News Highlights

Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019

Imposition of Ashes in Fellowship Chapel 7:00am - 8:00am & Noon - 12:30pm

Ash Wednesday Service with Imposition of Ashes 7:00pm in Worship Center



Congratulations Little Fishers!

voted by Hulafrog 2019's Most Loved Pre-School in Ft. Bend County!!!

Thank you to Linda Braun and her awesome staff for their love and dedication and for making our Pre-School the #1 place to be! We are now enrolling for the 2019-2020 School Year!

40 Days and 40 Items

Ash Wednesday, March 6th, is the first day of Lent.  We have a challenge for you!  Each day of Lent, remove one item from your closet that you no longer wear or need and put it in to a trash bag (provided for you in the Gathering Area).  At the end of the forty days, bring your bag to Fisher's to be picked up by East Ft. Bend Human Needs Ministry, who will share these items with people who can really use them!

Fish Fry & Bingo Night!

When?  Friday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm.
Where?  Here, at Fishers
Cost?  Tickets are $5 each 
What should I bring?  Bring a side dish or dessert  
Babysitting?  If babysitting is needed, please email dianeklink@gmail.com

You Are Invited!

The Symphonic Band of Martin Luther High School, Greendale, Wisconsin will be performing a concert of Sacred and Secular music on Monday, March 18th, at 7pm at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church.  This award winning, 39-member Symphonic Band will perform works by Julie Giroux, Richard Saucedo, Pavel Tschnesnokoff and others. A free will offering will be received to help the students defray the cost of the tour.


Fishers Kids Ministry Labor of Love Drive

Fishers Kids Ministry is gathering the following items to assemble homeless kits for the month of February:

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Chapstick

  • Wet wipes and Kleenex (travel packs)

  • Socks (new)

  • Water Bottles

  • Granola/protein bars

  • Peanut butter or cheese cracker packages

  • Fruit or applesauce cups/pouches

  • Gallon sized Ziploc bags

Please leave donated items in the designated boxes in the Fishers Kids area and the gathering area.  Kits will be assembled and available to distribute on February 24th.



Save the Date - 10th Annual Fort Bend Empty Bowls

Friday, April 12 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Help Fill Empty Bowls throughout the Community


New Bible Study

Have you ever wondered what happened after the Old Testament ends and the New Testament begins?  A new bible study will start Sunday February 10 at 9:45 in the fellowship hall, led by Pastor Bauer, that will study the books written between the Old and New Testaments. A special emphasis will look at the history in the book of Maccabees and how it relates to the time of Christ. Join us as we grow in our faith.  This study will also be videotaped and available during the week on our web page.



Book Club Books for the First Half of 2019

February 27 - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

April 24 - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

May 22 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

June 26 - Still Life by Louise Penny

July 24 - The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni

You can also access this list (click HERE) on the Fishers of Men website on the Lady Fishers page.  



ESL Volunteers Needed

Our ESL class meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month from 12:45-2pm.  We have 9-12 EAGER students that want to learn English.  Volunteers are provided a teacher guide, but most importantly we show God's love as we interact and talk with these adults from around the world.  We are also in need of a volunteer babysitter.  For more information, contact Tracie Hollis ~ tahollis1@comcast.net or 281-787-2008.

Our Organization Number Has Changed! The New Number is JM344

Please be sure to update your card next time you shop at Kroger!  We currently have 22 households that participate in the Kroger Rewards program that have designated their rewards to Fishers of Men.  If you are not currently connected to the rewards program and you shop at Kroger, please consider adding our designated number to your card.  

From November 1, 2018 to January 31st, 2019, Fishers received $63.54!  That is with 22 households.  We could easily double, triple (or more!) that amount and all you have to do is connect your card and shop as you normally do! Thank you for supporting our ministry!


Lady Fisher News

Annual Ladies Retreat

RETREAT……..Bad Girls of the Bible Part II
Yeah God…….We have 75 women registered!!!
Reminder:
Friday: 6 pm-9 pm  Includes Food & Fellowship
Saturday: 9 am – 2 pm Bible Study
What to Bring:  Bible, Toiletry Donations for Ft. Bend Women’s Center & Mites

Lady Fishers Summer Trip

LWML 38th Biennial Convention
June 20-23
Mobile, Alabama
If interested, contact Tracie Hollis at 281-787-2008 or tahollis1@comcast.net.


2019 Flower Chart

To place flowers in church to honor a special occasion or loved one, sign up on the flower chart in the gathering area hallway near the water fountains, across from the restrooms.  Cost is $56 per arrangement.  There are now envelopes in which to place your check or cash for payment.  Place payment for flowers in the offering plate or take to the church office.  To request a special arrangement or color of flowers, contact Susan Yovich (281) 242-7711, at least one week in advance.  You may take the arrangements home (WITHOUT the metal vase) any time after the 11:00 service.



Youth News

FOMily Dinner

February 28
6pm - 8pm
LOCATION: Hawkins House
FOMily dinners are a great time to hangout with one another, eat some great food, and to learn more about our faith! Join us February 28th for some amazing food at the Hawkins house! If you need directions please do not hesitate to ask  

studio / Cove

February 24
5pm - 7pm
LOCATION: The Studio/The Cove
Bring your friends as we enjoy some awesome games, snack on some delicious food, and dive into God's word!

Wednesday Night Worship

February 27
6pm - 745pm
LOCATION: The Studio
Join us for  Wednesday Night Worship! We'll gather for food, games, worship (duh), bible study, and small groups! It will be great time to dive into God's Word and hang out with your friends! Cannot wait to see y'all there and bring your friends!    

EPICenter

March 22 - March 23 at 5:30pm
LOCATION: Salem Tomball
Epicenter, that sounds pretty epic! Well it is! Its a middle school gathering that is held at Salem Lutheran in Tomball, Texas. Yes, just on the other side of town! It is open to all 6th-8th graders! This event is not just open to your students! They are more than welcome to bring friends! It will be held March 22nd-March 23rd we will meet at Fishers Friday at 530pm. The last day to sign up for this awesome event is March 10th! The cost is $40 per student, but please do not let that be a deterrent. If you need help please let me know, and we will make it happen! If you have any questions please ask Richard or any of the confirmation teachers!  

Yard-work for National Youth Gathering

Attention! Do you need yard work done? If the answer is yes, well then you’re in luck because members of the youth group are offering to do yard work in exchange for a donation to our NYG funds! We can do it all as long as you supply the tools. You can contact a youth member or Richard Crouch to set it up.

2020 Trip to Italy, Austria and Germany

Eleven Day Tip - Treasures of Italy with the Passion Play of Oberammergau, Germany

We will be sponsoring a trip in 2020 to Italy, Austria and Germany with a visit to the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany.  This play is only produced every 10 years, so this trip can be a once in a lifetime adventure!  There are brochures in the gathering area that detail the whole trip.

Baptism Services - Why Don't We Use "Confession and Absolution"?

Some have asked why we don’t use “confession and absolution” in services where we have a baptism.  This is because confession and absolution are the primary way by which we as Christians live out our baptism in our daily lives.  Thus on Sundays when a baptism takes place as part of the service, that rite of baptism takes the place of confession and absolution.  By our participation in the rite of baptism – particularly in renouncing “the devil and all his works and all his ways” – we are confessing our sins.  The baptism is itself an absolution – that is an announcement of the forgiveness of sins.  In the same way, since we confess the Creed as part of the rite of baptism, the Creed is not included a second time later in the service. 

Calling ALL Knitters & Crocheters!

If you like to knit or Crochet, please join our group on Tuesdays from 9:30am to 11am at Fishers of Men.  Blankets are being made for our newest Members of God's Kingdom and given at their baptism.  Contact Fran Fell for more information at 281-499-0598

Looking for Medically Trained Volunteers

As part of our continuing work to provide better security for our church family, I am looking for medically trained members who might be available to assist with any medical problems on a Sunday morning.  This will not be an assignment, just when necessary if you are attending the same service that someone might have a problem.  We wish to develop a list that we can give to the ushers, greeters and all those involved in worship.  Then, if needed, they can refer to the list for help.  If you would be willing to have your name on this list, please contact Pastor Bauer at allen@fishersofmen.org.  Thanks for your help!

Adult Bible Studies

Audio & Digital Available on our Website

 If you missed one of the Adult Bible Study classes, you can now listen online on the Fishers of Men website..  Click here for the link.


Online Giving

SecureGive Update

SecureGive is our online giving app and it has recently been updated.  If you are registered on SecureGive, you will receive an email to update your information as they move to a new platform.  The link from our website has been updated to the new site.   Next week in the eNews, there will be more information for those who would like to start giving using an online app.

 

East Ford Bend Human Needs Ministry

East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry is in desperate need of volunteers!

Their greatest need and highest priority is for more volunteers to serve on the Tuesday Food Pantry crews from 10:00am-1:30pm (approx twice/month). These volunteers are responsible for bagging food items and assisting clients as needed by loading the food into cars. Please email the Volunteer Coordinator, Jordan Keyes (jordan@humanneeds.org) if you're interested in volunteering!
 
Some additional volunteer opportunities are:

  • Receptionist’s Assistant: responsible for answering phones as needed, checking in clients and pulling files

    • Every Other Friday from 10:00am-1:30pm

  • Food Pantry Helper: responsible for bagging items of food and assisting clients by loading the food into cars

    • Every Other Friday: 10:00am-1:30pm

  • Warehouse Helper: responsible for working behind-the-scenes by stocking shelves and loading trucks

    • Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 9:00am-1:30pm (for a 3-hour shift)

    • Thursdays from 8:00am-11:30am  


Follow Pastor Braun's Weekly Blog & Devotionals

Pastor's latest blog is called Zero Tolerance and is a must read for all of us!  http://lwlutherland.blogspot.com/2018/07/zero-tolerance.html

 

The Best Preschool in Sugar Land!!

Call 281-265-5656 to schedule a tour!

  We have classes for 2 year olds through Pre-K. Call 281-265-5656 to schedule a tour.  www.littlefisherspreschool.org










































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