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Bulletin for Sunday Sunday 04/02/2006

AMONG FRIENDS

with Robert Prater

As most have probably been made aware, this past week, the Lord's church appeared in nationwide headlines in an extremely tragic and unfortunate incident. Last Wednesday, Matthew Winkler, minister of the Fourth Street Church of Christ in Selmer, Tennessee was found shot dead in his home. His wife and mother of their three young children has allegedly confessed to the murder and will face criminal charges. (Matthew Winkler was the son of Dan Winkler of Freed-Hardeman University and the grandson of the late Wendell Winkler) Truly the name of Christ and the Lord's church has been tarnished and soiled.

One gospel preacher has well written, "The hearts of humanity can carry dark secrets. Any person, no mater how well they are known by spouse, children, parents, or anyone else, may conceal (consciously or not) facets of their psyche that seem incongruent with what is known. This is no less true of children of God than of anyone else."

We should all be praying for the family involved in this case, and for the Lord's church as a whole. The world doesn't need another reason to reject Christ. It is a time of somber reflection.

On a more encouraging note, this Sunday morning I will begin a series of lessons during the month of April on the subject of "An Examination of Undenominational Christianity." Is it possible to just be a Christian only without any denominational baggage?" Is it possible to just truly be the church that Jesus established? I believe the Bible teaches us that we can simply be New Testament Christians only and members of the Lord's one church, which is undenominational in nature. I also believe the restoration concept. i.e., the appeal for a complete return to Christianity as taught and found from in New Testament has a tremendous attraction to many truth seekers today.

What an opportune time to invite your friends, neighbors and relatives. This series of lessons will also help those younger in the faith to have a firm foundation to stand and know the difference between the New Testament church and the various modern denominations with their many unscriptural doctrines and practices. We must be convinced of the truths of God's Word. Friends, I hope this series of lessons will be a blessing to you.

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


SERMONS FOR SUNDAY

AM - The Truth about Denominationalism

PM - Bible Question Series - Soul security, Cain's wife, and the unforgivable sin


TIME CHANGE

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday. Be sure to set your clocks forward Saturday evening.


HELPING OUR KIDS FOR LTC

It is almost time for LTC (Leadership Training for Christ) again. We will go to Tulsa April 14 and 15. Anyone who would like to help can bring canned pop or bottled water to the kitchen by April 9, or you can see Rita Romberg for more details. Thanks for your help.


HELP NEEDED???

There are older members of our church family who often have needs that go unmet simply because they don't want to ask or bother anyone. It may be nothing more than getting a light bulb changed or moving a piece of furniture. We are placing a new box in the foyer that will be labeled "Help Needed." If you have a need that we could help with, we have deacons (and others) who want to know about it. The deacons overseeing this area of ministry are Buddy Truesdell, Glendon Combs, and Herman Guin. Also, please note that currently we do not have a deacon working with the Bible school program, but should in the near future. In the meantime, any teachers with any needs should let Steve Kelly know. All deacon responsibilities will be published in next week's Gospel Guide.


PRAYER CONCERNS

To the best of our knowledge there were no Central members in the hospital at the time of preparing The Gospel Guide.
Sarah Smith was discharged from Baptist Medical Center on Thursday of last week.
Barbara Tucker's great nephew, 12 year old Samuel Campbell, has been discharged from St. Francis Children's Hospital in Tulsa. His severe illness turned out to be a reaction to medication.
Carol Mahnke is returning to M.D. Anderson in Houston to consult with her doctor on Friday.


DIRECTORY UPDATE

Melba Boston's email address has changed to kris1137@sbcglobal.net
Louise Dixson's email address has changed to jldixson4@sbcglobal.net


APRIL

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

LOOKING AHEAD

April 1, Ladies Day, Southwest, Ada, "Greenhouse of the Heart," Anne Coleman; see bulletin board

April 2, Daylight Saving Time begins

April 2 - 5, Gospel meeting, McLoud, Jess Whitlock

April 5, Ladies Class meets at 10:30 a.m.; monthly luncheon follows

April 27 - 30, Gospel meeting, Highland, Jim Sheerer of Chickasha

April 28, 29, "Building a Successful Stepfamily Conference, Northridge, $60 per couple or individual, Ron L. Deal, Southwest, Jonesboro, Arkansas; see bulletin board; call 275-4180 for additional details

April 30, Central ladies luncheon following morning worship

May 6, 27th Annual Bible Teachers Workshop, "Encouraging the Encourager" (the Teacher), Eastside, Duncan; see bulletin board

June 11 - 17, Burnt Cabin Camp

July 17 - 21, Central's VBS

September 17 - 20, Gospel Meeting with Kent Allen


Youth News

Bob Stephens

The next couple of weeks should prove to be crazy for those participating in LTC this year. But by April 14 all the hard work will have paid off. It's encouraging to have such willing kids and coaches, it makes the job of coordinator a lot easier. Thanks guys!

We will be ordering shirts for those going to LTC next week. These aren't the LTC shirts we get in Tulsa, these are for our youth group. Anyone else interested in ordering one see me or Janet. The cost for the shirts will be $10.00 - $12.00. The plan is to have them in time for LTC, so if you want one let me know ASAP.


COMING EVENTS:

April 14-15, LTC in Tulsa

April 30, Sunday, Tecumseh AWTG Volleyball Tournament



"As we trust God to give us wisdom for today's decisions,
He will lead us a step at a time into what He wants us to be doing in the future."
Theodore Epp -- 8^{)


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 124
Worship Service 210
Sunday Evening 137
Wednesday Evening 119
Contribution $3,905.97

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Announcements:Bob Perry
Opening Prayer:Jim Walling
Song Director:Adam Beard
Scripture:Ryan Parman
Sermon:Robert Prater
Closing Prayer:Bob Neal

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Glendon Combs Jim Pettyjohn
Mitch Harmon Sean Parman

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Steve Kelly Burl Vanlandingham

USHERS

>Steve Kelly Burl Vanlandingham

GREETERS

Foyer:Steve & Mary Kelly
Elevator:Burl & Vanlandingham

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Ann Perry Carolyn Root

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Buddy Truesdell

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Chuck Carter
Song Director:Austin Beard
Scripture:Jason Perry
Sermon:Robert Prater
Closing Prayer:Nathan Kelly

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Tim Norton Joe Magee

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Steve Kelly
Scripture:Kyle Parman

VAN DRIVER

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


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