Biblical Studies
10 Most Important Locations for our Faith Story

10 Most Important Locations for our Faith Story

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

How have places like Egypt, the Mediterranean Sea, and the city of Jer­­usalem affected our faith? What does the Bible say about them? Places like Antioch, the Sea of Galilee, and Caesarea Philippi all have histories that inform our faith today. We are strengthened in our connection to God and understanding of the Bible when we know more about our spiritual ancestry. Join Dr. Bob Long and Rev. Wendy Lambert for a tour of the most important locations of our faith tradition.

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.

 

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Heroes, Rogues and the Rest

Rev. Phil Greenwald   |  Room 201

A study of the theology, authors and stories behind great songs of the Christian church from 1700-2020.  The class will be Biblical and devotional in nature with both inspiration and information from favorite traditional and contemporary music.  An emphasis will be placed on using Christian songs for personal spiritual growth.

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!

The Book of Revelation – Seeking Heaven on Earth

The Book of Revelation – Seeking Heaven on Earth

Rev. Keith King  |  Room 205

The Book of Revelation is one of the most debated, quoted and misunderstood books of the Bible. It is filled with powerful lessons, supernatural images and wonderous signs. If you have ever had questions about this challenging text, this class is for you. This class will explore this wonderful book and experience the great hope that is expressed in this part of the Bible.

Keith is a native of Lawton and a graduate of Cameron University. He has been happily married to his wife, Aimee, for 19 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 Bible Study: Introduction to Genesis

Disciple Bible Study: Introduction to Genesis

Dr. Jeanne Morgan  |  Room 202

The Book of Genesis begins the great story of our faith. This class will explore this exciting book that contains so many wonderful stories of our faith. Participants for this Invitation to Genesis do not have to have an in-depth knowledge of the Bible to enjoy and benefit from participation. Reading just two chapters of Genesis a week, they will discover the life altering stories that will invite them to follow Christ as true disciples.

Jeanne is a Clinical Psychologist who spent a significant portion of her career teaching Medical Students, Residents and Psychology Interns at the OU Health Sciences Center.  She has taught a number of Disciple Bible Studies classes through the years as well as Sunday School classes at St. Luke’s.  In addition to helping people draw closer to God, Jeanne believes a real bonus to Disciple Bible Study is the connections with class members and the relationships developed through studying God’s word together.  She and her husband, Charles, have been members of St Luke’s since the early 1980’s.

 

 

 

Skills for Life Classes
Finding Healing and Peace in the Midst of Grief

Finding Healing and Peace in the Midst of Grief

Rev. Dave Poteet and Marla Mercer Cole, MS, LPC | Room 204

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.

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.

Discovering the Me I was Created to Be

Discovering the Me I was Created to Be

Charlie Ludden  |  Room 207

All are invited to join this collaborative course in discovering the person God created you to be. Come and learn how you work with others and how you were designed to interact with the world. 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.

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.

 

 

The Neighborhood: St. Luke’s Serves

The Neighborhood: St. Luke’s Serves

Lori Hall and Candice Hillenbrand  |  Room 106 (Vaught Chapel)

This year, St. Luke’s is focused on loving our neighbors and this group is putting our faith into action! Join us as we serve our community every Wednesday night, both on campus and out in the community. Space is limited to 20 participants. Come ready to serve and experience the blessing of blessing others.

Candice is the Director of Mission Engagement for St. Luke’s. Candice holds a B.S in Mass Communications and an M.A. in Administrative Leadership.

 

Lori is the Executive Director of Missions for St. Luke’s. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from OSU and comes to St. Luke’s after 25 years with Barnes & Noble Booksellers.  Volunteerism is her passion as she has served the community for years at Community Literacy Center, Habitat for Humanity, OKC Riversport, OKC Public Schools and the Girl Scouts to name a few.

Yoga

Yoga for Everyone

TBA  |  Fellowship Hall

This is a gentle, relaxing, yet energizing yoga class designed for all levels and everybody.  This is your chance to discover the fruits of yoga:  increased flexibility, vitality, peacefulness, and a sense of well-being, just to name a few. If you have a yoga mat, be sure to bring it.

Knit, Crochet, and More – 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.

Adventure in Music… A Music Appreciation Class

Adventure in Music… A Music Appreciation Class

Haley Jane Pierce  |  Room 208

Music is a gift of God. From classical music to modern rock, God has given us the wonderful gift of music that brings joy to our hearts and speaks to our souls. This class will help all who participate to better know multiple music genres and grow in their appreciation of the many styles of music in our eclectic world.

Haley is a performing artist, teaching artist, director, writer, and conscious appreciator. She has been appreciating and performing since she was very young, and is delighted to share what she’s learned through the years with students of all ages.

Art and Soul

Art and Soul

Cindy Mason  |  Room 130

Are you ready for a new experience? This is a unique evening of fun, relaxation, and creativity with guidance from the instructor. You will create four paintings over this session of Wednesday Night Alive. The cost is $40 a person, all materials provided. Minimum of 10 people enrolled for the class.
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

Monkeys, and Elephants and Zebras! Oh My!

Monkeys, and Elephants and Zebras! Oh My!

Kindergarten to 5th grade  |  Room 210

Children will cruise through the zoo and learn about different animals. Each week we’ll hear about one of God’s amazing creations and how it can teach us about the Bible. Kid’s will learn a memory verse, play fun games, learn fun facts about different animals and about the Bible through way of the Zoo!

 

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.

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.

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 January 16, the group will begin a new six-week study called “How Happiness Happens.” Bestselling author Max Lucado looks at several “one another” statements in the Bible that reveal how the happiest people on earth aren’t those who have the most but those who are willing to give the most away.  Childcare is provided and lunch is also provided for $5/person.

The Epic of Eden: Understanding the Old Testament

The Epic of Eden: Understanding the Old Testament

February 3 – March 30  |  Mondays 6:30 p.m.  |  Room 202

Rev. Keith King  |  kking@stlukesokc.org

This 12-week study will lead us to a better understanding of the story of our faith. The Old Testament is a complicated puzzle that we’ve often tried to put together, but often get frustrated. This study will help us explore a deeper understanding of the Old Testament so that we can have a fresh understanding of our Christian faith. Join us as we seek to deepen our faith for everyday life.

Disciple Bible Study: Introduction to the New Testament

Disciple Bible Study: Introduction to the New Testament

Fridays 12 p.m. | Vaught Chapel Room 106

Rev. Brian Bakeman  |  bbakeman@scjumc.org

Explore the writings of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as the starting point. This survey of the testament looks at how the early church took ownership of, and was shaped by, the story of Jesus and how the church learned to develop as disciples and create communities of faith.

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:

January 22: Pasta with marinara, chicken Alfredo, capri veggies, garlic bread, cookies

January 29: Fried chicken, chicken fried steak, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, rolls, cookies and lemon bars

February 5: Beef or chicken tacos, Spanish rice, Mexican beans, chips and queso, churros, apples and caramel dip

February 12: Brisket, smoked sausage, roasted red potatoes, creamed corn, rolls, cobbler, vanilla frozen yogurt

February 19: Roasted chicken breast, zucchini, cauliflower, baby bakers, brownies and strawberries

February 26: Meatloaf, corn dogs, au gratin potatoes, green beans, rolls, cookies

March 4: BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork, mac and cheese, baked beans, rolls, dessert bars

March 11: Lasagna, chicken pasta primavera, grilled vegetables, garlic knots, cookies

March 18: Polish sausage and peppers, brioche buns, broccoli and cauliflower, chips, cookies

March 25: Enchiladas, queso, salsa, cilantro rice, cookies, root beer floats, vanilla frozen yogurt

April 1: Chicken broccoli rice casserole, pot roast with potatoes and carrots, rolls, cookies