St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
May 20, 2015


May 24, 2015
Pentecost Sunday 


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


Linda Wiley

Time for Young Disciples
Steve Hurysz




Shirley Hewitt
Debbie Jones
Emily Lucas
Will Lucas
Don Mims
Sadie Smith
Jimmie Weinberg



With the Rajan family on the birth of their daughter Emma Beth on May 5. Congratulations to her proud parents, Tom & Esra, grandmother, Eloise Avina, and big brother, Micah.


For the family and friends of Libby Hintz. Libby passed away May 19 in Dallas. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m.


Elosie Avina
Fifi Roberts
Debbie Harbison
Carol Kershaw
Mike Arcos
Uldine Bisagno, friend of Marvin Gaspard
Maya Davidson, Sam Davidson's  great niece
Lisa Simmons
Bobette Kutyba,  Linda Wiley's sister
Ann Keyes
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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National Moment of Remembrance
Memorial Day, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died  while defending our Nation and its values. While we should honor these heroes every day for the profound contribution they have made to securing our Nation's freedom, we should honor them especially on Memorial Day. The National Moment of Remembrance Act of 2000 encourages Americans everywhere, to pause for one minute at 3:00 p.m. (local time) on Memorial Day, to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.



The Day of Pentecost
Sunday, May 24


pentecost On the Day of Pentecost we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit descending in a mighty rush of wind and flame to inspire the church's proclamation of Christ's rising and to empower its mission and ministry to the world.

The notion of Easter as a season of 50 days ending at Pentecost is patterned after the ancient Jewish festival of seven weeks that extended from the beginning of the barley harvest to the end of the wheat harvest at the Festival of Weeks, which came to be called Pentecost, the 50th day.

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It is our tradition at St. Luke's to wear red to worship on Pentecost Sunday.  See you at worship on Sunday....and be sure to wear your red!


Dinner Club
May 26 @ 6:30 p.m.


Dinner Club Our May Dinner Club will meet on Tuesday, May 26 at Hunan's Restaurant, 3835 Bellaire Blvd.  Hunan's is familiar to many St. Luke's members and a favorite for delicious Szechwan and Hunan dishes.  Dinner Club normally meets on the last Monday of each month, but because of the Memorial Day holiday we are meeting on Tuesday. Bring along a friend and join us at 6:30 p.m. at the restaurant. Sign up on Sunday or call the church office to RSVP, 713.667.6531.


  Be a part of the CanCare Team

CanCare Are you a cancer survivor and/or a caregiver of a survivor who would like to help others fighting cancer? CanCare has hundreds of volunteers who are available to support cancer patients by listening and sharing their own experiences with cancer. Each CanCare volunteer is a living symbol of someone who has overcome similar challenges.  CanCare  will offer a Volunteer Training Class in the Galleria area June 26-28. For more information visit or call 713.461.0028.



Save the Date for Back to School 2015
August 1 and August 7 & 8


Help get a student prepared for a new school year by sponsoring a student ($45) and volunteering your time August 1, 7 or 8 to support the Back to School program at Christian Community Service Center.  Sort and Set Up is August 1 with morning and afternoon shifts available. Distribution occurs on August 7 & 8  from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  For more information call Dixie Sasu, Youth Services Manager at 713.961.3993, ext. 215 or email to



Church office closed

The church office will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25.

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

2. Jazz Communion & All American Picnic
    Sunday, July 5  Worship at 10:00 a.m.



A Closing Prayer    


O God, we thank you for the power of your light and that the darkness cannot overcome it.
For all who bear witness to your light we give you thanks.
Help us
  to speak the truth,
  to show acts of love,
  to have understanding as we relate to others,
  to be kind and gracious in our homes, and
  to be seekers for justice in our society.
Make us more like Jesus Christ our Lord, and
may his light illuminate our own darkness.  Amen.              by Robert D. Young from Let Us Pray


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