Bulletin for Sunday 10/23/2011

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AMONG FRIEND
With Robert Prater

I recently ran across an article in a church bulletin I received titled, “Hymns of a Lukewarm Church.”  The article is a kind of tongue-in-cheek reminder to all Christians that we need to give thoughtful consideration to the words of the songs we sing, for if the true intent of our hearts was really expressed the titles of the songs might be more like the following:

Above Average Is Thy Faithfulness

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Much

Amazing Grace, How Interesting the Sound

Blest Be the Tie That Doesn’t Cramp My Style

O How I Like Jesus

Pillow of Ages, Fluffed For Me

Just As I Pretend to Be

I Surrender Some

I’m Fairly Certain That My Redeemer Lives

There Is Scattered Cloudiness in My Soul Today

What an Acquaintance We Have In Jesus

When Peace, Like A Trickle

Where He Leads Me, I Will Consider Following

Have Thine Own Way, Lord (And I’ll Have Mine)

Sitting On The Premises

Take My Life, and Let Me Be

   

From Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

So friends, do our daily attitudes and actions tell a different story from what we sing in church on Sunday? “Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” (Hebrews 13:15)

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


BAPTISMS

     Hearts were greatly rejoicing with Curtis & Kim Jarrell as they were baptized into Christ this past Wednesday evening by Robert Prater after studying the Bible.  Kim is the daughter of Janice Watson and the granddaughter of Betty Martin.  The Jarrell’s are temporarily living at 101 Ken Del Dr. #4, Shawnee, 74804.  Kim’s cell phone is (405) 788-5576.  Please express your best wishes to the happy couple and give them a warm welcome into our church family. 


CONGRATULATIONS

     We wish to congratulate Austin Beard and Alex Corn on being united in marriage this past Saturday at Burnt Cabin Youth Camp in Tahlequah where they first met.   They will be at home at 201 W. 38th. St., Shawnee, OK 74804.  Austin’s cell: 405-740-3264 & Alex: 918-519-2345.


THANK YOU

       We appreciate your concern for us during this challenge in our lives.  Thank you so much for your prayers in our behalf and we request that you continue them.  Bob continues to do as well as expected and we pray that he will continue to do so.                                            Bob & Cleta Allen


WARMTH FROM THE HEART

       November 12 is the date of our annual coat give away.  We are still in need of coats, hats and gloves.  If you would like to give a donation to purchase coats, please see Ron or Debbie Taffe.  If you would be able to help on November 12, there is a signup sheet on the table in the foyer.   You are appreciated!!


2012 LTC MEETING

     LTC 2012 meeting for parents and helpers Sunday evening, November 13.  Parents of 3rd through 12th graders and those wishing to coach, meet in the young adult classroom upstairs directly after worship.  The meeting should take only 15 minutes of your time.  See Michael Michener if you have any questions.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Bob Seikel had a bad fall last week leaving him with several bumps and bruises.  He was in services Sunday morning.

Don Wills has been recuperating at home from a broken hip for the past month.

Yuavonda Weeks is scheduled for back surgery on Thursday, October 27.  Please remember to keep her in your prayers. 

To the best of our knowledge, we have no Central members in the hospital at the present time. 

It was nice to have Mariella Jacobs in services Sunday.


CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS

     Ruth Autrey, Bob Allen, 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), B. J. Goza, (daughter of Mazella Patterson). 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.


EYES ON GOD

   The move to our new home was very stressful on our puppy.  As we sold our furniture and boxed up our belongings, he became increasingly anxious.  When the big day came and the truck was packed, we took one last walk through the empty house.  Unable to comprehend what was happening, our anxious dog stayed right at our feet.  He could make no sense of his circumstances but trusted us to take care of him.  During that traumatic time, he never let us out of his sight.

   That reminds me of King Jehosphaphat’s prayer when a mighty enemy advanced against him and the situation was desperate.  Jehoshaphat prayed, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you” (2 Chronicles 20:12 NRSV).  God came through for his people that day, and he’ll come through for us, too, when all seems lost.  Just stick close and keep your eyes on Him.      - Kari Myers


Youth News
Nathan Kelly

     It was a slow week with the youth, but it was exciting for the older ones.  My life long friend, Austin Beard, married Alex Corn Beard, on the 15th.  I was so happy for my friend.  He has met a great girl who is perfect for him.  I can’t wait to watch them grow in this new stage of their lives.  It was even more exciting visiting Burnt Cabin, where their relationship started, and getting to see old friends Again.  Congratulations Austin and Alex!

     Also, this is lock-in week.  Let’s not forget about it.  Kyle is working hard to finish up on the planning.  It should be really good.  I can’t say I’m excited about staying up all night, but I’m excited for the opportunity we have to fellowship all night.


COMING UP:

October 21, Friday, Fall Break Lock-In

October 23, Dinner & Devo @ Lysa Park’s

October 29, Halloween Night


LOOKING AHEAD

October 23, Search: “The Resurrection”

October 30, Search: “How Jesus Changes Lives”

November 2, Ladies class meets at 10:30 a.m.; November luncheon follows the class

November 6, Daylight Savings Time ends. Fall Back

November 13, LTC 2012 parents & coaches meeting


November 12

Central’s Annual Coat Giveaway

 

WE NEED COATS-HATS-GLOVES!

PLEASE NO CLOTHING!!!


Hope to see you here Sunday!


LAST WEEKS RECORD

Bible School                                                  132

Worship Service                                           204

Sunday Evening                                           105

Wednesday Evening                                    110

Contribution                                          4,810.81

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Announcements:                         Steve Kelly

Opening Prayer:                  Tim McGalliard

Song Director:                  Michael Michener

Scripture:                                        Eric Park

Sermon:                                 Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                         Brian Nipper

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Cary Leonard                             Bob Stephens

Jon Merritt                                 Lynn Harmon

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Bob Bivins                            Ken Whittington

USHERS

Bob Perry                               Frank Romberg

GREETERS

Foyer:                              Bob & Louise Perry

Elevator:                    Frank & Rita Romberg

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Cathy Pettyjohn

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Geoff Root

PROJECTION CONTROL

Ron Taffe

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                Richard Albright

Song Director:                 Michael Michener

Sermon:                                Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                          Carl Weeks

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                          SOUTH

Nathan Kelly                         George Mastick

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:                                Dale Beard

 

VAN DRIVER

Clavin Norwood

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297