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


March 22, 2015
5th 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


Linda Wiley

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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Psalm 51:10

Rev. Harbison

As we close our Lenten season (yes, I know Lent lasts to Easter, but with the celebration of Palm Sunday, this will be the last article I write concerning Lent), I want to remember the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 51:10.  This is the verse we've been singing as our Lenten benediction and it is what Lent is all about.

We want to be renewed. We want our guilt to go away and we want to feel better about ourselves and our faith journey. We want hope not despair, we want joy not sorrow, and we want happiness not wretchedness.  The key to finding these positive attitudes is remembering that God indeed creates the clean heart within us by forgiving us. We are a forgiven people we should live lives of hope, joy, and happiness. The trouble is we fail to forgive ourselves and in some ways I believe this is the biggest "sin" of all. God has forgiven us. God sees into our human hearts knowing our darkest desires and fears and loves us for who we are and where we are, forgiving the doubts and turmoil that our lives can bring. We just can't seem to do it ourselves. 

I hope Lent has been a rewarding experience for you, but more importantly I hope you reflect upon the words of the Psalmist and indeed the words of our Lord Jesus Christ and accept the forgiveness that has been given to us. There are no strings. There's just God's great love for us and our need to embrace that love.

Thanks be to God who forgives us and loves us.

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

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Hunting for Easter Eggs!

Our Easter Egg Hunt has come to be a popular event for our community and our Evangelism Committee works hard to make it a real success each year. This year the Easter Egg Hunt  is without committee co-chairs, Marty Moore and Leann Lucas. As a result, we need YOUR help more than ever! If you've never helped out with this event you should give it a try. It's such a fun event for the children and adults. 

Here's how you can help:

1. Purchase & stuff plastic eggs with wrapped treats/toys/stickers.

2. Donate wrapped candies, small toys or stickers to stuff the
    eggs we have on hand.

3. Stuff and sort eggs at church (date and time to be determined)

4. Donate gift cards or prepared Easter baskets as prizes.

5. Help with grounds clean-up before eggs are hidden.

6. Hide the Easter eggs 


Change in the Book of Order


As you may or may not know, our denomination has voted to change wording in the book of order concerning marriage. I know many of you may have concerns about this change and I want to discuss it with each and every one of you. I will discuss it in the announcement portion of worship and will be open to any and all conversations you may wish to have concerning this change. 
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Holy Week at St. Luke's


holy week Palm Sunday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.
   Palms wave in triumphant greeting
   as Jesus enters Jerusalem
Maundy Thursday, April 2, 12:30 & 7 p.m.
   A brief time for Reflection & Communion.
Good Friday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.
   A solemn service remembering the darkest
   hours of our Savior's life.
Easter Egg Hunt, April 4 @ 11:00 a.m.
   Bring your Easter basket and join the fun! (for children under 10)
Easter Worship, April 5, 10:00 a.m.
   Celebrate the Risen Lord! 



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


dinner club2 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 meet at the restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Sign up on Sunday morning or call the church office to RSVP.  

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 at Jerry Built Burgers
    Tuesday, March 31 @ 6:30 p.m.
3. Easter Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 4 @ 11:00 a.m.


A Closing Prayer   

Gracious God,
in order that the children of earth
might discern good from evil
you sent your Son to be the light of the world.
As Christ shines upon us,
may we learn what pleases you, and live in all truth and goodness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.                                from The Book of Common Worship


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