St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
August 31, 2016

September 4, 2016
23rd Sunday  in Ordinary Time

Rev. W. Scott Harbison 

Preaching Sunday
Rev. Dr. Bill Wade
Sunday School
Classes for all ages 
10:00 a.m.

Fellowship & Refreshments
11:00 a.m. 
Head Usher 
Laura Witt
Tony DeFalco

Time for Young Disciples
Lilly Hurysz


Bill Borgsteadt
Eddie Crowell
Grace DeFalco
Katelyn Harbison
Lilly Hurysz
Mary Ann Jones
Beth Stanaland



Margaret Piké
Gloria Arcos' mother
Steve Seelig
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
Psalm 78:1-4

This Psalm is a reminder about what is truly important in life. To paraphrase a famous saying, in a hundred years it won't matter how much money we have in the bank when we die nor will it matter what car we drove, or what clothes we wore . . . what will matter is our influence on the lives of children.

Isn't it strange that the first cut we make on any budget is the one that will have the most effect on the future . . . education?  We always seem to find money for the things that we as adults want and the ones left out in the cold are the ones that have no voice. They will be our leaders, our caregivers, and in many ways our legacy. Don't they deserve more? 

This isn't a political statement. This is a reminder of what matters, children matter. My children, your children, all children are OUR children. May we continually make their lives better, teaching them the ways of the Lord and the grace promised us in Jesus Christ. 

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Opportunity to mentor at Longfellow Elementary

Many children who go to Longfellow are growing up in a household with only one parent present and often don't have  grandparents in their lives  Our "across the street neighbor", Longfellow Elementary is beginning a mentoring program that will allow volunteers to provide as much or as little time as they can share to mentor and provide a  role model to these children. It can be as simple as playing checkers, or as demanding as trying to figure out fourth grade math. If you are interested in learning more about mentoring at Longfellow,contact the church office (713.667.6531) and we will put you in touch with the folks who are organizing this new program.

Volunteeers Needed in Louisiana
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is looking for immediate volunteer help in Hammond, Louisiana. If you are able to travel within the next two to three weeks, help is needed to remove personal belongings from homes, remove cabinetry, doors, floors, trim, drywall, and insulation. Teams will also be needed during the rebuilding phase. Read more on the presbytery's website.

Women of the Word (WOW) resumes September 7 

WOW will end their summer break and resume their weekly meetings on September 7 at 5:30 p.m. The class will meet in the Cookie Room at St. Luke's for light refreshments and begin their new study topic.  Contact Laura for more information or if you need a ride. Phone: 281.381.5706, Email:

ChristChurch Presbyterian Garage Sale
ChristChurch Presbyterian will open the doors to their annual Garage Sale on Saturday, September at 8:00 a.m. Come one come all!  All proceeds go to service projects and service organizations.

Donations are welcome on Thursday mornings from 9-11 a.m. at the church, 5001 Bellaire Blvd.. For more information call the church at 713.667.6574.

Don't Miss This! 

1.  WOW - class resumes after summer break
     Wednesday, September 7 @ 5:30 p.m.
2.  Youth Sunday/World Communion
     October 2 @ 10:00 a.m.
3.  Service of Stained Glass
     October 30 @ 10:00 a.m.

A Closing Prayer

We thank you, God, that although the storms of life do come, so also does the rainbow through the rain. Be with us in your compassionate presence and give us trusting hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. .
                                                                                           by Mark H. Landfried, from Let Us Pray
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