Bulletin for Sunday 05/25/2008
with Robert Prater
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for Americans who have died in military service to our nation. To remember the sacrifices of those in our past is not only right and good, but essential. Without such sacrifices, we would have no present freedom, security, or stability. And without the willingness of those who remember and imitate by continuing to fight, we would have no future as a nation.
As Christian people we observe a “memorial” more often than most. We meet on a weekly basis to remember what has been sacrificed for our freedom. There was a song that was popular a few years back and is still pretty popular today called “God Bless the
” You’ve probably heard it. A line from that song states: “And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.” It is talking of the right to be free and the men who died to give us that here in our country. U.S.A.
Some groups at times have changed the wording of that song to say “I won’t forget the MAN who died.” Let’s not forget that Jesus died for our sins to be forgiven. On most communion tables I’ve seen are the engraved words: “This do in remembrance of me.” Let’s meet on Sunday and observe a memorial and keep in remembrance all that Christ has done for us to make us spiritually free from sin and death. (1 Cor. 15:55-57)
Just as many people will display American flags on Memorial Day, let us proudly display daily and live in such a way so that people can see that we are Christians. “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1 NIV)
We express our love and sympathy to Cathy Pettyjohn in the unexpected loss of her brother-in-law, Charles L. Ridout of
. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Funeral Home. Sunnyvale, California
We extend sincere sympathy to the family of former member, Judi Campbell. Judi passed away this past week, and a memorial service was to be at Walker Funeral Service Chapel on Thursday morning of this week. She was the daughter of the late Nadine Burrows.
Clavin Norwood has requested prayers for a co-worker, Juan Matananes and his family in the loss of a son, Henry Wetselline, in a traffic accident.
All the ladies are invited to a bridal shower in honor of Sarah Ziolkowski, bride-elect of Kevin Taffe, on Sunday, June 8, 2 to 4 p.m., in the fellowship room. Selections are at Dillard’s Macy’s, and Target. If you wish to contribute to a group gift, see Beverly Aylor, Marcia Dennis, or Rita Romberg.
CHILDREN’S BIBLE HOUR
There will be a short break for the Sunday evening Children’s Bible Hour beginning this coming Sunday. It will be resuming on Sunday evening, July 20th.
To our brethren, Our deepest gratitude to you for the visits, cards, phone calls, food, flowers, and love given to us during John’s stay in the hospital. Also, a special ‘thank you’ to the angels with lawnmowers. We are hopeful John will be well and able to do the things he likes to do – maybe fish. With Christian love, John & Beverly (Aylor)
There were no Central members in the hospital when the Gospel Guide was prepared.
Juanita Combs is ill at home. Both she and Glendon would appreciate your prayers.
Tim Norton has had a set back in his health problems.
Former member Lil Sullivan is home again after spending several days at
with a light stroke. Everything seems to be all right at this time. Mercy Health Center
Former member Martha Chaffin is now in
Presbyterian Rehabilitation Hospitalin , room 1305. You can call her there at 316-942-7456. You can write her in care of her daughter: Ann Heard, 1324 May St., Wichita, Kansas . Wichita, KS 67203
Continue to pray for Harvey Moore and Charlotte Seikel who are undergoing cancer treatments.
It was good to see Fred Bowers back in worship Sunday.
Bertha Ann Young
Jim & Linda Carpenter – 40th
Harold & Clydean Decker – 41st
Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn – 49th
Scott & Tamara Perry – 15th
Bill & Cathy Rose – 10th
Glendon & Juanita Combs – 62nd
Ben & Alice Salter – 39th
Chris & Karen Hilditch – 30th
Smiley & Nancy Irelan – 42nd
Kenneth & Sarah Epley – 55th
Dwyane & Marcia Dennis – 49th
Floyd & Juanita Davis – 58th
Our congratulations to all those who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries during the month of June. We wish to especially note Chris & Karen Hilditch on their 30th, Jim & Linda Carpenter on their 40th and Kenneth & Sarah Epley on their 55th anniversaries. Also, our congratulations to Glendon & Juanita Combs celebrating 62 years and to Floyd & Juanita Davis celebrating 58 years of marriage.
Don’t forget to turn in your Burnt Cabin applications ASAP. We’ll be leaving June 8th!
COMING YOUTH EVENTS
Mystery trip on May 24th!!! Leaving Friday evening at 7 o’clock and returning Saturday evening.
May 25, Search: “The Holy Spirit on Pentecost”
May 26, Memorial Day, church office closed
May 29 – 31, Quest, Oklahoma Christian; see bulletin board
May 29, Quest: Elders, Ministers, & Spouses Dinner,
, 5:30 p.m. Gaylord University Center
May 31 Quest: Ladies Day, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Biblical Studies Building; child care available; reservations required.
June 1, Search: “The Death of Christ”
June 8, Search: “The Resurrection of Christ:
June 8 – 14, Burnt Cabin Christian Camp
June 8, Sunday, Wedding Shower for Kevin Taffe & Sarah Ziolkowski
June 15, Search: “The Memorial to Christ”
"As Christians we accept one foundational truth - God -
and everything else makes sense. An atheist denies God and has
to accept incredible explanations for everything else. It takes
more faith to deny God than to believe in Him. "
LAST WEEK’S RECORD
Bible School 137
Worship Service 195
Sunday Evening 118
Wednesday Evening 107
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Announcements: Bob Perry
Opening Prayer: Ron Taffe
Song Director: Steve Kelly
Sermon: Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer: Jim Walling
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Mitch Harmon Bob Seikel
Lynn Harmon Keith Lawrence
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Kenton McGalliard Glendon Combs
Foyer: Gene & Dorothy Norton
Elevator: Tracy & Mary Gettle
Carolyn Root & Mary Kelly
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Paul Harris
Song Director: Steve Kelly
Sermon: Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer: James Reeves
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Robert Perry Burton
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Director: Clavin Norwood
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297