St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
January 20, 2016


January 24, 2016
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


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

Steve Hurysz



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
There was a commercial played during Christmas with Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa singing a classic song. The song, "Baby it's
Cold Outside", is really well done and I love to see new artists and old collaborate so wonderfully.

It also reminds us that it is cold outside, even in Houston. This weekend's lows will be 28 degrees. And winter is not over yet.  This is why out coat drive is so important.  Like many southern cities Houston's homeless population swells during the winter months and people are literally in need of basic life supporting warmth.

Please search your closets, your garages, and your dens to find as many coats as you can and come drop them off at the church. We need to show God's love to all people and a great way to do that is through this important ministry. Thanks for supporting it. Drop off donations on Sunday mornings or during the week.  If the office is closed, please leave your coats in a bag at the door.

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Marvin's 20th Anniversary Celebration January 31.
Alfred Fedak
Our special guest January 31
In order for Marvin to further enjoy his 20th anniversary celebration we are bringing a special guest organist & composer to play the organ for the occasion, Afred V. Fedak, minister of music and arts at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Albany NY. He is a fellow of the American Guild of Organists, and was director of their professional certification committee for many years. Mr. Fedak has served on several committees of the Reformed Church in America and the PCUSA concerning congregational music. He was recently called "one of the country's leading church musicians" by The American Organist.
Mr. Fedak also composed one of Marvin's favorite anthems which the choir will be singing on this special occasion.  It is a great honor to have such a great musician as Alfred Fedak help us celebrate Marvin's 20 years at St..Luke's and we all look forward to hearing him and of course Marvin, who will be playing the Postlude on the 31st.

Jazz in the Parking Lot -- A Mardi Gras Celebration
Tuesday, February 9,  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Great Jazz Tunes by the Marvin Gaspard Trio

Fish Fry by Catfish on Wheels . . . . .
Fish + Shrimp + French Fries + Hush Puppies + Dessert

$8/adults & $5/children under 10

Under the stars in the south parking lot. We'll have a tent too!
Office Hours Update

As most of you know by now, our church secretary, Mary Ann, is now working part time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rev. Harbison is in the office Mondays-Thursday until early afternoon. Please call if you have any questions,

Dinner Club & More!
February 16 @ 6:30 p.m.

Dinner Club Join us for our first Dinner Club event of the year on Tuesday, February 16.  We will have dinner at Hunan's and honor Martin and Nohemi on the upcoming birth of their son in March. Our Dinner Club normally meets on Mondays every 2 months or so and we enjoy trying out new restaurants and visiting some old favorites.  Hunan's is a favorite of many of our members for Sunday lunch, so let's get together for a good meal and a time to celebrate with Martin and Nohemi. 
Celebrate Marvin's 20th Anniversary
January 31, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

Christmas Eve marked Marvin Gaspard's 20th anniversary as Director of Music here at St. Luke's. Please join us at 10:00 a.m. for worship on January 31st as we recognize and celebrate his service to our church. A reception will be held immediately after worship.

Don't Miss This! 
1. WOW (Women of the Word) will not meet tonight
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    


Father, with steadfastness and patience help us to serve you and to trust you, to know that the road under us is solid, that your companionship at our side is for real and that we need fear no evil. Help us to keep our balance and to approach each day with expectancy. Amen.                                         

                                                          by Robert D. Young from Let Us Pray

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