Sermon:  Bobby Kirkpatrick
Simeon & Anna
Scripture:  Luke 2:21-38

OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY goes to the family of Sidney Allbritton. Sidney passed away on December 20th. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 28th in the Worship Center. 

PRAYER REQUEST INFORMATION: Did you know that prayer requests from members of our congregation are available on the church website? To access the requests, go to friendswoodfriends.org and click on the tab that says “News” in the top right corner. Then click on the first item under the news heading, which is prayer requests. To protect everyone’s privacy, the file is password protected, so you will need to enter the password friends (all lower case – same password for everyone.) If you like, you can save the password on your computer so that you will only need to enter it the first time you access the requests. If you have trouble accessing the requests or if you would like to add a prayer request to the list, please contact the church office.  

THE FLOWER CHART FOR 2017 has been posted in the foyer. You are invited to sign up for a date to provide the altar flowers in honor of a loved one or a special occasion in your family. Just sign your name by the date you have chosen – you’ll get a reminder card in the mail shortly before your chosen date. 

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed Monday, January 2nd for the New Year holiday.

YOU ARE INVITED TO A BABY SHOWER for Anthony and Amber (Lee) Rubin. Please join us in the Coffee Café on Saturday, January 7th from 2-4 p.m. Amber is expecting a baby girl and is registered at babylist.com/amber-rubin and buybuybaby.com. Anthony will be at the shower too and would love to have some other men along to keep him company! If you have questions, contact Margaret Baker.  

MATT WILBER’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IS MOVING! Beginning on Sunday, January 8th, the class will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Brides’ Room – that is right next to the Coffee Café, so very handy for grabbing a cup of coffee on your way to class!  The class is open to adults of all ages and new attenders are always welcome.  Please join us! 

LADIES, stop by the kiosk to pick up a brochure for our 2017 Women’s Retreat – Wonderfully Woven. We will be heading to T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, January 27th – 29th. Our speaker this year will be Glenda McDonald and we welcome back Katie Newton as our worship leader. The cost for quadruple occupancy is $200 (there are also a limited number of single occupancy rooms) if your registration form and $100 deposit are received in the church office by Friday, January 13th. After that date, the price increases to $225. For any questions, please contact Beth Stanfield.