Howard Goodall. Commissioned in 2008, Eternal Light is a “fresh and unorthodox interpretation of the Requiem Mass,” in the sense that Goodall intended it to be a Requiem for the living. Exquisitely beautiful, the ten movements incorporate traditional Latin texts, intertwined with hymns and secular poetry that most will recognize, such as John Newman’s “Lead Kindly Light” and John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields.” Howard Goodall is a well-known composer in England, where he is a prodigious writer of choral works and music for television, radio and theater. He’s been the recipient of over a dozen major international broadcast awards and is a tireless advocate for music education. Mark your calendars to be in the Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, November 7, to savor this experience, and to celebrate and remember those who have gone before, as the Chancel Choir, Early Music Ensemble and orchestra present Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem. All are welcome; there is no charge for admission.

December 11: A.D. Players production of A Christmas Unwrapped. This A.D. Players holiday treat is a collection of holiday comedies by Jeannette Clift George, where the audience selects which three of four touching and hilarious one-act plays will be performed each day. These holiday treats include a mix of characters who, in the end, all find friendship, joy and the true meaning of Christmas in the unlikeliest of circumstances. Lunch before at an area restaurant and tickets are limited, call now to reserve your place, 713-402-5139. Warm Your Heart Project Mainstreamers is sponsoring an outreach project to provide Christmas gifts for low income, homebound seniors through the Food For Seniors program of Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston. Donations are being accepted to finance 500 baskets containing fruit and other food items. $10 will provide one basket for one person, but donations in any amount are gratefully accepted. December 14 -15, volunteers will gather in Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m.-noon to assemble the baskets and get them ready for pick up by Interfaith Ministries. This is a great time of fellowship and caring that you will want to be a part of… the more hands, the merrier! Come for the whole time or for any part of the time that suits your schedule.

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November Artist of the Month

New Members

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Jeff and Sandy Murdock unite with our congregation by transfer from another denomination. Sandy is Vice President of Health System Operations at UTMB. Jeff is retired.

Tom and Betsy McCrary unite with St. Luke’s by transfer from another United Methodist church. Tom is in marketing and Betsy is a community volunteer and homemaker. Melinda Hall joins St. Luke’s by transfer from another United Methodist church. She is a financial analyst with Citgo Petroleum Corporation.

Baptisms Blaire Elizabeth Ludeke, daughter of Jason Ryan Ludeke and Lynn Rentzel Ludeke, on October 17.

Tony and Tiffanie Villasana unite with our congregation, he by profession of faith and she by transfer from another denomination. Tony is a self-employed landman and Tiffanie is a physician assistant with Village Family Practice. They are members of the Compass Class. We welcome Bud, Darlene and Tori Thompson, who transfer to St. Luke’s from another United Methodist church. Bud is a self-employed physician/ surgeon and Darlene is a Registered Nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital. Tori is a high school senior. Magdalena Estrada and Gustavo Flores join our Gethsemane campus, she by profession of faith and baptism and he by profession of faith. They are the parents of Abril Flores, age 6, and Gustavo Felipe Flores, age 5.

Tony Chavez joins our Gethsemane Campus by profession of faith and baptism.

Ellison Joyce Taylor, daughter of Michael Alan Taylor and Michelle Milrany Taylor, on October 17.

Shelby Hamilton Cruse, daughter of Samuel William Cruse III and Ashley Lahourcade Cruse, on October 24.

ongtime St. Luke’s member Joe Eason returns to the Rotunda Gallery as our Artist of the Month for November. Just in time for some early Christmas shopping, Joe has a beautiful exhibit of over 150 jewelry pieces: silver necklaces, pins, drops and earrings to share with his church family. His work is both contemporary and southwestern in style, with an extra emphasis on the contemporary. This year, Joe is especially excited about using some most interesting and outstanding fossil stones from Russia called “ammonite” in his pieces. Joe says that the ammonite is over 200 million years old, and that he is the only person in Texas who is showing pieces with these particular stones. They are a bit pricier than the usual pieces, but oh, so unusual! Joe says that he has been working with jewelry for over 29 years, starting with a course on beads and southwestern jewelry, and he got “bit by the bead bug.” After a year of study at the Glassell School, he went on to study with a number of silversmiths, particularly Jim Morris of Kerrville, who has been his primary mentor and encourager. Joe’s pieces are very popular with our church members, so much so that all shoppers on Sundays will be asked to take a number for service. Volunteers will be in the Gallery between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on November 7 and 28 to help you with your purchases (at other times, contact Monica Griffin at mgriffin@stlukes-hou.org or 713-4025110). Joe will also be in the Gallery on November 7 and at the 11:00 worship service. Make plans to stop by the Gallery to greet Joe and do a little shopping at the same time. A portion of all sales goes to the Fine Arts Fund at St. Luke’s, so it’s a great way to support our church as you cross names off your Christmas list!

Reagan Stacey Whitley, daughter of Jason Edward Whitley and Kelly Laurae Whitley, on October 24.

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Patricia Biller unites with St. Luke’s Gethsemane Campus by transfer from another United Methodist church. She is a member of the Challengers Class and joins her father, Luther Todd, in the St. Luke’s membership.

Abe Carreon joins our Gethsemane Campus by profession of faith and baptism.

Abril Flores and Gustavo Felipe Flores, children of Gustavo Helizeo Flores and Magdalena Estrada, on October 24.


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The New Beginnings Class

The Rule of Benedict The Rule of Benedict—A way of spirituality for the 21st century An 8-week study beginning November 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in R23

will study Chasing Daylight: a study on the life of Jonathan through November 21. Pastor Erwin McManus calls us to risk everything for a life of genuine purpose-to step out in faith to become movers and shakers rather than moaners and slackers. The class meets at 9:45 a.m. in B241.

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he Rule of Benedict is not a rule, but a guide. It is a set of principles that helps us look at all facets of our life and deepen our faith in the midst of the every day. Benedictine spirituality is a commitment to principles of living well—not a denial, but a change of heart and a turn of the mind. Come see how the Rule of Benedict can help bring balance to your life and help you experience spirituality in a new way. At each meeting St. Luke’s pastoral intern Sari Frey will lead the group as we discuss readings from The Rule of Benedict by Sister Joan Chittister, share joys and concerns, and end with a short service of Compline—a monastic worship service. As appropriate, various spiritual practices also will be included.

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Learn more and register online: www.stlukesmethodist.org/benedict or call 713-402-5139. Copies of The Rule of Benedict by Sr. Joan Chittister will be available for purchase ($15) for participants.

Three new Sunday School classes

Rebuilding Together

The Common Ground Class is for parents with young children and concentrates on social and spiritual growth. The class meets in B241at 9:45 a.m. A class for recent college graduates meets in the Blanton Building at 9:45 a.m. Three Strands New Class for Committed Young Couples See article on page 4.

worship Gethsemane Campus 8:30 a.m. Blended Communion service 9:45 a.m. Servicio en Español – Spanish Worship 10:55 a.m. Traditional Worship Westheimer Campus 8:30 a.m. Sunday – Traditional Worship with Holy Communion* 8:45 a.m. Sunday – Encounter Worship, Fellowship Hall 9:45 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sunday – Traditional Worship* 6 p.m. Sunday – Improvisation Worship, Chapel * Sanctuary Sermon videos, podcasts and corresponding study guides are available online at www.stlukesmethodist.org/worship/sermons

On Saturday, October 16, a team of volunteers from St. Luke’s United Methodist Church participated in the Volunteer Home Repair Program in affiliation with REBUILDING TOGETHER-HOUSTON. This service outreach was sponsored by United Methodist Men and Men’s Life. The goal of REBUILDING TOGETHER-HOUSTON is to provide exterior home repairs for elderly or disabled homeowners, who are living in targeted areas, and on a low fixed income. The home that the St. Luke’s crew worked on was in far northwest Houston and owned by Lula Mae Burr, who suffers from congestive heart failure. Ms. Burr’s home is over 50 years old and she has owned her home for 38 years. The home was in need of siding and trim repairs or replacement, new steps and handrail to the front porch, and re-painting. The St. Luke’s crew gathered at the Church at 7:30 a.m. and after a brief safety meeting and prayer was off to work. The volunteers worked all that beautiful Saturday tearing things apart and putting them back together again. A lot of innovative ideas were tossed about to solve the more difficult problems encountered. A true team effort went into completing the work in a timely and high-quality manner. Ms. Burr was truly thrilled with the effort put forth by strangers on her behalf and in the end offered a prayer of thanks for the men who put forth so much. As is the case with God’s work, those who serve receive the greater gift. In this case those who served were: Peter Billipp, Jim Bauknight, Day light savings Clark Bode, Shed Boren, Paul Cottage, Lee Denson, Richard Ethun, time ends at 2 a.m. Curtis Hutcheson, Rich Johnson, Derek Munger, Mark Prescott, Joe on November 7. Sorena,and Chih Tien. Thank you to these men for their service. Don’t forget to fall

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October 31

“Supplying Every Need” Third in the Series Standing on the Promises Phillipians 4:10-23

November 7

“Running in the Cloud” Fourth in the series Standing on the Promises Hebrews 12:1-3

Dr. Tom Pace–Westheimer Campus Rev. Justin Coleman preaching–Gethsemane Campus Rev. Alison Gardner Young preaching–Westheimer Campus

Dr. Tom Pace–Westheimer Campus Rev. Justin Coleman preaching–Gethsemane Campus Rev. Alison Gardner Young preaching–Westheimer Campus

The altar flowers are dedicated to the glory of God and in loving memory of Thomas F. Taylor, Jr. by Sara and Thomas F. Taylor and family, and in honor of Martha Hill Jamison by the members of the New Beginnings Sunday School Class, and in celebration of the marriage of Amy Rebecca Smith and William Robinson Wagner, in honor of Mary A. Robinson and in loving memory of John M. Robinson and Florence and Cam Wagner by Mr. and Mrs. William C. Wagner.

The altar flowers are dedicated to the glory of God and in honor of the founding of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, November 11, 1945, and in honor and memory of our beloved parents, brother-in-law and husband: Lurlyn & Durwood Fleming, Virginia & Kenneth Shamblin, Doris & Ben Curtis, Kenneth Shamblin, Jr. and Loraine & Roy Lindberg by Jon Hugh and Cheryl Lindberg Fleming, Pamela Fleming Shamblin, Steve & Marty Fleming Curtis.


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The Spire - October 29  

Publication produced by St. Luke's United Methodist Church

The Spire - October 29  

Publication produced by St. Luke's United Methodist Church