Bulletin for Sunday 06/24/2007

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1934          LOUISE DIXSON BROSS          2007


We extend our loving sympathy to Jim Pettyjohn and to all the family of Louise Dixson Bross.  Louise departed this life on Saturday morning of last week.  Funeral services were scheduled to be conducted by Robert Prater at the Northridge building on Wednesday of this week.  Louise had been a member at Central for many years before her marriage and move to Guthrie just a short time ago.


with Robert Prater


What a tremendous week we had at Burnt Cabin!  108 campers and 23 counselors and staff joined us this year at Central’s session.  Camp continues to be one of the highlights of our year.  There were many activities that took place this past week (although sleeping was not one of them!)  Our theme this year was “The Amazing Race.” With emphasis on how to run successfully and faithfully the Christian race God has marked out for us in our lives.  (Hebrews 12:1-3)  What a wonderful series this was to study with our campers.  It was just a great blessing to see how God worked in the lives of these young people.

I am so thankful for the support that this congregation gives to our camp week.  Thanks to all our members who gave of their time and energy to make this week such a success.  You all are so much appreciated and vital to the success of this week of camp.  I am already planning ahead to next year!

One of the many new exciting events and things we planned for our camp session this year was a slideshow.  This was put together by our own Nathan Kelly.  We watched it on Friday evening after the awards ceremony to close out the week.  We hope to be able to show this camp slideshow soon here at Central and also make it and the rest of the camp photos with high resolution available on our website soon.

“……Those who honor Me I will honor……“ (1 Samuel 2:30b)  How do we honor God?  The Psalmist writes, “Whoever offers praise glorifies Me, and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.” (Psalm 50:23)  Certainly we honor God when we worship Him in songs of praise as He desires (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; Heb. 13:15).  But equally important – perhaps even more so – is “ordering our conduct aright” according to the instructions of God’s Word.


Jesus expressed the concept this way: “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also.  If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.” (John 12:26)  To serve Christ is to honor Him, and we serve Him by following Him – that is, by acting after His pattern and example.  The word “disciple” literally means “one who learns from another,” and if we have truly learned from Jesus, we will do as He did: “Where I am, there My servant will be also.”  God will honor those who serve Christ by following Him.

Honoring God with our lives is a day-to-day, moment-by-moment process.  It involves asking ourselves in every decision-making situation, “What would honor the Lord now?”  Then we have to act accordingly, as informed by the Scriptures.  If we honor God faithfully, we can be assured that He will honor us with the glory of His salvation in Christ, as He promised.

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



We are in need of extra helpers for our teachers in some of the VBS classrooms this year.  If you are interested and willing to help in this area, or would like to help out in any capacity during our VBS, please see Robert Prater ASAP.  VBS is July 10-20, from 9:00-11:45 each morning at the building.



Hello Central Church of Christ,  We would like to take out time in our time of sorrow and thank you all here at Central.  Your cards and thoughtfulness were appreciated.  Sincerely,

Clavin & Agnes Norwood’s family


Thank you for the senior reception and for everyone who helped with it.  I would also like to include all the gifts and cards that I received, as well as the study Bible. I really appreciated all of it.

Marla Miller



Carol Mahnke is confined to home and is not doing well.  She has not been able to begin the experimental treatment recommended by M.D. Anderson.  Please be praying that Carol’s treatment will begin soon.

We’re happy to report that  Gerald (Snuffy) Smith is now making rapid progress.  He is off the ventilator, off dialysis, and is up and about.  He has been moved from ICU to private room 5546 at Midwest Regional Medical Center, phone number is 610-8746.  There is a  good possibility he will be home by the end of the week. 

Buddy Truesdell   is making much better progress at Oklahoma Heart Hospital, room 221. His tracheotomy went well, and he is now off of the ventilator.  He sits in a chair a great deal of the time and is feeling much better.  Visitors still have to wear a gown, gloves, and mask due to the staph infection.

Beverley MacMillan is ill at home with pneumonia.

L.M.Booker is having a biopsy on Thursday and would appreciate your prayers.



Dr. Stephen Banks, MD, Jearline Bates, Chad Beard, Betty Bernard, 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, Nadine Magee, Carol Mahnke, Mary Martin, Harvey Moore, Ed O’Neal, Nicki Peltier, Zack Phillips, Polly Reece, Alice Rice, Millie Riley, Nancy Simmons, Altha Smith, Sarah Smith, Gary & Linda Snow, Mary Sorensen, Dorothy Strickland, 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.


June 24, Search: Joseph’s Bones

July 1, Search: Righteousness Exalts a Nation

July 4, Independence Day; church office closed

July 8, Search: Joseph’s Bones

July 15, Search: The Grace of God in Man’s Salvation

July 16 – 20, Central’s VBS

July 21, Masticks medical mission  trip to Nicaragua; supplies needed: safety razors, flip-flops, band aids, washcloths. sample sized soaps, deodorant, shampoo & lotions

July 22, Search: Maxims for Christian Living

July 29, Search: Teach Us to Pray

September 29, 30, Central Centennial Homecoming

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

We hope to see you here Sunday!


Youth News

Bob Stephens

Wow!  What an awesome week we had at camp!  Our camp theme, “The Amazing Race” was great, the games were fun and challenging and the campers were excited to be there.  But most of all, our kids were excellent as always!


Here’s a list of some of the recognition our group from Central received:

Directors Award – Jason Perry

Spike Awards – Jason Perry, Austin Beard, Kristin Gober

Outstanding Senior Bible Student – Leslie Gettle

Camp King – Jason Perry

Spirit of Camp Awards – Lindsey Perry, Bob Perry

Softball All-Stars – Austin Beard-Captain, Molly Gettle, Leslie Gettle, Bryce Dean

Volleyball All-Stars – Jason Perry-Captain, Wade Baskin, Paige Vanlandingham


Each night the Senior counselors would pick a senior boy and girl to receive the Spike award.  This is given to the senior camper that showed the characteristics of Christ that day.  It was tough each day to pick one of so many kids because they were all good kids.  It was even harder to try not to show favoritism to your own kids.  But, the deal is, when your kids are the ones standing out they deserve some recognition.  The same went for the Director’s awards and Outstanding Bible awards.

Thanks to Rob and Maggie for all the time, blood, sweat and tears they poured into the week to make it so wonderful.  It is a huge undertaking to oversee a week of camp and make it run so smoothly and they did a great job!  A big thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the week happen.  Can’t wait til’ next year!


July 2-Monday-AWTG @ Moore Central

July 9-Monday-AWTG @ Chandler-Central

July 16-Monday-AWTG @ North MacArthur

July 22-Sunday-AWTG @ Westside-Norman

July 30-Monday-AWTG @ Northridge

August 6-Monday-AWTG @ Central-Shawnee (Home Game)

"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


Bible School                                              136

Worship Service                                       200

Sunday Evening                                       108

Wednesday Evening                                  99

Contribution                                     4,009.90




Sunday, June 24, 2007

Announcements:                          Bob Seikel

Opening Prayer:                   George Mastick

Song Director:                             Steve Kelly

Scripture:                                    Bryce Dean

Sermon:                                 Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:             Burl Vanlandingham



NORTH                                             SOUTH

James Reeves                                   Jim Cross

Mitch Harmon                             Chris Nipper



Tim McGalliard                         Frank Burton



Bob Perry                                        Ron Taffe



Foyer:                             Bob & Louise Perry

Elevator:                        Ron & Debbie Taffe



Linda Carpenter & Diane Lawerance



John Aylor



Jim Carpenter




Opening Prayer:                 Clavin Norwood

Song Director:                             Steve Kelly

Sermon:                                Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                           Tim Norton



NORTH                                           SOUTH

Glendon Combs                        Robby Kinsey




Classes for all ages

Song Director:                             Steve Kelly



Tracy Gettle


If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297