Bible Reading - 9/18/2020
Isaiah 23-25
Ephesians 5:17-23

Welcome

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 20, 2020 — current/upcoming Sunday

September 13, 2020 — 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

  • Teach Us to Pray: Luke 11:1-13
    Prayer is a vital part of the Christian life. So what should it look like? From Jesus' example, we learn that prayer is not just about asking for things from God. We also should praise God for who He is and pray for God's work to be done in our lives. It should also include prayer for provision, for protection from evil, & for forgiveness of sins.
    Be persistent. Pursue God in prayer. He already knows what we need but He wants to hear from His children. And pray in faith, trusting that God will provide.

    Our ABF/Sunday School classes have resumed at 9:30 am. Children's church is also meeting again during the sermon time. Please use your best judgment on whether or not you or your family should attend.  We will continue to live-stream the worship service at blairridge.org as well.
  • Truth Trackers-Wednesdays @ 6:30 P.M.
    Kids ages 4-5th grade are invited to join us for Truth Trackers! Truth Trackers will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 P.M! Truth Trackers will teach Biblical truths, as well as Scripture memory, & there will be game time. We'd love to have you join us!
    Helpers are needed to for teachers & for game time. If you are interested in helping or have questions, please contact Ashley Day.

    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 and easy to read for 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, book marks, sporting goods, stickers, jewelry, coloring books, shoe laces, plastic cups, flashlights, hats.
  • Ministry Opportunity
    We are still need a couple more volunteers to help keep our church clean! Sign-up is on a monthly basis. Please clean the church at least twice during your assigned month. Cleaning responsibilities include: vacuuming (classrooms, foyer, & auditorium) and cleaning the windows on the front doors. Time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours each time. Please consider serving in this way to keep our building looking nice!
    A sign-up sheet is available in the foyer on the Information Counter. Any questions, please contact Ashley Day.
  • 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:
    • Pray for Cedar Rapids & surrounding communities as they recover from the devastation caused by the derecho on August 10th

    • Pray for the Fall ministries: Truth Trackers (children's ministry) and the adult Bible study. Pray that they would be fruitful ministries.

    • Lorie Weigert: Pray for her health. She is facing some serious health concerns.

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

    • Allen Black: He was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Pray he will quit smoking. Also pray for strength for him & Andie and for wisdom as they and the doctors decide on treatment options.

    • 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 President and leaders & for the 2020 elections.

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

    • Pray for our Pastor and family.
  • Book Corner: Money: Seeking God's Wisdom by Jim Newheiser
    Do you have money trouble? Financial problems all too often come from spiritual problems, and unbiblical views of money tend to lead to financial distress, idolatry of wealth or possessions, and confusion about the role of work in our lives.
    In this month-long devotional, biblical counselor Jim Newheiser turns to Scripture to reorient your heart to find biblical understanding and true contentment even when money is tight. When you worship God rather than becoming preoccupied with wealth's promise of security, possessions, and pleasure, you lay a strong foundation for true financial success. Reflection questions and practical exercises, paired with the wisdom of Scripture on financial and work-related topics, point you toward fiscal responsibility on earth and treasure in heaven.

  • Missionary of the Month: Ulysses & Augustine Bestey
    Rev. Ulysses Bestey serves as missionary pastor alongside his wife at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO.
    Praises
    • Partnerships with community leaders to serve those in need during Covid-19

    • Having the time to paint & remodel the kitchen and clean the church

    Prayer Requests
    • That the membership would stay faithful in gathering, in sharing the hope of Christ with those who need to hear, & in giving

    • That God would provide wisdom for creative means to reach those hurting in the community, both physically & spiritually

    • That Mary would stay safe as she awaits a kidney transplant