Bible Reading - 11/26/2020
Ezekiel 30-32
1 Peter 4

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.

November 29, 2020 — current/upcoming Sunday

November 22, 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

  • The True Kingdom of God: Luke 13:10-35
    The Jews in Jesus' day had a problem with hard-heartedness. However, their problem was not unique. Even today, it is easy to lose sight of what really matters. It's easy to become legalistic and put man's rules above helping people & serving God.

    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.
  • Truth Trackers-Wednesdays @ 6:30 P.M.
    Kids ages 4-5th grade are invited to join us for Truth Trackers! Truth Trackers meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 P.M! Kids will learn Biblical truths, as well as memorize Scripture & there will be game time. We'd love to have you join us!
    Donations are still needed for the Truth Trackers store. Any questions, please contact Ashley Day.

    There will be no Truth Trackers tomorrow (11/25) due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Truth Trackers will resume again on Wednesday, December 2nd.
  • Scripture Memorization Challenge
    For November & December 2020 and all of 2021 we will be memorizing one Psalm per month. For November 2020 we will be memorizing Psalm 1 from the ESV Bible.
    We plan to incorporate this project into our Sunday services in the near future. Please take up this challenge to memorize God's Word together!

    Psalm 1:1-6 (ESV)
    1  Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
    2  but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
    3  He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
    4  The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
    5  Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
    6  for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
  • Christmas Scrolls
    Our country certainly needs to be reminded of the hope of Jesus this Christmas season! 2020 has been such a trying year; let us pray that people's hearts will be even more responsive to the message of eternal life and peace.

    An easy way to share the good news is by handing out Christmas scrolls. A good way to hand them out is to say, "Here's the Christmas story from the Bible for you to read this Christmas". People receive them with gratefulness and warmth. They're great to give to neighbors, doctors, coworkers, teachers, and anyone you meet. They are also very easy to stick in Christmas presents or bags or leave on the front porch of a friends or neighbors house!

    This tract includes only Scripture as the text (plus a few websites at the end). It includes prophecies from Micah and Isaiah, the Christmas account from Matthew and Luke, and some gospel verses from John.

    They are free to all! If you take one, please hand it out! Our goal is to hand out all the scrolls that are on the table!
  • Kids Classes Cancelled
    Due to low number of teacher and low number of kids during the holidays, we will be canceling the kids classes on the following dates:
    November 29th
    December 20th, 27th
    This includes Sunday School and Children's Church.
    Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but thank you for understanding!
  • Church Cleaning
    Thank you to everyone who signed up to help keep our church building clean & looking nice! It is much appreciated! Below is the cleaning rotation. Reminders will also be printed in the bulletin. Remember, please clean the church at least twice during your month.

    December: Manos
    January: Day
    February: Weigert, J.
  • 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 opportunities to share the hope of the Gospel during these unprecedented times.

    • Pray for those who are at high risk of getting sick as they stay home. Pray that they would be encouraged during these times.
    • Barb Thumma: Barb's dad, John Mark King, continues to recover from Corona virus at Mercy Hospital in Iowa city. Praise the Lord Kevin is at home and working. His heart is stable with three new medications. He did not have heart issues before Covid.

    • Rodger Burnett: Pray for God's guidance & strength as he has recently been diagnosed with a physical heart failure condition. His 31 month journey with stage 4 Leukemia/MCL Lymphmona cancers are now 98% in remission.

    • Maxine Heath: Pray for comfort with Robert's recent passing. Pray also for their two sons, Robby & Daniel.

    • Lorie Weigert: Praise that her surgery went well. Please continue to pray for a healing recovery.

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

    • Allen Black: Pray for his health as he was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Pray for strength for him & Andie and for wisdom as they and the doctors decide on treatment options.

    • 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: Parenting with Words of Grace by William P. Smith
    Many parents think too little of the words they use with their children. They see words as a means to an end, ignoring the relational dimension. Exploring how words are a means by which children grow to trust their parents, this book offers practical wisdom in the form of short chapters with real-world examples to guide parents into meaningful conversations with their children - reflecting God's own words to Christians as his children. Through consistent encouragement, loving correction, and careful confrontation, parents can use everyday moments to speak to their children in ways that represent God's heart.
  • Missionary of the Month: Wordsower International
    Wordsower Int'l is a small ministry of compassion that has grown from the Spirit's conviction that love must matter of word, or talk, but must show itself in action and they are dedicated to meeting the needs of the least of Jesus' brethren.
    They operate several orphanages & are also involved in widow care & church planting in a number of countries (Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Haiti, India, & Nepal).

    Prayer Requests
    • Liberia: Funds needed to cover school fees for the 33 children ($105/child)

    • Liberia: Hiring of reliable & honest staff

    • India/Nagaland: Funds needed build an addition to the home

    • India: Favor with the government authorities as there are new regulations regarding the receipt of international funds