St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
October 7, 2015


October 11, 2015
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Rev. W. Scott Harbison

Sunday School
Classes for all ages 

10:00 a.m.

Refreshments & Fellowship
11:00 a.m.


Head Usher for October
Steve Hurysz

Marty Moore 


Time for Young Disciples
Rev. W. Scott Harbison



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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A few notes for the coming weeks.
  • Rev. Harbison
    We desperately need to recommit ourselves to the food ministry here at St Luke's.  I'm asking each member to bring one can of food a month.  That's over 100 cans a month of food that will help people in need who live in our community. I know we often forget in the rush of getting out on a Sunday morning. So, I encourage you to set a reminder on your phone, maybe tie a bag of food on your door so you have to take it with you as you leave the house, or when you buy your groceries leave the bag with your donations in your car. Any way you can remember ... this ministry is an important part of our congregation and I hope you will participate.
  • Don't forget that we are currently soliciting donations for our Pastor's Discretionary Fund. This is the fund that allows me to help members of the community or our congregation in times of need. Please prayerfully consider and donate generously this week.
  • Stewardship will begin November 1 this year.  That's an appropriate day as that is also All Saints Sunday. It will close on November 22 with our Thanksgiving Sunday. No one likes stewardship campaigns but they're an important part of what it means to be a follower of Christ. I hope you will prayerfully consider your giving to the church.
God Bless,
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Pillowcases Needed for Youth Mission Project
Little Dresses for Africa
The young people of St. Luke's will attend the 2015 Fall Youth Rally at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church on October 18. The Youth Rally mission project is to make pillowcase dresses to send to girls in Africa through the organization Little Dresses for Africa. Churches are being asked to donate pillowcases for the project. Monetary donations can also be made by making checks payable to: "Little Dresses for Africa."  Pillowcases and checks need to be at St. Luke's on the morning of October 18 so our youth group can take them to the Rally.


Grow, Gather, & Give
A Night in Napa
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Grow, Gather & Give
A Night in Napa will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 3816 Bellaire Blvd. November 7 from 6-8 p.m. Guests will enjoy a casual twilight garden party featuring live music, wine and beer tastings, a silent auction and a wine pull. Proceeds will benefit the programs of Christian Community Service Center. Discounted early reservations can be made until October 30 for as little as $40.  Pick up a contribution/ ticket form from the literature rack in the narthex today! 

Volunteers to Star of Hope
Sunday, October 18

Volunteers go to the Star of Hope on the third Sunday of each month to help with lunch service at the Transitional Living Center. TLC serves up to 66 families and 45 single women preparing them to become independent and re-enter the mainstream of society. If you would like to volunteer, please add your name to the sign up sheet in the narthex or call the church office. Pick up a copy of the SOH Volunteer Guidelines , follow the instructions, and fill out the volunteer interest form on the Star of Hope website if it's your first time to volunteer. Call the church office if you have any questions.

Guest Harpist this Sunday
harp hands Cindy Qin, currently a harp performance major at Rice University  Shepherd School of Music, will be our special musical guest on Sunday. She has served as principal harpist in the Shepherd School Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Cindy is a student of Paula Page, former Houston Symphony Principal Harpist. Welcome back to St. Luke's Cindy, and thank you for sharing your musical gifts with us.

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    


Eternal God,
open our eyes to see your hand at work
in the splendor of creation
and in the beauty of human life.
Touched by your hand, our world is holy.
Help us to cherish the gifts that surround us,
to share our blessings with our sisters and brothers,
and to experience the joy of life in your presence;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.

                                                        from The Book of Common Worship

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