Watch this PREVIEW of our June 20 virtual worship experience. The sermonic reflection, "Be the bridge," is based on Mark 3:1-16 (NIV).
See you at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.

Register now for in-person Sunday worship, beginning July 4, at Highland Park UMC's Tolleson Family Activity Center. We're in the Tolleson building temporarily, while repairs are being made to our sanctuary and pastoral suite after last winter's Snowdemic.

Since we're still observing social distancing, seating is limited to 175 adults (we also have space for 60 children and 40 youth in another part of Tolleson).

We've developed a FAQ sheet with answers to frequently asked questions such as child care, children's and youth church, parking, and more. We'll post an updated FAQ sheet periodically in the newsletter and on our website.

We hope you're as excited about our post-pandemic, next-level normal and seeing the St. Luke family again! We've missed you! And we're extremely thankful to Pastor Rasmussen and our sisters and brothers in Christ at Highland Park UMC for their incredible generosity.

In his June 7 "State of St. Luke" address, Pastor Butler shared exciting news about our return to in-person worship and plans to repair, renovate, and expand our campus.

These resources will get you up to speed if you missed SOSL--or refresh your memory and enthusiasm if you were there when it happened:
Our Mental Wellness Ministry's next mini-symposium will be held Saturday, July 17, on Zoom. We'll have breakout sessions for youth as well as adults! Registration starts tomorrow!
News and events that have already appeared in the newsletter at least once
Register now for the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center's virtual Juneteenth Economic Forum. Learn more about changes happening economically within our landscape. Topics include the digital divide, group economics and investment clubs, international living, the gig economy, and more.
Vincent Ratcliff to be Honored at Juneteenth Economic Forum
St. Luke Member Vincent Ratcliff will be honored at the opening session of the ZWHJCOC Juneteenth Economic Forum as the 2021 recipient of the Zan W. Holmes Jr. Champion Award. The opening session begins at 11 a.m., Monday, June 21. To register, go to, click on Classes, and register for the first session titled “The Sharing Economy: Creating Apps for Global Use.”
The recipient of this honor demonstrates perseverance and determination in his/her support of the ZWHJCOC in its mission to improve the lives of those who live in poverty by providing them education and job skills. The honoree is always willing to go the extra mile for the community and is relentless in making things happen.
Ratcliff joined the ZWHJCOC Board of Directors in 2017 and was elected Treasurer soon after. He has generously donated to the organization, helping fund its programs and services. Read more about him here.
For more information, contact Jasmine Anderson at
June 24 | Re-imagining:
As people of faith, what is the case for reparations from a theological/biblical perspective? And how can we prophetically live into that calling now and guarantee it for the future?
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary
UPDATE: Registration deadline for ALL classes, including adults: 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 25

UPDATE: VBS materials pickup & block party: Saturday, June 26, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. The materials packets are for EVERYONE, including adults!

VBS on Zoom: Monday, June 28, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

The Zoom links will be emailed to registrants, listed in next week's newsletter, and posted on our website.
Original Zoom registration link:
Info and activities around town
Dallas Leadership Foundation is accepting applications for its Emergency Rental Assistance Program. This initiative, in partnership with the City of Dallas, is part of the Dallas Rent Relief program that commits to making assistance accessible to its residents. Click here to learn how to apply.
Download the latest news about COVID-19.
WE'RE HIRING! Review the Director of Generosity description for full details on this exciting career opportunity. Discover or reveal your calling as a member of St. Luke's staff.
No new bereavements
Dwayne Applewhite
Sharman Burks
Patricia Charles
Oneda Collins
Sharon Collins
Steven Duncan
Shirley Fridia
Teresa Frye
Linda Carol Hogg
Bettye Hood
Marian Jones
Hattie Jenkins
Julia Parhams
Lisa Parhams
Sondra Price
Cynthia Ratcliff
Erie Rawlins
Rochelle Sholar
Betty Tanner
Johnnie Walker
People without shelter from extreme weather
Althea Adams
Min. Larry Allen
Berda Venerable
Theryn C. Bond
Bryce Jordan Bristow
Todd Bristow
Diane Brown
Willie Brown
Zula Brown
Supt. Rueben Caro
Susan L. Charles
Melody Clark
Tyler S. Clay
Rickey Collins
Carmen Cook
Doug Courtney
Karen Crow
Vanessa Curtis
Clementine Deadmon
CPT Charles Fontenot, Jr.
Benita Gonzalez
Mike Grigsby
Merrell Hamilton
Dejon Hogan
Bob Ingram
Arica Jefferson
Faatimah Johnson
Gary Johnson
Jean Johnson
Kenneth Johnson & family
Mary Johnson
Courtney Jones
Hunter Kennedy
Carlton King
Norma Kimborough
Bianca King
Daphne Wilson-Lane
Rosa Lawson
LeCarvin Lewis
Debra Lister
Sgt. Matthew Lloyd
Brian Malone
Rose Malone
Billy May
Ida Miller
Arthur Mitchell
Briana Mosley
Maxcine Mosley
Ailani Myers
Brittani Myers
Shern Myers & family
Stephanie Neal
Brian Newsome
Pvt. Noriega
Alice Oliver
Sgt. Kashonna Parham
Sharon Pickens
Sherry Powell
PFC Jacquain Reed
Ken Salter & family
Sam Samuels
Addie Shelby
Ishaallah & Matthew Smith
Fannie Smith
SPC Marcus Solomon
J. E. Spencer
LaMarvin Steele
Betty Tanner
Kevin Taylor
Pam Toney
Tryon Family
SFC Jocklyn Tucker
CPT Tristan Turknett
Bernice J. Washington
Carolyn Washington
Teresa W. Washington
Leatrice Westbrook
Lt. Steve Westbrook
Charles Venters
Cynthia Young
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