NO GOSPEL GUIDE NEXT WEEK
We do not publish the Gospel Guide the last week in December. Lists for those to serve the congregation on both December 21st and 28th may be found below. If your name is down for the 28th, you may wish to print this page as a reminder. Anytime you cannot serve, please call Al Pendleton at 273-4754.
There will be no classes on the Wednesday evenings of December 24th and 31st. According to our usual custom, we will have devotionals in the auditorium. No doubt there will be many visitors, and these are always joyful moments of worship and reunion.
WARMTH FROM THE HEART
The final Warmth from the Heart Coat giveaway for this season will occur on Saturday, January 10th from 10AM to 1PM. Some of you will be individually contacted to assist on that day. One last time we will need your help in acquiring knit caps, gloves and coats for children aged 6 to 16. Any additional needs will be announced in the coming weeks.
03 Angie Gober
03 Phil Jackson
03 Betty Emery
04 Charlie Dossey
06 Wendell LaViness
06 Vonda Merrill
07 Floyd Davis
08 Glendon Combs
10 Ruth Autrey
10 Jim Walling
11 Leona Edwards
11 Hanna Rae Todd
12 Mary Gettle
15 Courtney Baskin
17 Danice Bowers
18 Bertha Combs
18 Clydean Decker
20 Jearline Bates
20 Kristin Gober
20 Dorothy Strickland
23 Sean Parman
24 Bob Perry
25 Nadine Collins
25 Callie Lynnann Hudgins
26 Kevin Gober
27 Harold Carothers
27 Sandra Curtis
27 Carl Holt
27 Altha Smith
28 Lloyd Lofties
29 Laura Farris
29 Danielle Flores
30 Ruby Holt
02 Royce & Kathy Peerson-39th
03 Steve & Mary Phillips-23rd
11 Dennis & Frances Taylor-57th
19 Roe & Louise Honaker-69th ! ! !
23 Dwight & Nancy Harber-50th ! ! !
24 Ron & Evelyn Dunavan-40th ! ! !
We extend our best wishes to all those having birthdays and anniversaries in January. We especially wish to congratulate the Honakers on their 69th, the Harbers on their 50th, and the Dunavans on their 40th.
Lucille Bowershas been moved to Rose Manor, #52. Her telephone number remains the same.
Thanks for all the prayers and visits and prayers on my behalf during my recent illness.
In Christian love, Fay Crosby
Dear Christian Family,
Thank you all for the lovely cards and most of all your prayers while I was in the hospital. Thanks to Dwyane and Harvey & Carletta and Robert & Ann for the visits. Also want to thank all for the calls and concern while I was ill. Hope to be in services next Sunday,
Yours in Christ, Ellen Childers
Dear Central Family,
We are so thankful for all the acts of kindness shown for Chad and our family over the last month. Chad has a long recovery ahead of him and many more challenges to face in the coming months and years. Please continue to pray for him and our family so we can have the strength and patience needed. We don't know what we would do without God's help and your support. We love you all.
In Christian love, Dale, Denise, Adam, Austin, and Chad Beard.
Happy Holidays !!!
Alice Rice wishes to express her thanks to you for all your calls, cards, and concern during her recent illness.
THANK YOU TO YOUTH
Thanks for the lovely basket. I really enjoyed the goodies. Fay Crosby
To each one of our young people, we say thanks and we are very thankful for the holiday treats. We love you for being so nice. Roe & Louise Honaker
I wish to thank the young folk at Central for taking the time to think of others. It was so great that they took the time to prepare the basket and send it to me. It means so much to know the love and kindness that they show, and I love every one of them very much. In Christian love, Babe Doyle
Chad Beard returned home from Children's Hospital on Thursday of last week. At this time, all appears to be functioning as it should.
Paul Harris's father, Ray Davis, has been moved to Deaconess Hospital for physical therapy. He is in room 349, and his phone number is 604-8349.
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, Betty Bernard, Lucille Bowers, Letha Buford, Harold Carothers, James Childers, C.F. Drain, Leona Edwards, Ola Fitzwater, Mary Gaines, Elizabeth Garbe, Geneva Green, Dwight Harber, Phyllis Heald (Doris Whittern's daughter), Anna Jarvis, Vesta Johnson, Phil Lairson (Rosie Brightwell & Ellen Childers's nephew), Lloyd Lofties, Betty Martin, Ida McIntyre, Don Allen McNutt, Harvey Moore, Winnie Page, Monroe Pettyjohn, Ruth Pratt, Polly Reese, Horace & Leoh Roberts, Sarah Smith, Don Stevens, 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.
Thank you to Jim and Vivian Cross for opening their home to the teens last weekend. We had a wonderful time (though the teens really don't play dirty Santa very well). We appreciate members at Central who show an interest in our teens as so many of you do. Thank you.
Basketball season has started in the High School world. Matt and Andy Stephens are playing for Tecumseh again this year and are already contributing to their teams. I'm not sure where they got their basketball skills, it sure isn't from their dad!
Way to go Tim! On December 9, Tim Norton placed second in 100 backstroke and first in 400 freestyle relay. Then at the Triangular meet on December 11, Tim came in second on the individual 100 backstroke with his team winning the 200-meter medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.
This coming Saturday we (the teens) will meet at the church building at 10 a.m. to bake Rita cookies. We will go out for lunch then come back to the building to gather up our cookies and go caroling. This has always been a lot of fun, and I encourage all the teens to come and participate.
December 20 - Saturday - Baking cookies at building 10 a.m.
December 27 - Saturday - Ice skating in OKC
December 31 - Wednesday - New Years Party following worship
December 21, Singing class, 7 p.m.
December 24, Devotional; no classes
December 24 - January 1, Holidays; church office closed most of the time
December 31, Devotional; no classes
January 7, Ladies Class resumes, 10:30 a.m.; January luncheon follows class
January 10, Warmth From The Heart - Coat Giveaway, 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM