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Mother’s Day special guest at First Baptist

On Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8, First Baptist Church in Rockdale will have a special guest at morning worship, Rev. Jack Chelf, pastor, has announced.

“Dr. Margaret Nikol, a concert musician, made a dramatic escape from Bulgaria to the west in 1981,” Rev. Chelf said. “Since then, she has shared her unique, powerful Christian testimony across our nation.”

The public is invited, the pastor said.

Senior Sunday—First Baptist will honor its high school graduates Sunday, May 22 during morning worship. The graduates are Brittany Barchenger, Braden Byrd, Britta Byrd, Jacob Gerren, David Monroe, Chelsea Roberts, Hannah Streck, Landon Von- Rosenberg, Whitney Wallace and Jessica Whitmore.

Coed volleyball—“Guys and gals” of all ages are invited to participate in a non-competitive, just-for-fun, any-skill-level volleyball at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in the FBC Family Life Center.

Men’s breakfast Tuesday at St. John’s Methodist

Next monthly second-Tuesday ecumenical community men’s fellowship breakfast will be 7 to 8 a.m. May 10 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Purpose is Christian fellowship. Breakfasts rotate between several local churches and all men are invited.

Peace Lutheran to sell barbecue plates May 15

The public is invited to Peace Lutheran Church’s take-out barbecue plate fund-raiser to be held Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m. until “sold out.”

Rev. Jan Campbell, pastor, said all orders will be take-out and will include “generous helpings of barbecue brisket, potato salad, beans, condiments, bread and cake.” Cost will be $8 per plate, she said.

“Peace Lutheran’s morning worship service on May 15 will be held at 9 a.m., she said, noting that Kevin Eschberger is providing the beef and will prepare the barbecue.

“If successful, this may become an annual event at Peace Lutheran,” Rev. Campbell said.

Thrift store volunteers announced for May

Rockdale Christian Services member churches are responsible for volunteers at the Heavenly Treasures Thrift Shop on the following dates:

May 4-5, St. Joseph Catholic; May 6, Guadalupanas; May 10, Tuesday Volunteers; May 11-12, Full Gospel; May 13, Murray St. Church of Christ; May 17, Tuesday Volunteers; May 25-26, Cowboy Church; May 27, Grace Lutheran; May 31, Tuesday Volunteers.— Judy Brown, volunteer chair

Aglow Lighthouse to meet here May 12

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse will meet Thursday, May 12 at Rockdale General Store. Refreshments and fellowship will start at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.

Guest speakers will be Rev. Lois Baker and Kay Rindahl.

For the past 22 years Rev. Baker has been accompanied in ministry by her friend and co-worker Rindahl. Together they serve in a prophetic ministry. They have frequently been used to encourage pastors and churches and others in Christian leadership.

Lois is a licensed and ordained minister and she and Kay have been sent out as a prophetic team from their home church, Selma Worship Center, Selma Ohio. Both have been active for 30 years in Aglow International. They have spoken on radio and appeared on television.

The public is inv ited, said Sabrina Thompson, spokesperson.

‘Worship at the River’ May 13-15 at Apache Pass

The public is invited to “Worship at the River” May 13-15 at Apache Pass, described as a weekend of ““fun, games, free tent camping, food and family events.

“This is a free Christian event with nightly concerts at 7 p.m. and a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday with guest speaker Danny Cook, pastor of Legacy Church in Pflugerville,” said Mike Zapata, publicist.

Bands performing will be 7 Clinic, Soul Fruit, Whitley Casey, Fireproof and True Worship Ministries. Artists include Unity from Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and others.

For more information or to reserve RV sites, contact Joshua Brymer at 512-269-8985.

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