Passover, the Last Supper & the Lord’s Supper

Posted on 04/13/2014 by Jack Gill

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April 13, 2014

Luke 22:7-20

Jack Gill

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Ridge Notes for April 10, 2014

Posted on 04/10/2014 by Blue Ridge

Help for the Bolivia Team...and fun too! We have a bunch of people trying to get to Bolivia to minister with the Holmans in June. They are organizing some fun ways to raise the funds —

Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 7-10pm — Come join us for a fun night of skating, face painting, games and more! It’s at the Purcellville Skating Rink, 250 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville. Suggested donations: $10 each or $50 family

Sunday, April 13, 2014 — Bring your sweet tooth and money to help the team at their bake sale in the foyer after the services.

Baby Shower – April 13
Ladies, come together to honor Katie Haecker and Bethany Johns, both soon-to-be, first-time moms, on Sunday, April 13 from 3:30-5:30pm, hosted by Jan Murphy. RSVP to Jan ([email protected]) or on The City Events.

Celebrate Easter Together (note schedule change)
The time to celebrate our Savior’s death and resurrection is almost here. Come to our worship service on Good Friday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. to reflect on His redeeming work. Our Resurrection Sunday services will be at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School will not meet that day. Nursery (0-3 yrs) available at 9:30 and Ridge Kidz (Nursery-4th grade) available at 11:00.

Newcomers Lunch – May 4
If you consider yourself a newcomer to Blue Ridge, you are invited to attend a catered lunch on Sunday, May 4, after the 11:00 service. Our leadership wants to get to know you and for you to know us a little better. To ensure there’s enough food, please RSVP for you and your family by April 28 to [email protected] or write a note on the bulletin tear-off.

Coming July 2014: Backyard Bible Clubs!
Our summer outreach project will occur right where you live and provide a great opportunity to engage with your neighbors–especially kids you know in your community. The Local Missions Team is looking for 15 families or individuals to host a club, either in their home or yard. Teen volunteers are also needed to be club leaders. Our goal is to have clubs in 15 locations in Western Loudoun in July. Come learn more at an info session on Sunday, May 4, in the library after 2nd service. RSVP for the meeting on the City or in the foyer.

On April 6, Pastor Jack’s sermon, entitled “A Bitter April Fool’s Trick” provided insight into decisions made by Judas, and asked us to take a look at our own relationship with Jesus. Download and listen to this sermon 

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2014 budget – $18,616.00
Total giving to budget for week of 4/6/14 – $15,869.34

THIS WEEK
April 13 – Palm Sunday & Communion: As a courtesy to those with allergies, our communion crackers are gluten free rice crackers.
April 13, 27, May 4 – Membership/Newcomer Class at 9:45 a.m. each week in the library
April 13 – Bolivia Team Bake Sale in foyer
April 13, 3:30pm – Baby shower at the Murphys’
April 18, 7:00pm – Good Friday Service

THIS MONTH
April 20 – Easter Sunday Worship at 9:30 & 11:00; no Sunday school; nursery only at 9:30 & Ridge Kidz at 11:00
April 20 & 27 – Sign up for Bolivia Team Carwash in foyer

LOOKING AHEAD
May 4 – Bolivia Team Carwash in church parking lot & Bake Sale in foyer
May 4, 12:30pm – Newcomers Lunch
May 4, 12:30pm – Backyard Bible Clubs Info Meeting
May 10, 10:00am – Noon – Wisdom For Women Q&A
May 11 – Mother’s Day
June 8 – Honoring Our High School Grads
June 15 – Father’s Day
June 18-19 – Teen Training for Backyard Bible Clubs
Month of July – 5-day Backyard Bible Clubs hosted by BRBC families

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Youth News – April 10, 2014

Posted on by Blue Ridge

We had a great night last night! Awesome testimonies of how God is working! So encouraging to see and my prayer continues to be that each of our students grow in their personal walks with God.

We had two weeks off from the normal study but this coming week we’ll get back into it. See below for details.

But the big thing to consider for this coming week is the Skate for Bolivia party at the roller rink this Saturday night. Check out the details below and be sure to come out for a great time and to support a great cause!

Rejoicing in God’s Good Design – Lesson 4 Preview

  • Title: Male Headship in Creation
  • Key Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:13: For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
  • Big Idea: God created men to have a unique role of responsibility and authority in the world through the institutions of the family and the church.

Skate 4 Bolivia – April 12
This event has the same great mission but we’ll be skating instead! So bring the whole family and have fun while supporting the Bolivia missions team. It will be 7-10pm with a suggested donation of $10 per person or $50 per family. Let us know you are coming and share it with others!

Can you bring something delicious that you bake for a bake sale at this event? Let me know and bring it along! All proceeds will go to this missions trip.

Joni & Friends Summer Trip
Are you interested in going on this trip? Let me know so I can get you all the latest information. The deadline for registering is March 28 (new date). More on the trip here.

LOOKING AHEAD
April 12 – Bolivia roller skating party
May 7 – First Wednesday
July TBD – Annual Senior Sendoff Dance
July 27 – Aug 1 – Joni & Friends Summer Trip (More details on the ministry)

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Testimonies and Sharing Time

Posted on 04/07/2014 by Blue Ridge

Hey Students! This Wednesday night instead of the normal study and small groups we are going to have some testimonies and sharing time. I already have some people who are planning to share and we’ll have an open mic time if anyone else would like to share.

What is God doing and teaching you right now? How did you become a Christian? Have you had a chance to share your faith and would like to tell us about it? I look forward to hearing from you!

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A Bitter April Fool’s Trick

Posted on 04/06/2014 by Jack Gill

April 6, 2014

Jack Gill

Luke 22:1-6

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Ridge Notes for April 3, 2014

Posted on 04/03/2014 by Blue Ridge

Please consider bringing the family and joining in the fun of our church work day, this Saturday, April 5. We will be here from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You are welcome to come for any or all of that time. Every bit of help is appreciated. A great lunch is being provided to sustain you! Bring gloves, rakes and wheelbarrows if you plan to help move 100 yards of mulch (that’s two truckloads!!). There are also tasks inside for those who prefer that, but the main priority is spreading mulch. If you have a tractor and a way to get it here, we will rise up and call you blessed! For planning purposes, it would be helpful for you to RSVP on The City if you haven’t already. Hope to see you Saturday!!!

Bolivia Summer Team Fundraiser – April 6
Due to rain/snow last Sunday, the fundraiser at Jersey Mike’s in Purcellville was moved to April 6. Please come and help raise money for our Bolivia team; 15% of purchases goes to the Team. Live music starts at 5:00pm. Details on The City and Facebook.

Baby Shower – April 13
Ladies, come together to honor Katie Haecker and Bethany Johns, both soon-to-be, first-time moms. Katie doesn’t know the gender yet & Bethany is having a boy; both are registered at Target. Bring a dessert/appetizer to share on Sunday, April 13 from 3:30-5:30pm, hosted by Jan Murphy. RSVP to Jan ([email protected]) or on The City Events.

Celebrate Easter Together
The time to celebrate our Savior’s death and resurrection is almost here. Come to our worship service on Good Friday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. to reflect on His redeeming work. Our Resurrection Sunday celebration will be at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School will not meet that day. Nursery (0-3 yrs) is available at 9:30 and Ridge Kidz (Nursery-4th grade) is available at 11:00.

Online Giving
As you are finishing up your tax preparation, are you wishing you had been more consistent with your offerings? Schedule your giving on The City, and make 2014 a more generous, obedient and consistent year. Aren’t on The City yet? Contact Rich Shipe ([email protected]).

World Missions on the City
This week are updates from the Richardsons in Mexico, the Cutherells in Pakistan, the Holmans in Bolivia (via Joe’s blog), and a request for assistance with a care package for the Cutherells from Olga Garber. Read missions update .

On March 30, Associate Pastor Rich Shipe asked us if God’s grace is enough for whatever we are facing today, no matter how big or small. Is He enough? Download and listen to this sermon 

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2014 budget – $18,616.00
Total giving to budget for week of 3/30/14 – $15,613.75

THIS WEEK
April 6, 13, 27, May 4 – Membership/Newcomer Class at 9:45 a.m. each week in the library

THIS MONTH
April 13 00 – Palm Sunday & Communion
April 13, 3:00pm – Baby shower at the Murphys’
April 18, 7:00pm – Good Friday Service
April 20 – Easter Sunday Worship at 9:30 & 11:00; no Sunday school; nursery only at 9:30 & Ridge Kidz at 11:00

LOOKING AHEAD
May 4, 12:30pm – Newcomers Lunch
May 10, 10:00am – Noon – Wisdom For Women Q&A
May 11– Mother’s Day!!
June 8 – Honoring Our High School Grads
June 15 – Father’s Day

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Awana News for April 2014

Posted on 04/01/2014 by Blue Ridge

We are in our last weeks of Awana! Our Skate Memory Challenge continues for April 6 and April 13. The top clubber in each club who memorizes the most sections during the challenge will be admitted to the Skate Night for FREE!! We truly are excited to see all the hard work the clubbers are doing pay off.

Our Skate Night is April 27th. ALL Awana families are invited to join us at the Purcellville Roller Skating Rink, Bush Tabernacle, 250 South Nursery Ave, Purcellville, VA from 4 to 6 pm. The cost is $3 per skater. (Tax deductible donations accepted above the cost per skater to benefit the Bush Tabernacle) Personal checks are accepted made out to “Purcellville Teen Center.” Food available on site for purchase. More info: http://bit.ly/1mIl5fl.

Our 17th Award Ceremony and Ice Cream Social will be on May 4th. We invite all Awana families to join us at Blue Ridge Bible Church as we celebrate your clubber’s achievements. Please bring an ice cream topping to share. All other supplies will be provided.

It has been an awesome year of knowing God better and loving Him more!

April 6 Skate Memory Challenge
April 13 Skate Memory Challenge
April 20 NO AWANA (Easter)
April 27 Skate Night
May 4 17th Award Ceremony & Ice Cream Social

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DNow video and this Wednesday

Posted on 03/31/2014 by Blue Ridge

Hey Everyone!

First of all, this Wednesday is First Wednesday. So we won’t be doing our normal teaching and small group time. We’ll open with worship and then some short announcements. Then we’ll hear from you! That’s right, I’d like to have an open mic time for anyone to share a testimony of what God is doing in your life. So think about something to share. Maybe your testimony on how you came to Christ? Or maybe something that you personally got out of the DNow weekend? Maybe a story on how you shared your faith recently? Or maybe something that God is teaching you right now?

After that we’ll spend some time just hanging out too. I hope to see you there!

Here is the video we showed Sunday for DNow in case you missed it:

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Is grace enough for ______ ?

Posted on 03/30/2014 by Rich Shipe

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March 30,2014

Associate Pastor Rich Shipe

 

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Jesus, I beg you, please change…

Posted on 03/28/2014 by Blue Ridge

What is the thing or circumstance in your life that you wish God would change? Maybe it is related to health or a weakness or a way you are treated or a hardship of some kind or a persecution for your faith or even a misfortune. How would you finish this prayer, “Jesus, I beg you, please change….”?

I have the privilege of preaching this Sunday. Please come with your circumstance in mind, and we’ll explore part of God’s answer for you from God’s word. So come ready to hear, and then let’s apply it together next week.

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