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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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Bulletin for Sunday 01/25/2004

BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST

Viola Yates was baptized into her Lord on Thursday afternoon. She had been baptized at an earlier age, but memories of that occasion have faded. She wanted to know in her own heart that she had done it for the right reason. We appreciate Viola's devotion and desire to be right with the Lord.


OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN

LECTURESHIP

There have been changes in the OC Lectureship schedule in response to brotherhood concerns. We encourage you to attend the Lectureship. Ladies Day will be on Monday. Speakers include Sherri Coale, head coach for the University of Oklahoma women's basketball program. You can learn more about Ladies Day by going to www.oc.edu/events/lectureship_04/ladies_day.aspx

For a full schedule of the rest of the Lectureship, go to www.oc.edu/events/lectureship_04/classes.aspx

For an open letter from the president about brotherhood concerns, go to www.oc.edu/events/lectureship_04/default.aspx

The annual elder-preacher dinner will be on Tuesday afternoon at 4:45. The main page site for OC is www.oc.edu/


WARMTH FROM THE HEART
SUMMARY

Ron Taffe reported Sunday that during the 2003/2004 Warmth from the Heart coat giveaways there were 67 family groups assisted with an average of 2.2 children in each family. There were 96 adults and 136 children. Those assisted ranged in age from three months to 92 years. The clothing given away included 232 coats, 40 wind breakers, jackets, sweaters, or vests, 175 pairs of gloves, 160 stocking caps, 20 adult blankets, and twelve baby blankets. There were 99 New Testaments given away and, for the children, 94 copies of "Would You Like to Know Jesus?." Nine people have expressed an interest in having someone study the Bible with them or to take a correspondence course. Several families were assisted with additional items such as food, furniture, and other material needs. Many expressed the need for prayers in their life to overcome grief, poverty, family separation due to incarceration of one or both of the parents, and addictions to drugs or alcohol. We will be following up on these, and you may be called on to assist at the appropriate time. From Central there have been over 50 families who have assisted in this ministry. ??? "secret angels" donated coats. Working together has brought our church family closer together. We are deeply indebted to Ron and Debbie Taffe for planning and executing this effort. They, in turn, express their gratitude for so many who made it all possible with their help in many different ways.


FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

01 Thelma Divine

02 Andy Stephens

02 Matt Stephens

02 Marlene Wadkins

03 Roe Honaker

04 Boyd Cheney

04 Lettie Kay Curtis

06 Steve Kelly

06 Carolyn Mastick

06 Rebecca Pickard

07 Pauline Adams

07 Cathy Pettyjohn

11 Larry Bowers

11 Zachary Qualls

12 Ellen Childers

12 Timothy Hudgins

12 Shala Phillips

14 Dennis Taylor

19 Lynn Harmon

20 Dwight Harber

23 Austin Beard

23 Bob Seikel

25 Dorothy Norton

27 Lisa Carter


FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES

06 E.C. (Dennie) & Inez McNutt-1st

09 Larry & Danice Bowers-31st

15 Jim & Janet Walling-47th

We extend our best wishes and congratulations to those who are celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries in February.


THANK YOU

We have received a note of thanks for the holiday treats from Letha Buford


PRAYER CONCERNS

It was reported Wednesday night that Betty Martin is at Unity North in Room 215.
Louise Honaker is scheduled to have outpatient gall bladder surgery on Monday at Unity North.
L.B. Hall is now in Shawnee Colonial Estates, room 64 for therapy.
Clydean Decker had a biopsy last week and is hoping to get favorable results early this week.
Harvey Moore is scheduled to meet with physicians at M.D. Anderson in Houston on Wednesday of this week.
It was good seeing Harold Carothers in our worship service Sunday for the first time since the loss of his mother.
There were several able to be here that had been recuperating at home with illness.


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, 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, Ruth Nevills, Winnie Page, Monroe Pettyjohn, Ruth Pratt, Polly Reese, Horace & Leoh Roberts, Sarah Smith, Don Stevens, Chub & Dorothy Strickland, Charles Thomas, 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


January 25 - 28, 55th Oklahoma Christian University Bible Lectureship, "The Kingdom of Inclusion;" see bulletin board

February 4, Ladies class meets at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon follows

February 15, New song class, 7 p.m.


Youth News
Bob Stephens

Our teens are starting to get busy. Leadership Training for Christ is just a couple of months away! We have 24 kids involved this year, that's 2 more than last year. Please encourage them to be where they need to be and do what they need to do as we prepare for April. Also, if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. There is still a couple of weeks before the REAL and final Deadline, so let me know if your interested.

Congratulations to Zach Qualls who was crowned Band King at the Christmas Band Concert in December. Zach is a senior in the youth group and we all love and appreciate him. Way to go Zach!

Burnt Cabin is June 13 - 19 this year. It has already been posted in the bulletin but it never hurts to have a reminder.


A Thought…

Some folks grow older with birthday, it's true,

But others grow nicer as years widen their view,

And a heart that is young lends an aura of grace,

That rivals in beauty a young, pretty face.

For no one would notice a few little wrinkles,

When a kind, loving heart fills the eyes full of twinkles,

So don't count your years by the birthdays you've had,

But by things you have done to make other folks glad!

Via Richmond, VA


We don't change God's message -- His message changes us! ;^{)


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 118
Worship Service 176
Sunday Evening 119
Wednesday Evening 114
Contribution $3,428.24

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, January 25, 2004

Announcements:Burl Vanlandingham
Opening Prayer:Tim McGalliard
Song Director:Steve Kelly
Scripture:Wade Baskin
Closing Prayer:Chuck Carter

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Al Pendleton Ron Dunavan
Sandon Hilditch Brian Nipper

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Gerald Smith Andy Stephens

USHERS

Paul Harris Herman Guin

GREETERS

Foyer:Paul & Paula Harris
Elevator:Herman & Ruth Guin

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Buddy Truesdell

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:George Mastick
Song Director:Steve Kelly
Scripture:Nathan Kelly
Closing Prayer:Nathan Kelly

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Tim Norton Bob Perry

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Steve Kelly
Scripture:Ryan Parman

VAN DRIVER

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


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