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 2010 Prayer Cards are now available at church info stations. Join God’s Prayer Team for
way. After the service, please stop by the foyer so that we may offer you a small gift to America by emailing Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 776-5225.
acknowledge your presence with us. I pray that this morning’s worship will be all about 2010 Offering envelopes are now available in the Bookstore hallway. Using these
Him and not about us, and that it will draw you close to the Lord of the universe. envelopes enables us to process contributions more efficiently and accurately.
For Christ, His Cross and His Crown, Dinner, Doctrine, and Dialogue with Pastor Reeder will be Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the
Brides Room. For dinner reservation, call 776-5238. If you are interested in attending
Harry L. Reeder III, Pastor/Teacher or have any questions, call 776-5208.
Infant baptism classes are available monthly for those who have not met with Pastor
Reeder concerning infant baptism. Call Marie at 776-5204 to reserve a spot.
Calendar of the Week Be a part of the Embers to a Flame Conference this week. Join us for prayer—today at
5:15 p.m. in the Bride’s Room or Tuesday at noon in the Prayer Room. Also, sign up for
For a full listing of calendar events, visit our website at briarwood.org/calendar. a season of prayer and take a prayer card from tables by the Bookstore or the Chapel.
* Nursery provided - please call for weekday reservations, 776-5214. TRAILBLAZER Lunch & Learning is Feb. 2 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel with Dr.
Special needs care available - call June Cork, 824-3304. Leland Eaton on cardiology developments. Stay for lunch to be inspired by the
SUNDAY * 8:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service - Worship Center personal story of Brenda Ladun of ABC 33/40. Lunch cost: $8 in the Bookstore.
* 8:00 a.m. Intercessory Prayer - Prayer Room
6th grade girls Mother/Daughter Sunday School quarter begins today in S304. Contact
* 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
10:30 a.m. Hispanic Worship & Sunday School - Gymnasium Tina McKelvey with any questions at email@example.com or 776-5268.
* 10:55 a.m. Morning Worship Service - Worship Center VBS is June 7–11. We are recruiting department heads and grade-level superintendents.
* 10:55 a.m. Intercessory Prayer - Prayer Room Log onto briarwood.org/vbs or email Raleigh Macoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:45 p.m. Korean Worship Service - Chapel
1:30 p.m. Japanese Worship Service - G101 Adoption Connection: Meeting/Dessert Fellowship Tues., Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the
4:30 p.m. Chapel Choir - Choir Room Caroline House. Nursery is available by reservation. For questions or to be added to the
8:00 a.m. Prayer for Embers Conference - Prayer Room mailing list, contact Amy Whitson at 979-5370 or email@example.com.
* 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship and Concert - Worship Center
6:00 p.m. Raiders/BYG D-groups Career Transition Ministry meets the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in
8:00 p.m. 56 Club Lock-in - Gym Lobby the Altadena House. If you are recently unemployed, make a personal appointment
with Jack Schreidner or Dr. Eyrich. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY 6:30 a.m. Men of the Covenant Bible Study - FH-E&F
9:30 a.m. L.O.V.E. Ministry - Flower Room American Sign Language class begins Tues., Jan. 19 from 6:00–7:30 p.m. at Southeastern
6:30 p.m. CMMA Meetings: Couples - Adcocks’/Dental - Redmonds’ Bible College. Cost (ten sessions): $75(16 yr.–adults), $35 (1st grade–15 yr.), and free
(preschool). Contact Vickie at DeafOU.com or 822-8080.
TUESDAY * 9:30 a.m. Women of the Covenant Bible Studies
6:30 p.m. CMMA Singles Meeting - Simpsons’ Birmingham Theological Seminary Spring Semester begins Jan. 25. Call 776-5650 or
log on to www.birminghamseminary.org.
WEDNESDAY 6:15 a.m. Barbara Barker’s Bible Study - Covenant Pres.
* 8:15 a.m. BCS Mom’s Bible Study - FH-A Children of Briarwood members, siblings of current students, and children of BCS
9:30 a.m. Women’s Precept Bible Study - W202 graduates have enrollment priority for K4–6th grades at BCS with application
10:00 a.m. Dr. Barker’s Bible Study - G103 submission by Jan. 31. Contact Kelly Mooney at email@example.com or 776-5812.
5:15 p.m. MidWeek Dinner - FH
* 6:30 p.m. MidWeek Classes and Studies for all ages
Learn a new skill—volunteer with the English Class ministry on Mon. mornings or
* 6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir - Choir Room Wed. nights. Contact Panda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 776-5343.
7:00 p.m. Raiders Rally - G101/BYG Impact - Mtn. View Building Missions Boutique needs unstained men’s, children’s, and junior boys’ and girls’ items
* 9:30 a.m. Women of the Covenant Bible Study - G101
for the Missions Conference. Bring donations to the Thrift Store on Thurs., Fri., or
6:30 p.m. Women’s Precept Bible Study - G103 Sat. from 10:00 a.m–4:00 p.m. or to Shipping/Receiving at the church.
7:00 p.m. Bible Study at the Barkers’ - 3181 Dolly Ridge Dr. “God: Examining His Existence and Nature,” an apologetics conference/debate
comparing Christian and secular world views, will held at Southeastern Bible College
FRIDAY 6:30 a.m. Men of the Covenant Bible Study - FH-E&F
* 9:30 a.m. Friday Prayer for Our Nation Group - W203 on Jan. 29–30. Register at arcapologeticscon.com or call 970-9205.
“Becoming One” couples’ retreat in Chattanooga is Feb. 5–7. Cost: $225, two nights
SATURDAY 7:00 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfasts - Barkers’, Thomases’ lodging/buffet breakfast. Brochures are in the kiosks. Call Dave Matthews at 776-5211.
Conversations with Harry Reeder airs weekdays at 3:00, 5:20 and 11:45 p.m. on
email: email@example.com • www.briarwood.org
WLJR-FM, 88.5. Join Pastor Reeder and host Tom Lamprecht the week of Jan.18 as they
2200 Briarwood Way • Birmingham, Alabama 35243 • 205-776-5200
discuss “How Does the Christian Respond to the Chronic Economic Downturn?”
The Morning Sacrifice of Praise “Hear All Creation” (solo)
Prayers and Praises
Celebration of Worship
Celebration of Worship
“Come People of the Risen King”
“Speak, O Lord”
Keith and Kristyn Getty Praise the Lord for The Truth Project and Seeking7 conferences that were held this
**K4–3rd grade dismissal to Promiseland (Children’s Church) weekend. Please pray for Prof. John Lennox as he speaks during this morning services,
for Dr. Del Tackett speaking tonight in the evening service, and for the Gettys, who
The Ministry of God’s Word Dr. John Lennox
will be blessing us with music today.
“Not a Cunningly Devised Myth”
II Peter 1:16
Please be in prayer for the “Becoming One” retreat in Chattanooga the weekend of
Thy Word Is TruTh Feb. 6. There are still spaces available for couples to get away after this busy time of the
*The Pastoral Benediction
Morning ServiceS of Divine WorShip–January 17, 2010 year. Pray for those who will attend to renew their love for the Lord and one another.
*The Congregational Affirmation “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Worship Leaders Missions Prayer Focus: Praise God for the Embers Conference attendees who will be
Dr. Harry L. Reeder III, Pastor/Teacher Rev. Clay Campbell, Minister of Worship The Postlude coming into Birmingham. Ask the Lord to minister encouragement to the discouraged,
Mr. Bruce Stallings, Executive Pastor Rev. Daniel Cason, Pianist/Interim Organist insight to the confused, and first-love faith to those who have grown cold.
** Please line up in the breezeway between the Worship Center Lobby and Chapel.
Following the 8:00 service, Children’s Church participants will be escorted to their Sunday School rooms.
*Congregation is requested to stand if able.
Following the 10:55 service, please pick up K4–3rd grade children in the Chapel. “Continue steadfastly in prayer...” Colossians 4:2a
Please adjust all electronic devices so as not to interrupt the service.
Opportunities for Ministry and Growth
Large-print copies of the Order of Worship and audio receivers for the hearing impaired are available
at the Information Center. Both Sunday morning services are broadcast live on WLJR 88.5 FM.
The Prelude with Meditation and Confession
Texts used with permission granted through CCLI License agreement 124545.
My father, I could never have sought my happiness in Your love, unless You Scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version.
Women of the Covenant Bible studies have gotten off to a great start, but it is not
first loved me. Your Spirit has encouraged me by grace to seek You, has made
too late to sign up! Studies are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
known to me Your reconciliation in Jesus, has taught me to believe it, has
both morning and evening, as well as three “at home” studies in Altadena/Inverness,
helped me to take You for my God and portion. May He grant me to grow in the Trussville/Argo, and Homewood. A complete listing of studies is online at briarwood.
knowledge and experience of Your love, and walk in it all the way to glory. Blessed
Fellowship of Worship
org/womens. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 776-5311.
forever be Your fatherly affection, which chose me to be one of Your children
Men of the Covenant Winter/Spring studies have begun! Choose a day and study that
by faith in Jesus; I thank You for giving me the desire to live as such. In Jesus,
works best for you. Monday mornings with Pastor Reeder teaching on the Westminster
my brother, I have my new birth, every restraining power, every renewing grace. Confession of Faith, Wednesday mornings (beginning Feb. 3), and Friday mornings
adapted from The Valley of Vision, p. 94 the evening Service of Divine WorShip – 6:00 p.M. with Bruce Stallings teaching on the book of Deuteronomy. Visit briarwood.org/men or
email@example.com. All meetings begin at 6:30 a.m. in FH-E&F.
The Call to Worship Dr. Del Tackett
President of Focus on the Family Institute Sportsman’s Blast is Briarwood men’s opportunity to share the gospel with their
*The Song of Ascents “In Christ Alone” unsaved friends and family. The event features exhibits, door prizes, barbeque dinner,
Keith and Kristyn Getty followed by
and this year’s guest speaker, John Morgan. Doors open in the Gym and FH at
Keith and Kristyn Getty 4:30 p.m. on Feb.12. Tickets are $12 at the Bookstore.
*The Prayer of Invocation
Writers of modern hymns such as
*The Assurance of Pardon “In Christ Alone” and “Speak, O Lord” Our Church Family
*The Greeting of Grace and Peace
Duty Elders for Anointing Services: Class of 2010
*The Hymn of Adoration and Praise “How Firm a Foundation” Hymn 275 Serving in the Nursery today: Sojourners-B
Recently hospitalized: Ann Brown, Lee Chapman, Sallie Dewberry, Len Hines,
*The Affirmation of Truth John 17:14–19
The Pastoral Prayer and Prayers of Intercession We rejoice with John Mark and Catherine Chestnut on the birth of their son, Caleb
Craig, on Dec. 9.
The Worship of the Lord with His Tithes and Our Offerings 5:15 p.M. - felloWShip Dinner
Please welcome to this morning’s pulpit Dr. John Lennox, professor, author and
“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows 6:30 - claSSeS anD activitieS for all ageS Christian apologetics speaker. This evening, we welcome Dr. Del Tackett, Pres. of
bountifully will also reap bountifully.” II Corinthians 9:6 briarWooD.org/MiDWeek Focus On the Family Institute and lead spokesperson for The Truth Project.