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A Weekend Can Last A Lifetime.

Even though we were only there for two full days plus the second half of Friday and a bit of Monday morning, it felt like we crammed two weeks‘ worth of adventure into the weekend!

Due to the Wuhan-virus, the folks out at Camp Eagle had to plan around being ‘covid-compliant’ but that didn’t stop them from engaging with our campers and putting them on an adventure of biblical proportions.

We not only played in the river and hiked in the hills, but we also got to worship on the dry riverbed and have devotions out on the trail. We ate three squares a day but were filled with God’s Word all day long!

This weekend’s themes were as timely as they were important: On Friday we were asked, “What scares you?” and challenged to place our fears before the cross. On Saturday, we pondered the question, “What saves you?” and came to realize that of all the things we depend on in life the only true answer to the question is not what but who. And that same who — Jesus — is the one who motivates us to know the answer to Sunday’s question, “What sends you?”

Thanks to everyone who helped make Camp Eagle 2020 possible. Whether you prayed, donated money, volunteered to drive, or even just asked if your kid / grandkid wanted to go, God used you to make a lifelong impact on our youth. Through them, God is training His Church to make an impact on the whole world!


Help fund 2021 today:

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573 North Main Street
Giddings, TX 78942

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Getting Ready

We leave for camp this Friday!

By now you’ll be wantin’ to know at least two things:

  1. What should I pack? and
  2. What time are we meeting at church on Friday?

About what to pack…

Camp Eagle has a list of things to pack here. Remember, though, that list is comprehensive and is aimed at the weeklong camp experience. We’ll be going for 3 nights and 2 full days.

Definitely you must bring:
  • Your completed 14 day health screening form!
  • A mask that you can use to comply with health/safety rules.
Basic Things to Pack:
  • Bedding — Camp Eagle will have a mattress. The rest is up to you. Mr. Ryan is good with a small pillow and a blanket, but he’s uncivilized. Probably you’ll want a cover sheet for your mattress. Maybe earplugs.
  • Toiletries — Camp Eagle has showers and toilets (with TP!), but you must supply the means to clean and maintain your hair, body, teeth, etc.
  • Swim Gear — Weather permitting, we’ll get to play in the river! Swimsuits must be appropriate. Prolly a good idea to have a swim towel in addition to your shower towel.
  • Clothes — You’ll be wearing some on Friday when we leave. So you want to bring some for all day Saturday, Sunday, and for the return trip on Monday. Camp is not the place where you need to worry about winning points for style. Practical, functional, comfortable, out-in-West-Texas-where-it’s-almost-always-hot kind of clothes are best.
  • Important Gear — a small bible; journal/writing material; a re-fillable water bottle; sunscreen! Some spending money for McDonald’s, Starbucks, Camp Eagle swag…

Lastly, space is limited. We’ll be heading out and back caravan style and there should enough space to fit both our people and our stuff, if everybody packs light.


When do we leave?

On Friday, eat an early lunch and plan to arrive at church by 12:00 p.m. Bring your stuff with you to the Sanctuary, as we will have a very quick meeting, figure out ride arrangements (the van will take the bulk of our campers, and the other drivers will take a few campers plus all the luggage), take a group photo, and then head to the caravan. Our aim is to depart church by 12:30.

We plan to make a brief stop at the McDonald’s in Fredericksburg on the way out. That way we can stretch our legs a bit, make a pit stop, and grab a bite before making the rest of the journey. As of Wednesday (July 15), Fredericksburg McDonald’s has confirmed their dine-in area is open (masks required for entry, but not once we sit down to eat).

After McDonald’s, we’re aiming for a straight shot to Camp Eagle. They can not receive us before 4 o’clock, so we’ll probably arrive sometime after that.

Then begins the fun! We’ll spend Friday evening, and then all day Saturday and all day Sunday at Camp!


That’s the journey out. how about the journey back?

Caravan drivers will want to leave Giddings early enough so that we can depart Camp Eagle between 9 and 10 a.m. Camp Eagle needs us to depart the property no later than ten so they can prepare for the next incoming group and stay ‘covid compliant’.


First, we will make a stop for coffee at the Starbucks in Kerrville.


From there, we’ll head to the Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop off of Mopac in South Austin. If families are so inclined, they can meet us here for lunch and then campers can head back with their family from there.


After that, it’s a straight shot back to Giddings where campers can arrange to get picked up at the church parking lot when we arrive, sometime mid-afternoon.


More info about Camp Eagle is available at our Camp page.

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Proper 10

We encourage all who are able to join us in person on Sundays (9 and 11 o’clock) or on Wednesdays (6 p.m.), but for those who cannot, welcome to Church On Line one more time:

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Proper 10

Church is back "on Main" now, with 6 o'clock Wednesday evening services as well, but here is one more livestream for the Lord to do His work online! May God bless you for your financial support: it makes ministry possible. Send a text to 84321 to give a donation, or head to http://churchonmain.org/give for more options.Also on youtube: https://youtu.be/_37eIsRKFwI

Posted by Church on Main on Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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Proper 9

Thank you for joining us for today’s livestream service as we continue to seek God’s mercy and grace in worship.

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14 Days, Start!

Today is Day 1 for all Camp Eagle attendees to begin filling out the 14 day pre-screening form. Take your temperature and record it!

You would have received an email with the form attached as a PDF (these are the same forms we’ve had printed out and available in the church lobby) but just in case you can’t find it and need it again, click the button below to download a new one.

Please bring the completed form with you on July 17th when we meet together and head out to Camp Eagle.

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July Challenge!

Here at the Church on Main Street, our philosophy is that family is “first church”. This makes our Sunday meetings really a family reunion — when our family of churches gets together to worship and to celebrate God’s gifts. It also explains why we often say —

“Everything we do at church is a model for how you can do church at home.”

This month, we are going to model something often overlooked: For the next few weeks we are going to practice memorizing the books of the bible together!

Step One: listen to this awesome song:

Step Two: We’ll sing the song together each week this month.

Step Three: take some time each week to review the table of contents in your bible at home.

It’s that simple.

Before you know it, you’ll have all 66 books in your head, matched to that catchy tune. And you’ll always be able to go back to your memory when you need to reference a bible passage and look it up.

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Proper 8

Online church continues this morning while we transition to meeting in person at our Main Street campus.

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Proper 7

Good morning! We are still transitioning towards meeting in person at our Main Street campus, so until that is complete, we continue to offer devotions online.

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Proper 6

Welcome! Today is our second week of in-person worship at our Main Street campus, and gradually we’re phasing back to full scale services. Meanwhile, we are continuing to do online church for at least the next few weeks.

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Trinity Sunday

We are in the opening phase of returning worship services to in-person events. Today marks our first in-person Sunday in months! Currently, we hope to continue some form of online service for the next few weeks until we have completely returned to in-person services.

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Trinity Sunday

Church is back "on Main" this week, but for the next few weeks we will still have something online for those who cannot make it in person.As always, your financial support makes ministry possible. Send a text to 84321 to give a donation, or head to http://churchonmain.org/give for more options.Also live on Youtube: https://youtu.be/unJykvTe8_MCCLI Streaming license: CSPL018456

Posted by Church on Main on Thursday, June 4, 2020