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St. John’s plans special Easter services, events,

St. John’s United Methodist Church will observe Palm/Passion Sunday, April 1 at 11 a.m., with the procession of the palms by the children and choir. Six dramatic readings of Jesus’ suffering and death are to be read, with special music.

A special Maundy Thursday service will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 5 in the sanctuary. On Holy Thursday, the service commemorates the supper Jesus shared with his disciples before his crucifixion, when Jesus washed the disciples’ feet and instituted the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.

An Easter egg hunt is planned for Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. All children pre-school through 5th graders are invited to come and bring their Easter baskets for the hunt. It is to be held on the hill east of the church.

St. John’s to host annual Easter sunrise service

St. John’s United Methodist Church will host the annual Community Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. April 8. It is to be held on the hillside lot just east of the sanctuary. A breakfast in the fellowship hall will follow the service.

St. John’s is located at 1700 Hillcrest, at the corner of Hillcrest and Summit. For more information call the church office, 446-5853.

Gause Baptist Church plans sunrise service

GAUSE—Members of Gause Baptist Church invite the public to join them at an Easter Sunrise Service to be held at 7 a.m. April 8 on the church lawn.

Easter egg hunt set April 7 at St. Paul’s

THORNDALE—St. Paul Lutheran Church will host an Easter egg hunt on the church and school grounds at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7 and the children of the community are invited. The event is funded by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans/Brazos River Chapter.

St. Paul Lutheran also invites the public to its Easter services: Sunrise service at 7 a.m., presented by the church youth; Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.; and Easter Sunday morning worship at 10:15 a.m.

Forest Grove choir to perform cantata

Forest Grove Christian Church invites the public to hear its choir perform the Easter Cantata “Oh What a Savior” during morning worship at 11 a.m. Easter Sunday morning, April 8, according to Mary Ross, spokesperson.

Mount Zion Church fund-raiser April 21

THORNDALE—Mount Zion Baptist Church at Thorndale will hold a Family Fun Day fundraiser on Saturday, April 21 at Fireman’s Hall and pavilion, 304 E. Moerbe Street in Thorndale.

“Proceeds will go to the church building fund,” said Rev. Larry E. Caldwell Sr., pastor.

For more information call 512- 365-8612

RSBC women’s Bible study held weekly

The ladies ministry of Rising Star Baptist Church invites all women to attend Bible study at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday at Rising Star Church, 1022 Texas Street in Rockdale. Topic through May 6 will be “Courageous for Women.”

A copy of the movie Courageous will be available for check out for anyone wanting to preview.

For more information call Lisa Dennis, 512-657-3972, or Jo Ann Bradford, 446-3242.

Jews for Jesus present Passover at Milano FBC

MILANO—Milano First Baptist Church invites the public to a presentation of “Christ in the Passover” on Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m., according to Pastor Dave Lucas. Admission is free.

Bob Mendelson, leader of Jews for Jesus in Australia, will recreate the traditional Passover service and detail the significance of the traditional table items.

Jews for Jesus has made this presentation at over 38,000 churches. Books and DVDs will be available. Call 512-455-2281 for more information.

RCS thrift store volunteers listed

Member churches supply volunteers to work at the Rockdale Christian Ser v ices Heavenly Treasures thrift store serving the needy. Following are dates for March:

March 28-29, Guadalupanas; March 30, Meadowbrook Baptist; April 3, Tuesday Volunteers; April 4-5, St. Joseph Catholic; April 6, closed Good Friday; April 10, Tuesday Volunteers; April 11-12, St. John’s Methodist; April 13, Foster Ladies; April 17, Tuesday Volunteers; April 18, First Christian; April 19, Cowboy Church; April 20, First Baptist; April 24, Tuesday Volunteers; April 25-26, Meadowbrook Baptist; April 27, Peace Lutheran.

Aglow Lighthouse to meet here April 12

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse will meet at 6:30 p.m. for fellowship and refreshments and at 7 p.m for a speaker Thursday, April 12 at Rockdale General Store, 1201 W. US 79 in Rockdale.

Guest speakers will be John and Charlotte Carrette, according to Sabrina Thompson, Aglow publicist.

John Carrette is a member of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International. “ The vision of this organization is to help believers of all churches share with others what Jesus Christ has done for them personally,” Thompson said.

“John and Charlotte note that the layman’s involvement in spreading the Good News of God’s love is growing every day around the world,” Thompson said.

John is a developer and operator of tourist properties. He came to a personal relationship with Christ as a soldier during the war in Vietnam.

Outdoor service, picnic April 29 at St. John’s

St. John’s United Methodist Church will hold a special worship service on the lawn of the church at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 29, Rev. Rita Sims, pastor, has announced.

“This service will be followed by a picnic on the church lawn,” she said. “Participants are invited to bring their favorite food to share with others for the meal.”

In case of inclement weather, worship and the picnic will be moved indoors. St. John’s is located at 1700 Hillcrest, the corner of Hillcrest and Summit. For more information call 446-5853.

Women on Mission hold monthly study

Women on Mission of First Baptist Church held their monthly Bible study March 21, led by Jane Robinson.

Others attending were Faye Simpson, Elaine Simpson, Gladys Roberts, Mary L. Morgan, Laura Gary, Jane Darwin, Ann Sonntag, Ramona Barlow, Brenda Chandler. Mission study will be April 4 in the Family Life Center.—Elaine Simpson, reporter


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