St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
September 23, 2015


September 27, 2015
26th Sunday
 in Ordinary Time


Rev. W. Scott Harbison

Sunday School
Classes for all ages 

10:00 a.m.

Refreshments & Fellowship
New member pot luck lunch
and September birthday party
11:00 a.m.


Head Usher for September
Linda Wiley

David Elledge


Time for Young Disciples
Cal now to volunteer!



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



For the family and friends of Rosalie Woodworth. Rosalie passed away September 11. A graveside service was held September 15 in Victoria, Texas. (Please note corrected dates.)
Mary Ann Jones
Killian Cooper
Fifi Roberts
Debbie Harbison
Eloise Avina
Carol Kershaw
Katie Gaspard
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


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Rev. Harbison
Philippians 1:21

Let us remember that the most important job we have is not the one that puts bread on the table. The best things we do in life are not done for money or prestige or another's affirmation. The best thing we do is live our faith.

Paul reminds us that living is Christ. We are called to live as Christ would have us live: forgiving, proclaiming, loving. No matter how good we are at our jobs, no matter how great people say we are, if we fail at these three things we cannot claim to be a success. The road to success lies always with our faithfulness to Jesus Christ. 

With this as our guide, let's reprioritize our lives together. What is truly important? What matters or better yet, who matters? These are the questions that should guide us and lead us to the success we strive for in our lives.

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pot luck
September 27 

Join us after worship for a pot luck lunch September 27 to celebrate our newest members. Bring a dish to share and remember that we won't need desserts. Sunday is our September birthday celebration including birthday cake! 

Youth Bell Ensemble
Begins October 11

We are forming a youth bell ensemble that will rehearse twice a month immediately after worship.  Our youth will be learning on Choir Chimes, which are beginning handbell musical instruments. Members of St. Luke's Ringers will be helping teach our new ringers. Our goal is to play a praise song by Thanksgiving and a carol during the Christmas season.
Parents with children 8 or above, please contact Marvin
Gaspard as soon as possible to sign up or for more information, We will begin rehearsals October 11. Come and join the fun!

 Volunteer for Jingle Bell Express
October 5, 6, & 7

Christian Community Service Center is preparing to spread holiday cheer through Jingle Bell Express 2015!  In early October,
volunteers will register 2,500 underprivileged children who will receive new toys, books, and family holiday food packages in December. Volunteers are needed on the following days:

Monday, October 5 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 6 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Registration will take place at the Blanton Building of St. Luke's United Methodist Church near the intersection of West Alabama and Edloe. To reserve your volunteer spot, please contact Laurie Fitzpatrick, Youth Services Manager at 713.961.3993 or

World Communion Sunday
October 4

nullSt. Luke's will celebrate the 82 year tradition of World Communion on October 4 with other Christians around the world. The first World Communion Sunday originated in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church in 1933 and was adopted by other Presbyterian churches in the United States and overseas on the first Sunday in October 1936. From the beginning, it was planned so that other denominations could make use of it and, after a few years, the idea spread beyond the Presbyterian Church. 

Don't Miss This! 

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

2. World Communion Sunday
    October 4 at 10:00 a.m.
3. Jazz Communion
    October 18 at 10:00 a.m.




A Closing Prayer    


Save us, merciful God, from self-destruction,
from the accumulation of things for our own enjoyment only
and not for the enjoyment and benefit of others.
Give us the long view, the eternal perspective,
that measures richness in divine and social dimensions
and prepares us for the shared life of heaven in Jesus Christ. Amen. 

                                                        from Prayers for the Seasons of God's People

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