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Edmond Classes


St. Luke's Edmond also offers classes on Wednesday Nights starting September 12. Dinner is served at 5:15 with classes starting at 6:30 p.m.

Edmond Class List

Biblical Studies
* What it Means to be Methodist - Dr. Long and Rev. Lambert

What it Means to be Methodist
How we can disagree over issues, yet still live and serve together as the family of faith.

Dr. Bob Long and Rev. Wendy Lambert | Sanctuary

What are the most important issues for Methodists? How do we handle differences of opinion within the family of faith? Are there certain things Methodists have to believe? John Wesley, the founder of Methodism said, “The distinguishing marks of a Methodist are not his opinions of any sort… as to all opinions which do not strike at the root of Christianity, we think and let think.” There are issues that have caused disagreements within many mainline denominations. Sometimes you might hear beliefs ascribed by some United Methodists that don’t represent your own beliefs. It is important that we know what we believe as individuals and as a family of faith. However, there is a difference between what we believe and our faith. Beliefs are our thoughts as to specific issues. The beliefs might be shaped by our upbringing, our culture, or the way we interpret scripture. Faith is the trust we have in God’s constant good will toward us as the children of God. Join us as we discuss some of the more divisive issues that churches can face and how we can still live together with respect.

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.

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Videos of What it Means to be Methodist

We introduced a Text-In-Question option for this WNA class. You can text anytime during class or during the week. Please text START to (405) 267-9977. When texting in your questions please use the following hashtags #Downtown, #Edmond, #Online

Week 1 Slides

* The Case for Faith - Rev. Phil Greenwald

The Case for Faith

Rev. Phil Greenwald | Room 202

Can I still doubt and be a Christian? In this class, we will use Lee Strobel’s book The Case for Faith to discuss challenging spiritual, intellectual, and practical questions about faith. Wrestling with these questions helps us develop a strong and mature understanding of our own faith. Join Phil for lecture, video, discussion, prayer, and fellowship as we grow closer to God.

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!

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Why do we do it that way? - Rev. Keith King

Why do we do it that way?
A historical and Biblical look at modern practices

Rev. Keith King  |  Room 205

Why do we do some of the things we do in church? Do you have questions about a particular practice at St. Luke’s?  This class is intended to help shape a better understanding of the practice of our faith. We will explore the rich biblical and historical understandings of the church and come to a better understanding of why we do ‘it’ that way. You are welcome to come with questions about the history and beliefs of our congregation. You can grow deeper in your faith and your understanding of who we are.

Keith is a native of Lawton and a graduate of Cameron University. He has been happily married to his wife, Aimee, for 16 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.

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* Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times - Rev. Dave Poteet

Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times

Rev. Dave Poteet  |   Room 208

We live in volatile times.  Divisive politics tear apart our nation.  Natural disasters and terrorist attacks indiscriminately take lives and cause destruction…sometimes when we least expect it.  There are so many things we can worry about.  We can overcome our fears and live with courage and hope in these uncertain times.   Dave will help us to think about living unafraid by sharing personal experiences and looking at the new book, Unafraid by pastor Adam Hamilton.

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.

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The Gospel of the Beloved Disciple - Rev. Chris Tiger

The Gospel of the Beloved Disciple

Rev. Chris Tiger  |  Room 201

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to know Jesus so well that you would be known as “the beloved disciple?”  What if this disciple wrote down his recollections of what Jesus said and did?  What if you could join a group of people to study this and learn about Jesus from one who not only knew Jesus but loved Jesus?  If this sounds intriguing to you the, study of the Gospel of the John, the Beloved Disciple, is for you.

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.

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* Young Adults Community Group - Beth Armstrong

Young Adults Community Group

Beth Armstrong  |  Room 200

This group of 20 and 30 year-olds meets all year, but will be studying the book Everybody Always by Bob Goff during WNA. This class is a great opportunity to connect and strengthen your soul.

Beth is the Director of Adult Discipleship at St. Luke’s. She enjoys helping connect members to various classes and programs in the church to help them deepen their faith.

 

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Faith Journey 101 - Online Class

Faith Journey 101

Beth Armstrong  |  Online

Have you wanted to deepen your faith, but didn’t know where to start? You can start with Faith Journey 101, a class you can take online. During this class we will discuss Methodism, St. Luke’s history, connection opportunities, and much more. This class is a good fit for:

• Guests wanting to learn about St. Luke’s and membership.

• New members wanting to learn more about the church and get connected.

• Longtime members wanting to find a new way to get reconnected with the church.

Beth has served on staff at St. Luke’s for more than four years and has taught the Faith Journey 101 class for several semesters. In her current role as the Director of Adult Discipleship, she helps connect members to various classes and programs in the church to help them deepen their faith.

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Skills for Life Classes
Love and Logic

Love and Logic

Debbie Moore  |  Room 206

Parenting with Love and Logic will give parents the tools to raise healthy and successful children. This class will help parents keep their cool while teaching their children about successful choices. Relationships are the most important focus, allowing the child to take ownership of their own decisions.  This is an amazing opportunity to help develop parenting techniques that will be a blessing for years to come.

Debbie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the counseling field for over twenty years. She has experience working with emotionally disturbed middle school students and provided parenting classes to the parents of her students.  She also provided counseling services to foster children and foster parents.  Debbie has been married to her husband, Greg, for over 45 years.  They have two sons and four grandsons and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

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Grief Class - Marla Mercer Cole

Grief Class 

Marla Mercer Cole, MS, LPC  |  Room 106 (Vaught Chapel)

If you have experienced the death of a loved one, grief is the normal and natural response to loss. This class will cover several facets of grief, as it affects us physically, mentally, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. There are opportunities to share as participants wish, but sharing is on a voluntary basis. 

Marla is a Certified Grief Specialist and has a passion for walking alongside families after a loss, recognizing that while no one can walk that path for another, no one should walk it alone.  She brings compassion and empathy in addition to training and professional skills.

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Yoga and Stretch - Deb Watts and Alyssa Morris

Yoga and Stretch

Deb Watts and Alyssa Morris  |  Fellowship Hall

Designed for people of all fitness levels this class will help relieve stress, tension, and anxiety that builds throughout a busy week. Be sure to bring a yoga mat with you!

Alyssa stays active through running, cardio, and yoga because it gives her a chance to get away from distractions and do something for herself. She and her husband, Jonathon, have three boys that keep them busy. WNA yoga is a highlight of her week, because it give her the chance to grow still, meditate, and feed her soul.

 

Deb enjoys traveling, running, and cheering on the Thunder. Most importantly, she loves giving back to those around her. One of her favorite things is Wednesday Night Alive (a.k.a. salad bar night), because she is able to enjoy a wonderful dinner with her husband, Asah, and son, Jackson, and spend time with her church family. Working out is a time to press pause on the outside world, take time for herself, and express gratitude.

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Latin Dancing - C.J. Co

Latin Dancing

C.J. Co  |  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.

C.J. has taught Latin Dance since 1998.  He is the founder of the annual Oklahoma State University “Salsa Ball,” and also started Bridges of Latin Dance (BOLD) at St. Luke’s as a way to share the joy of Latin dance, music, and culture with the family of faith.

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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.

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Painting - Cindy Mason

Painting

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Nursery

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, singing to the Lord, and more.

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Kindergarten to 5th grade

Pets!  Bible Lessons Based Upon Kids’ Favorite Animals

Kindergarten to 5th grade | Room 210

Our pets are precious to us. They were all created by God, and each has unique qualities and characteristics. We can learn from our pets some of the characteristics that we need for a godly life. Double Bible Bucks are given to children for attending WNA sessions, with lots of surprises each evening.

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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.

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Disciple Bible Studies
2018-2019 Classes

Disciple Bible Studies are designed as an in-depth study of God’s Word.  These small group Bible studies offer an opportunity for both learning and lasting friendships. Classes are offered at the Downtown and Edmond Campuses starting the week of September 10.

DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

Disciple Fast Track I: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study
Rev. Keith King  |  Mondays – 6:30 p.m.  |  Room 222

This 24-week Bible 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.

Disciple IV:Under the Tree of Life
Rev. Dave Poteet  |  Mondays at 6:30 p.m.  | Room 202

This 24-week Bible study invites the participant to explore both the Old and New Testament. We will study the great stories in books like Esther, Job, Daniel, the Gospel of John and Revelation. The participants will look to theses amazing scriptures to better understand the promise of finding shelter, security, and rest in God’s love. Participants in this class are asked to have completed Disciple I.

EDMOND CAMPUS

Disciple Fast Track I: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study
Rev. Josh Attaway  |  Tuesdays – 6:30 p.m.  |  Room 133

This 24-week Bible 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.

Disciple Fast Track III: Remembering Who You Are
Sharon McElroy and Troy Reavis  |  Tuesdays – 6:30 p.m.  |  Room 132

This 24-week Bible Study goes in depth into the Old Testament Prophets and the New Testament Letters of Paul helping us apply their messages to our daily lives.  Disciple Bible Study draws on the work of scholars and pastors to help develop a foundation understanding of the Holy Scriptures.  Participants in this study will complete daily readings in preparation for class.

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DOWNTOWN CAMPUS WEEKDAY CLASSES
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)

Starting September 6, men are invited to a lunch and study led by Rev. Keith King. They will study the book, Wild at Heart – Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldredge. As we read through this book we will discover a passionate God who has created us to live a full life. Childcare is provided, and lunch is also provided for $5/person.

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Women of Faith Bible Study - Thursdays Noon - 1 p.m. 

Women of Faith Bible Study

Thursdays Noon – 1 p.m.  |  Mansion Library

Staring September 6, 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! This fall we will be doing a discussion-based study on the book of Philippians.  This New Testament letter by the apostle Paul, writes about living a life full of joy, peace, and contentment.  This study will remind us of important biblical truths and point us to Jesus as the ultimate example.  It will encourage, inspire, and remind us of God’s wisdom and control in the difficult moments of life.  There is a study book that will guide us through a 12-week study of Philippians.  Childcare is provided, and lunch is also provided for $5/person.

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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.

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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 12
Beef or chicken tacos, Spanish rice, beans, chips and salsa, root beer floats

September 19
Baked chicken, vegetable medley, baby baker potatoes, rolls, cookies, cookies and cream frozen yogurt

September 26
Fried chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, rolls, brownies, strawberry frozen yogurt

October 3
Pork loin, chicken tenders, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, rolls, cookies

October 10
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broccoli, rolls, cobbler, vanilla frozen yogurt

October 17
Nacho bar with chicken, queso, guacamole, salsas, beans, snicker-doodle cookies, vanilla frozen yogurt

October 24
Meatballs with marinara, chicken Alfredo, capri veggies, garlic bread, cookies, apple pie flavored frozen yogurt

October 31
Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, cookies