Weekly Bulletin

The Lord’s Day

October 18, 2020

Welcome to the services at Ridge Baptist Church. If you are visiting with us today, you are our special guest. If we can be of help to you, please let us know. We pray that you leave blessed by the preaching of God’s Word.

Morning Service: 11:00 am

Opening Prayer

Reading – Responsive:  Isaiah 40:26-31

Special:  Cherie Chute

Announcements

Scripture Reading:  Psalm 102:1-12 & 24-28

Prayer

Reading – Unison:  The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13

Ministry of God’s Word:  The Unchangeable God and Our Trouble, Psalm 102

Closing Prayer

“My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.  But Thou, O LORD, shalt endure forever; and Thy remembrance unto all generations.” Psalm 102:11-12

 Announcements

 This evening:  6:00 p.m. – Propitiation Expanded, I Romans 3:25-26

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. – Bible study & prayer meeting

Thursday:  7:00 p.m. – Men’s Bible study in the book of Revelation at the parsonage.

Almighty, Unchangeable God, Cindy Berry with the WILDS

Who spread out the clouds before Him?
Who fashioned the earth with His hands?
Who created the starry host,
And formed the earth at His command?
Who scatters lightning before Him,
Commands the rain and snow to fall?
Who makes the nations tremble?
Who is Lord over all?

He is like the light at sunrise,
Like the brightness after the rain.
Robed in splendor,
He’s seated on His heavenly throne above.
His glory fills the heavens;
He is exalted over all.
Yet this God of Heaven loves me
With an everlasting love.

Refrain: He is Almighty, Unchangeable God,
King of kings, Lord of lords,
Robed in majesty. He rules and reigns,
For all eternity, Almighty, Unchangeable God.

 General Guidelines for Reopening Our Church

The full Maine guidelines will be posted on the bulletin board in the back of the sanctuary.

Cloth face coverings are not required, but may be worn if you want. Please be aware of social distancing which is six feet.

Entering: You may enter by the main entrance or ramp, if you park at the rear of the building the back entrance is available.

Seating: households may sit together, seating has been marked so that social distancing will be easy to maintain during our services.

At present we will not be observing the Lord’s Table.

Offering boxes for your giving are available at the back and main entrances.

Please avoid physical contact including greeting by shaking hands and hugging. Also, please do not congregate in the isles.

Weather permitting, the doors will be propped open before and after services to reduce common contact surfaces and increase airflow in the building.

All common spaces will be cleaned and disinfected between services, and hand sanitizer is available.

At this point our Sunday services will include only the Worship Service at 11:00 and the Evening Service at 6:00. These services will be abbreviated in which there will be no singing.

We may be criticized for meeting. We are doing everything legally and must not be intimidated by family, neighbors or friends who do not believe in church worship. The guidelines from Maine or the CDC must not infringe on our Constitutional Rights of Assembly including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA).