St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
August 17, 2016

August 21, 2016
21st Sunday  in Ordinary Time

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

Volunteers to Star of Hope

Fellowship & Refreshments
11:00 a.m.
Head Usher 
Linda Wiley
Tom Rajan

Time for Young Disciples
Rev. Harbison

The Cooper family


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



Margaret Piké
Steve Seelig
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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Jeremiah 1:4-10

Rev. Harbison
The call of Jeremiah is a reminder to us that we all have a special role in God's kingdom no matter how badly we think of ourselves. Jeremiah time and time again says I can't do this, I'm too young, I don't know what to say. God responds with: I have known you always, I will be with you, and I will tell you what to say.

Often times when we are given opportunities to show God's love to others, we don't know what to do. When confronted with someone who is homeless we have fear and trepidation. When we see someone crying, we clam up afraid to say the wrong thing. When there are opportunities to lead new projects and engage our community, we say we've never done that before or I'm not sure I can do it.

Remember what God says to Jeremiah: I know you, I will be with you, and I will tell you what to say. There is nothing we cannot do knowing what God said to Jeremiah and says to us. We just have to take the leap of faith. I know in your life there will be these moments, when you want to clam up, avert your eyes, and keep on passing opportunity by but God knows you are better than that, because God has always known you. When you are afraid to speak, God's words will surely pour out. No matter where we are we are assured that God is with us.

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They're Back..........

Our Chancel Choir returned to the loft on Sunday after several weeks of vacation. We extend a special thanks to our own choir members and guest musicians who provided service music during those weeks. St. Luke's is blessed to have such wonderfully talented musicians.

PDA sending a team to help flooding victims 

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Since August 11, 2016, regions of Louisiana and Mississippi have experienced 10-20 inches of rain. FEMA reports that there were more than 6 fatalities, over 8,000 people in shelters and over 10,000 residential and commercial structures affected. 
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is sending a team to help flooding victims. If you would like to make a donation to PDA you can make your checks payable to St. Luke's and write PDA on the notation line. You can also make your donations on the PDA website.

Dinner Club at Fuddrucker's August 22

On Monday. August 22, our Dinner Club will be meet up at Fuddrucker's in Meyer Park (10101 South Post Oak) for some delicious burgers. Sign up on Sunday or call Linda Wiley (713.772.4758) so we can save you a seat!

Another successful year for Back to School!

Since 1986, CCSC has offered a Back to School program to meet the basic needs of school-aged children. Back To School not only physically prepares children with academic tools, but increases overall self-esteem and mental readiness for learning. CCSC is grateful to report that 6,603 students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade received new, grade-specific packages of school supplies and vouchers for new uniforms/shoes for this school year! For more about the success of BTS 2016, you can read about it HERE.

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

Dear God, be the underpinning to us when we do not know the road, be at our side and help us to rest in the assurance that you will never leave us nor forsake us even when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Be our destination so that we know the road has an ending and the ending is assured because you are the end as the beginning. Amen. 
                                                                                           by Rpbert D. Young, from Let Us Pray

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