At St. Luke we define worship as being ushered into God’s presence. Worship is where we connect with God and is a time when we interact with each other on a deeper spiritual level.
We worship God, not just with our intellect, not just through our emotions, not just through our experiences, but we worship God with everything that we have!!! Praise is the vehicle that takes us to our destination—worship. Praise is all that we do to get our minds, hearts and spirits in tuned with God’s Holy Spirit; Praise is singing and liturgy; and praise is adoration and glorification of God.
It is an important and necessary ingredient that must be in place for true worship to take place. Each of the following ministries play an intricate part in our celebration of praise and worship.
Monya Jataun Davis Logan
Witness Ministries Cluster Meets Every Saturday BEFORE the First Sunday at 9am in the Rehearsal Hall
Witness Vision Statement -“A Loving Community Working On Restoring Souls
Helping Individuals Patiently”
Witness Mission Statement- We are individual ministries that come together as disciples to achieve our goal for transforming lives for Christ.
Acolyte Ministry-The Acolytes ministry provides children with a meaningful opportunity to be involved and serve in the Lord’s House as helpers and attendants in the Worship service. Acolyte means follower or attendant. The acolytes duties include lighting and extinguishing the altar candles and in assisting with the offering.
Altar & Flower Guild-Prepares the sanctuary for our celebration of praise and worship. This ministry assists in maintaining a place where one can establish a personal relationship with God. The Altar and Flower Guild meets the 1st Saturday of every month.
Audio/Video Ministry-Provides audio, visual, advertising support, and outreach ministry services through media.
Communion Stewards-Serves St. Luke through the preparation and serving of the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and participation in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.
Dorcas Ministry-The Dorcas ministry creates visual interpretations of biblical and Christian themes via uses banners and alter coverings.
Greeters Ministry -The Greeters ministry is the vehicle through which the church provides its congregation, newcomers, and visitors, a personal expression of Christian warmth and welcome. We are one on one, face to face, hand to hand, heart to heart ministry. We are the first people others meet when they arrive at the church!
Hospitality Ministry-Coordinates receptions for various church-wide functions of the church. This includes Hanging of the Greens, Training Sessions, Revivals, etc.
Communications & Technology-The Communication and Technology Ministry’s objective is to create and maintain a five year strategy related to the direction of technology within the church and Computer Learning Center, which includes managing the implementation, supporting the core infrastructure, and facilitating the support of all technological equipment this includes troubleshooting, coordinating repairs of all computer equipment, and recommending hardware and software upgrades for all technology assets utilized by the church.
Our Purpose To serve in a manner that enhances the flow of the Worship Celebration Service. The purpose of this ministry is to reflect the Christian dedication of the pastor and all who come to worship. Our vision is to be transformed so that we are better equipped to do the work that the usher has been called to do.
SUNRISE USHER BOARD- Serves First and Fourth Sunday at 8 am
SENIOR USHER BOARD – Serves First Sunday at 11am / Second Sunday at 8am
GREETINGS&COURTESY USHER Council- Serves Second Sunday at 11am / Fourth Sunday at 11am
DISCIPLES USHER BOARD- Serves Third Sunday at 11am and Fifth Sunday at 8am
YOUTH & CHILDREN- Serves Third Sunday at 8am and Fifth Sunday at 11am
The Music Ministry sets the atmosphere that ushers us into the presence of God.
Cherub Choir - Pre-k thru K/Angel Choir- 1st grade thru 6th-Rehearsal Saturdays @ Noon
N Christ - Young Adult ages 18 – 35-Rehearsal Saturdays @ Noon
The Anointing - Contemporary Gospel-Rehearsal Mondays 7pm
The Chorale- Sings Negro Spirituals -Rehearsal Saturdays @ Noon
The Male Chorus - All male ages 18 & up. Rehearsal Tuesday 7pmThe Sanctuary Choir - Renders service at the 11:00 am service. Rehearsal Wed. 7:30pm
The Sunrise Choir – Renders service at 8 am- Rehearsal Thursday. 7:00pm
The Women’s Chorus – All female ages 18 & up. Rehearsal Tuesday 7pm
Voices of St. Luke – Mass Choir-TBA
Instruments of Praise -TBA
United Methodist Women- The United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop supportive fellowship, and to expand the course of mission through participation in the global mission of the church. UMW is involved on the local, district, conference and national level within the United Methodist Church. www.gbgm-umc.org/umw
Women of Purpose- The Women of Purpose is an intergenerational, upward-looking, outward-reaching group of women committed to discovering and living God's purpose for their lives.
Status and Role of Women-