St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
March 30, 2016

April 3
2nd Sunday of Easter

Rev. W. Scott Harbison 
Sunday School
Classes for all ages 
10:00 a.m.
Fellowship & Refreshments
11:00 a.m.
Head Usher 
Glenda Dickinson
Michael Kuznicki


Gloria Arcos
Nohemi Castillo
Ed Dickinson
Patti Ernst
Richard Garnett
Annemarie Heins
Michael Kuznicki
Julie Lucas

Gloria Reece
Scott Harbison
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
Our Psalm for this week is Psalm 150. It is a praise psalm that is pretty repetitive. Each line has a reference to praising God. In fact, in six verses, the word praise is used thirteen times. I think it's inclusion in the lectionary this Sunday is intentional.
Easter is past. That happy resurrection feeling is gone. The church is getting back to normal and we are reminded by the Psalmist that things are not normal. We have a God who is worthy of praise. That praise comes from the realization that God has conquered death and we have the promise of life and life abundant. We praise God because of the gift of Christ and the meaning of Easter for all of us.

So I hope that you're not done praising God. We are a people who live post-resurrection. We've never known anything but the lift abundant that Christ gives us. Let's not take this life for granted and let's be ambassadors for the one that grants us this life, Jesus Christ our Lord. And let us praise God with all that we have.
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Easter Egg Hunt - A Recap
Our Easter Egg hunt last Saturday was awesome with over 200 adults and children attending. The youth added some much needed help hiding more than 2,000 eggs over the church grounds. Thanks to everyone who stuffed eggs, purchased prizes, and showed up on Saturday to make this annual event such a special day. Check out the photos and see for yourself!

Christian Community Service Center
Azalea Dinner April 7, 6:30 p.m.
Post Oak Hilton, 2001 Post Oak Blvd.

The Azalea Dinner and Silent Auction supports client programs at CCSC. Would you like to underwrite the event, donate an auction item, sponsor a table, or purchase tickets?  Click here to find out how you can help.Call 713.961.3993 for further information.

FREE Young Adult Retreat April 1-3

If you are between the age of 18 graduated from high school and 35ish, you are invited to  a free retreat at beautiful Camp Cho-Yeh near Livingston. All meals and lodging are provided.  Space is limited. Contact Caressa Murray at the Presbytery of New Covenant to sign-up (281.798.5993) or email her at More information is available at

Better Bunch Trip April 18

The Better Bunch will take a day trip on Monday, April 18, for guided tours of the Grimes County Court House and Fanthrop Inn. Lunch will be at Log Cabin near Iola.  If there is time, there will be a driving tour of the historical homes in the area. A guide will be on the bus during the entire trip. The group will leave at 9:15 a.m. from ChristChurch Presbyterian, 5001 Belliare Blvd. Contact Barbara Buckley for details and to make a reservation, 281.498.0483 or

Don't Miss This! 
1.  Pot Luck Lunch
     Sunday, April 17 after worship
2.  Men's Lunch Bunch
     Saturday, April 9 @ 1:00 p.m. Carrabas on Voss @ Woodwa

A Closing Prayer    
We praise you, O God, for the compassionate love we have seen in our Lord: That love that will not give up on us even when we do nothing except boast about our loyalty and then run away when the going gets rough; that love that forgives us and calls us to new life in your presence.Thank you, God. In Christ's name we pray Amen.
                                                                                                                    by Mark H. Landfried, Let Us Pray
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