Bible Reading - 12/2/2021
Ezekiel 42-44
1 John 1

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.

December 5, 2021 — current/upcoming Sunday

November 28, 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

  • A Life Worthy of the Gospel: Philippians 1:27-30
    Life in Christ is more than just "being saved". God gave His Son, not only for us, but also to us. We can now have a growing & vibrant relationship with our Creator. A life worthy of the Gospel is marked by a firm commitment to the Scripture, a pursuit of unity with others, & a life rooted in love. All this coupled with working together for the common goal of furthering the Gospel and glorifying God.

    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.
  • 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.

    December: Weigert, T
    January: Palermo
    February: Day
  • Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Ministry
    Thank you to all who participated in donating gifts to the Angel Tree! We had a great response and look forward to participating in this outreach again next year!
    We will be hosting a Christmas Party for the gifts to be distributed to the children on Wednesday, December 8th. If you would like to help with this outreach, please let Ashley Day know.
  • Save the Date!
    Men, mark your calendars now for two upcoming men's conferences!
    The 2022 Think Like Christ Men's Conference will be hosted at Blair Ridge on Saturday, February 19th. We are happy to be bringing in special speakers: Scott Owen and Joel Willowboughy. Watch for more information to come!

    Also, 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.

    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!
  • December Scripture Memorization
    Psalm 112:1-10
    1 Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!
    2 His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
    3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
    4 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
    5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.
    6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.
    7 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
    8 His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
    9 He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.
    10 The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish!
  • 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:

    • Wanda Johnson: Pray for Wanda as he receives physical therapy for her elbow. She received an injection for her shoulder and it seems to be helping. Pray that no surgery is needed and it can be fixed with PT and injection.

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

    • Angel Tree Christmas Outreach: Please pray for our upcoming outreach to give gifts to children whose parents are incarcerated. Pray that we would reach many with the Gospel.

    • 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: Henry & Molly John
    Henry & Molly John are missionaries to Northern India with Baptist Mid-Missions. They are committed to planting churches in North India through equipping and encouraging local leaders and raising up national church planters to impact the next generation with the Gospel. They facilitate training modules and classes to provide quality Bible training through The North India Baptist Seminary.

    Prayer Requests:
    • We need people to help train students & staff to use both media & web technology.

    • Uninterrupted access to the Internet to hold online classes

    • The ability to provide laptops & computers to students for online learning

    • Provision of the use of a large camp or retreat center to host over 300 students for our next onsite training module in February 2022.

    • Need 2 full-time teaching associates to translate in class for both onsite & online classes and another to translate class notes & curriculum into Hindi.

    • Need to attain accreditation by May 2023
  • Book Corner: Worship: The Reason We Were Created by A.W. Tozer
    Dynamic insights on worship from an acclaimed 20th-century preacher. Offering selections from Tozer's published and unpublished works, this volume examines the act and object of worship; explores emotional expression during prayer and praise; reflects on our role as worshiping creatures; encourages us to live for God's glory; and more.