Pope’s health tempers Easter celebrations

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Deacon Daniel Chavez performs the “Veneration of the Cross” at Mass Friday at San Jose Mission Catholic Church in Texico. Catholics celebrate the ressurection of Jesus Christ on Easter. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Correspondent Pope John Paul II will be on the hearts and minds of area Catholics today as […]

Amos: the easter seed tale

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keyboard, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except the hyphens and dashes. the easter seed tale boss i don t know if you ve ever had a talk with a mustard seed before […]

Fiction, nonfiction dangerous mix

By Helena Rodriguez Walking through the book section at Wal-Mart recently, one title made me screech in my tracks. This was a colorful children’s popup with a trendy title, “Jesus and the 12 Dudes Who Did.” “OK! Someone’s trying to make JC seem really hip,” I told myself. My eyes scanned the other covers in […]

View from under the pew: Amos falls in a vat of chocolate

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: In response to a reader’s request, Amos asked to have his chocolate vat adventure rerun. Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.   amos falls into […]

Church celebrates 50 years

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Pam Wallace, center, a First Christian Church member, laughs along with fellow member Pat Weekley, left, and Senior Minister Jon Forrest during the church’s annual congressional meeting Wednesday at the church. Wallace has been a member at the church Tova Fruchtman A group of 128 people attended the first service of the First Christian Church […]

Children celebrate holiday show

By Michelle Seeber Six-year-old Joelle Strickland of Clovis played around Sunday at her church — riding on her daddy’s shoulders while visiting with friends of the First United Methodist Church’s Good Friday Passion Play Drama pizza party. She was one of 18 children celebrating the gathering’s Easter play which was held on Friday at the […]

Local pastors expect large congregations for Easter

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Senior church member Ken Bartley washes the feet of Rector John Rollinson at Thursday’s service at St. James Episcopal on Main Street. The foot washing is a symbol of Jesus washing Peter’s feet at the Last Supper. CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer While most churches in Clovis are […]

Easter Sunday sermon schedule

• 6 a.m.: Protestant Easter Sunrise Service at Cannon Air Force Base at Whispering Winds Golf Course. • 6 a.m.: Sunrise service followed by breakfast at First Christian Church, 1700 North Main. • 6:30 a.m.: Community Easter “Son” Rise Service at Greene Acres Park with the Rev. Brad Reeves of Kingswood United Methodist Church preaching […]

Easter a good day to reflect on our blessings and joy

Freedom Newspapers Today is Easter, the day Christians will celebrate the apex of their faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul concisely summarized Easter’s message when he said in I Corinthians 15:3-5: “I delivered to you as of first importance … that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that […]

Churches combine for Holy Week

Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer While many area churches are sponsoring their own Good Friday or Easter Sunday services, three events are jointly sponsored by groups of churches. At 7 p.m. today, four Clovis churches will jointly host a Good Friday service at First Church of the Nazarene in Clovis under the auspices of […]

Religion Calendar 4/9

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults — 6:30 p.m., a time of fellowship, fun and games. For information, call Clay at 762-7209. Good Friday skit — 6:30 p.m. at […]

Easter egg hunt comes to CCC

Reporter’s Notebook The call has gone out for goodies — lots of goodies. “We are going to have an Easter egg hunt and carnival, and we are looking for donations,” said Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce. She spoke to members of the Chamber board of directors recently about the […]

Texas Woman’s sweeps struggling Zias

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ENMU catcher Liz Navarro can’t handle the relay as Texas Woman’s Sarah White scores during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — After losing extra-inning openers in back-to-back four-game division series at home against Angelo State and Texas Woman’s, both weekends took a […]