November 2015 Newsletter

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“IBC exists to invite people into community with God and His people,
equipping them to follow and serve Christ.”
                Proverbs 19:3 speaks truth when it says, When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the Lord.  It’s strange.  But so often, after we make bad choices, we often do blame God for their consequences.  We spend more money than we make and then blame God for the stress debt brings.  We choose to marry an unbeliever when the Bible says, “Don’t be unequally yoked.”  Then, later, we complain to the Lord because our faith strains our relationship with our spouse.  We practice sexual immorality and then get mad at God when an unplanned pregnancy occurs or when our “partner” refuses to commit.  We choose to gossip, lie, or hold grudges—and then whine to the Lord because we don’t have any friends.  
                Why do we so often find it easier to blame God than to give thanks to Him?  Why aren’t we quick to acknowledge His goodness to us?  Short answer?  Our bent towards ingratitude is the fruit of our self-centeredness and sin.  By nature (our fallen human nature) we are not inclined towards recognizing—let alone giving thanks for—the blessings God showers on us. 
                Luke 17:11-18 drives that truth home to us.  The passage speaks of Jesus when it says, On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee.  And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”  When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.”  And as they went they were cleansed.  Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks.  Now he was a Samaritan.  Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed?  Where are the nine?  Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”  And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” 
                Ten lepers cry out for mercy.  Ten lepers obey Jesus when he tells them to show themselves to the priest.  Along the way, ten lepers are healed.  But after the healings are done, only one stops.  Only one returns to Jesus.  Only one gives glory to God!  The other nine continue on their way—rejoicing but ungrateful.  With bodies restored, their hearts are devoid of praise.        
                As Thanksgiving Day approaches and 2015 moves toward its close, think about what God has done for you.  If you’re a believer, think about all that God has provided you in Jesus.  Beyond the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the shelter we enjoy—think of the spiritual blessings you’ve received! 
                Ephesians 1:3-14 declares that, in Christ, we’ve been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places…  God loved you and chose you to be saved prior to Creation (4)!  In spite of your sin, in Jesus you have become holy and blameless in God’s sight!  In Christ you are an adopted child of God (5)!  You have been redeemed by Christ’s blood—that is, you have been redeemed by his death on the cross (7).  Your sins are forgiven—all of them (past, present, and future)!  God has lavished his grace on you (7-8)!  An eternal inheritance awaits you in heaven.  And that means you are rich beyond imagination (11, 14)!  And if that’s not enough, you are forever secure in your salvation having been sealed with the Holy Spirit who lives in you (13)!
                In light of all that God has done for you in Christ, let me ask—are you like the one who returned to Jesus to worship and give thanks?  Or, are you like the nine who, having been blessed by Christ, ignored Him by continuing on their way?  No praise.  No worship.  No thanksgiving. 
                By God’s grace, let’s be like the one!  By the work of His Spirit within us, let’s always be slow to complain and quick to give thanks to God.  As followers of Jesus let’s make every day Thanksgiving Day!   
Pastor Dean 

For the sake of our seniors and babies, please stay home & get well when you or your children are sick.
Please do not bring food or beverage (water is okay) into the worship service. This is an issue of showing respect for God as we gather together to honor Him.  Refreshments are fine in the tiled areas of the church during the Sunday school hour. Thanks!

We will be packing Samaritan Purse Christmas Shoe Boxes Friday, Oct. 30, at the church - starting at 5:30 p.m.  We hope to pack 600 boxes this year, and need to raise $7 for each box packed to cover the cost of shipping.  If you would like to help with this please write "shoebox" in the memo line of your check and drop it in the offering plate.  Also, a list of needed supplies for our shoeboxes is updated weekly, and is available in the kitchen Thanks.  
Keep the "thanks" in your Thanksgiving Day celebration. Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day praise service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 26.
Friday, December 4, 6:30 p.m. This is an event for adults and high schoolers. A ham dinner will be served, and as the time gets closer, there will be a sign-up sheet will be available for people to sign up to bring a complimentary dish or dessert to share. White Elephant gifts will be exchanged (one gift per person, or couple… your choice). Search your house for a “treasure”. If you wish to purchase a gift, the price limit is $10. This is a great time of fun and fellowship!
We do not live or die for ourselves. if we live, we are living for the Lord, and if we die, we are dying for the Lord. So living or dying, we belong to the Lord.
                                                                                                Romans 14:7-8
Pastor Dean has been preaching through the book of Romans on Sunday.  Invite your friends to come discover the good news about Jesus!
Pastor Dean is leading a new Bible study on Knowing God every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Please join us each week as we discover more about who God is. Growing in your knowledge of Him will transform your life! Everyone is encouraged to attend and is welcome!
Melanie Henderson (our Youth Director) is currently leading our youth through a-study of “The Faith and Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Series . Please join us every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the youth room (located in the church office building).
Men, come join us every Saturday morning here at the church from 7-8:30AM for an in depth look at the book of 1 Timothy. In this letter to Timothy, from the apostle Paul, we find the “Prescription for a Healthy Church.” In this study we will work through the material TOGETHER. Because there is no homework, this is a great study to join at any time. Also, remember that the third Saturday of the month is our Men’s Breakfast, same time and place. Note: We will not be meeting on November 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Joyful Life Bible Studies—“Faith Under Fire
    Do you ever feel bewildered, criticized, even persecuted for your faith? Are you experiencing suffering? Do you find it difficult to live a victorious Christian life, in light of all that? That’s the audience Peter addressed in his short letter of 1 Peter, and that’s the book we’re studying, Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. God has answers for us in His Word, and we’ll explore them together.
    This Bible study is FREE and will be led by Heather Stone. Join us Monday nights and Invite friends!!  Note: We will not be meeting on November 23, the Monday before Thanksgiving.
This Group meets on Wednesday's at 6:30 p.m. in Magna. Note: We will not be meeting on November 25, the evening before Thanksgiving.
Taught by Cynthia Edwards, John Part 3 (chapters 12-21) of our women's Precept Upon Precept study meets Monday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Intermountain. Free child care is provided. New students are welcome. If you have never done a Precept study, this is a great time to begin, as we study the last week of Jesus’ life. Lesson Books are available at the church, cost is $28. Note: We will not be meeting on November 23, the Monday before Thanksgiving.
We are doing a study thorough the book of 1st John. This is a no homework study, and we meet on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Church building in the big Sunday school room. Please join us! Note: We will not be meeting on November 24, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
The Adult Home Fellowship (currently studying Genesis) normally meets on Wednesday’s at 7 p.m. – has a potluck the 2nd Wednesday of each month - and meets in WVC. We will not be meeting on November 25, the evening before Thanksgiving.
IBC’s Children’s Bible Club meets every Thursday from 6:30—8:00 p.m. This consists of games, crafts & most importantly a lesson from God’s Word, and is for children who are in the first through sixth grade. Volunteers are still needed to help with the Club itself or to pick up & take home children. Child-care will be provided for younger children. Come and invite your friends! Note: Children’s Bible will not meet on November 26, Thanksgiving.
Intermountain leads a free Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Club (GNC) every Thursday afternoon at Vista Elementary School (4925 S 2200 W), from 3:30-4:30 pm through May (except for “no school” and “early dismissal” days). GNC time includes Bible lessons, songs, games, and memory verses. If you know children who attend Vista, please encourage them to attend! Also, please pray that many children and their families will come to Christ. Note: Good News Club will not meet on November 26, Thanksgiving.
The youth group of Intermountain Baptist - more commonly known as Generation Selfless - meets on Thursday nights from 6:30pm-8pm. Come all 7th-12th graders and bring a friend! We're all about the Word of God; reading it, and applying it to our lives! So please join us, and learn what it means to be part of a selfless generation. On October 1, we begin the “Big Study on PRAYER!” If you have any questions, please contact Youth Director, Melanie Henderson, at 801-455-6338 or Note: Generation Selfless will not meet on November 26, Thanksgiving.
Intermountain Baptist offers a fellowship for college students and singles (Mini-Inks, ages 18-28). What’s the focus of this small group? We want to dive deeper into the Word and deeper into fellowship with one another. We normally meet Sunday evenings from 6-8pm. Our “social hour” begins at 6pm, and then at 7pm we do “serious, study only, hour.” We hope you will join us and learn what it means to be a Mini-Ink member! We are currently going through a Ligonier Video Series.


Children’s Church is offered in classroom 1, for children ages 4 through 4th grade during the sermon time each Sunday. It is a time of prayer and learning God’s Word in a way they can understand. There is still a need for additional teachers and teacher’s assistants to help with this class. Lesson plans will be provided. Some preparation time for teachers is involved.
Every Sunday we offer a Nursery during the worship service for children from birth-3 years old. This is an incredibly important ministry which we take very seriously. An efficient, fully staffed nursery is vital to help draw young families into the life of the church. For the safety of our children, all volunteers (leaders and helpers) 15+ years old involved in ministry to children and youth (i.e., under the age of 18) must complete a background check.
For the protection of our children, all volunteers (15+ years old) involved in ministry to children and youth need to complete a background check. Go to, and fill out the form you’ll find under the “Involvement at IBC” tab. You’ll need your Driver’s License and Social Security numbers. It only takes about five minutes! You will not be allowed to participate in ministry involving minors (younger than 18) until you have completed a background check.  Thanks for your cooperation.


Intermountain has a prayer team that wants to pray for you.  Please use the Registration Book to write down your requests. Members of our prayer team will receive them no later than the following Monday. If you would like to be part of that prayer group, please call the church phone and leave your name and email address.


If you have a prayer request for the prayer chain or would like to sign up to be on the prayer chain contact Tina for information at (801) 250-5810 or E-Mail at any time 24 hours a day 7 days per week.
Please join us for our Monthly Missionary Prayer Meeting for our missionaries on November 22 (normally scheduled for the 4th Sunday of the month). A light meal follows our time of prayer.  Our missionaries serve in difficult areas and need our prayers.  
The Life Care Center needs our donations of new & gently used infant clothing & supplies from birth to 12 months; and there is an urgent need for baby wipes and hand-made booties. Bring your donations to church. 


The Rescue Mission is in need of men’s clothing. We minister at the Rescue mission every second Monday of the month. 


Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
                                                                                                                Psalm 100:3


Have you visited our website lately? Sunday Sermons PLUS our latest Newsletter and Sunday Bulletin - along with photos and other information about our church - are available at Visit often to see what’s new, and encourage your friends who may be looking for a church home to check us out on our website!
A special Benevolent Fund offering is taken on the first Sunday of every month.  Following the example of the early church (see Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-35) our benevolent fund is used to minister to the material needs of members of our church family and, on occasion, the needs of those outside the church.  At present, several church families are struggling financially.  We need your help.  Please consider giving to the benevolent fund each month.  Please give above and beyond your regular monthly offering to the church.  Thank you.


Please do not use the Intermountain Directory for the purpose of solicitation or give out phone numbers to those outside of the church without permission.


Please send all announcements for the church bulletin to Pastor Dean at Announcements are due by Tuesday evening.
Tuesday, November 17, is the deadline for receiving input for the IBC December Calendar and Newsletter. Please send material to Maurine Kidd ( AND Don Stone ( Note the early deadline.


Please see Pastor Dean if God is leading you to profess your faith in Christ through baptism.
Kingdom Glory Church meets at 6:30pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday


     Dean Shriver, Pastor*
     Lucas Manning, Associate Pastor
     Melanie Henderson, Youth Director
    ELDERS: Terry Henderson*, Tony Manning*
    DEACONS:  Patrick Hanagarne*, B.A. Wyman*
    DEACONESSES:  Cynthia Edwards, Valori 
       Henderson*, Joan Manning*, Heather Stone      
* Denotes Board Member
Our next Church Board meeting is on Wednesday, November 11, at 6:30 p.m.  Normally, the Board meets on the second Wednesday of every month… and at other times on an as-needed basis.