Bulletin for Sunday 06/26/2011

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AMONG FRIENDS
Robert Prater

     This year at Burnt Cabin Christian Camp we had 134 campers and a staff of 30 join us.  We probably enjoyed the best overall camp session in all the years I have been directing our camp week.  They generally treated one another in a proper manner with great attitudes!  From Central we took 47 kids who came with our group.  Now during the actual week of camp we witnessed six precious souls put Christ on in baptism (and two other young people from Central who did so on Sunday after coming home).  Hopefully many others are still thinking about making that commitment to Christ.  Several other young people made decisions to be rededicated and more faithful in their Christian walk.  Our theme was Man vs. World and we studied all week long the story of the Prodigal Son.

     I want to express once again my deep appreciation for all those from Central who helped so much make this week a wonderful success.  Every year God comes through with some amazing volunteers and this year was no different.  I want to thank those who helped drive and pick up all the kids from camp. 

     I also want to give a special thanks to some people who I couldn’t direct this week without all their amazing help.  First, to my wife Maggie, and to Bob and Janet Stephens.  They help me plan and coordinate the week and I rely on them during the week in so many ways.  I can’t imagine doing camp without them.  I want to express our appreciation to Amber Curtis, our camp nurse, who just does a fantastic job year after year taking care of everybody physically.  It is an enormous task and responsibility to oversee that many people with all their various medications, illnesses and injuries.  

     I want to also thank Joe Curtis for all his help and preparation with many of our outdoor games.  This year we tied many of our fun games into our camp theme of Man vs. World with games and activities that sharpened their outdoor survival skills – such as shooting bow and arrows, making fire (yes we actually did that…the kids loved it), learning to tie various knots with ropes and he provided great instruction and advice about outdoor surviving to many kids who are rarely exposed to such ideas and conditions.  However, I think Joe had just as much fun as the kids did!                   

     Finally, we are so blessed and thankful to our own Nathan Kelly who works endlessly and late hours of the night during the week putting together each year our incredible camp slideshow of both pictures and video.  He also worked along with Matt and Andy Stephens on a hilarious Burnt Cabin survival show video which was made for Monday night’s camp entertainment.  You’ve got to see it!

     There is nothing quite like a week at camp!  I saw the power of Christian friendship and bonds formed that will last for eternity.  Most importantly, I saw the power of Christ and God’s Word in the lives of these young people (and adults) at camp this past week.  Camp is so special because of the opportunity for some intense “face time” with our Lord.  How often over the course of the year do young people spend several hours a day hearing, reading or being taught God’s Word? 

      Our young people who attended Burnt Cabin this past week gained knowledge and developed attitudes that will result in decisions to submit themselves to the Lord and live according to His teachings.  Mission accomplished!

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


BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST

     Hearts were rejoicing this past Thursday afternoon when Brooklyn Motley was baptized into Christ at Burnt Cabin by Robert Prater.  Brooklyn is a very sweet young lady who has been attending Central for several years with her next door neighbors Scott and Tamie Perry.  Her faith has grown overtime and she has become very active in our young group and more recently she was deeply convicted in her heart to obey the gospel.  She is such a powerful example of seeking Christ and His kingdom at a young age.  She lives with her parents, Steve and Debbie Motley at 106 Lakeshore Drive, Shawnee, OK 74804.  Phone number is 275-8085.  Please give her a big hug of congratulations the next time you see her!

     The day after camp, on Sunday morning, immediately following the morning services, Jonnelle Fullbright, one of our young teenagers was baptized into Christ by Bob Stephens.  She had been thinking about this for quite some time now.  Jonnelle couldn’t stop smiling.  She went down into the water with a smile and came up out of the water with an even bigger smile on her face.  We are so happy for her in starting her new life as a Christian.

    But wait…..hardly more than five minutes had passed when Tracey Fullbright, who is Jonnelle’s older brother, decided it was time for him to put Christ on in baptism.  Joe Curtis took his confession of faith and immersed him into Christ.  There was hardly a dry eye watching this loving earthly brother and sister become a Christian brother and sister in Christ.  The entire Fullbright family have been visiting Central since last year’s VBS.  They live with their younger brother and sister Nathan and Paige, and their parents Tim and Lisa at  344790 E. 1040 Rd. Meeker, OK 74855,  Home phone number is 405-279-3768 or cell number 306-5497.  Please take an opportunity to tell them how excited you are about the decision they have made to follow Jesus.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Gene & Dorothy Norton are both home.  Gene spent several days in Unity Health Center last week and Dorothy had a bad fall backwards and cut a couple of places in the back of her head.

Carl Wills remains in ICU at Baptist Integris.  He is making some progress and the ventilator has been turned off.

John Aylor has been housebound for the past couple of weeks with severe asthma.

John Johnston is home after spending several days in Seminole Integris hospital.  He sends his thanks for your visits and concern. 

Anita Jacques remains at home with a bacterial pneumonia and an urinary tract infection.

William Horton is feeling better after having two stints implanted last week at Baptist Medical Center.

Joe Magee remains confined to home. 

Leona Smith will begin her radiation treatments next Monday. 

Update on Blake Carter great grandson of Sue Merritt.  He is scheduled for a biopsy on July 7 to see if the tumors are malignant.  It will take 3 days to a week to receive the results.

Yuavonda Weeks has been having severe knee problems and is anticipating knee surgery soon.  She was in services Sunday morning. 

Sarah Smith is scheduled for a bladder biopsy on June 30.  Her daughter, Delisa Schafer, spent some time in Oklahoma Heart Hospital, South, Monday night.

Polly Reese has been moved to Rose Manor, room 402.


JULY BIRTHDAYS

02

Jaxon Canard

02

Alice Salter

03

Chad Beard

04

Craig McKnight

04

Sarah Smith

07

Janice Watson

08

Deena Littrell

09

Sue Merritt

09

Dale Tucker

10

Judy Wills

11

Miguel Shadaram

2

Molly Gettle

14

Dave Emery

15

Kathy Peerson

17

Bill Rose

18

Juanita Davis

19

Ann Bivins

20

Ben Salter

21

Patti Spencer

23

Gene Norton

25

Barney Sneed

26

Dwyane Dennis

28

Zhila Haggard


JULY ANNIVERSARIES

05

Robert & Maggie Prater – 14th

06

John & Beverly Aylor – 49th

12

Joe & Amber Curtis – 20th

14

Tracy & Mary Gettle – 27th

14

Dennis & Lecia Jones – 19th

14

Jeff & Darlene Todd – 14th

14

Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham – 49th

17

Richard & Myrna Albright – 57th

19

Mitch & Jennifer Harmon – 10th

24

Dale & Denise Beard – 30th

24

Jon & Zhila Haggard – 10th

26

Kevin & Angie Gober – 25th

28

Tim & Janice McGalliard – 23rd

31

Lindsey & Matt Borcherding – 1st

     We wish to congratulate all who are having birthdays and anniversaries during the month of July.  A lot of notable anniversaries! 


Youth News
Matt Stephens

What a great time we had last week with the Central kids at Burnt Cabin Christian Camp.  Our Central kids were exceptional (they always are).  The following were recognized for Friday night awards.  Kyle Perry received the Director’s Award and Wade Baskin received the Spirit of Camp award. Kaylee Duckett was awarded the Outstanding Jr. Girl camper award and Lettie Curtis was awarded the Sportsmanship Award.  Christopher Mullen, who came as a friend with Jaxon Canard, was given the Bible student award for Jr. Boy and Tieghler Pollard (cousin of Keon Lawrence) was also given the Bible Award for Sr. Boy.  And we have royalty in our midst, Maddie Curtis was chosen by her peers to be camp Princess and Tracey Fullbright was chosen to be camp Duke and finally, Chad Beard was chosen to be Camp King.  There were plenty of campers to choose from for these awards.  But our kids stood out as leaders in everything they did.  I commend our youth for their exceptional behavior and their parents for training them up in the Lord!


COMING YOUTH EVENTS

June 27, Monday, AWTG @East Side Church of Christ, Duncan.  Leaving building at 5 p.m.

June 29-July 1 – Joplin Tornado Relief Trip

July 8-9 - Six Flags & Rangers trip


LOOKING AHEAD

June 25, Ladies Day at Farrall Church of Christ, 9:30 a.m. ‘til noon, with Birdie Shaw, Sherman, TX

June 25, Ladies Day at Northridge, 10a.m. ‘til 2p.m.

June 29 – July 1, Joplin Tornado Relief Trip.  See Robert Prater if interested in going.

July 10 – 13, Gospel Meeting @ McLoud, God’s Answers to Man’s Questions With B.J. Clarke, Memphis, TN., 7:00 p.m.

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


LAST WEEKS RECORD

Bible School                                                 122

Worship Service                                          186

Sunday Evening                                          119

Wednesday Evening                                    67

Contribution                                         3,950.50

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Announcements:           Burl Vanlandingham

Opening Prayer:                            Jim Cross

Song Director:                             Dale Beard

Scripture:                                        Eric Park

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                          Jim Walling

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Frank Burton                             Bob Stephens

Keith Lawrence                              Greg Beal

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Jeff  Todd                             Richard Albright

USHERS

Robert Perry                             Ron Dunavan

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Robert & Ann Perry

Elevator:                  Ron & Evelyn Dunavan

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Linda Carpenter

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Carl Weeks

PROJECTION CONTROL

Jim Carpenter

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                       Jon Merritt

Song Director:                          Dale Beard

Sermon:                                  Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                  George Mastick

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                          SOUTH

Nathan Kelly                                 Bob Perry

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

5th Wednesday Singing Devotional

Devotional:                                 Dale Beard

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297