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Stations of the Cross
Fri, Apr 11
Maundy Thursday Service
Thurs, Apr 17
Tennebrae Service
Fri, Apr 18
Easter Treasure Hunt
Sat, Apr 19
Easter Sunrise Service
Sun, Apr 20
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    Apr 6, 2014
    Exodus 12:21-30
    Terry Cosby

    Mar 30, 2014
    Terry Cosby

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  Wednesdays, 10 am

Disciple II,
  Thursdays, 2 pm

Communion Service
1st Sundays, 9:15 am
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Sundays, 6:45 pm
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3rd Tuesdays, 2 pm
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ission  WBC Serves Lunch to Hill College Students
 oment  Posted April 10, 2014

Each Monday during the school year, area churches of various denominations rotate schedules to prepare and serve lunch in the United Christian Fellowship facility at Hill College in Hillsboro.  This activity is one of White Bluff Chapel's local mission projects which comes under the heading of Education.

Lanette Browder, Sandy Moore and Gayle Kralik contributed their time and culinary talents to feed 45 - 50 students and faculty on Monday, April 7. Dottie Briggs, Education Sub-Committee Chair of the WBC Local Missions Committee, assisted the trio and took photographs of the activities.

ission  Helping Women in Crisis
 oment  Posted April 10, 2014

Rose of Sharon is an exciting new ministry of the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance. This ministry will administer to women in crisis in Hill County. The ministry is leasing a house on Colorado Street in Whitney and they are in need of several items to furnish this house and make it ready for use. They need anything that is needed to set up housekeeping. If you are interested in this project and think you may be able to donate needed items, you can pick up a list of those items needed in the Chapel office.

What's Happening

Easter Treasure Hunt Set
Posted April 10, 2014

The White Bluff Chapel Children’s Ministry will sponsor their annual Easter Treasure Hunt on Saturday, April 19, at 10:00 a.m. The event is open to all children visiting White Bluff residents as well as those visiting members of White Bluff Chapel.  The traditional treasure hunt will feature the Easter story, live music entertainment and a sing-along, a bubble machine, and a ring toss (on the bunny ears) game. Additionally, children will participate in a craft project to make their own Easter baskets.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to hide eggs and help with activities.  Those planning to hide eggs should arrive at 9:00 a.m. Items needed in advance include plastic eggs filled with candy, stickers, toys, coins, etc., and cookies for refreshments. These items should be delivered to Fellowship Hall earlier in the week. Questions can be addressed to Ann Duncan at 254-694-2791 or annduncan0211@gmail.com.

WB Chapel Invites Public to Easter Season Services
Posted April 10, 2014

John Upchurch, Chairman of the Worship Committee of White Bluff Chapel, has announced the Chapel’s schedule for our 2014 Lenten season and Easter observances. Upchurch wants to get the word out to all the public in the Lake Whitney area that they are invited to share in worship at the Chapel’s services.

Friday of this week, April 11, will feature an outdoor Stations of the Cross procession with scripture and hymns that will be held at 3:00 p.m. This will be the Friday preceding Palm Sunday. The event takes place on the wooded lot of the WBC campus, just east of the building and parking lot.

Holy Week Services will start with Palm Sunday on April 13, featuring a Children’s Palm Processional at the regular 9:15 a.m. service. Maundy Thursday and our Good Friday Tenebrae services will both be held at 7:30 p.m., on April 17 and 18. In remembrance of the Last Supper, Communion will be observed at the Maundy Thursday service. The Good Friday observance is a very reverent and solemn service.

Two services will highlight Easter Sunday. The Sunrise service, hosted by the adult Sunday School class, will be held at 6:45 a.m. on the bluff overlooking the White Bluff marina. It can be accessed from the playground behind the conference center. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. The traditional Easter service will be at the Chapel at 9:15 a.m. Attendees at the 9:15 worship service are encouraged to bring small bouquets of flowers from their lawn or garden to be used in adorning the large Easter cross. The WBC choir will present their gift of music to the community in the form of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”

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On the Road Again

Beyond the Crucifixion, Part 1
Posted April 10, 2014

by Bill Burris

In the fall we celebrate Advent and the birth of Jesus Christ. It brings a joy to our hearts and brings families closer together. After this celebration we move on to Lent and the subsequent celebration of His victory over death. Acts 2: 1-4 Now we look ahead to Pentecost. After that, what is there to celebrate, or do we just wait for the next Advent to arrive? Let's not wait, we have a great period of time where we can study God's Holy word, reflect on how God is working in our lives and letting His light shine through us.

The resurrection of Jesus is probably the greatest obstacle in a Christian's faith. It was for me. The only answer is that you have to take it on faith and believe. In John 20:29, Jesus tells the Disciples, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." During Christ's last days on earth He spent considerable time teaching the Disciples and explaining what was to come for Him. In Luke 24:49 He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. I think that made it easier for them to be more open to God's word. And seeing Him afterwards and being baptized with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost surely helped them believe.

There are many things that challenge our faith. One of mine related to some of the verses in the Bible. There are passages in the Bible that tell of His actions and words when no one was with Him at the time. Mathew 36:36 to 45. Who was there to hear His prayers in Gethsemane? Mathew 4: 1 to 11. Who was there with Jesus and Satan when he was tempted? I've accepted with faith and trust that God put the words in Moses' mind and heart to write about His creation and other events. I've accepted with faith and trust that God put it into the minds of the Disciples and other writers so they could record it for us to better know His trials and how Christ lived on earth. How else could we have the books of Genesis and others following the flood to destroy earth? For me that was a rather large leap of faith.

Once I found myself on the other side, I found that I could better understand and accept more passages in the Bible. I need my mind opened like the Disciples so I can better concentrate on His word and message and not just read the words. Information obtained in group Bible study certainly helps. Of course, it also helps to have a loving Christian partner to lead the way. Marcie has done an excellent job of hiding her wings.

[To be continued ...]

Critters Hit the Road Again
Posted April 10, 2014

by Pat Griffin

Twenty-five "Critters" hitched a ride over Spring Break to Guatemala with me, my son John, and my grandson Jude. We all traveled to visit Casa Bernabe Orphanage just outside Guatemala City. Both the Griffin family and White Bluff Missions have supported this orphanage for several years, and we wanted to get a first-hand look.

The orphanage started 30 years ago in two trailers. It has grown to 8 houses, a main building, and a school serving 130 orphans. Casa Bernabe sits on 13 donated acres just 17 miles from downtown Guatemala City. The beautiful, hilly site has room for a large garden, a soccer field, and a new two-story home for two more "families" of orphans. Also they are building a second floor over half of the school so they can serve more of the poor neighborhood children.

With all the building going on, God has provided three staff members who have construction backgrounds. Two are Americans who came for a week and decided to stay, raising their own support. Besides the physical expansion, we were pleased to see them adding some vocational training and a transition house for students who reach age 18. I asked about taking on so many projects at once and the founder, Ms. Donie Hernandez, smiled and said, "We just meet the needs as we see them and God has always provided."

This trip was a special blessing for me since I was traveling with three generations of Griffins. John and Jude worked in the garden and with basketball activities, while I distributed Critters and other Christian items we brought. I especially enjoyed helping feed and dress the babies, including a 2-week old who was abandoned in a cathedral at 2-days of age and weighing only four pounds; a special-needs, 4-month old; and several active 2-year olds.

We came home with our faith strengthened and very pleased to be a part of what God is doing in Guatemala.

Go to the On the Road Again page to see prior "On the Road Again" articles.

On the Road to Recovery

Go to the On the Road to Recovery page to see prior "On the Road to Recovery" articles.

What We've Done

Sunday School Kids Observe Passover
Posted April 10, 2014

On Sunday, April 6, during the Sunday School time, the children were introduced to a Passover meal. The class discussed that the Chapel was being served Communion on that day and that it is a remembrance of the Last Supper. They learned that the Last Supper occurred on Maundy Thursday, the Thursday preceding Easter.

Jenna Bodeker and her father led the teachers and the eight children in attendance through the steps of the Seder. They talked about what items are served in the Seder, the significance of each, and their ties to Communion. The children helped decorate the table with candles and vases of flowers in preparation for the Seder meal.

Trashy Folks Clean Up 933
Posted April 10, 2014

On Saturday, April 5, which was Texas' designated state-wide trash pick-up day, Bob Hatherly organized a team of White Bluff Chapel members to clean up our "adopted" two-mile section of FM 933. Helping Bob with the project were ten able-bodied and good-natured volunteers, including Gary Copple, Scotty and Kay Lea Scott, Harry Seurkamp, Larry Dix, Guin McGinnis, John and Glenda Bettina, John Knightstep and Clayton McConnell. The two-mile stretch of Hwy. 933 that is the Chapel's responsibility needs to be cleaned up about three to four times a year, and Chapel members never cease to rise to the occasion.

Go to the What We've Done page to see prior "What We've Done" articles.