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C4 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, March 12, 2015 Seniors Senior Citizens Enjoy Their Activity Center The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center participants enjoy staying active. The Center offers a variety of activities for them, which include; card games, pool playing, exercise, line danc- ing, Zumba, painting class, bingo, movies, guitar lessons, and listening to musicians perform.Also,the free AARP income tax service continues Monday through Thursday momings from 9:30 am. to 12:00 noon. No appoinmaents are taken. It is only a first come first serve basis. This free service is provided by AARP trained volunteer and will continue until Aprii 15. You need to bring last year's income tax rettwn,W-2 forms, identification including Social Security card and photo ID and any other documentation that might be needed to com- plete your return. Everyone 50 and over should check out their Senior Activity Center. It is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 pan. for music night. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12  Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a March calendar of events when you stop by. Reminder: If the Stillwater Public schools decide to close due to inclement weather, the Stillwater Senior Activity Center will also be closed. Monday, March 16 - Get your income taxes figured free of charge by trained tax preparers. They will be ready to start at 9:30 aan. and go until 12:00 noon. Sign up when you arrive. Other activ- ities starting at 9:30 aan. are a free exercise class, women's 8-ball pool time, and a paint- ing/crafting class. The Sit n' Be Fit exercise class is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 aan. This class utilizes stretching bands, bouncing balls and sponge balls as part of the stretching and limber- ing up routine. Check it out! Women's pool playing is a good socialization time and competitive fun! The paint- ing/crafting class members test their creative side with their art work. Bring your supplies and give your skills a test. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a different kind of exercise by joining the line dancing class and boot scootin' to country tunes. Aftemoon activities include: canasta, bridge, puzzle solv- ing, pool, and snooker. Tuesday, March 17 - The free tax service begins at 9:30 a.m. It is a first come first serve basis. Also, at 9:30 am. Wii games are scheduled. Wii bowling is the popular game of choice. This is a fun game played on a gaming system. If you like to bowl you should enjoy this game. Then at 10:30 aan. you can get some energetic exercise in the free Zumba class. This class is done to some high tempo music and is bound to get your heart rate up. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exer- cise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 pan. It is a lot of laughs and everyone gets a prize! Wednesday, March 18 - Free tax help continues at 9:30 aan. Tone up by joining the free Sit 'n Be Fit exercise class starting at 9:30 aan. Or bring your pool stick and shoot some 8-ball during women's pool time, also at 9:30 aan. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played. The aftemoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. This week' s movie is a rescheduled movie that was cancelled earlier due to the weather. It is a comedy rifled, Alexander and the Terrible,Horrible,No Good, Very Bad Day. Thursday, March 19 - No appointments needed to get your income taxes figured free! The free service is offered 9:30 aan. to 12:00 noon. Wii bowling games, start at 9:30 aan. Also, try out your musical skills with free guitar lessons. Then another class that will really bum up the calories is Zumba with Angie. It begins at 10:30 aan. This is a fast paced exercise class done to jazzy type music. Come check it out and work up a good sweat. Afternoon games start around 1:00 pan. Canasta is a popular game of choice. At 1:00 pan. acoed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and have some fun competition! At 2:00 pan. every Thursday a guest bingo caller arrives ready to give out prizes. Join the fun! Don't forget music night at 6:00 p.m. There is always good toe tapping music to enjoy! Friday ,March 20 - Sit 'n Be Fit exercise class, women's pool, and the p "am "ring/crafting class all take place at 9:30 aan. At 10:30 aan. country music can be heard playing as the line dancers move their feet in time to the music. Afternoon games include, canasta and duplicate bridge. Last weeks reported winners were: for social bridge, Lynn Fent, 1S' and Bena Harper, 2n'l; in duplicate bridge, AI Perry and Sehem E1 Sherif, 1 a and Betty Lowrey and Patricia Logan, 2 'd. Their second day of play, winners were: Camille Johnston and Betty Lowrey, 1  ,andPenny Sizemore and Sehem E1 Sherif, 2 "d. The previous week, there were winners for the second day of duplicate bridge, Car- olyn Schwabe and Wilma Wehr, 1 st and Penny Size- more and Sehem E1 Sherif, 2 nd. Vic Berryman was the champion in the coed pool tournament. CHURCH continued from page C3 that he could heal her if she could just touch him. She also knew the risk involved. While she desperately wanted Jesus to heal her. she also knew her bleeding could cause Jesus to become unclean under Jewish law, if she touched him. Overwhelmed with anguish. she had still reached out in faith and was immediately healed. Jesus was not angry with this woman for touching him and said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. You have been healed." Jesus knew all along that she had touched him, but he stopped and asked who did it in order to teach her something about faith. Although the woman had been healed when she touched him, Jesus said her faith had caused the cure. Genuine faith involves action. Faith that is not put into action is not faith at all. This is the only instance in the New Testament of Jesus addressing anyone as "daughter." As Jesus continued to the Jairus home, he received word the little girl had died and not to bother coming. He told the heartbroken Jairus not to be afraid and to trust him. Chances are, the crowd had some mixed emo- tions about Jesus stopping to help this woman instead of dealing first with Jairus's plea. Jesus message was crystal clear. Any time a child of God is in need, heaven will stop and deal with that need. Mankind will just have to "Pardon the Interruption." Please consider this your invitation to join us at 901 Sadler Road in Perkins. Sunday school begins at 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship and Children's Worship fol- lows at 10:45 A.M. Nursery is available for the very young. On Wednesday, at 7:00 P.M.,join us in learning and studying the Bible. Teen Youth Group meets at 9:30 A.M. Sunday and 7:00 P.M. Wednesday. Contact the church at 405-547-1557 if you need transportation. Check our website at www.cimarronvalleychurch.com Christian Church of Perkins By David Pock Power Verse: Matthew 6:19-21 - 19 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. God's Promise to YOU!! Malachi 4:2 We seldom hear talk about saving up treasures in heaven. In fact, even Christians today seldom talk about it. However, almost every day we hear about saving up for ourselves here on earth ..... don't we? Just listen to the radio or TV and all the debate about "what's  gon'na happen next to the economy? Hard times are here! What's going to happen to Social Security? How will we survive if we can't have it. It will be so sad, they say, to reach our old age and have no Social Security or The Best Gospel Singing Ever! 4 His Purpose Gospel Singers Will Be Appearing Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015 7 p.m. (Doors open 6:30p.m.) Christian Church of Perkins 121 E Stumbo Perkins retirement...."Oh what shall we do?" Well, my question is ..... What's going to happen if we go through these hard times and the Lord comes and takes us home! "That will be glorious". .... you say ...... but will it? When Jesus and you are walking together on that golden street and he says to you...."Child, where are your trea- sures? Are we not keeping them for you? Are we not ready to pay you your heavenly retirement? I made sure centuries ago that my blood would pay you interest on all the treasure you saved up and pay it for all eternity!" What will you say?....Will you have to say..."Lord, I was foolish and I did not send any treasure up here to save. I was just too busy trying to make a living! Times were really hard down there." What do you think he will say. What will happen to your heavenly retirement? Under Ancient Roman rule...it was required that there be no worship of God except Caesar and in the days of the terrible Decian persecution in Rome, the Roman authorities broke into a Christian Church. They went there to loot the treasures which they believed the Church to possess. The Roman Officer demanded from Laurentius, a Deacon in charge: "Show me your treasures at once." Laurentius pointed at the widows and orphans who were being fed, the sick who were being nursed, the poor whose needs were being supplied, "These," he said, "are the treasures of the Church." There are lot's of ways to lay up treasurer's in heaven. This short story of the early Christian Church shows some major ways to get started. However, You must first LOVE and let LOVE guide you to the treasures unseen. Trea- sures that you will lay up in heaven for your life in eternity. Have you started laying up your treasure...what if you had to answer the Lords question right now?..."Child, where are your treasures?" If your answer would be....Sir, I didn't send any. Well, you need to get your heavenly bank account opened up. You can do that this week just by helping some one in need. Give someone that's down, a smile and a really kind word. Tell someone about Jesus. Pray for the sick and all your friends and relatives and then pray for your enemies. Pray that they will come to know Jesus and become your brothers and sisters and no longer be your enemies. After all, Heavens big enough for them too and they might be the most precious treasure of all! Thanks Lord for giving me a heavenly bank account. Now, help me to fill it up with treasures of love! Hope this Peaked your week! Happy PCA* Day! **PCA=Positive Christ-like Attitude Visit us on Sunday...Worship 10:45AM.,Bible Class- es...9:45am...Wed, nite ..meal...classes 6prn/ internet www.perkcc.com Mehan Union Church Happy March! The month of spring, changing seasons. Is your life changing? Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would come to to teach us. We can have peace,joy, love - fruit of the Spirit. John14:15. With spring comes more activities. Saturday, Mar. 14, Secret Sister meet/greet at 9 a.m. Mar. 15, Communion Sunday. Mar. 16-20 is spring break, so no wed night meal or Bible study. Mar. 21, youth encounter at 7 p.m. Mar. 26, Passover meal at 6 p.m. Mar. 28, Jr/Sr retreat weekend. Mar. 29, Pall Sunday, Living Lord's Supper 6:30 p.m. Ladies Bible Study every Tuesday at 10 a.m. All welcome to all activities! At the Saturday food/clothing give away we had 90 some families to share with. Blessed! Just Tell The Truth When Jesus stood before Pilate, the ruler asked, "What is truth?" It's really important tor us to know that because the opposite of truth is lying. The De vii himself is the father of lies, and we know what is going to happen to him and his follow- ers. So, it is important for us to tell the truth, but in surveys to determine how many do that, a large majority of those ques- tioned admit that they lie sometimes. No telling how many lie but refuse to face up to it. When those in respected places are caught regularly in lies to get something they want, it's pretty hard to convince our kids that they should always tell the truth even when they could get away with a lie. When I was a little tyke, an old grandma lived next door to us, and her grandchildren played in her driveway between our houses. After one of their visits, 1 found a toy they had left in that driveway, and I really wanted to play with that toy, so thinking no one would see me, I took it. When my mother saw me playing with it, she asked where I got it. 1 confessed, and she told me to take it back and apologize to that grandma for taking it. I tearfully pleaded for her not to make me do that because I was afraid of what she might do to me. Morn said that she would watch from our porch but I would have to take it back and apologize for taking it. I'll never forget how I felt and how I trembled as I returned that toy and apologized for taking it. The sweet old grandma smiled and congratulated me for being so honest. Well... it wasn't me who was being honest, but I accepted that compliment and vowed never to do anything like that ever again. There's a story about some wise empress with no children who wanted to be sure that whoever succeeded her would be a good ruler. She held a competition to select who she would appoint to lead her country when she was gone. She summoned all of the children she deemed worthy of consideration and gave them each a seed. She told them to plant the seed and take care of the flower that it wold produce for a year. At the end of that year, they were to retum it to her, and she would choose the one who brought her the most beautiful flower to be the next empress. All of the children planted their seeds, watered and fertilized them and gave them special care, but try as she may, one little girl was devastated when her seed did not grow and produce a flower. On the day set for inspection, she broken-heartedly took her empty pot back to the empress. All of the other chil- dren brought some of the most beautiful flowers ever seen in the realm, but the empress brushed right by them and walked right up to the trembling little girl with the empty pot. We might have thought that she was going to console the child and tell her it was alright, but instead, she stunned everyone when she told her, "All the seeds I gave you had been boiled and were dead. Only you were honest enough to bring back the original seed I gave you. You will be a just and wise empress." The lesson: Tell the truth even it is not easy. Don't you wish someone would have shared this story with our president and the members of Congress when they were young? Thanks to Lawrence and Sharon for the special song, Looking for a City! ! Enjoy this week without Complaining--Philippians 2:14 A great message!!! Diamond Valley Community Church Sunday morning at Diamond Valley is always a blessed time in the Lord. We enjoyed great music and wonderful Christian fellowship Pastor Steve's deliv- ered the message When you're down, Jesus is there. I'm sure everyone has had one of those days when all goes wrong; no matter how you try, everything backfires on you. Trying harder only makes it worse. It's probably the way the Apostles are feeling in John chapter 14. As this chapter opens, Jesus and His Apostles have finished the Passover meal. Jesus aware of Judas' betrayal, the illegal trials to come, accompanied by the Apostles dilemma: not to mention the cross and borrowed tomb; tried to prepare the Apostles! for it all. He speaks these comforting words, "First ofl all, trust My presence. Secondly, trust My promises and Thirdly, simple trust Me, even when I am no longer seen; don't stop trusting. Jesus knew it's easier to trust things seen and touched, but unseen things last forever. Jesus promised, "I will be with you always. I will never leave you nor forsake you. Trust in My pres- ence." Also saying, "In My Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I'm going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you. I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." The Bible uses different words to describe heaven: A country, signifying the vastness of heaven, a city, indicating a large number of inhabitants, and a king- dom, representing a governmental structure. Here it is called "My Father's house, in other words, home." Home: a place where you're always accepted and loved. Don't become discouraged or fainthearted. Jesus says, "Trust in Me." He's the way. truth and life no one comes to the Father except through Him. What a wonderful promise! No instructions required; He's coming to take us there. Whatever your burdens; if life's falling apart, He's the solution. Remember His promises, "I'11 never leave you, I'll always be beside you, and don't ever forget My presence." Diamond Valley Community Church - located at the comer of Diamond Valley Road and Highway 51, five miles east of Stillwater. We are a non-denominational congregation whose doors are open to anyone seeking to serve a loving God, salvation through Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit's guidance. Our Sunday morning service is led by Pastor Steve Foust beginning at 9:00am. Following the service Sunday School 10:00am. Wednesday evening ser- vices are led by Pastor Quincy Morris at 7:00pm.