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March 1, 2013

Local congregations 03.02.13


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

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.

BLACKJACK MISSIONARY, Taft Road and 94th Street North, Taft, will have Sunday school, 10 a.m., regular church services at 11 a.m. Sundays and prayer and Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: Pastor Roscoe Beasley Sr., (918) 360-2869.

• Church will host “Boys to Men” workshop at 9 a.m. March 16. Cost: $5 for men 18 and older. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

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 True Worship and prayer service, youth activities, 6:30 p.m.

• Thursdays — free clothing closet, 1 to 4 p.m., enter through the northwest door marked “elevator.”

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 Muskogee County Gospel Singing Convention at 1:30 p.m. today. Information: Charles and Fay Learned, (918) 683-4230 or Zane and Linda Harding, (918) 733-4259.

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.

• Special guest musical at 3 p.m. March 3 is the Eternal Gospel Singers and the Spiritual Harmonizers.

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.

MOUNT CALVARY, 622 N. Sixth St., Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m.; church in training, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 7 p.m. Pastor: Gary D. Hall Sr. Information: (918) 682-3292.

• Mission ministry will present annual Highway 66 at 3 p.m. March 3. Women are aksed to wear white and bring their bible.

OLD AGENCY, 1115 N. 24th St. Sunday school, 11 a.m.; worship, noon; Tuesday, noonday prayer, noon; Wednesday, prayer service, 6:30 p.m.; Bible study, 7 p.m. Information: The Rev. A. H. and Marlene Jones, (918) 682-6720.

• Pastor appreciation service, 4 p.m. March 3, Old Agency Baptist Church. Special guest speaker is Patrice Campbell from New Balm Ministries. Information: Mel Leach, (918) 682-6720.

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.

VIAN, U.S. 64 West or exit 297 off I-40 East, Vian. Information: (918) 773-5226 or www.thedills.net.

• Church will host Steve Hess and the Southern Salvation at 7 p.m. April 5 for a free concert. Doors open at 5 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.

• Fridays during Lent church will have stations of the cross at 6 p.m. followed by benediction. There will be a movie presentation on “Catholicism” in the parish hall after benediction.

• Reconcilition will be offered on Tuesday during Lent from 6 to 7 p.m. in the church.

• St. Joseph youth will host a pizza dinner before Stations of the Cross at 5 p.m. March 8.

• The youth will sponsor a game night on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.



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.

• March 3 — 10 a.m. Tai Chi in nursery.



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. Breakfast, a Bible story, music, games, and a craft.

• Lenten midweek dinner and service, 6:15 p.m. March 6, 13, 20.



Presbyterian

BETHANY
, 2000 E. Haskell Blvd., 9:15 a.m., coffee time; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45 a.m., worship service. Information: (918) 682-8683 or www.bethanypresbyterianchurch.org.

• March 4 — 10:30 a.m. Bible Study.

• March 5 — 5:30 p.m. T.O.P.S.

• March 6 — 9 a.m. Meals on Wheels; 6 p.m. Bethany Productions.

• March 7 — 1:15 p.m. Fun & games.

• March 8 — 9 a.m. Meals on Wheels.

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

• March 2 — 8 a.m., church garage sale; 8:30 a.m., Breakfast on Broadway, serving a free community breakfast in Nash Hall; 9 a.m., Ramp It Up, building wheelchair ramps for those in need in the community.

• March 4 — 12 p.m. Monday Musings, brown bag lunch and conversation in Nash Hall; 5:30 p.m. yoga; 6 p.m. Muskogee Area Quilters.

• March 5 — 10 a.m. Muskogee Area Quilters; 7 p.m. Grief share.

• March 6 — 12:30 p.m. Prayers & Squares; 5:30 p.m. 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 why good people seem to be poor while the bad people seem to prosper and what Jesus has to say. 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.

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.

• Church will host a wild onion dinner at 5 p.m. March 22. Menu: wild onions, ham, salt pork, beans, hominy, fry bread and desserts. Cost: $7 a plate. Information: (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, 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.

ST. PAUL, 2130 W. Okmulgee Ave., 8:30 a.m., worship, Rowsey Chapel; 9 a.m., FUEL, contemporary worship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school and Children’s Spirit Zone; 11 a.m., worship, sanctuary; 6 p.m. youth group.

• Author Carolyn Hart reviews her book series “Death on Demand,” 11 a.m. March 15. Cost: $7, includes review, recipe tasting, punch, book sales and bake sale. Proceeds to benefit local missions. Information: (918) 687-7571.



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 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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