This Sunday's Sermon

Sunday, October 24, 10:00 AM
Sanctuary (In-Person); Facebook & YouTube (Online) 

We’re One, But We’re Not the Same
Ephesians 2:11-22

In Ephesians lies Paul’s clearest statement about how the church is both the fulfillment of God’s plan for salvation, and his agent for broadcasting that salvation to nations far and wide.  Unfortunately, many modern ideas of what the church is supposed to be and do also range far and wide, not always in a healthy pattern.  In order for a church to communicate to its world God’s intentions for the church, they must first exist as a picture of God’s intention for the church.  And in order for a church to exist as a picture of the intended church, they must first know what that picture looks like, based on the New Testament teaching over and above cultural ideas and personal preferences.  To this end Paul wrote Ephesians.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, October 24th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Young Adults Bible Study Class

An exciting Young Adult Bible Study class began in September, which is being led by Brandt and Cheyanne Leibe.  Today is the last day for the Tony Evans series Raising Kingdom Kids, but the class will continue  to meet and study the Bible together.  We welcome you to join us at 11:15 AM (during the Bible Study hour) directly after our 10:00 AM worship service. Sunday School is available for children of all ages at this time, as well.

Operation Christmas Child "Packing Party"

Samaritan’s Purse has used Operation Christmas Child to reach millions of children arcoss 160 different countries and territories.  Every gift-filled shoebox is a tool for evangelism and discipleship for a local church around the world.  At Operation Christmas Child outreach events, boys and girls hear the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ and receive a tangible expression of God’s love through prayerfully packed shoeboxes.

On Sunday, November 14th*, ROBC will be having a “Packing Party” to pack 200 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!   Instead of going out and shopping for items to fill the shoeboxes, we will do the shopping for you!  If you would like to contribute, you can make a donation of $25/shoebox (drop off a check in the church office).  And all are welcome (including children!) to attend the Packing Party where we as a church will have the opportunity to collectively work together as we strive to fulfill the Great Commission.

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to [follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” — Matthew 8: 18-20

*Please note this is the same day at the Agape Feast, so you can pack a shoebox before or after our fellowship lunch!


Church-Wide Agape Feast - Sunday, November 14th

Make your plans now to attend the church-wide Agape Feast on Sunday, November 14th immediately following worship. Reservations are not required, and there is no charge for the meal.

Update on ROBC and COVID-19 Guidelines

The news this week that the CDC is again recommending the wearing of mask indoors for all vaccinated and unvaccinated adults and children was not the news any of us expected or were happy to receive.  The medical and scientific leaders in our country are again raising concerns over the increase of COVID cases, especially the impact of the Delta variant.  In a meeting this week of ROBS Administration and medical professionals who have a connection to ROBS,  recommendations were discussed for keeping people in churches and schools safe.  These are doctors who are seeing COVID patients daily, as there has been an increase in positive COVID cases, especially the Delta variant, recently.

ROBC Deacons have voted to make the following revisions to the ROBC COVID-19 Guidelines:

  1. All adults and children (vaccinated and unvaccinated) are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering at all times while on campus, including during corporate worship and Bible study.  This request is made out of concern and care of others who are around each of us.
  2. We encourage everyone to make every effort to maintain social distancing when they are here for worship and Bible study.  The ropes have been placed back in the sanctuary pews to guide people to leave spaces around where they are sitting.

These are the only two recommendations at this time that we are asking people to follow.  We have already had one case of the Delta variant at ROBC to someone who was fully vaccinated and was in attendance without a mask before they knew they were infected.  Our sole goal is to keep everyone as safe as possible.

We realize that no one is excited for the return of  wearing masks.  Hopefully in a few weeks this surge will pass, and we can once again enjoy the smiles and unmuffled words of encouragement we all receive when we walk into ROBC.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. ~ John 13:34


In-Person Bible Study Rooms

We have resumed Bible Study for all ages (pre-school through adults) on the ROBC campus.  In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, room assignments will be different than they were pre-COVID.

Here are the locations for Bible Study Classes:



Children’s Church (K thru 4th)


Babies (Nursery)




3's, Pre-K, & K


1st & 2nd 


3rd & 4th


5th & 6th


Youth (7th-12th)

Youth Room (Commons)


Fellowship Hall A&B



Young Adults



Commons Dining Room (CDR)


Church Library

Just as in worship, we are encouraging everyone in Bible Study to wear a face covering and to continue to practice social distancing.

We are very excited to resue Bible Study and to move one step closer to a sense of normalcy!




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-Quick access to the church calendar 

What is in the App?

-Calendar of church activities 

-Push notifications or Text Messages

  • General 
  • Targeted groups

-Audio files of sermons

-Prayer request form

-Opportunity for online giving

-Many other features we may add in the future! 

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