St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
February 25, 2015


March 1, 2015
2nd 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.



Head Usher for March
Carol Wilson/Tony DeFalco


 Brian Heins

Time for Young Disciples
Rev. Harbison




Mike Arcos
Eloise Avina
Janet  Bardin
Gleda Dickinson
Mary Dickinson
Loretta Elledge
Cassie Harbison
Dick Lawson
Connie Lutton
Karen Mayer
Matthew O'Brien
Pam Stephenson



Debbie Harbison
Carol Kershaw
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 51:10-12

Rev. Harbison

As we are reliant on God's grace for forgiveness, we are also reliant on his spirit to lead us along the path of faithfulness. The psalmist implores that God create in him a clean heart and to lead him along the journey of faith. Not a journey of boring, unfulfilling faith, but a faith that is joyful and that allows us to be willing participants in God's grand scheme of life. 

Are we really open to God's spirit working in us in this way? Do we want to focus, not on the world, but on what really matters? I think we often hide from God, not out of shame, but out of a fear of change and what that might mean in our everyday lives. Maybe this Lenten season, as we rapidly approach Easter, we can set aside our fears and let God's spirit work in our lives, transforming us into the new beings he promises we can be in Jesus Christ.

God Bless,  
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Easter Lilies for our Sanctuary


Easter lily Would you like to honor a family member or friend at Easter and help us fill our chancel area with Easter lilies? If so, you can use the sign-up sheets in the Sunday bulletin or print the sign up sheet, fill it out and mail it to the church. If you write a check, please note "Easter Lilies" on the memo line. The plants are $10 each and you are welcome to take your plant home after Easter Sunday service. 


Pastor's Tuesday Study Class

Rev. Harbison's study class on Tuesday, March 3, has been cancelled.  Class will resume as scheduled on March 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Bayou Manor, 4141 S. Braeswood.



Christian Community Service Center's
2015 Azalea Dinner & Auction

ccsc You are cordially invited to attend CCSC's annual Azalea Dinner & Auction at 6:00 p.m. March 26 at the Post Oak Hilton, 2001 Post Oak Blvd. You can buy individual tickets for $95 each or sponsor a table and invite your friends to join you. Table sponsorships range from $10,000 to $1,250. Contact the CCSC office at 713.961.3993 or visit their website for more information.



St. Luke's Dinner Club
March 31 @ 6:30 p.m.

Dinner Club St. Luke's Dinner Club will meet Tuesday, March 31, at Jerry Built Burgers, 3501 W. Holcombe, where you can enjoy a delicious burger, fries and shake. Please note that we will meet on Tuesday not Monday this month. Bring a guest and introduce them to your St. Luke's family. We will all meet at the restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Sign up on Sunday morning or call the church office to RSVP.   



All Women Invited!
Keynote address by Rose Niles:
"Hidden Women of the Protestant Reformation"

Presbyterian Women invites all women to this year's Spring Gathering. It will be held Saturday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. at St. Philip PC, Houston.

You know Calvin, Luther, and Knox. You might have heard of Zwingli, Hus, and Bucer. But, do you know the amazing stories of Marie Dentière, Katharina Von Bora, or Marguerite de Navarre? Come learn hidden stories of courage and faith about women who shaped the Protestant Reformation. They have much to teach us about leading lives of courageous faith in our own seasons of transformation.

Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Rose E. Niles, who is the Development
Officer in the Houston area representing Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will reveal to us, "The Hidden Women of the Protestant Reformation." The Rev. Keatan King, Associate Pastor at St. Philip PC, will lead worship. Details about the event can be found on the presbytery website, click on Ministries on the top of the homepage. All women, regardless of whether in PW or not, are invited to attend this inspirational program which promises to enrich women of all ages in all walks of life of life.


Don't Miss This! 

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

2. Dinner Club @ Jerry Built Burgers
    Tuesday, March 31 @ 6:30 p.m.
3. Afternoon Study Group @ St. Luke's
    Wednesday, March 18 @ 2:00 p.m.


A Closing Prayer   

Dear God,
Lift our darkness, give us the hope of a new day,
Call us from our wavering,
Call us from the depths,
Call us to higher ground,
Call us to yourself,
  call us to that confident position where you are our rock and our salvation,
Call us to follow you
  until the spires appear at the world's rim,
Call us to persistent living,
Call us to courageous living. Amen.                             by Robert D. Young, from Let Us Pray

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