Bulletin for Sunday 08/21/2011

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SYMPATHY

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.

 

PRAYERS REQUESTED

     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.

 

AMONG FRIENDS

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.

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

                                        

Sermons for Sunday:

AM    Christ! (Mark 8:27-9:1)

PM    Behind the (Church) Music, part 3

GOSPEL MEETING

     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.

 

NEW ADDRESS

     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.

 

PRAYER CONCERNS

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).

 

LOOKING AHEAD

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

Contribution                                                         5,418.13

 

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

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Ron Dunavan                               Jim Walling

Frank Burton                                  Jon Merritt

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Jeff Todd                                      Tracy Gettle

 

USHERS

Steve Kelly                                   Dale Beard

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Steve & Mary Kelly

Elevator:                       Dale & Denise Beard

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Zhila Haggard

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Geoff Root

PROJECTION CONTROL

Jim Carpenter

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                       Robert Perry

Song Director:                             Paul Harris

Sermon:                                    Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                       Jim Pettyjohn

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                          SOUTH

Nathan Kelly                                Carl Weeks

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Devotional:                          Tim  McGalliard

Song Director:                     Craig McKnight

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297