Bulletin for Sunday 8/23/2009
“9 REASONS FOR ATTENDING BIBLE CLASS”
1. From the standpoint of “Godliness.”
It teaches the Bible which is the basis of our Faith in God.
2. From the standpoint of “Education.”
It trains your mind and heart along the lines of things eternal.
3. From the “Social” standpoint.
It enables you to enjoy the friendship and fellowship of genuine
Christians; for they will be there.
4. From the standpoint of “Personality.”
It helps to develop the Christian character necessary to face life’s problems victoriously.
5. From the standpoint of “Character.”
It is the chief aim of church Bible classes to teach us to be examples of the believer in word and deed.
6. From the standpoint of “Interest.”
It presents interesting programs for your delight, culture and your spiritual growth.
7. From the standpoint of the “Family.”
It has a class for every age and the whole family can go together and profit by it’s teachings.
8. From the standpoint of the “Future.”
It turns our eyes Heavenward and makes us realize that we must prepare for a life beyond the mortal grave.
9. From the “Practical” standpoint.
The hours spent in the different Bible classes each week could not be expended more profitable.
All this to say this: Come join us on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening for Bible class and fellowship.
We want you and we need you!
Back to (BIBLE) School!
As I write this all students are back to school for the first day of the 2009-2010 school year. And so that means, as it always does, summer has come to an end. Our young people have had an incredible summer here at Central. The teens have grown closer to one another and most importantly closer to God. We especially thank Bob and Janet Stephens and Matthew and Jill Sloan for all the wonderful work they have done with them.
Everyone recognizes the importance of providing children with the resources and skills they need to be successful in life. But, what about the spiritual resources our children need to succeed in this life and in the life to come? We make sure our kids go to school, attend band, soccer, football practices, and all kinds of extra-curricular activities, but are we setting aside any time at all for their spiritual development?
This is one reason we should make every effort to attend and enthusiastically support all our Bible classes here at Central. Bible school helps nurture our children in the Christian faith. It saturates our young people’s minds with the word of God. This is why we urge all to avail themselves of the opportunity of attending Bible study each Sunday and Wednesday and to be faithful at every opportunity of attending service. The study and worship periods give us spiritual strength and help us grow in Christ. (cf. 1Pt. 2:1-2) This is a need for us all and especially our children. We never learn all we need to know about the Christian faith, and that’s why we never outgrow our need to attend Bible class.
Sadly, when it comes to the adults, I’ve seen too many Christians and parents set a poor example for their children when it comes to attending Bible classes regularly. It is surprising to me that so many easily forget that Jesus, our Lord and Savior, was very young when HE began to “be about His father’s business,” (Luke 2:49). There is no time too early for the kids to learn about God’s Word and begin that lifelong learning experience with the Bible. Be sure that you and your family are in
Sunday and Wednesday! Bible School
-- Robert -- firstname.lastname@example.org
BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST
Hearts were rejoicing last Wednesday evening when Tanner Nipper boldly confessed his faith and was baptized into Christ by Bob Stephens. It was a very joyful moment for family and friends. Tanner is attending college at
in Warner. Please keep him in your prayers. Tanner is the son of Brian & Dena Nipper and the grandson of Conner State Betty &. Dave Emery
All the women and young ladies in the congregation are invited to attend a Central Ladies Retreat on September 25-26 in
at the Embassy Suites. The theme is “Who Am I?” Cost is $35 per person and includes hotel stay, breakfast, and a craft. Make checks out to Central. There are signup sheets on the table in the foyer. Plans are to caravan on Friday evening after work and return early Saturday evening. There will be great times of fun, fellowship, study and singing. For more info see Maggie Prater. Tulsa
Jim and Cathy Pettyjohn invite you to join
with them in the celebration of their
on Saturday the 5th of September from
2 to 4 in the Fellowship Room
of Christ. Northridge Church
NO GIFTS REQUESTED
SCHOOL IS IN THE AIR
If you haven’t noticed, there is a little change in the air with all the flashing “School Zone” signs and the back to school section in Walmart. Yes it’s true! It’s back to school time. For some, school had started last week but for others, it starts this Wednesday the 19th. There is so much opportunity during the school year to bring others to Christ, with encouraging our friends to visit with them, talk Christ to others and stand against others who attempt to influence you negatively. There is also the tendency to lack in spirituality around others. Let us take what is said in Hebrews 10:24 and encourage those headed back to school that they are blessed to have heard the word and not forget what they have learned about this summer. Let them know that we, as a family in the body of Christ, care about them and are praying for them to do well both academically and spiritually. --Phil.4:13, Matthew Sloan
LADIES OLD TESTAMENT CLASS
The Ladies Old Testament Bible class which meets Mondays at 4 p.m. will resume the first Monday after Labor Day, September 14th. Our outreach this year will be to help a local school. In September, let us give packages of number 2 pencils. We will even take your half used pencils and extra ball point pens.
Abby Cross, mother of Angie Gober and Tamie Perry had surgery at Norman Regional Health System this past Sunday. She is in room 4058 and hoping to return home in a couple of days.
Maggie Prater’s grandmother, Thelma Downing, has been re-admitted to
St. Francis Hospitalin under Hospice care. Earl Finch remains in VA Medical Center. Tulsa
Harvey Moore remains at M.D. Anderson in
. A new treatment was begun on Tuesday of last week. Houston
Vivian Cross is scheduled for extensive back surgery on September 2.
Dennis & Frances Taylor have moved to Holdenville to be closer to their daughter. Their new address is
, Apt. I, 801 Hwy 48 North, Heritage Village . They wish to send their thanks to all for your prayers and kind deeds. We wish them well in their new home. Holdenville, OK 74848
We praise God for the happenings of Wednesday evening. Tanner Nipper made the decision to put Christ in charge of his life by being baptized into Him Wednesday night. It’s such a wonderful thing to witness that choice and that confession. Tanner is an outstanding young man, and I know he will do great things for the Lord and His kingdom. Tanner has already headed off to college for the fall. He is attending
in Warner, OK on a FFA scholarship. We will try to get his address soon so we can send him cards of well wishes and encouragement. Conner State
Tanner isn’t the only kiddo starting school this week. As a matter of fact, some of our kids started last week! Some are heading to college and some to middle school or high school. It doesn’t matter where our kids are in their academic career, we know that they face the world everywhere they turn. Satan is always hiding around the corner looking to trip them and make them stumble. Remember to keep them all in your prayers and thoughts as they begin a new school year. Encourage them when you see them at church. Let them know you are praying for them.
Last Friday night we had an amazing time at Northridge at the second annual “Back to School Blast”. We were joined by several congregations from the area for a night of food, fun and fellowship. It’s a good thing to see our kids and the kids from area congregations getting together and having fun, and just getting to know each other better. It can be a blessing for them to know other brothers and sisters in Christ are walking up and down the halls at school. You can never surround yourself with too many good Christian people!
August 22, Saturday, 90th Birthday Celebration for Ruth Guin, First National Bank Community Room 130 East MacArthur, Your presence is the only gift desired.
August 23, Search: “Why Jesus Loves the Church”
August 30, Search: “Helps for Bible Study”
Sept. 4, Ladies’ Night at Little, dinner 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Betty Smith, retired assistant superintendent of
Seminole Public school, member of , 7 p.m. Seminole Church
September 7, Labor Day, church office closed.
September 12, Central Family Fun Night at Incredible Inflatables, 5-7 p.m. More TBA.
September 25-26, Central Ladies Retreat in
, More TBA. Tulsa
LAST WEEKS RECORD
Bible School 147
Worship Service 215
Sunday Evening 127
Wednesday Evening 131
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Announcements: Burl Vanlandingham
Opening Prayer: Jim Walling
Song Director: Dale Beard
Scripture: Wade Baskin
Sermon: Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer: Clavin Norwood
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Kenton McGalliard Greg Beal
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Lynn Harmon James Reeves
Jim Pettyjohn Robby Kinsey
Foyer: Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn
Elevator: Robby & Kacy Kinsey
Mary Kelly & Janet Stephens
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Bill Lawerance
Song Director: Austin Beard
Sermon: Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer: Bob Seikel
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Michael Michener George Mastick
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Director: Paul Harris
Devo: Robby Kinsey
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297