St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
June 22, 2016

June 26, 2016
13th 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
Mary & Glenda Dickinson

Time for Young Disciples
Glenda Dickinson


Ann Guercio
Dorothea Jacoby
Chuck Jones
Fifi Roberts
Mike Van Vooren

For the family of Fifi Roberts who passed away June 19 in Plano, TX. Visitation will be held at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, TX  from 9-10 a.m. with graveside service at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. For more information go to


The Belvin Family
Rev. Dr. Bill Wade
Liz Moreno
Michael Kuznicki
Ruth Heidelberger's father and mother
Gloria Reece
Del Kaufhold
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
The psalm reading this week is from the 77th Psalm. At the beginning the psalmist is crying out for God's presence and God's justice. He is wronged, he is hopeless, he needs help.
The psalm then shifts at verse eleven. The psalmist remembers "The Lord's deeds", and God's actions in the past. He mentions how God intervened in the history of Israel and how God was always with God's people.
When times are tough for us we too can remember how God has acted in history. Through Christ God acted to redeem the world through himself. God made sure that the Holy Spirit spread the good news throughout all the world and that the Holy Spirit brings us all into relationship with our loving God. Times do get tough in life. There are times when we are wronged, times we are hopeless, times we need help. As the psalmist does, let us remember that God has never abandoned his people and is working to do the miraculous in our lives. Thanks be to a God who has acted in the past, works in our lives, and goes forward with us into our future.

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Pastor's "Question" Class Tonight @ 6 p.m.
Rev. Harbison's Wednesday night summer class will discuss "question" topics such as: "The Question of Life" (last week) , "The Question of Resurrection", "The Question of the Death Penality", "The Question of War". This will be a class for everyone and provide opportunity for some lively conversation. Childcare will be provided by Cassie and Olivia Harbison.

Last year Christian Community Service Center's Back to School program helped prepare over 6,500 students for school. Over 650 volunteers and support from donors made it happen. If you would like to help give children a good start for the coming school year, here are some ways you can help:

1. Support a child - $45 will provide  a voucher for school uniform
    and shoes and grade appropriate school supplies. 
2. Volunteer for Sort & Set Up July 30 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
3. Volunteer for Distribution August 5 & 6, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Volunteer Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd.
No need to sign up.....just show up whenever you can help and for however long you can stay.  All volunteers are appreciated!  Volunteering at CCSC qualifies for student volunteer hours. F
or more information, call 713.961.3993 ext. 215 at CCSC.

Celebrate June birthdays on Sunday!
  Birthday Cake
The last Sunday of each month is a celebration of birthdays for the month.  Have a piece of birthday cake after worship and wish all our June birthday folks "Happy Birthday".

Come for worship @ 10 a.m.
July 3
and stay for our All American Picnic!
Hotdogs are on the menu
with all the extras
and dessert too!
We'll be having our picnic indoors!

Don't Miss This! 

1.  Jazz Communion and All American Picnic
     Sunday, July 3  Worship @ 10:00 a.m.
2.  Astros VS Oakland A's
     Sunday, July 10 @ 1:10 p.m.

A Closing Prayer

O Lord our God, you are always more ready to bestow your good gifts upon us than we are to seek them. You are more willing to give than we desire or deserve. Help us so to seek that we may truly find, so to ask that we may joyfully receive, so to knock that the door of mercy may be opened for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.                 
                                                                                       from The Book of Common Worship

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