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Zoschke joins staff at Grace Bible

Zoschke joins staff at Grace Bible

Grace Bible Church of Garden City began the new year with an addition to the pastoral staff.

Andrew Zoschke has moved here from Kansas City, Mo., with his wife, Traci, and 18-month-old son, Johnathan, to serve as assistant pastor at the church.

Pastor Andrew trained for ministry at two schools in Kansas City, Mo., graduating from Calvary Bible College in 2010 and then taking some courses at Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Prior to coming here, he served as youth pastor and minister of music at First Baptist Church of Basehor.

He will join his father, John Zoschke, in the ministry at Grace Bible Church. Pastor John will continue to serve as the senior pastor.

Grace Bible Church is located at 2595 Jennie Barker Road. In addition to the church's ministry to the English-speaking congregants, the church has expanded to a ministry to the Karen-speaking refugees from Burma who are now living in Garden City.

Lifetree Café set to explore topic of mental illness

The mysteries and meaning of mental illness will be explored at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Café, 3101 Campus Drive.

The program, "Mysteries of Mental Illness: One Woman's Struggle to Regain Her Life," features a film of Karen McCracken, author of "Breaking Free From OCD," which describes her life as she experienced mental illness and what proved helpful in her struggle to manage her illness.

"In the reality shows, they show only the negative," said McKracken of OCD. "They don't show it's something you can manage and heal from, that doesn't have to stop your life."

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

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

For more information, visit

Calvary Reformed Baptist Church of Garden City

1505 E. Spruce St.

Sunday: Morning service, 10:30 a.m. at various homes (call for meeting location); evening service, 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Valley Retirement Village.

For more information, call (719) 336-4780, 275-8320 or 805-1768 or visit

Church of the Brethren

505 N. Eighth St.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Von Hunn giving the message "Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit"; children's church is provided during the morning worship service; carry-in dinner, noon (bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to Emmaus House).

Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.; Commission meetings, 6:30 p.m.; General Board, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Jan. 17: Newsletter deadline.

Jan. 18: Men's Fellowship Breakfast, 8 a.m.

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

Church of Christ

1715 Pioneer Road

Sunday: Bible classes for all ages, 9 a.m.; worship assembly, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with Darrell Rains giving the lesson "State Of The Church Address" in the morning and "Precious" in the evening; the "Great Grams" Card Ministry will meet after the evening assembly.

Wednesday: Bible classes for all ages, including FaithWeaver Friends for kids, 7:15 p.m.

Transportation to all assemblies is available by calling the church office at 276-2500. Visit, or follow on Twitter @gckscoc.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

619 Mary St.

Sunday: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Primary classes and Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; Melchizedek Priesthood, Relief Society, Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women classes, 12:10 p.m.; Garden City Stake meetings, 3:30 p.m.; CES devotional with Elder Tad R. Callister, 7 p.m. on BYU television and the Internet.

Each school day: Seminary, 6 a.m.

Monday: Family home evening.

Wednesday: Play group, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McDonalds; youth activities, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Ward missionaries meeting, 7 p.m.

Jan. 18: Seminary Super Saturday (age 12 and older; dress casual), with seminary lessons at 3 p.m., a talent show at 4 p.m., pizza at 5:30 p.m. and clean up at 6 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 visit, or

Community Congregational Church

710 N. Third St.

Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m., led by Steve Bridwell; coffee and fellowship, 11 a.m.

Monday: Administrative meeting, 5 p.m.

Wednesday: Choir, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5623.

Fellowship Baptist Church

506 N. First St.

Sunday: Sunday school and Adult Bible Study, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; Myanmar Christian Fellowship, 1 to 3 p.m.; Bible study and prayer, 6 p.m.; Spanish services include Escuela dominical at 10 a.m. and Servicio de Adoracion at 11 a.m.

Wednesday: Kids 4 Truth, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5304.

First Christian Church

306 N. Seventh St.

Sunday (Installation Sunday): Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m., with Pastor Scott Schurle giving the message "The Forgotten Son"; Diaconate will meet after the worship service; HOPE Puppets, 12:30 p.m.; "Run For God," 4 p.m.; Evangelism Committee, 7 p.m.; TNC Junior High Youth Group, 7 p.m. at the Adler's home.

Monday: IDOC, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday: Ministerial Cluster, 10 a.m.; Peace Out, Bells and youth group (fifth/sixth grade), 6 p.m.; LED, 6:50 p.m.; Gospel Choir and Bible study, 7 p.m.; youth group (seventh to 12th grade), 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Friendship Circle, 2 p.m.; Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.

Jan. 18: Reckless Generation Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. at Patrick Dugan's; IDOC, 6 to 9 p.m.

Upcoming: Navajo Taco Dinner, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

For more information, visit

First Southern Baptist Church

2708 N. Third St.

Sunday: Adult Small Groups and Youth/Children Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; family worship, 10:45 a.m.

Monday: MVP Men's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. at 2005 Andover Drive.

Wednesday: Family meal, 5:10 p.m.; Team Kid/BG 56, 6:15 p.m.; Adult Small Groups, 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 276-7859.

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 and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary, with the Rev. Bell giving the message "Remember Your Baptism"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Youth Choir, 5:30 p.m.; youth snack dinner, 6 p.m.; youth group, 6:30 p.m.

Monday: Disciple IV and Bell Choir, 7 p.m.

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

Wednesday: New Covenant Circle, 9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 1 p.m.; Primary Choir, 5:15 p.m.; family meal, 5:30 p.m.; Confirmation Class, Bible Zone and Ninth Grade Bible Study, 6:15 p.m.; Chancel Choir, 6:30 p.m.; Men's/Women's Bible Study and Young Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Youth Bible Studies, 7:30 p.m.; Praise Band practice, 8:15 p.m.

Thursday: Messenger-Olomon Circle, 9:30 a.m.; Emmaus groups, noon; East Garden Village Bible Club, 4:30 p.m.; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.

Jan. 17: Mothers' Day Out, 9 a.m.; Pastor's Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Gideons, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 18: Emmaus monthly gathering, 7 p.m.

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

Garden Valley Retirement Village (nondenominational)

1505 E. Spruce St.

Sunday: Worship service, 9 a.m., with the message given by the Rev. Denise Pass, Presbyterian Church.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the message given by the music group "Gospel Gold."

For more information, call 275-5036.

Grace Bible Church

2595 Jennie Barker Road

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the message "Jesus' Parable Of The Four Soils" given by Assistant Pastor Andrew Zoschke.

Wednesday: Midweek 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 take place 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. For more information, call (620) 521-1949, (620) 290-0672 or 275-0760.

The Christian Fellowship gatherings each month include a free 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.

New Life Community Church

3101 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 or call 272-6198.

Pierceville Federated Church

203 E. Avenue A

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the Rev. Terry Major returning to the story of God's church expansion movement in Acts 27; "Perspectives On The World Christian Movement" classes, 6:30 p.m. at Garden Valley Church.

Tuesday: Men's Breakfast and Bible Study, 6:30 a.m. at McGraw's shop; Ladies' Bible Study, 7 p.m. at the Baker's home.

Wednesday: Kids 4 Truth and Teen Club, 6:45 p.m.

Thursday: Pierceville Ladies Bible Study, 10 a.m. at the Major's home; Ladies Fellowship, 7 p.m. in Wagher Hall.

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

St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA

1608 Belmont Place

Saturday: 10 a.m. meeting at the church to remove Christmas decorations.

Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m., followed by Church Council meeting.

Wednesday: Women's Group, 1:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 275-5108.

Second Missionary Baptist Church

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.

The Apostolic Church

3102 Schulman Ave.

Saturday: Outreach prayer, 9:30 a.m.; outreach meeting, 10 a.m.; church prayer, 6 p.m.

Sunday: Prayer, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m.; Sunday school classes, 10:30 a.m.; prayer, 6 p.m.; evangelistic service with the Rev. James Charles, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Prayer, 7 p.m.; Church Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.

Note: Other available services provided include home Bible study, hospital visitations, prayer for the homebound and bilingual services. Live radio broadcast 24/7 is available at

For more information, call 275-8535.

The Presbyterian Church

1719 Texas St.

Today: Women's Dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Bonnie's Kitchen.

Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Communion worship, 10:45 a.m., followed by fellowship.

Monday: Mission Outreach Team, 5 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 1:30 and 3:15 p.m.; 88 Hrs. rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Pizza Crawl, 5:45 p.m.; choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Breakfast with high school youth, 6:45 a.m. at IHOP; Habitat for Humanity, 7 p.m.

Jan. 17: Women's dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Pho Hoa.

For more information, call 275-9141 or visit

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: Victory Team, 7 a.m.; worship service, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school/Bible class and celebration event, 9:15 a.m.; Kindle Servant Leadership event, noon; Lay Ministry and Youth Commission, 2 p.m.

Monday: All-staff meeting, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff book study, 7 a.m.; staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Circuit Pastors, 10 a.m. in Meade; Brown Bag Bible Buddies, noon; Stephen Ministry, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Staff meeting, 8 a.m.; worship planning, 9 a.m.; Transforming Churches Network, 9:30 a.m.; ABCD, noon; dinner, 5:45 p.m.; midweek classes, 6:30 p.m.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.

Thursday: LWR quilting, 10 a.m.; District Family Life, noon in Herington (conference call); LifeLight, 1:15 p.m.; Church Leadership Council, 7 p.m.

Jan. 18: Mexican Meal preparation, 10 a.m.

For more information, call 276-3110.

Word of Life Church

3004 N. Third St.

Sunday: Prayer for the service, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; worship service, 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. (bilingual), led by Pastor Marty Younger.

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

Jan. 17 to 19: Special meetings featuring guest speaker Tony Cooke, Bible teacher and author, beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 17, 6 p.m. Jan. 18, and 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 19.

For more information, call 276-3825 or visit

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