St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
December 16, 2015


December 20, 2015
4th 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

Michael Kuznicki 


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
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
As we continue to tick off the days until Christmas, let me take this opportunity to remind us all that Christmas isn't always a joyful holiday. Many people in our church and community are in mourning, ill, or remember traumatic events that occurred during the holidays. As we celebrate with the joy of Christ, let us keep everyone in our prayers and focus on the important message to all people: Emmanuel! God is with us.
Don't forget our Christmas choir service this Sunday at 10 a.m. This is always a special service and this year the addition of Cynthia Clawson makes it even more so. Christmas Eve is always special here as we follow the ancient order of lessons and carols. Please join us as we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. I look forward to seeing you soon and may all of us have a blessed season.
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Live Nativity 2015
Our Live Nativity last week was a huge success with more than 200 people in attendance for our two performances. Thanks to everyone who helped make for a terrific evening: the actors, the cookie bakers, the speakers, our choir, and many volunteers who helped bring it all together. We had a great evening sharing the love of Christ with our neighbors and friends.


The Beauty of the Nativity 

This Sunday morning the musicians of St. Luke's will present The Beauty of the Nativity. The program includes carols, traditional favorites, and new compositions recounting the splendor of the Nativity. We are pleased to have Ragan Courtney and Cynthia Clawson as our special guests. Ragan will begin our Christmas program with a reading of his poem, "Jesus" and  Cynthia will sing "Mary, Did you Know?" during Holy Communion.  

 New Elders elected December 13 
Three new elders were elected at our Congregational Meeting on Sunday, Laura Witt, Julie Lucas, and Tom Rajan as elders and David Elledge as Trustee, They will all serve a 3 year term ending in 2018, Ordination and installation of officers will be January 10 during worship.  Thank you Laura, Julie, Tom, and David for your commitment to serve St. Luke's.

WOW resumes January 6
Women of the Word (WOW) will resume meeting on January 6. The class will begin with a two week study on Spiritual Gifts, learning what they are and identifying  personal gifts. This will be followed by an eight week study entitled "No Other Gods: Confronting our Modern Day Idols", a study by Kelly Minter. WOW meets every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning with a light supper followed by study and discussion. Please contact Laura Smith (281.381.5706) with questions or if you need a ride to class.  

Don't Miss This! 
The Beauty of the Nativity - Choir Program
     Sunday, December 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
2. Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
    Thursday, December 24 @ 6:00 p.m.
    Come early at 5:30 p.m. for St. Luke's musicians in concert
3. Carol-Sing Service
    Sunday, December 27, 2015


A Closing Prayer    


Almighty God,
you have made us and all things to serve you,
now prepare the world for your rule.
come quickly to save us,
so that wars and violence shall end,
and your children may live in peace,
honoring one another with justice and love;
through Jesus Christ,
who lives in power with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.                                          from The Book of Common Worship


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