Announcements Calendar of the Week - PDF by p00pk88j


We’re delighted you are worshipping with us today. The entire Briarwood family is
eager to greet you, answer any questions you may have and minister to you in any            In accordance with the Book of Church Order, Chapter 24, please be advised that the
way. After the service, please stop by the foyer so that we may offer you a small gift to       selection of officers for the class of 2012 will be held on Dec. 6 at a called meeting
acknowledge your presence with us. I pray that this morning’s worship will be all about         of the congregation beginning at 8:00 a.m. and officially closing with the end of the
Him and not about us, and that it will draw you close to the Lord of the universe.              10:55 a.m. service. The men receiving the highest number of votes will be presented
                                                                                                as a slate of officers to be elected by the congregation on Sun., Dec. 13.
                                       For Christ, His Cross and His Crown,
                                                                                            JETHRO COUNCIL will meet on Mon., Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in FH–D with speaker
                                                                                               Gary Palmer. Contact Frances at 776-5202 or by Thurs.,
                                        Harry L. Reeder III, Pastor/Teacher                    Nov. 4 at noon with your attendance plans for this meeting.
                                                                                            Do you have excess candy? Put it to good use in the Bible Club ministry. Please leave

                       Calendar of the Week                                                   it in the Mailroom in the box labeled “Bible Club Candy.”
                                                                                            Pastor’s Inquirers/Membership Class starts Nov. 8 at 9:30 a.m. The class will include
                                                                                               four sessions of two Sunday mornings (Nov. 8 and 15) and a weekend (Fri. night/
     For a full listing of calendar events, visit our website at       Sat. morning, Nov. 13 and 14). Attending does not obligate you to join. For more
              * Nursery provided - please call for weekday reservations, 776-5214.             information or to sign up, please call 776-5208.
                      Special needs care available - call June Cork, 824-3304.
                                                                                            3D (Doctrine, Dialogue, Dinner) with Pastor Reeder is Wed., Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the
SUNDAY             *  8:00    a.m.    Morning Worship Service - Worship Center                 Bride’s Room. He will address any of your Bible or theology questions. Make dinner
                   *  8:00    a.m.    Intercessory Prayer - Prayer Room                        reservations at 776-5238. To register attendance or ask questions, call 776-5208.
                   *  9:30    a.m.    Adult and Youth EMC Convocation - Worship Center
                   *  9:30    a.m.    Sunday School for Children                            Operation Christmas Child will be collecting shoe box gifts until Nov. 15. Bring the
                     10:30    a.m.    Hispanic Worship & Sunday School - Gymnasium            wrapped shoe box gift to the Children’s Sunday School hall (S Hall 2nd floor).
                   * 10:55    a.m.    Morning Worship Service - Worship Center                Contact Tina McKelvey with questions at or 776-5268.
                   * 10:55    a.m.    Intercessory Prayer - Prayer Room
                     12:45    p.m.    Korean Worship Service - Chapel                       Christmas at the Caroline House is coming Nov. 17–18. If you would like to volunteer
                      1:30    p.m.    Japanese Worship Service - G101                         to help with this evangelistic outreach event, please contact the Women’s Ministry
                   * 6:00     p.m.    Evening Worship/Children’s Choirs/BYG & Raiders         at 776-5311 or
MONDAY                 6:00   a.m.    Men of the Covenant Bible Study - FH-E&F              The Briarwood Mercy Ministry is supported by your alms offered at the Lord’s Supper,
                       9:30   a.m.    L.O.V.E. Ministry - Flower Room                         by making a check or money donation to the Mercy Fund using the boxes in the
                       6:30   p.m.    CMMA Couples - Adcocks’ / Dental - Thomases’            Worship Center foyer, or by donating change for the Pocket Change Ministry. Call
                                                                                              Chris at 776-5239 for more information about this vital ministry.
TUESDAY            * 9:30     a.m.    Women’s Bible Studies - FH
                     6:30     p.m.    CMMA Singles Fellowship - Simpsons’                   Dinner for the Homeless—Daniel Cason K.I.D.S. Ministry’s annual Thanksgiving
                                                                                               dinner is Tues., Nov. 24 at the Boutwell Auditorium. Food, funds, and volunteers are
WEDNESDAY            6:15     a.m.    Barbara Barker’s Bible Study - Covenant Pres.            needed. Sign up in Sunday School or call Chuck Morgan at 776-5207 to help.
                   * 8:15     a.m.    BCS Moms’ Bible Study - M200
                   * 9:30     a.m.    Women’s Precept Study: Kings & Prophets - W202        Short-term Ministry Team needed for Feb. 5–11, 2010, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Team
                    10:00     a.m.    Dr. Barker’s Bible Study - G103                          will provide childcare for East Asia missionaries during spiritual retreat: 2 people for
                     5:15     p.m.    MidWeek Dinner - FH                                      toddler to 5-year-olds, 2–3 to minister to 6- to-10-year-olds (mini VBS). Lodging and
                   * 6:30     p.m.    MidWeek Classes and Activities for all ages              meals covered, need cost of airfare only, $1,400.
                   * 6:30     p.m.    Chancel Choir - Choir Room (M208)
                     7:00     p.m.    Raiders Rally and BYG Impact                          Outreach resources in other languages—Bibles, Jesus film videos, gospel and
                                                                                              apologetic booklets, and more—are available through International Outreach.Visit
THURSDAY           * 9:30     a.m.    Women’s Bible Study - G101                              the Missions Office or call 776-5404 for more information.
                     6:30     p.m.    Women’s Precept Study: Isaiah 1 - G103
                     7:00     p.m.    Bible Study at the Barkers’ - 3181 Dolly Ridge Dr.    Moms In Touch International is hosting “Arise, Cry Out,” a worldwide day of prayer for
                                                                                              children and schools. The local prayer event will be Sat., Nov. 14 from 9:00 a.m.–
FRIDAY               6:00     a.m.    Men of the Covenant Bible Study - FH-E&F                1:00 p.m. at Hunter Street Baptist. Register at
                   * 9:30     a.m.    Friday Prayer for Our Nation Group - W203
                                                                                            Medical Missions Opportunity: Dr. Tully Stoudemayer from Honduras will speak about
SATURDAY               7:00   a.m.    Men’s Prayer Breakfasts - Barkers’, Thomases’           the need for surgical teams on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in FH-F and Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at
                                                                                              the CMMA meeting. Contact Ellyne at 776-5470 or
                                                                                            “Conversations with Harry Reeder” airs weekdays at 3:00, 5:20 and 11:45 p.m. on
                                                                                               WLJR-FM, 88.5. The week of Nov. 1 Pastor Reeder and host Tom Lamprecht
                   email: •                               discuss “The Gospel and Political Engagement” with special guest Gary Palmer of
         2200 Briarwood Way • Birmingham, Alabama 35243 • 205-776-5200                         the Alabama Policy Institute.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Prayers and Praises

   Celebration of Worship
Celebration of Worship
                                                                                                    *The Hymn of Proclamation                                “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” Hymn 26

                                                                                                                      **K4–3rd grade dismissal to Promiseland (Children’s Church)                                November Prayer Focus for God’s Prayer Team for America: Pray for our leaders to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 have the courage to resist manipulation, pressure, and fear of man. (Proverbs 11:2,3;
                                                                                                    The Ministry of God’s Word                                                                 Pastor Reeder     Proverbs 29:23–27)
                                                                                                                          The Reformation in Biblical Perspective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please be in prayer for our congregation as we seek God’s direction for the Every
                           RefoRmation Sunday                                                                            “The Reformation: The Crux of the Issue”
                                                                                                                                      Romans 5:1                                                                 Member Commitment.
          Morning ServiceS of Divine WorShip – noveMber 1, 2009
                                                                                                    *The Pastoral Benediction                                                                                    Missions Prayer Focus: Pray for Colby and Lindsey Williamson with Campus Outreach
                                      Worship Leaders                                                                                                                                                            Minneapolis as they disciple students and evangelize at Bethel University. Lindsey leads
Dr. Harry L. Reeder III, Pastor/Teacher            Rev. Clay Campbell, Minister of Worship          *The Congregational Affirmation                                          “Amazing Grace” Hymn 202            three senior girls who have started two new girls’ Bible studies. Colby led a weekend for
Mr. Bruce Stallings, Executive Pastor          Rev. Daniel Cason, Pianist/Interim Organist                                                                                                                       the men with 41 attending. Pray for the follow-up of the 17 freshmen who attended.
                                                                                                    The Postlude                                                                       “Scotland the Brave”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pray for Lindsey as she cares for their daughter and is expecting a second child.
                          *Congregation is requested to stand if able.                                                                                                                  Jim MacRae, Piper
             Please adjust all electronic devices so as not to interrupt the service.
                                                                                                                ** Please line up in the breezeway between the Worship Center Lobby and Chapel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Continue steadfastly in prayer...” Colossians 4:2a
                                                                                                     Following the 8:00 service, Children’s Church participants will be escorted to their Sunday School rooms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Opportunities for Ministry and Growth
The Prelude with Meditation and Confession                                                                       Following the 10:55 service, please pick up K4–3rd grade children in the Chapel.
  LorD goD ALMighty, You have made known to me that my salvation is Christ’s work,                     Large-print copies of the Order of Worship and audio receivers for the hearing impaired are available
  but to cleave to Him by faith is my work, and with this faith is the necessity of my daily             at the Information Center. Both Sunday morning services are broadcast live on WLJR 88.5 FM.

  repentance as a mourning for the sin which Christ by grace has removed. Continue, O                             Texts used with permission granted through CCLI License agreement 124545.                      Bridge to Life Evangelism—717 have completed all three sessions of Bridge to Life
  God, to teach me that faith apprehends Christ’s righteousness not only for the satisfaction
                                                                                                                     Scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version.                     training. Here’s your opportunity to complete or take this training to learn how to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 easily share your faith. Wed. evenings, Nov. 4, 11 and 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel.
  of justice, but as unspotted evidence of Your love to me. Help me to make use of His work
  of salvation as the ground of peace, and of Your favor to, and acceptance of me the sinner,                                                                                                                    Christmas at the Caroline House is coming Nov. 17 and 18. Mark your calendar, bring
  so that I may live always near the cross.                                                                                                                                                                      a friend, and enjoy speaker Laura Black, the Briarwood Ballet, and a Christmas tour
                                                       adapted from The Valley of Vision, p. 81                                                                                                                  of the Caroline House. Tickets now available at the Bookstore, Women’s Office, and
The Call to Worship                                                                                                                                                                                              online at

*The Invocation                                                                                                    Fellowship of Worship                                                                         Angel Trees are here! Look for them around the church Nov. 1–15 and choose your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tag. This year you can be the angel in the lives of children and families who have a
*The Assurance of Pardon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mom or dad in prison. Angel Tree Happy Birthday Jesus Party is Dec. 5.
The Piper Processional                                                         “Amazing Grace”
                                                                                                                    the evening Service of Divine WorShip – 6:00 p.M.
                                                                             Jim MacRae, Piper
                                                                                                    Greeting and Season of Fellowship                                                                                                   Our Church Family
*The Choir Processional and Hymn of Praise                      “For All the Saints” Hymn 546
                                                                                                    Opening Songs of Worship                                                                                     Duty Elders for Anointing Services: Class of 2011
The Confession of Truth                                             The Old Scots Confession                                                                                                                     Serving in the Nursery today: Family Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Recently hospitalized: Barbara Curtis, Marge Silliman, Sarah Moseley, Frank Michaels,
The Pastoral Prayer and Prayers of Intercession                                                     Ministry and Prayer Opportunities                                                                               Bill Thames, Billie Chadwick

The Worship of the Lord with His Tithes and Our Offerings                                           Offertory Prayer                                                                                             The flowers in the Worship Center are given to the glory of God in memory of
  “Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion,                                                                                                                             Lou Wheeler by Campus Outreach.
                                                                                                    Our Evening Sacrifice of Praise
  for God loves a cheerful giver.”                                             II Corinthians 9:7                                                                                                                Place a poinsettia in memory or in honor of someone by picking up a “Poinsettia for
                                                                                                    Sermon                                                                                     Pastor Reeder        Christmas” order form at the information stations around the church or in the
The Choral Ministry of Praise                              “We Are Not Alone” (Choplin)                                              “John Calvin—The Churchman”                                                    Music Office (M203). Forms and payment should be returned to the Music Office.
                                                     Combined Chancel and Chapel Choirs                                                                                                                             Or you may order online at For further assistance, call
                                                         Mary Katherine Whatley, Soloist            Benediction                                                                                                     776-5229. Plants are $15, and the deadline to order is Sun., Nov. 29.

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