Bible Reading - 5/26/2020
Psalms 20-22
John 10:1-21

Welcome

Special Online Service Content

Our Sunday morning services for the month of May will be 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.

May 24, 2020 — current/upcoming Sunday

May 17, 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

  • Kids4Truth Corner
    Kids4Truth is cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year. An end of the year party will be set at a later date.
    Hope to see you all back at Kids4Truth when it resumes in September!
  • IRBC Update
    Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, there have been some changes to the camp schedule. Special Camp has been CANCELLED. A decision regarding the Junior camps (4th-6th grade) & Family Camp 1 will be made by June 1st. It is strongly encouraged to still register your child if you plan on having them attend camp, in case the number of campers is restricted by the state of Iowa. If youth camps are cancelled, a full refund will be offered. If Family Camp is cancelled, there are several options on what to do with your deposit. Check the IRBC website for more information.
    If you are planning on being a counselor this summer at one of the youth camps, counselor training has been moved to an online format. Online counselor training will be available on the camp website beginning May 1st. It needs to be completed by June 1st.

    *May 1: Online counselor training material will be available from the camp website (http://irbc.org/staff-counselors/counselors)

    *June 1: Youth Camp registration deadline; Deadline to complete online counselor training

    *June 8-12: Special Camp (CANCELLED)
  • Book Corner: Safe & Sound by David Powlison
    Safe and Sound by best-selling author David Powlison guides readers to see the normality of their struggles with themselves, the world around them, and the powers of darkness.
    Counselors tend to be interested in what they can easily describe: psychological dynamics, social influences, and physiological givens. But how does the uncanny power of darkness fit in with the more accessible factors in a person's life?
    By carefully unpacking Ephesians 6 with vivid case studies and biblical wisdom, Powlison helps readers humanize those struggles and bear the relevance of the love of God in Jesus Christ for those struggles to help grow their faith.
    In this helpful guide, Powlison addresses many questions with biblical gospel answers regarding the reality of spiritual warfare, including What is spiritual warfare? and How does Ephesians disciple us in spiritual warfare?
    Safe and Sound presents Ephesians as a book about our conflict with darkness within ourselves, with other people, and with the spiritual forces of evil. Powlison demonstrates how the message of Jesus Christ's triumph over all that is evil, dark, and deadly rings true, and how spiritual warfare is our participation in the Lord's cosmic war with darkness.

  • 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 that during this time of the COVID-19 virus that God would bring us opportunities to share hope with those we talk with and meet.

    • Pray for the health of our church body, that God would keep us all healthy and that we would be able to meet again soon.

    • Pray for Krista Gates' cousin, Kayla. She is off the heart transplant list as the medicine is working. Continue to pray the medicine works and that she will come to know the Lord.

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

    • Bob & Loretta Prostine: Pray for healing from recent health problems. Also, pray for wisdom & guidance as decisions are being made to downsize from their current home; comfort for Loretta & Bob as this is overwhelming for them

    • 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.
  • Missionary of the Month: Cal & Joyce Voelker
    Cal & Joyce Voelker serve as missionaries in Portugal at the Greater Lisbon Christian Academy (GLCA). GLCA is a K-12 school that provides a quality education to children of missionaries as well as international students. Cal serves in administration and teaching. Joyce works as the school's administrative assistant. Cal & Joyce are also involved in a ministry to the deaf community.
    Praises
    • The salvation of a GLCA student from Nepal

    • Now that services are online, more people in the deaf community have been "attending" than could or would attend church before the quarantine.

    Prayer Requests
    • Good health for the Voelkers & the students at GLCA. Distance learning continues for grades 1-11 until May 21st.

    • Pray for the salvation of the students at GLCA.

    • Funds needed to repair the leaking roof at their church, Igreja Baptista de Loures.
    • Pray for several young missionary couples/families who are considering coming to Portugal to serve as church planters.

    • Pray for God to bring more workers to minister to the deaf community.

    • Pray for more opportunities for us to share Christ in our day to day lives.