A Word from the Pastor
Resurrection Sunday is upon us!
Without the resurrection Christianity would crumble! Praise God we will never have to worry about this. The resurrection DID happen, and today, we get to celebrate it.
In the early Church, the leader of worship would greet the people on Easter morning with the phrase, “He is risen!” The people would respond, “He is risen indeed!”
When I greet you this morning with the phrase, “He is risen!” I look forward to your celebratory response, “He is risen indeed!”
Thankful for the resurrection,
|Sunrise Service||7 am||Lake Halbert|
|Classic Worship||9:30 am||Sanctuary|
|(No Sunday School)|
|Contemporary Worship||11:00 am||Sanctuary|
Annie Armstrong—Church Goal: $8,000
Today, we offer children’s worship in both services. Parents should sign in kids on the landing before service or when dismissed. Children can be picked up on the 4th floor.
We will have a parent/child dedication in the 11 am service on Mother’s Day, May 8. If you would like to take part in this special event with your child, please contact Cathy Byrne or the Church Office.
FROG (completed K-2nd grade) Camp and Preteen Camp (completed 3rd-6th grade) registrations are now open. See Cathy Byrne for questions or more information.
Sunday—Sunday School—9:45 am
Youth Camp is Encounter Week this year at Riverbend in Glen Rose, TX, June 6-10! I hope every student can be a part of it! It’s going to be awesome! Mark your calendars and let Tim know your student wants to go!
D-Groups resume next Sunday, April 24th. Location TBD.
Fifty-Five + Ministry
Bluebonnet Trails & Lunch
We are planning a day trip to Ennis (depending on bloom season).
We have a game night and meal planned for May 5.
Tickets will be available for $5 on April 24 or May 1.
Cookout at Lake Halbert
We have a picnic planned for May 20 at Lake Halbert pavilion.
Contact Nanette Bray for more information.
Beloved Ladies Ministry
Thank you to all that helped and served on the Beloved Ladies Tea Event.
The sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Elliott and Aileen Middleton by Scott & Susan Middleton and their children; Elliott Middleton, Elaine Blacker and Andrea Ragsdale.
Seth Adams, Danny Wigley
Tom Lucas, Dan Brown
Barry Robinson, James Price
Good News Club—Bowie
Make reservations by Tuesday.
Call the office (903) 872-7473. Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers,
Hash Brown Potatoe Casserole, Pinto Beans & Dessert
Coffee, Tea, Water
YHWH The Lord
Led by Deadra Gage
Wed @ 6 pm A102
Lesson 4: Days 6-10
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
Led by Brother Danny
Wed @ 6pm in the Choir Room
As a part of our worship services on Easter Sunday, we will have a special time, during our worship, called the Living Cross. We ask everyone to bring a fresh-cut, long-stemmed flower to adorn the crosses at the altar. Remember stores are normally closed on Easter morning.
Pickle ball will soon be coming to a Family Life Center near you. If you want to participate in this weekly activity, register with Rebecca Clopp in the Family Life Center.
Each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday we offer a class that emphasizes strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The class is led by Jimmie Buchanan, our local Body Recall expert.
Good News Clubs
We continue to host a Good News Club for Bowie Elementary (50+ children). We are looking for five or six volunteers to help shepherd the children. If you can help, please contact Cathy Byrne or Lillie Osborne.
National Day of Prayer
We are looking for helpers to assist in making sack lunches for all the participants who will come for the noon prayer on Thursday, May 5, for the National Day of Prayer. FBC will be assembling and preparing the sandwiches and the sack lunches.
We are looking for smiling faces to welcome families, students, and children to our facility. You can assist families with check-in, collect information from guests, and help guide visitors to the appropriate class or group.
Clothes Closet Ministry
We need people to sort through clothes donations. If you would like to help, contact Cleita Ferrell or Jeff Fitzhugh.
There are two ways to help our bus ministry. First, you can drive a bus route. Second, you can pick someone up on your way to church. Don’t let the lack of transportation keep someone from experiencing the blessing of Christian fellowship. To help, contact the Church Office or Stan Osborne.