Lamar Street Baptist taking photos for church directory

January 20, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church 
A little boy, about 10 years old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway. He was barefooted, peering through the window and shivering. A lady approached the young boy and said, “My, you are in such deep thought staring in that window!”
“I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes.” replied the boy. The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half of a dozen pair of socks for the boy. She then asked, if the store clerk could get her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her. She took the little boy in the back part of the store and removed her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.
By this time the clerk returned with the socks and placed a pair upon the boy's feet, the woman purchased the boy a pair of shoes.  She tied up the remaining pair of socks and gave them to him. She then patted him on the head and said, “No doubt, you will be more comfortable now.”
As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looked up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her: “Are you God's wife?”
 Go out to today and share God's love and show others you are part of His family.
If you don’t have a church home, we would love to have you worship with us at Broadway Baptist Church where God is changing homes one heart at a time. Our Life Groups, which is for all ages, starts at 10 a.m. Our morning service is at 10:50 a.m. and our evening service begins at 6 p.m. Come and let us be a blessing to you as we worship the Lord together.

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 continue our January sermon series, “The Road Less Traveled.” Come join us, and let’s get on the right road for 2014!
EFC’s Wednesday evening children’s ministry is launching again for the Spring semester this week, 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 Wednesdays 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 Wednesdays 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.
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, Jan. 19, 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 Missions item to be collected for the month of January is canned peas. 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.
Worship choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us as the Easter project is unveiled. Help will be needed with drama, sets, costumes, sound and lighting. You will certainly be able to find a ministry that you can perform!
KidX will resume on Jan. 29. This is a very special time for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade to begin understanding and developing a relationship with Jesus Christ. Please consider helping with this very rewarding and fulfilling ministry!
Growth groups will begin on Feb. 16. Sign-ups will be available on Feb. 2. We will be doing a Max Lucado study covering the book of Acts. Please join us for a time of Biblical teaching and Christian fellowship.
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.
All Sunday school classes will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, and will continue the study of The Story. There are Sunday school classes for all ages. Kenny Maxwell will be worship assistant. Gary Brown and Kary Brown will be greeters.
The Little Ones will meet with Lou Ann Cumbie, Sunday, Jan. 19, from 5-6 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.

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 Sunday nights 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 (Fourth Street) entrance if you would like to receive God’s blessing through either of these ministries.
News this week: This Sunday pastor Brian will be sharing how God blesses US through our service for Him. Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT — to finally make sense of it? Pastor Brian will also be leading a survey of the Old Testament beginning in late January using Dr. Richter’s book Epic of Eden. An informational meeting will be held in the parlor this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. If you want more information and an opportunity to ask questions please come and hear more about it!
Activities this week:
• Saturday at 9:30 a.m. — Youth leave for Winter retreat.
• Sunday worship at 8:45 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.
• Sunday at 6:30 p.m. — Introductory meeting for Old Testament survey.
• Monday at 5:30 p.m. — Young women’s Bible study, childcare provided.
• Wednesday at 10 a.m. — Morning Bible study.
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 Church’s 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, “We have Found the Lord.” 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 January is Donna Axe. Brenda will sing a special musical selection. Rev. Derrell Patterson and his lovely wife, Sandy, will be joining us for morning worship. Immediately following worship service, a covered dish meal will be shared in the fellowship hall.
On Sunday, Feb. 9, Valentine’s Day remembrance sacks will be available to deliver to our homebound. Please bring your treats, snacks or other Valentine’s Day memorabilia when you come to morning worship.
We are in the midst of the flu season. Bless This House calls upon prayer for individuals that are suffering with the illness. Several have loss their lives and others are extremely ill. Pray not only the sick will have a complete recovery, but also for ones who are ministering to their needs.
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 Sisters of Zion
The sisters of Zion are called to God’s labor,
We willingly serve Him with spirit and might.
We go to the nations with truth everlasting,
We teach of the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ.
We thank thee, O God, for a prophet to guide us,
We trust in his words and our purpose is clear.
The angels of heaven are walking beside us,
We’ll share our glad message with all who will hear.
We go forth enlisted with Helaman’s Army
In numbers much greater than ever before.
With power and spirit we’ll faithfully witness
The heavens have spoken and truth is restored!
Caitlyn Alldredge, from the Sweetwater church, is serving in Cancun, Mexico, as a missionary for 18 months. She spent time at the MTC (Mission Training Center) in Provo, Utah, to study the language and customs of the people.
On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, the Stake Relief Society (area churches) will present its annual Women’s Conference in San Angelo at the Southwest Chapel. It will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30, p.m. a luncheon will be served, and a nursery will be provided. Mini classes to choose from are:
• Tapping into the Power of Prayer
• Making your Home a Missionary Training Center
• “Fun”ctional Food Storage
• Feasting on the Word of God
• Recommended Resources for Home and Family found on lds.org
The theme of the conference is “Establish a House of Learning” taken from the Doctrine and Covenants 88:119 scripture: “Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God.”
We are located at 910 Elm Street in Sweetwater. All visitors are welcome. For further information, please contact Elder Olsen and Elder Rentmeister, the two missionaries serving in this area (phone 1-325-864-2999).

LAMAR STREET BAPTIST CHURCH
Reminder to members, that we are taking pictures today and tomorrow for our church directory. Don’t miss out, if you are not schedule a time call church office or contact Joyce Clegg.
Join us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school, followed by our 10:40 a.m. service; hymnals, children sermon, praise music and Bro. Clay will bring a message from the Bible. Children church led by Eddie and Jacqueline Dean is dismissed after special music each week.
Our evening service starts at 6 p.m.; we will reveal and discuss the top ten results of our Dream the Dream.
Our Wednesday evenings start at 6:30 p.m., and it consists of Bible study for adults led by Bro. Clay; youth activities led by Carolyn Mullican and Michelle Adams; TeamKids led by Mikya Wiltse, Britnee Baird and Linda Kite; and preschool activities led by Jessica Parks.
Upcoming events include: A spaghetti fundraiser meal after the morning service on Jan. 26. Donations will help the children go to camp this summer. Starting Sunday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m., Vicky Hanes and Sherri Brazelton will lead children choir. On Friday, Feb. 14, is our annual banquet for our widows and widowers. If you have someone you would like to get information to about this event, please send us their information through our contact page on our website. We have set the date for Vacation Bible School, it will be June 16-20 from 6-8:30 p.m., so mark your calendars.
To learn more about Lamar Street Baptist Church, visit us at 513 Lamar, check out our website at www.lamarstreetbaptist.com, or call the church at 235-1779 and leave a message and someone will return your call.

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