Bulletin for Sunday 01/06/2013

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AMONG FRIENDS
With Robert Prater

Playwright Oscar Wilde had a great definition for a New Year’s Resolution as something that goes “in one year and out the other.” In fact, statistics show that for everyone who make New Year’s resolutions, a staggering 97% fail to carry them out completely. But the fact is that for people who take the time to carefully set goals are ten times more likely to attain them than those who make spur-of-the-moment promises to themselves.

Well in 2013 why not ask the Lord to strengthen you with His might (Ephesians 3:16) to grow in obedience to Him?  Here are seven critical areas where Christians should resolve to grow: 

1.  Ask the Lord to help you grow in your walk with Christ this year.

2.  Ask the Lord to help you read through the Bible in 2013.

3.  Ask the Lord to help you spend significant time in prayer daily. We have plenty of time for leisure activities, don’t we? We have time for prayer!

4.  Ask the Lord to help you commit to attending Sunday and Wednesday worship services on a regular basis.

5.  Ask the Lord to help give you more opportunities to serve Him this year.

6.  Ask the Lord to help you be faithful in giving this year. 

7.  Ask the Lord to help you be faithful to regularly share the gospel. 

As we go into 2013 let us reflect on lessons learned, remember our challenges and rejoice in our blessings. Those moments are gifts from God. Moments to grow us, to help us become who God created us to be, to live the lives He intends for us.  “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”  (Ephesians 3:20 NIV) 

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


Sermons for Sunday

AM   Giving As an Expression of Worship

PM    Area Wide Worship at Expo – Kent Allen


  A New Year,
A New Beginning
The old year ends, a new begins
With pages clean and new;
And what is written on each page
Will now depend on you.

You can’t relive the year that’s past,
Erasing every wrong;
For once a year, or day, is spent,
It is forever gone.

But don’t give up in dark despair
If you have failed some test;
Seek God’s forgiveness and resolve
Henceforth to do your best.

You know not where your path may lead
Nor what’s beyond the hill;
But know that God walks at your side,
If you will do His will.

All things are possible with God,
Though days be bright or dim;
So do your best and know that you
Can leave the rest to Him.

--Author Unknown          


SYMPATHY

We extend our love and sympathy to June Sharp in the loss of her brother, Bill Long, on December 19.  Services were held in Paso Robles, CA.  


PRAYER CONCERNS

To the best of our knowledge we have no Central member in the hospital at this time. 

Please continue your prayers in behalf of Chad Beard.  Chad is still experiencing a lot of discomfort from his last surgery and has been having a lot of headaches also.


Praise Him 2013 at the Expo Center
With Kent Allen


JANUARY
DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Date

O.T. Reading

Date

N.T. Reading

1

Gen. 1,2,3

1

Matt. 1

2

Gen. 4,5,6

2

Matt. 2

3

Gen. 7,8,9

3

Matt. 3

4

Gen. 10,11,12

4

Matt. 4

5

Gen. 13,14,15

5

Matt. 5:1-26

6

Gen. 16,17

6

Matt. 5:27-48

7

Gen. 18,19

7

Matt. 6:1-18

8

Gen. 20,21,22

8

Matt. 6:19-34

9

Gen. 23,24

9

Matt. 7

10

Gen. 25,26

10

Matt. 8:1-17

11

Gen. 27,28

11

Matt. 8:18-34

12

Gen. 29,30

12

Matt. 9:1-17

13

Gen. 31,32

13

Matt. 9:18-38

14

Gen. 33,34,35

14

Matt. 10:1-20

15

Gen. 36,37,38

15

Matt. 10:21-42

16

Gen. 39,40

16

Matt. 11

17

Gen. 41,42

17

Matt. 12:1-23

18

Gen. 43,44,45

18

Matt. 12:24-50

19

Gen. 46,47,48

19

Matt. 13:1-30

20

Gen. 49,50

20

Matt. 13:31-58

21

Ex. 1,2,3

21

Matt. 14:1-21

22

Ex. 4,5,6

22

Matt. 14:22-36

23

Ex. 7,8

23

Matt. 15:1-20

24

Ex. 9,10,11

24

Matt. 15:21-39

25

Ex. 12,13

25

Matt. 16

26

Ex. 14,15

26

Matt. 17

27

Ex. 16,17,18

27

Matt. 18:1-20

28

Ex. 19,20

28

Matt. 18:21-35

29

Ex. 21,22

29

Matt. 19

30

Ex. 23,24

30

Matt. 20:1-16

31

Ex. 25,26

31

Matt. 20:17-34


THANK YOU

To our brothers & sisters in Christ, Thank you for your best wishes on our marriage.  Thanks for the money tree, the reception, your love & support.  A special thanks to Dwyane, Marcia, Paula, Linda and Doris.
Winona & Bob Seikel

Thanks to the church for the beautiful poinsettia.  It made my day.  And thanks for the ones that delivered them.  It was so nice of them & for their time.  In Christian love, Jean Pointer


LOOKING AHEAD

January 6, Search: “Things We Must Know”

January 6, LTC Drama will meet at 2 p.m. & LTC Puppets will meet at 3 p.m.

January 6, Shawnee Area-Wide Service, “Praise Him 2013”, @ Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Sunday, 5 p.m.  Kent Allen, guest speaker

January 9, Ladies Bible Class resumes, 10:30 a.m., January luncheon

January 13, Search: “Meant for Good”

January 20, Search: “Walking by Faith”

January 27, Search: “Whatever”


Youth News
Nathan Kelly

January 6, LTC Drama practice at 2 p.m. & LTC Puppets practice at 3 p.m.

January 6 - Praise Him Sunday night and area wide Star Skate afterwards.  Cost $5 plus additional $3 if rollerblade.  Plus concession money.

January 13 - AWTG @ Seminole


FOR THE NEW YEAR

Hold fast to your faith (Hebrews 4:14)
Assemble with the saints (Hebrews 10:25)
Pray earnestly every day (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18)
Pray for great blessings (Malachi 3:10)
Yield not to temptation (1 Thessalonians 5:22)

Neglect not your talents and opportunities (Galatians 6:10)
Examine yourself daily (2 Corinthians 13:5)
Work diligently for the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58)

Yield your members to righteousness (Romans 6:11,16)
Exercise yourself in godliness (1 Timothy 4:7)
Aim for a perfect, mature faith (Hebrews 6:1)
Redeem the time (Ephesians 5:15-16)


LAST WEEK’S RECORD

Bible School                                              109

Worship Service                                       163

Sunday Evening                                         99

Wednesday Evening                                  72

Contribution                                     5,367.36

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

January 6, 2013

Announcements:                          Steve Kelly

Opening Prayer:                             Jim Cross

Song Director:                              Paul Harris

Scripture:                                         Eric Park

Sermon:                                     Robert Prater

Closing Prayer:                         Brian Nipper

 

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Michael Michener                        Carl Weeks

Jon Merritt                                  Tracy Gettle

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Frank Burton                        Clavin Norwood

USHERS

Bob Perry                       Burl Vanlandingham

GREETERS

Foyer:                              Bob & Louise Perry

Elevator:      Burl & Barbara Vanlandingham

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Cathy Pettyjohn

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Geoff Root

PROJECTION CONTROL

Bob Stephens

 

PRAISE HIM 2013

COMBINED EVENING SERVICES

WITH KENT ALLEN, SPEAKING &

JAKE LYNN, SONG LEADER

EXPO CENTER @ 5 PM

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Song Leader:                  Burl Vanlandingham

Devotional:                            Clavin Norwood

VAN DRIVER

Craig McKnight

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297