Weekly Bulletin

October 24, 2021

If you and your family are worshiping with us online only, we would like to hear from you! Click the button below to email Pastor John Nyota and let us help you stay connected!

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Monthly Prayer Meeting: Church family join us on TONIGHT (October 24) at 6pm. This is a time where we worship through song and pray for various requests for our church and country. 

Biblical Counseling at The Creek: We are starting a new biblical counselor training soon!  To learn more, please attend one of these informational meetings: TODAY right after the last service in Backstage Room or Tuesday, October 26th at 6:30 PM (Backstage). Click here for more details. For more information contact Mike Greene at .

2021 Ladies Christmas Tea: Ladies we are excited to announce that we will be holding our Annual Ladies Christmas Tea this year in person on Friday, December 3 at 6pm. This is a great way for women to connect and fellowship while being a light for the gospel during the holiday season. We are looking now for table hostess and volunteers. If you would like more information on serving in this area please stop by the table TODAY in the front foyer or email

Operation Christmas Child: Each year, Richland Creek participates with Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child, and we invite you church family to join in on this act of love. This is a great way to share the love of Jesus Christ to the nations of children who may not know about our Savior and Lord. DEADLINE to drop off boxes - Sunday, November 14. Pick up your box today in the front foyer!  Why Make a Shoe Box    Packing Instructions   Gift Suggestions

Build a Shoebox ONLINE: You can help send shoebox gifts to these hard-to-reach areas of the world. In just a few easy clicks online, select items you want to send to a child in need. Samaritan's Purse will pack and ship the gift for you for a suggested donation of $25, which covers the cost of the contents, shipping, and other project costs. For more information on how to participate, visit: samaritanspurse.org/buildonline

Our October 2021 Prayer Guide - Missions at The Creek are available in the front foyer today. This is a great resource to use through out the year to pray for our men and women who work diligently here at Richland Creek. CLICK HERE to download the latest prayer guide.  

Where are you serving? Be sure to visit the SERVE page on our website CLICK HERE! This page is a great source for you to stay informed about how to plug into the ministries of the Creek, using your gifts and talents to the glory of God. If you missed Dr. Mike Powers sermon on "The Work of the Ministry" take time and listen this week to the "why" we are to serve.

>> Fall Adult Equipping Classes Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm. Visit our Wednesday Nights page for more details!

  • Discipleship Foundations (mens and womens classes) We desire every member and attender of Richland Creek to be in a discipleship relationship with a mature believer who can help teach them to grow in our goal areas and become a disciple who makes disciples. Together we will walk through fundamental spiritual disciplines of spiritual growth and disciple-making. 
    • Hispanic Class available for Discipleship Foundations in Room 112-113. For more information contact Ricardo Sanchez ( ).
  • Identity in Christ (mens and womens classes) One of the greatest challenges in the life of a believer is to properly understand and live out our true identity. That identity, which answers the question “Who Am I?”, should be based on what it means to be In Christ. We will address what identity is, how identity is formed and what it means to be In Christ.
  • Essential Teachings for Christian Faith and Practice (combined class) Living as Christian in today’s world requires that we know about our faith. Is Scripture sufficient in all of life’s challenges? Is God really sovereign over circumstances? If so, how do I reconcile that with suffering? What is the purpose of my spiritual gifts? Are demons really a thing? All of this and more will be addressed in this class. Come join us!

>> Fall Creek Kids, Special Needs, and Student Ministry 

  • Creek Kids: Our ministry desires to see children grow in their love for God and their love for others. Because of this, a new program has been developed. Discovery Pointe is a curriculum created by the Creek Kids Leadership team and select parents. Its goal is to not only teach children important truths found in God’s Word, but lead the teachers deeper into their understanding. Each month children will memorize a Bible verse and learn about a missionary partnership Richland Creek has, all in a fun and safe environment.
  • Special Needs Ministry: Our ministry desires to see all of our students and families participate in the body of Christ. This fall we will begin a new curriculum leading us through the discipleship goals we have identified as a church to Love God and Love Others. Classes available for elementary, youth and adult ages.
  • Student Ministry: Our students will be going through a study in the Book of Galatians. Our D-groups (discipleship groups) will be walking through the Grand Narrative of Scripture.

>> Questions about Church Membership? If you have questions regarding how to become a member at Richland Creek or if you would like to update your information for our church database then please email Donna Wright 

>> Service Opportunities: Looking for a place to Love Others...Through Our Ministry then check out our website at richlandcreek.com/serve. We have several ways to serve in Creek Kids, Special Needs, Student Ministry, Worship Ministry, and AVL/Communications.

>> Stay connected by downloading the Richland Creek MOBILE APP today! With The Church App, you can easily watch and listen to sermons,  read articles and access prayer guide. Click Here to download the App. 

>> The Richland Creek Weekly Sermon Podcast is now live! Weekly Sunday sermons from Pastor Mike Powers and other members of our Pastoral Body. It's easier than ever to have our weekly sermon delivered to your favorite source for podcasts. Click Here for instructions. 

Financial Praise Report: 

October 11-17:  

General Fund offering:  $50,843

Weekly Budget Need:  $80,319

Creek Family we ask that you continue to pray for how the Lord would have you to participate through giving to support the ministries at Richland Creek. We are grateful for all the sacrificial gifts and ways that you serve the Lord and His kingdom. God is at work here and we are thankful for all He had done through His Church and will continue to do. To God be the Glory! 

Ministry Report: 

Worship Attendance: October 17

On-Campus: 734 On-line: 211

Food Pantry Update: 

Our next Community Food Pantry - Saturday, October 23 (9am-11am) 

Families Served - 189 (October 9) 

Our Community Food Pantry events are held twice a month on the second and fourth Saturday. Please contribute as you are able to assist us in helping families facing hunger. Items may be dropped off in the collection barrels both inside and outside the church near the office entrance. Thank you for your donations and compassion.

Worship Service Information

WORSHIP SONGS

We Praise You - Matt Redman | Brand Lake 

Let It Be Jesus - Passion 

Faithful To The End - Bethel Music 

O Lord My Rock and My Redeemer - Sovereign Grace 

Sermon Notes: October 17, 2021 

Dr. Mike Powers - Vision and Preaching Pastor
Title: The Lord's Peace

Philippians 4:4-7
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness[d]be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Main Idea: The Peace of God is for all believers
1. We Must Always Rejoice
2. We Must Be Gracious
3. We Must Not Worry
4. You Can Have Peace

>> Church family join us each week as Dr. Powers walks us through Paul's Letter to the Philippians. Find additional information, sermon schedule, sermon notes and links for resources to help you study and follow God's Word through this sermon series. CLICK HERE 

Connect With a Life Group

Joining a Life Group is key because there is no better way to get to know the Creek than by knowing its people. Life groups read the Bible together and talk about living it out in community.

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Monthly Prayer Guides

Check out the link below to read up on all the latest from our "30 Days of Prayer" guides from each month, or stop by the church office for a physical copy.

Monthly Prayer Guide