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Bulletin for Sunday 11/27/2005

AMONG FRIENDS

with Robert Prater

It's been told that Charles Dickens, the celebrated English novelist, once made a tour of America. Having witnessed the American observance of Thanksgiving, he told an audience that Americans seem to have things backward. Instead of one day a year for Thanksgiving, he advised that we ought to have 364 days of Thanksgiving a year and reserve the one day left for all our griping and complaining!

I believe Dickens had a good idea. With God being the source of every wonderful gift and all blessings in our lives (James 1:17), truly one day a year is not enough to thank Him. We need to fill up the calendar with days of thanksgiving! Yet, it's also been said, "One day of thanksgiving followed by 364 days of disobedience and indifference is not right." We say "Thank you" to God not only by giving Him daily praise and adoration, but also by living faithful and obedient lives before Him. (See Mt. 5:16; Jn. 14:15, 1 Pt. 1:14-17)

This Thanksgiving week over 40 million people will be on the road, which I believe is a tribute to the love that families still have one for another. I hope and pray everybody enjoys a happy and safe time together with family and friends. Friends, Maggie and I want you to know as well just how thankful we are for you. You have blessed our lives and we are so thankful for each one of you. Have a great week.

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


BIRTHDAYS IN DECEMBER

03 Elva Gill

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

11 Misti Beard

11 Rosie Brightwell

11 Evelyn Dunavan

15 June Sharp

16 Bryan Hudgins

16 Anita Jacques

16 Amy Kelly

19 Bryce Beal

19 Agnes Norwood

19 Janet Walling

21 Marcus Carter

21 Scott Perry

25 Rachel O'Neal

27 Fred Bowers - 93rd !!!

28 Adam Beard

30 Anna Jarvis - 90th !!!

30 Cody Parman

31 Fred Phillips

DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

04 Howard & Talhia Vanlandingham - 29th

17 Ray & Nancy Simmons - 4th

20 Bob & Janet Stephens - 23rd

24 Timothy & Jennifer Hudgins - 6th

28 Joe & Nadine Magee - 62nd

30 Robert & Ann Perry - 50th

 

We extend our best wishes to all who are having birthdays and anniversaries in December. We especially congratulate Robert and Ann Perry on reaching their 50th anniversary and Joe and Nadine Magee on reaching their 62nd. Congratulations to Fred Bowers on his 93rd birthday and to Anna Jarvis on her 90th.


DECEMBER

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date O.T. Reading Date N.T. Reading
1 Ezek. 40,41 1 2 Peter 3
2 Ezek. 42,43,44 2 1 John 1
3 Ezek. 45,46 3 1 John 2
4 Ezek. 47,48 4 1 John 3
5 Daniel 1,2 5 1 John 4
6 Daniel 3,4 6 1 John 5
7 Daniel 5,6,7 7 2 John
8 Daniel 8,9,10 8 3 John
9 Daniel 11,12, 9 Jude
10 Hosea 1,2,3,4 10 Rev. 1
11 Hosea 5,6,7,8 11 Rev. 2
12 Hosea 9,10,11 12 Rev. 3
13 Hosea 12,13,14 13 Rev. 4
14 Joel 1,2,3 14 Rev. 5
15 Amos 1,2,3 15 Rev. 6
16 Amos 4,5,6 16 Rev. 7
17 Amos 7,8,9 17 Rev. 8
18 Obadiah 18 Rev. 9
19 Jonah 1,2,3,4 19 Rev. 10
20 Micah 1,2,3 20 Rev. 11
21 Micah 4,5 21 Rev. 12
22 Micah 6,7 22 Rev. 13
23 Nahum 1,2,3 23 Rev. 14
24 Habakkuk 1,2,3 24 Rev. 15
25 Zephaniah 1,2,3 25 Rev. 16
26 Haggai 1,2 26 Rev. 17
27 Zech. 1,2,3,4 27 Rev. 18
28 Zech. 5,6,7,8 28 Rev. 19
29 Zech. 9,10,11,12 29 Rev. 20
30 Zech. 13,14 30 Rev. 21
31 Malachi 1,2,3,4 31 Rev. 22

CONGRATULATIONS

We extend our best wishes to Wilbur & Andrea Koepke on the birth of a girl, Bella Rose. She was born November 16 weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces and is 17 inches long. Kim Lillard is the grandmother and Lillie Smith is the great grandmother.


SUNDAY EVENING TIME CHANGE

Beginning on December 4 our Sunday evening services will begin at 5. Let's all remember the date and be here at 5.


Hope to see you here Sunday!


THANK YOU

Thank you for the "get well" cards, phone calls, and prayers on my behalf during my recovery from recent surgery. I continue to improve each day.

Love, Ruby Holt

Dear Central Church,

Thank you so much for the lovely plant honoring Mom. She loved you and the church there. We miss her but are at peace that she's in a better place.

In Him, Ruth's [Nevills] Family


PRAYER CONCERNS

Bernard Sharp had back surgery at Mercy Health Center last Friday afternoon. Surgery went well and he remained in room 554 at publication time

Hazel Lee Behrnes has been dismissed from the hospital and is at home.

It was good seeing Ruby Holt in services Sunday.


Youth News
Bob Stephens

Sign-up sheets for LTC are still in the youth house. They will be there until December 4th. Parents encourage your children to sign up soon if they haven't yet. LTC is such an excellent way to learn just how many ways there are to serve God. Don't miss out on this opportunity.

December 31 - January 2 are the dates for our youth/family retreat at Burnt Cabin. The cost will be $20 per person and a sign-up sheet is in the youth house. Parents, you are invited to attend this retreat, so have your kids sign you up too! More info will be given as the time approaches.

The girls are having a Cookie Exchange on Saturday, November 28th at the Gettles house at 1 p.m. For more information contact Mary Gettle or Janet Stephens.

We will be taking the van to the Shawnee football game in Choctaw on Saturday. We will be leaving the building at 6:30 p.m., and return as soon as the game is over. If you have any questions contact me (Bob).


LOOKING AHEAD

December 3, Second coat give away

December 7, Ladies Class meets at 10:30; luncheon follows




"When we yield to discouragement it is usually because
we give too much thought to the past and to the future. "
Anonymous -- 8^{)


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 125
Worship Service 210
Sunday Evening 146
Wednesday Evening 113
Contribution $4,508.51

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Announcements:Bob Stephens
Opening Prayer:Clavin Norwood
Song Director:Dale Beard
Scripture:Wade Baskin
Sermon:Robert Prater
Closing Prayer:Frank Burton

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Brian NipperRoger Farris
Mitch HarmonAustin Beard

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Sean ParmanGeoff Root

USHERS

Gene Norton Burl Vanlandingham

GREETERS

Foyer:Gene & Dorothy Norton
Elevator:Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Ann PerryFay Truesdell

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Buddy Truesdell

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Bill Lawerance
Song Director:Dale Beard
Scripture:Chad Beard
Sermon:Robert Prater
Closing Prayer:James Reeves

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Scott PerryBob Allen

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Nathan Kelly
Scripture:Jason Perry

VAN DRIVER

Roger Farris
If unable to serve this week, notify Frank Romberg - 273-1297


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