St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
E-bulletin for April 13, 2011
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April 14, Lenten Concert Series featuring Barbara Bamberg, piano & Marvin Gaspard, organ, with Rudy Martinez, poet
April 16, Stations of the Cross
A prayer experience in the Garden Labyrinth from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
April 17, Palm Sunday, Parade, Picnic and Egg Hunt, Palm parade to the Blanton Field after Sunday School followed by outdoor lunch and live music from the Encounter Band. Cake walk, bounce houses, face painting and other fun activities for children. Egg Hunt is at
12:15 p.m. Dress casually, and bring your Easter baskets and picnic blankets! Tickets for Skeeter’s lunch, ($10 adult, $5 child, $40 per immediate family.)
A complete calendar of Holy Week activities is available online.
April 24, Easter Sunday Worship
8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. services in the Sanctuary
9 a.m. Encounter Contemporary in the Fellowship Hall
6 p.m. Improvisation worship in the Chapel
• No Sunday School
• Nursery will be open
• HPD officers will be direct parking
• Shuttles available throughout parking lot and overflow parking at Blanco’s (Southeast corner of the campus)
10:30 a.m. Coffee, Fellowship and Flowering of the Cross
11 a.m. Outdoor service followed by egg hunt and children’s activities
Easter Offering Funds will be used to purchase supplies and materials, and subsidize staff support for mission trips. Special envelopes are available in the pews and the Church Office or call Susan Silvus at 713-402-5045 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 713-402-5045 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
April 16, Rummage Sale to Benefit Gethsemane Ministries: Drop off your treasures at St. Luke’s Westheimer or Gethsemane Campus, then join the fun at the sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Gethsemane Campus. If you have questions, please contact Bob Harrison at 713-771-5585 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 713-771-5585 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Lynda Isensee at 713-402-5155 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 713-402-5155 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
April 17, St. Luke’s Boy Scouts of Troop 46 are raising funds for summer camp by cooking and selling tasty hand seasoned 10-12 lb. briskets. The briskets will be pre-sold for $48 each in St Luke’s courtyard on April 10 and 17. The cooked briskets can be picked up at the Blanton Building either Friday, April 29th (evening), Saturday, April 30th (all day) or Sunday, May 1st (morning). Once again the scouts remind us that briskets may be ordered as donations for the Star of Hope shelter. Information and order forms are also be available on-line at www.troopfortysix.org. Contact Sandeep Seth at email@example.com
Mark your Calendar
April 19, United Methodist Women welcome Diane McGehee, Director of the Texas Conference Missional Excellence Office. Her topic will be Jesus, Wesley and the Poor, and she will share with us her inspiring stories of mission experiences. The meeting is in the Parlor at the Westheimer Campus. Lunch ($5) follows. RSVP to 713-402-5094 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 713-402-5094 end_of_the_skype_highlighting by April 15. Childcare is available by calling 713- 402-5054 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 713- 402-5054 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
April 21, Gang Activity - Preparing Professionals working with youth in schools and after school programs will learn therapeutic responses to the emotional turmoil generated by gang activity. This session is presented by the Mayor's Anti-Gang Office and sponsored by St. Luke's Center for Counseling and Life Enrichment. Date, time and location: 4/21/11, 10-11 a.m., Gethsemane Campus, 713-402-5046 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 713-402-5046 end_of_the_skype_highlighting to register.
April 30, Spring into Health Wellness Fair at Gethsemane Campus includes free health screenings and information about staying active and eating healthy. The fair is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Canterbury Hall.
Check out all the St. Luke’s events and activities by visiting the calendar on our website.
Opportunities to Serve
St. Luke’s Center for Counseling and Life Enrichment
United Methodist Women