Ministerial Alliance lists plans for annual Holy Week luncheons

Rockdale Ministerial Alliance will sponsor its annual noon-hour Community Holy Week luncheon services March 25-29 in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center.

Each meeting features sandwiches and finger foods provided by participating local churches, plus music, scripture and a short Holy Week message.

Speakers—Monday, March 25—Rev. Pam Graham, St. Thomas Episcopal Church; Tuesday, March 26, Rev. Jack Chelf, First Baptist Church; Wednesday, March 27, Greg Spears, Milam County Cowboy Church; Thursday, March 28, Rev. Russ Willis, Meadowbrook Baptist Church; Friday, March 29, Lance Walch, Forest Grove Christian Church.

Music—Monday, St. John’s United Methodist Church; Tuesday, First Baptist Church; Wednesday, Rising Star Baptist Church; Thursday, Meadowbrook Baptist Church; Friday, Forest Grove Christian Church.

Food suppliers—Monday, St. John’s United Methodist Church and St. Thomas Episcopal Church; Tuesday, First Baptist Church and First Christian Church; Wednesday, Rising Star Baptist Church and Mi lam County Cowboy Church; Thursday, Meadowbrook Baptist Church and Peace Lutheran Church; Friday, Forest Grove Christian Church and Rockdale Christian Church.

Easter sunrise—Rockdale’s annual community-wide Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 31 at the high school football stadium.

Music will be provided by Holy Peculiar, a Rockdale band.

Preaching will be Rev. David Pussman, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Others participating will be Rev. Russ Willis, Meadowbrook Baptist; Rev. Rita Sims, St. John’s Methodist; Rev. Jack Chelf, First Baptist; and Rev. Pam Graham, St. Thomas Episcopal.

“Attendees are advised to bring a towel to wipe off any dew on the seats, or to bring a stadium seat,” said Rev. Sims, president of the Ministerial Alliance which coordinates Holy Week activities.

In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1700 Hillcrest.

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