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10-THE PERKINS !OURNAIL, Thursday, February 6, 2003 First Baptist Church by Kelley Spence This past Sunday our Pastor, Albert May brought us the message entitled, "God does the Unusual." The Biblical text used was from Luke 24:14-18. In this passage of Scripture we find the familiar story of two men walking along the path to Emmaus. As these two men conversed with each other about everything that had happened concerning the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus himself joins them along the path. But the two men were unaware of whom it was walking and talk- ing with them. They did not recognize that the Christ himself was in their midst. Is it possible for us to be just like these men? Not recognizing one of God's greatest works while standing in the middle of it? Is it possible to miss what He is doing? You bet it is. You might think how could this be so. The answer is this, these men did not expect that God did the unusual. Their expectations of God were that He operated in their own sphere of the common and ordinary. It's true sometimes God does work this way but let's never forget that he also works outside of the box. He knows no boundaries. He can do whatever He pleases. Somehow, in the American Church we have lost our expec- tancy of God to do anything out of the unusual. We instead have embraced a "Safe God." One who expects nothing of us and we in turn expect nothing of him, other than his providing for our ultimate comfort. Let me ask you this question. Is your too God safe? How do you view him? Do you expect him to do the Unusual, if not you have the wrong concept of who he really is? Our God is all about the Unusual. Isaiah 55:8 says that his thoughts and ways are not like ours. Instead they are vastly different they do not even compare to the ways of man. God is just as big as your expectation of him. If you expect that He cannot or will not work in your life that is what you will get. But it is not because he is not able or does not want to; it is because of your own lack of expectation and disbelief. Our God is a God who expects his people to operate in a particular way: The way of faith. We must believe him, trust him, and expect him to move as he says he will do. Faith and expectation go hand in hand. Our God has not changed, we have. He is the same amazing God of the Bible that did the spectacular. Hopefully this raises your expectations for him to do the unusual in your life and in the life of your church. Expect him to work God sized and in GOd ways. Don't miss what He is doing. Be open for him to work in the realm of the "unusual" in your life and church. , We invite you to come and join us at First Baptist Church. God :is at work in this place and we want you to be involved in all that :He is doing. We are looking with great expectation to what He wants to do in and through us as we seek him in a love relation- iship. Please come and join us. Sunday school begins at 9:30am and our Worship service begins at 10:45am. Wednesday services begin at 6:30pm. Everyone is :welcome. :Restoration Fellowship iby Debbie Shipman Elder Glenn Holderread brought the message to Restoration Fellowship this past Sunday. His message centered on the offer- ,ings of Cain and Able, in the book of Genesis, and what made one sacrifice more pleasing to God than the other. The key was whether our sacrifices are made from a right heart. Where is your heart in giving to the Lord of your money, time and talents? Next Sunday our friends from the Prayer Center in Tulsa, Doug and Lisa Zanstra, will be joining us again. We invite you to come hear the word they bring to Restoration Fellowship. They are one couple who truly immerse themselves in prayer and the Word of God. We always feel the presence of the Lord when they visit. We feel that we are seeing revival come to this city and indeed to the Body of Christ as a whole. God is moved by prayer and we invite you to agree with us for revival. We believe it will come to pass with or without us and we want to be a part of it. Restoration Fellowship is a non-denominational church. We believe and teach the Bible is the infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of our Living God. We invite you to come visit us anytime. First United Methodist Church by Jim Shepherd The First United Methodist Church of Perkins is pleased to announce its schedule of services and activities for the upcom- ing week. Sunday School begins at l0 a.m. and worship begins at 10:55 a.m. The Chancel Choir will sing the anthem, "God Is So Good." Liturgist Jim Kirby will read lessons from Psalm 147: 1-11,20; Isaiah 40:21-31, and Mark 1:29-39, and I Corinthians 8: 1-13. Pastor Jim Shepherd's sermon will be titled, "The Bad Thing About Doing Good." The church will sponsor a benefit pancake supper on Saturday, 5-7:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Gladys and Owen Morris and Adam Grant, whose home was destroyed in a fire. The admission charge will be your donation. Come and eat all the pancakes and sausage you want. The Ladies Sewing Circle will meet Tuesday, 7 p.m., in the church fellowship hall. The Finance Committee will meet Sunday at 6 p.m. The EduCare Board will meet Wednesday at 5 p.m. Agra Baptist Church by Lois Sumrall Have you ever dreamed of seeing your name in lights or in great headlines, there is a place more wonderful than either to have your name written. In Isaiah 49:16 God says "See I have engraved you in the palm of my hand and your walls are ever before me." Bro. Roger's message this morning, that many people today have the idea that we got here by accident. Acts 7:49-51 tell us God made all things with His own hands. If you believe in evolution you can throw Acts 14:15 out of your Bible, as God made the heavens, earth, and sea and every thing in them. Many seek God in all the wrong places in the workplace, in relationships, in self, drugs, and all the time God is right there waiting for them to understand He is only thing that can truly fill the empty place within us. Even though God knows all the good and bad things a person does He still loves us, God sent Jesus Christ, his Son, to die for the sins of all. We only have to admit we can not save ourselves, believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and confess that we are a sinner, ask forgive- ness and Jesus will give us the peace we are seeking. Tonight Bro. Roger used I Peter 1:1-5 for text in the four aspects of salvation. Verse 2 "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father," also in Eph. 1:4-6 tells of His choosing us. Also verse 2 continues "..unto obedience and the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ" we are kept from falling and in the presence of his glory. We are begotten by the resurrection of Christ in verse 3, Begotten by the gospel; I Cor. 4:15, begotten by hope, I Peter 1: 3 and begotten for safekeeping, I John 5:18. We are kept by the power of God, verse 5, then John 10:28, "And I give unt0 eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man them out of my hand." First Christian Church by Charles Wall Sunday Leonne brought a message, "Walking the Talk" from l 3:3-12. A Christian should try to control his tongue. Our power for good or for evil. The tongue can be for good like the horse's mouth or the redder on a ship. The tongue can influence like a forest fire or a sah water spring best cure for an unruly tongue is to become a peacemaker. The Porter Trio brought our special "I Don't Know the Answer." The group includes Lanny Manning, Barbara Sumrall, and Doug Summil. Our Quilting Club will meet Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. Sunday evening, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. will be a special concert by Craven. Saturday, Feb. 8 at 5-7:30 p.m. will be a benefit pancake First United Methodist Church for Owen and Gladys Morris and1 Grant who lost their home in a fire. Work is progressing on the new beam that was installed auditorium. We want to express our appreciation to some construction men of our community who went beyond the even though they Tommy Roper and his crew and Bud Redus. Thanks and you! Mehan Union Church Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Morning worship at Sunday evening worship at 7 p.m.. Sunday morning Pastor Larry Eslinger's message was "God A Cheerful Giver" taken from U Corinthians 9:6 and Romans Giving is an atitude and not an amount. It is being generous in heart and not reluctant that is important! Sunday evening we were blessed by a music program Matt Maxwell. Our Food/Clothing Day is Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. A catered Family Valentine Banquet is at 6:30 p.m. Our Children's Christian Theater will present the "O How I Love Jesus." Mehan Church is located five miles south of Stillwater and siX east on the Mehan Road for from Ripley two miles north and two west, where "God Is Good All The Tune" and "All The Tma Good." We invite you to come and be a part of this active, church. May God bless you. fffte Jsen;ation dec Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies, 1928 2002 King Fearos Syndicate, Inc. Bible Evangelistic Temple 1102 Pogue Street, Perkins 547-5076 Jerry Sparkman Sunday School...9:45 a.m. Morning Service... 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wed. Service...7:30 p.m. Thurs....7:30 p.m. Church of Christ Terry Tharp, Minister ! 100 Lover's Lane, Perkins 547-5393 Church of the First Born Perkins 547-5406 Eden Chapel United Methodist Two mi. east of Perkins on SH 33 & two mi. north Sunday morning worship...9:30 a.m. Sunday School...11 am. Youth...4 pJrL at Lost Creek Sunday Evening..6 Classes (At Lt (Seek)...6:45 Wotip Wednesday...Choir practice Third Saturday...9 a.m. UM Women 547-5207 Max Rudd, minister First Assembly of God 304 North Main, Perkins 547-5111 Gene Herndon, Pastor Sunday School...9:45 a.m. Morning Worship... 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship...7 p.m. Wednesday Worship...7 p.m. First Baptist Church 500 E. Knipe Street, Perkins 547-2494 Albert May, Pastor Sunday School...9:30 a.m. Morning Worship... 10:50 a.m. Discipleship Training...5 p.m. Evening Worship...6 p.m. Wesnesday GA's, RA's, MiF's Youth Group...6:30-7 p.m. Praise and Prayer Time...6:30 p.m. Bible Study...7 p.m. First Christian Church 119 E. Stumbo, Perkins 547-2004 Leonne Worchester Sunday School...9:45 a.m. Morning Worship... 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Evening...7 p.m. First United Methodist Church 1005 E. Kirk, Perkins 547-2481 Jim Shepherd, Pastor Sunday School...10 an% Morning Worship... 10:55 am. Youth Activities...4:30 p.m. Children's Choir...6 p.m. 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. Wesnesday Bible Study...7 p.m. Lost Creek United Methodist 3 mi. north of SH 33 on US 177 & 1 mi. west Sunday School...9:45 a.m. Worship... 11 a.m. Youth...4:30 p.m. Sundays Sunday evening classes...6 p.m. Sunday evening worship...6:45 p.m. Wednesday Childrens Choir...6:45 p.m. Ladies Ensemble...7:15 p.m. Choir...7:45 p.m. Wed. morning Bible study...9:30 a.m. Men's Prayer Breakfast-Last Sun. of each month...7 a.m. Max Rudd, minister...547-5207 Mehan Union Church Mehan Road 372-4544 Rev. Larry Eslinger Restoration Fellowship Main & Thomas 547-1294 Pastor Chris Baumgarner Sunday...Pre-service prayer...9:30 a.m. Worship service... 10:30 a.m. ChildamCs Church... 11 am. Wednesday - Bible Study...7 p.m. River of Life 2 Miles North of SH 33 on US 177 377-4896 Don Russell, Pastor Sunday School... 10 a.m. Worship... 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening...6:00 p.m. Wednesday...7 p.m. Seventh Day Adventist 213 S.W. Second, Perkins 377-2533 Pastor Stanley Buckmaster Saturday Services begin at 3 p.m. PAYNE COUNTY BANK l 202 South Main Perkins, OK 405/M7-2436 I J We Axe O.n For Your Convenience: Lobby Hours-Monday through Friday 8:00-3:00 Saturday 8:00-12:00 Drive-up Teller. Monday through Thursday 7:30,4:00 .Friday 7:30-6:00 .Saturday 7:30-12:00 "Our ATM , BankLine-24 , and Night Oeposit Drop Are Open 24 Hours a Oay, 7 Days A Week,'l Call 547-2265 For Bank Line. For Weather Call 547.2902. www.paynecountybank.com Perkins Drug 246 S. 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