St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
February 4, 2015


February 8, 2015
5th 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


Patti Ernst

Time for Young Disciples
Patti Ernst




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




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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Rev. Harbison


Today I'm going to give a shout out to our confirmation class. I told them they had to do a service project and they got on board with the Souper Bowl of Caring and we raised over $1,000 for the Star of Hope plus several bags of non-perishables which were sent to the food bank at CCSC. We should be proud of them because they believed they could make a difference and they did. In fact, they'll be surprised by the $1,000 dollars because we didn't know that someone left a generous donation in the offering plate when we counted our money on Sunday morning. So give a hat's off to a wonderful confirmation class. Big things are coming from them.  

Speaking of that as we met we began to talk about the possibilities they could do as a group. Soon we were talking about things we could do for fellowship and service. Without them even realizing what they were doing, they began to form a youth group. It's been a long time since I've worked with youth in the way I've been able to work with this group, but I hope that the seeds we have planted will blossom and reap rewards not only for St. Luke's but for our community as these young people grow in faith and seek to share God's love for all people.  God bless and have a wonderful rest of the week.

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The Souper Bowl of Caring
Big Thanks for your generous donations!

Confirmation Class 2015

Our Confirmation Class collected over $1,000 to benefit the Star of Hope last Sunday. The reports from the Souper Bowl of Caring Houston website reveals 286 groups raised $1,434,101, all going to charities in the Houston area. National reports are that 2,422 groups raised $5,135.146. The nation's biggest weekend of football is turning into it's largest weekend of giving.



How CCSC Made a Difference in 2014


ccsc In 2014 Christian Community Service Center served over 50,000 people in the area of basic needs, employment, and youth services. None of this would have been possible with out the 2,329 dedicated volunteers who contributed over 43,000 hours.  Here are a few statistics about the good that was done in 2014.  

347,543  Clients were supplied with nutritious food packages
       941  Households received utility assistance.
       165  People received glasses, dental services, or
               prescription medication.
  10,580  People were provided with gently used clothing
    6,543  Pounds of produce was harvested for clients at the
               CCSC garden
       380  People were served by JobNet; 30% were hired
       271  People attended a 42 hour business training program
    6,518  Students received school supplies and school clothing
    2,635  Children received gifts and family food for Christmas
    1,378  Students received vision screening; 452 received eye
               exams with 407 receiving prescription glasses. 




Are You a Runner Too?


Steve Hurysz, a member of St. Luke's and a seven year veteran of the Chevron Houston Marathon, wanted to share a half marathon run with our readers that he's planning on running and which is always a lot of fun. The St. Paddy's Half Marathon on March 22 in Sugar Land provides a fast personal record course; offers a prize purse to the top 3 men and women; finisher medals; good food at the finish line; a costume contest prize, and best of all The Rogues Scotch-Irish band will be playing at the finish line. For more information go to or speak to Steve on Sunday morning..



Community Conversation
Braeswood Super Neighborhood Meeting
February 19 @ 6:30 p.m.

Community Festival What do our department of education and our school district do, how do their decisions affect our children, and what current issues are being discussed?  Join the Braeswood Super neighborhood on Thursday, February 19, for a community conversation with Mike Lunceford, Houston Independent School District District V Trustee, and Diane Trautman, Harris County Department of Education at-Large Trustee, to learn about current matters with our school system.  The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Linkwood Park Community Center (3699 Norris).  Other items on the agenda include 2015 Braeswood Super Neighborhood Council elections and the proposed senior housing project.


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     

God of love,
we are grateful for the love you have shown us in Christ
and through other persons, for patience with our failings,
for kindness in our weak moments, for praise when we have done our best,
for forgiveness without counting the times,
for those who go with us when the going gets rough,
for those who trust us again after we have abused their trust.

For all gifts of love, we thank you,
and especially that your love for us is stronger than death. Amen 
                                                                     from Prayers for the Seasons of God's People,B. David Hostetter

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