A Message from Senior Pastor, Dr. Bob Long:
Everyone needs a family of faith where they can connect with God and others– a place where they can be reminded of God’s love, express their gratitude, and be challenged to go out and help to make the world a better place.
On January 5, we will start a new sermon series entitled, “Love Your Neighbor: No Exceptions.” It will also be our theme for the year and we will pass out a calendar with a daily quote or scripture to remind us to share God’s love and bring hope to the world.
We live in a time where our country is more divided than ever. Society has forgotten the Golden Rule. While Social Media has connected us, it has also become a platform where criticism, negativity, and disrespect have gained too much ground. Here in Oklahoma we understand what it means to be a neighbor in the midst of hardship and disaster. We can set an example for the world on loving our neighbors without exception. I love the quote by the late Fred Rogers, of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood:
“All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors – in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver.”
– Fred Rogers
If you don’t have a church home, I invite you to come to worship on Sunday morning. We offer services across three St Luke’s campuses around the metro that will help you find the courage and strength to begin a new week with a spirit of hope.
If you are unable to attend in person, you can participate in worship at the 10:50 a.m. service live online and via Facebook. You can also find St. Luke’s on Channel 5 (KOCO-ABC) Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. (one-week delay).
Please join us in 2020 and help us to live a year of “Love Your Neighbor: No Exceptions.”