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10th & Bell
Shawnee, Oklahoma
405)273-3065

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Bulletin for Sunday 07/25/2004

ONE IN CHRIST

The Detroit newspaper photograph pictured an angry group in a church building lobby attempting to block a television cameraman from capturing the chaotic scene on film. The headline of the article read, "Police called to restore calm after tempers flare at church."

The irony of the incident caught by the photographer was seen in a sign hanging on the wall. The sign read, "United together for the exaltation of Christ." Regrettably, there wasn't enough time to slap up a more honest motto - perhaps something like, "Divided completely and falling apart for the humiliation of Christ."

The article reported the seething saga of controversy and ongoing confrontation over leadership issues in the church. The reporter ended the article with a sentence that was supposed to sound encouraging. It read: "There were no fights or injuries Sunday."

WRONG!!! Jesus Christ, who was an eyewitness, observed the fights; He saw the injuries. He would have seen the rifts in relationships, the wounds caused by words, the hurt that will be hard to heal. And He would have reported His own pain. There may have been no blood shed that Sunday, but Jesus shed his blood so that His followers might fit together - not fight together. May we always, for His sake, "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3). Dr. Dennis Lynn, Chapel Chats, Cascade College, Portland, Oregon


ADDRESS CHANGE

Betti Boswell is now living in the Pioneer Nursing Home #64, 1705 Boren Blvd., Seminole, OK 74868.


FAREWELL FELLOWSHIP

You are invited to a farewell get-together honoring Al Pendleton following the evening worship service on Sunday, August 1. Please bring snacks and desserts. If you would like to participate in a money tree gift, please see: Marcia Dennis, Ann Perry, Debbie Taffe, or Lorine Watson.


THANK YOU

Dearest Church Family,

Thank you for the many expressions of kindness extended to us. The cards, calls, and visits were very uplifting. Dale, the singing was grand. We received many compliments on the beautiful music! Dwyane, the service was outstanding! The personal comments were so precious to us and so true of my mom. Our lunch was so delicious. Our family and friends enjoyed the food and fellowship. Also, the flowers were so beautiful. Thank you for being so thoughtful of us. We love you all and will miss everyone.

Al & Mary, Kent & Mackenzie [Pendleton]


PRAYER CONCERNS

To the best of our knowledge we have no one from Central in the hospital at this time.
Louise Honaker was discharged from Unity South on Saturday.
Inez McNutt and Lillie Smith are both home from the hospital.
It was good seeing Thelma Divine, Clovie Dossey, and Lillie Smith back in our worship Sunday.


CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS
OF CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS

Gertrude Andes, Jack Aylor, Gwen Barrett, Jearline Bates, Chad Beard, Betty Bernard, Betti Boswell, Lucille Bowers, Harold Carothers, James Childers, Harold & Clydean Decker, C.F. Drain, Ola Fitzwater, Mary Gaines, Geneva Green, Dwight Harber, Phyllis Heald (Doris Whittern's daughter), Anna Jarvis, Earnest Johnson, Phil Lairson (Rosie Brightwell & Ellen Childers's nephew), Lloyd Lofties, Betty Martin, Mary Martin, Ida McIntyre, Don Allen McNutt, Inez McNutt, Aubrey Mercer, Harvey Moore, Ruth Nevills, Winnie Page, Monroe Pettyjohn, Christy Phillips (Mary Jo Fleming & Buddy Truesdell's cousin), Ruth Pratt, Polly Reese, Alice Rice, Horace & Leoh Roberts, Naomi (Richards) Rutledge, 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

There is a lot happening with the teens the next few weeks. We are also planning a Float Trip with the Seminole youth on Monday, August 9th. Anyone interested in going, see me soon. If anyone has any questions about any of this stuff, just call me (Bob Stephens) or see me at services!


COMING YOUTH EVENTS

July 24 - Saturday, Work camp - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. bring a sack lunch

July 25 - Sunday - AWTG at Westside/Norman, leave at 5 p.m.


CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS
IN NURSING HOMES

 

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

Ruth Nevills, #411A

 

COLONIAL ESTATE
535 W. Federal, Shawnee, OK 74804

Mary Martin, #16

Emma Wilson, #82A

 

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

 

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

 

PIONEER NURSING HOME
1705 Boren Blvd., Seminole, OK 74868

Betti Boswell, #64

 

ROSE MANOR
909 E. Independence, Shawnee, OK. 74804

Lucille Bowers, #52

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, #39

Alice Rice, #51

Mary Sorensen, #56

Floy Turner, #49


LOOKING AHEAD

August 1, Farewell Reception for Al Pendleton

August 15, Singing Class, 7 p.m.

September 6, Church office closed for Labor Day


Look forward to seeing you here Sunday!


Snarling at other folks is not the best way of showing the superior quality
of your own character. He is blind who thinks he sees everything. The observant
man recognizes many mysteries into which he can not pretend to see, and he
remembers that the world is too wide for the eye of one man.

But the modern sophists are sure of everything, especially if it contradicts the Bible.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon ---- 8^{)


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 126
Worship Service 177
Sunday Evening 123
Wednesday Evening 96
Contribution $8,473.76

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Announcements:Roger Farris
Opening Prayer:Jim Walling
Song Director:Chuck Carter
Scripture:Kenton McGalliard
Closing Prayer:Thomas Farris

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Buddy TruesdellBurl Vanlandingham
Jeffrey BehrnesLynn Harmon

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Clavin NorwoodGlenn Watson

USHERS

Paul HarrisJim Pettyjohn

GREETERS

Foyer:Paul & Paula Harris
Elevator:Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Herman Guin

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:George Mastick
Song Director:Chuck Carter
Scripture:Matt Stephens
Closing Prayer:Adam Beard

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Jason PerryRobert Perry

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Austin Beard
Scripture:Jason Perry

VAN DRIVER

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


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