- Ada, Oklahoma

March 29, 2013

Religion Briefs

The Ada News

Ada —  

Resurrection of Jesus celebrated Sunday

ADA — Ada Baptist Temple celebrates the resurrection of Jesus on Sunday morning with a choir special led by Caleb Prenevost, youth pastor.

Pastor Mickey Hollars presents a sermon on the seven sayings of Jesus on the cross.

The 6 p.m. service will feature the McClosky family, singing and preaching. Pat McClosky is an evangelist from Elizabeth City, N.C.

Services are open to the public.

Ada Baptist Temple is located at 301 Napier St. For more information or transportation, phone the church office at 580-436-4546.


First United Methodist hosts Easter services

ADA — Easter Sunday will be celebrated with three glorious services at First United Methodist Church.

• An Easter sunrise service is at 7 a.m. at the Andersons’ home. Phone the church at 332-l398 for directions.

• An 8:30 a.m. service will be held a the church chapel followed by Sunday school classes for all ages.

• The 10:45 a.m. service features the church’s Chancel Bell Choir and an inspiring sermon by David L. Daniel, senior pastor.

• Good Friday service takes place at noon Friday, March 29, at Abba House.

For more information, check the church’s website at

New Beginnings Church hosts Easter service

STRATFORD — Easter service at New Beginnings Church begins at 10:30 a.m. A noon lunch follows the morning service. 

Prize eggs and two bicycles will be given away during an Easter egg hunt after lunch. Softball games will also be played.

The church is located two miles east of Stratford on state Highway 19.


Candlelight service set March 31 at ECU

ADA — Finding Your Nineveh? “The word of the Lord came to Jonah ... ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh....’”

A candlelight service will be hosted by In or Out Faith Ministries at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Kerr Dome on the campus of East Central University. The event is free and open to the public.


Full Gospel Church hosts gospel singing

ADA — Full Gospel Church, 431 W. 7th in Ada, hosts a gospel singing at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29. All singers and listeners are welcome.


Methodist observes Holy Week services 

ADA — The First United Methodist Church observes Holy Week  activities, including the following:

• Good Friday services include an Interdenominational Service at noon at Abba’s House, sponsored by the Ministerial Fellowship with the Rev. Temple Diehl preaching. That evening in Ada First Methodist Church’s Sanctuary a special service at 7 p.m. features the church’s Chancel Choir providing very special music. 

• An Easter Egg Hunt is from 4- 6 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the McKnight home located at 1420 Pine St. 

• Easter Sunday services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with glorious music by the Chancel Choir. 

The church is located at 129 W. 14th St. For more information,  phone 580-332-1398 or consult the church website at 

All services are open to the public and child care is provided.


H2O hosts four Easter services this week

ADA — hosts four Easter services at 108 W. Main in Ada. Saturday, March 30, services begin at 6 p.m.; and Sunday, March 31, services are at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon.

Topic is I Am Jesus. To the dead man, Jesus was life. To the prostitute, He was a second chance. To the searching, He was the long-awaited answer. Who is Jesus to you? Discover what it means when He says, "I Am Jesus."


Good Friday and Easter services scheduled

ADA — First Presbyterian Church of Ada hosts Good Friday service at 8 p.m. March 29. Buddy Baltimore will be leading the service.

Easter Sunday service will be on March 31 at 10:45 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt for all the children after the worship service.

First Presbyterian Church is located at 301 East Kings Road in Ada. Phone 332-3073 for more information regarding the service.

Childcare will be provided Easter Sunday.


Holy days discussed April 3 in Bible study

ADA — The United Church of God, publisher of The Good News magazine, hosts a public Bible study titled "God’s Plan of Salvation Revealed in the Annual Holy Days." Did the Apostle Paul teach gentile churches to observe the annual holy days? Do the annual holy days have meaning for Christians today?

These questions will be discussed at a free and informative Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Ada Public Library.

For more information, phone 918-724-4166.


Lankford joins New Life Apostolic Faith Church

ADA — New Life Church of the Apostolic Faith welcomes Dan Lankford to its church family. His ministry includes outreach, partial evangelism and youth programs. He is preaching at Sunday’s worship service.

For more information, phone 580-436-1765.


Dolberg church hosts gospel concert April 7

DOLBERG — Dolberg Baptist Church hosts a gospel concert at 6 p.m. April 7. Featured guests are The Weatherfords.

The church is located four miles west of Roff.


Roff church hosts Easter breakfast

ROFF — The Pentecostal Holiness Church, 601 E. Main Street, hosts an Easter breakfast. Serving begins at 9:45 a.m. and continues until 10:30 a.m. Morning worship services is at 10:45 a.m.

For more information, phone Fred Huffman, pastor, at 580-310-4011 or email him at


St. Joseph Youth to have garage sale

ADA — The youth of St. Joseph Church conducts a garage sale in Benedictine Hall Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be an assortment of items for sale including furniture, books, toys, kitchen items, bedding, home décor items, silver tea service, an original water color painting, holiday décor and more.  Proceeds from the sale will help the youth attend their summer conference to be held at Missouri State University.


Bread of Life feeds the hungry

ADA — Bread of Life Ministry, hosted by Ada First Baptist Church, feeds the hungry in the Ada community from 5:30-6:30 p.m. each Thursday in the church dining room, 521 S. Broadway Ave.


St. Luke’s church hosts Holy Week services

Holy Week services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church include the following:

• Stations of the Cross at 12:10 p.m. Friday, March 29.

• Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29.

• Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30.

• Easter Service at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 31.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 17th and Broadway.


The WAY meets Tuesday at Asbury Methodist

ADA — The WAY meets Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church. This is a 12-step recovery meeting for adults. There is also a Bible-based program for children. A meal is served after the meeting. The Christ-centered 12 steps can be applied to everyone’s life.


Central Bible Academy takes enrollment

ADA — Central Bible Academy, 820 Stadium Drive, is taking  enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year.

The academy offers an enriched learning program in a Christian environment for 2, 3 and 4-year-old children. All teachers and aides are educated and certified.

For more information, phone 332-6411 or 332-3261.