Sunday morning church services

January 10, 2014

SWEETWATER AGLOW
The Sweetwater Aglow team would like to invite you to our first Aglow meeting of 2014. We will be sharing our vision for the new year. Come and hear what the Lord has in store for 2014.
Anyone wishing to share a word or testimony is welcome to do so. Join us for a time of worship and fellowship.
Please bring your favorite snack. For more information call 766-2245 or 338-8924.

EMMANUEL FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
We invite you to join us this Sunday at Emmanuel Fellowship Church! Our Sunday morning services are at 9 am and 11 am. 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 5th 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 living life with Jesus really looks like! They meet Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:30 pm, 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 for their worship service and again on Sunday evenings at 6 pm for small group discipleship.
We also encourage you to attend the upcoming School of the Spirit tomorrow, January 11, 2014, here at EFC. During this one day seminar, we’ll dive deep into learning who the Holy Spirit is, His role in our lives as Christians, and how to receive and release the gifts of the Holy Spirit. For more information, or to register for the seminar, log on to www.efcsweetwater.com and click the School of the Spirit link or call us at the church offices.
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 10:30-11:00 am and 12:30 – 1:00 pm.
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 January 12, 2014 for Bible study, beginning at 9:15 am for all ages, followed by the Sunday morning service, which begins at 10:30 am. 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 pm. 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!
Plan now to be at FBC for a very special full day on January 12. We will share together the Lord’s Supper in a very meaningful way during the Morning Worship Celebration.
Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to be a part of a very special time in our church history. Our Intentional Interim Transition Team will host a Church-Wide Potluck Heritage Meeting the evening of January 12 at 6 pm on the third floor. There will be time for group discussions and a time to give feedback regarding our heritage survey. There will also be something very special and meaningful introduced during this time. You will not want to miss it!
KidX will resume on January 29. This is a very special time for children in Kindergarten through 6th 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 February 16. Sign-ups will be available on February 2. 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 9:30am, Sunday, January 12, and will continue the study of The Story. There are Sunday school classes for all ages. Dylan Bennett will be worship assistant. Doug Richards and Donella Parker will be greeters. During this week’s service, we will have the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and the Ordination and Installation of Elders.
All are invited to a Baby Shower and Luncheon for Mollie and Brandon Bennett after worship. A delicious lunch will be provided.
Session will meet Wednesday, Jan. 15th at 5:30pm in the fellowship hall.
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 10:45am. 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 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 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 6:00 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. 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: This Sunday Ken Becker will be sharing with us about the futility of trying to run from God. We hope you’ll join us!
Activities this week:
Saturday @8:00 am – Men’s Breakfast @ TA truck stop.
Sunday Worship @ 8:45 & 10:50
Sunday @6:00 pm – Adoratio
Wednesday @10 am – Morning Bible Study
Fun activities are offered at different times during the month for 4-6 graders (Club 456) and 1-3 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, “This is My Son in whom I Am well Pleased.” 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 January is Donna Axe.
The evangelism committee will meet on Monday, January 13, @ 6:30 p.m., in the Friendship Sunday School classroom. Following coordinators reporting on their respective outreach ministries, decorative snack sacks will be compiled for “West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center.”
January is a time of beginning anew and making commitments to discard and eliminate the things in our daily lives that separate us from God. Prayer should always be a priority in our daily walk. “Bless This House” ask we not only pray for ourselves as Christians, but also for others who may not personally know Jesus Christ. Pray our lives are exemplary of God’s love through the words we speak and the attitude we convey in our actions and deeds with others.
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 Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Exemplar
As we understand that Jesus Christ is our example in all things, we can increase our desire to follow Him. The scriptures are full of encouragement for us to follow in Christ’s footsteps. To the Nephites, Christ said, “For the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do” (3 Nephi 27:21). To Thomas, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
Today our leaders remind us to set the Savior as our example. Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, said, “When each of us has the doctrine of the Atonement written deep in our hearts, then we will begin to become the kind of people the Lord wants us to be.”
President Thomas S. Monson said, “Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is our Exemplar and our strength.”
Let us resolve to draw near to Jesus Christ, to obey His commandments, and to strive to return to our Heavenly Father. (source: January 2014 visiting teaching message)
From the Scriptures:
2 Nephi 31:16 - And now, my beloved brethren, I know by this that unless a man shall endure to the end, in following the example of the Son of the living God, he cannot be saved.
Moroni 7:48 - Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.
Calendar
Saturday January 11 - Stake Temple Day
Sunday January 12 - Branch Council meeting following the meetings
Monday January 13 - Family Home Evening
Tuesday January 14 - New Testament study class at 7 p.m. at church - public is invited
Saturday January 18 - Stake (area churches) youth dance 7 p.m.
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
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. A list was made from the Dream your Dream handed out last week, and we will vote on the top ten this week, then on Sunday night, January 19th, we will reveal and discuss the top ten results. Children Church led by Eddie and Jacqueline Dean is dismissed after special music each week.
Our evening service starts at 6 p.m.
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.
If you haven’t given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, to support international missionaries it is not too late, just label it and put it in the offering plate.
Upcoming events include: A spaghetti fundraiser meal after the A.M. service on January 26. Donations will help the children go to camp this summer; February 14th, 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.
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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