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

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Bulletin for Sunday 10/23/2005

AMONG FRIENDS
with Robert Prater

Our Warmth from the Heart coat giveaway last Saturday was once again a great success. It was so exciting to see about 50 people lined up nearly to the street twenty minutes before we were scheduled to begin. And we had a constant overflow of people waiting in the auditorium the first hour and a half. We were able to help 80 families for a total of 298 people. We also distributed a great deal of caps, gloves, and other articles of clothing. We had the opportunity to give out a good number of New Testaments, tracts, and other Bible literature. There were several families who expressed a desire to visit our services. There were individuals who requested to receive Bible correspondence courses and some interested in studying the Bible with us. We also had the opportunity to encourage and pray with several others who are struggling with personal problems in life. May God be glorified in all of this! We are so grateful for every member here at Central who works to help make this such a wonderful outreach ministry to this community. There is still much follow-up work to be done. Please keep all of this in your prayers.

We now are focusing our attention to our next coat giveaway on Saturday, December 3. Due to the tremendous success of this day, much of our supplies have been completely depleted. (Especially children coat sizes 6-12 and adult large-3X sizes) So, once again, we need donations to help us re-stock our supplies of coats, caps, gloves, etc. I'm confident that you will rise to the occasion and meet this challenge. Thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do in the future. You are a wonderful people who truly embrace the command to love your neighbor.

Friends, we never want to lose sight of our focus in this outreach ministry. We hope that by meeting the physical needs of those less fortunate in our community that we have opportunities to meet spiritual needs as well. Our ultimate goal is to introduce people to Christ and His church by first demonstrating the love of Christ to them during their time of need. Remember, as Christians we have been "saved to serve." (Eph. 2:10) It is our purpose in life to bring glory to Christ by serving the One who gave His life for us. One of the best ways we serve the Lord is to bring the lost to Him! Friends, I am so happy that I am a member of such a caring spiritual family.

-Robert- (robprater@sbcglobal.net)


SYMPATHY

1921 DORIS WHITTERN 2005

We express our loving sympathy to Phyllis Heald, Phyllis Scheidt and to all the family of Doris Whittern. After a very long illness, Doris departed this life on Thursday of last week, and Dwyane Dennis conducted funeral services the following Friday. Doris was a longtime member at Central who will be missed.


CENTRAL STANDARD TIME
RESUMES SUNDAY

Be sure to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday evening and be on time for Bible study and worship Sunday morning.


LINDSAY HOMECOMING

The church at Lindsay invites all former members and friends to a Homecoming on Sunday, November 6. Full details are posted on the bulletin board.


ADDRESS CHANGE

Fred Bowers has moved to the Aldridge Apartments, 20 E. 9th #412. His phone number is 395-9436. We wish Fred well in his new home.
DeLila Nelson has moved to 1401 S. VanBuren, Apt. 1170, Amarillo, TX 79101. The phone number is 806-345-2157.


BIRTHDAYS IN NOVEMBER

04 Jeffrey Behrnes

04 Beverley MacMillan

06 Diane Lawerance

07 Jordan Dean Carter

08 Jim Pettyjohn

13 Melba Boston

14 Juanita Combs

14 Fay Crosby

15 Francis Davis

16 Sue Riedel

17 Braden Parmer

18 Cathy Rose

20 Marcia Dennis

21 L.B. Hall

22 Rachel Hall

23 Betti Boswell

23 Mazella Patterson

23 Terri Seikel

23 Teresa Story

26 Donna Parmer

30 Bill Fleming


ANNIVERSARIES IN NOVEMBER

06 Jack & Betty Rye - 18th 06 Joe & Phyllis Scheidt - 22nd 11 Kevin & Pam Baskin - 17th 14 Harvey & Carletta Moore - 52nd 24 Bob & Cleta Allen - 48th 28 Dale & Barbara Tucker - 40th

NOVEMBER

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

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

THANK YOU

Thank you for all the personal messages, prayers, and telephone calls in the loss of our sister, Doris Whittern. Thank you, Dwyane, for the beautiful service. In Christian love,

Joe & Phyllis Scheidt


PRAYER CONCERNS

Lillie Smith spent some time at Unity Health Center this week.
Marlene Wadkins is in room 680 at Baptist Medical Center and making good progress.
Ruth Autrey was scheduled for knee replacement surgery on Tuesday, October 25th at Unity Health Center.
Zane Qualls is scheduled to have surgery on his shoulder on November 3 in California.
Harvey and Carletta Moore have returned to Houston for checkups. Harvey was to have tests on Tuesday and to see his doctors on Thursday.
Tracy Gettle's father, Jack Gettle, has been moved to the Shawnee Care Center for therapy.
Phyllis Heald had a tracheotomy on Thursday of last week and is off the ventilator. She is still in very critical condition.
Sue Riedel's son-in-law, Gary Burlison, is now in rehabilitation at Unity Health Center, South, room 304.
Sarah Smith's sister, Sheryl Hamilton had an angioplasty on Wednesday of last week and returned home the next day. Her husband and son are both struggling with cancer.
Pauline Adams has requested our prayers in behalf of her son, Dwight Cotton, who has lung cancer and will be having surgery this week for the removal of tumors from his brain.


Youth News

Bob Stephens

We had a great turn out for the first coat giveaway Saturday. I know more will be said about it, but I would like to brag on a "former" youth group member. Tim Norton was there Saturday, the whole time and then some, working hard at whatever task he was asked to do. Tim is a great example of being a servant for Christ. Thanks Tim for the great example!

This Saturday night, October 29, the teens are hosting a Halloween party for the younger ones of the congregation in the basement. The party will consist of games, face painting, decorating and of course, trick or treating. The party begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Put on your best costume and bring a bag for all the treats you'll collect.

The teens will be decorating and preparing for the party from 3:00 til 5:00 Saturday, with dinner being provided. Then after the party and subsequent clean-up, the teens will go to the Bricktown Haunted House in OKC. The cost for the haunted house is $10.00. We should be back home before midnight. If you have any questions about the party contact me or Janet.


COMING YOUTH EVENTS:

Oct. 29 - Saturday - Halloween Party for children, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.


LOOKING AHEAD

October 30, Standard Time resumes

November 2, Ladies class meets at 10:30; luncheon follows

November 6, Ukraine ministry report

November 6, Homecoming at Lindsay; see bulletin board

December 3, Second coat give away


Hope to see you here Sunday!



"Your greatest pleasure is that which rebounds
from hearts that you have made glad."
Henry Ward Beecher -- 8^{)


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 125
Worship Service 190
Sunday Evening 153
Wednesday Evening 97
Contribution $3,793.25

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Announcements:Roger Farris
Opening Prayer:George Mastick
Song Director:Paul Harris
Scripture:Austin Beard
Sermon:Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer:Glendon Combs

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Nathan Kelly Jim Pettyjohn
Bob Bivins Bob Neal

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Glenn Watson Tracy Gettle

USHERS

Steve KellyGerald Smith

GREETERS

Foyer:Steve & Mary Kelly
Elevator:Gerald & Leona Smith

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Mary Kelly Janet Stephens

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Terry Lowe

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Dale Beard
Song Director:Paul Harris
Scripture:Wade Baskin
Sermon:Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer:Scott Perry

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Austin Beard Joe Magee

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Paul Harris
Scripture:Chad Beard

VAN DRIVER

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


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