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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 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       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 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 or email Raleigh Macoy at
                    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
                  * 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
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 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
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 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 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 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: •
                                                                                               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 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 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                     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

                                                                                                              Wednesday Fellowship
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Recently hospitalized: Ann Brown, Lee Chapman, Sallie Dewberry, Len Hines,
*The Affirmation of Truth                                                       John 17:14–19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Russell Hargett
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                                                                                    Focus On the Family Institute and lead spokesperson for The Truth Project.