- Playing the Harp or Fighting the Flames? Misconceptions and Beliefs on Salvation, Heaven and Hell - Dr. Bob Long and Rev. Wendy Lambert
Playing the Harp or Fighting the Flames? Misconceptions
and Beliefs on Salvation, Heaven and Hell
Dr. Bob Long and Rev. Wendy Lambert | Sanctuary
Bob and Wendy will explore the theology of Salvation and some of the most common questions on the subject: What does it mean to be “saved”? What is Heaven like? Does Hell exist? What must I do to receive eternal life? Join them for a fun and meaningful look into God’s plan of Salvation.
Bob is a native of Houston, Texas and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University and a Masters of Theology from Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. He also holds a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Oklahoma City University. Known for his practical, uplifting scriptural messages, Bob has become a positive example of leadership in both the United Methodist church and throughout the community. Bob and his wife, Marsha, have been married for over 40 years and have two married children, daughter Kelly, and son Paul. The two are also proud grandparents to six grandchildren
Wendy was born in Dayton, Ohio but claims Oklahoma as her home state! She received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska and practiced physical therapy before being called into ministry. Wendy received her Masters in Divinity from Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. Wendy is married to Chris Lambert and they have two children, daughter Hannah, and son Brooks.
- Video - Playing the Harp or Fighting the Flames? Misconceptions and Beliefs on Salvation, Heaven and Hell
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- Life, Love and Leadership - Rev. Phil Greenwald
Life, Love and Leadership
Rev. Phil Greenwald | Room 202
Rev. Phil Greenwald will be sharing stories, principles and practical resources based on the Bible, his favorite leadership books, relationship books and personality inventories. Participants will be inspired to grow in leadership and relationships at home, work and in the community. Using his background in psychology, business and church leadership, Phil will encourage participants to become the whole person God created them to be!
Phil studied psychology at Messiah College in Grantham, PA and attended seminary at both Perkins School of Theology at SMU and Asbury Seminary. He worked in United Methodist Churches in Tulsa and Duncan before coming to St. Luke’s in 2006. He is active in Rotary, serves on the New Faith Communities Board for the Oklahoma Annual Conference, and is a board member of Light Up the Dark. Phil is married to Stephanie and they have two children, Kalli and Tori. Phil enjoys golf, reading, traveling, and cheering on our Oklahoma sports teams!
- Faith and Life - Rev. Keith King
Faith and Life
Rev. Keith King | Room 205
Each and every day, members of St. Luke’s live faithful lives, sharing God’s love at home, at work, throughout our community, and the world. Judges, doctors, lawyers, bankers, businessmen and women, politicians and more seek to bring their faith to life in their everyday life. Each week this class will feature a member of the St. Luke’s Family of Faith sharing their story of life, work, and faithful living. Join us as we hear from our members and find encouragement and challenge to bring our faith to life as we work to share God’s love and bring hope to the world.
Keith is a native of Lawton and a graduate of Cameron University. He has been happily married to his wife, Aimee, for 17 years. Aimee also graduated from Cameron University and is an elementary school teacher. They have three daughters, Ella Kate, Mary Beth and Molly Anne. Keith and Aimee enjoy spending time together with their family. When they are not at church or school events, dance recitals, and softball games, their family enjoys fishing together, watching movies, and serving together at church.
- Divorce Care - Rev. Dave Poteet
Rev. Dave Poteet | Room 208
This friendly and caring group will walk together through the difficult time of divorce. We are not meant to go through one of the most difficult times of life alone. This group will explore positive teachings that will allow each member to face divorce in a positive and caring environment.
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. Before answering his call to ordained ministry, Dave had past careers as a radio newsman, a stockbroker, and a U.S. Congressional aide.
- Talking in the Dark - Rev. Chris Tiger
Talking in the Dark
Rev. Chris Tiger | Room 206
If you have ever wondered “Why pray?” then you will want to join us for this class. We will be studying the book, Talking in the Dark, by Steve Harper. This book investigates what it means to pray when life doesn’t make sense; when it seems like you are only talking in the dark- not praying in the dark. Dr. Harper is honest about the struggles we face when dealing with life issues and hoping that prayer makes a difference, even when it doesn’t seem like it does. He brings a perspective on prayer that encourages us to continue to pray, even when life doesn’t make sense. If you are facing a life issue now, then this study is for you. If you aren’t facing life issues now, this study is still for you because sooner or later, life won’t make sense for you or for someone you know. And then you will want to have prayer as a tool in your toolbox.
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.
- Young Adults Community Group - Beth Armstrong
Young Adults Community Group
Beth Armstrong | 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 the Gospels. This class is a great opportunity to connect and strengthen your soul.
Skills for Life Classes
- Yoga for Everyone - Tisha Tate
Yoga for Everyone
Tisha Tate | 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 and Dee Ann Campbell
Ellen Mansfield and Dee Ann Campbell | 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.
- Tai Chi - Al Frejo
Al Frejo | Room B100
The ancient art of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to help reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve health. It is purported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. It is a noncompetitive, self-paced, gentle, physical, stretching, exercise. Loose, comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes or socks are recommended.
- Knitting and Needlepoint – Knit One, Give Two - Group Led
Knitting and Needlepoint – Knit One, Give Two
Group Led | Gallery
Join experienced crafters to learn the art of knitting, needlepoint, and ministering to others, the church, and community. You will learn to create prayer shawls, kneelers, and communion cushions to beautify St. Luke’s.
- Painting - Cindy Mason
Cindy Mason | Room 130
Are you ready for a new experience? Join this unique evening of fun, relaxation, and creativity. 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.
- 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 | 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
Birth to 2 year-olds | Room 110
Nursery Walk in the Way of Love
3 and 4 year-olds | Room 116
Children will hear stories from the Bible that teach biblical principles: to be content, rely on God, sing to the Lord, and more.
- Kindergarten to 5th grade
Big Life, Big God, Big Impact!
Kindergarten to 5th grade | Room 210
Children K-5th grade are encouraged to join us as we journey through the books of Psalms and Proverbs. We’ll learn how to praise God with a thankful heart, to have hope in troubled times, and to gain wisdom from
His word! We will have a video-based curriculum, small groups that will help us to dig deeper into the message, fun games to get some energy out, and we’ll have some quiz questions for some tasty prizes!
- 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
- 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.REGISTER NOW
- Under Construction – Building Men of God - Thursdays Noon - 1 p.m.
Under Construction – Building Men of God
Thursdays Noon – 1 p.m. | Room 106 (Vaught Chapel)
Men of all ages are invited to the Under Construction: Building Men of God group. Starting January 17 the Under-Construction Men’s group will begin a new study on “John: The Gospel of Light and Life” by Rev. Adam Hamilton. This lunch meeting promotes fellowship and growth with other dads and husbands. Lunch is provided for $5 and childcare is available.
- Women of Faith Bible Study - Thursdays Noon - 1 p.m.
Women of Faith Bible Study
Thursdays Noon – 1 p.m. | Mansion Library
Women from 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! Starting January 17 is a study based on the I AM statements of Jesus from the Gospel of John. This 6-week study will include a video by Lysa TerKeurst with group discussion, fellowship, and prayer. Participants can buy an optional workbook for those who want to dive in deeper with daily study. Childcare is provided and lunch is also provided for $5/person.
- 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 bible study that meets weekly on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in room 204. It’s a small group Bible study where women can find caring fellowship while focusing on different series that encourage spiritual growth.REGISTER NOW
- Emerge Young Adults Group
Emerge Young Adults Group
Mondays 6 p.m. | Beth Armstrong | firstname.lastname@example.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.
- Senior Bible Study - Mondays at 9:30 a.m.
Senior Bible Study
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. | Room 200
Throughout the school year, Senior adults gather for weekly Bible Study to focus on growing in their faith while developing relationships with one another. Various methods of study are used in this study including video, lecture, and small group discussion.
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:
Beef or chicken tacos, Spanish rice, beans, chips and salsa, brownies
Baked chicken, vegetable medley, baby baker potatoes, rolls, cookies
Fried chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, rolls, cookies and lemon bars
Pork chops, chicken tenders, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, rolls, cookies
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broccoli, rolls, cookies and brownies
Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, cookies
Meatballs with marinara, chicken Alfredo, capri veggies, garlic bread, cookies