Bulletin for Sunday 04/26/2009

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AMONG FRIENDS
Robert Prater

You know the busy summer season is approaching when you start to hear talk about church camp and VBS!  First, concerning our Vacation Bible School program, please  mark now the dates for our VBS this summer of July 13-17Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. each morning here at the building for ages 3 thru 5th Grade.  This year’s theme will be: Wanted by God.  Jesus said, “……….Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14 NIV)  In this VBS, the children will be learning each day about different Bible characters and stories where God called and wanted them to obey Him and do the right things even in difficult situations. 

                Monday: Elisha (Wanted for Kindness by God)

                Tuesday: Gideon (Wanted to Trust God)

                Wednesday: Jonah (Wanted to Share God)

                Thursday: Mary (Wanted to be God’s Servant)

                Friday: Jesus Blesses the Children (Jesus Wants You)

This should furnish us some straight shootin’ Bible Lessons!  Our little “deputy sheriff” kids should have a rootintootin’ good time with this western VBS theme.  The children will once again enjoy the VBS experience as they travel through a dramatic telling of each day’s Bible story, application and story rooms, crafts, refreshments, games, plus lots of singing, and you know 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 may be able to serve and help make Central’s 2009 VBS another tremendous program.  If you have any further questions, you can see me or Maggie.

Now, let’s talk church camp.  Central’s session at Burnt Cabin is now less than seven weeks away!  June 7-13 is the date for our camp week.  Please pick up a camp application in the foyer, youth house, youth bulletin board, or you can 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 grades (ages 9-18).

This year’s theme is The Battle Belongs to the Lord!  We are going to be looking at some of the battle stories from the book of Joshua and Judges when the people of Israel took the Promise Land and how truly the battle belongs to the Lord if we have right kind of faith and trust in Him.  We need to get into the mindset that we are all involved in a spiritual war, and to learn how to stand our ground and fight the good fight of faith.  There can be no neutrality.  We must all choose to be on God’s side and actively fight in His battle while we live this life behind ‘enemy lines.’

So please encourage your children grandchildren, and their friends to attend.  Camp is a tremendous life impacting experience and influence on our young people.  I ask for you all to keep both of these great works in your prayers this summer.                     

   --Robert--(robprater@sbcglobal.net) (www.preacherprater.blogspot.com)


SYMPATHY

1937     EVA CLYDEAN DECKER     2009

We were saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of Clydean Decker on Wednesday morning of last week.  A memorial service was conducted in our building the following day.  Clydean sincerely believed there would someday be a better life than the one she experienced here when she would be with the Lord and her son that was lost when he was only six months old.  We know that Harold will be lonely without Clydean, and we extend to him our deepest sympathy.

We also extend our sympathy to Paul Harris in the loss of his brother-in-law, Don Cosgrove who passed away on Thursday of last week in Oklahoma City.  Funeral services were on Monday at Mercer Adams Funeral Home in Bethany.


CONGRATULATIONS

We wish to congratulate Jim Walling on his retirement from coaching at Earlsboro High School. Walling served as head basketball coach for Earlsboro during the past 26 years, where he led the Wildcats to a state championship in 1993.  Jim has been a wonderful influence and example for the community and the Lord’s church during his coaching career.  We are so thankful for dedicated Christian coaches and mentors that help shape and impact young lives for God.  Thank you Jim!


SPRING GARAGE SALE SEASON!

Hidden treasures await you as you move from house to house, but the greatest treasures are those we give to others.  Times are getting harder, so remember to watch for coats and blankets we can provide next winter to those in need!


CENTRAL LADIES LUNCHEON

The Sunshine Sisters invite all the Central ladies to be their guests for a salad luncheon this next Sunday immediately following the morning worship service.  The theme for this year’s luncheon is Granny Had One.  If any of the ladies who will be guests have a small item that belonged to a grandmother and would like to bring it to share with the group, you are encouraged to do so and tell us a brief history of the piece.


MEN’S RETREAT

All the men of all ages of the congregation are invited to a men’s retreat set for Friday evening and Saturday, May 1-2, at Quail Ridge Lodge located southwest of Tecumseh.  This retreat is free, however, if you want to shoot clay targets on Saturday, there will be a fee. More info is on the sign-up sheet in the foyer.


TRIP TO DUNCAN

On Saturday, May 2, a group of teachers from Central will be taking the church van to attend the Annual Teacher’s Workshop at Eastside in Duncan All children and adult teachers are invited and encouraged to come and enjoy this day of fellowship and learning to become better teachers in the Lord’s church.  The van will leave the church parking lot at 7:30 a.m.  See Mary Kelly or Maggie Prater for more info.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Ray Simmons is now in a nursing home in Altus where his son lives.  

John Aylor continues to struggle with asthma at home.

Melrose Finley Kotts, former Central member, experienced a severe stroke on Thursday of last week and is unresponsive.  She is in room 420 at Unity Health Center .

Please remember in prayer our cancer, chemo, & radiation treatment patients: Hazel Lee Behrnes, Juanita Combs, and Harvey Moore.


Youth News
Bob Stephens

Camp Applications are here!  Camp Applications are here!  Check the youth board, they should be there by Sunday!  Please take one for you and a friend.  Our session is June 7 – 13.  Don’t miss this chance to have a blast with us at camp this year.  Rob always does an awesome job of making learning God’s word fun!  If you have any questions about our session, ask Rob or Maggie.  I know they’ll help you in any way.


COMING YOUTH EVENTS

April 26 – Sunday, AWTG Volleyball Tournament

May 10 – Sunday, Youth and family get together after PM worship to welcome Matt & Jill Sloan.

May 17 – Sunday,  Senior Reception

May 29-30, Mystery Trip???


We hope to see you here Sunday!


THANK YOU

Thank you for the beautiful flowers.  God bless.

The family of Dorothy Epperson


MAY BIRTHDAYS

01

Jean Dossey

01

Brandon Gober

01

Jason Perry

03

Lysa Park

06

John Aylor

07

Jennifer Michener

07

Larry Reeves

07

Janet Stephens

10

James Reeves

13

Geraldine Outlaw

13

Lysa Park

13

Rita Romberg

14

Michael Michener

15

Aaron Canard

15

Nancy Simmons

16

Shirley Semple

19

Clavin Norwood

20

Analisa Beal

22

Louise Perry

23

Deiondre Whiting

25

Leslie Gettle

25

Wayne Spencer

26

Jeff Lawerance

26

Tim McGalliard

28

Jack Rye

28

Barbara Tucker

29

Jennifer Harmon

29

Lindsey Perry

31

Leah Lyons

 

MAY ANNIVERSARIES

 

04

Charlie & Jean Dossey – 58th

10

Michael & Jennifer Michener – 12th

12

Dave & Betty Emery – 8th

15

Robby & Kacy Kinsey – 6th

22

Chuck & Nona Carter – 58th

22

Boyd & Joann Cheney – 54th 

30

Bill & Diane Lawerance40th

30

James & Joan Reeves – 55th

We extend our best wishes to all who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.  We congratulate the Reeves and the Lawerances on reaching milestone anniversaries.

 


LAST WEEK’S RECORD

Bible School                                              135

Worship Service                                       212

Sunday Evening                                       112

Wednesday Evening                                122

Contribution                                     4,585.22

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Announcements:                           Bob Seikel

Opening Prayer:           Burl Vanlandingham

Song Director:                   Michael Michener

Scripture:                               Brandon Gober

Sermon:                                 Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                        Frank Burton

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Geoff Root                                  Tracy Gettle

Kenton McGalliard                Brandon Gober

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Clavin Norwood                             Greg Beal

USHERS

Steve Kelly                                   Dale Beard

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Steve & Mary Kelly

Elevator:                      Dale & Denise Beard

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Cathy Pettyjohn & Jennifer Lawrence

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

George Mastick

PROJECTION CONTROL

Bob Stephens

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                           Ron Taffe

Song Director:                 Michael Michener

Sermon:                               Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                         Jim Walling

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

Scott Perry                                    Paul Harris

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:                     Craig McKnight

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297