Gainesville Daily Register
Christian Science Society
On Sunday, March 25, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Reality” 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.
Callisburg Church of Christ
The youth from the Callisburg Church of Christ (along with some of the older folks as well) had a great time last weekend when we went bowling after service. We went and had some lunch then hit the lanes for a couple of hours before evening service. It was a great time and a big thank you goes out to all of the adults that came along and helped out!
This Sunday after morning services we will be having our monthly luncheon fellowship and since it is so close to Easter we are going to have an egg hunt for the little ones after lunch. April 27 to 28 the men of the congregation will get together for their annual fishing trip on lake Texoma, make plans to come out and join us for some great food, fun, fishing, and fellowship. And we are still working on a special movie night for the young people.
While we have a lot of activities going on our primary purpose at the Callisburg Church of Christ is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and worship God. We would love to have you come and join us. We are currently doing a series of sermons on Sunday morning titled “Emotion Commotion.” Each Sunday morning we have been looking at different emotions that we all have in our lives and the impact they have on us. This Sunday mornings sermon is on “Sadness” Sunday nights sermon will be: “A Great Place to Be!”
Please consider coming out and joining us. We have Sunday School for all ages beginning at 9:30 a.m. Worship service beginning at 10:30am and again at 6 p.m. Our ladies meet each Thursday morning for a Bible class at 8:30 a.m. Come visit us soon, we promise you a warm welcome from a loving group.
Callisburg United Methodist Church
The Callisburg United Methodist Church is located at 123 Oscar Cole St. in Callisburg, a block behind our new fire station. We invite you to come and worship with us. Church begins at ll a.m. and Sunday School Classes for all ages begins at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday.
This last Sunday, in the absence of our Pastor who has been on vacation, Kathy Brown, Assistance Pastor of the Sadler United Methodist Church, spoke to our congregation. Rev. Brown’s message was from the Book of John. Rev Brown also handled all pastoral care while Pastor John was on vacation.
Kids for Christ will began again on Wednesday, March 21st. There will be singing, snacks, crafts and lots of fun.
Sergio Danon, a Jewish missionary, who came to faith in Christ Jesus, gave a presentation of “Christ in the Passover” this last Monday.
Sunday, April 1 is Palm Sunday
Thursday, April 5 Maudy Thursday Service
Saturday, April 7 Easter Egg Hunt at Parkhill Park at 2 p.m.
Sunday April 8 Easter Service
If there is any way the church can serve you, please call Pastor John at 469-387-8961 or email him at email@example.com.
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 Mark 10:35-45. Special Easter music will be presented by the Faith Choir accompanied and directed by Rosa Teppo. Dean Dorsch will be the narrator for the musical presentation. Guests musicians from the University of North Texas include cellist Gudrun Rasschen and flutist Melissa Joesaer. Sunday School for children and youth will begin at 9 a.m. No Adult Bible Class will be held this week. For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m., coffee and fellowship will be shared. A nursery will be provided.
Need a ride to church?
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? We can help. It’s simple; 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, Steven Howeth and Neta Stuztman will celebrate their birthdays this week. We ask special blessings on both of them.
Bible study group
On Monday, March 26, 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 28, 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: In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.” (John 13: 2).
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, “The Sin of Partiality: Part One” from James 2:1-13.
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.
9 a.m. Pot of Coffee - Men’s fellowship and 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
Welcome to Grand Ave. Baptist Church, located conveniently in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. We have plenty of off-street paved parking on the east side, on Clements Street. The entrance doors are also there.
Upcoming prophecy conference
Mark your calendars for April 15 to 18. We will have a prophecy conference with Bro. Bob Farber speaking.
Our next business meeting will be after the evening service March 25 in the little chapel.
Al Latham opened the Morning Worship with prayer. Rick Collett and Choice Stephens took up the offering. Dean Armstrong
with Benny Strong playing guitar and Suzanne Carpenter playing the grand piano sang “Wash My Feet, Lord.”
Bro. Bill Black’s sermon was from Genesis 11:1-9, the Tower of Babel. This happened not many years after the Great Flood destroyed the world. The men of Babel wanted to make a name for themselves by building a tall tower. Incidentally, this story is told in many other books beside the Bible. Perhaps they wanted to build a tall tower to survive another flood.
Bro. Bill challenged us to ask ourselves, “What is your ‘tower’?” We try to go from human decadence to God’s glory without using the bridge of the Cross.
Haley Wilson gave the benediction.
We wished Matt White and Al Latham’s son Kevin Latham a happy birthday.
At Grand Avenue 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 the Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.
Tuesday night at 7 p.m. our Grief Support Group meets in the Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday night at 7 p.m. we meet in Fellowship Hall for Prayer Meeting and our Youth Get Together also meets at that time.
You will find a warm welcome and Christian fellowship at Grand Ave. Baptist.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Pastor Chuck Williams titled his sermon, “Ending the Church Game.” His inspiration for the message came from Isaiah 58:1-12. He brought out the four things that Christians do, which are: They seek God daily. They delight in learning His ways. They like His judgments and want His mercy. They want His presence with them.
If church members don't do these things, they have missed the point.
Emma Flessa sang “Keeper of the Lost and Found” for our special music. It is always a treat to hear her sing.
Church clean up day scheduled for Saturday
There will be a Church Clean-Up Day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. A sandwich lunch will be provided. Come in your work clothes, and let's work together to spruce up the building for Easter.
There have been many visitors to Mt. Pleasant lately, and we look forward to welcoming them back and greeting more. Sunday Morning Bible Study begins at 10 a.m. followed by the Morning Worship Service at 11 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church is located in the Mountain Springs Community at 14777 S FM 372. Call 940-637-2371 for more information. 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! The staff and parishioners of St. Mary are committed to being hospitable and welcoming to all God’s people. We hope that you will join us…You would honor us with your presence, prayer, and participation in the Eucharistic liturgy. St. Mary's Catholic Church is located at 825 North Weaver Street, Gainesville. Our phone number is 665-5395.
Making Lent count
How can every Catholic make Lent a time of “purification and enlightenment”?
We can attend weekday Mass. We can reflect on the Creed, taking each statement of belief and asking ourselves if we do believe, and what it means in our everyday lives. We can go to adoration and to Confession. We can attend our parish penance service. We can pray the Stations of the Cross, pray the Liturgy of the Hours, pray the rosary. We must pray, every day. We can fast from food, TV, foul language, gossip, and the list goes on and on. We can give alms, in a genuinely sacrificial manner, to the poor. As Catholics we know all of these things. It is not a lack of “things to do” that have many of us scratching our heads on Holy Thursday wondering why Lent was really not any different for us than any other 40 days throughout the year. What we lack is a conversion of the heart. We don’t have to seek far to hear God speak to us. The Church in her wisdom provides us in the Liturgy of the Word at Mass what our hearts yearn to hear. In the Lenten liturgies the Church prays what she believes and teaches, and in word and sacrament the Lord directs us toward his Divine heart.
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. to 9 p.m. and First Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 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.
Knights of Columbus
The mission of the Knights of Columbus, council 1167 is to help Catholic men remain steadfast in their faith through mutual encouragement, to promote closer ties of fraternity among them, and to set up an elementary system of insurance so that the widows and children of members in the group who might die would not find themselves in dire financial straits. Membership is open to practical Catholic men 18 and older. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. Grand Knight is Danny Wolf (940)736-3137. KCs will host their Lenten Fish Fry’s once again this year. The final fish fry is March 30. Serving times will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with plates only costing $7 for adults and $5 for children.
High school youth group
Our High School Youth group continues to pray for all the students and victims of Ohio’s Chardon High School. God give them peace to continue on with their lives. 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.
SMS Friends and Former Students Roundup
St. Mary's Catholic School is beginning the process of compiling an accurate alumni database and increasing our development efforts. We are hopeful that we will be able to establish a strong and vibrant Alumni Association and be able to host annual banquets and other events to recognize and honor graduates who have used their Catholic values learned at St. Mary’s to build up our community. Saturday, April 14 at the KC Hall is our Spring Mustang Roundup of SMS Friends & Former Students. All who have attended or taught school at St. Mary's and the many who graciously support our school are invited to join us for a casual reception and dinner beginning at 6 p.m.. (Adults only, no children please.) The cost is only $15 per person which includes dinner, drinks and a year’s dues to the SMS FFSA. Please RSVP by April 6 to SMS Development at 665-5395 or by email to email@example.com, or thru the Alumni tab on our website at www.smsmustangs.com.
Picnic in the Park
St Mary’s Parish and School Picnic in the Park, Sunday Apr. 15th from noon to 5 p.m.
The highlight of the afternoon will be a car drawing for a 2012 Ford Fiesta. Tickets are $50 and will be sold after Mass March 17 and 18 and March 24 and 25. You may also purchase tickets at the Pastoral Center or from a student of St Mary’s School. Everyone in the Parish is invited to the Picnic. Purchase of a ticket is not required. In keeping with the “Fiesta” theme, the Hispanic Community is preparing food. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of fun in the Park. Sponsored by your Pastoral Council and St. Mary’s School Advisory Council
Friday, March 23
Daily Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the St. John’s Chapel.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the day, ending at 5 p.m. with Benediction.
Mass will also be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. in the church.
Stations of the Cross will be offered at 6 p.m. (English) and 7 p.m. (Spanish) in the church.
Saturday, March 24
Mass Offered at Gainesville State School
Confession Opportunity (CH)
Anticipated Mass 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 25
Sunday Mass at 8:15 a.m.
Sunday Mass with RCIA third Rite of Scrutiny at 11 a.m.
Hispanic Sunday Mass at 1 p.m.
Monday, March 26
Daily Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the St. John’s Chapel
Wednesday, March 27
Daily Mass at 5:30 p.m.
High School Youth/Religious Education (Parish Hall)
Thursday, March 28
School Mass at 8:15 a.m. at church
Friday, March 23
Daily Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the St. John’s Chapel
Eucharistic Adoration following Daily Mass
Daily Mass at 5:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m.
KC Fish Fry at KC Hall. 6-8 p.m. Price is $7 adult and $5 kids
Spanish Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal
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 @ (Psalm 96.9). You are welcomed to visit or join St. Paul's Episcopal Church and hear Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs preach the word of God.
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 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Come join us for coffee following each service and enjoy the fellowship with our members.
Adult Bible study
Adult Bible study takes take place at 9:30 with Fr. Stubbs conducting. Our Lenten Schedule continues with Adoration Hour on Tuesdays at noon; Stations of the Cross; Soup Supper and Bible Study on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm; Mass and Book Study on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Stations of the Cross at noon and Confessions from 4-6 pm. We welcome all to join in the celebration of the season.
Spring recipe luncheon
Women of St. Paul's is planning a Spring Recipe Luncheon for May 5, $5 per person. Further details will be announced at a later date. Forms to submit are available in the Parish Hall.
Community Lenten luncheons
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. Come join in the fellowship of the members of Gainesville’s church. St. Mary’s Catholic church will provide food.
For more information contact St Paul’s at our church office 411 E. California St., (940)665-4705 Monday thru Friday from 9 am till noon. , e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at stpaulsgainesville.com.
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, “Home Wrecker.” The Scripture reading is Mark 3:31-35.
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 email@example.com; or go to our website at www.fccgainesville.com.
First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville
Welcome & 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:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.
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 “Making a Better Circle.”
NCTC Dinner is at 6 p.m.
“Christianity & World Religions” small group study is at Patty Camp’s at 6:30 p.m.
Pat and Katie Price were the greeters and Tommie Newman was the Pulpit Assistant.
The flower donation for the sanctuary was by Winnie and June Sherrill in memory of their parents: Roy and Wilma Sherrill and Eddie and Nell Leonard.
The “Dare to Dream” small group study meets at Rev. John’s at 7 p.m. at 311 Church.
The Men’s Breakfast group meets at 7 a.m.
A brown bag lunch in Tyler Hall is planned at noon for the “Dare to Dream” group.
“Parables from the Backside” small group study meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Ansley’s.
The Lenten Lunch is at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at noon.
The Town & Country Circle meets at 1:30 p.m.
Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m. with Barbara Brady, director of music/organist.
DASH deliveries are on the 31st of March from Pecan Creek Village at 10 a.m.
In April VISTO requests 8.5 ounces corn muffin mix and 24 ounce cans of beef stew. Any and all donations are accepted.
Vilott Baptist Church News
Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV) reads: 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We want to invite you to join us at Vilott Baptist Church for Bible studies and prayer groups. These groups are the chance to become involved in the Lord’s work. Even if you are not a member here, you can attend one of these groups. Get involved; do not sit on the sidelines of life. We know there are a lot of people in the area that have time on their hands. We open our doors many times during the week to accommodate our friends and neighbors.
Easter Sunday will be here soon. We will have a Sunrise service at 7 a.m. Please come join in at Vilott Baptist Church. Even if you have another church you go to for regular worship service and would like to join us for the sunrise service, we welcome you. If you do not have a church home and wish to stay, please come check us out at Vilott Baptist Church. The friendly atmosphere and the old time gospel music will open your heart to the message God has for you, presented by our pastor Rick Isham. Our Sunrise service will start at 7 a.m. followed by a fellowship breakfast. We will also have the regular Sunday Schools starting at 10 a.m. with the message God has for us at 11 a.m.
First Saturday music and fellowship
Vilott Baptist Church opens its doors for many small groups including a time of music and fellowship on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Come bring your instrument and join in for a time of fun and jamming.
9:30 a.m. breakfast
10 a.m Sunday School
11 a.m worship service
6 p.m. business meeting
6 p.m. family meal
7 p.m. prayer service, Bible study, TeamKid, youth meeting
10 a.m Bible Study Groups followed by a meal
Vilott Baptist Church is located on FM 678 east of Callisburg. Call 940-665-1629 with any questions.
Whaley United Methodist Church
In the season of Lent we reflect on the deepest mysteries of the faith, and no mystery goes deeper than the cross. In John 12, we read that a seed has to die in order to bear fruit. Join us this Sunday for the sermon, "Which Jesus Do We Want to See?" as we study together about Jesus' death and how Christians understand the cross.
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 25
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 p.m. Youth Snack Supper, activities, and Bible Study in the Dome
Monday, March 26
6 p.m. GHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the Dome
6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study with Pastor Chuck in Fellowship Hall
Tuesday, March 27
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out for children one year of age through pre-school; registration forms are available in the church office; vacancies are filled on a first come/first served basis
6 p.m. Red Cross Shelter Operations training in Fellowship Hall
Wednesday, Mar. 28
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
Thursday, March 29
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out
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.” For information call 665-5588. At Whaley UMC we have One Lord, One Church, One Mission.