Bulletin for Sunday 07/14/2013
GREAT FULL TO GOD
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.
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, 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.
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
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
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)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASS
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”
LAST WEEK’S RECORD
Bible School 112
Worship Service 180
Sunday Evening 107
Wednesday Evening 102
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
July 14, 2013
Announcements: Ron Taffe
Opening Prayer: Paul Harris
Song Director: Dwyane Dennis
Scripture: Adam Park
Sermon: Jimmy Hyde
Closing Prayer: Richard Yahola
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Austin Beard Steve Kelly
Keith Lawrence Brandon Gober
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Cary Leonard Kevin Gober
Robert Perry Carl Weeks
Foyer: Robert & Ann Perry
Elevator: Carl & Yuavonda Weeks
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Jon Merritt
Song Director: Dwyane Dennis
Sermon: Jimmy Hyde
Closing Prayer: Ken Whittington
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Nathan Kelly Tim McGalliard
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Leader: Dwyane Dennis
Devotional: Tim McGalliard
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297