Religion Bulletins for April 5, 2014

Baton Rouge

Saturday, April 5

Garage Sale: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 3555 Jones Creek Road. Proceeds will be used to support homeless and other church ministries. Call (225) 752-7961.

Church Work Day: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. All ages are invited and should bring their own supplies and tools. There will be flower beds to weed and rooms to clean. Work as long as you want. Refreshments will be served. Call (225) 923-0235.

As By a New Pentecost: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Activity Center, 445 Marquette Ave. The retreat will feature local presenters and a DVD presentation by Ralph Martin, Peter Herbeck, Patti Mansfield and David Mangan. Participants should bring a lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Call (225) 766-3873.

Sunday, April 6

Holy Communion Service: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Call (225) 344-3553.

Family & Friends Day: 8 a.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. Call (225) 343-5610.

Lord’s Supper Worship: 10 a.m., Ravens All Faith Church, 1913 North St. Call (225) 571-1179.

Communion Service: 11 a.m., Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1204 St. Joseph St. Call (225) 344-5153.

Monday, April 7

visit to Heritage House Manor: 10 a.m., Heritage House Manor, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church Mission Ministry will visit the Heritage House Manor with the Rev. Emma Woods, director, and words of encouragement by the Rev. Manley Metoyer.

computer classes: 6-8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Ave., Suite E. Computer classes for individuals with little or no computer exposure. Preregistration is required. Free public access to computers and Internet is also available in the computer lab from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call (225) 300-4528.

Mon.-Wed., April 7-9

spring revival: 6:30 p.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Guest minister will be the Rev. Horace Early, pastor of Hope Christian Baptist Church.

Tuesday, April 8

Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oak Lodge Reception Center, 2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Barbara Bourgeois with the American Red Cross will speak. Admission is $22. Call (225) 362-3588 by Wednesday, April 9.

Wednesday, April 9

Taize Service: 6 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 12855 Old Hammond Highway. A contemplative Lenten service based on the Taize community in France.

Friday, April 11

Fish Fry: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Dinner donation is $8 and will go towards community programs. Call (225) 300-4528.

Guitar concert: 7:30 p.m., Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway. Baton Rouge-based Guitars Ministries, a group that helps equip missionaries and church workers with guitars, will host a concert featuring Doyle Dykes. Admission is $25. Call (225) 936-0349 or

Saturday, April 12

Easter For Kids: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, 5500 Stumberg Lane. Children from preschool to fifth grade are invited to celebrate with crafts, a guitar sing-a-long and an egg hunt. Admission is free. Call (225) 752-5503 or

Sunday, April 13

Youth and Palm Sunday Service: 8 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

Pastor and First Lady Appreciation: 9 a.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. The church will honor Bishop Charles E. Wallace and First Lady Gladys Wallace for 34 years of ministry and 24 years of pastoral service.

Palm Sunday service: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. An Our Lady of the Lake Bloodmobile will be on the grounds from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service begins at 10:45 a.m. and will include Lenten choral music under the direction of Luis Rodriguez of LSU and vocal soloists. There will be a barbecue chicken lunch in the activities building. Call (225) 924-4271.

Wednesday, April 16

Passover informational: 6 p.m., Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1358 South St. Julie and Ara Rubyan will present “Everything You Wanted to Know about the Passover Seder, But Did Not Want to Ask.” Call (225) 344-6931.

Thursday, April 17

“Maundy Thursday”: 6:30 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The costumed tableau written by Pastor Hawley Wolfe depicts the Last Supper and a symbolic washing of the feet. A special offering will go to the Cuba Water Project, which installs clean reverse-osmosis water systems for the poor in Cuba. Call (225) 924-4271.

Friday, April 18

Good Friday service: 9 a.m., True Light Baptist Church, 3836 North St. The last sayings from the cross will be given by the Revs. A.W. Azoney, Mallery Callahan II, Ricky Carter, Kenneth Chandler, Elmore Garner, Dennis R. Hebert Jr. and MacHenry Wallace.

Good Friday service: Noon, Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Call (225) 924-4271.

Good Friday Service: 6 p.m., Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, 132 N. 23rd St. Services for St. Luke and Macedonia Baptist Church. A drawing for a television will be held after the service.

Saturday, April 19

Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. Clothing will be available for children and adults in all sizes. Call (225) 243-5610.


Saturday, April 5

Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m. to noon, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Billups Lane, Brusly. Admission is free.

Denham Springs

Sunday, April 6

Pastor’s Anniversary: 2:30 p.m., New Zion Baptist Church, 126 East St. A celebration of the Rev. Leroy Taylor’s 30th anniversary. Guest evangelist will be the Rev. Perry Wrights, pastor of Promised Land and Travelor’s Rest Baptist Church.

Friday, April 18

Secret Church: 6 p.m., New Covenant Church, 215 Florida Ave., SE. New Covenant Church, The Oaks Church and Covenant Church of Central will host the event. Admission is $10 and will include a study guide to use during Secret Church. For an additional $5, a jambalaya dinner may be ordered.


Saturday, April 5

Living His Truth: 7 p.m., The Historic Michabelle Inn & Restaurant, 1106 S. Holly St. The women-only event is being presented by Becky Lynn Ministries and Becky Lynn Guidry. Admission is free. Call (985)640-1227 or (985)705-5818.

Saturday, April 12

Easter Vacation Bible School: 9 a.m. to noon, Crossroads Church, 1006 N. Oak St. The event will include songs, crafts, snacks and storytime. Call (985) 429-1299.

Friday, April 18

Secret Church: 6 p.m., Crossroads Church, 1006 N. Oak St. The theme is “The Cross and Everyday Life.”


Sunday, April 6

Women Spring Event: 6 p.m., The Family Church, 223 Stone Ave. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. Call (337) 234-0214.

Saturday, April 12

Bag Mat Ministry: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd. Learn how to make sleeping mats for the homeless from shopping bags. Email

Friday, April 18

Christ in the Passover Presentation by Jews for Jesus: 7 p.m., Lafayette Disciples of Christ, 108 Republic Ave. Children are welcome.


Sunday, April 13

I Will Rise: 10:30 a.m., Satsuma Baptist Church, 29880 S. Satsuma Road. Musical director Leslie Falks will lead the choir in a resurrection celebration. Call (225) 686-2563.


Monday, April 7

Iberville Parish Chorus Rehearsals: 7 p.m., Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road. The final rehearsal for the Good Friday service is at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14.

Tues.-Thurs., April 8-10

Spring Crusade Revival: 7 p.m. nightly, St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St., the Rev. Van Smith Jr. pastor. The theme is “The Components of Salvation: Faith, Hope and Charity.” Guest evangelist will be the Rev. Rodney Freeman, pastor of Calvary Third and Providence No. 2 Baptist churches and president of the East Feliciana Parish Ministers Conference. Tuesday’s lecture on faith will be by Pastor Chris D. Butler, of Mount Cyrene Baptist Church. Wednesday’s lecture on hope will be by the Rev. John Thomason, president of the West Feliciana Ministers Conference. Thursday’s lecture on charity will be by the Rev. Lee T. Wesley, pastor of Plymouth Rock and Community Bible Baptist churches and president of the Iberville Parish Ministers Conference.

Saturday, April 12

Bible Encounter 2014: 8 a.m., Logos & Life Bible Church, 57945 Trosclair St. The event is an intense study of the word of God.

Port Allen

Saturday, April 5

West Baton Rouge Parish Mass Choir Gospel Explosion: 6 p.m., West Baton Rouge Parish Community Center, 749 N. Jefferson Ave. Guests will be The Veal Brothers of Mississippi, The Williams Family, The Lighthouse Gospel Singers and Shirley and The Gospel Determinators. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call (225) 344-2103.


Saturday, April 12

Women’s Fellowship: 11 a.m., Little Rock Baptist Church, 401 East Ave. The event is a women’s fellowship. The Rev. Myra Miller-Jenkins, of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, will be the speaker. Lunch will be served and door prizes given away.

St. Francisville

Tuesday, April 8

visit to Nursing Home: 10 a.m., St. Francisville Country Manor Nursing Home, 15243 La. 10. Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church Mission Ministry will visit the nursing home, facilitated by the Rev. Emma Woods, director, with words of encouragement by Sister Hanna McQuirter.

Tuesday, April 15

Feet Washing Service: 6 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 N. Intercessory Prayer Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with guest speaker Bishop Ronald Hardy, of Faith, Hope and Love Worship Center.

Friday, April 18

Good Friday Service: 1 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 N. Guest speakers will be Pastors Albert Anderson, Burnett King, Dennis Lawrence, Joe W. Pickett, Earnest Thibodeaux, Calvin Willis and Sterling Wrights.

St. Gabriel

Friday Night Live with Free Spirit Church: 7 p.m., St. Gabriel Town Hall, 5054 Iberville St. Call (225) 368-5339.


Saturday, April 12

Lead Like Jesus-Training for Leaders: 8 a.m., Walker United Methodist Church, 30167 Stump St. A leadership encounter created by Ken Blanchard. The workshop will examine Jesus as a leader and a model while equipping participants to lead like He did.

Kids Easter Event: 9 a.m., Revival Temple, 28521 Walker South Road. The event will teach children ages 10 and younger the meaning of Easter and will include breakfast, professional picture with the Easter bunny, crafts and music. Admission is free, but you must get a ticket.


Clothing Giveaway & Blood Drive: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 9515 La. 19. Call (225) 229-5849 or (225) 303-3500.