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Shawnee, Oklahoma
405)273-3065

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Bulletin for Sunday Sunday 09/03/2006

AMONG FRIENDS

with Robert Prater

The next three Sundays are promising to be very significant and beneficial for the spiritual life and growth of Central with both our "Back to Bible School" drive and upcoming Gospel Meeting beginning on September 17. I want to lovingly encourage and challenge you to begin this Sunday a new habit of attending Bible class regularly. It is absolutely imperative that we grow spiritually. Being in Bible class is one way that you create spiritual growth in your life. (1 Pt. 2:2) We have some outstanding teachers and classes for all ages. No one is either too young or too old to be in our Bible classes.

It was the distinguished educator, Francis Wayland Parker who after he had just concluded one of his lectures, a woman came to him and asked, "How early can I begin the education of my child?" He then inquired of her, "When will your child be born?" "Born," she gasped, "Why, he is already five years old." "My goodness, woman," he said, "Don't stand here talking to me. Hurry home. You have already lost the best five years."

Friends, it is in our Bible classes on Sundays and Wednesdays that our children can learn so much. The sermons preached in the pulpit are usually more geared toward adult minds, though, surprisingly, children often are among the most attentive listeners. These classes for our children should have the enthusiastic support, concern and prayer of every member.

Parents, consider very soberly the words found in Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." One writer has said, "This proverb stresses parental duty and opportunity. One must not neglect the formative years - the years when children's lives can be greatly influenced and shaped. The neglect of parental training at this time cannot be made up in any other way. So seize the moment. Teach, discipline and set an example "in the way he should go." Such training brings good results as the child matures, "and when he is old, he will not depart from it." That's the rule rather than the exception. Both wisdom and experience testify to this fact."

The apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:4 (NIV), "Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord." He later on wrote that "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction (i.e., training) in righteousness….." (2 Timothy 3:16) Did you see the connection between training up a child in the Lord and the role that Scripture can have in accomplishing this purpose?

Now, when it comes to adults, we all need to set the example for the children. We all desire for children to grow up to be spiritually good and useful in service for the Lord. But how meaningful can such concern for the children be when the adults do not attend Bible classes designed for them? It is like a parent who urges his child to eat vegetables - "because they're good for you" - but will not touch them! How about it? Let's all be here and support our Bible classes this Sunday!

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


SUNDAY MORNING ADULT CLASSES

Dwyane Dennis...Acts (First floor of annex - across from Library)

Robert Prater...Basic Training for Spiritual Warfare (Upstairs in the annex)

Bob Perry...Spiritual Dynamics: Models for Growth (Fellowship room)

Robert Perry...Bible Survey (Auditorium)

There's a place for YOU

in Bible School!


SYMPATHY

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family of John Hamilton. John was the brother-in-law of Sarah Smith and the son-in-law of Emma Wilson. Robert Prater conducted funeral services in our building this past Saturday morning.


APPRECIATION & CELEBRATION

You are invited to join the Spencer Church of Christ in expressing gratitude to Dr. Clyde & Lillian Muse for their untiring years of service promoting Christ and His church on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10. Details are on the foyer bulletin board.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Emma White has been discharged from Midwest Regional Medical Center following knee replacement surgery and is now recuperating at her son's home in Shawnee.

Grace Lofties's sister and former member, Betty Kilgore has done well following her surgery at Baptist Medical Center last week. It was thought to be a surgery for cancer, but it turned out there was no malignancy.


SEPTEMBER

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date O.T. Reading Date N.T. Reading
1 Ps. 135.136 1 1 Cor. 12
2 Ps. 137,138,139 2 1 Cor. 13
3 Ps. 140,141,142 3 1 Cor. 14:1-20
4 Ps. 143,144,145 4 1 Cor. 14:21-40
5 Ps. 146,147 5 1 Cor. 15:1-28
6 Ps. 148,149,150 6 1 Cor. 15:29-58
7 Prov. 1,2 7 1 Cor. 16
8 Prov. 3,4,5 8 2 Cor. 1
9 Prov. 6,7 9 2 Cor. 2
10 Prov. 8, 9 10 2 Cor. 3
11 Prov. 10,11,12 11 2 Cor. 4
12 Prov. 13,14,15 12 2 Cor. 5
13 Prov. 16,17,18 13 2 Cor. 6
14 Prov. 19,20,21 14 2 Cor. 7
15 Prov. 22,23,24 15 2 Cor. 8
16 Prov. 25,26 16 2 Cor. 9
17 Prov. 27,28,29 17 2 Cor. 10
18 Prov. 30,31 18 2 Cor. 11:1-15
19 Eccl. 1,2,3 19 2 Cor. 11:16-33
20 Eccl. 4,5,6 20 2 Cor. 12
21 Eccl. 7,8,9 21 2 Cor. 13
22 Eccl. 10,11,12 22 Gal. 1
23 Song of S. 1,2,3 23 Gal. 2
24 Song of S. 4,5 24 Gal. 3
25 Song of S. 6,7,8 25 Gal. 4
26 Isaiah 1,2 26 Gal. 5
27 Isaiah 3,4 27 Gal. 6
28 Isaih 5,6 28 Eph. 1
29 Isaiah 7,8 29 Eph. 2
30 Isaiah 9,10 30 Eph. 3

THANK YOU

Thank you to Bob Stephens and the Youth Group for their work in lemon oiling the pews, doors and podium after services last Sunday evening. Jim & Vivian Cross


LOOKING AHEAD

September 4, Labor Day; church office closed

September 6 - December 6, Divorce Care, Northridge; see foyer bulletin board

September 7 - 10, 12th Annual Central Oklahoma Lectureship, "The Family Under Attack," McLoud; see bulletin board for speakers & times

September 10 - 13, Gospel meeting at Farrall St., 7 p.m. with Charles Shaw, Sherman, Texas (Clavin Norwood's brother-in-law)

September 17 - 20, Central's gospel meeting, "Families Under Pressure," Kent Allen, Memorial Rd., Oklahoma City


Youth News

Bob Stephens

The last couple of bulletin articles I've been writing about our teens and school starting. Our kids are busy this year in school. Here's what some of them are doing:

Courtney Baskin is running cross country this fall for Shawnee

Wade Baskin is playing football at Shawnee Middle School

Austin Beard is the playing center for the Wolves

Molly Gettle is a freshman and is playing soccer for Shawnee

Leslie Gettle is playing soccer and in PSI at Shawnee High School

Marla Miller is in the high school chorus at Shawnee

Kenton McGalliard is a freshman and is playing tennis for the Wolves

Jason Perry is a middle linebacker for the Wolves

Sean Parman is running cross country this fall for Shawnee

Parents, if I missed anything, please let me know! If your kiddo has done anything special, please let me know!

Let's remember these, and all our kids, in our prayers that they may let their light shine wherever they are and whatever they're doing.



"If we are not interested in the Word of God,
can we really be interested in God?"
Robert Godfrey -- 8^{)


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 139
Worship Service 189
Sunday Evening 137
Wednesday Evening 114
Contribution $3,890.28

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, September 3, 2006

Announcements:Bob Perry
Opening Prayer:George Mastick
Song Director:Dale Beard
Scripture:Kenton McGalliard
Sermon:Robert Prater
Closing Prayer:Jim Pettyjohn

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Glendon CombsTracy Gettle
Frank Burton Mitch Harmon

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Howard VanlandinghamBurl Vanlandingham

USHERS

Paul HarrisBob Stephens

GREETERS

Foyer:Paul & Paula Harris
Elevator:Bob & Janet Stephens

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Ann PerryCarolyn Root

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Terry Banta

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Tim McGalliard
Song Director:Jason Perry
Scripture:Arik Parman
Sermon:Larry Sullivan
Closing Prayer:James Reeves

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Ron TaffeChuck Carter

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Paul Harris
Scripture:Wade Baskin

VAN DRIVER

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


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