Weekly Bulletin

Happy Mother’s Day

The Lord’s Day

May 9, 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

Opening Prayer

Reading – Responsive:  Psalm 96:1-9, 12-13

Special:  Cherie Chute

Announcements

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31

Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13

Ministry of God’s Word:  The Virtuous Woman, Proverbs 31:10-31

Closing Prayer

“. . .Behold the handmaid of the Lord. . .” Luke 1:38 a

 This evening:  6:00 p.m. – Caring for Widows, I Timothy 5:1-16

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. – Bible Study and Prayer meeting

Thursday:  7:00 p.m. – Men’s Bible study at the Church, the book of Galatians.

Proverbs 31:10-31

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain;  but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

 

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).