Bulletin for Sunday 03/09/2008

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     1913          Ethel Fast          2008

     We extend our loving sympathy to all the family of Ethel Fast.  Ethel passed away on Wednesday evening of last week, and Dwyane Dennis conducted funeral services on the following Monday afternoon in our building.  Ethel was a regular contributor to In Search of the Lord’s Way with Mack Lyon.  She was also active in World Bible School for a number of years.  She loved the souls of men and women and had a part in the conversion of people around the world.  All of us will miss Ethel.


     Kevin and Angie Gober would like for you to consider them members at Central once again.  The Gobers have two children, Kristin and Brandon.  They live at 8 Pecan Ridge, and their phone number is 275-9603.  Angie is the sister of Tamie Perry.  We take great pleasure in welcoming the Gobers back to Central.


with Robert Prater

     This past Sunday we began in all our teen and adult Sunday Bible classes a special series of studies on “People Who Met Jesus”.  Our prayer is that this study will have a great impact on this congregation as we grow in the area of evangelism and outreach.  Remember, if you’re not presently attending our Bible classes, it’s never too late to attend.

     Speaking of our outreach efforts, several have been asking when they can receive the “Searching for Truth” evangelistic DVD’s.  Well, I can now tell you that on Sunday, March 16, these DVD’s and workbooks will be made available to the congregation.  Also, on that morning, we will be presenting our evangelism plans and goals for this congregation.  I want to encourage every member to make a special effort to be here in attendance for that day.  Important information will be provided about the specific plans that have been made and the participation and help that will be needed by every member here at Central.  In the meantime, continue to be praying for the lost of our community.

     Please also, if you haven’t already done so, save the date of Sunday, April 20.  This will be the date for our second annual Friends & Family Day.  Our guest speaker will be Tim Lewis, who is the pulpit minister for the North MacArthur congregation in Oklahoma City.  This will be the perfect time for you to invite your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and anyone else you know, to join us on that special day.  Tim is a powerful proclaimer of God’s Word and has a genuine passion and love for souls.  You will be pleased that he came to spend this day with us.  Please be in prayer concerning all these efforts.

      Finally, I came across the following article the other day and I believe it offers some good advice on how to travel to heaven.  It’s called, “Directions to Our Father’s House” and it reads: Make a right onto Believeth Blvd. Keep straight and go through the Green Light, which is Jesus Christ.  There you must turn onto the Bridge of Faith, which is over troubled water.  When you get off the bridge, make a Right turn and keep Straight.  You are on the King’s Highway – Heaven-bound.  Keep going for three miles; One for the Father, One for the Son and One for the Holy Spirit.  Then, exit off onto Grace Blvd.  From there make a Right turn on Gospel Lane.  Keep Straight and then make another Right on Prayer Road.  As you go on your way, yield not to the traffic on Temptation Ave.  Also, avoid SIN STREET because it is a DEAD END.  Pass up Envy Drive, and Hate Avenue.  Also, pass Hypocrisy Street, Gossiping Lane, and Backbiting Blvd.  However, before you make it home, you have to go down Long-suffering Lane, Persecution Blvd. and Trials and Tribulations Ave.

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



     You are invited to a gospel meeting which begins Sunday at McLoud with Stephen Wiggins preaching.  Details may be found on the foyer bulletin board.


     Harvey and Carletta Moore have both been severely ill at home.  Visits are not encouraged at this time due to possibility of catching a virus.  Prayers, phone calls, and cards would be greatly appreciated.  We are also providing some meals. 
Robby Kinsey’s grandfather, Bob Gear, a member at Highland, suffered a stroke this past Saturday and is in Baptist Medical Center undergoing tests and treatments.  Please keep him in your prayers. 
Phyllis Scheidt is now home from the hospital and continuing to show good improvement.  Phyllis’s granddaughter-in-law, Sherri Collins, has been in ICU at Mercy Health Center for a number of days.  Sherri and her husband, Steve Collins, frequently attend worship services here. 
Marlene Wadkins had to have her leg amputated below the knee the next day after her foot surgery this past week.  She remains in Baptist Medical Center, room 840. 
Joyce Kelly remains in the Skilled Nursing Unit at Colonial Estates, room 106.  She enjoys your visits. 
At last word, Kevin Laffoon is still struggling with a bad case of the flu in China.  Remember him and Megan in your prayers. 
Carol Mahnke’s health continues to decline.  She very much appreciates your love and prayers. 
Also keep praying for L.M. Booker, Harvey Moore, and Charlotte Seikel who are undergoing cancer treatments.

    Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Youth News

Bob Stephens

    Kenton McGalliard made the news last week!  In an article about Shawnee Wolves tennis.  Kenton was mentioned by the coach as being most improved.  Kenton plays tennis for the high school and his coach has great expectations for him.  Way to go Kenton!

     Two of our seniors, Courtney Baskin and Austin Beard went to Oklahoma Christian this past weekend for Spring Visit.  This event is specifically for juniors and seniors in high school to help them get acquainted with OC.


March 21 & 22 – LTC Convention


March 7, Area wide Leadership Dinner, Seminole, 6:30 p.m. for elders, deacons, ministers, other leaders & spouses

March 9, Daylight Saving Time begins

March 9, Search: “Buy the Truth”

March 9-12, Gospel meeting, McLoud, Stephen Wiggins; see bulletin board

March 10-12, Tipton Home truck will be here to collect donations.  Needed items: cereal, Spam, jelly, sugar, pre-sweetened Kool-Aid, bleach, dishwashing soap, toilet bowl cleaner, paper towels, spray starch, & lemonade mix.


 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, Roe Honaker, Anna Jarvis, Jenifer Vasques of the  Nicaragua children home, Nadine Magee, Carol Mahnke, Vesta Mays, Betty Meister (Lynn Harmon’s sister), Harvey Moore, Tim Norton, Sr., Mike Phillips, (Jennifer Lawerance brother-in-law), Zack Phillips, Polly Reece, Alice Rice, Millie Riley, Charlotte Seikel, Nancy Simmons, Altha Smith, Sarah Smith, Gary Snow, 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.

Father, make of me a crisis man.
Bring those I contact to decision.
Let me not be a milepost on a single road;
no anguish, shed no tears, know no travail!
make me a fork, that men must turn one way
or another on facing Christ in me.
Jim Elliot

"Some Christians feel they must "come on strong."
Overwhelmed by such a bold confrontation with the gospel,
unbelievers may actually find it repulsive....
We should remember that rare perfumes have subtle appeal.
A dab behind each ear is about all that is required."
Alma Barkman


Bible School                                              150

Worship Service                                       183

Sunday Evening                                       112

Wednesday Evening                                100

Contribution                                    5,593.16



Sunday, March 9, 2008

Announcements:                      Bob Stephens

Opening Prayer:                    Bill Lawerance

Song Director:                             Steve Kelly

Scripture:                                  Wade Baskin

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                 Dennis Brodersen


NORTH                                             SOUTH

Austin Beard                                  Dale Beard

James Reeves                            Lynn Harmon


Tim McGalliard             Burl Vanlandingham


Paul Harris                                   Tracy Gettle


Foyer:                              Paul & Paula Harris

Elevator:                       Tracy & Mary Gettle


Carolyn Root & Mary Kelly


John Aylor


Ron Taffe



Opening Prayer:                     Jim Pettyjohn

Song Director:                            Steve Kelly

Sermon:                                    Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                        Gerald Smith


NORTH                                           SOUTH

Frank Burton                                  Jim Cross



Classes for all ages

Song Director:                    Clavin Norwood



Tracy Gettle


If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297