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! COME CELEBRATE THE EASTER SEASON WITH THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH! Bring your family and friends!

  • April 10, Palm Sunday — 8:40 a.m. (Chapel) and 10:45 a.m. (Sanctuary)
  • April 14, HOLY THURSDAY (celebrating the Last Supper) 6:00 a.m. in the scholarship room
  • April 15, GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER SERVICE (noon) and 14 STATIONS OF THE CROSS in the Community Hall.
  • April 17, EASTER SUNDAY – 7:00 a.m. SUNRISE SERVICE at Jardin de la Croix / parking lot east
  • 8:40 a.m. EASTER at the CHAPEL
  • 10:45 a.m. EASTER at the SANCTUARY and live stream on the website
  • Please check our website for more details!!

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP: WORSHIP in the Chapel is at 8:40 a.m. and again at 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary or live on our website, Facebook or youtube.com. SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages at 9:30 am. WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP: 5:30 p.m. Brown Bag Fellowship, 6:00 p.m. “The Neighborhood” Worship Service. 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, April 10, 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 Stations of the Cross” and is based on Luke 9:18-27.

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 in honor of his 36 years of ministry at First Presbyterian Church.

The Outreach Committee is pleased to announce its 2022 International Missionary Trip to Belize, June 18-26, 2022. The missionary group will partner with The Word at Work, a thriving 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.

George Frederick Handel’s Messiah will be presented at the Sanctuary at 3:00 p.m. on April 10, conducted by Kristen Gossett. The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Church Adult Choir, and soloists from the First United Methodist Church Choir will perform.

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, April 10 – Palm Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – Potluck Brunch, 10:10 a.m. – Palm Sunday Worship at the Sanctuary and Facebook Live, 11:15 a.m. – Campus Tour, 6:00 p.m. – Bible Study for adults, 6 p.m. – Youth. Tuesday, April 12 – 9:30 p.m. – Prayer Shawl Ministry, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Community lunches. Wednesday, April 13, 9:00 a.m. – Bible study, 5:15 p.m. – Little Blessings Choir, 5:00 p.m. – Youth, 6:00 p.m. – Chancel choir rehearsal. Thursday, April 14, 6:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Community breakfasts, 6:30 p.m. – Holy Thursday worship. Friday, April 15, 12:15 p.m. – Good Friday service in the chapel.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church: Sunday school will start 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 covering. 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 are very grateful to announce that effective Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022, we will begin to hold our services in our new building at 1701 Enterprise. The time of our worship service will be changed and will start at 10:00 a.m.

Our services will continue to be available on our FB page for those who have joined locally and across the country in the past two years.

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.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church: Fish Fry & Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent: Knights of Columbus #1473 hosts a Fish Fry from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Plates are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Take-out meals are available.

We also have the Stations of the Cross from 7:00 p.m. in the church.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1417 11: Saturday, April 9 Easter Egg Hunt, Family Centre, 10 a.m. Sunday, April 10 Palm Sunday, SS/BC 9:00 a.m., Divine Service 10:15 a.m., Rathgeber House 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.