Sermon:  David Bridges
Sabbath as Witness and Protest
Exodus 20.8-11

CONGRATULATIONS to David & Andrea (Byrne) Moses on the birth of their daughter! Christy Joy Moses was born on July 29th. David & Joyce Byrne are the proud grandparents.

LAST MONDAY, the Ministry Coordinators agreed to extend our Summer Sunday schedule (one worship service at 10:00 a.m.) through the month of September. We’ll begin holding Sunday School classes again on August 20th, at 9:00 a.m. (in place of breakfast), and see how this schedule works through the month of September. Our music in worship will continue to blend styles and accompaniment like we have on Summer Sundays (and according to the availability of our volunteer musicians). From now through September 19th, the Coordinators and Elders welcome your feedback concerning this issue. We will also hold a “town hall” meeting on August 20th immediately following worship for you to give feedback and input into our decision making. 

BACK TO SCHOOL BOUTIQUE is not over yet! Today is the last day! Come on over and shop in the Bride’s room before and after the service! We have great things for people of all ages! Thank you for supporting Women’s and Mission ministries!

PROMOTION SUNDAY takes place August 20th from 9 to 10 a.m., in the gym. Come celebrate, pray for our new school year and meet our new Sunday school teachers! If you have only attended Children’s Church but haven’t yet been to Sunday school – come to the promotion Sunday party and try it out! Updated children’s Sunday school classroom schedules are available on the kiosk.

TWEEN’S begins a new term on Thursday, August 17th, starting at 3:15 p.m. in the Friends Center Gym. This is for kids in the 4th and 5th grades.

STUDENT MINISTRY SUMMER ACTIVITIES are underway with our new student pastor, Josiah Brown. On Sunday evenings, Open Gym takes place from 6-7 for junior high and 7-8 for senior high. This is an informal time of games, snacks, and having fun together. (Students who have just completed 8th grade will stay with the junior high group until mid-August, when they will move up to the senior high youth group.)  During August we’ll have some Thursday outings to places like the beach, Putt Putt, etc. along with our lake parties on August 13th. For more information on any of these events, check out the church website or contact Josiah at  281-482-7821 or josiah@friendswoodfriends.org.

HEY STUDENT MINISTRIES VOLUNTEERS! Thank you so much for your past faithfulness in serving our youth! This is an invitation for anyone who wants to learn more about how they can help serve with Jr. High and Sr. High students. If this is you, please plan to attend the Student Ministries volunteer meeting TODAY at 11:00 a.m. in the Friends Center after the 10 a.m. worship service lets out. If you’d like more information, call or text Josiah Brown at 281-481-7821, or email him at josiah@friendswoodfriends.org.

JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH LAKE PARTY: The annual End of Summer Lake Party is almost here! We’ll meet at Stutzman’s Lake on Sunday, August 13th. The Junior High party will be from 4-6 p.m. and Senior High from 6-8 p.m. Incoming 9th graders – this is the first event for you to attend as part of the Senior High group! Incoming 6thgraders are invited to be a part of the Junior High group. Jr. High and Sr. High students with the last name A-M bring a snack to share, and N-Z bring a dessert. Drinks will be provided! Invite your friends and join us for some summer fun!

A MEETING FOR PARENTS OF JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS will take place on Sunday, August 13th between the two Lake Parties. We hope that parents will join us from 5:45-6:15 p.m. while picking up your Junior Higher or dropping off your Senior Higher. Along with meeting Josiah and Courtney Brown (if you haven’t already) you will hear about the upcoming semester’s schedule and have an opportunity to ask questions. For more information, contact josiah@friendswoodfriends.org.