Bulletin for Sunday 09/02/2012

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AMONG FRIENDS
With Robert Prater

It was good to be on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University on Monday and watch as Dr. John deSteiguer became the seventh President of OC.   Maggie and I became acquainted with John and his wife Darla and his wonderful parents back while we were students at NSU in Tahlequah and members at South College.  John was such an encouragement to me when I served as an intern in the campus ministry.  Their daughter Abby was the flower girl in our wedding.  They are genuine, dedicated Christian people who love the Lord and His church.  I believe he will be a great president at OC.  I’m confident he’ll work to continue to strengthen OC’s relationship with the body of Christ.  May God’s richest blessings be on OC during this exciting new period of leadership

With the upcoming Labor Day weekend summer has come to an end.   It’s a time of transition out of the summer season and into fall.  Yes, autumn is just around the corner with the promise of cooler weather and falling leaves.  Our God has blessed us in so many ways.  Seasons come, seasons go, but God is faithful in every season.  God is faithful in every season, even as the leaves fall. “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22) In every situation and season, God is faithful. (cf. 1 Cor. 1:9)  The times may change, but He is changeless. (cf. Heb. 6:17-19; Titus 1:2)

Now, thinking about this, it is a good time for all of us to do some personal soul searching.  Am I faithful?  How is my commitment to the Lord evidenced?  Can I do better?  Do I need to work harder at growing spiritually and becoming an integral part of the work of the church?  Considering my talents and resources, am I the good steward God deserves?     Think. Be honest.  Act.   

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


Sermons for Sunday

AM    Start Over

PM    Wrong Way


TELEPHONE CHANGE

Don & Debbie Hair have a new telephone number.  It is 395-0181.  Please make this change in your membership directory.


SEPTEMBER
DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date

O.T. Reading

Date

N.T. Reading

1

Ps. 135.136

1

1 Cor. 12

2

Ps. 137,138,139

2

1 Cor. 13

3

Ps. 140,141,142

3

1 Cor. 14:1-20

4

Ps. 143,144,145

4

1 Cor. 14:21-40

5

Ps. 146,147

5

1 Cor. 15:1-28

6

Ps. 148,149,150

6

1 Cor. 15:29-58

7

Prov. 1,2

7

1 Cor. 16

8

Prov. 3,4,5

8

2 Cor. 1

9

Prov. 6,7

9

2 Cor. 2

10

Prov. 8, 9

10

2 Cor. 3

11

Prov. 10,11,12

11

2 Cor. 4

12

Prov. 13,14,15

12

2 Cor. 5

13

Prov. 16,17,18

13

2 Cor. 6

14

Prov. 19,20,21

14

2 Cor. 7

15

Prov. 22,23,24

15

2 Cor. 8

16

Prov. 25,26

16

2 Cor. 9

17

Prov. 27,28,29

17

2 Cor. 10

18

Prov. 30,31

18

2 Cor. 11:1-15

19

Eccl. 1,2,3

19

2 Cor. 11:16-33

20

Eccl. 4,5,6

20

2 Cor. 12

21

Eccl. 7,8,9

21

2 Cor. 13

22

Eccl. 10,11,12

22

Gal. 1

23

Song of S. 1,2,3

23

Gal. 2

24

Song of S. 4,5

24

Gal. 3

25

Song of S. 6,7,8

25

Gal. 4

26

Isaiah 1,2

26

Gal. 5

27

Isaiah 3,4

27

Gal. 6

28

Isaiah 5,6

28

Eph. 1

29

Isaiah 7,8

29

Eph. 2

30

Isaiah 9,10

30

Eph. 3


THANK YOU

Thank you for the uplifting memorial service your minister [Robert Prater] performed for my father, Neil Gwaltney.  The music was perfect, the message was uplifting, and your church is so beautiful.  I have rarely left a memorial service feeling better than when I arrived, but that was certainly the case.  I am filled with gratitude for your giving of your time, effort and resources.    Sincerely, John & Julie Briscoe


PRAYER CONCERNS

John Aylor spent a very sick day in the hospital on Sunday with a kidney infection.  He is now recuperating at home. 

Dorothy Norton spent some time in ER Sunday after a bad fall.  Nothing is broken. 

Harold Decker spent several days in the hospital last week.  He is now back at Colonial Estates under Hospice care.  He would greatly appreciate your visits. 

Misti Martin was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday of last week.  Her heart condition is being treated with medication.  She is the daughter of Jim and Cathy Pettyjohn.

Former member Talhia Vanlandingham’s granddaughter, Mariah, and her boyfriend, Jeremy Smith, were injured in a car crash on Saturday.  Jeremy remains in ICU in the hospital in Norman.  Talhia requests your prayers. 

Frank Romberg is incapacitated at the present with severe back problems.

Thelma Franklin would love to receive cards from her church friends.  Mail them to her in care of Diane Moore, 41925 Bob Crouch Dr., Tecumseh, OK 74873.  

It was great seeing Geraldine Outlaw back in worship Sunday. 


Youth News
Nathan Kelly

Let us remember our young people in prayer as they begin a new school year.  The best of luck to each one of you.  Keep up the good work and always let your light shine!

 

LOOKING AHEAD

September 2, Search: “Hearing the Gospel”

September 3, Labor Day, church office closed

September 5 – December 12: Northridge will offer Divorce Care program at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings.  More info on bulletin board in foyer.

September 9, Search: “Believing in Jesus”

September 9, Guest speaker Ken Ellis, from Noble Church of Christ teaching the combined teen and adult classes and preaching AM

September 9 – 12:  Gospel Meeting at Farrall Street, various speakers including Robert Prater (Monday, Sept. 10)

September 12, Wednesday 10:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Class resumes with monthly luncheon to follow: Continueing study of “Daughters of Eve”

September 16, Search: “Repentance”

September 18 & 25, Free “Living Well with Diabetes” Seminar at Central presented by Ken Ellis from Noble Church of Christ, from 7 – 8:30pm. Outsmart Diabetes, Stay Motivated!  Flyers coming soon.

September 21, Friday, Ladies Night at Little.  Salad supper 5:30-6:30, program begins at 7 p.m.

September 23, Search:  “Confessing Christ”

September 30, Search: “Baptism”

September 30, Annual Ladies Appreciation Luncheon hosted by The Sonshine Sisters

October 7-9, OC Lectureship for 2012 “In Him” Covering: Marriage and Family

October 10, Tipton Truck


LABOR DAY REFLECTIONS

Labor Day brings to mind picnics, cookouts and family gatherings.  Falling on the first Monday in September, it marks the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of a new school year.  But the holiday was created in 1882 to honor the social and economic contributions of American workers.

In a strong economy, it’s easy to take for granted the ability to work and be paid well.  But times have changed during the past few years, with many people still struggling with unemployment and underemployment.

During our holiday celebrations this year, let’s give thanks for the jobs we have, pray for those who aren’t as fortunate and offer words of encouragement or help to someone who needs it.


Hope to see you Sunday!

Have a safe holiday weekend


LAST WEEK’S RECORD

Bible School                                              128

Worship Service                                       205

Sunday Evening                                       119

Wednesday Evening                                  99

Contribution                                     6,016.01

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

September 2, 2012

Announcements:                            Bob Perry

Opening Prayer:                           Bob Seikel

Song Director:                              Paul Harris

Scripture:                               Mark Michener

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                          Jim Walling

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Cary Leonard                           Bill Lawerance

Lynn Harmon                          Brandon Gober

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Tim McGalliard                          Frank Burton

USHERS

Robert Perry                          Ken Whittington

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Robert & Ann Perry

Elevator:             Ken & Hillary Whittington

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Michelle McKnight

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Jon Merritt

PROJECTION CONTROL

Michael Michener

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:                Richard Albright

Song Director:                             Paul Harris

Sermon:                                    Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                          Carl Weeks

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

Austin Beard                      Dennis Brodersen

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Director:                  Michael Michener

 

VAN DRIVER

Tracy Gettle

 

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-12977