THE SPIRE by sofiaie


									                                      THE SPIRE
                                      an edition of
                                      The United Methodist Reporter
                                      Two Sections, Section A                    •       076510            •       Vol. 154            •        No. 40            •        February 8, 2008

Board of Stewards: 2008 Update St. Luke’s Recycles
                      lay leaders
                                              Executive Committee. Addition-
                                              ally, Vance and Kristin have also
                                                                                             By Joan Lufburrow,
                                                                                             Director of Welcoming                              The Christian’s
                      new members
                      to the Board
                                              served the church as co-chairs of
                                              the Discipleship campaign.
                                                  With a master’s degree from
                                                                                                                                                Greatest Desire
                                                                                                                                                    I really do want to follow Jesus. I
                      of Stewards             the University of Texas, Vance                                                                    think most Christians do. Sometimes, our
                      at the Janu-            brings years of experience in                                                                     problem is that we don’t put our desires
                      ary meeting,            business administration to his                      I hope that you have all noticed              into action. Sometimes, we seem like we
marking the beginning of 2008                 leadership role on the church.                 the new green and blue recycle                     are in a fog, and we can’t really figure out
with new goals and renewed vi-                He is vice president of finance                 bins stationed around the building.                                                                  Dr. Tom Pace
                                                                                                                                                what it is God wants us to do. And sadly,
sion for St. Luke’s. (Read about              and operations for GSFS Group                  It is one of the first steps for St.                sometimes, we don’t make following Jesus
the congregational goals and new-             where he is also responsible for               Luke’s to become more “Green.”                     our greatest desire.
est board members on page 7A.)                the company’s customer service                 One of our goals is to become                          Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk who lived in the
    A member since 1988, Vance                program.                                       more aware of our impact on the                    Abbey of Gethsemani, and died tragically in an electrocution
Tillman is now serving as Chair                   Vance and Kristen’s son,                   environment. Placing the recy-                     accident in 1968. I discovered this prayer, which spoke to
of the Board of Stewards after                Vance, Jr., is a freshman at Lamar             cling bins at key places around                    me, from his book, Thoughts in Solitude. It is reminiscent of
serving St. Luke’s in the areas of            High and daughter Kendall attends              the building will help cut down                    Psalm 23:
personnel, facilities, long range             Lanier as a 7th grader. Both were              on the amount of aluminum and
planning, outreach, and on the                (See Goals page 3)                             plastic we are putting in the land                     My Lord God,
                                                                                             fills. The janitorial staff would                           I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road

What was “Imagined”                                                                          appreciate it if you would only put
                                                                                             EMPTY aluminum cans and water
                                                                                                                                                    ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end.
                                                                                                                                                    Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that
                                                                                                                                                    I am following your will does not mean that I am actually
By Youth Director, Rob Dulaney                                                               bottles (without lids) in the green
    This week we finished our 13th             deeply desired their students to               bins and dry paper in the blue bins.                   doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in
imagine meeting. I have really                connect to that type of community                   The idea for the bins is one of                   fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I
enjoyed meeting everyone, hear-               but their youth feel like they are             many to come from the Creation                         am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from
ing your stories, your hopes and              on the outside looking in. Mov-                Care Committee. As the year                            that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me
dreams for the Youth Ministry at              ing forward we want to be very                 progresses other suggestions will                      by the right road though I may know nothing about it.
St. Luke’s. After these meetings              intentional about connecting with              be implemented.                                        Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to
I have a greater sense of clarity             these kids and bringing them into                   We encourage you to take                          be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you
about where we are as a ministry              an authentic community.                        steps in your own home to help                         are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my
and where we are headed.                          This spring we have some                   lessen the impact on the environ-                      perils alone.
    First, St. Luke’s is an amazing           amazing events. I look forward                 ment. St. Luke’s has switched to                       May our greatest desire be to please God. And may we
place! God is at work in the life             to seeing God work through them                the more efficient compact flores-                   live in the assurance that that desire alone is pleasing unto
of this church and he has used the            to impact the lives of students.               cent light bulbs. Please consider                  our Lord and maker.
ministry of this church to impact             Our weekly programs are im-                    changing yours – even if you only
the lives of so many people for               proving in quality and growing                 change one at a time it will make
a long time. St. Luke’s has an                in participation. We have seen                 a difference. Watch The Spire
incredible pool of people that care           dramatic growth in our mid-week                for more suggestions on how you
about and are committed to build-             Bible Study and strong participa-              and your home can become more
ing the Youth Ministry.                       (See “Imagine” page 3)                         environmentally friendly.
    Throughout the meetings I
heard parents express a desire for
their students to be involved in              Easter at the Park Volunteers
a fun, joy-filled, Christ centered,                Easter at the Park comes at a                          they step out of the car
life-changing community. Some
parents have seen their students
                                              wonderful time in the
                                              life of this church.
                                                                                                          to the moment they sit
                                                                                                          down in their seat for           7th Annual Women’s Ministry Tea
experience this and noted the                 Dr. Pace has just                                           worship. In addition to              The Wom-                                                        and Kathy
difference it has made in the lives           finished a sermon                                               a multitude of greet-         en’s Ministry                                                       Wells invite
of their kids and family. Others              series titled “Come                                              ers and ushers, we          is delighted                                                        all the women
                                              and See.” His sermon ti-                                         need volunteers at          to recognize                                                        of St. Luke’s
                                              tles say it all... we have a wonder-                             multiple refresh-           Barbara Eason                                                       to come cel-
      St. Luke’s United                       ful opportunity to show the City               ment, water, and prayer stations.             at this year’s                                                      ebrate Barbara
                                              of Houston what “The Welcome,                  We’ll also need strong people with            Afternoon Tea                                                       and support
      Methodist Church                        The Healing, and the True Joy of               large vehicles to help get all of our         to thank her                                                        the June D.
                                              Jesus” are all about.                          supplies, equipment and such over             for her dedica-                                                     Moore En-
    3471 Westheimer                                We have a chance live out the             to the park. In all we need close to          tion and her ministry at St. Luke’s.           dowment for Women, which sus-
                                              mission of our church by minis-                100 volunteers! You’ll also get a             Scheduled for Sunday, February                 tains programs and scholarships
          at Edloe                            tering to our city. This is our call           really cool t-shirt!                          24, the reception begins at 1:45               for women of the church. Tickets
     P.O. Box 22013                           to mobilize and expand the walls                    It’s easy to sign up. Just come          p.m. in the Hines Baker Room,                  are $20 and can be purchased in
   Houston, Texas 77227                       of St. Luke’s United Methodist                 to the Connection Center and tell             followed by a social gathering                 the church office. There are just a
                                              Church in a mighty way.                        them that you would like to volun-            among the colorful Tablescapes                 few openings for table hostesses
      713-622-5710                                We want to make sure that                  teer for Easter at the Park. One of           in Fellowship Hall from 2-2:30, at             left, so hurry and contact Janet                    each person that attends is made               our Volunteer Coordinators will               which point tea will be served.                Knight at
                                              to feel welcome from the moment                contact you within a few days.                    Co-chairs, Karen McCarver                  to let her know you will be one!

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                                                                             THE SPIRE 2
Caring Ministries                                                              Small Groups Liz Murray comes to St. Luke’s
                                                                                 It is our hope at St. Luke’s that       Liz                                her message of hope. Her presen-
Caring and Sharing in Our Church Family                                      you find a small group where you         Murray, the                            tation will be followed by facili-
May the God of hope fill you with     Audrey and Blake Nolingberg             can learn about God, develop holy       inspirational                          tated group discussions for invited
all joy and peace as you trust in    on the death of Audrey’s mother,        friendships, and serve alongside        subject of the                         teens who are facing daunting
Him. Romans 15:13                    Sharon Smith, on Friday, January        others. Both Sunday Morning             made-for-                              challenges in their own lives.
                                     25, 2008.                               Groups/Classes and small groups         TV movie                               Volunteers from St. Luke’s Young
As Christians, we are called to
                                                                             that meet outside the Sunday            Homeless to                            Adult programs will serve as table
care and pray for one another.       Rob, Lavonne, and Katie Baker on
                                                                             morning timeframe are considered        Harvard, will                          hosts in the discussions.
Cares and Concerns:                  the death of Rob’s mother, Edith
                                                                             small groups. We will be begin-         speak at St.                               Liz Murray’s life was changed
Methodist Hospital                   Roberta “Edie” Baker, on
                                                                             ning some new small groups this         Luke’s on                              dramatically by the intervention of
    Willy Smelley                    Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
                                                                             Lent that will continue to meet         Friday, February 29 at 6:30 p.m.       caring mentors. For this reason the
St. Luke’s Hospital                  If you know of a concern or joy         throughout the year. If you are not
                                     that the church should know                                                     in the Sanctuary. In her previ-        Women in Dialogue group from
    Rita Oliveira Carlos                                                     already a part of a small group, we     ous visit to St. Luke’s in March       St. Luke’s is sponsoring a special
Select Specialty West Hospital       about, please contact Caring Min-       encourage you to go to the Con-
                                     istries at 713-402-5046 or -5042.                                               of 2006, a group of 200 selected       assembly at Lee High School for
    Daphne Raitz                                                             nection Center in the Commons on        teens and their sponsors responded     students and mentors involved in
Recently Discharged:                 Have a prayer request? Call the         Sunday morning and get plugged          enthusiastically to her message of     the Mentors for Hope program. To
    Evelyn Chew                      PRAYER LINE, at any time, day           in or contact Justin Coleman            hope in the face of adversity. They    learn more about this event or Men-
    Cathy Graber                     or night, 713-402-5088.                 ( to           listened as she challenged them to     tors for Hope, visit the Connection
    Tom Horton                       The Sacrament of Baptism                find a group that meets your needs.      make good choices, take charge         Center in the Commons on Sunday
    Rhue Monroe                      was received by:                                                                of their lives and continue to ask     morning, or call Dee Haggard (Liz
Congratulations to:                                                                                                  “what if…”                             Murray event) 713-402-5001 or
                                                                                                                         All are invited to meet Liz        Susan Silvus (Mentors for Hope)
Jenny and Todd Nelson on the
birth of their son, Trent Andrew
                                                                                 Bach’s Lunch                        Murray as she once again shares        713-402-5045.
Nelson, on Wednesday,                                                            Wednesday, February 13
November 7, 2007.
Natalie and Andrew Clark on the
                                                                                   noon in the Chapel
                                                                                        Music of
                                                                                                                     A challenge for Lent
birth of their son, Andrew Jackson                                                                                       The Lenten season provides 40
Clark V, on Monday, December                                                       Vivaldi and Handel                days of preparation for the holy
17, 2007. Proud older sisters are                                                   Anne Leek, Oboe                  celebration of Easter, a time to in-
Caroline and Catherine Clark,        Lillian Ruth Gregory, daughter                                                  tentionally recognize and deal with
                                     of David Mitchell Gregory and
                                                                                    Molly Hammond,
proud grandparents are Glenda and                                                                                    temptation and pursue God. “Lent
                                     Kellye Koehn Gregory, on Sunday,                 Harpsichord
Doug Nicholson.                                                                                                      provides the church an invitation
Leslie and Derrik Sharp on the       February 3, 2008.                                                               to grow closer to God,” keynote
birth of their daughter, Harper                                                                                      speaker Rev. Gail Ford Smith said
Ann Sharp, on Friday, January 18,
2008. Proud grandparents are John
                                                                             Where in the World                      to participants at the recent Pre-
                                                                                                                     paring for Lent workshop. “It is       feast on God for spiritual gain,”
and Cynthia Harper.
Krista Ellison and Clay Babers
                                                                              is Pure Sound?                         a calling to be more Christ-like.”     he said. Judy Hunter asked how
                                                                                                                     Rather than giving something up        this time could be life changing:
who were united in marriage on                                                                                       for Lent, she challenged attendees     “What can Jesus change in us if
Saturday, February 2, 2008.                                                                                          to add something – suggesting          we let him? How can we better
Kimberly Westphal and Brad Scott                                                                                     extra prayer time, increased tithes,   choose to follow God’s will rather
who were united in marriage on                                                                                       sharing random acts of kindness.       than ours?” On the topic of the
Saturday, February 2, 2008.                                                                                          In morning and afternoon sessions,     spiritual gift of meditation, Hank
Our Sympathy to:                     Evan Theresa Payne, daughter                                                    guests shared ways to experi-          Coleman challenges Christians
Sandy Rabon on the death of her      of Aaron Alex Payne and                                                         ence a more meaningful Lenten          to avoid distractions and sharpen
aunt, Ima Broyles, on Wednesday,     Rhonda Rabie Payne, on Sunday,               Lately, they’ve been all over      season. Catherine Braun spoke on       their focus. “Common themes of
January 23, 2008.                    February 3, 2008.                       the place, including Alaska. Now        the value of prayer in deepening       the 40 days are solitude, fasting,
                                                                             they are gearing up for their next
Revolve Tour – February 22-23
                                                                                                                     relationships with God and Peter       deprivation and meditation,” he
                                                                             great adventure, which means that       Miller shared insight on the disci-    said. “I challenge you to turn off
                                                                             it’s time for some Pure Spaghetti!      pline of fasting. “Fasting is not a    and avoid stimulus and truly re-
For Girls 6th - 12th Grade                                                        Mark your calendars for            command, it is an opportunity to
Hear some                                                one? God knows                                                                                     flect during this Lenten season.”
                                                                             Sunday, March 2, when the annual
amazing speak-                                           – and He loves
                                                                                                                     Did you know?
                                                                             Pure Sound Spaghetti Lunch and
ers and awesome                                          that real you       Auction will fill the Activities
music as girls get                                       more than you       Center with great food, phenom-
together for this                                        can imagine.        enal auction items and a whole
                                                                                                                     In 2007, Caring Ministries’ Tender Loving Care
incredible event.                                        Come find out        lot of fun! There will be continual     Committee:
Girls meet at St.                                        what it’s like to   lunch service from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.       • called 217 members who were discharged from the
Luke’s on Friday,                                        make your in-       with two live auction seatings and        hospital
February 22 at                                           side match your     an ongoing silent auction. Auction      • called 67 members who lost a loved one
5:30 p.m., then go to the Toyota     outside and live for real.              items include restaurant meals,         • called 120 non-members who lost a loved one who
Center and then stay in host homes   The truth about guys                    sports events, vacation packages,         was a member of St. Luke’s
Friday night. The cost is $60.       Guys are...different. And that’s        gift items, spa outings, babysit-
Register at www.stlukesmethodist.    a good thing! But it makes them                                                 • made 343 contacts on holidays by phone or note to those who have
                                                                             ters galore and unique opportuni-         lost a loved one
org or at the Connection Center.     hard to understand. So we have an       ties that our Pure Sound singers
Topics will include:                 interpreter – an actual guy who’ll      donate for children. We are still       • called or sent notes to 143 people on the 1st anniversary of their loved
The inside scoop on                  give you the view from the inside.      looking for auction items, both           one’s death
relationships                        You’ll get a backstage pass into        large and small. Please contact

                                                                                                                     Life Together February 17
There’s no such thing as a perfect   ‘Guy-world’ with a guide who            Michelle Frazier with your idea,
family... and anyway, you’re         keeps it real.                
pretty much stuck with the one       Secrets to real beauty                       Tickets are available on Sun-          St. Luke’s provides you the        bers, develop new friendships, and
you’ve got. And friends...we love    Fashion mags, celebs, your crush,       day mornings in the Courtyard or        opportunity to participate in pas-     learn about St. Luke’s mission
them most of the time. Find out      your mom – everybody’s got ideas        Activities Center: $7 for adults,
                                                                                                                     sionate worship, faith-forming         and meaning of the membership
how to cope and live an awesome      about how you should look...act...      $5 for children age 10 and under,
                                     be. Can you keep up? Should you         or $25 for a family ticket. All         relationships, and ministries that     vows. The next class is February
life with the people God gave you.
Keeping it real: inside & out        even try? We’ll share some inside       proceeds benefit the Pure Sound          make a difference. We invite you       17 from 4-7 p.m. For information
What are you like when it’s just     secrets to authentic beauty – it’s      2009 tour fund. We certainly            to attend the Life Together dinner     and reservations, please contact
you? How about when others are       easier than you think to get and        do appreciate the support of our        and class led be Senior Pastor Tom     Mary Alaniz at 713-402-5015 or
around? Which ‘you’ is the real      keep.                                   church family!                          Pace. Here you’ll meet staff mem-
                                                                              THE SPIRE 3
                                                                                 Great Ideas   Congregational Goals: 2008
                                                                                  Summit to    baptized at St. Luke’s and are ac-
                                                                                               tive in the youth ministry.
                                                                                                                                    Heal the Hurting
                                                                                                                                    Address issues of addiction,
                                                                              discuss possible welcoming, encouraging, and pas- depression,Centerfamily struggle by
                                                                                                   St. Luke’s is a special place. A
                                                                                                                                    opening a
                                                                                                                                                     for Counseling
Small Group Bible Studies
Beginning Tuesday, February 11, Rev. Justin Coleman will lead a study
                                                                              outreach campus sionate Christianwith gifts thatWe and Life Enrichment. The center
                                                                                               are truly blessed
                                                                                                                                can will provide education and refer-
for Lent, In The Shadow of The Cross. The class meets 9:30-10:30 a.m.             Clergy and lay leaders at St.      change the world – at least part of   ral services, and partner with the
in C167A. Call Jacel at 713-402-5139 for information and to register.         Luke’s have been in conversation       the world that we can reach out       Samaritan Counseling Center to
                                                                              with leaders at two other United       and touch.                            provide counseling. This ministry
Valentine’s Day Mainstreamers                                                 Methodist churches about devel-
Our 10 a.m. program will feature Anne Adams, long time St. Luke’s                                                        In fact, we’re already hard at    will be funded initially through ex-
                                                                              oping a collaborative ministry to      work on our key goals for 2008:       tra mile gifts to the “Extending our
staffer, who will treat us with little-known stories about some of our        meet the needs of a growing and
country’s first ladies. “Where Did Abigail Adams Hang Her Wash” is                                                    Connect People to Ministry            Reach” portion of our Discipleship
                                                                              diverse population in Houston.         We will develop a culture of          campaign.
just one of the lively stories you will hear from Anne’s newly published      Gethsemane UMC would be the
e-book. At 11 a.m. meet Joe Hightower, Rice University Professor                                                     “come and see” in our various         Reach Young Adults
                                                                              location for this outreach campus      ministries, by implementing a         We will grow our ministry to
Emeritus and founder and CEO of the Hospitality Apartments, free tem-         as we merge ministries to minister
porary housing for needy persons going through medical treatment. A                                                  comprehensive system to person-       Young Adults through the creation
                                                                              to the heart of Houston. Members       ally invite visitors, new members,    of a worship and discipleship com-
special buffet lunch ($7) and lots of fellowship make Mainstreamer Day        are invited to be involved in a con-
special. Call 713-402-5031 for reservations                                                                          and existing members into specific     munity that meets offsite on Mon-
                                                                              gregational meeting on February        ministries appropriate for them.      day evenings, aimed specifically at
Museum of Natural Science                                                     10, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship
On Thursday, February 21 our day trip will take us to the Museum of                                                  Create New Places to Belong           young people. This ministry will
                                                                              Hall to discuss the possibility of     We will begin 24 new ongoing or       be funded initially through extra
Natural Science to meet “Lucy.” After our introduction to the exhibit in      this new ministry. Please contact
January, we are anxious to see Lucy’s Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of                                                long term groups in which people      mile gifts to the “Extending our
                                                                              Justin Coleman for more details at     will grow in faith.                   Reach” portion of our Discipleship
Ethiopia. Call 713-402-5031. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $30
per person which includes lunch.                                                                                     Make a Difference in the              campaign.
A.D. Players                                                                                                         Community                             Maintain our Facilities for
                                                                                                                     We will grow as a church that re-     Ministry
Don’t miss the first A.D. Players production of the new year, the Oscar
Wilde comedy, The Importance of Being Ernest. Our bus will leave at
noon for lunch before the performance. Call 713-402-5031.
                                                                                     “Imagine”                       ally makes a difference by involv-
                                                                                                                     ing 75% of our classes and groups
                                                                                                                                                           We will add $500,000 to our
                                                                                                                                                           building maintenance fund,
                                                                              (Continued from front page)                                                  through the budget and extra mile
                                                                                                                     in regular service with a partner
Rob Landes’ at the Grand 1894 Opera House                                     tion on Sunday nights. However,        ministry inside or outside of the     gifts, to ensure we are able to
We have tickets available for Rob Landes’ concert at the Grand 1894           programs in themselves do not                                                continually provide facilities for
Opera House in Galveston on Sunday, March 9. O What A Beautiful               change lives. They are tools that                                            ministry in the years to come.
Concert…The Music of Richard Rodgers, is at 3 p.m. Our chartered bus                                                 Get Behind Youth Ministry
                                                                              we use to create that authentic,       Build the foundation of a lead-            Your commitment and service
will leave at 1:30 p.m. from St. Luke’s. You may also purchase tickets        fun, joy-filled, Christ-centered,                                             make St. Luke’s a gifted, exciting
from our block of orchestra seats and provide your own transportation.                                               ing youth ministry in our city by
                                                                              life-changing community.               involving 100 adults each month       and loving lifesaving station for
Call 713-402-5031 for more information or reservations.                           Life change happens through                                              the ministry of Jesus Christ.
                                                                                                                     to reach Middle School and Sr.
                                                                              relationships. Students that feel                                                               By Board Chair,
The Golden Age of Radio
                                                                                                                     High youth. We will capitalize on
                                                                              like they belong are free to be-       the leadership of our new director                       Vance Tillman
                                                                              come what Christ is calling them       of youth ministry.
    The ladies of our St. Ceci-            pianist, BB Bamberg.               to be. The way to bring more kids
lia Choir have an outstand-                     Proceeds from ticket sales    into our community is through
ing evening of 1940s music                  will be going to W.I.L.D.         relationships.                                              Executive Committee 2008
planned for their annual                     (Women Independently                 In order to facilitate a growing   Chair, Board of Stewards                                   Vance Tillman
Pops Show, “The Golden                       Living and Developing), a        community we need to continue to       Vice Chair & Chair Elect                                    Laura Nichol
Age of Radio.” The fun be-                    YWCA program that helps         focus on building our team. That       Vice Chair & Church Lay Leader                          Wayne Pickering
gins at 7 p.m. on Saturday,                   women, ages 18-30, who          remains our main goal in the com-      Secretary                                               Karen Holloman
February 16 in Fellowship                     are aging out of foster care.   ing months. Growing our prayer         Treasurer                                                 Chase Robison
Hall, with Bill Laubach playing       The YWCA is building a new              team, our support team, and the        Chair, Commission on Worship                                 Barbara Hill
the part of a radio variety show      dormitory for them, and St. Cecilia     team of people that work directly      Chair, Commission on Outreach                             Charlie Vetters
host. Some of the toe-tapping         has pledged to help furnish a room      with students will increase our        Chair, Commission on Finance & Administration                  Mark Kidd
songs you’ll hear are Don’t Sit       at the dorm.                            reach as a ministry. We will also      Chair, Commission on Discipleship                          Warren Fisher
Under the Apple Tree, On the              Tickets are only $10 (available     equip our team members and con-        Past Chair, Board of Stewards                         Betty Owens Geary
Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe     in the church office), so come to        tinue to unify around a common         Second Past Chair                                              Scott Funk
and Don’t Fence Me In. A jazz trio    this very special evening of music      sense of purpose.                      Chair, Board of Trustees                                  Hank Coleman
will accompany the singers, with      and help our choir go WILD!                 God is at work and he has          Chair, Long Range Planning                                  Greg Watson
                                                                              some great things in store. He is      Senior Pastor                                                   Tom Pace
                                                                              going to use people to connect         Executive Pastor of Worship                                   Peter Miller

  Children and Family Ministries                                              with kids and transform lives. If
                                                                              you are interested in joining our
                                                                                                                     Executive Director Administration
                                                                                                                     Executive Director of Outreach
                                                                                                                                                                               Sally Matthews
                                                                                                                                                                                 Susan Silvus
                                                                              team contact Lisa Lett llett@          Executive Pastor of Discipleship                        Linda Christians
Train Up a Child                                                     and we will walk
A new parenting series targeting specific age groups. Choose the week          you through the next steps.
that works for you!                                                                                                                            Members At Large:
February 10, Elementary: “Values and How They can be Woven into                                                                  Richard Ethun                     Martha Loyd

School” with Lynn Barnes, 4-5 p.m., Children’s Chapel                                                                            Steve McCarthy                    Katy Furtwangler
February 17, 3rd-5th Grade: “Understanding and Communicating                                                                     John Godbold

with Your Child about Body Image” with Dr. Jo Beth Hawkins,
4-5 p.m., Children’s Chapel                                                                                                            Board of Stewards Class of 2010
Childcare available for all dates. To register and reserve childcare for          Open positions at St. Luke’s       Lavonne Baker               Clyde Hays              Nelle McLaughlin
either or both events, please call 713-402-5014                               are posted on the website (Spot-       Gena Blanchard              Stephen Hill            Kathy McGovern
PM Pals, February 15                                                          light Position: Media Director). To    Bill Boyd                   Pat Hopkins             Tina Melo
PM Pals is a Kids’ Night Out Program for children                             learn more about job opportunities     Betty Brown                 Tom Horton              Laura Russell
with special needs and their siblings. PM Pals is held                        and requirements, visit the website    Linda Burch                 Ed Ivory                Laura Scyrkels
the third Friday of every month, 6-9:45 p.m. This                             and click on About Us/Our Staff/       Mary Jane Covington         Jillian Jalbert         Ashley Shroff
                     month the children will enjoy a                          Job Opportunities to see a list-       Meredith Davis              Maurice Jett            Bonnie Hellums Stith
                     visit from the Pet Ministry. For                         ing of the openings and the skills     JoAnne Echols               Carla Jones             Jane Tope
                     more information or to volunteer,                        required for each of them. If you      Linda Evans                 Jane Joseph             Sandra Upshaw
                     please call Bevin Barrett at 713-402-5014                have questions, contact Barbara        Roger Fowler                Alice King              Lana Wynne
                    VBS 2008                                                  McNeir at 713-402-5107 or bmc-         Burr Furlong                Arpi Lamell
                    June 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon, Registration begins March 9                  Parker Gregg                Jody McFadden
                                                                            THE SPIRE 4
Outreach Opportunities                                                                                                              No UMYF
SSS – Second Saturday Serving                                                                                                       Wednesdays
Saturday, February 9 is our next SSS day! Join us at 1                                                                              Sr. High Midweek Bible Study
p.m. to sign up for one of our great projects - CCSC,                                                                               7-8:30 p.m., in the Youth Chapel
Hospitality Apartments, Medical Bridges, Small Steps                                                                                Mark Your Calendar
Nurturing Center, or The Women’s Home. Be in the                                                                                    February 22-23 Girls Ministry - Revolve Tour
parking lot at 1 p.m. with your own bottle of water for                                                                                            for girls 6th - 12th grade. Hear
sign-up, prayer and send-off and be done by 4:30.                                                                                                  some amazing speakers and awe-
                                                                              Sunday, February 10
Prom Parlor 2008 for Misión Milby                                             9:45-10:45 a.m., Youth Sunday School                                 some music as girls get together
UMW Service is collecting gently-used prom dresses,                                                                                                to talk about relationships, faith,
                                                                              All Middle School Youth meet for refreshments
semi-formals, accessories and suits for students at Aus-                                                                                           identity, and beauty. Girls will
                                                                              and “The Gathering” in the “Attic” on the 3rd
tin, Chavez, Eastwood Academy, Milby and Sanchez                                                                                                   stay in host homes at night and
                                                                              Floor before dividing into grade-level Sunday
High Schools for Misión Milby so that these kids who                                                                                               go to the Toyota Center for this
                                                                              School classes.
would not otherwise be able to afford the expenses of going to their high                                                                          incredible event. The cost is $60.
                                                                              All High School Youth meet for refreshments
school prom can go in style! Bring your gently-used donations for Prom                                                                             More info on our website.
                                                                              and “The Gathering” in the Youth Chapel before
Parlor to the Outreach Office by February 17.                                                                                        February 24    YOSCARS
                                                                              dividing into grade-level Sunday School classes.
PM Pals Dinners
Please help us thank the awesome folks who volunteer at PM Pals the           Cross Dedication, 12:15 p.m. in Youth Chapel.
third Friday of each month by making dinner for them! We need volun-
teers to make dinner for about 25 volunteers on the following dates:          Check out the Luke’s Youth website for more youth news at
April 18, May 16, June 20, August 15, September 19, October 10, No-

                                                                                                               Celebrating Lives
vember 21 and December 13. Information is on the Outreach page of the
St. Luke’s website or contact Katie.
Methodists on a Mission!
Mission trip applications are already coming in                             BRIDGES ACADEMY                       Woodshop Group by                   PURE SOUND
for the 2008 Mission Trips! Applications are                                In Memory of:                          Emily Griffin                       In Honor of:
on the web and also at the Outreach desk and                                  Lois J. Agee                      FINE ARTS                               Ryan Hughes by
the Connections Center on Sunday morning.                                     Juanita “Nita” Clarke             In Memory of:                            Kristin E. Kirk
$100 deposit is due with your application.                                    Lonnis Orville Hicks                Marion L. Abshire                   In Memory of:
March 14-17, Sabine Pass, TX                                                  Betsy Kroll                         Lois J. Agee                          Jerry Eckles &
June 28-July 6, Costa Rica                                                    Alene Lowery                        Emma Bankert                          Steffanie Elizabeth Hill by
July 26 – August 3, Saltillo, Mexico                                          Jack Mulvihill                      Eloise Hand Blades                     Gail Nash
September 27-October 5, Salem, Maine                                          George Russell                      Al Buescher                         RANDY SMITH BIBLE STUDY
October 10-13, Reynosa, Mexico                                                Joe Selle by                        Louise Christensen                  CLASS
                                                                               Joe and Barbara Eason              Bobbie Horton                       In Honor of:
Outreach Ministries                                                         CAPITAL RESERVE FUND                  Elizabeth H. “Betty” James            Barbara and David Henington
Susan Silvus, Director: or 713-402-5045
                                                                            In Memory of:                         Oscie B. Kroll                         by Paula Selle
Lynda Isensee, Local Missions Coordinator: lisensee@stlukes-hou.
                                                                              Robert A. & Betty Minter White      Ted and Betty Riggs                 RANDY SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
org or 713-402-5155
                                                                               by Franna & Ted Litton             Mary Schiflett by                    FUND
Katie Fields, Program Associate: or
                                                                            CHANCEL CHOIR                          Emily Griffin                       In Memory of:
                                                                            In Memory of:                       JOHN T. KING SCHOLARSHIP                Charles R. Johnson
Margaret Wheless, Kids Hope USA: or
                                                                              Mary Eleanor Adams by             In Memory of:                           Guy Graves
                                                                               Virginia Miller                    Rev. John T. King by                  John T. Manry
Anne Adams, Outreach Admin. Assistant:
                                                                              Susan Jane McCarley by               Emily Griffin                         Dale Miller by
or 713-402-5039 713-402-5155
                                                                               Robert and Lavonne Baker         ORGAN MAINTENANCE FUND                   Emily Griffin
                                                                            CHILDREN’S MINISTRY                 In Honor of:                          SENIOR ADULT MINISTRIES
Fine Arts – Lent at St. Luke’s                                              In Honor of:
                                                                              “The 2’s” Sunday School
                                                                                                                  Rob Landes by
                                                                                                                   Paula Selle
                                                                                                                                                      In Memory of:
                                                                                                                                                        Hattie Yamada by
Bach’s Lunch, Wednesdays, February 13-March 19, at noon in the                Teachers by                          The Seniors Place                     Yuri Y. Streat
Chapel, followed by fellowship (bring your own lunch):                         Robert and Lavonne Baker         OUTREACH MISSIONS                     ST. CECILIA CHOIR
    February 13: Steven Wiggs, Cello - Bach Cello Suites                    In Memory of:                       In Honor of:                          In Memory of:
    February 20: Jonathan Godfrey, Violin – Bach Violin Partitas              John Givens Emerson by              Mary Nell Moore by                    Susan Jane McCarley by
    February 27: Jessica Smith, Soprano – Bach and Handel Arias, BB            Bonnie Mayor                        Robert and Lavonne Baker              Gail Nash
    Bamberg, Harpsichord and Piano                                          CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
    March 5: Anne Leek, Oboe (from Houston Symphony) Molly                  SERVICE CENTER
    Hammond, Harpsichord - music of Vivaldi and Handel                      In Memory of:
    March 12: Bridges Academy soloists, including Hilary Brown, Pam           Lois Hervey by                           WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
    Cummings, Abigail Schleuse, Kathryn Coleman, Jennifer Johnson              Elizabeth J. Lister                  Sunday Worship: 8:30 with Communion; 9:45 and 11 a.m.
    and Andrew Peck – sacred Baroque music, Rob Landes, piano               CHRISTMAS -
    March 19: St. Luke’s Quintet chants The Passion of our Lord Ac-                                                           Contemporary Worship: 8:45 a.m.
                                                                            NOTHING BUT NETS
    cording to Mark                                                         On the Occasion of their 50th                     Sunday Communion: 12:05 p.m.
Maundy Thursday, March 20: The St. Cecilia Choir and the Early              Wedding Anniversary:                        First in the Series: In the Shadow of the Cross
Music Ensemble will lead the music at this worship service at 7 p.m. in       Mike and Susan Garver by
the Sanctuary as we remember the events of the Last Supper.                    Dr. and Mrs. Robb E. Moses                           “Give What You Have”
Good Friday, March 21: Service of the Tenebrae at 7 p.m. in the Sanc-       In Honor of:                                              Dr. Tom Pace, preaching
tuary with the Chancel Choir and Veritas. This service attempts to recre-     Jennifer Barrett by                                          John 13:1-17
ate the passion story, with scripture narratives, special music, solemn        Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Dissen
hymns and a meditation. A powerful and moving experience – make it            Ann’s Angels                                             Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
part of your Holy Week tradition.                                             Hank and Kathryn Coleman                           Monday 2 a.m. on Channel 55/KTBU
Holy Saturday, March 22: Anticipation of Easter Service at 11 a.m.            Jim and Mary Henderson by                             (Channel 55 on Comcast cable)
in the Chapel. Rob Landes will play the organ followed by readings             Jim and Pam Wilhite                               Sunday 11 a.m. on Channel 51/KNWS
to guide us in the transition from Good Friday to the glory of Easter       In Memory of:                                            (Channel 2 on Comcast cable)
Morning.                                                                      Guy Graves
Easter Morning, March 23: Easter will find St. Luke’s both at home             John L. Hill by                                       Website:
and at Miller Outdoor Theatre, with traditional services held at 8, 9, 10      Jim and Pam Wilhite                Altar flowers: The altar flowers are dedicated to the Glory of God
and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary with the Chancel Choir. Our Encounter          EDLOE WOODSHOP
Contemporary Worship Band and Pure Sound will lead in worship at            In Honor of:
                                                                                                                   and in loving memory of Doris Conner Gerlach by her family:
“Easter at the Park” in Hermann Park. Joining them will be Ken                John and Patsy Chappelear by        and in loving memory of T. J. and Georgia Arnold and W. Buck
Medema and Mike Lewis (the Jesus Painter).                                     Joe and Barbara Eason              Arnold by Grace and Tom Arnold, Beverly and Dan Arnold and
For more information about the Fine Arts at St. Luke’s, visit www.            Paul Renner by                      Lucy Arnold: and in loving memory of Juanita Cole by Ed Cole. and click on Ministries/Music and Fine Arts.              Bonnie Mayor

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