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St. Paul Lutheran ChurchWorship is Sunday morning at 9 a.m. in our sanctuary at 810 Scurry. Sunday school, led by Pastor Don Rosentreter, is in the parish hall after worship. Wednesday noon Bible study will cover “Held in High Esteem.” Bring a brown bag lunch. We continue to collect supplies for the Candelaria Medical Mission. A complete list is available at the church.Spring Creek Fellowship“Harvest Event” is scheduled for Sunday from 6-8 p.m. We will have free train rides, free hot dogs and drinks, free game booths, prizes and lots of fun activities. The cake walk will cost 25 cents or a can of food per play and we will have an arts and crafts sale. Both of these events will support our “Manna House” food bank. Fall background photos (5” x 7”) will also be available for $5 each. Women’s ministry is collecting socks and underwear for elementary school children in our area. They will meet the third Friday of each month at 6 p.m. Next month’s meeting is scheduled for Nov. 18. Contact the church office for location. We have also been made aware of the need for items to help those in need in our area to keep warm for the winter months. Items needed include sleeping bags, blankets, coats, coveralls, hats, toboggans and gloves.Other upcoming events include:An evening with Ken Freeman on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. He will also be guest speaker Sunday, Nov. 13.Singing Women of West Texas on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. Operation Christmas Child boxes will be collected Nov. 14-21. Boxes are available at the church. Annual “Love Feast” Sunday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. SCF Float in the Big Spring Community Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3. A blood drive will be held Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.If you would like any further information regarding any of our ministries or events, contact the church office.Sunday school classes, including a new college and career class. Classes meet from 9:15-10:15 a.m. “Holy Grounds Café” is open from 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. with snacks and fellowship. Worship is scheduled from 10:45 a.m. until noon.Men’s prayer breakfast and fellowship is scheduled at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the dining room at the church. If you would like to assist in those ministries, contact Donna Wennick.Fellowship is Wednesday evening with a meal at 5:30 p.m. Children’s activities, youth worship and adult prayer meeting start at 6:15 p.m. The praise team meets at 7 p.m. Youth meets Wednesday evenings. Spring Creek Fellowship meets at the College Park Shopping Center at 501 Birdwell Lane. Contact us at 432-714-4584 or visit our website at First Presbyterian Church, Big SpringThe Lectionary Bible study, led by Tom Koger, will not meet Wednesday, but will resume at 5:17 p.m. in the church library Nov. 9. Children’s choir meets at 4:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Chancel choir practice is at 6 p.m.Patti Horton is in charge of this week’s “Take Ten.” Members of the youth group serve as Liturgist on the fifth Sundays.The children’s workshop continues this month and next a study of the book of Jonah. In the Steps of the Rabbi is the junior high/high school study, held in the youth room. The theater room adult class began a Ray Vander Laan DVD study called Walking with God in the Desert last week, and the adult covenant class, which meets in the library, begins a new study this week. PW Fall Retreat for women is set for Nov. 11-12 at First Presbyterian, Midland. Registration forms are available at the church office or from Helen Glass.Community Thanksgiving service will be held at First Presbyterian on Monday, Nov. 21. More news will follow.The lectionary is Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; I Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12. The choir will offer “Hear My Words” by Stephen Paulus and “When in Our Music God Is Glorified” arranged by Hal Hopson for the offertory. The noisy offering, used to feed the hungry locally and globally, will be collected during the service. Sunday has been designated as commitment Sunday to receive pledge cards from the congregation. Dr. David Scott, head of art and music department at Angelo State University, will deliver the sermon. Listen on KBST 1490 AM at 11 a.m. To have a printed bulletin for Sunday services, call the church office at 263-4211. Visit our website at East Side Baptist ChurchThere will be a camp meeting Nov. 4-6. The meeting, beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 4, will include preaching, music, fellowship and special guest “Mrs. Rosie O Tool.” Fellowship will follow the service. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship will be at 10:45 a.m. and afternoon worship is set for 1:45 p.m. Junior church during the preaching and nursery is for children four years and younger. Coahoma First United Methodist ChurchWe are located at 401 N. Main. The church office number is 432-394-4432. Also, call the mobile number at 432-270-1602 or leave a message. To learn more about the church, visit our website at or send email to Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship service is at 11 a.m. with Pastor Sammy Espinosa. Youth meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and a fellowship meal is served. Community wide harvest festival is being planned for Sunday. Eddy Niblett thanked the church for the use of the fellowship hall for the cross country runners. The Laity members were thanked for providing leadership and participation in last Sunday’s service. United Methodist Men will have a retreat Nov. 11 and 12 and Nov. 18 and 19. A prayer summit will be held Nov. 18-20. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)We are located at 911 Goliad St. Sunday fellowship is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Worship service is at 10:50 a.m. The Rev. Kenneth McIntosh will deliver the message Sunday entitled “What Mahalia Jackson Teaches Us” from Joshua 3:7-17. Halloween Trunk or Treat is set for Monday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in front of the church. There will be treats, hot dogs and drinks being sold. Beth Moore Bible study is Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Youth group meets at 6 p.m. and the choir meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. CWF will have a business meeting at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at noon in the fellowship hall Thursday. Client hours for Isaiah 58 are Mondays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Isaiah 58 is located at 107 Runnels. Volunteers are needed to unload the truck Mondays from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and to help clients. Contact the church office for more information.Daylight savings time ends Sunday, Nov. 6. Set clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night Nov. 5. For further information, call the church office at 432-517-4821, email to or view our website at First Presbyterian Church, Coahoma We meet at 11 a.m. Sunday to share the scriptures, sing, pray and worship, led by Commissioned Lay Pastor Tom Koger.The lectionary Bible study at 5:17 p.m. at First Presbyterian in Big Spring will not meet Wednesday, but will resume the following week.The regular session meeting will be Thursday at 5:57 p.m. in the church social hall.Dan Miracle will preach Sunday, Nov. 6, when Tom is in Fort Davis with Tres Rios Youth Task Force planning their next retreat. We will have the First Sunday covered dish meal after worship Nov. 6; however, we will have communion Nov. 13.The lectionary is Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; I Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12. Alive in Christ Lutheran Church LCMSWe are located at 2805 Lynn Drive. Our church phone number is 432-264-7818. Our new website is service is at 9 a.m. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. Pastor Alan Abel will be preaching. George von Hassell will be reading the liturgy. The readings are Revelations 14:6-7, 15-18, Psalm 46, Romans 3:19-28 and John 8:31-36 or Matthew 11:12-19. Anyone interested in reading, contact Dolline Budke. The flowers are given by Ann Budke in honor of the 30th anniversary of David and Dolline Budke on July 18 and the 21st birthday of Daniel Budke. If you are interested in donating flowers, sign up on the flower chart. Family activities are at 5:30-6 p.m. The meal is set for 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m. will be Bible studies. The adults are studying the Odyssey of St. Paul. Wednesday is an activity night for the youth.Scheduled 7 p.m. meetings at the church for November include: Board of Education meets Nov. 8. LWML will meet Nov. 10. November 14, the LWML will serve coffee/juice/refreshments at the VA. Elders meet Nov. 17. Board of Assimilation will meet Nov. 22. St. Mary’s Episcopal ChurchSunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist is at 10:30 a.m.Trunk or Treat is at First Christian Church, Monday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Daily Grind with God — Coffee Hour meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the parish hall. St. Mary’s family fun function night is Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will be game or movie night. For more information about St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, call 267-8201. St. Mary’s is located at 1001 S. Goliad. North Birdwell Lane United Methodist ChurchNorth Birdwell Lane United Methodist Church has worship Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with Bible study following the 5 p.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.The adult Sunday school discussion will be led by Dewayne Wagner on “Living as God’s people.” North Birdwell church will be having their chicken and spaghetti supper Saturday. Serving will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Super chefs Alton and Treva Hall will be in charge. There will be a white elephant sale. We will also have a great selection of books for donation only. For more information, call Bill Lovelace or Madeline Boadle. Adult Sunday school class voted to send $120 to the Heifer International program — a teaching program in self help by using domestic animals and education on their use, not only for food but to provide products for sale. We will have our annual parking lot trick or treat Monday at 5 p.m.North Birdwell Lane United Methodist Church is located at 2702 N. Birdwell. Chapel of Faith ChurchChapel of Faith, located at E. 14th and Goliad, will be hosting the annual fall stew supper Nov. 5. Serving is at 5:30 p.m. This is our semi-annual meal offered free to everyone in the community. It is our way of thanking everyone for what they do. There is never a charge for the meal consisting of homemade stew, cornbread, sandwiches and desserts.Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes are at 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist ChurchFirst United Methodist Church is located at Fourth and Scurry. Sunday worship is at 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Pastor Bill Ivins will be preaching at both services using scripture from Matthew 25:14-30 for a sermon entitled, “Grace Dividends.” Sunday school classes are at 9:45 a.m.The west parking lot of our church will be transformed into a giant Trunk For Treat carnival from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday There will be live music from FADE, candy, sno-cones, bounce house, game trailer and drawings for IPODs.United Methodist Women will have their meeting Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the church library.First Methodist welcomes the 2012 Relay For Life Community Kick Off on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. in Garrett Hall.Noon Bible study and lunch is Wednesday in Garrett Hall. Pastor Bill will continue with the study “Revelation for Dummies.” The meal will be catered by Al’s Barbeque with serving at 11:50 a.m.Real Life Wednesday begins at 5:30 p.m. with serving of a meal prior to separating for children’s choir, youth EPIC and adult Bible study. Coming Home for the Holidays visitation training and lunch will be held following the late service Sunday, Nov. 6 in Garrett Hall. Tickets will go on sale for the big Coming Home event the week of Nov. 6. Check with the church office to purchase tickets. Christmas For OUR Troops, Inc. is currently collecting items to be packed and sent to our troops overseas. A list of needed items and the donation box are located in the church office.