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

April 24
5th Sunday of Easter

Rev. W. Scott Harbison 
Sunday School
Classes for all ages 
10:00 a.m.

Refreshments & Fellowship
11:00 a.m.
Head Usher 
Glenda Dickinson
Jim Mayer


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

In celebration with the Bunk family on the baptism of their daughters, Eleanor and Madeleine, on Sunday, April 17. 

For the family of Art and Marge Biggs.  Their granddaughter, Deanna Beaumont passed away. Deanna;s service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at  Church of the Epiphany,
9600 S. Gessner. Visitation will be held before the service from 10-11 a.m.

Michael Kuznicki
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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Rev. Harbison
This is going to be a great week at St. Luke's as we will have Gerald the Goat make a visit to the children's sermon. If you haven't heard Gerald's story, he was a mistreated goat that is being fostered with the Jacoby family.  He wears diapers and likes to climb on things.  After his stunning (which I am sure it will be) debut in the children's sermon, Gerald will be seen on our playground and it should be a lot of fun. We might even take pictures with the kid with the kids.  Hope to see everyone here.

On a more serious note, we are keeping everyone in our prayers especially those affected by the flood.  Please see the article below about a meeting held by the City of Houston at Mark Twain Elementary.  We will also keep you informed as to how you can serve those affected by the storm. Presbyterians for Disaster Assistance should be in the area soon and we will share information about that as well. 
Stay dry and know that you are in my prayers.

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Flood Recovery Meeting April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Mayor Sylvester Turner will hold an informational meeting at 7 p.m. tonight (April 20) at Mark Twain Elementary, 7500 Braes Blvd. (77025). Mayor Turner, his office staff, and City Department heads will provide information and instruction on how to go about documenting flood damage and answer questions about the next steps. Click here for more information and to see tips for residents who are beginning the cleanup process. 
A charitable fund has been set up to accept donations to help with the flood recovery. Go to to make a donation. More information about the recovery effort is available at
Thanks to Community Newspapers for providing this timely information to inform our neighbors about tonight's meeting.
CD Release Concert
Beth Wiehe
Beth Wiehe (flute) and Marvin Gaspard (piano) will perform a CD release concert for "The Prayer" at Tallowood Baptist Church on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. Beth has performed numerous times at St. Luke's  This second collaboration between Beth and Marvin is a collection of familiar songs including Great is Thy Faithfulness, Be Still My Soul, The Prayer, and others. The concert is free to the public and will be held in Tallowood's Chapel. Contact Beth at for more information.
Pastor's Bible Study

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

Lay Minister Training - May 21

POP (Prayers of the People) will be offering lay minister training on Saturday, May 21, at First Presbyterian (5300 Main St. Houston, TX 77004). Training is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is free and includes lunch, training materials, and the book, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun. To register, go to

Bayou Manor presents "Don't Fall for a Scam!"

Skillful criminals change their schemes continuously to steal money from victims, using scams such as "foreign lotteries", and "the grandparent scam".Better Business Bureau speaker, Candy Twyman, will speak on the topic, "Don't Fall for a Scam!" on Wednesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. in the Event Center of Bayou Manor. Attend this free event and learn about the latest scams and how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim. Bayou Manor is located at 4141 S. Braeswood. Call to reserve a seat, 713.660.5000, as seats are limited.

Don't Miss This! 

1.  WOW - Women of the Word
     Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 p.m. at St. Luke's
2.  Pastor's Bible Study resumes 
     Tuesday, May 3 @ 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke's

A Closing Prayer    
There is only one true gospel of Jesus Christ -
  it is a gospel of righteousness,
  a gospel that embraces all people,
  a gospel of forgiveness, reconciliation, and love.
Christ's gospel is always bigger more inclusive,
  and more wonderful,
  than we could possibly dream. 
Thanks be to God!                                             By B.J. Beu from Abingdon Worship Annual

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