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4 r. .Qwi. awn-am... B4 THE JOURNAL, Thursday, September 15, 2016 Perkins First United Methodist Ripley First United Methodist By Laura Glover, Pastor As we continue. our sermon series, “Lessons from the Well,” we looked this past Sunday at how to meet our spiritual thirst and how to live when we have been filled with the living water. Reading the interchange between Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well, you can feel her thirst, her yearning and desire for wholeness, that culminates with her urgent demand, “.Sir, give me this living water.” The woman doesn’t fully understand what Jesus is offering, but she, is aware of her deep thirst and her desire to be filled. Aren’t we often the same, deeply thirSty but not really clear on what it is that will satisfy that thirst? Instead of seeking the living water that Christ offers. we attempt to fill the empty vessels of our lives in all sorts of other ways such as financial success, relationships or personal achievements. But in her book, Journey to the Well, Bishop Vashti McKenzie writes, “ . . . physical solutions are inadequate to solve spiritual p'roblems.” Rather than financial success, what we :iiiost need is belief inGod’s faithfulness and provision. Instead of popularity, our spirits are thirsty for the unconditional love and acceptance of God’s grace through Jesus Christ. It isn’t personal accomplishment and success that will satisfy our thirst, it is personal relationship with our Savior. So where do we get the living water that can satisfy our deepest spiritual thirst? The answer seems so Straightforward, after all Jesus is standing right before the Samaritan woman offering his gift but she still has a very healthy sense of skepticism — “Sir, you have no bucket and the well is deep.” We also still live with skepticism..0ur lives often don’t reflect a belief in the Jesus’ ability to quench our spiritual or physical thirst. Yet, there is only one true source of the living water, and that is a fully surrendered life to Christ. What we receive upon surrender-is the gift of life through the outpouring of God?s grace. There is no earning it, deserving it, or working for it. All that is needed is for. us to open ourselves fully to Christ and receive the gift. Once we have been filled with the living water, how are We meant to live? The answer is very simple. We are meant to share it joyfully and abundantly. We are blessed to be a blessing to others, and yet we often seem to live as if we have toration how much of ourselves we share with others or how much grace we extend, as if it is a diminishing resource we can’t replace. But that isn’t at all how Jesus explains his gift of living water. He says, “...those who drink of the water that I Will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I Will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” This “gushing up" is meant to be an outpouring of grace and love for others, not a half measure given in fear of running dry but an overflowing. Sponsored by these fine 11 businesses «resins-(ausmv—stros First United Methodist Church 1005 E. Kirk, Perkins (405) 547—2481 Lama Glover, Pastor Sunday School 9:30 am. Christian author Liz Curtis Higgs describes how the Samaritan woman responded to the transformation she received from the living water: “...she couldn’t keep it a secret if she wanted to. Her joy was too full. Her face was too radiant. Her heart was too changed. Sharing her faith. ..was the unavoidable outpouring of a woman whose spiritual cup suddenly runneth over.” What a beautiful picture of truly abundant living! That is how we are meant to live — a spring gushing up and overflowing with the love and grace of God, sparing nothing. Won’t you come and drink of Christ’s living water? If you are looking for a place to receive God's grace and to pour out love in service to others. I invite you to join us at either First United Methodist Church of Perkins or at the United Methodist Church of Ripley. In Perkins, Sunday school begins at 9:30 with fellow- ship time at 10:30 and worship at 11:00. In Ripley, we start the day with a community breakfast at 9:00 and worship together at 9:30. All are welcome! The Holy Spirit is with us and in us, and we hope that you will be with us as well. See you Sunday! Eden Chapel UMC By Rev John Curtis Have you been out to visit us yet? Well if you haven’t. then this Sunday is the right day. Yes- we believe that when you worship with us you will find a home here on earth! We are that church on the hill in the country that you have been looking for but just keep driving by. Every Sunday morning we meet for Communion at 9am, then Family Style Worship (yes the children are included) at 9:30am and Sunday Sc110ol at l lilllluWC also have Bible Study and Prayer Time on Wednesday evening at 7pm. Our choir has practice on Wednesday evenings at 6pm and performs during our Worship! It’s the 18th Sunday after Pentecost. Pastor John will be teaching from the New Testament Book oprhe~ sians 2: 4~10 with the title of his sermon: "Amazing Grace”. Mixed News of the Gospel, singer Steven Curtis Chapman stated, “In the Gospel. we discover we are far worse off than we thought. and far more loved than we ever dreamed.” As you read these valuable verses this week, meditate on the fact that God has made a way out of no way out for any and all who will come to Him by faith alone in His finished work of redemption. And all this was “prepared beforehand” by God Himself “that we should walk" with Him. Not only is this salvation His work done in His way, but it is also according to His will. And it is all because of His amazing grace! Yes, salvation is God’s work, in God’s way. according to God’s will and a gift to each of us from God. You are invited any Sunday to come out to Eden Clapel for a visit and celebrate the living Christ with us We are located at the corner of 92nd Street and Smth Fairgrounds road right outside of Perkins. J’ Mehan Union Church Mehan Road - (405) 372-4544 Perkins Church of Christ STROD ’Homeuftize Guaranteed Funeral Service Pumas: Stillwater - 372.5550 « 610 Duncan tire ews Immanuel Baptist Church By Claudia Andrews Beautiful weather! And...great day at Immanuel. We began our worship with a baptism; always a great way to begin to a service! Holli Stevens play the piano offertory “Lamb of God” and Tobie Sanders sang a praise song “Who Am 1" before the sermon for those who came to celebrate Jesus as Lord and Savior on Sunday. Brother Michael Cannon’s message “Are You FIT for Battle? The Wonderful. Powerful Cross” taking his text from Philippians 221-8. Remembering two attacks on America: Dec. 7. 1941 and Sept. 11, 2001, when Americans stood together with one common goal for our country. With that same resolve and goal, Christ followers need to stand together to witness. evangelize and disciple and Be the Church. Nothing is more important that eternal salvation. The world needs to know what Christians stand FOR rather than what we stand against, allowing the Holy Spirit to do His work in hearts. Jesus prayed that His followers, disciples, should be one (John 17). Jesus came as fully God and fully man: The King of Glory became the Servant of all, Death on the cross was a humiliating, brutal death He willingly suffered for you and rue (Hebrews 12:2). Jesus the Christ took my (& your) place on the cross: it's our choice to accept that: He did that for us. Bro. Mike’s evening message "‘1 Will“ was taken from Acts 24647. As His church we are to gather together regularly in order to grow '1 he early church met in homes. in small grtutps. and thereby grmving together in the scriptures.'encotu‘agcment and fellowship. Today those small groups are called Sunday school, small groups. life or connection groups « doing life. together. Worship doesn’t need to always be in the "building" or corporate setting. Christ lollo‘oers need each other! 11 Corinthians 2:1213 reveals we need to check on each other as His family. Getting involved in a small group. whatever it‘s called. is vital to our spiritual and personal growth as His Church. Next Sunday is "National Back to Church Sunday" and if we have lots of folks (souls) in worship. (Jatoraded't) will fiowl This is your invitation. Come visit us at 2415 E 104.just a mile north ofl’ei'kins. Info: 547—1222 or wwwimmanacll'mptistperkins.org Perkins Church of Christ By Richard Poe The congregation meets at 1200 N. Lovers Lane. There are Bible classes for all ages at 9:00 Sunday morning and 7:00 Wednesday evening. Worship on Sunday morning begins at 10:00. An invitation is extend to you to come and be a part of any of the activities of the church. This Sunday, following the morning worship, there will b CHURCH, Page B5 Serving your needs with a wide choice ofservicss. « FUNERAL'HOMES FUNERAL HOME an: N. . (485)547—1557 \ School 9:45 am. 10:45 am. WWnrfliipCmter ,V (405)547-5111 : 'n I. .Olg ' 1' ‘* 10:45am. Wanamwpm. “5119183742496 Bohf'bwlfiJ’astor Sunday Fellosthip 10:30 am. Worship 10:55 am. Youth Group 4 pm. Wed. - Choir 6:30 pm, Bells 7:30 pm. Friends Chapel Church 112 mile south of SH 33, 7 miles west of Perkins Road Sunday School 10 am. Morning Worship 11 am. Choir 6 pm., Evening Service 7 pm. Wédnesday Bible Study 7 pm. Good News Community Church 144 E. Kinder—Wells Blvd, Perkins (405) 747.0448 Worship & Children’s Church 10 am. Greater Vision Church 1104 Fugue St., Perkins Sunday School 9:45 am. Morning Worship 10:45 am. Wednesday: Youth 4 pm. Church 7 [3,111. Immanuel Baptist Church 2415 13.104 St., Perkins Wijmmanuelbaptistperkinsorg Sunday School 9:30 am. Worship 10:45 am. Discipleship Training 5 pm. Worship 6 pin. . we. Prayer/Bible Study 6:30 pm. Awana Club Church'of Perkins 21524 E 116th St., Perkins (405) 547-1200 Lords and Tammy (Iowan, Pastors Sunday Service begins at 12 pm. Wednesday Night Service at 6:30 pm. at 109 S Timberline Lost Creek United Methodist 8002 S.,Washington (405) 377-0927 Max Rudd, Minister \ wwwltistcreekumtmrg 1 mile West of US 177 on 80th Street Sunday worship 8:30 and 11 am. Sunday School 9:45 am. Sunday evenings Youth 5:30 pm. ‘ Choir Wednesday 7 pm. 1“n;‘- K: 1200 Lover ’s Lane, Perkins (405) 547—5393 Richard Poe, Minister Mike Bale James Moore, Elders Sunday-School 9 am, Services 10 am. Sunday evening'Bible Study 6 pm. Wednesday 7 pm. River of Life Church 2 miles north of SH 33 on US 177 (405) 37743855 Don Russell, Pastor Sunday School 10 am. Worship 10:45 am. Sunday evening 6 pm. s Wed. 7 pm. Rockin’ M Cowboy Church (405) 332~3S 19 Meeting at the Old Church Center Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Perkins Coffee & Fellowship 10 am. Bible Study 10:15 am. 0 Worship 11 am. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 623 S. West St., Stillwater (405) 372—6886 Father Ken Harder, J. C. L. Mass times: Saturday 5 pm. Sunday 8 and 10 am. Spanish Mass 1 pm. Thesday—Thmsday 8 am. ' Friday 12:10 pm. Tryon Amunbly of God Church 302 S. Main (918) 374—2683 Lorn Startling, Pastor Sunday School 9:45 am. Worship Services 10:45 am. Children’s Church 11 am. Sunday Evening 6:30 pm. Wednesday 7 pm. Tryon Christian Church 103 S. Main, Tryon 0 (918) 374—2743 Quincy Morris, Pastor Sunday School 10 am. -Worship 11 ’Iiyon Christian Union Church 104 North First Street, Tryon Steven Gmtheer, Pastor Sunday School 10 am. WorshipService 11 am. Wednesday Youth Group 6:30 pm. (See you in church! 53M?” (-1 W; ’5 ‘51‘3‘ Proudly Serving All Our Local ' Visit us at our web site: wwwStrtidefhcotfif .. l Payne County Bank Main Bank 202 S. Main, Perkins Convenience Branch 417 E. Hwy 33, Perkins (405) 547-2436 wwwpayuecountybank.eom 246 S. Main 0 547-2414 Steve Kelley Myers See you in church Sunday Open Mon-Fri. 7:30-5:30 pm. Sat. 8-Noon Sadler Road 8: Hwy. 33-Perkins 547-5333