Bulletin for Sunday 04/13/2008

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AMONG FRIENDS

with Robert Prater

What a great and exciting time to be a member of the Central church!  So many great things are currently taking place.  First of all, thanks to all those members who have volunteered and made the commitment to help in our door knocking Neighborhood Survey over the next two Saturdays on April 12 and 19.  Please continue to keep these workers and this effort in your prayers.

Another exciting work happening among us is our Sunday evening children's Bible Hour.  This is really one of our more under appreciated and overlooked yet highly successful ministries here at Central.  I understand they are regularly having between 10-12 or more children each week.  During this period on Sunday evenings, these children are able to participate in singing, praying and lessons specifically designed for their age group.  We are so thankful to Bob and Janet Stephens and Rita Romberg who faithfully labor to teach and coordinate this class.  In connection with this, we owe a huge gratitude to Bob Stephens who recently built and painted a new barn fenced puppet stage for this classroom.  If you are able, I would encourage you to go upstairs in the annex and check it out.  The next time you see Bob, give him a big pat on the back for a job well done!

Finally, we are also building excitement for our Friends and Family Day on Sunday, April 20.  I hope that you have been praying and thinking of the guest you wish to bring.  If every family unit at Central will bring one guest, we can achieve our attendance goal of 350!  We did beat the goal we set last year, and I pray that we do even more this year.  We now have invitation postcards available at all the auditorium exits to use to invite others.  Your invitation to a friend or family member is still the most effective means of reaching out to our community and our neighborhoods.

There are three things that everyone of us can do to ensure that our Friends & Family Day will be a great success: 

1) We can plan to attend and hear all three of the lessons that will be presented that day.  Also plan on staying for our noon catered meal in the Municipal Auditorium. 

2) We can invite a friend or family to join us for this special day and

3) We can pray for God's word to be proclaimed in a truthful and loving manner.

Friends, Jesus commanded us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.  (Mark 16:15)  Going into all the world needs to first begin in our own communities.  Now, of course we need to be focused on spreading the gospel throughout the whole world.  I am thankful for all the mission efforts Central are able to support around the globe.  Yet we still must be first willing to go next door to speak to our neighbor about the good news of Jesus Christ.  Keep working and praying towards this end.

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

                        (www.preacherprater.blogspot.com)                       


APPRECIATION

If you have not done so yet, please take a walk down to the fellowship room and check out the cabinet Jim Pettyjohn built to display the quilt donated to the church by Tony Johnson in memory of his grandparents, Ira & Effie Ramsey. A beautiful job!  He also hung the group pictures we recently had framed.  Thanks to Marcia Dennis for taking care of this.


JENIFER VASQUES

To everyone!  To those of you who do not know her, Jenifer is the 6 year old little girl from Nicaragua who has cancer of the brain.  She lives in the Children of the King children's home there.  After her operation and stay in the U.S. she has returned to Nicaragua for her treatments and care.  She needs to continue her medications and it is very costly for the children's home.  Do you know anyone who has any unused TEMODAR?  That is the medication Jenifer is taking for her cancer.  It is so expensive.  We need all we can get.  Even if you only have one extra pill.  If you or someone you know has changed medication and has some left, or if you know of someone who was taking that medication and has passed and there are some pills left we really need them.  We can either send them or take them with us when we go back to Nicaragua.  She takes 220 mg. a day.  They cannot break down a larger pill so we need either 220 mg. or smaller dosages.  They can be combined to equal the 220 mg.  Please let me know.  Again any number of pills would be a great help.

George Mastick


THANK YOU

To Our Church Family, Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers, food, cards & visits after the passing of James.  It is wonderful to know how much he was loved by so many.  All of your time and effort is deeply appreciated.  All the prayers & visits over the years of his illness meant so much to him and to all his family.  In Christian              Love,       Ellen & the Family of James Childers


PRAYER CONCERNS

Altha Smith remains in Unity Health Center following surgery on her knee she had broken in a fall.  She is in room 420. 

Roe Honaker was dismissed from Unity on Monday after spending several days in the hospital with pneumonia.  

Charlotte Seikel is also home now following several days in Unity.

It was so good to see Juanita Combs, Elva Gill and Joyce Kelly able to be back in services Sunday. 

Continue to remember Harvey Moore & Charlotte Seikel in your prayers as they continue treatments for cancer.


INVITATION

You are invited to attend a

Come & Go

Birthday Celebration

in honor of Fay Truesdell

Saturday, April 12

from 2 ‘til 4

42 Cherokee

Shawnee, OK 74801

No gifts please


Youth News

Bob Stephens

Several members of our youth group had good things happen to them last week!

Lettie Curtis and her Academic team from South Rock Creek won the State Championship for 5th and 6th grade last weekend.  Way to go Lettie!

Chad Beard spent last Wednesday having his wish come to life by the Make-a-Wish foundation.  Chad and his family spent the afternoon driving around in a limo, eating out, then ending up at Best Buy where Chad got to go on a shopping spree.  How cool is that?

Wade Baskin's Archery team from the middle school took second place at a “shoot out” last Thursday.  I didn't even know there was an archery team, did you?  Good job Wade!

And Molly Gettle and her High School soccer team won two games last week, both shut outs.  Molly has been seeing more and more playing time these days with the varsity.  Great job Molly!

We went to the AWTG Volleyball Tournament in Tecumseh on Sunday afternoon.  We had a good crowd to go along with two visitors.  Our teens are to be commended for the effort they put forth.  We didn't stay in the tournament very long, but the spirits were very high.  And, did I mention they brought two guests?  Good job guys and girls!

Don't forget the LTC dinner Sunday night after services!  We will eat together and then pass out plaques.  If you need more info, see Janet or me!


COMING YOUTH EVENTS

April 13, Sunday - LTC Appreciation Dinner


LOOKING AHEAD

April 12 & 19, Neighborhood door knocking survey from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

April 12, Ladies day at Northridge, 9:30 til noon, speakers: LaRica Krishel & Alice Morgan

April 12, Ladies day at Wellston, 9-noon, speaker Coseta Helt from Muskogee; info on bulletin board

April 12,13, Westside Church 50th Anniversary, Norman

April 13, Search: “Give Us a Standard”

April 20, Search: “Sincerity Is a Virtue”

April 20, Central's Friends & Family Day, Tim Lewis from N. MacArthur, Oklahoma City

April 27, Ladies Day Luncheon following morning worship service in the fellowship room


"If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor,
how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice? "
David Livingstone


LAST WEEK'S RECORD

Bible School                                              142

Worship Service                                       184

Sunday Evening                                       110

Wednesday Evening                                  85

Contribution                                     5,282.66

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Announcements:                           Bob Perry

Opening Prayer:               Dennis Brodersen

Song Director:                      Dwyane Dennis

Scripture:                                  Wade Baskin

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                            Scott Perry

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTH                                             SOUTH

Gerald Smith                          George Mastick

Lynn Harmon                         Keith Lawrence

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Tim McGalliard                        Jim Carpenter

USHERS

Steve Kelly                                Herman Guin

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Steve & Mary Kelly

Elevator:                      Herman & Ruth Guin

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Carolyn Root & Mary Kelly

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Ron Taffe

PROJECTION CONTROL

Bob Stephens

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                      Chuck Carter

Song Director:                     Dwyane Dennis

Sermon:                                    Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                       Jim Pettyjohn

AT THE LORD'S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

James Reeves                                Paul Harris

 

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