St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
December 30, 2015


January 3, 2016
2nd Sunday after Christmas Day


Rev. W. Scott Harbison 


Sunday School
Classes for all ages 

10:00 a.m.

Fellowship & Refreshments
11:00 a.m.


Head Usher for January
Carol Wilson


Rev. Dr. Bill Wade



Sam Davidson
Anthony DeFalco
Jean Kopp
Kathleen Kuznicki
Barbara Mabry
Amanda Millier
Elizabeth Moreno
Esra Rajan



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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Prayers for a happy and healthy 2016!
From your St. Luke's Staff

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 and followed by study and discussion. Please contact Laura Smith (281.381.5706) with questions or if you need a ride to class. 

 Church Office Schedule
The church office will be closed December 31 & January 1 for the New Year holiday.

Our youth handbell choir, Belle Campane, played before our Christmas Eve service.  We are very proud of these young people, their talent, and their commitment to this newly formed choir.  From left to right, Matthew O'Brien, Olivia Harbison, Emily Lucas, Ellis, Dorothea & Catherine Jacoby, Will Lucas, Lilly Hurysz, and Cassie Harbison. 

New adult Sunday school class begins January 3
The Great Courses' series continues with a new topic, "Great World Religions: Islam". Join the class in the Library at 9 a. m. on Sundays to view a video lecture and participate in discussion. Beth Stanaland will facilitate discussion. Professor John Esposito of Georgetown University presents the lectures. He is an expert in the study of Islam and author of What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam and The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?.

Change is afoot at St. Luke's
Beginning January 2016 our beloved secretary, Mary Ann, will be taking on a new role at St. Luke's  She will be retiring from her full time position as Administrative Assistant and become our new Special Assistant to the Head of Staff. This is a part time position and Mary Ann's office hours have changed accordingly.  She will now be in the office Monday, Wednesday 9-5 and Friday 10-2. This will be a big change for all of us but we are excited for Mary Ann as she will be able to spend more time with her grandchildren. If you are interested in helping out on Tuesdays or Thursdays, please touch base with the office and please have a little patience as we adjust to the new schedule.

Don't Miss This! 
1. Elder Ordination & Installation
    Sunday, January 10 @ 10:00 a.m.

2. Jazz in the Parking Lot & Fish Fry
    Tuesday, February 9   6-7:30 p.m.


A Closing Prayer    


Come to us, O God, in the wonder of your love. Live in the secret places of our hearts where we have tried so hard to keep you out, those places where you know us as we really are.  Fill us with your Spirit, and by your grace send us into the mix of whatever this day will bring in order to show your compassionate and strengthening love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.                                                                

                                                                           from Mark Landfried, from Let Us Pray

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