We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Six)

We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Six)

Message Slides
Printable Study Guide and further resources are in Weekly Connections

Weekly Connections – 7-4-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 7-4-24

OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURE
The FBC Richland office will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

GRANDVIEW BABY SHOWER
FBC Ladies, please come to a Baby Shower for Monse Lopez, the Pastor’s wife at the Grandview church. We will join other women of the Grandview Sola Gratia Church to celebrate the upcoming birth of their new Son Caleb. Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM at Sola Gratia Church, 406 E 2nd St, Grandview, WA 98930. Contact Trish Bedell 949.292.3026 to acknowledge your desire to attend. More information here including registry details.

VBS KICKOFF & CELEBRATION
Celebrate VBS with during our 9:30 AM Main Session! We will kick off the festivities on July 21, and there will be a VBS Celebration on July 28. This will be a fun Main Session made up of our VBS crew who will show us all the fun things that happened during the week of VBS and you’ll get to see how the community was able to hear all about Jesus. Join us for the fun!

SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING
Please mark your calendars for our Special Business Meeting to be held Sunday, July 28, at 6:00 PM in the FBC Chapel.
The main topic of this meeting will be to affirm the proposed Constitutional Revision. You can read a side-by-side comparison of the current Constitution and the proposed Constitution here. A summary explanation of the main changes is available here.
All are welcome to attend and participate in discussion at the Business Meeting, however, only active FBC members will vote on affirmation of the Constitutional Revision.
If you have a question that you would like to have brought on your behalf to the Business meeting and you weren’t able to ask your question at the Town Hall, you can email that to info@fbcrichland.net.

CHURCH & BAPTISMS @THE PARK
We will hold our church service at the river on Sunday, August 18 at 9:30 AM at Howard Amon Park. Stay after the service for baptisms and then a picnic after that! Mark your calendars, it’s going to be a great time of worship and fellowship. We will gather at the North Shelter off of Newton Street. Baptisms will be nearby afterwards.

Here’s what to bring:
• Chair, picnic blanket, whatever you want to sit on
• Water and/or your own lunch beverages
• More to come regarding the picnic that will take place after baptisms!

If you want to be baptized make sure to come prepared for that too.
Questions? Email info@fbcrichland.net or call the office at 509.943.8421.

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning July 7

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 ~ Emma Watts
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Six)
THE BOOK OF ROMANS IN LETTER FORM
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE
ROMANS SCRIPTURE JOURNAL

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

SATURDAY
Men’s Breakfast @ 8:00 AM

THIS WEEK’S BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:00 AM SUNDAY

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

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

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Coming on August 18:
• Discussion on Baptism 

with Pastor Tim – Join this Breakout Session and bring all of your questions about baptism! Pastor Tim will have some information and materials to share just in time for our baptisms on August 18 at the park.
Open to youth and adults
– Room 101

 
FAMILIES

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. More information here
NOTE: No potluck in June! See you on July 14 for a special treat – donuts before Breakout Sessions.

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 usually meet to discuss the entire book at each meeting, but don’t despair – it’s ok if you haven’t read the book or have only read part of it, 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 July 20. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. More information here

VBS KICKOFF & CELEBRATION
Celebrate VBS with during our 9:30 AM Main Session! We will kick off the festivities on July 21, and there will be a VBS Celebration on July 28. This will be a fun Main Session made up of our VBS crew who will show us all the fun things that happened during the week of VBS and you’ll get to see how the community was able to hear all about Jesus. Join us for the fun!

SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING
Please mark your calendars for our Special Business Meeting to be held Sunday, July 28, at 6:00 PM in the FBC Chapel.
The main topic of this meeting will be to affirm the proposed Constitutional Revision. You can read a side-by-side comparison of the current Constitution and the proposed Constitution here. A summary explanation of the main changes is available here.
All are welcome to attend and participate in discussion at the Business Meeting, however, only active FBC members will vote on affirmation of the Constitutional Revision.
If you have a question that you would like to have brought on your behalf to the Business meeting and you weren’t able to ask your question at the Town Hall, you can email that to info@fbcrichland.net.

CHURCH & BAPTISMS @THE PARK
We will hold our church service at the river on Sunday, August 18 at 9:30 AM at Howard Amon Park. Stay after the service for baptisms and then a picnic after that! Mark your calendars, it’s going to be a great time of worship and fellowship. We will gather at the North Shelter off of Newton Street. Baptisms will be nearby afterwards.

Here’s what to bring:
• Chair, picnic blanket, whatever you want to sit on
• Water and/or your own lunch beverages
• More to come regarding the picnic that will take place after baptisms!

If you want to be baptized make sure to come prepared for that too.
Questions? Email info@fbcrichland.net or call the office at 509.943.8421.

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

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 – 182; 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

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. We hope you will join us! More information here

WOMEN

GRANDVIEW BABY SHOWER
FBC Ladies, please come to a Baby Shower for Monse Lopez, the Pastor’s wife at the Grandview church. We will join other women of the Grandview Sola Gratia Church to celebrate the upcoming birth of their new Son Caleb. Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM at Sola Gratia Church, 406 E 2nd St, Grandview, WA 98930. Contact Trish Bedell 949.292.3026 to acknowledge your desire to attend. More information here including registry details.

MomCo AT FBC 
MomCo at FBC Richland (formerly Mothers of Preschoolers) meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September to May. Watch for next year’s schedule to come out in late Summer. More information here

WOMEN’S RETREAT
LADIES 18 years and older ~ there may still be room to join the retreat on 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:

  • Tuesday, July 16, 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)

** On the fifth Sunday we have a FBC Kids Review day! On June 30, grades 1-6 will all meet in Room 306 together. Ages 0-K will remain in their regular rooms. **

VBS REGISTRATION OPEN
We are getting very excited about our upcoming Vacation Bible School “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” which is scheduled for the week of July 22-26. Registration is now open: More information here 
If you have any questions in the meantime, you may email vbs@fbcrichland.net.

VBS STAFF TRAINING
There is one more staff training meeting for those helping with VBS! The July meeting is the day before VBS begins – Sunday, July 21 – at noon in the MPR. Please mark your calendar and make sure to be here for this volunteer training session. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie & Sheila via email: vbs@fbcrichland.net

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

This Week's Songs

Today’s Songs 7-7-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Open The Eyes Of My Heart
Hosanna
Anchor
Who You Say I Am

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Chorus

Open the eyes of my heart Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

Verse

To see You high and lifted up
Shining in the light of Your glory
Pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy holy holy

Bridge

Holy holy holy
Holy holy holy
Holy holy holy
I want to see You

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Hosanna

Verse 1

Praise is rising
Eyes are turning to You
We turn to You
Hope is stirring
Hearts are yearning for You
We long for You

Pre-Chorus

‘Cause when we see You
We find strength to face the day
In Your presence
All our fears are washed away
Washed away

Chorus

Hosanna hosanna
You are the God who saves us
Worthy of all our praises
Hosanna hosanna
Come have Your way among us
We welcome You here Lord Jesus

Verse 2

Hear the sound of
Hearts returning to You
We turn to You
In Your Kingdom
Broken lives are made new
You make us new

Ending

Hosanna hosanna

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Anchor

Verse 1

I have this hope
As an anchor for my soul
Through ev’ry storm
I will hold to You

Verse 2

With endless love
All my fear is swept away
In ev’rything
I will trust in You

Chorus

There is hope in the promise of the cross
You gave ev’rything to save the world You love
And this hope is an anchor for my soul
Our God will stand unshakable

Verse 3

Unchanging One
Who was and is to come
Your promise sure
You will not let go

Bridge

Your Name is higher
Your Name is greater
All my hope is in You
Your word unfailing
Your promise unshaken
All my hope is in You

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Who You Say I Am

Verse 1

Who am I that the highest King
Would welcome me
I was lost but He brought me in
Oh His love for me
Oh His love for me

Chorus 1

Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God
Yes I am

Verse 2

Free at last
He has ransomed me
His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin
Jesus died for me
Yes He died for me

Chorus 2

In my Father’s house
There’s a place for me
I’m a child of God
Yes I am

Bridge

I am chosen not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me not against me
I am who You say I am

Tag

(Oh) (Yes) I am who You say I am

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We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Five)

We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Five)

Message Slides
Printable Study Guide and further resources are in Weekly Connections

 

Weekly Connections – 6-27-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 6-27-24

MUSIC AT THE CREEK FEATURING EX^LT WORSHIP
Rockin’ R Ranch presents Worship Night at the Creek, featuring EX^LT Worship! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM.
Join us for an evening of worship at the creek, followed by fellowship, games, and campfires. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, water, as well as a snack to share! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM. We’ll see you there! More information here

TOWN HALL
A special Town Hall meeting will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, June 30 at 11:00 AM.
Topics in this meeting will include questions and discussion regarding the proposed 2024 Constitutional Revision and some ministry updates. All are invited to join us for this informational meeting.

GRANDVIEW BABY SHOWER
FBC Ladies, please come to a Baby Shower for Monse Lopez, the Pastor’s wife at the Grandview church. We will join other women of the Grandview Sola Gratia Church to celebrate the upcoming birth of their new Son Caleb. Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM at Sola Gratia Church, 406 E 2nd St, Grandview, WA 98930. Contact Trish Bedell 949.292.3026 to acknowledge your desire to attend. More information here including registry details.

SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING
Please mark your calendars for our Special Business Meeting to be held Sunday, July 28, at 6:00 PM in the FBC Chapel.
The main topic of this meeting will be to affirm the proposed Constitutional Revision. You can read a side-by-side comparison of the current Constitution and the proposed Constitution here. A summary explanation of the main changes is available here.
All are welcome to attend and participate in discussion at the Business Meeting, however, only active FBC members will vote on affirmation of the Constitutional Revision.
If you have a question that you would like to have brought on your behalf to the Business meeting and you weren’t able to ask your question at the Town Hall, you can email that to info@fbcrichland.net.

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning June 30

SUNDAY
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Donations currently benefit Rehema for Kids

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
We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Five)
THE BOOK OF ROMANS IN LETTER FORM
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE
ROMANS SCRIPTURE JOURNAL

Town Hall @ 11:00 AM
FBC Kids Breakout Sessions – Fifth Sunday Review @ 11:00 AM
Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

THURSDAY
Office Closed (Independence Day)

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

 
FAMILIES

MUSIC AT THE CREEK FEATURING EX^LT WORSHIP
Rockin’ R Ranch presents Worship Night at the Creek, featuring EX^LT Worship! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM.
Join us for an evening of worship at the creek, followed by fellowship, games, and campfires. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, water, as well as a snack to share! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM. We’ll see you there! 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. More information here
NOTE: No potluck in June! See you on July 14 for a special treat before Breakout Sessions. More details to come.

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 usually meet to discuss the entire book at each meeting, but don’t despair – it’s ok if you haven’t read the book or have only read part of it, 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 July 20. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. More information here

SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING
Please mark your calendars for our Special Business Meeting to be held Sunday, July 28, at 6:00 PM in the FBC Chapel.
The main topic of this meeting will be to affirm the proposed Constitutional Revision. You can read a side-by-side comparison of the current Constitution and the proposed Constitution here. A summary explanation of the main changes is available here.
All are welcome to attend and participate in discussion at the Business Meeting, however, only active FBC members will vote on affirmation of the Constitutional Revision.
If you have a question that you would like to have brought on your behalf to the Business meeting and you weren’t able to ask your question at the Town Hall, you can email that to info@fbcrichland.net.

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

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 – 182; 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

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.
We hope you will join us! More information here

WOMEN

GRANDVIEW BABY SHOWER
FBC Ladies, please come to a Baby Shower for Monse Lopez, the Pastor’s wife at the Grandview church. We will join other women of the Grandview Sola Gratia Church to celebrate the upcoming birth of their new Son Caleb. Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM at Sola Gratia Church, 406 E 2nd St, Grandview, WA 98930. Contact Trish Bedell 949.292.3026 to acknowledge your desire to attend. More information here including registry details.

MomCo AT FBC 
MomCo at FBC Richland (formerly Mothers of Preschoolers) meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September to May. Watch for next year’s schedule to come out in late Summer. More information here

WOMEN’S RETREAT
LADIES 18 years and older ~ there may still be room to join the retreat on 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:

  • Tuesday, July 16, 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)

** On the fifth Sunday we have a FBC Kids Review day! On June 30, grades 1-6 will all meet in Room 306 together. Ages 0-K will remain in their regular rooms. **

VBS REGISTRATION OPEN
We are getting very excited about our upcoming Vacation Bible School “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” which is scheduled for the week of July 22-26. Registration is now open: More information here 
If you have any questions in the meantime, you may email vbs@fbcrichland.net.

VBS STAFF TRAINING
There is one more staff training meeting for those helping with VBS! The July meeting is the day before VBS begins – Sunday, July 21 – at noon in the MPR. Please mark your calendar and make sure to be here for this volunteer training session. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie & Sheila via email: vbs@fbcrichland.net

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

This Week's Songs

Today’s Songs 6-30-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Lay Me Down
Here I Am To Worship
God Of Miracles
Happy Day

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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Here I Am To Worship

Verse 1

Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes let me see
Beauty that made
This heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

Chorus

So here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
And You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

Verse 2

King of all days
Oh so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came
To the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor

Bridge

And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

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God Of Miracles

Verse 1

Let faith arise
In spite of what I see Lord I believe
But help my unbelief
I choose to trust You no matter what I feel
Let faith arise
Let faith arise
For my champion’s not dead
He is alive
Oh and He already knows my ev’ry need
Surely He will come and rescue me

Chorus

God of miracles (come)
We need Your supernatural love to break through
Nothing’s impossible
You’re the God of miracles

Verse 2

Let faith arise
And see the kingdom come
I lift my eyes
Oh for the battle has been won
My God is faithful
Oh and ev’ry single word He said is true oh

Bridge

This world is shaking
But You cannot be shaken
My heart is breaking
But I’m not broken yet
Your love is fearless
Help me to be courageous too
Oh there is nothing impossible (for the)

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Happy Day

Verse 1

The greatest day in history
Death is beaten You have rescued me
Sing it out Jesus is alive
The empty cross the empty grave
Life eternal You have won the day
Shout it out Jesus is alive
He’s alive

Chorus

And oh happy day happy day
You washed my sin away
Oh happy day happy day
I’ll never be the same
Forever I am changed

Verse 2

When I stand in that place
Free at last meeting face to face
I am Yours Jesus You are mine
Endless joy perfect peace
Earthly pain finally will cease
Celebrate Jesus is alive
He’s alive

Bridge

Oh what a glorious day
What a glorious way
That You have saved me
And oh what a glorious day
What a glorious name

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We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Four)

We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Four)

Message Slides
Printable Study Guide and further resources are in Weekly Connections

Weekly Connections – 6-20-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 6-20-24

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.

MUSIC AT THE CREEK FEATURING EX^LT WORSHIP
Rockin’ R Ranch presents Worship Night at the Creek, featuring EX^LT Worship! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM.
Join us for an evening of worship at the creek, followed by fellowship, games, and campfires. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, water, as well as a snack to share! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM. We’ll see you there! More information here

TOWN HALL
A special Town Hall meeting will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, June 30 at 11:00 AM.
Topics in this meeting will include questions and discussion regarding the proposed 2024 Constitutional Revision and some ministry updates.
All are invited to join us for this informational meeting.

GRANDVIEW BABY SHOWER
FBC Ladies, please come to a Baby Shower for Monse Lopez, the Pastor’s wife at the Grandview church. We will join other women of the Grandview Sola Gratia Church to celebrate the upcoming birth of their new Son Caleb. Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM at Sola Gratia Church, 406 E 2nd St, Grandview, WA 98930. Contact Trish Bedell 949.292.3026 to acknowledge your desire to attend. More information here including registry details.

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning June 23

SUNDAY
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Donations currently benefit Rehema for Kids

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 ~ Rachel Montgomery
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Four)
THE BOOK OF ROMANS IN LETTER FORM
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE
ROMANS SCRIPTURE JOURNAL

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
Shoe Collection Prep – MPR

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

SATURDAY
Ambassadors in Mexico (AIM) team leaves

SUNDAY
Membership Workshop @ 5:30 PM

THIS WEEK’S BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:00 AM SUNDAY

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

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

• Shoe Collection Prep 
with Kary Ferguson – Join the Shoe Collection Team to start preparing for the 2024 Trunk or Treat New Shoe Giveaway. In this fourth-Sunday Breakout, we will prep shoes and socks by 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.
– MPR

 
FAMILIES

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.

MUSIC AT THE CREEK FEATURING EX^LT WORSHIP
Rockin’ R Ranch presents Worship Night at the Creek, featuring EX^LT Worship! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM.
Join us for an evening of worship at the creek, followed by fellowship, games, and campfires. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, water, as well as a snack to share! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM. We’ll see you there! 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. More information here
NOTE: No potluck in June! See you on July 14 for a special treat before Breakout Sessions. More details to come.

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 usually meet to discuss the entire book at each meeting, but don’t despair – it’s ok if you haven’t read the book or have only read part of it, 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 July 20. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. 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

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

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.
We hope you will join us! More information here

WOMEN

GRANDVIEW BABY SHOWER
FBC Ladies, please come to a Baby Shower for Monse Lopez, the Pastor’s wife at the Grandview church. We will join other women of the Grandview Sola Gratia Church to celebrate the upcoming birth of their new Son Caleb. Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM at Sola Gratia Church, 406 E 2nd St, Grandview, WA 98930. Contact Trish Bedell 949.292.3026 to acknowledge your desire to attend. More information here including registry details.

MomCo AT FBC 
MomCo at FBC Richland (formerly Mothers of Preschoolers) meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September to May. Watch for next year’s schedule to come out in late Summer. More information here

WOMEN’S RETREAT
LADIES 18 years and older ~ there may still be room to join the retreat on 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:

  • Tuesday, July 16, 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)

VBS REGISTRATION OPEN
We are getting very excited about our upcoming Vacation Bible School “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” which is scheduled for the week of July 22-26. Registration is now open: More information here 
If you have any questions in the meantime, you may email vbs@fbcrichland.net.

VBS STAFF TRAINING
There is one more staff training meeting for those helping with VBS! The July meeting is the day before VBS begins – Sunday, July 21 – at noon in the MPR. Please mark your calendar and make sure to be here for this volunteer training session. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie & Sheila via email: vbs@fbcrichland.net

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

This Week's Songs

Today’s Songs 6-23-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Yet Not I But Thru Christ In Me
Lord I Need You
O Praise the Name (Anástasis)
Mighty To Save

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

Verse 1

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy my righteousness and freedom
My steadfast love my deep and boundless peace

To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine I can sing all is mine
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 2

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side the Saviour he will stay
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need his power is displayed

To this I hold my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley he will lead
Oh the night has been won and I shall overcome
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 3

No fate I dread I know I am forgiven
The future sure the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And he was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released I can sing I am free
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 4

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For he has said that he will bring me home
And day by day I know he will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to him
When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Ending

When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I but through Christ in me
Yet not I but through Christ in me

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Lord I Need You

Verse

Lord I come I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
And without You I fall apart
You’re the one that guides my heart

Chorus

Lord I need You oh I need You
Ev’ry hour I need You
My one defense my righteousness
Oh God how I need You

Verse 2

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are Lord I am free
Holiness is Christ in me
Where You are Lord I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Bridge

So teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus You’re my hope and stay
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus You’re my hope and stay

Chorus 2

Lord I need You oh I need You
Ev’ry hour I need You
My one defense my righteousness
Oh God how I need You
My one defense my righteousness
Oh God how I need You

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O Praise The Name (Anástasis)

Verse 1

I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me
I see His wounds His hands His feet
My Saviour on that cursed tree

Verse 2

His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all alone

Chorus

O praise the Name of the Lord our God
O praise His Name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord oh Lord our God

Verse 3

Then on the third at break of dawn
The Son of heaven rose again
O trampled death where is your sting
The angels roar for Christ the King

Verse 4

He shall return in robes of white
The blazing sun shall pierce the night
And I will rise among the saints
My gaze transfixed on Jesus’ face

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Mighty To Save

Verse 1

Ev’ryone needs compassion
Love that’s never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Ev’ryone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Saviour
The hope of nations

Chorus 

Saviour He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

Verse 2

So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Ev’rything I believe in
Now I surrender

Bridge

Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing
For the glory of the risen King
Jesus
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing
For the glory of the risen King

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We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Three)

We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Three)

Printable Study Guide and further resources are in Weekly Connections

Weekly Connections – 6-13-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 6-13-24

CONCERT OF PRAYER
FBC Prayer presents a Concert of Prayer: Join us for an hour of prayer to prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming study of Paul’s letter to the Romans. Friday, June 14, 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Chapel. More information here
Download the Concert of Prayer resource handout here
Questions? Email the FBC Prayer Ministry Champion, Jen Frater: jen@fraterfactory.com

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.
We hope you will join us! More information here
Dave Neumayer will bring a short devotional this Saturday. ** NOTE ** The regularly scheduled June 8 breakfast has been rescheduled to to June 15. As of this publication, you still have time to go!

SENIOR 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 on Tuesday, June 18, 11:30 AM at Apollo Fine Greek Cuisine – 620 Cullum Ave, Richland
Contact Merry Collop with questions and to let her know you’re coming: 509.531.6881

MUSIC AT THE CREEK FEATURING EX^LT WORSHIP
Rockin’ R Ranch presents Worship Night at the Creek, featuring EX^LT Worship! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM.
Join us for an evening of worship at the creek, followed by fellowship, games, and campfires. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, water, as well as a snack to share! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM. We’ll see you there!

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.

 

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning June 16

SUNDAY
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Donations currently benefit Rehema for Kids

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 ~ Emma Watts
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Three)
THE BOOK OF ROMANS IN LETTER FORM
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
AIM Team Meeting – Room 209

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

**NO** Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group today (Father’s Day)

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

THIS WEEK’S BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:00 AM SUNDAY

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

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

• AIM (Ambassadors in Mexico) Team Meeting
with Greg Frater – Monthly team meeting for those going on the Mexico missions trip from June 22-29
– Room 209

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

• Shoe Collection Prep – 6/23
With Kary Ferguson – Join the Shoe Collection Team to start preparing for the 2024 Trunk or Treat New Shoe Giveaway. In this fourth-Sunday Breakout, we will prep shoes and socks by 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.
– MPR

 
FAMILIES

CONCERT OF PRAYER
FBC Prayer presents a Concert of Prayer: Join us for an hour of prayer to prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming study of Paul’s letter to the Romans. Friday, June 14, 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Chapel. More information here
Download the Concert of Prayer resource handout here
Questions? Email the FBC Prayer Ministry Champion, Jen Frater: jen@fraterfactory.com

MUSIC AT THE CREEK FEATURING EX^LT WORSHIP
Rockin’ R Ranch presents Worship Night at the Creek, featuring EX^LT Worship! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM.
Join us for an evening of worship at the creek, followed by fellowship, games, and campfires. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, water, as well as a snack to share! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM. We’ll see you there! More information here

YOU MEDICAL BABY BOTTLE FUNDRAISER
Each year You Medical runs a Baby Bottle Fundraiser, collecting change and bills that provide critical support for their vital, life-saving ministry. If you picked up a bottle in the foyer it’s time to turn in your bottles on this Sunday (Father’s Day). You can turn them in before and after the Main Session. 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.

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. More information here
NOTE: No potluck in June! See you on July 14 for a special treat before Breakout Sessions. More details to come.

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 usually meet to discuss the entire book at each meeting, but don’t despair – it’s ok if you haven’t read the book or have only read part of it, 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 July 20. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. 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

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

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.
We hope you will join us! More information here
Dave Neumayer will bring a short devotional this Saturday. ** NOTE ** The regularly scheduled June 8 breakfast has been rescheduled to to June 15. You still have time!

WOMEN

MomCo AT FBC 
MomCo at FBC Richland (formerly Mothers of Preschoolers) meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September to May. Watch for next year’s schedule to come out in late Summer. More information here

WOMEN’S RETREAT
LADIES 18 years and older ~ there may still be room to join the retreat on 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:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 11:30 AM
  • Apollo Fine Greek Cuisine – 620 Cullum Ave, Richland
  • 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)

VBS REGISTRATION OPEN ON JUNE 17
We are getting very excited about our upcoming Vacation Bible School “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” which is scheduled for the week of July 22-26. Registration for kids will be opening on June 17. View the registration here beginning on June 17: More information here 
If you have any questions in the meantime, you may email vbs@fbcrichland.net.

VBS STAFF TRAINING
There is one more staff training meeting for those helping with VBS! The July meeting is the day before VBS begins – Sunday, July 21 – at noon in the MPR. Please mark your calendar and make sure to be here for this volunteer training session. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie & Sheila via email: vbs@fbcrichland.net

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

This week's songs

Today’s Songs 6-16-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Man of Sorrows
No Longer Slaves
Living Hope

Man Of Sorrows

Verse 1

Man of sorrows Lamb of God
By His own betrayed
The sin of man and wrath of God
Has been on Jesus laid

Verse 2

Silent as He stood accused
Beaten mocked and scorned
Bowing to the Father’s will
He took a crown of thorns

Chorus

Oh that rugged cross my salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out hallelujah
Praise and honor unto Thee

Verse 3

Sent of heaven God’s own Son
To purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones
Who nailed Him to that tree

Bridge

Now my debt is paid
It is paid in full
By the precious blood
That my Jesus spilled
Now the curse of sin
Has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed

Verse 4

See the stone is rolled away
Behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah God be praised
He’s risen from the grave

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No Longer Slaves

Verse 1

You unravel me with a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance from my enemies
Till all my fears are gone

Chorus

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

Verse 2

From my Mother’s womb
You have chosen me
Love has called my name
I’ve been born again into Your family
Your blood flows through my veins

Bridge

You split the sea so I could walk right through it
My fears were drowned in perfect love
You rescued me so I could stand and sing
I am a child of God

(back to top)

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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We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Two)

We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Two)

Message Slides
Printable Study Guide and further resources are in Weekly Connections

Weekly Connections – 6-6-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 6-6-24

WOMEN’S RETREAT IMPORTANT INFO
*** Please attend a Women’s Retreat informational Breakout Session on June 9 at 11:00 AM. Please plan to attend this meeting after the Main Session to discuss the lodging accommodations/room selection and dietary needs (if any). We will also discuss carpooling options for those interested. To RSVP, or if you have questions or cannot attend the meeting, please contact Stacy Mouat at 574-265-8488. More information here

If you are registered for the Women’s Retreat, October 4-6, 2024, at the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center, a deposit of $100 was due by June 1. If you aren’t signed up yet, there may still be time to register and pay the deposit. Talk to Stacy to find out!
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.

YOUTH GROUP THIS WEEK
**NOTE: Youth Group for June 11 will be at Leslie Groves Park! Same time 6:00 PM. Contact Tara if you have any questions: students@fbcrichland.net

CONCERT OF PRAYER
FBC Prayer presents a Concert of Prayer: Join us for an hour of prayer to prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming study of Paul’s letter to the Romans. Friday, June 14, 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Chapel. More information here
Questions? Email the FBC Prayer Ministry Champion, Jen Frater: jen@fraterfactory.com

MEN’S BREAKFAST DATE CHANGE
** NOTE ** The regularly scheduled June 8 breakfast will be moving to June 15.

MUSIC AT THE CREEK FEATURING EX^LT WORSHIP
Rockin’ R Ranch presents Worship Night at the Creek, featuring EX^LT Worship! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM.
Join us for an evening of worship at the creek, followed by fellowship, games, and campfires. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, water, as well as a snack to share! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM. We’ll see you there!

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.

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning June 9

SUNDAY
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Donations currently benefit Rehema for Kids

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 ~ Rachel Montgomery
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Two)
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
Women’s Retreat Info – Room 307

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM
**AT LESLIE GROVES PARK**

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM
Concert of Prayer @ 7:00 PM

SATURDAY
Men’s Breakfast @ 8:00 AM

THIS WEEK’S BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:00 AM SUNDAY

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

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

• Women’s Retreat information
with Stacy Mouat – Please attend a Women’s Retreat informational Breakout Session if you are planning on attending the October retreat. We will to discuss the lodging accommodations/room selection and dietary needs (if any). We will also discuss carpooling options for those interested. To RSVP, or if you have questions or cannot attend the meeting, please contact Stacy Mouat at 574-265-8488.
– Room 307

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

• AIM (Ambassadors in Mexico) Team Meeting – 6/16
with Greg Frater – Monthly team meeting for those going on the Mexico missions trip from June 22-29
– Room 209

• Shoe Collection Prep – 6/23
With Kary Ferguson – Join the Shoe Collection Team to start preparing for the 2024 Trunk or Treat New Shoe Giveaway. In this fourth-Sunday Breakout, we will prep shoes and socks by 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.
– MPR

 

 
FAMILIES

CONCERT OF PRAYER
FBC Prayer presents a Concert of Prayer: Join us for an hour of prayer to prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming study of Paul’s letter to the Romans. Friday, June 14, 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Chapel. More information here
Questions? Email the FBC Prayer Ministry Champion, Jen Frater: jen@fraterfactory.com

MUSIC AT THE CREEK FEATURING EX^LT WORSHIP
Rockin’ R Ranch presents Worship Night at the Creek, featuring EX^LT Worship! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM.
Join us for an evening of worship at the creek, followed by fellowship, games, and campfires. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, water, as well as a snack to share! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM. We’ll see you there! More information here

YOU MEDICAL BABY BOTTLE FUNDRAISER
Each year You Medical runs a Baby Bottle Fundraiser, collecting change and bills that provide critical support for their vital, life-saving ministry. Please pick up a bottle in the foyer to partner with You Medical in being a voice for the special needs of this important mission! Bottles will be available at the table in the foyer on Sunday before and after the Main Session. 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 June 8. 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.

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. More information here
NOTE: No potluck in June! See you in July. More details to come.

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

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.
We hope you will join us! More information here

** NOTE ** The regularly scheduled June 8 breakfast will be moving to June 15.

WOMEN

WOMEN’S RETREAT IMPORTANT INFO
Please attend a Women’s Retreat informational Breakout Session on June 9 at 11:00 AM. Plan to attend this meeting after the Main Session to discuss the lodging accommodations/room selection and dietary needs (if any). We will also discuss carpooling options for those interested. To RSVP, or if you have questions or cannot attend the meeting, please contact Stacy Mouat at 574-265-8488.

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 may still be time to register and pay the deposit – talk to Stacy to find out. 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.

LADIES 18 years and older ~ 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.

MomCo
MomCo at FBC Richland (formerly Mothers of Preschoolers) meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September to May. Watch for next year’s schedule to come out in late Summer. More information here

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:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 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

**NOTE: Youth Group for June 11 will be at Leslie Groves Park! Same time, contact Tara if you have any questions: students@fbcrichland.net

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)

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.

VBS STAFF TRAINING
There is one more staff training meeting for those helping with VBS! The July meeting is the day before VBS begins – Sunday, July 21 – at noon in the MPR. Please mark your calendar and make sure to be here for this volunteer training session. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie & Sheila via email: vbs@fbcrichland.net

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

This Week's Songs

Today’s Songs 6-9-24

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Highlands (Song Of Ascent)
You Are My All In All
I Will Stand
I Will Lift My Eyes

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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You Are My All In All

Verse 1

You are my strength
When I am weak
You are the treasure
That I seek
You are my all in all
Seeking You as a precious jew’l
Lord to give up I’d be a fool
You are my all in all

Chorus

Jesus Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name

Verse 2

Taking my sin
My cross my shame
Rising again I bless Your name
You are my all in all
When I fall down You pick me up
When I am dry You fill my cup
You are my all in all

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I Will Stand

Verse 1

You saved me from my destruction
You turned my feet from death
You lifted me with Your kindness
You filled me with Your breath
How can I thank You
What can I bring

Chorus

I will stand and worship You
For ev’rything You are to me
I will lift my voice in praise
For all the wonders You display
I will stand I will stand and worship You

Verse 2

You draw me with tender mercies
You hold me in Your grace
So I will fall down in rev’rence
At the myst’ry of Your ways
So how can I thank You
What can I bring

Bridge

In the middle of the congregation
I will lift my voice to say that You are good
And in the midst of ev’ry situation
I will make this declaration
You are good yeah yeah

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I Will Lift My Eyes

Verse 1

God my God I cry out
Your beloved needs You now
God be near calm my fear
And take my doubt

Pre-Chorus

Your kindness is what pulls me up
Your love is all that draws me in

Chorus

I will lift my eyes to the Maker
Of the mountains I can’t climb
I will lift my eyes to the Calmer
Of the oceans raging wild
I will lift my eyes to the Healer
Of the hurt I hold inside
I will lift my eyes lift my eyes
To You

Verse 2

God my God let mercy sing
Her melody over me
God right here all I bring
Is all of me

Bridge

‘Cause You are and You were
And You will be forever
The Lover I need to save me
‘Cause You fashioned the earth
And You hold it together God
So hold me now

Ending

I will lift my eyes
Lift my eyes to You
God my God I cry out
Your beloved needs You now

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