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

July 24, 2016
17th Sunday  in Ordinary Time

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

Fellowship & Refreshments
11:00 a.m.
Head Usher 
Tom Rajan
Ed Dickinson
Time for Young Disciples
Patti Ernst


Marge Biggs
Dot Cowan
Marvin Gasprd
Marty Mims
Jayne Manry



Margaret Piké
James Braly
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
Ann Dragoo  

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Rev. Harbison
The Psalm for this week, Psalm 85, reminds us of God's kindness and mercy. As Presbyterians we believe that we should respond to God's kindness and mercy through service and offerings. This is a great reflection as we begin our Capital Campaign.
We have all been blessed through God's gracious love and mercy which has been poured upon us. We all have gifts that we believe God has bestowed on us. As we try to find ways to show thanksgiving, please remember the community where we strive to encounter the living God through worship and service and support this vital campaign.
I will try not to hound you about this drive, but the Campaign is important for the life of this congregation and I apologize ahead of time if I seem to harp on it too much.
Take care and God bless.
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Rev. Harbison's Summer Class meets tonight! 
Pastor's Summer Class

Rev. Harbison's Summer Class will meet for the final class at 6 p.m. tonight. The group has explored a different  "question" topic each week. Class starts with a questionnaire about the evening's topic which begins a lively conversation!

Fun Times at the Ball Game July 10!
We had 25 people signup for what turned out to be an exciting  baseball game on July 10.  The Astros had a come from behind win against the Oakland A's. in the bottom of the 10th when the Astros walked away with a 2-1 victory on a throwing error to first base by the A's! 

Thanks to Nohemi Castillo and Martin Alcala for the photo!

An evening of favorite hymns and Christian music
HYMN SING, September 18 @ 6 p.m.   

Save the date for HYMN SING on September 18 when our own Marvin Gaspard and three other outstanding pianists (Jeff Bennett, Eric Belvin, and Gerald Ray) will perform on four grand pianos. Vocalists will include John Bolin, Scot Cameron, Lisa Pierre, and Cindy Robinson. The event will be held at First Methodist Church-Westchase Campus, Westpark Drive at West Sam Houston Tollway. Click here for more information.  

A Mission Story from the Synod of the Sun


Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Services  has been committed to healing youth and families in crisis for more than 100 years since the home opened as a day nursery in 1910. Now up to 42 youth at any one time and close to 200 youth annually live at the Vera Lloyd children's home in Monticello, Arkansas. House parents live in each home and carry out all traditional parental duties and additional job requirements. While Vera Lloyd accepts youth from age eight to age 21, most youth are ages 13 to 17. Click here to read more and to learn about the Synod of the Sun grant that will improve safety on campus.  

Don't Miss This! 

1.  CCSC Back to School volunteer opportunities
     July 30; August 5 & 6   More information? Click HERE!
2.  Longfellow Elementary Teacher Luncheon
     August 19 at noon 

A Closing Prayer

God of help and hope, your miracles are a constant presence in our lives. Though we look for the jar of grain that doesn't empty and the jug of oil that doesn't fail, you surprise us with everyday miracles - justice for the poor and oppressed, care of the orphan and the widow, the downfall of the haughty and the proud. Train our eyes to see hope and new life all around us, that we may walk in faith as followers of your Son. Amen.  
                                                                         by B. J. Beu, The Abingdon Worship Annual

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