Weekly Connections – 5-9-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 5-9-24

TOWN HALL (RESCHEDULED)
Our quarterly Town Hall will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, May 12 at 11:00 AM. Topics for this meeting include info about the 2024-2025 budget, updates on some ongoing projects, and more. All are invited to join us for this informational meeting. More information here

FBC FOOD & FAMILY (RESCHEDULED)
On May 19 we’re having a Cinco de Mayo FBC Food & Family Potluck! Taco meat and tortillas will be included, please sign up to bring taco toppings and a side dish. Join us on Sunday, May 19 at Noon in the FBC Richland MPR, after Breakout Sessions. We look forward to seeing you then! Sign up here!

 

FBC ANNUAL MEETING
Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 19 in the Chapel. The meeting is open to all members and attenders, however, voting at the Meeting will be limited to active church members. We will vote on affirmation of Elders and Deacons and also on approval of the proposed budget for FY 2024-2025. After the business portion of our Annual Meeting, we will have an ice cream social in the MPR, so please come join us and stay for ice cream! More information here

TEXTING OPT-IN
With last Sunday’s power outage still fresh in our minds, we thought it would be a good time to revisit the option of using texting for time-sensitive communication. Of all the communication methods we use, texting will be the most effective way for you to receive time-sensitive announcements, such as weather cancellations or last-minute changes due to power outages. Manage your email and text preferences on the home page of the ChurchCenter App! More information here

VBS VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Save the date for VBS! It will take place the week of July 22-26. We will need lots of volunteers to make this year a success! Pray about helping now, and sign up here to volunteer. We will have many positions available and there will be many different ways to help. If you have any questions in the meantime, you may email vbs@fbcrichland.net.

 

WOMEN’S RETREAT IMPORTANT INFO
If you are registered for the Women’s Retreat, October 4-6, 2024, at the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center, a deposit of $100 is due by June 1. If you aren’t signed up yet, there is still time to register and pay the deposit. Please pay in the church app when you register (or by editing your existing registration), or by check made out to FBC, designated “women’s retreat”. We’ll have an organizational meeting around the end of August to go over details. The remainder of the amount owed for the conference is due by September 1. Please contact Stacy Mouat or the church office with questions. More information here

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning May 12

SUNDAY
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Donations currently benefit Young Life

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 & the Word ~ Pastor Brad Nelson
& FBC Worship Team
The Stewardship of Worship
VIEW LYRICS HERE
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

Town Hall @ 11:00 AM (Rescheduled)
Chapel

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

(No Men’s 4 to 5 Today)

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY
Awana @ 6:30 PM

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

SUNDAY
Food & Family May Potluck @ Noon (Rescheduled)

 
FAMILIES

TOWN HALL **RESCHEDULED**
Our quarterly (RESCHEDULED) Town Hall will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, May 12 at 11:00 AM. Topics for this meeting include info about the 2024-2025 budget, updates on some ongoing projects, and more. All are invited to join us for this informational meeting. More information here

FBC FOOD & FAMILY
Come join us on selected Sundays each month in the MPR for some delicious food! We will have a different theme each month, so check Weekly Connections announcements for each month’s theme, as well as for other special food events.
In May, we’re having a Cinco de Mayo FBC Food & Family Mexican Potluck! Taco meat and tortillas will be included, please sign up to bring taco toppings and a side dish. ***RESCHEDULED: Join us on Sunday, May 19 at Noon in the FBC Richland MPR. We look forward to seeing you then! Sign up here!

ANNUAL MEETING & ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 19 in the Chapel. The meeting is open to all members and attenders, however, voting at the Meeting will be limited to active church members. We will vote on affirmation of Elders and Deacons and also on approval of the proposed budget for FY 2024-2025. After the business portion of our Annual Meeting, we will have an ice cream social in the MPR, so please come join us and stay for ice cream! More information here

TEXTING OPT-IN
With last Sunday’s power outage still fresh in our minds, we thought it would be a good time to revisit the option of using texting for time-sensitive communication. Of all the communication methods we use, texting will be the most effective way for you to receive time-sensitive announcements, such as weather cancellations or last-minute changes due to power outages. Manage your email and text preferences on the home page of the ChurchCenter App! More information here

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 will meet to discuss the entire book at each meeting, but don’t despair – it’s ok if you haven’t read the book, we still want you to come and be part of the discussion! We meet on selected Saturdays, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, in the FBC Library (room 301). The next gathering is May 11. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. More information here

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, June 23, 5:30-8:00 PM. Dinner will be provided.
You may access the Membership Workshop Booklet on the Downloads page on our website (click here)! Click on “Studies”, and then the “Membership Workshop” icon to download the file. More information here
Are you super excited for membership and want get started NOW? Please email info@fbcrichland.net for more details.

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 – 145; Pairs of socks – 431. Needs: Boys Youth 1, 2, 3, Adult 7, 8, 9, 10 and Girls Adult 7, 8, 9, 10. You may drop off new shoes & socks in the designated bins in the lobby. More information here

WEEKEND TO REMEMBER
Great Marriages Don’t Just Happen: FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® is a marriage getaway that has equipped over 1.5 million couples with practical tools & resources. Don’t just survive, discover a marriage that thrives. This retreat is in Coeur d’Alene, ID on November 8-10. RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW before they fill up! Save $100 per couple by using our group name: FBCRichland2024
Pick up an informational flyer at the Connect Table, or for more info, contact Brandon & Lisa Hall.

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 here

NOTE: Men’s 4 to 5 will be canceled for May 12, in honor of Mother’s Day.

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 May 11, Mark Palmer will bring a short devotional. We hope you will join us! More information here

WOMEN

MOPS
FBC Mothers of Preschoolers meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September to May – our final meeting for this season was May 8. Watch for next year’s schedule to come out in late Summer. More information here

WOMEN’S RETREAT IMPORTANT INFO
If you are registered for the Women’s Retreat, October 4-6, 2024, at the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center, a deposit of $100 is due by June 1. If you aren’t signed up yet, there is still time to register and pay the deposit. Please pay in the church app when you register (or by editing your existing registration), or by check made out to FBC, designated “women’s retreat”. We’ll have an organizational meeting around the end of August to go over details. The remainder of the amount owed for the conference is due by September 1. Please contact Stacy Mouat or the church office with questions. More information here

WOMEN’S RETREAT – REGISTER SOON!
LADIES 18 years and older ~ The time has come to make a commitment to join FBC Women for our fall retreat to be held at the beautiful Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center. Register today and pay the $100 deposit (non-refundable) by June 1 to guarantee your room reservation for the weekend! Meals are included in the total price. The remaining balance will be due by September 1, 2024. Scholarships are available for those in need. See Dana in the church office for information. Make checks payable to FBC with a note in the memo line: Women’s Retreat Oct. 2024. The retreat is October 4-6, 2024 at the Cannon Beach Conference Center in Cannon Beach, Oregon. More information here
Contact the church office or Stacy Mouat with questions.

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 here
Join us:

  • May 21, 11:30 AM
  • Location to be determined
  • Contact Merry Collop with questions and to let her know you’re coming: 509.531.6881
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 here

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 here

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 here

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 here

VBS VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
We are getting very excited about our upcoming Vacation Bible School “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” which is scheduled for the week of July 22-26More information here
To provide as many spots for kids as possible, we need as many volunteers as possible. (Kids’ registration will open on Monday, June 17.)
Volunteer opportunities include:
• Kid Crew (helping with a certain grade class all week – choose from Kindergarten – 7th grade)
• Registration (helping when kids & parents arrive in the mornings)
• Audio/Visual
• Snack Helpers
• Game Helpers
• Decoration Helpers (this role will need to be completed before July 22 and the week of July 15 is reserved on the church calendar for VBS decoration and setup)
We will need lots of volunteers to make this year a success! Pray about helping now, and sign up here to volunteer. We will have many positions available and there will be many different ways to help. If you have any questions in the meantime, you may email vbs@fbcrichland.net.

This Week's Songs

Today’s Songs 5-12-24

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Living Hope
Holy Is The Lord
Everlasting God
Lay Me Down
Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)
Healer
Altar
It Is Well
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
I Will Exalt
Highlands (Song Of Ascent)
Made Alive
Everyday

Living Hope

Verse 1

How great the chasm that lay between us
How high the mountain I could not climb
In desperation I turned to heaven
And spoke Your name into the night
Then through the darkness Your loving-kindness
Tore through the shadows of my soul
The work is finished the end is written
Jesus Christ my living hope

Verse 2

Who could imagine so great a mercy
What heart could fathom such boundless grace
The God of ages stepped down from glory
To wear my sin and bear my shame
The cross has spoken I am forgiven
The King of kings calls me His own
Beautiful Savior I’m Yours forever
Jesus Christ my living hope

Chorus

Hallelujah praise the One who set me free
Hallelujah death has lost its grip on me
You have broken every chain
There’s salvation in Your name
Jesus Christ my living hope

Verse 3

Then came the morning that sealed the promise
Your buried body began to breathe
Out of the silence the Roaring Lion
Declared the grave has no claim on me
(REPEAT)
Jesus Yours is the victory whoa

Ending

Jesus Christ my living hope
Oh God You are my living hope

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Holy Is The Lord

Verse

We stand and lift up our hands
For the joy of the Lord is our strength
We bow down and worship Him now
How great how awesome is He

Pre-Chorus

And together we sing
Ev’ryone sing

Chorus

Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
The earth is filled with His glory

Bridge

It is rising up all around
It’s the anthem of the Lord’s renown
It’s rising up all around
It’s the anthem of the Lord’s renown

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Everlasting God

Verse

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Pre-Chorus

Our God You reign forever
Our Hope our strong Deliv’rer

Chorus

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary
You’re the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

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Lay Me Down

Verse 1

With this heart open wide
From the depths from the heights
I will bring a sacrifice

Verse 2

With these hands lifted high
Hear my song hear my cry
I will bring a sacrifice
I will bring a sacrifice

Chorus

I lay me down
I’m not my own
I belong to You alone
Lay me down lay me down
Oh hand on my heart this much is true
There’s no life apart from You
Lay me down lay me down
(Oh lay me down lay me down)

Verse 3

Letting go of my pride
Giving up all my rights
Take this life and let it shine
Take this life and let it shine

Interlude

Oh lay me down lay me down
Lay me down

Bridge

It will be my joy to say
Your will Your way
It will be my joy to say
Your will Your way
It will be my joy to say
Your will Your way always

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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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Healer

Verse 1

You said if we believe
Then greater things would come
So pour Your Spirit out
Like a river like a flood

Deliver every heart
Body soul and mind
All the darkness bows
Before the feet of Christ

Chorus

The Healer’s in this place
The Healer’s in this place
Jesus You are moving in our praise

There’s freedom in Your name
There’s freedom in Your name
Jesus You are Healer in this place

Verse 2

You said if we believe
We would see Your kingdom come
So pour Your Spirit out
Come and let Your will be done

You’ve defeated death
And You remain our living hope
We believe Your Word
You’re the God of miracles

Bridge

Let the blind see all Your glory
Let the dead rise testifying
There is power in the mighty name of Jesus
Let the mourning turn to dancing
Fear is silenced in our praising
There is power in the mighty name of Jesus

Ending

There is power in the mighty name of Jesus
There is power in the mighty name of Jesus
There is power in the mighty name of Jesus

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Altar

Verse 1

You beckon me beckon me
To leave all that I’ve known
You beckon me beckon me
To call you as my own
This is life this is life
To bid me come and die
Spirit of the living God
You’re all that satisfies
All that satisfies

Chorus 1

Here I give my everything
Surrendered at the altar of my King
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
He’ll never leave my side

Verse 2

You beckon me beckon me
To leave all that I’ve known
You beckon me beckon me
To call you as my own
This is life this is life
To bid me come and die
Spirit of living God
You’re all that satisfies
All that satisfies

Chorus 2

So here I give my everything
Surrendered at the altar of my King
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side

Bridge

My desire is for You
All of Heaven adores You
I’ve tasted and I’ve seen
That You are good
Your kingdom’s forever
Your throne lasts forever
And forever I will sing
That You are good

Chorus 3

So here I give my everything
I’m surrendered at the altar of my King
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side

Ending

‘Cause I’m hanging on
To Your every word
Like a melody
That no one else has heard
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
He’ll never leave my side

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It Is Well

Verse 1

Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Chorus

Through it all through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all through it all
It is well
Through it all through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well with me

Verse 2

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

Bridge

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name

Ending

It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well it is well with my soul

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Oceans

Verse 1

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

Chorus 1

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

Verse 2

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

Bridge

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

Chorus 2

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

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I Will Exalt

Verse

Your Presence is all I need
It’s all I want it’s all I seek
Without it without it there’s no meaning
Your Presence is the air I breathe
The song I sing and the love I need
And without it without it I’m not living

Chorus

I will exalt You Lord I will exalt You Lord
There is no one like You God
I will exalt You Lord I will exalt You Lord
No other name be lifted high

Bridge

There will be no one like You
And no one beside You
You alone are worthy of all praise

Ending

Your Presence is all I need
It’s all I want all I seek
Without it without it there’s no meaning

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Highlands (Song Of Ascent)

Verse 1

O how high would I climb mountains
If the mountains were where You hide
O how far I’d scale the valleys
If You graced the other side

Verse 2

O how long have I chased rivers
From lowly seas to where they rise
Against the rush of grace descending
From the source of its supply

Pre-Chorus

‘Cause in the highlands and the heartache
You’re neither more or less inclined
I would search and stop at nothing
You’re just not that hard to find

Chorus

Oh (So) I will praise You on the mountain
(And) I will praise You
When the mountain’s in my way
You’re the summit where my feet are
So I will praise You in the valleys all the same
No less God within the shadows
No less faithful when the night leads me astray
(‘Cause) You’re the heaven where my heart is
In the highlands and the heartache all the same

Verse 3

O how far beneath Your glory
Does Your kindness extend the path
From where Your feet rest on the sunrise
To where You sweep the sinner’s past

Verse 4

And O how fast would You come running
If just to shadow me through the night
Trace my steps through all my failure
And walk me out the other side

Pre-Chorus

For who could dare ascend that mountain
That valleyed hill called Calvary
But for the One I call Good Shepherd
Who like a lamb was slain for me

Bridge

Whatever I walk through
Wherever I am
Your Name can move mountains
Wherever I stand
And if ever I walk through
The valley of death
I’ll sing through the shadows
My song of ascent

Pre-Chorus

From the gravest of all valleys
Come the pastures we call grace
A mighty river flowing upwards
From a deep but empty grave

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Made Alive

Verse 1

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

Chorus

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)

Verse 2

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

Bridge

My sin has been erased
I’ll never be the same

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Everyday

Verse 1

What to say Lord
It’s You who gave me life
And I can’t explain
Just how much You mean to me
Now that You have saved me Lord
I give all that I am to You
That everyday I can
Be a light that shines Your name

Verse 2

Everyday Lord
I’ll learn to stand upon Your Word
And I pray that I
I may come to know You more
That You would guide me
In every single step I take
That everyday I can be Your
Light unto the world

Chorus

Everyday it’s You I’ll live for
Everyday I’ll follow after You
Everyday I’ll walk with You (my Lord)

Bridge

It’s You I live for everyday
It’s You I live for everyday
It’s You I live for everyday

Ending

It’s You I live for everyday

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