St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
May 4, 2016

May 8
Ascension Sunday

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

Refreshments & Fellowship
11:00 a.m.
Head Usher 
Ed Dickinson
Marty Moore


Debbie Jones
Emily Lucas
Will Lucas
Annemieke Luckey
Don Mims
Sadie Smith
Jimmie Weinberg

Michael Kuznicki
Ruth Heidelberger's father and mother
Gloria Reece
Scott Harbison
Debbie Harbison
Del Kaufhold
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 Sunday we celebrate Mother's Day. The church calendar actually calls this day "the festival of the Christian home". It is a time when we celebrate the gifts and blessings of mothers and all parents. As we gather this Sunday, it will be easy to remember all the little lessons our mothers taught us: brush your teeth, comb your hair, wash your hands before supper. You know the list.

But the one lesson we need to focus on is the one of love. Mothers instinctively love their children deeply with all their being. They see the best in their children no matter the circumstances, always gently guiding them but never letting them go. Mothers see hope in their children, mothers see a brighter future for their offspring. That is the way God sees us.

The way a mother loves her child, so God loves us.  This is a love that overlooks our faults and gently guides us. It is a love that shows hope and sees a future that is brighter than anything we can imagine. God's love is like that and more. 

So thank you, mothers for loving your children and taking care of us. Thank you for showing us how God loves us.
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pithcing_baseball.jpg We're going to the ballgame!
Sunday, July 10

The Astros will be playing the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, July 10 at 1:10 p.m.  We will have a sign-up sheet in the narthex on Sunday so we can begin to get a head count. We can carpool from the church.    

Congregational Care Meeting
Sunday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m.

Congregational Care Committee
Our Congregational Care Committee supports our congregation by keeping in touch with members who are experiencing life events, from celebrating a birthday to experiencing a loss of a loved one. The committee organizes pot luck lunches, our Thanksgiving lunch, the All American Picnic, and assists with "Cookie Time" after Sunday worship. The committee also hosts our Dinner Club at a local restaurant every two months. Attend the meeting on May 8 and learn how you can help or c
all Linda Wiley (713.772.4758) if you have any questions.
Our Little Free Library Gets a Facelift

Thanks to the our Youth Group for refreshing our Little Free Library. It's been a almost a year since our Library opened for business and it has been in continuous use with adults and children in the neighborhood stopping by regularly. It's open 24 hours so drop by and pick up a book!  The Library is located on Timberside at the south end of our building.

Cub Scout Twilight Camp
June 6-10, 2016 from 6-9 p.m.

Cub Scout Twilight Camp is designed for children who have just completed 1st to 4th grade. Membership with the Boy Scouts of America is not a requirement to register for the Aquila District Cub Scout Twilight Camp. The program is for boys and girls alike. Youth who are not registered scouts, must have an adult (age 18 or older) attend with them.  Twilight Camp will take place at Bethany United Methodist Church and Longfellow Elementary. For details and registration information click HERE 

Don't Miss This! 

1.  WOW - Women of the Word
     Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 p.m. at St. Luke's
2.  Jazz Communion and All American Picnic
     Sunday, July 3

A Closing Prayer
Keep us close to your side today, O God, that we may know the gifts of your grace so freely offered, so often ignored, and so quickly forgotten: the gift of your presence in the lonely hours, the gift of courage when difficult days come, the gift of knowing where to turn for the meeting of every need. We ask this through Jesus Christ our gracious Lord, and loving Savior. Amen.
                                                                                                             By Mark H. Landfried from Let Us Pray

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