National Prayer Day for nation Thursday

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.

FGCC plans support for Project Hope Center

Forest Grove Christian Church has two benefits ahead.

The church will hold a barbecue lunch immediately following morning worship on Sunday, May 6. Donations will be taken in support of Kim Suits. A silent auction will also be held. Anyone who would like to help in any way is asked to call Lu Spence, 446- 5726. Lance Walch will be the guest preacher Sunday.

The church is also collecting money for Project Hope, the new Christian pregnancy center in Rockdale, located next door to The Rockdale Reporter. Anyone who would like to fill a baby bottle (or 2 or 3) with change, dollars or checks is asked to sign up at the church. Collection period will be from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day.

These bottles will be taken to the Project Hope Center. The baby bottles will be provided on the Sunday before Mother’s Day.

St. John’s to hold women’s recognition

St. John’s United Methodist Church will hold its yearly Women’s Service with awards and a recognition luncheon Sunday, May 6, according to Rev. Rita Sims, pastor.

Three awards will be presented: Mary Brannam will receive the newly named Martha Parsley Lifetime Achievement Award, named in honor of Mrs. Parsley for her dedication and service to St. John’s. Peggy Cooke will receive the Woman of Achievement award for her devotion to members of the church. Mary Lou Evans will receive the Outstanding Senior Girl Award recognizing her involvement with the youth group and the church.

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 sys- tem 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 Tuesday

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.

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.

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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