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

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Bulletin for Sunday 11/23/2003

CHEMNITZ REPORT

The most recent Chemnitz report which arrived recently is much too long to be printed in the Gospel Guide. You can find a complete copy on the bulletin board, and we will be happy to make you a copy of your own if you request it. Recent campaigns have gone well. Much of their time has been spent in the States due to the illness and death of Larry's father, Don Sullivan. Larry was in the process of conducting a gospel meeting in Augsburg when he wrote this report. A Christian by the name of Joel Muller has moved to Chemnitz to help with the work there for at least a year. He will be supporting himself by teaching English.
Work on the church building is on hold for now. They were able to finish (90%) the restrooms before their recent campaign. There is still much to do, but funds are not available. The cost of the building project and the weak dollar have had an effect on their being able to finish the project. If you have an interest in helping them, you may contact them at their overseeing congregation, Cuba Ave. Church of Christ, P.O. Box 117, Alamogordo, NM 88310. All contributions are needed and appreciated.
Their daughter, Kendra, has recently graduated from high school and will be enrolling at Oklahoma Christian University in January.



"BIG 80"

You are cordially invited
by the family of
Mazella Patterson
to help celebrate her birthday
Sunday, November 23, 2003
2 until 4 p.m.
in the fellowship hall
Central Church of Christ
10th & Bell
Shawnee, Oklahoma
No gifts, only your presence requested to make her day special.



CONGRATULATIONS

We extend our best wishes to Geoff and Carolyn Root on the birth of a new granddaughter, Natalia Grace Mesones on Saturday morning of last week in Alexandria, VA. She weighed eight pounds, five ounces, and was 20 inches long. Jorge and Amanda Mesones are the parents, and all are doing well.



CHRISTMAS LIGHT TOUR

A trip to view the Christmas lights is scheduled for the evening of December 4 for those who would like to go, especially our senior citizens. We will leave here in time to eat at Jake's Rib in Chickasha and then tour the light festival in Shannon Springs Park. A sign up sheet is on the table in the foyer if you would like to go. This sheet also includes information on the prices of the meal. The exact time of leaving will be announced later. If you have questions, see Buddy Truesdell or Chuck Carter.


BIRTHDAYS IN DECEMBER

03 Elva Gill

03 Robert Perry

04 Carol Mahnke

04 Emma White

05 Skyler Norwood

05 Lillie Smith

06 Harold Decker

06 Grace Lofties

08 Norma Cowden

08 Smiley Irelan

11 Rosie Brightwell

11 Evelyn Dunavan

12 Zach Phillips

13 Tollie Zitterkopf

15 June Sharp

16 Bryan Hudgins

16 Anita Jacques

16 Amy Kelly

17 Dean Wall

19 Agnes Norwood

19 Janet Walling

21 Scott Perry

25 Rachel O'Neal

26 Royce Peerson

27 Fred Bowers

28 Adam Beard

29 Don Stevens

30 Cody Parman

30 E.D. Turner

31 Fred Phillips


DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

01 Al & Ginger Pendleton - 55th

04 Howard & Talhia Vanlandingham - 27th

17 Ray & Nancy Simmons - 2nd

20 Bob & Janet Stephens - 21st

24 Timothy & Jennifer Hudgins - 4th

30 Robert & Ann Perry - 48th


We extend our best wishes to those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in December. We especially congratulate Elva Gill and Fred Bowers who are both observing their 91st birthday and Al and Ginger Pendleton who will be celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary. .


DIRECTORY CHANGES

C.F. Drain's new phone number is 607- 2859.
Lil Sullivan's correct zip code is 73003.
The Dale Beard Family has moved to 302 N. Union, Shawnee, OK 74801. Their phone number remains the same.
Floy Turner has changed rooms at Sunset Estates in Tecumseh. She is now in room 49, and her phone number is 598-1458. She would appreciate your calls.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Chad Beard had major surgery on Tuesday of this week. He is in Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Millie Riley spent some time at Unity North last week and is now home.
Fredith Hanifan had a recent biopsy and received a good report.
Kathryn Shields had outpatient surgery on her wrist on Monday.
David Sperry's condition continues to decline.
Betty Bernard would appreciate your visits.


LOOKING AHEAD

November 21,22, Parenting Seminar, "This Child Must Have...," by Central in Chandler, in the Chandler Agri-Civic Center, Leon Dennis, Westside, Norman, RSVP; see bulletin board
November 22, Harvey & Carletta Moore's 50 Wedding Anniversary celebration, 2 to 4 p.m., Atrium Room, Gordon Cooper Technology Center; enter south side off 45th St., no gifts, written memories for scrapbook appreciated
November 22, Ladies Day, Northridge, Sharla Marcum, Quito, Equador; see bulletin board
November 23, Mazella Patterson's 80TH birthday celebration, fellowship room, 2 - 4 p.m.
November 29, Elizabeth Garbe's 100TH birthday celebration, 2 - 4 p.m., Rose Manor, come & go
November 27,28, Thanksgiving; church office closed
December 3, Ladies class meets at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon to follow
December 4, Christmas Light tour at Chickasha, meal at Jake's Rib, sign up sheet in foyer
December 21, Singing class, 7 p.m.
December 24 - January 1, Holidays; church office closed most of the time
January 25 - 28, 55th Oklahoma Christian University Lectureship, "The Kingdom of Inclusion"


Youth News
Bob Stephens

Teens, if you haven't signed up for LTC yet it's not too late! Parents, encourage your kids to get signed up. The sign up sheets will be in the youth house until next Sunday.

Teens, we have an opportunity to serve! This Saturday morning we will be cutting up and removing tree limbs from Millie Riley's backyard. Be at the building at 9:00 a.m. We will be done by noon, in time for lunch out. So bring some gloves, a strong back and a little cash and we'll have FUN serving God by serving others!

We have good news and bad news. The good news is Shawnee is still in the hunt for football fame. The bad news is they're playing next Saturday evening in Noble. Since we have several teens in the band and need to be there to support their school, we will not have our hayride scheduled next Saturday. However, we will take the van to Noble to cheer on the wolves. We'll leave the building at 6:00 p.m. and return after the game.

November 23, Sunday - Girls baking day @ the Cheney's

November 25, Tuesday at the House/Deliver & movies.


Never give the devil a ride -- he will always want to drive! ;^{)


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 135
Worship Service 235
Sunday Evening 132
Wednesday Evening 113
Contribution $3,351.48

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Announcements:Floyd Davis
Opening Prayer:George Mastick
Song Director:Chuck Carter
Scripture:Nathan Kelly
Closing Prayer:James Reeves

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Jim Pettyjohn Steve Kelly
Tracy Gettle Brian Nipper

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Nathan KellyThomas Farris

USHERS

Gene NortonRon Taffe

GREETERS

Foyer:Gene & Dorothy Norton
Elevator:Ron & Debbie Taffe

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Royce Peerson

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Roger Farris
Song Director:Chuck Carter
Scripture:Ryan Parman
Closing Prayer:Bob Perry

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Bob StephensBill Lawerance

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Paul Harris
Scripture:Sean Parman

VAN DRIVER

Roger Farris
If unable to serve this week, notify Al Pendleton - 273-4754


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