Bible Reading - 6/19/2021
Proverbs 25-26
Acts 4:23-37

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.

June 20, 2021 — current/upcoming Sunday

June 13, 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

  • Theology Proper-pt 2 of 3
    This week we are continuing our study on theology. Along with the many attributes of God that we learned last Sunday, God is also a Trinity. There isn't an earthly example that can fully illustrate the Trinity. He is one in substance but with three distinct personalities. Each person of the Trinity, Father, Son, & Holy Spirit, are fully God and each is simultaneously distinct.

    Our ABF/Sunday School classes are meeting 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.
  • VBS 2021
    VBS this year will be held August 2nd-6th! This event is intended to be a church outreach, to invite kids in our community to come hear the gospel and grow in the Lord! One way to grow our church is through reaching kids and then their families. Please be in prayer for this event as we prepare!
    Rik Rueter will be our special guest this year! Very excited to have him with us again!
  • Scripture Memorization Challenge
    For November & December 2020 and all of 2021 we will be memorizing one Psalm per month.
    Our memorization project for June is Psalm 16 (ESV). I hope you will join us in committing God's Word to memory.

    Bible Memorization Apps
    There are a couple Bible memorization apps that can help you memorize Scripture. They will block out words for you, blur words, you can type in words and so forth to help you memorize! It is a great tool and easy to use on your phone. The two best apps are:
    Verse Locker
    Remember Me.
    These can be found in the app store on your phone. Let Ashley Day know if you need help with these apps!
  • June Scripture Memorization
    Psalm 16:1-11
    1 Preserve me, O God, for in You I take refuge.
    2 I say to the Lord, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from You."
    3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.
    4 The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.
    5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
    6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
    7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
    8 I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
    9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.
    10 For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let Your holy one see corruption.
    11 You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
  • Church Cleaning
    Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time to help keep our church building clean & looking nice! It is much appreciated!
    Below is the cleaning rotation. Remember, please clean the church at least twice during your month.

    June: Sebast
    July: McCool
    August: Weigert, J.
  • Hymn of the Month: Nothing but the Blood
    Robert Lowry was a composer more remembered for the more than 500 hymns he wrote instead of the sermons he preferred to give. He once stated: "Music, with me has been a side issue… I would rather preach a gospel sermon to an appreciative audience than write a hymn. I have always looked upon myself as a preacher and felt a sort of depreciation when I began to be known more as a composer." However, it is as a hymn writer that he remains renowned.
    Lowry wrote "Nothing but the Blood" with William Doane. Both men came to know Christ as teenagers.
    The hymn adapts a call-response pattern in the stanzas that engages the singer. Each stanza begins with a question or statement, which is followed by the response Nothing but the blood of Jesus. A question/statement and response is then repeated before the singer reaches the chorus.
    "Nothing but the Blood of Jesus" has six verses that have been written. However, the majority of hymnals only publish the first four verses.
    "Nothing But the Blood of Jesus" was first introduced at a camp meeting in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Ocean Grove was established in 1869 as a place of spiritual retreat and revival and a place to escape the summer heat of northeastern cities. Over the years, many famous hymn writers came to Ocean Grove, including Fanny Crosby, William Kirkpatrick, and Eliza Hewitt, as well as Robert Lowry.
    The first known publication of the hymn was in 1876. Hebrews 9:22 is attached with the song in hymnals. This verse says "Without shedding of blood there is no remission."

    https://dianaleaghmatthews.com/nothing-but-the-blood/
  • 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:
    • Weigert family: Praise God that Jacob is home from the hospital! Pray for him as he recovers!

    • Sharon Lucas: Pray for her sister, Susan, who recently received cancer diagnosis. Susan's husband, Richard, is very sick with COPD & is not able to care for her, as he needs a lot of help himself.
    • Donna Smith: Praise that she is doing much better controlling her pain and that they were able to move to camp! Pray for their summer ministry at camp!

    • Solid Rock Christian Camp: Please pray for camp as we prepare for our 2 weeks of camp, June 21-26 & June 28th-July 3rd. Please pray God will continue to provide the funds as we offer camp for free, pray for our counselors, and pray for the campers' hearts to be ready to hear and apply God's Word! Praise: All counselor positions have been filled!

    • IRBC Camp Season: Pray for camp at IRBC, that God would be glorified and that lives would be changed!

    • 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 Andie as she mourns the loss of her husband, Al. Also 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: Scott & Marti Owen
    Scott & his wife Marti, work with Baptist Church Planters in church revitalization work (Intentional Transitional Ministries or ITM). Their specific role involves directing the ministry to churches in transition and helping churches in conflict.


    Prayer Requests
    • Finishing up financial support (Need an additional $1000/month)

    • Developing ITM training materials

    • Maintaining ITM & church facilitations

    • Making good progress on the renovation of their house this summer so they can focus on Fall trainings.
  • Book Corner: Listen Up: 10 Minute Family Devotions on the Parables by Marty Machowski
    After teaching a parable Jesus often said, Whoever has ears, let him hear. In other words, This is important, so you better listen up and what could be more important than the good news of the kingdom of God? This family devotional provides a unique opportunity for parents to help their children listen up and hear the gospel as Jesus himself shared it. Jesus told simple stories using everyday activities and objects that point to surprising spiritual truths about life in his kingdom.
    In the parables children (and adults!) will learn to treasure the gospel. Children love stories and the parables provide a wonderful opportunity to engage their imaginations and help them understand and live out the good news of the kingdom of God. This thirteen-week family devotional is designed to help families explore the parables that Jesus taught through reading selected parables, activities, discussion questions, and fun facts. Each five-day session includes Bible reading, discussion questions, a fun activity, and songs.