Bulletin for Sunday 10/30/2011

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AMONG FRIENDS
With Robert Prater

Next Monday, October 31 is my scheduled departure to go once again on a mission trip to the Ukraine.  The thrust of this trip will be a three day seminar located in the city of Kramatorsk, a province of Donetsk.  In addition to this teaching seminar we will be providing encouragement to the native brethren of four congregations in their outreach efforts including visiting an orphanage and kindergarten center.  I solicit your prayers while I’m on the trip not only for my safety and for success in the efforts that have been planned, but for God to use us while we are there to His greatest glory.  My scheduled return is Tuesday, November 8.  I will very much look forward to being with you again on November 13 and giving you a report soon on this trip.

A story is told about a Christian who got a job as a lumber-jack.  The workers had a reputation for being ungodly.  A friend, learning that the man had been hired, told him, “If those lumber-jacks ever find out that you’re a Christian, you’re going to be in for a hard time!”

After a year or so, the man decided to return home for a visit.  While in town, his friend asked him, “Well, did they give you a hard time because you’re a Christian?”  “Oh no, not at all,” the man replied.  “They didn’t give me a bit of trouble – they never found out!”

That is certainly not the kind of “Christian” we read about in the Bible!  What use would you be if your family, neighbors, and coworkers were completely unaware of your relationship to Christ?  “Undercover Christianity” is a contradiction of terms.  How could we never do or say anything to give evidence of our identification with him?

Being a Christian is not a secret to be kept but rather a truth to be told! (cf. Matt. 5:13-16)  Will you be seen as a light in the world of darkness or will you blend into your surroundings?  If you were being tried in a court of law for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you of such?  Think about it.

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


SYMPATHY

We express our loving sympathy to the family of former member, Novella Cordrey, who passed away this past Sunday, October 23.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday in the Walker Funeral Service Chapel.  Novella was the sister of Sue Merritt and aunt of Jon Merritt.


CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Linda & John Sharpley on the birth of  a new grandson, Payton Alexander Hodapp, born October 18 to their daughter Dawn & Chris Hodapp in Idaho.  Payton weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long.


THANK YOU

Dear Central, There are no words that can express how truly grateful we are for all the hard work, gifts, and kindness this congregation has shown us.  You are true servants of God.  We are forever in your debt.  A special thanks to the Kellys’ Stephens’, Rombergs’, Perrys’, Curtis’, Praters’ and Trey Canard for all the help and hard work at the wedding.  We love you all,  The Beards’


PRAYER CONCERNS

James Reeves was transferred from Unity Health Center ER to St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City on Sunday.  He is in room 8721. 

Yuavonda Weeks is scheduled to have major back surgery on Thursday, October 27. 

Kathryn Shields had continuing diagnostic tests this week. 

Alice Salter spent several days in Unity Health Center with pneumonia and strep throat last week. 

It was good to have Bob Allen in services on Sunday. 

Please continue to remember all in your prayers. 


BIRTHDAYS IN NOVEMBER

04

Jeff Behrnes

04

Beverley MacMillan

04

Jo Sneed

05

Debbie Hair

06

Diane Lawerance

08

Jim Pettyjohn

10

Gage Anderson

12

Kolby Shadaram

14

Juanita Combs

15

Jim Carpenter

15

Francis Davis – 93rd

16

Sue Riedel

17

Camden Prater

18

Cathy Rose

20

Marcia Dennis

22

Rachel Hall

23

Teresa Story

25

Karli Shadaram

27

Carl Weeks


ANNIVERSARIES IN NOVEMBER

01

Wayne & Patti Spencer – 15th

06

Joe & Phyllis Scheidt – 28th

24

Bob & Cleta Allen – 54th

29

William & Billie Horton – 63rd

Congratulations and best wishes to all who are celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries during the month of November.


Youth News
Nathan Kelly

     Well, we just finished one busy weekend for the youth.  We started with a fantastic lock-in.  Kyle did a really great job putting it all together.  Chad Beard also delivered a great devotional on “Overcoming Adversities.”  He better watch out because now people know what he’s capable of.  The night was just full of fun fellowship.  On Saturday a few of us met up with some camp friends and went to the corn maze.  It’s always great to see long distance friends.  On Sunday, Lysa Park hosted a dinner and devo.  Again it was great spending time together.  Jason Perry brought us a devotional thought on how we are never alone in life as a Christian.  It was a busy weekend, but a great weekend.  I’d like to thank all those who came out to help with either staying up late with us, making snacks or making us breakfast.  We wouldn’t have been able to do this without you.


COMING UP:

October 30, Halloween Party after morning service

Nov. 6, Sunday; AWTG @ Southwest in OKC, Leave at 5 p.m.


NOVEMBER
DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date

O.T. Reading

 Date

N.T. Reading

 1

Jere. 24, 25,26

1

Titus 2

 2

Jere. 27,28,29

2

Titus 3

 3

Jere. 30,31

3

Titus 4

 4

Jere. 32,33

4

Hebrews 1

 5

Jere. 34,35,36

5

Hebrews 2

 6

Jere. 37,38,39

6

Hebrews 3

 7

Jere. 40,41,42

7

Hebrews 4

 8

Jere. 43,44,45

8

Hebrews 5

 9

Jere. 46,47

9

Hebrews 6

10

Jere. 48,49

10

Hebrews 7

11

Jere. 50

11

Hebrews 8

12

Jere. 51,52

12

Hebrews 9

13

Lam. 1,2

13

Hebrews 10:1-18

14

Lam. 3,4,5

14

Hebrews 10:19-39

15

Ezek. 1,2

15

Hebrews 11:1-19

16

Ezek. 3,4

16

Hebrews 11:20-40

17

Ezek. 5,6,7

17

Hebrews 12

18

Ezek. 8,9,10

18

Hebrews 13

19

Ezek. 11,12,13

19

James 1

20

Ezek. 14,15

20

James 2

21

Ezek. 16,17

21

James 3

22

Ezek. 18,19

22

James 4

23

Ezek. 20,21

23

James 5

24

Ezek. 22,23

24

1 Peter 1

25

Ezek. 24,25,26

25

1 Peter 2

26

Ezek. 27,28,29

26

1 Peter 3

27

Ezek. 30,31,32

27

1 Peter 4

28

Ezek. 33,34

28

1 Peter 5

29

Ezek. 35,36

29

2 Peter 1

30

Ezek. 37,38,39

30

2 Peter 2


LOOKING AHEAD

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 6, Search: “Preaching Jesus Christ”

November 12, Central’s Annual Coat Giveaway

November 13, Search: “Deny Self”

November 13, LTC 2012 parents & coaches meeting

November 20, Search: “Take Up Your Cross”

November 24 & 25, Church office closed for Thanksgiving

November 27, Search: “God’s Love”


LAST WEEKS RECORD

Bible School                                                  129

Worship Service                                           200

Sunday Evening                                           110

Wednesday Evening                                      86

Contribution                                          4,252.56

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, October 30, 2011

 

Announcements:                            Bob Perry

Opening Prayer:                           Dale Beard

Song Director:                       Dwyane Dennis

Scripture:                              Keon Lawrence

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                           Steve Kelly

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Scott Perry                                    Paul Harris

Geoff Root                                  Brian Nipper

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Nathan Kelly                             Jim Carpenter

USHERS

Bob Perry                      Burl Vanlandingham

GREETERS

Foyer:                              Bob & Louise Perry

Elevator:      Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Carolyn Root

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Ron Taffe

PROJECTION CONTROL

Bob Stephens

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                        Jon Merritt

Song Director:                        Nathan Kelly

Sermon:                               Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                   George Mastick

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                          SOUTH

Cary Leonard                        Tim McGalliard

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

 

Song Leader:                                Paul Harris

 

VAN DRIVER

Craig McKnight

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297