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Contents Arts & Music

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Children

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Wednesday Night Alive

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Youth

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Adults

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Missions

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The Connection Guide is published by the St. Luke’s Communication’s Department and we’d love your feedback! Let us know what you think about it by contacting: Nathan Altadonna Director of Print and Online Media (405) 609-1045 naltadonna@stlukesokc.org

Dear Friends, The mission of sharing God’s love and bringing hope to the world has been a part of the history of St. Luke’s since the Sunday following the Land Run, April 28, 1889. That is when a group of people gathered around a white flag in downtown Oklahoma City to form what is now our family of faith. Throughout this time, St. Luke’s has been living out the values embraced on that first Sunday. We seek to bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ by SHARING GOD’S LOVE. We search new ways to study, learn and challenge our thinking so that we might GROW IN OUR FAITH. We never stop looking for how God is calling us to bless the lives of others through SERVING OUR COMMUNITY. The reason St. Luke’s is on television and radio is to share God’s love and lead people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Each Sunday morning we are committed to providing meaningful worship services that offer a word of hope and encouragement along with inspirational music. It’s hard to believe that this September will be the 20th anniversary of Wednesday Night Alive! Wednesday Night Alive was created to help us live out the value of growing in our faith. We also offer a variety of other opportunities to study and learn through Disciple Bible Study, Sunday School, Men’s Bible Study, Senior Lunch and Learns and much more. We reflect God’s love through our actions as we serve the community through programs like Mobile Meals, Emerson School mentoring, our after-school program, Studio 222, Samuel’s Call, our special needs ministry and the Russian Initiative. I hope you will take the time to read all that your church is doing to fulfill its mission. I pray you will choose to participate in the life of your church. I believe if you seek to live out the values of our family of faith, your life will be blessed and you will be a blessing to others.

©2011 St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Sincerely, Dr. Bob Long Senior Pastor 2


Picture yourself… as a member I am Sharen Hale, Pastor of Connection Ministry and want to welcome you. My job is to help you find your place here at the church - whether you are a first time guest or a long time member. St. Luke’s has a long tradition of providing opportunities for people to share God’s love, grow in their faith and serve our community. This guide and our Connection Ministry team are dedicated to helping you find a way to share, grow and serve. I hope you’ll take the time to look through this guide. We’ve highlighted some of the great things we’ll be doing this fall as a family of faith. The programs featured in this Connection Guide cover people from ages 0 to 100 plus – there truly is something for everyone. I’d also like to take the opportunity to remind you of a couple of other ways you can find information to help you plug into ministry. The Connection Point, located at the entrance of the Christian Life Center or just outside the Narthex, offers a variety of ways to live out our mission at St. Luke’s. You will find information on Sunday School classes, Wednesday Night Alive and mission opportunities. The Connection Point features almost 100 different ways for you to get involved in the church. If you haven’t already done so, I’d encourage you to attend a Newcomer’s Coffee or Dessert With Bob. Newcomer’s Coffee is a chance to ask questions about the church and programs in a casual come-and-go setting. Dessert with Bob is a time to get to know Dr. Bob Long and hear his story and the rich history of St. Luke’s. Dates for both events are listed at the bottom right of this page. Finally, one of the easiest ways to find information about how you can connect with the church is by checking out our website, stlukesokc.org. Click on the News and Events tab to view upcoming events and check out the church calendar. I’m always available to help you become connected with your St. Luke’s family. If you have any questions about the church or any of the programs featured in this booklet, feel free to contact me at shale@stlukesokc.org or (405) 609-1008.

We would be honored to welcome you into our family of faith. If your faith journey has led you to St. Luke’s and you are ready to become a member, there are multiple ways to join. Each Sunday morning in all three services, you will hear an invitation to become a member. During the singing of the last song, you can walk down front and answer the questions of membership in the service with a St. Luke’s minister. We would be thrilled if you shared this special part of your faith journey with the congregation. In addition, each Sunday morning, you can join in the chapel just after your service. This very meaningful and powerful way to join is a quiet moment between you and a St. Luke’s minister. Contact Tisha Tate, Director of Welcoming Ministries, to schedule your time to join after service. We have many welcoming events throughout the year. Two of those events have the unique opportunity to join during the event: Dessert with Bob and Membership Sunday. Dessert with Bob is a St. Luke’s tradition that happens several times each year. Our senior pastor, Dr. Bob Long, shares his own faith journey that led him to St. Luke’s and what it means to be an active member of our family of faith. Membership Sunday is a time to join our church family in the Prayer Chapel located in the Mansion. All morning we host a brunch for our new members in this come and go setting. Please contact Tisha Tate, our Director of Welcoming Ministries, for information on joining St. Luke’s family of faith at ttate@stlukesokc.org or (405) 232-1371. Newcomer’s Coffee October 9 November 13 Membership Sunday December 4 Dessert with Bob August 28 October 30

Rev. Sharen Hale Pastor of Connection Ministry

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ARTS @ ST. LUKE’S Arts @ St. Luke’s presents events which support, strengthen, challenge, and celebrate the creative spirit of the church. Dramas and musicals are produced in the Poteet Theatre. Different artists’ works are highlighted quarterly in the McPhail Gallery. The Poteet Theatre Arts Education Program offers classes, lessons, workshops and summer arts programs. Arts @ St. Luke’s also presents concerts throughout the year.

Poteet Theatre Arts Education

Poteet Theatre Arts Education program brings youth from the Oklahoma City area together to learn about theatre. Our approach focuses on building self-esteem, working as a team, and fostering a positive, encouraging spirit. We offer workshops, classes, private lessons, and productions. Our teachers are accredited and experienced in their fields. Class sizes are limited, allowing plenty of student/teacher interaction. We work hard to help each student find the special gifts within themselves, and learn to bring those gifts to light through the magic of performing arts. To view current class offerings, visit poteettheatre.com.

AUDITIONS Interested in being in one of the Poteet Theatre productions? View upcoming audition dates and join our mailing list. at poteettheatre.com.

The Poteet Theatre

The Poteet Theatre is a growing and highly active organization at St. Luke’s and in the greater Oklahoma City arts community. The theatre will present two shows this fall “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Annie.” To view showtimes and to purchase tickets visit poteettheatre.com.

The Importance of Being Earnest September 23 to October 9 Oscar Wilde’s classic is a delight as problems of a double life arise and are charmingly resolved. We are shown in quite unexpected ways the importance of being earnest while answering to the name Earnest. 4

Annie November 11 to December 4 One of the world’s best loved musicals, Annie delights audiences of all ages. Join the spunky Depression-era orphan as she gives the cruel Miss Hannigan all she can handle. Follow Annie’s determined search for her parents and as she finds a new family with Oliver Warbucks and of course Sandy!


MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES Chancel Choir

Choir for adults, college age and older. Sings every Sunday at the 10:50 a.m. traditional service, Annual Conference and special concerts. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Cantate

Small Ensemble for adults, college-age and older. Sings for 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. traditional services once a month and in special concerts. Rehearsals are every other Wednesday 5:45-6:30 p.m. and one Saturday a month, 10:00 a.m – noon.

St. Luke’s Men’s Chorus & Women’s Chorus

On occasion, the men and women rehearse separately to learn music for TTBB and SSA. Each chorus performs in worship.

Bells of St. Luke’s

Bell choir for adults, college age and older. Rings in the 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. traditional worship services once a month. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.

St. Luke’s Symphony Orchestra

Our Brass, String and Woodwind Ensembles, and Combined Orchestra play in worship on designated Sundays, September-April and for the Annual Christmas Concert. Rehearsals scheduled prior to a performance. If you love music, love being with other people and love serving God, then we have a place for you in the St. Luke’s Music Program! If you would like to join any of these groups, or would like more information about our program, then please contact Robert Fasol, 405-232-1371.

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FAQS Where do I go and what do I do to get my child checked in or enrolled on Sundays or Wednesdays? Birth to Pre-K: Take your child to the Wee Adventure sign-in desk, located in the Northwest corner of the church through the glass door. There will be someone at the sign-in desk to help you check in your child. You can also pick up a pager at the desk so that we can contact you if your child needs you. Kindergarten to 5th Grade: Take your child upstairs to the Great Adventure, which is located on the second floor in the west wing of the church. There is a nametag station in the middle of the hall way that your child will need to check in to, and a class schedule posted on both ends of the hallway to help direct your child to their classroom. Someone will be there to answer any questions you may have as well. What lesson will be they be taught? The children’s Sunday School themes are posted online at stlukesokc.org/ children. What can I do to teach these concepts at home? Sign-up for the monthly E-Newsletter that will have useful articles and items for parents to use at home with their families, along with updates of what is going on in Children’s Ministry. You can sign up for the children’s E-Newsleter at stlukesokc.org/email or simply scan this QR code with a QR code reader on your smart phone.

SPECIAL EVENTS Sign up for the children’s ministry e-newsleter. How can I get involved and volunteer? You can email the Children’s Ministry team at children@stlukesokc.org

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The Lion King September 25 Join us to see The Lion King at Tinseltown on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd off of I-44. We will be going to the show time closest to 2 p.m. RSVP to children@stlukesokc.org so we can get tickets all together.

Festival of Treats October 26 during Wednesday Night Alive The whole church can participate in bobbing for apples, eating popcorn balls, and watching the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! This will be a safe alternative to trick or treating, so get ready for lots of fun costumes, and goodies!

Family Game Night October 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall Bring your family’s favorite board game to share and play with others. There will be snacks, and lots of fun fellowship time!

Family Thanksgiving November 20 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Join us for food, fellowship, and fun as we share our many blessings with each other. RSVP to children@stlukesokc.org.


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SUNDAY MORNINGS

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE

Wee Adventure (Birth to Pre-K)

Wee Adventure (Birth to Pre-K)

The children will learn about God through lessons that show God’s love. These lessons will be taught each Sunday utilizing visuals, video, music, and various play activities that help your child be involved in the lessons.

Great Adventure (Kindergarten - 5th Grade) The children will spend each month learning a new lesson in the bible. Each week, the children will rotate through different classrooms that will teach the children using different learning methods.

Wednesdays are all about missions for the kids of St. Luke’s. Our preschool children will be learning through Glow Kids. Hands-on learning helps children discover how to reach out to share the love of Christ in small ways each and every day! Glow Kids focuses on: Bible lessons, stories, crafts, games and real life missions.

Great Adventure (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)

From 6:00-7:30pm, children can choose from one of two classes: Christmas Music Production The children will be rehearsing for the Annual Christmas Musical Production. This year’s program is called “Chris-Myth Busters.” They will learn music, lines, and choreography. For children not interested in performing, we will be offering a set design class where the children will be designing, and building the sets for the show. The cost is $10 per child, with a maximum of $20 per family, to pay for music, a script, and t-shirt. Scholarships are available. The Story Small Group Your child could also choose to be a part of a Bible Study using a new book called “The Story.” “The Story” is helping people in churches everywhere experience Scripture like never before. Carefully selected verses from the Bible are organized chronologically. From Genesis to Revelation, your child will come to understand God’s story and how their stories intersect with it.

Advent Festival November 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come experience the world’s Christmas traditions and celebrate our own. We will provide “passports” as we journey to different countries, and try out new foods, dances, crafts, and hear new stories. We will end our journey together as we go back in time to see where it all began with a live nativity in the garden. If you would like to sponsor one country/room please let Brittany and Charlie know at children@stlukesokc.org.

Children’s Christmas Musical Production December 14th and 15th at 6 and 7:15 p.m. Don’t miss the Annual Christmas Musical Production. This year’s program is called “Chris-Myth Busters.”

Family Christmas Eve Service December 24 at 4:30 p.m. We will wrap up our lessons on Christmas traditions with a special Children’s sermon and gift for all of our kids!

Family Caroling December 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. Celebrate Christmas with hot cocoa and caroling. Dress warmly, and get ready to sing our favorite Christmas songs! 7


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BIBLE STUDIES Passages: Discovering the Bible Dr. Bob Long & Rev. Wendy Lambert Why are there 66 books in the Bible? Why did some texts make it in and some were excluded? How can we interpret scripture today? Based on the wonderful collection of Biblical texts at the Oklahoma Museum of Art and Karen Armstrong’s book, “The Bible,” we will discuss the history, controversy, and inspiration behind the Bible. Methodism 101: What Methodists Believe Rev. Linda Brinkworth If you would like to have a refresher on the beliefs of the United Methodist Church or have a personal faith heritage in another denomination, this is the class for you. We will discuss our understanding of scripture, sacraments, mission, worship, the meaning of membership and much more. All questions are welcome and all ages may participate. The Same and Different: A Survey of the Canonical Gospels Rev. Andrew Haynes This class will study the New Testament Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. We will pay special attention to the similarities and differences between these books, and how 8

this knowledge shapes our perspective on Christian Scripture. Disciple One - Being Disciples through Bible Study Terry and Becky James This is the foundational course in the Disciple Bible Study series. You will read and reflect on 3/4 of the entire Bible over 34 weeks with daily reading, study material in a workbook and weekly class time with a small group of other learners. Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman Rosemary Keating This study explores God’s providence and the hope He offers women facing challenges in our society. The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile of courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s woman. The second half of this Beth Moore study will start in January during WNA.

TOPICAL STUDIES Parenting from the Pew Brittany Stanley and Robbie White Do you fear bringing your child with you to worship? Do you want help keeping your children involved in the services? This is the class for you! We will learn ways to help

children participate in worship. We also will look at the spiritual development of children and the difference between how adults and children worship. Intellectual Islam Kelsey Guard This class will look at the work of scholars in many different aspects of the Islamic faith and create open discussion in order to reach a better understanding of the often misunderstood faith. In a world where the different is so often vilified, this class will create a safe place to better understand the foreign religion. Seeing Gray In A World of Black and White Rev. Dave Poteet The book and DVD series “Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White” by Adam Hamilton challenges people of faith to look beyond the black and white positions we so often hear in today’s society. The only requirement for this class is that you bring your opinions but have an open mind and a listening heart. My Stroke of Insight Sherry Pemberton In “My Stroke of Insight” Jill Bolte-Taylor shares how a stroke and the eight years it took her to heal completely became the best thing that


Wednesday Night Alive offers more than 25 classes

for children, youth and adults.

Attending Wednesday Night Alive is a great way for you to grow in your faith and connect with your St. Luke’s family. Dinner is served from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Christian Life Center. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. The Fall semester starts September 14. Choose from one of the classes listed below or check out the offerings for: Music – Page 4

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could have happened to her. Her story is both a valuable recovery guide for anyone touched by a brain injury and an emotionally stirring testimony relevant to anyone. 9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life Stephanie Greenwald Dr. Henry Cloud, co-author of “Boundaries,” reveals 9 commonly practiced principles by those who are highly successful in life and relationships in his book “Nine Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life.” Join Stephanie, as we discover these nine principles and how to successfully put them into practice in everyday life.

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down the familiar profile page to explore how we can live out Christian values both online and in the “real world.” Serving in Action Kim Parris, facilitator Do you have a passion for missions? The Oklahoma United Methodist Conference has many wonderful ministries that provide opportunities to share, grow and serve. Come learn more about Circle of Care, Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries, Skyline Urban Ministry, Volunteers in Mission and more.

SKILLS FOR LIFE

Finding Financial Security Rev. Phil Greenwald Are you looking for financial peace and security? Each session will include practical tools and advice on budgeting, investing, retirement planning. We’ll look at what the Bible says about money and discover new ways to use our money to create memories and bless the lives of others.

Body And Soul Exercise Danielle Hooper This class uses bands and weights followed by Pilates. We do the routines to Christian Contemporary Music. A 10-week session (Sept. 21 - Nov. 23) meeting once a week cost $40. A health history is done on first session some participants will need clearance by their medical doctor.

Facebook and Faith Nathan Altadonna Our Facebook profiles say a lot about us – relationship status, likes/dislikes, and how we interact with our friends. In this class we’ll break

Tai Chi David Kaumphaus Tai Chi is a beneficial form of exercise for people of all fitness levels. Join in at any time, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in room 210. $5.00 per lesson.

REGISTER Registration forms are available at the Welcome Center or online under News & Events at stlukesokc.org Register from your Phone Scan the QR code to register on our new mobile web site.

WNA MENUS

Sept. 14 - Fried Chicken | Sept. 21 - BBQ | Sept. 28 - Italian Oct. 5 - Mexican | Oct. 12 - Asian | Oct. 19 - German Oct. 26 - Fried Chicken

Introduction to Spanish Language Rev. Tino Espinoza In this class you will learn basic sentence formation and reading in Spanish as well as major celebrations in the Hispanic culture. Beginner’s Guitar Alex Prather Beginning Guitar is open to anyone interested in getting a foundation in guitar playing. We will focus on chord structures, strumming, and chord progressions. There will be an introduction to finger picking, reading music, and reading tablatures. Cost: $35 per person for 7 weeks. Limit – 10 students Knitting and Needlepoint - Knit One, Give Two Group led Join experienced crafters to learn the art of knitting and needlepoint and to minister to one another, the church and community. You will learn to create prayer shawls, kneelers and communion cushions to beautify St. Luke’s. Denotes books for the class are available in Threefold. Scan the QR code for a special Threefold coupon.

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We are all on a life journey. We never stop growing.

In the youth group, we strive to build relationships to help support us in our journey. Through weekly devotionals, Sunday School, and fellowship we learn how to be in community and grow closer to Christ. Our goal is to build relationships with God, relationships amongst the students, and with others throughout the community. We provide opportunities for students to grow in their faith and to share their faith with one another through Sunday School classes, bible studies, and fellowship activities. We also provide mission opportunities to serve within our community and the world.

Sunday Evening

Every Sunday evening, the 6-12th grade students gather from 4-7 p.m. in the Youth Room (216) for a time of fellowship, recreation, and devotion. Activities range from bowling, movies, games, and mission work to hearing guests from our congregation. Snack supper is provided. Unless noted otherwise, we always begin/end events in the youth room (Room 216). View upcoming activities and sign up for our weekly email at stlukesokc.org/youth.

STAY CONNECTED View upcoming activities and sign up for our weekly email at stlukesokc.org/youth. Sign up from your Phone Scan the QR code to sign up for the youth emails from our new mobile web site.

Sunday Morning

Sunday school classes for youth are available at the 9:40 and 10:50 hours. An additional class is offered for Juniors and Seniors at 8:30 a.m. Our lessons are derived from Scripture, focusing on how it applies to the youth culture of today.

Wednesday Night Alive

This fall we’re doing separate guys and girls Bible studies during Wednesday Night Alive. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is available for $5 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Christian Life Center.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a significant time of study and reflection as we look for the Holy Spirit’s confirmation on the ministry and mission to which God has called us. No matter when you are baptized, (as an infant, as a child, as a youth, or an adult), it is an intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming our baptismal vows. Confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith, the history and the teachings of The United Methodist Church, and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows we claim. Confirmation enrollment will be available later this fall. 10


MEET YOUR YOUTH TEAM From left: Charlie Ludden, director of older children’s ministries; Angie Wages, director of youth ministries, Kevin , youth intern

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FALL 2011 BIBLE STUDIES Disciple One Begins Wednesday, September 14 6:00-7:30 p.m. Teachers: Terry and Becky James Book available in Threefold Imagine a small group experiencing together, learning together, and growing in faith together as they travel from the creation story of Genesis to the prophetic text of Revelation. Your life will be changed by this powerful 34-week experience. During this foundational course you will read and reflect on 3/4 of the entire Bible during 34 weeks with daily readings, a study workbook and weekly class time with a small group. Disciple Two Begins Monday, September 19 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Teacher: C.W. Evans Book available in Threefold This thirty-two-week study selects specific portions of Scripture and delves deeper into them. The study of Scripture will be the work both of individual members and of the group in its weekly meeting. Equal attention is given to both the Old and New Testament with concentration on four books: Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts (eight lessons on

each book). Appropriate connections are made to other parts of Scripture through reading and study assignments and through commentary in the study manual. Participants will read familiar passages with new insight. Rebuilders Divorce Recovery 11Week Series Begins Thursday, September 8 6:45 – 9:00 p.m. Teacher: Steve deQuevedo Rebuild your life after the loss of a loved one by divorce or death. The Rebuilders class will be led by Steve deQuevedo who is a licensed professional counselor and offers individual, couples and group counseling, but his ministry is the Rebuilders class. In his seventh year teaching Rebuilders, Steve states that his “mission is to help others understand how healthy relationships are built on a foundation of faith and grounded in a good understanding of one’s self.” Friday Noon Study Begins Friday, September 16 Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma Conference Offices, 1501 N.W. 24th Street Teacher: Rev. Brian Bakeman Gospel of John by Carol J. Miller, part of the

REGISTER Registration forms for all of these studies are available at the Welcome Center or online under News & Events at stlukesokc.org

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Immersion Bible Studies - journey inside the pages of Scripture and meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. Immersion Bible Studies is your guide for that journey. Shaped with the individual in mind, Immersion encourages simultaneous engagement both with the Word of God and with the God of the Word to become a new creation in Christ. Tuesday Morning Bible Study Beginning Tuesday, September 6 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Teacher: Tiffany Heigle First Five Weeks: God Heard Their Cry Discover how God answered the cry of the enslaved people of Israel after 400 years in Egypt—and revealed himself as Lord to them and their oppressors. Follow Ray Vander Laan on location in Egypt as he details a fascinating five-part story. Second Five Weeks: The Path to the Cross - God’s story culminates with the intense devotion of his people in this 11th volume of the Faith Lessons series. Discover how the faith of passionate followers prepares the way for Jesus and his ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be challenged in your own life to live as they did—by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

BOOKS Register from your Phone Scan the QR code to register on our new mobile web site.

Denotes books for the class are available in Threefold.


SINGLES MINISTRY The Singles group participates in sharing the love of God through mission work with Volunteers In Mission, Regional Food Bank, Skyline Ministries, Mobile Meals, Habitat for Humanity, and other projects. Singles also enjoy regularly scheduled singles dances, movie nights, luncheons, live music, arts, and sporting events. For upcoming events, contact Rev. Scott Raines at sraines@stlukesokc.org.

MEN’S FAITH GROUP How can men become better spiritual leaders at home, love our families, and manage our various roles, conflicts and distractions? Add depth to your study of the Bible, grow in your walk with Christ and tackle issues that are close to you. Check out our weekly Faith Group every Thursday from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. in the Mansion at St. Luke’s Library. This is a great group of men who want to become better equipped to share God’s love and hope with the world. For more information contact Rev. Phil Greenwald at pgreenwald@ stlukesokc.org.

ESTHER WOMEN St. Luke’s is pleased to begin hosting Esther Women, a monthly program tailored for women of faith led by Former Miss America and TV news anchor Jane Jayroe. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $20 per luncheon for $150 for the season. For registration or more information, visit www.estherwomenokc.org or call (405) 232-1371.

SENIOR ADULTS Friday School

Choose from a variety of classes to stay active and learn new things at the School of Continuing Education, “Friday School.” The group meets on Fridays for 10 weeks beginning September 16. A full list of classes is available at stlukeoskc.org/seniors and at the Senior Corner by Vaught Chapel.

Senior Bible Study

Senior adult members gather for weekly Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. each Monday morning. We focus on growing in our faith, while developing relationships through fellowship with one another. For information about the current series stop by the Senior Corner by Vaught Chapel or visit stlukesokc.org/seniors.

Senior Lunch-N-Learn

Senior adults enjoy monthly luncheons featuring interesting speakers from our community and beyond. We meet for a box lunch and great fellowship on the third Thursday of each month at noon in the Mansion at St. Luke’s Library. For information about the upcoming speakers stop by the Senior Corner by Vaught Chapel or visit stlukesokc.org/seniors. For more information on any Senior Adult program contact Rosemary Keating at (405) 600-3415 or rkeating@stlukeoskc.org

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:40 Classes Agape 25 to 35 | Room 222 Believers All Ages | Parlor Builders 55 and older | Room 205 Circles 50 and older | Room 202 Coffee Talks All Ages | Lundberg Room

Insight Intergenerational | Room 225 Pathfinders 35 and Up | Room ED 3 Promises All Ages | Room 209 Open View 40 and older | Mansion Library

Cornerstone 30s and 40s | Room 200

Searchers Early 30s to Early 40s | Lower Level Room 3

Discovery Bible All Ages| Room 204

Triquetra 55 and older | Room 206

Foundations 30s and 40s | Room 208

Unity 50 and older | Room 224

Genesis 50 and older | Room 207

Upper Room 50 and older | Room Ed 4

Harrison 70 and older | Room 201

Wedding Ring 60 and older | Room 210

Horizons Intergenerational | Vaught Chapel

Word by Word 40s and 50s | Lower Level Room 2

10:50 Classes Crossroads 20s | Room 224

Perspectives All Ages | Room 202

Afterglow All Ages | Room ED5

Journeys Parents Late 20s to 50s | Room 209

Footsteps All Ages | Room ED 3 LifeQuest All Ages | Vaught Chapel

Learn More

Want to learn more about joining a Sunday School classes? Class descriptions are available online at stlukesokc.org/ adults and at the Welcome Center.

Visiting a Class

Visitors are always welcome. Consider visiting the same class two to three weeks in a row. If you need help contact Stephanie Greenwald at 609-1013 or sgreenwald@ stlukesokc.org for more infomation.

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SHARE. GROW. SERVE. STUDIO 222 After-School Ministry In its 8th year, Studio 222 provides a free, arts based program to low-income middle school students at Taft Middle School. Professional artists are hired to teach the students in a variety of art forms such as photography, illustration, creative writing, computers, cooking, and much more. Leadership, life skills and physical fitness activities are also provided. Volunteers are needed to drive buses, assist in the classroom and provide food for the meals we provide to the middle school students. A new high school program has been developed to continue to serve former students of the middle school program while they are attending high school. This program will offer the students an opportunity for study time, tutoring, career and academic testing, assistance with finances, budgeting, college/ career preparation, job shadowing and community service. Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors, professionals and tutors to assist the high school students in preparing for their future.

Upcoming Events

Emerson, an Oklahoma City alternative high school, is located at Northwest 6th Street and Walker Avenue. This school serves pregnant or parenting teens, as well as students at risk because of disciplinary problems or credit deficiencies. Volunteer opportunities include: mentoring a student, driving a van for field trips, hosting a monthly birthday celebration, and knitting with the students.

Hispanic Ministry

St. Luke’s covers facilities, administrative and overhead expenses. Programming expenses that include artist fees, student supplies, food, fuel, field trip expenses, art supplies are raised by Studio 222 through grants, corporate and individual donations and fundraisers. Two fun and exciting fundraisers this fall include:

St. Luke’s partners with Hillcrest Fuente de Vida United Methodist Church in south Oklahoma City to be in service to the metro’s growing Hispanic population. There are numerous opportunities to help our sister church share, grow and serve. Opportunities include working with children, teaching adult evening classes, helping with special events and providing worship music. Spanish language skills are helpful, but not required.

Illuminating Lives: Studio 222 Gala Friday, September 16 This event will be held at Oklahoma Farmers Market and will include guest speaker, Liz Murray and musician, Graham Colton. The evening includes dinner and both a live and silent auction.

Mobile Meals prepares and delivers 100 meals each Saturday morning for the homebound and the elderly. We operate seven driving routes in southwest and northwest Oklahoma City. Volunteer opportunities include cooks, dessert cooks, drivers and substitutes.

7th Annual Golf Tournament Thursday, October 20 Tee off begins at 9:00 a.m. at the beautiful Oak Tree Country Club golf course. For more information on Studio and the upcoming fundraisers, visit studio222okc.org. 14

Emerson High School

Mobile Meals

Samuel’s Call

Samuel’s Call is our special needs ministry that offers a Sunday school class for young children with special needs, a dance therapy class on Saturday mornings, and Parents Day Out on the third Saturday of each month. Volunteers are needed to help with Parents Day Out as the program is currently at capacity. For more information on volunteering in any of these mission programs call (405) 232-1371 or email missions@stlukesokc.org.


FALL 2011 IMPORTANT DATES September September 11 Fall Kickoff

September 12 5:30 p.m. Management Council September 14 Wednesday Night Alive Begins September 15 Noon - Senior Lunch-n-Learn

October 6 8 p.m. - Poteet: Importance of Being Earnest

November 18 Friday School 8 p.m. - Poteet: Annie

October 7 Friday School 8 p.m. - Poteet: Importance of Being Earnest

November 19 8 p.m. - Poteet: Annie

October 8 8 p.m. - Poteet: Importance of Being Earnest

September 16 Friday School Begins 6:30 p.m. - Studio 222 Gala

October 9 Newcomer’s Coffee 3 p.m. - Poteet: Importance of Being Earnest

September 21 Wednesday Night Alive

October 12 Wednesday Night Alive

September 23 Friday School 8 p.m. - Poteet: Importance of Being Earnest

October 14 Friday School

September 24 8 p.m. - Poteet: Importance of Being Earnest September 25 3 p.m. - Poteet: Importance of Being Earnest Children’s Ministry Family Movie Night September 26 5 p.m. - Finance Committee 6 p.m. - Ad Board

October 19 Wednesday Night Alive October 20 Studio 222 Golf Tournament Noon - Senior Lunch-n-Learn October 21 Friday School October 23 3 p.m. - Children’s Ministry Family Game Night October 26 Festival of Treats

September 28 Wednesday Night Alive

October 28 Friday School

September 29 8 p.m. - Poteet: Importance of Being Earnest

October 30 2 p.m. - Dessert With Bob

September 30 Friday School 8 p.m. - Poteet: Importance of Being Earnest

October

October 1 8 p.m. - Poteet: Importance of Being Earnest

November November 4 Friday School

November 11 Friday School 8 p.m. - Poteet: Annie November 12 8 p.m. - Poteet: Annie

October 2 3 p.m. - Poteet: Importance of Being Earnest

November 13 Newcomer’s Coffee 3 p.m. - Poteet: Annie

October 5 Wednesday Night Alive

November 17 Noon - Senior Lunch-n-Learn 8 p.m. - Poteet: Annie

November 20 12:30 p.m. - Children’s Ministry Family Thanksgiving 3 p.m. - Poteet: Annie November 25 8 p.m. - Poteet: Annie

Ministers Dr. Robert E. Long Senior Pastor blong@stlukesokc.org Rev. Wendy Lambert Executive Pastor wlambert@stlukesokc.org Rev. Phil Greenwald Minister of Finance and Administration pgreenwald@stlukesokc.org Rev. Linda Brinkworth Pastor of Congregational Care lbrinkworth@stlukesokc.org

November 26 8 p.m. - Poteet: Annie

Rev. Tino Espinoza Associate Pastor, Hispanic Ministry pastorhillcrestfuente@coxinet.net

November 27 3 p.m. - Poteet: Annie 5 p.m. - Advent Festival

Rev. Sharen Hale Pastor of Connection Ministry shale@stlukesokc.org

November 28 5 p.m. - Finance Committee 6 p.m. - Ad Board

Rev. Andrew Haynes Minister of Facilities dhaynes@stlukesokc.org

December

Rev. Dave Poteet Associate Pastor dpoteet@stlukesokc.org

December 1 8 p.m. - Poteet: Annie December 2 8 p.m. - Poteet: Annie December 2 8 p.m. - Poteet: Annie

Rev. Scott Raines Pastor of Singles Ministry sraines@stlukesokc.org

December 4 Membership Sunday 3 p.m. - Poteet: Annie 5:30 p.m. - Angel of Hope Service

RADIO Listen to “Something to Think About” with Senior Pastor Bob Long between 7:30 and 8 a.m. weekdays on Magic 104.1 FM and WWLS Sports Talk Radio 98.1 FM/640 AM. The sermon also is broadcast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on 1400 AM The Ref.

December 7 7 p.m. - Christmas Music Program

TV Tune in for a message of hope at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on KOCO Channel 5.

December 11 4 p.m. - Gathering Hour 5 p.m. - All Church Christmas Party and Charge Conference December 18 4 p.m. - Children’s Ministry Family Caroling December 24 4:30 p.m. - Family Christmas Eve Service 6:30 p.m. - Christmas Eve Service December 25 Christmas Day Worship

For the latest church calendar, click on the News & Events tab on stlukesokc.org.

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SERMON SERIES BY BOB LONG

Go Where You’ve Never Gone Before Beginning August 21 Just like a ship that was built to sail into the open waters, God has created you to be an explorer. We’re born with an innate curiosity to learn and experience new things. Join us for a new sermon series by Dr. Bob Long. This journey through the book of Luke will provide the insight, courage and inspiration to boldly go where you’ve never gone before.

Outlive Your Life Beginning October 2 Leaving a legacy means living a life beyond ourselves. We were created to make a difference in this world. Every day is an opportunity to share God’s love through our actions and the way we use our time, talents and money. Join us as we explore the simple ways you can Outlive Your Life.

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP Traditional: 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. | LifeLight Contemporary: 9:40 a.m. 16

In the Dark Streets Shineth Beginning November 27 Two thousand years ago a baby was born into a world that was dark and without hope. Sometimes in the hectic pace of our lives it is easy for us to lose focus and lose our hope. This Advent season experience the gift of hope and joy that Christ offers. Even in the darkest streets of our lives there shines an everlasting light.

Connection Guide Fall 2011  

Picture yourself at St. Luke's this fall. The Connection Guide features opportunities for children, youth and adults to get involved.

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