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Shawnee, Oklahoma
405)273-3065

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Bulletin for Sunday 04/11/2004

BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST

Hearts rejoiced Sunday evening when Judith Bell was baptized into Christ. Judith lives at 101 W. 10th #326, Shawnee, OK 74801. Her phone number is 273-3533.


DON'T PLAY BY SOMEONE ELSE'S RULES

He was just one of the little boys in Landon's swimming class. The instructor called him Alan. Unfortunately, that wasn't his name. That didn't seem to make much difference to the teacher. She persisted in calling him Alan. When he didn't respond to that name, she would get this attention in some other way and then relay her instructions. It appeared that she might at some point catch on and try to use his real name. But she never changed. And then something sad happened. He changed. He started answering to the name that wasn't his: Alan. He gave up and gave in to play the game by her rules, at the sacrifice of his own name.

The real tragedy, of course, is that the boy who wasn't named Alan isn't all that unique. After a while, it's easier for anyone to give in and play by somebody else's rules, even if it means sacrificing something important to you - like your identity. . . or your integrity. Sometimes you start believing what other people tell you (even about yourself) even though you know that it's not the truth. And sometimes you've heard something for so long, you just quit questioning and accept it, even though it's not right. Like the little boy, you're mainly trying to keep your head above water. You don't really see what you've sacrificed until the time comes to stop splashing around and take a stand on solid ground.

When you leave the lesson and enter life, you see what you've lost. Be sure to hold on to who you are. Proverbs 22:1 A good name is more desirable than great riches."

[Editor's comment: It seems that what happened to Alan is happening to many people in the Lord's church today. It becomes easier just to "go along" with the "changes" that are taking place than be true to your commitment to the Lord's way. WDD]

Dr. Dennis Lynn President, Cascade College, Portland, OR


GOSPEL MEETINGS
ALL WEEK LONG

A gospel meeting begins Sunday at McLoud and continues through Wednesday. Another begins at Highland in Tecumseh on Wednesday and continues through the following Sunday.

The services in McLoud, Monday through Wednesday, will be at 7:30 p.m. Brother Billy Bland of Senatobia, Mississippi will be preaching on the following topics:

"Calling on the Name of the Lord"

"When Was the Church of Christ Built?"

"If the Judgment Had Been Yesterday"

The Wednesday through Saturday services at Highland will be at 7 p.m. Brother Leon Dennis of Westside in Norman will be preaching on the theme: "The Glory of Being in Christ."

We urge you to take advantage of these opportunities for spiritual enrichment and to encourage your brethren with your presence.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Margaret Hanifan had knee replacement surgery at Bone and Joint Hospital on Friday morning of last week. All has gone well, and she is in room 319.
Lillie Smith's chemotherapy treatments were scheduled to begin on Wednesday of this week. She will be staying at home, and her daughter Kim will be staying with her.
Betty Martin was scheduled to have eye surgery at Unity North on Wednesday of this week.


CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS
OF CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS

Gertrude Andes, Jack Aylor, 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, Earnest & Vesta Johnson, Phil Lairson (Rosie Brightwell & Ellen Childers's nephew), Lloyd Lofties, Betty Martin, Ida McIntyre, Don Allen McNutt, Aubrey Mercer, Harvey Moore, Ruth Nevills, Winnie Page, Monroe Pettyjohn, Ruth Pratt, Polly Reese, Horace & Leoh Roberts, Lillie Smith, Sarah Smith, 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

We will be leaving at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon to go to Tulsa for LTC. Everyone be here on time so we can keep our schedule.

COMING EVENTS

April 9-10, Friday & Saturday - LTC Convention in Tulsa

April 18, Sunday - Volleyball Tournament in Tecumseh


 

LOOKING AHEAD

April 11 - 14, Gospel meeting, McLoud, Billy Bland, Memphis School of Preaching; see bulletin board

April 15 - 18, Gospel Meeting, Tecumseh, Leon Dennis, Westside, Norman

April 17, Ladies Day at Northridge, salad luncheon; see bulletin board

April 18, New Song Class, 7 p.m.

May 1, Bible Teachers Workshop, Eastside, Duncan

May 19, Last Ladies Bible Class of the season, 10:30 a.m.; luncheon follows

May 23, Senior Reception, 7 p.m.


CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS
IN NURSING HOMES

BELLEVUE NURSING CENTER
6500 N. Portland,
OKC, OK 73116

Ruth Nevills, #411A

DUNAWAY MANOR
1401 N. Lelia,
Guymon, OK 73942

Lloyd Lofties, 36

GOLDEN RULE HOME
38801 Hardesty Rd.,
(P.O. Box 1853)
Shawnee, OK 74802

Louise Barrett, #17
Earnest Johnson, #26
Ida McIntyre, #23
Monroe Pettyjohn, #22
Charles Thomas, #32

Mc LOUD NURSING HOME
701 S. 8th,
(P. O. Box 250)
McLoud, OK 74851

Emma Wilson, #2

MEEKER NURSING HOME
500 N. Dawson Lane,
Meeker, OK 74855

Winnie Page, #37

NORMAN VETERANS CENTER
1776 E. Robinson
(P.O. Box 1668)
Norman, OK 73070

Carl Worley, First Floor East, #117

ROSE MANOR
909 E. Independence,
Shawnee, OK 74804

Lucille Bowers, #52
Elizabeth Garbe, #31
Ruth Pratt, #42

SEMINOLE ESTATES
1200 Hwy. 9 E.,
Seminole, OK 74868

Ola Fitzwater, #30

SHAWNEE CARE CENTER
1202 W. Gilmore,
Shawnee, OK 74804

Gertrude Andes, #505
Harold Carothers, 108B
Geneva Green, #508B

SUNSET ESTATE
201 W. Walnut,
(P. O. Box 630)
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Gwen Barrett, #55
Mary Sorensen, #56
Floy Turner, #49


The best place any Christian can ever be in is to be totally destitute and totally dependant upon God, and know it.
Alan Redpath ---- ;^{)


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 124
Worship Service 186
Sunday Evening 151
Wednesday Evening 110
Contribution $3,937.40

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Announcements:Steve Kelly
Opening Prayer:Bob Perry
Song Director:Dale Beard
Scripture:Brandon Gober
Closing Prayer:Jim Walling

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Tim McGalliard Jim Pettyjohn
Howard Vanlandingham Boyd Cheney

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Ryan Parman Nathan Kelly

USHERS

Paul Harris Burl Vanlandingham

GREETERS

Foyer:Paul & Paula Harris
Elevator:Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

John Aylor

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Gene Norton
Song Director:Dale Beard
Scripture:Austin Beard
Closing Prayer:James Reeves

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Thomas Farris Adam Beard

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Steve Kelly
Scripture:Andy Stephens

VAN DRIVER

James Reeves
If unable to serve this week, notify Al Pendleton - 273-4754


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