Weekly Cowboy Church Round-Up

Cowboy Church Round-Up Weekly Newsletter

Howdy Gang,

There are allot of great things happening at the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church over the next few weeks.  Our new building construction will begin soon. Our mortgage lender will be at the cowboy church Monday night to have our Trustees sign all the necessary paperwork. Our Building committee will also be meeting tonight (Friday April 20th) at 7 pm at the church building. Steve Barker says we may actually be starting the construction work before the end of April if the weather finally cooperates.

We also have Movie Night at the Cowboy Church, the Trail Obstacle Clinic, the Peep Shoot, and a Trail Ride and Picnic during the next month (See the details below).  And don’t forget the concert at the Liberty Baptist Church with our own Gary Hood, Steve Barker and Wayne Walker playing and singing. Our Church Security Team will also be going to training with the Columbia Police Dept this Saturday. Wow! What a way to kick-off the spring/summer season at the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church!  There are many excellent opportunities for you to bring friends to the Cowboy Church to meet our great church family!

Thanks to Donal Knipp, and David, Kristi, Shelby and Hunter Stephens for helping MaryAnn and me pick up 7 free church pews today in Wellsville, MO and bring them to the Cowboy Church.  Now we just need to ask the Good Lord to fill them with many more new Cowboys and Cowgirls that are looking to meet, learn about, and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Thanks to Ray Spencer and Dave Binney who are seeing to it that our arena is prepared for the up-coming Obstacle Clinic.  And thanks to Barb Spencer and Marcie Johnson for their great work with our Buckaroos (Kids) at “Cow Town” that meets on Monday nights in our indoor, “Fort Apostle. Janet Dickson is our substitute teacher!


Our Church Security Team will be going to – “Active Shooter and Violent Intruder Training” – Saturday April 21st, 8:30 am, Columbia Police Department Regional Training Center, 5001 Meyer Industrial Drive, Columbia.

Our own Gary Hood, Wayne Walker, and Steve Barker will be singing and playing their guitars at the 9th Annual Delmar Cobble School PTO for the severely disabled.  The concert will be Friday, April 27th at 7 pm at the Liberty Baptist Church, 7461 N. Brown Station Road, Columbia, MO.  A pre-concert dinner will be at 5-6:30 pm in the church Fellowship Hall; Pork Steak Dinner, two sides, a drink and dessert. Also playing at the concert will be the Messengers Bluegrass Gospel, The Liberty Belles, Bonnie Kuda, and The Ambassadors of Grace.  Everyone is welcome to this fundraiser concert! Come out and support our cowboy band members!

(Cowboy Church Trail Obstacle Clinic – Saturday, April 28th, 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Cowboy Church. This clinic can help prepare you for the horseshow season by teaching you what the judges are looking for. Please pre-register by calling Jacque Barker at 573-473-7794 or MaryAnn Larison at 417-942-8278 (Rain Date will be Sunday afternoon, June 3rd, 1:30 to 3:30 pm - after our morning Horse Blessing Service.)

Movie Night at the Cowboy Church – will be April 28th at 8 pm. The movie will be “Hildago”.

The Annual Peep Shoot, (11 am, May 5th) – Bring BB Guns, BBs, eye protection, some finger food to share at lunch.  The church will provide hotdogs, buns and drinks!

(New) Heartland Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen Meeting – will be Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 pm at the Cowboy Church.

Church Family Spring Trail Ride and Picnic, (Spring Trail Ride and Picnic) – May 12th Details TBA

Horse Blessing Service (Sunday, June 3rd at the 11 AM worship service.)

Participating in several Central Missouri Parades with the Stagecoach and Cowboy Church

      Members riding their horses.  (TBA)

A Christian Cowboy’s Action Shooters Club within the Cowboy Church (TBA)

Chrome, Christ, and Cowboys Motorcycle Ride and Rally (TBA ) 

Vacation Bible School this summer for Children.  (July 16 to 20)

New Bible Studies for the Ladies and maybe the men as well (TBA)

Member-led Horse Mini-clinics at the church before or after the services (TBA -This spring)

A Tack Swap (TBA)

We may also have a Horse Whisper come  (TBA)

Saddle Up for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital – David and Brenda Reed’s Farm (Sept 15th) (Not a Cowboy Church Sponsored Event – Sharing as a Community Service)

The Second Annual Horse Fun Show - At the Cowboy Church (Sept 22)

The Chuck Wagon Dinner and Wild West Show at the Cowboy Church this year! (Oct. 6)


Concerning our New Building Addition:

If anyone wants to make a special monetary donation to our Building Fund over the next few months, we will apply any of that to the principle of the loan and begin to shorten the loan term and thus reduce that total cost over time.  Our Cowboy Church mailing address is:

Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church

PO Box 45

Clark, MO 65243


Thanks for the prayers, cards, and well-wishes for me and MaryAnn as I have some surgery scheduled this next week.  Please keep Lilly Johnsen, Mandy Aholt-Gaylor, and Louise and Jay Marble in your prayers as well.


Our Sunday Service is at 11 am and our Monday Service is at 7 pm! 

Saddle-up and we’ll see you there!!!


God Bless and Happy Trails,

Pastor Dale and MaryAnn Larison c}:-{    Website www.gtthccc.com

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