Worship Guide | April 9, 2023

By Victoria Bailey

A Word from Our Pastor

He is Risen!! He is Risen Indeed!
Good…(no, strike that)…GREAT MORNING!

We welcome you to a church that believes in the resurrection of Jesus! We believe with all of our hearts that He is alive! Why?

…Because the tomb was empty!

…Because no body was found!

…Because 500 people saw Him with their own eyes after His resurrection!

…Because the disciples went from running for their lives to being willing to die for this truth!

…Because the disciple, Thomas, went from being a doubter to a believer!

…Because James, the half-brother of Jesus, went from being a skeptic to a leader in the Church!

…Because Saul of Tarsus went from killing Christians to being a Christian!

…Because the Christian church and religion rose up from this very truth!

…Because the day of worship among NT Jews went from being on a Saturday to being on a Sunday (Resurrection Day!)

…Because of our personal testimonies of how the Living Lord has changed our lives!

You ask us how we know He lives? HE LIVES WITHIN OUR HEARTS!!!

We indeed serve a Risen Savior,
Pastor Danny

Wednesday Night Bible Studies

Led by Pastor Danny | Wednesdays @ 6:00pm | Choir Room

Do you know Jesus? It’s one thing to know facts about him, but to experience his love, wisdom, and guidance in your life is what it means to follow him.

Led by Deadra Gage | Wednesday @ 6:00pm | FH Parlor

The Word in your heart allows you to discover who you are in Christ, what He has called you to do, and how He empowers you to live the Christian life.

Take the next step to grow into a disciple of Christ. In this class, we will teach you habits to help you develop into the image that God intended when He created you. Register in the Welcome Center.

Student Ministry

Sunday School: 9:45-10:30am | Family Life Center

Edge: Wednesdays | 6:30-7:45pm | Family Life Center

NO D-Groups this week because of Easter. Resumes April 16.

Children’s Ministry

Kids Praise

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.

Parent/Child Dedication

We will have a parent/child dedication in the 11:00 am service on Mother’s Day, May 14. If you would like to take part in this special event with your child, please contact Cathy Byrne or the Church Office.

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Wednesday | 6:00-7:30pm
Shout Choir | Bible Skills | Bible Stories | Missions | Recreation

Kid’s Preteen Camp at Mt. Lebanon

Registration is now open. Go to fbccana.org to sign your child up.

Sunday School Teacher

We have an opening for some Sunday School helpers in our Children’s area. If you are interest, contact Cathy Byrne.

Music Ministry

Celebration Choir meets Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.

Worship Team meets Wednesday at 5:15pm in the Sanctuary.

No Solid Rockers until May 11 (Country Meadows @ 10:00am)

Body Recall

Each week (M-W-F) we offer a class that emphasizes strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The class meets in the FLC at 9 am and is led by

Jimmie Buchanan.

Beloved Ladies

Beloved Ladies, We will meet on April 13th at 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Pot Luck dinner & fellowship. Guest Speaker will be Crocia Richardson, Marketing Director of Hand in Hand Hospice. Hospice isn’t just for people with cancer. Many diagnoses will qualify. Alzheimer Disease, Cardiac Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Stroke, Aids, and other end stage diseases. Crocia and a Social Worker will be here to answer any questions. Hospice does not come with a time limit. You can use it for as long as you need. Come and be informed and bring a friend. Child care available. Call Lesley Keltner by Sunday, April 9th

Find a Place to Serve

Good News Closet

Team members collect, sort and distribute to those in need. They also prepare and distribute basic hygiene kits. We are in need of Men’s & Women’s jeans and children’s clothing.

Good News Cafe

On Mondays, team members prepare and serve a free hot meal to people in our community, ministering and praying for those who attend. Meals are served from 11-12:30pm

Good News Clubs

Team members lead Bible clubs for CISD elementary schools. Our club for Carroll/Navarro Elementary meets on Tuesdays. To help, contact Michelle Purifoy @ 214-529-5233.

Teaching Ministry

Team members have the ability to educate God’s people by clearly explaining and applying the Bible in a way that causes them to learn.

Greeter Ministry

Team members assist families with check-in, collect information from guests, and help guide visitors to the appropriate group.

Safety Team

Team members work to provide a safe environment for church members during worship services and other church events. This team also provides leadership during emergency situations.

Media/Tech Ministry

Team members help coordinate tech support for worship services. We are currently seeking a member to help operate the lights.

Calendar

Tonight

No Services

Sanctuary Flowers

The Sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Lewis and Lyda Foster by their children, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Foster and Mr. Charles Bittner.

Family Night First

FAMILY MEAL $3 PER PERSON

Wednesdays @ 5pm in the Family Life Center.

Midweek Meal

$3 PER PERSON

Make reservations by Tuesday.
Call the Office (903) 872-7473.

Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes,
Ranch Style Beans,
Salad & Dessert,
Coffee, Tea, & Water

Call the Church Office (903) 872-7473 by Tuesday to make a reservation.

Deacon Ministry

Counselor
Tom Lucas
Mike Gage

On-Call
Mike Richardson
Doug Woolsey

Visitors
Monty Trimble
Scott Royal

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Connection’s Group

Monday, April 17th @ 6:00am or Wednesday, April, 19th from 11:30am-1:00pm. Coffee & Tea provided.

Men’s Dine Out Night

To be determend.

Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday | April 2nd | One Service at 11:00am | Special Music
Sunday School @ 9:45am | Lord’s Supper on Landing

Good Friday, April 7th | Church Office & Family Life Center Closed

Easter Sunday | April 9th | Sunrise Service at the I.O.O.F Park at 7:00am.
Two additional services at 9:00am & 11:00am in the Sanctuary
Bring flowers for the Living Cross.

No Sunday School on Easter Sunday, April 9th

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Bluebonnet Trip to Ennis | Thursday, April 13th | Lunch @ Cotton Patch

“Deconstructed” Taco Bar & Dessert May 4th @ 6pm | Fellowship Hall

John Wayne Museum & Stockyards | Thursday, May 18th | 9:45am-3:30pm lunch at Cooper’s BBQ.


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 4, for the National Day of Prayer. FBC will be assembling and preparing the sandwiches and the sack lunches. To help, contact Jeff Fitzhugh.