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

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Bulletin for Sunday 08/29/2004

ROBERT PRATER
TO BE CENTRAL'S
NEW PULPIT MINISTER

As announced last Sunday morning, Robert Prater has been hired to be our new preacher and will begin his work with Central on Sunday, October 3, 2004. After the long process of reviewing applicant resumes and tapes, Robert's name was at the top of each of our lists. Our interviews with Robert and his wife Maggie confirmed our belief that Robert was the man that we wanted for our new preacher.

Robert grew up at the 10th and Rockford congregation in Tulsa where the preaching of Hershal Dyer left a lasting impact on Robert's life and Maggie grew up at the Carbondale congregation where Maggie's father serves as an elder. Robert attended Northeastern University from 1995 through 1998 where he received his Bachelor's degree in General Studies. Desiring to be a preacher, Robert enrolled in Harding University to study Bible where he graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor in Ministry. His first fulltime work after graduating from Harding was with the church in Cleveland, Oklahoma.

Our conversations with Robert led us to believe that he is solid in the Word, one who loves Truth and the church and one who comes with the heart of a servant. We are excited about his coming and are looking forward to his ministry with us.

As you have prayed for us during this selection period, we ask that you continue to remember Central and our new minister and his family in your prayers. The Elders


CENTRAL ASSISTS

IN HURRICANE RELIEF

You will be happy to know that Central has contributed $1000 to the hurricane relief fund at the Central church of Christ in Sarasota, Florida.


Look forward to seeing you here Sunday!


ADDRESS CHANGES

Lola Duvall is now living at 1821 N. Bell, Shawnee, OK 74804. Her phone number is 273-1069. Sue Merritt is now living at 1306 Nottingham Court, Shawnee, OK 74804. Her phone number is 273-5638.


FAX MACHINE JUNK MAIL

We receive almost as much junk mail over our fax machine as we do in email on the Internet. However, the following message is worth reading.

So far today, God, I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my temper, haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or over-indulgent.

But in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on I'm probably going to need a lot more help.

[Somehow this reminded me of Bob Bivins. - - WDD]


SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

02 Leona Smith (Mrs. Gerald)

04 C.F. Drain

04 David Nail

05 Thomas Farris

05 Mariella Jacobs

05 Mary Martin

06 Chuck Carter

07 Janice McGalliard

07 Lori Farris

09 Burl Vanlandingham

09 Howard Vanlandingham

10 Gertrude Andes 98th ! ! !

11 Bill Combs

12 Paul Harris

12 Lois Lanier

16 Barrett Bowers

17 Tamara Perry

17 Yuavonda Sperry

18 Larry Smith

19 Ruth Nevills 93rd ! ! !

20 Ethel Fast 91st ! ! !

21 Mitch Harmon

21 Al Pendleton

22 Paige Vanlandingham

25 Earnest Johnson 97th ! ! !

27 Alice Williamson

28 Kenneth Epley

30 Thelma Franklin


ANNIVERSARIES IN SEPTEMBER

03 Ron & Debbie Taffe - 28th

11 Bob & Louise Perry - 22nd

14 Arthur & Noma Epperson - 31st

14 Frank & Rita Romberg - 36th

21 Gene & Dorothy Norton - 57th

26 Zane & Linda Qualls - 23rd

We extend our best wishes to those celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries in September. We especially extend all good wishes to Gertrude Andes on her 98th birthday, to Earnest Johnson on his 97th birthday, to Ruth Nevills on her 93rd birthday, and to Ethel Fast on her 91st birthday.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Roe Honaker was discharged from Deaconess Hospital on Sunday after spending several days last week.
Teresa Story came home from the hospital in Ada on Tuesday of last week and is doing well following her surgery.
Vivian Cross spent several hours in ER Sunday morning with severe back pain.
It was good seeing Sarah and Larry Smith and family able to be in 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, 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

We had an excellent turn out Saturday evening for our family cookout. There were at least 60 people there enjoying the fellowship and fun. Thank you to Mary and Tracy Gettle for opening their home to us. Janet and I were thinking it would be a good idea to have these get-togethers more often. Let us know what you think and if you would be interested in hosting one, let us know that too.

Acapella will be at Oklahoma Christian on Sunday, September 12. The cost is $10 at the door. We originally had a devo scheduled that night, it will be rescheduled. The concert starts at 7 p.m., so we'll go into town early for worship, then go on to the concert. More information will be available as the date gets closer.


COMING YOUTH EVENTS

September 12 - Sunday - Devo at the Romberg's.


LOOKING AHEAD

September 6, Church office closed for Labor Day

September 9 - 12, 10th Annual Central Oklahoma Lectureship, "The Grace of God," McLoud; see bulletin board for speakers and times.

September 26 - 29, Harding's 81st Annual Lectureship Series, "He Loves Me;" see bulletin board for speakers

October 3, Robert & Maggie Prater's first Sunday at Central

October 30, First Warmth from the Heart coat distribution; signup sheet for volunteers in the foyer

October 31, Daylight Saving Time ends


More churches have been destroyed by the accuser of the brethren and its faultfinding than by either immorality or misuse of church funds. So prevalent is this influence in our society that, among many, faultfinding has been elevated to the status of a "ministry"!
Francis Frangipane ---- 8^{)


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 140
Worship Service 206
Sunday Evening 143
Wednesday Evening 111
Contribution $3,511.93

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Announcements:Burl Vanlandingham
Opening Prayer:Jim Cross
Song Director:Steve Kelly
Scripture:Ryan Parman
Sermon:Chuck Carter
Closing Prayer:Bernard Sharp

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Andy StephensPaul Harris
Bob BivinsBrian Nipper

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Matt StephensJason Perry

USHERS

Steve Kelly Herman Guin

GREETERS

Foyer:Steve & Mary Kelly
Elevator:Herman & Ruth Guin

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Ron Taffe

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Clavin Norwood
Song Director:Steve Kelly
Scripture:Sean Parman
Sermon:Chuck Carter
Closing Prayer:James Wall

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Terry BantaBob Stephens

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Paul Harris
Scripture:Brandon Gober

VAN DRIVER

Howard Vanlandingham
If unable to serve this week, notify Frank Romberg - 273-1297


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