Bible Reading - 1/23/2022
Job 36-37
Matthew 15:1-20

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.

January 23, 2022 — current/upcoming Sunday

January 16, 2022 — 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

  • A Sure Confidence in Christ: Philippians 3:1-11
    What are you trusting in? Are you trusting in your own accomplishments & the Law? Or are you trusting in only in Christ by faith? We need to toss out legalism & any prideful confidence in ourselves and place our full confidence in Jesus & His righteousness.

    ABF/Sunday School classes are meeting at 9:30 am.
    Children's church for ages 3-8 will meet during the sermon time.
     
    A live-stream of the worship service will be available at blairridge.org as well.
  • Annual Business Meeting-Sunday, January 30th
    Our annual business meeting will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 30th. We will be reviewing business from 2021, as well as voting on the budget and selecting church officers for 2022. All members are encouraged to attend!
  • Fellowship Dinner-Sunday, January 30th
    We will be having a fellowship dinner on Sunday, January 30th, immediately following the morning service.
    It will be a baked potato bar. Baked potatoes & toppings will be provided by the church. Please bring a salad/side dish and/or a dessert to share.
  • Truth Trackers-Wednesdays @ 6:30 P.M.
    Our Wednesday night ministry, Truth Trackers, for kids ages 4-6th grade meets each Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 P.M. Truth Trackers teaches Biblical truths, as well as Scripture memory, and includes game time. We'd love to have more kids so please invite your friends & neighbors!
  • 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.

    January: Palermo
    February: Day
  • Easter Treasure Hunt!
    Our 2nd Annual Easter Treasure Hunt will be April 16th and we need to start the Easter egg collection now! Last year we filled over 2000 Easter eggs with goodies, this year we need to fill at least 3000! That's a lot of eggs! If you see any that you would like to donate to the church, we will start collecting them! Please ask Ashley Day if you have any questions!
  • Men's Conferences
    Don't forget to sign up for the Think Like Christ Men's Conference on Saturday, Feb 19th from 8am-4pm. Featured speakers this year are Scott Owen (previous Pastor of BRBC) and Joel Willoughby from Brains and Bibles. Homemade breakfast starts at 8am (for the early birds) and the conference starts at 9am. Feast of Meats will be at noon, featuring some delicious meats that will melt in your mouth!
    Please see Nate Day for any questions, or if you would like to help serve for the conference.
    Sign up here: https://www.thinklikechrist.org/
    More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/605100200698909/?ref=newsfeed

    In addition, our sister church, Walnut Ridge Baptist, in Waterloo, will be hosting their 2022 Men's Leadership Conference on March 4th & 5th. The speaker will be IARBC State Rep. Tim Capon. Cost is $10/person. If you are interested in attending this conference, you can register at the following link:
    https://wrbc.elexiochms.com/external/form/0b55fa45-db7e-4d3e-898f-62935ec5cf1d

    Men of all ages & life stages are called to be godly leaders. Plan to come to one or both of these conferences to be challenged & encouraged. And invite your family members or neighbors!
  • January Scripture Memorization
    Psalm 119:1-8 ESV
    1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!
    2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,
    3 who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!
    4 You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.
    5 Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!
    6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
    7 I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.
    8 I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!
  • 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:

    • Mosey family:Pray for Bob Mosey & the family as they grieve the loss of Bob's stepfather.

    • Liz Hinzie:Pray for Liz's daughter, Kristy, as she struggles with many health issues right now.

    • Pastor Bill Randles:Pastor Bill is a friend of the Day family. Please pray for him as he is on a ventilator fighting Covid. Pray God would heal his lungs.

    • Men's Conference: Pray for the upcoming Men's Conference on February 19th. Pray for the speakers, Scott Owen and Joel Willoughby as they prepare their messages.

    • Maxine Heath: Pray for Maxine as she recovers from having her gallbladder removed.

    • Lorie Weigert: Pray for the salvation of her parents. Pray for her Dad as he has stage 3 esophagus cancer.

    • Sharon Lucas: Continue praying for her sister, Susan, who recently received a cancer diagnosis.

    • Rodger Burnett: Pray for God's guidance & strength as he has recently been diagnosed with a physical heart failure condition. Rodger has also been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Bone Marrow Cancer and receiving CHEMO at Hall-Perrine cancer center in Cedar Rapids. The CHEMO has caused weaken wrists and neuropathy in his hands.
      Rodger thanks you for praying for him.

    • 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.
  • Missionary of the Month: Rory & Kristy Moore
    Rory & Kristy Moore serve as missionaries in Kpalimé,Togo at the Village of Light School for the Blind. The mission of the Village of Light school is to educate sight-impaired children and to teach them a trade. Rory serves in administration & teaching, as well as equipping local pastors.

    Prayer Requests:
    • Monthly support needs have increased due to rising insurance costs. Need of an additional $200/month.

    • Need to raise about $8,000 to help an ABWE church plant build 3 Sunday School classrooms

    • Please pray for wisdom in the coming days, weeks, and months for church leaders throughout Togo as they navigate the new COVID requirements.

    • Provision of funds to cover Rory's recent hernia surgery

    • Pray follow-up appointments go well so they can return to Togo