1911 WINNIE PAGE 2004
To all who knew and loved Winnie Page we extend our love and sympathy. She departed this life Thursday morning, and Dwyane Dennis conducted a private service on Tuesday morning at Resthaven.
with Robert Prater
One Christian brother always began his public prayers with an expression of gratitude. One Lord's Day, the weather was cold and miserable and some in the congregation wondered what he would say. He prayed, "We thank Thee, O Lord, that it is not always like this." There are few tests of spirituality more accurate than that of thanksgiving. Materialistic people of the world may not recognize the virtue of thanksgiving, but not so for the godly person. The spirit of "giving thanks" should be a natural response for the child of God. Gratitude is properly expressed in thanksgiving. That's why our worship in the assembly should always be accompanied by praising God for His wonderful generosity toward our lives. (Eph. 5:19,20; 1 Thess. 5:18)
This season of the year encourages thanksgiving, and we welcome it for that reason. It's a time for taking inventory of our blessings so that the Lord may be properly thanked. Truly an honest evaluation of our material possessions, our spiritual blessings and hopes will reveal that whatever we have, there is nothing, absolutely nothing that we have not received from the Lord! That gives us reason for gratitude and thanksgiving. Let's express it, in both worship and service to God!
- - Robert - -
BIRTHDAYS IN DECEMBER
03 Elva Gill - 92nd
03 Robert Perry
04 Carol Mahnke
04 Emma White
05 Skyler Norwood
05 Lillie Smith
06 Harold Decker
06 Grace Lofties
08 Norma Cowden
08 Smiley Irelan
10 Larry Evans
11 Rosie Brightwell
11 Evelyn Dunavan
12 Zach Phillips
13 Tollie Zitterkopf
15 June Sharp
16 Bryan Hudgins
16 Anita Jacques
16 Amy Kelly
19 Agnes Norwood
19 Janet Walling
21 Marcus Carter
21 Scott Perry
25 Rachel (Dunavan) O'Neal
26 George Tate
27 Fred Bowers - 92nd
28 Adam Beard
28 James Tucker
30 Anna Jarvis
30 Cody Parman
31 Fred Phillips
04 Howard & Talhia Vanlandingham - 28th
17 Ray & Nancy Simmons - 3rd
20 Bob & Janet Stephens - 22nd
24 Timothy & Jennifer Hudgins - 5th
28 Joe & Nadine Magee - 61st
30 Robert & Ann Perry - 49th
We extend our very best to those who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in December. We extend a special word of congratulations to Elva Gill and Fred Bowers on their 92nd birthday.
NEW ADDRESS & MOVING AWAY
Nadine Collins has moved into her new home at 211 E. Elizabeth, Shawnee, OK 74804. We congratulate her, and we know she will enjoy her next door neighbors, Steve and Mary Kelly.
Emma Wilson now lives in Colonial Estates #85, 535 W. Federal, Shawnee, OK 74804. Emma is Sarah Smith's mother. Sarah appreciates your visits to Emma.
Dennie McNutt has moved to Rt. 4, Box 2555, Stigler, OK 74462. Dennie's daughter lives there. His phone number is 918-799-5648. Why not write him a note or make a call of encouragement? We are pleased to note that he located the church of Christ there before his move.
Gwen Barrett has moved to Ranch Terrace Nursing Home, 1310 E. Cleveland #29, Sapulpa, OK 74066. Gwen has a daughter who lives in Sapulpa.
Sarah Smith had stints implanted in her legs and surgery for an aneurysm last week. She is home and feeling much better.
Cathy Pettyjohn received an encouraging report but did have to have some additional surgery this past Friday.
CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS
OF CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS
Gertrude Andes, Jack Aylor, Jearline Bates, Chad Beard, Betty Bernard, Betti Boswell, Harold Carothers, Billy Don Carter (Chuck's brother), 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, Harvey Moore, Eddie Morris (Louise Dixson's brother & Jim Pettyjohn's cousin), Ruth Nevills, Monroe Pettyjohn, Ruth Pratt, Polly Reese, Alice Rice, Horace & Leoh Roberts, Naomi (Richards) Rutledge, Lillie Smith, Sarah Smith, Mary Sorenson, Chub & Dorothy Strickland, Charles Thomas, Floy Turner, Alvie Vanlandingham, 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.
Chad Beard made the news recently. He and his teammates were featured in an article in the paper back in September. Chad is a part of a wheelchair basketball team called the "Blaze". They practice in Edmond at UCO and travel quite a bit to get decent competition. Last weekend, he and his mom, Denise, drove to Hot Springs, Arkansas to be in a tournament. Chad and his teammates played in several games including one that went into SIX overtimes! Talk about tough. Way to go Chad!
Teens, don't forget to sign up for LTC. There are sheets for each individual event in the Youth House. Parents, encourage your kids to try something new this year. LTC is a great way to find out what YOU can do for the Lord's Kingdom!
On Wednesday, December 22 the young men of the congregation will be in charge of the evening devotional. Keep this in mind fellas, be ready to say yes when you're asked to help!
We will be going to Chickasha this Saturday night to see the lights and to eat some barbecue. Remember teens, there's a piece of us missing if you're not there!
COMING YOUTH EVENTS
November 27 - Saturday, Dinner and Chickasha Lights Trip
December 1, Ladies class meets at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon follows.
December 4, Last Warmth from the Heart coat distribution
December 19, New Song Class, 7 p.m.
December 22 & 29, Ladies class will not meet
December 22 & 29, No classes; devotional for all ages in auditorium