Bulletin for Sunday 05/19/2013
WHERE IS SECURITY TO BE FOUND?
Explosions at the Boston Marathon! Letters containing the poisonous ricin! Churches being robbed! School children gunned down in the classroom! “If you see anything suspicious, please report this to your local authorities!” “Allow two hours to check in if you are taking a flight!” “If you are going to the ball game, you will not be allowed to take any backpacks, coolers, stadium seats, or umbrellas inside.”
This yearning for security may seem especially acute at this time, but in reality it has always been present. The child cries for his mother, the employee longs for security in his job, and the elderly crave it in retirement.
Where is security to be found? Permit me to relate a bit of history. It was September 14, 1814. Francis Scott Key’s ship had been commandeered by the British flagship in Chesapeake Bay. On that fateful night he was forced to watch as the British unmercifully bombarded the American Fort McHenry. As the smoke of the night passed, Key saw “Old Glory” still waving. This inspired him to pen The Star Spangled Banner. The fourth verse says:
O! thus be if ever when free men shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation;
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just;
And this be our motto, “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner is triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Key was right. True security is found only in God! What has the Christian to fear? Nothing really! Spiritual Zion is secure. “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.” (Hebrews 12:28)
Hope to see you Sunday!
We extend our loving sympathy to the family of former member, Maurice Knight, who passed away on Saturday, May 11. Maurice was a faithful servant of God and a former elder at Northwest Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. He and his wife, Jeanne, were members at Central in the early 1950’s. Services were held at Northwest Church of Christ on Wednesday. He was the brother of Ann Bivins, brother-in-law to Bob Bivins & Bernard Sharp and uncle to Anita Sharp.
We want to wish the very best future to our graduating seniors this year: A reception in their honor will be held in the fellowship room after services Sunday evening.
CLAVIN WAYNE SKYLER NORWOOD II
Clavin Wayne Skyler Norwood II is the son of Clavin and Agnes Norwood and the brother of Alexis Norwood. Skyler loves to sing and go to church whenever he is able. His joyful enthusiasm and beautiful smile are an encouragement to all those around him!
REAGAN LEE YAHOLA
Reagan Yahola is the oldest daughter of Richard and Robin Yahola and is the sister of Ryan and Riley Yahola. Reagan will be graduating from New Lima High School where she is on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll and was on the Principal’s Honor Roll last year. Reagan has been a starter on the Varsity Softball team since her freshman year and received a Varsity Letter in Softball from New Lima. Her hobbies include softball, sports in general and shopping! After graduation she plans to attend Seminole State College to pursue a nursing certification with the long term goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
To the best of our knowledge we have no Central member in the hospitals at this time.
Mariella Jacobs was moved to Bradford Village for rehabilitation this week after spending several days in Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Clavin Norwood has requested prayers for his mother, Elizabeth Watson, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Ms. Watson lives in Broken Bow
You and your family are cordially invited to a
Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27th @ 5:00 PM at the McKnight’s Home
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs with all the fixings along with Tea and Lemonade will be provided. Bring your favorite side dish and/or homemade ice cream. There will be an ice-cream sundae buffet.
Also bring your lawn chairs or blanket.
Be ready to play horse-shoes, volleyball or croquet.
Please call Michelle at 620-1234 if you have any questions or suggestions.
We look forward to having a great time with our Central family!
We continue to keep up the great attendance. We had just about the same amount of people in class as we did go to the area wide. I'm loving this big attendance. I challenge everyone to keep it up, and to even raise our attendance. Now camp it not far away. The theme is "I Dare You!" We will be studying the book of Daniel. Camp isn't camp without you. It is made up by very special individuals and without them, there always seems to be something lacking. I always hate not seeing people at camp when they have come the year before. It bums me out. Please don't bum me out. We need you at camp. Central does a great job providing campers that step up into the leadership roles.. Get your applications in and get ready for an amazing, hot week. I'm sorry. I meant an amazingly hot week. Get excited!
Don’t forget about the trip to Ada this Friday evening. We are going to Lazer Zone to play laser tag and whatever other activities they might have. So bring friends.
May 18, Lazer Zone in Ada
May 19, Senior Reception honoring Reagan Yahola and Clavin Wayne Skyler Norwood II after evening service in the fellowship room. To contribute to a money tree gift, see Denise Beard, Mary Kelly or Janet Stephens.
June 4 – 6, A list of needed items is 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 black 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
June 9-15, CENTRAL’S WEEK @ BURNT CABIN
If you would like to sponsor a child at camp, gifts may be given to Bob Stephens, Bob Perry or Steve Kelly. If a check is given it should have Burnt Cabin Camp on the memo line. The cost for one week at camp is $140.
A WORD OF WISDOM
You cannot stay where you are and go with God. You cannot continue doing things your way and accomplish God’s purpose in his ways. Your thinking cannot come close to God’s thoughts. For you to do the will of God, you must adjust your life to him, his purposes and his ways. --Henry Blackaby
LAST WEEK’S RECORD
Bible School 123
Worship Service 218
Sunday Evening 107
Wednesday Evening 78
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
May 19, 2013
Announcements: Steve Kelly
Opening Prayer: Clavin Norwood
Song Director: Michael Michener
Scripture: Chad Beard
Sermon: Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer: Dale Beard
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Eric Park Ron Taffe
Lynn Harmon Kyle Perry
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Ron Dunavan Geoff Root
Paul Harris Tim McGalliard
Foyer: Paul & Paula Harris
Elevator: Tim & Janice McGalliard
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Cary Leonard
Song Director: Michael Michener
Sermon: Dwyane Dennis
Closing Prayer: Mark Michener
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Austin Beard Bob Seikel
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Devotional: Carl Weeks
Song Director: Burl Vanlandingham
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297