St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
December 2, 2015


December 6, 2015
2nd Sunday of Advent


Rev. W. Scott Harbison

Today's Guest Minister
Rev. Dr. Bill Wade


Sunday School
Classes for all ages 

10:00 a.m.

Fellowship & Refreshments
11:00 a.m.


Head Usher for December
Carol Wilson

Glenda & Mary Dickinson


Time for Young Disciples
Glenda  & Mary Dickinson



Ora Lee Haehl
Brian Heins
Alton Jacoby
Alan Lucas
Trudy Timian
Bill Wade



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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Rev. Harbison
This is just to remind you that next week is the Live Nativity (December 9)  and we have lots of work to do.  Please set aside some time and join us here at the church as we celebrate Christ's birth. We are beginning a little earlier this year so make sure you get everyone in your family and neighborhood involved. We need cookies, actors, crowd herders and friendly faces on December 9th with our first performance at 6 p.m.

Take care, God bless, see you then.

Support CCSC's Jingle Bell Express
ccsc Buy toys at St. Luke's Toy Store
The Toy Store will be open for business before and after worship on Sunday, December 6. Toys are age appropriate at reasonable prices ($15-20).

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

How can you help with Live Nativity?
help button Looking for a way to help out with Live Nativity? Want to bake some cookies, help serve refreshments, or be a part of the cast?  Check out how with this information then call the church office (713.667.6531) or fill out the form ASAP and mail it to us, 8915 Timberside Dr., 77025. 

Quan Jiang, guest violinist December 13 
Quan Jiang is our special musical guest on December 13. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1997 and was a founding member of the award-winning Gotham Quartet. Quan has been a member of the first violin section of the Houston Symphony and is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. No stranger to St. Luke's, Quan has been a guest soloist with our choir many times over the past few years. He lives in Houston with his wife, Chizu and daughter, Mitsuki. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us, Quan, and welcome back to St. Luke's!

Live Nativity December 9
Nativity We welcome the opportunity to share Live Nativity with our neighbors and like to think of this special evening as St. Luke's gift to the community. Won't you join us as we take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season and return to the manger again this year? Re-enactments will take place at 6 & 7 p.m. We'll have some refreshments ready for you when you arrive.

Poinsettias for our Sanctuary

Each year St. Luke's chancel is filled with beautiful poinsettias last two weeks of Advent. If you would like to provide a plant in memory or in honor of a loved one, please fill out the form in Sunday's bulletin and let us know. Each plant is $10. On Christmas Eve a list is printed with names of donors and the people who have been honored. You can take your plant home after the Christmas Eve service. You can also click HERE for the form and mail it to the church, 8915 Timberside Drive, Houston, TX 77025.

Don't Miss This! 

1.  Live Nativity
     December 9, 6-8 p.m.
2.  Congregational Meeting
     December 13 after worship to elect elders
3.  The Beauty of the Nativity
     December 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m




A Closing Prayer    


Eternal God,
you taught us that the night is far spent
and the day is at hand.
Keep us awake and alert, watching for your kingdom,
and make us strong in faith,
so that when Christ comes in glory to judge the earth,
we may joyfully give him praise;
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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