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Holy Week luncheon services start Monday

Rockdale Ministerial A lliance will again sponsor Holy Week luncheon services Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 2 in the fellowship hall of First Christian Church.

A number of local churches will be participating, leading the special music and presenting the devotionals (see front page for full schedule).

Sandwiches and finger foods will be provided by different congregations each day. The ser v ices star t at 12:05 p.m. and conclude at 12:55 to allow employers and employees to return to work on schedule.

“We look for ward to hearing music and preaching from t he a rea c ong regat ions a nd enjoying fellowship as we eat lunch together,” Earl Presley, First Chr istian pastor, said. “Ever yone is inv ited regardless of denomination or church affiliation.”

Community sunrise services at St. John’s

St. John’s United Methodist Church will host a community Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 4, according to Rev. John Warren, pastor.

The sunrise service message will be given by Brett Dillon, youth director at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Special music will be led by Earl Presley, First Christian Church pastor.

A breakfast w ill be ser ved following the service.

First Christian choir’s Easter musical April 1

The Chancel Choir of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rockdale, and guest singers, w ill present “Come Touch t he Robe,” a n Ea ster musical presentation by Pepper Choplin, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 1.

Featured soloists are Mary McIntosh and Scott Williams.

“ The ent ire communit y is invited to attend this concert as we celebrate Maundy Thursday,” Earl Presley, First Christian pastor, said. “Come and bring a friend. The program will last about 45 minutes.” St. John Lutheran sets passion play and meal

THORNDALE—St. John Lutheran Church will stage a passion play drama and Passover meal at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 in the Thorndale VFW post home.

Jesus and 12 disciples will be por trayed by members of the church as they recall the events when Jesus had the Seder meal (Matthew 26:17). The Room Upstairs is the play which involves the audience in tasting Passover meal items. The public is invited to come and there is no cost.

For more details call Pastor Mel Swoyer, 512-269-8403 (cell) or the church office, 898-5152.

Monthly food ministry pick-up date Saturday

Loaves and Fishes Food Ministry pickup day is at noon Saturday, March 27 on CR 334 between Milano and Rockdale (white building across RR tracks on right side). Call 446-9140 for more information.

Golf tourney to benefit church building fund

Rising Star Baptist Church will hold its annual Golf Classic at Blackhawk Golf Course in Pflugerville at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27. Proceeds will go to the church building fund.

A free barbecue meal for participants will start at 11:30 a.m. Prizes include trophies for the winning team and individual trophies, 8 free rounds of golf and more.

To sign up to play or be a sponsor, call Royal Johnson, 512-576-4483; Kenny Dennis, 512-968-2271; Jo Ann Bradford, 446-3242, or visit http://risingstarbaptistchurch. com.

National Prayer Day observance set May 6

Meadowbrook Baptist Church will host a National Day of P rayer brea k fa st on Thu r sday, May 6 from 7 until 8 a.m., according to Rev. Rick Hertless, pastor.

Meadowbrook’s sanctuary will be open for prayer from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. “The community is invited to come pray for our nation in the areas of families, churches, education, business, media, militar y and government,” Rev. Hertless said.

Men’s breakfast held each second Tuesday

A community men’s Christian fellowship breakfast is held from 7 to 8 a.m. each second Tuesday, rotating between several local churches. Purpose is to bring men of the community together for Christian fellowship.

Next breakfast will be April 13 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall. All men of the community are invited.

Women on Mission hold monthly study

Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met March 17 for monthly Bible study. Mary Lois Morgan read the names of missionaries having birthdays and led in prayer for those and others in need in the community.

Dr. Lucile Estell led the Bible study, Chapter 6 of the book of Ester. Others attending were Laura Gary, Ann Sonntag, Barbara Clark, Ramona Barlow and Margaret Havel.—Myrtle Love

Bethany class holds quarterly meeting

Bethany Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church held their quarterly business meeting March 19, led by Margaret Havel, president. Members discussed missions projects and Dorothy Chaddock presented the devotional, based on Paul Powell’s book Grace and Salvation.

Refreshments were served to Frankye Morris, Martha Morr, Margaret Havel, Faye Simpson, A lta R aye Ca f fey, T iny Sue Drinkard, A nn Sonntag, Dorothy Chaddock and Sally Brumbelow.—Sal nelow, reporter


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