Bulletin for Sunday 05/20/2007

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with Robert Prater


     We express our congratulations to Central’s high school graduates – Leslie Gettle, Kristin Gober, Marla Miller and Jason Perry.  We are very proud of our seniors and the great contributions they have made to the Central youth group over the years.  This Sunday evening we will be honoring them by presenting them with Bibles at the close of the service and afterwards with a reception in the fellowship room.  This is a time for you to visit with them, give a graduation gift, wish them well and find out about their plans.  I hope you will plan on honoring them by your presence.

     Burnt Cabin Camp is right around the corner.  June 10-16 is the date for our camp week.  Don’t forget to pick up a camp application in the foyer, youth house, youth bulletin board, or download a copy from www.burntcabinyouthcamp.com or call our church office and we will send you a copy.  Camp is for all young people from the 3rd through the 12th grade.  I want to especially urge all our members to encourage their children, grandchildren and their friends to consider attending this week of camp.  This year’s camp theme is “The Amazing Race based on Hebrews 12:1-3.  We are looking forward to another great camp session with lots of fun activities planned.  More importantly, these young people will receive tremendous spiritual instruction, encouragement, and Christian friendships that will last the rest of their lives.

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




     We extend our warmest congratulations to Central’s four high school graduating seniors and their families.  We appreciate their achievements to this point in life and wish them well as they pass this milestone to what we believe will be continued successful, Christian lives ahead.  We want to thank them for all they have meant to our congregation.  Don’t forget the Senior Reception this coming Sunday evening.  We would like to tell you a little bit about our seniors as follows:

Leslie Gettle: Leslie is the daughter of Tracy and Mary Gettle, sister to Molly Gettle, granddaughter of Georgia and the late Jack Gettle, and Chester and the late Bobbie Broyles.

     Leslie is graduating from Shawnee High School with a GPA of 4.17 and is a member of the National Honor Society, Who’s Who Among American High School Students, and National Honor Roll.

     She has been a member of the Lady Wolves soccer team for three years.  Leslie is a mentor/teacher for the Postponing Sexual Involvement group at Shawnee High School and a member of numerous pep clubs.

     Leslie will be attending Oklahoma Christian this fall and plans to major in biology.  She then plans to go to OU to finish and become a physician’s assistant.


Kristin Gober: Kristin is the daughter of Kevin and Angie Gober, sister to Brandon Gober, granddaughter of Don and Abby Cross and Harold and Towana Gober.

     Kristin has attended Shawnee Schools since the 7th grade.  She was in band for two years.  Since the 9th grade, Kristin has been on the soccer team at Shawnee High School.  She also played for the Shawnee Soccer Association.  Kristin enjoys going to the lake, snow skiing, and spending time with her family and friends.  She hasn’t quite decided if she wants to attend barber school or college to be a physical therapist after she graduates.


Marla Miller: Marla is the daughter of Cheryl Miller and Noel Miller.  She will graduate from Shawnee High School.  Marla has been a member of the Shawnee High School Select Choir for 4 years, the Shawnee High School Jazz Choir for 3 years, and a member of the Honor Roll.  She has also been an active member of the Central Youth Group, participating in LTC, VBS, church camp, and many other activities.  Marla’s favorite youth group memory is floating down the Illinois River where they had a big crash, and she almost lost her shoes!  Marla plans to attend Seminole State College next year.


Jason Perry: Jason is the son of Bob and Louise Perry, grandson of Robert and Ann Perry from Shawnee and Elton and Doris Dickson of Chandler.  He is the brother of Lindsey Perry.

     Jason has been an active member of the Central Church of Christ youth group for many years.  Jason has participated in Leadership Training for Christ for many years including chorus, drama, Bible quiz, puppets, and sermon delivery.  Jason has been active with Vacation
Bible School, Bible school, and Bible hour.  Jason has also attended Burnt Cabin Youth Camp for many years. He went to New Orleans with a church group from Shawnee and Chandler to help with clean-up after Hurricane Katrina. 

     He was a member of the Shawnee football program for six years where he was the winner of the Fighting Heart Award, part of a district championship team, and part of the 2003 state championship team.  Jason participated in the football team’s Big Brother program and spent time with young kids that didn’t have a fatherly influence.  He is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to attend Oklahoma Christian University in the fall and study accounting.




     Dennis and Lecia Jones requested to be considered members at Central this past Sunday morning.  They also asked for prayers in their behalf for forgiveness and greater commitment in the Kingdom.  They live at 2424 E. Highland, and their phone number is 275-9786.  It’s our great privilege to welcome them to Central.




     We would also like to express our congratulations to Tad McGalliard who graduated from East Central with a degree in counseling.  Tad is the son of Tim and Janice McGalliard, the grandson of Mariella Jacobs, and the brother of Kenton McGalliard.  We wish Tad well in his plans to do youth ministry with the church in Tecumseh this summer.




     Several have asked if they could have a copy of the Centennial Plaque Ceremony picture.  In the foyer is a signup sheet for those who would like a copy.  The picture is posted on the bulletin board.  If you would like to help defray the cost of this, place $2.00 in the contribution plate.




      Gerald (Snuffy) Smith remains in ICU at Midwest Regional Medical Center.  His condition continues to be quite serious, and it is thought he will be there at least two more weeks.  Visits are not encouraged at this time.  Prayers are greatly appreciated. 

We need ladies to stay a few hours each day with Melba Boston until her granddaughter gets home from work.  Those who are kind enough to help are encouraged to get in touch with Buddy Truesdell or Kathryn Shields. 

Former member, Louise (Dixson) Bross, has been transferred to Kindred Hospital, 1407 N. Robinson in Oklahoma City.  Her condition remains very serious.  She is a cousin to Jim Pettyjohn. 

Dr. Stephen Banks, MD, a gastroenterologist at Shawnee Medical Center Clinic, has just learned that he has acute leukemia.  He is requesting the prayers of all Christians on his behalf.. 


Youth News

Bob Stephens


     You are encouraged to pick up your Burnt Cabin Camp applications, fill them out and get them turned in ASAP.  Camp t-shirts need to be ordered as well.  Turn in your shirt sizes to me Janet or Rob.   Cost is $6.00.



May 20 – Sunday, Senior Reception

June 10 – 16, Burnt Cabin “Amazing Race



May 20, Senior Reception, seniors are Leslie Gettle, Kristin Gober, Marla Miller and Jason Perry.  To contribute to a money tree, see Bob or Janet Stephens.

July 16 – 20, Central’s VBS


"Where the Gospel is faithfully preached and affectionately believed, there is
gradually wrought into the very features of people the stamp of the Son of man."
James Stalker


Bible School                                              131

Worship Service                                       203

Sunday Evening                                       131

Wednesday Evening                                 115

Contribution                                     4,935.46



Sunday, May 20, 2007

Announcements:                           Bob Seikel

Opening Prayer:                          Steve Kelly

Song Director:                              Paul Harris

Scripture:                               Brandon Gober

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                           Terry Banta



NORTH                                             SOUTH

Scott Perry                                  Chuck Carter

Terry Lowe                                 Chris Nipper


Frank Burton            Howard Vanlandingham



Gene Norton                              Bob Stephens



Foyer:                      Gene & Dorothy Norton

Elevator:                     Bob & Janet Stephens



Linda Carpenter & Diane Lawerance



Ron Taffe



Jim Carpenter




Opening Prayer:                          Dale Beard

Song Director:                              Paul Harris

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                    Tim McGalliard



NORTH                                           SOUTH

Buddy Truesdell                              Jim Cross



Classes for all ages

Song Director:                              Steve Kelly



James Reeves


If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297