Bulletin for Sunday 04/22/2012

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AMONG FRIENDS
With Robert Prater

FRIENDS & FAMILY DAY

      It’s almost here!  Sunday is our Friends & Family Day.  Mike Schroeder has served as the pulpit minister for the Blue Starr Church of Christ in Claremore for the past 16 years and will be our guest speaker.  The theme will be “Getting Another Chance.”   Are there second chances in life? Absolutely. Second chances are available for just about every aspect of life. Guess what?  Our longsuffering God is a God of second chances, and third and forth and on they go. (cf. Lam. 3:23; Jonah 3:1; 2 Peter 3:9)

     Please also remember the catered fellowship meal following Sunday morning worship in the Municipal Auditorium gym next door.  It will be catered by Chicago Street Deli and will consist of ham, Chicken Tetrazzini, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, and choice of cheese and carrot cakes.  Keep in mind that Mike will be teaching all the adult classes on Sunday morning.

     Friends, the work of the church is first and foremost the spreading of the gospel to all.  And your invitation to a friend or family member is still the most effective means of reaching out to our community and our neighborhoods. “According to George Barna, half of adults are annoyed when a stranger tries to share his or her faith with them, but this same group is not annoyed when close friends, loving neighbors, or trusted associates have a spiritual conversation with them.”  (William Peel and Walt Larimore, Going Public With You Faith, p. 57)

     Will H. Houghton wrote a moving hymn, “Lead Me to Some Soul Today” in 1936.  The words of this song ought to remind us of the overwhelming need to reach out to the lost and bring them to Christ Jesus our Lord:

             Lead me to some soul today; O teach me, Lord just what to say; Friends of mine are lost in sin, and cannot  find their way.  Few there are those who seem to care, and few there are who pray; melt my heart and fill my life give me one soul today.” 

      What if the Lord has placed within you sphere of influence a soul that needs the saving blood of Jesus?  What will you do?  The Lord is depending on you to share the gospel with those you love.

                       --Robert--(robprater@sbcglobal.net)

                       www.preacherprater.blogspot.com                                      


RESIGNATION

     A little over forty two years ago I was asked to serve as one of your elders of this congregation.

     The greatest honor that can be bestowed on man, fortunately I had five men good men to serve with, John Hall, Floyd Perry, Herman Stout, Fred Bowers, and Elmo Kelly.  Our preacher at that time was Richard Black.

     Because of some health problems with myself and Dorothy I find it necessary to resign as one of your elders.  We are fortunate again that we have five men [our present elders] to lead us as a congregation.  Thank you again for letting me serve in this capacity.                                   Gene Norton


VBS MEETING RESCHEDULED

 The VBS planning meeting has now been rescheduled for April 29, after the evening services in the fellowship room.  This meeting is for all teachers and workers or anyone interested in helping with our VBS scheduled this year from July 16-20 each evening. For more info see Robert or Maggie Prater.


GUEST COUPLE VISITING

    This coming Sunday, Jeremy and Carrie Roberts from Denver, Colorado, will be visiting with us about their possible work among our youth and families.  Jeremy is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University and will also be graduating next month from Bear Valley Bible Institute.   Jeremy will be teaching the Teen Bible class that morning in the youth house and he and his wife will be spending the day with us.  We encourage all our parents to have their kids in Bible class and be here to meet them


June 10-16, Central’s camp week at Burnt Cabin

July 16-20, Central’s VBS


INVITATION

     All the ladies are invited to a wedding shower for Courtney Baskin, daughter of Pam Baskin, on Sunday afternoon, May 6 from 2 pm ‘til 4 pm in the fellowship room.  She is registered at Dillard’s, Wal-Mart and Bed, Bath and Beyond.  Her fiancée is Zach French.  If you would like to contribute to a group gift, see Mary Kelly, Louise Perry or Rita Romberg. 


PRAYER CONCERNS

To the best of our knowledge we have no Central member in the hospitals at the present time.

Prayers have been requested for John Sullivan, son of Lil & the late Don Sullivan, who is having major kidney failure in connection with diabetes.  John lives in San Diego, California.

Former member, Irene Wiggins, is in extremely grave condition at publication time.


THANK YOU

The Family of Betty Jean Hurd

Would like to Thank You.

Thank you for the kindness that you

have shown us.

Thank you for the affection which you

have given.

Thank you for caring when no one else did.

Thank you for being there when we

needed someone.

Thank you for understanding, and being

The Central Church of Christ

 

From: Cleo Adams & Family

Felix & Elma Thomas and

Alvin & Marva Bright


CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS

     Ruth Autrey, Chad Beard, Betty Caldwell (sister of Linda Carpenter)  Harold Carothers, Blake Carter (great grandson of Sue Merritt), Juanita Combs, Harold Decker, Herman Guin, Norma Holt, (sister-in-law to Carl Holt),  Louise Honaker, Mariella Jacobs, John Johnston, Nadine Magee, Lonnie McDonald, Thearlene Morris, Gene & Dorothy Norton, Rachel O’Neal, Alice Rice, Sue Riedel, Rhetta Smith, Sarah Smith, Andy Stephens, Dorothy Strickland, John Sullivan, 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.


Youth News
Nathan Kelly

     This Sunday not only will we have a guest speaker in worship but we will also have one in the youth class. [Jeremy Roberts] I would like to encourage everyone to try and get to class on time.  We want to make a good impression.  Then after worship we will eat dinner at the luncheon and head over to the volleyball tournament.  Eat fast and bring a change of clothes.  You may want to bring two changes of clothes just in case you want something fresh for worship in the evening.  Just an idea.


Upcoming Youth Events:

April 22, Highland Volleyball Tournament

May 6, AWTG


LOOKING AHEAD

April 18-22, Gospel meeting at Highland Church of Christ with James Waugh of Plano, Texas.

April 22, Search: “The Judgment”

April 22, Friends & Family Day with Mike Schroeder from Claremore, OK, “Getting Another Chance.” Followed by a catered meal from Chicago Street Deli at the Municipal Auditorium.

April 24-28, Pictorial pictures scheduled

April 29, Search: “Heaven”

April 29, VBS Planning meeting after evening service.

May 5, Saturday; Bible Teachers Workshop @ Eastside in Duncan

May 6, Wedding shower for Courtney Baskin/Zach French, 2-4 fellowship room.  Group gift see: Mary Kelly, Louise Perry or Rita Romberg.

May 20, Central Senior Reception; Wade Baskin


LAST WEEKS RECORD

Bible School                                                  121

Worship Service                                           196

Sunday Evening                                           124

Wednesday Evening                                    101

Contribution                                          4,805.00

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Announcements:                       Robert Prater

Opening Prayer:                          Steve Kelly

Song Director:                              Dale Beard

Scripture:                                  Wade Baskin

Sermon:                                 Mike Schroeder

Closing Prayer:                        Jim Pettyjohn

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Bob Perry                                       Paul Harris

Jim Cross                                                      Bob Stephens

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Scott Perry                                   Tracy Gettle

USHERS

Robert Perry                                    Ron Taffe

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Robert & Ann Perry

Elevator:                        Ron & Debbie Taffe

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Zhila Haggard

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Carl Weeks

PROJECTION CONTROL

Jim Carpenter

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                  Dwyane Dennis

Song Director:                             Dale Beard

Sermon:                                Mike Schroeder

Closing Prayer:                   Craig McKnight

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                          SOUTH

Michael Michener                 George Mastick

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:                     Craig McKnight

 

VAN DRIVER

Craig McKnight

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297