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August 31, 2013

Church briefs for Aug. 30



Parkview Baptist

Sunday morning Bro. Steven Gillispie’s sermon will be from James 1:12-18 titled “Temptations and Where They Come From.”

Noonday Bible study will be Wednesday. “Why do people leave the church? How we know? We know God and hear His voice”; John 10:27. The children and youth will have their regular services at 7 p.m.

Simply “One Family Walking and Working for the Faith of the Gospel.” For information, call 580-255-5525.

Grace Baptist

Craig Booth of Duncan won the $50 gift card at the Stephens County Free Fair, during our booth drawing. Pastor John Croy will be delivering both the Sunday morning and evening messages.

The Adult Sunday school class will begin a new unit of study “The Word From Eternity.” The first lesson is from John1:1-18 titled God Revealed, will answer the question “How can I know for sure what God is like?”

GBC is honoring Thelma Green, 89, and Betty Jewell, 75, with a birthday fellowship at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Discipleship Training class will dismiss for the fellowship. Wednesday night Bible study and prayer meeting will start at 7 p.m. For a ride to church, call 580-255-5497.

Upcoming: Men and boys prayer breakfast Saturday, Sept. 7, Ladies Fellowship Luncheon Saturday, Sept. 14, Mettie Hawkins Croy 60th birthday party Saturday, Sept. 14 and Community Meal on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

 Tanglewood Bible Fellowship

After the call to worship from Colossians 2:6-10 led by David Demerson, James Mitchell will lead a time of congregational worship.

Dr. Brad McCoy will speak from John 20:1-31 and the message is titled “The Reality of Life After Death and What It Means to Our Life Now.” After the message and fellowship break, adults will reconvene in the auditorium for a time of sharing and prayer led by Rick Buchanan, the pastor will be leading the 20s and 30s class in his office, the Uth Group will meet and children will move from Sunday School to Junior Church.

The first Wednesday, Ladies Breakfast Fellowship will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at church. Wednesday Mid-Week services for the entire family are from 7-8 p.m. Adults are in the first phases of a new study on prayer based on a book by Dr. Tom Constable, a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Have a church story to share? Or an upcoming event? Contact Religion reporter, Rebeka Rutledge, at 255-5354. Ext. 160, or by email at

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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