St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
October 14, 2015


October 11, 2015
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Rev. W. Scott Harbison

Sunday School
Classes for all ages 

Worship - Jazz Communion
10:00 a.m.

Refreshments & Fellowship
11:00 a.m.


Head Usher for October
Steve Hurysz

Rev. Dr. Bill Wade 


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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Rev. Harbison

October 16 is World Food Day. I hope that we as a congregation will take this opportunity to remember the less fortunate and hungry in our world and donate to the food ministry at St. Luke's.  As I type this there is no food in our food basket.  Let's make it our goal to fill it this Sunday.  All food is taken to Christian Community Service Center and is used in their emergency food pantries. Help us make a difference in the lives of members of our community and support this vital part of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

We also need Grace Bag supplies.  Please bring cans of Vienna sausage, snack bars, juice boxes and small bottles of water to church with you on Sunday.

Jazz Communion is this Sunday and it's always a special part of our congregational life. Come join us as we celebrate God's love for all through the wonderful music of New Orleans. Hope to see you there.

Have a blessed week,

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Jazz Communion
October 18 @ 10:00 a.m.
Join us for worship on Sunday and be a part of this popular tappin' and clappin' worship service. We will have communion, a message from Rev. Harbison, and enjoy 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 then conclude worship with "When the Saints Go Marching In". We're saving you a seat!

Youth Mission Project October 18
Little Dresses
Don't forget to bring standard size pillowcases with you to church on Sunday. Our youth will take them to the Youth Rally at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church. Their mission project  is to make dresses to send to girls in Africa through the organization Little Dresses for Africa. Donations are also welcome! Make checks payable to: "Little Dresses for Africa" and bring them on Sunday too. 

Emergency Services at CCSC
Volunteers Needed!

ccsc Do you have a heart for service? A firm yet compassionate spirit?  If these qualities describe you, consider a volunteer position in the reception or food pantry area at Christian Community Service Center's Emergency Services-Central program!  Opportunities are available on both weekdays and weekends. A typical volunteer shift is between three or four hours long, but there is flexibility and an excellent team atmosphere!  Thorough training provided! To find out if this is a good fit for you, please contact Kate Gallup at 713-961-3993, ext. 211 or 

DBSA Meeting at St. Luke's

The mission of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston is to provide free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders. Attend the meeting or let someone know about these free weekly meetings at St. Luke's on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. and Mondays 7-8:30 p.m. The next meeting is Saturday, October 17. For more information call 713.600.1131 or go to the website,

Don't Miss This! 

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

2.  Thanksgiving Lunch
     November 22 after worship

3.  Live Nativity
     December 9, 6-8 p.m.




A Closing Prayer    


Almighty God,

you have taught us through Christ
that love fulfills the law.
May we love you with all our heart,
all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength,

and may we love our neighbor as ourselves;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever. Amen.

                                                        from The Book of Common Worship

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