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News from St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Lukes United Methodist Church

December, 2011

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E-bulletin for December 7, 2011  

Awaken in Worship
Christmas Festival
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like...
What if, instead of simply surviving our secular customs, we chose instead to discover the sacred right in the midst of them?
December 11 

Family Celebrations

Luke 1:39-56

 What are the key themes in your celebration of the advent of Christ?  What are the traditions?  What are the things we say to one another?  What do we hope for together?

Christmas Music Festival 

 Annual Christmas Music Festival at the 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. worship services in the Sanctuary at the Westheimer Campus. This year's festival features a full orchestra, award-winning gospel singer Cynthia Wilson and St. Luke's Chancel Choir.


 Las Posadas (both campuses) During Sunday School, children age 3-5th grade will re-enact Mary and Joseph's journey as they await the arrival of baby Jesus.  

Embrace in Community

December 11- Retirement Celebration  

Susan Silvus
Join us in honoring Susan Silvus, Director of Outreach,   at a Reception in the Fellowship Hall at 12:30 p.m.

Susan's legacy as St. Luke's Outreach Director reaches out to our congregation, our community and our world.

Learn more about Susan's ministry to St. Luke's on our website.

Leave a message for Susan online. 

December 11, Poinsettia Cheer
Stop by the Commons at the Westheimer Campus from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to select a poinsettia to take to one of our Friends At Home members.      


train in teams
Train in Teams 

Are you looking for a safe place to be real about your faith journey? Do you long to deepen your relationship with Christ by deepening your relationship with a few other faith seekers?  Then a LIFT team may be the place for you.

St. Luke's will be starting new groups in January. Sign up online to receive a special invitation when registration opens up at the end of December.

Move in Ministry 


St. Luke's 2011 Christmas Offering  

St. Luke's recognizes the importance of our church walking with children and youth. That is why this year's Christmas offering is supporting programs for young people both in our community, and in our world.

Zoe Ministry Giving Hope Program

Through 10 years of association with Methodist ministries in Kenya, St. Luke's knows how this program uses mentoring, vocational training and health education to unite orphans and child-led families into strong, mutually supportive communities. 


Youth Advocates
This non-profit organization meets young people in their own environments to establish relationships with them and uses those relationships as the springboard for larger life changes. St. Luke's members enjoy performances by Youth Advocates Break Dancing group, which meets at both of St. Luke's Campuses.    


Envelopes for Christmas offering donations are available in the pews or church office. Donations can be made in honor/memory of a loved one. 

Learn more or make a donation online

For more information contact Alice King at 713-402-5067. 




After School Care and Summer Camps 




 Children's Ministries

Embracing Communities 




Music and Fine Arts

Nick Finnegan Counseling Center 

Move in Ministry

Day School

Student Ministries

Adult Sunday School

Sr. Adults


Training Teams


United Methodist Women 


Contact us  



The Finance Commission reminds us that the fiscal year for the church ends December 31, 2011.  Any gifts to be included on your 2011 Record of Giving for taxes should be brought to the church or postmarked no later than Saturday, December 31, 2011.  Checks put in the offering plate on Sunday, January 1, 2012 will be recorded on your 2012 Record of Giving. 

Make a payment here.
Thank you for your generous support of the ministries of Jesus Christ through St. Luke's.





Quick Links

Worship Schedule

Christmas Eve

Westheimer Campus

3 p.m. Children and Family Worship  

4:15 p.m. Children and Family Worship with Holy Communion  

6 p.m. Candlelight worship with Holy Communion  

8 p.m. Candlelight worship with Holy Communion  

11 p.m. Candlelight worship with Holy Communion  

Gethsemane Campus

7 p.m. Worship with Holy Communion


Watch a Christmas Eve Broadcast  on KUBE (Channel 57) at 8 p.m.  


Christmas Day
Westheimer Campus

11 a.m.   


Gethsemane Campus  

10:55 a.m.    


Watch a Special hour-long Christmas Day Broadcast from St. Luke's on KUBE (Channel 57) from 10-11 a.m.  


New Year's Day

Westheimer Campus 
10 a.m. Encounter  

11 a.m. Traditional Worship 


Gethsemane Campus
10:55 a.m.  


Childcare information available online 


Save the Date


Advent: a calendar of events for the season is available online.

December 14,The Little Drummer Boy Veggie Tales Party: Children from both campuses are invited to gather in the Children's Wing at the Gethsemane Campus for The Little Drummer Boy movie and games. Register online or by calling Amy Kelley at 713-357-4464.


December 16, Christmas in the Chapel features St. Luke's Early Music Ensemble and guest soprano, Julia Fox, accompanied by Rob Landes at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.


December 16, Junior High Charlie Brown Christmas Party at the Gethsemane Campus from 7-11 p.m.


December 18, The Winter Rose, a cantata by Joseph and Pamela Martin, will be presented during the 10:55 a.m. service at the Gethsemane campus. 


December 18, The Rob Landes Trio will present their annual Christmas Concert in the Sanctuary of the Westheimer Campus on at 4 p.m. They will be joined by Sunday Sing!, St. Luke's delightful children's choir.

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