Bulletin for Sunday 03/25/2007

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AMONG FRIENDS

with Robert Prater

I am so excited about our upcoming Friends & Family Day on Sunday, April 15. This special day is an opportunity to introduce the gospel and the Lord's church here at Central to those whom we know and love. I hope every member will take advantage of this special opportunity to invite your non-Christian neighbors and co-workers and your closest friends and family members to come worship with you and to hear a wonderful message about Christ in a clear and loving way.

To reach our attendance goal we have set of 301, everyone is going to have to do their part inviting and bringing guests. I want to especially challenge you first of all to make your plans now to be present on this special day. (Cancel, rearrange, reschedule any plans, trips, etc. you have in order to be here) Secondly, please remember to take and fill out one of the "Count on Me" cards of how you can help ensure that this day will be a great success. On the back of this commitment card you can make a list of the people you plan to invite. Please try to turn these cards back in as soon as possible. You can return them to either your Sunday morning Bible class teacher or there is a tray on the table in the foyer.

Friends, there is no better way to make a difference in our community than by sharing the gospel with the people we know. Sometimes we can make evangelism entirely more difficult than it really should be. Evangelism can be a simple invitation to come to worship. We need to be willing just to go to friends, family and neighbors and say, "Come!" (Jn. 1:43-36) Friends and Family Day is a special opportunity to help remind us of our constant need to reach out to those who need the Lord. A special focus often gives us encouragement to do regularly what we are doing for this special day. I hope Friends and Family Day will help us to remember what is most important - loving God and loving people.

Finally, please keep this special effort in your prayers. Pray for our guest speaker Bruce McLarty. Pray for the friends that you are going to invite. I am personally praying that God will be glorified through this effort and that souls will be saved.

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


Formula for Success

Meeting our Goal of 301

on Friends & Family Day

If 200 members invite 5 people each=1000 people

If 20% (1 out of 5) of the 1000 asked attend=200

Which also means that if half is obtained--

we still make our goal on that day!

Hopefully this helps us better understand in practical terms how to reach our goal

** This figured math was submitted on Sunday by a Central member**


A LETTER FROM MACK LYON

Dear Central Church in Shawnee, OK,

I have been reading with interest of your 100th anniversary year, and the special day you have for marking it. Central has been a good church for that long. You have had good leadership and good preaching. I congratulate you and I hope to attend the special event you will have come that special Sunday, whenever it is.

These are trying days for the church. Many are departing from the faith. Others are dying. I pray God's best upon Central in the coming decade. Be thou faithful to the end,

May God bless each of you, Mack Lyon


MEMBERSHIP BOOK CORRECTIONS

Please change the telephone number for Alta Carroll to 455-7034. The telephone number for Robby & Kacy Kinsey needs to be corrected to 598-0123. The email address for Yuavonda Sperry should be yuavondasperry@sbcglobal.net


THANK YOU

Thank you so much for the flowers and your prayers during our time of loss. The family of

Bob Hardin


APRIL BIRTHDAYS

02 Bob Bivins

04 Kinzee Beal

04 Betty Bernard

05 Carolyn Root

06 Josh Little

06 Mackenzie Prater

08 Wade Baskin

10 Martha Chaffin

10 James Childers

10 Terry Lowe

10 Bernard Sharp

10 Fay Truesdell

14 Babe Doyle

16 Frank Burton

16 Ron Taffe

19 Kevin Taffe

21 Maggie Prater

22 Carl Worley - 95th !!!

27 Bob Stephens


APRIL ANNIVERSARIES

02 Brian & Dena Nipper - 24th

12 Glenn & Lorine Watson - 60th !!!

17 Clavin & Agnes Norwood - 20th

19 Herman & Ruth Guin - 60th !!!

27 Geoff & Carolyn Root - 39th

30 Bob & Charlotte Seikel - 52nd

We extend our best wishes to those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in April. We especially congratulate Carl Worley on his 95th birthday. Why not send him a card at Talihina Veterans Center, P.O. Box 1168, Talihina, OK 74571. We also congratulate Glenn and Lorine Watson and Herman and Ruth Guin who are both celebrating 60th Wedding Anniversaries in April.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Margaret Hanifan remains in St. Anthony Hospital. She has been moved to room 3001.

Roe Honaker recently spent some time in ER and wasn't able to attend services Sunday.

Melba Boston remains appreciative of your prayers and visits.

Patti Spencer received a good report from the cardiologist last week. She and Wayne appreciate your prayers.

It was wonderful seeing Babe Doyle able to be at Sunday afternoon's service after several week's absence.


Youth News
Bob Stephens

T-shirt money is due by Sunday, March 25, $12.00


COMING YOUTH EVENTS

April 6 - 7, LTC Convention in Tulsa

April 22, Sunday, AWTG @ Tecumseh

June 10 - 16, Burnt Cabin


LOOKING AHEAD

March 31, Appreciation Banquet, Tigers for Christ, Southwest Church of Christ, Ada, 6 p.m., RSPV at 1-877-332-3430 to aid in food preparation

April 15, Friends & Family Day with Bruce McLarty from Harding University. "Building Relationships"

April 18 - 22, Gospel meeting, Highland, with Kent Allen preaching, "Desperate Households"

April 22 - 25, Gospel meeting at McLoud with Chuck Carter preaching

April 29, Northridge Ladies Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., "Extreme Makeover"


HOMECOMING INVITATION LIST

We are compiling a list of former members and friends to receive an invitation for our Centennial Homecoming on September 29 and 30. An invitation from you personally would be the most appealing in many instances, but we will also send invitations from the church to those for whom we have names and addresses. Please be thinking about this and turn the information in to the church office as soon as possible.


CENTENNIAL MOMENTS

We have had many good elders: Jack Ewton, Floyd Perry, Wylie Cox, and N.S. Burk are among those who performed faithful service giving of their time, talent, and money. All are, of course, deceased. And there are many more.


"Prayer is asking for the rain, but faith is carrying the umbrella."
Anonymous

LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School 136
Worship Service 196
Sunday Evening 135
Wednesday Evening 118
Contribution $4,538.65

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Announcements:Bob Seikel
Opening Prayer:Tim McGalliard
Song Director:Paul Harris
Scripture:Jason Perry
Sermon:Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer:Terry Lowe

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Ron TaffeGeorge Mastick
Gerald Smith Mitch Harmon

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Glenn Watson Jason Perry

USHERS

Paul Harris Burl Vanlandingham

GREETERS

Foyer:Paul & Paula Harris
Elevator:Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Cathy Pettyjohn Barbara Vanlandingham

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Buddy Truesdell

PROJECTION CONTROL

Bob Stephens

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:Robby Kinsey
Song Director:Paul Harris
Scripture:Chad Beard
Sermon:Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer:Bob Perry

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTHSOUTH
Glendon Combs Jim Pettyjohn

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:Adam Beard
Scripture:Wade Baskin

VAN DRIVER

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