Bulletin for Sunday 05/06/2007

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SYMPATHY

 

1920          CLOVIE DOSSEY          2007

 

     We wish to express our most loving sympathy to Thelma Divine, Charley Dossey, and to all the family of Clovie Dossey.  Clovie went to her Maker on Monday morning, April 30.  Funeral services were scheduled to be conducted by Dwyane Dennis on Wednesday at Resthaven Funeral Chapel.  Clovie had many friends and was greatly loved for her friendly, gentle Christian spirit.

 

AMONG FRIENDS

with Robert Prater

     My, what a month we’ve had!  It would be very difficult trying to get any more activities worked into a month than we had in April.  The month was filled with many “significant” happenings.  There was the second weekend for the annual Leadership Training for Christ (LTC) convention in Tulsa for our young people. The third Sunday was our very full Friends & Family Day event.  And then, this past weekend, we had a tremendous Men’s Retreat out at Quail Ridge Lodge on Friday and Saturday and then on Sunday, the ladies enjoyed another tremendous program in Central’s annual Ladies’ Day.  Thanks to everyone who especially helped this past weekend to be such a great one!  This of course, doesn’t include all the regular congregational life in our weekly worship assemblies, Bible classes and studies, outreach efforts and service opportunities.

     Dalton Key, gospel preacher and writer from Amarillo, wrote an article a few years back during a lengthy drought in the panhandle of Texas where he lives.  One of the members of the church where he preaches observed that lawns filled with dead grass were much easier to keep up with because they don’t require mowing.  Green, growing, lush lawns are demanding.  They have many needs and require constant care.  The same is true of churches.  Growing, thriving churches have many demands and needs.  There is always something that needs to be done.  And that is exactly as it should be. (1 Cor. 15:58)

     Yes April was a great month, but now it’s over.  And there is no time to slow down yet.  We continue to look ahead and press on to even greater months in the future.  We soon will transition into the busy summer schedule of camp, VBS, and other events, of course culminating with our special Centennial “Coming Home” Weekend on September 29-30.

     Finally, this coming Sunday evening, you will be greatly blessed as Tad McGalliard will be speaking.  Tad grew up here at Central and has developed into a wonderful minister and servant in the Lord’s church.  Our family will be away on vacation this next week visiting family and friends in Louisiana and Arkansas.  Please keep us in your prayers as we travel.

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

 

THANK YOU

 

     To my church family, Thanks again for remembering me as I had surgery, for the visits when I was in the hospital, the prayers, flowers, gifts, and many cards and visits at my home.

I love you all, Doris Phillips

 

    On behalf of the ladies of the Central congregation let me express our thanks to the Monday Night Ladies class for a fantastic Second Annual Ladies Appreciation luncheon.  Everything was beautifully decorated, organized, food delicious, entertainment wonderful, and Paula Harris’ speech on “The Different Hats A Christian Lady Wears” was very good.  We all enjoyed it very much.

           Thanks again, Ann [Bivins] for all the ladies

       

PRAYER CONCERNS

 

      We do not know of any Central members in the hospital at this time. Gary Snow, elder at Seminole, remains in ICU in critical condition at Presbyterian Tower, OU Medical Center.  Linda Snow will possibly be home soon.  A daily update on their condition may be found at www.snowfamilynews.com  Cards may be sent to Snow family, 4712 Trina Drive, Del City, OK 73110.   Don’t forget to pray for Melba Boston. David Vanlandingham has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.  He is a brother to Howard and Burl Vanlandingham.  Your prayers are appreciated.

 

Youth News

Bob Stephens

 

     The count down to summer has begun!  Our kids have less than a month until school’s out.  Of course, that means lots and lots of stuff to do between now and then.  Please keep them in your prayers as they work diligently to finish strong.

 

     Seniors, remember to get your information and pictures to me by Wednesday, May 9th.  Your reception is Sunday, May 20th.

 

     Don’t forget to complete and turn in your camp applications!  “The Amazing Race” will truly be amazing.  You don’t want to miss it!

    

COMING EVENTS:

 

May 6 – Sunday, AWTG @ Wilshire, leave at 4 p.m. return by 8 p.m.

May 19 – Saturday, Work Day & Redhawks

May 20 – Sunday, Senior Reception

June 10 – 16, Burnt Cabin “Amazing Race”

 

We hope to see you here Sunday!

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 

May 5, Blood Drive, Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon in the fellowship room

May 5, 28th Annual Bible Teachers Workshop, “The Promises of God are True,” Eastside, Duncan

May 6, Tad McGalliard will be preaching at the Sunday evening service

May 6, Homecoming at Central in Moore, Greg Clark

May 6, Search, “More About Christ’s Kingdom”

May 13, Search, “Jesus Christ Is Coming Again”

May 20, Senior Reception, seniors are Leslie Gettle, Kristin Gober, Marla Miller and Jason Perry

May 20, Search, “Never Forget

May 27, Search, “Jesus and the Lost”

May 31 – June 2, Quest, Oklahoma Christian, Mike Armour, Jim Baird, Jerry Jones, and James Maxwell ; see bulletin board

May 31, Elders/Ministers & Spouses Dinner, Oklahoma Christian; see bulletin board

June 1, Women’s program, “The Difference of 1,” Oklahoma Christian; see bulletin board

June 1, OCWA Women’s Luncheon, Oklahoma Christian; see bulletin board

June 10 – 16, Burnt Cabin Camp

July 16 – 20, Central’s VBS

September 29, 30, Central Centennial Homecoming

“A Century of Service to an Eternal God,” Stafford North

 

CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERS

     Jearline Bates, Chad Beard, Virgil Beasley, Betty Bernard, Melba Boston, Don Brightwell, Harold Carothers, Alta Carroll, James Childers, Harold & Clydean Decker, Ethel Fast, Lynn Harmon’s sisters, Betty Meister and Mary Cosby, Roe Honaker, Anna Jarvis, Carol Mahnke, Mary Martin, Lynn Harmon’s sister, Betty Meister, Harvey Moore, Ed O’Neal, Nicki Peltier, Zach Phillips, Polly Reece, Alice Rice, Millie Riley, Altha Smith, Sarah Smith, Gary & Linda Snow, Mary Sorensen, Floy Turner, Alvie Vanlandingham, David Vanlandingham, Emma Wilson, and Carl Worley.  All these members and friends have continuing health concerns or other special circumstances.  They appreciate your interest and prayers.

 


"Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun.
To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past,
to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come,
to savour to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and
the pain you are giving back - in many ways it is a feast fit for a king.
The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself.
The skeleton at the feast is you. "
Frederick Buechner

LAST WEEK’S RECORD

Bible School                                              138

Worship Service                                       219

Sunday Evening                                       140

Wednesday Evening                                118

Contribution                                     4,227.11

 

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Announcements:                      Bob Stephens

Opening Prayer:                           Bob Seikel

Song Director:                              Dale Beard

Scripture:                                      Bryce Beal

Sermon:                                 Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                              Bob Perry

 

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                             SOUTH

Ron Dunavan                           Bill Lawerance

Burl Vanlandingham                     Jason Perry

 

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Glenn Watson                             Austin Beard

 

USHERS

Gene Norton                             Robby Kinsey

 

GREETERS

Foyer:                      Gene & Dorothy Norton

Elevator:                    Robby & Kacy Kinsey

 

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Cathy Pettyjohn & Barbara Vanlandingham

 

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

John Aylor

 

PROJECTION CONTROL

Ron Taffe

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:           Burl Vanlandingham

Song Director:                           Austin Beard

Sermon:                                 Tad McGalliard

Closing Prayer:                            Paul Harris

 

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

Tim Norton                                   Steve Kelly

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:                           Adam Beard

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

 

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297