St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
February 17, 2016

February 21, 2016
Second Sunday of Lent

Rev. W. Scott Harbison 
Sunday School
Classes for all ages 
10:00 a.m.
Fellowship & Refreshments
11:00 a.m.
Head Usher for February 
Linda Wiley for Steve Hurysz
Julie Lucas

Time for Young Disciples
Laura Witt Smith

Kelvin Cooper
Robyn Crowell
Debbie Harbison
Olivia Harbison
Scott Harbison
Ryan Klasen
Jeanne Leach
LeAnn Lucas
Jim Mayer
Anne Nicholson

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
Philippians 1:21

Let us remember that the most important job we have is not the one that puts bread on the table. The best things we do in life are not done for money or prestige or another's affirmation. The best thing we do is live our faith.

Paul reminds us that living is Christ. We are called to live as Christ would have us live: forgiving, proclaiming, loving. No matter how good we are at our jobs, no matter how great people say we are, if we fail at these three things we cannot claim to be a success. The road to success lies always with our faithfulness to Jesus Christ.
With this as our guide, let's reprioritize our lives together. What is truly important? What matters or better yet, who matters? These are the questions that should guide us and lead us to the success we strive for in our lives.

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February 14, 2016

Dear St. Luke's Family,

Marvin Gaspard with
Rev. Dr. Bill Wade &
Rev. Harbison on 1/31/16
There are no words to adequately thank you for the 20th Anniversary Celebration you hosted for me on Sunday, January 31st.  Everything was beautifully planned and executed; and I thank all of you for making the day an extraordinary experience.  I was overwhelmed by your generosity and love, and humbled by your many expressions of appreciation.  My family and friends were deeply touched by your outpouring of love and have expressed their gratitude toward you for honoring me in such a special way. 

As I mentioned in my remarks on January 31st, a twenty-year journey does not happen alone.  It is a partnership in which all of you have shared.  St. Luke's is a warm, welcoming and affirming congregation with a strong presence in our neighborhood and a heart within our community.  Our mission is "To proclaim the Word of God in Jesus Christ, nurture and support one another, and serve the community".  I believe we do that very well!  I am so proud to be your Music Director; and I thank you for honoring my twenty years of service to our wonderful church. 

With gratitude,
Marvin Gaspard 

Save the Date . . . .
Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 26 @ 11:00 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt 2 Another great community event is coming soon! Bring your Easter baskets and children under 10 and find Easter eggs scattered all over the church grounds. Special areas will be designated for younger children. Meet the Easter Bunny, take some great photos,  and search for special prize eggs.  Add it to your calendar!

Better Bunch Trip
February 24

bus trip The Better Bunch will take a guided one hour tour of the 911 Emergency Call Center on Wednesday, February 24. The only cost for the trip will be for your lunch (restaurant undecided). The trip is limited to 25 and reservations are needed by February 22.  The bus will leave ChristChurch, 106 S. 3rd St. in Bellaire at 9:15 a.m. To make a reservation or for questions, call Barbara Buckley at 281.498.0483 or email her . The Better Bunch is a group of older adults at ChristChurch Presbyterian that take day trips around the Houston area. Anyone over age 50 is welcome.

CCSC's JobNet program & Sunshine Resale Shop
need your gently used business attire
Did you know that JobNet provides job seekers with interview clothing? First impressions are important in an interview and a new business appropriate outfit not only makes a good impression but increases confidence. Christian Community Service Center's JobNet program partners with the Sunshine Resale Shop to provide a voucher good for six items of clothing to a client who has an interview scheduled or who has started a new job.  If you have business attire you would like to donate, contact the Sunshine Resale Shop at 713.665.4000. Click on JobNet to learn more about this dynamic and successful program at CCSC.

Don't Miss This! 
1. WOW (Women of the Word) meets tonight at 5:30 p.m.
2. Volunteers to Star of Hope
    Sunday, February 21 after worship.
3. Easter Egg Hunt
    Saturday, March 26 @ 11:00 a.m.


A Closing Prayer    

Redeem us, O God, from inadequate process.
Restore us, O God, to a full gospel of unconditional love.
Forgive us, O God, for honoring law over gospel.
Be patient, O God, for the unextravagant nature of our love
Enable us, O God, to see each person as a child of yours
Startle us, O God, with your unremitting compassion.
And as we follow the Christ, may we experience anew the cadence of the music.
Of his light and love. So be it. Amen.                           by Raymond Hearn, from Let Us Pray  

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