Greater Works: Week Twenty-one

Greater Works: Week Twenty-one

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

Weekly Connections 2-8-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 2-8-24

ELDER & DEACON NOMINATIONS
We are now accepting Elder and Deacon Nominations. Please submit names as possible nominees for a role on the elder council or deacon board before Sunday, February 11. Contact an elder with your nomination suggestion: Pastor Tim, Pastor Brad, Jason Sperling, Steve Weissenberger, or Alan Zacher. To view some information about the respective roles of elders and deacons, grab a handout from the Information Table, or view and download it here.

FBC FOOD & FAMILY
Come join us on Sunday, February 11, at 12:00 PM in the MPR for some delicious pre-game appetizers and finger food! All are welcome to bring your favorite pre-game snacks. We will be providing meatballs and drinks for this potluck. More information

2023 GIVING STATEMENTS
2023 Giving Statements have been sent out! Check your email for the subject line: “Your FBC Richland 2023 Contribution Statement”.
You can also get your statement in the app or the ChurchCenter portal at fbcrichland.net. If you have any questions please email info@fbcrichland.net.

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

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning February 11

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

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

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

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

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

FBC Food & Family Potluck @ 12:00 PM

(NO Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group this week)

MONDAY
DivorceCare @ 6:00 PM

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

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

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:00 AM SUNDAYS

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

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

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

 Praying the Bible
with Jen Frater – Tired of praying the same old things about the same old things? Learn from Prof. Donald S. Whitney how to pray using scripture as your guide. We will read the short book “Praying the Bible” over 3 weeks and learn to lean on the scriptures to build a more robust prayer life. This Breakout Session will begin on Sunday, February 11 and continue for 3 weeks, ending on February 25. Open to youth and adults
– Room 305

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

RESCHEDULED – APP TUTORIAL – 2/25
Does the Church App intimidate you? Do you feel confused and anxious when you are asked to use it? Do you know it well and want others to learn it too? Please join this interactive Breakout on Sunday, February 25 at 11:00 AM in the MPR.
Sheryl and Tami will help you learn how to navigate the Church App.
Please make sure you have the App installed on your phone or tablet, then join us in the MPR!
It’s going to be FUN!

 
FAMILIES

FBC FOOD & FAMILY
Come join us on the second Sunday of each month at 12:00 PM in the MPR for some delicious food! We will have a different theme each month, so check Weekly Connections announcements a couple weeks before each event for this month’s theme. More information

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

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

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

MEN

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

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.
“How’s the View?” On February 10, Ron Smithwick will bring a short devotional based on Romans 11. We hope you will join us! More information

WOMEN

BUNCO – LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
FBC Women, you are invited to an afternoon of fun, fellowship and BUNCO!
February 10, 2024, 2:30-4:30 PM in the MPR. RSVP in the App: Home> Connect> Events – or right here at this link – We look forward to seeing you! More information

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

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

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

SENIORS

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

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

YOUNG ADULTS

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

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

CHILDREN

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

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

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

Sunday Lyrics 2-11-24

Today’s Songs 2-11-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Draw Me Close
God Of Miracles
Highlands
Cornerstone

Draw Me Close

Verse

Draw me close to You
Never let me go
I lay it all down again
To hear You say that I’m Your friend
You are my desire no one else will do
‘Cause nothing else could take Your place
To feel the warmth of Your embrace
Help me find the way
Bring me back to You

Chorus

You’re all I want
You’re all I’ve ever needed
You’re all I want
Help me know You are near

Ending

Help me know You are here

(back to top)

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)

(back to top)

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

(back to top)

Cornerstone

Verse 1

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name

Chorus

Christ alone cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour’s love
Through the storm He is Lord
Lord of all

Verse 2

When darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil
My anchor holds within the veil