Sermon: David Bridges
“One Powerful Word”
Luke 7.36-50

FRIENDS CHORALE begins rehearsal today on music for our Easter services. If you have the ability to sing a part and are interested in getting involved in choral music with a brief time commitment (only 6 rehearsals), please plan to attend!  Tonight’s rehearsal will take place from 5-6 p.m. in the Coffee Café. Rehearsals in the Worship Center will take place from 5-6 p.m. on the following dates:  March 5th, 12th, and 26th; April 2nd & 9th.  If you have questions, please contact Becky Towne.

FAMILY PROMISE of Clear Creek is pleased to welcome its new executive director! Emmanuel Favor is a seasoned leader with over 20 years in management and development of mid-to-large size non-profit organizations. Born in Nigeria, West Africa, his life and ministry as a pastor has touched people in several nations across five continents. His vision is to inspire people to pursue God’s best for their life. Emmanuel’s passion for helping people in need is contagious. It is the thread that permeates his entire life and career – whether it is his work with the various non-profits that he has been part of, or the ministries that he has led, assisting and empowering others is always at the core of his work. Welcome Emmanuel!

BOY SCOUT TROOP 445 invites you to its 50th anniversary celebration this Saturday, February 25th on our church campus. Stop by between 1 and 4 p.m. to enjoy a variety of outdoor demonstrations and activities – monkey rope bridge, trebuchet, obstacle course, forge, model camp site, etc. Refreshments will be provided.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our 2017 Vacation Bible School, which will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on June 26th – 30th. This year’s theme is Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose. VBS is open to children from age 3 through completing 5th grade. The $20 registration fee for our FFC family members ($25 for non-members) includes a VBS T-shirt, daily snacks, crafts and games, water day, songs, stories, and making new friends. Pick up a registration form on the kiosk or at the church office. VBS VOLUNTEERS: It takes over 100 volunteers to put on our VBS, so junior and senior high students and adults are encouraged to consider helping out. Adult and youth volunteers may pick up registration forms on the kiosk or in the church office. Please contact Janet Black for more information.

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.

STOP BY THE KIOSK to check out the “What the Pastor is Reading” display. We are currently featuring the book Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson – a powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice. Just Mercy is an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice. If you would like to pick up one of the copies available on the kiosk, please leave your $10 payment in the basket next to the books. 

THANK YOU for your great response to our Missions Commitment Sunday! So far 38 individuals or families have committed to praying regularly for one or more of our missionaries, and nearly $44,000 has been committed toward our goal of $60,000 for our 2017 mission projects!  You can still turn in a commitment card anytime by either putting it in the offering plate or bringing it to the church office. Thanks for helping us to touch lives here locally and around the world!

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.

YOU ARE INVITED to a wedding shower for Colton Royle and Claire Stanley, who will be married in Ft. Worth, Texas this coming May. Join us in the Coffee Café on Sunday, March 12th from 2 to 4 p.m. Colton is the son of Eric and Lorri Royle. He and Claire are registered at Target and Williams-Sonoma. You can find links to the registries and more information on their wedding website at theknot.com. If you have questions, contact Rochelle Bridges.