St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
January 6, 2016


January 10, 2016
Baptism of the Lord


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


Katelyn Harbison



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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Rev. Harbison
This Sunday is always an exciting Sunday as we will ordain our newly elected class of elders for the class of 2018. Let me thank Laura, Tom, and Julie for answering God's call to serve the congregation in this important role. Many people think a church just happens.  A minister walks in on Sunday morning, worship is done and everybody goes home for the week, but that is not the case. Without the dedication of volunteers, the selfless service of our ruling elders, and the hard work of our staff, St. Luke's would cease to exist. A very special and warm thanks goes to Carol Wilson, Brian Heins, and Tony DeFalco for their service to our church for the last three years.  You have blessed us and I pray that God will continue to bless you. 

So a big thank you for all who serve here.  Thank you is not even close to enough. Everyone have a happy new year. Go Texans!

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Save the date!
Serving Jesus in all times.
Presbytery of New Covenant's Leadership Event, (formerly known as Officer Enrichment) will take place Saturday, February 6, at Pines Presbyterian, Houston. Anyone who holds a leadership role in the church, past or present, ordained or as a group leader, is most welcome to attend!  Details are on the front page of the January/February Connections. You can pick up a brochure from the literature rack in the narthex to learn more about classes and to register for this free event.

WOW meets tonight!
Women of the Word (WOW) will meet tonight and begin a new two week study on Spiritual Gifts, learning what they are and identifying them in yourself and others. WOW meets every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. The class begins with a light supper followed by study and discussion. Please contact Laura Witt Smith (281.381.5706) with questions or if you need a ride to class. 

We would like to welcome our new Clerk to Session, Carol Wilson, Carol recently completed her three years of service as an elder, Class of 2015,  and currently serves as Chair of the Worship & Music Committee. Thank you, Carol, for agreeing to serve as Clerk and continuing your work with our Session.

Souper Bowl of Caring January 18-February 7
The Souper Bowl of Caring uses the excitement of the Super Bowl to encourage benevolence among our community's youth. Each participating group donates 100% of the cash or food donations to the organization of their choice. Jeanne Leach will be heading up St. Luke's Souper Bowl of Caring and our Youth will be bringing it to our attention. Watch for more information coming soon, including during this Sunday's Time for Young Disciples.

Better Bunch January Trip
On Monday, January 25, the Better Bunch will travel to Galveston to tour the Bryan Museum and lunch at Shrimp & More. The Bryan Museum is home to the world's largest collection of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to the Southwestern United States. Cost is $6 per person, plus your lunch. All 50+ are welcome.  The Precinct 3 county bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. from ChristChurch Presbyterian, 106 S. 3rd St. in Bellaire. To make a reservation call Barbara Buckley (281.498.0483) or email

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.
3. A celebration of Marvin Gaspard's 20th anniversary of service to St. Luke's
    Sunday, January 31, During worship at 10:00 a.m. followed by a reception


A Closing Prayer    


O God our Father, creator of the world and giver of all good things: We thank you for our home on earth and for the joy of living. We praise you for your love in Jesus Christ, who came to set things right, who died rejected on the cross and rose triumphant from the dead. Because he lives, we live to praise you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, our God forever. Amen.                                                                 

                              from The Worship Book, Westminster Press

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