St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
February 18, 2015


February 22, 2015
1st Sunday in Lent


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 February birthdays!



Head Usher for February
Patti Ernst


Michael Kuznicki

Time for Young Disciples
Steve Hurysz




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




Prayers for the Lawson family. Dick Lawson's sister,  Karen Lettinger,  passed away 2/13/14 in California.

Mike Arcos
Libby Hintz
Uldine Bisagno, friend of Marvin Gaspard
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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Psalm 51:1-7

Rev. Harbison

As we prepare for the season of Lent, a time of reflection on our own need for repentance and renewing our relationship with God, I think it's appropriate that we start with a reminder of where forgiveness comes from. This psalm is attributed to David after Nathan confronts him about his actions with Bathsheba. David knows the depths of his sin and he knows there is only one source that can forgive him.

Verse 10 says "Create in me a clean heart O God and put a new and right spirit within me". Our ability to be forgiven, to get a clean heart, to be renewed, comes not from our own action but from God. God who knows our weaknesses, God who loves us despite out faults, creates in us a clean heart. It is grace that flows from God into us that allows us to live a life of discipleship, a life of redemption. How wonderful is a God, who we turn our backs on time and time again, yet gives us through his spirit forgiveness, grace and renewal.

This Lenten season as we walk the path seeking redemption, let us remember that God redeems us.

God Bless,  
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Jazz in the Parking Lot & Fish Fry
We had a great time last night!


Jazz in the Parking Lot 2015

When the weather turned cold this week we didn't want to give up on having our party outdoors, so we rented a tent....with a heater! It was nice and cozy inside the tent where folks enjoyed a piping hot fish and shrimp dinner prepared on the spot and live jazz by the Marvin Gaspard Trio. We served over 175 people last night!  Thanks to the Evangelism Committee and all the people who helped make the evening possible. 



Ash Wednesday
Tonight @ 7:00 p.m.


ash wednesday We will observe the ancient practice of imposition of ashes tonight. 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.


Journey, A Devotional for Lent

"Journey" provides the metaphor for the readings in this Season of Lent. There is a physical one, of course, that we follow as Jesus makes his way to Jerusalem. There is also the many-faceted spiritual journey of Christian discipleship: the journey from our false selves to our true self, the journey from our solitary self to living with others, and the journey of our soul to God. 


Journey through the Season of Lent with reflections and practices written by the Austin Seminary community. You can pick up a copy on Sunday morning in the narthex. You can also read the devotional HERE.



Pastor's Classes
March 18 & 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

Rev. Harbison will host a class on two consecutive Wednesday evenings, March 18 & 25 at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be "Talking about your faith when you really don't know how." 



Why I belong....Presbyterians share
what being Presbyterian 
means to them.


For several months now, Presbyterians have been writing to  Presbyterians Today about why they are part of the Presbyterian family. Some of the responses were printed in the December 2014 issue.  If you missed the issue or would like to read more, click  HERE.  For more than 200 years Presbyterians have remained unwavering in this one conviction: Jesus is Lord (1Corinthians 12:3). All power, truth, and salvation rest with God alone.  


Don't Miss This! 
1. Ash Wednesday Service
    February 18, 7:00 p.m.
2. First Sunday in Lent
    February 22, 10:00 a.m.

3. Pastor's Lenten Classes
    March 18 & 25 @ 6:30 p.m.


A Closing Prayer   

O God, in the cross you moved us from believing
that the temple building was the only place of worship
to accepting that our hearts and lives are your temple of true worship.
We praise you, Lord. In Christ we pray. Amen.                              James R. Wilson, Lectionary Worship Aids

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