Bulletin for Sunday 10/14/2007
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1915 LEOH ROBERTS 2007
We express our loving sympathy to the daughters and son of Leoh Roberts. Leoh passed away this past Saturday morning. The transition from this world to a better one was something she eagerly anticipated and welcomed. She was a devoted, caring Christian who was faithful to the Lord all of her life. Dwyane Dennis, Robert Prater, and Chuck Carter conducted services in our building on Tuesday afternoon of this week.
MEMBERSHIP AND PRAYERS
Cherrel Hamilton came desiring to place membership at Central this past Sunday morning. She also requested prayers to renew her commitment to the Lord in her life. We are so happy she has made this decision and gladly welcome her into our church family. Her address is 543 W. Poplar St. 74801. Her phone number is 275-5998. Cherrel is a sister to Sarah Smith.
There will be a fall party for all the children and their families in the fellowship hall on Saturday, October 27th from 6 to 8 p.m. Children are encouraged to wear fun “costumes” for the occasion. If you would like to volunteer or help in some way, please see either Analisa Beal, Lysa Park, Maggie Prater or Tamie Perry.
with Robert Prater
Recently the Lord has been blessing the Central church with so many new members and families. It is an amazing blessing to have so many faithful Christians joining us in the work of advancing the gospel. Some of these as well have desired to be restored to the Lord and have asked for our continual prayers. Let’s all be sure to welcome, get to know, and encourage our new members as they become part of the Central family.
I have always had a personal interest in history. (It was my initial major in college) I have thoroughly enjoyed many of the matters of historic interest floating around our state in view of this year’s celebration of our state Centennial. (which of course coincided with our congregation’s Centennial as well) There have been some interesting tidbits of our state’s history and its residents which have been appearing in articles in the Sunday Oklahoman. Ours is a state with a colorful and interesting story.
In view of all of this recollecting our past, I thought the following article written by Tommy Haynes the fine gospel preacher for the Central church in Moore to be quite appropriate and sobering. Self-examination is not always a happy task. (2 Cor. 13:5)
FORGETTING OUR ROOTS
“So the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. They forgot the Lord their God, and served the Baals and Asherahs” (Judges 3:7-8)
Recently my sister sent me an e-mail that contained the preambles to the constitution of every state in the United States. Every single one of those statements included something about God, invoking His guidance. In case you have not read it, here is the preamble to the constitution of Oklahoma:
Oklahoma 1907, Preamble. “Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty…establish this.”
This is quite a statement, and very similar to the writings of all other states. But have we in Oklahoma forgotten what our forefathers wrote?
· When a state allows abortion on demand, we have forgotten.
· When a state encourages gambling to pay its bills, we have forgotten.
· When evolution is taught in schools as fact and not complete fiction, we have forgotten.
· When a state has the second highest divorce rate in our nation, we have forgotten.
Oklahoma has not gone as far as other states into humanistic philosophy (i.e. “no spanking” and homosexual marriage), but we have traveled too far down this path. American roots run deep in the Bible. Our Declaration of Independence states:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”
We as Christians must live as good citizens in whatever country we find ourselves, but we must not and cannot practice the immoralities of any country. We must remember God, and not fail Him like the Israelites, and like our own nation. We should rejoice in our heritage, and remind Americans of it all the time.
Virgil Beasley now lives at 417 E. Maple, Tecumseh, OK 74873. His new phone number is 598-1214.
Dear Christian Family, Thank you so very much for remembering my birthday with many cards, personal notes, and phone calls. Your well wishes, prayers, and expressions of love meant so much to me. My steps may have been reduced to a shuffle, and occasionally I struggle to breathe, but I am blessed daily by your continued love and friendship. It is a joy to have found such a loving, working group of Christians. Alta [Carroll]
Charlotte Seikel still shows no signs of improvement in OU Medical Center, Presbyterian Tower ICU.
Glenn Watson is expecting to not return to rehabilitation, but rather go home when he is discharged from Unity Health Center some time this week.
Juanita Combs has experienced some improvement the past few days, and it was good to see her in worship this past Sunday morning.
Others who continue to need our prayers include Carol Mahnke, Harvey Moore and Tim Norton, Sr. See “Continuing Prayer Concerns” below for others.
CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS
Jearline Bates, Chad Beard, Betty Bernard, Christine Best, (Martha Chaffin’s daughter), L.M. Booker, 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, Harvey Moore, Tim Norton, Sr. (Gene & Dorothy Norton’s son), Ed and Rachel O’Neal, Nicki Peltier, Zack Phillips, Polly Reece, Alice Rice, Millie Riley, Bob Seikel’s wife, Charlotte, Nancy Simmons, Altha Smith, Sarah Smith, Gary Snow, Mary Sorensen, Dorothy Strickland, Alvie Vanlandingham, David Vanlandingham, and Emma Wilson. All these members and friends have continuing health concerns or other special circumstances. They appreciate your interest and prayers
October 14, Search: “Our God, He Is Alive”
October 14 – 17, Gospel Meeting in Chandler, 1st & Cleveland, Jess Whitlock, weekday services, 7 p.m.
October 14-17, Gospel Meeting, Newalla, Russ Dyer
October 21, Search: “Biblical Christianity”
October 24, China Mission report by Ed Mosby
October 28, Search: “Angry Christians”
November 10, Central’s annual Coat Give-Away
LAST WEEK’S RECORD
Bible School 101
Worship Service 176
Sunday Evening 105
Wednesday Evening 108
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Announcements: Bob Stephens
Opening Prayer: Jim Walling
Song Director: Steve Kelly
Scripture: Chad Beard
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Clavin Norwood
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Glendon Combs Bob Seikel
Chris Nipper Keith Lawrence
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Tim McGalliard Frank Burton
Steve Kelly Jim Cross
Foyer: Steve & Mary Kelly
Elevator: Jim & Vivian Cross
Mary Kelly & Barbara Vanlandingham
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Dale Beard
Song Director: Steve Kelly
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Jim Pettyjohn
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Ron Taffe Robby Kinsey
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Director: Clavin Norwood
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297