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C4 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, October 4, 2012 Seniors October Birthday's Celebrated at Senior Center The City of Stillwater p.m. which include: bridge, to veteran's assistance. No O0 p.m. bingo is called. Senior ActivityCenterwill canasta, pool, snooker, appointment is needed.Thursday evenings the By hold a pot-luck luncheon on dominoes, and puzzle Wednesday, October Center's doors reopen at Friday, October 12 at 12:00 solving. 10 - It is women's pool 5:30 p.m. for Music Night. noon; to celebrate October Tuesday, October 9 time again beginning at 9: The musicians tune up their Ollr "Original Cowboy" birthdays of the senior - Starting at 9:30 a.m. 30 a.m. A Wii interactive instruments and start some participants. Come enjoy exercisers gather for a free game set and a ping pong good ol' country tunes at6: Last month Perkins celebrated a day in honor the delicious food. Just Sit 'n Be Fit exercise class table are also available 00 p.m. of their best known old time frontiersman, Pistol bring a food dish to share that is offered every Tues- for use. Exercise equip- Friday, October 12-The Pete. or $3/person: Seniors, 50 day and Thursday morn- ment which includes a women pool players and When we moved to Perkins 14 years ago, I began and older are welcome to ing. Chairs are provided treadmill, exercise bikes, the painting class mem- teaching a Bible class at the Church of Christ, and join the Center. Hours are: for each person. Some and a weight machine are bers meet up again at 9:30 Pete's daughter, Elizabeth, was in my class. There Monday through Friday, exercises are done while available, also. Afternoon a.m. Exercise equipment are zillions of stories about Pete, some true and some 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and sitting and some are done games begin around 1: and Wii games are avail- not so true, but Elizabeth shared some with me that Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8: while standing by your 00 p.m. which include;able for use, too, At 12:00 never found their way into print. She told me that her 30 p.m. for music night, chair. Bouncing balls, hand canasta, dominoes, Texas noon the October pot-luck dad always wore his pistol right up until the day he The facility is closed on weights, and stretch bands Hold'em, pitch, pool and birthday lunch will be held. died. She said that one day late in life while he was weekends. Stop by 1015 are incorporated in to the snooker: A puzzle is always Afternoon games include: sitting on a front porch swing talking to an old friend, E. 12 or call 747-8080 for exercises for an extensive out waiting for someone to canasta, pool, snooker, the fellow asked him if he could still shoot as good more information and make workout. After exercise, find a piece. The comedy, pitch, dominoes, and a as when he was younger. Pete said, "I don't know. sure to pick up an October some of the participants drama movie, "The Bestpuzzle to work. Throw your hat up." His pal grinned and tossed his calendar of events. Also, if stay and practice line Exotic Marigold Hotel", Last weeks winners of new hat way up in the air. Pete drew his pistol, shot 2 you are interested in join- dancing steps for fun. You will be shown at 2:00 p.m. bridge were: Treca Baer, holes in before it hit the ground and said, "I guess so." ing a bridge group, social are welcome to come kick This is a long anticipated 1st; and Penny Sizemore, His friend got mad, but Pete just shrugged it off. or duplicate, at the Center, up your heels with them movie, so come check it 2"d. Other bridge winners I enjoyed another story of dubious authenticity please call the number around 10:30 a.m. Wii out, it should be a good were: Lew Taylor, 1st and even more. It was said that, one time when Pete was given to receive informa- games and ping pong are one. Ina Lee Abels, 2ha. Dupli- shopping in Cushing, he stepped outside of a store tion on how to join. always available for a fun Thursday, October 11 -cate bridge winning part- and encountered a young buck who did. not know Monday, October 8 time, too. Afternoonactivi- Time to get some exercise, ners were: Lionel Raffand him. The chap decided to have some fun with this - After the doors open at ties include games such as; come join the free Sit'n Be A1 Perry; lst; and Camille scraggly looking old codger. The unwary dude drew 9:30 a.m. women's pool duplicate bridge, Texas Fit class which meets at 9: Johnston and Terry Miller, his gun and ordered Pete to dance for him. When Pete playing and a painting Hold'em, Mexican Train 30 a.m. Afterwards, WiiFit 2hal;Texas Hold'emwinners paused to eyeball this character, the youngster took a class get under way. Bring dominoes, canasta, pitch, is available to use. This is 0f the week were: LulaMae shot close to Pete's feet, then another, then another, your pool stick or use one Skipbo, puzzle solving, an interactive game system Davis andBetty Shields. A then, as Pete shuffled his feet around in the dirt, 3 from the Center and enjoy snooker, pool and domi- that challenges and can coed pool tournament was more. Then, standing beside his mule, Pete drew his some funcompetition. The noes. A representative from help improve your bal-held and Larry Leonard pistol and asked, "That was 6 shots, wasn't it? Son, oil/acrylic painters bring Veteran's Affairs comes in ance. At 1:00 p.m. you can was the champion, have you ever wanted to kiss a mule?" The young their own supplies and on Tuesdays, from 1:00-2: join in games of canasta, For more information, man thought for a moment, then smiled and answered, exchange creative ideas 45 p.m. to help with any dominoes, social bridge, call City of Stillwater "No sir, but I've always wanted to," with each other. Afternoon questions or paperwork pitch, pool, snooker, and Senior Activity Center, Don't you just love these stories about our"Origi- activities start around 1:00 you may have pertaining puzzle solving. At 2: 747-8080. nal Cowboy!" CHURCH continued from page C3 themselves on earth that Jesus will clothe them in white and not wipe their names out of the Book of Life. If our name could be blotted out of the book, it must have been there at some time. So, we'd better study what Jesus has said about it very carefully. We invite you to come do that with us. We meet on Lover's Lane every Sunday. Christian Church of Perkins By Ralph Martin Sunday, our Minister, David Pock, brought a message "Go and do Likewise" from Luke 10:25-37. Jesus' commaridment for us to love our neighbors as ourselves is actually a love mission for Christians. Our "neigh- bor" is anyone of any race, creed, or social background who is in need and "love" means acting to meet that persons need. This commandment is clearly stated and therefore should also be a simple one to practice. Af- ter all, God created us to love and there certainly are plenty of needy people near by. In truth however, by the time we bring along a few distasteful human emotions (like hate. fear, and anger) our mission may remain clear but putting it into practice becomes more difficult. The Devil encourages this human emotion interference. He knows that time spent listening to him is time lost listening to Jesus. Luke 10:25-37 speaks to Jesus' parable of the good Samaritan. It is a story about a Jewish man who, while traveling alone on a lonely road, was attacked by ban- dits. They took his money, his clothes, beat him up and left him half-dead along the side of the road. At different times, three other people would come upon the wounded man. The first, a Jewish priest, actually crossed the road to avoid this man. Jewish law made it inconvenient to help. If the wounded man died while the priest was helping him, the priest then became "unclean" under Jewish law. He would have to go through a lengthy, inconvenient ritual to remove this stigma. The second man was a Temple assistant and being cut from the same cloth as the priest, crossed the road too. Seems like the Pharisees had taken love out of the law. Third man to come by was a Samari- THINK HARD BEFORE YOU LET GO, Street a peacefu, prayerfu even( L October 7, 2012 Sponsored 2-3 p.m. by dozens of local churches. Life Chain 377-4137 tan. Jews hated Samaritans and considered them a mixed race produced when Jews from the Northern Kingdom intermarried with non-Jews. This hated Samaritan treated the wounded Jew and carried him to an inn where he could receive life-saving treatment. The Samaritan covered all the expenses involved. This Samaritan had love in his heart for God. The Pharisees had no love for God in their hearts. Someday, we could face a threatening situation where we have to choose between looking the other way or getting involved. Jesus expects us go and do like the good Samaritan did - not avoid involvement because it inconvenient or it may have some unpleasant legal ramifications. God is watching our every move and thought. There is no closet dark enough. We are located a 121 E. Stumbo in Perkins, OK. 405-547-2004 www.perkinscc.2ya.com Mehan Union Church Be thankful in all things--give thanks with a grateful heart. Be thankful you can pray anytime anywhere, around a pole at school, at ballgames, at meetings, at work, even in a church. Some people can't even in churches ! We pray you are in the "40 Days of Prayer" for our nation and election, the enemy nations of this world, the service people helping protect us all. the ones who over the years served so bravely and are facing health issues of life. God bless them all. October is here; how did this year pass so fast.? We are facing a busy month. Next week we have food-clothing giveaway week on Saturday, Oct. 6. Plus, bible ttudies on SUnday and Wednesday nights. Men's breakfast. Ladies bible studies. Wednesday night we feed a free meal. the buses pickup and deliver for that On Oct. 13 there will be a special fund raiser in Agra at Misty's caf6 for our young man Tom Robinson. There will be a craft show and baked goods and any support will be appreciated. Tom will be going on a mission trip next summer to Denver. We will be praying for Him in the Lord's new calling on His life. An Adult trip to the Passion Play is planned for Oct. 26-27. If interested call the church or contact Larry by Oct. 7 for details. Also, a revival is being planned for Oct. 29. More details on that later. Communion will be Oct. 21. Grace and Truth come thru Jesus Christ - The bible is full of those truth's. God's grace is written there also.- Be thankful we can read and share - have you done that lately? Pray about sharing God's word every day where ever you are. Stillwater Medical Center Choose Quality Medicare Certified JCAHO Accredited Hospital Based RNs. Therapists, Aides 405-742-5770 i P Health care services Serving Central Oklahoma St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church By Fr. Ken Harder "For whoever is not against us, is with us." John the Apostle expresses a concern that is alive and well today. The Apostles are clearly the people that every one knows are disciples of Jesus and are his true fol- lowers. Yet, there is someone not in their company who has called upon the name of Jesus and driven out demons. This "unknown exorcist" troubles John. How can someone who is not part of the community of the Apostles do something in Jesus name when they are the ones to whom Jesus has publicly proclaimed as:having his power? This issue is important for us because there are many out there who are not part of our band that still profess the name of Jesus and "exorcise" in his name. How do we reconcile our belief that we are in the Apostolic community and have the full succession of that original apostolic band with the fact that there are other communities that call upon the name of Christ as well, and they seem to have big followirigs? Who is right and who is wrong? This question is too simple and misses the point. I will offer an explanation that may help. First. remember that the term "exorcism" is much broader than simply casting the demon out of a possessed person. This type of exorcism is rare in the Church and really, is not part of our experience. Exorcism literally means. "I solemnly adjure you." It is an expression of authority. Anyone who teaches what Jesus taught, and not simply their own opinion of what Jesus taught, is not against us, even if they may say so. Every time I teach what the Church teaches, I am exor- cising. If I merely state my opinion about a teaching, then there is no authority in that. It is our firm belief that the truths the Apostles taught has been preserved in the Church in each generation. Our visible guarantee of that is that there are bishops who, united with the chief bishop, the Pope, are the full successors to the Apostles and when they, acting as a unified whole, teach some- thing, it is the same thing the Apostles taught. This is a great consolation to us. We know that our beliefs are true because we have those who teach with authority, authentic exorcists as it were. We must be careful that we avoid what Jesus tells John to avoid. We must never condemn others who are not in full communion with us. John's objection was based more on a jealousy, or perhaps an insecurity in his own position. John did not understand that the graces of Jesus are not confined to his appointed disciples, they fill the whole world. It is true that his disciples were the authentic teachers but, as John learned and we do as well. the graces of the Holy Spirit given through Christ are far greater than human boundaries. So, we have two things to balance. First, we must celebrate and hold to the life of faith we live in the apostolic community, yet we must also acknowledge that the graces we receive are not limited to us. Understanding this. we can confidently hope that all people will experience the salvation Jesus won, even if they are not part of our band. We Do All Minor Repairs