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.
Support our Summer Fan Drive!
Many older adults in Austin struggle through our hot summers without air-conditioning in their homes. This is an issue of life and death for some, so in response we are trying to collect 50 fans to support the mission of Family Eldercare! You can purchase a fan for only $15, which will go a long way in providing much-needed relief and safety for a fellow Austinite. Give at church during worship or online: simply designate the check "Fans". Thanks!
Join our Refugee Welcome Team as we support Refugee Services of Texas
St. Luke is hosting a refugee family of 7 from the Democratic Republic of Congo as they integrate into their new life in the United States.
There are several ways to support this justice mission:
1) join our welcome team,
2) donate funds for bus passes or a new cell phone
3) donate new, commonly-used household items.
For more information, email Pastor Jay at email@example.com.
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.
We are already planning for our July 15-23, 2017 Mission to Guatemala!
This year our hope is to take up to 25 people (ages 15-99 welcome!): 2 doctors, 1 dentist and a bunch of adventurous others! If you are interested in more information, please contact Pastor Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team meetings start in February and the deadline to sign-up will be in early March.
Additional ministries include:
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. In Feb. 2016 we raised $4,000 toward the effort.
Fans for the homebound - Summer, 2016 we purchased 43 fans for Family Eldercare
Care packages for the local Red Cross - ongoing
Thanksgiving meals for underprivileged families - Nov, 2016
School supplies for Hope Food Pantry - Summer, 2016.
Sewing ministry for premature infants - Ongoing: Threads of Love