Wichita Falls area churches announce services

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Wichita Falls First Baptist Church: Wichita Falls First Baptist Church has changed some worship times for its campuses. We invite you to join us at any of our services.

The downtown campus, 1200 9th Street, will host their mixed worship with choir, worship team and orchestra on Sundays at 8:15 a.m. Contemporary worship is offered at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

West Campus, 4317 Barnett Road, offers contemporary services at 9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. Sheppard’s Church, 2101 Puckett, will offer contemporary services at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Life groups are available for all ages every Sunday.

Sunday morning services are broadcast live on CFNT, cable channel 10 or live on 20.1 or 24.1 each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. The services are also streamed on our website as well as on our Facebook page.

The church is offering five new classes for Wednesday family home evenings for the winter/spring. Information about First Baptist Family Nights for all campuses at https://fbcwf.org/next-steps/family-night/.

First Christian Church, 3701 Taft Boulevard, 940-692-2282, www.firstchristianwf.com: PLEASE COME WORSHIP WITH US THIS WEEK! SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP: We tend to think of an epiphany as a great idea or an “a-ha” moment. But in the Bible, epiphanies are something more! They reveal something about God for us and for us! Join us for a new series called “EPIPHANIES!” WORSHIP at the Chapel at 8:40 a.m. and it will be at 10:45 a.m. at the Sanctuary or Livestream on our site, Facebook or youtube.com. SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages at 9:30 am. WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORSHIP: 5:30 p.m. Brown Bag Fellowship, 6:00 p.m. The Neighborhood Service…”CHRISTIANITY 101: THE BASICS. Please plan to gather with us – WE WELCOME EVERYONE!

First Presbyterian Church, 3601 Taft Blvd. : At 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, February 20, Reverend Michael Hansen, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will preach. He will continue the series of sermons on the Gospel of Luke. His sermon is titled “The Lord of the Sabbath” and is based on Luke 6:1-10.

The Ash Wednesday service will be held at the Sanctuary on March 2 at 6 p.m.

Join us for “IF: FPC Wichita Falls”, a 2-day gathering for women around the world to gear up and discover the next step in their calling. The event will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on March 4 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 5 in the branch classroom at the church. Join at join.if2022.com by selecting IF:FPC Wichita Falls.

Prayers for Lent, led by Reverend Hansen, will begin Wednesday, March 9 at 5 p.m. in the chapel, with “Silence and Solitude.”

Sunday School for K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 is held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. each Sunday in the Hallelujah Hallway. The youth group in grades 6-12 meets from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Undercroft every Wednesday.

Sunday morning worship will continue live and in person in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. The Church’s COVID-19 protocols can be viewed on the Church’s website.

First United Methodist Church of Iowa Park, 201 E. Bank: Come worship with us at 9 a.m. on Sundays. Social distancing and security measures are respected. At this time, we still do not have any Fellowship or Sunday School events.

Wichita Falls First United Methodist Church909 10th Street: Worship with First UMC Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in person or live on TV-KJBO and online at www.fumcwf.org/live.

Floral Heights United Methodist Church, 2214 10th Street: Sunday, February 20 – 7th Sunday after Epiphany. 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. – Worship in the Sanctuary and Facebook Live, 6:00 p.m. – Youth, 6:00 p.m. – Adult Bible Study. Tuesday, February 22, 9:30 p.m. – Prayer Shawl Ministry, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Community luncheons. Wednesday, February 23, 9 a.m. – Bible study, 5:15 p.m. – Little Blessings Choir, 5 p.m. – Community Dinner, 5 p.m. – Youth, 5:45 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal. Thursday, February 24, 6:30 a.m. – Bible study for men, 9:30 a.m. – Bible study for women, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Community lunches.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. Morning worship will begin at 10 a.m. All members are asked to use the Harding Street entrance and wear a face mask. If you cannot attend the service, deacons will be available on the Bailey Street side of the church 30 minutes after the service if you wish to contribute tithes, offer and receive the Lord’s Supper. Sunday afternoon on Facebook, Pastor Castle will have echoes from the pulpit and a prayer. You can also use the Givelify app. If you have any questions, you can email [email protected]

New Presbyterian Hope: We continue to meet at 10:30 a.m. in a temporary location at 812 Travis, Wichita Falls. This is the site of the Red River Valley Dance Association. We will be able to socially distance and we will have masks available for anyone who wishes to wear them indoors. But we can worship together again. Our services will continue to be available on our FB page and web page for those who have joined locally and across the country over the past year.

New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1420 Borton Lane: New Jerusalem offers meals for the locked down, food distribution through the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank’s mobile pantry, clothing and health checkups on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Please contact Rev. Angus Thompson, pastor of the church, at 940-766-4022 with any questions. For more information on vaccinations, contact Mary Ann Merriex at 940-322-5728.

St. Benedict Orthodox Church, 3808 Seymour Road: All are welcome! Tridentine Mass: Sundays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Vespers and Blessing of the Blessed Sacrament with Gregorian Chant on Saturdays at 5 p.m. Find out about our additional services, courses and events on our website: www.SaintBenedictOrthodox.com. Contact our priest: [email protected].com.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1417 11: Sunday Feb. 20, SS/BC 9:00 a.m., Divine Service 10:15 a.m., Mite Drive, Constituent Assembly, Chili Cookoff Fundraiser 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, Adult Confirmation 5:00 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m., Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, Bulletin/Calendar Deadline. Wednesday, February 23, Sunday School 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 24, Ladies Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday, February 27, SS/BC 9:00 a.m., Divine Service 10:15 a.m. Stewardship meeting.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4403 Phillips: Trinity Presbyterian Church holds in-person worship services at 11 a.m. Sundays at 4403 Phillips. Social distancing remains in practice.

Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church, 1401 Travis (at 14th Street): As always, all are welcome. Visit us on Sundays: 10:15 a.m. for study, 11 a.m. for worship services. . . just late enough to sleep! Relaxed comfort to an embraced finer dress; zone without negative judgment. WE HIDE MASKS, CHECK THE TEMPERATURE, SANITIZE IN/OUT, SOCIAL DISTANCE AND TAKE CARE OF OUR NEIGHBOURS’ HEALTH. Ours is a safe and nurturing environment. We are also LGBTQ+ affirming. Children and young people welcome and included in the service. Daycare available. Networking and lunch connections following (Dutch draft). 1401 Travis St. 940-322-4100, [email protected], Register online at https://bit.ly/WFMCCWorship.