This Sunday's Sermon
Sunday, February 28, 10:00 AM
Sanctuary (In-Person); Facebook & YouTube (Online)
New Series: “The Lord’s Prayer: How to Pray Like Jesus”
"Kingdom, Power, and Glory Forever"
(Seventh in a Series on the Lord’s Prayer)
Matthew 6:9-13 (special emphasis on 6:13)
While the doxology of the Lord’s Prayer is not in many translations (and we shall discuss why it is not), it has been Christian tradition for centuries to pray that all the credit and glory goes to God. Why should we not pray that all the purpose for living is for God? And we say, “Amen”: “So be it!”
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If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:
ROBC Pictorial Directory
A New ROBC Pictorial Directory is coming!
We have provided a fillable form below for you to provide the ROBC office with your family’s current information. Please be sure to complete the form and return it to us via the email address on the form, along with a recent photo of your family.
If you choose NOT to provide current information, and wish NOT to be included in the directory, please indicate your wish to opt-out where indicated on the form and return it to us.
We are looking forward to receiving your information and photos and providing you with a beautiful new directory of our ROBC family!
ROBC In-Person Worship is Back
ROBC has resumed in-person worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM!
Online worship will still be available to watch LIVE on Facebook and YouTube.
We look forward to seeing everyone!
2021 ROBC Commitment Cards
Dear Members and Friends of ROBC,
The spirit of thankfulness begins with humility and gratitude for all that God has given us. It’s easy to take blessings for granted and forget that all that we have is a gift of God, but even amidst the trials and tribulations of 2020, God has blessed our church and our congregation. In this season of thanksgiving, we are called as Christians to demonstrate our thankfulness by giving back.
As we enter the fall season and 2020 draws to a close, we can look forward to the blessings to come in 2021. Planning for the year ahead is a vital part of the continuing health of our church, and our many committees have already accomplished most of the necessary preparations, including next year’s budget. In order to fulfill the 2021 Ministry Budget recently approved by the congregation, ROBC needs your giving pledges for the coming year.
Due to the many considerations we have made for in-person and virtual worship, the Stewardship/Finance Leadership Team is implementing an electronic pledge card drive. A fillable form is included along with this letter that can be emailed back to the church, and a link to download the form will also be available in the weekly newsletter. If you prefer to pledge in the traditional way, printed pledge cards will be available in the Sanctuary for several Sunday worship services, and they can be mailed to you upon request. Printed pledge cards can be returned by US Mail for those more comfortable. However, the main focus of collection will be electronic.
Following are the options for making your 2021 Pledge:
- Receive email with virtual Pledge Card and return via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Print at home and mail or deliver to church in person Click here for the 2021 Fillable Pledge Card.pdf
- Receive printed pledge card in mail and return via US Mail
- Pick up printed pledge card at church and return in person the following Sunday
As you give this your prayerful consideration in the coming days, we invite you to join in the biblical, counter-cultural understanding of giving out of joy and freedom, as we humbly remember that all things come from God and that we depend upon Him—not ourselves—as our supply.
We look forward to God’s blessings at ROBC through the gifts we each bring in faith and stewardship. Each and every one of you makes a significant difference. So, please give in faith and joy remembering those melodic words “Because I have been given much, I too must give.”
Yours in Christ,
Mike Poe, Chair Dr. Brian C. Brewer
Stewardship/Finance Leadership Team Interim Pastor
ROBC In-Person Worship
Thank you to each and every person who has worked so hard to help us have a successful and safe worship experience during this time. From ushers and musicians, to church staff and the ROB maintenance staff, to most importantly the individuals who are attending, everyone is working together so that we can offer safe worship as a congregation in person. The first two weeks we had 44 and 47 people in attendance on campus as well as another significant group worshiping with us online. What a joy to see everyone again! No doubt we are still months away from being able to again worship in a more normal fashion but for now we are all thankful that for a time on Sunday morning when we can come together and worship with the restrictions we face during the pandemic.
With those words of thanks and encouragement, there are still some areas of our process we need to address as ways we can do better. First, every person who attends worship must wear a face covering for the entire time they are in the worship service and that face covering must cover both the mouth and nose area. Face coverings are our way of being caring and considerate of the others in worship. We know they are uncomfortable and hot. Please do not cause others to stay home from worship due to their concerns in this area. Second, please help the ushers and protect those around you by only sitting in the safe areas designated. Any place there is a green sign is a non-seating area.
I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the House of the Lord. Psalm 122:1
The ROBC CHURCH MOBILE APP
Why a Church App?
-Stay connected to ROBC during the week
- Reminders of special events
- Weather (Hurricanes, Ice, Storms)
- Important information needing to be shared ASAP
-Quick access to the church calendar
What is in the App?
-Calendar of church activities
-Push notifications or Text Messages
- Targeted groups
-Audio files of sermons
-Prayer request form
-Opportunity for online giving
-Many other features we may add in the future!
How do I get the App?
Go to your phone's app store and search for River Oaks Baptist Church
Or follow one of the following links:
iPhone App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/river-oaks-baptist-church/id1385757875
The app is FREE!
ROBC Open for In-Person Worship, 10:00 AM
Our first Sunday for in-person worship last week was wonderful. We were so happy to see so many of you and are so thankful for all of you who were willing to serve in so many different ways to make it a success. We look forward to seeing you again!
The worship services will continue to be Livestreamed on Facebook for those who choose to wait to attend in person until a later date.
At this time, there will not be any small group Bible study on campus, but we are still encouraging Bible Study Classes to continue to meet via Zoom.
Going forward, we will continue to monitor the data as it relates to Covid-19 cases in our area. Should there be an increase in cases, we will adjust accordingly. Thank you for your patience as we work together to keep everyone protected and safe.