St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
June 8, 2016

June 12, 2016
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Refreshments & Fellowship
11:00 a.m.
Head Usher 
Patti Ernst & Ed Dickinson
Linda Wiley

Time for Young Disciples
Glenda Dickinson


Ann Guercio
Dorothea Jacoby
Chuck Jones
Fifi Roberts
Mike Van Vooren

The Belvin Family
Rev. Dr. Bill Wade
Liz Moreno
Michael Kuznicki
Ruth Heidelberger's father and mother
Gloria Reece
Del Kaufhold
Fifi Roberts
Katie Gaspard
Melissa Cooper 
Anne Nicholson
Jonah, Bill Wade's  grandson.
Jayne Manry's sister, Patricia
Liz Bell Harding
Dot Cowan
Marge Biggs
Jewel Molten
Ann Dragoo  

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Rev. Harbison
As you read this, I am in one of my happy places. We all have happy places. Places where God seems a little closer, family seems a little nicer, the sun seems just a little brighter.  I really appreciate the opportunities you give me to go to my places.  I hope you will find time this summer to visit one of yours.

Let's remember that even Christ would take time to be alone and meditate and pray. That's what happy places are for. They are places where we can take a moment to reflect and see the blessings God so generously bestows upon us. Take time to go to a happy place soon and make sure while you are there to give thanksgiving to God for blessing you with that place and all the other things God gives you in your life.

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A Welcome Concert at Brazos Towers


Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor

Members of St. Luke's Ensemble performed a musical program on Sunday, June 5, at the new Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor. The concert was given as a gift to the new residents as a way of welcoming them to our neighborhood. Ensemble members participating were Janet and Randall Bardin, Ann Guercio, Dick Lawson, Ryan Klasen, and Laura Witt Smith. They were accompanied by Quan Jiang on violin, Laura Smith on harp and Marvin Gaspard on piano.


The residents enjoyed a very diverse program of classical, secular, and sacred music.  We are proud of our wonderful musicians who served as St. Luke's Ambassadors to our new neighbors.                  


Pastor's Wednesday Night Class begins June 15
Rev. Harbison's new class on Wednesday evenings starts June 15 at 6 p.m. The group will discuss "question" topics such as: "The Question of Life", "The Question of Resurrection", "The Question of Gun Control", "The Question of War" and the like. This will be a class for everyone and provide opportunity for some lively conversation.

Back to School at CCSC

ccsc Help get a student prepared for a new school year by sponsoring a student  and volunteering your time. $45 will provide one student with a new uniform, shoes, and a school supply packet.  You can visit Christian Community Service Center's secure website and make a donation at, or make a contribution with a personal check payable to CCSC (P. O. Box 27924, Houston, TX 77227).
Back to School will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd. Volunteers are needed July 30 and August 5 & 6. Sort and Set Up is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, 7:30-11 a.m. and Distribution is set for, August 5 & 6, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  For more information contact Cathy Brown, Youth Services Manager, at 713.961.3993, ext. 215 or email her at

presbytery of new covenant

Presbytery of New Covenant is made up of 106 churches and new church developments, spread across 23,000 miles in southeast Texas, including Houston. It is part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). which has more than 10,000 congregations. These congregations are organized into 172 presbyteries (district governing bodies) and 16 synods (regional governing bodies). New Covenant Presbytery is a member of the Synod of the Sun,, which consists of eleven presbyteries in four states.

If you would like to learn more about our Presbytery and how they support member churches, you can go to or subscribe to their weekly newsletter, Tuesday Connect.

Don't Miss This! 

1.  Dinner Club meets at Los Tios in Meyerland
     Monday, June 20, @ 6:30 p.m.
2.  Jazz Communion and All American Picnic
     Sunday, July 3  Worship @ 10:00 a.m.
3.  Pastor's Class  NEW - "The Questions of Life"
Wednesday, June 15 @ 6:00 p.m.   

A Closing Prayer
Winds may buffet us, and storms may threaten...
 but God's love endures.
Earthquakes may shake us, and the ground beneath us may rumble...
 but Christ is our sure foundation.  
Sorrows may tear our hearts, and fears may send us running...
 but the Spirit runs with us and strengthens us for the journey.
May faith be a friend that casts out fear, freeing us to love and to live with joy!
                                                                                from The Abingdon Worship Annual
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