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Ruidoso Free Press


April 24, 2012

Angus Church Wednesdays

the time, both of them were beginning By Sue Hutchison to sense they were being called into Reporter full time ministry of some sort. Youth ministry was a good fit. Not often will a youth pastor be equally comfortable with a Bible and a chain saw. That’s Phil Jones. Angus They make a formidable team at Church’s youth pastor since 2005, Jones can carve a bear Angus Church. Beginning around 3 in the morning and preach in the afternoon, but those p.m. each Wednesday Jones will make are just two of Jones’ abilities. There’s more than meets sure Angus Church’s vans are fueled the eye when it comes to Jones and his heart for Lincoln and ready to make multiple trips to pick County youth. up Capitan students. Back and forth Born in Weatherford, Texas, he lived in several West he goes, along with Shelly and several Texas towns as a kid. Jones fell in love with Shelly Harris volunteers who assist in the program. at Loop, Texas high school but when he headed to South From 75-150 students between elemenPlains College, she went to Texas Tech. After Shelly tary – high school aged students attend headed out to Oceanside, Calif. to operate a beauty supthe program. A full dinner, open time Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press ply shop, Jones followed her and asked for her hand. for homework or fun with outdoor and Phil Jones at Angus Church. They married and settled in Lincoln County, assisting indoor activities, music and a lesson are in several local business ventures with Shelly’s parents, all a part of Wednesday evenings at Angus. assistance. There are many adults who provide supervision Eldon and Lois Harris. Two daughters, Paige and DaniCapitan High School assistant football coach James in the unified goal of showing youth love and compassion. elle were added to their family. Hightower contacted Jones a few years ago and asked “Our goal at Angus is to be a blessing to our comEldon and Lois Harris, Shelly’s parents, opened what time he needed to release his football players from munity. We don’t just want to maintain ourselves, we Bent Tree Jamboree on Airport Road, and hired musipractice each Wednesday. Hightower knew most of his want to be ready to focus on the needs all around us.” cal performers from South Plains College to provide team attended the Wednesday program at Angus Church Phil and Shelly Jones are a vital part of the ministry team entertainment for the dinner show. Jones began to teach and in a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” effort decided to at Angus Church. himself how to play guitar and eventually became the work with Jones’ schedule. entertainment anchor for the Jamboree, saying, “They Rhonica (Angus were having so much fun up there I decided to be up Church’s Director of there with them.” Phil and Shelly also managed another Children) and Tucker Harris business venture, The Branding Iron restaurant in Toler manage the children’s Upper Canyon from 1994-97. Shelly’s still famous for program on Wednesdays Charles Clary her dinner rolls, which are featured frequently at Angus and provide transportation The scriptures warn us about measuring, commending and comparing ourselves Church gatherings. as well, utilizing volunwith one another. Paul writes in ll Corinthians 10:12-18, that the Lord Jesus is the one Jones’ love for music became the avenue for his soul teers Christal Christensen whose commendation counts. to be expressed. At the time, Jones relates Shelly was and several others. Rose When I was coaching, we would have preseason workouts to determine who the “spiritual head” of their family, bringing their two Gomez, Sharron Gray and would be our starters. In the second week, we would have intra-squad scrimmages. her food service team are daughters to Angus Church on her own. Jones says God Our starters would look good as we compared and measured ourselves with ourselves. all background checked began to communicate with him through music. “I saw We might even be so bold as to commend ourselves. “We will have a good year.” and ready to assist each God could use my music and that’s how my heart was “When you measure yourself by yourself, and compare yourself with yourself, you are Wednesday, many times changed. God will use the gifts He’s given us and He not wise.” In the midst of this political process of choosing candidates and then electing showing up at 1 p.m. to won’t waste anything.” one for office, we have polls. The polls tell us who will win the nominations, and who “I know what it is to live without and with Christ and prepare. Claude and Ilene will win the elections. But, just like in football and other sports, upsets take place in the Marsh faithfully provide how miserable I made others around me when I wasn’t political arena. In 1948, Truman upset Dewey in the presidential election. In 1969, Joe valuable kitchen clean-up living with Him.” Jones committed his life to Christ and Namath led the Jets to the Super Bowl, an upset of the Colts. We tire of all the candibegan attending church with his family. dates and their comparisons and commendations of themselves. But, it is our responsiFrom ’97 to ’05, Jones earned a bility to look through all the comparisons and self-commendations to determine which living carving chain saw bears. Another candidate is best for our nation, state, county, and municipality. Don’t vote the polls, self-taught skill, Jones watched chain saw vote for the candidate of your choice. artists and decided to follow in their steps. There are two Bible study groups Those who own one of his bears comment at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran CHURCH SERVICES the faces he carves are distinctive and “the Church that meet during the week. Sunday School 9:45 AM best around.” The men’s ministry group will Morning Worship 10:45 AM In 2005, Pastor Rick Hutchison of Sunday Night 6:00 PM meet on the first and third Thursday Listen or Download FREE Wednesday Night 7:00 PM Angus Church was making a change in of each month at 8 a.m. at El Paraiso staff, and met Phil and Shelly at Taco Bell Restaurant, 721 Mechem Drive (in to discuss the possibility of joining forces. the Sierra Mall). The Jones had been involved with the Teaching you Chapter by Chapter & Verse by Verse. Hearts in Service women’s Bible youth as volunteers. Their heart for youth study meets on Tuesdays at 1:15 126 Church Drive • Ruidoso, NM • 575-378-4174 was evident and Hutchison asked Jones p.m. at the church in the fellowship Next to Family Vision Center on Mescalero Drive and his wife to consider becoming part of hall. All are welcome. Plenty of Parking! the Angus Church staff. Jones recalls at

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ANGLICAN Mescalero Family Worship Center Gary Dorsey, Pastor; 464-4741 ASSEMBLY OF GOD Carrizozo Community Church (AlG) Barbara Bradley, Pastor. Corner of C Ave. & Thirteenth One Church Pastor Todd Carter. 139 El Paso Road, Ruidoso. 257-2324. BAPTIST Canaan Trail Baptist Roland Burnett, Pastor; Located just past milepost 14 on Hwy. 48, between Angus & Capitan. 336-1979 First Baptist Church - Carrizozo; 314 Tenth Ave., Carrizozo. 648-2968; Hayden Smith, Pastor First Baptist Church - Ruidoso 270 Country Club Drive, Ruidoso,NM 88345. 257-2081; Dr. Allen Stoddard, Pastor First Baptist Church - Ruidoso Downs 361 E. Hwy 70, 378-4611, Randy Widener, Pastor First Baptist Church - Tinnie Bill Jones, Pastor Mescalero Baptist Mission 1016 Old Road Box 9, Mescalero, NM 88340, 973-0560, Pastor Zach Malott Mountain Baptist Church Independent-Fundamental KJV. 145 E. Grandview Capitan. 937-4019 Ruidoso Baptist Church Wayne Joyce, Pastor; 126 Church Drive, Palmer Gateway. 378-4174 Trinity Southern Baptist Church (south on Highway 48) 700 Mt. Capitan Rd. 354-2044. Mel Gnatkowski, Pastor 808-0607 BAHA’I FAITH Baha’i Faith Meeting in members’ homes. 257-2987 or 258-5595 BUDDHIST Buddhism of the Lotus Sutra George Brown; 257-1569 CATHOLIC Saint Eleanor Catholic Church 120 Junction Road, Ruidoso, 257-2330. Reverend AI Galvan Saint Theresa Catholic Church Corona. Sunday Mass: 6 p.m. Saint Joseph’s Apache Mission Mescalero. Father Paul Botenhagen, OFM Our Lady of Guadalupe Bent. Father Larry Gosselin Sacred Heart Catholic Church 299 3rd St, Capitan, 354-9102 Santa Rita Catholic Church 243 Birch, Carrizozo. 648-2853. Father Franklin Eichhorst CHRISTIAN Christian Community Church 127 Rio Corner w/Eagle, Mid-town. For

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more information call: 378-7076 First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Rev. Ryan Arnold; 1211 Hull at Gavilan Canyon Road, 258-4250 Carrizo Christian Fellowship Leonard Kanesewah Ill, Pastor. 56 White Mt. Dr., 3 mi. W of Inn of the Mountain Gods Mescalero. 464-4656 CHURCH OF CHRIST Gateway Church of Christ 415 Sudderth, Ruidoso, 257-4381. John Duncan, Minister Church of Christ - Capitan Highway 48. Joshua Watkins, Minister CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LDS Church of Jesus Christ LDS Ruidoso Ward, 1091 Mechem Bishop Jon Ogden, 258-1253 Church of Jesus Christ LDS Mescalero Branch, Mormon Missionaries 317-2375 EPISCOPAL Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount 121 Mescalero Trail, Ruidoso. Rev. Judith Burgess Rector 257-2356. Website: St. Anne’s Episcopal Chapel in Glencoe Episcopal Chapel of San Juan in Lincoln St. Matthias Episcopal Chapel Carrizozo, 6th & E Street FOURSQUARE Capitan Foresquare Church Hwy 48, Capitan. Harold W. Perry, Pastor EVANGELICAL The Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church 1035 Mechem Dr. 802-5242 FULL GOSPEL Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Int’l K-Bob’s Hwy. 70 in Ruidoso. Ron Rice, 354-0255, e-mail Mission Fountain of Living Water San Patricio JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Jehovah’s Witness - Ruidoso Kingdom Hall 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 257-7714 Congregacion Hispana de los Testigos de Jehova 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 378-7095 JEWISH / HEBREW Kehilla Bat- Tzion & Hebrew Learning Center, Inc. 2204 Sudderth Dr. Ruidoso, NM 88345. 257-0122 LUTHERAN Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 258-4191; 1120 Hull Road. Pastor

Thomas Schoech. METHODIST Community United Methodist Church Junction Road, behind Wells Fargo Bank. Stephanie Harmon, Pastor. 257-4170 Capitan United Methodist Church Pastor Jean Riley and the congregation of Capitan United Methodist. White Oaks and Third in Capitan. 648-2846 Trinity United Methodist Church 1000 D. Ave. 648-2893/648-2846. Carrizozo. Jean Riley, Pastor NAZARENE Angus Church of the Nazarene Angus, 12 miles north of Ruidoso on Hwy. 48, 336-8032. Rick Hutchison, Pastor QUAKER Quaker Worship Group Unprogrammed meeting at the Anderson-Freeman Visitor’s Center in Lincoln. For details of this and other Quaker activities contact Sandra Smith at 653-4951 PENTECOSTAL Apostolic Pentecostal Assembly Retired Pastor and author Harry A. Peyton Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church of Ruidoso 613 Sudderth Dr. Unit D. Pastor, Art Dunn, Youth Pastor, Nathaniel Dunn. Free home Bible studies PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 101 Sutton Drive (Nob Hill), Ruidoso, 257-2220. Tony Chambless, Pastor Ancho Community Presbyterian Church Pastor Terry Aiello, CLP Corona United Presbyterian Church Pastor Terry Aiello, CLP Nogal Presbyterian Church Reverend E.W. “Bo” Lewis REFORMED CHURCH Mescalero Reformed Mescalero. Bob Schut, Pastor SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Ruidoso Seventh Day Adventist 207 Parkway, Agua Fria, Ruidoso Downs, 378-4161. Pastor Andrew Spooner 437-8916; 1st Elder Manuel Maya 9374487 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP Sacramento Mountains Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Call 336-2170 or 257-8912 for location NON-DENOMINATIONAL American Missionary Fellowship Rick Smith, 682-2999. E-mail: RickS@ Calvary Chapel 127 Vision, next to Cable Co., 257-5915. Pastor John Marshall

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April 24, 2012  

The April 24, 2012 edition of the Ruidoso Free Press, the source for news, business, religion, education, opinion and sports in Lincoln Coun...

April 24, 2012  

The April 24, 2012 edition of the Ruidoso Free Press, the source for news, business, religion, education, opinion and sports in Lincoln Coun...