Bulletin for Sunday 01/02/2011

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AMONG FRIENDS
With Robert Prater

Please be making plans to attend Praise Him 2011Shawnee Area Wide Worship service which will take place this coming Sunday evening, January 2 at 5 p.m. at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center (Shawnee fairgrounds, off US Hwy 177).  This is going to be a great opportunity to build stronger connections with fellow Christians from area congregations.

 “This year of reading and study has really been a great learning experience and a wonderful blessing in my life.”  This is the kind of reactions I have heard from several Central members reflecting upon our yearlong study called Route 66A road trip through the Bible.  My prayer is that our study through the entire Bible this year has had (and will have) a great impact on this congregation as we grow in knowledge of God’s Word.  And even more than that, my heart’s desire is that we would put what God’s Word says into practice in our everyday life.  I hope that we also would be proactive in telling others about His love for them and His desire to start a relationship with them.

While our organized yearlong study through the Bible will end this coming Sunday, please, please, don’t let your faithful study of God’s Word fall by the wayside.  We always place in the first of each month’s bulletin a Daily Bible Reading Schedule for you to follow.  You might also want to use once again The Daily Bible, edited by F. LaGard Smith.  This Bible takes the NIV text, and organizes it in chronological order with daily readings.  We based our Route 66 study this year on brother Smith’s reading plan.

One person has estimated how long it would take to read the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  If you were to read out loud at a pace easy to understand, you could read the Bible in 78 hours.  Divide that over the course of a year and you find that you could read the Bible in 365 days by reading 12 minutes per day.  Let’s all purpose to daily spend time in the word of God in 2011.

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


Hope to see you here Sunday!


SYMPATHY

We express our loving sympathy to Richard Albright in the loss of his sister, Beth Harding, on Tuesday of last week.  A memorial service was held in Weatherford on Wednesday.


THANK YOU

Dear Christian Friends, We want to thank all of you for being here with us in our time of need.  Thank you for the prayers, food, flowers, and everything else you did.  Snuffy truly loved all of you! Love, Leona, Jerilyn, Kirk, Todd, Chris and grandkids

Dear Church family, Thank you so much for your prayers, visits, cards, and food for Boyd.  The poinsettia is beautiful that Jim Pettyjohn brought to us.  We appreciate each one of you.  After hip surgery Boyd is getting stronger each day.            Thank you, Boyd & Joann (Cheney)


THANK YOU

To Loved Ones, So sorry I’m so late in thanking you for the lovely plant.  Had so much to do I felt like leaving home.  I pray some day to be able to attend services. Love to all. In Christian love, Thelma Franklin;

Joe Magee sends his appreciation for the poinsettia;

Thank you for the beautiful poinsettia.  We are really enjoying it.  We appreciate it very much. Frank & Rita;

Thank you for the beautiful poinsettia.  It brought beauty and joy to our home.  We appreciate the Central Church of Christ and enjoy our services, Carl & Jewell Wills; 

I want to thank the church for the pretty poinsettia and Betty for bringing it to me. Nadine Collins


PRAYER CONCERNS

Harold Carothers was scheduled for outpatient surgery at Unity Health Center on Wednesday. 

Frank Romberg had a port implant on December 29 and will begin chemo on January 5th. 

Beverley MacMillan’s brother, Mike Freuck, was involved in an industrial accident in Porter, TX which broke his pelvic bone and he underwent a six hour surgery. He will be moved to a rehabilitation facility as soon as he is able.

Larry Smith has had radioactive seeds implanted for treatment of cancer.

Yuavonda Weeks’ aunt & uncle are in extremely poor health.

Lois Lanier has been ill at home the past several weeks. 

James Reeves is doing well following back surgery. 

Boyd Cheney continues therapy at home following hip replacement surgery.


JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

01

Cheryl Miller

01

Betty Rye

03

Betty Emery

03

Angie Gober

04

Charlie Dossey

07

Floyd Davis

08

Glendon Combs

08

Jayma Lawrence

08

Davonte Whiting

09

Kate Olivia Lawerance

10

Ruth Autrey

10

Jim Walling

11

Hannah Rae Todd

12

Mary Gettle

16

Dakota Hodges

18

Bertha Akin

19

Roger Littrell

20

Myrna Albright

20

Kristin Gober

20

Dorothy Strickland

24

Bob Perry

25

Harold Carothers

25

Nadine Collins

26

Kevin Gober

27

Carl Holt

30

Ruby Holt

 

JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES

02

Royce & Kathy Peerson – 46th

16

Gerald & Bertha Akin – 3rd

24

Ron & Evelyn Dunavan – 47th

28

Barney & Jo Sneed – 45th

 

Congratulations and best wishes to all who are having birthdays and anniversaries during the month of January.  A special congratulations to Barney & Jo Sneed on celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary.


January 2, Shawnee Area-Wide Worship, “Praise Him-2011, @ Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Sun. evening 5 p.m. Alan Martin, speaker.


JANUARY
DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date

O.T. Reading

Date

N.T. Reading

 1

Gen. 1,2,3

 1

Matt. 1

 2

Gen. 4,5,6

 2

Matt. 2

 3

Gen. 7,8,9

 3

Matt. 3

 4

Gen. 10,11,12

 4

Matt. 4

 5

Gen. 13,14,15

 5

Matt. 5:1-26

 6

Gen. 16,17

 6

Matt. 5:27-48

 7

Gen. 18,19

 7

Matt. 6:1-18

 8

Gen. 20,21,22

 8

Matt. 6:19-34

 9

Gen. 23,24

 9

Matt. 7

10

Gen. 25,26

10

Matt. 8:1-17

11

Gen. 27,28

11

Matt. 8:18-34

12

Gen. 29,30

12

Matt. 9:1-17

13

Gen. 31,32

13

Matt. 9:18-38

14

Gen. 33,34,35

14

Matt. 10:1-20

15

Gen. 36,37,38

15

Matt. 10:21-42

16

Gen. 39,40

16

Matt. 11

17

Gen. 41,42

17

Matt. 12:1-23

18

Gen. 43,44,45

18

Matt. 12:24-50

19

Gen. 46,47,48

19

Matt. 13:1-30

20

Gen. 49,50

20

Matt. 13:31-58

21

Ex. 1,2,3

21

Matt. 14:1-21

22

Ex. 4,5,6

22

Matt. 14:22-36

23

Ex. 7,8

23

Matt. 15:1-20

24

Ex. 9,10,11

24

Matt. 15:21-39

25

Ex. 12,13

25

Matt. 16

26

Ex. 14,15

26

Matt. 17

27

Ex. 16,17,18

27

Matt. 18:1-20

28

Ex. 19,20

28

Matt. 18:21-35

29

Ex. 21,22

29

Matt. 19

30

Ex. 23,24

30

Matt. 20:1-16

31

Ex. 25,26

31

Matt. 20:17-34


Youth News
COMING EVENTS
:

January 2, Evening worship at Expo, and area youth skate night afterwards.  Cost is $5 to skate plus an additional $3 to roller blade.  Plus concession money.

January 9, LTC meeting after evening worship service for parents and coaches.  Please plan to attend.


LOOKING AHEAD

December 31, Church office closed

January 2, Search: “How Jesus Overcame”

January 5, Ladies Bible Class resumes; 10:30 a.m.; luncheon follows class.


LAST WEEKS RECORD

Bible School                                                  95

Worship Service                                                    179     

Sunday Evening                                                          90

Wednesday Evening                                   85

Contribution                                                            6,384.51

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, January 2, 2111

Announcements:                      Bob Stephens

Opening Prayer:                             Ron Taffe

Song Director:                              Dale Beard

Scripture:                                        Eric Park

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                      Bill Lawerance

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Richard Albright                       Jim Pettyjohn

Jon Merritt                              Brandon Gober

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Frank Burton                                   Jeff Todd

USHERS

Robert Perry                  Burl Vanlandingham

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Robert & Ann Perry

Elevator:      Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

John Aylor

PROJECTION CONTROL

Scott Perry

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

PRAISE HIM 2011

EXPO CENTER @ 5 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:                        Nathan Kelly

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297