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Religious services calendar


September 9, 2016

Alva Church of God

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at

Alva Friends Church

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m .; coffee and donut fellowship at 10:10 a.m .; worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Friends Church is on the corner of College Avenue and Center Street.

Avard Christian Church

Sunday services are from 2-4 p.m. Avard Christian Church is 7 miles west of Alva on Highway 64 and 7 miles south on County Road 370, or 6 miles south on Highway 281 and 7 miles west on Garvin Rd. Avard Christian Church, Rt. 2 Box 92, Alva, OK 73717. Pastor Neal Gordon, 580-431- 2646; cell 580-430-8464.

Barnes Street Church of Christ

Sunday worship services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. (7 p.m. during daylight savings time). Visitors are most welcome to attend the worship services. For more information, contact Landis Trekell (327-0865), Andrew Rhodes (327-3368), Brian Gaddy (327-5130) or Gray Fields (327-6676).

Bible Baptist Church

Sunday, September 11: Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. There are graded classes for children, a teen class and three adult classes. Our worship service begins at 11 a.m. The sermon for the day is “Precious Remedies for the Depressed Heart.” Teen Impact will meet at 5 p.m. Teen Impact is open to all teens from sixth to 12th grade. Our evening service starts at 6 p.m. We are studying the book of Proverbs.

Tuesday, September 13: Celebrate Recovery meets on Tuesday nights at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-based recovery program to help provide a safe place to discover a Savior who can give freedom from hang ups, hurts and habits. Everyone is invited to attend.

Wednesday, September 14: At 7 p.m. we will have our prayer meeting and Bible study. Teen Impact will meet at 7 p.m. for Bible study time.

As always, transportation and nurseries are available for all services. We look forward to having you and your family visit us this Sunday!

Capron United Methodist Church

Sunday, September 11: We invite you to join us at 9:30 a.m. as we sing praises to our Lord and hear the Word. Pastor Clark's sermon is entitled “Be Patient, Brothers!” based on James 5:7-12. For more information about our church and activities, or if you have a need, please call 580-216-4787.

Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church

Pastor Harold Henson and the Cedar Grove family invite you and your family to join us as we learn truths of Jesus' love, grace, forgiveness, joy and fellowship in 10 a.m. Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship. We would love to get to know YOU!

Our Worker Appreciation Truck Stop is back up and running on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

The church is located 7 miles west of Alva, on U.S. Highway 64, turn north onto County Road 370, drive 10 miles to the S curve, and take half of the S and straight onto Major Road. The church is located 2 miles west on Major Road. Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church, 35021 Major Road, Alva, OK 73717.

College Hill Church of Christ

Sunday Bible class for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Following the weekly fellowship lunch, the afternoon service will begin at 12:45 p.m. Don't miss a Sunday with our great Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

From our family to yours, we sincerely invite you to worship God with us this coming Sunday. Be encouraged and lifted up as we sing songs of praise, lift up our prayers to God, observe the Lord's Supper, and hear a portion of His eternal word. You will be sure to enjoy our “no visitor left behind” policy which means that, as a visitor, yo14 will be greeted and we would love the opportunity to get to know you more.

Dacoma United Methodist Church

Adult Sunday school is held from 8:15-8:45 a.m. Fellowship coffee and doughnuts are at 8:45-9 a.m. Worship service is from 9-10 a.m. At noon is lunch at the church.

All visitors are welcome at Dacoma United Methodist Church, which is located at 900 Main St., Dacoma, Oklahoma. If you have a need, contact Rev. John Bizzell at 580-541-8381.

First Assembly of God

Morning worship will be at 10:45 a.m. Evening worship will begin at 6 p.m.

For more information please contact us at 580-327-0894.

First Baptist Church

Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. is followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. The choir will rehearse at 5:30 p.m.

First Christian Church

Sunday, September 11: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. (on fifth Sundays we have a breakfast at the church in place of Sunday school). At 10:30 a.m. is our morning worship (children 4 years and older have Worship and Wonder at this time. Nursery is provided for children under age 4).

Pastor Ron's sermon is entitled “Finding the Lost,” based on Luke 15:1-10.

Elder Tena Martin will be scripture reader and serve at Beadles. Elder Joe Shirley will be lay leader and serve at Share.

Deacon Carly Williams will be the counter and serve at Beadles. Deacon James Wiebener will be a greeter and serve at Share. Deacon Jeff Koehn will be captain, and Deacon Debbie Walcott will be a greeter.

Ann Shirley will teach Sunday school. The lesson is “It's a Matter of Time,” based on Exodus 5:1-2, 22-6:6. Ashlee Sneary will teach Worship and Wonder. Brenda Rose and Shannon Rose will serve in the nursey. Betty Pingelton will do the Children's Moments, and Connie Anton and Philip Anton will run the sound and video.

Monday, September 12: The ladies' quilting group will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 14: At 5 p.m. is our college fellowship, with free meals for college students. Also at 5 p.m., Drama Disciples practice. At 6 p.m. is adult Bible study and children's choir practice. Adult choir practice begins at 6:30 p.m.

Monthly activities include:

• Saturday Morning Crazy Cooks, who meet once a month to make and freeze meals for those who need them. Those interested in participating should call the church office at 327-0194 to find out when they're cooking next.

• Elders meet the first Sunday of every month at 6 p.m.

• The Church Cabinet meets the second Sunday of each month at 6 p.m.

• The Church Board meets the second Sunday of each month at 7 p.m.

Come join us! We would love to have you!

First Presbyterian Church

Saturday, September 10: Church work day.

Sunday, September 11: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship will start at 11 a.m. The worship leader is Lydia Campbell. The ushers are Carol Bramlett, Della Miller, and Jason and Lisa Wickham. The Elder of the Week is Cris Campbell. Rev. Carolyn Murrow will preach “Welcome Home,” based on Luke 15:1-10.

Monday, September 12: Worship committee will meet at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, September 13: Presbyterian Women and Evening Circle, Girls' Night Out at Champs, followed by the movie “Calendar Girls” with popcorn, etc.

Wednesday, September 14: Choir practice is at 5:30 p.m., community dinner at 6:30 p.m., and youth activities at 7 p.m.

First United Methodist Church

Sunday, September 11: 9:30 a.m .: Sunday school classes for all ages. 10:30 a.m .: Worship service. Dr. Carol Cook Moore's sermon is entitled “The Economy of God's Kingdom: Debt Free,” from 1 Timothy 1:1; Luke 15:1-10. Liturgist, Children's Time and ushers are members of the United Methodist Youth. At 2 p.m. is a senior vocal recital by Isi Ofiu of NWOSU. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Foster Parent Support and Education Group meets monthly in church parlor. All are welcome.

Monday, September 12: Sherrill Bell Choir rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 13: Worship Committee meets in church parlor at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, September 14: Wednesday Night Live semester begins: fellowship dinner at 6 p.m .; classes for children, youth and adults 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Hopeton Church

Hopeton: a non-typical church! You don't have to dress in a suit to be accepted; you can wear your jeans, get a cup of coffee, and enjoy contemporary music, great videos, and a relevant message.

Hopeton Church meets at 10 a.m. at the main campus in Hopeton, just a few short miles south of Alva on 281. Coffee bar begins at 9:30 a.m. in the new children's wing. We have something for every age: nursery, children, teens, adults, women's support groups, and adult small H.O.M.E. groups for fellowship.

19390 County Road 440, PO Box 7, Hopeton, OK 73746. Phone: 580-435-2400, fax: 580-435-2401, email: [email protected], Web site:

eXtreme Youth Center

All middle and high school students are invited to come to this fun place to hang out after school. Winter hours are Monday through Thursday from 3-5:30 p.m. The eXtreme is under the direction of Hopeton Church youth pastors Jason and Kristin Arnold. They are the new Student Ministries pastors for both Hopeton Church and the eXtreme. For more information, call 327-5433.

Town and Country Christian Church

Sunday, September 11: Sunday school for all ages will start at 9:30 a.m. The adult Sunday school lesson is “The Mountain of God,” based on Isaiah 25:6-10. At 10:30 a.m. worship service will begin. Justin Lau will bring the communion meditation. Justin Lau and Clark Schultz will serve communion. Children's Church: Cherie Lau or Anita Jacobson. Paul Cole will bring the message “Jesus Care and So Do We,” based on Matthew 25:31-46.

Tuesday, September 13: Town & Country Saints meet at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 14: Youth group meets 6-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 18 – Thursday, September 22: Hi-Plains School of Missions. Sunday morning, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m .; Sunday night through Thursday night at 7 p.m. A different missionary will speak each time. Meal each evening, Sunday through Thursday, at 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 18: Speaker at 9:30 and 10:30 will be a missionary from France. Fellowship meal follows morning worship. At 7 p.m., the speaker will be from the American Indian Christian Mission.

Monday, September 19: Hi-Plains speaker at 7 p.m. will be a missionary from Poland.

Tuesday, September 20: Hi-Plains speaker at 7 p.m. will be a missionary from Russia.

Wednesday, September 21: Hi-Plains speaker at 7 p.m. will be a missionary from India (who will also provide special music).

Thursday, September 22: Hi-Plains speaker at 7 p.m. will be a missionary from Circuit Riders Ministry.

Zion Lutheran Church

Rev. Aaron Wagner is the pastor of Zion Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) at Third and Maple.

Sundays: Divine Worship starts at 9 a.m. with Holy Communion twice monthly. During Advent and Lent, Zion holds Wednesday services at 7 p.m. Weekday School (grades 3-6) meets at 3:30 p.m.

Weekly meetings: Handbells practice (Mondays at 5 p.m.), confirmation class for grades 7 and 8 ( Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Monthly meetings: youth group; Seasoned Saints meets (third Tuesday at 1 p.m.), ladies circles: Ruth Circle (first Monday at noon), Mary Martha Guild (second Tuesday at 2 p.m.), Lutheran Women's Missionary League (first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.).

The Lutheran Early Care and Education Center (327-1318) offers care for children as young as six weeks old, as well as an after school program.

For more information concerning Zion Lutheran Church call 327-0510 or e-mail [email protected]


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