Bulletin for Sunday 10/28/2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The names appear correctly in the roster section in the back of the directory.
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
ANNIVERSARIES IN NOVEMBER
Wayne & Patti Spencer – 16th
Joe & Phyllis Scheidt – 29th
Bob & Cleta Allen – 55th
Curtis & Kim Jarrell – 2nd
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.
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
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
Clavin Norwood Ron Taffe
Geoff Root Ken Whittington
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Cary Leonard Tracy Gettle
Jim Pettyjohn Tim McGalliard
Foyer: Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn
Elevator: Tim & Janice McGalliard
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Burl Vanlandingham
Song Director: Austin Beard
Sermon: Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer: Scott Perry
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Jon Merritt Bob Seikel
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
5th Wednesday Singing Devotional
Devotional: Dale Beard
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297