Bulletin for Sunday 05/13/2007
LAST LADIES CLASS & LUNCHEON
The last ladies Bible class for this season will be at 10:30 on Wednesday morning, May 16. The May luncheon will follow the class. All the ladies are invited and encouraged to attend the class and remain for the luncheon.
George and Carolyn Mastick would like to thank everyone for their generosity last year. They are again going on the Medical Mission Trip to
. Your donations of supplies would be very helpful and needed for the people in the poorer areas of the country. We will be leaving July 21st and returning July 31st. The following items are especially needed this year: Safety razors, flip-slops, band aids, washcloths. We also need sample sized soaps, deodorant, shampoo, and lotions. Our director told us that at this time we have plenty of the small toys. A tub has been placed in the foyer for you to place the items in when you bring them. Thank you, Nicaragua
George and Carolyn [Mastick]
George and Dora Tate have moved back to Wellston. Their new address is
P.O. Box 602, Wellston, OK 74881. Yuavonda Sperry’s new phone number is 395-2238.
Dear church family, Fredith and I want to thank each of you for your prayers, phone calls, and many get well cards and notes. Also, thanks to Dwyane and Marcia and Robert and Maggie for their visits at the hospital. Each of you were very thoughtful in understanding that after I returned home, I didn’t feel like company. Only the church family can express kindness and love like you. In Christian love, Margaret and Fredith (Hanifan)
The family of Clovie Dossey wishes to thank everyone for the prayers, calls, cards, and flowers during Clovie’s illness and passing away. Also for the nice service Dwyane did, and for the good job the Singers did. In Christian love,
Thelma Divine and the Dossey brothers
Gerald (Snuffy) Smith had gallbladder surgery at
on Monday. Melba Boston appreciates your prayers. It was so good to see Margaret Hanifan and Geri Outlaw able to be in services Sunday. Unity Health Center
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.
SHACKED UP COUPLES
When I turned on my computer this morning I was greeted with an item which said, “Turns out getting married is becoming downright old-fashioned. Shacked up couples now outnumber those who’ve tied the knot.”
Woe to those unmarried couples who have financial quarrels over rent, utilities, credit cards, etc., and show up before “Judge Judy.” In no uncertain terms she will tell them that if they don’t have a marriage license our courts have made no provision to settle such disputes, and they are on their own.
Does it seem to you that we are getting to the point in our society where the difference between right and wrong, is either not discerned or else willfully ignored?
Or consider the overt promotion of homosexuality. Has some law been passed that requires every TV show to have at least a token homosexual? We must have “tolerance,” our society says.
Those who offer objections are immediately branded with a sneer as “Fundamentalists.” Yet fundamentals are absolutely imperative today. Athletes who ignore fundamentals make for losing teams. In fact, mastering the fundamentals is absolutely necessary in any discipline.
As a nation we enjoy the benefits of Christianity while tending to reject the source of those benefits. In the words of Richard Halverson, “Like parasites we are feeding on lingering blessings produced by the spiritual leadership and dedication of earlier generations; the blessings are fading, ethical and moral levels decline toward the increasingly degenerate society.” We want to sow to the wind without realizing that we will reap the whirlwind.
An ancient prophet warned, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20). Will we be wise enough to heed his warning? John Gipson
Churchof Christ, N. Little Rock
May 13, Search, “Jesus Christ Is Coming Again”
May 19, Saturday, Building Clean-up
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
The teens went to the Wilshire Church of Christ last Sunday night for an Area-Wide Teen Gathering. We attended Wilshire after we married until we came to Central and Wilshire was Matt and Andy’s first church home. So anytime we go to Wilshire, it’s kind of like a homecoming for us.
I was visiting with a couple that Janet and I had worked with in Wilshire’s Bible hour for many years and they told me that someone new was taking over the program. When they told me who it was, my jaw dropped. It was one of the kids we had in Bible hour all those many years ago. Boy, did I feel old! This was no ordinary kid. He was one of those that could, at times, wear you out! We all know kids like that. (I think quite possibly I was one of those!) Anyway, my friend and I shared a laugh that this particular young man, who had tried our patience with his behavior was now becoming the leader of Wilshire’s Bible Hour. He told me that this young man had recently come up to him and apologized for the way he behaved when he was younger. Then he thanked him for never giving up on him even when he was rotten. Wow! I could tell by the expression on my friend’s face what that meant to him. All the times my friend was at his wits end, he never gave up on this young man.
So you’re wondering, “Why is Bob telling this story?” Here’s the deal. Whenever we see kids being kids, good or not so good, don’t give up on them. Correct them, but love them. Keep them in your daily prayers. God is working in their young lives and the encouragement you give them may be one of the tools He’s using. You never know the impact you make on someone, young or old!
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!
LAST WEEK’S RECORD
Bible School 113
Worship Service 184
Sunday Evening 112
Wednesday Evening 119
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Announcements: Dale Beard
Opening Prayer: Bob Stephens
Song Director: Steve Kelly
Scripture: Wade Baskin
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Bob Seikel
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Andy Stephens Matt Stephens
Nathan Kelly Jason Perry
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Mitch Harmon Keith Lawrence
Gene Norton Burl Vanlandingham
Foyer: Gene & Dorothy Norton
Elevator: Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham
Molly Gettle & Cheryl Miller
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Jim Walling
Song Director: Steve Kelly
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Robert Perry
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
James Reeves Tracy Gettle
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Director: Austin Beard