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‘Jazz in the Park’ worship this Sunday

First Presbyterian Church will hold its Jazz in the Park worship service this Sunday, April 29 at Veteran’s Park at 10:30 a.m.

“ This has become an annual event and we invite all who wish to attend,” said Annette Griesbach, spokesperson.

“ We w ill also be honoring our graduating senior, Elisabeth Thomason who will graduate from Milano High School this May,” Griesbach said.

National Prayer Day for nation is May 3

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.—Psalms 33:12.

Thursday, May 3, will be National Day of Prayer, according to an announcement by Mary Phillips, spokesperson.

“Meadowbrook Baptist Church sanctuary will be open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for everyone to come pray and intercede for our nation and our community,” she said.

“Our nation is in a critical time. Please join with us that we might all stand united in the name of Jesus as one ‘Nation under God’,” she added.

Milano FBC sets youth fund-raiser Saturday

MILANO—The youth/pre-teen group at First Baptist Church in Milano will hold a spaghetti fund-raisers Friday, spokesperson Sharon Beatty announced.

The supper is at 6 p.m. Friday at the church fellowship hall. Cost for plates is by donation.

They also have a bake sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Hilltop Cefco in Cameron.

All proceeds will help the group members attend church camp this summer.

Revival services set at Landmark Baptist

The public is invited to a series of revival meetings at Landmark Baptist Church in Rockdale, Sunday through Wednesday, April 29—May 2.

Speaker will be Rev. Steven Duffitt, founder and pastor of Missionary Baptist Church in San Antonio.

Services will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, April 30—May 2.

Landmark Baptist Church is located on South Wilcox Street, next to the Manor Oaks Nursing Home. Rev. David Gonnella is pastor.

Outdoor service, picnic Sunday at St. John’s

St. John’s United Methodist Church will hold an outdoor worship service on the lawn of the church at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 29, Rev. Rita Sims, pastor, has announced. A praise band from Texas A&M Wesley Foundation will provide music.

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

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

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 RSBC, 1022 Texas Street. Topic through May 6 will be “Courageous for Women.” A copy of the movie Courageous is available for check-out. For more information call Lisa Dennis, 512-657-3972, or Jo Ann Bradford, 446-3242.

Aglow Lighthouse to hear Lemke May 10

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse w ill meet Thursday, May 10 for fellowship and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and a speaker at 7 p.m. at Rockdale General Store, 1201 West US 79 in Rockdale.

Guest speaker will be Theresa Lemke, a wife, mother of four and grandmother of three who teaches in the public school system as well as her church.

Sabr ina Thompson, Aglow publicist, said:

“ Theresa believes that God will use this hour to introduce us to His majesty not through our giftings, but through our weakest areas and places of challenge. The divine order of 2012 that the prophets have spoken about will bring about warriors who can reclaim inner territory and ‘see’ the territory that the Spirit wishes to give us. Come hear as she shares how to take out a negative by exposing it to the goodness and kindness of God, and replacing it with one of His own attributes.”

Christian men’s breakfast set May 8

An ecumenical Christian men’s breakfast fellowship is held from 7 to 8 a.m. each second Tuesday, the location rotating between several local churches.

Next breakfast will be held on May 2 in the fellowship hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church. The event incudes breakfast, a short devotion and fellowship.

All men of the Rockdale area are invited.

Women on Mission meet for Bible study

Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met April 18 for Bible study led by Jane Robinson.

Others attending were Mary Lois Morgan, Gladys Roberts, Margaret Caffey, Joyce Cryer, Faye Simpson, Elaine Simpson, Barbara Clark, Ramona Barlow and Ann Sonntag.

Thrift store volunteers announced through May

Member churches supply volunteers to work at the Rockdale Christian Ser v ices Heavenly Treasures thrift store serving the needy.

April 25- 26, Meadowbrook Baptist; April 27, Peace Lutheran; May 1, Tuesday Volunteers; May 2-3, St. Joseph’s Catholic; May 4, Full Gospel; May 8, Tuesday Volunteers; May 9, Guadalupanas; May 10, Murray Street Church of Christ; May 11, Foster Ladies; May 15, Tuesday Volunteers; May 16-17, First Christian; May 18, Mt. Zion Baptist; May 22, Tuesday Volunteers; May 23-24, Cowboy Church; May 25, Grace Lutheran; May 29, Tuesday Volunteers; May 30-31, St. John’s Methodist.— Judy Brown, volunteer chair


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