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Church Directory CHRISTIAN ABUNDANT RAIN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Anthony Buchanan, Pastor 403 N. Main - 285-6238 Sunday Worship - 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7 p.m. ADINA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Off FM 696 Near Blue - 273-2655 Freddy Murphy, Minister Praise & Worship Service-10:30 a.m.

ADVENTIST ELGIN SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 225 Lexington Road, 285-2505 Robert Stauffer, Pastor Sabbath School-9:30 a.m. Worship Hour - 11 a.m. Wednesday - 7 p.m. 2nd & 4th Fri. -3-5 p.m. Food Pantry EMMANUEL SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST-SPANISH Highway 95 South Saturday - Sabbath of Creation 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School 11 a.m. Worship Hour

AFRICIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL GREATER MOUNT VERNON ZION AME 215A Church St.-731-0954 Pastor Bunnie Stark Church School - 9 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:15 a.m. Bible Study Tuesdays-Noon

BAPTIST CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST Intersection FM 1704 & 969 Sunday School-10 a.m. Morning Worship-11 a.m. Evening Worship-6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer-7 p.m. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST Mitchell Jones, Pastor 709 Hwy. 95 N. 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 10:45 a.m.-Morning Worship 6:30 p.m.-Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.-Wednesday Service ELGIN NEW LIFE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP Pastor Jeff Wilson, 512-799-9677 www.NewLifeBF.org 780A FM 3000 ( 1 mi. N. of Main St) Sunday School - 10 a.m. Sunday Worship - 11 a.m. ETERNAL FAITH BAPTIST Pastor Gene Smith, 272-4043 Sunday School - 9:30 p.m. Worship - 10:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer Meeting -6:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST 205 West 2nd- 285-4161 Jason Huddleston, Pastor Sundays: 9:45 a.m. Small Groups for All Ages 8:30 & 11 a.m. - Worship Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 Food Pantry is Open 6:45 p.m. Midweek Worship FIRST BAPTIST, MANOR 407 E. Eggleston St. - 272-5552 Robert Howe, Pastor Sunday School, 10 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 Wednesday -Prayer Service-7 p.m. FREEDOM CHURCH Gerald Aalbers, Pastor - 278-9500 Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Manor New Tech High, 10323 U.S. Hwy. 290 EManor McDADE BAPTIST CHURCH Randy Tumlinson, Pastor 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School 11 a.m - Sunday Worship Services 6 p.m. - Sunday RA’s & GA’s Wednesday-Mid-week Prayer Service & Bible Study- 7 p.m. MOUNT CARMEL BAPTIST 400 Q. S. Goins Lane Rev. Byron Green, Pastor Sunday - 9 a.m. Sunday School BTU - 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship - 11 a.m. STRAIT GATE FELLOWSHIP Rev. Don G. Cyphers 209 N. Ave. C Sunday Morning Worship - 11 a. .m. Sunday School - 9 a.m. B.T.U. - 10 a.m. Wednesday Worship - 7 p.m.

MOUNT PLEASANT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Highway 95 S Rev.Kenneth W. Loggins, Pastor Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Worship Service - 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Sr. Mission Wednesday - 7 p.m. Senior Choir - Saturday - 9 a.m. Brotherhood - 7 p.m. MT. MORIAH BAPTIST Reverend Louis Ray White, Pastor 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 11 a.m.-Morning Worship 5:30 p.m.-BTU 6:30 p.m.-Evening Worship PLEASANT BETHANY BAPTIST 217 Church Street Reverend Louis Harrison Jr., Pastor Sunday: 9 a.m.-Sunday School 10 a.m.- Baptist Training Union 11 a.m.-Morning Worship Wednesday: 6 p.m.-Brotherhood, Mission, Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m. PLEASANT HILL MISSIONARY 1838 Sayers Road, Bastrop 321-2661 Reverend R.W. Carter, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Prayer Meeting, Mission, Bible Study Tues. 6 p.m. PRIMERA IGLESIA BAUTISTA 700 E. 10th St. - Elgin - 281-3380 Cesar Murillo, Pastor Escuela Dominical - 6 p.m. Culto de Adoracion - 10 a.m. Servicio de Adoracion -11 a.m. Miercoles: Culto de Oracion y Biblico-7 p.m. SHILOH BAPTIST - Littig Rev. Lindsey Wilson Sr. 285-3980 Sunday School - 10 a.m. Morning Worship - 11 a.m. Wednesdays - First & Third Bible Study-Prayer Meetings-7 p.m. Wednesdays - First & Fourth Mission I-6 p.m.; Mission II-7:30 p.m. ST. PAUL BAPTIST - KIMBRO 6 mi. out of Elgin Off of FM 1100 Morning Worship Service 11 a.m. WINN’S MEMORIAL BAPTIST 605 Madison St. Rev. D.W. Townsend, Pastor Sunday School-9:30 a.m. Morning Worship-11 a.m. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer & Teacher Meeting KNOBBS SPRINGS BAPTIST 1662 CR 305 - McDade 512-229-6555 KnobbsSpringsBaptist@gmail.com Intentional Interim Pastor - Dwight Reagan Sunday School - 9:45 am Sunday -Morning Worship - 11 am Sunday - Worship - 6 pm Wed. - Adult Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 pm COVENANT LIFE FELLOWSHIP Pastor Todd Terry - 512-522-5181 516 N. Hwy 95 Sunday - 10:30 - Worship Gathering Wed. - 6:30 p.m.- Mid-Week Discipleship FIRST BAPTIST OF WEBBERVILLE Raymond Smith, Pastor Sunday-9:45 a.m.- Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m. Worship Services

CATHOLIC SACRED HEART CATHOLIC Father George Joseph - 281-3536 MASSES: Sat.-5 p.m. Vigil Sun.-7:30 a.m.-Spanish 9:30 a.m.-English 11:30 a.m.-Spanish 1:30 p.m.-English, Youth CONFESSIONS: Saturday- 4-4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN (Disciples of Christ) Corner of W. 1st & Ave. B Kevin Haywood, Minister Sunday Bible Study - 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship -10:50 a.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN Corner of Robin & W. 10th St. Minister Ronnie Gregory - 2852629 Wednesday: Youth Activity & Adult Bible Study: 7 p.m. Sunday: Bible Study-10 a.m. Worship Service-11 a.m. Communion Every Sunday

CHURCH OF CHRIST ELGIN CHURCH OF CHRIST John Poole, Minister 703 North Avenue C 9:45 a.m. - Sunday School 10:40 a.m. - Morning Worship 6 p.m. - Evening Services Wed.-7 p.m. - Mid-week Service McDADE CHURCH OF CHRIST 211 El Paso, Oscar Graves, Minister www.mcdadechurchofchrist.com Sunday Bible Class - 10 a.m. Sunday Worship - 11 a.m.

EVANGELICAL FREE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 1209 N. Ave. C. Mark Stroup, Pastor 10:30 a.m.-Sunday Morning Worship 7 p.m. - Wednesday Night Bible Study YEGUA CREEK EV. FREE Sun:Prayer Meeting - 8:30 am Sunday School - 9 am Worship Service - 10 am Youth Fellowship - 5 pm Wed: Choir Practice - 6:30 pm Youth/Adult Bible Study - 7 pm

Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. DECKER UNITED METHODIST 8304 Decker Lane-272-5371 Rev. Jeana Martin 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 10:30 a.m.-Morning Worship FIRST UNITED METHODIST 216 W. 3rd, - 285-4503 Rev. Joyce McCormick Sunday Worship-8 a.m., 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sunday School-10 a.m. Wednesday - 6:45-7:15 p.m. Prayer & Communion Service MANOR UNITED METHODIST Rev. Elizabeth Kevilus - 272-4914 510 N. Burnet St. Sunday School-9:30 a.m. Morning Worship-10:30 a.m.

PENTECOSTAL TIERRA PROMETIDA 511 East 6th St. Pastor Paul Cadena Jr. - 281-4943 Bilingual Services: Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Service - 11 a.m. Tuesday Prayer Service - 7:30 p.m. Thursday -Worship Service, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday - 6 a.m - 7 a.m. (ladies) PENTECOSTES TEMPLO SAMARIA Reverend Raquel V. Isas 423 S. Ave. A Sunday School & Church-10 a.m. Sunday Evening Services - 6 p.m. Wednesdays - 7 p.m. OAKWOOD EVANGELICAL CHURCH FM 3000 - Pastor Basilio Rodriguez Sunday School - 10 a.m. Sunday Worship - 4 p.m. Wed. & Sat. Worship - 7 p.m. Thursday - 7:30 p.m. Bible Study Every Other Saturday - Youth 7 p.m. CENTRO EVANGELICO PENTECOSTES 611 E. 2nd St., 285-6349; 775-7854 Pastor Joaquin Damas & Irene Damas 6 p.m. - Miercoles Viernes y Sabado 10 a.m. - Domingo Escuela Dominical

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LUTHERAN BETHLEHEM LUTHERA Lund -285-5036 Worship Leaders: Rev. David Klumpp & Dale Kessell Worship -10 a.m.; Sunday School-9 a.m. Holy Communion on first Sunday FAITH LUTHERAN - McDade Pastor Mike Werner 9:15 a.m.-Sunday School 10:30 a.m.-Church Service GRACE LUTHERAN Carl D. Roth, Pastor Eleventh St. & Hwy. 290 9:15 a.m. - Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. - Worship NEW SWEDEN LUTHERAN Pastor Hans J. Lillejord 9:15 a.m. Bible Class/Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Fellowship - 4th Sunday “Keenagers” 10 a.m. - 4th Tuesday ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Pastor Bridget Thien 401 East 8th - 285-4844 9 a.m.-Sunday School 10 a.m.- Sunday Worship ST. JOHN LUTHERAN-Paige Pastor Mike Werner Church Service-Sunday-8:30 a.m. Sunday School Sunday-9:30 a.m. NEW HOPE LUTHERAN McDade Pastor Henry Hemmeter 1970 Hwy 290 East, P.O. Box 464 Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m.

METHODIST BETHEL UNITED METHODIST 300 Central Avenue Rev. Cecilio Jimenez, Pastor Sunday-9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 10:30 a.m.-Worship Service Wed., 7 p.m.-Bible Study BLUE UNITED METHODIST FM 696, Blue Community Rev. Linda O’Neal

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 303 N. Ave. C Rev. Amy Meyer, Pastor 8:45 a.m.-Youth & Adult Sunday School 10 a.m.-Worship 11 a.m. - Children’s Sunday School Fellowship Lunch-2nd Sunday-11:30

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST ST. PETER'S CHURCH OF COUPLAND Rev. John C. Sunner, Pastor Sunday: 9 a.m.-Sunday School; 10:15 a.m.-Worship Services

INDEPENDENT/ NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER Formerly Community Church At Coon Neck - 281-5146 6 Miles S. Of Elgin on FM 1704 Jerry Edmon, Senior Pastor Sunday Service-10 a.m. Youth Service, 9th-12th - Wed. - 7p.m. Youth Service, 5th-8th - Wed. - 7 p.m. A.C.T.I.O.N. Classes, K-4th, Wed. - 7 p.m Weekly Worship-Wed.-7 p.m. LOST PINES COWBOY CHURCH Pastor Greg Long - 512-705-9022 608 Alamo St. (behind 3H Cattle) Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study - 7 p.m.

When Compromise Is An Eternity Apart By: Pastor Mark Stroup, Elgin Evangelical Free Church Webster defines compromise as “a settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions.” Certainly compromise has its place in politics and in business but, as it pertains to the gospel, compromise has no place. Certainly Christians agree but, why is the church compromising the gospel? Let’s first examine our post modern era in which we live in, that is best described as a culture that has embraced the humanistic secular view that there are no absolute truths and that all morality is relative. This has created a culture of people driven not by thought or rationale but rather feelings and emotions. Our culture has produced nothing more than a bunch of amoral, individualistic, un-teachable emotional wrecks. This is plain to see. God forbid if anyone is told they are sinning, and that most are headed for hell, after all we don’t want anyone to feel bad about self; poor thing may develop a complex. Oh, how I can hear the humanistic, secular know nothing bozos say, “How insensitive.” I make no apologies, let me repeat, I make no apologies, for as a Christian and as a pastor my concern is not one’s self esteem, one’s feelings or how to make your “little world” better but, the condition of your very soul. The great American theologian Jonathan Edwards said ”Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering” and yet, the church in its attempt not to “offend” has “compromised” the truth, painting a completely different picture than Edward’s drew. By telling a fallen world only of God’s love, that God’s chief concern is how you feel or getting what you want. The church has “compromised” the truth, by not speaking on sin, hell, God’s wrath; the “rotten covering” has been falsely masked by telling people “we really don’t know what God’s Word says on this matter” or asking people “what does this verse mean to you” or simply avoiding doctrine altogether after all doctrine is divisive. Look at that definition again, “mutual concessions” odd, because there are no “mutual concessions” between sinful man and a Holy God. Our demands are always opposing to His demands. When did God ever “consent” to sin? Where did the compromise begin? The answer: from men, more specific, men not “called” by God but, say they speak on God’s behalf. Scripture tells us to examine ourselves to His Word, and scripture identifies those called by God as “good servants of Christ” “because” they are trained and speak “good doctrine” (1 Tim. 4:6). Examine not just yourself but, the one who claims to be “called” by God to feed you. Does he preach from God’s Word to expose that pit of hell and its rotten covering, or is he telling you a story to distract you from the absolute truth that lies below, in other words, is he afraid to offend? Jesus on many occasions had huge turn outs, but after He spoke they went away, never did He follow after them, changing and compromising, no doubt they were offended. As one “called” I commit to the same, well pastor it doesn’t sound like your thinking “big”. What does that mean? My only concern is with the concessions of God. I am not interested in man’s concessions; they will be met in a pit of hell. Jesus shows us that He never concerned Himself with the concessions of man but, with the concessions of a Holy and Righteous Father. Men truly “called” by God know that His Word, cuts, exposes, literally offends fallen mans’ very nature. Men “called by God” speak nothing less, because men “called by God” cannot speak anything else. Let those who have ears hear.

Friday - 8 p.m. Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Morning Service - 11:30 a.m. CELEBRATION COMMUNITY CHURCH 107 Longhorn Dr. (LBA area) Hwy 95 --7 miles S. of Elgin, left at Pershing Dr., 512-332-2537 www.celebrationelgin.org John Eason, Sr. Pastor Sunday Worship: 10am Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Offsite home groups Full Children’s Church - Sun., 10 a.m. HOLY TEMPLE CHURCH 631 Madison Street Pastor Alvin Reese Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study - 7 p.m. Thurs. Deliverance Night - 7 p.m. Sat. Women’s Prayer Group - 10 a.m.

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LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN CENTER Rev. L. L. Davis, Pastor, 281-2321 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Morning Worship 7 p.m. Sunday Worship 6:30 p.m. Tues. Intercessory Prayer 7 p.m. Women’s & Men’s Bible Study

WORD OF FAITH NEW CREATION CHURCH 203 Central Avenue (at Ave. C) Pastor Dennis Luton (512) 281-2695 Sun. 10:30AM Worship and the Word Wed. 7:00PM Family Bible Study Mon.-Fri Noon Prayer Meeting

LIGHTHOUSE OF LEXINGTON Mike & Jackie Pate, Pastors Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Prayer-line 979.773.4900

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