Daily devotionals w/ Pastor Jack: To help lead us in preparing our hearts for Easter, Pastor Jack is sending out daily devotionals through Sunday. The first email landed in your inbox yesterday morning! Missed any or want to share them? You can find the daily Scripture reading and devos here.
Check out brbible.org/update: That’s the page where any and all BRBC updates are being posted regarding church activities, videos from Jack, as well as ways to care for those around us.
Who will you invite to our online Easter service?
Share the link to our homepage with someone, www.brbible.org, or click here to share an Easter invite on social media. Consider texting 1 person this week and inviting them to our online Easter service so they can hear the good news! We know that even from our homes, we have the hope that overcomes sin and death, and the fear and suffering we are going thru now. While our Easter celebration is unique this year, could this be an opportunity for someone to hear the gospel who might not otherwise come to church?
Good Friday resources
To mark the day when we observe Christ’s death in our place on the cross, watch for the daily devotional from Pastor Jack. He’ll be providing several resources to help guide you and your family in reflection. Please use them if helpful!
This week’s prayer points—praying together
Let’s continue to join together, through the Spirit inside of each of us, in prayer!
– Our elders and deacons
– Our town mayors, state governor, state representatives and senators
– For those on the frontlines of this pandemic, those serving and those affected
Check out 10 powerful prayers for everyone affected by the covid-19 crisis for additional groups of people we can be praying for …
Quick links during this time
- Online services w/ sermon guide & kids materials – available here
- How to give – instructions are at brbible.org/give
- Do you have an avenue to a smaller group to stay encouraged?
Contact a Life Group leader today to join a group, or reach out to the church staff.
- Suggestions on ways to care are being updated at brbible.org/update
- Do you have a need? Please don’t hesitate – reach out to the church staff
Churchwide Zoom video call recap
It was encouraging to see some friendly faces on the churchwide Zoom call earlier this week! Stay tuned for an invite to another call in coming weeks.
A New Exodus
In Isaiah 51:9-52:12, we see the Jews historically are similar to believers today. Our issue was the same: we need deliverance from bondage. In both cases, God gave us an exodus, a miraculous escape. Pastor Jack exhorted us to wake ourselves up, choose right now to walk in the new way of life God has given us! Watch and listen to “A New Exodus.”
Giving Report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work]” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2020 budget – $19,017.31
Total giving for General Offering of 4/5/20 – $10,936.38
YTD giving needed for budget – $513,467.37
Actual YTD giving to budget – $530,951.87
Giving over budget – $17,484.50
This Coming Week
April 8-12 – Read a daily Easter devotional w/ Pastor Jack
April 12 – online Easter Sunday service – check brbible.org Sunday morning
Week of April 12 – Need to join a Life Group? Contact a leader.
April 14 – Women’s spring Bible study online via Zoom
April 15 – Youth Group is staying in touch on BRC and via Pastor David’s videos
June 22-26 – Vacation Bible school (VBS)
July 19-30 – Ghana missions team – pray for wisdom & guidance on team decisions!
October – France missions team postponed
Manage your Communication settings! Watch Hilary’s how-to video here and click the link below to “change your preferences.”