Sermon: David Bridges

“Table Fellowship and Something Deeper”

Galatians 2.15-21

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are given in gratitude for God’s many blessings, 23 years of marriage, 5 beautiful children who love Jesus, and so much more. – Joe & Michelle Hancock

REMINDER to Meals on Wheels volunteers: We are scheduled for the week of June 13th.

THE FRIENDSWOOD COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at Calvary Chapel, 3700 FM 528 in Friendswood. The cost for breakfast is $5. Everyone is welcome! Please mark “PB” in the attendance register if you wish to take part.

YOU ARE INVITED to a going-away party for David Jaimes on Sunday, June 19th at 11:00 a.m. (immediately following the “Summer Sunday” service at 10:00 a.m.) Please join us for some cake in the Coffee Café as we thank David for his ministry among us and send him off with our love and prayers. No meal will be served, so that you can move on to your Father’s Day plans after taking some time to say goodbye to David. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Stanfield.

PLEASE PRAY for all of the Jr. & Sr. High youth and counselors who will be traveling to Camp Quaker Haven in Kansas over the next couple of weeks.

ALL JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS are invited to a “SUMMER KICK-OFF PARTY” SUNDAY, JUNE 26th at the Stutzman’s lake house. Junior High: 4-6 p.m. High school: 6-8 p.m. All parents welcome to stay and hangout too! Students are asked to bring their favorite snacks.

YOU ARE INVITED to join us for a “VBS picnic” immediately following the worship service on Sunday, June 26th. There is no charge for the meal and no need to sign up – just plan to join us for a simple meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips & dessert and help us to welcome the visitors who will be here for the VBS program. Offerings to offset the cost of the meal will be accepted.

CAN YOU HELP?  We need a few volunteers to help with our VBS picnic. Table & chair set up will take place on Friday, June 24th at 11 a.m. The gym will be nice and cool, and set up should take less than an hour if we have several helpers. If you have a few minutes to help out with that, it would be greatly appreciated.  OR, we could use a few volunteers the morning of the picnic (9 a.m. on June 26th) to help cut watermelon and set up the serving tables. We’ll finish up in time for you to go over for the service at 10 a.m. If you are willing to help with either of these needs, please contact the church office or email Joyce Byrne. Thanks for your help with this important time of making connections with our community!

PLEASE JOIN US on Sunday, June 26th for a relaxing evening of live music, good coffee, fellowship & games, and a presentation by author Marty Troyer about his new book, “The Gospel Next Door: Following Jesus Right Where You Are.” Marty Troyer is a husband, father, pastor and writer in Houston, where he has served at Houston Mennonite Church since 2008. He loves preaching and working to make God’s kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. His blog, The Peace Pastor, emphasizes a gospel-centered Jesus ethic. We’ll meet in the Coffee Café at 7 p.m.  Come and bring friends!

PICKLEBALL has really caught on in our area! We provide Pickleball for ages 18 and over on Monday nights from 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. We have beginners and up playing. It’s great exercise and a fun time to meet new friends. At least come watch! The Monday evening sessions are free. Starting this summer we will have Tuesday morning sessions at a cost of $5 per person. Courts will be available from 9 to noon on the following Tuesdays: June 7, 14 & 28; July 5, 12, 19 & 26; and August 2 & 9. Beginners are welcome; it is a friendly atmosphere and we switch around with different partners so that everyone gets a chance to play. If you have questions, contact Janet Black.

OPEN GYM for kids 3 years through 5th grade is being held on Mondays and Wednesdays this year from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Friends Center. The cost is $3 per child per session. Children under 3 are welcome to attend with a parent at no charge.

LADIES:  Please join us on Wednesday, June 29th at 6:30 p.m. for Craft Night! We will enjoy great fellowship with one another while getting crafty together! Feel free to bring an appetizer to share….. Why not invite a friend to come along too? Please RSVP to Beth Stanfield. The cost will be $25 per person and will include all supplies. Also – Save the Date for these upcoming Women’s Ministry Summer Events: July 13th – Progressive Dinner  August 10th – Back to School Craft

REMINDER: “SUMMER SUNDAYS”WITH “BREAKFAST & COMMON PRAYER” will be taking place through August 14th. Everyone is invited to come enjoy breakfast, which will be served at 9:00 a.m., followed by a brief, intergenerational liturgy of song, scripture and prayer and then worship together as one church family at 10 a.m. in the Worship Center.

SAVE THE DATE:  All Church Fall Retreat at Forest Glen Christian Camp in Huntsville, TX – November 11th – 13th 2016