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Bulletin for Sunday 02/27/2005

AMONG FRIENDS

with Robert Prater

If you think women are just plain "gabbier" than men, you are right. At least that's what Dr. Karel Muncik, a researcher of Prague, Czech Republic has discovered in one of his studies. According to Dr. Muncik, the average man speaks 10,580 words per day, whereas the average woman speaks 12,620 each day. Broken down, he found that a teacher speaks 12,900 words a day; a waitress 12,300; a policeman 10,600; a soldier 7,800; and a priest 3,420.

I'm not too sure that we all don't do a whole lot more talking than we should. I know I do. And that's always caused me problems. (My mother could attest to that!) James said, "But no man can tame the tongue_.." (James 3:8) Please notice that he did not say the tongue could not be controlled. You can control a lion by caging him, but lions are very difficult to tame. So it is with the tongue. I might not be able to perfectly "domesticate" my speech, but that's no excuse for a lack of control over it.

Friends, instead of allowing our tongues to "run wild" in speaking words that tear down and harm others' we need to use them for the purpose of building up and encouraging others. (See Eph. 4:29; Col. 3:8; 1 Thess. 5:14) Think about the following questions below:

How Long Has It Been Since You_..

_took the time to go see someone who lives alone?

_wrote a letter (or e-mail) to someone who crossed your mind?

_read the Bible to someone too ill to read for themselves?

_encouraged someone who was having a hard time being a Christian?

_prayed earnestly for someone who was faltering?

_tried to have a Bible study with someone you knew was lost?

_told a teen that you were proud of their efforts to live for Christ?

_spent more time on your knees praying than on the phone talking?

_informed your family of your love and appreciation for them?

Every Christian can DO and SAY something to encourage someone else!

- - Robert - -


MARCH BIRTHDAYS

01 Lola Duvall

02 Joe Scheidt

04 Megan Prater

06 Anita Sharp

07 Bob Allen

07 Ryan Parman

11 Vivian Cross

11 Amber Curtis

11 Nathan Kelly

11 Barbara Vanlandingham

13 Geoff Root

13 Lorine Watson

16 Janice Gardner

16 Brian Nipper

17 Joann Cheney

20 Mary Sorensen

20 Talhia Vanlandingham

21 Wynona (Nona) Carter

21 Nadine Magee

22 Millie Riley

23 Sydnee Evans

28 Tanner Nipper

29 Herman Guin

29 Frances Taylor

31 Clovie Dossey


MARCH ANNIVERSARIES

01 Bernard & June Sharp - 4th

12 Roger & Lori Farris - 4th

21 Larry & Sarah Smith - 32nd

30 Bob & Ann Bivins - 43rd

30 James & Ellen Childers - 59th

30 Carl & Ruby Holt - 20th

We extend our best wishes to all who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in March.


NEW ARRIVAL

Walker Joseph Sharp was born on February 14, 2005. His parents are Brian and Julie Sharp. The grandparents are Bernard and June Sharp and Jimmy and Huong Pham. His aunt is Anita Sharp. We extend our very best wishes to all of these.


MARCH

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date O.T. Reading Date N.T. Reading
1 Num. 23,24,25 1 Mark 7:14-37
2 Num. 26,27 2 Mark 8:1-21
3 Num. 28,29,30 3 Mark 8:22-38
4 Num. 31,32,33 4 Mark 9:1-29
5 Num. 34,35,36 5 Mark 9:30-50
6 Deut. 1,2 6 Mark 10:1-31
7 Deut. 3,4 7 Mark 10:32-52
8 Deut. 5,6,7 8 Mark 11:1-18
9 Deut. 8,9,10 9 Mark 11:19-33
10 Deut. 11,12,13 10 Mark 12:1-27
11 Deut. 14,15,16 11 Mark 12:28-44
12 Deut. 17,18,19 12 Mark 13:1-20
13 Deut. 20,21,22 13 Mark 13:21-37
14 Deut. 23,24,25 14 Mark 14:1-26
15 Deut. 26,27 15 Mark 14:27-53
16 Deut. 28,29 16 Mark 14:54-72
17 Deut. 30,31 17 Mark 15:1-25
18 Deut. 32,33,34 18 Mark 15:26-47
19 Joshua 1,2,3 19 Mark 16
20 Joshua 4,5,6 20 Luke 1:1-20
21 Joshua 7,8,9 21 Luke 1:21-38
22 Joshua 10,11,12 22 Luke 1:39-56
23 Joshua 13,14,15 23 Luke 1:57-80
24 Joshua 16,17,18 24 Luke 2:1-24
25 Joshua 19,20,21 25 Luke 2:25-52
26 Joshua 22, 23,24 26 Luke 3
27 Judges 1,2,3 27 Luke 4:1-30
28 Judges 4,5,6 28 Luke 4:31-44
29 Judges 7,8 29 Luke 5:1-16
30 Judges 9,10 30 Luke 5:17-39
31 Judges 11,12 31 Luke 6:1-26

LOOKING AHEAD

February 25, Annual Shawnee Area Leadership Banquet, Northridge, 6:30 p.m.

March 2, Ladies class meets at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon follows

April 3, Daylight Saving Time begins


PRAYER CONCERNS

Thelma Franklin has been dismissed from the hospital and is doing well at home.
Norma Edgmon had rotary cuff surgery on her shoulder a couple of weeks ago. She too is doing well.
Ray Davis, father of Paul Harris has been moved to Manor Care Skilled Nursing, 5301 N. Brookline, Room 419B, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
Eddie Morris was moved to Long Term Care ICU at Baptist Medical Center. He is in room511,Bed 1.
Linda Domingez, friend of Anita Sharp, requests prayers on her behalf to help in the guardianship of her niece and nephew.

It was good to see several of our number back in services Sunday that had been out with the flu bug!


YOUTH NEWS

Bob Stephens

Last night we had the opportunity to see Chad Beard in action! Chad's wheelchair basketball team took on the Oklahoma City Blazers hockey team. Chad's team won, of course.

The Tecumseh FFA chapter will be visiting us Sunday morning for worship. They will be the guest of Chris Nipper and his family. Be sure to meet and greet them this coming Sunday.


COMING YOUTH EVENTS

Feb. 26, Saturday - OC vs OBU Basketball game in Shawnee

Feb. 27, Sunday - Scrapbook for LTC


CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS
OF CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS

Jearline Bates, Chad Beard, Betty Bernard, Betti Boswell, Harold Carothers, James Childers, Harold & Clydean Decker, Mary Gaines, Geneva Green, Dwight Harber, Roe Honaker, Anna Jarvis, Earnest Johnson (Yuavonda Sperry's uncle), Betty Martin, Mary Martin, Don Allen McNutt, Aubrey Mercer, Harvey Moore, Monroe Pettyjohn, Polly Reece, Alice Rice, Horace & Leoh Roberts, Lillie Smith, Sarah Smith, Mary Sorensen, Chub & Dorothy Strickland, Charles Thomas, Floy Turner, Alvie Vanlandingham, Doris Whittern, Emma Wilson, Carl Worley, Viola Yates, and Verna Nell Young. All these members and friends have continuing health concerns or other special circumstances. They appreciate your interest and prayers.

Hope to see you here Sunday!



"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it
by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith. "
Henry Ward Beecher -- 8^{)

LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 135
Worship Service 203
Sunday Evening 116
Wednesday Evening 117
Contribution $3,801.73

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Announcements:Ron Taffe
Opening Prayer:Steve Kelly
Song Director:Dale Beard
Scripture:Austin Beard
Sermon:Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer:Brian Nipper

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Tracy GettleJoe Magee
Jeffrey BehrnesGlendon Combs

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

David NailJohn Aylor

USHERS

Gene NortonJames Reeves

GREETERS

Foyer:Gene & Dorothy Norton
Elevator:James & Joan Reeves

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Carolyn RootFay Truesdell

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Jim Pettyjohn

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Buddy Truesdell
Song Director:Dale Beard
Scripture:Wade Baskin
Sermon:Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer:Bill Lawerance

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Bob AllenJim Cross

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Clavin Norwood
Scripture:Arik Parman

VAN DRIVER

Terry Banta
If unable to serve this week, notify Frank Romberg - 273-1297


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