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St. Monica Catholic homecoming Sunday

CAMERON—St. Monica Catholic Church, 306 South Nolan Avenue, Cameron, will hold its 130th anniversary and homecoming festival Sunday, Aug. 18 with the public invited.

Holy Mass will be at 10 a.m. featuring the Taylor Czech Chorus. Serving of barbecue beef and sausage plates ($8) will start at 10:30 a.m. A live auction will be at 3:30 p.m.

The Majeks of Corpus Christi will provide live entertainment. Other events will include bingo, a horseshoe tournament, raffle and concessions.

RSBC ‘Garden of Hope’ offering plots for fall

Rising Star Baptist Church’s community “Garden of Hope” project at 1055 Texas Street, Rockdale, announces that it is time to plan fall gardening.

Anyone who would like an individual or group plot may obtain one by contacting James Bradford at 512-446-3242. Work days will be announced.

St. Thomas ‘Invitation Sunday’ September 15

Sept. 15 will be “Invitation Sunday” at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 302 E. Davilla, in Rockdale.

“All are welcome to join us for the 11 a.m. service,” said Rev. Pam Graham, St. Thomas vicar.

Guest preacher for the service w ill be the Rev. Canon John Newman. “John is the Canon for lifelong Christian formation,” Rev. Graham said. “His vocation is to preach, teach, guide, shape, clarify, listen, articulate, and empower so that we can grow up into Christ together and joyfully live into our Baptismal Covenant.”

“Fr. John is a profound, dynamic, witty preacher—one definitely not to miss,” Rev. Graham added.

‘Little blessings’ fund-raiser planned

THOR NDALE—Prizes have been announced for a “Little Blessings” fund-raiser benefiting the St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale. Prizes will be awarded at the annual fund-raiser Saturday, Oct. 26 at Fireman’s Hall.

Tickets are $100 each and entitle the buyer and a guest to a catered chicken fried steak meal and a chance to win the following:

• Camouflage Kubota RTV 400 ($9,000 value).

• 5-by-10-foot utility trailer ($1,500 value).

• $500 Visa gift card.

Only 200 of the $100 tickets will be sold. Also available are $25 “meal and dance only” tickets. Holders of the $25 tickets will be able to bid on auction items.

The Oct. 26 fund-raiser schedule: 5 p.m., registration and social hour; 6 p.m. meal; 7 p.m. drawing, live auction and dance.

FMI: Marty Irwin, 512- 760-5056; Denise Melde, 512- 269 - 9 620; Jimmy Gi l more, 512-269- 6810; Gina Gillmore, 512-269-9309.

Next men’s breakfast at Apostolic Faith Church

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

Next breakfast will be on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Apostolic Faith Church, 400 West Davilla Street.

“Purpose is Christian fellowship and all men of the Rockdale area are invited,” said Bill Avrett, spokesman.

Thrift store volunteers announced for month

Rockdale Christian Services Heavenly Treasures thrift store serving the needy at 233 North Main Street is staffed by volunteers from RCS member churches. Volunteer assignments through August are as follows:

Aug. 15, Cowboy Church; Aug. 16, Grace Lutheran; Aug. 20, Tuesday Volunteers; Aug. 21, First Baptist; Aug. 22, First Christian; Aug. 23, Meadowbrook Baptist; Aug. 27, Tuesday Volunteers; Aug. 28, Full Gospel Chapel; Aug. 29, St. John’s Methodist; Aug. 30, Mt. Zion Baptist.—Judy Brown, volunteer chair.

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