Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 14, 2013

Church News

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — News and events submitted by congregations throughout Navarro County

First United Methodist Church  will hold its Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at 320 N 15th St, Corsicana. Please bring a basket and be ready to have a fun time; for kids ages 12 and younger.  Register for Prize Easter Baskets to be given away after the egg hunt.  Open to the community; please invite your friends and family.

Lighthouse of Praise, 200 E. Collin St is hosting:   PASSOVER with JESUS presented by Ze’ev Nevo, a Jewish believer from Jerusalem and the son of a holocaust survivor at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013. Ze’ev is the founder and president of Israel Media Ministries. Come get an authentic insight into what it was like to celebrate Passover with Jesus in the upper room. Gain an understanding of the original Jewish roots of Communion.  Discover how each item on the Passover table foreshadows the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Ze’ev will present a “Model Seder” which will last approximately 75 minutes. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to:  (903) 519-9082 by March 11.  No accommodations for children under 12 yrs of age.

The New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Kerens, Pastor Earnest Betts Jr. invites you to its Annual Men Day Service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Host speaker will be Pastor Dairy Johnson and the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Corsicana. Come and enjoy the Lord with us. New Bethel will sponsor its first annual musical at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Please come and enjoy worship of God through song with us. All soloists, groups and choirs are welcome.

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street in Corsicana is blessed each week with visitors attending the weekly services. It is the desire of Missionary Baptist Church to warmly welcome guests to feel at home at all services. Sunday services begin with Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Morning and Evening Worship services are at 10:50 a.m. and 4 p.m. respectively.  Bible study, singing, great fellowship and youth activities in the gymnasium are all enjoyed each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. for the Adult Bible Study and the Youth Program. Details for the Easter Sunrise Service will be announced in the next Church News installment. Come this week and be blessed!

Macedonia Baptist Church located on the corner of Ross and Marsh Street in Streetman where Joe D. Hubbard, Sr., serves as Pastor will host Ordination service of  Deaconship to Bro. Cory Grant who is a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church and Bro. John Pitts who is a member of Love Chapel Baptist Church where David E. Wilson serves as Pastor. The Ordination service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013.  Everyone is cordially invited to attend this service to honor these men.

Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church located at 400 North Benton Street where David E. Wilson serves as Pastor and Sharron D. Wilson serves as Minister will have their Family and Friends Day Program on Sunday, March 17, 2013.  Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m and Morning Worship at 11 a.m. with the spoken word brought by Elder Valorie Brown Horn of the Taylor's Memorial COGIC where Elder Floyd G. Taylor serves as Pastor. All former members, family and friends are invited to come back home for this service.  The public is cordially invited to worship with us any time at the Love Chapel Church where the doors are always open and love is given.

Bethany Baptist Church, 1900 Mulberry Lane, cordially invites all women to its Kingdom Women Seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Come celebrate with us in worship and praise to God for His grace and mercy. Our Seminar speakers are Evangelist Maclean Grant of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Streetman and First Lady Ellender Johnson of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Corsicana. The theme is “Women Working in the Kingdom” Acts 16:1-2. We are looking for God to encourage, empower and energize us to work while it is day!

Amelia Barton Church of the Living God, 917 G. W. Jackson St., invites the public to join for its annual Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 to worship and lift up the name of Jesus Christ. Each minister will speak on the “seven last words” and bless our hearts as we remember in this year of 2013, the great gift of love that Jesus gave for us on the cross. The congregation looks forward to a blessed time in this service. E.A. Bishop J.D. Morgan, pastor.

Westminster's XYZ (Extra Years of Zest) invites members and friends in the community to enjoy an engaging program of exercising and delighting our minds on Tuesday, March 19 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Bring a side dish or dessert; entree will be provided.  Call Westminster for more information: (903) 874-3781.

Westside Baptist Church, 1522 N. 24th St., invites you to join them for a special service titled “Old Time Gospel Preaching for a Contemporary World.” This service will be 6 p.m. Sunday, March 17 with Bro. Otis Conner as the guest preacher. Conner is well-known and has served in various churches in the surrounding area since moving to Navarro County in 1996. He is currently serving as pastor to Sterling House Retirement Center and Chaplain to Hand in Hand Hospice. He is a member of Westside Baptist Church. Bro. Conner has ministered in some capacity since February 1964 when he became a Christian while serving in the United States Air Force. You will not want to miss this special service. A nursery will be provided. For more information please call (903) 874-4640.

Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church, 1300 FM 3041, where Elvin Sikes serves as Pastor would like to invite everyone to our worship services.  Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church is located on Old Roane Road a half mile east of I-45.  Sunday worship begins at 8:30 a.m.  There is a short time of fellowship and Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.  Wednesday night services begin at 6:30 p.m.  We would also like to invite all women to a special time of fellowship and Bible study.  It is held every second and fourth Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  (Light lunch and childcare will be provided.)

Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County, located at 4495 W. State Hwy. 22, invites all to join us for our Sunday Church Service starting at 10 a.m. We have nursery for babies through age 2 years and activities for 3 and 4 year olds. Children ages 5 through 12 are invited to meet in the children's building for Children's Church. We also have the following activities, Monday Nights at 7 p.m. Mounted shooting and Celebrate Recovery. Tuesday Night Women's Fellowship at 6 p.m. and Team Ropin' at 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 7 p.m., Youth Dinner 6:30-7 p.m. and Youth Service 7 p.m. Thursday Practice is at 7 p.m. March 9 the church will host a Play Day, with books opening at 10 a.m. and event starting at 11 a.m. March 22 there will be a sorting, Buckley Series, books open at 6 p.m. and event starting at 7 p.m. March 23 there will be a motorcycle ride, meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. Fee is five items to support the food basket ministry. We will ride to Glen Rose and have a barbecue lunch. March 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be Eggstravaganza, and March 31 is Easter Eatin’ Meetin’.

Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 1125 S. Fifth St., invites you to join for its Annual Appreciation Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Lifeline Fellowship Church, 5301 W. Hwy 31, Corsicana. BIshop Ricky Walters, host pastor. Keynote Speaker will be Rev. R.E. Daughtery of New Zion Baptist Church in New Boston. Tickets are on sale for $15 per couple, $10 adults 15 and up, and $5 for children 14 and under. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information call (903) 874-4873. Bishop k.d. davis sr., pastor.

God’s Holy Temple COGIC, 301 W. Third Ave., invites you to come and be blessed at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 for “Our Souls Are At Stake!” Guest speaker will be Pastor Billy Simmons from Church of a New Beginning, Dawson.

Bethany Baptist Church, 1900 Mulberry Lane, cordially invite all women to its Kingdom Women Seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Come celebrate with us in worship and praise to God for his Grace and Mercy. Our Seminar speakers are Evangelist MacLean Grant of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Streetman, and First Lady Ellender Johnson of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Our theme is “Women Working In the Kingdom” from Acts 16:1-2. We are looking for God to encourage, empower and energize us to work while it is day!

The Taylor’s Memorial Church of God in Christ  family presents their annual Family and Friends Day. The theme for this event is “God has the Master Plan.” We believe that whatever God is  planning we want to be apart of his plan. This annual service is a way of gathering all of our family and friends in one sanctuary to worship together. Our special guest for this service will be Greater Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ of Dallas. We are grateful for the opportunity to worship with this awesome church. Their Pastor, Elder H.B. Horn, Jr. will bring the message on this day. He is a native of Corsicana. He attended school in this city and graduated from G. W. Jackson High School. He is the son of the late Mr. H.B. Horn, Sr. and Mrs. Lena Horn who is currently a member of Taylor’s Memorial. The service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Please come out and worship with us if you are not otherwise engaged. For further information, please contact Elder Willie L. Horn, (903)851-1344 or Elder Valorie Horn (903) 493-4212. Taylor’s Memorial COGIC is located at 1600 G.W. Jackson Ave.

Wesley United Methodist Church has started its afterschool program “Noah’s Kids.” If you know a third, fourth or fifth grader who would benefit from Noah’s Kids, please call (903) 874-0718. The program will focus on how to care for God’s creation through Bible studies, crafts, gardening, and snacks will be provided. Noah’s Kids is every Tuesday from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church announces the beginning of V.I.P.’s, designed to minister to Very Important People (children with special needs). FBC Corsicana believes everyone is created in God’s image and can relate to God, and that salvation is a gift that is not dependent on a certain level of intelligence or ability. If you have a child with special needs, you may bring him/her to Sunday School at 9:45 Sundays in the Fourth Floor Room E405 (purple door). Someone will be there to meet you, find out more information about your child and his/her needs, and match them up with a “buddy” (aide). From there, your child will be placed in an age-appropriate classroom with their buddy. There is a “purple room” for children who may need less stimulation for a time, or a medically-fragile child, or one who requires more individualized attention. During the contemporary worship service at 11 a.m., you may choose to take your child into worship service with you, or children with special needs may remain in the VIP Room on the Fourth Floor after Sunday School with adult special needs people. When Kidzpraise (Children’s Church) begins, the VIP students will transition down the hall to join that service with their “buddy” (aide). After the contemporary service ends, you may pick up your child from the Kidzpraise Room (Fourth floor Room E411). Kids (and adults) with special needs and their families are loved and welcome at FBC Corsicana!

 Open Bible Study is held every Thursday morning at the Senior Activity Center, with singing beginning at 10 a.m. Bible Study is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Fred Biltz at (903) 654-4979.

Navarro County Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet at 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Navarro College. Men who are interested in praying for all those in authority are welcome to join (1 Timothy 2:1-3) For more information, please call (903) 874-5561.

Grief Share, sponsored by Northside Baptist Church, meets from 5 to 7 p.m. each Sunday at the Fellowship Center on Forest Lane (across the street from Northside). This is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Each Grief Share session includes a video seminar and group discussion. Grief Share is a non-denominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. You are welcome to begin attending the Grief Share group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. For more information, call Thelma Harvey at (903) 874-3277.