St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
June 29, 2016

July 3, 2016
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jazz Communion

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

All American Picnic Lunch
11:00 a.m.
Head Usher 
Tom Rajan
Tom Rajan


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
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
Jazz Communion is here which also means it's the 4th of July.  This week we independence from England and the great freedoms we enjoy. 

One of the tenets of our faith is freedom. Freedom from sin. Freedom from death, Freedom from fear. Through Christ we are free to live life unabashedly for God and that is a very wonderful thing. Just like with our country's freedoms come with obligations and responsibilities, our freedom in Christ comes with responsibilities that we often times shirk.  We are called to serve others. To be there with the poor and downtrodden. We are told to give release to prisoners and heal those who are ill. As we always strive to be good citizens of the United States, let's also work to live up to our responsibilities as followers of Christ.

The freedom we have in Christ is truly wonderful. May we joyously embrace the responsibilities of that great freedom

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Jazz Communion July 3 @ 10 a.m.
All American Picnic Lunch after worship
The Marvin Gaspard Trio
The Marvin Gaspard Trio returns for our Jazz Communion on Sunday. You will be tappin' and clappin' to  the Trio's jazzy tunes and enjoy singing familiar hymns including a rousing rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In" to conclude worship. Jazz Communion is a perfect day to invite a friend to join you for worship and our All American Picnic Lunch  afterward. Hotdogs with all the trimmings will be served in our Cookie Room along with cookies and ice cream for dessert.

From Rev. Harbison . . .

sale_tags_re.jpg Thanks to the generosity of the session, I will be having an estate sale this Friday and Saturday from my mother's estate. A portion of the sales will go to St. Luke's. The times are Friday, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - noon. Please feel free to come by and see if there's anything to your liking. There will be all sorts of interesting items here - furniture, lamps, beds, jewelry, clothing, handbags, and lots more.

Camp SummerTyme at St. Luke's
Camp SummerTyme is an independent venture directed by local teachers and community leaders. Camp meets on our campus from 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. with extended care available until 6 p.m. There is a special schedule for the week of July 4. To find out more, email or call 832.528.9349 (Mr. Serna)  or 832.693.7933 (Ms. Lindsey).

PC(USA) 222nd General Assembly (2016)
Commissioners and advisory delegates from all 171 PC(USA) presbyteries, along with other participants and observers from around the world,converged on the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) in downtown Portland for celebrations, deliberations, and inspirations in support of the denomination's biennial gathering last week.  The meeting concluded on Saturday with worship and prayer. The PC(USA) leaders issued a post-General Assembly letter to the church which describes the work of the GA over the last week. You can read it HERE and more information can be viewed on the PC(USA) website.

Don't Miss This! 

1.  Astros VS Oakland A's 
     Sunday, July 10 @ 1:10 p.m.
2.  CCSC Back to School volunteer opportunities
     July 30; August 5 & 6   More information? Click HERE!
3.  Volunteer at Star of Hope and help with lunch service
     Sunday, July 17  (Sign up sheet in the Narthex)

A Closing Prayer

Dear God, open our eyes that we might see that you are not far from anyone of us. You are our God, our Savior, our guide, our friend, our sure defense, our leader in troubles of life, our consoler in times of grief, our inspiration when we call for courage. O God of many names, of infinite attributes, be present to your people in time of need. Be thou our vision. Amen. .                 
                                                                                       by Robert D. Young, from Let Us Pray

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