Bulletin for Sunday 01/20/2008

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AMONG FRIENDS

with Robert Prater

In recent days I have been working on getting all my activities for 2008 scheduled and on my calendar and the office calendar.  It promises to be a busy year again this year.  Some of the highlights of the year will certainly be once again our Friends & Family Day on April 20 with Tim Lewis.  We also have a fall Gospel Meeting scheduled for October 5-8 with Phil Sanders.  Other important dates to remember are Burnt Cabin Camp which will be June 8-14 and Vacation Bible School which will be July 14-18.  Of course, there will be plenty of other activities throughout the year.  Please put all of these dates down and clear your calendar so that nothing will keep you from benefiting from these opportunities for spiritual growth, outreach, and service.

Soon in the coming weeks you’ll be hearing about an exciting evangelism plan for Central in 2008.  You’ll be haring about how every Christian can play a vital role in the evangelistic work of God’s church.  In the meantime, be praying for our congregation.  Pray for the Lord’s work to be successful this year here at Central.  Pray for our elders, deacons and ministers.  Pray for our Bible class teachers and visitation workers.  Pray for the involvement of as many members of this congregation as possible.  Pray for the lost souls of this community that they might truly have open and receptive hearts to hear the gospel.

Friends always remember that people must hear to believe and must believe to be saved.  So we must speak and share the gospel with others!  The apostle wrote, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.  How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?  And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?  And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Romans 10:13-14 NIV)  In writing to his dear friend Philemon, Paul said, “I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.” (Philemon 6 NIV)  This is God’s plan and purpose for every member of His church.

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

(www.preacherprater.blogspot.com)


ADDRESS CHANGES

Trilbya Anderson now lives at 202 W. 35th Shawnee, OK 74804.  Her phone number is 405-788-5122.  Don and Judy Wills  now live at 2005 E. Bradley.  Their mailing address remains unchanged at P.O. Box 3309, Shawnee, OK 74802.  Vesta Mays is now residing at Rose Manor, 1610 N. Bryan, #208A.


THANK YOU

Dear Christian friends, James asked me to write a thank you note for him to the Monday night ladies group to let you know that he was so surprised with the gifts of socks, hankies, and candy and tell you he could not express in words what this really meant to him to be remembered in the nursing home.  It is so good to be where you can visit with family and friends on a daily basis.  He is very inspired.  In Christian faith & love,

James Childers (by Ellen)

To my Christian family, Thank you so much for your wonderful prayers, and all the beautiful cards while I was in the hospital.  I love you all.

Rosie Brightwell

Dear Christian friends, Thank you so much for the cards, calls, and other expressions of sympathy after the loss of our dear brother Robert.  We appreciate those who attended the service in Holdenville more than we can express.  The love that the Central Church continues to show is amazing.  We love each of you.

Jim and Linda Carpenter

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the Christmas sacks and thanks to the one who delivered it.

Geri Outlaw

A special thank you to Jim Pettyjohn for clearing limbs out of my yard left from the ice.

Vonda Merrill

I want to thank each of you for the cards, prayers, Christmas sack, homemade treats and your visits were especially appreciated.  I am truly blessed to have such wonderful Christian friends.  Please continue to remember me in your prayers.

With love, Elva Gill


PRAYER CONCERNS

Glenn Watson spent most of last week in Unity Health Center.  He was discharged on Saturday. 

Marlene Wadkins had quadruple bypass surgery on Wednesday of last week at Baptist Medical Center.  Your prayers and cards are appreciated.  Her address is 1200 Oakwood Dr., Yukon, OK 73099.  Marlene is to have additional surgery as soon as possible.  

Charlotte Seikel returned home Sunday afternoon after a week at Presbyterian where she underwent tests to determine the best treatment for her.  She received her first chemotherapy treatment before returning home.  She will have chemotherapy once a month. 

Mazella Patterson will have gallbladder surgery in about a week in either Muskogee or McAlester. 

Lil Sullivan was scheduled to have major back surgery at Mercy Health Center on Tuesday of this week. 

Joe Magee was with us in worship Sunday after having some pacemaker adjustments. 

We were happy to see Ben Salter back in worship Sunday after his recent surgery. 

It was wonderful seeing Elva Gill twice in worship this past Sunday following a long recuperation time. 

Lynn Harman’s sister, Betty Meister, is having a problem with rejection of a bone marrow transplant.  Your prayers would be appreciated.


CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS

Jearline Bates, Nina Baylis, Chad Beard, Hazel Lee Behrnes, Betty Bernard, Christine Best, (Martha Chaffin’s daughter), L.M. Booker, Don Brightwell, Harold Carothers, Alta Carroll, James Childers, Harold & Clydean Decker, C.F. Drain, Ethel Fast, Roe Honaker, Anna Jarvis, Jenifer Vasques  of the  Nicaragua children home, Nadine Magee, Carol Mahnke, Vesta Mays, Harvey Moore, Tim Norton, Sr., Nicki Peltier, Mike Phillips, (Jennifer Lawerance brother-in-law), Zack Phillips, Polly Reece, Alice Rice, Millie Riley, Charlotte, Nancy Simmons, Altha Smith, Sarah Smith, Gary Snow, Mary Sorensen, Dorothy Strickland,  Dawn Vanlandingham, daughter-in-law of Howard & Talhia Vanlandingham, David Vanlandingham, Marlene Wadkins, Emma White and Emma Wilson.  All these members and friends have continuing health concerns or other special circumstances.  They appreciate your interest and prayers.


CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS
IN NURSING HOMES

SHAWNEE COLONIAL ESTATES
535 W. Federal, Shawnee, OK 74804
Betty Bernard, #85
Anna Jarvis, #125
Emma Wilson, #82

GOLDEN RULE HOME
38801 Hardesty Rd., (P.O. Box 1853), Shawnee, OK 74802
Millie Riley, #23
Nancy Simmons, #20
Altha Smith, #12

MEEKER NURSING HOME
500 N. Dawson Lane, Meeker, OK 74855
Mary Sorenson, #39

NORMAN VETERANS CENTER
1776 E. Robinson, P.O. Box 1668, Norman, OK 73070
Don Brightwell, #D 119

ROSE MANOR CARE CENTER
1610 N. Bryan, Shawnee, OK 74804
Fred Bowers, #214
James Childers, #309
Ethel Fast,#312
Vesta Mays, #208A

SHAWNEE CARE CENTER
1202 W. Gilmore, Shawnee, OK 74804
Harold Carothers, #512

SUNSET ESTATE
201 W. Walnut  (P. O. Box 630), Tecumseh, OK 74873
Alice Rice, #55


LOOKING AHEAD

January 20, Search: “Sin, Guilt, Hell, & Salvation”

January 27, Search” “Christianity Then & Now”

February 3, Search: “The Thousand Year Reign of Revelation 20”

February 6, Ladies Class meets at 10:30 a.m.; monthly luncheon follows the class


"Resolution One: I will live for God.
Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will."
Jonathan Edwards


LAST WEEK’S RECORD

Bible School                                              149

Worship Service                                       198

Sunday Evening                                       131

Wednesday Evening                                  92

Contribution                                     4,496.96

 

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, January 20, 2008

 

Announcements:                            Ron Taffe

Opening Prayer:                          Dale Beard

Song Director:                             Steve Kelly

Scripture:                                    Chad Beard

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                         Frank Burton

 

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                             SOUTH

Scott Perry                                    Jim Walling

John Aylor                                   Chris Nipper

 

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Tim Norton                                      Joe Curtis

 

USHERS

Robert Perry                           Tim McGalliard

 

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Robert & Ann Perry

Elevator:                Tim & Janice McGalliard

 

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Molly Gettle & Cheryl Miller

 

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Jim Pettyjohn

 

PROJECTION CONTROL

Bob Stephens

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                        Robert Perry

Song Director:                             Steve Kelly

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                            Bob Seikel

 

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

Austin Beard                              Chuck Carter

 

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:               Burl Vanlandingham

 

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

 

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297