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B4 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, October 14, 2021 Church News Eden Chapel United Methodist By Barbara Wells During our “Joys and Concerns” prayer time prior to the sermon Sunday, October 10, there were more people mentioned than usual who are in need of prayer. And these people had more devastating and heart-breaking situations than what we usually hear about on any given Sunday! Rev. Katie Paul’s sermon was Spirit—led, because it helped bring peace oVer the concerns that had been shared. At the 1 end of her sermon, one person gave a testimony regarding * how much the sermon meant to her because of her recent heart-breaking situation. Pastor Katie’s scripture reference for her sermon was Job 2321-9, and Job 23:16-17. In this passage, Job is at his wits end because he can’t find God. He believes that he is being treated unjustly and he thinks that he could get justice if he could only find God and get a “fair trial” before God. He wants his voice to be heard! Pastor Katie talked about our longing for God’s presence and our desire to have a relationship with Him. We feel abandoned if we think that God deesn’t hear us. Pastor Katie shared that even the beloved Mother Teresa, who dedicated her life to serving the poor, wrote about her struggles for 50 years of silence and emptiness in her rela- tionship with God. If a Saint like her can feel “unhear ” (just like Job felt), then we should learn from that. We should never abandon our faith when difficulties come upon us. We should help and encourage one another to always hold on to hope. It may be hard to turn our worries over to God during hard times; yet, we should do just that! Come and join us as we seek to grow wise in God together! We were pleased to have Sid and Donna Ward visiting. today from Oxnard, California. Eden Chapel UMC wel- comes you to join us on Sunday mornings at the corner of Fairgrounds Road and 92nd Street (9211 S Fairgrounds Road). Worship begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by fellow- ship with coffee and donuts at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday School at 11 am. We also welcome you to join us on Wednesday eve- nings at 6:30 p.m., for a pastor-led Bible Study. All are welcome regardless of whether or not you worship with us on Sunday mornings. ' If yOu have questions about Eden Chapel, please email edenchapel@hotmail.com or call 405-547-1179. Our website is www.cdenchapelchurch, and you can find us on Facebook. Instead of driving by, stop and make yourself at home in the church on the hill. Immanuel Baptist Church By Claudia Andrews a Rain and storms! Summer is not giving up; but fail is not either! We have a new Pastor! Brother Robbie Bernhardt came to preach on Sunday and, right after the morning service, the church voted to call him as our new pastor. We are excited for him to be with us! We will announce soon when his first Sunday will be. sundae! Schoo19t30‘am. 5 CW Direcfaja Sponsored by ths fine I l busnesses g 1 After great congregational singing, Tracey Payne sang “I Believe (What You Say of Me)” before the sermon for those who came to celebrate Jesus as Savior and Lord on Sunday. Brother Robbie Bemhardt’s message “A Call to Wor- ship” f-rom Isaiah 58: 1-14. The setting for this scripture was during Nehemiah 5, a dark time in the Israel society and a depressed government. There was a problem in Israel’s worship of God. 'They were crying out to God, challenging God, that He was not hearing them. God reSponded by letting them know that they were wor- shipping as if it was genuine, 'when the outside did not match the inside! Their fasting became like a holiday, just a routine thing. God let them know what true and proper worship had to do' with relationship and humility. In verses 5-7, He told them they needed to be moved to action to help the poor and oppressed, Proverbs 1:8-9. They were to share bread with others; “meet a need to plant the seed”, I John 3: 17-18. They needed to clothe the naked; get outside themselves, be heart based, Matthew 25:31-46, Micah 626-8, John 13:35. Their worship was fake; they missed the point of the gospel. Worship begins with obedience and live a life of surrender to magnify Christ. There is an “if” in verse 13, followed by a “then” in verse 14. Turn your worship back to the Lord; He will guide, satisfy our need and strengthen our frame. The connection from verse 1 from the “house of Jacob” to verse 14, then I will feed you with the “heritage of Jacob your father”, Ephesians 3:20. God has a plan, more of Him, less of me. We must serve with obedience and love. Is our worship real or routine? Come visit us at 2415 E 104, one mile north of Perkins. Info: 54-1222 or Facebook Immanuel Baptist Perkins. Cimarron Valley Church of Perkins By Pastor Paul Dawson “Immediately there fell from [Saul’s] eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.” Acts 9: 18 A funnel has a wide end and a narrow end. Those two ends can represent how different people find their life’s purpose. Some enter life at the narrow end, knowing exactly what they want to be or do. Others enter at the wide end and narrow their focus and activity over time. People are different and progress through life in various ways. The apostle Paul took a mixed path. He was a tentmaker by trade, but that trade was only to support his true passion: understanding and teaching the laws of God. He was on a literal road—the road from Jerusalem to Damascus—in pursuit of that passion when God changed his focus and his life. Instead of living as a teacher of the law, he became a preacher of grace. And it was not an easy transition as it took several years before he became known as Paul the Apostle. My friend, don’t despair about your life’s focus or pur- pose. Walk faithfully in the light God has given you today, trusting that more light will be revealed as it is needed. Francis Schaeffer, an American evangelical theologian, Mehan church" V 8300 E 68th, seawater. Sunday owslnp 0:303 COUNTY BANK C PEBKIN philosopher, and Presbyterian pastor, said this, “Man, made in the image of God, has a purpose—to be in rela- tionship to God, who is there.” Having a relationship with God is the most rewarding kinship of all. Why not join with a body of true believers in Christ by attending a Church. You are welcome to visit with us at Cimarron Valley Church, 901 N. Sadler Road, every Sunday morning at 10:30. Mehan Union Church By Dorothy Arthur To find HOPE in this world of ours you may think impossible just remember anything is possible with God. Hope, Love, encouragement, fellowship in Jesus Christ — they’re all there in scripture in the Bible. Our message came from 1 Peter 2:4-10. We can be a Church of HOPE, a Christian of HOPE, a Community of HOPE, a Nation of HOPE, we just need to turn to God and put all of our Hope in Jesus, the foundation and cornerstone our HOPE. Praying always for the ill and the well, for believers and non believers, members who have returned to church and those who haven’t yet returned. Remember all ladies are welcome to attend the Tues- day morning Bible study. And young and old alike are welcome on Wednesday nights. Come and learn more about Jesus. Mehan Union Church, 8300 E. 68th, Stillwater, OK 74074, mehanunionchurch@gmail.com 405-743- 2097. “A church alive, is worth the drive!” Come and visit and you will find a church home. Seek His GPS (God’s Plan for Salvation) and never lose your way. AMEN St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church By Fr. Brian O’Brien We are, as of today, 76 days away from Christmas. I share that with you not to stress you out or to get you shopping but rather to think about that one person in your life who is hard to shop for. Maybe for their birthday or Valentines Day or your anniversary or Christmas but we all have that one person in our lives for whom it is difficult to shop. They have it all. They don’t make any wishes known. You go into the Christmas season not knowing what they want or what they need and What you buy for them is often your best guess at what they may want. King Solomon was a man who had it all. He was King of Israel. He had power and riches. Everyone looked up to him and respected him. But he was also humble and he knew that despite the worldly riches around him, he was missing something. So he prayed. It is Solomon that we hear in the first reading from the Book of Wisdom. Solomon had all the power and riches, but he was also humble. He knew that power and riches were not everything. He knew that money couldn’t buy happiness. And so in the Book of Wisdom, he asks for wisdom. Wisdom can be defined as the ability to see as God sees. To see, judge, b CHURCH, Page B5 i} (405) 547-2436 it MAIN BANK 202 S. MAIN, PERKINS CONVENIENCE BRANCH 417 E. HWY 33. PERKINS WWWPAYNECOUNTYBANK.COM I’RHI'IJ 'SER‘V’\Jti.>\I.I,OI7RI.0C .C URCHIiS I 820 N. Main 0 547-2414 Steve Kelley Myers See you in church Sunday BUILDERS supra Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:30 pm. Sat. 8-Noon Sadler Road 8: Hwy. 33-Perkins 547-5333