Bulletin for Sunday 08/11/2013
By Jimmy Hyde
Well, we had another great Lordís day this past Sunday. I want to thank all of those who helped make our fellowship meal a big success. The food was great. Mmmm, sopapilla cheesecake desert. Wow! Thank you Abbie Cross, Angie Gober, and Tami Perry for hosting our fellowship meal.† Keep praying for the Hyde home to sell in Bartlesville. God has a plan.
We now have a new secretary; Michelle McKnight. We want to congratulate her for accepting this new adventure. May God bless her as she serves our church family. Also congratulations to the proud parents to be Alex and Austin Beard. They are expecting in March. Matt and Lindsey Borcherding are expecting in early October. We also want to extend our congratulations to Chris and Kelsy Nipper who just had a baby boy, Daylan. There may be more that Iím not aware of. May God bless our families with young children.
Be on the Lookout!
Itís amazing how God works. Sometimes I donít see His work until itís done. Other times I see glimpsesí of Him at work. I see many opportunities all around us to do Godís work here at Central. God is blessing us with people we can serve. Some are dealing with health problems, others are dealing with spiritual or even everyday life problems. So letís be on the lookout for opportunities to do Godís work. I donít say this by my own authority and this may sound strange but, I command you to do good church family. May God continue to bless us as we do His will.
ďCommand them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.Ē 1 Tim 6:18-19 NIV
We express our sympathy to the family of Sherman Campbell who passed away Saturday. Mr. Campbell is the father of Gary Campbell, the son-in-law of Doris Phillips. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday.
Don Wills was injured in a motorcycle accident in Kansas on Thursday of last week and was expecting to get out of the hospital this past Sunday. He and Judy request your prayers.
Bob Bivins came home on Tuesday of last week. He may have brief visits, but itís suggested that you call before you go.
Former member Howard Vanlandingham came through carotid artery surgery well last week.
It was great seeing Boyd and Joann Cheney back in worship this past Sunday.
June Lawerance, the mother of Bill Lawerance is to have a pet-scan this week to determine the effectiveness of her cancer treatment. They request your continuing prayers.
Mike Banks, minister at Ava, Missouri, is making good progress in recovering from a stroke that required brain surgery. He preaches for Jennifer Mitchenerís home congregation.
BABY BOY SHOWER
All of the ladies are invited to a Baby Boy shower honoring Lindsey (Perry) Borcherding, Sunday August 25th, from 2 to 4 at the building. They are registered at Target. If you are interested in contributing to a group gift, please see Denise Beard, Mary Kelly, Rita Romberg or Janet Stephens.
Janice Watson is the proud new grand-mother of a baby girl. Karsyn Jo was born Monday morning, July 29th at 12:40 AM. She weighed 5†† lbs 15 ozs and was 18 Ĺ in long. Mom is Kelli Watson and big sister is Kylie Watson. Karsynís middle name Jo, is for late great grandmother Betty Jo Martin. Kim and Curtis Jarrell are happy aunt and uncle.
Well the youth group had a busy week. I've already talked about the float trip, but we also had a lock-in in Bixby on the same week. I'm sure everyone was exhausted. Well, I know they did because I got put a picture on social media as proof. It was great to see the familiar faces of camp friends over the weekend though. I think it was a great uplift for the youth group and I hope it encouraged them to keep in touch even more. I would like to say that I stayed up all night but my wife wouldn't let me. She seemed to think the kids safety was more important. I guess she was right. I would also like to call out Adam Park for speaking up at the AWTG. He answered a question about Peter and got it right. We all know that he isn't a shy kid, but I was impressed to see one of the youngest member of our group that night speak up.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Things are starting to slow down as far as actives go, but that's just the opposite for the kids. School is starting up. I ask that you say a little prayer for them with this upcoming school year. We have a great group and they know it. They can still use encouragement, as can we all. So my prayer is that they will be that Christian example that has gone missing in public schools and that they won't let the world influence them. I know its a hard talk and I know they will stumble at times, but that's where we all can come in. Continue to show them the support they need. Parents, I also ask that you encourage the youth group to stay involved. There are more distractions now that school is starting and less down time for friends. The challenge goes for me, too, to keep them involved. I have some ideas already, but I'm always open for suggestions. Good luck and I'm not jealous about going to school.
See You Sunday!
Centralís Annual Ladies Appreciation Luncheon will be held Sunday, September 29th after our morning worship service. All of our ladies are urged to attend and join in the fellowship.
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 Crossís brother) Babe Doyle,† Norma Edgmon, Dave Emery, Mary Jo Fleming, Fredith Hanifan, Norma Holt, (Carl Holtís 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 OíNeal, 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 Smithís 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.
August 10 - 50th Wedding Anniversary reception for Jim & Vivian Cross, Holiday Inn Express, 4909 N. Union, come & go, from 2 until 4 pm.† No gifts please.
August 10 - Saturday, ĎRestoration Movementí seminar at McLoud Church of Christ with Mark McWhorter, Pell City, Alabama presenting most of the lectures. Beginning at 9 a.m.† More info on bulletin board in foyer
August 11 - Search: ĎJust a Christianí
August 18 - Search: ĎThe Church of Christí
August 25 Ė Borcherding Baby Boy Shower, 2 - 4
LAST WEEKíS RECORD
Bible School†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †109
Worship Service†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 172
Sunday Evening†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††108
Wednesday Evening†††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††87
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
August 11, 2013
Announcements:†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††Bob Perry
Opening Prayer:†††††††††††††††††††††††† Steve Kelly
Song Director:†††††† ††††††††††††Michael Michener
Scripture:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chad Beard
Sermon:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††Jimmy Hyde
Closing Prayer:†††††††††††††††††††††††† Brian Nipper
SERVING AT THE LORDíS TABLE
Ken Whittington††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jim Cross
Jeff Todd††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Eric Park
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
Tim McGalliard††††††††††††† †††††††Richard Yahola
Jim Pettyjohn††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ron Taffe
Foyer:†††††††††††††††††††††††† Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn
Elevator:††††††††††††††††††† Ron & Debbie Taffe
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer:††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robert Perry
Song Director:††††††††††††††††††††† Michael Michener
Sermon:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jimmy Hyde
Closing Prayer:††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††Dale Beard
AT THE LORDíS TABLE
Jim Carpenter††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bob Seikel
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Director:††††††††††††††††††††† ††† Clavin Norwood
Devotional:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bob Perry
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg Ė 273-1297