Tomorrow, Pastor Nick will resume his Sunday morning sermon series through the Gospel of Mark. Discipleship 101: Meet. Mature. Multiply. will take us through this gospel in 2018, with various breaks along the way. Emphasizing the power and authority of the Son of God, Mark is a powerful book that teaches us how to follow Jesus and be His disciples.
Here is the planned schedule of messages for the next couple months:
June 10 – “The Peace of Discipleship” (Mark 4:35-41)
June 17 – “The Source of Discipleship” (Mark 5)
June 24 – “The Calling of Discipleship” (Mark 6:1-29)
July 8 – “The Provision of Discipleship” (Mark 6:30-56)
July 15 – “The Heart of Discipleship” (Mark 7:1-23)
July 22 – “The Faith of Discipleship” (Mark 7:24-37)
July 29 – “The Teaching of Discipleship” (Mark 8:1-26)
If you have any questions about Richland or want more information, please contact us. As always, we would love to have you join us on Sunday mornings for Family Groups (9:30 a.m.) and worship (10:40 a.m.).
Vacation Bible School is less than two months away! Nightly from 5-8 p.m., VBS will take place Sunday, July 22nd through Thursday, July 26. We hope your kids will join us and that you will consider volunteering.
Supper (for all interested kids and volunteers) will be served each evening (Sunday through Thursday) at 5:00 with the VBS program beginning at 5:30. We will be done right at 8:00 each night, and we’ll finish off the week with a big VBS family celebration (10:40 a.m.) and lunch on Sunday, July 29.
VBS is for children who recently completed pre-school through sixth grade, with nursery only being provided for the children of our volunteers.
For more information, please contact us. Check out the below video to learn more about this year’s theme.
At the beginning of our Sunday morning worship service, Rick Crull shared his testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and then was baptized. You can watch his testimony and baptism below or simply listen to the audio by clicking HERE.
Do you want to know more about what it means to follow Jesus? Check out The Story.
While the official Wednesday night gatherings for TeamKID and 412 Group are done for the summer, our suppers (5:45 – 6:30) and activities (6:30 – 7:30) continue throughout the summer. In fact, we are starting something new, beginning this Wednesday, May 30th. After supper, we will be having “Family Fellowship Devotions,” an informal time of fellowship and Bible study for the purpose of modeling daily devotions in the home. Everyone of all ages (singles, couples, families, etc.) is invited to join us!
Although there will be no childcare provided on Wednesday evenings during the summer months, we still encourage families with children to join us, as our Family Fellowship Devotions will be very informal and will be intentionally geared toward everyone, including children. We want to grow together as a family, and we believe this will be a great way to do that.
So, join us for supper at 5:45, followed by an informal time of fellowship (when the kids will be welcome to play games, play at the playground, etc.)* until 7:00, at which time we will have a short Bible study and group discussion time. For those interested and without children, prayer meeting will be from 6:30 – 7:00, at which time you can join the rest for Bible study.
If you have any questions, please contact us. Hope to see you Wednesday!
*NOTE: Parents and guardians will be responsible for the supervision of their children during the entirety of our Wednesday evening activities.
We hope you will join us this coming Sunday and Wednesday (and every Sunday and Wednesday). Below is our weekly lineup.
9:30 a.m. – Family Groups
–Family groups are Bible study fellowships for all ages – children, youth and adults. Nursery is included for infants and toddlers, too. We consider family groups to be an essential ministry for discipleship and relationships.
10:40 a.m. – Morning Worship Service
–Morning worship is an essential time of growing in God’s Word together. It’s that time of the week when most of our church family is all together for the purpose of worshiping our Lord and building up His body. For those who are interested, we also provide nursery (toddlers and infants) and children’s ministry (kindergarten and below) during our morning worship services. Currently, Pastor Nick’s sermon series is Finding Meaning (Ecclesiastes).
6:00 p.m. – Life on Mission
–Life on Mission is our Sunday evening worship service with discussion on how we can apply what we’re learning on Sundays to our daily lives and understand how to better live our lives on mission for God.
NOTE: No Sunday evening services on Mother’s Day (May 13th) and on May 27th.
5:45 p.m. – Evening Meal
–Our Wednesday evening meal is a great time of fellowship and encouragement. Everyone is invited to join us for great food and fun together.
6:30 p.m. – Prayer and Bible Study / TeamKID / Youth Group
–With ministries for all ages (both children and adults), Wednesday evenings provide a great recharge for the middle of the week. The events include our adults’ prayer meeting and Bible study (from 6:30 – 7:30), youth group (from 6:15 – 7:30 for grades 6-12), and TeamKID (from 6:15 – 7:30 for all children who are elementary-aged and below). In the evening during our summer months (May 29 – August 22), we will be starting our new “Family Fellowship Devotions” (6:30 – 7:30), where we encourage everyone of all ages to join us for an informal time of fellowship from 6:30 – 7:00, followed by a Bible study and discussion time from 7:00 – 7:30.
NOTE: To get more information on specific ministries, please click HERE or contact us. For updates, special events and cancellation notices, please check out our NEWS page or download the free MyRichland app (right).
Not everyone will get their hands dirty, but we can definitely use your help this Saturday, May 5th, beginning at noon. If you are able to help, even if just for an hour, we can use you. We have a great deal of work that needs to be done both inside and outside the church building, and there are jobs for all skill levels, whether it’s cleaning, organizing, fixing up, keeping up, or building maintenance.
We will be here from at least 12 – 5 p.m. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact us.
Also, the youth will be hanging out for supper and a movie after the work day is done. Hope you can join us!
Is there a more applicable and important question than, “What are your meaning and purpose?” Finding Meaning – our Sunday morning sermon series through the book of Ecclesiastes – continues tomorrow. Considering the futility of temporary things, Ecclesiastes has a lot to teach us and applies to each of our lives. Please join us!
Also, tomorrow is Youth Sunday, so our Richland youth will be serving in additional ways during our time of worship, including singing, praying and sharing a testimony.
Here is the anticipated 5-week schedule of the remaining messages in our Finding Meaning series:
April 29: “Futility of Religion” (Ecclesiastes 5)
May 6: “Futility of Money” (Ecclesiastes 5-6)
May 13: “Futility of Wisdom” (Ecclesiastes 7-8)
May 20: “Futility of Death & Foolishness” (Ecclesiastes 9-10)
May 27: “Futility of Life” (Ecclesiastes 11-12)