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Bulletin Announcements for September 1, 2019

OUR SENIOR PASTOR, David Bridges, is on Sabbatical this summer and will return to our worship on September 15th. Please feel free to reach out to our associate pastor, Bobby Kirkpatrick, while David is away. We invite you to pray for David to be refreshed and renewed through his Sabbatical experience. THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. LADIES’ FALL BIBLE STUDY begins on Wednesday, September 11th at 9:30 a.m. This will be a 6-week  study focused on Psalm 23. Nursery care…

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JUNE 23, 2019

Message: David Bridges  “Unanswered Prayer” James 5.13-18 PLEASE PRAY for the hundreds of children and volunteers who will be on our campus this week for Vacation Bible School!  This is an important ministry to our community, and our desire is that those who participate will experience God’s love for them in ways that will shape and transform their lives.  CAN YOU HELP WITH OUR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL PICNIC?  Our VBS program will take place this year on Sunday, June 30th. One…

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 17, 2019

Message: David Bridges “Everyday Neighbors” Matthew 20.1-16 THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAYare given by Kay Griffin in celebration of God’s blessings to our family. I give thanks to God for the birth of my beautiful, healthy great-niece, Peyton Avery Mertz, and for the life of my Aunt Mary, who celebrates her birthday today.  God’s mercies are new every morning – to God be the glory! WALTER WILSON passed away Monday morning, March 11th. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Bettye and…

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 17, 2019

SERMON: Josiah Brown “Parables & The Mustard Seed Kingdom” Matthew 13:24-35 OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY goes to the family of Jennifer Linder Tomko, who passed away on February 6th on her 42nd birthday. Jennifer is the daughter of former members Danny and Nina Linder.  Please pray for her family and her 4 children – Evan Requardt, Chase Sipes, and Joey and Danielle Tomko. MEALS ON WHEELS is in need of volunteers both for permanent routes as well as substitutes. The next week of our…

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JANUARY 27, 2019

SERMON: David Bridges  “Who is Truly Blessed” Matthew 4.23-5.12 TODAY’S WORSHIP SONGS              This is Amazing Grace                           Ever Be #648      Love Divine, All Loves Excelling HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! The flowers on the altar today are given by the family of Carl & Henrietta Horecky who were married on January 28th, 1949 and are celebrating 70 years of God’s blessings. God is Good!  THERE ARE STILL A FEW OPEN SPOTS FOR WOMEN’S RETREAT at Camp Tejas next weekend. We have also had…

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JANUARY 13, 2019

SERMON: David Bridges  “Making Change” Matthew 3.1-17 TODAY’S WORSHIP SONGS Cornerstone So Will I (100 Billion X) #545    Moment by Moment #340    Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus BE MORE LIKE JESUS! You are invited to join us beginning on Wednesday, February 6th for Dallas Willard and Jan Johnson’s “Renovation of the Heart” training course. This course, which will be facilitated by Jon Kerr and Russ Merck, clearly articulates how we sometimes absorb worldly ways that can impede our being…

FRIENDS 2018 SUMMIT BLOG

Check out some of these student testimonies from our church’s recent trip to “Friends Summit.” Summit is a national Friends Church young adult gathering hosted in various locations every four years with the theme, “Kingdom. Mission. Passion.” Summit’s hope is that everyone would have “conversations that could change our lives” while at Summit. I think several of our Friendswood Friends team members had those very conversations! Keep reading to hear from several team members about what God did in and…

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR DECEMBER 30, 2018

TODAY’S WORSHIP SONGS #277          Hark! the Herald Angels Sing #269          How Great our Joy #282          O Thou Joyful, O Thou Wonderful THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY  are  in loving memory of Everett Jantz.  We, his family, are celebrating his life and the gift he was to us.  His roots run deep — our hearts are grateful!” THE CHURCH OFFICE will close at noon on Monday, December 31st and remain closed through Tuesday, January 1st. NEW YEAR’S EVE PRAYER & COMMUNION:…

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR DECEMBER 23, 2018

Sermon:  David Bridges “Love All” TODAY’S WORSHIP SONGS #259          Angels from the Realms of Glory #265          The First Noel vs. 1,2,3,5,6 #244          Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus  ADVENT READING AND CANDLE LIGHTING:  Molly Black    ADVENT TESTIMONY:  Stephen Skeeter  THE ALTAR FLOWERS:  Glory to God in the highest! On earth, peace and good will toward all men.  THE CHURCH OFFICE will close at noon on December 24th and remain closed through December 26th for Christmas. The office will also close…

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR DECEMBER 16, 2018

SERMON: David Bridges  “Give More” TODAY’S WORSHIP SONGS  #277        Hark! The Herald Angels Sing #286        Once in Royal David’s City #270        Joy to the World! ADVENT READING AND CANDLE LIGHTING: Margaret McDonald  ADVENT TESTIMONY: Shanna Kirkpatrick WELCOME ORCHESTRA MEMBERS: Donna Jerz, flute; Jeremy Larson, French horn; Beverly Mintz, violin, and Mark Varian, cellist! Friends musicians performing include Ann Defibaugh, violin; Drew O’Farrell, synthesizer; Bob Kirkpatrick, percussion; Dee Porterfield, bells; Gayle Jircik, bells; Becky Ostercamp, piano; and Friends Chorale.” Thank you,…