St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
July 29, 2015


August 2, 2015
18th 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 August
Brian Heins

David Elledge 


Time for Young Disciples
Rev. W. Scott Harbison




Randall Bardin
Wesley Bias
Keaton Cooper
Killian Cooper
Melissa Cooper
Iris O'Dell



Fifi Roberts
Debbie Harbison
Carol Kershaw
John White
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

2 Samuel 11:1-15

The lectionary gives us some wonderful stories from scripture. One of my favorites is this 2 Samuel text. This is the fall of David, when he succumbs to temptation, seduces Bathsheba, and kills her husband. It is a despicable story and I know you are asking how can this be my favorite?

God uses all sorts of people to move the story of faith forward.  David, anointed king of Israel, the greatest king Israel has ever known, is one of those types of people. He's flawed. He's flawed to the point of murder. Yet his legacy is steeped with God's grace. Though he pays mightily for his sin, it is through his line that God comes into the world and we know forgiveness.

That's how God works, using the unexpected. Calling those who are not quite "holy enough". Taking the ordinary and making it the extraordinary. If God can establish God's kingdom through a murderous, lecherous, poor shepherd boy, imagine the things God has in store for us. 


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Little Free Library in the News!


Opening Day July 10

Thanks to the Village News for covering the opening of the Little Free Library on July 10. St. Luke's member, Kathleen Kuznicki, was interviewed about this gift from the Bayou Manor Residents Association and the decision to place it at St. Luke's.  Read all about
this new community library



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.



Presbytery Meeting July 18
The Postlude  
presbytery of new covenant

The Postlude is published after each Stated meeting of the Presbytery of New Covenant. If you would like to learn more about the mission and ministries of our various congregations and the business of our presbytery, you can read about it HERE.


August 16, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m.
Hymn Sing- 15th Anniversary, Part 2
Marvin Gaspard performing!


Hymn Sing always includes four grand pianos...that's been part of the magic of Hymn Sing for the past 15 years.  Playing on August 16 are Gerald Ray, Jeff Bennett, Eric Belvin and our own Marvin Gaspard, who has been a part of Hymn Sing since the beginning. Soloists include John Bolin, Scot Cameron, Cynthia Clawson, Cindy Robinson,  and many more. Hymn Sing will be held at First United Methodist Church, Westchase Campus on Sunday, August 16 @ 6:00 p.m. Call the FUMC Westchase campus for more information, 713.458.4700.


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
    Sunday, August 16 @ 6:00 p.m.
3. Longfellow Teacher Luncheon
    Friday, August 21 at noon  


A Closing Prayer    


O God,
walk with us
that we might always have perspective about what is truly important in life.
Give us purpose and the assurance that we are not alone
as we make our decisions and face difficult times and situations.
Be the sure road beneath our feet and our companion along the way.  Amen. . 
                                                                                        by Robert D. Young from Let Us Pray


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