For the past several years, the Mitchell Chapel Church family has been blessed to give to the Sulphur Springs community through the “Rescue the Perishing” Food Drive during December. This Christmas, their gift comes in the form of a free lunch for the community. On the menu is chicken and dressing, green beans, potato salad, bread, dessert and drink. The delicious lunch plate, prepared by the good cooks at Mitchell Chapel, will be available at noon on Friday December 20 at the church dining hall at 402 South JD Franklin Street, (formerly named South Jackson Street). It is offered free in the spirit of Christmas. Anyone can come and dine in or take out. Delivery is not possible this year.
“We have been so blessed this year with growth at our church. The congregation is growing and is excited and exuberant in their worship!” remarked Pastor of Mitchell Chapel COGIC, Nelson Gatlin on the KSST Good Morning Show. Gatlin has served the church for 23 years, and in addition to his local responsibilities, in 2015 Gatlin was named a prelate or Bishop of the Texas NE 3rd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. Now, Sulphur Springs is the headquarter city for the Jurisdiction, and Mitchell Chapel Church is the headquarter church. Earlier in December, Gatlin invited the other Bishops for a visit. The local congregation hosted all the 18 Bishops from across the State of Texas for a mid-week retreat. In addition to 10 Auxiliary bishops, there are 28 total serving the state, and more than 350 Bishops Church in the Church of God in Christ worldwide.
In addition to this Friday’s community lunch, the public is invited to attend services of the multi-racial congregation all through the year. Sunday School starts at 9am and Morning Worship at 10:30am every Sunday. A special 8am Worship service is added on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, and Pastoral teaching is held on Thursdays at 7pm. From Pastor Gatlin and First Lady Katherine Gatlin, everyone is welcome to visit and to come back and worship with us.