<b>Saturday-Sunday</b><br /> First English Lutheran

Saturday-Sunday

First English Lutheran Church NALC/LCMC is having its annual inspirational July 4th service, Thanking God for Our Country at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The service will emphasize the blessing that God has granted in allowing Christians to worship in freedom and safety. Worshippers are encouraged to wear red, white and blue clothing. The public is invited.

Sunday

Palestine Missionary Baptist Church, 608 E. Convent St., will have Nurses and Ushers Annual Day at 3 p.m. The guest speaker is the Rev. A.L. Prince of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Victoria. The host pastor is the Rev. Gregory O. Wyatt. For more information, call Bobbie Bosier at 361-578-1461 or 361-571-0555 or the church at 361-573-6173.

Monday-thursday

Faith Lutheran Church, 615 Eagle St. in Weimar, is hosting Vacation Bible School each evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This year's program is Gangway to Galilee about Jesus' amazing grace for youth preschool age to those completing fourth grade. The theme for the program is "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God" - Ephesians 2:8.

Contact Pastor Herb Beyer at 361-798-0155 or 979-725-6186 or email beyerfam@hughes.net.

Friday

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church is having an Usher's Department Fish Fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Activity Center, 604 M.L. King Drive, in Edna. Plates are $8 each. For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact Crystal Lewis at 361-433-3433.

July 13

A Pastor's Appreciation Service will be at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 808 S. Navarro St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests will be Dr. Bernard Tate and Heavenly Vision Baptist Church, FTW.

July 17

John Wesley United Methodist Church, 8300 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway, will host a Summer Games Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost of admission is $7.50. A light meal will be served. There will be door prizes, a 50/50, quilt raffle and silent auction. Reservations are required, so call Maxine Mathias at 361-578-6474 or Evelyn Williams at 361-575-5846.

July 19

Sista Sat-day Mornin' Sistas in Action will have its fourth annual Women's Conference beginning at 10 a.m. at New Revelation Ministries (at the Victoria Regional Airport). The theme is Worshipping And Praising God for His Goodness. The program includes praise dancers, speakers and soloists from House of Bread Church, St. Peter Baptist Church and Zion Tabernacle Christian Center. The keynote speaker is the Rev. Willie Mae Ford, assistant pastor of Salter Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Registration is $10 and goes to benefit the senior citizen fan drive and Sistas Thanksgiving meal giveaway for needy families. Sistas is composed of members from 14 churches. The founder and director is Pastor Ingrid Williams.

July 20

Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1206 S. Depot St., is having their Annual Men/Women's Day at 3:30 p.m. Guest minister is Rev. G.O Wyatt of Palestine Baptist Church.

An educational workshop titled "Identity Theft: What you need to know" will be presented at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ander. The workshop will begin at 10:30 a.m. after the 9 a.m. worship service. A catered meal will be served after the workshop. Jeff Bibler of Thrivent Financial will be the workshop presenter. Tickets for the meal are $5 per person and may be purchased through St. Peter's by calling 361-645-2922 or office@stpetersander.org. Deadline for purchasing meal tickets is July 13.

Southern Plainsmen - Gospel Group will be performing at Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar at the 10 a.m. service. The public is invited to attend. A potluck dinner will be served in the fellowship hall following the service. For further information, contact Pastor Herb Beyer at 979-725-6186 or 361-798-0155 or email beyerfam@hughes.net.

Aug. 18

Catholic Daughters Court St. Ann No. 369 will have a games party from 6 to 9 p.m. at the KC Hall, 3610 N. Ben Wilson St. Admission is $7 per person. For reservations, call Joan Schramek at 361-485-2387 or 361-935-7319, Delores Schroller at 361-575-6111 or Jo Ann Jalufka at 361-575-6045.

Special services, religious events and religious fundraisers for the Faith Calendar must be posted to the online calendar at VictoriaAdvocate.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication in Saturday's Faith section. Email Faith pictures to faith@vicad.com.

Regularly occurring church services, Bible studies and classes will be posted on our online calendar only.