St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
January 14, 2015


January 18, 2015
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rev. W. Scott Harbison


Sunday School
 9:00 a.m. 

Classes for all ages 


10:00 a.m.

Congregational Meeting


Fellowship & Refreshments
11:00 a.m.



Debbie Jones


Time for Young Disciples:
LeAnn Lucas




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



For friends of Debbie Jones:
The Kiser Family on the loss of their daughter.
The Hile Family as they go through a family crisis.


Libby Hintz
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  



Art Biggs
Rosalie Woodworth 


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Psalm 62:7-8


Rev. Harbison

There are times in our lives when we feel like

there is no place to go. We feel lost, hurt, scared and confused. We feel that every decision we make is bad and no path leads to light.


The psalmist reminds us that there is a place to turn to in the darkness of night and in our most confused state. . .that is to God. God promises to be our refuge. He is trustworthy, faithful and most of all loving. Throughout scripture we are reminded again and again that with God there is nothing that will overcome us, nothing is impossible. God is always with us.


Thanks be to God who sees our human frailty and loves us anyway. Thanks be to God who is truly our strength and our refuge, a sanctuary from the scary world outside.

Take care and God bless,
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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.



Flower Chart 2015

The 2015 Flower Chart is now posted in the Cookie Room.  Sign up for the Sunday of your choice to celebrate a person or event, or as a memorial to a loved one. Use the envelopes below the chart to include your check ($80 for 2 arrangements) and to let us know how to acknowledge your gift in the bulletin. You are welcome to arrange to share a Sunday with a friend. You can take the flowers home after Sunday's service or leave them at St. Luke's and we will arrange to deliver them to a nearby nursing home. 




Holly Hall Book Review
Wednesday, January 28 @ 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 28 will be the first book review of 2015. Lurline Morrow will review Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Booth Luce by Sylvia Morris. No American woman of the 20th century rose so far as Clare Booth Luce, a legendary playwright, politician, and social seductress. Born with nothing, she transformed herself, married two millionaires and wrote three Broadway hits. Come to hear this fascinating story of her life and support the mission of the Holly Hall Book Review series. Tickets are $12 at the door at St. Luke's Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer. Proceeds from ticket sales go to support the cost of care to Holly Hall residents who can who longer afford to do so.



DBSA Meeting at St. Luke's

St. Luke's is now host to DBSA Greater Houston meetings on Mondays and Saturdays. The mission of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston is to provide free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders. Attend the meeting or let someone know about these free weekly meetings at St. Luke's on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. and Mondays 7-8:30 p.m. The next meeting is Saturday, January 17. For more information call 713.600.1131 or go to the website,


Church Holiday

The church office will be closed on Monday, January 19, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Don't Miss This! 

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


A Closing Prayer     

Grant unto us, O God, the fullness of your promises.
Where we have been weak, grant us your strength;
where we have been confused, grant us your guidance;
where we have been distraught, grant us your comfort;
where we have been dead, grant us your life.
Apart from you, O Lord, we are nothing,
in and with you we can do all things. Amen..       from The Book of Common Worship

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