On April 23rd, beginning 6:00pm at the church, we will join David Platt via simulcast for an intense evening of Bible study and prayer. The goal of this event is to simulate the experiences of churches who are persecuted for the Word of God, but yet hungry for it at the same time. We will join with thousands of other people from all over the world for this 6 hour night. Come and join us for some of it, or for the entire evening, as we study together and pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world.
The theme for this year’s secret church is The Great Imbalance. The goal of this theme is to think together about the lack of attention and resources still being given to those with little to no access to the gospel. We are blessed with every resource imaginable, right at our finger tips. If we have a question about anything in the scriptures, we can find an answer to it reasonably quick. Yet, at the same time, there are many in our world who still have no access to the name of Jesus or to the message about what he has done to save all who will come to him. That is the focus of Secret Church this year. To hear more about this focus, you can watch David Platt’s video HERE. You can also learn more about the focus of prayer for this evening HERE. To simply learn more about Secret Church, you can find that HERE.
“And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” – James 1:4-5
As always, here are the links to our livestream, weekly prayer guide and online giving:
First – Livestream:
Continue to join us at 10:30am on Sunday mornings.
Facebook live: HERE.
Guide for Worship can be found HERE.
Join us and invite a friend or family member to watch with you.
Second – Prayer:
An updated Prayer Guide can be accessed HERE.
Third – Giving:
To Give Online, Go HERE.
You can also mail your offering to 1416 Main Street, Grandview, MO. 64030
Health Guidelines: We have now entered Phase 3 here in Jackson County. This does not bring any change from 2.5 for us as masks and social distancing are still required. You can find the official guideline on mask wearing from the health department HERE. You can also find a video that outlines what Phase 3 looks like for our church HERE.
Membership Matters Class: On Sunday evenings, April 11th and 18th, there will be a Membership Matters class for those interested in joining FBC. We will meet from 5:45pm-7:15pm in the library as we discuss what membership at FBC looks like. You can find out more about our membership process HERE.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering: This year we raised $5544 for our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Everything collected will go directly to missions here in North America. Thank you for your faithfulness to give to this offering. If you didn’t get a chance to give, and you would still like to, you can do online HERE. Just choose “missions” under the Fund tab. You can find more information about this offering HERE.
Bible Study: We are currently in a study through the book of Galatians. We will continue to meet in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday and in the Sundays to come in order to spread out and remain socially distanced. We will begin at 9:15am. You can find a video explaining what to expect during our Bible Study hour HERE.
Nursery: Our nursery is open for children ages 0-3 every Sunday morning during the worship service hour only. We will fully comply with all regulations from the CDC and Jackson County as we seek to safely and wisely care for our children. You can find the health guidelines for the nursery HERE.
Grade School and Youth Sunday School: At 9:15am, our 1st – 5th graders will meet upstairs in U-5 and our Youth will meet downstairs in the youth room. You can find the health guidelines for these classes HERE.
Awana: Awana is a ministry where children ages 3 to 6th grade are welcome to come and hear the truth about Jesus, memorize Scripture, and play games every Sunday evening. You can view our health guidelines for this ministry HERE. We meet every Sunday night from 5:45-7:30pm.
This week we will be in Matthew 6:5-8. I hope that you will join us in person or via livestream.
Serving Him with You,
Pastor Michael Nelson