Bible Reading - 9/19/2021
Isaiah 23-25
Ephesians 5:17-23

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VBS starts August 2nd, 6-8pm

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Special Online Service Content

Our Sunday morning services are now being held at our church building, but will also be streamed live here as video. Additionally, an audio-only recording will be available after the service on the sermons page.

September 19, 2021 — current/upcoming Sunday

September 12, 2021 — previous Sunday

It is our hope that those among our church family at higher risk will continue to worship with us remotely, until it becomes safe to resume normal interactions again.



Service Times



Highlights

  • Soteriology, pt. 2: The Doctrine of Salvation
    Justification, sanctification, & glorification. These are the three parts of salvation. This week we are going to take a look at sanctification or the process of Christian growth. This is a joint effort between the Christian & God. It is God who does the work, however, he does give us a choice. We must choose to put off our old sin nature & put on the new man. It is through regular repentance & choosing to apply Biblical principles to our life that we can change & grow to become more like Christ.

    ABF classes will be combined this Sunday, as we will have Cal & Joyce Voelker joining us to share about their ministry in Portugal.

    Our ABF/Sunday School classes are meeting at 9:30 am. Children's church is also meeting again during the sermon time.   We continue to live-stream the worship service at blairridge.org as well.
  • Truth Trackers-Wednesdays @ 6:30 P.M.
    Our Wednesday night ministry for kids ages 4-6th grade has resumed for 2021/2022! Truth Trackers will meet each Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 P.M. Truth Trackers teaches Biblical truths, as well as Scripture memory, and includes game time. We are looking forward to having the kids back & we'd love to have you join us!

    Truth Trackers Store
    The Truth Trackers program is in need of items for the store. The kids earn money for the store by reciting verses, attendance, and bringing their book. If you would like to donate to the store, I know the kids would appreciate it! They get to have store 4 times a year. Some ideas for the store are listed below:
    Bibles in good condition, easy to read kids books, tapes, CDs, videos, stuffed animals, hair ribbons, pencils, pens, posters, t-shirts, candy, models, games, toys, chalk, yo-yo's, rulers, key chains, bookmarks, sporting goods, stickers, jewelry, coloring books, shoe laces, plastic cups, flashlights, hats, etc.
  • Church Cleaning
    Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time to help keep our church building clean & looking nice! It is much appreciated!
    Remember, please clean the church at least twice during your month.

    September: Thumma
  • Scripture Memorization Challenge
    For all of 2021 we will be memorizing one Psalm per month using the ESV version of the Bible. I hope you will join us in committing God's Word to memory. Below is a schedule for the year.

    Sept Psalm 100
    Oct Psalm 110
    Nov Psalm 111
    Dec Psalm 112
  • September Scripture Memorization
    Psalm 100:1-5
    1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
    2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
    3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
    4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks
    to him; bless his name!
    5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his
    faithfulness to all generations.
  • BRBC Prayer List
    Each week we put together a prayer list that is typed up and put in
    the bulletin. We hope this will be helpful in knowing how to pray specifically for the needs of those in our church.
    If you would like to be added to the prayer list please let Ashley Day(ashleylday11@gmail.com) or Renee Palermo (reneenpalermo@gmail.com) know!
    Please include how we can specifically pray for you.

    BRBC Prayer List
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

    "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chron. 7:14

    Prayer Requests:

    • Fall Kids Ministry: Please pray for the Fall kids ministry, Truth Trackers. Pray for spiritual growth for each of the kids as they memorize God's Word.

    • Sharon Lucas: Continue praying for her sister, Susan, who recently received a cancer diagnosis. She recently started chemo & it is affecting her appetite. Pray that she will be able to maintain her weight. Pray also for her family as her nephew just died of cancer.
      Praise: Sharon and Vanny were in an accident and totaled their car, but praise they are ok and only have minor injuries.

    • Rodger Burnett: Pray for God's guidance & strength as he has recently been diagnosed with a physical heart failure condition. Praise that he is enjoying his assisted living home in Amana! He is excited to have visitors to be able to have visitors again!

    • Andie Black: Pray for her as she has been dealing with some health problems.

    • William Loeffers: Healing of his eyesight and kidneys as he undergoes dialysis.

    • Pray for continual spiritual growth in our church.

    • Pray for opportunities for each of us to share the Gospel with those we come in contact with.

    • Pray that God would continue to bring people to our church who need the Gospel.

    • Pray for our Deacons: Nate Day, Gary McCool, Joseph Palermo, & Randy Witte

    • Pray for our Pastor and family.

    • Pray for the President & other elected officials that they would have wisdom & listen to godly counsel.
  • Hymn of the Month: There is a Fountain
    "Praise for the Fountain Opened", commonly known by its first line, "There is a fountain filled with blood," is a hymn composed by William Cowper.
    William Cowper was one of the rare hymn writers that were also a known secular poet. This popular and yet depressed literary character was born in his father's rectory at Great Berkhampstead, England, in 1731.
    After graduating from Westminster, he was apprenticed to an attorney. In 1754, Cowper was invited to the Bar, but never actually practiced law. He was chosen in 1763 to the Clerkship of Journals of the House of Lords. But just as Cowper's profession seemed secured, disaster hit. When he was interviewed for the Clerkship, he experienced a panic attack. As a consequence, he was not granted the position, a failure that influenced a time of intense depression.
    Through his depression, Cowper wrote one of his most loved and provocative hymns, "There is a Fountain Filled With Blood." It repeatedly refers to the fountain washing away the sins of man.
    It was likely drafted in 1771, first published in Conyers's Collection of Psalms and Hymns in 1772 and published again by Cowper and Newton in 1779 for The Olney Hymns.


    https://www.godtube.com/popular-hymns/there-is-a-fountain/
  • Missionary of the Month: Wordsower International
    Wordsower Int'l is a small ministry of compassion that has grown from the Spirit's conviction that love must matter of word, or talk, but must show itself in action and they are dedicated to meeting the needs of the least of Jesus' brethren.
    They operate several orphanages & are also involved in widow care & church planting in a number of countries (Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, India, & Nepal).

    Praises
    • The Lord has so graciously supplied the daily needs for our children and widows. We are always grateful.

    Prayer Requests
    • Our children in Liberia start classes again in the next few weeks. They did very well last year, with most making the honor roll. The year's tuition, books, uniforms and fees will be over $4,000 for our 30 kids. Thus far we have had $1225 donated.

    • We continue to have problems getting funds into our ministry locations in India. This has been going on for over 5 years! We will be told by the authorities that we should do "this, that or the other thing" in order to have a usable bank account again. At best, we have had only temporary fixes until the next regulatory issue comes along that requires we meet demands designed to be extremely difficult for Christian ministries. Please pray for our Indian folks about this. They have been very patient.
  • Book Corner: Made for His Pleasure by Alistair Begg
    If we want to experience true joy, we have to seek God's pleasure above all else. Pleasing God is not a matter of personal preference, but a priority that everyone is called to take seriously.
    In Made for His Pleasure, Alistair Begg walks us through ten biblical benchmarks for living a life pleasing to God. Exploring Scripture's teaching on topics such as prayer, sacrifice, vocation, suffering, and evangelism, he invites us to discover a revitalized faith by accepting the challenges--and the promises--of God's Word.
    The life of faith requires endurance and perseverance. As you respond to Scripture's call to seek God first, you will find yourself strengthened and encouraged for your spiritual race.