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First Christian Church

First Christian Church, 221 South Seminole Avenue, Okmulgee.  Sunday School 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:40 a.m.

Sunday May 21, the First reading is from Acts 8:5-17. Peter is preaching and performing miracles in Samaria. Among the many who believed was Simon the Sorcerer.  When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to check out these reports.

The Second Reading is from 1 Peter 3:3-18 where Peter is telling the women that their beauty came from within, rather than from jewelry and fine clothing.  He also cautions husband to treat their wives with respect.

The Third reading is from John 11:15-21. Pastor Charlie’s sermon is titled “Orphans.” Jesus is teaching that He will leave and they will receive the Holy Spirit.  He promised not to leave them as orphans and that He will return one day.

 Plan to be with us and enjoy a morning of praise and worship to our God. 


Union Baptist Church

Union Baptist Church-Grayson Annual Mission Day Program is May 28, at  3 p.m.

Rev. Jerell Ivey and the Mission Department of Union Baptist Church, Grayson invite everyone to come and celebrate Jesus with them in their  4th annual Day Program. Special guest will be the St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church family, Okmulgee. Rev. Rice, Pastor of St. Matthew's will be bringing the message and his choir will render the music. The theme is “Christ, the Master Fashion Designer” Colossians 3:12-14. 

“You will not want to miss this occasion to give God the praise and to hear if we are properly dressed as children of God OR are we just dressed,” Rev. Ivy said.

 Dinner will be served from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.  promptly. Sharon Anderson, Mission President, Rev. Jerell Ivey, Pastor.


Apostolic Life Church

1512 E. 13th in Okmulgee

Evangelist Ronnie Cupstid will be joining the congregation this Sunday at 10 a.m. Come and join us for this special service.  He will also be preaching at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For transportation, call 918-752-9153.

 John 15:4-5: “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.  I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”

Living without Christ only produces heartache and disappointment. Don’t just know about him,  but abide in him. Come join us this Sunday at 10 a.m. Apostolic Life Church. Sunday School for all ages. Transportation available. 918-756-0313.


Iglesia Vida Apostólica

1512 E. 13 en Okmulgee

 Juan 15:4-5: “Permanezcan en mí y yo permanecere en ustedes. Asi como ninguna rama puede dar fruto por si misma, sino que tiene que permanecer en la vid, asi tampoco ustedes pueden dar fruto si no permanecen en mi. Yo soy la vid y ustedes son las ramas. El que permanece en mi, como yo en el, dara mucho fruoto; pero, separados de mi no pueden ustedes hacer nada.”

Viviendeno su vida sin nuerstro dios Jesus solamente produce dolor y decepción. No solamente sepas de la persona de Jesus, pero permanezca en el. Vel y afiliarse con nosotros este domingo a las 10 de la manana.  Iglesia Vida Apostólica. Escuela dominical para todas las edades. Transporte disponible. Ingles 918-756-0313. Espanol 918-304-9796.


New Life Apostolic Church Revival

New Life Apostolic Church will be in revival on Thursday and Friday nights, June 1-2.

Both Thursday and Friday night services will begin at 7 p.m.  The church is located at 201 E. 5th Street, Suite D, Okmulgee, OK.  Pastor Anna Lewis will be the speaker each night.  

Come and hear the Word of God through this dynamic, anointed woman of God as she preaches and teaches the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Everyone is welcome.


Unity Meeting at  Unity of Faith Church

A Unity Meeting will be held June 4, at  3 p.m. at Unity of Faith Church, 512 N. Frisco, Henryetta. Food will be provided. The church’s anniversary will also be celebrated. The public is invited to attend this event.

Ephesians 4:13 (KJV) -  “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” 

If you need transportation, call 918-752-7028 or Pastor Mike at  405-435-9906.


First United Methodist Church – Okmulgee

8th & Seminole Streets

The First United Methodist Church invites you to join us this Sunday.  Traditional worship service begins at 9 a.m.  Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 10 a.m.   Children’s Church (ages 3-12) meets at 11 a.m. (except the first Sunday of the month).  Praise and Worship Service begins at 11 a.m. in the Rowe Family Life Center.

Rev. Roland Youngberg’s Sunday Sermon: “The Promise of the Holy Spirit”

Opportunities of the Week

Sunday, May 21

 5:-7:30 p.m. UMYF-Jr. & Sr. High

Wednesday, May 24

No 5/4 Praise; No Choir Practice


Trinity Lutheran Church

This Sunday May 21, is the SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

The readings for this Sunday are from Acts 17:16–31, 1 Peter 3:13–22, and John 14:15–21

The Lord Jesus Comforts Us with the Preaching of His Resurrection

“The God who … gives to all mankind life and breath and everything” (Acts 17:24–25) wants all people to seek Him that they might “feel their way toward him and find him” (Acts 17:27). But in our sinful ignorance, we humans turn instead to idols “formed by the art and imagination of man” (Acts 17:29). Therefore, God appointed the Man of Righteousness, Jesus Christ, and “has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead” (Acts 17:31). Because He lives, we also live (John 14:19) in His forgiveness, and thus we love Him and keep His commandments (John 14:15). While the risen Lord prepares us for His ascension, He will not leave us “as orphans” (John 14:18), but He gives “another Helper,” the Holy Spirit, to be with us forever (John 14:16) through the preaching of “Jesus and the resurrection” (Acts 17:18). Because He “suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous” (1 Peter 3:18), we “honor Christ the Lord as holy” and are always “prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks” for the reason for our hope (1 Peter 3:15). Our Baptism “now saves” us “as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 3:21).

Our servants this week are:

Elder:   Jeff Schmeder

Lector: Jerry Remington

Greeter(s): Jan & Fran Colombin

Activities this week include:

Sunday: Senior Recognition Sunday and Birthday Potluck 12:30 pm

Monday: Catechesis 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday:  Table Talk – Glenpool

Thursday:  Ascension Service 7 p.m.

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Our Pastor, Rev, Dr.  Christian C. Tiews,  and Trinity Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod cordially invite you to worship with us on Sundays.  Our church is located at 1314 E. 6th in Okmulgee.  Our office phone number is 918-756-6046 and the office hours are 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1-5 p.m. on Friday. 


Cornerstone Foursquare 

Drama in the Community -  Do you love drama? Not every day crazy drama that is filled with lots of emotion, but acting and role play. You know like the telling of a story, or a dramatic interp of something previously written, or a spontaneous expression to share one’s story. If so, this week in the Okmulgee Community there will opportunities for you to share in the drama, according to Mr. A.J. Ash, CSM Youth Minister at Cornerstone. He explains saying, “Starting this Sunday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. our guests during Friend Day will be Ron and Jennifer Carlson of Living Logos. They will perform dramatic interpretations from the Bible that will surely appeal to all ages. The Carlsons have a colorful past as Jennifer and Ron have been touring the United States. Ron previously has been an audio engineer, radio announcer, studied  Telecommunication at ORU, and together they pastored a church in Rawlins Wyomia.  The public is welcome to attend this gathering.  Along with the Drama there will be a shared meal following the service as people are encouraged to bring sides and entrees to share as we connect around tables of free discussion and friendship.”

Mr. Ash went on to describe that this was only the beginning of a week of drama and that youth would really love the middle of the week too.  The New Life Drama Company (NLDC) will be arriving in Okmulgee on Monday and will perform at different locations in the city.  The schedule looks like this for performing locations and times: Lokal Coffee Café 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday May 23. Downtown Pocket Park (Jim Newport Park) across from Kirby’s diner on Tuesday, May 23 and Thursday May 25 both days will be at 1 p.m. Plus, the full version of their acting will be a special Wednesday Night service hosted at Cornerstone Foursquare starting at 6:30 p.m. Children and Youth are encouraged to attend this special event. Cornerstone is located at 617 N. Oklahoma Ave. Refreshments will be served after the service.

Mr. Ash concluded saying, “If you have not been wowed in a while, come and here the brilliant sights and sounds from the stage that will fill your mouth with laughter and fill your heart with joy. I look forward to seeing you soon.”

 Programming for Children is available during all services along with welcoming smiles.  Cornerstone is a Destination of Hope and a safe place to bring your hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

Weekly meetings: Sunday 10:30 a.m. MidWeek 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. CSM Youth Sunday 5:30 p.m.  CR Friday Nites 6 p.m. meal and  7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Rally. Located at 617 N. Oklahoma Ave. 918-756-4787.  #cf #CR #InsideOut #RecoveryStarsHere #CornerstoneFoursquare #DestinationHope #FOROKMULGEE


Crosstown Church 

Voted "Friendliest  Church" in Okmulgee by the readers of the Okmulgee Times.  We are located at 6th and Kern in Okmulgee. THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU AT CROSSTOWN.  Pastors Wesley and Susie Berry and the congregation of Crosstown Church invite you to experience the TRUTH of God's Word. 

View our pod casts and live streaming at  LIKE  US ON FACEBOOK. The facebook page is: 

You may want to view our Sunday Service by CD or DVD. Contact us on-line or order from our media counter at church. 

SUNDAY Services: 10:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. Life Enrichment Classes  10 a.m. Senior's Sunday School  10:45 a.m. Dynamic Praise and Worship ushers in the presence of the Lord which then follows the anointed Word of God presented by the Holy Ghost and our Pastor Wesley Berry.  Children's Church: 3-5 y/o and 6-12 after Praise & Worship.

WEDNESDAY Service: 7 p.m. Prayer Focus from 6-7 p.m.  After Praise & Worship: 

KOTM-(Kids in Motion) for ages 3-5 and 6-12

L.E.D. Youth/Teens begins at 7 p.m.  

For more information, please call the church office at 918-756-2442 from 9-12 noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


Free Program on Coming Cataclysmic  Events

There is going to be an all-day meeting at the Okmulgee Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 20,  at 10 a.m.  A multimedia presentation and live discussion will describe current events, and prophetic events which are taking place even now.  The program will be illustrating how these current events are fitting into end time Bible prophecy.  The purpose of this meeting is to get you prepared for what is coming.  It is not about bearing “bad news,” but rather getting ready for the most exciting times of our lives.  

  This meeting is not to promote any particular theological or denominational viewpoint. Free admission, free refreshments, free books, free DVDs. Call 918-804-6626 for reservations.  Sponsored by David Film.


First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church is located at 401 S Seminole in Okmulgee. All are welcome at 11 a.m. each Sunday morning to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Child care is provided. You are also invited to attend Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m.

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The New Testament reading for Sunday, May 21st is Hebrews 10:19-31.  The writer of Hebrews is encouraging the church to persevere, holding to our hope and faithful promise to encourage each other. Christian perseverance is a community endeavor and we must love and encourage each other. Reverend Dr. Jeff Francis’ message titled “My Will!” is from John 21:20-25.  Jesus had just questioned Peter about his love for Him, and how Peter would die. Peter sees John following them and asks Jesus “What about him?” Jesus responds that what happens to others is not important. John bears witness about these things, and we know that his testimony is true.

This is Food Pantry Sunday.  The pantry needs are: peanut butter, syrup, chicken Ramen noodles, canned meat, canned vegetables, toothbrushes, powdered milk, and quart size Ziploc bags.  We hope to see you Sunday! Come and hear “the rest of the story”.
















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