To best serve our community Buck Run will not have any in-person gatherings at this time. We will stream our service at 10:45am on our website, on our Facebook page, and in the Buck Run app.

 

Daily Prayer Guide

 

As we navigate these strange days together, let us be united in prayer. Each day we will share a prayer rubric to help us entrust each day to God and ensure we are thinking about the lives of others and our own spiritual state during trying times.

 

April 10: Good Friday

On this day we take time to remember the death of our Lord. As we focus our minds and hearts on the cross we should feel the weight of that day. On the cross, the Lord Jesus bore in His body our sins, suffering under the just wrath of the Father. Take time today to be still and remember the sacrifice of Christ. Let’s ask the Lord to help us feel sorrow over our sins and immense gratitude at the sufferings of Christ.

  • For a godly sorrow over sin.
  • For eyes to see and ears to hear the story of the cross anew.
  • For many to hear this story and believe and be saved.
  • For our hearts to feel the weight of the death of the Son of God. 
  • For our hearts to fill with gratitude at Christ’s work on our behalf.

 


 

Recent Posts

 

Throughout the week we are releasing a variety of content to help you grow in this season. Below you will find recent teachings, encouragements, and prayer requests that you might have missed.

 


 

Updates

 

  • {NEW} Easter weekend schedule
    • – Good Friday Service: Friday, April 10 | 6:00 PM
    • – Sunrise Service: Sunday, April 12 | 7:05 AM
    • Easter Service: Sunday, April 12 | 10:45 AM
  • {NEW} Drive-In Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
    • – On Easter Sunday, April 12, our annual Annie Armstrong offering benefiting the North American Mission Board will be collected. Regular offerings and Annie Armstrong gifts (please clearly designate on an envelope the intent of your gift) can be dropped off at the church without you having to get out of your car. Gifts will be accepted from 8:00 AM-10:00 AM and 12:30 PM-4:00 PM. Gifts can also be mailed to the church or given online.
  • Buck Run’s current schedule of weekly events
    • – Sundays at 10:45 am: Worship Live-Stream (streamed on our website, in the app, and on Facebook)
    • – Sundays at 3:00 pm: Sermon Q & A (An interactive conversation on that morning’s sermon streamed on our website, in the app, and on Facebook)
    • – Mondays at 7:00 pm: Worship Service Replay on Facebook (this will be a reairing of the previous day’s worship service solely on Facebook)
    • – Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: Mid-Week Teaching (streamed on our website, in the app, and on Facebook)
    • – Thursdays at 6:00 pm: Pastor Chat (A conversation with Dr. York and one of our other pastors or church leaders)
  • Share your photos of your family participating in virtual church activities (watching the live-stream, on zoom with your Community Group, etc.) using #BuckRunAtHome

 


 

Sunday Live-Stream Information

 

  • Our stream will go live at 10:35 am and the service will begin at 10:45 am. Pastors Chris Parrish and Scott Riessen will welcome you to the stream and interact with those commenting on Facebook.
  • The morning’s sermon notes are available in a PDF to be printed at home or in an interactive format in the Buck Run App. Notes will be updated each Sunday morning. 
  • The service will remain on our Facebook page to view at a later time. The sermon will be posted to our website, YouTube page, and the Buck Run App on Sunday afternoons.
  • To contribute to the mission and ministries of Buck Run through tithes and offerings, you can give online here or mail a check to Buck Run.

 

 


 

Care of Higher Risk Members

 

The CDC has identified some members of our community as having a higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. If you are an older adult or have a serious chronic medical condition like heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease and need assistance in any way, including needing someone to pick up groceries or prescriptions, please call the church office (press 1 if it’s after normal office hours) or email Pastor Scott Riessen.

 

 


 

Resources

 

As gatherings across our community, like Buck Run’s, are canceled for the sake of loving our neighbors, we know you’ll be spending more time at home and are missing out on the weekly teachings that Buck Run offers. Below you will find resources to help you continue to grow in your personal discipleship. Check back each Sunday for updates to the Resources section.

 

Parents

The Village Church Parenting Class. In this 6 part parenting class, Jeff and Jen Wilkin draw on their experience as students of Scripture and parents of four children to teach and encourage others on how to raise Godly children while being Biblical parents.

Monitor Internet Access. Parents, as your kids are home more they will likely be getting more screen time. If you are not filtering and monitoring what your child is doing online, you should be. Consider whether a device like Circle, a program like Covenant Eyes, or several other similar technologies are right for your family.

How to Talk to Your Kids about the Coronavirus. This Gospel Coalition article gives 3 questions to ask your kids as they navigate what they are thinking given how much has happened around them in the last week.

Culture Matters. Exploring the intersection of faith and culture, this podcast regularly hits on can’t miss topics for parents. Available wherever you listen to podcasts, we recommend first listening to the Tips on Screen Time and Cynicism episodes.

Axis. You’re raising teenagers in a world where you likely are struggling to keep up with what is in and what is out. The culture is constantly changing, but parents must keep up if they are to meaningfully connect with their child. Axis provides a plethora of resources (for purchase) to help you connect in on a variety of topics.

 

Kids

{UPDATED} Virtual Sunday School. Your kids can see a familiar face this week as BuckRunKids teacher Demica Jones teaches this week’s lesson. You can find this week’s teaching on our Virtual Sunday School playlist on YouTube. You can click here for a PDF of this week’s lesson and activity sheets for your use with your kids.

{UPDATED} BuckRunKids Home Challenges. Help your kids pass the time by thinking about others through the BuckRunKids Home Challenges. Check back each week for the week’s challenges. Keep track of each kid’s completed tasks and bring them to church when we return to gathering for a prize!

{UPDATED} Go Fish Easter Study. Begin prepping your child’s heart for Easter with this 4-week study. Download this week’s lesson and a coloring sheet, and get ready to dance with these four music videos: I Believe, Lift Your Name, Risen Today, and Christ Arose.

Kids Worship Guide. Print the same worship guide that is available each week in the sanctuary for your kids to use during the live-stream.

The Go Fish Podcast. In this time of uncertainty, the guys at Go Fish have created a podcast to remind children through music and Scripture that God is in control.

God’s Big Story Podcast. This new podcast helps kids like yours learn the Bible, Sing the Bible, and talk about the Bible. Check it out here or wherever you listen to podcasts.

 

Students

{UPDATED} Virtual Sunday School. In lieu of the teachings that students would normally sit under each week at Buck Run, students can watch a sermon from Chris Parrish as we continue our Student Worship series on Christ in the Old Testament. You can find this week’s teaching on our Virtual Sunday School playlist on YouTube.

{NEW} Passion Week Bible Reading Plan. This Passion Week reading plan will help you understand the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection and will give you a good chronological view of all the events during the week.

Serve Opportunities. Look for ways to intentionally encourage others while everyone is stuck at home. Send texts to friends, call your extended family, write cards to elderly church members, or come up with other ideas to show the love of Christ to others.

Weekly Reading Plan & HEAR Journals. D-Groups aren’t meeting right now, but that shouldn’t stop students from reading and journaling. If you aren’t familiar with our reading plans, you can find the High School plan here or the Middle School plan here.

TGC Courses. Students, as many of you will find yourself with a lot more time on your hands, consider choosing a free course from The Gospel Coalition to work through in the coming weeks as a way to grow in your walk with the Lord.

Knowing Faith Podcast. Dive into the Christian story, belief, and practice in an accessible way that will help you strengthen the roots of your faith. Check it out here or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Honest Answers. You have tough questions and the Bible offers real answers. Check out these short videos on almost 100 questions pertaining to theology, ministry, and life. Who knows, you might come across your favorite Senior Pastor.

 

Adults

{UPDATED} Adult Discipleship Classes. New Adult Discipleship classes are available on in the Buck Run App and on our YouTube channel. You can also find each week’s classes on our Virtual Sunday School playlist on YouTube.

{NEW} The Final Days of Jesus. In these uncertain times, believers can take solace in the unchanging nature of God toward us, his beloved children. Be reminded of the truth of the gospel and encourage others among you to do the same by downloading the free ebook The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Justin Taylor with Alexander E. Stewart.

{NEW} Passion Week Bible Reading Plan. This Passion Week reading plan will help you understand the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection and will give you a good chronological view of all the events during the week.

Dwell Scripture Listening App. Intake God’s Word into your heart, soul, and mind by listening to Bible readings through playlists, stories, passages, and plans. Buck Run members and friends can use Dwell free until June 8 by using this link.

Community Group (Family Worship) Questions. Don’t let your Community Group not meeting stop you from continuing to engage with this week’s sermon! Use this week’s questions to ponder alone or at the dinner table with your family.

Songs of Buck Run. Let the songs you sing each week at worship fill your home with the Songs of Buck Run playlist available here on Spotify.