March 29 | Palm Sunday - Friendswood United Methodist Church

Vol. 6 / No. 34 / March 25, 2015
March 29 | Palm Sunday
The Song Everlasting 8:30 / 11:05am
The Song Everlasting will be dramatically presented by the Chancel Choir, Church
Orchestra, narrators and dancers. Composer Joseph Martin incorporates hymns,
spirituals and folksongs, and intersects these musical moments with the story of
Christ’s ministry among us.
Sing to the King 9:45 am
Join us as we celebrate Palm Sunday in praise. This special service of song
and scripture will bring us together as Celebrate leads us in song as we praise
Jesus as King and we prepare for Holy Week and Easter.
Prayer Concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Holy Week & Easter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Coming Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Golf Tournament & Dinner
Fifth Sunday Food Drive
Children’s Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Filled plastic eggs needed
EGG-stravaganza & Kite Flying
Other News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
New Women’s Bible Study
College Boxes
Creative Arts Camp Leaders
Children Summer Camps
FORP in April
United Methodist Women
Holyland Tour
Women’s Celebration
Prayer is the foundation of
Friendswood UMC.
Please join us in praying
for one another.
Develop a new habit to pray for our
church family by praying over the
Prayer Concerns list. Below is a list
of recent concerns. A complete list
of Prayer Concerns can be found on
Sunday mornings at the Ministry
Center, during the week in the foyer
of the Administration Building, and
always on the church website at
Robert Carrie - Methodist
Kenneth Camp - St. John’s
Marty Abbe - Kindred Rehab
Berta Berglund - Brookdale, Pearland
Kenton Harris - Methodist, Rehab Wing
Art Lizza - Regency Village
Bob Barr - TLC, Galveston
Kitty Dobbs, Lee Ann Love’s mother Rehab, Nacogdoches
Kathryn Charlotte Kowis born on March 5,
2015. Parents: David & Rebekah Kowis,
Grandparents: Rick & Diane Perkins
Charles LaMadrid, brother of Dora Vargas March 23, 2015
Dwight Ewing, father of Laura Ewing March 14, 2015
Juanita Parisette, mother of Kris Turney March 14, 2015
week ending 3/27/2015
Eric Von Dran - health
Marilyn Abbe - health
Robert Brown - healing, comfort
Eva Bibby - health, peace
Ron Stagno - health
Paul Yarbrough - health
John Guidry
Elissa Hale - health
Veres family - bereavement
Luanna Bolinger - health
Eva Slack - health
Alicia - strength, peace
Joe Mannon - health
Jeff Dugas - health
Haskell & Jean Taylor - health
Jane Taylor - health
Walton family - bereavement, peace
Rick Bradley - health
Ruth Bradley - health
Trevor Cain - health
Ahmadi family - health, spiritual strength
Jason Porter’s grandfather - health
Evan Johnson - health
Ann Dean - health
Edith Lee - health
Beth Balsam - health
Corena Wooldridge-Wilder - health
Family of Evelyn Michael, mother of Elaine
Michael-Acosta - bereavement
Family of Dorothy Handwerk, mother of
Edward Handwerk - bereavement
Ron Stagno - health
Eleanor Spangle - peace, comfort
Shirley DeWhitt - health
Penny Cleveland - health
week ending 3/20/2015
Mike Foreman - health
Bill Wheat - health
David Krause - health
Jessica - health
Aisha Hakam - health
James F. Costigan - US Army
Chris - peace, wellness
Karen Brohn - health
Sherry Goodman - health
Mike Travers - health
Joe Terry Shelton - health
Kamren Padgett
Dolores Luna - health
Emmaus Women’s Walk #73
Billy Thornton - health
Tonya Holleran - health
Family of Dale Blackshear, step-father of
Randy Welch - bereavement
David & Ginger & MD Anderson Team
week ending 3/13/2015
Larry Hinson - health
Ethan Bariack - health
Jennifer Arnold - health
Family of Brett Gentzler, nephew of Travis
Meredith - bereavement
Dale Marwood - health
Walton family - bereavement
Maryanne Ball - health
Ian - healing
Trevor - health
Bob Sherman - health
Bruce & Linda Adkins
Jerry - guidance
Nancy Gardner - health
Pickett Dorough - health
Avis Dorough - health
Anderson family - bereavement
Rod - employment
Ruth Freeman - health
Juan Perez - health
Family of Gary Loke, brother-in-law of
Dawn Kirby - bereavement
Family of Thelma Moore, mother of Debbie
Fewell- bereavement
Family of Richard Fagan, father of Michael
Fagan - bereavement
Family of Hugh Fitzgerald, father of Don
Fitzgerald- bereavement
Ruby James - health
Florence Hendrix - health
Krystal Huhn - health
visit our website for a complete and up to date list of prayer concerns,
holy week & easter
April 2 | Holy Thursday
Our Holy Thursday service features traditional music, liturgy and a message of hope as we
remember Jesus' last evening before His crucifixion. The evening culminates in the celebration
of Holy Communion, the sacrament instituted by Christ on the very night we remember.
April 3 | At the Foot of the Cross
On this somber day when we remember the sacrifice of the cross we invite you to join us for a
time of song and reflection. Celebrate will lead as we consider the grace offered to us on the
cross and prepare for Easter through song, scripture, and communion.
April 5 | Easter Sunday
8:30 / 11:05am
The pastors and choirs will lead the congregation in a celebration of the Resurrection. The
Chancel Choir, Spirit Singers, and the Church Orchestra conclude the services with Handel's
"Hallelujah Chorus."
9:45 am
We join our voices together in this special service of praise. Celebrate leads us in a
contemporary celebration of the resurrection of Jesus with moving praise music and an
uplifting message from Rev. Jim Bass.
Sunday Schools (Adult, Student, & Children) will not meet. Childcare is available for children four and under.
coming events
6:30 pm | Sunday, April 19 | Wesley Hall
In Memory of Dr. Charlie Wilson
If you knew Charlie Wilson, then you know he had a heart for
students. After all, he taught them every Sunday for over 40 years.
We are celebrating Charlie’s legacy of impacting the lives of our
students by joining in Wesley Hall on Sunday, April 19, for an
evening of food and fellowship. The fun begins at 6:30 pm with a
meal catered by the ladies of ChristWay Community Church, and
concludes with a Silent Auction. Proceeds from the auction go
towards providing Student Ministry Scholarships.
Dinner tickets go on sale between services this Sunday, March 22,
at the Ministry Center to the left as you exit the Sanctuary and at
the back Welcome Center, or from in the Admin Building during
the week. Tickets are $15 per person.
Fifth Sunday Food
Drive March 29
Help us feed those in need with our Fifth
Sunday Food Drive. Needed items listed
below (or found at
pantry) may be brought to the church and
left in the wooden receptacles located in the
Worship Center (front and back doors), the
Family Life Center gym, or in the Reception
Area of the Administration Building.
»» Canned Meats
»» Canned Beef Stews
»» Peanut Butter and Jelly
»» Canned fruits
»» Canned Spaghetti Sauce
»» Spaghetti noodles
»» Macaroni and Cheese
Need more information or have questions?
For dinner & ticket information, contact:
Mary Cooper 281-384-5845
For golf tournament information, contact:
Bill Kelly 281-992-2273
To donate silent auction items, contact:
Dee Ann Emberton 281-992-1659
»» Pasta, Stuffing Mix, or other side dish
»» Rice (1 or 2 lb. bags)
»» Canned Baked Beans
»» Hearty Soups
»» Pancake mix
»» Syrup
»» Oatmeal
»» Cornbread mix
Filled Plastic Eggs Needed
3000 filled plastic eggs are
needed for our Easter EGGstravaganza. Donors are asked
to fill plastic eggs with wrapped
candy (no chocolate, please; it melts),
tape them closed, and leave them in
the designated baskets on campus
through March 29.
…to our Easter
Saturday, April 4 11:00 am
Bring your Easter basket and join us for an
egg-hunt, crafts, and other fun activities.
The fun starts in the Family Life Center Gym;
for children toddler age through fifth grade.
After the egg-hunt, we’re flying kites! Bring
your kite and a picnic blanket. Hot dogs,
chips, and drinks provided.
Easter Sunday  April 5
Traditional Services at 8:30 & 11:05 am
Contemporary Praise at 9:45 am
other news
New Women’s
Study beginning
March 25
Faithful Friends Women’s Bible Study group,
facilitated by Shannan Wyatt, is beginning
a new study, Hebrews: the nearness of
King Jesus, by Lisa Harper, on Wednesday,
March 25. Hebrews was a sermon for a
specific people and culture in the midst
of martyrdom and persecution, but is also
so relevant for us today, reminding us that
Jesus is our accessible King—not a faraway
God, but an up-close Redeemer.
Please join us in E-200 on Wednesdays at
9:30-11:00 am from March 25 through May 6
for Hebrews: the nearness of King Jesus. As
always, come late, leave early and/or bring a
friend! We hope to see you soon!
For more information about Women’s
Studies or to find a group, contact Janis
Finch at 281.482.7535 x121 or [email protected]
College Boxes
Our college box ministry sends a care
package at final exam time to all of our
college students. The boxes contain an
inspirational book, snacks, and information
on young adult events over the break. To
ensure that all students receive a box this
semester, we request that all names and
addresses be emailed to Laura Hetsko at
[email protected] by March 31. Because
addresses and attendance statuses change
very frequently, please provide all addresses,
even if it is the same as last semester. Also,
we are looking for volunteers to help pack
boxes and to provide homemade brownies.
Please email Laura if you are able to help.
Creative Arts Camp United Methodist
Leaders register now Women March 31
We're getting classes in place for Creative
Arts Camp (7/27-30) in order to begin April
registrations. We are looking for Creative
Lead Teachers, Disciple Leads, and helpers
in all areas. Contact [email protected]
Children's Summer
Registration opens Monday,
April 15!
Have fun with us this summer! We have
camps for children of all ages and you can
bet we're going to have fun and learn more
about Jesus. Visit our website for details:
Lakeview Summer Camp; July 6-10
First Look Pre-K Camp; July 7-9
JAM Camp; July 13-17
Creative Arts Camp; July 27-30
ACTS Camp; June 14-18
FORP April Meeting
FORP (Fellowship of Retired Persons) will meet
on Tuesday, April 21 at 11:00 am in Wesley
Hall. Guest speaker is Sharon Bayus, President
& CEO of Innovative Alternatives, a nonprofit
agency providing mediation & counseling
services. Please call the church office at
281.482.7535 or email [email protected]
com to RSVP by Wednesday, April 15.
United Methodist Women will meet on
Tuesday, March 31, at 11:00 am in the tea
room at Hope Village for a brief tour followed
by lunch. All ladies of the church are invited.
Holyland Tour
Now is the time to reserve your spot for the
Holy Land Tour, November 19-28. Come and
walk in the land where Jesus walked. Travel
with us and see how the Bible comes alive
before your very eyes. For more information
contact Rosemary Dubois at [email protected] or 281.482.7535 x116.
Hold Tight, with Lisa Mayhugh
Life has a way of sneaking up on us...
Catching us off-guard. The fact is tragedies
that we never dreamed we’d face come
into our life on a daily basis. Join us April 23
at 6:45 pm in Wesley Hall as Lisa Mayhugh
shares how God sustained her above and
beyond anything she could ever imagine
as she fought to overcome cancer. Come
alone, with a friend, or with your small group
or Sunday school class! Light refreshment
provided (love offering). For more
information, contact Janis Finch at [email protected] or 281.482.7535 x121.
Childcare by reservation only at [email protected]