The Lord’s Day
February 28, 2021
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 146
Special: Cherie Chute
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 1:17-25
Reading – Unison: The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13
Ministry of God’s Word: The Preaching of the Cross, I Corinthians 1:17-25
“But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;” I Corinthians 1:23
This evening: 6:00 p.m. – Self-examination That Leads to Repentance, Psalm 119:59-60
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Bible study and Prayer meeting
Thursday: 7:00 p.m. – Men’s Bible study at the Church.
Next Sunday – We will be observing the Lord’s Table after the morning service. We have individually sealed communion cups: grape juice w/wafers – regular and gluten free.
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me;
Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me;
Christ to right of me, Christ to left of me;
Christ in my lying, Christ in my sitting, Christ in my rising;
Christ in the heart of all who think of me,
Christ on the tongue of all who speak of me,
Christ in the eye of all who see me,
Christ in the ear of all who hear me.
Patrick of Ireland
General Guidelines for Reopening Our Church
The full Maine guidelines will be posted on the bulletin board in the back of the sanctuary.
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).