Immanuel Lutheran Church

Immanuel Lutheran Church is located at 1400 N. Texas Blvd. We offer two worship time; a traditional service at 9 a.m. and contemporary at 11:10 a.m. Communion is offered at both services on alternating Sundays, starting with communion at the traditional service first Sunday followed by communion at the contemporary service on the next Sunday, alternating over the month. The 9 a..m. service is broadcast live on radio station KOPY 1070 AM. Immanuel is handicap accessible. This Sunday, Jan. 25, Sunday School for all ages will be at 10:10 a.m. Communion will be offered at the 11:10 a.m. contemporary service. The traditional service will be held at 9 a.m. Pastor Kathleen Kasper will be leading both services.

Assisting at the 9 a.m. service: Assisting Minister, Ann Menking; Ushers, Gracie Barrett, Penny Gordon, Sherill Perez and Carol Swisher; Acolytes, Stephanie Swisher and Fan Franki; Lector, Nettie Cornelius; Greeter, Coffee Makers: Bill and Jane Fredrickson; Oil for the Candles are given to the Glory of God by Willie and Cindy Gonzales in honor of their Grandson's Cash birthday. The Flowers for the altar are given to the Glory of God by the Eric and Melba Andersen in memory of Lillie M. Golden.

This week’s schedule: Monday, Jan. 26 — 12 p.m., Women's Bible Study. 7 p.m. Church Council. Tuesday, Jan. 27 — 12:45 p.m. Prayer Choir, 6:30 p.m. Praise Group. Wednesday, Jan. 28 — Office closed all day, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Choir

UPCOMING EVENTS; Sunday, January 25: 10:10 a.m. Congregational Meeting.

The church office is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The office is closed all day Wednesday and Friday afternoon for staff work day. The church office phone number 664-6691 and the church website is www.ilcfamily.org.

First United Methodist Church

Just as there are seasons in the calendar year, there are seasons in the church calendar. The current season is Epiphany. During the season of Epiphany, we follow the wise men as they follow the star to Bethlehem. We also follow the disciples as they learn to follow Jesus. Come to think of it, that's a good thing to do year round.

The people of First United Methodist Church of Alice, located at the corner of First and Adams, invite you to join them in worship this Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Don't forget the church school classes for all ages that take place each Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

There are also opportunities during the week; choir practice takes place Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Youth in grades 7 to 12 are invited to come and check out the CrossBar Coffeehouse on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There are always plenty of smoothies, sodas and coffee to go with great discussion.

The Wesley Nurse has several weekly activities. The indoor walking group meets Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 9:15. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings the Senior Exercise group meets from 9:30 to 10:15. If you'd like to join the group and get fit, contact Wesley Nurse, Tracy Kneiszel at 664-5211 or  the church office at 664-3801.

The church office reminds everyone that Angel Food orders are due on Feb. 16, Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. For $30 folks can get food that would retail for about $60. That's a great deal. This month's menu is available in the church office. Orders will be available for pick-up on Feb. 28.

The community is also reminded about the prayer services which occur every Tuesday at 6 p.m. The services on Jan. 27 will be at Agape House. Services on Feb. 3 will be held at FUMC. This is a great time for all people to come together to pray for our community.

Epiphany is the time on the church calendar that celebrates the theme of following Jesus. Make following a good thing. Come join the folks of First United Methodist Church.

West Main Baptist Church

West Main Baptist Church, located at 1001 W. Main, is a church that seeks to forward Christ's kingdom by meeting the spiritual and physical needs in our community.

This past Tuesday, the church was pleased to serve as the host to the Alice Area Association of Christian Churches and city and county officials who work in the area of social concerns. We thank those of our hospitality committee who expanded our regular monthly baked potato luncheon to provide a delicious meal to those in the meeting as well as to our church family who were there.

Plans were made to help churches and city/county agencies involved in this work to be more efficient stewards of the resources that are available by coordinating information. Join us in prayer that we as a community can better show Christian love and concern through help to those among us who are less fortunate. Another meeting of this group has been scheduled for Feb. 24, at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

An exciting event for all our church family is coming up soon. We will have a Valentine's banquet on Saturday, Feb. 14, in our Fellowship Hall. A delicious meal will be catered, and the Fishermen will serenade us with romantic music. More information regarding this event will be forthcoming, so watch this column and listen for announcements. Plan now to join us for this time of fun and good fellowship. Our Ladies Ministry is preparing to launch our spring Bible Study. We will be studying the outstanding new unit by Beth Moore centered on the story of Esther, one of the most interesting and inspiring characters of the Old Testament. A group will be meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday mornings, and another group will meet on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m.

There is a sign-up sheet in the back of our auditorium.

If you can attend the study, please put your name on the list so that we can order sufficient literature.

This is a marvelous study that will enrich our lives, and we cordially invite Christian women from all community churches to join us. We will discover how a queen is forced to answer whether she might have "come to the kingdom for such a time as this" and had to declare in the dangerous circumstance "if I perish, I perish."

Are you willing in your Christian life to answer such difficult questions? Our world is fast becoming just that demanding of us if we're to be true followers. Ladies, come and draw closer to Him through this in-depth study of Esther.

This Sunday our pastor, Ross Dudney Jr., will continue our examination of God's words about the future as he speaks on the topic "God's Great Day of Rewards," from Romans 14: 10-12 and other passages. In the 6 p.m. service, we continue our study of Luke as he addresses "The New Law of Love," from chapter 6:27-36.

Our church warmly welcomes those in Alice who are searching for a church home. Child care is provided and our people are happily anticipating worshipping with you.

Come and join us.

First Presbyterian Church

Come worship God with us and meet Pastor Wendy Nave. Sunday morning  worship is at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, located at 77 N.  Adams (Corner of First Street and North Adams).

We have great music  lead by our Director of Music Dean Kruckenberg, Organist Marsha  Kruckenberg and the Sanctuary Choir. This Sunday, Jan. 25, is the  third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Pastor Wendy will preach the Word and  Julie Hale will lead Worship. Ushers will be Bill Robinson, John  Beall, and Diane Klosterman.Early Bird Sunday School meets at 9 a.m. lead by Julie Hale and Sue Harlan.

Larry Flanders leads the Adult Discussion Class immediately 

after worship following Fellowship Time.

First Presbyterian Church of Alice is a congregation of Presbyterian 

Church (USA). Church office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. 

Monday through Friday. Call 664-5409, fax 664-5469 and email 

fpcalice@sbcglobal, or visit our website at www.fpcalice.com

A nursery is always provided, guests are always welcome and God is 

ever present!

Valet parking for the Handicap.