Message: David Bridges
“Get Ready”
Matthew 25.1-13

Whom Shall I Fear? 

O Come to the Altar

#686      O God, Our Help in Ages Past

#737      Like A River Glorious

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAYare given by Chuck and Debi Davis in loving memory of Debi’s sister Janice.

VISITATION for Walter Wilson will take place this Friday, April 5th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Worship Center. The memorial service will take place on Saturday April 6th at noon in the Worship Center. Please remember Bettye and the Wilson family in your prayers. 

THE 2ND ANNUAL HOMETOWN FUN RUN takes place this Saturday, April 6th!  We hope that you will join us for this fun event that will also raise funds for missions. You can register online at www.hometownfunrun.com through Tuesday, April 2nd at midnight.  If you don’t make the deadline for on-line registration, you can register onsite the morning of the race. Packet pick up for registered racers will take place this Friday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Friends Center. 

PARSONAGE UPDATE:  The Parsonage Sale Task Force is pursuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) with the goal of identifying and partnering with an experienced Commercial Real Estate Broker. If you or someone you know wants to be considered, the RFQ will be published and distributed through a variety of mechanisms. We anticipate this part of the process to have a fairly short turnaround and to begin working with the selected entity quickly to further market the Parsonage property. 

CLEAR CREEK FAMILY PROMISE will be holding its 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Clear Creek Golf Club (3902 Fellows Rd, Houston, TX) on Saturday, April 13th from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets for foursomes are $500 and individual tickets are $150. For more information please visit their website at ccfamilypromise.org.

DAVID AND ROCHELLE Bridges invite you to share in the joy of their daughter Ashley’s marriage to Zachary Melcher on Saturday, April 13th. Everyone is welcome to attend the wedding ceremony, which will take place in the Worship Center at 3 p.m. The reception is by invitation only. Thank you for your prayers for Zac and Ashley at this important and special time in their lives.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS for the 2019-2020 Patricia Spencer Allen Scholarship are now available. Graduating high school seniors as well as continuing undergraduate college students are invited to apply. The recipient will be chosen based on active involvement in Friendswood Friends Church, character, leadership, academic achievement, financial need and interest in Christian ministry. If you are interested in applying, stop by the church office to pick up an application packet, or you can download the forms from our church website. The deadline for submitting applications is May 1st.

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY for our “Summer Sundays” breakfasts, which will take place in the Coffee Café on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. beginning on May 19th.  For the past several summers these have provided a great time of fellowship for those who attend, as well as a delicious breakfast. This year we are trying to set up a rotation of helpers so that the same people won’t be in the kitchen every Sunday. Would you be willing to commit to helping out for a specific Sunday or two?  The menus are planned in advance and the food is purchased ahead of time; so all we need is a few extra helpers between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. to help set up the serving tables, cook the food, etc. One or more of our experienced cooks will be there to be in charge and let you know what to do. If you are willing to help on one or more Sundays between May 19th and August 4th, please contact Janet Black to let her know when you are available – janet@friendswoodfriends.org or 281-482-7821. 

OUR VBS IS FULL – we filled up in record time this year, 2 hours after opening enrollment to the community. Now we need lots of VOLUNTEERS to help share God’s love with the children who will be on our campus from June 24-28. If you can help, look for the link on our website to sign up, or contact Janet Black.