Bulletin for Sunday 07/14/2013

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By Jimmy Hyde

We had a great Sunday this last week. I really enjoyed our first monthly fellowship meal. A big thank you to all that helped make that happen. A special thank you to our two hostesses; Michelle McKnight and Denise Beard. I am slowly getting into the swing of things around here. My office is about seventy-five percent setup and I’m beginning to figure out the routine.

Dare to Be a Daniel

Our Vacation Bible School will begin this next Monday, the 15th and will run till Friday, the 19th. We will meet each night from 6:30 to 8:30 here at the church building. I’m really excited about being a part of VBS here at Central. Make sure you encourage all of your friends and family to bring all the kids they can find from 3 years old to 5th grade. Also, I will be teaching a class for adults on Wednesday night. Make sure you plan to join us as well as invite all of your friends and neighbors to this special time of Bible study.

What Does God Want from Me?

This is a question we all find ourselves asking at different times in our lives. What does God want from me? There are many reasons why we ask this question. Sometimes our lives feel empty because we’re stuck in a spiritual rut and we’ve lost our passion and zeal for God and His work in our lives. Other times it may be out of frustration we ask this question, because life just seems to be full of pain and struggle. Two passages come to mind when I ask this question in my own life. First is Acts 17:26-28; “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.”   The second scripture is James 4:7-10

 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

May we all work to seek God and come near to Him, knowing He will come near to us. Have a blessed week and be near to God.



Babe Doyle spent some time in ICU at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital this past week.  He was moved to Colonial Estates Skilled Nursing on Monday in room 111. 

JoAnn Cheney is home and doing well after hip surgery.

Don Cross will be able to treat his health problem with medication. 

Jennifer Addington, who occasionally attends services here, request prayers in behalf of her mother and sister who are facing some difficult times.



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, Norma Cowden, 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, Jenni Tennery (Leona Smith’s granddaughter), 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.


Youth News
Nathan Kelly

I've got a lot to say this week, so hold on tight. I want to thank the Canard family for opening up their house for our dinner and devo. I know it’s not just a one man job, so I wanted to thank the whole family. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, playing pool, karaoke, and, of course, the burgers. So thank you.

This is the last week before VBS. In college, this would be dead week, which mean's it’s not dead at all. There's going to be something to do all week. Find someone who is teaching or helping out in some way and please ask how you can help them. A lot of people are going to be a little prideful and say you can't, but we know they're probably lying. So pester them some. They'll be thankful in the long run. On this note, keep Sunday evening clear. That's when most of the excitement happens. Stay after church and help decorate the auditorium and building. I'll try to make sure that you're laughing or smiling.

Lastly, my deep thought for this week. I got to witness Park Plaza's 50th anniversary on Sunday. It was great being there for such a special occasion, even though my only association to the church is my wife and honorary uncle. The video they made to show their history was amazing, and it struck a chord with me. When they first were meeting, they made sure to put on the church sign out front "temporary location." That works for us in two ways. One, we are now at a temporary location. We have plans to build and move. That's exciting and we all have a part in it. So let’s not forget to do our part. Second, every church should say "temporary location." I know it's kind of cheesy but it’s true. We are only here for a short time. Our building is only here for a short time. Sometime we will all move to our permanent location. Plus, I feel like it would bring some curious people in if they saw that this is just a temporary location.


The contribution from July 14, the second Sunday of the quarter, has been designated to the building fund.   The balance in the building fund as of  July 1 is $110,608.14.


We would like to thank the wonderful ladies of Central for organizing and giving us a wonderful baby shower for baby Nipper.  Central has given us such a great home and we know that it is the place we wish to raise our son.  The gifts are greatly appreciated and we know that he will not go without.  We would also like to thank everyone that contributed to the group gift.   Chris & Kelsey Nipper



Our Vacation Bible School will be July 15 – 19.  The theme this year will be “Dare to be a Daniel.”  Lots of volunteers are needed, so please sign up on the sheets in the foyer.  We dare YOU!!!

(Don’t forget -----We will need cookies)


Jimmy Hyde will be teaching an adult class on Wednesday evening in the auditorium


Please add Jennifer Hyde’s birthday to your July listing.  Her birthday is July 25th.



July 14, Search: “Holiness”

July 15 – 19, VBS, “Dare to be a Daniel” theme. 

July 21, Search: “The Bible Alone”

July 28, Search: “Do Not Go Beyond”



Bible School                                              112

Worship Service                                       180

Sunday Evening                                       107

Wednesday Evening                                 102

Contribution                                   $5,373.00



July 14, 2013

Announcements:                            Ron Taffe

Opening Prayer:                           Paul Harris

Song Director:                       Dwyane Dennis

Scripture:                                      Adam Park

Sermon:                                      Jimmy Hyde

Closing Prayer:                     Richard Yahola


NORTH                                            SOUTH

Austin Beard                                Steve Kelly

Keith Lawrence                      Brandon Gober


Cary Leonard                             Kevin Gober


Robert Perry                                  Carl Weeks


Foyer:                             Robert & Ann Perry

Elevator:                 Carl & Yuavonda Weeks


Lindsey Borcherding


Jim Pettyjohn


Bob Stephens



Opening Prayer:                              Jon Merritt

Song Director:                          Dwyane Dennis

Sermon:                                          Jimmy Hyde

Closing Prayer:                       Ken Whittington


NORTH                                        SOUTH

Nathan Kelly                             Tim McGalliard



Classes for all ages

Song Leader:                          Dwyane Dennis

Devotional:                             Tim McGalliard


Ken Whittington

If unable to serve this week, notify

Frank Romberg – 273-1297