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Church Ne WS THE JOURNAL, Thursday, January 26, 2012. C3 Perkins First United Methodist Church If you know anything about FUMC Perkins, you know that we have had the same choir director for almost thirty years: Jane Armstrong. Jane has served this church extremely faithfully, taking part in many of its ministries, serving on committees, making sure our worship is everything it can be musically, and refusing any pay for all the hard work she has put in as choir director. We think she has done a tremendous job all these years. However, Jane has informed us that her health is demanding that she retire and take life a little easier. Our hearts are heavy over this decision, but we rejoice that she will remain a part of the choir itself. Within the month, Jane will relinquish her duties as choir director. We at FUMC feel this is a momentous occasion, and want to mark it in a special way for her and her family, so on Sunday February 12 we will celebrate Jane Armstrong Day. On that day we will sing Jane's favorite hymns and have a service of thanksgiving for her and for God's gift of music. We hope that Jane's friends will make it a point to visit with us in worship this day and help us honor her for her many years of dedicated service. Not only that. we hope that you will join us for a potluck dinner after worship in the fellowship hall, where we will have some presentations to make to Jane. If you know Jane and have been touched by her musical ministry, we urge you to make it a point to be with us on this very special occasion. That's Sunday, February 12, beginning at 10:55. If you would like to bring a covered dish for the lunch, please feel free to do so. And speaking of potluck dinners, our January potluck is coming up fast: January 29, to be exact. These dinners are always special times of the month for us, not only because we get to sit down with one another and enjoy a good lunch, but also because when we feast together we fellowship together, getting to know one another more deeply, and building up the bond of love and Christian unity that binds us together. It is a great day for anyone to visit us in worship! Why don't you make Sunday, January 29 the day you visit our growing and energetic congregation? You may well find the spiritual home you have been looking for! Lost Creek United Methodist Church We've got lot of good things going on at Lost Creek this week. It may only be January, but plans are already beginning for Youth Force Perkins, which will take place the last week of June. On Thursday night, January 26, the first organizational meeting at the church will take place at 6:00. The Belize mis- sion team will also be meeting this week on Sunday aftemoon, January 29 at 3:00. The Alaska team is the largest ever and will be hosting a dinner this Sunday beginning at 11:00. The menu will consist of lasa- gna and delicious side dishes. We've also got a team heading south to Peru in February. There are always many opporttmities for mission work, both locally and globally at Lost Creek. Lost Creek is located halfway between SfiUwater and Per- kins on 80th street between Hwy. 177 and Western. Worship times are 8:30 and 11:00 each Sunday moming. Check out our website at lostcreekumc.org or "like" us on Facebook to find out about ongoing ministries. We'd loved to have you worship with us! Eden Chapel United Methodist Church Welcome to Eden Chapel United Methodist Church a very unique experience in worship. We do Sundays a little different at Eden Chapel and we believe you will enjoy it as much as we do. We begin every Sunday morning with a very personal Communion Experience in our Prayer Chapel. Then we pre- pare for our Sunday Morning Worship which leads us into our Gathering Time; after that we are off to Sunday School to share our lives and experiences with each other. We have children, youth, adult and inter-generational groups, so we just know that we have one for you. Our Sundays are as follows: 9:00am Weekly Communion in the Prayer Chapel, 9:30am Worship in the Sanctuary, 10:30am Gathering in the Fellowship Hall, 11:00am Sunday School and Special Classes. This Sunday is the 4th Sunday after Epiphany and we will be gathering for the 9:30am for worship in the sanctuary. The scripture comes from the Old Testament Book of Duet. 18: 13-20 with the title of the sermon being "2nd Moses; Careful what you say". Humans have made some really bad predic- tions, so it was even with Moses when he told the people that a prophet would come to replace him. Moses did not realize that God would send His Son to fulfill the "Law" and bring mankind back to God. We must stop trying to predict what God is going to do and begin to live as if our lives depended on what God is doing! Please remember you are always welcome to come and experience a very unique way of learning more about God and church family. Again weekly Communion is at 9am; Wor- ship Service starts at 9:30am; Gathering Time is 10:30am with classes at 11:00am. Eden Chapel United Methodist Church is located at the comer of 92nd Street and S. Fairgrounds Road we are the little church under the big sign. Come see us! Immanuel Baptist Church By Claudia Andrews Our Baptist State Evangelism Conference is Jan. 30-31, Mon. & Tues.. at Southern Hill Baptist Church in OKC. There will be some great preaching, speakers, music and ministry chal- lenging break-out sessions. The conference is open to anyone and is free. Call the church for more information. Our Brotherhood men will meet for breakfast on Sat., Jan. 28: a good time of fellowship and spiritual challenge. Lynn Davis played the violin message "He Is Jehovah" accompanied by Ed Anderson. What a great blessing and inspiration for those who came to celebrate Jesus as Lord on Sunday. Jon & Judy Bartram sang a medley "I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary / The Old Rugged Cross" with Jon accompa- nying them on the guitar. These hymns are a great reminder of our salvation! Brother Robin Foster' s message "A Kingdom Focused Prayer Life" was taken from Matthew 6:5-15 with the challenge to evaluate our prayer life through the eyes of Jesus. Jesus expects His followers to pray: "When you pray..." and this passage shares how it is to be done. We don't pray to impress others, but to gain God's presence, realizing that He is holy, is our suffi- ciency, and desires our daily communication. He calls us to pray for His Kingdom to come on earth; that of forgiveness, grace, and mercy. Prayer changes things; prayer changes us. We were challenged to put"fw,s" to people and places in praying for our Jerusalem (Pelkins), Judea (state & nation), and the uttermost parts of the world (other countries and people groups). Brother Robin continued in the evening preaching from Mark 11:12-26 about Jesus clearing the temple of Wansactions that were barriers to prayer and worship. Those involved were not really interested in the spiritual needs of those who came. As a church, as a Christian, we need to be interested in the spiritual needs of folks who come to church and those we meet each day. God is able to direct people to make significant differences in their lives and He can use you and me to do just that as we share with them the work of His rni.'stry. Our youth will attend the Planet Wisdom Conference in Tulsa Fri. & Sat., Feb. 3, 4 with Mark Matlock, Dutton, and the Skit Guys. AWANA Clubs are busy getting ready to work on Grand Prix cars. The A-Y'S Luncheon is Feb. 6. Come visit us at 2415 E 104 St., just a mile north of Perkins. Info: 547-1222 or www.immanuelbaptistperkins.org The Church of Christ in Perkins By Bob Penick We just received a book from a nephew. He indicated it may be the best book he's ever lead about what it really means to be a disciple of Christ. After reading it, I can hardly wait to share it with everyone I know who wants to follow Jesus. In his book, UNconditional, Brian Zahnd deals with how Jesus' command that we must love others and always forgive them for their wrongs plays out in real everyday life. It is the most comprehensive study on the subject that I have ever seen. If you are a serious Christian, let me urge you read the book, UNconditionaL by Brian Zahnd. Zahnd reminds us that Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is the summation of what he taught, and he asserts that it is, "scandal- ous," that, "We employ theologians to tell us how it doesn't mean what it obviously means." He says, 'q'he Golden Rule has been reduced to a quaint platitude about being a nice person, the narrow gate is somehow morphed into the sinner's prayer-the formula for how to get your ticket to heaven-- and the rigors of the Sermon on the Mount are left for those interested in extra credit. Wow." Then Zahnd opines that, "We have taken a crowbar to the Golden Rule and the narrow gate and tried to pry them apart as if they had nothing to do with one another. This is scandalous!" This book is not for the half-converted who are seeking a comfortable way to avoid hell and get to heaven, but for those few who Jesus said would diligently choose that far less trav- eled path to those golden gates, this book offers a vital depth of important understanding about what being a disciple of Jesus See CHURCH, page C4 HARRIS ELECTRIC p, You Can PERKINS BUILDERS SUPPLY B Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:30 p.m. & Sat. 8-Noon . 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