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St. MAry’s EpIs­Co­pAl CHurCH

St. Mary’s Epis­co­pal Church wel­comes all to par­tic­i­pate in our ser­vices. We are lo­cated North of the High School on Go­liad Street (1001 S. Go­liad), and would love to have you visit. Sun­day ser­vices be­gin at 10:30 a.m. fol­lowed by so­cial gath­er­ing out­side the church in the Court­yard & Ben­nett Gar­den.

On Wed­nes­day’s we have Bi­ble study and cof­fee in the morn­ing at 10:30 a.m. and evening we have Evening prayer and book study start­ing at 5:30 p.m. What a great op­por­tu­nity to have mean­ing­ful fellowship and de­velop re­la­tion­ships with peo­ple who have a com­mon in­ter­est, fol­low­ing the steps of Christ. Please come and join us for a time of wor­ship and fellowship in a place that wel­comes all in the name of our Lord Je­sus Christ. Face­book – Live Stream­ing

Ev­ery Sun­day at 10:30 a.m., St. Mary’s will be Live Stream­ing their ser­vice on Face­book, web­site – www.face­book.com/StMarysBig­Spring/. What a great way to lis­ten OR par­tic­i­pate in the ser­vice at the com­forts of your home or wher­ever you may be at that time of day.

LIFE CHurCH

We are ex­cited to open our doors and wel­come our Life Church friends to the cam­pus this Sun­day. In or­der to meet this Sun­day we will con­tinue to fol­low the guide­lines that have been set and pro­vided by the Texas State At­tor­ney Gen­eral: lim­ited ca­pac­ity, proper spac­ing be­tween seats and rows, sanc­tu­ary will be cleaned and dis­in­fected, if you or some­one in your fam­ily have un­der­ly­ing health is­sues we are en­cour­ag­ing you to watch and par­tic­i­pate in the ser­vice re­motely. Masks are not re­quired but are en­cour­aged to be worn. Wash your hands and use hand san­i­tizer. Hand san­i­tizer will be avail­able as you en­ter the sanc­tu­ary.

Pas­tor Kevin will con­tinue his verse by verse study on the book of Rev­e­la­tion this Sun­day. Be sure to pur­chase a Scrip­ture Jour­nal for this se­ries. They are avail­able for $5.00 at the kiosk.

This Sun­day is Baby/Child Ded­i­ca­tion Sun­day. Sev­eral fam­ily’s in our church have de­cided to ded­i­cate their chil­dren to the Lord.

This Wed­nes­day, we will be­gin hav­ing Cor­po­rate Prayer and Wor­ship in the Life Church Sanc­tu­ary. Join us from 6:30-7pm.

Bap­tism Sun­day is com­ing up on Septem­ber 20th. If you are in­ter­ested in get­ting bap­tized please email mne­gron@go­lifechurch.net or visit our web­site at www.go­lifechurch.net

Ladies, you are in­vited to join us ev­ery Wed­nes­day at noon for our Seek Prayer Group. The Zoom meet­ing in­for­ma­tion for Seek can be found on our One Sis­ter­hood Face­book page https://www.face­book.com/one­sister­hood­bigspringt­x/

Cham­pion Cul­ture Youth will meet on Wed­nes­days from 7:00pm-8:30pm on the Life Church Cam­pus. For more in­for­ma­tion about Cham­pion Cul­ture and their plans for the sum­mer visit and fol­low the Cham­pion Cul­ture Face­book page https://www. face­book.com/Cham­pi­onCul­tureLifeCh­urch/

Life Kids will have their classes this Sun­day. Our Nurs­ery is avail­able for those ages new­born to 2. Our Tod­dlers class serve those ages 3 & 4. Our El­e­men­tary class serves those ages 5-10 Visit and fol­low the Life Kids Face­book page https://www. face­book.com/Life-Kids-Life-Church-Big-SpringTX-1654730487­977488/ for more in­for­ma­tion.

Our Neigh­bor to Neigh­bor Out­reach team will be go­ing to visit our neigh­bors around our cam­pus on Satur­day morn­ing from 10-11:30am. The pur­pose of this min­istry is to find the need and fill it.

For more in­for­ma­tion about our events or groups please visit our web­site www.go­lifechurch.net

CrEstvIEw BAp­tIst CHurCH

At Crestview Bap­tist Church, we be­lieve the most ful­fill­ing pur­suit for a body of be­liev­ers is not en­ter­tain­ment, gim­micks, or pro­grams.

The most ful­fill­ing pur­suit for a fol­lower of Christ is to know Christ and His Word, so that we may live for Him.

If you be­lieve that, please come and wor­ship the King with us! Sun­day School starts at 10 AM, Wor­ship be­gins at 11 a.m., and our Sun­day and Wed­nes­day night meet­ings are at 6:30 p.m. We are study­ing the book of Acts. Come and be with us at 2305 Gatesville Rd., Big Spring.

NAzFAmIly CHurCH

Unity Lunch

NazFamily Church is host­ing a Unity Lunch with area pas­tors and lead­ers on Septem­ber 15th. The pur­pose is to bring unity in the Body of Christ through­out Big Spring. Contact the church of­fice if you would like to be in­volved in the con­ver­sa­tion.

Back to Church Sun­day - Sun­day, Sept. 20 is na­tional Back to Church Sun­day. Back to School means back to rou­tines, sched­ules and home­work, but there is a Back to Church com­ing that means back to grace, rest, and find­ing God’s love. Septem­ber 20th join us as we cel­e­brate this spe­cial day as we all re­unite with the spirit of the liv­ing God.

Heal­ing Con­ver­sa­tions - NazFamily will be a host site for an up­com­ing SNU Pas­tor’s Fo­rum with Dave Roberts on Oc­to­ber 12th from 9am - 12pm. He is the Lead Pas­tor, Mon­trose Church of the Nazarene and Au­thor of Heal­ing Con­ver­sa­tions. The fo­rum is de­signed for pas­tors and lead­ers, but any­one is wel­come to join us. You can find more in­for­ma­tion on the Re­source Cen­ter for Pas­toral Lead­er­ship at https://rcpl.snu.edu

Fire­side Wor­ship - Bring out your lawn chairs and blan­kets and join us for a time of wor­ship and prayer around the fire pit on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 7th @ 6:30pm. Fol­low­ing wor­ship will be a time of fellowship with hot­dogs and s’mores around the fire.

Spir­i­tual Deep­en­ing Week­end - Do you want to grow in your faith jour­ney? Join us on Oc­to­ber 9 - 11th at the NazFamily Church for our Spir­i­tual Deep­en­ing week­end with evan­ge­list Susie Shel­len­berger. She is a funny, en­gag­ing, and pow­er­ful speaker. You won’t want to miss the op­por­tu­nity to hear Susie. You can find our more at https:// susieshel­len­berger.com. We hope to see you there!

Fall Fes­ti­val - It’s fall y’all! NazFamily will be host­ing an out­door Fall Fes­ti­val on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 31st from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. There will be hay rides, games, bounce house, pony rides, good­ies, and fun for the whole fam­ily.

If you can help in any way, please contact the church of­fice at church@NazFamily.org. In­vite your friends, fam­ily, and neigh­bors to come out and be blessed.

Col­lEGE BAp­tIst CHurCH

Pray for safety and peace for stu­dents and staff and par­ents who are home school­ing. Praise God for the suc­cess­ful adop­tion and wel­come to Ken­lei Crow and for the rain and more to come. Praise Him for heal­ing those with COVID. Come see what God is do­ing at the cor­ner of 11th and Bird­well Lane. We are open at 9:15 for Bi­ble Study for all ages. Nurs­ery and Preschool are in their Sun­day School class and Wor­ship time at 10:45 a.m.

Wed­nes­day evening Youth and adults meet for Bi­ble Study and Prayer Meet­ing at 7 p.m. with chil­dren meet­ing for King’s Kids and Krafts. Girl’s Mis­sions meet on Sun­day at 5 p.m.

Ser­vices for Sun­day, Septem­ber 13, 2020, are in the build­ing at 11th and Bird­well, and on our Face Book page as well. We have face masks, gloves, and hand san­i­tizer avail­able, and we are prac­tic­ing so­cial dis­tanc­ing. Fam­i­lies are sit­ting to­gether. Vis­i­tors and friends—come join us—it will be ex­cit­ing to wel­come new faces and old alike. Our ser­vices are lively and wor­ship­ful.

Sun­day School is open for all ages as we slowly im­merge from the pan­demic, and we en­cour­age you to come and see what God is do­ing at Col­lege Bap­tist Church as we con­tinue on mis­sion for Him.

Chil­dren Di­vi­sion ren­o­va­tions are on tar­get and near­ing com­ple­tion. So re­fresh­ing to see God’s plans come to­gether.

We def­i­nitely en­joy the wor­ship time as our min­istry team lead us in songs of praise, and where our pas­tor, Bro. Ken McMeans, helps us as we delve into God’s Word, in­spir­ing us in liv­ing as Je­sus lives through us. Keep your spir­i­tual 2020 Vi­sion on as the year is not over. Be a part in th­ese joy­ful ac­tiv­i­ties and ex­cit­ing wor­ship, prais­ing the Mighty God we serve. Please call: 432-267-7429, for more in­for­ma­tion con­cern­ing Men’s, Ladies’ and youth meet­ings at this great and friendly church.

FIrst BAp­tIst CHurCH

“Praise the LORD, all na­tions! Ex­tol Him, all peo­ples! For great is His stead­fast love to­ward us, and the faith­ful­ness of the LORD en­dures for­ever. Praise the LORD!” Psalm 117:1-2 Strap on your mask, and join the peo­ple of First Bap­tist Church Sun­day morn­ing at 10:50, and give thanks and praise to the King of Glory, Je­sus Christ. Pas­tor Mark Lind­sey and FBC staff have prayer­fully put in place nu­mer­ous safety mea­sures in con­sid­er­a­tion of the health of ev­ery­one. Mu­sic Min­is­ter Alan Schantz will lead wor­ship­pers in a blend of con­tem­po­rary praise and wor­ship mu­sic and clas­sic hymns of the faith. Nurs­ery care for chil­dren three and un­der will be avail­able. The wor­ship ser­vice will also be live-streamed through the church web­site, YouTube, and Face­book-live; go to fbcbigspri­ng.org or First Bap­tist Church Big Spring on Face­book. Wed­nes­day evening Bi­ble teach­ings led by Pas­tor Mark Lind­sey are also avail­able. Call 432 267-8223 for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion. Pas­tor Mark also wel­comes you to contact him at: 432-254-0176 if you would like to talk about what it means to ac­cept Je­sus as your per­sonal Sav­ior and Lord.

At 9:30, Sun­day School groups meet through­out the build­ing with chil­dren’s classes gath­er­ing in first floor class­rooms while youth and adults meet in sec­ond floor class­rooms. So­cially dis­tanc­ing mea­sures will be ob­served.

Sun­day evening ac­tiv­i­ties re­sume this Sun­day, Septem­ber 13.

Seek­ing God’s wis­dom in the COVID cli­mate, FBC will con­tinue to op­er­ate within health and safety guide­lines. Wear­ing masks and so­cial dis­tanc­ing are strongly en­cour­aged, and are an act of love and re­spect for the lives of those around you. Go to the church web­site: fbcbigspri­ng.org or call 267-8223 for de­tails of ac­tiv­i­ties post­poned or re-sched­uled. Also, the church cal­en­dar is on­line which has up­dated in­for­ma­tion.

FBC is lo­cated at 705 W FM 700. There is al­ways a place for you at First Bap­tist Church.

“...May the peace of God, which sur­passes all un­der­stand­ing,...guard your hearts and minds through Christ Je­sus.” Philip­pi­ans 4:7

BlEssED HAnDs DEAF CHurCH

Blessed Hands Deaf Church is join­ing with the First Bap­tist Church fam­ily in the main sanc­tu­ary at 10:50 am with in­ter­preters pro­vided. Wear­ing face masks and so­cial dis­tanc­ing are strongly en­cour­aged as acts of love and re­spect for the lives of those around you. Wor­ship ser­vices through the on­line op­tions will still be avail­able; th­ese in­clude live stream­ing through fbcbigspri­ng.org and Face­book live. De­tails of church ac­tiv­i­ties that have been post­poned or resched­uled are ac­ces­si­ble at: fbcbigspri­ng.org or contact Blessed Hands Pas­tor Jim Wal­ter­house at: jwal­ter­house@gmail.com for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion. First Bap­tist Church is lo­cated at 705 W FM 700.

Please join us in con­tin­u­ing to pray for the quick end of the coro­n­avirus health sit­u­a­tion, the restora­tion of health to all in­fected, for those whose busi­nesses and em­ploy­ment have been dev­as­tated, and for Christ’s com­fort to sur­round all those who have lost loved ones dur­ing this time. To God be the glory!

FIrst PrEs­By­tE­rIAn CHurCH, BIG SprInG

The Ser­vice Com­mit­tee asks mem­bers to do­nate hy­giene prod­ucts from now un­til the end of Septem­ber for peo­ple in need. Travel size items needed are the fol­low­ing: deodor­ant, combs, ra­zors, tooth paste, tooth brushes, den­tal floss, sham­poo, con­di­tioner, soap, lo­tion, wash cloths, shave cream. Th­ese items may be placed in the bas­ket in the Narthex on Sun­day or dropped off at the church at any time.

For any­one wish­ing to join in a daily prayer, one may go to fpcbigspri­ng.com and se­lect Daily Prayers. Rev. Allen Cross also posts a Weekly De­vo­tional at that web­site, which may pro­vide food for thought or help dur­ing time of stress or feel­ings of iso­la­tion. The de­vo­tional is posted on Wed­nes­days. Go to www.fpcbigspri­ng.com and se­lect Devo­tion­als.

Pres­by­te­rian Women will re­sume their monthly meet­ings and Bi­ble study on Tues­day, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. in the li­brary. The study for 2020-2021 is called Into the Light: Find­ing Hope through Prayers of Lament by P. Lynn Miller. The study books may be picked up at the church. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to par­tic­i­pate in PW.

The Dis­cov­ery Class, led by Vicki Miller, is in the sec­ond les­son of an Adam Hamil­ton study en­ti­tled The Walk: Five Es­sen­tial Prac­tices of the Chris­tian Life. The first les­son con­sid­ered prayer and praise; the sec­ond con­sid­ers the prac­tice of study.

The Chil­dren’s Sun­day School Class, led by Des­tiny Hall­ford, as­sisted by Buddy Cochrane, is study­ing lessons from the Chil­dren’s Story Bi­ble.

The Youth Sun­day School Class, led by Tom Koger, is con­tin­u­ing a study of the Ser­mon on the Mount.

Wed­nes­day Lec­tionary Bi­ble Study con­tin­ues to meet in Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. with phys­i­cal par­tic­i­pants and wel­comes those who are stay­ing at home to join by com­puter on Zoom. The link to join in the Zoom group will be posted on the church web­site, in Faith Notes, and in the Sun­day wor­ship bul­letin.

The Thurs­day Lunch Bunch is meet­ing in Fellowship Hall at 11:30.

It has been de­cided to re­sume the Sun­day morn­ing Take Ten fellowship in the par­lor, be­gin­ning in Septem­ber. The fol­low­ing guide­lines are in place to pro­vide for ev­ery­one’s safety: no home-baked goods, in­di­vid­u­ally-wrapped items only, in­di­vid­ual juice serv­ings, plates and nap­kins sup­plied by the church, and so­cial dis­tanc­ing is rec­om­mended. Paula Far­quhar hosted Take Ten last Sun­day. The Ken­nemurs will be hosts for this week.

Lec­tionary pas­sages for the Fif­teenth Sun­day af­ter Pen­te­cost are: Psalm 114; Ro­mans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35.. Rev. Cross has ti­tled his ser­mon “Why Do We For­give?”

Rev. Allen Cross will lead the wor­ship ser­vice. Or­gan­ist/mu­sic di­rec­tor Gabe Martinez leads the mu­sic on the or­gan and pi­ano.

Any­one who is not at­tend­ing wor­ship phys­i­cally may hear the ser­vice on KBST 1490 AM at 11 a.m. as usual or on­line at www.fpcbigspri­ng.com by se­lect­ing the SER­MONS tab and the cor­rect date. A copy of the li­turgy for the ser­vice may be down­loaded from the web­site or by re­ceiv­ing a copy by call­ing the church of­fice

Please call the church of­fice at 263-4211 for other in­for­ma­tion. We would be pleased for you to Like us on Face­book. Although the phys­i­cal ad­dress of First Pres­by­te­rian Church is 701 Run­nels, the mail­ing ad­dress is P. O. Box 2222, Big Spring, Texas 79721.

FIrst UnItED MEtHoDIst CHurCH

First United Methodist Church is lo­cated just off Gregg Street at the cor­ner of Fourth and Scurry in down­town Big Spring. Our Sun­day morn­ing sched­ule in­cludes the 9 a.m. Tra­di­tions ser­vice fea­tur­ing the pipe or­gan, choir, trum­pet and hymns. At 11 a.m., The Bridge ser­vice fea­tur­ing con­tem­po­rary mu­sic led by a won­der­ful praise team.

Wor­ship ser­vices are broad­cast live each Sun­day at 11 a.m. on ra­dio sta­tion KBYG-105.5 FM. You can also find the ser­vices live streamed on our Face­book page at First United Methodist Church Big Spring.

On Sun­day Septem­ber 6, Pas­tor Ricky Carstensen shared with us that God was Big enough to Love us from He­brews 4:12-16.

How Big is God? He is Big enough to love us, we know this be­cause he knows us thor­oughly, iden­ti­fies with us to­tally, and cares for us com­pletely. This next week Pas­tor Ricky will be shar­ing that God is Big Enough to Pro­vide for us. Come join us this com­ing Sun­day.

On Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 16, at 6 p.m. “Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery” is be­ing of­fered in the Youth Hall for any­one in the com­mu­nity seek­ing free­dom and heal­ing from hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

Ladies Bi­ble study on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 16 at 6 p.m. The ladies will be meet­ing in the Open Door Class room. For more in­for­ma­tion contact our church of­fice.

Youth will be meet­ing on Wed­nes­day at 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion on any ac­tiv­ity, please visit the web site at www.fum­cbs.com or phone the church of­fice at 432-267-6394.

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