St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
November 11, 2015


November 15, 2015
33nd 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 November
Kathleen Kuznicki

Carol Wilson


Time for Young Disciples
Carol Wilson



Mrs. Sharon Cooper
Annarita DeFalco
Tony DeFalco
Maureen Garnett
Steve Hurysz
Julia Miller (Crowell)
John O'Brien
Kenneth Russell
Linda Wiley
Carol Wilson



For Cynthia Clawson and her family Cynthia's father passed away last week.

Debbie Harbison
Del Kaufhold
Jim and Barbara Bamberg
Jeremy Burke
Mary Ann Jones
Killian Cooper
Fifi Roberts
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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Psalm 123

Rev. Harbison
I want to focus on the first verse of this psalm: "To you I lift up my eyes, oh you, who are enthroned in the heavens". This powerful psalm is a plea for God's mercy, Gods help. The first verse tells us where to look for this help, to the one enthroned in heaven.

Who is this one enthroned in heaven? It is Jesus Christ. And, we know that Jesus truly lived and died for us and took upon himself our grief and shame so that we may know life abundant.

So, don't ever feel like any problem cannot be handled by the one who bore so much, Jesus, who loved us so much as to die on the cross, is enthroned in heaven ever ready to lift the burdens which life lays upon our shoulders.
Have a blessed week,
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Today is Veterans Day! 
Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The holiday began as a day to remember the end of World War I when Germany signed an armistice with the Allies at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. The observance of Veterans Day today preserves the historical significance of the date and helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Don't forget to RSVP by November 15 for our Thanksgiving Lunch on November 22. Sign up on Sunday or call the church office, 713.667.6531.

WOW-Women of the Word meet tonight!
WOW meets Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. for dinner followed by discussion.The group is currently reading Life Lessons from Women in the Bible by Rhonda Harrington Kelley. For more information or if you need a ride, email Laura Smith at

Poinsettias for our Sanctuary
Every year members and friends of St. Luke's adorn our sanctuary with beautiful poinsettias. If you would like to provide a plant in memory or in honor of a loved one, please fill out the form that will be coming soon in Sunday's bulletin and let us know. On Christmas Eve a list is printed with names of donors and the people who have been honored. Each plant is $10. You can also click HERE for the form and mail it to the church, The address is: 8915 Timberside Drive, Houston, TX 77025

Congregational Meeting December 13
Mark your calendars for our next Congregational Meeting on Sunday, December 13, immediately after worship. The purpose of the meeting is to elect elders to serve a two year term,  2016-2018.

Volunteer at Jingle Bell Express
ccscJingle Bell Express began as one of the first outreach programs of Christian Community Service Center. In 1980, volunteers got together to act as "Santa's Helpers," making dreams of Christmas a reality for 40 needy families. Due to the resounding support of many wonderful Houstonians, this program has blossomed. In December 2014, holiday joy reached 835 families and their 2,635 children through Jingle Bell Express. Volunteer to help this incredible effort and make  Christmas brighter this year for these families and you! Add these dates to your calendar and just show up, you don't need to register! All events are held at Bellaire United Methodist Church, 4417 Bellaire Blvd. For more information call CCSC, 713.961.3993.

Sort & Set-Up - Prepare toys and food for distribution
Monday,12/7 through Wednesday, 12/9  6-8 p.m.

Distribution - Assist clients as they gather toys, books, and food
Friday, 12/11 & Saturday, 12/12   7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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.
4.  Congregational Meeting
     December 13 after worship




A Closing Prayer    


Though we have experienced your grace in many ways,
we are still in awe, O God, at the depth of your compassion
and the breadth of your love.
Where we give up so easily, as our love falters and fails,
your love never fails, for it comes to us through our Lord,
who was faithful even to the death on the cross
so that we might have life abundant and eternal, 
life full and rich and free.
It is in his blessed name that we pray. Amen.

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