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: “THE PRAYERS OF JESUS” is the name of the Lenten worship series that will begin on the first Sunday of Lent, March 6. or Livestream on our website, Facebook or youtube.com. SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages at 9.30am. WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP: 5:30 p.m. Brown Bag Fellowship, 6:00 p.m. “The Neighborhood” Worship Service. Our Lenten series is entitled: “WAYS TOWARDS

PRAYER: Find your way to the presence of God” Please plan to gather with us – WE WELCOME EVERYONE! OPEN COMMUNION: The Lord’s Supper or Communion is offered at every service to all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

First Presbyterian Church, 3601 Taft Blvd. : At 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, March 13, 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 “A Different Attitude” and is based on Luke 6:37-42.

Reverend Hansen leads a 5-week study, A Prayer Bible Study, at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chapel.

The Church partners with Interfaith Outreach Services for a special donation for Lent. Bags and a list of necessary items are available for pickup in the Narthex. As a Lenten discipline, each participant will place the suggested items in a bag each day and pray for those who will receive these items. Bags must be returned to the church during Holy Week or Easter Sunday.

The Church collects a love offering for Dr. Ron Hough. A special retreat recital will be given by Dr. Hough on March 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The Church will also host a Church family reception for him on April 3 at noon after Sunday morning worship.

The Outreach Committee is pleased to announce its 2022 International Mission Trip to Belize. The missionary group will partner with The Word at Work, a successful missionary group based in Amarillo. All interested members of the Church are invited to join the group in Belize to “BE THE WORD AT WORK”. For more information, you can contact the secretariat of the Church.

Holy Week is fast approaching and the Church will be hosting these special services throughout the week:

  • Palm Sunday April 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sanctuary
  • Maundy Thursday April 14 at 6 p.m. in the courtyard
  • Good Friday April 15 at 12:00 p.m. at the Sanctuary
  • Easter Sunday April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sanctuary

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 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Undercroft every Wednesday.

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, March 13 – 2nd Sunday of Lent 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. – Worship in the Sanctuary & Facebook Live, 6:00 p.m. – Adult Bible Study. Monday March 14 12:00 p.m. – Meeting of the Council of Adult Sisters. Tuesday, March 15 9:30 p.m. – Prayer Shawl Ministry, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Community Lunches, 6:00 p.m. – Movie Night @ the Heights. Wednesday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. – Bible Study, 5:15 p.m. – Little Blessings Choir, 6:00 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal. Thursday, March 17, 6:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible Study, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Community lunches.

Gilbert Memorial Church CME, 713 Redwood Avenue: The church is celebrating its 117th anniversary virtually. The date is March 13, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. Phone number: 940-500-4548, Rev. Tammy Black, pastor, Rev. Vincent Black, minister.

Guest speaker: Rev. Dr. Kai Horn, pastor of Hopewell Temple CME Church, Texarkana, Texas

Zoom: 876-8764-5582

Access code: 545236

Phone call: 346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 876-8764-5582

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will observe Youth Month. The guest speaker will be the Reverend Tyrone E. Turner, father of Lawton Oklahoma. Reverend Turner is a former WFISD award winner. Sunday school will begin at 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Morning worship will begin at 10:00 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: Lenten Retreat: Mindfulness of Death. Join us this Saturday, March 12, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., to discuss the ancient and joyful art of remembering death. We will discuss shared wisdom from the ancient Stoics, philosophers, Christian traditions and scriptures, and how it can improve our quality of life and our devotion to God. This retreat will be held at St. Benedict’s Orthodox Church, 3808 Seymour Road, Wichita Falls, TX, 76309. All are welcome! Find out about our additional services, classes and events on our website: www.SaintBenedictOrthodox.com. Contact our priest: [email protected]

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1417 11: Sunday, March 13 SS/BC 9:00 a.m., Divine Service 10:15 a.m., Special Assembly of Voters, Heineken Baby Shower, Rathgeber Collection. Monday, March 14 Adult Confirmation 5 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m., Bible Study 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 Tabitha Joy/LWML 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 16 Evening Prayer 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20 SS/BC 9:00 a.m., Divine Service 10:15 a.m., Farewell Reception, Mite Collection.

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.