Bulletin for Sunday 9/06/2009

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AMONG FRIENDS

With Robert Prater

I hope all the Central members with children and grandchildren are making plans to attend the Family Fun Night on Saturday, September 12 at the Incredible Inflatables Fun Center.  This is the business owned and operated by Scott and Tamie Perry.  This event will be used to reach out to several of those visitors from our recent summer VBS.  What an ideal setting for better fellowship and encouragement with them.  All of which are excellent opportunities for outreach.  So it is important for your presence and participation – who knows when an opportunity to meet a visitor and initiate interest in the gospel and the Lord’s church will present itself.  Will you be here?  Will you bring your children, grandchildren, and friends?  I hope you won’t miss out on this great night of fun, fellowship and outreach.

Now, speaking of outreach opportunities this fall.  Previously we had a Gospel Meeting scheduled in October.  However due to a number of factors, it has been decided to reschedule that meeting for another date sometime next year.  However, there will be other special outreach opportunities this fall.  Besides the Family Fun Night mentioned above, beginning the day after that event, on Sunday, September 13, I will begin preaching a six part special Sunday morning sermon series on “What’s It All About?”

One of the fundamental issues of humanity is finding meaning.  That begins with the meaning of our own lives, but also extends to other aspects of life.  We will address subjects like Jesus, the Bible, the church, worship, and salvation.  These topics will deal with some very fundamental truths.  My desire is that these lessons will not only be encouraging and faith-building for all of us, but in addition, ones you can invite friends and acquaintances to hear.  Be looking in next week’s bulletin for a schedule of the topics in this series.  We will also have some invitation postcards for you to use to invite others to come hear these lessons.

Friends, always remember, your life makes a difference – either for good or for bad.  Live with passion for the spiritual, and your life will make a great difference for good!  “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16 NIV)

-- Robert -- robprater@sbcglobal.net
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LADIES CLASS RESUMES SEPT. 9

The Wednesday morning Ladies Bible Class will resume on Sept. 9, at 10:30.  The September luncheon will follow the class.  The class will finish its study of You Can Be Beautiful.  If you have a copy of the book by that title, please bring it with you.  If not, the book will be provided.  All Central ladies are invited and encouraged to attend this class.


FAMILY FUN NIGHT

There will be a Family Fun Night at the Incredible Inflatables Fun Center located at 702 W. Independence on Saturday, September 12, from 5-7 p.m.  This event is for all Central families with children and grandchildren.  This is also an outreach for our visitors from our Vacation Bible School.  There will be singing, puppets, food, and of course plenty of fun on the giant interactive inflatables.  This is a free evening filled with a lot of wonderful fellowship, so don’t miss out.


SCRAPBOOKING BONANZA

There will be a come and go ‘Crop ‘Til U Drop scrapbooking bonanza in the fellowship room this coming Saturday, September 5, from 7:00 a.m. until you’ve had enough.    Bring your favorite dish or snack to share.  Bring your scrapbook ideas, pictures and tools.    For more info contact Pamela Blackshire or Jennifer Lawrence.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Lorine Watson is in Mercy Hospital, room 306, with pneumonia. 

Abby Cross, mother of Angie Gober and Tamie Perry has been dismissed from Norman Regional Health System.

Earl Finch remains in VA Medical Center.

Harvey Moore remains at M.D. Anderson in Houston.  A new treatment was begun on Tuesday of last week.

Vivian Cross is scheduled for back surgery on Wednesday, September 2, at the Orthopedic Institute on S.W. 44th St. directly across the street south from Southwest Medical Center. 

Erma Dean Farris is under the weather with some broken ribs.  Due to the difficulty in moving about, she should not have visitors.  Phone calls would be greatly appreciated.

Carl Weeks’ grandson, Jeremiah Garner, has a spreading malignancy in his leg.  He will see specialists and have tests on Wednesday in Oklahoma City to determine treatment. 

Please remember these in your prayers.


THANK YOU

Dear Central Family,  It’s during difficult times that we learn how much our friends really mean to us.  We appreciate your overflow of cards, food, flowers, and encouraging words during the illness and passing of my grandmother.  Love, Rob, Maggie, Megan, Mackenzie & Camden [Prater]


Youth News
Bob Stephens

Congratulations to Chad Beard!  Chad received an award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation recently.  He earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  Awesome job Chad!  Not only is he an inspiration to all of us here at Central, but he has been an inspiration to people everywhere. 

Our kids are back at school. Things have kind of slowed down…or have they?  Most of our teens are incredibly busy with those extracurricular activities they have during the school year.  It could be band – sports – work – could be anything.  It seems that kids today can get pulled in every direction at any given moment.  Parents, let’s make sure that we always help our children when it comes to prioritizing the important things in life.  Let’s make sure our kids know what’s number one. GOD  When we put God at the top, everything else will fall into place for us.  Matthew 6:33 tells us “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”


LOOKING AHEAD

Sept. 4, Ladies’ Night at Little, dinner 5:30-6:30 p.m, Betty Smith, speaker, 7 p.m.

September 5, 50th Wedding Anniversary reception for Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn, Northridge Church Fellowship room, 2 – 4.

September 6, Search: “Our Five-Fold Purpose”

September 7, Labor Day, church office closed.

September 12, Family Fun Night at Incredible Inflatables, 702 W. Independence, 5-7 p.m.

September 13, Search: “I Am Bound for the Promised Land”

September 14, Ladies Old Testament Bible class resumes at 4 pm

September 25-26, Central Ladies Retreat in Tulsa at the Embassy Suites.  Cost is $35. Sign up sheet in foyer.  Deadline to sign up is Sept. 9.


SEPTEMBER   

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date

O.T. Reading

Date

N.T. Reading

 1

Ps. 135.136

 1

1 Cor. 12

 2

Ps. 137,138,139

 2

1 Cor. 13

 3

Ps. 140,141,142

 3

1 Cor. 14:1-20

 4

Ps. 143,144,145

 4

1 Cor. 14:21-40

 5

Ps. 146,147

 5

1 Cor. 15:1-28

 6

Ps. 148,149,150

 6

1 Cor. 15:29-58

 7

Prov. 1,2

 7

1 Cor. 16

 8

Prov. 3,4,5

 8

2 Cor. 1

 9

Prov. 6,7

 9

2 Cor. 2

10

Prov. 8, 9

10

2 Cor. 3

11

Prov. 10,11,12

11

2 Cor. 4

12

Prov. 13,14,15

12

2 Cor. 5

13

Prov. 16,17,18

13

2 Cor. 6

14

Prov. 19,20,21

14

2 Cor. 7

15

Prov. 22,23,24

15

2 Cor. 8

16

Prov. 25,26

16

2 Cor. 9

17

Prov. 27,28,29

17

2 Cor. 10

18

Prov. 30,31

18

2 Cor. 11:1-15

19

Eccl. 1,2,3

19

2 Cor. 11:16-33

20

Eccl. 4,5,6

20

2 Cor. 12

21

Eccl. 7,8,9

21

2 Cor. 13

22

Eccl. 10,11,12

22

Gal. 1

23

Song of S. 1,2,3

23

Gal. 2

24

Song of S. 4,5

24

Gal. 3

25

Song of S. 6,7,8

25

Gal. 4

26

Isaiah 1,2

26

Gal. 5

27

Isaiah 3,4

27

Gal. 6

28

Isaih 5,6

28

Eph. 1

29

Isaiah 7,8

29

Eph. 2

30

Isaiah 9,10

30

Eph. 3


LAST WEEKS RECORD

Bible School                                                148

Worship Service                                                 224

Sunday Evening                                                   146

Wednesday Evening                                            120

Contribution                                                            6,066.80

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Announcements:                            Bob Perry

Opening Prayer:           Burl Vanlandingham

Song Director:                      Dwyane Dennis

Scripture:                                     Bryce Beal

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                       Robby Kinsey

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Mitch Harmon                          Bob Stephens

Jon Merritt                             Brandon Gober

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Tim McGalliard                              Jeff Todd

USHERS

Steve Kelly                                   Bob Bivins

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Steve & Mary Kelly

Elevator:                           Bob & Ann Bivins

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Barbara Vanlandingham & Cheryl Miller

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Jim Pettyjohn

PROJECTION CONTROL

Ron Taffe

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                  George Mastick

Song Director:                     Dwyane Dennis

Sermon:                                    Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                       Herman Guin

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

Clavin Norwood                         Jim Walling

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:                             Dale Beard

Devo:                               Kenton McGalliard

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297