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Bulletin for Sunday 02/29/2004

LOVING RELATIONSHIPS

I've heard of shotgun weddings before, but this is going too far. The beautiful bride and the glowing groom had recited their vows, pledged their devotion and affirmed their faithfulness to each other. The intimate ceremony had proceeded in the presence of about 30 friends and relatives in a picture-perfect setting on a quaint front porch in Tampa, Florida.

The wedding went well. The reception went wild. The newly married couple evidently got into their first fight as husband and wife. The groom got a plate of macaroni salad thrown in his face. The bride got a bullet in her stomach.

Friends said they still weren't sure what happened. One lady who lives across the street, expressed her surprise this way: "It looked like everything was going real good. Their wedding cake was gorgeous. . . "

Okay, let's stop and survey the situation. Pretty cake for the reception. Pretty bad start for the relationship. She got a slug instead of a hug. He is more than a mate, he's an inmate. They both missed the honeymoon she went to the hospital, he went to jail.

What's the point? Simply this: You can't judge a couple by the cake. After every wedding comes the marriage. And there's more than one way to be shot down by a spouse.

The word and will of our God rings loud and clear: "Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain" (Psalm127:1). The Master is the only One who can turn a marital mess into a masterpiece. The best duet is always trio. Make the Lord of life the Lord of your loving relationships.

Dennis Lynn, Chapel Chats Cascade College Portland, Oregon


SYMPATHY

We extend our sympathy to the family of Autis Lee (Griner) Cable. She departed this life in Tennessee on February 14, and graveside funeral services were conducted at Tecumseh Cemetery on Saturday. She was the daughter of the late Janie Griner and the sister of Dave Griner.

Love and sympathy is also extended to Arthur and Noma Epperson in the loss of Arthur's father, Arthur B. Epperson, Sr., who passed away last Sunday, February 22. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Walker Funeral Chapel


MARCH
DAILY BIBLE READINGS

DAILY OLD
TESTAMENT READING
DAILY NEW
TESTAMENT READING
1 Num. 23,24,25 1 Mark 7:14-37
2 Num. 26,27 2 Mark 8:1-21
3 Num. 28,29,30 3 Mark 8:22-38
4 Num. 31,32,33 4 Mark 9:1-29
5 Num. 34,35,36 5 Mark 9:30-50
6 Deut. 1,2 6 Mark 10:1-31
7 Deut. 3,4 7 Mark 10:32-52
8 Deut. 5,6,7 8 Mark 11:1-18
9 Deut. 8,9,10 9 Mark 11:19-33
10 Deut. 11,12,13 10 Mark 12:1-27
11 Deut. 14,15,16 11 Mark 12:28-44
12 Deut. 17,18,19 12 Mark 13:1-20
13 Deut. 20,21,22 13 Mark 13:21-37
14 Deut. 23,24,25 14 Mark 14:1-26
15 Deut. 26,27 15 Mark 14:27-53
16 Deut. 28,29 16 Mark 14:54-72
17 Deut. 30,31 17 Mark 15:1-25
18 Deut. 32,33,34 18 Mark 15:26-47
19 Joshua 1,2,3 19 Mark 16
20 Joshua 4,5,6 20 Luke 1:1-20
21 Joshua 7,8,9 21 Luke 1:21-38
22 Joshua 10,11,12 22 Luke 1:39-56
23 Joshua 13,14,15 23 Luke 1:57-80
24 Joshua 16,17,18 24 Luke 2:1-24
25 Joshua 19,20,21 25 Luke 2:25-52
26 Joshua 22, 23,24 26 Luke 3
27 Judges 1,2,3 27 Luke 4:1-30
28 Judges 4,5,6 28 Luke 4:31-44
29 Judges 7,8 29 Luke 5:1-16
30 Judges 9,10 30 Luke 5:17-39
31 Judges 11,12 31 Luke 6:1-26

PRAYER CONCERNS

Virgil Beasley had hip replacement surgery at Unity North on Monday. Everything went well. He is in room 219.

Doris Whittern's daughter, Phyllis Heald, has been in Unity North for several weeks with a broken hip and infection. She is in room 218.

Gwen Barrett's daughter, Pat Neer, experienced a heart attack last Wednesday. She had angioplasty in Oklahoma City and returned home on Thursday.

Lil Sullivan's sister, Helen Morgan of Searcy, Arkansas was medi-flighted to Memphis on Friday for surgery after a brain aneurysm.


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, Doris Whittern, Argil Wiggins, 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.


Youth News

Bob Stephens

Sunday the youth group had an opportunity to see some real athletes. We went to the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond to watch Chad Beard and his team take on the Oklahoma City Blazers in wheelchair basketball. As you know, the Blazers are hockey players, and athletes. But these were not the athletes I was impressed with most. Chad and his teammates were the real athletes on the floor Sunday. These guys are tough; they don't let a wheelchair slow them down a bit. Chad was in the starting line-up and was instrumental in helping his team jump to an early lead that they never relinquished. Way to go Chad, we're proud of you!


COMING EVENTS:

March 5 & 6, Friday & Saturday, Spring Visit at OC for Juniors and Seniors

March 6, Saturday, Youth Forum and Spring Sing

 


LOOKING AHEAD

March 3, Ladies class meets at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon follows

March 6, OC Youth Forum and Spring Sing

March 8, Deadline to RSVP for Leadership Dinner

March 12, Annual Area Wide Leadership Dinner, Seminole, 4200 Highway 99 North, 6 p.m., John deSteiguer

March 21, New song class, 7 p.m.


These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.
Gilbert Keith G. K. Chesterton ;^{)


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 150
Worship Service 227
Sunday Evening 129
Wednesday Evening 108
Contribution $3,564.79

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Announcements:Dale Beard
Opening Prayer:Bob Seikel
Song Director:Chuck Carter
Scripture:Nathan Kelly
Closing Prayer:Frank Burton

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Glendon Combs Bernard Sharp
Tim Norton Nathan Kelly

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Ryan Parman Matt Stephens

USHERS

Steve Kelly Bob Bivins

GREETERS

Foyer:Steve & Mary Kelly
Elevator:Bob & Ann Bivins

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Ron Taffe

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Steve Kelly
Song Director:Chuck Carter
Scripture:Ryan Parman
Closing Prayer:Frank Romberg

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Buddy Truesdell Jim Walling

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Clavin Norwood
Scripture:Sean Parman

VAN DRIVER

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


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