The Garden City Telegram

Church Briefs

An 'encounter with God'

Former Ethiopian prime minister Tamrat Layne tells about his controversial "encounter with God" in an exclusive filmed interview at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Café, 1110 Campus Drive, Suite C.

After serving as prime minister, Layne was convicted of corruption charges and served 12 years in prison. During his incarceration, Layne claims he experienced a supernatural visit from God.

"This compelling story raises questions we'll consider at this program," said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. "Did God appear in an Ethiopian prison cell to Layne? Are such encounters real? If so, why doesn't God appear to anyone who asks him to do so?"

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages will be available.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Craig Cable at (970) 292-4697 or

Bible Christian Church

1404 E. Mary St.

Today: Office closed: Celebrate Recovery Open Share Group, 6:15 p.m.

Saturday: Men's Bible Study, 7 a.m.; "Growing Strong" class, 9 a.m. to noon; Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Group for Women, 10:30 a.m.; small group meeting.

Sunday: Worship Team practice, 8 a.m.; early prayer time, 8:30 a.m.; Easter celebration, nursery, Praise & Play and kid's church, 9, 10:10 and 10:30 a.m.; no children's Sunday school and adult discipleship classes; small group meetings.

Monday: Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Group, 7 p.m.; women's small group meetings.

Tuesday: Prayer Group, 7 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Divorce Care and 2-3-4 Motorcycle Ministry, 7 p.m.; men's small group and women's small group meetings.

Wednesday: Senior Bible Bowl, 4:30 p.m.; Beginner Bible Bowl, 5 p.m.; AWANA, 6:15 p.m.; high school/middle school youth group and "The New Testament" study, 7 p.m.; worship team practice and "The Daniel Plan" study, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Men's Bible Study, 6 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 10 a.m. at 1608 Shorthorn; men's small group and couple's small group meetings.

For more information, call 276-8356.

Calvary Reformed Baptist Church of Garden City

1505 E. Spruce St.

Sunday: No evening worship service on Resurrection Sunday.

For more information, call (719) 336-4780.

Church of the Brethren

505 N. Eighth St.

Tonight: "The Crucifixion Story" presented by the church and the Salvation Army youth, 6 p.m.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor John Elder giving the message "I Shall Live"; an Easter egg hunt for all children will take place during the morning worship service; no youth meeting.

Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.; Women's Fellowship meeting, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Upcoming: No youth meeting April 7; Commission meetings at 6:30 p.m. and General Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 9.

For more information, call 276-7391, email or visit

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

619 Mary St.

Saturday: Ward Denver Temple trip; Young Women general meeting via satellite, 7 p.m.

Sunday: Testimony meeting, 10 a.m.; Primary class and Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; combined Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society, 12:10 p.m.

Monday: Family home evening.

Monday through Friday: Seminary, 6:40 a.m.

Wednesday: Youth activities and Temple Preparation class, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Institute class and Ward missionary correlation meeting, 7 p.m.

April 6: General Conference from Salt Lake City via satellite, BYU television and the Internet, with general session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m., and priesthood session via satellite only from 7 to 9 p.m.

For more information about the Gospel, call the full-time English- and Spanish-speaking missionaries serving in Garden City at (620) 875-3715 or 276-3363 or visit, or

Cornerstone Church

2901 N. Eighth St.

Sunday: Worship services and children's church, 9 and 11 a.m.; Easter service, 10 a.m.

For more information, call the church office at 275-5965 or visit

Fellowship Baptist Church

506 N. First St.

Resurrection Sunday: Sunrise service, 7 a.m.; morning worship, 10 a.m., which will be a combined English, Spanish and Burmese service.

Wednesday: AWANA, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5304.

First Baptist Church

1007 N. 11th St.

Tonight: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.

Sunday: Bible study and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m.; NCV practice, 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Meal, 6 p.m.; Bible study and activities, 6:30 p.m.; NCV practice, 8 p.m.

For more information or transportation to church activities, call 275-5266 or visit

First Christian Church

306 N. Seventh St.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m., with Pastor Scott Schurle giving the message "Character Presentation — Peter."

Tuesday: New Covenant Bible Study, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bells, 6 p.m.; Peace Out, 6:30 p.m.; LED, 6:45 p.m.; Gospel Choir and Basic Training, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.

For more information, visit

First United Methodist Church

1106 N. Main St.

Saturday: Saturday Night Light, 5:45 p.m., with the Rev. David Bell giving the message.

Sunday: Worship, 8:30 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the church sanctuary, with the Rev. Bell giving the message "All For You"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Monday: Church office closed; Disciple I, 6:30 p.m.; Bell Choir, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m.; Emmaus groups and Women's Noon Bible Study, noon; Kitchen Table Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: New Covenant, 9:30 a.m.; Junior Bell Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Children's Choir, 5:15 p.m.; family meal, 5:30 p.m.; Disciple II and middle school/high school youth Bible studies, 6:15 p.m.; Chancel Choir, 6:30 p.m.; women's/men's Bible studies and Young Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Praise Band practice, 8:15 p.m.

Thursday: Emmaus groups, noon; East Garden Village Bible Club, 4:30 p.m.; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.

April 5: Mother's Day Out, 9 a.m.

For more information on events, visit or call 275-9171.

Garden Valley Church

1701 N. Third St.

Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Steve Ensz giving the message "The Crown Of Our King — Part Two."

Monday: Men's Prayer Lunch, noon; Leadership Board, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Ladies Prayer Time, 9:30 a.m.; men's basketball, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Praise Team practice, 6:30 p.m.; Kids Klub, Junior High Youth Group and Young Adult Bible Study, 6:45 p.m.

Thursday: Women's Sewing Group, 9 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.

April 5: Friday Night Small Group, 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 276-7410.

Garden Valley Retirement Village (nondenominational)

1505 E. Spruce St.

Tonight: Good Friday service, 7 p.m., featuring a devotional message by Pastor Steve Ensz, a dramatic painting by Nennah Vainerere, and Tina Ensz playing the violin, all from Garden Valley Church. Special music will be provided by Fielding Hands and Francine McAdams.

Sunday: Worship service, 9 a.m., with the Rev. Don Patrick, Church of the Nazarene retired minister, bringing the message. Special music will be provided by Fielding Hands and Francine McAdams.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with everybody invited to join in a "Select Your Favorite Hymn Community Sing" led by Fielding Hands.

For more information, call 275-5036.

Grace Bible Church

2595 Jennie Barker Road

Tonight: Good Friday service, 7 p.m., with the message "The Physical And Spiritual Suffering Jesus Endured To Save Us" by Ken Madgwick, and observance of The Lord's Supper.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the message, "The Sorrow Of Death; The Joy Of Resurrection," given by John Zoschke, pastor.

Wednesday: Bible study and prayer service, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-6701.

Journey To The Cross

1205 W. Maple St.

Cowboy Church services are held on the last Tuesday of each month at the F-Diamond Roping Arena, 1205 W. Maple St.

Journey To The Cross is the Garden City chapter of Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and is a nondenominational Christian organization working to bring the good news of Jesus Christ not only to the working cowboys and cowgirls in southwest Kansas, but to all who are interested in keeping the Western way of life. For more information, call (620) 521-1949, (620) 290-0672 or 275-0760.

The Christian Fellowship gatherings each month include a free and delicious supper at 7 p.m., with Bible study and devotional fellowship time at 7:30 p.m. During the warm weather months, come and participate in the arena steer ropings at 5 p.m.

All who attend the Cowboy Church services on the last Tuesday of each month will receive free cowboy pocket Bibles.

Spring Fling begins at 11 a.m. April 29 and includes team roping, barrel racing and Fun Day.

Registration forms are now being accepted for Rodeo Bible Camp, which is set for June 20 through 23.

New Life Community Church

1110 Campus Drive

Sunday: Worship, 10 a.m.; Teen Ministries, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Connect with Lifetree Café, 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit, find us on Facebook or call 272-6198.

Pierceville Federated Church

203 E. Avenue A

Today: Easter egg hunt and party for children, 2 p.m. in Wagher Hall.

Sunday: Sunrise service, 7:25 a.m. on the hill one mile south and one mile east of Pierceville, with breakfast to follow at the church; no Sunday school; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the Rev. Terry Major presenting a resurrection message "He Is Not Here"; no evening service.

Tuesday: Men's fellowship/study, 6:30 a.m. at Teen House; Perspectives on the World Christian Movement class, 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Garden City; Ladies Bible Study, 7 p.m. at Jolene Baker's home.

Wednesday: Kids 4 Truth and Teen Club meetings (transportation is available by calling the church).

Thursday: Dorcas Quilt Guild, 6 p.m. in Wagher Hall.

For more information, call the church at (620) 335-5228.

1107 N. Main St.

Sunday; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; Bible study, 6 p.m.

For more information, call (620) 757-1566.

Templo Emmanuel Hispanic Assembly of God Church

1311 New York Ave.

Sunday: Sunrise service and Holy Communion, 6 a.m.; prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m., with Pastor Fidel Martinez as the speaker; evening service, 6 p.m.

Monday: Music practice, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Prayer, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; men's service, 7 p.m.

April 5: Youth Night, 7 to 8 p.m.

For more information or ride to church, visit Templo Emmanuel on Facebook or call 275-7667.

Three Hierarchs Orthodox Christian Church

2009 N. Main St.

Today: Akathist, 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9th Hour and Great Vespers, 5 p.m., followed by confessions.

Sunday: Orthros and confessions, 8:45 a.m.; Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon; Catechumen class, 1 p.m.

For more information, call the church at 271-0811 or visit

Trinity Lutheran Church

1010 Fleming St.

Sunday: Sunrise worship service with Holy Communion, 7 a.m.; Easter breakfast, 8 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.; Easter Festival with Holy Communion, 10:30 a.m.

Monday: Church office closed.

Tuesday: Staff Book Study, 7 a.m.; staff meeting, 8 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Bible Buddies, noon; mentoring, 3 p.m.; Youth Commission, 5:30 p.m.; LWML and Men's Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; Ministerial Alliance, 10 a.m.; Garden City Youth Pastors, 11:30 a.m.; midweek dinner, 5:45 p.m.; midweek classes, 6:30 p.m.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.

Thursday: LifeLight!, 1:15 p.m.

April 6: LWML Spring Rally in Lakin, 8:30 a.m.

For more information, call 276-3110 or visit

Word of Life Church

3004 N. Third St.

Sunday: Prayer for the service, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10:15 a.m., led by Pastor Marty Younger; no evening service.

Wednesday: Refinery Youth, AWANA clubs and Discovering God Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3825 or visit