Bulletin for Sunday 09/30/2012
1938 James Harold Decker 2012
James Harold Decker passed away Monday evening, September 24. He had struggled with health issues for the past several years and had come to church services whenever he could. He was a sweet and kind Christian man. During his last few years at the Nursing Home he encouraged and lifted the spirits of those around him. Services pending at present time.
We express our sympathy to Tim & Lisa Fullbright in the loss of Tim’s aunt, Barbara Hembree. Graveside services were conducted by Robert Prater on Friday morning at Johnson Cemetery. Tim’s uncle, Paul Fullbright, passed away this past Saturday. Robert conducted his graveside service on Wednesday at Forest Hill Cemetery in Tecumseh.
We also express our sympathy to Carletta Moore in the loss of her mother, Louella Brown.
Her service was held on Monday morning at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.
With Robert Prater
During the past two weeks many of us have been blessed by the recent uplifting health and wellness seminar, “Living Well with Diabetes.” Ken Ellis did an outstanding job in his presentations. These lessons were educational, encouraging and motivating in both taking better care of our physical health and in our Christian walk. I think most of those who took part feel the same. I was especially pleased to see such a great turnout from the community to hear these lessons. We had a great opportunity the Lord provided for us to invite our friends, family and neighbors to hear these lessons of interest and spiritually enriching to them as well. Let us continue to pray for open doors of opportunity to reach out to our community for Christ. If you would like to get a CD copy of the lessons, please contact the church office or fill out a CD request form at the table in the foyer.
The Scriptures teach that obedience is part of our faith response to God’s grace. (Matt. 7:21; Hebrews 5:9; 1 Peter 1:22) While it is true that only the obedient will be saved, it is not accurate to say that we are saved by our obedience. To be saved by our obedience we would have to be perfectly obedient, without even one sin. (Gal. 3:10) The Bible teaches that we are saved by the Lord’s grace through faith, not by works of human righteousness (Eph. 2:8-9). Salvation is a gift of God, and is the product of His grace (Rom. 3:24; 6:23). An unearned, undeserved, unmerited gift cannot be earned, deserved, or merited.
Like all gifts, salvation is conditional. If it were not conditional, everyone would receive it whether they wanted it or not. Air is a gift from God, but for us to receive the benefits, it must be breathed into the lungs so the oxygen can be distributed through the bloodstream to the various parts of the body. Jericho was a gift from the Lord, but the Israelites had to follow His instructions to march around the city walls for seven days in order to receive it. (Josh. 6:16; Heb. 11:30)
The condition for salvation is faith, but not just any kind of faith (Eph. 2:8). The difference between saved and lost believers is obedience. Faith without works is dead and will not save (James 2:14-17). But a working faith is not a perfect faith. Things like faith, repentance, and baptism, essentials for salvation, are not works of human righteousness, but works that are the result of our obedient response to God’s grace (John 6:28-29). Our works and obedience do not make us “good enough” to deserve heaven; they just prove the sincerity of our love, faith, and gratitude for the Lord’s mercy to undeserving sinners like us.
Our only hope is God’s grace found in Christ. As the poem says it: “I cannot work my soul to save; that work my Lord has done. But I can work like any slave for the love of God’s dear Son.”
The Church of Christ, 101 S. Cleveland, Chandler invites you to attend a Gospel Meeting, October 7 – 10 with brother Bill Jones of Stratford Monday thru Wednesday services begin at 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 30, will be the 5th Sunday building fund contribution
Jo Sneed is home following surgery last Tuesday, at Oklahoma Heart Hospital South. She is progressing well and will have 7 weeks of therapy.
Dorothy Norton has been moved to Rose Manor, room 210, for continued therapy.
Ruth Autrey spent some time in St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital after receiving a cut to her head and having 7 staples. She is back at Colonial Estate now.
Dave Emery remains in room 212 at Rose Manor for rehabilitation.
Ladies in the youth group. This Sunday is the Ladies Day Luncheon and you have been asked to come attend and help serve. It will be a great time of fellowship and getting to know more ladies of the congregation. Plus you‘ll get a free lunch.
Guys, since the ladies have got to do two activities, if you want to, we can go out for lunch and maybe watch a movie. Let me know if you would be interested.
Sept. 30 – Youth girls help serve at Ladies Day Luncheon
October 7 – AWTG @ Southwest in Ada
WE ARE IN NEED OF
COATS – COATS – COATS – COATS
YOUTH 8 THRU ADULT XL
(Donations happily accepted)
Erma Dean Farris
ANNIVERSARIES IN OCTOBER
Chris & Kelsey Nipper – 2nd
Carl & Yuavonda Weeks – 4th
Austin & Alex Beard – 1st
Craig & Michelle McKnight – 24th
Congratulations to all those having birthdays and anniversaries during the month of October.
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 9-11, Tipton Truck will be here.
Needed supplies: Green beans, cereal, soup, apple juice, ibuprofen, powdered sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, apricot preserves, paper towels, toilet bowl cleaner, HE laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets, toilet tissue. Driver will be picking up the “Change for Children” cans also.
LAST WEEK’S RECORD
Bible School 126
Worship Service 191
Sunday Evening 114
Wednesday Evening 104
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
September 30, 2012
Announcements: Ron Taffe
Opening Prayer: Paul Harris
Song Director: Austin Beard
Scripture: Chad Beard
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Dale Beard
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Jon Merritt Burl Vanlandingham
Brandon Gober Chris Nipper
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Tim McGalliard Brian Nipper
Robert Perry Bob Stephens
Foyer: Robert & Ann Perry
Elevator: Bob & Janet Stephens
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Chuck Carter
Song Director: Austin Beard
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Nathan Kelly
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Clavin Norwood Jim Walling
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Director: Dale Beard
Devotional: Joe Curtis
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297