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A NOTE FROM PASTOR ANDY We Are The Church! Let me first say thank you to the St. Luke’s family for two significant acts of faith. First, I want to say thanks to you and to God for your incredible end of year support for His work in and through our church. As I have visited with other churches and non-profit ministries who did not end the year so well, it is obvious that God has purposed to put us on sure footing for a reason as we begin 2017. This is His year for Him to have His way in us! I can’t wait to see all God has in store for us. Second, I want to thank all of you who prayed and took part in Awaken 2017. I sensed a true move of God in us both individually and corporately as His Christ-centered family of grace here at St. Luke’s. May Awakening be more than a few days of revival; may it be a reality in and through all of us in this year! In The Word Became Flesh, E. Stanley Jones says this: We have many modern discussions on the nature of the church. But they are for the most part discussions, not demonstrations. They show a high blood pressure of creeds and an anemia of deeds. The New Testament is different—it does not discuss the theoretical nature of the Church--it give us a demonstration of the Church. “And in Antioch the disciples were for the first time called Christians.” Acts 11:26 What does it mean to be the church? Who is God calling us to be here at St. Luke’s in the days ahead? Six core values about the church of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago and still today: 1. We are the church! When I was growing up, we use to say a little rhyme acted out with our hands and fingers: Here is the church and here is the steeple; Look inside and here are all the people. WRONG. The church is not a place, not a building, not a location where we come to. The church is you and me and all those who believe and follow Christ. We don’t go to church; we are the church! 2. The job of the church is to make disciples. That’s what happened in Antioch. A disciple is someone who is being formed and transformed into the image of Christ. That so happened in Antioch, they so took on the very character of Jesus that they were called Christ-ians. They were like Christ. That’s our job! We are not called to go and make attenders, but go and make disciples. We are not called to do merely good works but to join with God’s Spirit in the specific purpose of raising up disciples of Jesus. In our mission statement we define a disciple as a fully devoted follower of Jesus. That’s what we are aiming at. 3. All disciples are called to make disciples. That was the great commission that Jesus gave His disciples in his last words to them in Matthew 28. That means that a part of following him is influencing others. That means that when we truly focus on Jesus, we will find ourselves involved and engaged in His purpose of reaching the lost and helping those God places in our lives grow in their relationship with Christ. 4. Disciples are best made in the context of authentic Christ-centered community. When you read Acts 2:42-47, you find that they were devoted to fellowship, community. The word that is used over and over in that passage is “together.” Acts 2:46 says, “They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.” Acts 20:20 Paul says he taught them both publicly and in their homes. The first century church did not have the luxury of all the beautiful facilities that we have in 2017, but they did have a powerful intimacy and closeness that was the essential context for lives being truly formed and transformed. It is essential that all Christians, all would-be disciples, have a place to belong, a place to be loved and to love, a place to be encouraged and deepened in their relationship with Christ. 2

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5. All Christians are ministers. St. Luke’s does not have 3 ministers; we have 900 ministers. All who follow Jesus have been called into ministry. Something happened within the last 100 years where making disciples (discipleship) became relegated to the work of the professionals. Such was not the case in the early church. The “laos” (people of God), what we call the laity nowadays, were the ones who were effectively making and multiplying disciples everywhere the Spirit took them. On any given Sunday when we gather together to worship Jesus, when we walk out those doors and head home, it is ALL of us who are called and empowered to go out into the mission fields that God has prepared for us to influence. All Christians have been given gifts to make a difference. (Ephesians 4:7, Romans 12:6, 1 Peter 4:10) Whatever gifts you have received, use them and let God use you to change this world. 6. When we become the church God wants us to be, the world and people around us will not only be blessed because of who we are they will be transformed because of whose we are. Jesus said in Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world…. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Acts 2:47 tells us they praised God and enjoyed “the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” May the power and presence of God’s Spirit make us more and more the church He desires us to be!

A NOTE FROM PASTOR MATT Partnership with God People go into partnerships all the time for many things: businesses, projects, and even marriages just to name a few. A partner ship is an association with another in a shared activity. It takes a combination of both to get anything accomplished and to be successful. In life we have so many responsibilities to attend to each and every day. We have to have financial income, maintain our health, talk with God, maintain our personal relationships, love our families, study the Bible, take care of our homes, keep gas in the car, answer God’s call on our life, feed the kids and ourselves, mow the yard, and help others. There is so much “stuff” that we all have to do in a normal life not to mention any of us who have added responsibilities such as caring for our aging parents or members of our families with special needs for example. You noticed that in the list I included talking with God, reading the Bible and answering God’s call on our life. As a Christian I do not believe there is any possible way that you can be successful in life without being in a partnership with Jesus Christ. A life of success, using the Bible to determine the meaning of success, requires interaction between both you and God. Interaction between you and God requires you to be in Prayer, Praise, and Worship of our Holy King. In return God reaches down and touches our lives, answers our prayers, and goes before us to clear the path he has chosen for us. The path he chose for us is that call upon our lives. There is no way to have a true relationship with God without communication. Communication is prayer, worship and praise. Praise and worship are commanded in all we do in 1st Peter 4:11, “If anyone speaks, he should so it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” Continual prayer is commanded for everything in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus,” and Philippians 4:6, “…but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” My hope for you is that you will realize the necessity for prayer, worship and praise, apply them to your daily life and then experience the blessings that come with having a true partnership with God.

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A NOTE FROM SCOTT LATHAM Please help spread the word for folks to know about these opportunities. These groups and classes are open to anyone they might benefit including people you know who do not attend St. Luke’s.

MAKING MARRIAGE STRONGER

You don’t know them. But when they got married they were viewed as today’s Romeo and Juliet; King Arthur and Guinevere; the “IT” couple. The “TRY-AND-BE-LIKE-THEM” couple. They led worship at churches and spoke at retreats and camps. She wrote a very popular blog and he had a very successful business. They were raising children, biological and adopted, and living a beautiful, fairytale life. Now they are divorced. It shocked everyone. Everyone. Did you know that the number one reason couples divorce is due how they argue. Certain styles of conflicting are toxic and deadly to marital love. Learning how to conflict in a way that resolves issues and also preserves respect and trust is the key to having a marriage that last till “death do us part”. In my opinion, EVERYONE can always use a refresher course on how to argue well. A “Making Marriage Stronger” Grace Group will begin Sunday, February 12th, focused on how to argue and conflict for good resolutions. The class will be from 4:00-5:30 at Southwest campus and nursery will be provided. If you have questions please call Scott at the church office

SERIOUSLY DATING, ENGAGED, AND NEWLY MARRIED

Do you know how to make a bieroch (a German food)? My mom’s parents came to the United States from Germany so naturally my mom cooked German dishes. As with many recipes, certain things went into making a bieroch and certain things did not. To add an ingredient not in the recipe or to subtract an ingredient from the recipe resulted in not making a bieroch. What are the ingredients couples need to bring to their relationships in order for their marriages to be what God intended marriage to be in the first place? A “SERIOUSLY DATING, ENGAGED, AND NEWLY MARRIED” group will begin Wednesday, February 1st. We will gather at 6:00-7:30pm at Central campus. Focus will be given to Ten Essential Ingredients Necessary For Lifelong Love. All young couples are invited whether they come to St. Luke’s, go to another church, or don’t attend anywhere. If you need more information please call Scott at the church office:

COLLEGE HARDCORE BIBLE STUDY

All college students are welcome to the Latham home Tuesday nights at 8:00-9:30pm for a robust, thought-provoking, in-depth bible study. Currently we are studying the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament. We will take a break for all the holidays but start back up January 24th. If you need more information please call Scott at the church office

WORKOLOGY ~ HOW DO YOU BRING FAITH IN JESUS TO WORK

We will spend 1/3 of our lifetime working. Yet there are a staggering number of Americans who are extremely unhappy in their occupations. What does that mean? Why do some people see work as a curse and others treat it like a god? And as Christians, were does work fit into God’s calling on our life to “seek first His Kingdom”? This Grace Group is for all Junior, Senior, or Graduate college students who feel a need to examine and unpack the meaning of work, what the Bible has to say about work, and how we can bring our Faith to the secular workplace with integrity and dignity. We will look at Daniel, Esther, Nehemiah, and Joseph as case studies as well as the meaning of Sabbath and other work related topics. We will meet Wednesday nights, starting January 25th. Our meeting will be 8:00-9:30pm in the fellowship hall at Central campus. If you have any questions please call Scott at the church office

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PRE-SCHOOLs Registration for the 2017 -2018 school year begins in February!

We offer a morning preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds focusing on developing the key core knowledge skills children need in a loving, play- centered, Christian school. 2 day, 3 day or 5 day a week classes available. Come learn about our half day Christian based private kindergarten providing a small personalized setting while meeting the academic goals for kindergarten. Call or email today for more information! 806-797-4396 or preschool@stlukeslubbock .org

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RAGAMUFFIN STUDENTs PARENT MEETING CHANGED

Due to Superbowl Sunday, the parent meeting to go over this semesters schedule & curriculum has been moved. The new details are:

February 12th 4:30-6:00pm Southwest Campus Foyer *We will still have regularly scheduled student programs on Superbowl Sunday

Emotions & Dating

FIGHT CLUB

Relationships and all the emotions tangled up in our longing for intimacy are, let's say, a little north of confusing. In fact, I think it's safe to say this is one of the greatest internal and social battles that's been waged throughout human history. Unfortunately for our students, it's even more difficult and confusing in your adolescent years, and rather than come beside our young people and nurture a safe, strong, biblical, and courageous attitude toward these issues, churches and parents too often skim over them, praying for the best. This semester we will bravely tackle some of the most difficult emotions and questions facing our students today in the areas of love, dating, & relationships. We hope you will not only encourage your students to take part in the conversation, but we pray you will help us initiate safe spaces for our students to feel supported as they wade through the fog of adolescent relationships. If you have any questions regarding this series, please contact Kurtis and he would be happy to discuss with you.

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Encounter 2017

It's time again for Encounter! This is always one of our students' favorite events of the year. Following a D-Now Weekend format, we will stay in age & gender specific host homes, experience powerful worship & teaching, & fellowship all weekend long! This years theme is JOURNEY We will explore what it looks like once we have encountered Christ, to embark on a true, lifelong adventure as Jesus followers; obstacles, road blocks, & detours all included. • February 17-19 • At Emmanuel Worship Center • $40/student Sign up online at RagamuffinStudents.org/special-events

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ROAD TRIP: Life is a Journey, Don’t Travel Alone

Road trips are awesome. Whether you’re heading to the mountains with your family or driving to the beach with your friends, the idea of packing up, grabbing your favorite snacks, planning the perfect playlist, and hitting the road just sounds like an adventure. And it is! Maybe that’s because new places are always exciting, or maybe it’s just that, more than anywhere else, the unexpected seems to happen on the road. Flat tires. Detours. Surprisingly great lunch stops. Disappointingly awful gas stations. The unexpected is just part of the trip. Life works a lot like that, too. We start with a plan in mind, but things happen along the way that change our plans, change our minds, or even change our relationships. That’s when we have to decide to stick to the plan or change course. This was especially true for the apostle Paul. Long before GPS or interstates, Paul set out on a series of road trips, and just like us, he experienced some surprising, even life-changing moments on the road. This month we will take a look at some key turning points on Paul’s road trips, and discover that maybe the best thing that can happen on our journey is a change of direction.

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UPCOMING EVENTS XO MARRIAGE CONFERENCE 2017 SCHEDULE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: MORNING DAY SESSIONS Stronger Marriage with Dave and Ashley Willis Conflict Resolution with Michael and Amy Smalley 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: AFTERNOON DAY SESSIONS Sexual Intimacy with Sean and Lanette Reed Blended Family Dynamics with Richard and Sheri Bright 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM: EVENING MAIN SESSIONS The Healing Journey of Marriage, Jimmy Evans The Sexually Confident Couple, Shannon Ethridge

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM: MORNING MAIN SESSIONS John Gray The Strengths Based Marriage, Allan Kelsey Jimmy Evans Signature Vow Renewal with Jimmy and Karen Evans

TEMPLE FITNESS ABC Workout: M-W-F 8:00-9:00am Walking Through The Bible: Wed 8:30am Location: St. Luke's Southwest Questions? Call Debbie Birchfield at 806-239-5528 or contact Church Office

Visit egrace.us to register!

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6 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer Group @ C Room 6 9:00 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 4:00 PM Cooper West Creative Dramatics Group @ SW 5:30 PM Hands of Jesus-Snack Pack @ SW 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 6:30 PM SW Praise Team Rehearsal @ SW 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

13 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer Group @ C Room 6 9:00 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 2:00 PM Home School Valentine Party 4:00 PM Cooper West Creative Dramatics Group @ SW 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

20 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer Group @ C Room 6 9:00 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

27 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Monday Morning Prayer Group @ C Room 6 9:00 AM Monday Morning Prayer @ SW 9:00 am 4:00 PM Cooper West Creative Dramatics Group @ SW 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Bell Choir @ C in Sanctuary

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5 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 3:00 PM Fellowship of Friends @ C in FH 3:15 PM Guitar 1 @ SW Rm 12 3:15 PM Guitar 2 @ SW Room 11 4:00 PM Youth Choir @ SW Rm 12 4:00 PM Cherub & St. Luke's Singers @ SW 4:00 PM Student Grace @ SW Youth Room 4:30 PM Financial Peace University @ SW 5:15 PM Kids LIVE! @ SW 6:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ C in Fellowship Hall

12 Children's Choirs Sing @ C 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 3:15 PM Guitar 1 @ SW Rm 12 3:15 PM Guitar 2 @ SW Room 11 4:00 PM Youth Choir @ SW Rm 12 4:00 PM Kids LIVE! @ SW Rm 7 4:00 PM Managing Conflict @ SW 4:00 PM Student Grace @ SW Youth Room 4:00 PM Sunday Grace Groups @ SW Rooms 11 and Conf Room 4:30 PM Financial Peace University @ SW 5:15 PM Cherub Choir and St. Luke's Singers @ SW Rm 1 and 12 6:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ C in Fellowship Hall

19 Student Encounter Weekend 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 3:15 PM Guitar 1 @ SW Rm 12 3:15 PM Guitar 2 @ SW Room 11 4:00 PM Youth Choir @ SW Rm 12 4:00 PM Kids LIVE! @ SW Rm 7 4:00 PM Managing Conflict @ SW 4:00 PM Student Grace @ SW Youth Room 4:00 PM Sunday Grace Groups @ SW Rooms 11 and Conf Room 4:30 PM Financial Peace University @ SW 5:15 PM Cherub Choir and St. Luke's Singers @ SW Rm 1 and 12 6:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ C in Fellowship Hall

26 8:30 AM Worship @ C 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship @ SW 10:45 AM Worship @ C 3:15 PM Guitar 1 @ SW Rm 12 4:00 PM Youth Choir @ SW Rm 12 4:00 PM Kids LIVE! @ SW Rm 7 4:00 PM Managing Conflict @ SW 4:00 PM Student Grace @ SW Youth Room 4:00 PM Sunday Grace Groups @ SW Rooms 11 and Conf Room 4:30 PM Financial Peace University @ SW 5:15 PM Cherub Choir and St. Luke's Singers @ SW Rm 1 and 12 6:00 PM Vida Abundante Worship @ C in Fellowship Hall

28 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 8:30 AM Kindergarten Rehearsals in FH 9:00 AM Staff Meeting 7:00 PM Guns Up Volleyball @ SW

21 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 8:30 AM Kindergarten Rehearsals in FH 9:00 AM Staff Meeting 5:30 PM Finance Committee @ SW in Conf Rm 7:00 PM Guns Up Volleyball @ SW

14 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 9:00 AM Staff Meeting 6:30 PM Valentine's Day @ C 7:00 PM Guns Up Volleyball @ SW

7 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 6:30 AM United Methodist Men @ 6:30 am in FH @ C 9:00 AM Staff Meeting 10:00 AM Staff Meeting @ Texas Boys Ranch 7:00 PM Guns Up Volleyball @ SW

Tue

22 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Walking Through the Bible @ SW 12:00 PM Carmichael Bible Study Rm 7 6:00 PM Grace Kids and EPIC @ C 6:00 PM Grace Nights @ C in FH 6:00 PM Seriously Dating, Engaged, & Newly Married Class @ C 7:00 PM Choir Practice in Sanctuary 7:00 PM Jorge's Basketball Group @ SW 8:00 PM The Ology Group in Fellowship Hall @ Central

15 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Walking Through the Bible @ SW 12:00 PM Carmichael Bible Study Rm 7 6:00 PM Grace Kids and EPIC @ C 6:00 PM Grace Nights @ C in FH 6:00 PM Seriously Dating, Engaged, & Newly Married Class @ C 7:00 PM Choir Practice in Sanctuary 7:00 PM Jorge's Basketball Group @ SW 8:00 PM The Ology Group in Fellowship Hall @ Central

8 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Walking Through the Bible @ SW 12:00 PM Carmichael Bible Study Rm 7 6:00 PM Grace Kids and EPIC @ C 6:00 PM Grace Nights @ C in FH 6:00 PM Seriously Dating, Engaged, & Newly Married Class @ C 7:00 PM Choir Practice in Sanctuary 7:00 PM Jorge's Basketball Group @ SW 8:00 PM The Ology Group in Fellowship Hall @ Central

1 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 8:30 AM Walking Through the Bible @ SW 11:00 AM Newsletter Volunteers Room 7 Central 12:00 PM Carmichael Bible Study Rm 7 6:00 PM Grace Kids and EPIC @ C 6:00 PM Grace Nights @ C in FH 6:00 PM Seriously Dating, Engaged, & Newly Married Class @ C 7:00 PM Choir Practice in Sanctuary 7:00 PM Jorge's Basketball Group @ SW 8:00 PM The Ology Group in Fellowship Hall @ Central

Wed

February 2017 Thu

23 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 9:00 AM Tricycle Rodeo in FH 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Guns Up Volleyball @ SW

16 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 6:30 PM Trustees @ SW Room 12 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Guns Up Volleyball @ SW

9 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 9:15 AM Children's Church-Sanctuary 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Guns Up Volleyball @ SW

2 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 6:30 PM ESL Classes @ C Room 13 7:00 PM Guns Up Volleyball @ SW

Fri

24 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 9:00 AM Tricycle Rodeo in FH

17 Student Encounter Weekend 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW

10 XO17 Marriage Conference @ SW 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW 9:15 AM Children's Church-Sanctuary

3 5:15 AM P31 Fitness @ SW 8:00 AM Temple Fitness @ SW

Sat

25 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central

18 Student Encounter Weekend 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central

11 XO17 Marriage Conference @ SW 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central

4 10:00 AM Praise Band Rehearsal @ Central


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY *Don’t forget to check the St. Luke’s Kids website for updates and more info: stlukeskids.com.*

Upcoming Events – Mark your Calendar February 12th - Children's Choirs sing @ Central March 5th - Children's Choirs sing @ SW March 12th - Enjoy Spring Break - No Kids Live April 15th - Easter Journey April 22nd - 23rd - St. Luke's Singers Choir Trip April 30th - St Luke's Singer Sing @ Central May 21st - Children's Choirs sing @ SW May 21st - Kids Live Family Event June 5th - 9th - VBS @ Central June 19th - 23rd - Sports Camp @ SW July 10th - 14th - Music Camp @ Central

What we will be learning in February: In Children’s Worship, Kid’s Live, @ Grace Kids

MORNING TIME M E M O RY V E R S E “Here is what love is. It is not that we loved God. It is that he loved us and sent his Son to give his life to pay for our sins.” 1 John 4:10, NIrV

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No Greater Love John 15:12-13

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DRIVE TIME A couple of times this month, take your kid on a special drive. During the trip, listen to this month’s song called “Be a Song About Love,” found at Studio252.tv. The lyrics say, “Don’t believe the lie that it’s not okay to spend your life giving it away.” In other words, as children of God, we were created to give away the love He has shown us. On the drive, find a parking lot with a bunch of cars. Choose one car to leave a nice, encouraging note on!

BOTTOM LINE: Love others because Jesus loves you.

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One night, write down twenty-eight things you love about your kid on separate pieces of paper. From their laugh, to the way they help their little brother brush his teeth—get creative. Then, every night this month, affix your “love note” to the outside of your kid’s bedroom door. This month, when they wake up each morning, make sure they see the new addition. Talk about how important it is to celebrate what we love about ourselves, about others, and about God.

Jesus Calms the Storm Mark 4:35-41

BOTTOM LINE: Comfort others who are hurting.

MEAL TIME Ask a kid: If you could have any super power, what would it be? How would you use that super power to show love to others? Ask a parent: When you were a kid, who was the first person outside of your family that you remember loving? Did you tell that person?

BED TIME

Kid’s Live Dates February 5th February 12th February 19th February 26th March 5th March 19th March 26th

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Jesus Feeds 5,000 Mark 6:30-44

BOTTOM LINE: Give to others who are in need.

As a family, read aloud Luke 10:25-37. Act out the story, choosing someone to play the injured man, and someone to play all the people who passed him by, and then, the Good Samaritan. Use stuffed animals or action figures, if needed. Ask your kids what’s harder: ignoring hurting people or loving hurting people. Explain to your kids Jesus’ command that we love others more than we love ourselves. Brainstorm one to two people in your family or community who might be hurting. Then, spend some time praying for them together.

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The Good Samaritan Luke 10:27-37

BOTTOM LINE: Love others because they matter to God.

As parents, we all feel the burden to raise our children to be kind and loving. Sometimes we wonder if we’re doing enough—if our kids are getting the message. The best way to teach your child is by modeling. That’s right, you’ve got to practice what you preach. Is there someone in your family, friend-group, or community who is lonely, hurting, or struggling? Make a list of 4 ways you can show love to this person this month. You could bake them cupcakes, leave them a note, or simply send them an encouraging text message. This month, once a week, demonstrate the love of Christ to your family by loving others.

For more ideas, visit Studio252.tv

One-Way – grade 4-6 June 26-30, 2017 (D'Lea will attend) *Lil’ Ceta #2 (2nd thru 3rd grade) July 12-14, 2017 Whoz-We-R – grade 4-6 July 17-21, 2017 (Matt will attend) *Lil’ Ceta # 3 (2nd thru 3rd grade) July 31- Aug 2nd, 2017 *Lil Ceta Camps are 3 days and 2 nights. Sponsored by Ceta Canyon Camp Fees by Apr. 15 After Apr. 15 New Dawn $275 $290 One Way 7-9 $275 $290 One Way 10-12 $275 $290 One Way 4-6 $265 $280 Camp Nova 7-12 $275 $290 Whoz-We-R 4-6 $265 $280 Lil’ Ceta (3 days 2 nights) $158 $168 10

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FINANCIAL UPDATE Actual December $209,325 $207,388 $1,937

Income Expense Surplus/(Deficit)

Actual YTD $1,315,099 $1,308,073 $7,026

Debt Free Current Building Debt Original Building Debt

BUILDING DEBT REDUCTION DECEMBER 2016

Expense, $1,308,073

ST. LUKE'S 2016 INCOME & EXPENSE Income, $1,315,099

0 151,849 2,000,000

ACTUAL DECEMBER

Surplus, $7026

Original Building Debt Surplus, $1937

Income, $209,325

Expense, $207,388

2,000,000

Current Building Debt 151,849 0

Debt Free

ACTUAL YTD

As of now, the debt balance is $124,768!

BUILDING DEBT REDUCTION JANUARY 2017

2,000,000

Original Building Debt Current Building Debt 124,768 0

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MUSIC MINISTRY I am sure that I speak for all persons who attended our Awaken 2017 event that it was a blessing to experience Wesley Putman’s music and storytelling ministry. I hope that our spirits are more awakened and attuned to God’s work at St. Luke’s in 2017. Make sure to keep Wes in your prayers as he recovers his health and continues in his ministry. The Pancake Supper is just over a month away, on Saturday, March 4th from 5:30pm until 7:00pm in the Central Campus Fellowship Hall. Put it on your calendar! This is the major fundraiser for the St. Luke’s Singers’ choir trip, and the kids will start selling tickets on Sunday mornings in February. The tickets are $5 a piece, and the kids will accept cash or check. Many, many thanks in advance to the Methodist Men, who generously host the event. They may need some more volunteers this year. If you are interested in helping, please contact me. The location of the St. Luke’s Singers’ choir trip is Fort Davis, Texas and the host church will be First United Methodist Church of Fort Davis. This will be a new location for us and we are looking forward to it. We have some extended family at FUMC Fort Davis, so we are sure to be welcomed with open arms. If you are interested in serving on the Sound Crew, please contact me. There will be a training session on Saturday, February 11th from 9:00am until 11:30am. The sound crew overseas the soundboard, theatrical lights and CD recorder. If you know someone who is not plugged in at St. Luke’s, please mention that the Music Ministry is a place to get plugged in. Our groups are a welcoming and friendly place to serve. Please pass on my contact information: acoward@stlukeslubbock.org; 797-4393. Laughter for the Soul: A kindergarten teacher was walking around observing her classroom of children while they were drawing pictures. As she got to one girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.” The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.” Without looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.” Calendar in Advance: •February 11th- Sound Crew Training- 9:00 until 11:30- Sanctuary •March 4th- Pancake Supper- 5:30 until 7:00, Central Campus Fellowship Hall •April 22-23- St. Luke’s Singer’s Choir Trip •July 10-14, 16- Music Camp

Areas to Serve in the Music Ministry Adult Choir, Youth Ensemble, Children’s Choirs, Orchestra, Bells, Praise Band, Sound Crew, Media Crew

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APPRECIATION NOTES To St. Luke’s The family of Donald Oberleas would like to share our sincere thanks and gratitude to the St. Luke’s family for all your kind words, prayer, and assistance in memorializing our father Donald Oberleas. We can’t think of a better family to have shared our father and we were pleased to meet so many of you. We especially want to thank you Pastor Matt Wolfington and Pastor Andy Hurst. We also want to thank those assisting with the service Shalan Inmon, D’Lea Jordan, George and Karen Dawson and of course Becky Hamilton. Thanks so much for assisting us through a difficult time in all of our lives. And thanks for helping us move past the healing and move towards a celebration of his life. Daniel and Sheri Oberleas Thank you for being there, in our time and need. Thanks to the office for our noon meal. The place mates were unexpected. (So nice.) The sound system for our music and the CDs. The person in charge of our bulletins. It is great to have a church family. The Doug Williams family

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CONTACT SENIOR PASTOR Dr. Andy Hurst

CHILDREN’S PASTOR Central - D’Lea Jordan

ASSOCIATE PASTOR/ LEAD PASTOR SOUTHWEST Rev. Matt Wolfington

STUDENT PASTOR Kurtis Vanderpool

MILLENNIAL & YOUNG ADULT MINISTER Rev. Scott Latham

MEDIA COORDINATOR Breanna Harrison BUSINESS MANAGER Florence Ann McVay

VIDA ABUNDANTE HISPANIC PASTOR Rev. Jorge Jorge MINISTER OF MUSIC Dr. Andy Coward PRAISE & WORSHIP LEADER Southwest - Ashleigh Brewer

CENTRAL MINISTRY ASSISTANT Shalan Inmon

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MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAL SUPERVISOR Stephen Sessums CUSTODIANS Veronica Orosco Joe Ortiz SECURITY Frank Anderson

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

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DIRECTOR OF PARENTS DAY OUT Vicki Davidson

PARISH NURSE Linda McMurry

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DIRECTOR OF PRESCHOOL Keri Jiou

CENTRAL & SOUTHWEST MINISTRY ASSISTANT Burgundy Hahn

ORGANIST Karen Dawson

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

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM DIRECTOR Brenda Cruz

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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