SERMON:  David Bridges
“Word Became Flesh”
SCRIPTURE:  John 1.1-14
They will dwell secure,
because he will surely become great throughout the earth;
he will become one of peace.

THE FLOWER CHART for 2018 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.

REMINDER: For contributions to be included on your 2017 giving statement for tax purposes, they need to not only be dated for 2017, but also be either postmarked in 2017 or received at the church in 2017. The church office will only be open for limited hours the week between Christmas and New Year’s, so it is probably best to either bring any last-minute contributions to the worship service with you on December 31st, or put them in the mail in time to be postmarked on the 31st. Thank you for your faithfulness in supporting the ministries of our church!

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICES: Join us this evening at 6:00 p.m. or at 10:00 p.m. for one of our candlelight worship services. Nursery care will be provided at the 6:00 p.m. service only.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PRAYER & COMMUNION: Begin the New Year with prayer! The Worship Center will be open between 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 31st. You may come and go any time in between. The Lord’s Supper will be available at the altar for those who desire. No childcare is provided.

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on December 25th and 26th for the Christmas holiday. The office will be open on Wednesday, December 27th and then will be closed through Monday, January 1st.

LADIES, stop by the kiosk to pick up a brochure for our 2018 Women’s Retreat – “SERIOUSLY GOD??” Seeking Christ in the midst of every storm. We will be heading to Camp Tejas in Giddings, TX – February 2nd – 4th. Our speaker this year will be Jennifer Johnson, founder of I.N.F.O for Families and popular speaker on issues related to God’s design for marriage and family life. We will also welcome back Katie Newton as our worship leader. The cost for quadruple occupancy is $260 (there are also a limited number of single occupancy rooms) if your registration form and $100 deposit are received by Monday, January 22nd. After that date, the price increases to $310. The final day to register is January 29th. Registration forms are available on the kiosk or you can register and pay online at friendswoodfriends.org; click on 2018 Women’s Retreat. For any questions, please contact Beth Stanfield.