St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
January 20, 2015


January 25, 2015
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rev. W. Scott Harbison


Sunday School
9:00 a.m. 

Classes for all ages 

10:00 a.m.

Fellowship & Refreshments
11:00 a.m.
Celebrate January Birthdays!




Rev. Dr. Bill Wade

Time for Young Disciples
Rev. Harbison




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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Rev. Harbison

For the past two weeks the lectionary has focused on call stories. These are stories of Jesus calling disciples, God calling prophets and calling people to a new way of living life. This makes sense since we are at the beginning of the Christian year and all gospels have call stories in the first part of their narratives. The lectionary rounds out these call stories with the call of Samuel and Jonah.

So with all these call stories it should be a reminder to us that we are called to serve God in the here and now. We at St. Luke's need help to continue moving forward in our quest to become the congregation God calls us to be. Do you have gifts that you can share to help us on the journey of faith? Are you an accounting whiz, do you have handy man skills, do you have a green thumb, do you enjoy visiting with people, do you have a keen sense of hospitality? If you have any of these skills, we need you to help us at St. Luke's. God has blessed you with these gifts of the spirit. Please consider sharing your gifts to keep us moving forward.

If you feel moved by God's spirit to help, you can contact Mary Ann in the church office. She has a list of service opportunities, she knows all the committee chairs, and would be happy to connect you with the appropriate person. You can also speak to me, as I am always looking for ways to help make our congregation move more smoothly  I thank God for the many gifts he has provided to you and to our church. I look forward to working with you as we make St. Luke's the church God calls us to be.


Take care and God bless,
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Run, Steve, Run 


We have a runner in our midst! Steve Hursyz completed the marathon on Sunday, running 26.2 miles, Here's a photo of he and Lilly at mile 16, only 10.2 miles to go! . Congratulations, Steve, on your seventh Chevron Houston Marathon!   



The Souper Bowl of Caring
February 1


The "Souper Bowl of Caring" began in 1990 with a Presbyterian youth group in Columbia, South Carolina. A simple pastoral prayer, inspired a movement: "Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat."  This prayer gave birth to an idea. Why not ask worshipers to give one dollar each for the needy on Super bowl Sunday? Every dollar collected would go DIRECTLY to a local charity to be determined by the organizing group.


An aggregate of over $100 million has been donated to soup kitchens, food banks, and other charities in communities across the country since it's inception.The nation's biggest weekend of football is turning into it's largest weekend of giving.

St. Luke's confirmation class will be asking for your participation on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1st. 




Dinner Club
Monday, January 26 @ 6:30 p.m.


Our first Dinner Club gathering for 2015 will be at Los Tios in Meyerland, 4840 Beechnut. Join us for some good 'ol satisfying Tex Mex on Monday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. If you haven't been a part of our Dinner Club yet you are missing out on a fun time.  It's an opportunity to get to know folks a little better around a table of good food and conversation. Add our Dinner Club (last Monday of each month)  to your 2015 social calendar!



Jazz in the Parking Lot and Fish Fry
February 17,  6-7:30 p.m.


Mark your calendars now and join us for our annual Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday, February 17. Marvin and his trio will provide live New Orleans style jazz and dinner will be provided by Catfish on Wheels. The Catfish on Wheels folks have been cooking up delicious catfish and shrimp for us for years and and they never disappoint!


This is one of our community events that draws a crowd! We look forward to seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones, as we share a meal and listen to some great tunes! Make plans now to attend. More information will becoming soon. 

Don't Miss This! 

1. Dinner Club at Los Tios
    Monday, January 26 @ 6:30 p.m. 
2. Jazz in the Parking Lot/Fish Fry
    February 17,  6:30-8 p.m. 
3. Ash Wednesday Service
    February 18, 7:00 p.m.


A Closing Prayer     

O God,
through the giving of the Word become flesh in Christ,  
you have spoken to us of unlimited, accepting love.
Help us to have the courage to receive your gift and share it.
In Christ we pray. Amen.                                              from Lectionary Worship Aids, James R. Wilson

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