Bulletin for Sunday 07/13/2008

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SYMPATHY

1920          ALTHA E. SMITH          2008

We extend our loving sympathy to the family and friends of Altha Smith.  She passed away peacefully at Golden Rule Home on Wednesday, June 25.  Dwyane Dennis conducted funeral services on the following Saturday at the Chapel of Walker Funeral Service.  Altha was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  Most of all, she was a devoted Christian.  She was always smiling.  We miss that.


AMONG FRIENDS

with Robert Prater

It’s that time of year again!  I'd be lying if I said Vacation Bible School wasn't one of the most exciting events of the year for me.  It’s an extravaganza of fun and laughter, games, singing, learning God’s Word, and so much more!  You probably know me well enough by now to realize that I love getting to “ham it up” for the sake of our children.  Now, VBS could not happen if it were not for the all unselfish and servant-minded Central members who have spent such a great deal of time preparing and planning for this effort which is one of our largest events of the year.   

  VBS serves as a tremendous teaching tool for our children and as an excellent form of outreach to the community.  We have a congregation that loves children and loves to help teach the Bible.  Our young people are precious and valuable.  So if your friends, family members, co-workers or neighbors have young children, please give them a personal invitation to attend.  Please also note that if any children need transportation assistance to indicate so on the form or call the church office.  Ladies, as always, we need you to bring your kid favorite homemade cookies (store bought cookies are fine too!)  Also, if you have not enrolled your children and any visitors you will be bringing, please do so as soon as possible.   

VBS OPEN HOUSE  - On Friday evening, July 18, at 7:00 p.m. we will have our special concluding VBS Program followed by an Open House with hotdogs, cold pop, snow cones, and a moonwalk bounce and other fun activities and fellowship for everyone to enjoy.  There will be many visitors and parents to meet and get acquainted with.  So plan on attending!   Please keep all our efforts next week in your prayers and continue to help us make this year’s VBS the best it can be!           --Robert--(robprater@sbcglobal.net)

          (www.preacherprater.blogspot.com)     


INVITATIONS

Together with their families

Lil Sullivan and Ken Nealeigh

invite you to share

in the joy and celebration of

their marriage

on Saturday, July 19

two thousand eight

at three o’clock p.m.

Memorial Road Church of Christ

Fellowship Hall

2221 East Memorial Road

Edmond, Oklahoma

Reception Immediately Following Ceremony

 

The ladies are invited to a bridal shower honoring Jennifer Doerksen, bride-elect of Tad McGalliard, on Saturday, July 26, 2 to 4 p.m. in the fellowship room.  They are registered at Dillard’s, Wal-Mart, and Target.  To participate in a group gift, see Vivian Cross, Marcia Dennis, or Rita Romberg.  Please note that this is a Saturday shower.


CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to James & Joan Reeves on the arrival of their first great, great grandson born May 20, 2008.  Andrew Michael Collins weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long.  Parents are Brad & Christina Collins and big sister is Emma Claire.  Grandparents are Philip & Luanne Mosier.


DIRECTORY UPDATE

The home telephone number of Mike Hensley is 598-6413.  Please make this notation in your membership directory.


THANK YOU

Dear brothers and sisters, I wish to tell everyone how much I have enjoyed working and worshiping with the church at Central and enjoying the friendship of so many in church and the community.  I want to thank everyone for all the cards, gifts, and prayers during my illness and move.  We are trying to find a place for everything and trying to remember the new names of all the new people I have met here.  Keep us in your prayers.       Love you all, sister Mazella Patterson


PRAYER CONCERNS

Joyce Kelly was admitted to Unity Health Center on Sunday.  She is in room 404. 

Juanita Combs has recently found out she has multiple myeloma.  She is still waiting to begin treatments.

It was good to have Frank Burton in services Sunday following outpatient knee surgery at Bone & Joint Hospital

Don Wills has a broken arm following an accident while trimming some tree limbs.

Cherrel Hamilton has returned home after spending several days at Autumn Life Center in Edmond.

Melrose Kotts is in Rose Manor, room 201.   

It was so good to see Donna (Wills) Hale in services Sunday morning. Juanita Combs, Harvey Moore, Tim Norton, Sr., Frances Taylor, and Donna (Wills) Hale all continue to need and request your prayers. 


Youth News
Bob Stephens

Congratulations to several of our teens!  Between June and July, Kenton McGalliard, Brandon Gober, Chad Beard and Molly Gettle have or will be turning 16!  As a parent, it’s always with mixed emotions to have a child turning sixteen.  On the one hand, you don’t have to bus them everywhere.  They can drive themselves and be the bus driver for younger brothers and sisters.  On the other hand… they are driving themselves!!! And then there’s the insurance!!!

Parents, be thankful in all things.  Scripture tells us that.  Kids, obey your parents!  That’s in scripture too.  Congratulations to the sixteen year olds!  Be careful out there!


COMING YOUTH EVENTS:

July 14-18, VBS – We need you there in the mornings!


OUR TRASH, YOUR TREASURE?

If you would like to have one of the student desk chairs (or anything else stored downstairs under the front steps), please get in touch with Jim & Vivian Cross.  We’re cleaning house.


LOOKING AHEAD

July 12:  Needed supplies for Nicaragua; Small sample sizes of; soap, deodorant, shampoo (no-conditioners) lotions, safety razors, flip-flops, toothbrushes, washcloths, combs, band-aids, small toys for kids.   Still in need of large suitcases.   

July 13, Search: “In Christ”                

July 14 – 18, Central’s Vacation Bible School

July 18, VBS Open House Program @ 7 p.m.

July 20, Search: “The Kingdom of Christ

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

July 27, Search: “Life & the Hope of Christ”

 


"In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose
to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. "
John Lubbock


LAST WEEK’S RECORD

Bible School                                              123

Worship Service                                       202

Sunday Evening                                       120

Wednesday Evening                                108

Contribution                                     6,499.65

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Announcements:                            Bob Perry

Opening Prayer:                     Robby Kinsey

Song Director:                             Paul Harris

Scripture:                                  Wade Baskin

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                              Ron Taffe

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                             SOUTH

Jon Merritt                                    Carl Weeks

Mitch Harmon                      Clavin Norwood

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Matt Stephens                          Andy Stephens

USHERS

Robert Perry                                  Tracy Gettle

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Robert & Ann Perry

Elevator:                       Tracy & Mary Gettle

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Leslie Gettle & Kasey Kelsey

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Jason Perry

PROJECTION CONTROL

Bob Stephens

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                        Bob Seikel

Song Director:                            Paul Harris

Sermon:                                   Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                      Herman Guin

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

Jim Carpenter                Burl Vanlandingham

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:                           Paul Harris

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

 

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297