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Weekly Connections 2-15-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 2-15-24

SUNDAY’S TESTIMONY
The testimony time on Sunday comes from Brandon and Lisa Hall about their experience with a Weekend to Remember marriage conference by FamilyLife, coming later this year in November. Pick up an informational flyer at the Connect Wall if you’re interested.

MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOP
Who is the church? What is the purpose of the church? Why join the church? How do I join the church? This evening of connection and discussion will answer these questions and more. Come explore church membership and its connection to ministry at FBC Richland.
Sunday, March 3, 5:30-8:00 PM. Dinner will be provided.

FBC OFFICE CLOSED
The office will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

2023 GIVING STATEMENTS
2023 Giving Statements are ready and are available in the Church App or the ChurchCenter portal at fbcrichland.net.
Here’s how to access the information in the Church app:
-Log in to the app or ChurchCenter portal online
-Tap or click your picture in the upper right corner of the Home page
-Scroll down and tap or click “My giving”
-Tap or click “Statements” to view statements for past years
If you have any questions please email info@fbcrichland.net.

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning February 18

SUNDAY
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Donations currently benefit Tri-City Union Gospel Mission

Main Session @ 9:30 AM
Chapel (hearing assistance information)
& Simulcast in Room 106C (Parent Lounge) or
Online: YouTube
FBC Kids @ 9:30 AM
(Age 0 thru grade 3 – check in by Nursery)

Worship through Music ~ Pastor Brad Nelson
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
Greater Works: Week Twenty-One
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
Engaging God’s Word: Daniel for Ladies – Room 307
Praying the Bible – Room 305

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

MONDAY
DivorceCare @ 6:00 PM

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY
Awana @ 6:30 PM
MOPS @ 6:30 PM, 2nd & 4th weeks

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:00 AM SUNDAYS

• Book of Genesis
with Paul Eslinger – An interactive bible study, open to youth and adults
– Room 303

• Questions About Life
with Alan Zacher – Looking to God together for real, practical answers to tough questions. Open to youth and adults
– Room 101

 Engaging God’s Word: Daniel for ladies
with Stacy Mouat – An in-depth study of Daniel, where you will learn that God is both independent and intimate, and you will engage with what such profound truths mean in your life. Please sign up here for more information and to access group resources and messaging that pertains to this Breakout Session. Don’t worry if you can’t make it every week; come to as many sessions as you can. For further summary of the study click here: Engaging God’s Word: Daniel – Ladies Breakout. Open to ladies 16 and older
– Room 307

 Praying the Bible
with Jen Frater – Tired of praying the same old things about the same old things? Learn from Prof. Donald S. Whitney how to pray using scripture as your guide. We will read the short book “Praying the Bible” over 3 weeks and learn to lean on the scriptures to build a more robust prayer life. This Breakout Session ends on February 25. Open to youth and adults
– Room 305

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

CHURCH APP TUTORIAL – 2/25
Does the Church App intimidate you? Do you feel confused and anxious when you are asked to use it? Do you know it well and want others to learn it too? Please join this interactive Breakout on Sunday, February 25 in the MPR.
Sheryl and Tami will help you learn how to navigate the Church App.
Please make sure you have the App installed on your phone or tablet, then join us. It’s going to be FUN!
 
SHOE COLLECTION PREP – 2/25
Join the Shoe Collection Team on February 25 to start preparing for the 2024 Trunk or Treat New Shoe Giveaway. In this Breakout, we will prep shoes and socks – we will be removing packaging and price tags, as well as pinning socks together as a pair. Each pair of shoes gets a bracelet that says “Jesus loves me”, supporting our goal of each child knowing Jesus loves them and sees them. Open to all ages, location will be determined next week
 
AMBASSADORS IN MEXICO (AIM) INFORMATION – 3/3
Join Greg Frater for this informational Breakout Session on March 3 if you are at all interested in attending the Mexico missions trip this year. Contact Greg if you have any questions.
 
FAMILIES

AMBASSADORS IN MEXICO (AIM) INFORMATION BREAKOUT SESSION
There will be a Breakout Session on March 3 for all interested in attending the Mexico missions trip this year. Contact Greg Frater if you have any questions.

EX^LT WORSHIP NIGHT
EX^LT is putting on a Worship Night! Share the Facebook Event This event is open to all in the community, so invite friends and neighbors and whoever would like to join us! Come to the FBC Chapel on March 29 at 7:00 PM as we join hands and show the Lord our love for him. More information

YOUMEDICAL COMEDY FUNDRAISING EVENT
Join this comedy night, featuring comedian Mike Williams, with a silent auction and dessert on March 21 at 7:00 PM at the Hapo Center. For more information contact YouMedical: 509.491.1101

FBC FOOD & FAMILY
Come join us on selected Sundays each month at in the MPR for some delicious food! We will have a different theme each month, so check Weekly Connections announcements a couple weeks before each event for this month’s theme. March’s Food & Family event will be an Easter Brunch on March 31 after the Main Session at 11:00 AM. More information

LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
FBC Richland’s Library, the Cross Reference, has a library book club! Everyone who reads and loves books is invited. In fact, bring your book-loving friends too. We meet on selected Saturdays, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, in the FBC Library (room 301). Upcoming dates are March 9 and May 11. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. More information

2024 TRUNK OR TREAT NEW SHOE GIVEAWAY
Kary is looking for shoe shoppers and others to help prepare the shoes for our Shoe Giveaway at Trunk or Treat 2024.
Sign up today in the Church App. We are also adding socks to our shoe giveaway this year! We will collect toddler up to adult sizes. So far we have received: Pairs of shoes – 123; Pairs of socks – 431. Needs: Boys toddler (small) and kid (medium). You may drop off new shoes & socks in the designated bins in the lobby, between the double glass doors. More information

MEN

MEN’S 4 to 5 LIFE GROUP
Come join the Men’s Life 4 to 5 Group! We meet from 4:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday afternoons in the MPR.
Grab an invite card from the Connect Table and plan to bring someone – or download a card from the event page. More information

MEN’S BREAKFAST
If you are a man of middle school age or older, you’re invited to breakfast every 2nd Saturday of the month at 8:00 AM in the MPR.
On March 9, Brandon Hall will bring a short devotional. We hope you will join us! More information

WOMEN

MOPS
FBC Mothers of Preschoolers meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from September to May. We meet from 6:30-8:00 PM in Room 101. More information

BREAKOUT SESSION – ENGAGING GOD’S WORD: DANIEL
This Breakout Session for ladies will be led by Stacy Mouat beginning on February 4 and running through May 12 (with a couple weeks off for other activities). It is an in-depth study of Daniel, where you will learn that God is both independent and intimate, and you will engage with what such profound truths mean in your life. Come to as many as you can make, it’s ok if you can’t make all the sessions. Please sign up here for the full schedule and to access group resources and messaging that pertains to this Breakout Session. Open to ladies 16 and older. More information

WOMEN’S RETREAT
LADIES 18 years and older ~ Come join us October 4-6, 2024 for a women’s retreat at the Cannon Beach Conference Center in beautiful, picturesque Cannon Beach, Oregon, for an unforgettable weekend away. More information

SENIORS

FUN, FOOD, FELLOWSHIP
This group is primarily for the senior population, but all ages are welcome. We meet monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM, at a restaurant in town. Watch this section of Weekly Connections each month for details. More information

The February 20 gathering will be at Bob’s Burgers & Brew on Queensgate in Richland at 11:30 AM.

YOUNG ADULTS

YOUTH GROUP
Youth group for grades 7-12 meets at FBC on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM in the MPR. More information

EX^LT
EX^LT is a college age ministry at FBC designed for high school seniors through young adults. Meetings are Fridays at 6:30 PM in Room 101. More information

CHILDREN

FBC KIDS
FBC Kids is our Sunday morning program for children ages 0–6th grade. Our mission is to partner with families to raise up kids who love JesusMore information

FBC KIDS BREAKOUTS
At 11:00 AM on Sundays, we have Breakout Sessions for all ages of FBC Kids!
• Newborn & Toddler
• Preschool & Kindergarten
• Grades 1, 2, & 3
• Grades 4, 5, & 6
These Breakouts include a deeper dive into the Gospel Project lesson, snacks, and other fun activities.
(Kids can remain in classes from the 9:30 hour)

AWANA
AWANA helps parents worldwide raise children to know, love, and serve Christ. We meet Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:15 PM during the school year. More information

Sunday Lyrics 2-18-24

Today’s Songs 2-18-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

God So Loved
Broken Vessels
Shout To The Lord
Yes I Will

God So Loved

Verse 1

Come all you weary
Come all you thirsty
Come to the well that never runs dry
Drink of the water
Come and thirst no more

Verse 2

Come all you sinners
Come find His mercy
Come to the table He will satisfy
Taste of His goodness
Find what you’re looking for

Chorus 1

For God so loved the world that He gave us
His one and only Son to save us
Whoever believes in Him will live forever

Verse 3

Bring all your failures
Bring your addictions
Come lay them down at the foot of the cross
Jesus is waiting there
With open arms

Chorus 2

For God so loved the world that He gave us
His one and only Son to save us
Whoever believes in Him will live forever
The power of hell forever defeated
Now it is well I’m walking in freedom
For God so loved God so loved the world

Bridge

Praise God praise God
From whom all blessings flow
Praise Him praise Him
For the wonders of His love

Chorus 3

For God so loved the world that He gave us
His one and only Son to save

End

Bring all your failures
Bring your addictions
Come lay them down at the foot of the cross
Jesus is waiting
God so loved the world

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Broken Vessels

Verse 1

All these pieces
Broken and scattered
In mercy gathered
Mended and whole
Empty handed
But not forsaken
I’ve been set free
I’ve been set free

Chorus

Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
Oh I once was lost
But now I am found
Was blind but now I see

Chorus

Oh I can see You now
Oh I can see the love in Your eyes
Laying Yourself down
Raising up the broken to life

Verse 2

You take our failure
You take our weakness
You set Your treasure
In jars of clay
So take this heart Lord
I’ll be Your vessel
The world to see Your life in me

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Shout To The Lord

Verse

My Jesus my Saviour
Lord there is none like You
All of my days I want to praise
The wonders of Your mighty love
My comfort my shelter
Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath all that I am
Never cease to worship You

Chorus

Shout to the Lord
All the earth let us sing
Power and majesty
Praise to the King
Mountains bow down
And the seas will roar
At the sound of Your name
I sing for joy
At the work of Your hands
Forever I’ll love You
Forever I’ll stand
Nothing compares to the promise
I have in You

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Yes I Will

Verse 1

I count on one thing
The same God that never fails
Will not fail me now
You won’t fail me now
In the waiting
The same God who’s never late
Is working all things out
You’re working all things out

Chorus

Yes I will lift You high
In the lowest valley
Yes I will bless Your name
Yes I will sing for joy
When my heart is heavy
All my days yes I will

Bridge

I choose to praise
To glorify glorify
The name of all names
That nothing can stand against

Tag

For all my days
Yes I will

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