Bulletin for Sunday 03/23/2008
1944 CAROL E. MAHNKE 2008
Hearts were saddened at the loss of our dear friend and sister in Christ early Thursday morning of last week. Funeral services were conducted by Dwyane Dennis and Larry Sparks in our building on Saturday. Carol endeared herself to all of us as a caring sister in Christ and as a compassionate friend. We will deeply miss her laughter and caring ways. We express our deepest sympathy to her four children, her grandchildren, brother, the members of this church, her fellow employees at
, and many, many other friends everywhere. Unity Health Center
We also express our sympathy to Ruth Autrey in the loss of her nephew, Ronny Autrey of
this past week. Norman
This past Sunday morning
Steve Kelly, on behalf of the Central leadership, presented the “Elder’s Challenge” to the congregation in regard to our evangelism and outreach plans and goals for this year. (See the front of the bulletin for the six challenges and goals) Of course, one of our key outreach plans involves the “Searching for Truth” evangelistic DVD’s. There are now copies of these and the study guidebooks available at all the exits of the auditorium. (Foyer, bottom of annex stairs, elevator) Every family at Central is being asked to pick up a copy and become familiar with it. The elder’s are challenging us to begin now thinking about and looking to identify two people/families whom we can share this DVD and reach with the gospel. This could be relationships such as family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. Please keep praying for an open door to reach out to this person. Your invitation and your encouragement can influence another soul. God will help us find, if we take the initiative to seek.
In connection with this, let’s all be keeping in mind our upcoming outreach event Friends & Family Day on April 20 with Tim Lewis. This special day is an opportunity to introduce the gospel and the Lord’s church here at Central to others. Please take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to invite those you know and love to come worship with you and hear a message of hope and love in Christ. Our attendance goal is to have 350 people! Last year, we beat our goal and had 323 for worship on that morning. I know that if each family brings one guest, we will likely have even more souls present this year.
Friends, now is the time to begin the work that has been set before us as a congregation. We have made a commitment to be evangelistic as a church on a continual basis. The preparations have been made. The emphasis has been given. The time is now to execute the plans. God blesses the effectual doer not the hearers who delude themselves. (James 1:22-25) Think about it!
Finally, be sure to keep our young people in your prayers as they travel to
on Friday to participate in LTC. Please encourage these young people as they continue to grow and develop their spiritual skills in serving the Lord. We are so grateful for all those parents and adults who have been diligently preparing and working with them. We continue to also be blessed in having Bob and Janet Stephens help teach and encourage them in the Lord. Rogers, AR
I look forward to being with you once again this coming Lord’s Day and sharing a message from Gods’ Word. Of course, this will be “Easter” Sunday and we anticipate having many special guests and family being with us for worship.
This past Sunday evening a meeting was held discussing the opportunity for Central members to conduct a Neighborhood Religious Survey. We are planning a limited area of homes in the general vicinity south of
Independence Street. We are looking at the dates of Saturday, April 5 and 12 to conduct this survey. The plans are to incorporate as a part of this survey the community’s response/feedback from our House to House/Heart to Heart paper we mail out into these targeted homes. We do also hope to have the opportunity to invite people to our upcoming Friends & Family Day, pray for special needs, and distribute Searching for Truth DVD’s and/or other tracts to those who show an interest in Bible study. More details will be coming soon, but in the meantime, please begin to pray for this work. If you would be interested in helping work in this outreach effort, please see Robert Prateror Steve Kelly.
We wish to congratulate
Tad McGalliardon becoming the youth minister at Eastside Church of Christ in . He will begin his new duties the end of April. Best wishes Tad! Duncan
Thank you to the ladies of the church who prepared such a wonderful meal for the family of Ethel Fast. Thanks also to the preacher for delivering a good message and service. She would be proud! I know Aunt Ethel was looking down from heaven and liked what she saw and heard. Many thanks. Sadie Pierson, Kingfisher, OK.
Many thanks for the calls, cards, and visits while I was ill. They were greatly appreciated. Phyllis Scheidt
Glenn Watson had surgery at
on Monday. Norman Regional Medical Center
Leona Smith is to have angioplasty and a stint on Wednesday of next week.
Charlotte Seikel spent most of last week in
. She is now home and feeling much better after a procedure on her back. Presbyterian Hospital
Marlene Wadkins remains in
, room 730. Baptist Medical Center
Lynn Harmon had knee surgery last week that turned out to be more complicated than expected.
Linda Sharpley requests your prayers for her 21-year-old nephew, Cody Culpepper, who had surgery for a collapsed lung on Thursday of last week at
St. Paul Hospitalin . Dallas
Robby Kinsey’s grandfather, Bob Gear, is now at home.
Carletta Moore is recuperating from her recent illness at home.
Frances Taylor continues to experience health problems at home.
Joyce Kelly is in room 106 at Colonial Estates for rehabilitation. She enjoys your visits, but please stop by the nurses station before entering her room.
It was good to see Sherri Collins and Phyllis Scheidt back in worship Sunday morning.
Keep praying for L.M. Booker, Harvey Moore, and Charlotte Seikel as they undergo treatments for cancer.
You are invited to join in the celebration of the 90th birthday of
March 29, 2008
Come and go
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
1906 Nottingham Circle
No gifts please
March 23, Search: “A New Life in Christ”
March 30, Search: “I Can Do All Things”
April 2 – 6, Gospel meeting at
Risley Highland, Kent
April 12, Ladies day at Wellston, 9-noon, speaker Coseta Helt from
; info on bulletin board Muskogee
April 20, Central’s Friends & Family Day, Tim Lewis from N. MacArthur,
"If you were arrested for being a Christian,
would there be enough evidence to convict you?"
David Otis Fuller
"Christ is perfectly harmless so long as
he is kept locked up in churches.
There is always trouble when you let him out."
TG. Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy
LAST WEEK’S RECORD
Bible School 132
Worship Service 215
Sunday Evening 115
Wednesday Evening 99
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Opening Prayer: Jim Cross
Song Director: Dwyane Dennis
Scripture: Eric Park
Closing Prayer: Tracy Gettle
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Ron Dunavan Dennis Brodersen
Tim Norton Chris Nipper
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Austin Beard Norwood
Paul Harris Ron Taffe
Foyer: Paul & Paula Harris
Elevator: Ron & Debbie Taffe
Cathy Pettyjohn & Barbara Vanlandingham
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Dale Beard
Song Director: Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer: Scott Perry
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Glendon Combs Burl Vanlandingham
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Director: Austin Beard
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297