Gainesville Daily Register
Cooke County —
Callisburg United Methodist Church
The title of Pastor John’s message for the body of Christ at the Callisburg United Methodist Church was “No Cross, No Crown.” He spoke of how Jesus willingly gave his life for us. Not only did Jesus die on the cross for us, but he chose to do God’s will, always laying aside his will and obeying God. And since Jesus was the example for us, then we are to put God’s will before ours.
Dale Sleppy read Mark 8:31-38. Ushers for the month of March are Larry Wallace and Dean West. The Acolytes this Sunday morning were Abigail Pollard and Presley Webb.
Carolyn Hassell spoke to the children this Sunday. She told the children the saying, “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try again. Then she told the story of John Wesley. He failed many, many times preaching when he was young, but he kept on trying. Emitt Smith did not succeed in football when he was young, but he kept on trying. And then there was a man named Charles Schulz, he loved art and drew cartoon pictures and was turned down many, many times, but the kept on trying. We all know John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. Emitt Smith played for the Dallas Cowboys and is in the Football Hall of Fame. And the man, Charles Schulz, was creator of the “Charlie Brown” cartoon. So, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Kids for Christ attendance last Wednesday was 47. Frances West provided refreshments. Thanks to Carolyn Hassell, Betty Henderson, Ruth Ann Dodson, Dawn Pollard and Pastor John for helping.
Monday, March 19
At 6 p.m. Sergio Danon, a Jewish missionary who came to faith in Christ Jesus will give a presentation of Christ in the Passover at the Callisburg Methodist Church.
Pastor John will be on vacation from March 12-18. Rev. Kathy Brown will preach on March 18.
Calllisburg United Methodist Church is at 123 Oscar Cole Street. The pastor is John A. Gowling.
Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. Church begins at 11 a.m.
Callisburg Church of Christ
There is a lot going on at the Callisburg Church of Christ the next couple of months. On Sunday March 18 following morning service we will be taking the young people to Sherman for lunch and bowling. Then we will be having a movie and pizza night for the young people of the congregation. March 25 we will have our monthly fellowship luncheon and song service. In April the men of the congregation will take their annual fishing trip to Lake Texoma on April 27 and 28.
We would love to have you come and visit with us. We have Sunday School classes for all ages starting at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday morning, our worship services are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. each Sunday. The ladies of the congregation meet each Thursday morning for Bible study at 8:30 a.m. We are currently doing a series of sermons on Sunday morning entitled “Emotion Commotion.” And each Sunday we are looking at what the Bible has to say about different emotions we all face. This Sunday mornings sermon is ”High Anxiety...Dealing with the Worries of Life.”
Come visit us at the Callisburg Church of Christ, a small country church with a large passion for the Lord and his commission to spread the Gospel.
Christian Science Society
On Sunday, March 11, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Substance” which will include quotations from the Bible and correlative passages from “Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, our founder, which explains the readings from the Bible from a spiritual perspective.
Our service is held at 115 E. Hird St., at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is cordially invited. Our reading room is always open to all before services.
Custer City Baptist Church
Custer City Baptist church will host a post luck luncheon and fellowship on Sunday, March 11, following the morning worship service.
This weekend will also mark the beginning of Daylight Saving Time so don’t forget to set your clocks forward on Saturday night.
After our lunch fellowship, our youth — ages 6 and up — plan to travel to Denton First Baptist Church to attend their House of Judgment event. We will leave at 1:15 p.m. and return around 5 p.m.
From April 5 to 7, we will take the youth to our annual Easter Retreat at Falls Creek in Oklahoma.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church invites everyone to join our worship service on Sunday morning. The traditional worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. The sermon will be based on the Gospel of John 2: 1-22. Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9 a.m. The Adult Bible Class will be led by Mark Lippe. For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m., coffee and fellowship will be shared. A nursery will be provided.
Would you or a family member like to attend church or Sunday School, but you don’t have transportation? Do you know someone who would like a ride to church? Just call the church at 668-7147 or Mischa Brown at 641-1231 before noon on the day prior to the day the ride is needed. A carpool volunteer in your area will be contacted to make it happen. We are excited for you to attend our services at Faith. Please don’t let transportation difficulties keep you from joining us; we would love to have your company and fellowship.
In Faith’s church family, Kathy Davis, Richard Ditman, and Clayton Rupert will celebrate their birthdays this week. Donna and Bud Maschmeier and Jackie and Richard Diman will celebrate wedding anniversaries. We ask special blessings on all of them.
Evening of Christian fun and fellowship
On Saturday, March 10, ACT will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. Harry and Elizabeth Kessner and Jerry and Ellen Vernon will serve as hosts for a scrumptious dinner and an evening of Christian games and fun.
On Monday, March 12, Sally Haynie will host a Bible study in her home at 1821 Arkansas at noon. The group will continue an intriguing study, “ Discover Your Own Gifts of the Spirit, Fruit of the Spirit, and Natural Talents.” For further details call Sally Haynie at 580-3116.
Ladies Bible study
On Wednesday, March 14, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue a study of the book of Acts. The choir will meet at 5:30 p.m. A Lenten service will be held at 7 p.m.
Helping Hands of Faith
Helping Hands of Faith, a mission of Faith Lutheran Church, is located at 719 Smith St. in the old Frankie Schmitz Shoe Factory building. Run by volunteers, this thrift store uses its profits for donations to the church and community. Funds are donated to organizations such as Stanford House, ABBA Women’s Center, Cooke County Home Hospice, CASA, CPS, Camp Sweeney, VISTO, and several area Volunteer Fire Departments. Regular store hours are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. If you have items to donate, bring them to the store on regular store days. If you have large items that need to be picked up, call 668-4393.
If there is any way that Pastor Scott Sundbye or Faith Lutheran Church can serve you, please let us know. The church number is 668-7147 and Pastor Sundbye’s home number is 612-5552. The Bible Verse for the week: “I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.” (Corinthians 15: 51).
First Christian Church
First Christian Church is located at 401 N. Dixon in Gainesville. Sunday School for all ages starts at 9 a.m., with worship at 10 a.m. where we celebrate the Lord’s Supper with an open communion table each Sunday. Sunday’s message by Rev. Mark Loewen is titled, “Time and Fertilizer.” The Scripture reading is Luke 13:6-9.
The Men’s Breakfast is this Saturday at 9 a.m. at the church.
Please join us for an evening of fun, fellowship and delicious Cajun food. Hosted by the FCC Youth on Saturday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. There will also be an auction for some of the finest items that Cooke County has to offer. The money raised will be used to support the youth’s mission trip this summer.
The Passion Bible Study
Do you have real passion? What does it mean to give everything for those you love? Could you give everything, including your life? Jesus did. Come and experience Christ’s Passion for us on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.
First Christian Church is an inviting and welcoming church. We are a people and a place where you can engage your faith and allow God to mold you. If you have any questions about First Christian Church, please contact us at 940-665-2053; email fccofficeatsbcglobal.net; or go to our website at www.fccgainesville.com
First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville
Welcome and Information
You are welcomed to visit or join the First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville under the direction of the Rev. John Hare at 401 S. Denton at Church St.
Call at 665-5153 if you have questions or information and leave a message or email:fpcgainesatsbcglobal.net or visit at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.
The Presbyterian Women’s Retreat is at Leeper Lake, Okla. from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 10. Meet at the church to carpool.
Adult Sunday School is at 9 a.m.
Sunday Services are at 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School is from the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.
The title of the sermon is “Waiting to Exhale.”
A brief congregational meeting is at 11:30 a.m. followed by a St. Patrick’s Day Lunch.
“Christianity & World Religions” small group study is at 6:30 p.m. at Patty Camp’s.
Pat and Katie Price were the greeters and Tommie Newman was the Pulpit Assistant.
The flower donation for the sanctuary was by Rev. John and Angie Hare in honor of Helen Hare and in memory of Norma Taylor.
Andy Bentley was the acolyte. Charles Hart sang “The Earth is the Lord’s.”
Three Prayer Quilts were donated to the following: a niece of June Sherrill, a lady with Parkinson’s disease and Pat Price.
The “Dare to Dream” small group study meets at Rev. John’s at 7 p.m. at 311 Church.
The Congregational Care Committee meets at 10 a.m.
A brown bag lunch in Tyler Hall is planned at noon for the “Dare to Dream” group.
The Lion’s Club board meeting is at 5 p.m.
Reynolds & Lydia Ansley will host the small group study “Parables from the Back Side” at 6:30 p.m.
The Lenten Lunch is at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at noon.
The Building Anniversary Taskforce meets at 6 p.m.
Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m. with Barbara Brady, director of music/organist.
All committee reports are due at noon.
The XYZ group meets in Tyler Hall at noon.
The Reflections Circle meeting is at 7 p.m.
The Will Graham Celebration is March 16-18.
First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church welcomes you to worship with us Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. We are located at 214 S. Denton Street. Childcare is available for ages 5 and under.
Our Sunday services
Our 8:30 a.m. worship is a little more relaxed but always includes beautiful music. The 10:45 a.m. service is traditional and features hymns, organ, piano, and choir and also often includes music from our handbells, children’s and youth choirs. Children are welcome in worship and we include a Children’s Sermon at each service. We offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.
Join us this Sunday, March 11, for worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Rev. Don Yeager continues his sermon series, “Lenten Lessons for Living.” This week’s sermon looks at “Patience,” based on John 2:13-22, the story of Jesus “cleansing” the Temple.
Our church is participating in the Wednesday Lenten Luncheons sponsored by the Cooke County Ministerial Alliance again this year. This year’s luncheons are being held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church from Noon – 1 p.m., continuing through March 28. Each week a local church provides a light lunch and a devotional. There is no charge for the lunch but an offering to support the Chaplaincy Ministry at North Texas Medical Center will be received each week. Everyone is welcome.
Second Time Around
Second Time Around is a re-sale ministry that carries a wide variety of gently used clothing, books, household items, and furniture and has been serving the community and those in need since the 1970’s. Eula West was responsible for starting what was a small mission service and it has grown to serve more than just Cooke County. Profit from Second Time Around sales is given to mission projects of the church which include global-wide missions. Many needy persons are also helped free of charge. The store is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Second Time Around is located at 105 S. Denton Street and welcomes donations and shoppers.
On Sundays all youth meet for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Youth hours are as follows. The Jr. High youth will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and on Sunday’s youth hours have the Jr. High youth meeting at 5 p.m. with an all youth snack supper from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. followed by the Sr. High youth meeting until 7:30 p.m.
Upcoming youth events
Opportunities for youth service include volunteering time at VISTO on Wednesday, March 14, followed by a day at Six Flags over Texas for the youth who participate in the VISTO project on Thursday, March 15. Saturday night, March 17 the Will Graham Youth Rally will be held in the High School Gymnasium from 7 to 9 p.m. All youth are invited to attend this special event.
You can follow us on Facebook. Just look for “First United Methodist Church of Gainesville, Texas.”
To receive more information about our church or any ongoing activities, please feel free to call the church office, 665-3926, or visit our website, www.fumcgainesville.com.
Gainesville Bible Church
We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at Gainesville Bible Church. Our interim Pastor, Chuck Ballard (President: African Pastoral Training Ministries), will bring this weeks message, “When Temptations Come” from James 1:13-18.
Sunday 9 a.m. Prayers for the Church
9:30 a.m. Bible Study Classes
Women’s Class – “The Book of First Thessalonians”
Men’s Class – “The Book of Matthew”
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service.
Friday 9:00 a.m. Pot of Coffee - Men’s fellowship & service (at church)
Gainesville Bible Church is located east of downtown on 601 North Radio Hill Road (FM-3092). Follow California east to Radio Hill Road. Turn left onto N. Radio Hill Rd. We are located one block on the left right beside Memories 1580 (KGAF) radio station and the city water tower. If you need to reach us, our office number is (940) 668-2781. Our web address is www.gainesvillebiblechurch.com. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Avenue Baptist Church
Our pastor, Bro. Bill Black, announced at the beginning of the Worship Service that we are here to Praise God. That is indeed our purpose at Grand Ave. Baptist.
The deacons meet the second Sunday of each month.
GABC is located in the 600 block of North Grand Avenue. We have paved, off-street parking and entrances on the east side, on Clements Street.
We start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with coffee and breakfast in the Fellowship Hall followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m. A nursery is provided beginning at 10:40 a.m.
Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.
Tuesday at 7 p.m. our Grief Support Group meets in Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall we are studying Daniel. Our Youth Get-together also meets at that time in Fellowship Hall.
Harvey Street Baptist Church
Our deepest desire is to bring glory to our Lord Jesus Christ as a collective Church body, and we would like to invite you and yours to come and Worship alongside us here at HSBC, where you will find a place of love, growth and service.
Sunday School-Bible Study & Fellowship at 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Corporate Worship at 11 a.m.
Children’s Church at 11 a.m. Children ages 3-6 have a great time learning God’s word during this time.
Sunday Evening Corporate Worship at 6 p.m.
Men & Women’s Bible Study Monday Nights at 6:30 p.m. Come join us as we study the book of Revelation.
Monday Night Bible study
This Monday Night we will be discussing chapter 2 starting with verse 18 in the book of Revelation. We will be discussing the following: To the Church in Thyatira
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) at 6 p.m.
Corporate Adult Praise & Prayer at 6 p.m.
RAs & GAs Wednesdays at 5 p.m. (Grades 1-6)
During this time we seek to teach both young men and young ladies that the desire of God is to allow his Son to be the center of our lives and through God's word teach them that He has a heart for the world to know Him through Jesus. All kids are invited to come.
Sunday Night Series:
Come and join us on Sunday Nights 6 p.m. as we study Ephesians 6:10-20 and understand better the invisible war that is raging around us and learn Biblical principles to overcome the attacks of the enemy.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
On March 4,2012, the Sunday morning worship service began with music led by Music Director Lester Haynie with Pam Boaz at the piano. Then Gerald Teel and Jim Batten reported on their visit to Prestonwood Baptist Church for the Men's Conference. Approximately 3,000 men were in attendance. Mt. Pleasant deacons Batten and Teel were renewed in their desire to provide leadership in the Church. One important message they brought from the conference was, “Church goes as the men go.”
Pastor Chuck’s message
Pastor Chuck Williams’ message was “Gifts for God's People.” It was based on scripture from Ephesians 1:15-19. Brother Chuck emphasized the need people have for roots. To know what to do with your present, you should know your past. The Christian heritage is the foundation of Christianity built by the Apostles. Today's Christian lives a life that clearly shows his/her faith just as the Apostles did in the early days of the Church.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist wishes a Happy Birthday on March 6 to Kenneth Burkhalter.
Please visit us for Sunday Morning Bible Study at 10 a.m. There is sure to be a class to fit your needs. The morning worship service follows at 11 a.m. You are also invited to attend Bible Study on Wednesday night at 6:30.
The Church is located in the Mountain Springs Community at 14777 S FM 372. For more information, call 940-637-2371, leave a message, and your call will be returned as soon as possible. You may also visit our website at www.mtpleasantbaptistchurchonline.net.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Throughout Lent we enter into the Passion of Jesus Christ. We turn our hearts and minds in prayer to our own Way of the Cross, we call our own wounds by name, and we give them to the Divine Healer. When we behold the empty tomb at Easter we can be filled with you, believing with complete certainty that those chains that bind us have been broken, and that life, not death is our birthright.
Father Victor Cruz and parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church invite you to join us for mass during this Lenten Season. Here, we gather to celebrate the Sacred Mysteries of our faith with the fullness of our beings. We invite you to come and pray with us any time. St. Mary's Catholic Church is located at 825 North Weaver St. in Gainesville. Our phone number is 665-5395.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available at St. Mary’s. Each parishioner is invited to spend one hour of prayer before The Blessed Sacrament first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. 9 p.m. and First Fridays from 9:30 a.m. noon. Adoration is a beautiful, quiet time to spend with Jesus in prayer or meditation. During Lent, Adoration will be offered each Friday following Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the chapel, ending at 5 p.m. with Benediction.
The Altar Society is a ministry of women of the parish, who pray for each other and all of the parish family, maintain the Altar linens, candles, flowers and decorations used for the praise and glory of God our Father at the celebration of the Mass. Members of the Altar Society pray the rosary each Saturday before the 4 p.m. Mass, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
If you have recently experienced the death of a loved one or someone with a life threatening situation and would like a call and/or visit from someone from our Bereavement Ministry, please call the church office.
St Mary’s Youth Ministry
St Mary’s Youth Ministry programs lead teens closer to Christ through the celebration of the Eucharist, though the teachings of Christ and His Church, and through an experience of being loved and accepted. Our programs teach our teens to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. The High School Religious Education Classes meet on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Confirmation classes: Sunday March 4 and Sunday April 22, Confirmation Mass May 9.
High School Youth are encouraged to attend Daily Mass at 5:30 p.m. and Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings during Lent. There will be no youth group meeting on Wednesday, March 21; this date is reserved for seniors who regularly attend youth group meetings on Wednesday nights.
St. Mary’s Catholic School news
Open enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year is underway. As you consider the educational choices for your child, we invite you to take a tour of St. Mary’s Early Learning Center and Catholic School. Our Early Learning Center is an all day program for 3, 4, and 5 year old children. Click on www.smsmustangs.com, call us at 665-5395, or stop by the school for a tour and more information.
Saturday, March 10
• Mass Offered at Gainesville State School
• Confession Opportunity (CH)
• Anticipated Mass 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 11
• Sunday Mass at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.
• Hispanic Sunday Mass at 1 p.m.
Monday, March 12
• Daily Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the St. John’s Chapel
Wednesday, March 14
• Daily Mass at 5:30 p.m.
KC's Meeting (KC Hall)
Thursday, March 15
• Daily Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the St. John’s Chapel
Friday, March 16
Daily Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the St. John’s Chapel
• Eucharistic Adoration following Daily Mass
• Benediction (Chapel)
• Daily Mass at 5:30 p.m.
• Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m.
• KC's Fish Fry (KC Hall), Serving 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
• Spanish Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church welcomes you to come and experience a community of Christians truly striving to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness at (Psalm 96.9).
We are located in downtown Gainesville just east of the Cooke County Courthouse at 415 E. California St. Every Sunday we offer Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Come join us for coffee following each service and enjoy the fellowship with our members.
We invite you to come hear Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs at St. Paul’s and join us in praising and enjoying the living God, as we give glory and thanksgiving to our Creator and show kindness to one another. Adult bible study will take place at 9:30 with Fr. Stubbs continuing with the Lamb of God series.
Our Lenten Schedule will be Adoration Hour on Tuesdays at 12 p.m.; Stations of the Cross; Soup Supper and Bible Study on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m; Mass and Book Study on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Stations of the Cross at 12:00 pm and Confessions from 4-6 pm. We welcome all to join in the celebration of the season.
St. Paul’s will once again be the host church for the Community Lenten Luncheons to be held in the Parish Hall located on Jefferson Street across from Turner Hotel parking lot, conducted by the Ministerial Alliance.
For more information contact St Paul’s at our church office 411 E. California St., 665-4705 or visit our website at stpaulsgainesville.com.
Vilott Baptist Church
The weather is getting warmer, and spring is upon us. What a wonderful time to praise the Maker of all we see.
We try to gather as much as possible to study the Word of God and share these blessings. We have a beautiful building located in the country on FM 678 east of Callisburg. The doors are open several times a week to fellowship in the Lord.
On Sunday mornings we meet at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. The singing and prayerful worship begins at 11 a.m., and our pastor Rick Isham brings God's message to us. This Sunday evening we will have our monthly business meeting beginning at 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening services begin with a meal at 6 p.m. and the fun begins. The children have so many activities going on all the time. They sing and learn about many different things in TeamKid. Our Youth meet for praise and worship. There is something for all ages. Prayer groups, Bible study groups, and singing groups meet and share the Word.
Be thinking and praying about the Easter Sunrise Service. All are welcome to join us. Come here for the Sunrise service and then attend the church of your choice. We welcome all.
Call 665-1629 if you need to speak with our Pastor Rick Isham or if you need transportation.
Daylight Saving Time begins. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed Saturday night so you can be on time Sunday morning.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. breakfast
10 a.m. Sunday School
11 a.m. worship service
6 p.m. business meeting
Wednesday 6 p.m. family meal
7 p.m. prayer service, Bible study, TeamKid
Thursday 10 a.m. Bible Study Groups followed by a meal
Whaley United Methodist Church
Join us this Sunday for “More Wine, Less Anger” from John 2:13-22.
We worship in traditional style at 9 a.m. and contemporary style at 11 a.m. Both services feature excellent music, and the 11 a.m. service includes “Kid Time.”
Sunday, March 11
9 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
10 a.m. Bible Studies for all ages
11 a.m. Contemporary Worship in the Dome
5:30 p.m. Youth Snack Supper, activities, and Bible Study in the Dome
6 p.m. Adult Fun and Games Night in Fellowship Hall
Monday, March 12
6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study with Pastor Chuck
Tuesday, March 13
6 p.m. Finance Committee meeting in the Conference Room
Wednesday, March 14
5:45 p.m. Adult Bible Study led by Rev. Denny Hook in the Conference Room
6 p.m. "Invitation Bible Study," an Adult Bible Study led by Gary Hinkle, in the Christian Thinkers Classroom
7 p.m. Chancel Choir rehearsal under the direction of Susan Beall in the Choir Room
Whaley United Methodist Church is celebrating 125 years of worship and service in Gainesville and the surrounding area in 2012. All are invited to “Come Home to Whaley in 2012.” We are located at 701 Rosedale Drive and all are always welcome to come by and enjoy the half-mile Prayer Path that surrounds our campus. For information call 665-5588. At Whaley UMC we have One Lord, One Church, One Mission.