God calls us to be a community in Christ and to be Christ to the world.  The small groups and lay ministries of St. Luke's help us live into this mission.

ABOUT SMALL GROUPS  Small groups are a place where we can laugh, learn, and grow together, and develop far deeper relationships than are possible within a large congregation. The fun, fellowship, and study opportunities available through the many small groups at St. Luke’s help us to “be a community in Christ.”

 

ABOUT LAY MINISTRY The word “ministry” is derived from the word “ministration”, which is defined as “the act or process of serving or aiding.” “Lay ministry” refers to those areas in which non-ordained clergy, or “lay” people, use the time, talent, and treasure given to us by God in service or aid to others—so that we may “be Christ to the world”. St. Luke’s has a strong culture of lay ministry, with dozens of options available depending on your particular calling.

 

ABOUT MISSIONS  Where do "missions" fit in?  In this context, the word "mission" is defined as "a ministry commissioned by a religious organization to propagate its faith."'  Among our lay ministries are several that are mission-focused. 

 

Many of the groups at St. Luke’s serve dual purposes—both as small groups building our community in Christ, and as lay ministries through which we serve others to be Christ to the world. And many parishioners are active in several groups.   Where is God calling you to be?

 

Click here for a list of small groups and lay ministries active at St. Luke's.  If you DON’T find a group that fits your needs, interests, or calling, please email Barbara Frazell, Director of Programs, or call her at the office at 266-2455.

Who are the Men of St. Luke’s (MOSL)? We are a great men’s organization dedicated to faithfully serving our church and community through fellowship, prayer, study, and service. All men in the church are welcome and invited to participate with us! It’s fun and helps us to be a close community of men who love God and our Lord Jesus Christ and allows us to serve and play together! Yes, we do play together; golf, archery, disc golf, sailing, Kayaking, football (mostly watch and talk about – especially LSU and the Longhorns), skeet shooting and an occasional hike, bike and hunting and fishing outing. So if you like to have fun with some Godly men…you have found the group for you!

What is the purpose of MOSL? MOSL supports St. Luke’s by raising money to help our youth ministries through mentoring and by providing special scholarships to Camp Allen Camps and Mission Trips. We serve and do mission work, disaster recovery projects, help assorted charities, and assist where there is a need in our parish and in our communities. Our unofficial motto is Get’r Done because we are a group of men that like to make good things happen! MOSL promotes fellowship through the types of fund raising and service projects undertaken, such as an annual Chicken BBQ and church grounds maintenance, especially our unique Church’s Stations of the Cross Trail over looking Lake Travis.

How can I participate in MOSL? You can actively participate in MOSL in many ways as there are several MOSL events and meetings throughout the year; such as: the MOSL Chicken BBQ on Palm Sunday weekend and The Men of St Luke’s on the Lake Annual Retreat at Camp Allen around the second week-end in November. We have The Chocolate Experience tasting events, by our own Chocolatier and Wine Aficionado, Wine and Beer Tasting events coming up in 2018 to encourage community participation and a series of “Date Nights” at the church.  A new internet study on “The Gifts of the Spirit” and “The Fruit of the Spirit” will be held on-line through Zoom on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM. No matter where you are you can log-in on with the Zoom Application and participate in the learning session and discussion. You will also be able to break off into a group of two to three men to get to know one another better and to share thoughts and experiences (a new way to participate in a small group). Business traveler’s only have to be aware of time zones to participate or listen to the session later as a pod cast. Links coming soon.

There are several other events being planned that you can join in on. We are holding MOSL meetings the second Saturday of each month in the Church Library at 8:15 AM which includes breakfast, some lively music, study, prayer and fellowship and then a short service and/or planning session. Our MOSL events are announced through the weekly pew sheets, Cliff Notes weekly e-newsletter, SLOL website and The View bi-monthly newsletter. To learn more about MOSL, or to see how you can connect and get involved, contact Scott Grant here. We look forward to your participation with a great group of men, The Men of St Luke’s on the Lake!

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Who are the Women of St. Luke’s (WOSL)? We are a women’s organization dedicated to serving our church and community through prayer, study, and service. All women in the church are welcome and invited to participate with us.

 

What is the purpose of WOSL? The purpose of WOSL is to support the women of this parish by offering opportunities for spiritual growth through programs of worship, fellowship, education, service and outreach. Donations are accepted to support book scholarships for graduating seniors as well as other outreach programs.

 

How can I participate in WOSL? WOSL activities are advertised in “The View,” in the pew sheets, on the bulletin board located in the Fellowship Hall, by e-mail and mail. If you would like to be on the e-mail list to receive reminders of our activities and have not been receiving reminders to date, please e-mail the church office to update your contact information. We don’t want you to miss out on any of our activities together! You may also participate by volunteering for the various fundraising, service, and outreach activities that are planned throughout the year. For more information, contact Barbara Frazell.

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