Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

May 16, 2013

Church News

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Harmony Baptist Church, 400 East 12th Ave., Corsicana will hold an appreciation service for its musicians at 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013. This is the 14th year the church has honored Patrick Colbert, Organist/Bass Guitarist; Brandon Gooden, Lead Guitarist; and Christopher Meankins, Drummer/Percussionist.  This is the third year Jazzton Williams, Bass Guitarist, will be honored. All of the musicians grew up in this church and their musical talents are a real blessing to the congregation. All musicians, soloists, and choirs are invited to share in this special occasion.  Please come by and show your love and support. Bishop John Baker is pastor, Minister Vanessa Baker is sponsor and Minister Chasity Portis is minister of music.

Faith Lutheran Church, (3824 W Hwy 22), will hold a Springfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18. This spring sale will feature new and used items, such as used furniture, lap quilts, kitchen items, plants, electronics, crafts, bedroom items, baby items, decorating items, books, and will have a bake sale with all kinds of goodies. There will be a prize drawing for either a queen size quilt, crocheted afghan or ladies coat. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Drawing will be at 2 p.m., you do not have to be present to win.

Love Chapel Baptist Church located at 400 North Benton Street where David E. Wilson serves as Pastor and Sharron D. Wilson serves as Minister will have Revival Services  May 21 -23, 2013 at 7 p.m. nightly. The theme will be “Getting Back To Basics” from the scripture text I Peter 2:9-10. Guest speakers are the Mothers Of Zion featuring  Evangelist Mary Jo Dixon of the Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church, Bishop William Lewis, Jr., Pastor; Bishop Annell Haney Pastor of The Church Of The Living God (Malakoff) and Minister Florine Hubbard of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Pastor Joe D. Hubbard, Sr.  You do not want to miss hearing these seasoned Women of God Preach the Gospel with Power and Authority.  Please come  and be blessed. For further information you may call Minister Sharron D. Wilson at (903) 872-4661 or (903) 874-9156. Love Chapel Baptist Church will also will observe their Mission Annual at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013.  The spoken word will be brought by Pastor Harold Evans, Sr., of the Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church.  Everyone one is cordially invited to attend this service.

Bethel A.M.E. Church will have the Laity, Deaconesses and Stewardess Annual Program at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Speaker for the hour will be Rev. Samuel Baker of Joshua Chapel AMEC of Waxahachie. Rev. Willie L. Greene Sr., pastor. Sis. Penny Liggins, Lay and Stewardess president. The public is cordially invited to attend. The Young People’s Department celebrated all Mothers on Sunday, May 12 with readings, gifts, flowers and song. First Lady Sis. June Greene also presented a paper and poem. Recognitions of those present were given to the oldest mother, Sis. Mable Scott; the youngest mother, Sis. Erie Jimerson; and the mother with the most children, Sis. Dolores Carter. The public is invited to join Bethel AME for Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sundays and at 11 a.m. for morning worship.

God's Holy Temple COGIC, 301 East Third Ave. located in the home center will observe its Third Sunday Youth Service at 4 p.m. May 19, 2013. Everyone is asked to come and support the youth. Singing by the youth choir, Praise and worship service, scripture readings, music selection by the musicians, and Spoken word by Bro. Jeffery Baxter Jr.  Please come out and support our youth. Pastor Eric Grant Sr.

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. The church calendar is very full the next couple of months. Due to Home School Church Camp this coming week, Friday Night Fun and Fellowship Night will not be held. It will be held again on May 31 at 6 p.m. Preparations continue for Vacation Bible School, Youth Led Sunday and Summer Church Camp. If interested in participating in any of these events, please call (903) 874-6983 for additional information. All are invited to attend the regularly scheduled Sunday services: Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Morning and Evening Worship at 10:50 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. each week. God continues to bless Missionary Baptist Church. Come! You will be blessed too!


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.  May 11 will be  Ranch Rodeo, books open at 8 a.m. and event starts at 9:30 a.m. $200 per team.  On May 24, June 21 and July 19 there will be a Team Sorting Buckle Series with books opening at 6 p.m. and the sorting starting at 7 p.m. For more information contact John McLain at (903) 641-6648. Eatin’ Meetin’ and Fish Fry/ATV Races will begin at 7 p.m. May 31. There will be a Play Day June 1 at Lone Star, books will open at 8 a.m. and Play Day starts at 9 a.m. Events will be Cloverleaf Barrels, Straightaway Barrels, Flag Race, Speed Race, Poles and Potato Race, with special events for the kids: mini bull riding and mutton bustin. So load your horses and family up and come join us for some fun. For more information please contact Scott Reed at (903) 804-7377. There will be a New Members Luncheon June 16, and Eatin’ Meetin’ at 7 p.m. June 28.

Intercessors for Navarro County Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet at The Ark on N. Beaton at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and carpool to First Baptist Church in Kerens. Please note the change in venue. 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.

Westminster's XYZ (Extra Years of Zest) invites members and friends in the community to share lunch and good company on Tuesday, May 21 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Dr. Tommy Stringer will present an interesting program about Memorial Day and the flag.  Bring a salad or dessert; entree is provided.  Call Westminster for more information: (903) 874-3781.

New Victory in Christ Sanctuary, 805 S. 15th St., will celebrate its Fourth Usher Annual at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16. Guest church is Beulah Baptist Church of Wortham, with speaker Pastor John Delancy. Other guests will be Harmony Baptist Church, Wilgo Baptist Church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Second Mission Baptist Church, Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Greater Love Outreach Fellowship, Bethany Baptist Church, Love Chapel Baptist Church, 13th Ave. Christian Church, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and Open Door COGIC. Mistress of Ceremony  is Sis. Julia Hernandez, with welcome by Sis. Sonji Washington. Occasion will be by Sis. Jackie Wilkinson. Sis. Margaret Ricard is president of the usher board. The public is invited to join in this joyous occasion.

Navarro Mills Baptist Church will have a huge garage sale Saturday, May 25 beginning at 8 a.m., complete with barbecue and watermelon. This will be a fundraiser for Youth Camp.

Grace Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, 402 East 14th Ave., Corsicana, will be celebrating its Friends & Family Day on May 26, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Rev. John Holmes of the Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Palestine will be delivering the message for this occasion. The public is invited to come and celebrate this special day with the Grace Temple family. Sister Ella Deeds, chairperson; Brother Larry Deeds and Sister Linda Dunbar, co-chairpersons; Reverends Michael and Joann Donaldson, pastors.

Life in the Word Bible Church, 1408 N. Beaton, where Emma Jessie is pastor, invites you to come and worship with their congregation on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. as they begin teaching on the benefits of Forgiveness. We also invite everyone to come out and worship with us on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:30 a.m. in a spirit-filled non-traditional atmosphere. Come and be blessed. Life in the Word Bible Church is also seeking a full-time keyboard player and drummer. Please feel free to contact us through our email address

New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone out to its Men’s Day Program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013. Pastor Carl Oliver of Pleasant Olive Baptist Church of Malone will bring the message, so come out and hear this great man of God.

The Cowboy Church of Ennis invites ALL BIKERS to join us for a motorcycle ride  Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 10 a.m., starting at Gander Mountain, 3301 Corsicana Crossing, Corsicana, and ending at Cowboy Church of Ennis.  Cost is $5 per rider, fees payable at start point.  Proceeds go to the Youth Ministry.  Food will be served at the end of the ride.  For more info: contact Caroline May at (903) 641-8316.

Amelia Barton, Church of the Living God, 917 G.W. Jackson St., will hold a Family and Friends Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19 with spoken word brought by Apostle Dan Layne of Day Spring Ministries. The theme is “Jesus Christ, Our Hope,” II Thess. 2:16,17. All are invited to join this program, all churches and the public. Please contact us at (903) 875-1698 to let us know if your church can be part of this service. May God Bless you.

Sixth Ave. Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., will have its Drama Ministry present “Speak Life” at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25. For more information call (903) 874-4873.

Macedonia Baptist Church, Marsh and Ross St., Streetman, invites you to its Annual Men and Women Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013. Special guest is Bishop k.d. davis sr. of Sixth Ave. Baptist Church, Corsicana. For more information call (903) 599-2434.

The Sixth Annual Memorial Day Service at Woodland Memorial Park in the Gazebo will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2013. The theme is “Gone But Not Forgotten” and it is sponsored by Single Believers Ministries and the Woodland Cemetery Association. The keynote speaker is Col. Bill Downey (Air Force), grandson of the legendary first black veterinarian in Texas Dr. Will Coleman. The Navarro County Sheriff’s Department Color Guard will perform a 21-gun salute, and TAPS will be played  by Les Grayson. Taylor Parks will sing “God Bless America,” and Pastor Leon Tate will emcee. Minister Shumar Jackson will read the scripture, and more songs will be performed by Peter St. Clair, Bro. Curtis Sparks, Cheryl Evans and Ruby Williams. For more information contact Asst. Pastor Margaret Evans at (903) 602-0373.

First Baptist Church of Eureka, 8718 S Hwy 287, Eureka, would like to invite anyone searching for a home church to visit with us for Sunday morning service beginning at 11 a.m. We are a relaxed, comfortable, casual dress, family oriented church, with a loving and caring congregation. If you haven't yet found 'your' church, please give us a try.

The Liberty Tabernacle of God at 2708 W. Eighth Ave., Pastor E.J. Waites, invites you to a “Time of Refreshing” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24. Special guest will be Bishop k.d. davis sr. of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. Intercessory prayer begins at 6:10 p.m. When difficulties arise, we are all tempted to ask God “why?” This is especially true when we are living lives of faith. The wicked seem to be living the “Life of Riley” and those who are committed believers face hell almost every day ... Come and be spiritually recharged with a time of refreshing in the presence of the Lord. Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. the DIVAS II Women Ministry will host “You Don’t Know My Story” with guest evangelist Sandra Seals of the Harvest Time Worship Center, Hillsboro. Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. followed by a dynamic Praise and Worship Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Intercessory Prayer is 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Bible Study at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this praying, Bible-based teaching, family-oriented church. For more information call (903) 641-5675. Bring a friend.

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.)

 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.

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.