Bible Reading - 10/16/2021
Zephaniah 1-3
Acts 24

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.

October 17, 2021 — current/upcoming Sunday

October 10, 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

  • Ginoskology: Knowing God
    We, as people, were made to know God & to make Him known. God knows us & He wants us to know Him. He has revealed Himself to us through Jesus Christ. In order to know God, we need to have a relationship with Him through Jesus. Then, we must live our lives in pursuit of growing & knowing God more each day!

    Our ABF/Sunday School classes are meeting at 9:30 am. Children's church is also meeting again during the sermon time.   We continue to live-stream the worship service 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!
  • BRBC Month of Prayer
    October 2021 will be the BRBC Month of Prayer.
    I hope that you will take part as much as you are able.
    We will observe a 24 hour fast from noon October 1st until noon October 2nd.
    Throughout the month pray each day at the same time. Pray with us at 8AM if you are able.
    Pray for the requests listed on our BRBC website.
    Pray together with a specific focus each week:
    October 1-8 - Pray for our nation
    October 9-15 Pray BRBC ministries, unity, finances & growth
    October 16-22 Pray for salvation of the lost, open doors for ministry, Bible study opportunities
    October 23-31 Pray for our missionaries & brothers and sisters around the world
    We will observe a 24 hour fast from noon October 29th until noon October 30th.

    Fasting is meant to be a time of prayer and reflection with thanksgiving. A fast is typically from food but should also be from things that are a distraction. It is also a good reminder to be generous and share with those who have less than we do.
    Daniel fasted: "Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes." Daniel 9:3 (ESV)
    Jesus said His followers would fast: "And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast." Matthew 9:15 (ESV)
    The early church fasted "While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." 3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off." Acts 13:2-3 (ESV)
    "And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed." Acts 14:23 (ESV)
  • 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.

    October: Manos
    November: Osborn
    December: Weigert, T
    January: Palermo
    February: Day
  • Fellowship Dinner-Sunday, October 31st
    We will be having a fellowship dinner on Sunday, October 31st, following the morning service. Cool, crisp fall weather means it's the time of year to warm up with some delicious soups! Please bring a dish to share as follows (by last name):
    A-H: Salad/Cornbread
    J-M: Dessert
    O-Z: Soup/Chili
  • Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Ministry
    This year our church will be participating in Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Christmas Ministries.

    Angel Tree Christmas™ equips churches and other organizations to serve incarcerated parents by providing a pathway for strengthening and restoring their relationships with their children and families. Angel Tree Christmas mobilizes local churches and community organizations to give hundreds of thousands of children a gift, the Gospel message, and a personal message of love on behalf of their incarcerated parent. In addition, many partner churches meet the material, emotional, and spiritual needs of prisoners' families through year-round ministry such as camping, sports camps, and enfolding Angel Tree families into church life.

    This is an outreach ministry to reach more people in our community. Each child on the Christmas list will be from our local community. We will have a tree in the foyer with each child's name written on an angel that will tell what their needs are for Christmas. You can choose a child to bless this Christmas with fulfilling their needs. We will then have a party where the children are invited to come and receive their gifts. The party will include a 5 min Christmas message, craft, and cookies! Our church will be responsible to deliver the gifts of any children who weren't able to pick up their gifts at the party.

    If you would like to help with this outreach, please let Ashley Day know! Many hands make light work!

    More details coming soon!
  • Scripture Memorization Challenge
    For all of 2021 we will be memorizing one Psalm per month using the ESV version of the Bible. I hope you will join us in committing God's Word to memory. Below is a schedule for the year.

    Oct Psalm 110
    Nov Psalm 111
    Dec Psalm 112
  • October Scripture Memorization
    Psalm 110:1-7
    1 The Lord says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool."
    2 The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies!
    3 Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy garments from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours.
    4 The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, "You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek."
    5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
    6 He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses;
    he will shatter chiefs over the wide earth.
    7 He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head.
  • 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:

    • Think Like Christ Ministries: Please pray for TLCM as we are putting on a youth conference for a church in St. Louis on October 24th. Please pray for the salvation of the teens attending, pray for the speakers, and for hearts to be touched.

    • Wanda Johnson: Pray for Wanda as he receives physical therapy for her elbow. Pray that no medicine/injection is needed. She also had a MRI on her shoulder. Pray that no surgery is needed and it can be fixed with PT and injection.
      Her vehicle is also in need of some costly repairs.

    • 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.
  • Hymn of the Month: Power in the Blood
    Lewis Edgar Jones was born February 8th, 1865, in Yates City, Illinois, and died September 1st, 1936. Jones grew up on a farm outside of Davenport, Iowa, until he left at age 21. He attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where he was a classmate of the old-time preacher, Billy Sunday. Of the more than 200 hymns which Lewis Jones wrote in his lifetime, "There Is Power in the Blood" has long been his most famous. Like most of his songs, this one was written after a preacher's stirring address, on this occasion after hearing a message on the "Power in the blood of Jesus" at a camp meeting in Mountain Lake, Maryland.

    This song, and others he wrote continue to echo in churches across the world. Little did the modest man know that his hobby of hymn writing would be his most enduring legacy.

    https://melodypublications.com/blogs/news/there-is-power-in-the-blood-lewis-edgar-jones
  • Missionary of the Month: John & Rebecca Park
    John & Rebecca Park serve with Campus Bible Fellowship on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. They host numerous Bible studies with both American & international students, as well English classes for the international students. CBF also holds an annual free furniture giveaway for international students.

    Prayer Requests:
    • Continued healing of John's leg ulcer

    • Growth/salvations from Bible studies

    • Effectiveness of upcoming outreach events (UI homecoming parade, hayride/bonfire, Thanksgiving dinner)
  • Book Corner: Absolute Surrender: How to Walk in Perfect Peace by Andrew Murray
    Your God in heaven answers the prayers that you have offered--prayers of blessing for your own life and for others. He asks only one thing in return: Are you willing to surrender yourselves absolutely into His hands?
    Legendary author and Bible teacher Andrew Murray provides wise counsel that will enable you to take a giant step closer to God as you begin your journey into perfect peace and trust.