May 09, 2021
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding .” Proverbs 9:10 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 #586 He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Song Jesus is the Answer
Song Give Them All
Prayer/Welcome Bro. Michael Franklin
CBH #454 The Family Prayer Song
CBH #447 Jesus Loves the Little Children
Recognition of Mothers
Special Music with Video RHBC Children
Message “A Godly Mother” Psalm 34:1-10
Pastor Michael Franklin
Invitation #185 Jesus Loves Me
Dismissal The Family Prayer Song
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.
This year’s Acts1:8 missions experience will take place NEXT 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.
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 contact Marty. We will have a slideshow of the graduates, so please give or email those pictures to Marty by TODAY.
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
Please continue to pray about a place of service in our church nursery. We need workers for Sunday School & Worship time, both volunteers and paid. We are waiting for PHASE 3 of the Governor’s guidelines before reopening the nursery, but we want to be ready. Contact Lori Franklin or the office if you are interested in being a part of this ministry.
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.
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.
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.
To the families of Rye Hill Baptist Church:
Thank you for your love and sacrifices toward the ministry. We received your donation of $250.00 and truly appreciate it for making a huge difference in reaching the unreached. As we continue everyday to carry the love of Christ to those who are unreached, pray that the Lord will open their hearts to receive Him. Pray for our family to be filled with His wisdom and discernment as we minister. There are lots of challenges; we need your prayers.
RHBC Schedule Today
9:15 a.m. Sunday School & NEXT STEP class
10:30 a.m. Adult Worship
Children’s Worship in the Chapel
Please Note: Our Nursery is still closed.
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, Youth Discipleship
May 23 – Graduation Recognition
May 31 – Memorial Day: Office Closed
June 6 – Sunday Evening Services Resume
Pastor’s Motorcycle Ride
Saturday, May 22 9:00 A.M.
Devil’s Den/Cracker Barrel