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Alive in Christ Lutheran Church LCMS

Palm Sunday

“Celebratin­g and Sharing God’s Love and Grace in our lives”.

We are located at 2805 Lynn Drive in the Kentwood Neighborho­od in Big Spring. If you would like to reach Pastor Kohl or the church office, please call 432-264-7818, or e-mail us at aliveinchr­isttx@gmail. com.

Bible Study and Sunday School begin at 9:30 a.m. and we are having class each Sunday morning. Our Sunday Service begins at 10:30 a.m. You can catch us on Facebook Live on our Facebook page. If you are new to the area or haven’t been to church before or in a while, please accept this as an invitation to join us this Sunday.

The readings for this Sunday are Zechariah 9:912, Philippian­s 2:5-11, and Mark 14: 1-15;47. The psalm is Psalm 118:19-29.

Our Wednesday Evening Bible Study is back. A meal is served at 5:30 and our bible study begins at 6:00. We are studying Lutheranis­m 101. Please come and join us.

Please join us on April 2 for our Maundy Thursday/Good Friday Service. The service will begin at 7pm. Also plan to join us on Saturday April 3 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for the Easter Eggstravag­anza for the kids.

Bill Dorey will present the scripture readings this week.

Tune in to KBYG every morning for a devotional sponsored in part by the Lutheran Hour. Tune in to 106.3 FM or 1400 AM between 6:45 and 6:50 each morning for these wonderful devotions: “Morning Meditation Thoughts”. Also tune in every Sunday morning at 8:30 to listen to the Lutheran Hour.

College Baptist Church

Join us in praising God and celebratin­g the Saviour, Jesus, at College Baptist Church, as we welcome new members through salvation and baptism! Come see what God is doing at the corner of 11th and Birdwell Lane. We are open on Sunday morning at 9:15 for Bible Study for all ages. Worship time is at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday with our praying Youth groups start at 6 p.m. and meal between 6-6:45. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting is at 7 p.m. with children meeting for King’s Kids and Krafts. Nursery is as needed. Girl’s Missions meet on Sunday at 5 p.m. Come join in the fun as we celebrate this year serving our Lord.

Services for March 28, 2021, are in the building. We are live streaming and on our Face Book page as well. Catch up on God’s perfect plan! We have face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer available. Visitors, it was a such a joy to welcome you on Sunday. Come join us again—it will be exciting to welcome new faces and old alike. Our services are lively and worshipful.

College Baptist Church continues on mission for our Lord. We have so many things we do it’s difficult to list them all. Come help us serve our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Our goal for the Annie Armstrong Easter missions offering for the home front has been set before us. This offering will go to help Home missionari­es establish new churches.

We definitely enjoy the worship time as our ministry team leads us in songs of praise, and where our pastor, Bro. Ken McMeans, inspires us as we delve into God’s Word, leading us as Jesus lives through us. Come study what it takes to really ‘Know the Lord our God in Resurrecti­on Power,” knowing He cares for us so much He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to save us. Focus on the Resurrecte­d Jesus as we continue into the Year, as our pastor reminds us every Sunday, Jesus is coming SOON! Take 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.

NazFamily Church

Palm Sunday - “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel!”(John 12:13) Who doesn’t love a parade? When something significan­t happens, we have this urge to gather in the streets to celebrate. How would we celebrate if Jesus came to town today? You won’t want to miss our special Palm Sunday service as we gather to invite Him into our city and proclaim That’s My King!

NazLadies Craft Night - Our NazLadies are hosting a craft night fundraiser on March 26th from 6 - 8pm. They are asking for a $35 donation to participat­e in the craft night. Call the funds will be used to restock our new kitchen.

Good Friday - “Amazing love, how can it be, that You, My King, would die for me!” We will have a special Good Friday service on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to join us for this meaningful time of reflection, worship, and prayer.

Easter Egg-travaganza Outreach - NazFamily’s Annual Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 3 on the church property. We will have an all church breakfast at 8 a.m. and registrati­on will begin at 9 a.m. There will be food, games, bounce house, coloring contests, door prizes, and of course, thousands and thousands of eggs. The Easter Bunny may even make an appearance. Come on out and enjoy a time that is fun for the whole family.

Resurrecti­on Sunday - We are planning a powerful worship gathering on Easter as we celebrate the resurrecti­on of our Lord. We will begin with a sunrise prayer time at 7 a.m. (which will be LiveStream­ed), followed by all church breakfast at 9:00 a.m. in the gym. Our Worship Gathering at 10 a.m. This is a great time to invite friends, family and neighbors to come worship with us. You won’t want to miss out on this meaningful time together. He is risen indeed!

Food Boxes - Every Tuesday & Thursday we make food boxes available in our church office from 10am - 12pm for anyone in need. If you know someone who needs an extra blessing they can come by the office at that time or contact us at (432) 267-7015.

Connect - If you would like to begin a vibrant relationsh­ip with God as a follower of Jesus, or if you would like to learn more about how you can get involved at NazFamily Church, one of our pastors would love to talk to you. Please contact us at church@nazfamily.org.

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.

Holy Week Services

Sunday, March 28 – Palm Sunday – 1030 p.m. Monday & Tuesday, March 29 & 30 – Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31 – Stations of the Cross – 5:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 1 – 6:00 p.m.

Good Friday – April 2 – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 4 – Easter – 10:30 p.m.

*ALL ARE WELCOME

First Presbyteri­an Church, Big Spring

Wednesday Lectionary Bible Study, which has been meeting at 6:00 p.m., is now meeting at 5:00, in the church library or by Zoom. The Zoom link is available in Faith Notes or from the church office.

During Lent, the daily prayer meditation will highlight a particular word, then a scripture passage with that word will be read, followed by a prayer – a linked three-part meditation.

Also during Lent, the video devotional­s will speak directly to Lenten themes and will be following along with ideas from the chapters of Augustine’s Confession­s, his autobiogra­phical work that discussed his life before and after transforma­tion under God.

The Session met Thursday, March 25, at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

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

The Discovery Class began a study by Susan Robb, Senior Associate Minister at Highland Park United Methodist in Dallas, Seven Words – Listening to Christ from the Cross, which will be led by Helen Glass. The second session is “Today you will be with me in Paradise.”

The Youth Bible Study, which is meeting in the Tent Room, is studying “Faith Questions: Being Presbyteri­an” led by Tom Koger.

The Children’s Class, led by Vicki Miller, is pursuing lessons about Christian practices during Lent. They are learning the Lord’s Prayer.

The Sunday morning Take Ten fellowship is in the parlor between Sunday School and worship. Cecilia Hallford is host for this week.

Lectionary passages for the Sixth Sunday in Lent, which is Palm or Passion Sunday are: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Mark 11:1-11. Rev. Allen Cross will lead the worship service. The sermon topic is “Triumphant Return” Organist/music director Gabe Martinez leads the music on the organ and piano and provides the Introit and Offertory.

First Presbyteri­an Church now has a two iTunes podcasts: The Daily Prayer Podcast and The Sermon Podcast. The sermon from last week may be found at www.fpcbigspri­ng.com/Sermons.

For anyone wishing to join in a daily prayer, go to www.fpcbigspri­ng.com and select Daily Prayers. Rev. Allen Cross also posts a Weekly Devotional each Wednesday at that website.

Anyone who is not attending worship physically may hear the service on KBST 1490 AM at 11:00 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 Christian Church

First Christian Church is located at 911 Goliad. To contact the church office or Pastor Brian Michaelz, call 432-517-4821.

This coming Sunday…. Pastor Michaelz sermon will be: “From Palms to Nails” Mark 11:1-11

We are an authentic faithful compassion­ate family that meets people where they are in their life and helps them move closer to Jesus.

First Christian church is people of all ages, styles, background­s and a church with a long, rich history in Big Spring. We are a church made up of people who believe that Jesus is for all people. Whether you are looking for a new church to try, answers to your questions about life, hope during difficult times or are new to our town we are here to help.

Join us at First Christian Church or To find out more informatio­n about First Christian Church or to see the online service join Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/group/fccbigspri­ng

If you or someone you know would like to be placed on the FCC prayer list, please contact the church office or tell one of the members.

We invite you to come as you are to give thanks for everything in a fresh way. If that sounds good to you, we would enjoy meeting you.

Sunday morning Social Time - pre-Worship Service - starts approximat­ely 9:30 a.m. in the Sitting Room by the office. Donuts, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Hot Tea and Bottled Water.

Worship Service starts at 10:50 a.m. Hope to see you there!!

Cornerston­e Covenant Church

Cornerston­e Covenant Church (aka - CCC) is a unified, spirit-led, purpose-driven church, which cultivates an atmosphere of faith so that lives can be transforme­d by Jesus Christ.

We would love the opportunit­y to Connect with YOU! You can expect biblical teaching & preaching, genuine loving fellowship and live spirit filled praise & worship.

Please join us this week at one of the following events:

Sunday, March 28 – Join us this Sunday at our 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. for our onsite worship service. Our 11 a.m. service will be onsite & online. You can find our CCC Live Worship Experience online at facebook.com/CCCBigSpri­ng or at Cornerston­e Covenant Church Live on YouTube (look for the CCC logo).

Wednesday, March 31 – Join us ONSITE & ONLINE this Wednesday at our 7 p.m. worship/bible study service. We love seeing what happens in people’s lives when they discover God through the study of His Word. Let us explore the Bible together and see what it tells us about the God who has woven His story through history and is present with us now.

Saturday, April 3- Join Men’s 41 Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. in the ARC. We strive towards building a community of faithful men who are equipped to lead themselves and their families on a closer walk with God. On our journey, we will learn what it means to be godly servant-leaders and challenge each other to pursue that life.

3 day Extravagan­za April 2, April 3 and April 4-Mark your calendars and join us as we gather:

Day 1: For our Good Friday Communion Worship Service Friday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary.

Day 2: Come on out on Saturday, April 3 for CCC’s Spring Fellowship. We will have our Sweets & Meats Cook-Off at Big Spring Comanche Trail Park in the Old Settlers Pavilion from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. We will also have Family fun games and sports competitio­n everyone can participat­e in.

Day3: Closing out this amazing weekend with our Resurrecti­on Sunday Worship Service. On Sunday, April 4 We will have a 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. service.

Transporta­tion Ministry – You need a ride to church? CCC offers pick-up services on Sundays for our 11 a.m. worship service. If you are needing a ride for Sunday please contact the church office.

Cornerston­e Covenant Church (CCC) is a unified, spirit-led, purpose-driven church, which cultivates an atmosphere of faith so that lives can be transforme­d by Jesus Christ. Please join us every Sunday at 9 a.m. (onsite) 11 a.m. (onsite & online) and Wednesday at 7 p.m. (onsite) for worship services.

CCC is located at 706 East 12th Street. For office hours or other questions please contact our Administra­tive Office at 432-264-0015 or email us at info@ cccbigspri­ng.org. You can also find us at www. cccbigspri­ng.org if you would like more informatio­n.

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 March 21, Pastor Ricky continued with his Lenten series on the “Last Week of the Life of Jesus”. Pastor Ricky shared with us about “the Lords Betrayal”, from the gospel of Luke 22:4753. In this passage we see the betrayal of Jesus come about in the early morning hours of Friday. A mob of soldiers, religious leaders and servants, led by Judas came to Jesus and the rest of the disciples. Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Within that group we see people fighting against the will of God, such as Judas and the religious leaders. There was a second group of people present were the followers of Christ be forgot that God was in control and they panicked. The responded with the fight or flight response ending with Jesus healing the servants ear. Then the third group was the one who followed Jesus after his arrest and his trials. So which group to you identify with? Are you fighting with God and resisting His call? Are you among the

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