The Lord’s Day
November 22, 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
Reading – Responsive: Psalm 147:1-8
Special: Cherie Chute
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 45:1-7
Reading – Unison: The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13
Ministry of God’s Word: COVID-19, Politics and Abraham’s Faith, Hebrews 11:8-10
Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; for praise is comely. . . Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:” Psalm 147:1&7
This evening: 6:00 p.m. – The Salvations of Old Testament Saints, Romans 4:1-8
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. – Praise/Thanksgiving & prayer meeting
Thursday: 7:00 p.m. – There will be no Men’s Bible study at the parsonage due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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 required. 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.
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).