Biblical Studies
Through Deep Waters: An In-depth Look at the Gifts of Hope and Forgiveness

Through Deep Waters: An In-depth Look at the Gifts of Hope and Forgiveness

Dr. Bob Long and Rev. Wendy Lambert   |  Sanctuary
Edmond Campus Live Video, or Online Campus

This class will explore the great promise of our faith that, regardless of where we are in our journey of life, God is with us. God’s loving presence offers us hope and forgiveness. This class offers an in-depth look at what the Bible teaches about hope and forgiveness. On October 9, there will be a special guest, Darryl Burton, who will share his powerful life story of how God brought him through a tragedy of justice to a new life filled with hope and forgiveness.

 

Dr. Long is the Senior Pastor of St. Luke’s, and Rev. Lambert is the Senior Executive Pastor. Together they have co-taught WNA classes for over 12 years. Their unique back-and-forth teaching style keeps everyone engaged.

 

The History of the Greatest Story Ever Told

The History of the Greatest Story Ever Told

Rev. Keith King  |  Room 205

Have you ever asked the question, “How did we get the Bible?” or “Why is this ancient book so important today?”  We spend a great amount of time working to understand the content of the Bible, but we often neglect learning about its origins. This class will explore origins of the Bible. We will study how the Bible was inspired, translated, and has become the book that we celebrate and study today.

Keith is a native of Lawton and a graduate of Cameron University. He has been happily married to his wife, Aimee, for 18 years.  Aimee also graduated from Cameron University and is an elementary school teacher.  They have three daughters, Ella Kate, Mary Beth and Molly Anne.

 

 

Disciple 1: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

Disciple 1: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

Rev. Dave Poteet  |  Room 202

This 24-week study looks at both the Old and the New Testament while helping each participant apply God’s Word to their daily lives. Disciple Bible Study draws on the work of scholars and pastors to help develop a foundational understanding of the Holy Scriptures. Participants in this study will complete daily readings in preparation for class. This is sure to be a challenging and inspirational time together.

Dave is the Pastor of Congregational Care at St. Luke’s and has served St. Luke’s twice during his ministry.  He served for five years at St. Luke’s after graduation from Perkins School of Theology, then helped plant BridgeView UMC in Norman in 2000 and returned to St. Luke’s in 2010. Dave is married to Kelly and they have six children between them and three grandchildren.

 

Heroes, Rogues and the Rest

Heroes, Rogues and the Rest

Rev. Chris Tiger   |  Room 206

This class will look at lives that tell the story of the Bible.  We will be using the book by Ellsworth Kalas titled Heroes, Rogues, and the Rest as a resource for this class.  Biography is one of the best ways to present the story of history.  The history of the Bible from Abraham through the New Testament covers over 2,000 years.  When we examine the people who were so instrumental in the story of the Bible, we gain better understanding of the Bible as a whole.  We will examine the scriptures to see how the heroes, rogues, and the rest shaped the biblical narrative, and how their stories of strength, courage, perseverance and faith continue to inspire us today.

Chris is a United Methodist Pastor, currently serving as the Director of New Faith Communities for the Oklahoma Conference, which helps start new churches across Oklahoma and helps existing churches start a new campus or other faith community.  He has two children, including Amy Givens, the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Luke’s.  He and his wife, Priscilla, enjoy being Papa and Mama Tiger to their four grandchildren.

 

Friends of God; A Discipleship Experience!

Friends of God; A Discipleship Experience!

Susan Easttom  |  Room 208

You’re about to set out on an adventure: an adventure of friendship with Jesus. We all know that being a friend is risky, but Jesus wants to be your friend. This class will help you to know Jesus’ heart for you and to grow in your relationship with Him. This class will also provide the opportunity to connect with others and develop friendships that lead us to a deeper faith. You will love this class, full of love, joy, and friendship. So, buckle up. You’re following Jesus, and you never quite know where he’ll take you.

Susan is the Director of Family Ministries at St. Luke’s.  Having previously worked as an educator, a teacher at heart, she is passionate about sharing God’s love with others.

 

 

Bible Art Journaling

Bible Art Journaling

Lee Ann Simpson  |  Room 106 Vaught Chapel

Bible Art Journaling is a creative way to connect with scripture and with God. Whether you create your art on regular paper, or actually in your Bible, the important part is connecting with God through the process. Let’s get creative together and explore the Bible in a new way. Please bring your Bible to each class. There will be a $15 fee to cover supplies.

Lee Ann was born and raised in Midwest City and has been married to Ken for 19 years. They began attending Asbury in 2010 and she began working there in 2011. Lee Ann enjoys crocheting, Bible journaling, and other crafts.

 

 

Young Adults Community Group

Young Adults Community Group

Group Led  |  Room 200

If you are in your 20’s or 30’s and have been looking for a group to connect with at St. Luke’s, we would like to invite you to join the Young Adults community group. The group is doing a study on Romans. This class is a great opportunity to connect and strengthen your soul.

Skills for Life Classes
Yoga for Everyone - Tisha Tate Garcia

Yoga for Everyone

Tisha Tate Garcia  |  Fellowship Hall

This all-levels yoga class is designed for everyone’s body. Let’s peel back the layers of tension, stress, and anxiety together. As one of the wise sages of yoga says, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga!” Be sure to bring a yoga mat if you have one!

Tisha is a speaker and teacher who creates space for people to slow down, let go, and “come home” to themselves through breath, movement, and inspiration. She brings her inclusive philosophy of “yoga for everyone and every body” to her yoga classes.

 

 

Latin Dancing - Ellen Mansfield

Latin Dancing

Ellen Mansfield  |  Room B122

Learn some of the most popular Latin American and Afro-Caribbean social dances at St. Luke’s! This class is a wonderful way for couples (married, dating, or friends) to form stronger relationships because of the self-awareness, empathy, and authentic connection required by “partner dancing.” Open to singles and couples. Athletic shoes recommended.

Knitting and Needlepoint – Knit One, Give Two - Group Led

Knit, Crochet, and More – Knit One, Give Two

Group Led  |  Gallery

This group is focused on knitting, crocheting, and other craft projects. Many in our group make beautiful prayer shawls, which the Care Team gives to those who are ill or grieving. Bring your craft project and join us. All skill levels welcome.

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University

Amy Alden  |  Room 203

This is not your typical “money class.” Financial Peace University is practical, entertaining, and fun! FPU helps you to learn God’s ways of handling money. Dave Ramsey, author, speaker, and radio host, will present in each class. This is an amazing opportunity to learn how to win with money. The cost of this class is $99. Scholarships are available upon request.

Amy has been a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church since 2000. She has been an attorney in private practice in Oklahoma City for more than 20 years. She enjoys family time, dog sports, and needlepoint. She is a proud mom to three beautiful dogs – Vixen, Krieger and Cana.

 

 

Discovering the Me I was Created to Be – Using the Enneagram Personality Test to Find Your Place

Discovering the Me I was Created to Be – Using the Enneagram Personality Test to Find Your Place

Hannah Lambert and Charlie Ludden  |  Room 204

Participants are invited to join this collaborative course in discovering yourself, how you work with others, and learn to become the person God made you to be. Not only will you learn about yourself, you will also start to see the world through other people’s eyes and understand why people think, feel, and act the way they do.

Hannah is the Manager of Threefold at both the Edmond and Downtown Campuses. She received her degree in Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma in 2017 and has been a member of St. Luke’s for thirteen years.

 

 

 

Charlie is the Development Manager of CASA of Oklahoma County. He attended Oklahoma City University where he received his Bachelor’s in Business Marketing. He has attended St. Luke’s consistently since 2010 and previously spent four years on staff.

 

 

Family University: Navigating Life in A Social Media World

Family University:
Navigating Life in A Social Media World

Candice Hillenbrand  |  Room 201

Each generation brings its own challenges as we seek to raise our families in light of the love of God.  Social media, the internet, changing social climates make it difficult to raise our families in a positive and encouraging environment. This class will explore positive and tangible ways to raise our family in faith, while learning from community experts about the challenges in our community. Parents and grandparents are welcome to this class as engage in the difficult conversation about being a family of faith in our modern world.

Candice is the new Director of Mission Engagement for St. Luke’s. Candice holds a B.S in Mass Communications and an M.A. in Administrative Leadership. She comes to St. Luke’s after serving for several years at A Chance to Change.

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Beginning Guitar

Beginning Guitar

Francisco Venegas  |  Room B100

Have you ever wanted to learn to play guitar? Do you have a guitar that is currently taking up space in your home, but you have not played it in some time? This class will be a fun and exciting time when you can learn the basics of guitar and experience the joy of playing music. The cost of the class is $40. Books will be provided. All you need is your willingness to try and a guitar.

Francisco has had a private studio for over a decade, starting in his homeland, Colombia, and continuing after moving to Oklahoma City. He works as the current guitar instructor at Southern Nazarene University (SNU) and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO). He is also the teacher of Composition at El Sistema Oklahoma, and plays in the band at St. Luke’s Edmond.

 

 

Painting

Painting

Cindy Mason  |  Room 130

Are you ready for a new experience? This unique evening of fun, relaxation, and creativity with guidance from the instructor. You will create four paintings over the seven-week session of Wednesday Night Alive. The cost is $40 a person, all materials provided.

Cindy is a self-taught watercolor and acrylic painter who has studied with a number of notable artists in Oklahoma and Dallas.  Her work has shown in regional exhibitions, group shows, traveling shows, festivals, and is included in private collections.

 

Music Ministry
Chancel Choir 

Chancel Choir  |  Choir Room

All adult singers are encouraged to be a part of the Chancel Choir.  They sing every Sunday in the 10:50 a.m. Traditional service. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Cantate

Cantate |  Choir Room

An ensemble of advanced singers who sing in the 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Traditional services once a month.  Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. and one Saturday a month, 10 a.m. – noon.

Bells of St. Luke’s

Bells of St. Luke’s |  Bell Room – B123

Bell choir for adults, college age and older.  The Bells of St. Luke’s ring at the 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Traditional services throughout the year and on special occasions. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.

Children and Youth
Nursery - Birth to 4-year-olds

Nursery

Birth to 2 year-olds | Room 110

3 and 4 year-olds  |  Room 116

Toy Bible Stories - Toys Can Teach Us About Serving God

Toy Bible Stories – Toys Can Teach Us About Serving God

Kindergarten to 5th grade  |  Room 210

All kids love toys. Most toy boxes are full of many different toys. We like to play with different toys for different reasons, but they are all used for one main purpose: to play. All through the Bible, God used very different people to carry out his main purpose: to let the world know who God is and how much He loves us. These lessons will use common toys to teach kids Bible stories about very different people in the Bible who all have something to teach us about living out God’s main purpose.

 

Youth Worship & LYFE Groups - 6th - 12th Grade

Youth Worship & LYFE Groups

6th – 12th Grade |  Room 216

Youth will have worship starting at 6:15 in the Youth Room, followed by small groups called LYFE Groups (Living Your Faith Everyday). These groups are divided into middle school boys, middle school girls, high school boys, and high school girls.  Each LYFE Group will have time for study, discussion, and prayer to help students grow in their faith journey and learn how to live their faith in their daily lives.

DOWNTOWN CAMPUS WEEKDAY CLASSES
Senior Bible Study

Senior Bible Study

Mondays 9:45 a.m.  |  Room 200

Amy Givens  |  agivens@stlukesokc.org

We gather for weekly Bible Study at 9:45 a.m. each Monday morning at St. Luke’s Downtown. We focus on growing in our faith, while developing relationships through fellowship with one another. We use various methods of study to include video material and small group discussion.

Emerge Young Adults Group

Emerge Young Adults Group

Mondays 6 p.m.

Beth Armstrong  |  barmstrong@stlukesokc.org

This group is open to all young adults in their 20s and 30s – couples and singles. The group does book studies together at different locations around the metro.

Tiffany’s Legacy Bible Study

Tiffany’s Legacy Bible Study

Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. | Room 204

Georgeann Osby | 751-9046

Tiffany’s Legacy is a women’s group that meets weekly on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. It’s a small group Bible study where women can find caring fellowship while focusing on different series that encourage spiritual growth.

Young Adults Community Group

Young Adults Community Group

Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.  |  Room 200

Beth Armstrong  |  barmstrong@stlukesokc.org

This group is open to all young adults in their 20s and 30s – couples and singles.  The group meets for a potluck dinner, study, fellowship, and service.

Men’s Faith Group

Men’s Faith Group

Thursdays 7 a.m.  |  Mansion Library

This group is open to men of all ages who are seeking to grow in faith with one another through Bible study, fellowship, and discussion.

Under Construction: Building Men of God

Under Construction: Building Men of God

Thursday 12 p.m.  |  Room 106 (Vaught Chapel)

Rev. Keith King  |  kking@stlukesokc.org

Men of all ages are invited to the Under Construction: Building Men of God group. This class starts on September 5 and will look at the book, The Story Continues: The Acts of the Apostles for Today by J. Ellsworth Kalas. Modern Christianity began with a small group of believers who shared a wonderful story with the world. What can we learn from them? Join us as we look back to the start of the faith, and grow in our faith today. Lunch is provided for $5 and childcare is available.

Women of Faith Bible Study

Women of Faith Bible Study

Thursdays 12 p.m.  |  Mansion Library

Amy Givens  |  agivens@stlukesokc.org

Women of all ages and stages – stay at home moms, retired women, working women, and more – attend the study and the group is always open to newcomers! Beginning September 5, this group is beginning a new study called Experiencing God’s Presence. It’s the first study in the Jesus Calling Bible study series. This book will include devotional readings from Jesus Calling, selected passages of Scripture for reflection, Bible study questions, and additional questions and activities to help you apply and live out the material. Participants can purchase the book at the first class session for $10.  Childcare is provided and lunch is also provided for $5/person.

Disciple Bible Studies Downtown (Classes start week of September 23)
Introduction to the New Testament

Introduction to the New Testament

Rev. Dave Poteet  |  dpoteet@stlukesokc.org

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.  |  Room 202

This 8-week study uses Matthew’s Gospel as a starting point to explores how the new Testament writers and the early Christian community wrestled with the coming of Jesus–His life, actions, mission, death, and resurrection–and the implications of His arrival for their lives and their communities of faith.

 

Introduction to the Old Testament

Introduction to the Old Testament

Rev. Brian Bakeman  |   bbakeman@scjumc.org

Fridays Noon  |  Room 106 – Vaught Chapel

This 8-week study explores the Old Testament’s story of God and God’s calling of the people of Israel through the many “voices” of the biblical text. Hear the magnificence of a Creation hymn, discover the law and wisdom teachings, listen to the warning of the prophets and explore the poetry of the Song of Solomon.

 

Downtown WNA Menu
Downtown Campus

Dinner is served from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Christian Life Center
Cost is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted.

Each night will have a salad bar and the following:

September 11 – Chicken Parmesan, cheese ravioli, garlic bread, zucchini, lemon bars

September 18 – Chicken enchiladas, beef enchiladas, Spanish rice, chips and queso, cookies

September 25 – Fried chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, rolls, brownies

October 2 – Roasted chicken, baked potato bar, rolls, cookies

October 9 – Tuscan garlic chicken pasta, spaghetti, broccoli, garlic bread, cookies and brownies

October 16 – Pot roast with potatoes and carrots, chicken tenders, rolls, cookies

October 23 – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, cookies

October 30 – Pork carnitas and chicken tacos, beans, cilantro rice, churros, cookies