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10th & Bell
Shawnee, Oklahoma
405)273-3065

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Bulletin for Sunday 09/07/2003

SYMPATHY

1927 GEORGIA PASSONS 2003

We extend our loving sympathy to Diane Moore and to all the family of Georgia Passons. Georgia departed this life on Tuesday of last week after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted by Dwyane Dennis at Gaskill Funeral Home Chapel the following Thursday. Georgia was a devoted Christian and loved by many for her kind and gentle manner. The loss of both D.O. and Georgia in so short a time is a great loss for Central.

We also express our sympathy to Louise Honaker in the loss of her second cousin, Glen Smith. Funeral services were conducted at the Little Church of Christ on Tuesday.


APPRECIATION
I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the elders for their kind and thoughtful suggestion that I stay with Marcia this past Sunday during the time following her surgery. I also wish to offer my gratitude to Bob Seikel for teaching my class, to Chuck Carter for preaching in my place Sunday morning, and to Bob Perry for preaching Sunday evening. Any number of you have told me what fine lessons they all presented. That, of course, is no surprise to me. ==WDD

THANK YOU
Dearest members of the church,
We can't thank you enough for all your kindness and thoughtfulness during our sadness and loss of our mother Opal Neal. She loved the church at Tenth and Bell and all the saints who worship there. The meal for our family was so appreciated! God bless and keep you.
Thanks again. Love, The Family of Opal Neal

The family of Opal C. Neal wishes to express sincerest gratitude for all of the thoughts, prayers, and gestures of kindness brought forth by your congregation. To the ladies and gentlemen who so beautifully delivered songs of praise at her service - we thank you. Your voices were exceptional, and we knew you were truly singing from the heart. Opal was smiling in heaven. Also to the kind ladies who prepared the nice luncheon following the service - it was delicious, and your generosity is truly appreciated. Opal loved this church, and now we've had a shining example of what she loved so much. God bless you. Roger, Beth & Jeremy Little; Bart, Jennifer, Bo & Jacob Barfield; Mike, Nancy, Rudy & Josiah Miller


CONGRATULATIONS
We extend our best wishes to Herman and Ruth Guin on becoming great grandparents again. Nikkolos Paul Guin was born August 25 in Oklahoma City weighing seven pounds, six ounces, and was 20 inches long (much longer than the usual Guin, WDD) The parents are John and Lashonda Guin, and the grandfather is Steve Guin.

AN ITEM OF HISTORIAL INTEREST
Judy Hartley was recently going through her grandmother's things and found the program that was printed for the opening service of our building in January of 1942. This is an important document because it fills us in on some points of our history for which details were not fully remembered in recent years. Copies have been made and placed on the table in the foyer. You will find it interesting reading. We express our gratitude to Judy Hartley, daughter of Faye Lowry, for sharing this valuable document with us. It will be framed and kept for posterity.

ADDRESS CHANGE
Lloyd Lofties has moved from apt. 1 to apt. 6 at the Golden Rule Assisted Living Center. Please note this change in your directory.

OUR GOSPEL MEETING
Be keeping the dates of September 14 17 in your mind as a time of special opportunity. Brother Ted Kell will be with us at that time. The theme of the meeting and sermon topics for all services may be found in "Looking Ahead." Keep in mind that all teen and adult classes will be meeting together on the 14th, and there will also be a potluck dinner for the entire congregation following the Sunday morning service that day.

PRAYER CONCERNS

Marcia Dennis had a major five-hour back surgery on Friday of last week at Integris Southwest Medical Center. She returned home on Monday to be in a more infection free environment as quickly as possible.
Betty (B.J.) Holman, sister of Mazella Patterson, experienced a massive stroke at their home on Saturday of last week. When the Gospel Guide was prepared, Betty was in ICU at Mercy Health Center. Your prayers are requested and appreciated.
Leona Edwards is back at Rose Manor after spending two weeks at the hospital in Cushing.
James Reeves is doing well after knee surgery on Monday of last week and was able to return to services on Sunday.
C.F. Drain's surgery to remove blockage from a carotid artery has been changed to Thursday of this week at Unity North.
Vivian Cross will have exploratory surgery on Friday of this week at Integris Baptist Medical Center.


CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS
OF CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS
Gertrude Andes, Jack Aylor, Harry Barlow, (son-in-law of Inez McNutt), Gwen Barrett, Louise Barrett (Kathy Peerson's mother), Jearline Bates, Chad Beard, Lucille Bowers, Louise & Harold Carothers, James Childers, C.F. Drain, Leona Edwards, Ola Fitzwater, Mary Gaines, Elizabeth Garbe, David Curtis Green, Geneva Green, Phyllis Heald (Doris Whittern's daughter), Anna Jarvis, Vesta Johnson, Phil Lairson (Rosie Brightwell & Ellen Childers's nephew), Lloyd Lofties, Betty Martin, Lloyd McBroom, Estella McGalliard, Ida McIntyre, Don Allen McNutt, Harvey Moore, April Nowlin (Dennis's granddaughter), Winnie Page, Monroe Pettyjohn, Ruth Pratt, Sarah Smith, David Sperry, Chub & Dorothy Strickland, Charles Thomas, E.D.Turner, Floy Turner, Alvie Vanlandingham, Dean Wall, Argil Wiggins, Alice Williamson, Emma Wilson, Carl Worley, Viola Yates, Verna Nell Young, and Tollie Zitterkopf. All these members and friends have continuing health concerns or other special circumstances. They appreciate your remembrance of them in prayer.

LOOKING AHEAD

September 5 - 7, 9th Annual Central Oklahoma Lectureship, McLoud, "Islam vs Christianity", speakers include Chuck Carter; see foyer bulletin board.

September 14 - 17, Central gospel meeting, Ted Kell of Brownwood, Texas, 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. (Sunday services at regular times - All teen & adult classes meet in auditorium)

Sunday Theme: "CHRIST'S GLORY IN HIS CHURCH"

September 14, "Remembering Christ's Glory", 9:30 a.m.

September 14, "Safe On The Rock," 10:30 a.m.

September 14, Congregational potluck dinner, 11:30 a.m.

September 14, "Christ's Church - Who Are We?," 6 p.m.

Weekday Theme: "TRANSFORMED INTO CHRIST'S IMAGE"

September 15, "Changing the Leper's Spots," 10 a.m.

September 15, "Service That Glorifies Christ," 7 p.m.

September 16, "God's New Creation In Christ," 10 a.m.

September 16, "United In Christ Unto God's Glory," 6 p.m.

September 17, "Growing Up In Christ Jesus," 10 a.m.

September 17, Ladies Bible Class resumes, 10 a.m. at morning service of gospel meeting with Ted Kell.

September 17, "Glory At Jesus' Coming," 7 p.m.

October 1, Ladies Class meets at 10:30 a.m., first luncheon


Don't try to give God orders.....just report for duty!


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 116
Worship Service 169
Sunday Evening 117
Wednesday Evening 116
Contribution $3,769.02

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, September 7, 2003

Announcements: Jim Cross
Opening Prayer: George Mastick
Song Director: Burl Vanlandingham
Scripture: Kenton McGalliard
Closing Prayer: Steve Kelly

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTH SOUTH
Brian Nipper Frank Romberg
Robert Perry Sandon Hilditch

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Howard Vanlandingham Thomas Farris

USHERS

Paul Harris Glendon Combs

GREETERS

Foyer: Paul & Paula Harris
Elevator: Glendon & Juanita Combs

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Buddy Truesdell

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer: Bernard Sharp
Song Director: Burl Vanlandingham
Scripture: Zack Qualls
Closing Prayer: Gerald Smith

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTH SOUTH
Nathan Kelly Jim Pettyjohn

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader: Burl Vanlandingham
Scripture: Tim Norton

VAN DRIVER

Howard Vanlandingham
If unable to serve this week, notify Al Pendleton - 273-4754


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