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A NOTE FROM PASTOR ANDY More than Form Multiple hurricanes in our hemisphere, two major earthquakes in two weeks in Mexico, “Rocketman” in North Korea are just a few of our world’s contemporary signs that are worth noting. They are but a few of the global phenomena that bring to mind Jesus’ admonition to be prepared, to be aware of the “birth pains” of the last days. Paul who understood that even he in his day was living in the last days had this to say to his young disciple, Timothy: But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. (2 Timothy 3:1-5) That’s quite a check list which unfortunately our world and even many who call ourselves by the name of Christ pass with flying colors. His last descriptive end time phrase really hits home with the contemporary American church…. lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. We are surrounded by a culture that is all about us doing whatever we want to do when we want to do it, a culture that is all about the rights of individuals rather than the purposes of God, a culture where right and wrong are determined by personal preference rather than by God’s truth. Almost a hundred years ago Arthur Guiterman wrote a prophetic poem entitled OUR NEW RELIGION First dentistry was painless. Then bicycles were chainless, Carriages were horseless, And many laws enforceless. Next cookery was fireless, Telegraphy was wireless, Cigars were nicotineless, And coffee caffeineless. Soon oranges were seedless, The putting green was weedless, The college boy was hatless, The proper diet fatless. New motor roads are dustless, The latest steel is rustless, Our tennis courts are sodless, Our new religion — godless. Our new religion is one in which humanity is at the center of reality, a religion in which we have made a god in our image. We have made him conform to us rather than us being conformed and surrendered to Him. It’s goes without saying, but it needs to be said, that such a man-made god is powerless and so is much of modern day religious expression. 2

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231 years ago, this is what John Wesley wrote: I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power. And this undoubtedly will be the case unless they hold fast both the doctrine, spirit, and discipline with which they first set out. If St. Luke’s is going to buck the trend and refuse the norm of having form without power, then we have to stay radically committed to the authentic distinctives of our Methodist roots: 1. Power comes as we personally and corporately experience the transforming grace of Jesus in our lives. 2. Power comes as we commit our lives to the primacy of God’s Word in understanding both who He is and who we are called to be. 3. Power comes as we surrender and avail our lives to the fullness and leadership of God’s Holy Spirit. 4. Power comes as we unwaveringly live out both a spiritual and social holiness: right relationship with God and right relationship with each other and this world. Loving God means loving and serving the needs of our world. 5. Power comes as we become willing conduits of his truth, grace, and love. God’s work in us is always also about His desire to work through us. If we are not sharing our faith, we are not living our faith. 6. Power comes as we band together in Christ-centered communities of grace. There are plenty of dead churches out there, plenty of folks out there who have the form of religion but are clueless to his power and presence. May such NOT be the case for us! May God do powerful, amazing, and miraculous things in us and through us in the days to come. May we live as those who are continually ready, continually seeking the presence of Jesus. Seeking his powerful presence,

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A NOTE FROM PASTOR MATT The Gift “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) As an elementary school-age kid, I remember getting a gift that was a toy tank. It had buttons on the top of the tank to “program” it to drive and then shoot at a target. When I received the gift I was so excited, but then quickly realized I had to learn to use the gift! I eventually learned and had it driving all over the house, sneaking up behind my mom, shooting her with the darts from the cannon. God also gives us a gift in and through Jesus Christ. Do you realize what an extravagant gift that grace really is? It is far too much to fully realize. It is a wild gift full of love from a wild God. Grace is a gift in Jesus Christ that you simply have to receive and enjoy. “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 We look at other people in some season of their lives enjoying their seemingly great relationship with Jesus Christ and the gifts that they have been given and we instantly desire that life. We hear a great testimony, or see an addict in recovery, look at someone who has been healed, or a church that is enjoying a prosperous season and we immediately want to join their fulfillment for ourselves. If I use the imagery of a tree to represent these people’s lives, I have figured out that what we only see in this imagery is the fruit from the tree and how beautiful the tree is. What we do not see is how deep the roots have grown and the pruning that has taken place over the seasons. We do not see the change and transformation that other people have navigated with the gift of grace. The greatest aspect of the gift of God’s grace is that we do not have to wait to enjoy it. One of the most gracious qualities of grace is there is no learning curve to enjoy the gift. If grace were a new pair of shoes they would conform to your feet just right. If grace were a new piece of jewelry, it would go with everything you wear. If grace were a sweater it would never shrink, always be in style, and you would never outgrow it because one size is a perfect fit for everyone. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 Finally, once you accept the gift of grace the process of transformation begins. The gift of grace comes with everything included. Nothing is sold separately. It is all you need to enjoy the fulfillment of all of God’s promises. You are a new creature in Jesus Christ. Open the gift of grace right now. Show it off to your friends and family. Post it on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Try it on in every area of your life. Moving mountains, one rock at a time.

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VIDA ABUNDANTE Improvements! I press on toward the goal to win the prize which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Phil 3:14

As for many people, this summer has been wonderful for Vida Abundante as well. Even when there aren’t new people involved, the commitment increased significantly. We got three major steps forward which will have impact the second part of our third year. The first one is we have our children’s teacher, Alina, each Sunday during our service. They are receiving Biblical lessons craft, snacks, and games. They also pray and make little compromises about their behavior. Our first VBS was great, as well. We had 13 children attending and some parents involved. Our conclusion was in our Sunday service where Children showed to their parents what they learned. We will never forget how the families children, and parents played gamed together! We are still working with children every Sunday for two and a half hours. Our second improvement was the praise team. Discovering a music talent for keyboard of a young Puerto Rican woman was the opportunity our son, David, was waiting for to start our own praise music. Our worship services had been with recorded video that my wife prepared for each Sunday. Now we sing under the leadership of four musicians. God know how important music is for our Hispanic expression. They are working hard teaching and inspiring our little congregation how to express ourselves spiritually in each service. Also one of our members has agreed to leading a testimony time every Sunday. These things are giving strength and intensity to our worship. The third one came after a trip with our youth to “Blue Hole”, NM. The trips idea came from the parents, who were looking for the opportunity to get the youth together. It was such a wonderful experience and we accomplished our goal. Last Sunday Noel, an experienced leader, began a meeting with them at the same time of my Sunday’s sermons. We are very committed to encouraging them to know Jesus personally and find a way to serve him. Ending, we want to thank St. Luke’s Staff and many other friends for your support, prayers and encouragement every time we meet. I can’t forget this started because of the vision of our Conference team and you all. I am very proud of being part of this wonderful Christ centered Family! Most of you know my wife skills to make videos. You can see very short about these three improvements on our facebook page (vidaabundantelubbock) and rejoice with us about what God is doing!

-Jorge

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MUSIC MINISTRY As we begin to enjoy the beautiful fall weather of the south plains, remember that part of our enjoyment in this life comes from serving God and serving the church, and we do this by getting “plugged into” the church community. The Music Ministry has several music ensembles and service teams that are a great place to serve. Here is a brief description of each: •Adult Choir- sings weekly during worship/ need to be able to carry a tune/ rehearse Wednesdays •Orchestra- plays monthly during worship/ need to read music & have instrument/ rehearse Wednesdays •Bellchoir- plays about 3 times a semester/ need to read music/ rehearse Monday evenings •Praise Band- plays weekly during 10:45 service/ sing or play an instrument/ rehearse Saturday mornings •Sound Crew- run the soundboard once a month/ we will train you •Media Crew- run the slides during worship once a month/ we will train you •Librarian- assist with organizing music and documents in the music ministry/ flexible schedule

Seasonal Singers

Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the Christmas season in song. Why not consider being a Seasonal Singer? This is great way to serve the church and to experience the wonderful music of Christmas. You just need to be able to carry a tune; you don’t have to read music. There are several people in each section that read music and will help you learn your part. And, I’ve carefully selected music that will be a pleasure to sing but won’t be difficult to learn. A Seasonal Singer will attend just the first part of our weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings. Here is what the rehearsals will look like: -7:00 until 7:45- Christmas Music for Regular Choir and Seasonal Singers -7:45 until 8:30- Regular Choir rehearsal Your participation as a Seasonal Singer will culminate in the performance of Carols and Candles on Sunday evening, December 10th. You’ll also be invited to offer some of the Christmas anthems on Sunday morning, if you like. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a Seasonal Singer. The choir, the congregation and the visitors who attend Carols and Candles will really appreciate your participation. Remember, you will have help learning the music. And, you won’t have to worry about your voice sticking out- there are enough people for a good choral blend. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Guitar Class

If you’ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar, there is still time to join a guitar class! Guitar Class 1 and 2 meet on Sundays at the SW Campus, Room 11 and 12, from 3:30 until 4:15. Guitar 1, taught by Andy Coward, is for beginners and Guitar 2, taught by David Jorge, is for intermediate and above.

Guitar Class Donations

If you have guitar that you are not using, why not consider donating it to Guitar Class? There are some people who would like to take guitar lessons but do not own a guitar. Donating a guitar is a practical way to help the church raise up musicians in service to the Lord and the church. Your donated guitar may be the beginning of someone’s influential career in music.

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Q.. What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth? A.. Ruthless. Q. What do they call pastors in Germany? A.. German Shepherds. AREAS TO SERVE AND GROW Choirs, Orchestra, String Ensemble, Bells, Band, Sound Crew, Media Crew, Librarians, Guitar Class, Drama October in the Music Ministry: 10/8- Children’s Choirs sing at Central Campus 10:45 service 10/15- Youth Ensemble and Bells perform at Central Campus 8:30 and 10:45 service 10/29- Orchestra performs at 8:30 and 10:45 services Christmas 12/10- Carols and Candles Performance- 6:00 @ the Central Campus Sanctuary 12/14- BellChoir Christmas Concert- Location TBA 12/16- St. Luke’s Singers Christmas Caroling 12/16- Radio Show- 6:00 @ Central Campus Fellowship Hall

Overwhelmed… Since we just finished a sermon series by the same title, it feels appropriate to sum up my current feelings on my family’s first month at St. Luke’s with that one word. Overwhelmed with gratitude. Overwhelmed with excitement. Overwhelmed with passion. Overwhelmed with ideas… You get the point. My family and I are ecstatic to be here. And, we are eternally grateful for how each and every one has welcomed us with open arms. I’ve heard over the years what a wonderful church this is, and now I am experiencing it first hand. So, for that I would like to extend my warmest and biggest thank you. Honestly, for a church that has such a rich heritage and history, I was a bit nervous coming in being the new guy, and “that new pastor” and his family… I was convinced that it would be an important and meaningful but difficult transition. You have proved me wrong in the difficult part of our transition here. From staff connections, to worship team meetings, to block parties, to youth group, to Kids Live, and beyond… you have welcomed us and included us at every turn, grafting us in to the family here even as Christ has grafted us all into His family. You have truly been the body of Christ to us and we are grateful. Since this is my first newsletter article to write, I have the (somewhat lame) excuse of not knowing exactly what I am supposed to write about, so I’ll just pretend that I do. How does the saying go? Sometimes it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. ;) Since coming on staff in mid-August, I have been meeting people on a constant basis… Everyone from coworkers to worship team members, longtime St. Luke’s people, brand new guests, sons, daughters, lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!! What a ride this is going to be. I look forward to the incredible journey that we are taking together as we all labor side by side for the Kingdom. I love my church!! You guys are awesome! Blessings, -- Dallas Stevens, III Worship Pastor St. Luke’s Southwest.

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Mon

2 40 Days of Prayer 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer Group @ C Room 6 9:00 AM Staff Meeting 9:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

9 40 Days of Prayer PS/K Holiday 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 7:30 AM ASC All Day Care @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer Group @ C Room 6 9:00 AM Staff Meeting 9:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

16 40 Days of Prayer 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer Group @ C Room 6 8:30 AM PS Vision Screening Rm 13 9:00 AM Staff Meeting 9:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

23 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 7:30 AM ASC All Day Care @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer Group @ C Room 6 9:00 AM Staff Meeting 9:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 11:00 AM Newsletter Volunteer @ C 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

30 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:00 AM PS Superhero Days in FH 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer Group @ C Room 6 9:00 AM Staff Meeting 9:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

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1 40 Days of Prayer Stewardship Campaign Begins 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 3:00 PM Girl Scouts @ SW Room 5 3:30 PM Guitar Class @ SW 4:15 PM Youth Ensemble @ SW Rm 12 4:30 PM "Uninvited" A Bible Study @ SW Conf Rm 4:45 PM St. Luke's Singers & Cherub Choirs @ SW 5:00 PM Belize Informational Meeting @ SW 5:00 PM Student Ministry @ SW Rm 8 5:00 PM Financial Peace University @ SW Room 11 5:30 PM KIDS Live! @ SW RM 7 7:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ SW

8 40 Days of Prayer Children's Choirs @ Central 10:45 Worship 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 3:30 PM Guitar Class @ SW 4:15 PM Youth Ensemble @ SW Rm 12 4:30 PM "Uninvited" A Bible Study @ SW Conf Rm 4:45 PM St. Luke's Singers & Cherub Choirs @ SW 5:00 PM Student Ministry @ SW Rm 8 5:00 PM Financial Peace University @ SW Room 11 5:30 PM KIDS Live! @ SW RM 7 6:00 PM Missions Committe meeting @ SW 7:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ SW

15 40 Days of Prayer 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 3:00 PM Girl Scouts @ SW Room 5 3:30 PM Guitar Class @ SW 4:15 PM Youth Ensemble @ SW Rm 12 4:30 PM "Uninvited" A Bible Study @ SW Conf Rm 4:45 PM St. Luke's Singers & Cherub Choirs @ SW 5:00 PM Student Ministry @ SW Rm 8 5:00 PM Financial Peace University @ SW Room 11 5:30 PM KIDS Live! @ SW RM 7 7:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ SW

22 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 12:00 PM Stewardship Celebration Lunch @ Both Campuses 3:30 PM Guitar Class @ SW 4:15 PM Youth Ensemble @ SW Rm 12 4:30 PM "Uninvited" A Bible Study @ SW Conf Rm 4:45 PM St. Luke's Singers & Cherub Choirs @ SW 5:00 PM Student Ministry @ SW Rm 8 5:00 PM Financial Peace University @ SW Room 11 5:30 PM KIDS Live! @ SW RM 7 7:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ SW

29 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 3:00 PM Girl Scouts @ SW Room 5 3:30 PM Guitar Class @ SW 4:15 PM Youth Ensemble @ SW Rm 12 4:30 PM "Uninvited" A Bible Study @ SW Conf Rm 4:45 PM St. Luke's Singers & Cherub Choirs @ SW 5:00 PM Student Ministry @ SW Rm 8 5:00 PM Financial Peace University @ SW Room 11 5:30 PM KIDS Live! @ SW RM 7 7:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ SW

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St. Luke’s Lubbock 31 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 8:00 AM PS Superhero Days in FH 6:00 PM Trunk or Treat @ SW

24 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 8:30 AM PS School Pictures Rm 13

17 40 Days of Prayer 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 8:30 AM PS Vision Screening Rm 13 5:30 PM Finance Committee @ SW in Conf Rm

10 40 Days of Prayer 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 7:30 AM ASC All Day Care @ SW

3 40 Days of Prayer 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 9:30 AM UMW @ C Room 27

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25 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM PS School Pictures Rm 13 9:00 AM Walking Through the Bible @ SW 5:15 PM Grace Meals @ C in FH 6:00 PM Grace Kids and EPIC @ C 6:00 PM Grace Nights @ C in FH 6:00 PM Leadership Class @ C Room 18 6:30 PM Confirmation Class @ C 6:30 PM Student Fight Club @ C 7:00 PM Choir Practice in Sanctuary 7:00 PM Jorge's Basketball Group @ SW

18 40 Days of Prayer Newsletter Deadline 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 9:00 AM Walking Through the Bible @ SW 9:15 AM Children's Church in FH 5:15 PM Grace Meals @ C in FH 6:00 PM Grace Kids and EPIC @ C 6:00 PM Grace Nights @ C in FH 6:00 PM Leadership Class @ C Room 18 6:30 PM Confirmation Class @ C 6:30 PM Student Fight Club @ C 7:00 PM Choir Practice in Sanctuary 7:00 PM Jorge's Basketball Group @ SW

11 40 Days of Prayer 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 9:00 AM Walking Through the Bible @ SW 11:30 AM M & M Lunch @ C 7:00 PM Choir Practice in Sanctuary 7:00 PM Jorge's Basketball Group @ SW

4 40 Days of Prayer 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 7:30 AM ASC All Day Care @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 9:00 AM Walking Through the Bible @ SW 5:15 PM Grace Meals @ C in FH 6:00 PM Grace Kids and EPIC @ C 6:00 PM Grace Nights @ C in FH 6:00 PM Leadership Class @ C Room 18 6:30 PM Confirmation Class @ C 6:30 PM Student Fight Club @ C 7:00 PM Choir Practice in Sanctuary 7:00 PM Jorge's Basketball Group @ SW

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October 2017 Thu

26 9:30 AM Food Voucher distribution @ C 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 6:30 PM VAL Praise Band Practice @ SW

19 40 Days of Prayer 9:15 AM PS Children's Church in Sanctuary 9:30 AM Food Voucher distribution @ C 6:30 PM Trustees @ SW Room 12 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 6:30 PM VAL Praise Band Practice @ SW

12 40 Days of Prayer 9:30 AM Food Voucher distribution @ C 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 6:30 PM VAL Praise Band Practice @ SW

5 40 Days of Prayer 9:30 AM Food Voucher distribution @ C 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 6:30 PM VAL Praise Band Practice @ SW

Fri

27 PDO Pumpkin Day 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW

20 40 Days of Prayer 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW

13 40 Days of Prayer 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW

6 40 Days of Prayer 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW

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28 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central

21 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central

14 40 Days of Prayer 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central 12:00 PM Jones Event in Parlor 6:00 PM VAL Event @ SW

7 40 Days of Prayer 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central


UPCOMING EVENTS “Uninvited” By Lysa Terkeurst Woman Bible Study Sundays, Starting September 24th at 5:00pm Southwest Conference Room

BELIZE MISSION TRIP INFORMATIONAL MEETING October 1st @ 5:00pm, SW

Join us for a powerful message from Franklin Graham, live music from Crowder and fireworks!

Decision Texas October 11 at 7:30pm Mackenzie Park South Grace Meals Wedensday 5:15 - 6:00pm Central Fellowship Hall September 20- October 25th $5 per person Join a Grace Group after the meal!

APPRECIATION NOTES Just wanted to personally say to you and your church how I appreciated the attention you gave to mybrother Merriel and his family during the time of his passing and all of the care you provided. The service was especially meangful and was a time of celebration for us. Sincerely, H.O. Abbott Jr. and Sue Abbott St. Luke’s Lubbock

Thank you to St. Luke’s Choir for coming to our house and singing for us on Labor Day Sunday. What a wonderful labor of love. I was truly a very special blessing to us!

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CHILDREN’S MINISTRY Step Aside I’m Paying For It

“I want this doll and that doll and this doll!” If my five year old cousin Ariel had it her way we would have bought the entire American Girl Doll store for her birthday. After she had held all the dolls she had come to a decision. I took her along with the doll to the counter while reaching for my wallet Ariel stuck out her arms and “Step aside I’m paying for it.” She then proceeded to reach in took in little pink purse and pull out a hand full of monopoly money. Thankfully the woman at the counter went along with it and I was able to slip her my card without the observant five year old noticing. Ariel walked out of the store beaming with pride while I tried to hold back my laugher. Now as many of you know items in real life cannot be purchased with monopoly money. If you look at a dollar bill and play money they look and feel nothing alike. However some people do try to make fake dollar bills and on the outside they look like a real dollar bill. Both of the bills will have George Washington in the middle, will have the quote “In God we Trust”, and they will even feel the same. The difference between the fake and real dollar bill will be on the inside. Every dollar bill printed by the US Treasury has a unique security code printed within the fibers of the bill. This security code is made out of plastic or metal depending on the size of the bill. The security code is almost invisible when you look at the outside of the bill however if the bill held up to the light the security code becomes a visible solid line. So you can know that a dollar bill is real or fake based on the inside and not the outside. You know this reminds me about something that God talks about in the Bible. It is good to be kind to a friend or to listen our parents. But God doesn’t just look at the outward things He looks at what is inside of us; our hearts. The Bible says “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” I Samuel 16:7. People should know you are a Christian not just because you do good things but because you love people like God loves us. I want to challenge you as a family to look at dollar bill and talk about do people know you follow God because of what is on the outside or the inside. Blessings, Alli Petty I don’t know if I have told any of you this, but I love the curriculum that we are using in several areas of Children’s Ministries. The name of the curriculum is Orange and the reason for the name is really cool. The color red represents home and the color yellow represents church, so the color orange is where the two meet. Our goal here at St. Luke’s is to teach your children about God’s Love for them and Jesus’ sacrifice for them. But we also want to help equip you with the tools you need to teach them even more at home. You have about 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. In Children’s Ministries, I have about 1 -2 hours a week to influence the children that attend and only about 572 weeks from the time they are born until they leave to middle school. Let me know what I can do to help you during the week. I welcome any and all ideas. Also please let me know what I can do to help influence your children more outside those 1-2 hours. If there is something that they need or they are struggling with, I want to be here for them. Just know that I love your children and Jesus loves them more. Blessings, D’Lea 10

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We had a blast at the block party and at the Kids Live Family Pool Party. It has been a great month learning about Friendship and how to be a better friend.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

October 8th – St. Luke’s Kids and Cherub Choirs sing at Central November 12th - St. Luke’s Kids and Cherub Choirs sing at Southwest November 19th – No Choir practice or Kids Live! December 3rd – Kids Live Family Event – Mall Scavenger Hunt December 10th – Carols & Candles at Central December 17th – A Night in Bethlehem at Southwest December 23rd – Christmas Even Service – Geared to kids (Keep an eye out for Tree Trimming dates for each campus)

In October we will be learning all about STEWARDSHIP

Contact D’Lea or Alli for a copy of the Fall Children’s Ministries Calendar. Check out our website: stlukeslids.com, or get added to our Children’s Ministries Facebook page. Also sign up for Remind101 by downloading the app and joining our class: @stlukekids. St. Luke’s Lubbock

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GRACE Night Fight Clubs Special Student Events Church-wide events No Student Programs

25: Fight Clubs

29: GRACE Games

18: Fight Clubs

20-22: Fall Retreat @ Sacramento, NM

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6:30-8:00pm @ Central Basement 3708 45th

Fight Clubs

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26: GRACE Games

19-24: Thanksgiving Break

15: Fight Clubs

12: GRACE Games

11: Fight Clubs 15: GRACE Games

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5:00-6:30pm @ Southwest Campus

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*Spring programs begin Jan 14th*

24-31: Christmas Break

20: Fight Club Christmas Party

17: Night in Bethlehem

13: Fight Clubs

10: Pizza & Games - 5:00 @ Central 10: Carols & Candles

6: Fight Clubs

3: GRACE Games

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December

Be Disciples Make Disciples Change Your World

* This calendar is subject to change. We will do what we can to promptly notify you of changes. For updated info, sign up for our text reminders * Text RAGAMUFFIN to 81010

Website: RagamuffinStudents.org Facebook: RagamuffinSM Twitter: RagamuffinSM Instagram: RagamuffinStudents

Contact us: Kurtis Vanderpool – Student Pastor 806-790-5469 RagamuffinStudents@gmail.com

27: Fight Clubs

24: GRACE Games

20: Fight Clubs

17: GRACE Games

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10: GRACE Games 10: Parent Meeting 5:15 @ SW

6: Fight Clubs

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FINANCIAL UPDATE Actual August $92,764 $113,876 ($21,112)

Income Expense Surplus/(Deficit)

Actual YTD $863,211 $815,153 $48,058

ACTUAL AUGUST

Expense, $815,153 Surplus, $48,058

Deficit, ($21,112)

Expense, $113,876

Income, $92,764

Income, $863,211

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GRACE NIGHTS Sundays at Southwest 3:30 - 4:15 Guitar 4:15 - 445 Youth Ensemble 4:45- 5:30 St. Luke's Singers 5:00- 6:30 Youth 5:30 - 6:30 Kids Live 7:00 Vida Abundante St. Luke’s Lubbock

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CONTACT SENIOR PASTOR Dr. Andy Hurst ASSOCIATE PASTOR/ LEAD PASTOR SOUTHWEST Rev. Matt Wolfington MILLENNIAL & YOUNG ADULT MINISTER Rev. Scott Latham VIDA ABUNDANTE HISPANIC PASTOR Rev. Jorge Jorge

CHILDREN’S PASTOR Central - D’Lea Jordan Southwest- Alli Petty STUDENT PASTOR Kurtis Vanderpool MEDIA COORDINATOR Breanna Harrison BUSINESS MANAGER Florence Ann McVay CENTRAL MINISTRY ASSISTANT Shalan Inmon

MINISTER OF MUSIC Dr. Andy Coward SOUTHWEST WORSHIP PASTOR Dallas Stevens ORGANIST Karen Dawson

DIRECTOR OF PARENTS DAY OUT Vicki Davidson MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAL SUPERVISOR Stephen Sessums CUSTODIANS Veronica Orosco Joe Ortiz SECURITY Frank Anderson

PARISH NURSE Linda McMurry

Central

8:30 am Traditional Service 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Experiential Service 6:00 pm Hispanic Service

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DIRECTOR OF PRESCHOOL Keri Jiou

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9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Service

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Central

3708 45th Street Lubbock, TX 79413 797-4393 [phone] 797-4395 [fax]

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St. Luke’s Lubbock

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM DIRECTOR Brenda Cruz

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Southwest

5805 98th Street Lubbock, TX 79424 771-0555 [phone] 797-4395 [fax]

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - NOON

Visit us Online www.stlukeslubbock.org E-mail sl@stlukeslubbock.org

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HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF Thank you for being a Christ-Centered Family of Grace!

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