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Church News THE JOURNAL, Thursday, May 17, 2012 I C3 Immanuel Baptist Church By Claudia Andrews Come visit us as we worship on Sun., May 20, 10: 45 a.m. at the Vassar Community Center in the Ter- ritorial Plaza at 730 N Main. Our senior adult classes will meet for there Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., while the Preschool thru Median (40s, 50s) adult classes will meet at 124 &amp; 126 S Main, then coming together at the Vassar Center for worship! We hope you will join us as we have become the "church on the move" during these days of restoration of our building. It is different, it is exciting, and God is revealing His plan for us! Linda Riley played the organ offertory and Jon & Judy Bartram sang "The Way He Loves" before the sermon for those who came to celebrate Jesus as Lord. Brother Robin Foster's message "The Person & Deserving Praise of a Godly Woman" was taken from Proverbs 31:10-31. The hot topic persists of the value of the stay-at-home mom on which someone has put a monetary worth of $138,000 based on the myriad of things she does. Actually no value can actually be put on what a mother does for her family. God designed and created her to accomplish her role in the family. Reading Prov. 31 reveals the gifts of which she is capable. The stay-at-home working mom or the mom who needs to also work outside the home are both admired and blessed by God. Both are of great value and equally of great value in God's plan and neither should be "put down", but lifted up! Their relation- ship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord gives them great strength and wisdom. When mothers do their best, God honors their calling and He is honored when we do so as well. Congratulations Seniors! The Perkins Ministerial Alliance Baccalaureate service was held at Lost Creek United Methodist Church Sunday evening. Brother Marty Voelker of First Baptist Church brought the message challenging the seniors as they look to the future. Godly decisions are of great value as they step out into the world, establishing themselves away from home and family. Remember who you are in Jesus Christ and live to honor Him. Our Vacation Bible School is just around the corner: June 25-29, from 6:30-9,p.m. and will be held at Oak Park Retreat Center. We are so blessed to be able to use this facility! Our VBS is for Kindergarten thru 6th Grade (grades just completed). Again, come visit us for worship at the Vassar Community Center on Sun., May 20, at 10:45 a.m.; where you'll feel like family on your first visit! We will enjoy a time of fellowship, about 6:30pm, fol- lowing the evening service! Info: 547-1222 or www. immanuelbaptistperkins.org Our temporary office is downtown at 126 S Main. The Church of Christ in Perkins By Bob Penick For thoughts on friendship, please see my Love Line column today. Since our local students have been thinking about friendship this week, and they are fadishly signing their texts and E-mails BFF (Best Friends Forever), let's consider some of the things the Bible has to offer on the subject. How would you like to be called the friend of God? God loves all people and does not play favorites, (Mat- thew 5:45), but because he believed God, Abraham was called God's friend forever blessing his children. (11 Chronicles 20:7) In John 15:13 Jesus called his disciples his friends, but James 4:4 cautions that, if we try to be friends with the world, we will be enemies of God. In Proverbs 19:6 we learn that we can acquire a bunch of "friends" by just giving them a lot of stuff they want, but Proverbs 17:1 7 says a friend loves at all times. Proverbs 18:24 is an intriguing verse. It first reminds us that, if we want to have friends, we must be friendly, but we need to seek the right kind of friends because bad friends corrupt good morals. (Is that in the Bible? Well ... nearly. See Proverbs 13: 20) Then we are assured that there is one that will stick to us closer than a brother. Some think that refers to God or Christ. Maybe so, but the text doesn't necessarily convey that. Cicero put it like this: "In doubtful time the genuine friend is known." Another translated it, "The man that hath many friends isready to be ruled: But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." In other words, to be popular, (look at entertainers and politicians) you must give your friendly fans what they demand. Proverbs 27:6 & 9 reveal the value of a true friend. "Open rebuke is better than love that is hidden. Faithful are the wounds of a friend .... Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; so does the sweetness of a friend's counsel that comes from the heart." We all need friends, and we certainly need one like that. (Again, see my Love Line today) Several people have come our way lately seeking friendship. We invite you to visit us on Lover's Lane and see if they've found a good place. Christian Church of Perkins By Ralph Martin Sunday, our Minister, David Pock. brought a mes- sage "Mother Mary" from Luke 1:26-38. Today is Mother's Day. In America, we set aside the second Sunday in May each year to honor our mothers. On this day, we try to clear our minds of life's everyday struggles and soberly reflect on just how much more difficult coping would be were it not for the influ- ence of our mother's strong character, great wisdom, many skills, and compassion. For this, we are eternally grateful. To us, she is the ideal woman. We only wish we had listened to her more. In Proverbs 31:10-31, the Bible depicts the ideal woman as God fearing, hard working, respects her husband, plans ahead, encourages and cares for others, and helps the poor. She practices and teaches God's Word by example. Her qualities and achievements are a direct result of her reverence for God. All famous men, biblical or otherwise, had Godly mothers who dedicated their lives to raising Godly children. This dedication was seldom without great sacrifice and pain on their part. Such was the case with Mary - mother of Jesus. Although God had chosen Mary for one of the most important acts of obedience ever demanded of anyone, she would still suffer rejection and ridicule, for her out of wedlock pregnancy, by her untrusting peers plus the possibility that Joseph might leave her. And this was just the beginning. Thirty three years later she would suffer with the rejection and murder of her son. But through her son would come the world's only hope. and this is why Mary has beer praised for countless generations. Chances are, our moms won't quite fit the Bibles depiction of the ideal woman. However, she does fit ours. After all, we came into this world defenseless and totally dependent upon her. She would spend many years seeing to our needs - modeling herself after the Bible's ideal woman as best she could. Our kids are a reflection of us. Are we comfortable with our efforts in this area? Special reading by Betty Ottoway. Special music by Harold Hughes. We are located at 121 E. Stumbo in Perkins< OK. 405-547-2004 www.perkinscc.2ya.com christian churchperkins@yahoo.com Sunday School 09:45 A.M. Worship 10:45 A.M. Bible Study 6:30 P.M. Wednesday Nursery available. Visitors welcome. Members expected. Mehan Union Church Her children arise up, and call her Blessed Proverbs 31:28. We pray all Mother's out there had a blessed Mother's Day last Sunday. Our church was really Blessed with all our Mother's. Last Sunday evening we welcomed and congratu- lated all Ripley seniors and one Stillwater senior with Baccalaureate. We pray for them as enter their futures lives, may they only follow Christ. Remember in prayer those you know who need salvation our service people, those in sorrow, the ill who need a healing touch from God in body ,mind and soul. Come and visit us at Mehan Union Church, 8300 E. 68 th. We'll sing and worship God with you. See CHURCH, page C4 HARRIS ELECTRIC ii!iiiiii PERKINS BUILDERS SUPPLY Sadler Road & Hwy. 33-Perkins 547-5333