St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
January 7, 2015


January 11, 2015
Baptism of the Lord

Rev. W. Scott Harbison


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Sam Davidson
Anthony DeFalco
Annie Dickinson
Mary Ann Harbison
Jean Kopp
Kathleen Kuznicki
Barbara Mabry
Elizabeth Moreno
Esra Rajan
Jackson Smith
Maisie Smith 



Continued prayers for the family & friends of Joann Navratil. Joann passed away 12/ 29.


Maya Davidson, Sam Davidson's  great niece
Lisa Simmons
Bobette Kutyba, 
  Linda Wiley's sister
Ann Keyes
Tony DeFalco
Melissa Cooper 
Anne Nicholson
Jonah, Bill Wade's  grandson.
Jayne Manry's sister, Patricia
Mike Arcos
Liz Bell Harding
Fifi Roberts
Dot Cowan
Marge Biggs
Martha Jenkins
David Shell 

Jewel Molten
Ann Dragoo  



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Rosalie Woodworth 


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This is a brief reminder that we have started the year running. This Sunday we will ordain and install officers. Make sure to come and see Steve Hurysz and Eddie Crowell ordained as elders in the church as Linda Wiley and Patti Ernst are installed into their office. While you're here, make sure to thank Alan Lucas, LeAnn Lucas and Debbie Jones for their service to our congregation over the past years.  On January 18 we will have our annual meeting when we will revisit 2014 briefly and look forward to 2015. I look forward to seeing you all at both services. I must note that 2014 was significant in dealing with our financial situation and 2015 promises to be the year that we will truly round the corner that's been talked about since before I've been pastor here.   

We have lots of exciting things planned for 2015 which will be unveiled in the coming months. I want you to go ahead and save February 17 for our annual Jazz in the Parking/Cat Fish Fry. This is truly one of my favorite events, as you know how much I love catfish. We look forward to seeing you at this event and all of the coming events in 2015. 

Take care and God bless,
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Elder Installation
Elder Ordination at St. Luke's

During worship on January 11, church officers will be installed for the coming year.  Steve Hurysz will complete Debbie Jones' term for the Class of 2016 and Eddie Crowell, Patti Ernst, and Linda Wiley will comprise the Class of 2017. As part of this meaningful service, our newest elders, Steve and Eddie, will be ordained.  See the photo above as elders gather for "the laying on of hands"  during ordination.

Our thanks to the Class of 2014 who completed their three years of service: Alan Lucas, LeAnn Lucas, and Linda Wiley. Linda has agreed to serve another term!


Make plans to attend this important service.  We look forward to seeing you there!



Congregational Care Committee
Meets January 8 @ 11:30 a.m. 


congregational care
Congregational Care Committee

St. Luke's Congregational Care Committee sponsors our Dinner Club, organizes Sunday lunches for July 4th and Thanksgiving, sends birthday cards, get well cards, and supports members with meals when needed.  If you are looking for a way to be of service to your congregation.... this is the committee for you! The committee will meet in the Session Room at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday January 8. Attend the meeting if possible or call Debbie Jones or Linda Wiley to let them know you want to help.



cong meetingThe Session has called for our annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 18. This meeting is an opportunity to review the work of our committees during 2014 and learn what's ahead for 2015.


Dinner Club

dinner club2Have plans for dinner on January 26? If not, join us for Dinner Club at Los Tios in Meyerland (4840 Beechnut) at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy some good 'ol Tex-Mex.  Dinner Club is a great way to try out a restaurant or just revisit the ones you love all while enjoying conversation with friends new and old. Sign up on Sunday!


Better Bunch Trip
Friday, January 16

On Friday, January 16, the Better Bunch will go to the Museum of Natural Science to see the Samurai Warriors Exhibition. The bus will leave at 10:30 a.m. from ChristChurch Presbyterian, 106 S. 3rd St. in Bellaire. First stop will be lunch at Cleburne Cafeteria and then to the museum. The cost of the trip is $15+lunch. Anyone age 50+ is welcome to join the fun.  To make a reservation, call Barbara Buckley (281.498.l0483) or email her at

Don't Miss This! 

1. Elder Installation
    Sunday, January 11 @ 10:00 a.m.
2  Annual Congregational Meeting
    Sunday, January 18 @ 10:00 a.m.
3. Dinner Club at Los Tios
    Monday, January 26 @ 6:30 p.m. 
4. Jazz in the Parking Lot/Fish Fry
    February 17  6:30-8 p.m. 


A Closing Prayer     

Your voice whispers over the waters of life, echoing in our hearts.
Your voice shatters the chain of sin, so we may skip into the kingdom.
Your voice shakes the wilderness we travel through, blessing us with your peace.
And we cry, "Glory!" God of Love.
You would not let your love be broken and so we are made whole,
you rescue us from death's row, and we will live with you.
You will bring justice to all who are needy and poor, so we wait for you.
and we cry, "Glory!' Beloved God.
As we touch the waters of baptism, touch us with your cleansing grace;
as we are healed by your peace, may we bind up the brokenhearted;
as we are liberated by your love may we work to free all captives.
and we cry, "Glory!' Spirit of love. We cry, "Glory!' Amen.       from Cradled in God's Heart

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