St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
December 9, 2015


December 13, 2015
3rd 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 December
Ed Dickinson

Tony DeFalco


Time for Young Disciples
Rev. Harbison



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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Live Nativity Tonight!
NativityWe 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? 
Some big news to share!  Cynthia Clawson will sing. for us tonight! Cynthia is a Grammy and Dove Award winning vocalist. She will sing  "What Child is This?"

Re-enactments will take place at 6 & 7 p.m. We'll have some refreshments ready for you when you arrive.

Advent devotional booklets are available in the Narthex. The readings will enrich the Advent season and draw us closer to one another and to Christ as we reflect on God's faithfulness and God's promise. You can pick up a copy tonight!

Our session has called for a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, December 13, to elect church officers for the coming year. Please plan to attend this important meeting immediately after 10:00 a.m. worship.

Christmas Joy Offering
Through the Christmas Joy Offering, your generosity provides assistance for those who have dedicated their lives to the service of the church, as well as racial ethnic education and leadership development at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges. St. Luke's traditionally takes the Joy Offering on Christmas Eve. Watch for bulletin inserts which will tell you more about this 70 year Presbyterian tradition of sharing our gifts with those who need our support.

Support CCSC's Jingle Bell Express
ccscLooking for a volunteer opportunity for your family? CCSC could use your help Friday and Saturday for their Distribution Days. No need to register, just show up to volunteer. Visit their website to learn more.

Volunteer for  Distribution Days
Distribution - Assist clients as they gather toys, books, and food
Friday, 12/11 & Saturday, 12/12, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
All JBE events are held at Bellaire United Methodist Church, 4417 Bellaire Blvd. 

Don't Miss This! 
1  Live Nativity - TONIGHT!
     Wednesday, December 9,  6 & 7 p.m.
2.  Special guest, violinist, Quan Jiang 
     Sunday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.
3.  Congregational Meeting to elect elders
     Sunday, December 13, after worship
4.  The Beauty of the Nativity - Choir Program
     Sunday, December 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m.


A Closing Prayer    


Be patient!
The time is coming when we will celebrate the birth of Christ,
when we will sing and rejoice, dancing with everlasting joy.
But for now,
let us wait in this season of Advent,
when God speaks in dreams and visions,

when we are invited to dance into the kingdom.
For this is Advent,

when all the world rejoices in its creator,
when those who limp learn new dance steps,
when the speechless burst forth with joy to the world!                           from Cradled in God's Heart

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