St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
August 24, 2016

September 28, 2016
22nd Sunday  in Ordinary Time

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

Fellowship & Refreshments
  Celebrate August birthdays!
11:00 a.m. 
Head Usher 
Linda Wiley
Olivia Harbison

Time for Young Disciples
Rev. Harbison


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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Rev. Harbison
This past Friday, St. Luke's had the opportunity to host a luncheon during which the teachers and staff of Longfellow Elementary were fed and gifted with school supplies. It was a great event and I want to thank everyone who helped out. You truly made a difference. They left a remarkable gift of books for our Little Free Library and I want to take this opportunity to thank them for their kind gift.

An interesting conversation I had has led to a wonderful opportunity for our congregation. Many children who go to Longfellow are growing up without grandparents or are in single parent households. The school is starting a mentoring program where one can volunteer as much or as little time as they want just to be a good role model to these chilcren. It can be as simple as playing checkers, or as demanding as trying to figure out fourth grade math. I would hope that you would ask about this program and prayerfully consider spending some time with these wonderful kids. As you may or may not know, I am a Real Men Read volunteer at Longfellow and I can assure you that I get way more out of my interaction with the kids that they will ever get from me. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow spiritually as you help someone else. I hope that you all will consider participating. Please call the church if you are interested and we will coordinate with Longfellow.

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Longfellow Teacher Lunch Fellowship
Brisket, Gift Cards, School Supplies, & FUN!
Teacher/Staff Luncheon
Our 9th year!
Thanks to all the volunteers (adults and youth) who served as hosts, provided food and gift cards, and helped in other ways with our luncheon on Friday. Everyone gathered in the sanctuary where Rev. Harbison handed out gift cards to those who answered his questions about length of service, distance from school, youngest, etc. After a prayer to begin lunch everyone was dismissed for a brisket lunch provided by Alan Lucas, Jeanne Leach, and members of the Evangelism Committee. 

Friday was the last day of in-service before school started on Monday.  A time to be thankful, a time to be excited about the first day of class. and a time for fellowship to kick off the new school year  Thanks to the teachers and staff of Longfellow Elementary (our across the street neighbor) for all you do for the children in our community!

Merry Christmas!

Following worship on Sunday, you are invited to join us in the session room to help us create a "master plan" for our Live Nativity on December 14. If you have been involved in previous live nativities and/or would like to learn more about this year's event, please join us as we kick-off our 2016 plans.

Run for Recovery in September

un, jog, or walk to support the "Run for Recovery" 5K and Kids/Family 1K in downtown Houston on September 25. Proceeds help recovering addicts and alcoholics; and, entrants receive cool tech shirts, breakfast, and musical festivities  Steve and Lilly Hurysz will be there as well. Steve reports that there is usually enough time to make it back to church service afterward! Register at a discount until September 1 at  

The Tuesday Question

The Evangelism and Church Growth Committee (ECG) of the Presbytery of New Covenant  seeks to help folks reflect on and define the vitality of ministries of their church. Each week EGC will pose a Tuesday Question with hopes that it will generate discussion, inspire others to think in new ways, create stronger networks between congregations, and help empower individuals to invite newcomers into the life of their congregation. Everyone is invited to click the link to the presbytery's Facebook page, and let other people know what St. Luke's is up to and find out what other churches are doing too. Please include our church name and city. The goal is to celebrate and inspire vibrant ministry in the name of Jesus Christ in our region. Here is this week's Tuesday Question: What is your church doing to bless the lives of children in your neighborhood?

Don't Miss This! 

1.  Live Nativity Meeting
     Sunday, August 28 after worship
2.  WOW - class resumes after summer break
     Wednesday, September 7 @ 5:30 p.m.
3.  Men of the Church Lunch
     Saturday, September 10 @ 1:00 p.m.

A Closing Prayer

As you have called us to be your people, O God, so breathe into us your Spirit, that we may witness to your love by the way we live our lives and the concern we show for others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
                                                                                           by Mark H. Landfried, from Let Us Pray
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