Gospel trio to perform at Broadway Baptist Church

May 2, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church
Two rambunctious boys were giving their mother fits, so she asked the preacher if he would have a talk with them. The preacher brought them to his office, called the first boy in and said, “Son, do you know where God is?” The boy just sat there.  The preacher asked again, “Son, do you know where God is?” The boy squirmed, but he didn’t say anything. Finally, the preacher came out from behind his desk and with a loud authoritative voice said, “Son, do you know where God is?”  The little boy jumped up, ran out of the office, grabbed his brother and took off. After running a ways the boys stopped to catch their breath, and his brother asked, “What’s wrong?” The boy replied, “Someone took God, and they think we did it!”
Truly it happened. Christ was crucified, He was buried, He rose again, and the tomb is empty! Then, for 40 days He showed Himself ALIVE. Think about it, He came, He left, and He came again. I am sure the disciple’s emotions that had been so torn were finally settling down. Then, one day, while Jesus was giving commandments unto the apostles, he was “taken up” out of their sight. Here we go again: He came, He left, He came, and now He is leaving again! Where did He go? What is He doing? Will He come again? I am sure these questions lingered in the hearts of the apostles as they stood there that day.
Perhaps, like the apostles you too have felt that He has left you alone in your struggles. My friend I have great news. Hebrews 7:25 says: “. . . He ever liveth to make intercession for them.” What a blessing to know Christ lives, and He ever makes intercession for us. Jesus is watching over us, and He is praying for us. Jesus, who is our Savior, the Good Shepherd, and the King of Kings, is praying for us! It is comforting to know that the One who died for me “ever liveth to make intercession” for me. Having that promise is enough to encourage and strengthen me day by day. He lives to stand in the gap for you and for me. What a mighty God we serve! His mercy and grace we don’t deserve! When you feel down and discouraged, remember you are on Jesus’ prayer list! 
This Sunday, the 4th, the Gospel Singing Trio, Forgiven, will be at Broadway Baptist Church during our 10:50 a.m. service. Forgiven is best described as dedicated, talented and sincere.  Cloid and Debbie Baker and Jeremy Dickerson form this trio, whose music and testimony communicate to the listener their love for Jesus Christ. Seldom does a gospel group come along with a sweeter harmony, professional appearance and heartfelt desire for ministry than FORGIVEN. Invitation is open to all who want to come. 
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 be beginning our sermon series, “Transformed.” Come join us as we take seven weeks to seek transformation in our spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health and vocational health. Our children will also be hosting a brisket burrito lunch after both services this week, so come hungry and leave happy!
We also want to extend an invitation to our weekly Lifegroup meetings, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact the church offices at 236-9200.
EFC’s Wednesday evening children’s ministry is in full swing for the Spring semester, with children ages six months through fifth grade exploring what kind of love we should have in our hearts as followers of Jesus! They meet Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:30 p.m. and are loving their time together in the “Faith Factory!”
The Salvage Yard youth ministry, for grades 6-12, meets Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. for their worship service and for many other various events. Find out more on their facebook page at www.facebook.com/InTheYard. The Salvage Yard is also hosting a dodgeball tournament and chili cook-off this Saturday, May 3, at the TSTC Student Center. Games begin at 10 a.m. and chili will be available for judging during the lunch hours. Come have a great time watching and eating — it’s a don’t miss!
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 May 4, 2014 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 May is boxed rice. 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. We are also collecting baby items for the Women’s Resource Center. You can bring items to the baby crib set up next to the office.
Kid X continues on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. This is a very special time for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade to begin understanding and developing a relationship with Jesus Christ. Please consider helping with this very rewarding and fulfilling ministry!.
Friday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. we will have a game night at the church. There will be food and games for the entire family.
May 4 we will celebrate God’s work in the lives of our graduating seniors. We will recognize our high school seniors and worship together with their families.
May 11 we will celebrate together as we dedicate the children who have been born into First Baptist Church since 2009. We will pray for the children and their families during this special worship service.
Wednesday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. we will have our quarterly Church Conference.
We ask that all agenda items be turned into the church office by May 7. Hope to see you there.
May 16-18, the 6th-12th grade students will be going to Junction for a camp out and Bible study. The goal is for students to experience God’s creation together and grow close with one another.
For in depth information on First Baptist Church Sweetwater, find us on Facebook or at www.fbcsweetwater.org.

First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church of 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, May 4, 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, May 4. Mike Fry will be teaching a study on Revelation for the adults. There will be Sunday school for the children. Mike Briggs and Dorothy Stroman will be greeters. Kenny Maxwell will be the worship assistant for the worship service. Communion will be served by the Class of 2015.
Presbyterian Women will meet on Wednesday, May 7. There is a business meeting at 5 p.m., Mexican Pile On meal at 5:30 p.m. and Bible study with Kay Staton at 6 p.m. The study will be Lesson 9 God’s Abiding Presence, of the study, An Abiding Hope: The Presence of God in Exodus and Deuteronomy. All women are invited to attend this time of fellowship, prayer and Bible study.
On Wednesday, May 7, all the IBKs, Little Ones and middle school and high school youth and all of their parents are invited for ice cream and games outside at our FPC Garden. Please join us for a time of Fellowship from 6-7 p.m.
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.

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 school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Claude bringing the message entitled, “Born of the Spirit: Put your Trust in God.” Worship assistants are Lisa Peterson serving as worship leader, Brenda Alexander leads the congregational hymns and plays the keyboard, pianist is Eugenia Hill and the greeter for the month of March is Jo Whitfield. We observe the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. It is a time to give thanks to God for the sacrifice of His one and only begotten Son for saving the souls of mankind. Each one has the opportunity to recommit his/her personal walk in their daily lives with Jesus Christ. Remember to bring your altar rail offering that is designated for our shared ministries as directed through the United Methodist Church of the Northwest Texas Conference.
Remember to stop by and shop at our spring rummage and bake sale this Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, being held in the fellowship hall. All are welcome.
Just a week remains for purchasing your items for Samaritan Hospitality House in Colorado City. Families traveling over 300 miles are provided free weekend lodging in a homelike atmosphere when they come to visit loved ones that are incarcerated in area prisons. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this outreach ministry and bring your selected articles to be consecrated on Sunday, the 11th of May.
Evangelism committee meets Monday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the Friendship Sunday School classroom. Following coordinators reporting upon their respective outreach ministries, decorative snack sacks will be compiled for West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center.
May is the month of high school and college graduations. “Bless This House” is calling upon prayer for each graduate as they embark upon a new path in their life’s journey. Through God’s guidance, pray each graduate has the confidence and optimism to recognize the doors of opportunity that He places before them.
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)
Mothers Who Know Do Less
Mothers who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all. Their goal is to prepare a rising generation of children who will take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the entire world. Their goal is to prepare future fathers and mothers who will be builders of the Lord’s kingdom for the next 50 years. That is influence; that is power. (source: “Mothers Who Know”, talk by Julie B Beck October 2007)
Calendar:
May 4 — Fast Sunday;
May 5 — Family Home Evening for families;
May 7 — Mutual for the youth at 6:30 p.m.;
May 10 — Stake Temple Day.
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 Olsen, Elder Valgardson, and Elder Hughes, the three missionaries serving in this area (phone 1-325-864-2999).
“And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom, that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God. Labor to serve one another.” Mosiah 2:17-18.

Rhema Valley Family Church
Are you searching for a church home? Come worship with us at Rhema Valley!
Rhema Valley is a charismatic ministry, fully embracing the person, work and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
This Sunday, Pastor Ollie Wilburn begins a new series titled “The Father’s Heart.” We offer children’s church, and a nursery is available for the kids.
The Wednesday night service is at 7 p.m., and the Sunday morning was at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 235-4750.

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