Bulletin for Sunday 04/18/2010

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1918     IRENE COFFMAN     2010

We extend our loving sympathy to the family of Edna Irene Coffman, who passed away on Monday, April 12.  Services were scheduled for  Thursday afternoon at Walker Funeral Service Chapel.  She was a sweet and kind Christian lady.

With Robert Prater

Friends and family day was such a great success.  Kent Hartman presented some excellent and timely lessons on God’s view of money matters. He offered great practical tips on managing and handling our budget and debt.  All the lessons were recorded and will be available soon to download on our webpage: www.tenthandbell

Now, yes, of course we are glad for the number we had in attendance (308), but this day is certainly much more than that.  It is the cooperation and participation of the membership for this day.  Thanks to each of you who diligently made the effort to invite your friends and family.  I also want to thank everyone who helped with cleanup after the noon meal.  All your support has again helped to make this day one of the highlights of the year.

Now just because this day is over, let’s not end our efforts to reach out to the lost.  If someone you invited didn’t attend, be persistent and keep on inviting. Don’t get discouraged and give up!  Remember, your invitation to a friend or family member is still the most effective means of reaching out to our community.

Finally, this coming Sunday morning we are starting our second quarter in our Bible classes and study of “Route 66”a road trip through the Bible.  Dear Central members, this is a perfect time to both get back into the regular habit of attending Bible classes and for reading through the Bible daily.  If you have fallen behind, why not pick up right here this week and start once again getting back on track attending classes and with the reading schedule. 

Each of us needs to be into the Word of God because we all want and need a stronger faith.  The only way to strengthen our faith is to read the Word of God.  (cf. Rom. 10:17)  Bible study will also protect us from sin.  David said, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11)  Not only is the word a rich source of faith and spiritual strength it provides much needed comfort and help during life’s most discouraging moments. (cf. Psalm 119:49-50)  Make sure you and your family are in Bible school this Sunday!

                      -- Robert -- robprater@sbcglobal.net


Route 66 Reading Schedule:  1 Samuel 13-31

Sermons for Sunday:

AM   Facing the Giants

PM    A Man After God’s Own Heart


There will be a men’s retreat for all Central men on Friday evening, May 7 and Saturday, May 8 at Quail Ridge Lodge located southwest of Tecumseh.  Signup sheets, costs, activities, and more info will be coming soon.  Please do plan to be a part of this weekend of fun, food and Christian fellowship!


Dennis Jones’s dad, Darrel Jones, is now in ICU at Solara Hospital on the Unity Health Center South campus. 

Gene Norton’s procedure went well last week, and it was good to see him in worship Sunday.  He will have an additional procedure in the next few days. 

Former member, Terri (Cordrey) Scott and niece of Sue Merritt, is recovering from the amputation of a foot and other complications of diabetes.  She is on dialysis following the surgery. 

Pound and a half newborn Max Parker, nephew of Kacy Kinsey, had open-heart surgery this past week in Texas. 

Sarah Smith is doing well following two stint implants last week.  She was to return home on Tuesday.  

Your prayers for all of these are appreciated.


It was King Solomon who said “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6)

Researchers tell us that our ability to greatly influence our children is limited up to about age nine, and that our greatest influence is during the first few years.  If we wait until our children are troubled teenagers before we decide to become serious about faith in God, we probably will have waited too late to really have a positive impact on their lives.  Along this line, a few  years ago I came across the following poem:

Mary had a little boy; His soul was white as snow.

But he never went to Bible school, cause Mary wouldn’t go.  He missed the story of Christ that thrills the childish mind.  While other children learned of God this child was left behind.  And as he grew from babe to youth, she saw to her dismay.

A soul that once was snowy white, had turned an ugly black, She even started back to Church, and Bible study, too.  She begged the preacher, “Isn’t there something you can do?”  The preacher tried, and failed, and said, “We’re just too far behind.

I tried to tell you years ago, but you would pay no mind.”  And so another soul is lost, that once was white as snow, Bible study would have helped, but Mary wouldn’t go.


It was Jesus who asked, “For what is man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”  Mommies and Daddies, what are we profited if we gain the whole world and lose the souls of our children?  What would we give in exchange for their eternal lives?  Our careers, money, sleep, hunting, television, excuses, fishing?

     What the Holy Spirit promised through Solomon as a rule of thumb, is so comforting, to know.  If I, as a mommy or daddy, teach my little children to love God, teach them the Bible, and lead by example, as a general rule, they will not depart when they get older from what they have learned.

      -Brent Smith, Trenton Church of Christ, TN

Youth News
Bob Stephens

     Chad Beard was busy the past week and a half or so.  He was with us in Rogers at the LTC Convention two weekends ago.  He was barely back and recovered from that before he, his mom & dad drove to Denver.  Chad’s Wheelchair Basketball team went to Nationals this past week.  Chad’s team played 4 games winning 2 of them.  Chad started and played the entire game in one of them.  Way to go Chad, you rock!

     We had a great Friends and Family Day last Sunday.  I would like to give it up to a few of our youth group fellas for being such a great help in the cleanup process.  Thanks to Deiondre, Dresean & Davonte Whiting and Keon Lawrence for working so hard and making the cleanup process quick and easy.  You guys are awesome!

     The youth is going to Tecumseh for the annual volleyball tournament on Sunday, April 18th.  We’ll leave our building after worship Sunday morning and be returning in time for evening worship.  Everyone planning to come, bring a change of clothes and sun screen.  It’s gonna’ be a blast.  Don’t miss out on the fun.

     A note to our graduating seniors….you know who you are!  We need to get some pictures for our presentation at your graduation reception.  Moms, it’s time to go down memory lane and find some good pics of those babies and loan to us for a week or two.  If you have any questions just ask me or Janet.


April 14-18, Gospel Meeting, Tecumseh, “Passion for Christ,” Trey Morgan, Childress, Texas, Wed.-Sat., 7 p.m.

April 18, Search: “Forgiving Yourself”

April 18, Annual corporate meeting after evening worship in the fellowship room.

April 18, Choctaw Church of Christ 70th Anniversary, lunch & activities all day long.

April 25, Central Ladies Appreciation Luncheon

May 7-8, Central Men’s Retreat, Quail Ridge Lodge, Tecumseh


Bible School                                                                     142

Worship Service                                                                   286

Sunday Evening                                                              127

Wednesday Evening                                  133

Contribution                                                             5,881.34



Sunday, April 11, 2010

Announcements:                       Robert Prater

Opening Prayer:                          Steve Kelly

Song Director:                              Dale Beard

Scripture:                        Kenton McGalliard

Sermon:                                    Kent Hartman

Closing Prayer:                        Jim Pettyjohn


NORTH                                            SOUTH

Scott Perry                                       Ron Taffe

Keith Lawrence                          Brian Nipper


Chris Nipper                            Tanner Nipper


Paul Harris                            Tim McGalliard


Foyer:                              Paul & Paula Harris

Elevator:                Tim & Janice McGalliard


Geoff Root



Jim Carpenter



Opening Prayer:                        Jim Walling

Song Director:                             Dale Beard

Sermon:                                   Kent Hartman

Closing Prayer:                         Robert Perry


NORTH                                           SOUTH

Jon Merritt                             George Mastick



Classes for all ages

Song Director:                            Paul Harris



Tracy Gettle

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297