Bulletin for Sunday 04/14/2013

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THE LEAST CONFESSED SIN

“… he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days” (Proverbs 28:16).

A fly landed on a nice strip of gooey, sweet-smelling fly paper.  Quickly surveying the situation, and not seeing a challenger in sight, he happily announced, “My fly-paper!”  Sinking his nose in the syrupy stuff he dined sumptuously.  Then, he blissfully snoozed in an “after-dinner” siesta.  Afterward, deciding to leave, he began hopelessly beating his wings against the air… and the paper announced, “My fly!:

That’s often the way it is with a man and his possessions.  Man surveys his accumulations and proudly says, “My possessions!”  The possessions knowingly wink at each other and whisper, “Our man.”

Francis de Sales, reputed to have heard more confessions than any other Catholic priest, said that the sin of covetousness was never one time confessed to him.  We wonder how often it is confessed to God!  This is the problem with covetousness…it is seldom even recognized by the victim.  Yet, thousands submit to its dictates.

Covetousness says: …”You have the opportunity to make extra money Sunday.  You need it.  Don’t go to church!

Man replies: “Yes, Master.”

Covetousness says: “You’ll have to compromise your convictions and be a shade dishonest in this business transaction.  But that’s business.  Everyone’s doing it these days!:

Man replies: “Yes Master.”

Covetousness says: “Living expenses are high.  You deserve a nice vacation.  You’ll have to cut your contributions to the church!”

Man replies: “Yes, Master.”

Covetousness is easily camouflaged.  Most of those who are guilty refuse to face it.  Jesus preached about it.  “And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him” (Luke 16:14).  Lovers of money scoff (or at least “shut out”) the preacher who warns them of their sin.  They need to hear the words Jesus addressed to the Pharisees: “Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15).  Covetousness always carries one away from God.  The psalmist wisely prayed: “Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.  Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way” (Psalm 119:36,37)

Covetousness is Satan’s “home field.”  In this part he has won many of his most stunning victories.  Covetousness is to the soul what  cancer is to the body.  No wonder Jesus said: “Take heed, and beware of covetousness” (Luke 12:15).

Joe R. Barnett, Broadway, Lubbock, TX, 1985


BULLETIN CHANGING

Beginning in May, we will be making changes in the way The Gospel Guide is sent.  You will be able to receive this by going on line here at tenthandbell.org or you can pick up a copy at church services.  If you wish to be included in weekly email notice that the bulletin has been posted online, send an email to webdude@shawneecentralcofc.org.  For out of town recipients who wish to continue to receive our bulletin, if you are unable to receive it via internet, you may request a hard copy to be mailed to you.  We feel that the savings in doing it this way will enable us to use the Lord’s money more efficiently.


BUILDING FUND

All contributions collected on Sunday April 14th will be added to the Building Fund.


AFRICA MISSION

Molly Gettle is planning to go on a mission trip to Africa the first of May.  She needs to take baby blankets (small) and wash cloths.  If you would like to help by providing these items, there will be a basket in the foyer.


PRAYER CONCERNS

Vivian Cross had foot surgery at Orthopedic Hospital in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Bob Bivins was moved to Shawnee Colonial Estates for rehabilitation from St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital on Wednesday,  He is in room 121.  Your prayers and visits are requested and appreciated.

Wynona Seikel had an appendectomy at St. Anthony Shawnee Wednesday of last week and was allowed to go home the next day.  She was in services Sunday.

Leona Smith is requesting prayers for her granddaughter Jenni Tennery.  Doctors recently found 5 tumors & will do biopsies soon.  Jeni & family live in Indiana.  She is the daughter of Jerilyn & Dennis Simpson (former members at Central)


Youth New
Nathan Kelly

April 14, AWTG @ Highland. Leave the building at 9:15.  Bring clothes to change into for the volley-ball tournament afterwards.


CONTINUING PRAYER CONCERNS

Bob Allen, Ruth Autrey, Chad Beard, Bob Bivins, 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.


LOOKING AHEAD

April 13, Ladies Day, Northridge, 10 a.m. Cheri Trousdale

April 14, Search: “Just a Christian”

April 21, Search: “Churches of Christ”

April 28, Search: “A Member of the Body”


CENTRAL MEMBERS & FRIENDS
IN NURSING HOMES

 

ROSE MANOR CARE CENTER

1610 N. Bryan, Shawnee, OK 74804

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

Bob Bivins, #121

Naomi Rutledge, #135

Orlena Williams, #83

 

SUNSET ESTATE

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

Salt

Pop-Tarts

Pine-Sol

 


Hope to see you Sunday!


LAST WEEK’S RECORD

Bible School                                                93

Worship Service                                       164

Sunday Evening                                       100

Wednesday Evening                                  81

Contribution                                     5,180.00

 

SERVING THE CONGREGATION

April 14, 2013

Announcements:           Burl Vanlandingham

Opening Prayer:                       Jim Pettyjohn

Song Director:                      Craig McKnight

Scripture:                                         Eric Park

Sermon:                                   Daniel Roberts

Closing Prayer:                        Bob Stephens

SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                            SOUTH

Scott Perry                                    Paul Harris

Kyle Perry                                 Nathan Kelly

AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM

Jeff Todd                                                Cary Leonard

USHERS

Steve Kelly                                Ron Dunavan

GREETERS

Foyer:                             Steve & Mary Kelly

Elevator:                   Ron & Evelyn Dunavan

NURSERY ATTENDANTS

Lindsey Borcherding

ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR

Carl Weeks

PROJECTION CONTROL

Ron Taffe

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Opening Prayer:              Michael Michener

Song Director:                     Craig McKnight

Sermon:                                 Daniel Roberts

Closing Prayer:                             Bob Perry

AT THE LORD’S TABLE

NORTH                                           SOUTH

Jim Carpenter                                   Dale Beard

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

Classes for all ages

Devotional:                             George Mastick

Song Director:                      Craig McKnight

 

VAN DRIVER

Ken Whittington

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297