THE SPIRE an edition of The United Methodist Reporter Two Sections, Section A • 076510 • Vol. 155 • No. 12 • July 25, 2008 It’s Summer – it must be time for mission trips! The Costa Rica Mission Experience A Teen’s Perspective: By Tara Howard, ﬁrst-time Freely you have received; try with warm, friendly, loving people. The missioner, 13 years old now freely give. Matthew 10:8 Methodists there are also Before I went on Operation very energetic about their Paintbrush, I was told this would The mailings make me laugh. It always faith. Whether it was sift-be a life-changing experience. amazes me that some people believe them. ing sand, shoveling rock, But I went on this trip ready to “You may have just won $1,000,000.” We digging trenches, bending change someone else’s, which, received one at the church which read, rebar and constructing I was excited about. My group “Dear Mr. Church. You may already own a new car!” Dr. Tom Pace frames, mixing and car- was assigned a house owned by a rying mortar and cement, Hispanic family. Though verbal When the telemarketers call, they carrying cinderblocks, or communication was a little hard argue with me when I try to decline their offers. “Don’t you I think that my fellow Costa building walls, St. Luke’s mission- with one of the ladies, her face want a free month’s insurance? Why would anyone not want Rica missioners would agree that, ers worked hand-in-hand with our showed how grateful she was that a free month’s insurance?” although serving on a mission hosts in building their church. Our we were there. The ﬁrst day at the The answer is simple; it is because we don’t believe any- team is hard work, the rewards are lives were enriched by our experi- work site was mainly scraping thing in life is free. We know that we have to earn everything out of all proportion to the effort ences. the old paint off the wood. We that comes our way. Our hearts tell us that anything of real you put in. This was certainly true Maisie Temme worked hard and after lunch we value must be paid for with effort. And that is true. Except… of our experience in Palmares. had already started painting the the gift of God’s undying, unwavering love… Fourteen of us spent a week dig- ﬁrst coat. The next the gift of new life… ging trenches, pouring concrete, At that moment I realized why, painting day we had to paint the presence of the power of the Holy Spirit… shoveling rocks and sand, and a stranger’s house in the middle of the whole second We receive them as gifts. There is nothing we can do to building cinderblock walls for a my summer was so important. coat and ﬁnish the earn them. They are free… to us. Well… they are not really new Methodist church. We were trim all in one day. It free; it is simply that Christ has already paid for them on our very fortunate to have a lot of in- was really time-consum- behalf. teraction with the congregants—a ing and we were tired So what does receiving a gift like this do for us? Very sim- friendlier, more welcoming group and sore from the day ply, it changes our lives. We spend our lives in gratitude for of people would be hard to imag- before. We were tempted it. We live offering ourselves to God and others in gratitude ine! The men worked side by side to take breaks, but I was for these gifts. It isn’t enough to sit around and feel guilty with us on the worksite, the ladies determined to get this about it…gratitude and guilt are very different emotions. made terriﬁc lunches and dinners job ﬁnished in time. Our Guilt moves us to wallow; gratitude moves us to respond. In for us each day, and we joined leaders worked as hard the words of the great Isaac Watts: everyone for a joyful and festive as us, and they kept us But drops of tears can ne’er repay the debt of love I owe. church service at one point during focused and working. Here, Lord, I give myself away; ‘tis all that I can do. the week. Although most of us Junior High youth from St. Luke’s UMC When we were about didn’t speak Spanish—and most partnered with Friendswood UMC to paint to go to lunch, our client of the congregants didn’t speak eight houses in Corpus Christi in July. (See mission, p 3) English—a lot can be communi- cated through smiles and hugs, and these we had in abundance. Julie Ellerbrock starts August 1 The progress we made on the “What’s at St. Luke’s for over a year. church in Palmares is but one in the bag?” I have served as a teacher then small indication of the success of Those four director of Westbury Methodist the trip-- far more important are words were Day School for the past 12 years. the relationships we built and the often shouted During that time, I also taught Summer Vivation Bible School with enthusi- Sunday School at Bellaire United memories we’ve brought home with us, and it’s thanks to those asm by chil- Methodist Church in classes for Senior Adults great memories that many of us dren during ranging from 2-year-olds through July 29 Study of The Lord’s Prayer, led by Corky Fowler, plan to sign up for more mission Chapel at my previous preschool. eighth grade. I have served seven 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Lunch at noon. Assemble gift work next year! I cherish those words because the years on the Early Childhood boxes for Interfaith Ministries “Food For Seniors” pro- Laura Russell children’s enthusiasm is conta- Methodist Conference Committee, gram, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Costa Rica is a beautiful coun- gious, and it is with that same en- as the General Chairperson for two July 30 Introduction to the YMCA senior exercise class that thusiasm that I am blessed to share years. addresses ﬂexibility, strength and balance at 10:30 a.m. God’s word with children. I am truly honored to be the in Fellowship Hall. Study of The Good Samaritan led by St. Luke’s United I have lived in Houston most Director of Children’s Ministries Corky Fowler at 11:45 a.m. in the Parlor. Lunch at Methodist Church of my life, with a few detours to at St. Luke’s. I am passionate 1 p.m. Get in a rousing game of Chicken Foot or Wyoming, Dallas, College Station, about building relationships and Rumikub or bring a game to share, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 3471 Westheimer and Dubai. My husband, Bill, and working as a team to guide God’s July 31 “Mystery” Bible Study and tour at Gethsemane UMC, at Edloe I have been married for 22 years. children. We don’t always know bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. Tour of the P.O. Box 22013 We have two children, Taylor and what is in the bag, but my prayer Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University Houston, Texas 77227 Cole. Taylor just graduated from is that it will be ﬁlled with many and Sharpstown neighborhood tour, 1 p.m. Bellaire and will attend Texas exciting adventures as we, the staff 713-622-5710 A&M in a few short weeks! Cole and church family, minister to Come for any part, or all, of Summer Vivation Bible School. www.stlukesmethodist.org will be a sophomore at Strake the children of St. Luke’s and the Reservations needed are for lunch ($7 each day). Bring your friends! Jesuit. We have been worshipping community. The United Methodist Reporter (USPS 954-500) is published weekly by UMR Communications, 1221 Proﬁt Drive, Dallas Texas 75247-3919. Periodicals postage paid at Dallas Texas and additional mailing ofﬁces. Postmaster: Send address changes to The United Methodist Reporter. PO Box 660275, Dallas, Texas 75266-0275. THE SPIRE 2 Caring Ministries Reuse, Rob Landes and Friends Caring and Sharing in Our Church Family Recycle, and this Sunday! Cares and Concerns: Memorial City Hospital Don and Roy Anne Beckham and Alex and Sydney Beckham on the death of Don’s father, Joe Edward Reduce Be sure to join The Rob Landes Trio and friends, this Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m. in Corinne Lawrence Most Americans could cut Beckham, on Friday, July 11, 2008. the Sanctuary. Rob has invited some Memorial Hermann TIRR down on what they consume! Do musical friends to join him in George Pierce Julie and Mark Jacobs and Kristin, you really need polystyrene cups merry music making, just for you! Recently Discharged: Chloe, and Catherine Jacobs on or paper napkins wrapped in layers The great Ed Gerlach will play his Karol Barnhart the death of Julie’s father, Emmett of plastic? Do you ﬁnd yourself saxophone with Rob and the guys, Margaret Carl Vern Stewart, on Friday, July 11, throwing away things that are us- and singer Jennifer Johnson will Bill England 2008. able? Could you give it to a friend, sing some songs for you too! Jackie Greer Family and friends of Paula sell it in a garage sale, or give it to And as always, Rob has some Frost Haenchen Marchand Heck, who died on a thrift shop? surprises up his sleeve. Bring Laura Jo Moody Sunday, July 13, 2008. There is an old rhyme that goes: your family and friends along for Gail Nash Merrill and Gladys O’Neal of the Use it up, this super musical event. There will be a free-will offering taken to Mary Dale Shinn death of their son, Robert Alan Wear it out, beneﬁt the Organ Maintenance Fund. O’Neal, on Sunday, July 13, 2008. Make it do, Congratulations to: Or do without. Club 08.08.08 Life is a Cabaret! Hal and Catherine Clark on the Chris and Dale Smith, Joel and Tina Smith, and Scott and Emily We live in a throw away birth of their daughter, Sarah Blair society but we can change our bad Clark, on Friday, July 11, 2008. Smith and their families on the habits! People are becoming more Join us for a cool enables the faculty mem- Proud older brother is Schuyler death of Chris’ mother, Mary aware of their actions and realize evening of cabaret mu- bers to pursue continuing Clark. LeClair Edwards, on Tuesday, how their actions could put the sic featuring members education in their ﬁelds. Jennifer Anne Rabbitt and Byron July 15, 2008. environment in danger. We can of the Bridges Academy For instance, earlier this Keith Murray, Jr., who were Have a prayer request? Call the of Fine Arts faculty month, Bridges Director change our attitudes and behaviors united in marriage on Saturday, PRAYER LINE, at any time, day and some exceptional Beverly Laubach and As- in order to save our earth. The July 19, 2008. or night, 713-402-5088. students! The doors of sociate Director Monica Welcoming team at St. Luke’s is If you know of a concern or joy Club 08.08.08 (also Grifﬁn traveled to Vir- Our Sympathy to: that the church should know committed to informing you how Family and friends of Dorothy you can Go Green and help save known as the Rotunda ginia to study techniques about, please contact Caring Min- the planet! Theatre) open at 7 p.m. of teaching commercial Tutt Sinclair, who died on istries at 713-402-5086 or -5114. on Friday, August 8, and singing (Broadway, pop Wednesday, July 9, 2008. with Steve McCurdy as the emcee, and rock). Beverly says, “We’ve The Sacrament of Baptism was received by: Christian the show promises to be ﬁlled with had a recent inﬂux of students Not Pictured laughter, fun and terriﬁc music. requesting this sort of training, William Davis Darby, son of Community During the intermission, there will and our ability to offer it will William Derek Darby and Crystin Holmann Darby on Saturday, July Service Center be an espresso bar with homemade desserts available. be greatly beneﬁcial to Bridges and the Fine Arts Ministry at St. 19, 2008. Wylie Reese Ward, son of Wesley set to help 6,000 There is no admission charge for the evening, however a free Luke’s.” So come early for a good spot, Ralph Ward and Molly Reese Ward students get will offering will be collected. as seating is limited! Doors open on Saturday, July 19, 2008. Donations will beneﬁt the Bridges at 6:30. If you have any questions, Back To School Teacher Education Fund, which contact Monica at 713-402-5110. Harrison Barton Hughes, Hayden The Back to School program, Food Drive help Elise Hughes, and Haylie Elizabeth sponsored by the Christian Hughes, children of Mark Barton Community Service Center, will Hughes and Jill Lynette Hughes distribute school supplies and The heat of summer has more than doubled the number of families on Sunday, July 13, 2008. other school needs on August 8 going to Gethsemane UMC for a meal. CCSC’s food pantry at Gethse- and 9. There are still things to be mane will give each family a ﬁve-day food package beginning in August. done before then. Here’s how you Exciting matching opportunity: A supportive donor of Christian can help: Community Service Center has pledged to contribute $1 for every $1 Provide Financial Support of donated food items for Gethsemane UMC up to $50,000! So bring Anna Marie Wolf, daughter of Back to School collection at the Aaron James Wolf and Kelly Haun in those donations! Outreach will gladly take your food donations of Connections Center canned veggies, fruit, peanut butter and cereals at the Connections Wolf on Sunday, July 13, 2008. Sundays, July 20, 27 and August 3 Center on Sunday, July 27 to help “beef up” the food stockpile! Help send 5,500 children back to school ready to learn with new school supplies, new shoes and a new uniform. Just $45 sponsors Stephen Ministry—helping others one underprivileged child. “I recently beneﬁtted in Christian caregiving. Sort and Pack School Supplies from the Stephen Ministry They offer a conﬁdential, Elizabeth Graham Eades, daughter Back to School Sort and Set Up program at St. Luke’s nonjudgmental, healing of Jonathan Eric Eades and Saturday, August 2, 7:45 a.m. United Methodist church. relationship to people in Elizabeth Anne Perrin Eades on -1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church At some point, if there is need of support. We are Celeste Lee Smith, daughter of Sunday, July 13, 2008. (4600 Bellaire) a crisis in your life, it is now recruiting for a new Joel Garrett Smith and Tina Lee Sort school supplies and get ready comforting to know there class of Stephen Minis- on Sunday, July 20, 2008. to pass them out to the registered is someone there to listen ters whose training will participants. Contact Katie in Out- and who cares. It is great begin in September. If reach or Amy Phillips at CCSC at to be able to trust someone who your friends think of you as a good firstname.lastname@example.org will pray for you and help keep listener, a great support in times Help Distribute your thoughts conﬁdential and let of need, and you have a heart for Back to School Distribution you know you are not alone. helping others, Stephen Ministry Friday, August 8 and Saturday, Sometimes we must reach out may be right for you! August 9, 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Faith and ask for help. What a beauti- If you are interested in apply- Lutheran Church (4600 Bellaire) ful way for one Christian to be ing for our fall Stephen Ministry Pass out the new uniform and shoe there for another. It does work and training class, pick up an informa- vouchers and school supplies to can make all the difference in a tion packet and application at the Mia Grace Paulsen, daughter of Riley Claire Miller, daughter of registered participants. Contact person’s life.” Connection Center on Sunday. Brian Michael Paulsen and Ashley Mark Wayne Miller and Jennifer Katie in Outreach or Amy Phillips A Stephen Minister is a You can also contact St. Luke’s Bryn Atwood Paulsen on Sunday, Beato-Miller on Sunday, July 13, at CCSC at seasonal@ccschous- volunteer from the congregation Center for Counseling and Life July 20, 2008. 2008. ton.com. that receives extensive training Enrichment at 713-402-5046. THE SPIRE 3 Volunteering—It’s a family affair! Second in a series Volunteering is rewarding absence upon his recent marriage. very thorough and starts with the in and of itself, but when family I continue to enjoy working in basics. There is a place for every- members work together, the bless- this ministry, however, and do one within this ministry! Alley Theater Summer Chills, August 2: Agatha Christie’s The ings can be doubled –as is the case my best to arrange my busy travel Unexpected Guest. Lunch at Pronto’s. Leave St. Luke’s at noon. $24 for with the father/son team of the schedule around my “Sunday **** ticket and transportation, lunch “on your own.” Blakes. Read their stories, and that work” schedule. Upcoming events: of other family duos helping to Favorite aspects: Thursday, August 7: Game Day and Ice Cream Social, B141, take worship to the airwaves in the Our family has volun- 1-3:30 p.m. No reservations necessary. Houston region. In Media Ministry teered in this area of Thursday, August 14: Mainstreamer Day programs and luncheon: alone, there are six family groups the ministry for close to Nancy Benthien, The Climate Project at 10 a.m.; Bee Moorhead, Texas serving together – many of whom 10 years. We all have Impact/Texas Interfaith Power and Light at 11 a.m. have done so for decades and de- enjoyed learning new Saturday, August 16: Caregivers Conference: a free event of work- veloped a “diary” of funny stories skills and working with shops and resources for family members caring for loved ones. and special memories. This is Part the great staff and other 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Includes lunch for registrants. 2 of the series: volunteers. There is a Meet the Nolingbergs Recurring events: Susan: My son, Mondays, Line Dancing class: 1-2:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall. $30 per Blake, started working in 10-week session. Television Ministry dur- Wednesdays and Fridays, Senior Adult YMCA exercise class: From a Teenager’s View ing high school. He was Robbie Blake: I started work- 10:30-11:30 a.m. Crossroads Building. Free to Y city-wide or Weekley involved in a garage band Y members or $5 per session for church members, $10 for others. ing with my Dad, Larry, last year at that time and knew a at age 14. We started the same Call 713-402-5031 for reservations and information about programs lot about audio equip- time. I wanted to gain technical and activities for senior adults, or stop by the Connection Center in The ment, so he began work- theatre experience and Dad wanted Commons on Sunday mornings. ing on the audio board. to try and bond with me. I work Blake had such a good on the sound board and Dad does Looking for Love? time in this ministry, that remote cameras. It’s nice having he recruited his brother, Jason, to great sense of excitement in the control room each week and, after someone you know there. Work- Do you • Pray for help operate the Sanctuary cam- ing here is just great ‘cause I get to them, speciﬁ- eras. One Sunday, as I was sitting performing our work, we leave want to share practice working with technology cally for our ris- in church, an appeal was made feeling a great sense of accom- some love? and increase my skills. ing freshmen, for volunteers for the Television plishment. Join the Home Lights… Camera… Take be a prayer Ministry and I thought, “I can do My favorite memory of Team. We want Action! partner for a that! This will give me something working in this ministry is a to send each of Any individual OR husband/ student. additional that I can share with my bittersweet one. The ﬁrst Christ- our high school wife or parent/child team that is • For your sons.” So, we became a “family mas after my husband’s death, I graduates off interested in learning to be a part prayer partner, team”! Although we were assigned wasn’t up to participating in the knowing that of a TV crew can come take a send at least to different teams, on occasion we extended family Christmas Eve there is at least sneak peek one Sunday this sum- two greeting cards (one per semes- were able to work together... Jason celebration as it was too painful one person from home who really mer between 8:30 a.m. and noon. ter) just to let them know you care. continued with his work until he for me at the time. Instead, I vol- cares about them (besides their Contact email@example.com • Help one time during the year departed for college and Blake unteered to assist with the Christ- immediate family.) It’s our aim for more information. In terms of with a college care package mail- continued until he took a leave of mas Eve services and so I spent to let these vital members of our time commitments for service in ing (there will be four opportuni- my evening ﬁlming the wonderful community know we love them, this area, each team is scheduled ties during the year to do this task celebrations at St. Luke’s and left care for them and are here to sup- to work approximately one Sunday which consists of stufﬁng enve- church with a much lighter heart Habitat for port them during this important a month. Read more family stories lopes with letters and gift cards or as a result. time in their lives. We want them next week in The Spire. sending baked goods from home). No worries: The training is to know they are loved by their church family. We are looking for adults For more information on “the Home Team,” please con- Humanity needs Mission trips who are willing to commit a year of their time to caring for our tact Rev. Taylor Meador Fuerst at 713-402-5084 or tfuerst@ volunteers (Continued from front page college-aged members. (You don’t stlukes-hou.org or Susan Ishmael Sign up for the Habitat for was driving up in her car. have to be a parent to be on this at 713-402-5139 or sishmael@ Humanity community “4x4 Build” As soon as she saw her team) Your job will be to: stlukes-hou.org. which involves working 5 morn- freshly-painted house, she ings a week, Tuesday through broke out into this huge Saturday, from July 15 - August 9. grin and tears were form- New home for the Covenant Class Only a few hours of building can change lives. No prior construc- ing in her eyes. This trip wasn’t about me or hang- Room C262 is the out things in the scrip- tion experience is necessary. The ing out with my friends. new home of the Cov- ture that most people work days are 7 a.m.-12 noon This was about me helping enant Class, an ener- would miss and pose through August 9. someone I didn’t know, gizing Sunday School a question about it… The project involves building just because it was the class whose vision is to I have always found four houses in four weeks with a right thing to do. This experience working through you to help those use studies and discus- it refreshing and quite goal of 2000 volunteers, and you has changed me because now I am in need.” Emily Christians stated sions of the Bible to help class inspiring to be able to sit and listen can sign up individually or put so much more grateful for what that “it was a lot of fun helping members understand the life-trans- and learn, as well as discuss, the together your own crew. I have and has made me want to people not as fortunate as me. This forming power of Jesus Christ. lessons in the Covenant class.” Founded in 1987, Houston help others. really impacted my life a lot.” The class is made up of singles The Book of Romans is the Habitat for Humanity embraces all I liked Operation Paintbrush Operation Paintbrush has been and couples of all ages. It is rela- current study, so, if you are faiths and is dedicated to eliminat- so much that now every time I many youths’ ﬁrst mission trip. tively small and enjoys a round- searching for an introspective look ing substandard housing in our see a house with peeling paint I It’s amazing to see how much this table discussion format. One of St into your own discipleship, come community by helping low-in- just want to go scrape it and then has changed teens’ lives, just after Luke’s most endearing long time visit the Covenant class. come families purchase a simple, repaint it all. I loved that amazing one time. I know this is something members, Jackie Greer, a formi- The Covenant Class meets decent home in which to live. To feeling I got knowing how much I will continue doing throughout dable Bible scholar and teacher Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in C262. date, Houston Habitat has built I impacted someone’s life. My my life. I hope other kids will do herself, has this to say about the Contact Duane and Haley Smith over 650 homes and served more friends who were on this mission something like this, at least just teaching team of Judy Hollinger, at 713-270-0959 or hsmithx2@ than 2,700 people – half of whom trip too, responded in ways similar once. I know it will change people Bill and Nancy Cobb, Sallie and msn.com or JaneWilliams at are children. Register online at to me. Laura Penalver reacted to in a way that pleases Christ – and Ted Davis, Haley and Duane firstname.lastname@example.org or www.houstonhabitat.org or call this experience saying, “It felt into a person that God wants them Smith and Ned Price. “They pick 713-402-5042. 713-671-9993, ext. 216. amazing to know that God is to be. THE SPIRE 4 Outreach Opportunities to the beautiful Texas Hill Country No Second Saturday Service projects scheduled for for tubing and relaxing on the river. July or August. Join us when we resume in September. A great opportunity for senior high Commit to Care students to grow in their relation- ships with Christ and each other. Blood Drive and Food Drive on August 3 Cost is $335. Register online Make a difference in two ways: give blood and give to CCSC’s new food pantry at the same time. Sign up August 3 Junior High MYF - Pool Party, online (giveblood.org) to make your donation appoint- Sunday, July 27 5:30-7 p.m., $3, meet at the Blanton ment, stop by the Connections Center or just go to the 9:45-10:45 p.m., Summer Sunday School Building. Activities Center on Sunday morning, August 3. The Junior High will meet in the Attic and Senior August 9 All Youth ChristWalkers, 1-5 p.m. online code to register at www.giveblood.org is 4301. High will meet in the Youth Chapel. Students ChristWalkers is a day of mission Bring non-perishable food items for CCSC’s new food will play games, hear a talk, and break out into and outreach open to all youth. Meet pantry at Gethsemane UMC to the Activities Center. A small discussion groups. in the loft. special CCSC donor will match one dollar for dollar of food donated, so New 6th graders (starting junior high in the fall) August 13 - 16 Junior High Get Away - please help! This will make a big impact in allowing CCSC to purchase will meet in the Attic for announcements and then heading to San Antonio to visit Sea more effectively and stretch your donation dollars! go to their own Sunday school class. World and Fiesta Texas, as well as Health Fair 5:30-7:30 p.m., Junior High MYF, Messy worship and connecting with new On August 2, St. Luke’s will partner with St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Games Night, meet in the Youth Loft. and old friends. Cost: $155. Register to serve 1,200 children and adults in southwest Houston. Volunteers will 5:30-7 p.m., Senior High Sunday Night, meet online at www.stlukesmethodist.org. register families to receive vital health services including immunizations, in host homes, call 713-569-1089 for address August 17 All Youth MYF, Back to School screenings and dental check-ups. Shifts are 8:30-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1:30 $3 for snack supper Bash, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $3 August 24 All Youth MYF - Mellissa’s Going p.m. The Health Fair will be held at the Westland YMCA at 10402 Fon- Mark Your Calendar Away Party, 5:30-7 p.m., $3 dren 77096, just south of Braeswood. To sign up, contact Lynda Isensee in August 1-4 Senior High Get Away: We will go Outreach or stop by the Connection Center. Helping our Neighbors Check out the Luke’s Youth website for more youth news at www.stlukesmethodist.org Pets are so much a part of our lives that we can’t imagine living without them, and for homebound senior adults these furry friends make the dif- ference between companionship and loneliness. In addition to their “people food,” the Meals on Wheels program of ChristWalkers Celebrating Lives Interfaith Ministries is a pet food delivery program called “AniMeals on Wheels,” and for the ﬁrst time they’ve had to scale back on the amount of pet food they can deliver because of low donations. Could you donate bring joy CCSC BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM John H. Buck Ruthie Cosby In Memory of: James H. Greer an extra bag of pet food or a gift card to a local pet store? If so, you’ll Richard Denis Lloyd by Charles & Susanne Hooper help continue this greatly appreciated service for the pets of homebound Rosemary Lloyd Ed Michna, Frost Bank seniors in the Meals on Wheels program. Their address is 3217 Mon- CHILDREN & FAMILY Ed A. Smith trose Blvd. at Westheimer (77006) or call 713-533-4948. MINISTRIES Frank & Martha Smith Bonita House of Hope In Honor of: ST. LUKE’S MISSIONS Our friends at Bonita House (womans’ shelter with 40 women and 30 Riley Miller’s Baptism by In appreciation of their leadership children in residence) need help with a Data Entry Project. The hours Michelle & Bob Mueller on the Costa Rica Mission Trip: are ﬂexible and more than one volunteer can be assigned to the project. New Hope Housing residents EDLOE WOODSHOP Krista Heide Please contact Patricia Ott, 713-691-0900 x106 or email@example.com. expressed appreciation to Youth In Honor of: Sue Muenks Make a Difference ChristWalkers for a fun-ﬁlled Jim Weatherly by Susan Silvus by Check out www.ifyouwanttomakeadifference.com for lots of ways to ice cream and bingo social. This Gail Nash Bobbie Wisecup make a difference in Houston and the world. group of low income adults was ST. LUKE’S METHODIST SUSANNA WESLEY Outreach Ministries very grateful to the St. Luke’s CHURCH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP Susan Silvus, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-402-5045 volunteers: In Memory of: In Memory of: Lynda Isensee, Local Missions Coordinator: lisensee@stlukes-hou. Youth ChristWalkers meets on Walter Allen Stockard by Signa Brown Patrick by Wednesdays during the summer Big “6” Drilling Co. Susanna Wesley Bible Class org or 713-402-5155 to serve the community at one of Margaret & Chester Benge Katie Fields, Program Associate: kﬁelds@stlukes-hou.org or our partner organizations. The 713-402-5067 remaining summer Christwalker Margaret Wheless, Kids Hope USA: email@example.com or 713-402-5152 date is Wednesday, July 23 from 1-5 p.m. On August 9, Christ- WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY, JULY 27 Anne Adams, Outreach Admin. Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org walkers will resume their normal Sunday Worship: 8:30 with Communion; 9:45 and 11 a.m. or 713-402-5039 second Saturday schedule. Contact Lisa Lett in Youth Ministries to Contemporary Worship: 8:45 a.m. sign up at email@example.com or Sunday Communion: 12:05 p.m. Fine Arts at St. Luke’s 713-402-5092. Ninth in the Series: Embracing the Challenge: The Model of St. Paul Over songsters meet some Strangers in 20 of Pure the Night who spin them back to “Introduction” Sound’s the ‘60s to become Day Dream August 21, 22, 23 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Linda Christians, preaching “Babes” Believers on the Last Train To matinees on Saturday and Sunday, are pre- Clarksville. Others will try to Stop August 23 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. All Acts 17:22-34 paring to in the Name of Love because they performances take place in the Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. head for Heard It Through The Grapevine. Rotunda Theatre. There is no ad- Monday 2 a.m. on Channel 55/KTBU the ‘60s Without a doubt, an Unchained mission fee, but a free will “peace in this Melody will make you Shout and and love” offering will be taken. (Channel 55 on Comcast cable) year’s insist that All You Need Is Love - The doors open a half hour prior to Sunday 11 a.m. on Channel 51/KNWS edition or at least that was true Yesterday. showtime; come early for a good (Channel 2 on Comcast cable) of their These and other memorable seat! Experienced Pure Sound fans Website: stlukesmethodist.org annual trips to a tumultuous time will take know that these shows are often summer musical revue, Babes on you back to The Age of Aquarius SRO, so if there is only one seat Altar ﬂowers: The altar ﬂowers are dedicated to the Glory Broadway: I’ve Got You, Babe(s). when we tried so hard to be Happy left you’ll be saying, Let it be Me. of God and in celebration of the marriage of They say if you remember the Together but no one could get (Everyone else will be left Crying Rebecca Brandon Creel and Richard Barrett Alsup ‘60’s - you weren’t really there! no Respect. Written and directed in the Chapel.) by the Creel and Alsup families and in loving memory of But, if you remember when you by Steve McCurdy with musical For more information about the Dr. Claude C. Cody III by Muriel Cody, Claude and Ann Cody, were California Dreamin’ then direction by Sid Davis, the show Fine Arts at St. Luke’s, visit www. you’ll say you’re Goin’ Out of My promises fun for folks of all ages! stlukesmethodist.org and click on Carol and Charlie Herder and the grandchildren. Head when our crack team of teen So mark your calendars for Ministries/Music and Fine Arts.
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