Bulletin for Sunday 05/06/2012

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AMONG FRIENDS
Robert Prater

     Please mark your calendars for Central’s Vacation Bible School this year for July 16-20.  It will be once again in the evening time from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  This year’s theme will be:  Christian OlympicsBecoming a Spiritual Champion!  Now the Olympics may be in London this coming August but they will also be at Central in July!  In a world where sports reigns supreme, we need to be reminded about the most important competition history has ever seen, the Christian Olympics, otherwise known as the “Christian Race” that began about 2,000 years ago.  We must have the same diligence as an Olympic athlete to be what God would have us to be as we run our “Christian race.”  (cf. 1 Cor. 9:24-27; 2 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 12:1) 

   During our VBS we’ll be encouraging our little Christian “Olympians in Training” by studying some of the stories from the early Christians in the Book of Acts.  These lessons will help them learn how we can be a spiritual champion for God!

     Monday:  Get Ready, Get Set.  Saul encounters the living Christ and on the road to Damascus which leads to his conversion and the beginning of his Christian race.  (Acts 9:1-22)

     Tuesday:  Have a Good Attitude.  Paul and Silas singing hymns at midnight in prison.  (Acts 16:16-34)

     Wednesday:  Quitters Never Win.  Paul & Barnabas face difficulties & Paul is stoned and left for dead but continues to preach.  (Acts 14:8-20)

     Thursday:  Receive Your Prize.  Stephen is stoned but sees Jesus in a vision standing to welcome Him and receive his reward.  (Acts 6:8-7:59)

 Vacation Bible school depends on the wonderful Christian volunteers who sacrifice their time to make it the best it can be.  We need teachers, helpers, builders, decorators, and so many other tasks.  Please pick up a volunteer form on the table in the foyer, complete it and return it to me or the church office to let us know where you are willing to help.  Let’s all do our part to help make our 2012 VBS another great success!  

There was a cartoon that appeared one time in a newspaper showing a man and his wife who had retreated to the top of their house to escape a huge flood.  The caption read, “The irritation of an eternal optimist,” as the woman was saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” May has all the appearances of really “blossoming” for us.  There are wonderful opportunities and blessings.  And Satan will make sure we have to deal with a few floods along the way too.  Let’s all remember to keep marching forward for the Master!

     Finally, it will be my pleasure next week to preach a Gospel Meeting for Willisville Church of Christ which is about 30 miles northeast of Texarkana, Arkansas-Texas.   Cris May is the outstanding pulpit minister there.  Cris and I are good friends and attended preaching school together while at Harding University and our two families have stayed close over the years.  It will be good to be with fellow Christians who are actively and faithfully engaged in the work of the Lord.  Please keep our family’s travel and my work there in your prayers.  Lord willing, I look forward to being back in the pulpit and with you on Sunday, May 13 for Mother’s Day.   

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


PLACING MEMBERSHIP

 We were so pleased to have Ronnie & Colene Berry place membership with us this past Wednesday evening.  They have been attending for several months now and want to join us in our work for the Lord.  They had previously been members of the Lord’s church in Chandler, OK.  Their address is  920472 S. 3430 Road, Chandler, OK 74834 and their phone is 405-258-0440.  Please give them a very loving welcome to the Central family.


SYMPATHY

We express our sympathy to Kelsey Nipper and Matt Borcherding in the loss of their grandfather, Bill Borcherding.  Funeral services were held Tuesday in Jacktown.


BUILDING FUND

After our contribution of $14,165.55 our building fund balance is $79,877.15.  We want to keep everyone informed on our building fund growth.


CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Royce & Kathy Peerson have moved to 1627 N. Pennsylvania.  Please make this change in your membership directory.


THANK YOU

We appreciate Joe Curtis and Ken Whittington for making a concrete pad to put our dumpster on.  This will make it much easier for our trash to be picked up.  Thanks guys!!


PRAYER CONCERNS

Royce Peerson has requested prayers in behalf of his brother, Andy, who is experiencing heart problems.  Andy lives in Holdenville.

It was good to have Virginia Herrera, Nancy Irelan and Lola Mullinax in services Sunday after their illnesses.  It is always wonderful to have Mariella Jacobs.


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, Andy Peerson (brother to Royce Peerson), 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

First off, I want to congratulate Wade Baskin on getting first at conference in his relay.  They are now going to state and he has high expectations there.  Good luck Wade and congratulations.  Also, Lettie Curtis has been accepted into the Tecumseh National Honor Society. We congratulate her for making it into such a prestige group.  This will only lead to great things in her life.  So another congratulations to Wade & Lettie!!!


Youth Events

May 6,  AWTG @ Wilshire, OKC. Leave at 4


CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS
IN NURSING HOMES

 

GOLDEN RULE HOME

38801 Hardesty Rd, Shawnee, OK 74801

Nadine Magee, #31

 

SHAWNEE COLONIAL ESTATES

535 W. Federal, Shawnee, OK 74804

Ruth Autry, #81

Harold Decker, #110

 

ROSE MANOR CARE CENTER

1610 N. Bryan, Shawnee, OK 74804

Herman Guin, #514

 

SHAWNEE CARE CENTER

1202 W. Gilmore, Shawnee, OK 74804

Harold Carothers, #511

Sue Riedel, #602

 

SUNSET ESTATE

201 W. Walnut  (P. O. Box 630)

Tecumseh, OK 74873

Rachel O’Neal, #13

Alice Rice, #55

Rhetta Smith, #44

Dessie Weeks, #54


DON’T FORGET OUR

COAT GIVE AWAY

WHEN YOU ARE

AT GARAGE SALES


LOOKING AHEAD

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

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

May 20, Central Senior Reception; Wade Baskin

June 10 – 16, Central’s Burnt Cabin week

July 16-20, VBS 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Hope to see you here Sunday!


LAST WEEKS RECORD

Bible School                                                  118

Worship Service                                           182

Sunday Evening                                           114

Wednesday Evening                                      98

Contribution                                        14,165.55

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Announcements:                      Bob Stephens

Opening Prayer:           Burl Vanlandingham

Song Director:                              Paul Harris

Scripture:                                      Adam Park

Sermon:                                 Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                 Dennis Brodersen

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Brian Nipper                                   Bob Seikel

Nathan Kelly                                Austin Beard

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Richard Yahola                            Tracy Gettle

USHERS

Jim Pettyjohn                        Ken Whittington

GREETERS

Foyer:                         Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn

Elevator:              Ken & Hillary Whittington

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Jennifer Lawrence

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Geoff Root

PROJECTION CONTROL

Ron Taffe

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                Clavin Norwood

Song Director:                             Paul Harris

Sermon:                                Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                             Bob Perry

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                          SOUTH

Frank Burton                                Dale Beard

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:                          Nathan Kelly

 

VAN DRIVER

Craig McKnight

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297