St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
July 15, 2015


July 19, 2015
16th Sunday
 in Ordinary Time


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 July
Eddie Crowell

Tony DeFalco 


Time for Young Disciples
Rev. W. Scott Harbison




Katie Dickinson
Bob Patterson
Marge Biggs
Dot Cowan
Marty Mims
Marvin Gasprd
Jayne Manry



Fifi Roberts
Debbie Harbison
Carol Kershaw
Katie Gaspard
Mike Arcos
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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Rev. Harbison

A couple of things I wanted to go over with you with this week in today's Wednesday Word:

One is the concept of vacation church.  I know we like dressing in our Sunday best and that St.. Luke's is very tolerant about casual church wear.  During these dog days of summer I hope that everyone will come and dress down. If you like to wear shorts, wear shorts, if you have a favorite t-shirt, why not?  Worship is not about what we wear but about our corporate experiences together in worshiping and praising God as revealed in Christ. So don't be shy! Dress for success and come and enjoy worship each Sunday. 

The second thing I want to mention is what a wonderful start to our raffle ticket sale we had last week. Thanks to your generosity we raised almost $1,000 selling tickets on our first Sunday. We are going to raise more! Support our youth and please buy raffle tickets. Even better, if you work at a place that has lots of traffic or if you've bought your co-workers candy or cookies, take a book of tickets and sell for our youth. They deserve all the support we can give them.

Thank you again for all you do as a congregation for me. Your prayers and support are a blessing.


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Ticket sales end 8/16



Our youth are selling raffle tickets to help pay for the new air conditioner needed in the Youth Room. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. The drawing will take place Sunday, August 16. 


1st Prize -  50 inch Vizio Smart TV

2nd Prize - $200 VISA gift card

3rd Prize -  $75 gift certificate at Monogram Makers

4th & 5th Prizes - $50 gift certificates at Postal Express Center

6th Prize - a gift certificate to Boston Market. 


Half of the proceeds will go to the new A/C unit and half will go to the ministry of St. Luke's.  Make sure to buy your tickets and support the youth in this project and help them create a space to call their own. You will already be a winner.....but you may win a prize too! If you have any questions, call the church office at 713.667.6531.




Christian Community Service Center's Back to School program has helped disadvantaged students since 1986. Last year Back to School helped prepare over 6,500 students for school with the help of over 650 volunteers and support from donors. A $45 donation will provide school supplies and a clothing/shoe voucher for one child. Make your donation to St. Luke's and we will send it on to CCSC. Please note that the contribution is for "Back To School". You can also donate directly to CCSC online at To find out more about how you can help click HERE.


Little Free Library #37 Dedicated July 10


Last Friday Houston's 37th Little Free Library was dedicated and opened to serve the neighborhood surrounding the church. Thanks go out to St. Luke's members, Kathleen and Michael Kuznicki, who were instrumental in installation and coordinating the project between our church and the Residents Association at Bayou Manor. The Residents Association purchased and constructed the library and the church provided a spot to install it outside our sanctuary.  


In addition to Rev. Harbison, Sheryl Callahan, President and CEO of Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc. and Donald Perkins, Chief of Staff for City Councilman Larry Green, were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and Mr. Perkins presented a Certificate of Recognition for the Little Free Library from City of Houston District K. Children from Bethany United Methodist Church Weekday School were also present to kick-off the new library.



Don't Miss This! 

1. Youthroom Raffle Tickets on SALE! 
     Drawing is August 16!. 

2. 15th Anniversary of HYMN SING at First United Methodist Church, Westchase
    Marvin Gaspard will be playing one of four grand pianos.
    Sunday, August 16 @ 6:00 p.m.


A Closing Prayer    


We confess how often it is true of us, O God, that when difficult times come and we are trapped in the little worlds of our own making, we never look up to see the signs of hope you hold for us.  Restore to us, we pray, the vision of new life with new beginnings and the promise of your grace in the strength of your love; through Jesus Christ, Lord of life and love. Amen. 
                                                                                        by Mark Landfried from Let Us Pray


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