St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
September 30, 2015


October 4, 2015
World Communion Sunday


Rev. W. Scott Harbison

Guest Minister October 4
Rev. Dr. Bill Wade

Sunday School
Classes for all ages 

10:00 a.m.

Refreshments & Fellowship
11:00 a.m.


Head Usher for October
Steve Hurysz

Tony DeFalco


Time for Young Disciples
Steve Hurysz



Miss Sharon Cooper
David Elledge
Ruth Heidelberger
Arthur William Heins
Drake Russell Heins
Del Kaufhold
Micah Rajan
Tom Rajan
Ann Keyes
Marty Moore


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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Exodus 32:1-14

Rev. Harbison
This is the story of the golden calf, built by the people of Israel in the wilderness. It is a story of idolatry and that's what I want to talk about.  
Idols are tempting things. We can see them, touch them, feel them, use them to our own purpose. They can rule our lives in a way that is scary. They can consume our love, worship, attention and give very little in return. 

We make idols out of all sorts of things - money, success, material things, even objects that can be considered holy, like bibles and crosses. But, no matter what the idol is, we have to remember that they are just things. There should be only one true God in our lives and that is the God revealed to us in Jesus Christ. 
God is so great that nothing we can form can match him. No amount of money can buy the comfort God's grace gives. No material thing can replace the gifts he gives. No literal understanding from scripture or otherwise can replace the wisdom his spirit brings in our studies and life. 
Thanks be to God, who forgives us in our idolatry and all the other stupid stuff we humans do..

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World Communion Sunday
October 4

null The first Sunday in October is designated as World Communion Sunday, a celebration of our oneness in Christ with all our brothers and sisters around the world. Join us and celebrate this 82 year tradition, one in the Spirit and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, at our 10:00 a.m. service October 4.

Jazz Communion II
October 18 @ 10:00 am.

Add Jazz Communion to your calendar and be a part of this popular tappin' and clappin' worship service with the music of the Marvin Gaspard Trio, our Chancel Choir, and St. Luke's Ringers. Sing old familiar hymns and songs with a jazzy edge and conclude worship with "When the Saints Go Marching In". We'll save you a seat!

Neighborhood Storytime Volunteers Needed
at Longfellow Elementary

Volunteer for Storytime
Longfellow Elementary is looking for volunteers (current Longfellow parents and neighbors) to help out with Storytime on the first Wednesday of each month.  Volunteers are needed to welcome kids and caregivers and assist with crafts for Longfellow's monthly Neighborhood Storytime at 11:30 a.m.October through April. 
More volunteer opportunities are available. Visit the Longfellow website for more information about volunteering in the classroom and library. You can also call the school at 713.295.5268.
If interested, volunteers must sign up for Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) on line or in person at the front desk at Longfellow Elementary, 3614 Murworth.

Better Bunch October Trip

On Tuesday, October 20, the Better Bunch will travel to Montgomery, Texas for a guided tour of the Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary. After the tour, dinner will be at Phil's Roadhouse. The cost of the trip is $10, plus your dinner. Everyone 50+ are welcome to join the trip. The Precinct 3 county bus will leave from ChristChurch Presbyterian, 1065 S. 3rd St. In Bellaire at 1:30 p.m. To make a reservation call Barbara at 281.498.0483 or email

Don't Miss This! 

1.  WOW - Women of the Word
      Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

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




A Closing Prayer    


Spirit of God, breathe your wisdom 
into our thoughts this day.
Inspire and strengthen us,
that we may be people of faith and hope.
In your Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen.

                                                        from The Abingdon Worship Annual

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