St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
May 6, 2015


May 10, 2015
6th Sunday of Easter


Rev. W. Scott Harbison

Sunday School
9:00 a.m. 

Classes for all ages 

10:00 a.m.

Refreshments & Fellowship
11:00 a.m.


Head Usher for May
Glenda Dickinson


Brian Heins

Time for Young Disciples
Brian Heins




Ann Guercio
Chuck Jones
Fifi Robets
Mike Van Vooren



Elosie Avina
Fifi Roberts
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
Dot Cowan
Marge Biggs
David Shell 

Jewel Molten
Ann Dragoo  



Art Biggs
Rosalie Woodworth 


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Rev. Harbison


I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Mother's Day.  Notice I said everyone because everyone has a mother. This weekend is an opportunity to say thank you to the people in our lives whose love, support, and mentoring helped make us into the people we are today.

Notice that I didn't say just mothers. The actual church title for this Sunday is "the celebration of the Christian home" but I like this weekend to be a time of reflecting back on those who have made a difference in our lives, whether they are related to us or not. This truly is the best way to celebrate this Mother's Day weekend. So, thanks to my mom, Sis Poindexter, all of my teachers, my lovely wife, and all the many other people who helped mold and continue to mold me into the person I am.  Happy Mother's Day to all!

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Disaster in Nepal

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing emergency relief and short-term recovery to the people in the area impacted by the earthquake in Nepal. Immediate response will help provide needed food, water, supplies, and medicine to the towns and villages. As long term recovery plans are developed, PDA will accompany and further financially support partners in the area to insure that a comprehensive recovery is sustained.

Financial support for relief efforts can be designated to DR999999 with reference to Nepal. Gifts can be made online, by phone 800.872.3283 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (EST), or checks can be mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P. O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.


Dinner Club
May 26 @ 6:30 pm.


dinner club2 Our May Dinner Club will meet on Tuesday this month because of the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 25.  Dinner Club normally meets the last Monday of each month.  This month we will be at Hunan's Restaurant, 3835 Bellaire Blvd. to enjoy delicious Szechwan and Hunan cuisine. Bring a friend along to meet our Dinner Club group! Sign up on Sunday mornings or call the church, 713.667.6531.

Volunteers to Star of Hope
Sunday, May 17

Volunteers will go to the Star of Hope to help with lunch service at the Transitional Living Center on May 17 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.


Better Bunch May Trip
Thursday, May 21


At 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, the Better Bunch will board the Harris County Precinct 3 bus to travel to College Station. There they will have a guided tour of the Forsyth Galleries in the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M. The exhibit is currently featuring Winslow Homer and the American Pictorial Press. After lunch (a lunch spot has not been decided as yet), there will be a guided tour of the Museum of the American GI.  Cost is $5.00 plus your lunch.  Contact Barbara Buckley for more information and to reserve seat on the bus, 281.498.0483 or

Don't Miss This! 
1. Dinner Club
    Tuesday, May 26 @ 6:30 p.m.



A Closing Prayer    

Surprising God,
early in the morning before chaos was awake, you tiptoed quietly past,
and whispered the word that caused grace and love to blossom into creation.
Early in the morning
while the disciples slept, Jesus, Son of the Loving God,
you prepared a feast to fill their emptiness;
you rolled away their hardened hearts to open them to your grace;
you whispered their names to awaken them to new life.

Early in the morning while we are still drowsy, you sing your songs to us, Holy Spirit -
hymns of hope, cantatas of compassion, psalms of peace, litanies of love.
God in Community, Holy in One,
today we bring our prayers to you......                       from Cradled in God's Heart, Thom Shuman


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