MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

April 5, 2013

Local congregations 04.06.13


— Apostolic

SANCTUARY, 2006 S. Cherokee. Pastor: Gary Martin. Information: (318) 235-8934.

• Three Fold Cord of Apostolic Identity bible study, 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Information: (318) 235-8934.



Assembly of God

NEW HOPE, 110 W. 58th St. S., two miles south of Peak Boulevard on U.S. 64. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor: John Overton. Information: (918) 683-2139.

• Celebrate Recovery is Fridays with dinner at 6 p.m. and large group at 7 p.m. For transportation, call (918) 351-5218 or (918) 348-0424.



Baptist

ALL NATIONS MISSION CENTER, 1530 W. Smith Ferry Road, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m., worship; and 7 p.m., Wednesday service. Information: Brandon Kemble, pastor, (918) 718-4174.

• Church is in a transitional location at the MBA Building.

• Church is hosting an Indian Taco sale at the Indian Center, 4th and Denison, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Information: Augustine Williams, (918) 671-9444.

ANTIOCH, 320 S. Mission, Tahlequah, has Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Sunday worship at 11 a.m. with Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Information: The Rev. Vernell Racy, pastor, (479) 221-3422, or Betty Brown or Lee Sallis, (918) 456-9461.

• Monthly College Day Service is at 11 a.m. the first Sunday of the month. Information: ambct.tripod.com.

CENTRAL, 624 East Side Blvd.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:50 a.m.; adult choir, discipleship training, 5:30 p.m.; children’s meal and music, 5:30 p.m.; worship, 6:30 p.m. Pastor: J.T. Carvell. Information: (918) 683-2946.

• Wednesdays — Journey into Intimacy with God (study on the life of Moses) and prayer service, youth activities, 6:30 p.m.

• Thursdays — free clothing closet, 1 to 3 p.m., enter through the northwest door marked “elevator.”

• Saturdays — celebrate recovery, 5 to 6 p.m., dinner; 6 to 7 p.m., main meeting; 7 to 8 p.m., small groups.

EVANGELIST TEMPLE, 115 W. Southside Blvd.: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; Wednesday prayer service, 5:30 p.m., with Bible study at 6 p.m. Information: Pastor Richard Brooks, (918) 687-6312 or (918) 687-3034.

• Clothing giveaway for those in need 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: (918) 687-3034 or (918) 348-1460.

FIRST FREE WILL, 1228 Patterson St. Information: (918) 683-4230 or (918) 733-4259.

• Church will host the Muskogee County gospel singing convention at 1:30 p.m. April 7. Information: Charles and Fay Learned, (918) 683-4230.

FIRST FREEWILL, 1487 E. Poplar St., Fort Gibson.

• Church will have a rummage sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6. Proceeds will help send four Fort Gibson Christian Academy students to the Accelerated Christian Education International Student Convention in May.

FIRST FREE WILL, 105 S. Polk, Wagoner.

• Church is participating in the at-risk after school program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge, through May 10. Supper will be served from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

FOUNTAIN, 2540 W. 60th St. North. Pastor: The Rev. William Brown, and Doris Marshall, pianist. Information: (918) 683-0139 or (918) 687-0301.

• Heavenly Echoes will be presenting their first Sunday musical at 3 p.m. April 7. Special guests are the Kings of Joy of Tulsa. Public invited.

HILLCREST FREE WILL, 909 Northeast 11th St., Wagoner, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship. Pastor: Francis Berka. Information: (918) 485-2672.

• Church has a free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. every third Sunday.

GRANDVIEW, 3608 S. Cherokee Drive. Pastor: Danny Mills. Information: (918) 683-2477 or www.grandviewbaptist.com.

• Wednesday dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. each week. Cost is $2.50 for adults and $1 for children 10 and under; or a maximum of $7 per family.

VANN LAKE, 5068 N. 90th Road West, Porter, Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m., and in the home of Pastor Dale Carey at 7 p.m. Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. Information: (918) 686-6980.

• Church will have its monthly gospel singing on the second Saturday of each month. Eating starts at 6 p.m. with the singing at 7 p.m.



Catholic

SAINT JOSEPH, 321 N. Virginia St. Vigil mass, 5 p.m. Saturdays. Sundays, mass, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish. Information: (918) 687-1351.

• Religious Education Class resumes at 9:15 a.m. April 7.

• St. Joseph School is accepting enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year.



Episcopal

GRACE, 218 N. Sixth S t., activities on Sunday, 8 a.m. service in chapel; 9:30 a.m., youth and adult classes; 10:30 a.m. service in church, followed by coffee fellowship.

• April 8 — 7:30 p.m. Al Anon.

• April 9 — 6 p.m. Education for ministry

• April 10 — 9 a.m. Meals on Wheels; 5:30 p.m. “The Story” Bible study.

• April 12 — 9 a.m., Meals on Wheels; 7:30 p.m., Al Anon.

• April 13 — 10 a.m. Tai Chi in nursery; Azalea Festival cook-off at Civic Center parking lot.



Lutheran

FIRST, 428 E. Broadway, Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor: Wayne Schuett. Information or van pick up: (918) 682-9533.

• Kids ‘N the Bible, 9 a.m.today

• A benefit meal will be served at 2 p.m. today to help cover the costs of the funeral of Susan Hensley.



Presbyterian

BETHANY, 2000 E. Haskell Blvd., 9 a.m., coffee time; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45 a.m., worship service. Information: (918) 682-8683 or www.bethanypresbyterianchurch.org.

• April 8 — 10:30 a.m. Bible Study.

• April 9 — 5 p.m. T.O.P.S.

• April 10 — 9 a.m. Meals on Wheels; 5 p.m. confirmation class, 6 p.m. Bethany Productions.

• April 11 — 1 p.m. fun and games.

• April 12 — 9 a.m. Meals on Wheels.

FIRST, 500 W. Broadway, 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service.

• April 6 — 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Breakfast on Broadway; 9 a.m. Ramp it up.

• April 8 — noon, Monday Musings, brown bag lunch and conversation in Nash Hall; 6 p.m. Muskogee Area Quilters.

• April 9 — 11:30 a.m. Presbyterian Women Circle meeting; 7 p.m. Grief share.

• April 10 —  5:30 p.m. Sanctuary choir rehearsal; 6:45 p.m. Glory Ringers rehearsal.

FIRST, Wagoner, 205 N. Main St., 9:45 a.m., coffee time; 9:55 a.m., Sunday school; 10:55 a.m., worship service with the Rev. Leigh McCaslin, who will explore the proposition that “Christ died for our sins” and “that our sins are forgiven and will not be held against us.” How does that happen, and what does it really mean or do for us? Information: (918) 485-5203.

• Church has a fellowship luncheon (potluck) following worship services on the second Sunday of the month.



Seventh-day Adventist

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST, 170 N. Country Club Road, lesson study at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, service 11 a.m. Information: (918) 682-5602.

• Soup kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Donations welcome.



United Methodist

D.D. ETCHIESON INDIAN, 412 W. Seneca, Tahlequah. Information: Faye Morrison, (918) 207-5067.

• Church is accepting donations for a new sound system. A $1 donation puts the donator in a drawing to win a “Friendship” quilt valued at $1,000.

• Church will host their first Sunday of the month fundraiser today from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the church. The menu: Indian tacos, dessert and a drink. Cost: $6. To go orders are available.

FIFE INDIAN, 1100 Eufaula Ave., 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Wednesday Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Information: The Rev. Samuel Battiest, pastor, (918) 577-6726 or (918) 629-6701.

• Free Choctaw language class will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Mondays through May 27. Lesson materials will be provided. Bring a Choctaw dictionary if you have one. If interested, show up to the class.

FIRST, 419 W. Gentry St., Checotah, Mission Hall service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:50 a.m. Youth meet at 5 p.m. Sundays. Midweek communion 7 a.m. Wednesdays in a 20-minute service. An attended nursery is available for the Sunday morning services. Information: fumcchecotah.org or (918) 473-5714.

• Church will have a confirmand service at 10:50 a.m. April 7.

FIRST, 600 E. Okmulgee Ave., Sunday services are at 8:50 a.m., contemporary worship; Sunday school, 10:05 a.m.; traditional worship, 11:05 a.m. Information: (918) 682-3368.

• Gamblers Anonymous meets at the church at 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

OKAY, Oklahoma 16, Sunday worship, 9 a.m. Pastor: Raymond Griffin.

• Church has a Bible study and potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.



Other

CHRIST FOR THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL, 120 N. 24th St., services are at 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday. Pastor: Isaiah and Amber Thompson. Information: (918) 684-9963.

• Church will host Sean Strong for a prophetic glory miracle service at 11 a.m. April 7.

• Church is participating in the at-risk after school program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge, through May 10. On Sundays, a snack will be served 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., and lunch will be served from noon to 12:30 p.m. On Tuesdays, supper will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m., and a snack will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.



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