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A NOTE FROM PASTOR ANDY Last week I had the opportunity to hang out with the guys from the Outreach Sunday School Class. After barbecue and stories at Rudy’s, a few of us headed out to the new 4ore Golf entertainment complex off Marsha Sharp and Milwaukee. We left there at 10:00pm on a Tuesday night, and the parking lot was still full, the golf bays still extremely busy, and the restaurants and bars still serving. Literally hundreds of people out enjoying themselves on a beautiful West Texas summer night. When I was growing up, golf was played at our little 9-hole golf course in the daytime on real grass with 50-60 folks when the course was really crowded. If you’re not familiar with 4ore Golf, it is a beautiful and enjoyable entertainment experience that features multiple restaurants and bars, multiple level driving range bays, and state of the art golf simulation technology. Our small group of 3 guys spent $55 in just one hour just on golf. We were only drinking water, thank you. But multiply that by 100 ($5,500) and you get a minimal hourly revenue. That’s not too bad for Lubbock, Texas. As I left Fore Golf, I asked myself a couple of questions: 1. “What makes it work?” and 2. “Who would have imagined?” What makes it work is food, fun, and friends. That’s an old formula that addresses some of our fundamental human needs. But who would have imagined not just this concept but this concept working in a metropolitan area of just 300,000 people? Folks who are open to innovative change, folks who understand how to make multiple entertainment venues accessible, folks who are trying to meet the felt needs of our community, folks who are willing to risk and invest in that which has never been done before. I couldn’t help but think of our St. Luke’s family of grace. I couldn’t help but think of those pioneers who stepped out in faith over 60 years ago to establish God’s church here in Lubbock. I wonder if they ever imagined two campuses, 5 worship services, a Hispanic/Latino congregation, a Saturday night worship service, a full time worship pastor at our Southwest Campus? Below is a graph which explains the typical life cycle of an institution such as a business or church.

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At St. Luke’s we hit our peak 25 years ago. Consultants say that when you get on the downside of the curve, you have to find a way to reinvent, to reimagine, to redefine who you are that establishes a whole new cycle of life and growth. The only way to do that with integrity is to go back to the foundation of who we are in our core. Just like 4ore Golf is about the old values (food, fun, and friends) in new ways, we must rediscover our Jesus-given core values and offer them to new people in ever new ways and new methodologies. Core……We are a Christ-Centered Family of Grace. We are all about Jesus, and we are committed to freely offering and powerfully experiencing his grace (the unconditional, unmerited love of God that accepts us where we are and takes us where we need to be) in as many ways as possible. Core……We are called to be a praying people. God moves when God’s people pray. What happens in prayer is not just that we make our needs known to Him, we surrender and make our lives available to Him. Core……We are called to be a growing-in-Jesus people. It’s not enough to know about Jesus, we are called to follow Him, to be formed and transformed into His image. Disciples, fully devoted followers of Jesus, are not made in isolation but they are developed in the context of authentic Christ-centered relationships. We are all about relationships! Core……We are called to be invitational. Our first generation founders at St. Luke’s spent a lot of time on the door steps of people all over this city. If something is worthwhile, it’s worth sharing with others. More than ever before in the last century our nation, our city is unchurched. On any given Sunday the vast majority of our neighbors, our friends, our families are not connected and involved anywhere. Sundays have almost become just another day of commitment and activities. We must reach people where they are and that happens as all of us use our spheres of influence to actually influence others toward Christ. Core…….We are called to be missional. We have a Missionary God who left heaven itself to come to earth, to come to us, to seek us out, and to meet our ultimate need of salvation. We his people are called to engage our hurting and broken world with His love and good news. We do that in hundreds of practical ways, but being missional is about more than just meeting needs. It is a mindset of understanding that everything we do, everything we are, at St. Luke’s is about reaching those who are currently unreached. Just as Jesus came to seek and to save the lost, we his people are called to do the same. Core……We are Biblically grounded. Our theology, our morality, our lives are rooted in something far greater than our mere experiences or preferences or ideas. We choose to let God’s Word inform us about who God is and who we are to be. Core……We are a Priesthood of All Believers. St. Luke’s does not have 2 ministers; we have 1,000 ministers. All of us are called into and gifted for ministry. I pray we may are changed when we come together and experience God’s presence in worship, but the world will be changed when we walk out of our various sanctuary doors and enter into this world that so desperately needs him. We are entering a new season, a debt free season, of growth and ministry at St. Luke’s. I ask you, my brothers and sisters, to let God help you imagine His new future that He desires for us and through us in the days to come. It’s going to be fun; it’s going to be challenging; it’s going to be life and world transforming; it’s going to be all about Jesus.

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A NOTE FROM PASTOR MATT Renewal I believe we are all in constant need of continuing spiritual renewal. Every day, whatever is not in favor of Jesus Christ is also not in favor of us. Every day, the world tries to choke the new life we receive as a gift from Christ through the “washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit” -Titus 3:5. We constantly need renewal or revival. 2 Corinthians 4:16 states, “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.” Renewal begins with commitment. When Hezekiah took over the leadership of a nation under terrible conditions of division and spiritual decay, the first thing he did was renew the house of the Lord and call people to renew their commitment to the Lord. When we commit to the Lord, He brings the light of hope into the darkest of situations. Right now in our nation, the cultural atmosphere is growing darker by the day. Division, violence, racism, hate and anarchy looks like a repeat of some of the terrible history of our nation. Right now, spiritually in our nation there is blatant sinfulness, anarchy of our souls, a great movement to turn away from God, a tide to disregard the holy and truth-filled teachings of Jesus Christ, and even a movement to cast the church in a dark light. All of that is even true in parts of our United Methodist Church. In these pressing times, the most pressing need is a renewal of our commitment to follow Jesus Christ. What we need is to fill ourselves with the hope of truth of Christ so we can share it with others. We have to allow the light of Jesus Christ to drive out the darkness in our own lives and allow the transformation of our own mind, “so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 All throughout history, God has used people to bring about renewal through the great movement of God’s own Spirit. Hope broke into a darkened and hopeless culture when the Holy Spirit led Martin Luther, John and Charles Wesley, and Catherine Booth to just name a few peope. I have no doubt that God want to use us to deliver that same hope and I have no doubt that great revival can follow. Finally, I also see from the scriptures that spiritual renewal expresses itself in celebration with God’s people. At St. Luke’s Lubbock there is so much renewal happening among us. We have a new children’s minister at the Southwest. The Central Campus received a facelift in the education wing and courtyard. We paid off all of our debt. We are positioning ourselves for growth and renewal with a full-time worship leader at the Southwest. Wednesday night discipleship at Central is growing in numbers and excitement among adults, teens and children. I believe the church staff has a renewed since of calling and direction for our future together. Each week we see new faces in worship. Looks like renewal to me! I know we cannot ignore the circumstances of the culture around us, but we have our hope and our trust in Jesus Christ who gives us great reason to celebrate. I invite you to join us on August 27th in all of our worship services in celebration of the work of Jesus Christ at St. Luke’s Lubbock!

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SOUTHWEST WORSHIP PASTOR Dallas has been leading worship since his early days in youth group in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He began singing in church and with his Grandma’s band (The Gospeltiers) when he was 8 years old. Since those early days Dallas has picked up the piano, keyboards, drums, a few brass instruments, kazoo, and guitar. Dallas attended Worship U at Bethel Church (Redding, CA,) Texas Tech University, the Worship Arts Conservatory, and holds a Bachelor of Worship Arts from West Coast Bible College and Seminary. Originally from Denver City, TX (but after 23 yrs,) he considers himself a native here in the LBK. His wife, Kacey, is an attorney at Baker, Brown & Thompson and also works as the Grants Administrator for the Talkington Foundation. They met at the Wesley Foundation while Pastor Andy Hurst was the director. After turning him down SEVEN times she finally agreed to a (pity) date. By the grace of God 23 years later… they have been married for 19 years and they have three awesome kiddos. Abby will be a junior at Frenship High School, Will will be a freshman at FHS and Ella will be a first grader at Northridge Elementary. Besides collecting coins and wearing sweet Chucks, Dallas enjoys playing all kinds of guitars, cooking, playing tennis, ping pong, fantasy sports, and watching Texas Rangers Baseball, the Dallas Cowboys and all things Texas Tech. He is an avid softball player and is passionate about chips & salsa and good Mexican food. He loves Texas and will probably share with you some dumb trivia that you may or may not even care about. He loves to use (parenthetical) statements and blatantly overuses the ellipsis... Dallas has a call to train up leaders and raise up worshippers in freedom, singing a new song. He aims to release the sound of heaven here on earth every time he leads worship.

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MUSIC MINISTRY The fall season has just arrived and that means that many church ministries are resuming. 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 Don’t miss the opportunity to use a gift that God has given you. God has equipped every believer with some gift, and it blesses God and the church when these gifts are used. If you are not sure what your gifts are, speak with a pastor or church leader. But, sometimes we hear directly from those we encounter daily. For example, if people hear you sing and enjoy your voice, that would be a sign that you should consider investing your voice in choir. If people enjoy the way you play an instrument, perhaps the orchestra is for you. The main point is, God gave us abilities for a reason. If you have “mothballed” your talent, consider dusting if off and investing it in one of the areas above, or in other areas of the church. Don’t miss out on what God has in store for you through exercising your gift in church. Now, for a quick report on Summer Music Camp. There were over sixty music campers, around twenty volunteers and an eighteen piece orchestra that accompanied the show. We performed the musical “Bible Boot Camp,” a show that we offered in 2013 and brought back with a new ending. The musical was about the purpose and importance of scripture in the life of a believer. In the last scene, the main characters went through an obstacle course that demonstrated how obstacles can be removed to enable regular Bible study. In case you missed the performance, it was streamed live on Facebook and is still available for viewing! The entire week went smoothly and the performance was wonderful. People ranging from youth to older adult helped to prepare the campers for success. What a blessing they gave to the campers! Our 10th annual Block Party will be on Wednesday, August 30th, from 5:30 until 7:00. Each year, our block party is a witness to our neighbors that they are welcome at St. Luke’s. Let’s prepare our hearts and minds for this event and be intentional to welcome people by engaging in warm conversation. The temptation is to huddle up in our normal groups. Let’s all step out in faith and help our church grow. As usual, the music ministry will invite children from Summer Music Camp to perform several songs from the musical. This will bring families from our neighborhood and from all around Lubbock. Contact the church office about how you can help serve in the Block Party.

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Areas to Serve and Grow Choirs, Orchestra, String Ensemble, Bells, Band, Sound Crew, Media Crew, Librarians, Guitar Class, Drama Summer in the Music Ministry: 8/30- Block Party@ Central Campus 5:30-7:00pm 9/17- Sunday afternoon ensembles resume: Guitar Class: 3:30-4:15; Youth Ensemble 4:15-4:45; Cherubs/St. Luke’s Singers 4:45-5:30

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY Hello St. Luke’s Family! This summer has been a lot of fun and it has gone by fast. We had VBS, Sports Camp, One Way Camp, and many more other fun times. It has been a great privilege to get to know all the families and kids in our St. Luke’s community. But as I look back on the summer on thing that stands out to me is the word trust. We grew in trust in many different ways. One way that we have grown in trust was trust as a group. When I first got here the kids did not know me and I did not know them which made things hard at first. I would ask how their weeks were going or if they needed prayer for anything and the response was crickets in the background. Now it is completely different; they all want to share and at the same time. Our worship room has become a save place for them to share, learn, and be themselves. We celebrate the small things like a tooth that has been lost and the big things like jumping off the diving board as the pool. They also trust each other with hard things such as a friend who was not nice to them or how can they pray for a family member that is in the hospital. It is a great honor to get to laugh and cry with these kids. We are a family! Another way that we have grown in trust is trust in the Lord. We have learn together as a group that God is for us. He is our save place to turn when life is awesome but also when life gets hard. I have seen the kids understand that God not only cares about the small things but the little things. God wants to hear about the new cat they got just as much as he wants to hear about their bruised knee. This summer is one that I will never forget and I hope the kids will not forget it either. As we head into fall and the start of school I am excited to see how we will continue to grow as a group. I know that the Lord has awesome things instore for the children’s ministry and our St. Luke’s church. The Lord is moving in our church and it is an amazing sight so do not miss it! Blessings, Alli Petty St. Luke’s Lubbock

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CHILDREN’S MINISTRY **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. RESPECT. What does that word mean to you? For the month of August in Children’s Ministries we will be exploring what it means to Respect God, others, our parents, and our leaders. I love living in Texas because I can often feel the respect that people have for each other. When I visit other states I often feel there is a lack of respect for others. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t do better. It is our job as Christians to show God, the all-powerful, Creator of the universe, respect. He deserves our respect. People also deserve our respect for two important reasons: people are made in God’s image and Jesus died for everyone. Respect is a reflection of the character of Christ in us. When we see people like Jesus sees them, we can show everyone they matter to God. RESPECT is a response to the character of God. RESPECT – showing others they are important by what you say and do. “Show proper respect to everyone.” 1 Peter 2:17a 4 Important points to remember: •Show respect to God because He’s in charge of everything. •You respect God when you respect the people God made. •You respect God when you respect your parents. •You respect God when you respect the people He’s put in charge. It takes a village to raise a generation of kids. I love that St. Luke’s is part of the village that is helping to raise my children. Alli and I do not influence children alone. Every adult/youth that the kids at St. Luke’s comes in contact with influences that kid in one way or another. How are you helping to teach St. Luke’s kids respect? St. Luke’s kids represent about 0.0005% of all of the children in Lubbock Texas. Think of children that you influence outside of St. Luke’s walls. What are you doing to show & teach those kids about respect? What area in your life are you lacking showing respect in? Who can you focus on showing better respect to? How can you show someone else they are important by what you say and do? Who can you start looking at differently, through “Jesus” lenses? Our culture today scares me. But we can’t change the culture by acting like the culture. We have to try to act like Christ. So when you find yourself having a hard time respecting someone, ask yourself, “How would Christ show them respect?” If we want the next generation to be better, we have to be the ones to show them how to act and point them to Christ. Remember, the children are watching! Blessings, D’Lea

Download the free Parent Cue App (Available for IOS and Android Devices) In October we will be learning all about FRIENDSHIP. We have had an amazing summer in Children’s ministries. VBS, Sports & Fine Arts Camp, Ceta Canyon Camps, Music Camp, & the EPIC lock-in have kept us all extremely busy. We also felt the presence of God in each of these events. 8

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

August 27th – Promotion Sunday/Backpack Blessing August 30th – Block Party September 10th – Kids Live Family Event – Pool Party September 17th – St. Luke’s Singers Practice, Cherub Choir Practice, & Kids Live! Starts September 20th – EPIC & Grace Kids Starts (Grace Meals also start and last 6 weeks) 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) VBS had over 350 kids attend and over 100 volunteers. Over 70 kids accepted or rededicated their lives to Christ at VBS. It was a great week where kids ages 4 yrs – 5th grade learned that God made them for a purpose. The 6th graders had the opportunity to serve our community. We raised about $700 for Grace blankets, baby blankets that are used in hospitals for babies in long term care. What a great week! WOW GOD!

Sports & Fine Arts Camp had over 150 kids and over 50 volunteers. Kids Pre-k – 6th Grade had the opportunity to participate in two activities: soccer, baseball, basketball, archery, crafts, cooking, science, or dance. The kids learned how to show the love of God when playing a sport by showing good sportsmanship, respect, and to keep trying when things get hard.

Music Camp was a great experience. Kids learned 8 songs with motions in one week and performed on Sunday evening. They learned how important it is to know what the bible says.

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We took 14 kids to One-Way 4-6 and ___ kids to Whoz-We-Are. About 6 kids also went to one of the ‘Lil Ceta camps. The kids dug deeper into their relationship with Christ and many memories were made. We had one accept Christ at One-Way and one dedicate their life to ministry. 3 kids attended Whoz-We-Are. All 3 kids became more confident in their identity in Christ and were bold in sharing their testimonies with fellow campers in their cabins.

The EPIC Lock-in was a great time to get to know incoming 3rd graders and say good-bye to leaving 6th graders. We played lots of games and had lots of fun. We participated in a midnight devotional, worship, and communion. And most importantly the adult volunteers didn’t fall asleep and made it all the way through the night.

FINANCIAL UPDATE Actual July $109,922 $92,221 $17,701

Income Expense Surplus/(Deficit)

Actual YTD $770,447 $701,277 $69,170

ACTUAL JULY

Expense, $701,277 Surplus, $69,170

Surplus, $17,701

Income, $109,922

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Expense, $92,221

Income, $770,447

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GRACE NIGHTS September 10th 3:30 - 4:15 Guitar 4:15 - 445 Youth Ensemble 4:45- 5:30 St. Luke's Singers 5:30 - 6:30 Kids Live 5:00- 6:30 Youth 7:00 Vida Abundante

COMING THIS FALL Financial Peace University Featuring Dave Ramsey

Sundays 5-7pm at our Southwest Campus led by James Carruth What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debtfree, investing and making wise spending decisions? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. You CAN learn how to get to a place where you are empty of stress and full of peace. If you’re interested in learning more about the class, give Matt, Andy, or James Carruth a call or just come to our first class Sunday, September 17th at 5pm.

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16 40 Days of Prayer TTU vs Arizona 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central 6:00 PM P3 - Praise, Prayer & Purpose

23 40 Days of Prayer New Room Conference TTU at Houston 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central 6:00 PM P3 - Praise, Prayer & Purpose

30 40 Days of Prayer Karen's Birthday TTU vs OSU 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central 6:00 PM P3 - Praise, Prayer & Purpose

15 40 Days of Prayer 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW

22 40 Days of Prayer New Room Conference 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW

29 40 Days of Prayer Florence Ann's Birthday 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW

14 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

21 40 Days of Prayer New Room Conference 9:15 AM PS Children's Church in Sanctuary 9:30 AM Food Voucher distribution @ C 6:30 PM Trustees Meeting @ C 6:30 pm Room 7 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 6:30 PM VAL Praise Band Practice @ SW

28 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

13 40 Days of Prayer 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 9:00 AM Walking Through the Bible @ SW 12:00 PM Carmichael Bible Study Rm 7 6:00 PM Leader Appreciation Dinner @ C 6:30 PM Confirmation Class @ C 6:30 PM Student Fight Club @ C 7:00 PM Administrative Council @ C in FH 7:00 PM Choir Practice in Sanctuary 7:00 PM Jorge's Basketball Group @ SW 20 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 12:00 PM Carmichael Bible Study Rm 7 5:15 PM Grace Meals @ C in FH 6:00 PM Grace Kids and EPIC @ C 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 27 40 Days of Prayer 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 9:00 AM Walking Through the Bible @ SW 11:00 AM Newsletter Volunteer @ C 12:00 PM Carmichael Bible Study Rm 7 5:15 PM Grace Meals @ C in FH 6:00 PM Grace Kids and EPIC @ C 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

12 40 Days of Prayer 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 9:00 AM Staff Meeting

19 40 Days of Prayer 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 9:00 AM Staff Meeting 5:30 PM Finance Committee @ C Parlor

26 40 Days of Prayer 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 9:00 AM Staff Meeting

11 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 9:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 6:30 PM Prayer Warriors @ 5420 99th 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

18 40 Days of Prayer LISD Prof Dev & Student Holiday 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer Group @ C Room 6 9:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 6:30 PM Prayer Warriors @ 5420 99th 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

25 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 9:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 6:30 PM Prayer Warriors @ 5420 99th 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

10 40 Days of Prayer Men's Retreat 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 3:00 PM Pool Party 5:00 PM Student Ministry Grace Games @ SW 5:15 PM Student Parent Meeting @ SW 6:00 PM Missions Committe meeting @ SW 7:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ SW

17 40 Days of Prayer 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 3:30 PM Guitar Class @ SW 4:15 PM Youth Ensemble @ SW Rm 12 4:45 PM St. Luke's Singers & Cherub Choirs @ SW 4:45 PM St Luke's Children's Parent @ SW 5:00 PM Student Ministry @ SW Rm 8 5:00 PM Student Ministry Grace Games @ SW 5:30 PM KIDS Live! @ SW RM 7 7:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ SW

24 40 Days of Prayer 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 3:30 PM Guitar Class @ SW 4:15 PM Youth Ensemble @ SW Rm 12 4:45 PM St. Luke's Singers & Cherub Choirs @ SW 5:00 PM Student Ministry @ SW Rm 8 5:00 PM Student Ministry Grace Games @ SW 5:30 PM KIDS Live! @ SW RM 7 7:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ SW

9 Men's Retreat 9:00 AM Workday @ South Plains Food Bank 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central 6:00 PM P3 - Praise, Prayer & Purpose 6:00 PM Outreach Sunday School Party

8 Men's Retreat 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW

7 9:30 AM Food Voucher distribution @ C 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 6:30 PM VAL Praise Band Practice @ SW

6 First day of PDO @ C 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 9:00 AM Walking Through the Bible @ SW 12:00 PM Carmichael Bible Study Rm 7 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

5 PS/K Begins 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 9:00 AM Staff Meeting 9:30 AM UMW @ C Room 27

4 Labor Day - Offices Closed LISD/LCISD/FISD Holiday 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer Group @ C Room 6 9:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 6:30 PM Prayer Warriors @ 5420 99th 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13

3 Labors of Love Sunday 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 6:30 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ SW

Sat 2 TTU vs E. Washington 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central 6:00 PM P3 - Praise, Prayer & Purpose

Fri 1 5:00 AM P31 @ SW 8:30 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM PS/K Parent Orientation in FH 9:30 AM PDO Meet the Teachers 12:00 PM PS Teacher Training Room 18 5:00 PM OUtreach Class Event @ C in FH

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RAGAMUFFIN STUDENTS Wow...this summer started my 5th year in ministry here at St. Luke’s. The Lord has been good to me (and hopefully to our students), and I am continuing to experience new challenges, new blessings, and new gifts through it all. One new first for me came just a couple weeks ago. As many of you know our biggest event for the fall semester is our annual Fall Retreat to the mountains on New Mexico. This is an event our students absolutely LOVE, but being a weekend event it can be a difficult one for some to attend. With Friday night football games, dance routines, and marching band performances, many of our students struggle to get there early Saturday morning, or decide not to attend at all because they’re simply too busy. This is TOTALLY understandable, I mean afterall...church is certainly not the ONLY thing we have going on in our busy lives, am I right? However, this summer I had a parent of a new, freshman marching band member ask me what weekend our retreat would be, and when I told him we had not decided between two different weeks, his response blew me away. He started with, “Well, it doesn’t really matter because she has marching band both weekends.” The part that caught me so off guard after 9 years of ministering to 11-22 year olds, was what he followed that with… “So I guess she’ll just have to miss one of the games.” Jaw sufficiently dropped. I literally did a double take where I looked at him, turned away nodding, and had to turn back to make sure I had heard him correctly. This family was willing to risk conflict with high school band directors (which if you don’t know are not a demographic of people you want angry with you) to make certain their daughter didn’t miss an opportunity to experience God’s grace and peace with community. I hope these words and this family’s story encourages you, and reminds you of what is truly important in life. Activities, performances, schedules, and expectations bombard our lives daily, and responding to them with appropriate attention is wise and even Godly. However, we cannot afford to let the cries for our time, our attention, and our energy drown out our determination to make God first, second, third, and every subsequent number in our lives. He cannot simply be a priority, He asks not to be our FIRST priority. He seeks to be our only priority, and all else falls into place. Sometimes, that means saying no to other things that seem pressing, but in the end, God always provides, always protects, and always empowers those that love Him.

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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

T 2 9 16 23 30

F 3 10 17 24 1

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

Fight Clubs

29: Fight Clubs

26: GRACE Games

19-24: Thanksgiving Break

15: Fight Clubs

12: GRACE Games

11: Fight Clubs 15: GRACE Games

8: Fight Clubs

8: GRACE Games

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5: GRACE Games

6 13 20 27

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November

1: GRACE Games

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October

2017 Fall Calendar S 4 11 18 25 2

5805 98th

5:00-6:30pm @ Southwest Campus

Grace Games

*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

13: Fight Clubs

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

6: Fight Clubs

3: Labors of Love – during morning services

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APPRECIATION NOTES Dear Seasons of Life- Women's Outreach: On behalf of the Administrators, Staff, and most of all - the clients of Women's Protective Services of Lubbock, we would like to express our appreciation for your remarkable service and commitment to this organization. Through your donation, you honorably preserve a moral tradition of goodwill and servitude to the South Plains community. Such generosity and servitude make it possible for our shelter to meet the needs of every abused victim who seeks the safety and assistance of the shelter. As we continue to focus on finding better ways to combat domestic violence and service the needs of those left in the wake of abuse, whether through new programs, services, or educational outreach across our service area, our goal each year remains the same: to help empower those who cannot help themselves. WPS is fortunate to have a tremendous staff, administration, and board of directors who are committed and passionate about helping each victim of abuse find and utilize the resources they need to encourage confidence, independence, and freedom. Your monetary donation of $1000.00, honors our work and will help leave a positive legacy of hope. Women's Protective Services makes it a priority to honor every donation with actions that reflect not only the spirit of our mission, but also our respect and appreciation for each donor. Our hope for 2017, is that our gratitude becomes evident in the eyes of each person we are f01tun at e enough to serve. Together let us continually be stewards of goodwill to all families in our community.

St. Luke’s, Thank you all so very much for your sweaet card! I appreciate your prayers, love and support so much! I am doing great, thanks to the Lord! God Bless you all! Love, Lindsay

Outreach Class: Feeding the poor & homeless at Fiesta Domingo

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UPCOMING EVENTS August 27th - 6th grade Parent Meeting @ 5:15pm August 27th - 40 Days of Prayer August 27th - Debt Payoff Celebration, Central FH @ 9:30-10:00 // SW Worship Center @ 10:15-10:45 August 27th - Promotion Sunday // Blessing Backpacks August 30th- Block Party @ Central, 5:30-7:00pm

September Staff Birthdays

September 3rd - Labors of Love September 4th - Offices Closed for Labor Day Holiday September 6th - Confirmation Class Begins, 6:30-8:00pm September 8th -10th - Men's Retreat September 10th - Kids Live Pool Party September 10th - Start of 40 Day of Prayer September 10th - Grace Nights 3:30 - 4:15 Guitar 4:15 - 445 Youth Ensemble 4:45- 5:30 St. Luke's Singers 5:30 - 6:30 Kids Live 5:00- 6:30 Youth 7:00 Vida Abundante September 13th - Leader Appreciation Dinner @ Central, 6:00pm September 17th - SW Parent Meeting, After Church September 20th - Grace Meals & EPIC Begin September 22nd- 24th - Renewal Conference

17th - D’Lea 29th - Florence Ann 30th - Karen Dawson

October 1st - Stewardship Campaign October 11th - M&M Lunch, 11:30 @ Central October 13th - 15th Youth Fall Retreat October 31st - Trunk or Treat @ SW November 23rd & 24th Office closed for Thanksgiving December 3rd - Tree Trimming December 3rd - Advent December 10th - Christmas Musical December 16th - Radio Show December 17th - Night in Bethlehem December 25th & 26th - Office Closed for Christmas

St. Luke’s Lubbock

Debt Payoff Celebration August 27th Central Fellowship Hall @ 9:30-10:00am SW Worship Center @ 10:15-10:45am

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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

CENTRAL & SOUTHWEST MINISTRY ASSISTANT Burgundy Hahn

Worship Opportunities

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

@stlukeslubbock

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]

806

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - NOON

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

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BACKPACK BLESSING AUGUST 27TH all worship services ALL ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, & TEACHERS ARE WELCOME! Listen to our Sermons Online at egrace.us 20

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