Bible Reading - 7/11/2020
Jonah 1-4
Acts 15:1-21

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.

July 12, 2020 — current/upcoming Sunday

July 5, 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

  • Faith & Jesus' Authority: Luke 7:1-17
    Human religion is full of mysticism. It's all about saying the right thing or doing the right ritual to get God to do what you want Him to do. However, none of that matters to God. He wants our faith. This week, we will look at two accounts where Jesus proves He is who He says He is by the authority He demonstrates over distance, sickness, & death.

    Our ABF/Sunday School classes will be resuming THIS SUNDAY at 9:30 am. Children's church will also begin 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.
  • Keys for Kids Devotional
    We are pleased to announce that the church is now offering the Keys for Kids devotional to families in our church body. Families with children, please check your mailbox for the copy of the July-August-September edition.
    These are free to you & we hope that they may be a helpful resource for teaching your kids about God.
  • IRBC Update
    Due to the guidelines given by the State of Iowa, that we have to operate at 50% capacity our Jr. High & Sr. High Camps are full. If restrictions are lifted we will be able to add additional campers.
    If you would your child added to a waiting list for these camps, please contact the church office.

    IRBC will also be hosting 5 weeks of Family Camp. An update regarding the Family Camps can be found at http://irbc.org/summer-camps/family-camps.
    If you decide that Family Camp is not the best fit for you this summer, here are the options available to you:
    • Full Refund (Must cancel at least 14 days prior to the start of your week of camp to receive refund.)
    • Transfer your Deposit to 2021 Family Camps

    • Donate the full Deposit

    • Donate a portion of your Deposit


    If you are planning on being a counselor at one of this summer's camps, please fill out this confirmation form

    Upcoming Dates
    *July 13-18: Jr. High Camp
    *July 18-24: Family Camp 3
    *July 27-August 1: Sr. High Camp
    *August 1-7: Family Camp 4
  • VBS 2020
    After much prayer, thought, and consideration of everything, we have decided to go ahead with our VBS this year! We are thankful for the opportunity to provide this for the kids as there hasn't been much for them to do this summer!
    Rik Rueter, Christian magician, is coming back this year with a new show! We are very excited to have him back!
    Here are the details:
    August 3rd-7th
    6-8 P.M.
    We will end with a carnival on the last night!
    *VBS is subject to change or cancel if it is mandated by the state*
    *We will have a COVID policy in place for all those attending*

    We need help with VBS this year in the following ways:
    -Person in charge of snacks
    -People to donate snack food (once we have a list)
    -Helpers in the kitchen
    -Helpers in the sanctuary during Rik's teachings
    -Person in charge of the carnival and the carnival games
    Please let Ashley Day know if you would like to help with any of these!
  • 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 camp season at IRBC. Pray for an effective ministry and that campers and staff would grow deeper in their walk with the Lord so they will be more effective for the kingdom. Pray also for wisdom in our dealing with the COVID-19 and still holding camp.

    • Pray for our upcoming VBS. Pray that we would be able to reach many kids with the Gospel. Pray for Rik Rueter as he prepares to speak to the kids.

    • 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 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: The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges
    You are never beyond the reach of God's grace. Neither are you ever beyond the need of God's grace. Without grace we'd never come to Christ. But being a Christian is more than just coming to Christ, it's about growing and becoming more like Jesus. This pursuit of holiness is hard work, and as we enter into this discipline, we sometimes lose sight of grace. Jerry Bridges helps us steer clear of this disastrous distraction, offering a clear and thorough explanation of the gospel and what it means to the believer. Explore how the same grace that brings us to Christ also grows us in Christ.

  • Missionary of the Month: Steve & Charlene Giegerich
    Steve & Charlene Giegerich serve with Campus Bible Fellowship in Indiana at Indiana University-South Bend. They hold Bible studies both on & off campus as well as being a host family for Chinese students. They also hold an annual free furniture giveaway for international students.
    Prayer Requests
    • Salvation of the students attending the weekly Bible studies

    • Volunteers needed to help finish concrete work around the storage building

    • Provision for college expenses for their son & daughter.

    • Safety during upcoming trips to Iowa & South Carolina