St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
The Wednesday Word
September 7, 2016

September 11, 2016
24th 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 
Laura Witt
David Elledge

Time for Young Disciples
Rev. W. Scott Harbison


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



Margaret Piké
Beatrice Eureste, 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
This Sunday is the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, DC.  Many churches are marking the occasion with special services and acts of remembrance. On Sunday morning we will remember this event with a prayer at the beginning of worship. Even though memorials are important for many people, for the church I believe that our true memorial is when we break bread and share the cup in the name of Christ. That's why we call funerals A Service of Witness to the Resurrection. We are not memorializing our loved ones, we are thanking God for the gifts of their lives and celebrating their new life in Christ. So join us this Sunday as we say a prayer in honor of those who fell and the amazing God who stays with us through all the fear and anxiety that life throws our way.

Our Youth will lead worship October 2 in celebration of World Communion. I hope you will all join us at 10:00 a.m.  and celebrate with our amazing young people as they lead us in worship.

This Sunday is the last Sunday that we will focus on our Capital Campaign. We will announce the amount raised on September 18 and hopefully you will prayerfully consider any gift you may be able to give to this worthy cause.

Go Texans!

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Women of the Word (WOW) will NOT meet tonight!

WOW will not meet tonight as previously reported but will meet next Wednesday, September 14 at 5:30 p.m. The class will gather in the Cookie Room for light refreshments and to begin their new study topic.  Contact Laura for more information or if you need a ride. Phone: 281.381.5706, Email:

Men's Clothing needed at CCSC
Christian Community Service Center's Emergency Services-Central program is in need of gently used clothing items, especially for men. Many of their clients allocate their limited funds to other necessities such as food and shelter, so in order to meet the high demand for clothing more donations are needed. Current areas of greatest need are men's clothing, especially pants and belts; larger size women's clothing; shoes of all types; and backpacks for homeless clients.  
Donations can be dropped off at CCSC at 3434 Branard (near the intersection of West Alabama and Edloe) weekdays between 9 am and 2:30 pm or Saturdays from 9 am to noon.  Donations are tax deductible; receipts provided.  For more information contact Courtney Hagen at or by calling 713-961-3993. 

The Tuesday Question
What is something that makes you proud of St. Luke's? The Evangelism and Church Growth Committee (ECG) of the Presbytery of New Covenant offers this weekly question with hopes that it will generate discussion and inspire others to think in new ways. Everyone is invited answer the question on the presbytery's Facebook page. Please include St. Luke's name when you post your comment!

Holly Hall Book Review September 27

Did you know that Holly Hall was the first retirement community and licensed nursing home in Houston? They currently house over 200 residents age 65 and older within it's independent living, assisted living and healthcare units. Proceeds from the Holly Hall Book Review Series are used to defray the cost of living for those residents who can no longer afford the full amount of their care.
The first book review for the 2016-2017 season will be held Tuesday, September 27, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer. Rose-Mary Rumbley will review Tinseltown, by William J. Mann, a story of Hollywood in the early days, when the public loved the stars but didn't approve of their lifestyles. Questions? Call Susan Thraen at 281.936.2850. 

Don't Miss This! 

1.  WOW - class resumes after summer break next week
     Wednesday, September 14 @ 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

Calm our troubled hearts, O God, and take away our needless fears that we may be your faithful presence in this needy world; through Jesus Christ our Lord who is the Way we are to follow, the Truth we are to display, and the Life we are to live.  Amen.
                                      by Mark H. Landfried, from Let Us Pray
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