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

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Bulletin for Sunday 07/03/2005

AMONG FRIENDS
with Robert Prater

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL -July 11-15

Our much anticipated Vacation Bible School here at Central begins on Monday, July 11 and goes through Friday, July 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We will also have a special concluding Friday Night Open House program at 7:00 p.m. for all children, family, friends and members to attend. VBS is always one of the highlights of the summer. It is a very special time for our children. It is such a tremendous way to help strengthen and teach them about God and the Bible and to provide them a memorable experience in their life. I am grateful for the lasting impressions for good that VBS made on me. Another advantage in having a VBS is that it provides many opportunities for outreach in the community. Non-members are often willing to bring their children. They do not feel that they are forsaking their own church and they feel less intimidated by a VBS.

The theme for our VBS this year is BIBLE SAFARI - - "Where Kids Are Wild About God." Our kids will go on an expedition through the pages of the Bible to learn some of the fascinating stories that teach us about our relationship with God. Soon many of the building's classrooms, hallways, fellowship room, and even the auditorium will begin its transformation to stage the VBS drama and background as we prepare to teach these amazing stories to the children. So many have worked and continue to work long and hard hours in much preparation for this VBS!

Friends, now is the time to invite your neighbors, friends, and family's children to come join us for our VBS. There are some 5 x 8 invitation cards on the table in the foyer that you can pick up and hand out or mail to those who you would like to see attend. If mailing they do require a first class postage of 37 cents. Also, if any children need help with transportation, please let myself or the church office know as soon as possible. There are VBS enrollment forms on the table in the foyer. We need all members to pre-enroll your children, grandchildren, and any visitors that you will be bringing. So please pick one up, fill it out, and return the completed forms back to the marked tray in the foyer. ATTENTION LADIES: If you are not helping in some capacity for VBS, here is your opportunity. Please bake your favorite homemade cookies (yes bought cookies are also accepted). You can bring your cookies to the kitchen beginning next Sunday, July 3. Friends a successful VBS depends upon the diligent labor and work that the whole church puts into it. Please continue to pray and work towards making this year's VBS a success.

--Robert-- (robprater@sbcglobal.net)


JULY BIRTHDAYS

01 Floy Turner

01 Glenn Watson

02 Alice Salter

03 Chad Beard

06 Glen Finch

07 Buddy Truesdell

09 Angie K. Gober

09 Sue Merritt

09 Clyde Tucker

10 Don Brightwell

11 Billy Lawerance

12 Molly Gettle

14 Dave Emery

15 Angela Pickard

17 Bill Rose

18 Juanita Davis

19 Ann Bivins

20 Nami Norton

20 Ben Salter

20 Warren Stone

23 Gene Norton

23 Verna Burton

25 Chub Strickland

26 Dwyane Dennis

27 Tad McGalliard


JULY ANNIVERSARIES

04 Vince & LaDonna Vanlandingham - 3rd

05 Robert & Maggie Prater - 8th

06 John & Beverly Aylor - 43rd

12 Joe & Amber Curtis - 14th

14 Tracy & Mary Gettle - 21st

14 Jeff & Darlene Todd - 8th

14 Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham - 43rd

19 John & Lisa Webb - 14th

20 Don & Rosie Brightwell - 49th

21 Mitch & Jennifer Harmon - 4th

24 Dale & Denise Beard - 24th

28 Tim & Janice McGalliard - 17th

Congratulations to all who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries during the month of July.


JULY

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date O.T. Reading Date N.T. Reading
1 Job 20,21 1 Acts 10:24-48
2 Job 22,23,24 2 Acts 11
3 Job 25,26,27 3 Acts 12
4 Job 28,29 4 Acts 13:1-25
5 Job 30,31 5 Acts 13:26-52
6 Job 32,33 6 Acts 14
7 Job 34,35 7 Acts 15:1-21
8 Job 36,37 8 Acts 15:22-41
9 Job 38,39,30 9 Acts 16:1-21
10 Job 41,42 10 Acts 16:22-40
11 Psalms 1,2,3 11 Acts 17:1-15
12 Psalms 4,5,6 12 Acts 17:16-34
13 Psalms 7,8,9 13 Acts 18
14 Psalms 10,11,12 14 Acts 19:1-20
15 Psalms 13,14,15 15 Acts 19:21-41
16 Psalms 16,17 16 Acts 20:1-16
17 Psalms 18,19 17 Acts 20:17-38
18 Psalms 20,21,22 18 Acts 21:1-17
19 Psalms 23,24,25 19 Acts 21:18-40
20 Psalms 26,27,28 20 Acts 22
21 Psalms 29,30 21 Acts 23:1-15
22 Psalms 31,32 22 Acts 23:16-35
23 Psalms 33,34 23 Acts 24
24 Psalms 35,36 24 Acts 25
25 Psalms 37,38,39 25 Acts 26
26 Psalms 40,41,42 26 Acts 27:1-26
27 Psalms 43,44,45 27 Acts 27:27-44
28 Psalms 46,47,48 28 Acts 28
29 Psalms 49,50 29 Romans 1
30 Psalms 51,52,53 30 Romans 2
31 Psalms 54,55,56 31 Romans 3

The biographies on our new deacons will be in the next issue of the Gospel Guide


BRING A FRIEND -VBS - JULY 11 - 15, 2005


INVITATION

You are invited to attend a wedding shower for Misty McClendon and Adam Beard on Sunday afternoon, July 17, at 2 p.m. in the fellowship room. If you would like to participate in a group gift, please see Paula Harris, Mary Kelly or Rita Romberg.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Dwyane Dennis was dismissed last Wednesday from Integris Southwest and was preaching Sunday morning.
Wendell LaViness has learned he has colon cancer. For the time being, he will be staying with his brother at 116 Pontotoc Lane, Shawnee, 74801. The telephone number is 275-3966. He is currently exploring options for treatment.


THANK YOU

Thank you for your prayers for me, your cards, your visits and phone calls while I was sick. I know the prayers of the righteous avail much. I appreciate the Central church,

Yours in Christ, Nora Cole [Fay Crosby's sister]


LOOKING AHEAD

July 4, Church office closed

July 5, AWTG, Area wide teen gathering, Central. We need watermelons! Please bring them on Sunday, July 3 and leave in the kitchen.

July 11 - 15, 9 a.m. til 11:30 a.m., ages 2 thru 6th grade, Central's Vacation Bible School, Bible Safari - "Where Kids Are Wild About God."

July 15, Open House for VBS, 7 p.m.

July 17, Wedding Shower, Adam Beard & Misty McClendon, fellowship room 2 p.m.

July 31, Eastside, MWC, celebration of redecorated auditorium, singing from 6:15 - 10 p.m. or later; song leaders call 732-0393

August 6, Adam Beard/Misty McClendon Wedding


Don't Forget

July 3, Bring Watermelons for AWTG

Start bringing cookies for VBS



"Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. "
Proverbs 3:5-6 -- 8^{)


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 131
Worship Service 185
Sunday Evening 112
Wednesday Evening 112
Contribution $3,618.68

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, July 3, 2005

Announcements:Jim Pettyjohn
Opening Prayer:Ron Taffe
Song Director:Floyd Davis
Scripture:Kenton McGalliard
Sermon:Robert Prater
Closing Prayer:Dale Beard

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Babe DoyleJim Cross
Harvey MooreBrian Nipper

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Glendon CombsGlenn Watson

USHERS

Gene NortonBuddy Truesdell

GREETERS

Foyer:Gene & Dorothy Norton
Elevator:Buddy & Fay Truesdell

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Carolyn RootFay Truesdell

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Terry Banta

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Burl Vanlandingham
Song Director:Floyd Davis
Scripture:Wade Baskin
Sermon:Robert Prater
Closing Prayer:Adam Beard

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Tim NortonJoe Magee

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Austin Beard
Scripture:Arik Parman

VAN DRIVER

James Reeves
If unable to serve this week, notify Frank Romberg - 273-1297


SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Announcements:Bob Seikel
Opening Prayer:Clavin Norwood
Song Director:Dwyane Dennis
Scripture:Jason Perry
Sermon:Robert Prater
Closing Prayer:Buddy Truesdell

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Frank BurtonPaul Harris
Sean ParmanRyan Parman

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Adam BeardThomas Farris

USHERS

Gene NortonJim Pettyjohn

GREETERS

Foyer:Gene & Dorothy Norton
Elevator:Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Mary KellyBeverly Aylor

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Ron Taffe

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:George Mastick
Song Director:Dwyane Dennis
Scripture:Sean Parman
Sermon:Robert Prater
Closing Prayer:Jim Walling

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Jason PerryAndy Stephens

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Steve Kelly
Scripture:Kyle Parman

VAN DRIVER

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


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