Bulletin for Sunday 04/03/2011

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AMONG FRIENDS
Robert Prater

By the time you read this bulletin our Gospel Meeting will be history.  I know all who took part in this meeting were edified and strengthened in their faith.  On Sunday we enjoyed a great Friends & Family Day with another tremendous meal catered by Chicago Street Deli.  And of course we were so blessed to have Dan Chamberswith us the past couple of days.  He has done a fantastic job of sharing some great foundational messages with us.  He has a masterful knowledge of the scripture and a keen sense on how to make application of it in a very practical manner.  I also appreciated the great song leading by Dale Beard and Michael Michener. Thanks to everyone who worked hard in making this meeting the great success it was.  The gospel was preached and God was glorified.

Please note that all of the lessons presented by Dan will be available soon and can be downloaded from our webpage.  Just go to www.tenthandbell.org and click on “Hear a Lesson.”  Tell others about them and take advantage of these helpful resources..  Friends, let’s all continue to be soul conscious of our family, friends and neighbors.  Jesus said that “the harvest is plentiful.” (Matt. 9:36-38)  Every person you know needs the Lord to save them and to give them comfort.  Reach out and make a difference in their lives..

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


Sermons for Sunday:

AM   A Quiet Place (Mark 1:35-45)

PM   Trey Canard: “Dare to Share the Word”


BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST

We rejoiced with Mary Patrick in her decision to be baptized into Christ for the remission of her sins last Thursday evening after several Bible studies with Robert Prater and Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham.  Mary had just recently started visiting Central and had a desire to know the will of God more fully.  Be sure to search her out and welcome her into the family of God here at Central. Mary and her son Bobby (14) live at 304 S. Kennedy, C3, Shawnee, 74801.


PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND MEANINGFUL WORSHIP

Every worshiper desires public worship that is vibrant, meaningful, and inspirational.  Unfortunately most worshipers seem to hold worship leaders fully responsible for accomplishing that.  While church leaders can and should bear significant responsibility for making periods of public worship vibrant and meaningful, they shouldn’t bear full responsibility for doing so.  There are several things that only an individual worshiper can do to ensure that public worship is an enriching, meaningful, and inspirational experience.  Let me suggest three.

1.  Spend time in private worship.  If a person’s private worship life is virtually non-existent, it will be virtually impossible to find meaning and inspiration in public worship.  On the other hand, those who spend time regularly communing with God through private prayers, Scripture reading, and hymns of praise are much more likely to find meaning and inspiration when they gather with God’s people to worship.

2. Prepare physically and mentally prior to worship.  Speaking from personal experience, it is difficult to find enrichment in public worship if a person is physically exhausted or has not taken the time to meditate on God and spiritual matters prior to a public service.  If a person goes to bed late on Saturday night, wakes up late on Sunday morning, frantically rushes to get everyone in the house dressed and fed, speeds into the church parking lot one minute past time to begin, runs into the building carrying a child under each arm, and collapses into a pew tense, haggard and exhausted, that person should almost “expect” to find the service minimally enriching.  Most people will find public worship much more meaningful and inspirational if they will get plenty of sleep on Saturday, rise early on Sunday, spend a few minutes in reflective reading from the Psalms or some other portion of Scripture, spend a few minutes in prayer, wake the family in time to dress, eat, and drive to the building at a casual pace, and arrive at the building several minutes prior to the scheduled start of a service.

3. Keep in mind the primary purpose of worship.  Worshipers are more likely to find meaning, inspiration, and enrichment in public worship if they keep in mind that they are there primarily to give honor and praise to God, not get some sort of personal reward.  God has designed worship in such a way that its fullest blessings are bestowed on those who worship primarily in order to give rather than to get.  Those who go to worship primarily seeking emotional gratification through entertainment, or some other personal payoff, will often find the service un inspiring or less than meaningful regardless of how effective each element or activity is carried out.  

Dan Chambers, Concord Road Church, Brentwood, TN


THANK YOU

Thank you for all the cards, prayers, calls and gifts during the loss of our father, George Pittser.  Also a very special thank you to the men and Teresa Story, who gave up their Saturday morning to help us move.  May all of you be blessed greatly and you are loved dearly.  The new address for Roger and Deena Littrell and Richard Pittser is 3905 Galway Court, Shawnee, OK 74804.  Deena’s cell is 405-481-6376 and Richard’s home phone is 878-8814. (please note this change in your directory)

 

Thank you so much for sending me the CD’s.  You will never know how much I enjoy listening to them every Sunday morning.  Robert gets better every Sunday.  I love you all.          Thelma Divine


PRAYER CONCERNS

Elva Gill spent some time in the ER at Unity Health Center last Sunday evening.  She is home and doing well.  To the best of our knowledge we have no Central member in the hospital.


Youth News

 

Central will be hosting the Area Wide Teen Gathering on Sunday, April 10.  Trey Canard will be speaking  to the teens on the subject of ‘Dare to Share the Word’. Baked potatoes will be served to the teens afterwards.  A sign up sheet is in the foyer for those who would like to help with the meal.

Don’t forget! We are still collecting bottled water for the youth to take on their LTC trip to Arkansas in a couple of weeks. Please leave your contribution on the cabinet in the kitchen. Thanks!


LOOKING AHEAD

April 10, Search: “Jesus My Lord”

April 13, Ladies Class meets at 10:30 a.m. with the April luncheon to follow the class

April 17, Search: “The Holy Spirit”

May 1, Annual ‘Central Ladies Appreciation Luncheon’ following morning service

May 27 & 28, Men’s retreat, Quail Ridge Lodge

June 12-18, Central’s session at Burnt Cabin Camp

July 11 – 15, Central’s VBS, 6:30-8:30 P.M.


APRIL

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date

O.T. Reading

Date

N.T. Reading

1

Judges 13,14,15

1

Luke 6:27-49

2

Judges 16,17,18

2

Luke 7:1-30

3

Judges 19,20,21

3

Luke 7:31-50

4

Ruth 1,2,3,4

4

Luke 8:1-25

5

1 Sam. 1,2,3

5

Luke 8:26-56

6

1 Sam. 4,5,6

6

Luke 9:1-17

7

1 Sam. 7,8,9

7

Luke 9:18-36

8

1 Sam. 10,11,12

8

Luke 9:37-62

9

1 Sam. 13,14

9

Luke 10:1-24

10

1 Sam. 15,16

10

Luke 10:25-42

11

1 Sam. 17,18

11

Luke 11:1-28

12

1 Sam. 19,20,21

12

Luke 11:29-54

13

1 Sam. 22,23,24

13

Luke 12:1-31

14

1 Sam. 25,26

14

Luke 12:32-59

15

1 Sam. 27,28,29

15

Luke 13:1-22

16

1 Sam. 30,31

16

Luke 13:23-35

17

2 Sam. 1,2

17

Luke 14:1-24

18

2 Sam. 3,4,5

18

Luke 14:25-35

19

2 Sam. 6,7,8

19

Luke 15:1-10

20

2 Sam. 9,10,11

20

Luke 15:11-32

21

2 Sam. 12,13

21

Luke 16

22

2 Sam. 14,15

22

Luke 17:1-19

23

2 Sam. 16,17,18

23

Luke 17:20-37

24

2 Sam. 19,20

24

Luke 18:1-23

25

2 Sam. 21,22

25

Luke 18:24-43

26

2 Sam. 23,24

26

Luke 19:1-27

27

1 Kings 1,2

27

Luke 19:28-48

28

1 Kings 3,4,5

28

Luke 20:1-26

29

1 Kings 6,7

29

Luke 20:27-47

30

1 Kings 8,9

30

Luke 21:1-19


LAST WEEKS RECORD

Bible School                                                  143

Worship Service                                          285

Sunday Evening                                           142

Wednesday Evening                                 111

Contribution                                             6,328.34

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Announcements:                           Bob Seikel

Opening Prayer:           Burl Vanlandingham

Song Director:                              Paul Harris

Scripture:                              Mark Michener

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                             Bob Perry

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Ron Dunavan                           Matt Stephens

Lynn Harmon                         Brandon Gober

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Tim McGalliard                   Richard Albright

USHERS

Paul Harris                             Frank Romberg

GREETERS

Foyer:                                Paul & Paul Harris

Elevator:                    Frank & Rita Romberg

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Michelle McKnight

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Jon Merritt

PROJECTION CONTROL

Ron Taffe

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

AREA WIDE TEEN GATHERING

Song Directors:  Austin Beard & Nathan Kelly

Sermon:                                        Trey Canard

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Jim Carpenter                                   Jim Cross

 

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