Emmanuel Fellowship Church to host Superkid Academy

August 1, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church
It has been said that "out of the mouths of babes" come forth truths best kept silent. One of the best examples I have ever heard came on a blistering hot day, when a family had invited the preacher over for lunch. They were all seated around the table, and the dad, wanting to impress the preacher, turned to the 6 year old son and asked him to return thanks. The little boy protested and said, "But daddy, I don't know what to say!" The mother chimed in with "Oh, just repeat what you have heard Dad and me say." Obediently the boy bowed his head and prayed, "Oh Lord, why did I invite the preacher over on such a hot day like this!"
Prayer is the greatest lesson we can teach whether young or old. After famous baseball player, Billy Sunday, received Christ an elderly gentleman put his arm around Billy’s shoulder and said, “William, I can give you three things that will keep you close to God. First, spend 15 minutes a day listening to God talking to you; take 15 minutes each day to talk to God; and take 15 minutes each day to talk to others about God.” We should make this our pattern, today. Let God talk to us, talk to God and then talk to others about God. That is how we truly make a difference.
Ronnie and Mary Lou Warren will be in concert at Broadway Baptist Church this Sunday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. The Warrens travel across America to bring their uplifting music and message to churches. Ronnie plays a number of instruments including a saw. Both Ronnie and Mary Lou sing uplifting music that we are sure you will enjoy. Their goal is to see souls saved and to inspire Christians to use their talents for God. Check out their website at: www.warrensounds.com.
Broadway Baptist Church would like to invite you to come and worship with us this Sunday at 710 E. Third Street. Our Life Groups, which are for all ages, start at 10 a.m. Our morning service starts at 10:50 a.m. and our evening service starts at 6 p.m. Our midweek service is on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (We offer Bible study for all ages.) Come worship with us and be blessed.

Emmanuel Fellowship Church
We invite you to join us this Sunday at Emmanuel Fellowship Church. Our Sunday morning services are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Both morning services are filled with the same warm fellowship, dynamic worship and life-giving messages, as well as top-notch children’s ministry and nursery care for children up to fifth grade.
This week, we will begin our sermon series entitled “Sacred Moments.” We would love for you to study the Word of God with us as we talk about finding God in life’s eternal events.
The Salvage Yard youth ministry, for grades 6-12, meets Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. for their worship service and for many other various events. Our youth will also be traveling next week to attend Rock the Desert — they’re going to have a great time worshiping Jesus together!
We would love to have you register your kiddos to attend our “Superkid Academy,” to be held this week, August 3-5, at 6 p.m. for our pre-school and elementary age children. This annual event features in-depth lessons, games, crafts, snacks and much, much more, so you won’t want to miss it! We will wrap up the event with a Superkid Night at Newman Park on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m., followed by a pool party from 8-10 p.m. Register online at www.efcsweetwater.com.
We also invite you to step into The Growth Central Bookstore when you visit EFC. It’s stocked with Bibles, study aids, marriage and parenting resources, worship music, inspirational gifts, original art and fiction books — there’s something for everyone. The bookstore is open between Sunday morning services, from 10:30-11 a.m. and again at 12:30-1 p.m.
For more information about the ministry of EFC, log onto the church website at www.efcsweetwater.com.

First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday Aug. 3, for Bible study, beginning at 9:15 a.m. for all ages, followed by the Sunday morning service, which begins at 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church is located at 213 East Third Street, next door to the Post Office. We warmly greet you. Your presence will enhance our worship experience and our fellowship together.
Koinonia coffee is held at The Welcome Center before Bible study each Sunday morning. Coffee is the perfect complement to meeting old friends and new. It is an invitation to sit and talk for a while, to share stories, to get to know one another better. You are invited to join friends each Sunday morning as we all share a warm cup of Koinonia Coffee.
The FBC Heritage Timeline is located on the first floor hall leading to the Welcome Center. You can add special moments and memories during your time here at FBC on the Timeline!
The Missions item to be collected for the month of August is canned fruit. Each month we have collected different items which are being used to restock our pantry which is to be used as a resource for needy families.
On Sunday Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. Dr. Kelly Pigott will continue his special study on Christian history. We will be meeting on the third floor.
The youth will be going to the Family Life Center in Abilene on Friday, Aug. 1 from 7-10 p.m. The cost is $10. Saturday, Aug. 2, will be Day Camp from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Our Missions Camp group will leave 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, and return Thursday, Aug. 7, around 11 a.m. Pray for our students as they learn how to serve God.
Sunday Aug. 3, after the worship service we will have First Lunch in the fellowship hall. The menu is taco pile on and the cost is $2. Come and support Missions Camp! Following First Lunch, we will discuss the new policy manual recommended by the Church Council and which will be available July 30 for review.
There will be a special presentation on the recent Peru trip on the third floor Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. by Shirley and Watson Moore. Aug. 10, Dr. Robert Eaker will do a special presentation of his Malawi trip during the Sunday school hour on the third floor. It is exciting to see God work through the members in this church, so please come and support them as they share with us how God is reaching people around the world.
Church softball is back! The season will be on Tuesday nights from Aug. 12 to Sept. 30. Cost will be $20 per person which will include your shirt and fees. If you are interested, please call the church office with your shirt size and entry fee by Aug. 3.
For in depth information on First Baptist Church Sweetwater, find us on Facebook or at www.fbcsweetwater.org.

First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Sweetwater welcomes all to join us for worship. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need pastorally. We would love to have you be our guest.
We are excited to lead worship at Hoyt House on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 9-9:30 a.m. We will sing, hear the Word of God and share Communion. Come join us in this wonderful ministry of fellowship.
Sunday school will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, and worship is at 10:45 a.m. Mike Briggs and Keith Brock will be greeters. Communion will be served by the Class of 2015.
During the worship service, the Reverse offering will be collected. The Reverse Offering goes to support the Nolan County Food Pantry.
The mission of First Presbyterian Church is to make disciples for Jesus Christ by being an oasis of God’s love. Worship services are each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. We are located at the corner of 14th Street and McCaulley, across from the high school. Find out more information about our ministry by calling 235-5491 or visit the church’s website www.fpcsweetwater.org.

First United Methodist Church
Sweetwater First United Methodist Church wants to invite you to join us on Sunday mornings to worship and praise our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The United Methodist Church is open to all persons and is a place where all are welcome and encouraged to “come as you are” with the expectation that by the grace of God you will leave different. The change that a relationship with Christ brings about is a life-changing encounter and we believe that while God accepts us as we are He loves us enough not to leave us in our sins. We believe that Scripture informs all aspects of our lives and should be our rule and authority.
The first service begins at 8:45 a.m. and is built around a traditional model with great hymns of the church. This service uses a more liturgical framework and often employs a wonderful choir. Immediately following the first service we have Sunday school classes for all ages and stages of life. We invite you to try one of our many opportunities to come together and seek God in small groups that emphasize God’s Word and proclaim His glory. At 10:50 a.m. we have a second worship service that has a decidedly contemporary flavor and incorporates more of progressive style and pace. This second service also has a “Children’s Church” for kids in preschool through third grade. The children stay through our time of praise and then go to their own worship service.
Sweetwater FUMC also has youth activities on Sundays beginning at 6 p.m. with a prayer and praise time that we call Adoratio. Every Tuesday and Wednesday FUMC hosts the Gaylord’s Pantry and a clothes closet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Please enter through the North (4th Street) entrance if you would like to receive God’s blessing through either of these ministries.
News this week: Salvation is God’s promise to all who receive Christ by faith. It is the greatest gift ever given but some still do not know about the abundant grace of God. Do your friends and family know Jesus. Are they secure in the knowledge that they will spend eternity with God? Being evangelical has “gone out of style” — at least in it purest form. We rationalize that people don’t want to hear a “come to Jesus” speech and we’re probably right. On the other hand, the world needs to hear the good news more than ever. How can we prepare the way so that those who think they don’t need it can hear the gospel? Come join us on Sunday morning as we look at how we can enter into season of preparation for seeing many come to salvation in Jesus.
Activities this week:
Sunday worship at 8:45 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.
Adoratio at 6 p.m.
Sheep at 6:30 p.m.
Fun activities are offered at different times during the month for fourth through sixth graders (Club 456) and first through third graders (UMKids). If you have any questions call Linda at our church office (325-236-6617) or email churchoffice@fumcsweetwater.org. If you need prayer or have the need to contact our pastor you can call the same number or email him at pastor@fumcsweetwater.org.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Our Mission Statement: “To glorify Christ in all that we do by bringing people to Christ and equipping them to serve Christ.”
Sunday services:
* Fellowship at 8:30 a.m.;
* Worship at 9 a.m.;
* Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.
Pastor Jake’s sermon is entitled “Grasping at Straws and Wrestling with God (The Stress is Real).” Scripture reading comes from Genesis 32: 22-31. Worship assistants are Lisa Peterson serving as worship leader, Brenda Alexander leads the congregational hymns and plays the keyboard, pianist is Bonnie Walters and greeter is Jo Whitfield. We observe the Sacrament of Holy Communion the first Sunday of each month. We, as Christians, have the opportunity to reflect upon John 3:16, reaffirm our commitment to Jesus Christ and through faith and trust, follow Him in our daily lives. Remember to bring your altar rail offering that is applied towards our “shared ministries” as designated through the United Methodist Church of the Northwest Texas Conference.
One week remains before the dedication of supplies for our “School Ministry.” A list of suggested items to purchase is available at the back of the sanctuary. Please bring your selections to the church for needy students in the second and third grades at East Ridge Elementary on or before the consecration date of Sunday, the 10th of August. Delivery to the school campus will be the following Monday.
The volatile battle of conflicts with the loss of life presently occurring in the Middle East and in Eastern Europe has raised the concern of the world. “Bless This House” asks prayer for God’s solution in the midst of the destruction and devastation. Pray mankind seeks the “Lord’s Will” in bringing peace to the land and its people.
You are always invited to join us at 1801 Lamar Street, sharing in our vision of making Disciples of Jesus Christ, growing spiritually, fulfilling our God-given gifts, witnessing to others and ministering to ones in need.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)
The church members are giving a memorial service for Forrest James Sims this Saturday, Aug. 2, at 5 p.m. A meal will be furnished. Brother Sims was an important part of our church in Sweetwater being involved with the Boy Scouts, service projects and holding leadership positions. He had a strong testimony of the Gospel and will be missed.
Calendar:
Aug. 3 — Fast Sunday.
Aug. 4 — Family Home Evening.
Aug. 6 — Mutual for the youth 6:30-8 p.m.
Aug. 9 — Youth temple trip to Lubbock leaving at 8 a.m.
Lessons for Sunday Aug. 3:
Sunday school — 1 Kings 17-19 “After the Fire a Still Small Voice.”
Priesthood — “Bear Up Their Burdens With Ease” — talk by Elder Bednar.
Relief Society — Chapter 9 in “Daughters of My Kingdom.”
We are located at 910 Elm Street in Sweetwater. All visitors are welcome. Our Sunday meetings are: 9 a.m.  Sacrament; 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Relief Society and Priesthood meetings. For further information, please contact Elder Valgardson and Elder Hughes, the two missionaries serving in this area (phone 1-325-864-2999).
Scripture Alma 7:11-12: And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

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