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St. Lukes UInited Methodist E-News
St. Lukes United Methodist

December, 2010

E-bulletin for December 1, 2010

Read The Spire online


Bless Friday volunteers skipped shopping on the day after Thanksgiving to prepare bags for the homeless. Watch the video.


Sunday, December 5, The Second Sunday of Advent

Sermon title: This, This is Christ the King
Sermon Series: And Heaven and Nature Sing
Luke 1:26-33



A complete calendar of Advent services and activities is available online.

Again this year, St Luke’s is offering daily email devotionals during Advent.  If you would like to receive them, email Laurie Kereluk or call 713-402-5004 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              713-402-5004      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Through December 5, Advent Dedications for Seasonal Decorations will be accepted.  Make your dedication in honor or in memory of loved ones. Forms are available in the Connections Center or contact Gayle Eury at, 713-402-5027 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              713-402-5027      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Only 23 families are left! Angel Tree sign up, Sponsor a family for Christmas, selection continues through December 5 in the Sanctuary hallway. Help at Breakfast with Santa at Misíon Milby on Saturday, December 11. Please contact Lynda at 713-402-5155 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              713-402-5155      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or

December 2, It's a Wonderful Life! A "live" radio broadcast of this holiday classic will be performed at 7 p.m. in the Rotunda Theater.

December 5:

  • Celebrate The Gift of Christmas, Christmas is a time for singing…Along with a message from Dr. Tom Pace, this service will be filled with special music from the Encounter band joined by members of the Houston Symphony, and a powerful drum-line.  Join in celebrating the Gift of Christmas as we sing of some of your favorite Christmas carols at 8:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
  • March to the Manger, Children will bring one new, unwrapped toy to donate to Jingle Bell Express (CCSC). Twos-2nd grade classes will enjoy the live Nativity in the Children's Chapel. 9:45-10:45 a.m.
  • All Church Christmas Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., music provided by BB Bamberg, singing with Rob Landes, a visit from Santa, Advent activities and crafts for all ages. Tickets are available at the door of the Activities Center. Cost: $10/adult, $5/child or $40/immediate family
  • Lessons and Carols Service with members of St. Luke’s choirs from both campuses at
    7 p.m. at the Gethsemane Campus

December 7, United Methodist Women’s Spiritual Growth Service is an Advent-centered worship service in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m. with a potluck brunch to follow in the Hines Baker Room. Contact Cynthia Wier at 281-531-6757 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              281-531-6757      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

December 11, Christwalkers Youth service project will deliver poinsettias to our Friends at Home who are no longer able to come to church on a regular basis

December 11, Angel Tree families enjoy breakfast with Santa and the gift delivery at Misión Milby. Contact Lynda,, 713-402-5155 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              713-402-5155      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

December 11, Christmas Memories and Movie sponsored by the Gethsemane youth. Enjoy a campfire and s’mores as we talk about Christmases past, and sing Christmas songs starting at
5:30 p.m. Stay to watch the movie “Elf” at 6:30 p.m. in Canterbury Hall. Donations are appreciated.


Christmas Offering 2010

Can you imagine a hospital serving 800,000 people without an X-ray machine?

This year St. Luke's hopes to raise the needed $85,000 to purchase a new X-ray machine for the Maua Methodist Hospital in Kenya.  Envelopes for returning your offering were included in the Advent mailer and are available in the pews. For more information, contact the Outreach office at 713-402-5067 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              713-402-5067      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.


Mark your calendar

Through December 2, St. Luke’s annual Book Fair, The Kingdom of Sweets and Stories, includes photos with Santa, an alumnae reception, live musical performances and the best selection of hand-picked children’s books in town in the Fellowship Hall. Hours of operation are:
December 1, 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
December 2 from 9 am – 4 pm. 

December 5, Life Together Class and Dinner led by Dr. Tom Pace is an opportunity to meet staff members and clergy and learn more about membership at St. Luke’s. The class meets from 4-7 p.m. in the Hines Baker Room. To attend, Contact Mary Alaniz at 713-402-5015 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              713-402-5015      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

December 7, Contemplative Service, 6 p.m. in the Chapel


This Week at St. Luke’s

Check out all the St. Luke’s events and activities by visiting the calendar on our website.


Children’s Ministries

Fine Arts

Opportunities to Serve

St. Luke’s Center for Counseling and Life Enrichment


Small Groups

Sunday School

Sr. Adults

United Methodist Women



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