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St. John’s to honor Scouts here Sunday
St. John’s United Methodist Church has announced two special Sunday morning services in February, according to Rev. Adam Straznicky, pastor.
• This Sunday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. will be Boy Scout Sunday, when members and leaders of local Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs will be recognized.
• On Sunday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m., the church will honor and recognize members and families of the Rockdale Police Department and the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department.
“We want to honor and thank our local police and firefighters for keeping our community safe. These men and women are angels on our shoulders,” Rev. Straznicky said.
Chili supper—On Thursday, Feb. 20, the annual Methodist Men’s Chili Supper will be served from 5 until 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, priced at $7. “The public is invited to enjoy great chili and fellowship at this event,” Rev. Straznicky said.
St. Paul dinner, auction Feb. 23
THORNDALE—St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Thorndale will hold its annual church dinner and auction on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Thorndale Fireman’s Hall.
A barbecue meal with all the trimmings will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Everyone is invited to bring your family and friends out for an enjoyable meal of barbecue brisket for $9 a plate,” said Teresa Ging, publicist.
Dine-in or to-go plates will be available. For senior citizen delivery, call 512-898-2257. All proceeds will go to the general fund.
An auction will be held following the meal and will feature hand-crafted items, baked goods and items of special interest for all ages. “If you, or someone you know, would like to donate items for this event, please call the church office at 512-898- 2711,” Ging said.
Thrivent Financial will provide matching funds for the event and we are most appreciative of their commitment.
FMI: Ging, 512-824- 0224; Tammy Pickett, 512-269-3598; Angie Becker, 512-898-2257.
St. John’s to host men’s breakfast
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 Tuesday, Feb. 11 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Summit at Hillcrest streets.
“Purpose is Christian fellowship and all men of the Rockdale area are invited,” said Bill Avrett, spokesman.
Rising Star lists February events
Rising Star Baptist Church has announced the following upcoming events:
• Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. until noon, RSBC Youth will host Youth Worship Service. Worship leaders will be Colton and Kayla Siegmund. Everyone invited. Lunch will be served following the service. If you would like to help with this event, call Timothy Ramey, 512-446- 2642.
• Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m., Pastor and Wife Appreciation. Guest speaker will be Pastor Richard Coaxum and congregation of St. Mary’s in Pflugerville. Everyone invited.
• Saturday, March 22, RSBC 5th annual Golf Classic at Blackhawk Golf Course, Pflugerville. FMI: Royal Johnson, 512- 576-4483.
Volunteer schedule for RCS thrift store
Rockdale Christian Services thrift store, Heavenly Treasures, serving the needy at 233 North Main Street, is staffed with volunteers from RCS member churches. Assignments for February are:
Feb. 6, First Baptist; Feb. 7, Foster Ladies; Feb. 11, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 12, First Christian; Feb. 13, St. Joseph’s Catholic; Feb. 14, Murray Street Church of Christ; Feb. 18, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 19, First Presbyterian; Feb. 20, Cowboy Church; Feb 21, Grace Lutheran; Feb. 25, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 26, Meadowbrook Baptist; Feb. 27, Full Gospel Chapel; Feb. 28, Grace Lutheran.— Judy Brown, volunteer chair Baptist Church, located at Third and Robinson Streets in Taylor, invites the public to its Historical Landmark Celebration at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.
The church will celebrate more than 130 years of a rich history in service to the Taylor area community. Beth Moore Bible study at St. John’s
Sara Straznicky will lead a Beth Moore Bible Study at St. John’s Methodist starting the first week of Lent, Wednesday, March 12 from 10 a.m. until noon. The 10 week Bible study is “Jesus, the One and Only:”
“Based on her best-selling Bible study, Moore’s up-close look at Christ brings you face-to-face with the Lord. Hear him preach on the Galilean hillside, see him raise the dead, watch him calm the storm—and your heart will be his forever.,” St. John’s pastor Adam Straznicky said.
“Invite your St. John’s friends. Invite friends from other churches. Invite friends who don’t go to church. This should be a wonderful time of fellowship and growing through scripture,” he added.
The study book is $15 and you can order the book yourself or contact and turn your money into the church by Feb. 26 to order your study book for you.