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Church News THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, December 27, 2012 - A5 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 Communion Experience in our Prayer Chapel• Then we prepare for our Sunday Morning 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: Sunday 9:00am Weekly Communion in the Prayer Chapel, Sunday 9:30am Worship in the Sanctuary, Sunday 10:30am Gathering in the Fellowship Hall, Sunday l l:00am Sunday School and Special Bible Study Classes, Sunday 6:00pm Gospel According to John - Bible Study - all are invited, Wednesday 6: 00pm Choir Gathering - come join us and sing for fun, Wednesday 6:00pm Youth and Children's time - come join us. This is the 1st Sunday of after Christmas and the last Sunday of 2012 at Eden Chapel. The Sermon Scripture comes from the New Testament Gospel of Luke 2:41-52 and the title; "Where did He go?" Phillip Yancey in his book "The Jesus I Never Knew" contrasts the humble visit of Jesus Christ to earth with the last visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the United States. When the Queen visited, report- ers delighted in spelling out the logistics involved: four thousand pounds of luggage which included two outfits for every occasion, even a mourning outfit in case someone died, forty pints of plasma (yes blood), and white kid-leather toilet seat covers (yes, really). She brought along her own hairdresser, two valets, and a host of other attendants. A brief visit of royalty to a foreign country can easily cost 20 mil- lion dollars! In meek contrast, God's visit to earth took place in an animal shelter with no attendants present and nowhere to lay the newborn king but a feed trough. When you really think about it, makes you wonder if our priorities have moved away from God and toward self. I pray that the New Year for each of us will be focused a little more on the proper royalty, the King of Kings, Prince of Peace and of course our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus• Please remember you are always welcome to come and experience a very unique way of learning more about God and church family. Again weekly Com- munion 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 corner 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! The Church of Christ in Perkins By Bob Penick On December 2nd we had an unusually large gathering for our evening service, and we were spellbound by a heart piercing report from Katie Tyler about her October mission trip to Honduras. She, along with her mom, dad and brother, joined a Christian group from the Central Church of Christ in Ada, Oklahoma where her parents attend, to spend a week with a church in Buen Samari- tano, Honduras and help improve the quality of life for downtrodden people in the region around Tegucigalpa. They built houses, provided lots of food, and attended to other needs for people who own nothing and live in unimaginable squalor. Katie lamented that she was totally unable to convey the magnitude of the problems those people experience constantly just to stay alive. She said you would have to be there and let it soak in to understand what it is like. When they went to "The Dump" outside of Teguci- galpa where people in the region come to dispose of every conceivable innocuous refuse of their society, they encountered legions of disconsolate people who live there without any other support than what they can glean from waste that no one else wants in their envi- ronment. The smell was so noxious and the vagrants so impregnated with all of the wastes of mankind that, at first, Katie could not bring herself to touch or come close to them, but she prayed about it, and before she left, she had taken them into her heart and was hugging them warmly and letting them know that she cared about them. We have not seen a more moving real needs presenta- tion in a long time, maybe ever. Katie plans to return next year, and she invited ... dared, any of us to go with her. Some seem to be thinking about it. Thanks Katie! We try to provide for some local needs, and not only at this time of year, and we hope to send some of our members on other short term mission efforts to share the love of our Lord. If you are a Christian, we invite you to join us. If not, please let us share how you can become a child of God. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church By Fr. Ken Harder For three Sundays, the Scripture readings have chal- lenged us to stay awake, that is, don't let your faith life slip into the background• We have heard, as people have for twenty centuries those words of John the Baptist to repent, to do what we alone can do; deliberately seek to deepen our relationship with God and, with the help of his grace, to find those hidden faults that prevent us from fully living out the fundamental command of love of God and neighbor. We heard John say that each of us, in our own ordinary way of life can show this life of conversion • See CHURCH, Page A6 Dec. 23, 1949 - A Day To Remember As I. watched on T.V., the football game between Notre Dame and Georgia brought back some good memories for me. Sixty-three years ago, almost to the day, I walked out on that same home field of the T.C.U. Horned Frogs and played for the high school state championship of Texas. When we saw the players already out there, we thought they must be players for T.C.U. because they were so big, and we wondered when they would get off the field so the other team from Austin could come out and warm up. As game time neared, it finally soaked in on us that those were the guys we would be playing against. Our little team from Wichita Falls had been dubbed "The Little Iron Men" because we tipped the scales at average of only 165 lbs. on the finel and much less than that in the backfield. The team from Austin outweighed us by an aver- age of 161bs. to the man in the fine, and at 164Ibs., I played the whole game in front of the biggest bloke on their team, Carney Huddleston, who came in just under 300 lbs. My right knee had been tom up by an illegal clip in our bi-district game. It would be operated on and put back together at about Christmas time, but for the rest of the season, I left school for an hour every day for therapy, and they drained the blood out of my knee cavity every week just before the gam so that it would bend a little. I could not straighten the leg or bend it much, but Coach Elmer Brown, who had served as trainer for the United States Olympic track team, taped my knee for each remaining game, and I startedl and played every game that year. For • . I the championship game, I had him tape it a second time to give me as much movement as possible, and I remember thinking that I wou[d play in that game if it killed me. Well Iwas young and extremely competitive back then. I played that whole game with Huddleston looming over me, but I don'$ remember him ever making a tackle. I couldn't move him, but I hit him with everything I had and held him so could mn by him. We won that game 14 to 13 and became state champs as the only undefeated team in the state. The next year, While Huddleston was playing for the University of Texas, I, as a 170 lbs. freshman with a full scholarship, was a member of the only undefeated football team that Abilene Christian College (now University) has eve[ had. I left A.C.C. after my freshman year, but that cor pleted my record of having played on 4 undefeated football teams, and I had been a starter on every one of those teams except that last one. I didn't play much on that A.C.C. team because Tiny Moore, 300 lbs. of solid muscle and a Little All American guard the year before, was still with us. And, that's a whole 'nother story. Phone: (405) 547-4064 P. O. Box 366 Perkins, OK 74059 Bank 246 S. Main, 547.2414 Steve & Kelley Myers See you in church Sunday Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:30 p.m. & Sat. 8-Noon . Sadle Road & Hwy. 33 Perkins