FBCG Reaches a New High

FBCG Reaches a New High
Dear Church Family,
“A young, poor carpenter was tortured and killed one day nearly two thousand
years ago in a land that was, and still is, known for hatred and war.” His death was
just another violent incident in a land known for its violence.
“How is it that millions of people have based their deepest faith on what happened
to Him just outside Jerusalem on a dusty rock pile called Calvary? Why have they
surrendered their very existence to this man called Jesus?”
It is because they, like so many of us today, have become convinced “that this was
God’s Son…driven up that hill not by the lashes of whips or the kicks of soldiers’
boots, but by His love. Love for people He’d never even seen…people not yet
born…people like you and me.” Surely, this was the ultimate act of love.
Throughout Calvary’s Love, we are called to take a deeper look into the qualities of
Christ’s love. At the core of it we find that grace and mercy are among its most
endearing attributes. As Christ dealt with individuals whom He encountered, His
expressions of grace and mercy seemed to be evident in all His actions. Such was
the case with the woman Jesus met at the well in Samaria, with Nicodemus and
with Peter. And those same expressions of grace and mercy are evident in what
Christ did for all of us through His death on the cross.
This musical focuses on that love. It highlights several events in Christ’s life and
expresses the probable feelings of those to whom Christ reached out. Yet it also
looks at that same love given to us, which has spanned countless generations.
I pray that you will approach this morning’s service with eyes open to catch a fresh
glimpse of Christ’s grace, mercy and love.
In Christ,
Pastor Lonnie
Extended Session
Team Lead:
One’s & Two’s:
Lora Johnson
Laura Berthiaume
Kay Jarvis
Diana Roman
Matt Collard
Errol DuFour
Jim Kirk
2014 Ministry Funding Plan
Summary (MFP)
As of: April 9, 2014
$ 158,066.53
Planned Giving:
$ 185,769.23
Visit us online at www.fbcgaithersburg.org
55 Alive!
Are you looking for a group to fellowship with during the week? Look no further. A group
of fun-loving people who are 55 years young and older will be meeting for lunch on
Wednesday, April 16. You are invited to join this group at Old Country Buffet in
Gaithersburg at 12:00 pm. Hope to see you there.
Contact Janet Sabins: [email protected]
Maundy Thursday service
Please join us for a Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 17, at 7:00 pm in the
sanctuary. You will have the unique opportunity to engage one another in service; we will
hold a foot washing ceremony as we draw near to the end of the Lenten season. We hope
you will join us for this wonderful service of remembrance and reflect on the love of Christ
as we prepare for Easter.
VBS 2014- Wilderness Escape- Where God Guides and Provides
Thank you to everyone who attended the VBS overview on March 9.
VBS is June 29 - July 3 (evenings), so it is time to recruit volunteers and begin planning!
An information sheet and volunteer form is available at the Welcome Desk today. A VBS
Information Center will be set up in the Gathering Area no later than Easter Sunday.
Upcoming events:
Saturday, April 26, 2 pm - Small group meeting to plan activities for VBS. Contact Kellie
Reynolds if you plan to attend.
Saturday, May 17, 10 am- VBS training
Contact Kellie if you have any questions or want to volunteer:
[email protected] or 240-476-1276
A ‘Thank You’ and ‘Farewell’ Potluck
Rev. Dr. David Hill and his wife, Deb, will begin a new chapter of ministry at FBCG on May 1.
We invite the FBCG family to a potluck lunch following the Quarterly Business meeting on
Sunday, April 27, to express our gratitude to Pastor Stephen for his dedicated service as
our interim senior pastor over the past year. Bring a dish to share and fellowship with us as
we give thanks and much appreciation to Pastor Stephen and pray that God will continue
to bless him and his wife, Carole, as they continue to serve the Lord.
*Does not include Legacy or other Designated Gifts
Childcare is available for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We use
a silent paging system for parents whose children might need special
attention. Come to the Nursery/Preschool Area for more information.
Wireless hearing assistance devices are available. If such a device
would aid your worship, please see an usher.
God deserves our undivided attention! Please silence cell phones
and pagers.
A really big ‘thank you’ to those who helped provide items for our recent Health Kit
collection for our missionaries. A total of 135 Health Kits will aid people who are impacted
by national disasters. FBCG is also sending 15 Health Kits with Mark Deuser and Travis
Humburg when they travel to the Amazing Grace Orphans & Widows Care Center in May.
ABW would appreciate your contribution toward postage to send these kits to disaster
areas ($3./kit); make checks payable to FBCG and be sure to write, “Health Kit postage” in
the memo section of your check.
National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to
pray for our nation and its leaders. It is held each year on the first Thursday of May.
Everyone is welcome to pray for our nation and our leaders on Thursday, May 1, in the
Conference Room from 12:00-1:00 pm.
FBCG Outdoor Family Movies
The series of summer outdoor ‘Family Movie Night’ premieres on Friday, May 9, at 8:00
pm. Come early and have a free hotdog and drink at 7:00 pm, then grab your lawn chair or
a blanket to enjoy the featured movie, by popular request, “Monsters University” along
with free popcorn. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us on the church lawn.
Movies will be held the 2nd Friday of each month from May - September.
Connection Card
Calvary’s Love
The Worship of God
Welcome! Please fill out this Connection Card, tear off the side panel and drop it in
the offering plate or in the baskets at the back of the sanctuary on your way out.
Thank you for worshipping with us today.
The Resurrection
April 13, 2014
10:30 am
April 13, 2014
This card does three things: 1) Lets us know you are here! 2) Gives you a chance to
commit to the life of the church and 3) Allows you to share your prayer requests.
“It Is Finished”
Naish & Brown
“Alleluia! He’s Alive!”
Nelson & Fettke
‡ “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Love and Mercy
Name________________________________________ ○ New Contact Info
Call to Worship
“O Come, Let Us Sing unto the Lord”
City________________________________ State_____ Zip__________
○ 2nd Time Guest
○ Regular Attender
○ Member
I’d like to talk with someone
I commit to …
○ Faith development in 2014
○ Giving support to implementing the
Vision Path
○ Quest evening service - 5:00 pm
○ Becoming a Christian
Modern Day Testimony: Nancy Fortna
“The Language of Jesus Is Love”
“Glorious Is Thy Name”
* Greeting & Passing the Peace of Christ
Deacon Invocation & The Lord’s Prayer
* Hymn 203
Invitation to Respond
Pastor Price
Deacon Milton Boothe
* Giving Our Tithes & Offerings
Leah Harlow
“Via Dolorosa”
Sprague & Borop
Susan Preuter, soprano
○ Baptism
○ Participating in Upcoming FBCG Events:
○ April 17: Maundy Thursday Service, 7p
○ April 20: Easter Sunday/Baptism, 10:30am
○ April 27: Quarterly Business Mtg., 12:00
Deacons’ Potluck Lunch to follow
○ May 1: FBCG Hour of Prayer, 12:00
○ May 9: FBCG Family Movie Night, 8pm
○ May 17: VBS Training Day
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest!” 9Matthew 21.9
Pastoral Staff at FBCG
arranged by Tom Fettke
Prayer Requests/Comments
Stephen Price
Interim Senior Pastor
Dr. Lonnie Brown
Pastor of Music & Worship
Leah Harlow
Director of Children & Youth
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
My prayer may be shared/confidential (circle one)
As a local congregation we are committed to developing faith for life through
evangelistic outreach, missional service, worship, discipleship, fellowship, and leadership
Judy Bouey, organ
Karen Reinhard, piano
by Greg Nelson, Tom Fettke & Phill McHugh
We are part of the worldwide Baptist family partnering with the DC Baptist Convention,
American Baptists, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Baptist World Alliance.
* Those who are able, please stand.
○ Other:
With Baptists around the world, we believe:
• That the Bible is the final authority and trustworthy for faith and practice. It is to
be interpreted responsibly under the guidance of God’s Holy Spirit within the
community of faith.
• That the Church is a gathered fellowship of regenerated believers, a sign of the
coming universal reign of God.
• That the freedom to respond to the Lordship of Christ in all circumstances is
fundamental to the Christian gospel and to human dignity.
• That witness to Christ is the ongoing task of every Christian and of every church.
‡ congregation sings
○ Teaching Opportunities
About Us
Pastor Price
‡ “O Lord, Our Lord”
○ Service Opportunities
○ Missions Projects:
○ Gaithersburg HELP Collection: diapers &
infant needs during the month of April
○ Baby bottle Collection coming soon:
Rockville Pregnancy Center; return May 11
“Praise You, I Will Praise You”
○ Church Membership
○ Joining a small group:
○ Adult Sunday School
○ Choir or instrumental group
“His Enduring Mercy and Everlasting Love”
Pastor Price
“His Name Is Wonderful”
“Almighty God”
Sharing of Ministry Opportunities
○ 1st Time Guest
* Hymn 204
Soloist: Nancy Fortna
arr. Bice
Music Makers Choir
Stephen Price, banjo
Email________________________________________ ○ Update Info
This Week at FBCG
Almighty God
Before All Time
Sunday, April 13
Soloist: Karen Hazzard
Grace and Truth
The Word Became Flesh
The Samaritan Woman: Barbara Lesser
In Heaven’s Eyes
Soloist: Barbara Lesser
The Word Became Flesh
Nicodemus: Steve Swift
Only Jesus
The Captives Went Free
The Cross
Peter: Jonathan Baniak
Soloist: Jonathan Baniak
“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
“And Can It Be?”
“Surely He Hath Borne Our Grief’s”
based on a Gregorian chant
Amazing Love
“At the Cross”
“Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed?”
“And Can It Be?”
9:00 am Red Cross Blood Drive
Sunday School for
all ages
10:30 Moring Worship
service: “Calvary’s
Welcome Coffee:
Meet our pastors
1:00 pm LAI Baptist Church
No Chapel Choir
No Quest service
No Recorders Club
No Orff Ensemble
No Youth dinner
Youth: No Walk tHis
No Children’s Choirs
Monday, April 14
Thursday, April 17
6:30 pm No Redeemer’s Ringers
No Boy Scout Troop
Maundy Thursday
Tuesday, April 15
9:30 am
6:30 pm
No Mother’s Day Out
Church Staff Mtg.
Sanctuary Bells
No College Group
Wednesday, April 16
9:30 am No Community Bible
55 Alive! Lunch
6:30 pm No Prayer Mtg.
No orchestra
Guys & Gals: No Small
No Sanctuary Choir
9:30 am No Mother’s Day Out
7:00 pm Maundy Thursday
No ESL Class
Friday, April 18
Good Friday
9:30 am No Mother’s Day Out
7:30 pm No Cub Scout Pk #73
Saturday, April 19
No FBCG church activities