Bulletin for Sunday 10/30/2011
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.
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 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.
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’
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
Francis Davis – 93rd
ANNIVERSARIES IN NOVEMBER
Wayne & Patti Spencer – 15th
Joe & Phyllis Scheidt – 28th
Bob & Cleta Allen – 54th
William & Billie Horton – 63rd
Congratulations and best wishes to all who are celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries during the month of November.
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.
October 30, Halloween Party after morning service
Nov. 6, Sunday; AWTG @ Southwest in OKC, Leave at 5 p.m.
DAILY BIBLE READINGS
Jere. 24, 25,26
1 Peter 1
1 Peter 2
1 Peter 3
1 Peter 4
1 Peter 5
2 Peter 1
2 Peter 2
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
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
Scott Perry Paul Harris
Geoff Root Brian Nipper
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Nathan Kelly Jim Carpenter
Bob Perry Burl Vanlandingham
Foyer: Bob & Louise Perry
Elevator: Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Jon Merritt
Song Director: Nathan Kelly
Sermon: Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer: George Mastick
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Cary Leonard Tim McGalliard
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Leader: Paul Harris
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297