Bulletin for Sunday 05/08/2011

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AMONG FRIENDS
With Robert Prater

In my article last week I talked about our upcoming summer VBS.  This week let’s talk church camp.  Central’s session at Burnt Cabin is now less than six weeks away.  June 12-18 is the date of our camp week.  Please pick up a camp application in the foyer, youth house, youth bulletin board or you can go online and download a copy from: www.burntcabinyouth.com or call our church office and we will mail you a copy.  Camp is for all young people from the 3rd through the 12th grade (ages 9-18).

I’m anticipating another great year of study in God’s Word.  I’m very excited about this year’s theme.  It’s going to be an adventure of a lifetime!  Our theme Man vs. WorldThe Prodigal Son.  Many kids today think the prodigal had a good idea – they decide to take a vacation from God.  They want to “experience” sin – once, just to see what it feels like.  After all, “You’re only young once, right?”  “I’ll come back to God,” they say, “I’ll repent, and start all over.  No harm. No foul.”  Don’t be fooled.  This is a plan straight from the devil’s playbook.  These lessons will not only teach them why not to be a prodigal, but if they have become one, repent and come back home to God.

Please encourage your children, grandchildren, and their friends to attend.  A week at summer church camp can have a powerful lifelong influence on the spiritual lives of our children.  So don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to go to church camp and experience Christian fellowship and the love of Christ in the midst of God’s creation.   --Robert (robprater@sbcglobal..net)    (www.preacherprater.blogspot.com)


Sermons for Sunday:

AM   Jesus Shows a Mother’s Worth (Mk. 10:13-16)

PM   True Life in the Family (1 Tim. 5:4)


CONTRIBUTION FOR TORNADO VICTIMS

The elders have decided to contribute the entire offering on this coming Sunday, May 8, to help those who have lost so much due to the recent devastating tornadoes in the southern states.  We are currently in contact with several congregations and brotherhood disaster relief efforts in that area to which we can send these funds.  Let’s all prayerfully plan to participate in this special contribution on Sunday.  Remember God loves the cheerful giver. (2 Cor. 9:7)  If you would like to contribute but cannot participate on Sunday, make checks payable to the Central Church of Christ, write “Tornado Victims Relief” on the memo line and give to one of our elders or mail to the church office.  Thank  you for your generosity and support.


MEN’S BREAKFAST FELLOWSHIP

All the young men and men of the Central congregation are invited to a Men’s breakfast fellowship on Saturday morning, May 14 at 8:00 a.m. at the home of Joe Curtis.  We’ll be enjoying a great time outside with breakfast, a devotional, and shooting clay targets.  More info is on the sign-up sheet in the foyer.


90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

     Geraldine Outlaw’s family wishes to invite you to a

Come and Go Birthday Party

for Geraldine Outlaw’s 90th  Birthday,

Friday, May 13th from 4:00 pm to 6 pm. 

We will be celebrating at the

Central Church of Christ in the

Fellowship Room in the basement. 

Your presence is the only present desired. 

Come and wish her a Happy 90th Birthday!!!!!


THANK YOU

The Sonshine Sisters brought a lot of sunshine inside with their annual Ladies Appreciation Luncheon this past Sunday after morning service.  The salads were delicious, and the tables as always were so elegantly decorated.  The Centralaires Quartet [Dale Beard, Frank Burton, Dwyane Dennis, & Ron Taffe] did a fine job of entertaining.  We all enjoyed it very much       Central Ladies                   

Thanks to everyone for all the cards and phone calls and especially your prayers during the past months of all my medical testing.  In Christian love,        Jo & Barney Sneed


PRAYER CONCERNS

Bob Seikel is scheduled to have a defibrillator and pacemaker implant on Friday at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. 

Nadine Magee is now in room 31 at Golden Rule Home.

The pathology report for  Jim and Cathy Pettyjohn’s grandson, Afton Martin, indicates that he did have a malignancy.  Even so, they are encouraged that the surgery was very successful in removing it, and minimal treatment, if any, may be required.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT DEVOTIONALS

Starting next Wednesday evening, once again we’ll have a number of men give the devotional talks and offer the invitation during the summer months.  If you previously participated, we will assume you would like to do so again and leave your name in the rotation.  The schedule of men each week will appear in the serving list of the bulletin.  If you would like to add your name to the list, remove your name from the list, request a specific date, please contact Craig McKnight or Michael Michener.


LOOKING AHEAD

May 11, Last ladies class for the season, 10:30 a.m.; monthly luncheon follows class

May 11-15, Gospel meeting @ Highland with David Duncan speaking “Rediscovering The Greatness of God” 7 pm nightly

May 14, Central Men’s breakfast fellowship at home of Joe Curtis, Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

May 14, Ladies Day @ Westside in Norman, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Sherri Coale, Head OU Women’s Basketball coach, will be the guest speaker. Registration required at westsideladiesday@gmail.com  or call 329-0392.  If you stay for lunch, cost is $5.

May 22, Senior Reception to honor Chad Beard, Brandon Gober and Keon Lawrence

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

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


CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS

IN NURSING HOMES

 

GOLDEN RULE HOME

38801 Hardesty Rd, Shawnee, OK 74801

Nadine Magee, #31

 SHAWNEE COLONIAL ESTATES

535 W. Federal, Shawnee, OK 74804

Ruth Autry, #81

Harold Decker, #110

ROSE MANOR CARE CENTER

1610 N. Bryan, Shawnee, OK 74804

Fred Bowers, #214

Herman Guin, #514

Lois Lanier, #202

Vesta Mays, #404B

SHAWNEE CARE CENTER

1202 W. Gilmore, Shawnee, OK 74804

Harold Carothers, #110

Sue Riedel, #602

SUNSET ESTATE

201 W. Walnut  (P. O. Box 630)

Tecumseh, OK 74873

Rachel O’Neal, #7A

Alice Rice, #55

Dessie Weeks, #54


THREE KINDS OF GIVING

 “There are three kinds of giving”: grudge giving, duty giving and thanksgiving.  Grudge giving says, ‘I have to’; duty giving says, ‘I ought to’; and thanksgiving says, ‘I want to.’  The latter comes from a full heart.  Thanksgiving is an open gate into the love of God.” -Robert N. Rodenmayer


LAST WEEKS RECORD

Bible School                                                 128

Worship Service                                          186

Sunday Evening                                         113

Wednesday Evening                                 107

Contribution                                             4,504.80

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Announcements:           Burl Vanlandingham

Opening Prayer:                   Dwyane Dennis

Song Director:                           Austin Beard

Scripture:                                         Eric Park

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                    Tim McGalliard

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Jon Merritt                                    Steve Kelly

Jim Carpenter                                Geoff Root

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Tracy Gettle                             Tanner Nipper

USHERS

Bob Perry                                        Jim Cross

GREETERS

Foyer:                              Bob & Louise Perry

Elevator:                         Jim & Vivian Cross

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Lindsey Borcherding

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Carl Weeks

PROJECTION CONTROL

Ron Taffe

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                        Paul Harris

Song Director:                        Austin Beard

Sermon:                                   Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                 Richard Albright

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

Frank Burton                        George Mastick

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:               Burl Vanlandingham

Devotional:                                     Ron Taffe

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297