Bulletin for Sunday 04/07/2013
On Sunday morning, March 24, Darlene Todd requested the prayers of the church in her behalf. She was seeking forgiveness of wrongs in her life and requesting your continuing prayers that she may become the person she knows God wants her to be and that she wants to be. We deeply appreciate Darlene and her wonderful family. Let’s show our support for them in every possible way and remember them often in our prayers.
IT’S A NEW DAY
I grew up with a young man who became a preacher. He had an unusual gift. He could read a sermon and the next day get in the pulpit and repeat it word for word. Needless to say, that ability also helped him in school. I envied that gift until he confessed that two or three days after the sermon, or test, he wouldn’t remember anything about what he had read or said.
Most of us can’t retain every word of what we read for two or three days, but we don’t have the disability of forgetting everything in such a short period of time.
It’s a new day, and a new year! And while we might retain some of what we learned last year, it probably won’t hurt us to be reminded of things we have learned. Someone has well said, “Anything ‘that goes without saying’ is in danger of being left unsaid.”
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, wrote to the exiles of the Dispersion. In this letter he repeated a number of things he had taught them earlier. They may have thought that he didn’t need to repeat himself, but he said: “Therefore I intend always to remind you of these things, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have.” (2 Peter 1:2)
Later Peter says, ‘This is now the second letter that I have written to you, beloved, and in both of them I have aroused your sincere mind by way of reminder,” (2 Peter 3:1).
It never hurts to be reminded. In the yearning words of A. Catherine Hankey: “Tell me the old, old story, Of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, Of Jesus and His love.”
Some things never grow old! We long to hear them over and over, even though it is a new day.
JOHN GIPSON, North Little Rock, Arkansas
LADIES DAY AT NORTHRIDGE
The Northridge ladies invite the ladies at Central to their Ladies Day on April 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a continental breakfast, salad luncheon, door prizes, activities, prayers, and songs. The speaker will be Cheri Trousdale. See the bulletin board for additional details.
Bob Bivins is in ICU at St. Anthony Shawnee hospital Your prayers are appreciated. Sherri Collins is being placed in “Continuing Prayer Concerns” because of ongoing health issues. Your prayers mean much to her. We were thrilled to see Phyllis Scheidt back in worship Sunday after being out for an extended period of time due to a bad fall.
CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS
Bob Allen, Ruth Autrey, Chad Beard, Gary Brown (elder at Highland), Betty Caldwell (sister of Linda Carpenter) Harold Carothers, Blake Carter (great grandson of Sue Merritt), Sherri Collins, Fred Couch (friend of Teresa Story), Robert Donaldson (Vivian Cross’s brother) Norma Edgmon, Dave Emery, Fredith Hanifan, Norma Holt, (Carl Holt’s sister-in-law), Louise Honaker, Mariella Jacobs, John Johnston, Jerry Lanier, (son of the late Lois Lanier) June Lawerance (mother of Bill Lawerance), Aubrey McNutt, Cindy Monday, (friend of Rita Romberg) Patti Morgan (niece of Burl Vanlandingham), Thearlene Morris, Gene & Dorothy Norton, Rachel O’Neal, Addyson & Savahnnah Paine, (twin great grand-daughters of Wayne & Patti Spencer), Andy Peerson (brother to Royce Peerson), Alice Rice, Sue Riedel, Naomi Rutledge, Rhetta Smith, Sarah Smith, Dorothy Strickland, John Sullivan, Emma White, Iva Williams (Mother of Cathy Rose) and Selene Williams (daughter of Craig & Michelle McKnight). All these members and friends have continuing health concerns or other special circumstances. They appreciate your interest and prayers.
April 7, Search: “The Church Jesus Built”
April 13, Ladies Day, Northridge, 10 a.m. Cheri Trousdale
April 14, Search: “Just a Christian”
April 21, Search: “Churches of Christ”
April 289, Search: “A Member of the Body”
June 9-15, Central’s camp week at Burnt Cabin.
Hope to see you Sunday!
CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS
IN NURSING HOMES
ROSE MANOR CARE CENTER
1610 N. Bryan, Shawnee, OK 74804
Bob Bivins, #205B
Dave Emery, #309
SHAWNEE CARE CENTER
1202 W. Gilmore, Shawnee, OK 74804
Harold Carothers, #511
Sue Riedel, #205
SHAWNEE COLONIAL ESTATES
535 W. Federal, Shawnee, OK 74804
Ruth Autrey, #81
Naomi Rutledge, #135
Orlena Williams, #83
201 W. Walnut (P. O. Box 630)
Tecumseh, OK 74873
Rachel O’Neal, #13
Alice Rice, #55
Rhetta Smith, #44
TIPTON HOME TRUCK
The Tipton Home truck will be in our area June 4 – 6. A list of needed items are listed below:
Canola Oil Ritz crackers
Liquid Cascade Saltine crackers
Assorted soups BBQ sauce
Canned pineapple Green beans
Spaghetti sauce Graham crackers
Honey Presweetened Kool-Aid
Diced tomatoes Bleach
Toilet tissue Paper napkins
Paper towels Toilet bowl cleaner
Ground blk. pepper Peanut butter
40 gal trash bags Fabric softener sheets
Club crackers Assorted cereals
Worcestershire sauce Picante Sauce
Canned tuna Pancake mix
Lysol HE laundry detergent
A BLESSED THOUGHT
Gratitude consists in a watchful, minute attention to the particulars of our state, and to the multitude of God’s gifts, taken one by one. It fills us with a consciousness that God loves and cares for us, even to the least event and smallest need of life.
It is a blessed thought that from our childhood God has been laying his fatherly hands upon us, and always in benediction; that even the strokes of his hands are blessings, and among the chiefest we have ever received. When this feeling is awakened, the heart beats with a pulse of thankfulness.
- H.E. Manning
LAST WEEK’S RECORD
Bible School 118
Worship Service 229
Sunday Evening 93
Wednesday Evening 108
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
April 7, 2013
Announcements: Bob Seikel
Opening Prayer: Chuck Carter
Song Director: Michael Michener
Scripture: Jaxon Canard
Sermon: Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer: Tim McGalliard
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Brian Nipper Dale Beard
Lynn Harmon Geoff Root
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Ron Dunavan Brandon Gober
Steve Kelly Ron Taffe
Foyer: Steve & Mary Kelly
Elevator: Ron & Debbie Taffe
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Bill Lawerance
Song Director: Michael Michener
Sermon: Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer: Scott Perry
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Nathan Kelly Robert Perry
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Devotional: Ron Taffe
Song Director: Burl Vanlandingham
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297