Vol. 6 / No. 34 / March 25, 2015 Contents 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 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 friendswoodumc.com/prayers. hospital 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 births Kathryn Charlotte Kowis born on March 5, 2015. Parents: David & Rebekah Kowis, Grandparents: Rick & Diane Perkins deaths 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, www.friendswoodumc.com/prayers holy week & easter April 2 | Holy Thursday 7:00pm 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 7:00pm 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. 3 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. 4 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 friendswoodumc.com/ 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 items »» Rice (1 or 2 lb. bags) »» Canned Baked Beans »» Hearty Soups »» Pancake mix »» Syrup »» Oatmeal »» Cornbread mix children 5 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 Egg-stravaganza! 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] friendswoodumc.com. 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. 6 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 Camps 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: friendswoodumc.com/summer. • • • • • 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] friendswoodumc.com or 281.482.7535 x116. Women's Celebration 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] friendswoodumc.com or 281.482.7535 x121. Childcare by reservation only at [email protected] friendswoodumc.com.
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