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C N THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, April 21, 2016 - A7 CHURCH continued from page A6 were made to worship and celebrate Iris Name together. Rockin' M Cowboy Church Diamond Valley Community Church Near record-setting lain altered the plan for Rockin' M Cowboy Church to hold its Sunday moming services at the Penkins Roundup Club Arena this past Sunday. But the rain did not stop B. J. Jordan of Crossroads Horse lVfinistry from speaking a Word from the Lord to a listening crowd at the Old Church in Tenitofial Plaza. Crossroads is a faith based ministry that travels the United States putting on lxrtsemamhip clinics, ranch roping clinics, colt stat g events, and working dog demonstrations. These demonstxations are Used to portray our relationship with God our Creator. The Jordan family rims cattle in Walden, Colorado, in the summer and is based out of Missouri in the winter while they tlavel presenting clinics. One simple, yet profound quote from Jordan's message was, "If you want something different in your life, you have to do something different in your life" New plans will be made to have B. J. and his family back again at a later date with an expectation of being outside at the arena. Next Sunday, April 24, the Sunday moming service at Rockin' M will include a Child Dedication. While it is commonly called a Child Dedication,in reality, this is a "Parent Dedication". One main focus in this special time is giving thanks to the Lord for the gift of this new life. The other main focus is on a mutual commilment by the parents and church family joining together to pray, seek, and give of themselves for the sph-itual development of this child's life. Foundations laid eady in life become the stepping stones for future personal decisions of faith in Jesus. This will be an exalting time for everyone involved! Mehan Union Church Divine Might Matthew, Mark and Luke tell of Jesus' power over the elements and demons. Iris demonsW on of power, a teaching experience for all, showing God's greatness. Jesus and his disciples entera boat crossing the calm Galilean sea. Jesus goes to the back; falling asleep. A storm rolls in and then" boat begins to fill with water. As the water's height climbs so does their fear, convincing them they're in jeopardy.Awakening Jesus; be illmaedi ly rebukes the wind saying, "Pea , be still" The winds obey; becoming calm. He rams to the disciples and asks,"Why are ye so fearful? Howis it ye have no faith? The Bible doesn't give their answer, but says they wonder at what manner of man even the winds and sea obey? Upon leaching Gadarenes, Matthew says Jesus was met by two men possessed by demons. Mark and Iafl e.only record one. This man was possessed for a long time,wore no clothes and wondered the tombs. Spying Jesus he cries OUt and falls down before him shouting," What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the GOd laX high. I beseech thee, torment me not" Jesus had commanded"come of the man, thou unclean spirit." Asking, "What is thy name?" The demon answers, "Legion: for we're many" At this time period a legion was a Roman army unit con- sisting upwards of 6000 soldiers. It's hard to determine how many demons control him. They ask Jesus not to send them into the Abyss; known in Rev- elation as the final destination of Satan. Requesting entrance into a herd of swine feeding on the hillside. Jesus glanted their request and they entered them. Immediately the swine raced downhill out into the sea, drowning in the watery Abyss. The swine's owner left; telling people what happened. Soon GoEatPeachesandCream. LastweekweleamedfromGalafians people came to see for themselves; fearing the unknown power, to go like Paul and tell the good news--this week we were fed the they ask Jesus to stop performing miracles and leave misunder- meat of Ephesiam as Paul taught us to abide in Christ and His Grace standing his power over darkness: the calming of the sea: and rule and Peace. Pray you are being fed God's word! over demons frightens them. Our concert with Susie McEntire was arealblessing last Saturday Christians aren't frightened by this power, but encotnaged know- night. We would have her and husband Mark come any time. We ing it's our Savior who dispels the darkness bringing us light. It's thank all the membels that came to meet and greet, help with the adivine might protecting us from all fear. parking, brought the great cookies, helped clean the church, move fumiture,Melanie for all she did printing flyers and sending e-mails to keep us all up to date on events. Hope all who came were blessed and will conae again. Oh and can't leave out Bob Duke for the music He brought before Susie's performance. Thank you, Bob, c ne anytime. Praise the Lord for His presence ! Another event was celebrating remembrance of Chlis's sacrifice communion during worship on Sunday. It feeds our bodies with the wine and bread of Christ's Body and Spirit. Thank you Lord! Anther event at Mehan for the April 23, this Saturday, is the Memorial Food Program dinner and auction. Come enjoy soup, stews, chicken noodles, combread, drinks, desserts for donations. It starts at 5:30 psn. and then the auction around 7 psn. Lots of special one of a kind auction items, So enjoy food, fun, fellowship. It's another way to go and eat with fellow Christians! We pray those with illness, having surgery,in need of a listening ear or helpinghandwiU callus (Any of us) thruMehan Church. We use e-mail to notify others aboutthoseinneedofrnatefialreeds or player for healing,just let us know. Call 743-2097. We alwa ,s have God's attention in our lives. My Savior hears me when I way-Upon His word I calmly rest- -- In His own time, in His own way, I know He'li give me what is Best., We can depend on Him! Liberty Church of Perkins Liberty Church located on Hwy 33 and Road con- tinues to faithfully dig deeper into who Christ is and was for each one of us. Elmer Brown lead our Sunday Service reminding us "if any man is in Christ he is a new creation old things have passed away all things have become new." (2 Car. 5:17) Chlist was not Jesus 'qast name" but in fact was 'q'he Christ" The joy that is shared among believers is who Christ rnade us to be,each unique and wonderfully made fit into "the We Phone: Fax: 405-547-2996 MANDEVILLE PROPERTIES, ttc - ........ Leasing in the Perkins and Stillwater Area I I Loft Bums 1202 Pogue, P.O. Box 364 I |Property Manager Perkins, OK 74059d Located at the corner of Diamond VaUey Road and Highway 51, five miles east of Sfillwater. We're a non-denominational congle- gation whose doors are open to anyone seeking to serve a loving God, salvation thn3ugh Jesus Christ,and the Holy Spirit' s guidance. Sunday School - 10:30am. Sunday Moming Service - 9:00am Wednesday evening service- 7. 3pmledby Pastor Quincy Morris. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church By Fr. Ken Harder 'My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me "' On this Sunday,the gospel departs flom appem-am ofthe Christ. The focus of the gospel is one the relationship of the disciples with Christ. All throe readings today speak of Jesus in a way that is radicaUyunique. Thereis no special group before GOd. Asthe reading from revelation says," a great multitude that no one could count from every nation, race, people and tongue,' are gathered to praise Cod. In a word, the Resunected Christ goes beyond any specific culture or people; He is universal, present to all people. One thing is nxtuinxi, to hear his voice and follow. What is this VO'lCe,Tnahitself. Embracing lluth is difficultbecause it requires a person to gobeyondtheir own opinions and mentalcommxXs. The voice of Christ leads us into the unity that is called Iris Body, the Communion of Saints, the Church. Our relationship to the Risen Lord is fully realized when is goes beyond an individual, personal, relationship. It is complete when we understand our primmy iden- tity as members of the Body-cells- of this singular entity called the Body of Christ. AS the Father and Son are one in the bond of the Holy Spirit, so the ultimate effect of listening to the voice of Christ is the very same unity that has the Holy Spirit-Love Itself- as our binding force. Let us find the Troth by recogni g who we maly are, memhe of the One Body of Christ. I am announcing, along with Fr. Smart, that he is being transferred to St. Bridget Parish in Talalequah. Northeast State University of Oklahoma (NSU) is a growing university and Fr. Smart is needed to energize the carnpus nainistry there. The official date of Wansfer has not yet been announced, it will probably be in June or July. Fr. Keny Wakulich, who is cunently chaplain of the University of Tulsa, will take Fr. Smart's place as pastor of St. John University Parish. I know Fr. Kerry weU,he is a good priest who will continue to invigorate the ministly at St. John. Fr. Stuart and I have been good friends since before his ordination. I regret to see him go,but I know he will do good things in Tahlequah. It is ilntX lant to note that the oment plan of tmificafion of the two parishes into one palish in a new facility will be continued as planned. AS we wish Fr. Smart a fond farewell, we welcome Fr. Kerry with joy and affection. Those Snippy Texans Awhile back, I printed some snippy comments about Oklahomans offered by a popular writer in Austin, Texas, ; and asked you to provide some sassy responses. I have enough material now to fill a book. Let me share some of the "stuff' I've got that is printable. "If the Kings English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me." Ma Ferguson (first woman governor of Texas 1920 Q. How can you tell a Texan is married? A. There is dried chewing tobacco on both sides of his pickup. All states are invested by a class of noisy second rate" men who favor rash and extreme actions, but Texas has been over-ran with such men as their hero and" first president, Sam Houston. Old Dallas Cowboy quarterback, Don Meredith, about his coach, Tom Landry: "If he was married to Raquel Welch, he'd expect her to cook." "If ignorance goes to forty dollars a barrel, I want drilling, rights to George Bush's head." and when told that Bill Clinton was studying Spanish, "Oh good.' Now he'll be hi-ignorant." Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, Jim Hightower. Q. Why did the Texas chicken cross the road? A. To prove to an armadillo that it could be done. The difference between a Yankee zoo and a Texas zoo is that the Yankee zoo will have the name of the animal and the scientific name in Latin, while the Texas zoo will have the name of the animal and the recipe. News Flash-Bryan, Texas: When a small two-seater Cessna 152 plane, piloted by two Texas A & M University students crashed in a cemetery-near College Station, Texas rescue workers recovered 300 bodies so far and expect the number to grow as digging continues through the night. A Texan took a visiting Englishman duck hunting, When the Texan shot a high flying duck, and it kept on going, the Texan said, "Well Limey, You're witnessing a miracle. Thor flies a dead duck." When a Texas State Trooper pulled over a rusty old' pickup driven by an old cowboy from a big West Texas ranch and said, "Hey, Old Timer, you were doing 90mph. You got an ID?", the old cowboy replied, '"'bout what?' You know you're from Texas when: you measure dis- tance by minutes, directions include, "down yonder," the preacher wears Levis and boots, you know' a guy who ate a 72oz steak and got paid for it, you realize asphalt has a liquid state, homeless people have bi-lingual signs, if you don't have cable, you have channels 5, 7, and a whole bunch of channels in Spanish. In Texas, you can see further and see less than any place in the country. Did you hear about the Olde who bought an outhouse and figured he'd make money by renting the basement to a Texan? Someone offered that the best thing about Texas is that it is the only state that can legally secede from the union, and the worst thing is that it hasn't. Here are some of the silly laws that Texas has passed. Some are still on the books. 1. When two trains meet each-other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone. 2. It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. (You don't need windshields, but you must have the wipers.). 3. It is illegal to shoot a buffalo from the second floor of a hotel. 4. In Abilene, it is illegal to loiter anyplace within the corporate limits of the city for the purpose of flirting. 5. In Austin it is illegal to carry wire cutters in your pocket. 6. You can be legally married by publicly introducing a person as your husband or wife three times. 7. In Port Arthur, obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator. Well, maybe that's enough for now. RO. Box 842 Stillwater, OK 74076-0842 405-372-3367 Stillwater Medical Center at Stillwater Medical Center Caring for loved ones who have suffered from strokes, motor vehicle accidents, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and fractures, and much more. Call 405.742.5798 for more information. 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