May 2, 2021
These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you,
and that your joy may be full .” John 15:11 NKJV
Rye Hill Baptist Church Welcomes You
Michael Franklin – Senior Pastor
Steve Stewart – Worship Leader
11512 Old Highway 71 South
Fort Smith, AR 72916
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Welcome to Sunday Worship
CBH #746 He Keeps Me Singing
Song How Can I Keep From Singing
Song How Great is Our God
CBH #147 How Great Thou Art
Prayer/Welcome Bro. Steve Stewart
Song Living Waters
CBH #492 At Calvary
Special Music Tom McCone
Message “That’s Where The Joy Comes From” John 10:9, 10
Bro. Steve Stewart
Invitation Just As I Am (I Come Broken)
PLEASE SILENCE CELL PHONES & DEVICES DURING THE WORSHIP SERVICE.
Let’s make the effort to focus on worship and prayer; someone’s eternal destiny may need to be decided here today.
PLEASE No Food or Drink in the Sanctuary.
Sanctuary Seating: In an effort to accommodate everyone for worship, we have removed the yellow tape from all rows in the two middle floor sections. We realize that some people have had the full inoculation dosage and some are comfortable with closer seating. Please note that all other sections will remain taped-off for the time being.
We are excited about the restart of Sunday School today. If you missed it, may we encourage you to consider getting involved with one of our small groups beginning next Sunday. We will try our best to social distance and remind you that face masks are optional.
Please refrain from having coffee or refreshments for the time being. Let this be a time of joyful reunion with small group discipleship and fellowship.
We are in the process of opening our Welcome Center back up. We want to staff a second Welcome Center for our time before Sunday School. In order to be fully staffed, we need five (5) volunteers. Please call the church office, or let Robin Meador (629-0365) or Carol McBride (629-5409) know if you are willing to help. We will get this vital ministry started as soon as we are staffed.
Nursery Reopening Need
Would you begin praying about a place of service in our church nursery. We will need several Sunday School/Worship Time volunteers and paid workers. This is because of the continuing COVID issue and we have had some people move away and some have taken on other responsibilities. We are still waiting for PHASE 3 of the Governor’s guidelines to allow us to open the nursery.
Mother’s Day Presentation
Missy Holmes is needing pictures of Mothers with their children for a special presentation for NEXT Sunday.
Send pictures to her at [email protected] or text them to her at 479-461-3997.
RHBC Promotion – ENDS TODAY
Church license plates can be ordered at the information table in the foyer for $8.00. Orders can be placed today.
Please note that we need payment with your order.
If you have a member in your family that graduated last year or will be graduating this May and would like for them to be recognized in our Graduation Service May 23, please let Marty know. We will have a slideshow of our graduates, so please bring or email those pictures to Marty by May 9.
This year’s Acts1:8 missions experience will take place Saturday, May 15 and has a Serve Local theme. Individuals and groups are sought to develop and
conduct an activity within their community. Persons interested can contact their Sunday School teacher or Bro. Scott Warren.
RHBC will host an in-house blood drive on Tuesday, May 25 from 2-6 p.m. Please consider donating. Call Ronika Morgan at 479-652-2364 to schedule.
NEW DESIGNATIONS for ‘Growth Fund’ offerings
LONG RANGE GROWTH FUND – for surveys, land purchases and anything else connected to church growth.
MORTGAGE LOAN FUND – for ‘current debt’ retirement.
Arkansas Baptist Literature
We now have “A Survivor’s Guide: What To Do When a Loved One Dies” available at the information table in the main foyer. This resource is provided by the
Arkansas Baptist Foundation and offers guidance and direction with some of the personal concerns and issues which arise with the death of a spouse.
Lost and Found
The church does NOT have a designated lost and found, so anything that’s left behind is brought to the church office. Because our space is limited, if you are missing any items, please check with the office ASAP. Any clothing items left for a month will be donated to a local clothes closet. Other items will be disposed of as deemed appropriate.
9:15 a.m. Sunday School Resumes
10:30 a.m. Adult Worship
Children’s Worship in the Chapel
Please Note: Our Nursery is still closed.
2:00 p.m. Baby Shower for Kelsey & Andrew
Baby Shower – TODAY May 2-Join us as we celebrate with Kelsey and Andrew the upcoming birth of their babies – YES it’s twins (girl & boy)! 2:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center
May 9 – Mother’s Day
May 23 – Graduation Recognition
June 6 – Sunday Evening Services Resume
Tue 9:30 a.m. Prayer Matters – Men’s Prayer Group
Tue 6:30 p.m. Women’s Spring Bible Study – Chapel
Wed 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Prayer Time, Kids’ Wednesday Worship K-6, Youth Discipleship