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Bulletin for Sunday Sunday 09/10/2006

AMONG FRIENDS

with Robert Prater

Thanks to everyone who contributed to a successful beginning in our "Back to Bible School" drive this past Sunday. And we beat our first Sunday goal by having 163 present for Sunday school! We are truly building up an excitement with this effort. Bible classes are a wonderful opportunity to study, grow and draw closer to one another in Christian fellowship. If you have not been attending Bible classes regularly, please consider this a wonderful time to begin this faith building habit. Friends, it will truly take all of us working together to reach the next two Sunday goals in our Bible School drive. Please continue to make a special effort to encourage others to attend and plan on being here yourself.

Our Gospel Meeting with Kent Allen on September 17-20 is another special outreach opportunity. The year's theme is "Families Under Pressure." This topic will speak to the hearts and lives of many people today. The success of our Gospel Meeting is in your hands. Your invitation is the key. This is why we have brochures, posters, and yard signs out for you to take and put up, mail or better, hand deliver to those you intend to invite - family, friends, neighbors and co-workers! Don't wait, ask them right now. No one likes to think that they were a last minute decision.

Contagious! Andrew could not keep the excitement to himself, so he first found his brother Peter and said, "We have found the Messiah!" Andrew brought his brother Peter to Jesus. (John 1:38-42) At Jesus' invitation Andrew came and saw. Jesus asked Philip to "Follow Me." Philip did, but he found Nathanael and shared his excitement about Jesus of Nazareth. When Nathanael asked, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?", Philip simply said, "Come and see." Someone may throw cold water on your invitation, but simply encourage that person to find out for himself.

Jesus talked to a woman at the well about her life. She perceived that he was a prophet and left her pot to tell everyone in town about Jesus. A large crowd came out to hear what He had to say. (John 4:27-30, 39-42) When Peter came to Cornelius' house, he found that Cornelius had assembled many people. (Acts 10:27)

When Paul kept the jailer from killing himself, the jailer was ready to hear the truth. But the jailer was not alone. Though it was midnight his whole household heard Paul preach the wonderful gospel. Believing what Paul preached, the jailer and his whole household were baptized. (Acts 10:25-34)

How contagious are you with your faith? Will people catch your zeal and excitement about Jesus? How will your faith affect those around you? Does the salt and light in your life make a difference to anyone around you? (Matt. 5:13 - 16) Does anyone know you are a Christian? Does your life proclaim that the Lord matters to you? Does anyone want the Christian life you have? Let's be "contagious Christians!"

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


BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST

Last Sunday evening Jennifer Addington was baptized into Christ for the remission of her sins. She has been attending Central for several months now. She is going to need our love and support as she continues to grow in her new relationship with the Lord. If you have not met Jennifer yet, please take time to introduce yourself and make every effort to welcome her into God's family.


OUR GOSPEL MEETING

Please be keeping our upcoming Gospel Meeting with Kent Allen on September 17-20 in your thoughts and prayers. The theme for the meeting is "Families Under Pressure." There are plenty of attractive color brochures, posters and yard signs still available on the table in the foyer to help you promote and invite others. Please be praying for the success of this meeting and plan now to attend each night. Keep in mind that all teen and adult classes will meet together on the 17th, and there will also be a potluck luncheon for the entire congregation following the Sunday morning service that day.


Hope to see you here Sunday!


DOOR KNOCKING IN OKMULGEE

Robert Prater will be speaking in a Gospel Meeting at the Grand Street Church of Christ in Okmulgee on October 1 - 4. They are planning on doing some local door knocking in the community to encourage people to attend on Saturday, September 30. If you would be interested in helping work in this outreach effort on that day please see Robert for more information.


MOVED

We extend our congratulations to Louise Dixson and Don Bross who were recently united in marriage and will be making their home in Guthrie. Their address is 5350 W. Camp Road, Guthrie, OK 73044. The new telephone number is 260-1771.

Terry Banta has moved to 621 W. Midland, Shawnee, OK 74804. Please make a note of his new address in your directory.

Betty Boswell has moved to room 52 at Shawnee Colonial Estates. Please note this also in your directory.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Erma Dean Farris was taken to ER after church services this past Sunday evening. When The Gospel Guide was prepared, she remained in Unity Health Center, room 314.
Terry Banta's friend, Dee Carr, was also in Unity Health Center, room 201.
Fred Phillips and Melba Boston remain in need of our prayers as they continue their struggle with cancer.
It was good to see Nancy Irelan in services on Sunday after her surgery a couple of weeks ago.


THANK YOU

Christian Friends, Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers when my special aunt, Pat McKey, passed away. You are all a great comfort when things like this happen. That's what Christian Love is all about.

Joan Reeves


LOOKING AHEAD

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 14 - 17, Gospel meeting at Newalla, David Rechtin, Clark Rd., Duncanville, TX., 7 p.m., "Who Is Jesus?"

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

September 17, 9:30 a.m., "The Pressure of Loving Too Much"

September 17, 10:30 a.m., "The Pressures of Motherhood"

September 17, 11:30 a.m. Potluck Dinner for all, fellowship room

September 17, 5 p.m., "The Pressures of Fatherhood"

September 18, 7 p.m., "The Pressure of Imparting Values"

September 19, 7 p.m., "The Pressure of Sibling Rivalry"

September 20, 10 a.m., "Grandparenting God's Way"

September 20, 7 p.m., "The Pressure of Releasing the Past"


BIBLE SCHOOL DRIVE

BE ONE OF 173 ON SEPT. 10

BE ONE OF 191 ON SEPT. 17


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!



"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 163
Worship Service 208
Sunday Evening 115
Wednesday Evening 105
Contribution $5,832.75

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Announcements:Bob Stephens
Opening Prayer:Bill Lawerance
Song Director:Paul Harris
Scripture:Austin Beard
Sermon:Robert Prater
Closing Prayer:Burl Vanlandingham

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Brian Nipper Jim Cross
Jim Carpenter Joe Curtis

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Tim McGalliard James Reeves

USHERS

Paul Harris Howard Vanlandingham

GREETERS

Foyer:Paul & Paula Harris
Elevator:Howard & Tahlia Vanlandingham

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Fay Truesdell Mary Kelly

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Unknown At This Time?

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Terry Lowe
Song Director:Paul Harris
Scripture:Chad Beard
Sermon:Robert Prater
Closing Prayer:Gene Norton

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Ron Taffe Bob Seikel

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Burl Vanlandingham
Scripture:Kenton McGalliard

VAN DRIVER

Howard Vanlandingham
If unable to serve either week, notify Frank Romberg - 273-1297


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