St. Luke’s believes in supporting missions around the world and growing our global footprint in the world to Share God’s Love.
- Honduras Mission Trip View Mission Page
In 2014, St. Luke’s began traveling to the Island of Roatan, Honduras. Mission trips are taken each year to work with local churches, schools, and communities to establish lasting relationships. This mission empowers children, youth, and adults to become influential leaders.
Be a part of a St. Luke’s mission trip that is truly sharing God’s love and transforming an impoverished community. In 2018, there will be three opportunities to travel to Roatan, Honduras. Mission teams spend one week providing a variety of assistance through construction projects, Bible school, medical services, food delivery, and much more. The three trips are: March 3 – 10, May 19 – 26, and May 26 – June 2.
- Russia Mission Trip
Since 1992, St. Luke’s has partnered with people in Ulyanovsk, Russia to share Christ’s love, grow in our faith, and serve those in need. Opportunities to serve include participating as a member of a future mission team, serving as a short-term host for Russian guests visiting St. Luke’s, or joining the prayer team.Russia Mission Blog
- Lydia Patterson Institute
Lydia Patterson Institute is a United Methodist school in El Paso, TX, that enables students from Juarez, Mexico to receive a first-class high school education and then go to college. For more than 100 years, Lydia Patterson Institute – or “La Lydia” as it is commonly known to its friends – has been dedicated to building bridges between two countries, two cities, and two cultures. As the only United Methodist institution on the border, it is committed to forming bilingual and bicultural leaders for the church and society. St. Luke’s supports these students and their unique hunger and determination for success. They transform from young children, many of whom do not speak English when they arrive, to successful bilingual college graduates with a profession. Through the partnership with The United Methodist Church, 95 percent of La Lydia’s graduating seniors attend a college or university. It is through the miracle of education that lives are being changed daily at Lydia Patterson Institute.
- Disaster Relief
We are committed to supporting our community and the world in the event of a disaster through volunteers and financial support. Unfortunately, disasters can strike at any time and anywhere. St. Luke’s will be there to reach out and assist those whose lives are disrupted. Disaster Relief Volunteer Team members are always needed to coordinate and respond locally and around the world.
When disaster strikes, we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to be notified of volunteer opportunities, fill out the form below.
St. Luke’s is committed to being the hands and feet of our local community.
- Mobile Meals View Mission Page
Mobile Meals prepares and delivers 100 meals each Saturday morning for the homebound and the elderly. We operate seven driving routes in southwest and northwest Oklahoma City. Mobile Meals is always looking for volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include cooks, dessert cooks, drivers, and substitutes.
Volunteer opportunities include cooks, dessert cooks, drivers, and substitutes.
St. Luke’s is committed to sharing God’s love, growing in our faith, and serving our community by having one church with multiple campuses.
- Asbury Campus View Mission Page
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church’s Asbury Campus is a church committed to sharing God’s love, growing in faith, and serving the community. It is part of the St. Luke’s family of faith. St. Luke’s is one church with multiple campuses. The Asbury campus has been ministering to the community of southwest Oklahoma City for more than 40 years. Every Sunday, the campus has an uplifting worship service that begins at 10:40 a.m. The services are a combination of traditional and contemporary in style, but casual and welcoming. The pastors of St. Luke’s deliver the message each Sunday through a video broadcast while Rev. Connie Barnett, Asbury Campus Pastor, leads the worship service. It’s a worship service that will help you find the courage and strength to begin a new week with a spirit of hope.
Rev. Connie Barnett
Asbury Campus Pastor
Church Office (405) 632-3378
Cell (405) 808-4629
1320 SW 38th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
A free community breakfast is served on the first and third Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages starts at 9:30 p.m.
We gather in the Sanctuary to worship together with songs and a message of hope at 10:40 a.m.,
Young Adult Rec Night
Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the gym and fellowship hall are open to young adults in their 20s and 30s to play basketball or board games. There is no charge for this fun night, bring your own drinks and snacks.
Tuesday Night from 6 – 8 p.m. we have a Needleworks Night in the Parlor. We will be making hats, scarves, gloves and/or mittens for the homeless. This is for knitters, crocheters, and all crafty people! We are also accepting donations of yarn to make these items. Simply show up and bring a snack to share if you wish.
Wednesday Choir Practice
Wednesday evenings, the choir practices from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. in the Choir Room.
English Second Language Classes
August through May, English as a Second Language classes (ESL) are on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6 – 8 p.m. in the Library.
St. Luke’s has partnered with a number of schools to provide after-school programming and mentoring.
- School Supply Drive View Mission Page
You can be a part of helping the children of St. Luke’s after-school programs by donating to the School Supply Drive. Everything you generously give will benefit Rancho Village Elementary, Studio 222, and El Sistema Oklahoma. Hundreds of children are helped by these programs every year. Donations will be accepted through August 12. School supplies can be dropped off in the Gallery. Lists of supplies needed will be available below, at the Welcome Centers, and at Threefold. Financial donations may be made by check to: “St. Luke’s United Methodist Church” – earmarked “school supply drive” – and dropped in the offering plate or in Threefold. Credit card donations will also be accepted in Threefold.
- Glue sticks
- Notebook Paper
- Plain Copy Paper
- #2 Pencils
- Colored Pencils
- Dry Erase Markers
- Child Scissors
- Adult Scissors
- Spiral Notebooks (1 subject)
- Large Pencil Boxes
- Clorox Wipes
- 3 Tab Dividers
- Acrylic Paint
- Watercolor Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Walmart Gift Card
- Target Gift Card
- Mission Rancho Village View Mission Page
Mission Rancho Village is a new after-school ministry of St. Luke’s. We have developed a mission to serve the compelling needs of Rancho Village Elementary, 1401 S. Johnston Drive, an Oklahoma City Public Schools District school located two blocks from St. Luke’s Asbury. This is a program to develop a partnership between the church, the school, and the larger community. It is a holistic approach to ministering to the children by developing resources for the needs in their lives, in their school, and in their families.Rancho Village Media Page
Help a student reach their full reading potential. Volunteers read one day a week, Monday – Thursday from 9 - 9:30 a.m.
This program helps students with basic math skills. It is Tuesdays from 2 - 2:30 p.m.
Help an at-risk boy rise above his potential. This program is Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Help an at-risk girl rise above her circumstances. This program is Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
- Studio 222 View Mission Page
Studio 222 is an after-school program that helps children develop a strong, healthy self-esteem and resilience against at-risk behaviors. This mission invites professional artists from the OKC area to provide a positive environment in which children can gain confidence and be inspired to express themselves through art.
Studio 222 began in 2004, focusing on middle school youth of Taft Middle School. In 2010, a high school program was added to help students through mentoring, internships, college preparation, and life skills.
The program runs Monday through Thursday during the school year. The students are fed a meal upon arrival – sometimes the only meal they have all day. They are given a brief lesson or activity on leadership. Monday through Wednesday, professional artists from our community are hired to teach the students everything from photography to painting to computer animation to the culinary arts. Thursdays are spent on field trips, movies, community service, games, and more.
Donations to Studio 222 go completely to support its programming. While Studio 222 is facilitated by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church through use of buses, facilities, utilities, and missional offerings – 100 percent of the programming costs of Studio 222 are raised through individual donations, corporate donations, fundraisers, and grants.
Drivers are a crucial part of Studio 222 success, as most students would not be able to attend without this accommodation. Driving the van does not require a special license. Drivers are needed to pick up students from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. and/or drive students home from 6 - 7:15 p.m.
The students are fed each day they come to Studio 222. We rely on donations for the desserts and drinks. Desserts can be packaged or homemade. We prefer powdered drink mixes such as Gatorade, lemonade, or Kool-aide versus individually packaged drinks.
Volunteers are vital to the success of Studio 222. Assisting in the classroom is about building relationships, connecting with the students and helping maintain order in the class. You help us create an environment of comfort, encouragement, and warmth.
Mentors are needed to help students that have graduated from Studio 222 navigate life by providing advice, support, and guidance.
Support Network volunteers are willing to provide discounted services and teaching assistance in all areas of life.
Studio 222 is a ministry of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Your support will directly benefit the children through the purchase of art supplies, food, artist support, and other program needs. Support for the program is provided also through St. Luke’s budget, designated contributions, grants, and fundraisers. Donations to Studio 222 are tax-deductible, and St. Luke’s will provide a statement to all donors at the end of the year.
- El Sistema Oklahoma View Mission Page
Transforming the Lives of children through music!
El Sistema Oklahoma is a social action ministry of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, in partnership with the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. Inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, El Sistema Oklahoma is a model of how music education can both create great musicians and be used as a tool to transform the lives of children in Oklahoma City.
El Sistema Oklahoma provides free after-school instrumental music education and social support to children in grades 3-11 in Oklahoma City Public Schools. In 2018-2019, El Sistema Oklahoma will serve 220 children every day after school until 6 pm. The mission of El Sistema Oklahoma is to serve the community by engaging children within an ensemble-based music program so they can share the joy of music making and grow as responsible citizens.
El Sistema Oklahoma needs volunteers every day, Monday through Friday between 2:00pm-6:00pm. Volunteers set their own, flexible schedules. Come every day or only one day a week. Come for the entire time or only an hour. Every bit of time spent volunteering with us is valuable to our program. Volunteers do not need any music experience to serve as there are many tasks that are critical but do not require music knowledge. We do find that our most successful volunteers serve on a regular schedule, as this helps you learn our program and develop relationships with the children, faculty and other volunteers.
Volunteers perform a variety of tasks and often those tasks are dictated by the days of the week or specific time periods of the day, rather than assigning a specific task to you. Our most successful volunteers prioritize the needs of the day rather than a specific task. Our top request of volunteers is that you be flexible in your service to the children and to the program. We will try to match your skills, strengths and time with our program needs. Volunteers consent to a background check prior to serving on site with the children. This background check is processed free of charge to volunteers.
El Sistema Oklahoma’s Executive Director