Bulletin for Sunday 02/06/2011

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AMONG FRIENDS
With Robert Prater

Last year a very interesting story was reported by the Associated Press.  The headline read “$20,000 Found Hidden in Estate Sale Furniture.”  According to the story “a furniture liquidation business found bundles of cash hidden in the back of an armoire.”  The store owners returned the money which was desperately needed to pay the medical bills of the armoire’s original owner.  It turns out that the woman’s husband had hidden the money because he did not trust banking institutions.

This real-life story rings of the parables told by Jesus about the hidden treasure (Matthew 13:44).  Jesus says, “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up.  Then  in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”  Jesus’ instruction here emphasizes the supreme value of the kingdom of heaven.  Do we see the great value in being a follower of Christ?

Sometimes we view the cost of discipleship that Jesus often discusses (Matt. 10:37-39; 19:27-29) as being a burden.  This man happily gave up everything he had because of the extreme value of the treasure he had found.  This man did not look at what he had to “give up” as being a sacrifice.  Instead, this man sold everything because he wanted to buy something much greater!  As R.T. France observes, “The disciple’s ‘giving up’ is in the context of joy!”

Most of us would be glad to give more than we thought the armoire was worth if we knew $20,000 was secretly stashed inside.  We might even “give up” many of our possessions to raise the money to buy the armoire.  Heaven is the greatest treasure of all.  How can you put a price tag on eternal life?  Let us joyfully give up everything that would hinder us from obtaining this heavenly treasure!

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


VALENTINE’S DINNER

Everyone in the congregation is invited to a Valentine dinner on Friday evening, February 11, 6:30 p.m. at LaDonna’s Grill in Meeker.  The entrée choices will be steak, chicken fried steak, and grilled chicken.  There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer (with prices listed for each entrée).  Please check which entrée you think you would like just so we can give the restaurant an idea of what to expect.  Make plans now to join us for this wonderful time of Christian fellowship.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Juanita Combs had a bad fall at home last week and has two broken ribs.  We are not aware of any Central member in the hospital at this time.


THANK YOU

Thank you so much for the beautiful plant and those of you who came to the funeral.  Love, Judy, Glen & Marlene, Melissa, Seth, Feather, Elizabeth & Natalie Finch


Youth News

Saturday, Youth Rally @ Moore Central, “Purity in Dating” with Phillip Johnson speaking.  Van will leave at 8:30 a.m. return by 3:30 p.m.

 

LTC PRACTICES BEGIN

The first LTC practice meetings will be Sunday afternoon, February 6.

 

Sunday LTC Schedule:

2:00 - 2:50

Chorus

Scrapbook

3:00 - 3:50

Drama

4:00 - 4:50

Puppets

 

 

5:00 - 6:00

Worship

6:15 - 7:00

Ext. Bible Reading

Song Leading


Close out Prices on winter coats

Remember Warmth from the Heart in November


FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

01

Thelma Divine

01

Billie Horton

01

Michelle McKnight

02

Andy Stephens

02

Matt Stephens

04

Greg Beal

04

Boyd Cheney

04

Lettie Kay Curtis

04

Naomi Rutledge

06

Steve Kelly

06

Carolyn Mastick

07

Pauline Adams

07

Dalton Lyons

07

Cathy Pettyjohn

09

Kaitlyn Shadaram

10

Keith Lawrence

10

Abigail Sharpley

13

Cayla Miller

13

Dessie Weeks 92nd !!!

19

Lynn Harmon

20

Ken Whittington

22

Aaron Rowley

23

Austin Beard

23

Bob Seikel

25

Josh Lyons

25

Dorothy Norton

26

Tyrel Shelton

28

Sarah Whitmus

 

FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES

27

Keith & Jennifer Lawrence – 18th

28

Ken & Hillary Whittington – 2nd

We wish to congratulate all who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries during the month of February.


LOOKING AHEAD

January 30, Search: “Thy Will Be Done”

February 6, Search: “What Is Your Life?”

February 13, Search: “How God Sees Sin”

February 20, Search: “The Grace of God”

February 25-26, Affirming the Faith seminar hosted by OKC area churches of Christ held at N. MacArthur, www.affirmingthefaith.com


MISSING PRONOUNS

You cannot pray the Lord’s Prayer and even once say I

You cannot pray the Lord’s Prayer and even once say my.

Nor can you pray the Lord’s Prayer and not pray for one another.

To ask God for “our” daily bread, you must include your brother.

For others are included…in each and every plea,

From the beginning to the end of it, it does not once say me.


FEBRUARY
DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date

O.T. Reading

Date

N.T. Reading

 

 1

Ex. 27,28

1

Matt. 21:1-22

 

 2

Ex. 29,30

2

Matt. 21-23-46

 

 3

Ex. 31,32,33

3

Matt. 22:1-22

 

 4

Ex. 34,35

4

Matt. 22:23-46

 

 5

Ex. 36,37,38

5

Matt. 23:1-22

 

 6

Ex. 39,40

6

Matt. 23:23-39

 

 7

Lev. 1,2,3

7

Matt. 24:1-28

 

 8

Lev. 4,5

8

Matt. 24:29-51

 

 9

Lev. 6,7

9

Matt. 25:1-30

 

10

Lev.. 8,9,10

10

Matt. 25:31-46

 

11

Lev.. 11,12

11

Matt. 26:1-25

 

12

Lev.. 13

12

Matt. 26:26-75

 

13

Lev.. 14

13

Matt. 27:1-26

 

14

Lev.. 15,16

14

Matt. 27:27-50

 

15

Lev.. 17,18

15

Matt. 27:51-66

 

16

Lev.. 19,20

16

Matt. 28

 

17

Lev.. 21,22

17

Mark 1:1-22

 

18

Lev.. 23,24

18

Mark 1:23-45

 

19

Lev.. 25

19

Mark 2

 

20

Lev.. 26,27

20

Mark 3:1-19

 

21

Num.. 1,2

21

Mark 3:20-35

 

22

Num.. 3,4

22

Mark 4:1-20

 

23

Num.. 5,6

23

Mark 4:21-41

 

24

Num..7,8

24

Mark 5:1-20

 

25

Num.. 9,10,11

25

Mark 5:21-43

 

26

Num.. 12,13,14

26

Mark 6:1-29

 

27

Num.. 15,16

27

Mark 6:30-56

 

28

Num.. 17,18,19

28

Mark 7:1-13

 

29

Num.. 20,21,22

 

 

 


LAST WEEKS RECORD

Bible School                                                 133

Worship Service                                                     202     

Sunday Evening                                           115

Wednesday Evening                                     91

Contribution                                                             3,681.88

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Announcements:           Burl Vanlandingham

Opening Prayer:                   George Mastick

Song Director:                           Nathan Kelly

Scripture:                               Mark Michener

Sermon:                                 Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                              Ron Taffe

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Frank Burton                               Jim Walling

Lynn Harmon                         Brandon Gober

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Mitch Harmon                      Tim McGalliard

USHERS

Robert Perry                                  Bob Bivins

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Robert & Ann Perry

Elevator:                           Bob & Ann Bivins

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Pam Baskin

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Tyrel Shelton

PROJECTION CONTROL

Scott Perry

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                          Steve Kelly

Song Director:                           Nathan Kelly

Sermon:                                  Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                             Jon Merritt

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Jim Carpenter                                Carl Weeks

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:             Burl Vanlandingham

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297