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Church THE JOURNAL, Thursday, January 7, 2010 - C3 The Church of Christ in Perkins By Bob Penick Awhile back, I read a poignant story about a fellow named Louie who was shipwrecked. As the lone survivor, he lived by himself on an uninhabited island for several years before being rescued. Before boarding the boat and heading home, he showed his rescuers how he had lived and what he had done. He had built a house, a barn, and even a church to worship in. There was one other build- ing on the island, and someone asked him about it. Louie rather sarcastically replied, "That's the church I used to belong to." Several years ago, someone told me about a preacher who was interviewing for employment with a rather pres- tigious church. He seemed to be very full of himself but had not been able to land a position worthy of his ability. Back then, heated debates were flourishing among many churches about whether Jesus would return to earth and reign 1,000 years. The elder of the church asked for his position on the subject, and he grandly proclaimed, "I can preach it either way." For a number of years now, I have had the privilege of teaching Bible correspondent courses to inmates in prisons all over the country. Letters from two of them arrived today. One, who has been a good student, is expecting to get out soon. He told me he would find a church home, but it might not be the one his parents attend. He would have to study what they believed and taught before decid- ing which one to worship and work with. The other fellow may be in prison for awhile. He said he was considering taking a Bible course by mail from some religious college which would ordain him as a minister of the church when he completed the course. I think I will just let you think about all of this for awhile without comment. We study the whole Bible and try to let it speak for itself. We invite you to come study with us. We meet on Lover's Lane. Times are posted. Christian Church of Perkins By Ralph Martin Sunday, our Minister, David Massey, brought a message "New Year's Priorities" from Matthew 6:33. 2010 is here. Time to make some New Year's resolutions. Our No. 1 priority should be getting to know God. The Bible tells us that God lives in each one of us in the form of the Holy Spirit. We begin our relationship with God by surrender- ing our heart, soul, and mind to this Holy Spirit. Developing a relationship with God demands faithful trust, obedience, discipline, sacrifice and a 365 day per year commitment to worship Him. God's plan must have No. 1 priority in everything we do. We know that the world is also going to be calling on our hearts 24/7 for things secular, but worldly needs must always be a distant second to God's plan. Also, we go to church to worship the Lord - not just to just listen to a preacher. We worship both inside and outside the building. Listening, learning, and telling others. We develop our relationship by working ........... : : .............. tF! ?::  Church of Christ 1200 Lover's Lane, Perkins 547-5393 Elders: John Bale, Jerry Wilson, Mike Bale Minister Richard Poe Sunday School...9 a.m., Sunday Services 10 a.m. Bible Study - Sunday evening 6 p.m., Wed. 7 p.m. Church of the First Born Perkins 547-5406 Eden Chapel United Methodist 2 mi. east of Perkins on SH 33 & 2 mi. north 547-1179 * Stephen Bredesen, Pastor Sunday worship...9:30 a.m. * Sunday School..l I a.m. Wednesday...Choir practice... 6:23 p.m., Youth... 6:30 p.m. UM Women... Third Sat. 9 a.m. First Assembly of God 304 North Main, Perkins * 547-5111 Sunday School...9:45 a.m.*Moming Worship..10:45 a.m. Evening Worship.. 6 p.m.*Wed. Worship...7 p.m. First Baptist Church 500 E. Knipe Street, Perkins 547-2494 Sunday School...9:30 a.m.*Morning Worship..10:50 a.m. Discipleship Training..5 p.m.*Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday GAs, RAs, MiFs YouthGroup..6:30-7 p.m. Praise and Prayer Time...6:30 p.m..Bible Study..7 p.m. The Christian Church of Perkins 119 E. Stumbo, Perkins * 547-2004 David Massey Sunday School...9:45 a.m. Morning Worship.. 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Evening..7 p.m. Good News Community Church Comer of Third and Kirk 547-5912 Worship & children's church...10 a.m. Immanuel Baptist Church 2415 E. 104 St., Perkins Pastor: Robin Foster Sunday School...9:30 a.m., Worship 10:50 a.m. Discipleship Training..5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study..6:30 p.m. & Awana Club Mehan Union Church Mehan Road * 372-4544 Rev. Larry Eslinger First United Methodist Church 1005 E. Kirk, Perkins 547-2481 Stephen Bredesen, Pastor Sunday School... 10 a.m., Morning Worship.. 10:55 a.m. Youth Activities..4:30 p.m., Children's choir..6 p.m. fore the Lord. Much can be done by individuals perform- ing the tasks necessary to make the church function as God planned. Each and every task - no matter it's scope - is the work of the Lord and is never done in vain. Further development occurs when we witness for God b.y "selling" Jesus. Jesus Christ is the greatest product known to man and church members are the greatest sales force known to man. What a winning combination! We should be prepared for the time when some interested person asks us why we think Jesus is the answer. That's when we tell them the Good News. That Jesus has told us the Kingdom of Heaven is here, that God is with us and cares for us. That Christ can heal us physically or spiritu- ally and that there is no sin or problem too small or too great for him to handle. Words of good news because they offered freedom, hope, peace of heart, and eternal life with God. What more could anyone possibly ask for - or need? We are located at the corner of SE First and Stumbo in Perkins, OK, 405-547-2004, christianchuechperkins@c . Sunday school 9:45 AM. Wordship 10:45 AM. Bible Study 7 PM Wednesday. Visitor's welcome, First Baptist Church, Perkins Scott Phillips filled the pulpit again for us this Sunday. His sermon was titled "Principles of Surrender" using Philippians 2:3-11. He made four points - 1) Surrender your rights, 2) Surrender your dignity, 3) Surrender your pride, 4) Surrender your preferences. He also stated that 1) It should be a complete surrender - not partial, 2)Surrender the small things first and the big things will be easier, 3) All surrenders have their roots in your 1 st surrender - giving your life to Christ. Upcoming Events: Starting January 10th there will be a Bible Study begin- ning at 4:30 pm on Sundays here at the church - "Begin With Christ" is the first study in a Christ centered Weight Loss and Healthy Living program. We have programs and activities for all ages here at the church. Call the church office for more information - 547-2494. Mehan Union Church Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Morning Wor- ship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) 6:30 p.m. Sunday Morning Pastor Eslinger's message was "Where He Leads" scripture from John 10:3 and 10:27. We are challenged this year to "Be doers of the Word! To Read the Word; Worship and Pray; Listen for God's voice and to Obey. Our Food/Clothing Distribution Day is Saturday, Janu- ary 9th. (9 a.m. until noon) Always the 2rid Saturday of each month. Mehan Union Church is located 5 miles south of Stillwa- ter and 6 miles east on the Mehan Road or from Ripley, 2 miles north and 2 miles west on the Mehan Road. "Where a Church Alive is Worth the Drive !" Happy t/l Il      z ,  !  t  t: ....  ,: . . . 3.,,, ,,,._,1 ;:.:,l:',  i:,:':*1:':":$, i:: !:::::::i..-'i*':: : :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ... ::::"ii:'. ., :'t..'..:"'.  .'  ...... t!ii]: ,i i: ! iI [i :!i ; : ,  i i li  iii i  ......  " Ii Friends Chapel 1/2 mile south of SH 33, 7 miles west of Perkins Road Merl Kinser Sunday School... 10 a.m., Morning Worship.. 11 a.m. Choir Practice..6 p.m., Evening Service..7 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study..7 p.m. Lost Creek United Methodist 8002 S. Washington * (405) 377-0927 www.lostcreekumc.org Minister: Max Rudd 3 mi. north of SH 33 on US 177 and 1 mile west Worship times--8:30 and 1 h00 Sunday School--9:45 Youth--Sunday evenings--5:30 Choir--Wednesday--7:00 River of Live 2 miles north of SH 33 on US 177. 377-8855 Don Russell, Pastor Sunday School... 10 a.m., Worship... 10:45 a.m. Sunday evening 6 p.m.. Wed. 7 p.m. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 623 S. West St., Stillwater 372-6886 Father Ken Harder, J. C. L. Mass times: Saturday 5 p.m. * Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m. Friday 12:10 p.m. Seventh Day Adventist 213 S.W. Second, Perkins * 377-2533 Pastor Stanley Buckmaster Saturday Services begin at 3 p.m. Tryon Assembly of God Church 302 S. Main * 918-374-2683 Pastor Lore Starling Sunday School...9:45 a.m., Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Children's Church.. 11 a.m.*Sunday Evening..6:30 p.m. Wednesday..7 p.m. 1st Baptist Church, Tryon 918-374-2496 Pastor Bob Fowler Sunday School...9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Evening.. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.. 7 p.m. Greater Vision Christian Worship Center 1104 Pogue St., Perkins Sunday School...9:45 a.m. Morning Worship... 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Youth & Adult Bible Study...7:30 p.m. Liberty Church 109 S. Main St., Perkins Sunday School...9:30 a.m., Church Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Night Service..6:00 p.m.*Wed. Bible Study..7 p.m. New Year Everyone! First United Methodist Church, Stillwater Join us for worship this First Sunday of Advent at Still- water First United Methodist Church. Worship is at 8: 30 and 11:10 at our 7th & Duck location and at 11:00 at our South Husband location. This Sunday Stan Warfield, senior pastor, will preach at the 8:30, 10:00 (Closer Walk) and 11:10 a.m. at our 7th & Duck location. The title of his sermon is "Acting Out of Our Security" based on text taken from Luke 3:15 - 17; 21 - 22. In both the 8:30 and 11:10 a.m. worship services the Chancel Choir will sing "Boming Cry". The 8:30 a.m. worship service is broadcast live each week on Stillwater radio station KSPI-AM 780. A nursery is provided for children 5 and under during both services. Steve Roach will deliver the sermon this Sunday at our South Campus, 2823 S. Husband, at 11:00 a.m. Closer Walk, a new modem service is held every Sunday morning in the Family Life Center on the comer of 7th and Duck at 10 a.m. This music-rich service will enlighten your spirit and energize you. This will truly be a unique worshipping experience with Methodist traditions in a casual atmosphere. Please join us! Immanuel Baptist Church, Perkins By Claudia Andrews Ladies' WM&M's Breakfast is Sat., at 8 a.m. at the church. Breakfast is being prepared for us again and then we'll have a time of interactive devotion. AWANA Clubs are back in session on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and there will be two studies of the Beth Moore study "Patriarchs" - one on Wed. at 6:30 p.m. and one on Sun. at 5 p.m. We had a full day of celebration for our Sixth Anniver- sary as a church. Kole Kennemer sang "Follow Me" for those who came to celebrate Jesus as Lord. Our Cimarron Baptist Association Director of Missions Bob Copeland brought the morning message from I Corinthians 1:1-8 "What is a Baptist Church?" He pointed out that it is people who are converted/regenerated, having taken responsibility for their own sin and have a life-consum- ing relationship with Jesus Christ. The church is autono- mous, taking on the ability and responsibility to seek the Holy Spirit's leadership as a body of believers. It is a covenanted group, entering into a relationship and respon- sibility with and accountable to each other with love and respect. It is a body of believers compassionate to share Christ with others and then cooperate together with other Baptist churches to do more than they can individually. He spoke of being eternally secure in Christ Jesus and referenced other scriptures 'relating to the church. The evening worship was a musical concert brought by Gabbi Butcher, her brother Bryce and mother Natalie. 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