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SPRINGFIELD ANNIVERSARY—A special service to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the pastorate of Rev. and Mrs. S. L. ( Vivian) Ross at Springfield Baptist Church is set for 3 p.m. May 25 at the church. Speaker will be Dave Young of Morning Star Baptist Church, Lexington. Charles Embra, Springfield assistant pastor, will speak at the 11 a.m. service. SPRINGFIELD ANNIVERSARY—A special service to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the pastorate of Rev. and Mrs. S. L. ( Vivian) Ross at Springfield Baptist Church is set for 3 p.m. May 25 at the church. Speaker will be Dave Young of Morning Star Baptist Church, Lexington. Charles Embra, Springfield assistant pastor, will speak at the 11 a.m. service. The Reporter welcomes news of special events at local area churches. Fax items to 446-5317 or email bill@rockdalereporter.com.

Men’s breakfast June 14 at Meadowbrook Baptist

Next monthly second-Tuesday ecumenical community men’s fellowship breakfast will be 7 to 8 a.m. June 14 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Purpose is Christian fellowship. Breakfasts rotate between several local churches and all men of the area are invited.

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 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

Peace Lutheran to sell barbecue plates Sunday

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.”

The church is located at 303 Meadow Drive.

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.

Rising Star plans ‘Youth Explosion’

R ising Star Baptist Church will hold a “Youth Explosion” on Saturday, June 11 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Rockdale Junior-High Commons.

“Sponsored by the Rising Star youth department, all area youth are invited to come dance, sing and praise with us,” said Kenny Dennis, youth minister. “Everyone is invited,” he said, “we’re looking for singers, praise dancers, mimes and more.”

For more information or to participate, contact Dennis at 512-968-2271 or Stephanie Washington at 512-429-0-519.

Aglow Lighthouse to meet on Thursday

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 invited, said Sabrina Thompson, spokesperson.

‘Worship at the River’ ahead 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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