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Church Services


Blackwelder Park, Kannapolis –Stan Welch, pastor: “The Stewared’s Money, Part II, The Eternal Profile series,” 9 and 10:30 a.m.; 6 p.m, the Rev. Paul Stone, guest speaker.

Calvary — Dr. Rick Cockerham, pastor: “How God Blesses,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Isn’t the Love of Jesus Something Wonderful?” 7 p.m., “What Do You Want?”

Carmel — Ed Bitner, pastor: “Maturing to the Fullness in Christ,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Let Others See Jesus in You.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., “What Can Your Faith Produce?”

Community — Chris O’Guin, pastor: “Key To Happiness,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “Draw Me Nearer.” 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., worship with youth Caswell report.

Dunn’s Mountain — Bill Little, pastor: “How Will You See God in 2007?” 11 a.m. Anthems, “The Steadfast Love of the Lord” and “Great In Thy Faithfulness.” 6 p.m., “The Battle Continues.”

Emmanuel, Bringle Ferry Road — Gene Sides, pastor: “Trouble Comes To One and All,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “The Meeting in the Air.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., “The Call to Phillip.”

Enon — Dr. Kendal “Kip” Mobley, Th.D., pastor: “Southern Baptists’ Racist Legacy: ‘We’re Sorry,’ Isn’t Enough,” 10:55 a.m. Anthem, “Step by Step.” 6 p.m., church conference.

Faith — the Rev. Mike Shoaf, guest speaker, 8:30 and 11 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., Revelation study; 7 p.m., worship.

First, China Grove — Steve Wilson, pastor: “Angry Attitudes, Buried Bitterness and False Forgiveness,” 10:55 a.m. Anthems, “Change My Heart” and “Lord Be Glorified.” 5 p.m., Bible study and meal.

First, Cleveland — Joe Robbins, pastor: “The Lack of Faith Syndrome,” 11 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 5 p.m., worship.

First, Rockwell — Benny Vickrey, pastor: “God Leads Us Along,” 8 and 10:30 a.m.; 6 p.m., East Rowan High School Chorus.

First, Salisbury — Dr. Kenneth Lance, pastor: “Finding Financial Freedom,” 8:30 and 11 a.m. Anthem, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” 6:30 p.m., message by the Rev. Ernesto Chapparo.

First, Spencer — Franklin Myers, pastor: “The Promise of Christ Abiding Presence,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me.” 9:45 a.m., prayer and meditation; 10 a.m., Sunday school. Business conference.

Fisher Street, Kannapolis — Joey Spry, pastor: “You Can Preach It,” 11 a.m.; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., worship.

Franklin — Joe Thomas, pastor: “The Hymn of Love,” 11 a.m.; 7 p.m, “Jonah’s Cry.”

High Rock Community, 7800 Bringle Ferry Road — Identical celebration services, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday; and 7 p.m. Saturdays.

Lighthouse, Landis — Tony S. Fox, pastor: “Have You Made Your Resolutions Yet?” 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m.,

worship service.

Macedonia — William Jackson, pastor: “The Gift of Salvation,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Amazing Grace.” 12:45 p.m., missionary meeting; 6 p.m., the Rev. Richard Washington, speaker.

Milford Hills — Jerry Allen, pastor: “Glorifying the Lord Through Prayer,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “I Have Seen the Light.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., praise service.

Neel Road — Dr. Charles Howell, interim pastor: “New Every Morning,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 6:30 p.m., worship.

North Main — Dr. W. Dale Robertson, pastor: “The Joy of New Wine,” 8:15 and 11 a.m.

Oakdale, Spencer — Richard Gross, pastor: “The Present Heaven and the Future Heaven,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “It Will Be Worth It All.” 6 p.m., worship.

Phaniels — Mike Taylor, pastor: “The Old Ship of Zion,” 11 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school. Evening topic: “The Common Sense of Faith.”

Pine Ridge, China Grove — George Bradshaw, pastor: “The Grace of God and Our Salvation,” 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 5:45 p.m, prayer room; 6 p.m., “Getting Ready To Race.”

Saint Luke — Arthur Heggins, pastor: “What are You Concerned About?” Anthem, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

Southside — Todd Bishop, youth pastor: “We Must Show Respect in God,” 11 a.m.; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 5:30 p.m., prayer groups; 6 p.m., worship.

Stallings Memorial — Robert Heard, pastor: “Deal or No Deal,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “Let Your Mercy Flow.” 9:15 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., “Bible Characters.”

Trading Ford — Mike Motley, pastor: “The Case for a Christian World View,” 8:30 and 11 a.m.; 6:30 p.m., Worship.

Trinity, 735 Klumac Road, Salisbury — Dr. Walter Kirk, pastor: “Come to the Cross for Peace,” 11 a.m.; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., worship.

Roman Catholic

Sacred Heart — Masses, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mass in Spanish, 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. The Rev. John Putnam, pastor; the Rev. Alejandro Ayala, parochial vicar; the Rev. Dr. Jim Mazur, deacon. Theme: “To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.”

St. Francis of Assisi, Mocksville — Masses: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Saturday Vigil, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Mass in Spanish, 12:30 p.m. Bible study, 6 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Andrew Draper T.O.R., pastor. Theme: “To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.”

Orthodox Catholic

Blessed Sacrament Orthodox — Confession, 5 p.m. Saturday; Masses 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. Confession, 5 p.m. Saturdays. Stations of the Cross and Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Father William P. “Bill” Agner, pastor: “Gifts.” For information, call 704-636-4385.

Christian Science

First, Salisbury — 11 a.m. Bible Lesson-Sermon: “Sacrament,” 11 a.m., Sunday school.


Christ, Cleveland — Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker and celebrant.

St. Luke’s — Holy Eucharist and sermon, 8 and 10:30 a.m. the Rev. Cecelia C. Schroeder: “The Second Sunday After the Epiphany.” Anthem, “O Christ, the Healer We Have Come.”

St. Matthew’s — Morning Prayer, Rite II, 8:45 a.m. Lay reader. Coffee hour and fellowship after service. 6:30 p.m., discussion on Bible study.

St. Paul’s — Holy Eucharist and sermon, 11 a.m. Nelson B. Hodgkins, vicar. 10 a.m., intergenerational Sunday school.

San Mateo, 4401 Statesville Blvd. — 1 p.m., Holy Eucharist in Spanish. Ron Molrine, priest. Sara Palmer, preacher: “El mejor vino para ahora.” (“The Best for Last.”) Refreshments after service. Lending library open for Rowan Partnership for Children at church. 2:30-4 p.m., Hispanic Food Bank open.

God’s Table

God’s Table, Rowan Helping Ministries — 11:30 a.m.


Temple Israel, Salisbury — 7:30 p.m., first Friday each month. Call 704-633-1702 for information or visit Web site: www.salisburytemple.org.


Amity, Cleveland — Clarence E. Sifford, pastor: “Jesus at the Wedding Feast,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Bind Us Together.” 10 a.m., Sunday school.

Bethel — Carroll L. Robinson, interim pastor: “Longing to Belong,” 11 a.m.

Calvary, Spencer — David Martin, interim pastor: “Jesus Transforms Life,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “O How Beautiful the Sky.” 8 a.m., Council; 9:30 a.m., fellowship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

Christiana — Carl M. Haynes, pastor. Skit by youth, 10:30 a.m. Youth Sunday. 8 a.m., youth breakfast; 9:15 a.m., Sunday school.

Concordia, China Grove — Ken Reed, pastor: “A Married People,” 8:30 and 11 a.m. Anthem, “A Child of the King.” 6:45 a.m., Council.

Ebenezer, China Grove — Michael Comer, pastor: “The Best Wine,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “No One Understands Like Jesus.”

Faith — Loyd Ginn, STS, pastor: “Do As He Says,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light.” Communion. 7 a.m., Council; 9 a.m., Faith Works.

Good Shepherd WELS — Fred M. Archer, pastor: “Sin No More!” 11 a.m.; 10 a.m., Sunday school.

Grace — Woodrow F. Frick, pastor: “The Sign of Joy,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “We Are Marching in the Light of God.” 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 6:30 p.m., council/staff dinner.

Immanuel, Rockwell — Bruce Sheeks, pastor: “What’s in That Water?” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Is Jesus Magic?” 10 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., gospel singing by One Love.

Lebanon — John Tucker, pastor: “Signs of the Kingdom,” 10:30 a.m.; 8 a.m., Council.

Lutheran Chapel, China Grove — Bill Connelly, pastor: “Ready or Not It’s Time,” 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “Hymn for a New Day.” 8:30 a.m., Holy Communion; congregational meal after later service; 3:30 p.m., Grief Share.

Luther’s Lutheran, Richfield — Carol Yeager, pastor: “God Revealed!” 11 a.m.; 8:30 a.m., Council; 10 a.m., Sunday school.

Mount Zion, Richfield — R.F. Mitschke, pastor: “Right Now,” 10:30 a.m.

New Bethel, Richfield — Glenn C. Reichley, interim pastor: “The Model for Renewal,” 11 a.m.; 8:15 a.m., prayer breakfast; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

New Hope, Kannapolis — Larry Bost, assisting presider and preacher: “Glory in the Kitchen,” 8:30 and 11 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

Prince of Peace — Maurice Staley, pastor: “Jesus Makes the Difference,” 11 a.m.

St. Enoch, Kannapolis — John Mark Beam, pastor: “The Real Thing,” 8:45 and 11 a.m.

St. James, Rockwell — Craig E. Sigmon, pastor. Presentation by East Rowan High School Honors Chorus, 10:30 a.m.; 4 p.m., Solid Rock Club at Rockwell Methodist.

St. John’s — 8:30 a.m. (chapel) 10:45 a.m. (sanctuary) Carl R. Sachtleben, pastor: “Ordinary Wine: Extraordinary Sign.” Sanctuary service in fellowship hall this week due to new lighting project construction in sanctuary. 9 a.m.,

Contemporary Center Celebration, Jennifer M. Ginn, pastor: “All Are Welcome Here: What You Bring.” Anthem, 10:45 a.m., “Draw Us In the Spirit’s Tether.” 9:50 a.m., Sunday school; 8:30 a.m., Holy Communion.

St. Luke’s, Mount Ulla — Mary Louise Sitton, pastor. “Alleluia,” from Cantata Number 142, 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school.

St. Mark’s, China Grove — Greg Yeager, pastor: “Gifts of the Spirit,” 10:30 a.m. Anthems, “May My Light Shine” and “Arise, Shiine for Your Light Has Come.” 9 a.m., Sunday school.

St. Mark’s — Chad R. Walker, pastor: “Glory Revealed,” 10:30 a.m. Communion. 9:30 a.m., Sunday school.

St. Matthew’s — Gary Coble, pastor: “Our Differences Make Us Strong,” 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school.

St. Paul’s — William S. Ketchie, pastor: “Gallons of Grace,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “God of Great and God of Small.” Agape Kure Beach ministries campaign talk.

St. Peter’s — David E. Ridenhour, pastor: “Changed Wine — Changed Lives,” 10:30 a.m.; 9:15 a.m., Sunday school; 9 a.m., radio broadcast on WSAT AM 1280.

St. Stephen’s, Gold Hill — Constance Garrett, pastor: “No Holding Back,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Where Shepherds Lately Knelt.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

Salem — Donald M. Phillips, pastor: “Jesus is Lord,” 8:30 a.m., Salem Spirit praise and worship gathering, and 10:30 a.m., traditional worship. Anthem, 10:30 a.m., “Here I am Lord.” 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 4 p.m., confirmation with Doug Hefner.

Trinity, Landis — Jarrod Lanning, pastor: “John 2,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “Jesus, What A Beautiful Name.” 9:30 a.m., Sunday school.

Trinity Oaks Lutheran Community — Darrell Norris, chaplain. 10:45 a.m. at nursing home chapel; and 3:30 p.m., vesper service at retirement center chapel.

Union — Dr. C.P. Fisher, interim pastor: “God’s Answer to Man’s Needs,” 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; covered-dish lunch after service to honor new members.

Wittenberg, Granite Quarry — the Rev. Ed Harper, guest speaker: “We Cannot Do It Alone,” 10 a.m.; 8:30 a.m., coffee fellowship; 9 a.m., Sunday school.


Bethel — Sherri Barnes, pastor: “Rule of Engagement,” 11 a.m.

Central, Spencer — Dr. Robert McLawhorn, pastor: “God of the Unexpected,” 9 and 11 a.m. Anthem, “A Child is Born.” 5 p.m., Women’s prayer group.

Christ — Jim King, pastor: “We Wear His Name,” 8:30 and 11 a.m. Anthem, “He Touched Me.” 5:30 p.m., Disciple Bible study.

Cleveland — Shirley Jones, pastor: “A Religion of Hope,” 11 a.m. Installation of church officers. 9:45 a.m., Bible study.

Ebenezer — Floyd J. Wood, pastor: “Lord; Give Me,” 11 a.m.

First, Salisbury — Thomas L. Griffis, pastor: “Wonderful Words of Life: Letting Go,” 8:45 and 10:55 a.m. Anthem, 8:45 a.m., “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night.” Anthem, 10:55 a.m., “My Song in the Night.”

Gays Chapel — the Rev. Paul Burke, guest speaker: “Lovest Thou Me,” 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school.

Grace — Donna Strickland Smith, pastor: “Here’s Our Sign!” 11 a.m.

Liberty, Gold Hill — Mark Helms, pastor: “Fruit Inspector Number Nine,” 10:55 a.m.

Main Street — Angela R. Marlowe, pastor: “God’s Gift of Power,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Living for Jesus.”

Milford Hills — David C. Hockett, pastor: “Abundant Grace,” 8:30 and 11 a.m. Anthem, “They’ll Know We Are Christians.” United Methodist Men Sunday.

Mount Tabor — Dale W. Bost, pastor: “Successful Christian Living,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Let’s Just Praise the Lord.” 4 p.m., annual planning retreat.

Park Avenue — Annalee Allen, pastor: “Renew, Restore and Transform,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Selected.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

Providence — Dan Gobble, pastor: “The Lord Delights In You,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “The Lily of the Valley.” 9:15 a.m., Sunday school.


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