Bulletin for Sunday 08/21/2011
1916 Polly Reese 2011
We extend our loving sympathy to all the family of Polly Reese, a longtime member at Central. Before illness made it impossible, Polly was always faithful in her attendance and dearly loved her brothers and sisters in Christ. She was always sociable and gracious toward those who visited her, and we have missed her presence.
BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST
We rejoice with two of our teenagers, Bryce Beal and Wade Baskin in their decision to become Christians as they were baptized into Christ together this past Thursday evening at the building by Bob Stephens. Bryce is the son of Greg and Analisa Beal, and Wade is the son of Pam Baskin. We have been thrilled to have witnessed this summer seven of our precious young people baptized into Christ. (Eric, Brooklyn, Jonnelle, Tracey, Mark, Bryce and Wade). It is so encouraging to see young people who love God enough to obey the gospel. We are thankful for Christian parents who take the time to train their children in the right ways of the Lord. As a result, we have an obligation to the Lord as the Central church family to help encourage, teach, and support all these young people in their new walk with Christ.
This past Sunday morning Austin Beard responded to the Lord’s invitation and expressed his heart felt a desire for prayers. I want to remind you of his specific confession and petition. In his own words he wrote, “I haven’t been the Christian/spiritual example that I should be at work and out in the world. I just need prayers and support from my fellow Christians to help me to have a stronger faith and to be more of a Christian example like I should be.” Please keep our beloved brother in your prayers.
With Robert Prater
The New Testament urges us to preach, teach and believe “sound doctrine” (1 Tim. 4:6). What makes a doctrine “sound?” The original word translated “sound” literally means “healthy.” Some doctrine is healthy to our spiritual growth and some doctrine is detrimental. The doctrines of God that were communicated by the apostles and prophets and passed on to us in Scripture are healthy (Acts 2:42; 1 Tim. 4:6); the doctrines of men often stunt our spiritual growth or can even kill it (Matt. 15:9; Rom. 16:17). Unfortunately, some today forsake the healthy doctrine of scripture for the unhealthy creeds and doctrines of men, a mistake that can prove spiritually lethal (2 Tim. 4:3).
Now many times when we think of “sound doctrine” our minds often turn to believing all the correct instructions of Scripture as related to the practice of our faith. Things such as plurality of elders, a capella singing, and weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper might come to our mind. But inspiration says that having healthy relationships also qualifies as “sound doctrine.” Paul dedicates an entire chapter of Scripture to a discussion of having proper relationships with people, and he calls this “sound doctrine” (Read Titus 2:1-10).
I might have all the right answers about the way I worship God, but if I don’t have healthy relationships with my fellow man, I cannot claim to practice “sound doctrine.” Think about it.
Sermons for Sunday:
AM Christ! (Mark 8:27-9:1)
PM Behind the (Church) Music, part 3
A gospel meeting begins at Wanette on Monday, August 22, with Roy Montgomery preaching. The theme of the meeting is “The Church in the 21st Century”. They invite you to attend the 7 p.m. services.
Barbara Tucker’s new address is 12036 S. W. 13th Street, Yukon, OK 73099-7345 We wish her and Dale the best in their new home.
Wade Baskin had surgery Monday at Unity Health Center to put 6 pins in his arm after breaking it in football practice at school on Friday.
Richard Albright spent some time at the Heart Hospital last week and is now home with a heart monitor. In one of his recent falls he cracked his jaw and split a wisdom tooth. He was to see an oral surgeon week on Tuesday of this week.
Joann Cheney is making a good recovery from recent shoulder surgery.
Babe Doyle spent some time in Unity Health Center last week with an infected gland. He is home and doing much better.
It was good to have Sue Merritt and Trey Canard in services Sunday.
CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS
Ruth Autrey, Chad Beard, Fred Bowers, Harold Carothers, Blake Carter (great grandson of Sue Merritt), Juanita Combs, Harold Decker, Teresa Gardner, (daughter-in-law of Janice Gardner), Herman Guin, Norma Holt, (sister-in-law to Carl Holt), Louise Honaker, Mariella Jacobs, John Johnston, Rita Luye (aunt of Jennifer Michener), Joe & Nadine Magee, Carletta Moore, Thearlene Morris, Gene & Dorothy Norton, Rachel O’Neal, Alice Rice, Sue Riedel, Frank Romberg, Sarah Smith, Dorothy Strickland, Marlene Wadkins, Emma White, Iva Williams (Mother of Cathy Rose) and Jewel Wills. All these members and friends have continuing health concerns or other special circumstances. They appreciate your interest and prayers
LOST CD FOUND
If you were one of the ones who recently requested a copy of Dwyane Dennis’s sermon on “First Things First” on July 24, only to be told that the CD was lost, it has now been found. If you would still like a copy, fill out a request form on the table in the foyer or call the office.
WHATEVER THE WEATHER
No matter the forecast, weather can remind us of God’s presence.
n When it’s sunny, remember that Jesus is the light of the world (John 8:12)
n When it’s cloudy, remember that God often spoke to and guided his people from a cloud (Exodus 13:21-22)
n During a thunderstorm, remember the thunder and lightning when God beckoned Moses to Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:16)
n When it rains or snows, remember that God’s Word serves his purpose just as precipitation does (Isaiah 55:10-11)
n When it’s windy, remember that “a wind from God” came at Creation (Genesis 1:2), and God’s Holy Spirit arrived at Pentecost like a mighty wind (Acts 2:2).
August 21, Search: “Loving But Firm”
August 22 – 25, Gospel meeting, Wanette, Roy Montgomery, “The Church in the 21st Century,” 7 p.m.
August 25 – November 17. Northridge will offer Divorce Care program at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings. More info on bulletin board in foyer.
August 28, Search: “When Children Fall”
September 4, Anniversary Program
September 11, “Not Too Hard”
September 11, Bible Hour Resumes
Hope to see you here Sunday!
LAST WEEKS RECORD
Bible School 143
Worship Service 206
Sunday Evening 122
Wednesday Evening 120
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Announcements: Ron Taffe
Opening Prayer: Burl Vanlandingham
Song Director: Paul Harris
Scripture: Brandon Gober
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Joe Curtis
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Ron Dunavan Jim Walling
Frank Burton Jon Merritt
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Jeff Todd Tracy Gettle
Steve Kelly Dale Beard
Foyer: Steve & Mary Kelly
Elevator: Dale & Denise Beard
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Robert Perry
Song Director: Paul Harris
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Jim Pettyjohn
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Nathan Kelly Carl Weeks
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Devotional: Tim McGalliard
Song Director: Craig McKnight
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297