Bulletin for Sunday 05/04/2008

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AMONG FRIENDS
Robert Prater

With talk about camp and VBS here at Central you know that the busy summer season is right around the corner.  First, let’s talk VBS.  Please go ahead now and mark the dates for our VBS this summer of July 14-18.  Monday-Friday from 9:00 to `11:45 a.m. each morning here at the building for ages 3 thru 5th Grade.  This year’s theme will be “Fun with the Son.” 1 John 5:12 NIV states, “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”  In this Vacation Bible School, the children will learn about five amazing stories from the Gospels that teach us about the glorious light of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

          Monday: Jesus’ Baptism (Obey Jesus)

          Tuesday: Jesus Calls for Four Fishermen (Follow Jesus)

          Wednesday: Jesus Walks on the Water (Trust Jesus)

          Thursday: Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand (Jesus Provides)

          Friday: Jesus Calms the Storm (Faith in Jesus)

Believe me when I say that our kids are just going to have “Beach Blast” with this VBS summer theme.  Once again our children will experience a “class rotation system” that leads them through a dramatic telling of each day’s Bible story, application and story rooms, crafts, refreshments, games, plus lots of singing, and of course puppets!  We have VBS coordinators who will need workers involved in each of these areas.  There are handouts concerning all this on the table in the foyer. Please be thinking about how you want to serve and make Central’s 2008 VBS another great one!  In you have any further questions you can see me.

Now concerning church camp, our session at Burnt Cabin is now less than six weeks away!  June 8-14 is the date for our camp week.  Please pick up a camp application in the foyer, youth house, youth bulletin board, or you can go online and download a copy from: www.burntcabinyouthcamp.com or call our church office and we will mail you a copy.  Camp is for all young people from the 3rd through the 12th grade (ages 9-18)

This year’s camp theme is iGod – Connecting with the Creator.  This theme is a spin off from the ever popular iPods and iPhones and is a way of thinking about our relationship with our Creator.  Our God desires a personal relationship with each of us.  He created us in His image, to intimately connect with Him.  We’ll be studying at camp from the life of David, who the Bible refers to as “a man after God’s own heart.”  Please encourage your children, grandchildren and their friends to attend.  Camp is a life changing experience and a powerful influence on our young people.  Please remember both of these great works in your prayers this summer.             

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

                         www.preacherprater.blogspot.com                                                                                        


TRIP TO DUNCAN

This Saturday, May 3, a group from Central will be taking the church van to attend the Annual Teacher’s Workshop at Eastside in Duncan.  Tad McGalliard who is the new youth minister at Eastside, will be teaching a class.  All children and adult teachers are encouraged to come and enjoy this day of fellowship and learning to become better teachers in the kingdom.  The van will leave the church parking lot at 7:30 a.m.  See Robert Prater for more info.


NEW OUTREACH CLASS

In conjunction with our efforts this year at Central to reach out to others, a new Wednesday evening Outreach Class will begin on May 7.  This will be a practical, discussion oriented and prayerful class that will address specific ways to apply evangelism principles.  This class is open to all Central members interested in learning more about how to effectively share their faith.  The class will be taught by various teachers, including Bob Perry, Robert Prater and others.  This class will meet in the room on the first floor of the annex across from the Library.


INVITATION

You are invited to celebrate 60 years of marriage with Jack and Wilma Hickman on Sunday, May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Highland Church of Christ, 905 E. Walnut, Tecumseh, OK.


HARRAH’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

On Sunday, May 11, the church in Harrah will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m.  After lunch and reminiscing, the day will conclude with a service at 1:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited.


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.


THANK YOU

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, 10th & Bell, Thanks for all the visits (even when I was in isolation!) cards, get well messages, prayers and love expressed.  You helped me thru an ordeal that I wasn’t used to.  I’ll always remember.    All my love, Joyce [Kelly]

To the Monday Night ‘Sunshine Sisters’:  You did it again!!  The luncheon was superb.  The theme “Luncheon for all Seasons” was beautifully carried out with the seasonal decorations on the tables.  Margaret Olmstead, Renee Taylor and Tina Winn did rewarding jobs on their talks.  And, of course, don’t forget the quartet! [Dale Beard, Frank Burton, Dwyane Dennis & Ron Taffe]       Ann B for all the ladies


PRAYER CONCERNS

Verna Burton is doing well following a pace maker replacement. 

Tommy Fast, son of the late Ethel Fast, was readmitted to Presbyterian Hospital last week and will probably be there for some time. 

Sue Riedel’s grandson, Gilbert Riedel, was seriously injured in an auto accident Sunday morning and was taken to the OU Trauma Center. 

Fay Truesdell’s son, Chris Reynolds, is making good progress in his recovery from injuries in an auto accident. 

Don and Judy Wills’s 42-year-old daughter is under Hospice care.  Ladies who would be able to stay with her occasionally should see Marcia Dennis or call Don at 246-6400. 

It was good to see Mazella Patterson back in our worship and doing well this past Sunday.  She will make a permanent move to Wilburton on June 1.

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


Youth News

Bob Stephens

     We had a good turnout Sunday evening for our dinner and devo.  Our devotional thought centered around “stuff” and worrying, from Jesus’ sermon on the mount.  We often get so preoccupied with accumulating “stuff” that we fail to put God where he belongs.  We worry about our “stuff” to the point of putting it first.  That’s called idolatry.  It’s kinda’ like not seeing the forest for the trees… we can’t see the cross for our “stuff!”  But Jesus tells us we will receive everything we need if we seek the kingdom first.  All that extra “stuff” doesn’t matter.  We don’t need it.  Don’t worry about it.  If we seek God and His will in our lives, He’ll take care of the stuff!

     This Sunday morning the youth group will be traveling to Newalla church for class and worship.  Afterwards we plan to eat lunch at their building, then go to the zoo.  Then we will attend the AWTG at Wilshire.  Bring $2.00 for pizza, $7.00 for the zoo and anything else you might want for snacks along the way.  We’ll leave the building at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning and return by 8:30 p.m.

Two words…CAMP APPLICATIONS!


DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date

O.T. Reading

Date

N.T. Reading

1

Kings 10,11

1

Luke 21:20-38

2

Kings 12,13

2

Luke 22:1-20         

3

1 Kings 14,15

3

Luke 22:21-46

4

1 Kings 16,17,18

4

Luke 22:47-71

5

1 Kings 19,20

5

Luke 23:1-25

6

1 Kings 21,22

6

Luke 23:26-56

7

2 Kings 1,2,3

7

Luke 24:1-35

8

2 Kings 4,5,6

8

Luke 24:36-53

9

2 Kings 7,8,9

9

John 1:1-28

10

2 Kings 10,11,12

10

John 1:29-51

11

2 Kings 13,14

11

John 2

12

2 Kings 15,16

12

John 3:1-18

13

2 Kings 17,18

13

John 3:19-36

14

2 Kings 19,20,21

14

John 4:1-30

15

2 Kings 22,23

15

John 4:31-54

16

2 Kings 24,25

16

John 5:1-24

17

1 Ch. 1,2,3

17

John 5:25-47

18

1 Ch. 4,5,6

18

John 6:1-21

19

1 Ch. 7,8,9

19

John 6:22-44

20

1 Ch. 10,11,12

20

John 6:45-71

21

1 Ch. 13,14,15

21

John 7:1-27

22

1 Ch. 16,17,18

22

John 7:28-52

23

1 Ch. 19,20,21

23

John 8:1-27

24

1 Ch. 22,23,24

24

John 8:28-59

25

1 Ch. 25,26,27

25

John 9:1-23

26

1 Ch. 28,29

26

John 9:24-41

27

2 Ch. 1,2,3

27

John 10:1-23

28

2 Ch. 4,5,6

28

John 10:24-42

29

2 Ch. 7,8,9

29

John 11:1-29

30

2 Ch. 10,11,12

30

John 11:30-57

31

2 Ch. 13,14

31

John 12-1-26


LOOKING AHEAD

 

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 11, Harrah’s 50th Anniversary

May 18, High School Senior Reception in honor of Courtney Baskin Austin Beard, and Alexis Norwood; for money tree see Rita Romberg, Bob or Janet Stephens

May 18, Search: “What Is Sin?”

May 25, Search: “The Holy Spirit on Pentecost”

May 26, Memorial Day observed, Church office closed

May 29 – 31, Quest, Oklahoma Christian; see bulletin board

May 31, Ladies Day at Oklahoma Christian


We hope to see you here Sunday!


CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS

 

    Jearline Bates, Nina Baylis, Chad Beard, Hazel Lee Behrnes, Betty Bernard, Don Brightwell, Harold Carothers, Alta Carroll, Harold & Clydean Decker, C.F. Drain, Donna Hale (daughter of Don & Judy Wills) L.B. & Rachel Hall, Roe Honaker, Jenifer Vasques  of the  Nicaragua children home, Nadine Magee, Vesta Mays, Harvey Moore, Tim Norton, Sr., Mike Phillips, (Jennifer Lawerance brother-in-law), Polly Reece, Alice Rice, Millie Riley, Charlotte Seikel, Nancy Simmons, Altha Smith, Sarah Smith, Dorothy Strickland,  Frances Taylor, 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.

 


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


LAST WEEK’S RECORD

Bible School                                              136

Worship Service                                       207

Sunday Evening                                       125

Wednesday Evening                                  89

Contribution                                     3,850.60

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Announcements:                         Steve Kelly

Opening Prayer:                          Paul Harris

Song Director:                      Dwyane Dennis

Scripture:                        Kenton McGalliard

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                       Bob Stephens

 

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                             SOUTH

Scott Perry                             Tim McGalliard

Mitch Harmon                               Geoff Root

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Clavin Norwood                    Keith Lawrence

 

USHERS

Gene Norton                             James Reeves

GREETERS

Foyer:                      Gene & Dorothy Norton

Elevator:                      James & Joan Reeves

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Jennifer Lawrence & Cathy Pettyjohn

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

John Aylor

PROJECTION CONTROL

Ron Taffe

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                    Robby Kinsey

Song Director:                     Dwyane Dennis

Sermon:                                    Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                           Dale Beard

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

Jim Carpenter                             Chuck Carter

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:                          Austin Beard

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297