THREE BOXES OF CANDY
One time a young man went into a candy store and ordered three boxes of candy - one large, one medium and one small. The owner of the store asked, "Why do you want three boxes?" He replied, "I've got my first date with a special girl tonight. If it's an average date, I'm going to give her a small box of candy. It it's a good date, I'm going to give her the medium box. And if it's a great date, I'm going to give her a large box."
The young man went to the girl's house and ate dinner with her family. When he was asked to say the prayer for the meal, he prayed and prayed and prayed. After dinner, the girl went with him for a walk. She said, "That was quite a prayer! I didn't know you were so spiritual!" He said, "And I didn't know your father owned the candy store!"
You never know when you're saying the wrong thing to the wrong person. That's why it is important to guard the messages that flow from our lips as well as the motives that stem from our heart. We're much more likely to speak carefully when we think correctly.
"A wise man's heart guides his mouth" (Proverbs 16:23).
Dr. Dennis Lynn, Chapel Chats, Cascade College, Portland, OR
After living in Florida for a while, Earl, Judy, and Glen Finch have returned to Shawnee. Judy also wants to be considered a member at Central once again. We are happy to have all of them back home. They live at the address they had before, 8 Mikish, and their phone number is 273-6773.
We extend our sympathy to Gene Norton and Lola Mullinax in the loss of their nephew, Dr. Gary Kelly. Gary passed away on Friday of last week in Tucson, Arizona. Funeral services were Tuesday of this week at the Tucson Country Club Road Church of Christ. Gary's grandfather wrote the words to "Watch and Pray" in our hymnal.
A Celebration of 50 Years of Marriage
James and Joan Reeves
on Saturday, the twenty-ninth of May
Two Thousand and Four
Come and Go from 2 to 4 o'clock
in the afternoon
Central Church of Christ
10th and Bell
No gifts please!
To Central Church Family,
For the many things you've done, especially your prayers, calls, visits. You all are special to me. I am not well but recuperating. Rehab has been great and I'm well on the way. In His Name,
Margaret & sister Fredith [Hanifan]
Chad Beard's surgery went well on Friday of last week. He returned home on Saturday.
Sarah Smith's mother, Emma Wilson, fell on Wednesday of last week and broke her hip and arm. She had surgery on Thursday at Unity North and is in room 204.
Doris Whittern was transferred from Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital to Seminole Medical Center, room 113, for continuing therapy closer to home.
Harvey and Carletta Moore are back from M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, and it was good to see them in worship Sunday. Harvey will be returning for surgery on June 8.
Joan Reeve's aunt, Pat McKey, broke her hip on Wednesday of last week and had surgery the following day. She is now in rehabilitation at Unity South, room 305.
Inez McNutt is expecting the results of the MRI on her shoulder early this week.
Anita Jacques is ill at home with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
It was good seeing Nina Baylis, Aubrey Mercer, and Millie Riley able to be back in worship Sunday.
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, Mary 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.
" 'And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment.
"And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
May 16, New song class, 7 p.m.
May 19, Last Ladies Bible Class of the season, 10:30 a.m.; luncheon follows
May 23, Senior Reception, 7 p.m., for Adam Beard, Thomas Farris, Tim Norton, Jr., Lindsey Perry, & Zachary Qualls
May 29, James & Joan Reeves 50th Wedding Anniversary reception, 2 - 4 p.m.
May 31, Memorial Day; church office closed
We have several teens to be recognized for achievements this week. Courtney Baskin finished her track season off well, placing high in a couple of events at her last track meet. Way to go Courtney!
The Shawnee band received a sweepstakes award for competition throughout the school year. We have several Central Teens in the Shawnee Band, they are: Leslie Gettle, Lindsey Perry, Zach Qualls, Nathan Kelly and Thomas Farris. Zach Qualls recently received a superior in state competition on the French horn. And, the band will be marching under the direction of Nathan Kelly next year. Nate recently won the Drum Major position for the marching band. Great job, all you band birds!
Just a reminder to the parents of seniors, if you haven't given Janet pictures of your seniors yet, please do so ASAP!
COMING YOUTH EVENTS
May 23 - Sunday - Senior Night &Reception
June 4 - 6, Friday - Sunday - Teen Spring Retreat