The scriptures tell us that mission is the activity of a loving, caring God who desires that all people have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10). Furthermore, mission is a natural aspect of any Christian lifestyle and needs to be incorporated into the ongoing life of every congregation.
Our primary calling at St. Luke is to help feed the hungry and work for justice for our neighbors.
Many of our fellow Austinites do not have air-conditioning units and are in danger of heat stroke this summer. Our goal is to provide 60+ box fans for them through Family Eldercare.
Do donate a fan, you can make a $15 donation to the church and we’ll get it to our very grateful neighbors!
Hope Food Pantry
St. Luke takes a collection for the Food Pantry every Sunday. We encourage all who attend our services to bring non-perishable food items for our collection. Those who wish to contribute money for others to buy the food may do so by including their contribution with the offering and marking it "Food Pantry." The following items are always needed: baby food, diapers, formula and canned or packaged food not needing refrigeration.
To serve at the Hope Food Pantry during their weekday distribution, please click here for more information.
Additional ministries include:
Partnership with Texas Hunger Initiative, who makes St. Luke their home base.
Partnership with New Life Institute, who will begin offering free and reduced-cost counseling services at St. Luke in January, 2019.
Partnership with Lifetime Learning Institute, which offer learning opportunities for adults 55+
Partnership with Interfaith Action of Central Texas
Methodist Healthcare Ministries - St. Luke is home to a Wesley Nurse who offers health-care related services to the Austin area.
Comfort kits for the homeless - ongoing: Please pick-up a kit after worship to give to our brothers and sisters you see on Austin streets.
C.R.O.P. Walk - We walk to end hunger in Austin and around the world each February. Last year we raised $4,500 toward the effort.
Fans for the homebound - Each May. This year we raised 68 fans for Family Eldercare.
School supplies for Mathews Elementary and Hope Food Pantry - Summers.
Sewing ministry for premature infants - Ongoing: Threads of Love