St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
September 9, 2015


September 13, 2015
24th Sunday
 in Ordinary Time


Rev. W. Scott Harbison

Today's guest minister
Rev. Dr. Bill Wade

Sunday School
9:00 a.m. 

Classes for all ages 

10:00 a.m.

Refreshments & Fellowship
11:00 a.m.


Head Usher for September
Linda Wiley

Steve Hurysz


Time for Young Disciple
Cal now to volunteer!



Art Biggs
Eddie Crowell
Katelyn Harbison
Lilly Hurysz
Mary Ann Jones
Beth Stanaland



With Gary and Breayn Ackerman on their marriage at St. Luke's on Septtember 7
Killian Cooper
Fifi Roberts
Debbie Harbison
Eloise Avina
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
A group of well-meaning citizens placed a bunch of blue ribbons on Kempwood which is on my path to take my daughters to school.  These ribbons, of course, represent support of police in light of the senseless murder of Harris County Deputy Goforth. This morning Olivia asked, "How long will these ribbons stay up?" and I answered honestly, "I don't know."

That's the thing about ribboned causes.  They come across as fads.  Who remembers yellow ribbons? Green ribbons? Purple ribbons? Rainbow ribbons? Pink ribbons? Red ribbons? We all remember the causes when they are advertised and the ribbons are worn by everyone "who is cool".  Outside of maybe one or two, can you name the reason for the ribbons above?.  Once the luster fades so does support of the cause. 
I propose that we, as followers of Christ. make bettering humanity (however that may look) our cause and instead of wearing ribbons to remember what we are supposed to be supporting we look around at the faces of our fellow human beings. There we shall see not only someone as lost as we are doing the best they can to get through this world, we will also see the face of Christ, whom we are called to serve.

Have a blessed week,
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New Women's Bible Study Begins Tonight!
Class Tonight!
Join the women of St. Luke's for WOW (Women of the Word) today, Wednesday, September 9 at 5:30 p.m. We will meet at St. Luke's for dinner and Bible study, and fellowship. Contact Laura Smith  at 281.381.5706 or email at  for more information or if you need a ride. 

Rally Day Kicks off Sunday School
Enjoy a continental breakfast in the Cookie Room and learn more about our Church School programs.  Attend a Sunday School class and enhance your worship experience at St. Luke's. More extensive class descriptions can be accessed HERE.

Adult Sunday School  - "How Jesus Became God" - Great Courses. Lessons include watching and discussing videos with class discussions facilitated by Beth Stanaland and Patti Ernst. 

Fifth Grade - Youth + Serendipity Bible - The class will study Bible texts from the Serendipity Bible.  The questions go from ice breaker, to knowledge, and finally to deeper faith questions. The class also participates in social events and volunteer opportunities in and out of class. The class is led by Pastor Harbison.

Pre-K to Fourth Grade - One Room Classroom with Abingdon Press  curriculum,  Deep Blue.  The class provides a brilliant and relaxed format for your child to learn more about faith and belief in Jesus Teachers: Steve Hurysz, Karen Mayer, and Don Mims.

Nursery - Quality nursery services are provided during Sunday school through the end of Worship Service (9-11 AM) each Sunday.  

  pot luck
Join us for a pot luck lunch on September 27 to celebrate our newest members. Mark your calendars now to attend and bring along a pot luck dish to share. To help us plan please use the inserts in the Sunday bulletin or call the church office (713.667.6531) to let us know who is coming and what you will be bringing.  No desserts are needed since we will have a birthday cake for our September birthday celebration.

Don't Miss This! 

1. Rally Day and breakfast to kick off the new Sunday School year
    Sunday, September 20 @ 9:00 a.m.

2. Dinner Club at Hunan's
    Monday, September 21 @ 6:30 p.m

3. Pot Luck Lunch at St. Luke's
    Sunday, September 27, after worship

4. Jazz Communion
    October 18 at 10:00 a.m.




A Closing Prayer    


O Lord our God,
you are always more ready to bestow your good gifts upon us
than we are to seek them.
You are more willing to give
than we desire or deserve.
Help us so to seek that we truly find,
so to ask that we may joyfully receive,
so to knock that the door of mercy may be opened for us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.. 

                                                               from The Book of Common Worship

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