St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
August 10, 2016

August 14, 2016
20th 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 
Linda Wiley
Olivia Harbison

Time for Young Disciples
Rev. Harbison

Pansy Meyer


Randall Bardin
Keaton Cooper
Killian Cooper
Melissa Cooper
Catherine Jacoby
Ellis Jacoby
Pansy Meyer
Iris O'Dell



Margaret Piké
Tom Williams
James Braly
Doni Delhomme
Randy Pease
Gloria Reese
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  

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Psalm 111:1

Rev. Harbison
We live in a time when people say that there is no need to go to church. We can worship God where we are and in our own way. There is some credence to this. God does come to us where we are, and we can worship God in our own place and time; however, we are reminded by the Psalmist that we are also called to praise God together in community, as a collective group of people.
Corporate worship is an opportunity for us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. We share the blessings that God has bestowed, we share the pain and disappointment that life has thrown our way, and we share the hope and reality that God is working in our lives and that we, through Christ, will overcome the weights that burden our souls. When we are together in worship as one voice, we say thank you to God for all that God has done for us and we ask that God continue to bless us.

It should never be a chore to worship God. Yes, it is sometimes inconvenient to get up on a Sunday morning, the only day off for many of us. Yes, there are times when watching football and playing with the kids is tempting. Always remember that it is God who has blessed us. Take a moment and join with the community of faith you are a part of and give thanks to God for all your blessings.

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Dinner Club at Fuddrucker's August 22

On August 22 our Dinner Club will be meet up at Fuddrucker's in Meyer Park (10101 South Post Oak) for some delicious burgers. Save the date for dinner with your St. Luke's family and enjoy some great fellowshipl. Fuddrucker's also offers chicken sandwiches and salads for those who would like other options.  Sign up on Sunday so we know you are coming.  Call the church office (713.667.6531) or Linda Wiley for more information. 

More than Just Food

Emergency Services-Southwest provides more than "just food."  Research shows that often times those living in poverty are not only physically poor, but in many cases resource poor as well.  Many neighbors come to CCSC facing a lack of knowledge and information on local resources.  
At Christian Community Service Center's pantry#2 (located at 6856 Bellaire Blvd.), well-trained volunteers are equipped with a wealth of resources to connect clients with organizations that meet important needs: education, employment, medical and dental services, to name a few.  Emergency Services-Southwest clients exit with nutritious food to eat, resources needed for a brighter future, and the knowledge that CCSC is there to help and care about them.
If you would like to be a part of the caring, productive Emergency Services-Southwest team, volunteer opportunities are available!  Volunteer positions are available weekly or monthly in a variety of roles.  Contact Kate at 713-961-3993 or email her at to get started.

United Campus Ministry of Greater Houston
University of Houston Campus

Stephen Cottingham
If you have a student that is or will be attending the University of Houston, Stephen Cottingham invites you to reach out to him. He's the Director of Students for United Campus Ministry of Greater Houston serving the University of Houston campus. Stephen reaches out to students, inviting them to add their gifts and presence to this pluralist ministry. You may read more by going to the our Presbytery's website or by contacting Stephen at or 940-489-2664.

Don't Miss This! 

1.  Longfellow Elementary Teacher Luncheon
     Friday, August 19 at noon
2.  Dinner Club at Fuddrucker's in Meyer Park
     Monday, August 22 @ 6:30 p.m. 
3.  Live Nativity Meeting
     Sunday, August 28 after worship

A Closing Prayer

With your love, holy Shepherd, help us to love your world. With your nourishment, help us feed your world. With your guidance, help us care for your world, all of its peoples, and all of its creatures. With these gifts, bring new life where it is needed most. Amen..

                                                              by Mary J. Scifres, The Abingdon Worship Annual

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