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


March 15, 2015
4th 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


Rev. W. Scott Harbison

Time for Young Disciples
Rev. Harbison




Mike Arcos
Eloise Avina
Janet  Bardin
Glenda 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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Rev. Harbison

This week I am filled with gratitude toward our congregation. Food was brought, prayers were offered, and support given at a very difficult time for Debbie, the girls, and myself. As a congregation, as you always do, you showed God's love and all I can feel is gratitude. Even though thank you is never enough I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for the love and support you have shown Debbie, myself, and my family. 


According to Calvin, gratitude is at the heart of the Christian experience. We are loved and forgiven by God's grace so we feel gratitude and in gratitude we serve others, try to live a better life, and share God's love and blessings. We don't do these things out of a sense of obligation but in a real expression of thanksgiving. This is the heart of Christian charity, love, and community engagement, this sense of gratitude for the gifts that God blesses us with. 

This is what's so scary. Gratitude these days seems to be the hardest emotion to pass on. For a nation that is wealthy beyond imagination, to feel grateful is difficult because we seem to take everything for granted. How can we as followers of Christ teach the importance of gratitude not only in our faith journeys but in our everyday lives? Is there a magic phrase or way we can show others why they should be grateful? How do you describe grateful? Just like love, hate, and anger it's one of those words with feelings we just can't get our head around. This is when we have to trust that God's spirit can work in our lives to show what true gratitude looks like. Maybe this is our hope that God will touch our hearts reminding us how important it is to say thank you and to mean it. 

God Bless,  

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 St. Luke's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 4 @ 11:00 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt 2
Hunting for Easter Eggs!

Add St. Luke's Easter Egg Hunt to your Spring calendar and make it a date to be here with your children for a morning of fun. Children ages 10 years or under are welcome to hunt, with special areas designated for younger children too. The Easter Bunny will visit again this year, providing opportunity for some great photos with your little ones.

Everyone will gather in the south parking lot, where Rev. Harbison will lead the children in some special egg hunting exercises and then release everyone to begin the hunt. Children: Bring your family, a basket to collect eggs and be sure to keep an eye out for some very special eggs that will give you prizes.  Happy hunting everyone! 



Pastor's Lenten Class


Rev. Harbison will be holding a class two Wednesdays in March (March 18 & 25). The class is entitled: "Talking about your faith when you really don't know how". Meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Cookie Room, #123.  



Looking for a Daytime Study Group?


Look no further! Our evening study group has moved their meeting time to 2:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.  Drop in for the next class, March 18, and find out if it's a good fit for you. Class meets at St. Luke's in the History Room, #129. 



CCSC Azalea Dinner & Auction
March 26 at the Post Oak Hilton


Make your plans now to attend the Azalea Dinner and Auction on March 26 at 6:00 p.m.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Christian Community Service Center programs and the people they serve. Auction items are needed and table sponsorships are greatly appreciated  You can buy individual tickets for $95 each or sponsor a table and invite your friends to join you.  Table sponsorships range from $1,250 to $10,000. Sign up to attend and find out more about donating auction items and sponsorships HERE.  For more information, contact Kelly Finkenbinder at 713.961.3993 or visit the CCSC website.



St. John's Presbyterian Church
Blood Drive - Sunday, March 22


St. John's Presbyterian Church, 5020 W. Belfort, is having a blood drive March 22, 8 am - 12 Noon in Room 209. If you have any questions, please call 713.723.6262.  


Don't Miss This! 

1. Pastor's Lenten Classes "How to talk about your faith when you don't know how"
    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   

Though we have experienced your grace in many ways,
we are still in awe, O God, at the depth of your compassion
and the breadth of your love.
Where we give up so easily, as our love falters and fails,

your love never fails, for it comes to us through our Lord,
who was faithful even to the death on the cross
so that we might have life abundant and eternal...
life full and rich and free.
It is in his blessed name that we pray. Amen. 


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