St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
April 1, 2015


April 5, 2015
Easter 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 April
Michael Kuznicki


Rev. Dr. Bill Wade

Time for Young Disciples
Rev. Harbison




Gloria Arcos
Nohemi Castillo
Ed Dickinson
Patti Ernst
Richard Garnett
Annemarie Heins
Michael Kuznicki
Julie Lucas




For the family of Janice (Jackie) Bias Kerry who passed away this week. Jackie is the daughter of Phyliss Downing.


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

It's finally here! Easter, the big kahuna of Christian celebrations. The culmination of our faith is all wrapped into this one day. I hope that you will celebrate with us this year as we remember, bear witness, and rejoice in the resurrection of our Lord.

* Remember
  This Thursday at 12:30 and 7:00 p.m. we will celebrate
  Maundy Thursday. During this brief service we will 
  follow the commandment to break bread and pass the cup in
  remembrance of Christ's death and resurrection.

* Bearing Witness
  This Friday at 7:00 p.m. we will bear witness to the passion of our Lord
  and Savior in song and meditation. This meaningful service recalls the
  darkness that can be in all of us and how the light overcomes it. 

* Rejoice
  Easter Sunday will be significant this year at St. Luke's. We welcome our
  confirmation class into full membership in our congregation and celebrate
  that the tomb was empty and that Christ has risen so that we might have
  life and life abundant.

We will also remember some of the joyful times of childhood as we celebrate the spring tradition of our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3.

I hope you have blessed weekend and I will see you here at St. Luke's on Easter Sunday.


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Holy Week at St. Luke's


holy week 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.
   Calling children under age 10! Bring your Easter
   basket and your parents and join the fun hunting for eggs.
Easter Worship, April 5, 10:00 a.m.
   Celebrate the Risen Lord! 



More than 60 years ago, American Christians joined together to respond to the worldwide devastation caused by World War II. Recognizing what a difference we can make when we work together in Christ's name, Presbyterians have continued to support One Great Hour of Sharing ever since. Our gifts support the ministries of Self Development of People, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program.  The OGHS collection will be taken on Easter Sunday.  


                Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 4 @ 11:00 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt 2
Be a part of the fun on April 4 and volunteer to hide eggs, greet our guests, and show the children to the age-appropriate areas. We also need eggs to be stuffed with treats and gift cards or prepared Easter baskets for prizes. Volunteers will meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. to prepare for the event.  If you can help,  call the church office, 713.667.6531, or just show up! 

Maundy Thursday
12:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday We will celebrate Maundy Thursday with two brief services of reflection and communion at 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. We hope you will take advantage of one of these services to celebrate this special moment in the life of the church during Holy Week. Please be silent as you enter the sanctuary and find a seat toward the front.  


 Volunteers Go to Star of Hope
April 19


Volunteers will go to the Star of Hope to help with lunch service at the Transitional Living Center on April 19. Volunteers leave St. Luke's after worship.  Add your name to the sign up sheet in the narthex or call the church office to let us know you are going. Pick up a copy of the SOH Volunteer Guidelines and, if it's your first time to volunteer please follow the instructions and fill out a volunteer interest form on the Star of Hope website.


Don't Miss This! 
1. Holy Week Services
    Maundy Thursday @ 12:30 & 7:00 p.m., April 2
    Good Friday @ 7:00 p.m., April 3
    Easter Sunday @ 10:00 a.m., April 5
2. Easter Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 4 @ 11:00 a.m.


A Closing Prayer   

O God,
you gave your only Son
to suffer death on the cross for our redemption,
and by his glorious resurrection
you delivered us from the power of death.
Grant us so to die daily to sin,
that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.  Amen              
                                                                  from The Book of Common Worship


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