ADDITIONAL LEADERS FOR
CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST
This past Sunday morning brother Robert Perry announced the elders believe that this is an appropriate time for members to select additional men for leadership in our congregation. He told us that for the next three Sundays Robert Prater will bring lessons on the qualifications of elders and deacons. Soon after that the members of the congregation will be extended the opportunity to submit names of those they believe are in possession of these qualifications and would be gladly followed by the congregation. The elders will interview those who are most frequently suggested and submit their names to the congregation if they are willing to serve. Following that, after a brief period of prayerful consideration, if there are no disqualifying issues brought to light, they will be ordained. Please be praying for this effort which will have eternal consequences in choosing the path this congregation will follow for many years to come.
with Robert Prater
Central Church of Christ will host a blood drive for the Oklahoma Blood Institute, a non profit organization that provides blood products to over 100 hospitals in the state of Oklahoma including Unity North Center. This blood drive will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2005 from 9 a.m. – 12 Noon in the Central Fellowship Hall. There is now an appointment time sign-up sheet in the foyer. All donors will receive a free T-shirt and free checks on blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, iron and cholesterol level. We encourage all our members at Central who are able and willing to participate in this community service. Please also encourage family and friends to donate as well. For more information, contact Robert Prater.
VBS TEACHERS MEETING
There will be a meeting for all VBS teachers and story tellers this Sunday afternoon, April 3 at 4:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. See Robert Prater for more information.
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We extend our very best wishes to Jeff & Tina (Kappes) Lawerance who were united in marriage on Saturday evening in Oklahoma City. Jeff and Tina are residing at 135 E. 45th St., Apt. 20N, Shawnee, OK 74804. Their phone numbers are 640-3179 (Jeff’s) and 630-0250 (Tina’s). We wish every happiness in a long, fulfilling marriage for Jeff and Tina. Jeff is the son of Bill and Diane Lawerance.
We congratulate Buddy and Fay Truesdell on the purchase of their new home at 42 Cherokee, Shawnee, OK 74801. Their new e-mail address is email@example.com
Janice Gardner now lives at 104 Lake Shore Drive. Her phone number is 273-1211
Verna Burton has moved to 1130 E. Independence #306, Shawnee, OK 74804. Her phone number remains 878-6892.
Martha Chaffin has moved to 101 W. 10th #326, Shawnee, OK 74801. We don’t yet know what her phone number will be.
I would like to thank everyone who made donations for our LTC trip. They were greatly appreciated! We had a great time. We should all be very proud of our young people. They represented Central well. Thank you again for your generosity. Rita [Romberg] & the LTC Group
We’re happy to report again that we have no Central members in the hospital to the best of our knowledge. It was great seeing Sarah and Larry Smith here Sunday with all their clan. We express our sympathy to Larry in the loss of his brother in Lindsay last week.
Jearline Bates’s daughter, Carolyn Richards, had two stints implanted in her heart last week. All went well, and she returned home the next day.
DAILY BIBLE READINGS
Date O.T. Reading Date N.T. Reading
1 Judges 13,14,15 1 Luke 6:27-49
2 Judges 16,17,18 2 Luke 7:1-30
3 Judges 19,20,21 3 Luke 7:31-50
4 Ruth 1,2,3,4 4 Luke 8:1-25
5 1 Sam. 1,2,3 5 Luke 8:26-56
6 1 Sam. 4,5,6 6 Luke 9:1-17
7 1 Sam. 7,8,9 7 Luke 9:18-36
8 1 Sam. 10,11,12 8 Luke 9:37-62
9 1 Sam. 13,14 9 Luke 10:1-24
10 1 Sam. 15,16 10 Luke 10:25-42
11 1 Sam. 17,18 11 Luke 11:1-28
12 1 Sam. 19,20,21 12 Luke 11:29-54
13 1 Sam. 22,23,24 13 Luke 12:1-31
14 1 Sam. 25,26 14 Luke 12:32-59
15 1 Sam. 27,28,29 15 Luke 13:1-22
16 1 Sam. 30,31 16 Luke 13:23-35
17 2 Sam. 1,2 17 Luke 14:1-24
18 2 Sam. 3,4,5 18 Luke 14:25-35
19 2 Sam. 6,7,8 19 Luke 15:1-10
20 2 Sam. 9,10,11 20 Luke 15:11-32
21 2 Sam. 12,13 21 Luke 16
22 2 Sam. 14,15 22 Luke 17:1-19
23 2 Sam. 16,17,18 23 Luke 17:20-37
24 2 Sam. 19,20 24 Luke 18:1-23
25 2 Sam. 21,22 25 Luke 18:24-43
26 2 Sam. 23,24 26 Luke 19:1-27
27 1 Kings 1,2 27 Luke 19:28-48
28 1 Kings 3,4,5 28 Luke 20:1-26
29 1 Kings 6,7 29 Luke 20:27-47
30 1 Kings 8,9 30 Luke 21:1-19
April 3, Daylight Saving Time begins
April 3 – 6, Gospel Meeting, Southwest in Ada, "The Passion of the Christ, 7 p.m., Willie Franklin, Denton, Texas; see bulletin board
April 6, Ladies Class meets at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon follows
April 7, Forum with Latter-day Saints, Eastside, Midwest City, 7 p.m., Additional information: eastsidechurchofchrist.org
July 11 – 15, Central’s Vacation Bible School
Leadership Training for Christ 2005, may be over for this year but the experience will never be over! The learning, the new skills attained and the passion to serve God will remain for a life time. As always, the Central kids did their best in putting God first in their efforts this year. We had seventeen 3rd – 12th graders to LTC this year. They were: Courtney Baskin, Wade Baskin, Austin Beard, Chad Beard, Mykah Bourne, Leslie Gettle, Molly Gettle, Nathan Kelly, Marla Miller, Kayla Miller, Arik Parman, Kyle Parman, Ryan Parman, Sean Parman, Jason Perry, Andy Stephens and Matt Stephens. The projects they worked on included: Bulletin Boards, Bible Reading, Christian Art, Service Challenge, Bible Bowl, Bible Quiz, Scrapbook, Chorus, Puppets, Drama, Sermon Delivery and Song Leading.
Sunday the teens were asked to list their top 3 favorite things about LTC. I thought you might like to hear their comments: Being around everyone; Drama; Watching the sermon delivery; When we finished; Ability to speak in front of a group better; Being with others who like to worship God; Watching and encouraging others; Doing the thing I had to do; The big LTC devotional on Friday night; Sermon Delivery Song Leading; Chorus; Having something to do; Everyone joining together to worship God; The fact that kids come from everywhere to praise God; Puppets; Seeing friends; Growing and learning;
Wow! They get it! When you see the positive impact LTC has on their lives we can’t help but be grateful to God for this opportunity.
I also want to thank all those that helped with LTC this year, coaches, parents and all those who took care of our needs. Your patience, experience and love has truly helped the growth in these young people. We couldn’t go to LTC, no, we wouldn’t have strong young Christians if it weren’t for you. God Bless You.
Coming Youth Events:
April 2, Saturday – Sooner Servant’s Youth Rally at Westside in Norman
April 10, Sunday – Dinner and Devo
April 17, - Sunday – AWTG at Tecumseh (Volleyball Tournament)
April 22-23, Friday-Saturday – Guys Retreat/Girls Retreat
Hope to see you here Sunday!