Bulletin for Sunday 10/28/2012

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AMONG FRIENDS
With Robert Prater

One of the reasons the one-talent man gave for not using his talent is that he knew his master was a “hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you scattered no seed.” (Matt. 25:24)   He was saying that his master expected the impossible. Was he right?

The fairness of the master, who represents the Lord in this parable, is seen in the fact that he did not expect the two-talent man to produce as much as the five-talent man.  Both received the same commendation, and the same invitation to enter the joy of their master. He did not expect as much of the one-talent man as he did the two talent man. His claim that the master’s demands were unreasonable is simply not true.

The problem of the one-talent man was not that he only had one talent, but that he failed to use that one talent for the master.  In the church, there are not any no-talent people. All of us have some ability or abilities we can use for the Lord.

The woman who anointed Jesus’ head with expensive perfume was criticized for wasting it - it could have been sold for over 300 denarii and the money given to the poor.  There would always be poor people, but they would not always have Him.  He went on to say: “She has done what she could.” (Mark 14:6-8)  When we do what we can, that is all He expects.

Only Jesus did everything perfectly. While we will do a less than perfect job, imperfect faithfulness is better than doing a perfect job of doing nothing.

A group of French prisoners during World War II were forced to work in a German ammunitions factory. When they realized that the bombs they were building were being used to destroy their homeland, they made the decision to create a malfunction in the devices that detonated the bombs. The bombs were designed to explode on impact. With the changes the prisoners made, the bombs were harmless - no explosion occurred.

Puzzled by so many failed attacks, the French government conducted an investigation. When they opened the bombs, they found slips of paper inside with these words written on them:

We are doing the best we can

With what we’ve got

Where we are

Every chance we get.

That is all God expects from you and me.  Abraham asked, “Shall not the judge of all the earth do right?” (Gen. 18:25). He always has, and He always will.  God is fair.

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


BAPTISM

We rejoice with Jaxon Canard who was baptized into Christ on Monday afternoon by his brother Trey at the building.  We rejoice with heaven at the addition of this precious soul to the family of God.  We’re thankful for this wonderful Christian family and the steadfast love and example of Kari, and her three wonderful sons.  Richard and Myrna Albright are the proud grandparents.


FALL PARTY

All children and youth of the congregation are invited to a Fall Party after Sunday evening service in the fellowship room.  There will be fun games, candy, and food.  Children are encouraged to bring their costumes to wear for the party afterwards.  If you would like to help, please see Lysa Park or Maggie Prater. 


PRAYER CONCERNS

Joe Magee had surgery on Friday of last week at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City and remains in ICU 19.

Nadine Magee was dismissed from St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital on Monday.

Chad Beard is scheduled for surgery on November 2 at Children’s Hospital to repair the leakage of spinal fluid.

Terri Seikel had surgery this past Monday at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital. 

Dorothy Norton remains in Rose Manor, room 214 for continued therapy and Dave Emery remains in Colonial Estates room 124 for rehabilitation. 

Grace Lofties has been having health issues and will be visiting with doctors at Oklahoma Heart Hospital on Thursday.


Youth News
Nathan Kelly

Monday at 4:11 Trey and Jaxon got to share an experience that most brothers don’t get to share.  Trey got the honor to baptize Jaxon.  It was a great day in which we know there was a lot of rejoicing both on Earth and in Heaven.  We are proud of the commitment Jaxon has taken and I am blessed in having him in the youth group.


UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS

October 27 – Frontier City/Fright Fest

November 4 – AWTG @ SW OKC


APOLOGY FOR MISSPELLING

We do apology for the errors in spelling of some of our member’s names in the pictorial directory.  Please make changes in the spelling under the pictures as follows:

DIVINE, Thelma

EDGMON, Norma

EPPERSON, Arthur

MacMillan, Beverley

NORWOOD, Clavin

PARK, Lysa

     The names appear correctly in the roster section in the back of the directory.


THANK YOU

Thank you so much for all your love and support during this difficult time.  Aunt Thelma loved her church family with all her heart.  Thank you for the lovely pink bromeliad plant you sent for Aunt Thelma’s memorial service.  She would have loved it.  The food you provided was appreciated and the eulogy Dwyane delivered was beautiful.   Diane Moore & all the Passons Family                                   

 

Thank everyone for the pretty cards, visits, and concerns.  Especially for your prayers during and after my surgery.  In Christian love,  Jo & Barney Sneed


BIRTHDAYS IN NOVEMBER

04

Beverley MacMillan

04

Jo Sneed

05

Debbie Hair

06

Diane Lawerance

08

Jim Pettyjohn

10

Gage Anderson

12

Kolby Shadaram

15

Jim Carpenter

15

Francis Davis

16

Sue Riedel

17

Camden Prater

18

Cathy Rose

20

Marcia Dennis

22

Rachel Hall

23

Teresa Story

25

Karli Shadaram

27

Carl Weeks

 

ANNIVERSARIES IN NOVEMBER

01

Wayne & Patti Spencer – 16th

06

Joe & Phyllis Scheidt – 29th

24

Bob & Cleta Allen – 55th

27

Curtis & Kim Jarrell – 2nd

29

William & Billie Horton – 63rd

     We wish to send best wishes to those having birthdays and anniversaries during the month of November.  Special congratulations to Bob & Cleta Allen on their 55th and William & Billie Horton on their 63rd wedding anniversaries.


LOOKING AHEAD

October 28, Search: “Morality”

November 4, Search: “Making Decisions”

November 7,Ladies Class meets at 10:30; luncheon

November 10, Saturday; Coat Give Away.  We need youth size 8 through XL in adult sizes!

November 11, Search: “Hope”

November 17, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Chili supper & Singing @ the Michener home

November 18, Search: “Let God Be God”

November 25, Search: “Do We Need God?”

December 5,Ladies Class meets at 10:30:luncheon


LAST WEEK’S RECORD

Bible School                                              118

Worship Service                                       190

Sunday Evening                                       105

Wednesday Evening                                  96

Contribution                                     3,995.50

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

October 28, 2012

Announcements:                            Bob Perry

Opening Prayer:                Dennis Brodersen

Song Director:                           Austin Beard

Scripture:                                         Eric Park

Sermon:                                 Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                           Carl Weeks

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Clavin Norwood                             Ron Taffe

Geoff Root                           Ken Whittington

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Cary Leonard                              Tracy Gettle

USHERS

Jim Pettyjohn                         Tim McGalliard

GREETERS

Foyer:                         Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn

Elevator:                Tim & Janice McGalliard

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Darlene Todd

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Mark Autrey

PROJECTION CONTROL

Bob Stephens

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:          Burl Vanlandingham

Song Director:                          Austin Beard

Sermon:                                Dwyane Dennis

Closing Prayer:                           Scott Perry

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

Jon Merritt                                     Bob Seikel

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

5th Wednesday Singing Devotional

Devotional:                                             Dale Beard

VAN DRIVER

Bob Perry

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297