Gainesville Daily Register
Callisburg United Methodist Church
The Callisburg Methodist Church celebrated Easter Sunday with Pastor John telling the congregation, and the title of his sermon, “More than Bunnies and Jelly Beans.” Pastor John explained that Easter represented the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He told that unless someone explained to the children the true meaning of Easter, they would always believe it was just Bunnies and Jelly Beans. Easter has always, and will always, represent the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Children’s time was lead by Jane Stout. Jane gave all the children a package of jelly beans along with a poem.
The Scripture Reading was from John 20:1-18, read by Barbara Pollard.
The Easter Egg Hunt at Parkhill Park was a big success and fun was had by all the children.
Kids for Christ was held Wednesday, April 4.
Pastor John Gowling can be reached at the church by calling (940) 665-1985 or 1-469-387-8961.
Christian Science Society
On Sunday, April 15, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Are Sing, Disease and Death Real?” 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.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church invites everyone to join our worship service on Sunday morning. The blended worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. The sermon will be based on the Gospel of John 20: 19-31. 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 John Morris, who will begin a new study. 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.
Anniversary and birthday wishes
In Faith’s church family, Chris Steelman, Julie Rupert, and Gloria Calhoun will celebrate their birthdays this week. Nancie and Mark Lippe and Ellen and Jerry Vernon will celebrate wedding anniversaries. We ask special blessings on them.
On Saturday, April 14, ACT will meet at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and Christian games and fellowship. Bud and Donna Maschmeier will host the evening, providing a fish fry for the group.
’Gifts of the Spirit’ Bible study
On Monday, April 16, 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.
On Tuesday, April 17, the Oktoberfest Organizational Meeting and the Ladies’ Sewing Club will meet at 6:00 P.M.
Ladies Bible study group
On Wednesday, April 18 , 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.
Family Movie Night
On Friday, April 20, Faith will offer to the public a Family Movie Night beginning at 7 p.m. The adults will enjoy a showing of the independent Christian drama film, “Courageous.” The children and youth’s film will be the heartwarming movie “We Bought a Zoo.” The movies are free, and concessions will be sold by the youth group as a fundraiser for their mission trip to Alabama.
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: “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else.” (1 Thessalonians 3: 12)
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 8:30 worship is a little more relaxed but always includes beautiful music. The 10:45 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, April 15, for worship at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon this week “Walking in the Light” is based on 1 John 1:1-1:2, a passage that tells us that to walk in the light is to walk with Christ. At both services, our Heritage Ringers will help to lead us in worship.
Learning Tree registration
The Learning Tree Preschool has openings for both 3 and 4 year olds for the 2012-13 school term. Your child or grandchild must be 3 or 4 years of age by September 1, 2012 to be eligible to enroll in the program. For more information you may reach Connie Hoberer, Director, by calling the church office at 665-3926.
We are currently offering a GriefShare group on Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. at the church. This group offers support for adults who have lost someone to death, using both video resources by grief experts and group discussion. You may join the group at any time. For more information, contact the church office.
Annual scouting fundraiser
On Sunday, April 15, Cub Scout Pack #1653 will have their annual Fundraiser. All are invited to enjoy a spaghetti lunch and an auction of fun, very special “all natural” cakes baked and decorated by the scouts and their parents.
The meal will be by donation only and will be served following the 10:45 a.m. service of worship in our Fellowship Center. Pastor Yeager and others who went on the November 2011 cruise to the “Lands of the Bible” will show photos from their trip to Rome, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, and Egypt during the lunch.
Youth bake sale
On April 29, our youth will have another bake sale in between services. All proceeds are use to help fund the Sr. High Youth Mission Trip to Marvell, Ark. All baked goods need to be to the church by 9:15 a.m.
Adoramus performance set for May 6
The renowned chamber choir, Adoramus, will perform on May 6 at 7 p.m. as part of our continuing concert series. The concert will feature a completely a cappella program in the beautiful acoustics of the Joe C. Pool Fellowship Center. There is no admission cost, a love offering will be accepted in support of the choir’s ministry.
Our Missions Corner bins continue to fill up weekly. Lists are now available for Military, Rainbow Room, and VISTO needs. Please pick up a list from the mission corner if you would like to help those in need.
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 1970s. 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 a.m. to 4 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 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and on Sundays youth will meet at 5 p.m. with an all youth snack supper from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. followed by an all youth meeting until 7 p.m.
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, “Is Your Faith “Working?” from James 2:14-26.
Sunday 9 a.m. Prayers for the Church
9:30 a.m. Bible Study Classes
Women’s Class – “The Book of Genesis”
Men’s Class – “The Book of Matthew”
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service.
Friday 9 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 Prophecy Conference starts Sunday, April 15 with Bro. Bob Farber. It will continue Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. each evening. Come hear how what is happening right now fulfills Bible prophecy.
Grand Ave. Baptist Church is conveniently located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. Paved, off-street parking and entrance doors are on the east side, on Clements Street.
Anniversary and birthday wishes
We wished Richard Hughes a happy birthday. Happy anniversary to Donna and Aaron Harendt, their 11th.
Choice Stephens and Richard Hughes took up the offering. Our choir, led by Benny Strong, our Minister of Music, sang “He’s Alive.”
Bro. Bill Black’s sermon was the story of the resurrection from Mark 16:1-9. The women who had followed him were the first to receive the good news that Jesus had risen from the dead. When they rushed to tell the men, at first they didn’t believe. In all of history, Jesus is the first god to rise from the dead. His birth divided time as we know it. Peter is named in verse seven because he had denied his Lord and Jesus wanted him to know he had been forgiven. By his death and resurrection, Jesus defeated the devil.
Rejoice because we serve a risen Lord.
Rick Collett gave the benediction.
All the children enjoyed the Easter egg hunt that came just before the thunder, lightening and rain
At Grand Ave. we start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with coffee and breakfast followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and the Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m. Evening Service is at 6:00 p.m. in the little chapel with a study of 1 Samuel.
Tuesday night at 7 p.m. our Grief Support Group meets in the Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday night we have Prayer Meeting and a study of Daniel at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Our Youth Get-together led by our Assistant Minister of Youth, Josh Carpenter, also meets in the Fellowship Hall at that time.
Our church office is open from noon until 4 p.m. week days. Call 665 2951 for prayer requests and more information.
A warm welcome awaits you at Grand Ave.
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 starting with chapter 5 starting with verse 7. We will be discussing the following:
• The Scroll and the Lamb
• The Seals
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) at 6 p.m.
Corporate Adult Praise & Prayer at 6 p.m.
RAs & GAs Wednesday’s 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: Spiritual Warfare
Sunday Night Sermon Series: The Invisible Battle--(A study of Ephesians 6:10-20)
Come and join us as we better understand the invisible war that is raging around us and learn Biblical principles to overcome the attacks of our enemy.
Ladies “Brave” Retreat
April 13-14 in Falls Creek, Okla. Ladies of all ages are invited to come.
Youth (Grades 7-12) “Dinner & Movie”
We Will Be Leaving The Church At 6 p.m. On April 13. All Youth Are Invited.
Church-Wide “Movie Night”
On Sunday April 15 at 5 p.m. We Will Be Watching “Courageous.” All Are Invited To Join Us.
Men’s “Rewired” Conference
April 27-28 in Falls Creek, Okla. Men of all ages are invited to come.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Mt. Pleasant's Easter Service on April 8 began with a Responsive Reading from Isaiah 53:4-11 which is a prophecy of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus.
Then Lester Haynie led the congregation in singing several classic Easter hymns. Carole Meenen accompanied on the keyboard. She also played beautiful prelude and postlude music
The special Easter music was “Rise Again” performed by Emma Flessa and Deri David.
Pastor Chuck Williams’ sermon, “Shattered Dreams Restored,” was taken mostly from Matthew's account of the Resurrection in Matthew 28:1-10.
The memory verse for this week is Romans 10:9-10.
The Good Friday worship service featured vocals by Henry Farguharson and piano by Carolyn Davenport, guests from a branch of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Prosper. The prelude, postlude and Communion music were performed by Carole Meenen on keyboard.
Mt. Pleasant's Sunday schedule begins with Bible study in classes for all ages at 10 a.m.
The Worship Service follows at 11 a.m. Visitors are always welcome.
Mt. Pleasant is located in the Mountain Springs Community at 14777 S. FM 372. Call (940) 637-2371 for more information or visit our website at email@example.com.
Prairie Grove Baptist Church
Sunrise services at Prairie Grove were a great success and everyone had a good time.
Phil Clark opened with prayer, and the early service was conducted by Bro. James Almon from Matthew 28.
The breakfast was prepared by many dedicated volunteers, but kitchen duty was directed by Chuckie Alexander, Billy Hawk, and Larry Clark .
Aleshia Clark cooked the pancakes.
The morning message was brought by Bro. Almon and the key point was that the things of this earth will go away, but our salvation is with us to carry us right on to Heaven if we are Christians. If we do not stay in the Word and keep our eyes on Christ, we begin to fall to worldly things. Pray, read and fellowship with Christians. Stand for Christ!
Larry Clark and Wanda Almon provided inspiration music.
We urge you to come visit the NEW Old Little Church in the country.
Morning services are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer & Bible study are at 6:30 p.m.
Prairie Grove Baptist Church is located at 1721 Prairie Grove Rd. (off of S. FM 372)
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 @ (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 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 takes take place at 9:30 with Fr. Stubbs conducting. Women of St. Paul’s is planning a Spring Recipe Luncheon fo May 5, $5 per person. Further details will be announced at a later date. Forms to submit are available in the Parish Hall. This Sunday is VISTO Luncheon following the 10:30 service, don’t forget to bring some canned goods for the VISTO Basket. Following the Luncheon the Vestry Committee will hold their regular monthly meeting. Contact Marilyn Robinson if you are interested in joining her on the Prayer Chain.
We invite anyone interested to join us for worship and fellowship at one of Gainesville's oldest active churches.
For more information contact St Paul's at our church office 411 E. California St., (940) 665-4705 Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. You may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at stpaulsgainesville.com.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
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, Texas 76240. Phone: (940) 665-5395
St Mary’s Parish Picnic Is Next Sunday
You are invited, Sunday April 15 from noon to 5:00 pm. To make sure everyone is able to enjoy the full day at Leonard Park the Mass times will be changed on Sunday, Apr. 15 to 8 a.m., 10 a.m. & the Spanish Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. The highlight of the afternoon will be a car drawing for a 2012 Ford Fiesta - Tickets are $50 and will be sold at the picnic. 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.
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.
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 2nd Wednesday of each month. Grand Knight is Danny Wolf (940) 736-3137.
High school confirmation retreat
The High School Confirmation Retreat is scheduled for Saturday Apr. 14 and the last Confirmation Super Sunday will be held on Sunday Apr. 22. ALL confirmation students need to attend. Confirmation Mass Wednesday May 9th.
Friday, April 13
• Daily Mass in the Chapel
• Divine Mercy Novena in the chapelChapel
Saturday, April 14
• Confirmation Retreat
• Mass Offered at Gainesville State School
• Confession Opportunity
• Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m.
• SMS Alumni Round-Up at the KC Hal 6 p.m.
• Divine Mercy Novena Chapel
Sunday, April 15
• St. Mary's Picnic in the Park noon to 5 p.m.
• Sunday Masses at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
• Hispanic Sunday Mass 11:30 a.m.
Monday, April 16
• Daily Mass in the Chapel
Wednesday, April 18
• Daily Mass at 5:30 p.m.
• HS Youth/Religious Education at Parish Hall
Thursday, April 19
• School Mass at 8:15am
St. Peter’s Catholic Church
The feast of Divine Mercy, traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter, will be celebrated at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 15 at St. Peter’s Church at 424 W. Main St. in Lindsay.
Confessions will begin at 2 to 2:45 p.m. No mass at service. A special blessed image of Jesus, the Lord of Divine mercy, and first class relic (piece of her actual bone) at St. Faustina will be present for Veneration.
The feast day is a celebration of the message of mercy revealed to St. Faustina Kowalska, a young Polish nun with the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Krakow, Poland.
Vilott Baptist Church News
What a wonderful time to spend in worship and praise. Why don’t you come on out to Vilott and join us as we pray, sing, and worship 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.
You are never too old nor too young to serve the Lord. Come join in and enjoy your Christian life. Call (940) 665-1629 if you need to speak with our Pastor Rick Isham or if you need transportation.
9:30 a.m. Fellowship breakfast
10 a.m. — Sunday school
11 a.m. — Worship service
6 p.m. — Evening worship
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
Whaley United Methodist Church
The Wednesday Night Bible Study led by Rev. Denny Hook will lead the worship services at Whaley UMC this Sunday in honor of Earth Day with special emphasis on gratitude for God’s creation. The class is using the Council of Bishops’ “Call to Hope and Action” which is a call to educate and inspire congregations to honor their relationship with God's Creation.
Sunday, Apr. 15
9 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
10 a.m. Bible Studies for all ages
11 a.m. Contemporary Worship in the Dome
Monday, Apr. 16
10 a.m. Lamplighters Circle in the Church Parlor
12 p.m. New Day Circle at Edelweiss Tea Haus at 105 South Commerce Street
6:30 p.m. X-Men, men’s fellowship, dinner and program in Fellowship Hall; all men 18-118 are invited and encouraged to join X-Men for food, fellowship, support, and service
Tuesday, Apr. 17
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. Board of Trustees meeting in the Conference Room
6:30 p.m. Koinonia Circle in the Church Parlor
7 p.m. Gleaners Circle in the home of Linda Draper
Wednesday, Apr. 18
5:45 p.m. Adult Bible Study led by Rev. Denny Hook in the Open Doors Classroom
6 p.m. "Invitation Bible Study," an Adult Bible Study led by Gary Hinkle in the Christian Thinkers Classroom
Thursday, Apr. 19
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out
Friday, Apr. 20
3 Ls (Living Longer and Loving It) covered-dish luncheon and program “Sam Houston Comes to Texas” in Fellowship Hall
Saturday, Apr. 21
9:30 a.m. Northwest District United Methodist Women Day Apart
The Annual Whaley Youth Fiesta Dinner and Auction Fund-raiser will take place at noon, Sunday, April 29 in Fellowship Hall. Proceeds will fund youth missions and projects throughout the year.
Team Whaley United will participate in the Cooke County Relay for Life May 4 and 5 at the Gainesville High School track.
The Whaley Church family will enjoy a trip to a Frisco Rough Riders ballgame Sunday evening June 3rd.
Whaley United Methodist Church is celebrating 125 years of worship and service in Gainesville and the surrounding area in 2012. We are located at 701 Rosedale Dr. in Gainesville. All are welcome and urged to participate in the activities, missions, and ministries of Whaley UMC. For information call (940) 665-5588. "Come Home to Whaley UMC in 2012!"