Weekly Bulletin 5-16-21
Welcome to our Sunday Worship Service!
• Worship with us live in the Auditorium with distanced seating
• We will continue to adhere to safe social distancing practices and wear masks as required for in-person activities
• If you have children attending KidZone, please pick them up promptly after the service
• Please check in – whether you are here in person or watching online – using the ChurchCenter app on your smartphone, or on the ChurchCenter online portal on a computer
Regular Weekly Activities
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Nursery-3rd Grade @ 9:30 AM
Please pick your child up promptly after the Worship Service.
Worship through Music ~ Rachel Montgomery
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
Approach: Week 3 – The Laver
Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Adults: Town Hall Meeting
NEW! Grades 4-6: KidsPlus
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM
with Pastor Isaac – MPR
Youth Group ends at 7:30
Awana @ 6:30 PM
Open to students age 3-6th grade
Our coffee stand is open on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM. Stop by and grab some coffee before the worship service begins. You can pay in cash or by using a prepaid 2Go Café coffee card. Proceeds from your purchase will go toward FBC missions.
Join us in the month of May for Communion during our 9:30 AM service.
We will provide single-serving packaged elements for those who wish to partake, and if you will be joining us online, you’re welcome to participate from home.
Breakout sessions begin at 11:00. We hope you’ll join us after the service:
• Town Hall Meeting
• NEW! KidsPlus – Grades 4-6
– Room 305
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR TOM THOMAS
Sheryl Pagh’s dad, Tom Thomas, passed into eternity with Jesus on May 2, 2021.
The service to celebrate his life will be at the church on Thursday, May 20 at 2:00 pm.
If you are unable to attend in person but would like to join via Zoom, please email Sheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEXT WEEK! NEW BREAKOUT SESSION
Join our Breakout Sessions on May 23 at 11:00 for a special video chat with Mike and Rachel Gustafson, our March Missionaries of the month!
They are with ABWE International in Kiev, Ukraine. See the “Missionary of the Month” tab in the bulletin for more info about the Gustafsons.
MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC
Join us on Sunday, May 30 for our Memorial Day Picnic after the worship service at the Liberty Christian playfield.
There will not be any Breakout Sessions that day.
All food will be provided. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets and be ready to have some family picnic fun!
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
Our Annual Business Meeting will be on Sunday evening, May 23, at 6:00 PM.
Please arrive early enough to sign in and receive a ballot if you are a member.
YOUVERSION SERMON NOTES
We now have sermon notes on the Bible app! This will allow you to follow along with the message AND take and save your notes. We will be using the YouVersion Bible App which is FREE and available for iPhone/iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire devices.
Here’s what to do:
1. Go to your app store or https://www.bible.com/app and install on your device.
2. Set up a FREE account either in the app or on the website.
3. If you haven’t used this app before, spend some time getting to know all its features.
4. When you come on Sunday look under “More” and “Events” to find our service. Alternatively, you can click on the “YouVersion Notes” link right here!
5. Make sure to click “save” when you get to the event so you will be able to access your notes later.
If you have any problems let a staff member or deacon know and they can point you in the direction of someone who can help!
(If you would prefer a hard copy notes page, you may download one here, or they will also be available on the table as you enter the auditorium.)
If you or someone you know needs to make use of this great tool in our worship service, here are some instructions.
- Download the WaveCAST Audio Receiver application.
Download for Apple phones
Download for Google phones
- At the worship service, connect to the “FBC-Guest” Wi-Fi network.
- Next, open the WaveCAST app, and choose “FBC Service”
- You should be connected! Just move the slider to adjust the volume.
MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS
If you are a mom of kids (from pregnancy) through age five, please join us for some adult conversation, coffee, creativity, and fellowship.
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I once was dead in sin alone and hopeless
A child of wrath I walked condemned in darkness
But Your mercy brought new life
And in Your love and kindness
Raised me up with Christ and made me righteous
You have bought me back with the riches of
Your amazing grace and relentless love
I’m made alive forever with You life forever
By Your grace I’m saved
(By Your grace I’m saved)
Lord You are the light that broke the darkness
You satisfy my soul when I am heartless
If ever I forget my true identity
Show me who I am and help me to believe
My sin has been erased
I’ll never be the same
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep my faith will stand
And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sov’reign hand will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Saviour
I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine
You stood before creation
Eternity in Your hand
You spoke the earth into motion
My soul now to stand
You stood before my failure
And carried the cross for my shame
My sin weighed upon Your shoulders
My soul now to stand
So what can I say
And what can I do
But offer this heart O God
Completely to You
So I’ll walk upon salvation
Your Spirit alive in me
My life to declare Your promise
My soul now to stand
So I’ll stand
With arms high and heart abandoned
In awe of the One who gave it all
My soul Lord to You surrendered
All I am is Yours
The Secret Place
Where will you run my soul
Where will you go when wells run dry
When the wind starts to blow
How you gonna keep this flame alive
In the fading light when night is breaking
I know You will always be waiting
You’ll always be there
(I’m) running to the secret place
Where You are where You are
I’ll sing to You all the ways
You stole my heart stole my heart
Better is a moment that I spend with You
Than a million other days away
I’m running I’m running
I’m running to the secret place
You are my only hope
You are the Rock on which I stand
You will not let me go
I know that I’m safe inside Your hands
Hands are lifted high hearts awake to life
We are satisfied here with You here with You
Chains will hit the floor broken lives restored
We couldn’t ask for more here with You here with You
Scripture & Sermon Notes
Approach: Week 3 – The Laver
Pastor Tim Walker
The Laver was the last component to be set in place. It was, in fact, the key to survival in tabernacle life, and it reveals to us the key to survival in living the Christian life.
10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
Romans 5:10 (ESV)
1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him,
3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God,
4 rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist.
5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?”
7 Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.”
8 Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.”
9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!”
10 Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.”
11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”
12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you?
13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.
14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.
16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
John 13:1-17 (ESV)
14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;
15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:14-21 (ESV)
1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
2 For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
3 We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,
4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,
5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;
6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;
7 by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;
8 through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;
9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed;
10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.
11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open.
12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections.
13 In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.
14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?
16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you,
18 and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”
2 Corinthians 6:1-18 (ESV)
1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
2 Corinthians 7:1 (ESV)
(Psalm 24:3-4; Matthew 5:8; Hebrews 10:14; 1 Peter 1:13-16; 1 John 1:5-7; 3:2-3; Luke 2:52; Hebrews 2:10-11; 5:8-9; 7:28)
At the Laver, working through the partnership of discipleship, we step out of the shadows of spiritual narcissism toward the true reflection of who we are and into the daily cleansing of life in Christ.
For further study: Exodus 30:17-21; 38:8; 40:1-7; 1 Peter 3:21-22
As we leave on mission…
Can you recite Luke 6:37 from memory?
(memorized reading) Romans 6:4 (ESV) W w B t4 w/ H b B i2 D, i o t, j a C w R f/ t D b t G o t F, w 2 m W I N o L.
Read 1 Peter 1:3-9
Look for the verb tense (past, present, future) of salvation.
Which one is it? Were we saved? Will we be saved? Are we being saved? (Hint: The answer is “yes”)
If it’s only about what Christ did (Altar of Burnt Offering), or only about what he will do when he returns (Holy of Holies), why the laver?
Read Romans 6:1-14
Is Baptism a one-time thing?
Does the physical act of baptism represent a daily reality?
How is the laver a daily discipline?
Who do you know that needs you to walk with them in daily Christian living (discipleship)?
Will you reach out to them?
To continue the conversation, email Pastor Tim: email@example.com
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Financial Information through April 30, 2021
Giving: $440,098 • Expenses: $466,059 • Budget: $524,288
Missionary of the Month
Mike and Rachel Gustafson
ABWE International: Kiev, Ukraine
Mike and Rachel serve in Kyiv, Ukraine. They serve in Ukrainian church ministry and leadership training where Mike is the team leader. Mike is the chaplain for Kyiv Theological Seminary and works with the evangelistic Men’s Christian Basketball League. They also support ministry leaders and theological educators as they pivot to online classes during Coronavirus.
- For continued recovery from the fatigue from coronavirus for the entire family
- For Rachel as she homeschools the children and serves in the ladies and children’s ministry
- For Mike as he leads and mentors the church and other ministry leaders during Coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions
To make a one-time gift (love offering) to the Gustafsons, you may choose “Missionary of the Month” in the drop-down menu of the ChurchCenter app’s giving option. This option is also available online, here. Alternatively, you may visit their website to contribute directly to them.
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