Bulletin for Sunday 03/25/2007
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for the flowers and your prayers during our time of loss. The family of
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
~An Official Centennial Event~
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
NORTH SOUTH Ron Taffe George Mastick Gerald Smith Mitch Harmon
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Glenn Watson Jason Perry
Paul Harris Burl Vanlandingham
Foyer: Paul & Paula Harris Elevator: Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham
Cathy Pettyjohn Barbara Vanlandingham
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
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
NORTH SOUTH Glendon Combs Jim Pettyjohn
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Leader: Adam Beard Scripture: Wade Baskin
James ReevesIf unable to serve during the week, notify Frank Romberg - 273-1297