St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
January 28, 2015


February 1, 2015
4th 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.



Head Usher for February
Patti Ernst


Rev. Dr. Bill Wade

Time for Young Disciples
Rev. Harbison




Kelvin Cooper
Robyn Crowell
Debbie Harbison
Olivia Harbison
Scott Harbison
Libby Hintz
Ryan Klasen
Jeanne Leach
LeAnn Lucas
Jim Mayer
Anne Nicolson




Mike Arcos
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
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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Isaiah 147:3

Rev. Harbison

January and February are months known for something  you wouldn't expect....."The Blues". Depression seems to rise in these months. It makes sense really when you think about it. The holidays are over and all the excitement that goes with them. Spring is a month or two away and if you live in Houston, it rains a lot.


So what do we do when the blues strike us? Who do we talk to? How do we get out of our funk? The Psalmist reminds us that God "heals the broken hearted and binds up our wounds".  He is the one who pulls us out of our funk. He does this not out of any obligation, but out of his real love for all of us. How wonderful is that? 

Take care and God bless,
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The Souper Bowl of Caring
February 1


Our Confirmation Class has been busy over the last two Sundays telling you all about their Souper Bowl of Caring collection to benefit Star of Hope. This Sunday morning they will be asking you to make a contribution to make their collection a generous one!

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."  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. 



Ash Wednesday
February 18 @ 7:00 p.m. 


  ash wednesday We will observe the ancient practice of the imposition of ashes at our Ash Wednesday service February 18. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on foreheads as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. It is traditional that palm leaves used during the previous year's Palm Sunday service be burned to use for imposition. This solemn service signifies the beginning of our Lenten journey and occurs 46 days before Easter. Please join us for this meaningful service as we begin our Lenten journey to Easter.



Better Bunch Trip
February 17


On Tuesday, February 17, the Better Bunch will enjoy a guided tour of the Houston Police Museum. The county bus will leave Christ Church Presbyterian, 106 S. 3rd St in Bellaire at 9:30 a.m. The only expense for the trip is your lunch which will be at Romano's Macaroni Grill on Westheimer. Anyone age 50+ is welcome to come. To make a reservation call Barbara Buckley at 281.498.0483 or email her at



Christian Community Service Center Garden


ccsc Did you know that the CCSC Garden, raised nearly 10,000 pounds of fresh produce last year? Each day CCSC provides nutritious food choices to clients. who receive 5-day food packages that are individualized by family size and specific preferences. The fruits and vegetables harvested from the garden, supplement their standard non-perishables. For a tour of  the garden contact Nia Davis at


More volunteers are needed to join the garden team! Typically volunteers help for 2 hours on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings, one day a week, but this is flexible. Contact Karen Holloman at 713.961.3993, X 205 for more information.  


Pastor's Bible Study Cancelled


Rev. Harbison's Bible Study class will not meet on February 3. His class usually meets at 10:30 a.m. on  the first and third Tuesday of each month at Bayou Manor.


Don't Miss This! 


1. 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 gracious and holy God,
give us diligence to seek you,
wisdom to perceive you,
and patience to wait for you.
Grant us, O God,
a mind to meditate on you;
eyes to behold you;
ears to listen for your word:
a heart to love you;
and a life to proclaim you;
through the power of the spirit
of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.                       from The Book of Common Worship,
                                                                         attributed to Benedict of Nursia (c480-547)

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