Bulletin for Sunday 10/21/2007
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with Robert Prater
There are many things in life that you simply can’t do alone. Being a Christian is one of them. Sometimes people wonder why they should be active in a local church. After all, aren’t we each individually responsible to God (2 Cor. 5:10)? Will we not stand or fall before him based upon our own actions, (Romans 14:4); 1 Cor. 3:8-15)?
All of these are true, but it is also true that God in His wisdom created the church because He knew it was not good for us to attempt to serve Him alone. Even Jesus surrounded Himself with twelve other men whose company He treasured, and whom He called friends. Paul, as he went about preaching the gospel, was almost always accompanied by others – at various times his companions included Barnabas, Timothy, Luke, Silas, John Mark, and many more whose names appear in Paul’s letters. Paul knew that these brethren were valuable not only to his work, but also to him personally. (2 Tim. 1:3-4; 4:11; Phil. 2:19-30)
One of the qualities that characterized early Christians was their desire to be together. “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people……….” (Acts 2:46-47) When the apostles suffered persecution, they immediately sought out their fellow Christian “companions” in the faith. (See Acts 4:23; 12:12)
Often times when children learn to swim, they’re taught the “buddy system” – each swimmer has a companion who watches out for his or her safety, and for whose safety he or she is expected to watch out. The fellowship of the local assembly of the saints is God’s divine system for providing the support and encouragement we need to keep from drowning spiritually. “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another……….” (Hebrews 10:25 NIV)
APPRECIATION FROM ELDERS
The elders wish to express their profound appreciation to the many members who planned, prayed for, and performed the countless tasks leading to Central’s exceptional Centennial Celebration. Your sacrifice, hard work, and seemingly effortless execution was a credit to you, a blessing to the congregation, and a tribute to God from whom all our strength flows. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
WARMTH FROM THE HEART
Our Warmth from the Heart coat giveaway is coming up quickly on Saturday, November 10. We are especially in need of coats in teen sizes 10-18. We’re also very low on stocking caps and gloves. Several more volunteers are needed to make up a full crew in efficiently assisting those who come to us. A sign up sheet is on the foyer table. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord and your fellowman.
will be 90 years old on
October 18, 2007.
Her children cordially
Invite you to celebrate
this event with us on
Sunday, October 21, 2007
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2616 Greenbriar Place
No Gifts Please
(Wilma Cox is Ruth Guin’s sister. Directions to the address are posted on the bulletin board.)
HOLIDAY SACKS FOR
If you would like to contribute to the holiday sacks for women at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud again this year, there is a box in the foyer for your donations. Some of the things that are needed are: shampoo (12 – 18 oz. plastic bottles, no glass), conditioner (12 – 18 oz. plastic bottles, no glass), body lotion 12 – 18 oz plastic bottles, no glass), deodorant (large size roll-on or stick), toothpaste, (large family size), toothbrush (adult size med. or soft bristle), Kleenex (small pocket book size), body wash (12 – 18 oz. plastic bottles, no glass), and greeting cards (total of 8 cards, all occasion). If you have questions, see Ann Perry.
Dear church family, Thank you for remembering our mother with your prayers, visits, calls, and flowers. She certainly loved and appreciated you, and we do too! Our love to all, Blake & Ruby Nell Collins, Clendon & Sue Roberts, Jack & Patty Kay Armstrong
To the Monday Night Ladies Class, Dear Ladies, Thank you for remembering our mother with the basket of paper goodies. It allowed our family more time to visit and reminisce and reminded us of how much she appreciated you all and the basket you sent when Daddy died. Everyone at Central has been great, and you have our gratitude. Ruby, Kay, Clendon & Sue Roberts
Charlotte Seikel has taken a turn for the better. She is lucid for the first time in a number of weeks and giving Bob a hard time. She has been moved to room 751 at Presbyterian Hospital. We rejoice with this family.
Emma White is struggling with several health issues. A malignancy was recently discovered, and treatment options are being considered.
Glenn Watson is now home from the hospital.
Tim Norton, Sr.’s treatment will conclude on October 19. His prognosis appears excellent.
Sarah Smith has pneumonia. So far she is at home.
Ruth Autry is now home from rehabilitation following knee surgery.
It was good seeing Kathryn Hutchins back in worship Sunday after a long recuperation from an auto accident.
It’s always good seeing Juanita Combs and Carol Mahnke in our worship. Please continue to remember them and Harvey Moore in your prayers.
As of this past Monday, Dwyane and Marcia Dennis’s ten-year-old granddaughter, April Nowlin, is five years out from first being declared cancer free! Rejoice!
Oh my, I’m sorry! The “someone” who didn’t show up for the announcements Sunday morning was me! I got so wrapped up in teaching the teen class that I didn’t watch the clock. Thanks to Ron, the announcements were made and things went smoothly. The kids have been instructed to watch the clock for me next week!
We are getting ready to kick off our Secret Saints program again. The problem so far is getting some saints to be involved! Maybe if I explain it better, more might be interested in participating. About four or five years ago we started Secret Saints. The idea behind the program is to better acquaint our teens with those of the congregation that are more mature. So many times we hear names mentioned in the announcements or see names in the bulletin and we think, “Who’s that?” This is an attempt to help both sides get to know each other better, to encourage and be encouraged. We plan to start as soon as we get enough folks signed up. Simply get a form from Janet or myself, fill it out and hand it back to us. We will secretly assign each senior member a teen and each teen a senior member. Then for about a month we’ll anonymously leave notes of encouragement and share small inexpensive gifts (snacks, candy, gum etc.) for each other on the table in the foyer. The Sunday before Thanksgiving we’ll have a meal together after morning services where we’ll reveal ourselves to our partner. It’s a great way to get to know each other much better. And let’s face it, the more saints we know in this world, the better off we’ll be!
COMING YOUTH EVENTS
Oct 21, Sunday, AWTG @ N. MacArthur, leave 4pm
October 24, China Mission report by Ed Mosby
October 27, Fall Party, 6-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Room for all children and their parents (costumes, games & candy)
"People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves
discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others."
LAST WEEK’S RECORD
Bible School 131
Worship Service 184
Sunday Evening 121
Wednesday Evening 100
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Announcements: Bob Perry
Opening Prayer: Burl Vanlandingham
Song Director: Paul Harris
Scripture: Bryce Beal
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Mitch Harmon
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Geoff Root Robby Kinsey
John Aylor Tim Norton
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Bob Bivins Joe Curtis
Steve Kelly Tracy Gettle
Foyer: Steve & Mary Kelly
Elevator: Tracy & Mary Gettle
Molly Gettle & Cheryl Miller
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Jim Walling
Song Director: Paul Harris
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Terry Lowe
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Austin Beard Tim McGalliard
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Director: Adam Beard
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297