Sermon: David Bridges
“Lord of the Sabbath and Everything Else Too”
Luke 5.1-11

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.

THERE WILL BE A CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING on Sunday, February 12th immediately following the 10:45 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome to attend. The main agenda item will be consideration of the proposed budget for 2017. Password-protected copies of these proposals will be available soon on the church website as well as the kiosk. Childcare will be available by advance notice. Please contact the church office to make a reservation.  

WEDNESDAY MORNING LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY will be resuming soon! Mark your calendar for February 8th and plan to join us for a class based on Lysa Terkeurst’s book “Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl” as a guide. We’ll meet in the Coffee Café at 9:15 on Wednesday mornings and finish up by 11. Light breakfast will be provided and nursery care is available for your children. The book costs $10.99 and will be available for purchase at the first class.  Please plan to come!

WOMEN’S EVENING BIBLE STUDY will begin a new study on Wednesday, February 8th. We will use Max Lucado’s study guide called, Life Lessons Study Series:  Acts. The study guide is $10 and it will be available to purchase the first night of our study. Please join us at the home of Kimberly Sheets from  6:30-7:45 p.m.

AMORE DINNER CELEBRATION FEBRUARY 12, 2017 AT 5:00 PM The St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church invites you to a Special Valentine’s Dinner Party & silent auction to benefit the Family Promise of Clear Creek, on Sunday, February 12th at 5 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, O’Steen Hall, 2535 Broadway St., Pearland. Our church has purchased a table, so if you would like to attend at no cost as a representative or have questions regarding this event, please contact the church office at 281-482-7821. 

JERRY DARAH is available to serve as a live-in general caretaker for anyone in need.  He’s able to do house cleaning and general repairs to both homes and automobiles. Jerry can provide local references as requested. More information about Jerry is available on the bulletin board in the hallway near the church offices. 

COMMITTED TO RECYCLING? So is our church, and we are in need of individuals or families who would be willing to commit to picking up the recyclables from the church. We will provide information as to how to dispose of the recyclables. Please contact Mark Rubash if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Junior & Senior High Super Bowl Parties on February 5th at 5 p.m.! Food and drinks will be provided. Location information will be available soon. Come, and bring a friend!

Dude Camp 2017 “Super Heroes” Is coming up from June 1st through 4th. Students finishing 3rd through 5th grade will travel by charter bus to Forest Glen/Spring Christian Camp (near Rosebud, TX) for an amazing time of games, swimming, hiking, singing, and lots of other great activities. The cost is $275 (FFC attenders receive a $50 scholarship); register with your $50 deposit by April 10th. For registrations after the 10th, pay the entire $275. Pick up a registration form from the kiosk or the church office and plan to join us for a great time of having fun and learning about God. Please contact Janet Black with any questions.

MISSIONS COMMITMENT SUNDAY is coming up on February 5th! We will celebrate and learn more about the ministries that our church is involved in (both locally and around the world), and we will ask you to prayerfully consider making a commitment to be a part of these ministries through prayer, giving and/or volunteering. Our goal for 2017 is to raise $60,000 to help support the following ministries:

  • Brian and Kylie C.
  • Michael and Kathryn Linville in India
  • Jack and Celesta Rea’s work in Hong Kong/China.
  • David Thomas and Brad and Chelsea Carpenter in Discipling for Development in Rwanda, Burundi and beyond
  • Local and overseas mission fields

We are excited to learn what God has in store for us with mission projects ‘here and there’ – we are praying for His direction about how and where we volunteer and care for our missionaries and mission fields. What a privilege we have to be a part of what God is doing in our community and around the world. Prayer is a crucial part of ANY ministry, but in some ways it can be harder to commit to regular, fervent prayer than just to slip some money into the offering plate. Would you be willing to choose at least one missionary or ministry to pray for regularly in 2017? Thank you to those of you who are already praying faithfully! If you would like to learn more about what we are planning for missions, you are encouraged to pick up an information flyer from the kiosk.