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When is a Bible study class more than a Bible study class?
When it is a ZOOM Bible study class!!!
 
I am so happy that our Sunday morning Adult Bible study classes are on Zoom. Last Sunday our men’s class, our senior adult class and Tom Irwin’s class were on Zoom and 68 people joined. That’s incredible! Especially when you consider that one of the people who attended was Victoria George who lives in Nigeria.  

God‘s Word will always flourish no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in. That’s why we need to study, learn and apply His Word to our lives. If you were not a part of one of the Sunday Morning Adult Bible Studies and want to be, email me at JCrowe@RiverBendBC.org, and I will make sure you receive an invitation.

Join in the Zoom Bible studies so you can hear Gods Word, see your friends, and wear your slippers all at the same time. That’s almost miraculous.
Pastor John
 
Make plans for Sunday, May 17!!  
Join us for worship in 3 locations and on Facebook Live as the youth lead worship and we honor our graduates:
– Worship Center – Sunday, May 17, because of the restrictions on capacity, the Worship Center is reserved for families of graduates and Youth Praise Band families
– Ground Zero Youth Building – Worship will be streamed on Facebook Live
– East portables – Worship will be streamed on Facebook Live              

Graduate recognition in the worship service for:
High school: Katy Melton, Matthew Nattier, Noah Wolfe         
College: Rebecca Castro, Katherine Kelley         
Seminary: Kevin Coleman  

Drive-by parade honoring graduates will take place at 12:15 pm. (TIME CHANGE!)
– Graduate families will be parked behind the Worship Center – Church family will line-up in the front parking lot (please stay in your cars)
– Parade route will go by the graduates. Feel free to honk, cheer, and drop off a card of congratulations.  

HELP NEEDED! For us to worship together, we need 12 volunteers each Sunday to help us operate as safely as possible. We need greeters who will hold doors open, hosts for each worship space, and volunteers to distribute hand sanitizer. We ask that you provide your own mask since you will be in close proximity to others. We will provide gloves.   CLICK HERE to sign-up as a Worship Volunteer  

HELP NEEDED! Sanitization team volunteers needed to clean worship areas on Mondays. Cleanup days: 5/18, 5/26 (Tuesday due to Memorial Day), and 6/1. We need 6 volunteers for each cleanup day.  
CLICK HERE to sign-up as a Sanitization Team Volunteer
 
National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 7!
Because of the coronavirus, we’re having National Day of Prayer online this year on Thursday, May 7, any time of the day at www.katyprays.org/live-stream.  
Five different city pastors and a combination of worship leaders from the city will “live-stream record” the prayer and worship service from Kingsland Baptist Church (the original host) earlier this week. We will then post it online at midnight so that people can pray along any time of the day they choose on the National Day of Prayer (May 7).   
It’s important, now more than ever, that we unite across denominational lines to pray for our city and nation, for an end to the coronavirus, and for spiritual revival and awakening.  

Mother’s Day ~ Guest Speaker – Lori Joiner  
Lori Joiner, has been a guest speaker for our Women’s Ministry, and she will be our special guest on Mother’s Day, May 10th. You will be able to watch and hear Lori’s special message during our regular Sunday morning Facebook live broadcast. It is going to be great, so invite some people to watch.     

First Steps Preschool 2020-21 School Year Job Opening: Preschool Toddler Teacher   Please contact Suzanne Scott at suzannescott2236@gmail.com, if you or someone you know is interested and would like more information.    

Prayer request? Please email us at Pray@RiverBendBC.org.