St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
February 11, 2015


February 15, 2015
Transfiguration Sunday


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


Alan Lucas

Time for Young Disciples
Alan Lucas




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


You may have noticed that we have taken communion by intinction over the past few communion Sundays.  We will continue this through the Lenten season. I know that not everyone likes intinction and we will return to serving in the seats with Easter Sunday.  I really wish, however, that you would consider why we are doing intinction during this time. 

Please find below a brief paragraph from Central Presbyterian Church in Austin about the theology of intinction. This is not the end statement of how we do communion at St. Luke's but I hope it's a starting place about what communion means and why we together share the body and blood of our Lord and Savior. Let me know what you think. 

"The practice of receiving communion by Intinction is an ancient one.  In the last few generations many Protestant churches have revived this practice in Sunday worship. When taking Communion by Intinction, the body of the Church acts together, moving as a community towards the Table. In the Reformed tradition, we believe that salvation is given to us, and is not something we take; by being handed bread, the symbolism for this belief is enacted."

God Bless,


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Serve at Star of Hope
3rd Sunday of each month


For more than a century Star of Hope has continued to address the needs of an ever-changing homeless population. What began as a calling from God to Reverend Dennis Peveto to open a refuge for men has become a family of ministries serving men, women and their families.


Volunteers from St. Luke's go out in service to the Star of Hope on the third Sunday of each month to assist with lunch service at the Transitional Living Center. Serving 66 families and 45 single women, TLC helps prepare and train the homeless to become independent and re-enter the mainstream of society. 


If you would like to volunteer, sign up on Sunday morning and pick up a copy of the SOH Volunteer Guidelines.  If this is your first time to volunteer, please fill out a volunteer interest form and in the availability section write "St. Luke's Presbyterian Church to assist with lunch every 3rd Sunday at TLC.  You will receive a PIN number to use when you arrive at Star of Hope. Want to find out more? View this video about volunteering in the kitchen.



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

Rev. Harbison had a some words to share about our Mardi Gras celebration: "My favorite food is happening at church this coming Tuesday. Plan on being here early to help and let's enjoy some catfish with our neighbors.  There will also be shrimp, hushpuppies and french fries, a can't miss combination."

Marvin and his trio will be playing some New Orleans style jazz tunes and the Catfish on Wheels folks will be cooking in our parking lot. Our meal will also include tea/water and desserts by the good cooks at St. Luke's. Food tickets are $8/adults and $5/children for very generous plates. We hope to be under the stars in the south parking lot....but we'll move inside if the weather is an issue.


We will need to provide an approximate count of meals by Monday. If you have not reserved your food and will not be at church on Sunday, please call the church office to let us know.




Calling all Young Adults!
(ages 18 & graduated high school to age 30)

You are invited to a weekend retreat Friday-Sunday, March 27-29 at beautiful Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, Texas, just a little over an hour from Houston. Arrive Friday night and get to know other young adults from around our presbytery. Saturday, the group will work at Camp Cho-Yeh to beautify and improve the grounds and that evening there will be a campfire, snacks, and fellowship. Depart Sunday morning after worship, conclusion of grounds work, and lunch. ALL meals and lodging are provided free.  Contact Rev. Caressa Murray, 281.798.5993 for details and to sign up. 



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


ash wednesday We will observe the ancient practice of imposition of ashes on February 18. 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.

Don't Miss This! 
1. Jazz in the Parking Lot/Fish Fry
    February 17,  6:30-8 p.m. 

2. Ash Wednesday Service
    February 18, 7:00 p.m.


A Closing Prayer   

Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have won for us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
O most merciful redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,

day by day.                                   Richard of Chichester (1197-1253), from the Book of Common Worship

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