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I Church News THE JOURNAL, Thursday, May 31, 2012. O3 First United Methodist Church of Perkins By Pastor Kip Heatley As with most congregations, Sunday mornings are very spe- cial at FUMC Perkins. We come together at 9:30 in Sunday school classes for all ages, at 10:30 we meet with each other and welcome our guests with our Fellowship Coffee time, and then gather in the sanctuary at 10:55 for celebratory, inspiring and encouraging worship. On the first and third Sundays of each month, we gather together at the table of Christ and share in Holy Communion together. And, on the last Sunday of each month, we share in a huge pot luck lunch after worship. Sunday is the first day of the week, and we work hard to make sure we start each week off right! We believe there is no better way to start a week than with worship, study, and fellowship. One of the things that is blessing our adult Sunday school class is their current series based on an Adam Hamilton book called "Christianity's Family Tree," a study of the major Christian denominations and how they came to be. The study so far has covered Catholicism and the Orthodox sects and has been greatly informative and enlightening, showing us that there really is very little that separates one sect of Christians from another. Each class session we watch part of a video about the denominatiOn we are currently focusing on, and spend time discussing them and sharing our thoughts with one another. As with everything we do, visitors are welcome. So if you have a desire to join us in our overview of the various denominations that make up the Christian family tree, feel free to join us. FUMC Perkins is a church that believes in developing our relationship with Christ so we can share Christ with the world around us through our witness and ministries. We practice a policy of open hearts, open minds, and open doors, meaning that, wherever you are in life and whoever you are, we make it a point to welcome you into our fellowship and encourage you as you develop your own personal relationship with Chlist. We believe Jesus welcomes all comers into his body and to his table, and that includes you! Lost Creek United Methodist Church We Are just on the cusp of a busy mission season at Lost Creek. The first Sunday in June will find the Youth Force OKC adults and youth being commissioned as well as the Alaska Mission team. There will also be a pancake breakfast served by the Belize Mission teazn as they continue preparations for this trip in July. We also have our first missioner to Venezuela as Kees Preston participates in college ministry there with Campus Crusade for Christ for a month this summer. Our Senior adults, the Speeders, will be staying closer to home as they travel to Pops! for lunch on Wednesday. The United Methodist Women will be busy that day as well serving the Love Feast at Southern Heights United Methodist Church in Stillwater on Wednesday evening. In addition to cooking good food, the women of Lost Creek have been busy sewing and filling 64 school bags to be taken to Annual Conference this week to be distributed to those in need across our country. Two "at home" missions later this month will be "Fishin' on a Mission", this year's theme for Vacation Bible School coming June 18-21. That busy week will be immediately followed by Youth Force Perkins. Applications are still available for home repair jobs to be done that week. Contact the church office for more information. You are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings at 8:30 or 11:00. Our Sunday School time is 9:45 with classes for every- one. You can find out more about Lost Creek by looking at our website--lostcreekumc.org, calling the church office at 405-377- 0927 or "like" us on Facebook. Lost Creek is located between Perkins and Stillwater on 80th Street. 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 Com- munion Experience in our Prayer Chapel. Then we prepare for our Sunday Moming 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 Com- munion in the Prayer Chapel, 9:30am Worship in the Sctuary, 10:30am Crathering in the Fellowship Hall, 1 l:00am Sunday School and Special Classes This is the 1 st Sunday after Pentecost and Communion Sunday. This is the Table of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and all are invited to share the meal. The scripture comes from the Old Testament Book of Isaiah 6:1-8 with the title of the sermon "Saying What You Mean; Meaning What You Say". For people spirituality amounts to picking through items of faith that survive from long ago. In that bygone era, people saw God. heard His voice and experienced His awesome, at limes even terrible power! But that was then! Today those kinds of gripping encounters with God- with a God who was not an illusion, but someone who was real, someone you could see and touch and feel - well there is no comparison in today's world oris there?! Come and share what God has done for you, it's time to say what you mean and mean what you say (eslxially about your faith). Please remember you are always welcome to come and experi- ence a very unique way of learning more about God and church family. Again weekly Communion is at 9am; Worship 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, we think you will find a home with us! First Baptist Church of Perkins Last Sunday, Pastor Marty continued his sermon series, "Fan vs. Follower." In his sermon he identified the difference between the two. A Fan is an enthusiastic admirer. One who looks on from a distance and does not have a relationship with the one he or she admires. A Follower on the other hand, is one who follows close by and has a personal relationship with the One he follows. It can he the same way with Christ. We can be fan's, enthusiastic admirers that look on from afar, or we can be followers who are connected personally with God in an intimate relationship with Jesus. The awesome thing about Christ is, that He wants all of us to be in an intimate relationship with Him, unlike celebrities who only have their small circle of friends, Christ invites each one of us to know Him personally. Face to Face. What an awe- some privilege! So, this is the question.., where do I stand? Am I a Fan or a Follower of Christ? Do I follow His teaching and His ways? Do I know Christ infmately? Or is my stares that of a Fan, only admiring Him from a distance. If you find that you are a Fan, become a follower. You will be glad you did. This week, remember that Bible School begins for Children who have completed Kindergarten through the 6th Grade. Sunday Morning at 9:30am, June 3rd, the fun begins. We hope that you will bring your child to come and join us. Should you have any questions about VBS, feel free to contact our Church Office. Have a great week! The following is our VBS Schedule: June 3rd-Sunday Morning at 9:30am to 12:00 (noon), Sunday Evening at 5:00prn. to 7:00pnx June 4th- Monday Moming at 9:00am to 12:00 (noon) June 5th- Tuesday Morning at 9:00am to 12:00 (noon) June 6th- Wednesday Morning at 9:00am to 12:00 (noon), Wednesday Evening at 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Immanuel Baptist Church By Claudia Andrews Join us for worship at the Vassar Community Center Sun., June 3, at 10:45 a.m! Our senior adult classes will meet there for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m, Children and median adult classes meet at 124& 126 S Main at the samelime; then come together at the Center for worship. Exciting times as we continue to be the Church! We return to Oak Park on June 10 and will be there well into July. Lynn Davis played a violin offertory "We Shall Go Out with Joy" and Bob Gilbert sang "Here Am I Lord" before the sermon for those who came to celebrate Jesus as Lord last Sunday. We also recognized those in our congregation who have served or are serving our country; remembering the weekend as a time of thankfulness for those who served to keep us free. Brother Robin FOster' s message "Giving What's left Over? Or Giving All?" was taken from Luke 20:45-21:6. The Sadducees, the other Jewish religious sect, wanted to only do those things that were necessary as they only believed the first few books of the Old Testament. They were in denial in recognizing who Jesus was, giving glory to God not to others, and bringing all they had to God. A lesson involving the widow who gave God all she had out of her need, revealed God sees not just the amount of the gift, but also the sacrifice of the giver. Someone once said, "they would give their 'widows mite'"; did they mean they were giving all they had and not just giving a little? The Sadducees See CHURCH, page C4 HARRIS ELECTRIC PayneYOU Can County.. oW Us! 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