May 6, 2018

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Services:

Sunday Worship Gathering 9:30   ·   Sunday Fellowship 10:45am

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Order of Service

Call to Worship Pastor Mike Kurrle

Praise Songs Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

From the Inside Out

Your Grace Is Enough

Offering

Message The Kingdom and The Church
Matthew 16:13-19; 28:18-20

Preparing Song #401 The Church’s One Foundation

Communion

Parting Song #762 What a Day That Will Be

Benediction

Calendar

Today (May 6)

Worship Service – 9:30am

Fellowship Time – 10:45am

Health Centre Care Center – 3:15pm

Lyon Manor Care Center – 4:00pm

This Week (May 7-12)

Mission Prayer – May 7, 12:00pm

TV Service – May 9, 6:00pm
(Local cable channel 12)

FRED Sr – May 9, 8:00pm

Women of Faith – May 10, 7:00pm

Next Week (May 13-19)

Mission Prayer – May 14, 12:00pm

TV Service – May 16, 6:00pm
(Local cable channel 12)

FRED Sr – May 16, 8:00pm

Nursery Schedule

May 6 – Anne & Liza Bosler

May 13 – Jessica & Conner Schrick

FaithKidz Schedule

May 6 – Matt & Molly Oedekoven

May 13 – Kevin & Judy De Kam

Happy Birthday

Kyle Smidt – May 9

Terry Brower – May 11

Bailey DeBoer – May 12

Announcements

Women of Faith: Women of the church are encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting of Women of Faith, this Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. Your input is valuable!

May Snack Sign-up: Sign-up sheet for snacks during the fellowship time is on the lobby table. Group 1 is the designated group for May.

Meals on Wheels Help Needed: It’s our church’s turn to help deliver meals to our community. If you are able to help, please see the sign-up sheet on the lobby table. If you would like further information, please see Rachael McCarthy or e-mail the church at faithrockrapids@gmail.com.

30 Days of Prayer: Please join us in praying for the Muslim world during Ramadan, which runs May 16-June 14.
“30 Days of Prayer” is a global movement of Christians praying for Muslims. They have produced an encouraging and informative booklet, available on the lobby table, that gives some ideas each day of things to pray for. There’s also a version written for kids. One per family of each, please.

Senior Recognition: On Sunday, May 20, we will recognize the High School Seniors during our worship service, and present each of them with an ESV Study Bible.

Child Dedication: We will be having a child dedication during our worship service on Sunday, June 3. If you are interested in participating in the dedication, please speak with Pastor Jeff.

Mark Your Calendars: Come one, come all (and bring your neighbors) to our All-Church Potluck meal on Sunday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. More details to come!

Sermon Outline & Discussion Questions

Title: The Kingdom and The Church

Text: Matthew 16:13-19; 28:18-20

1.The church is _______ the kingdom. (Matthew 3:2, 4:17)

2.The kingdom _____________ the church. (John 3:3-8; Acts 2:37-41)

3.The church _________________ to the kingdom. (Matthew 24:14)

4.The church is the _____________________ of the kingdom. (Matthew 4:23; Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-37)

5.The church is the _________________ of the kingdom. (Matthew 16:16-19)

Discussion Questions

1.What stood out to you in the service today?

2.Have you ever thought about the difference between the Kingdom of God (or heaven) and the Church? How has today’s message changed or confirmed your thinking?

3.How does the church manifest or show the kingdom or reign of God on earth? Consider the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 to help answer this question.

4.How does the Lord want you to apply what you learned today? Who does the Lord want you to minister to today? This week?

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