Bulletin for Sundays 07/15/2007

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with Robert Prater


Vacation Bible School is now upon us!  VBS begins Monday, and runs through Friday which includes an Open House program that evening.  VBS is without a doubt one of the biggest events that we have at Central each year.  Our VBS has always been a “big production” and a blessing not only to this church, but also to the community.  I hope that you will bring your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors children to enjoy this period of great learning and fun.  Please remember to fill out the enrollment forms for each child who will be attending.  Please also note that if any children need transportation to indicate so on the form or call the church office.  Ladies, we also need you bring your kids’ favorite homemade cookies.  (yes we’ll eat store bought cookies tooJ)  You can bring them to the kitchen.

Beyond the opportunity to instruct and influence so many young lives through VBS, another great side benefit of VBS is all the activity and involvement of so many of our members.     So many have been working very diligently on all kinds of VBS projects.  I’m thankful to all those who have given countless hours spending their time cutting, painting, coloring, building, shopping, baking, and planning for a great VBS.  I believe our congregation loves children and greatly desires to teach them God’s Word.  Please keep all our efforts next week in your prayers.

-- Robert – (robprater@sbcglobal.net)



Carl Worley, a former member of the East Main congregation and at Central, passed away at the age of 95.  He was living at the Veterans Center in Talihina. Graveside services were held Thursday afternoon July 5 at Resthaven.



Kendall Suzanne Lee granddaughter of Jim & Linda Carpenter, was born on June 25th to Matt & Jill Lee.  She weighed 6 lbs 8 oz, was 19 ½ inches long, has beautiful red hair, and is adored by her big sister Carsyn.

We want to congratulate Arlene Riley on her completion of practical nursing class at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech.  She is the daughter of Burl and Barbara VanLandingham, granddaughter of Geraldine Outlaw and Alvie VanLandingham, and twin sister of Darlene Todd.



Fred Bowers has moved to Rose Manor  #214. 1610 N. Bryan, Shawnee 74804.  His telephone number remains the same.  He has had one small crisis since moving there.  They came to get him for physical therapy before “The Price Is Right” was over!

  Harold Carothers has also moved to #210 at Shawnee Care Center.


213 N. UNION?


If you ever attended Central when it was located at 213 N. Union, either as a child or an adult, please get in touch with Ron Taffe as soon as possible.



I want to thank everyone for all their prayers, cards and phone calls while I was sick.  They were greatly appreciated.   Thanks, Beverley MacMillan


Brothers and sisters, Where do I start?  There’s just too much to thank you for.  The cards, the calls, the visits, and most of all your prayers.  I know those prayers each and every one, came from a sincere and loving heart.  I’m very blessed to be part of a family that is one.  Some people said my recovery was due to my strength and tough outlook.  It wasn’t   It was your prayers to God.  He heard and answered.  Thank you and God for loving me, as I love you all also.  God bless and keep everyone close to him.  Snuffy [Gerald Smith]


Wednesday Night Ladies Class:  My dear ones,  Thank you for your prayers.  They mean so much to me.  My son-in-law has been better, but has had a little set back.  Is having a lot of seepage of blood but hope it stops.  Debbie, my youngest, is having trouble at present with low blood pressure plus chest pains.  She will be taking a lot of tests with Dr. Haddad.  I’m so worried.  Thank you so much for your prayers and love.        Dorothy Strickland



Virgil Beasley spent some time in ER last Saturday evening and is now home.

Rachel O’Neal is home from Unity Health Center after experiencing a mild heart attack.

Buddy Truesdell remains in Solara Hospital, room 219.  Short visits would be appreciated..

Carol Mahnke remains weak but would appreciate short visits.

Ethel Fast has not been feeling well and requests prayers.

Dorothy Norton is scheduled for major surgery at Midwest Regional Medical Center on July 18.

James Reeves is also scheduled for a procedure at Midwest Regional on July 18 and is expecting to come home the next day.

Gerald (Snuffy) Smith was also scheduled to have a stint removed on Friday at Midwest Regional.

L.M. Booker’s pathology report indicates that he has a form of lymphoma, and will be seeing an oncologist this week.

Dorothy Strickland’s son-in-law, Wayne Underwood, is back in OU Medical Center, Presbyterian Tower, room 417 West.  He has had additional emergency surgery and will need even more.

Terry Banta’s wife Dee is in the hospital recovering from surgery.

Christine Best, daughter of Martha Chaffin is undergoing treatment for cancer in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The family requests prayers.



July 16 – 20, Central’s VBS

July 20, VBS Open House @ 7:00 p.m.

July 21, Masticks medical mission  trip to Nicaragua

August 4, Ice Cream Social in Woodland Park

August 6-9, Tipton Home truck will be in area.  Donate cereal, assorted soup, pre-sweetened Kool-Aid, Miracle Whip salad dressing, pork ‘n beans, hair spray, paper towels, toilet tissue, liquid laundry detergent.

September 29, 30, Central Centennial Homecoming - “A Century of Service to an Eternal God,” Stafford North

Youth News

Bob Stephens


Wow, June was a busy month for the Stephens household!  Between Burnt Cabin, Camping in the rain and a quick trip to Kansas City, it seems like we haven’t been home.  My thanks to the guys that filled in for me on Sunday mornings for the past few weeks.  It’s always nice to get away, but it’s really nice to be back home!

Congratulations to Chad Beard!  Chad and his family are going to Florida the first part of August to get Chad’s companion dog.  Chad and his folks will spend the time in Florida getting to know the dog and being trained.  Chad has to get used to the dog and the dog has to get used to Chad.  The sad part of it is that Chad will have to miss the first couple of days of school.  But some how I don’t think that’s breaking his heart.  Good luck Chad!

I would like to give a big thanks to Austin Beard.  Austin has been great to keep the youth house yard trimmed this summer for us.  With all the rain we’ve received it’s been a chore to keep it cut, but Austin has been there to make sure it’s getting done.  Thanks Austin.

We have several things scheduled this month for the teens.  Nothing major, besides AWTGs, just time to get together and enjoy fellowship and worship God.  These are all excellent activities to bring friends to.  So teens, grab a calendar and make plans to come to as many of these events as you possibly can, and bring a friend!

We have the opportunity to host the last AWTG for the summer this year!  The date is August 6th.  Marty Kessler from Choctaw is going to be our guest speaker that evening.  Everyone is invited to join the teens from around the area as they come together to worship and praise God.  If you’ve never been to one of the Area wides, this will be a great opportunity to see God at work in so many young lives.  As the date gets closer we may ask you to help with providing food for the kids (kids love to eat).  So when you come to the area wide you can have your cup filled by the teens, and you can fill their stomachs!


July 13 - Friday Night at the House

July 15 - Sunday work day for VBS

July 16-20 - VBS - we need you!

July 16 - Monday-AWTG @ North MacArthur

July 22 - Sunday-AWTG @ Westside-Norman

July 27 - Friday Night at the House


"Let no Christian parents fall into the delusion that Sunday School
is intended to ease them of their personal duties. The first and most
natural condition of things is for Christian parents to train up
their own children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. "

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


Bible School                                              153

Worship Service                                       219

Sunday Evening                                       114

Wednesday Evening                                   72

Contribution                                     4,533.12




Sunday, July 15, 2007

Announcements:                      Jim Pettyjohn

Opening Prayer:                   Dwyane Dennis

Song Director:                             Dale Beard

Scripture:                                    Chad Beard

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                        Chuck Carter



NORTH                                             SOUTH

Mitch Harmon                               Steve Kelly

Jim Carpenter                              Brian Nipper



Austin Beard                                 Jason Perry



Robert Perry                              James Reeves



Foyer:                             Robert & Ann Perry

Elevator:                      James & Joan Reeves



Leslie Gettle & Paula Harris



George Mastick



Ron Taffe




Opening Prayer:                          Paul Harris

Song Director:                          Austin Beard

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                      Bill Lawerance



NORTH                                           SOUTH

Tim Norton                     Burl Vanlandingham




Classes for all ages

Song Director:                Burl Vanlandingham



Tracy Gettle

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297