Weekly News for April 14th

Palm Sunday (April 14th) Join us THIS SUNDAY as our Chancel Choir and music staff present “Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass” as we celebrate the start of Holy Week. Combining the “High Lonesome” Bluegrass sounds of Earl Scruggs and Lester Flat with the traditional Mass text and choral writing, the result is a joyous, heartfelt musical combination! The High Lonesome Mass will be performed at 8am & 11am in our Sanctuary.

Fellowship Breakfast Join us this Sunday, April 14th, from 8:30-10:45. We’ll welcome Rev. Chad Erb as our new Senior Pastor as we enjoy good food and great fellowship.

Easter Lilies On Sale Sunday – FINAL SUNDAY Help decorate the Sanctuary and remember or honor a loved one with a lily purchase. Lilies are available for purchase this Sunday and April 14th. After Easter, you can plant the lily in your yard as a dedication remembrance. Purchase price for each lily is $11. 

Easter Crosses Our church is participating in the Easter Cross Witness Program. Annually, many thousands of the small white crosses are displayed in front yards throughout the greater Houston area. The cost is $5 for the cross, wire stand and prayer sheet.  Crosses are available in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings or in the office, during the week. Pick one up for yourself and then pick up another for a friend or a neighbor to help spread the Good News.

Evelyn Tapley will host the April 18th meeting of Marytha Circle. Sylvia Varnum will lead the lesson on Chapter 4 of It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way. Please feel welcome to be with us; you’ll find this book to have meaningful messages. Call Carol Porter at 281.358.6978 for more info.

Maundy Thursday (April 18th) We invite you to experience the story of Maundy Thursday in a new and exciting way. Join us as our new senior pastor Rev. Chad Erb and our Contemporary Worship Band lead an experiential storytelling of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion. Let’s meet together at the Lord’s Table as we continue to prepare ourselves for the sorrow of Good Friday and the Joy of Easter Morning. Join us at 7pm in our Sanctuary.

Good Friday (April 19th) Remember the Crucifixion with us at a Good Friday Tenebrae Service. There will be readings, hymns, solos and special music led by our Chancel Choir. Join us at 7pm in our Sanctuary.

Easter Sunday (April 21st) On Easter Sunday we will celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior with services at 6:30 (Sunrise), 8, 9:30 (Contemporary) and 11am.

ALL NEW Easter Egg Hunt! This year’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Easter morning between the contemporary and traditional services. This is a great opportunity to invite neighbors and friends to a fun family event and to join you for worship!  Set-up help is needed on Saturday, April 20th to stake out the egg hunt areas, and early on Sunday morning (following the Sunrise Service) to scatter the eggs.  Contact Sarah Johnston [email protected] to get involved with this Ministry Team opportunity!

Be a Part of the Lift Team! Are you looking for a new way to help your church family?  Have you ever considered joining our Lift Team?  They support the elderly who need assistance on Sunday mornings.  It’s a relatively simple task but it yields big rewards.  If you’re interested, please contact Bob McCann ([email protected]).

Summer Women’s Bible Study Join us for a seven week, interactive study, featuring the teaching of Priscilla Shirer as she shows us how to gain practical advice for knowing and understanding God’s voice through His Word. She will challenge us to a daily discipline of Bible study, and help us to recognize the Holy Spirit’s character, language and tone of voice. 
The study starts on Monday, June 10th and meets weekly through July 22nd from 9:30-11:00 a.m in the FPC-Kingwood Parlor.
The cost is $13  Nursery and is available (with a reservation). Books can be purchased the first morning or in Fellowship Hall on Sundays on May 26th, June 2 and June 9th between 9 am and Noon.Contact Nancy Mehlert at [email protected] or Victoria Martinez at [email protected] for questions, or to sign up.

In Our Prayers…  Please keep the following members of our church family in your prayers this week: Julie Martin, in hospice care. Cameron Emens, (Lisa Cummins’ great-niece) receiving treatment for Myanthesis Gravis that had been in remission. Pat Norris, (Kathleen Norris’ mother) being treated for shingles. Gene Douthit, being treated for anemia and infection. Pat Winn, moved into Estavia Care in Atascocita.  Welcomes visitors. Becky Hunt, beginning process of adoption. Sam Sterrett, waiting on test results.

Reminder: If any Building & Grounds After-Hours Emergencies arise, please contact Lloyd Higdon (B&G Chair) at [email protected]

Submission Deadline for the Weekly The deadline for finalized submissions to the Weekly is Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Thanks for your help with this!