Bulletin for Sunday 04/27/2008

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AMONG FRIENDS

with Robert Prater

 

Friends and Family day was another great success this year.  Tim Lewis did a fantastic job of sharing some great and inspiring messages of hope with us.  While we did not reach our attendance goal, we did accomplish what we intended for that attendance push to provide – lots of visitors!  That is what this day was all about.  God continues to bless us richly here at Central with growth and opportunity.

We want to thank everyone who diligently worked and helped to make this day be such a great one.  We are especially thankful to Geoff and Carolyn Root who were responsible for coordinating the noon meal in the Municipal auditorium. (And the food catered by Chicago Street Deli was just tremendous!)  We also thank those who helped set-up and clean-up for this meal.  Also thanks to our own Bob Stephens who arranged the fire watch and serves on the Earlsboro Volunteer Fire Department.

I want to give a big “thank you” to all those Central members who volunteered and helped in our Neighborhood door knocking survey.  We covered probably between 800-1000 homes combined on these two Saturdays and made many good contacts for future opportunities of study and visits.  Workers included: Pam and Wade Baskin, Carol Brodersen, Paul and Paula Harris, Anita Jacques, Steve Kelly, George and Carolyn Mastick, Clavin Norwood, Branson Martin, Tim Norton, Lysa Park, Bob and Louise Perry, Jim and Cathy Pettyjohn, Doris Phillips, Robert and Maggie Prater, Bob and Janet Stephens, Teresa Story, Ron Taffe, Burl and Barbara Vanlandingham, and Jim Walling.  These Christian people showed great courage and faith in walking the streets of Shawnee to speak for Christ and deserve a job well done!

Finally, let’s all continue our efforts to reach out and share Jesus with others.  Keep on inviting your friends and family and take advantage of every opportunity to speak about the Bible, Christ and His church, and what a difference it has all made in your life.  Researcher George Barna reports that one in four adults in this nation who are not presently attending worship services say that they would be willing to do so if someone they knew and respected would just invite them.  Why not be that someone who will invite them.  Remember the words of the apostle Paul, “It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”  With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak; (2 Cor. 4:13 NIV)

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

(www.preacherprater.blogspot.com)


SYMPATHY

Anna Jarvis departed this life Sunday morning at the age of 92, and we express our sympathy to all her family.  Funeral services were to be conducted this week on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Chapel.  Larry Norris was to conduct the service.

 

We extend our sympathy to Don Brightwell in the loss of his sister, Martha Agnes Childers, on Wednesday of last week.  She was also the sister-in-law of Rosie Brightwell and Ellen Childers.  Graveside funeral services were conducted Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park.


CENTRAL LADIES DAY

The third Central Ladies Day will be held on April 27 immediately following the morning worship service.  ALL LADIES OF THE CONGREGATION ARE INVITED to be special guests for this occasion – A Luncheon for All Seasons.  Speakers will be Margaret Olmstead, Renee Taylor, and Tina Winn (sister and nieces of Paula Harris and Doris Phillips).  There will also be entertainment.  All Central ladies are invited to attend.


BRIDAL SHOWER

All ladies are invited to attend a bridal shower honoring Sarah Young, bride elect of John Mark Aylor, on Sunday, May 4, from two to four p.m. in the fellowship room.  They are registered at Dillard’s and Lowes.  If you wish to be included in a group gift, see Marcia Dennis, Debbie Taffe, or Fay Truesdell.


LADIES LECTURESHIP, NEW DATE

The Bell and Farrall ladies have postponed their lectureship to Saturday, April 26, 10:30 a.m.


OTHER MISSION WORK

We were happy to send a check for $700.00 to  Deen Waller and Ruth Shelhope to help in their expenses for a mission trip to Russia.   We have also been able to send a check to the Maud Church of Christ in the amount of $500.00 to help purchase materials to do work on their building.


CONGRATULATIONS

Lindsey Perry will be graduating from Oklahoma Christian University this weekend with a degree in elementary education.  (seems like she just started)

Adam Beard will also be graduating from Rose State College with an X-Ray Tech degree.  Best wishes to him also.

Congratulations to Bertha and Gerald Akins on the birth of  a new great grandson born March 31, 2008 at Unity Health Center. His name is Carson Ray and weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long.  Parents are Danielle and Stephen Childers.


THANK YOU

Anneca and I would like to thank Robert [Prater], Paul [Harris] & Jim [Pettyjohn] for helping us move once again & hopefully for the last time (at least this year).  You will always hold a special place in our hearts.  May God Bless You Always!                    Trilbya & Anneca Anderson


NEW ADDRESS

The new address for Trilbya & Anneca is 1212 Rose Drive, Shawnee 74804.  Telephone remains the same.  Please make this change in your membership directory.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Gene Norton spent some time at Unity Health Center in the ER on Saturday.

Fay Truesdells son, Chris Reynolds was involved in a traffic accident near Durant on Thursday of last week resulting in three broken ribs and a broken wrist.  He was discharged from Parkland Hospital in Dallas on Sunday.

Former member, Marlene Wadkins is now in Lake Health Care Center across the street from the N. MacArthur church building, 5701 W. Britton Rd., Room 515, OKC 73132.  Her cell phone is 834-1511.

Verna Burton was scheduled to have a pacemaker wire replaced this week with an overnight stay at Unity Health Center.

Tommy Fast, son of the late Ethel Fast, was discharged from Presbyterian Hospital on Saturday after a long stay following heart surgery.

Roe Honaker is not doing well at home.

It was good to have Babe Doyle, Harvey & Carletta Moore and Emma White able to be in services Sunday, Carletta is feeling well again.

Harvey Moore & Charlotte Seikel continue to need our prayers as they have treatments for cancer.


MAY BIRTHDAYS

01

Jean Dossey

01

Brandon Gober

01

Jason Perry

03

Lysa Park

06

John Aylor

07

Larry Reeves

07

Janet Stephens

10

James Reeves

13

Geraldine Outlaw

13

Rita Romberg

15

Nancy Simmons

16

Shirley Semple

19

Clavin Norwood

20

Analisa Beal

22

Louise Perry

25

Leslie Gettle

25

Wayne Spencer

26

Jeff Lawerance

26

Tim McGalliard

28

Jack Rye

28

Barbara Tucker

29

Jennifer Harmon

29

Lindsey Perry


MAY ANNIVERSARIES

04

Charlie & Jean Dossey – 57th

12

Dave & Betty Emery – 7th

22

Chuck & Nona Carter – 57th

22

Boyd & Joann Cheney – 53rd

30

Bill & Diane Lawerance – 39th

30

James & Joan Reeves – 54th

We wish to extend birthday greetings and congratulations to all celebrating anniversaries during the month of May.


Youth News
Bob Stephens

We have a student of the year amongst us!  The principal of Shawnee Middle School selected Wade Baskin to represent the eighth grade boys as “Student of the Year”.  This is a great honor for Wade, and along with that honor he will speak at the eighth grade graduation ceremony in May.  Good job Wade, keep it up!

Two words…CAMP APPLICATIONS!


Coming Youth Events

April 27, Sunday – Dinner & Devo after evening worship


LOOKING AHEAD

April 27, Search: “The King Who ‘Made Israel to Sin’”

May 3, 29th Annual Teachers workshop, “We Must Teach Them to Reach Them,” Eastside, Duncan

May 4, Search: “What Shall I Do To Be Saved?”

May 4, Sunday, Bridal Shower honoring  Sara Young, bride elect of John Mark Aylor, fellowship room, 2 – 4 p.m.

May 11, Search: “Mother’s Day”

May 18, Senior Reception after evening service in the fellowship room; honoring Courtney Baskin Austin Beard, and Alexis Norwood


"Christ died for all men not just the ones you know and like."
Anonymous


LAST WEEK’S RECORD

Bible School                                              200

Worship Service                                       310

Sunday Evening                                       131

Wednesday Evening                                  98

Contribution                                     5,704.49

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Announcements:                          Dale Beard

Opening Prayer:                       Chuck Carter

Song Director:                             Steve Kelly

Scripture:                                  Austin Beard

Sermon:                                 Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                        Herman Guin

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                             SOUTH

Clavin Norwood                      Bill Lawerance

Kenton McGalliard                        Bob Bivins

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Frank Burton                         Glendon Combs

USHERS

Steve Kelly                                Bob Stephens

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Steve & Mary Kelly

Elevator:                     Bob & Janet Stephens

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Paula Harris & Kasey Kelsey

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Jim Pettyjohn

PROJECTION CONTROL

Scott Perry

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                Tim McGalliard

Song Director:                           Steve Kelly

Sermon:                               Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                            Bob Perry

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

Ron Taffe                              George Mastick

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:                    Steve Kelly

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

 

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297