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

April 10
3rd 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
Ed Dickinson


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

Gloria Reece
Scott Harbison
Debbie Harbison
Ann Harmon, Mary Ann White's cousin
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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Acts 3:12-19
Rev. Harbison
In this post resurrection story, Peter is telling the people about Jesus and his crucifixion and in Verse 17 he notes that people acted in ignorance in regard to the crucifixion of Jesus. This leads me to ask a question, "How often do we act in ignorance?".  Do we forget our responsibilities as Christians or simply don't know them? 
It's a tough question. Do we purposely forget to love each other as we have been loved, to not judge others, and to remember the "least" in society, or do we just not know the teachings of the one we call, the Christ? 

We as Christians have to take the teachings of Christ seriously or we risk marginalizing not only our Lord and Savior, but the message he wants the world to know. We need to take God's grace seriously. Forgiving is not a suggestion.  Judging is not optional. Grace is for all. 

May we as the church strive to proclaim the message of Christ so we won't be ignorant in our actions, but live the abundant life Christ calls us to.
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Pot Luck Lunch, April 17

pot luck Join us for our Spring Pot Luck Lunch on Sunday, April 17. You are invited to bring a dish to share (your choice) and the Congregational Care Committee will provide drinks and dessert.  Plan to remain after worship on April 17 and share lunch with your St. Luke's family. Fill out the form in Sunday's bulletin or call the church office to let us know you are coming.
Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

Do you have a heart for service? What about the gift of gab? A firm yet compassionate spirit? If these qualities describe you, you might want to consider a volunteer position in the phone/reception area at Christian Community Service Center's Emergency Services program.

Opportunities are available on several weekdays. Responsibilities included scheduling appointments, processing pledges, and providing social service information to clients. Training is provided.  Contact Kate Gallup at or 713.961.3993, ext. 211
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Meetings held weekly at St. Luke's

DBSA provides 74 professionally managed and monitored free peer support groups that meet in the Houston area, including two meetings held weekly at St. Luke's, Monday evenings at 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. In a letter of thanks to St. Luke's for our collaboration during 2015, DBSA reported that the meetings held at St. Luke's resulted in over 202 individuals being served.  All DBSA meetings are free and open to anyone seeking support. If you have any questions, please call DBSA at 713.600.1131 or go to the DBSA website at
Our Youth in service at Bayou Manor April 10

This coming Sunday our Youth will meet at St. Luke's at 8:30 a.m. to have breakfast before leaving for Bayou Manor.  Their worship on Sunday will be in serving the residents of Bayou Manor. They will  be building a raised garden bed for the residents to enjoy. 
Pastor's Bible Study

Rev. Harbison's Tuesday Bible study will resume on May 3. The class meets at St. Luke's because of the ongoing construction at Bayou Manor.  Join the group on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 the Cookie Room.

Don't Miss This! 

1.  WOW - Women of the Word
     Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 p.m. at St. Luke's
2.  Pot Luck Lunch
     Sunday, April 17 after worship

A Closing Prayer    
There is nothing to fear. God's hope is more tenacious than our despair. God's joy is more resilient than our grief. God's love is more compelling than our hate.  By grace, we are gathered to God. By faith, we rest in God's promises of forgiveness and restoration. Thanks be to God!  Amen. 
                                                                                 By Thom M. Shuman from Bearers of Grace and Justice

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