Bulletin for Sunday 02/18/2007
Josie Kate Watkins
November 14, 2006 – February 6, 2007
Beloved daughter of
Sara and Toby Watkins
Sister of Ella Grace Watkins
Granddaughter of Alice and Ben Salter
Great granddaughter of June Lowe
Niece of Jon Salter
Our loving sympathy is extended to all the Watkins and Salter families. Josie passed suddenly on Tuesday of last week, and funeral services were conducted the following Friday at the Quail Springs Church of Christ building.
We also extend our sympathy to the family of Mary Gaines. Mary was a longtime member of our congregation. Funeral services were to be on Thursday of this week at Walker Funeral Service Chapel at 2 p.m.
We offer our sympathy to the family of Bob Hardin, a former Central member who passed away Sunday in Gunter, Texas. Funeral services were conducted in Shawnee at Resthaven Funeral Chapel on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Bob was the husband of the late Doris Hardin who was the cousin of Robert Perry.
Sympathy is also extended to Mary Fleming in the loss of her sister-in-law, Juanita Fleming. A graveside service is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park.
with Robert Prater
"What is written in the Law? How do you read it?" (Luke 10:26 NIV) Jesus asked this question to the lawyer who asked what he should do to inherit eternal life. Jesus answered the question by citing Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:17 and telling him the story of the Good Samaritan.
Whatever the context is, Jesus questions are good ones: "What is written in the Law? How do you read it?" Knowing what God says will settle many issues. Many of the divisions and religious issues of our day come from assumptions and traditions rather than from a study of the will of God. The Word of God is a precious treasure that will immeasurably bless the lives of those who take the time to study it. (Psalm 19:7-14)
It takes more, however, than merely reading God's word to get the most out of it. How do you read it? Good Bible students will explore the context and background of the passages they read. The old saying is still true: "A proof-text taken out of context will become a pretext." Many have found a passage that says what they want to say and used that passage to support their desire rather than listening to what the passage actually means.
We must always understand what a passage originally meant to the first readers before we can apply it to our own modern situation. A passage cannot mean today what it did not mean when it was written. Therefore, merely quoting a passage without thought to the author, the intended recipients, the context, or the intended purpose of the message will lead to error and misunderstanding.
Peter complained about the ignorant and the unstable twisting the Scriptures to their own destruction. (2 Peter 3:16-17) His advice was for each Christian to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. (2 Pet. 3:18) Let us not only read the Scriptures but also pay attention to how we read them.
SERMONS FOR SUNDAY
AM - Love Is Demonstrated
PM - Bible Question Series – Saul's conversion, worry and Book of Revelation – past or present?
We congratulate Andrea and Will Koepke on the birth of their daughter, Scottlyn. She was born Monday, February 12, weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and 20 inches long. Kim Lillard is the grandmother and Lillie Smith is the great grandmother.
VBS PLANNING MEETING
There will be a VBS planning meeting after the Sunday evening services on February 25 in the fellowship room. This meeting is for everyone who has volunteered to work in the past and/or is interested in helping in some way with our VBS this summer. See Robert Prater for more.
NEW WEDNESDAY EVENING
LADIES BIBLE CLASS
A new ladies Bible class will begin on Wednesday evening, March 7. All the ladies of the congregation are invited and welcomed to be a part of this study. The class will meet in the fellowship room. More info to follow.
Thank you for your comforting expressions of sympathy in the loss of our beloved Josie. We appreciate the prayers, cards, calls, food, and lovely flowers from our church family. We are grateful to those of you who joined us at Josie's service Friday. Seeking peace in Him, Sara & Toby Watkins, Alice & Ben Salter and family.
Virgil Beasley now lives at 108 West Highland, Tecumseh, OK. His phone number remains the same.
Tim Norton, Jr. has moved to 709 ½ N. Bdwy., Shawnee, 74801. His phone number is 313-0832.
It was good seeing Alta Carroll and Barbara Pruitt able to be back in worship Sunday.
Anna Jarvis remains in Colonial Estates, room 110A, following a stroke. She appreciates your visits and prayers.
Emma White has been discharged from the hospital.
Brookelyn Sneed, infant granddaughter of Barney and Jo Sneed has been discharged from Deaconness. She was born on February 1, weighing seven pounds, six ounces. She was in the NICU for several days with an oxygen level problem. We extend our congratulations to Barney and Jo and will continue to pray for Brookelyn's good health.
Melba Boston continues to appreciate prayers and would welcome visits now. Please call first.
June Lowe, Herman Guin, Glendon Combs, and Fred Bowers each have been a member of the Central Church of Christ for more than 70 years. Are there others? If so, let the church office know.
Feb, 18, LTC scrap-booking group to meet in afternoon
March 9 & 10, Friday & Saturday – Spring Visit at OC "Spring Sing is Saturday - $12.00
February 16, Valentine banquet at LaDonna's Grill in Meeker, 6:30 p.m. (The vans will leave the building by 6:00 p.m.). Desserts and fun in the fellowship room after dinner.
February 23, Central hosts Shawnee Area-Wide Leadership Dinner, Gordon Cooper Technology Center at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $9.00 per person.
February 25, VBS planning meeting in fellowship room
March 7, New Wednesday night Ladies Class begins
March 11, Daylight Saving Time begins
March 14-17, Photography for new pictorial directory. Call the office and make your appointment if you have not done so.
LAST WEEK'S RECORD
Bible School 143 Worship Service 202 Sunday Evening 121 Wednesday Evening 100 Contribution $5,207.40
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Announcements: Bob Perry Opening Prayer: George Mastick Song Director: Dale Beard Scripture: Chad Beard Sermon: Robert Prater Closing Prayer: Clavin Norwood
SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE
NORTH SOUTH James Reeves Burl Vanlandingham Gerald Smith Mitch Harmon
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Frank Burton Howard Vanlandingham
Jim Pettyjohn Jim Cross
Foyer: Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn Elevator: Jim & Vivian Cross
Molly Gettle Cheryl Miller /TD>
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
Ron Taffe Terry Lowe
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Tim McGalliard Song Director: Austin Beard Scripture: Brandon Gober Sermon: Robert Prater Closing Prayer: Jim Walling
AT THE LORD'S TABLE
SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE
NORTH SOUTH Jason Perry Robby Kinsey
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Leader: Steve Kelly Scripture: Bryce Beal
Howard VanlandinghamIf unable to serve during the week, notify Frank Romberg - 273-1297