Bulletin for Sunday 06/08/2008

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1934     Charlotte Seikel     2008

     We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Bob Seikel in the loss of Charlotte on Thursday morning of last week. Funeral services were conducted by Dwyane Dennis at Walker Funeral Service Chapel on Monday.  Charlotte made a great contribution of many hours of research assisting Bob in writing the Centennial History of the Central Church of Christ.  Charlotte greatly appreciated the kindness of the church in her behalf during the closing months of her life.


1918     Dr. Glenn Watson     2008

     We also express our deepest sympathy to Lorine Watson in the unexpected loss of Glenn.  Glenn became ill on Thursday of last week and passed away on Saturday.  He would have been 90 years old on July 1.  Glenn was a faithful, longtime member at Central and was greatly loved and appreciated in the community of Shawnee.  Dwyane Dennis conducted funeral services at Walker Funeral Service Chapel on Tuesday.



with Robert Prater


     This Sunday our week of church camp at Burnt Cabin begins.  Camp is a life changing experience and a powerful influence on our young people.  I am glad this is available for our youth.  Please remember us in your prayers while at camp.  I want to say a great big THANK YOU to all from the Central congregation who make this week of camp possible.  First of all, I am completely indebted to Ann Bivins, our church secretary, for the amazing amount of work she has done in the office over these past few weeks in helping me in preparation for camp – putting together the camp books, registration of applications, and so many other things she does to make my job of directing the camp so much easier!

     I am also so thankful to all those from Central who are going as counselors and staff.  Amber Curtis (our nurse we can’t live without!), Nathan Kelly, Bob Perry, Lindsey Perry, Maggie Prater, Bob and Janet Stephens, Andy Stephens, and Matt Stephens.  They are truly servants of the kingdom.  They have gone the “extra mile” in sacrificing time away from their jobs and family so that these young people can have this great week.  I want to also express my appreciation to all the parents, grandparents, and members who help support and encourage our camp week and especially those who have helped sponsor a child.  May the Lord richly bless you in Christ Jesus.




     Last Sunday morning Mike Hensley responded to the invitation seeking encouragement to have Christ in his life.  We are so thankful for Mike’s heart and desire to be right with God.  He and his five year old daughter have been visiting Central since Friends’ & Family Day as guests of Jeff and Darlene Todd.  Please continue to keep Mike in your prayers as he learns about God’s plan of salvation and the Lord’s  church.


     We are so pleased to welcome back Jon Merritt who on Sunday evening made known his desire to place membership and work and worship with the Central church family.  He has a long history with this church, and it is good to have him back.  Please give him a warm “welcome home”.  Jon is the son of Sue Merritt.  His address is 915 Overland Court, Shawnee,OK 74801.  Telephone number is 275-5766




     George and Carolyn Mastick are again looking forward to their medical mission trip to Nicaragua.  They are so appreciative of your help and support in the past with supplies and prayers and will be putting a tote in the foyer for supplies again this year.  The preachers in Nicaragua are trying to establish a congregation on Ometepe Island on Lake Nicaragua and want us to set up and work on the island for two days while there.  That really sounds exciting.  We will spend two of our nine days there and the others in the mountain villages.  Again we thank you for your help.  Here is a list of supplies we will want to take with us for the people of Nicaragua:

Small sample sizes of; soap, deodorant, shampoo (no-conditioners) lotions, safety razors, flip-flops, toothbrushes, washcloths, combs, band-aids, small toys for kids.                       

          Thanks again, George & Carolyn [Mastick]




     Dear Central Family, Thank you all so much for the reception and the Bible and of course all the cards, gifts and money that you have given me.  I appreciate it a lot.  I also appreciate all the support that you all have given to me over the past 18 years, whether it be with fund raisers or taking care of me when Chad was in the hospital.  I could always count on you all to be there for me and my family.  Thank you all so much.

                                              Love, Austin Beard.




     Sue Merritt is now home from the hospital.  Harvey Moore continues to take treatments for cancer.  It was good seeing John Aylor in services Sunday .



    Jearline Bates, Nina Baylis, Chad Beard, Hazel Lee Behrnes, Betty Bernard, Don Brightwell, Harold Carothers, Alta Carroll, Juanita Combs, Harold & Clydean Decker, 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, Nancy Simmons, Altha Smith, Sarah Smith, Dorothy Strickland,  Frances Taylor, 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.



Youth News

Bob Stephens


     Weekend before last, the youth group went on a mystery trip. That’s right, a mystery trip. Only our seniors (in theory) knew where we were headed. We only told the kids what to bring, which included a rolling pin. Nineteen of us took off Friday evening and drove west to Sayre where we spent the night, courtesy of the Sayre church. Saturday morning we loaded up and drove further west to Canyon, Texas. There we spent some time at Palo Duro Canyon, The Grand Canyon of Texas! We ended up in Groom, Texas to see an interesting group of sculptures. The sculptures were a progression of Christ’s trial, crucifixion and resurrection. The sculptures were life size and beautiful. The message they conveyed was even more beautiful. That Jesus would be willing to be humiliated and tortured in such a way, for me! The trip was long, fun and hopefully, at the sculptures, thought provoking. The rolling pins? Who knows?

     There are some pictures of Chad Beard on the youth board by the offices. Chad recently got to throw out the first pitch at a Redhawks game. Congratulations Chad!

     Camp is officially upon us! We’re gonna be leaving Sunday morning right after worship. Tracy Gettle will be driving to Burnt Cabin for us. The van will be here bright and early before class if you want to load up then. We’ll finish loading directly after worship, so please bring your gear to church with you. Also, don’t forget to pack yourself a sack lunch for the trip so we can get on the road quickly. Parents, on the way home on Saturday we always stop for a snack, so you might want to give your kids a buck or two for then. If you have any questions about the trip or camp in general, see Bob & Janet or Rob & Maggie.



June 8, Search: “The Resurrection of Christ:

June 8 – 14, Burnt Cabin Christian Camp

June 8, Sunday, Wedding Shower for Kevin Taffe & Sarah Ziolkowski, 2 – 4 in fellowship room.  To contribute to a group gift see Beverly Aylor, Marcia Dennis, Mary Kelly or Rita Romberg.

June 15, Search: “The Memorial to Christ”

June 22, Search: “This World is Not My Home”

June 29, Search: “Obedience to God & to Caesar”

July 4, Independence Day; church office closed

July 14 – 18, Central’s Vacation Bible School

July 20, Children’s Bible Hour resumes at 5 p.m.


"The badge of courage does not require that we walk through
something dangerous. It simply requires that we continue to
share God's love whenever and wherever we are."
Tom White


Bible School                                              151

Worship Service                                       209

Sunday Evening                                       116

Wednesday Evening                                113

Contribution                                     4,608.45



Sunday, June 8, 2008

Announcements:           Burl Vanlandingham

Opening Prayer:                          Steve Kelly

Song Director:                              Paul Harris

Scripture:                              Keon Lawrence

Sermon:                                 Tad McGalliard

Closing Prayer:                   Clavin Norwood


NORTH                                             SOUTH

Jason Perry                                 Nathan Kelly

Andy Stephens                          Matt Stephens


Mitch Harmon                               Tim Norton


Bob Perry                                       Geoff Root


Foyer:                             Bob & Louise Perry

Elevator:                     Geoff & Carolyn Root


Paula Harris & Kasey Kelsey


James Reeves


Scott Perry



Opening Prayer:                          Ron Taffe

Song Director:                            Paul Harris

Sermon:                                Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                   Tim McGalliard


NORTH                                           SOUTH

Glendon Combs                              Dale Beard



Classes for all ages

Song Director:               Burl Vanlandingham



Tracy Gettle


If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297