St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
November 25, 2015


November 29, 2015
First Sunday of Advent


Rev. W. Scott Harbison


Sunday School
Classes for all ages 

10:00 a.m.

Fellowship & Refreshments
11:00 a.m.


Head Usher for November
Kathleen Kuznicki

Rev, Dr, Bill Wade


Time for Young Disciples
Rev. Scott Harbison



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



Prayers for Barbara Bamberg, a friend of our church.  Barbara's husband, Jim, passed away Friday, 11/13.

Debbie Harbison
Del Kaufhold
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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Last Sunday was Stewardship Sunday, the day set aside to receive your pledges and offers of time and talents to assist the work of the church. Stewardship packets were mailed several weeks ago. Please take a moment to complete the pledge card and the time and talent forms. If you did not receive a packet, you can pick one up in the Narthex.  If you haven't turned in your pledges yet, please do so as soon as possible so our session can complete the 2016 budget.

Belle Campane

Our youth bell ensemble has a new name - Belle Campane (Beautiful Bells).  Their first performance on Sunday was stellar!  We are very proud of the great work they have done and look forward to hearing more from them in the future.  Thank you, Belle Campane, for sharing your gifts with us! Two of the photos above are from rehearsal before robes were added!

Support CCSC's Jingle Bell Express
ccsc Buy toys at St. Luke's Toy Store
St. Luke's has a convenient way for you to purchase toys for Jingle Bell Express this year. Loretta and David Elledge, open "St. Luke'sToy Store" on Sunday mornings, before and after worship. The store will be open again on December 6. Toys are age appropriate at reasonable prices ($15-20).

Volunteer on Set-Up and Distribution Days
Both events are held at Bellaire United Methodist Church, 4417 Bellaire Blvd.  No need to register.....just show up to volunteer.

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 p.m.

Cindy Qin, Guest Harpist on Sunday 
harp handsCindy Qin returns to worship on Sunday as our special musical guest.  Cindy is currently a harp performance major at Rice University  Shepherd School of Music. 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

Women of the Word adjourns until 2016
WOW- Women of the Word will adjourn until January 13. 2016. The class will begin a new study series in 2016. As we get closer to the new year, be watching for news about their new topic.

Don't Miss This! 

1.  Church office closed Thanksgiving Day (11/26) and Friday (11/27)

2.  Live Nativity
     December 9, 6-8 p.m.
3.  Congregational Meeting
     December 13 after worship




A Closing Prayer    


Strengthen us, O God, in the power of your Spirit
to bring good news to the poor
and lift blind eyes to sight,
to loose the chains that bind
and claim your blessing for all people.
Keep us faithful in your service
until Christ comes in final victory,
and we shall feast with all your saints
in the joy of your eternal realm.

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honor are yours, almighty God,

now and forever. Amen.                                          from The Book of Common Worship

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