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HARLINGEN – The first H.O.P.E. (Haven Offering Patient Encouragement) Stroke Support Group meeting for 2013 will be held on Tuesday, January 15, at 6 p.m. at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, in the Woodward Conference Center on the first floor of the hospital (South Tower entrance). Refreshments will be served. Speaker for the meeting will be Chaplain Joe Perez, Vice President for Pastoral Services for Valley Baptist. Chaplain Perez will deliver an inspirational message entitled “Be Resolute.” He received his master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served as a chaplain for Valley Baptist for more than 20 years. The Stroke Support Group provides education and support to stroke patients, family members and care givers. Meetings are free and open to the public. Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability, and Valley BaptistHarlingen provides specialized life-saving stroke services -- including medications that can reverse strokes in certain cases if the patient arrives soon after symptoms begin. Valley Baptist is also the first Valley hospital to offer interventional stroke procedures. During this procedure, medications to reverse a stroke are administered directly to arteries supplying blood to a patient’s brain through catheters (thin tubes), in Valley Baptist’s new Biplane Lab / Neurovascular Angiography Suite. In other cases, after the catheter is guided toward the patient’s brain, the interventional neurologist may insert tiny medical devices to clear blockages in the blood vessel. In addition, life-saving care provided by Valley Baptist physicians and employees made Valley Baptist-Harlingen and Valley Baptist-Brownsville the only hospitals in the Valley – and two of only four hospitals in the state of Texas – to receive “Gold Plus” awards for care of both stroke patients and heart failure patients from the American Heart Association for 2012. For more information on the Stroke Support Group meeting, contact Debbie Diehl at firstname.lastname@example.org; call (888) 902-5433, or visit www.facebook.com/HopeStrokeSupport.
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Church of Christ Minister Gene Head 797-9890 912 N. Parker Rd., La Feria, Wednesday 6pm Bible Study, Sunday 9:30am Bible Study, 10:30am Service, 6pm Evening Service Los Domingos: 12:00 Medio Dia y 7:00pm Los Jueves: 7:00 pm Estudio De Biblia Faith Church of International Christian & MissionWorship Center ary Alliance Church Bishop Ronaldo Ortiz Pastor Oscar Loredo 956-797-1204 797-1739 116 W. Seventh St., La Feria 125 W. First St., La Feria,Tx Services Sunday (English) 9:30am Bilingual Ministry Sunday 10am Domingo (Espanol) 11am, Sunday School, 11am Worship, Miercoles 7pm Wednesday 7 pm Bible Study, Friday Interdenominational Worship 7 pm Prayer. Extreme Youth Sat. 6 pm Santa Rosa United First Baptist Church Methodist Church of Santa Rosa 408 Main Street (Hwy. 107/506) Pastor Harold Parker Santa Rosa, across from High 956-636-1603 School Sunday Coffee and 118 Jesus R. Cruz, Santa Rosa Sun- Fellowship 9:30 AM Worship10 AM day Services 9:30am Bible Study, (Communion ﬁrst Sunday) 10:30am Morning Worship, Wednesday Prayer Service 7pm Wednesday Evening Worship. 9:00 AM Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Pastor: Carole Lahti Pastor Ramon Zarate (956) 279-3407 357-6384 Casa de Esperanza 621 South Main, La Feria Apostolic Church Sunday School 10am Sunday Worship 4pm, Wed. 416 W. Spruce La Feria Evening 7:30pm. 965-639-4301 Bilingual Services All services are bilingual. Sunday at 1:00pm Daniel Martinez - Pastor Iglesia Oracion en Su Presencia St. Mary’s Catholic Church Missionary Church,Inc. FR. Edouard Atangana, Pastors Frank & Janie Gonzalez 956-636-1211 797-0044 4th Street, La Feria,TX 101 San Antonio Ave., Santa Rosa Sunday 10am & 6pm, Saturday Mass 5pm Bilingual, Monday 7 pm Prayer Service, Sunday Mass 8am Spanish, Wednesday 7 pm, Friday 7 pm. 10am English. 1st United Methodist Church Pastor Harold Dailey, 797-1393 331 S. Main St., La Feria, Sunday School 10am, Traditional Worship Service 9am, Contemporary Service 11am, UM Youth 5pm.
First Baptist Church of La Feria Pastor: Samuel W. Thomas 797-1214 Magnolia & Main St., La Feria Wednesday 7pm Evening Bible Study & Prayer Service, Sunday 9:45am Sunday School, 11am Morning Worship Service, 6 pm Evening Worship Service.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Fr. Gabriel I. Ezeh 797-2666, ofﬁce: 502 S. Canal church: 500 South Canal St., La Feria, Saturday Mass 5:30pm, Sunday Mass 8am Spanish, 10am English, 11:30pm English.
Hope in the Word Church Pastors Jose & Bertha Belmares 797-3621, 28354 S. Bixby Rd., La Feria Services Friday 6pm, Sunday 10am. All services are Bilingual, English & Spanish.
1st Presbyterian Church Loris-Elaine Lindberg CTL Minister 208 West Central Ave, La Feria,TX, 797-2280 Sunday Services 10 am Communion 1st Sunday
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Cowboy Church 11235 Swift Ln. Santa Rosa, Tex. Service at 11:00am Sunday 6:30pm pm Monday 956-975-6144 www.westernoutreach.org
Christ In Our Midst Missionary Church St. Albans Pastor: Rev. Daniel Carrizalez Episcopal Church 956-200-4504 Reverend Scott Brown 1 mile N. of FM 506, La Feria 956-428-2305, Sunday School - 9:45 a.m., 1417 E. Austin, Harlingen,TX Sunday Worship - 11:00 a.m., Holy Communion 8am, Sunday School Wednesday Service - 7:00 p.m., 9:15, Holy Eucharist 10:30am. Monday Prayer - 7:00 p.m.
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