Bulletin for Sunday 08/18/2013

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By Jimmy Hyde

First and most important we have a new sister in Christ Maddie Curtis. She obeyed the Gospel and was baptized by her father, Joe Curtis last Sunday night. Make sure you give her a hug and welcome her to the body of Christ. Summer is officially over now, school has begun for just about everyone. Let’s all be in prayer for our families with kids as they get back into the school routine. God is good. The Hyde home is in contract. Thank you for all of your prayers on behalf of my family and our home. We are now in full swing on looking for a home here in Shawnee.


I know we have many of our church family working hard in many different ministries and getting the work done around our church building. I want to focus a little on a group of men who have been putting in some extra work lately. I want to give a big thank you to Scott Perry for researching, buying, and installing our new computer for the auditorium. We also want to thank Ron Taffe and Michael Michener for all of their work on upgrading our computers in the secretary’s office and Dwyane’s office. Thank you men for all of your work with the computers, it really helps make our work easier.  

 Go Ahead, Taste It!

We all have had those times in our lives where we are faced with the pressure to eat something new. When was the last time you heard someone say to you; “Just try it.”? Sometimes we try to use our other senses to evaluate whether this new food will taste good or not. Does it look like it would taste good? Does it smell good? You never know until you taste it, do you? I know there have been times I have tried foods that looked and smelled like they would taste terrible, but it actually tasted really good.

 “The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.”   Ps 34:7-14  NIV

May we trust in the Lord as he calls us to do things we’ve never done before. Let’s work to taste and see His goodness.


Don Wills is in St. Anthony Hospital, OKC, with blood clotting problems following a motorcycle accident near Hays, Kansas. He is in room #8719.

Wayne & Patti Spencer request prayers for son-in-law, Ed Paine. He is scheduled for a biopsy Monday to determine if he has cancer.


 Bill Lawerance’s mother, June Lawerance, has received a cancer free report from her pet scan last week. Bill expresses his thanks to you for your prayers and concern.

A very special THANK YOU to Bob Stevens, Jimmy Hyde, Ron Taffe, Ken Whittington and Bill and Jeff Lawerance for all of their help and assistance in getting Bob home and settled. Ann Bivins

To our church Family, Thank you for all the prayers, calls, cards and wonderful food and all the words of kindness and encouragement during the illness and loss of our brother James Vanlandingham.  In Christian Love, Burl and Barbara and the Vanlandingham Family

Dear Church Family, Thank you for the beautiful flowers that you sent for my brother’s funeral. Your expressions of sympathy mean so much to us.  Linda and Jim Carpenter & the Family of Pat Steele

Dear Central Family, Thank you all very much for your words of support and encouragement as I try to fill the position of secretary. I very much appreciate yours and the elders confidence.  Michelle McKnight

By Nathan Kelly

For those who weren’t at church Sunday night, I am proud to inform you that Maddie Curtis was baptized. It’s obvious to say that we all are rejoicing with the Curtis family. It was a big decision she made and at a great time in her life. She’s just starting a new school year and now she’s starting the school year with a new purpose. It made Kylee and me upset that we weren’t in Shawnee to celebrate with her. We are all proud of you Maddie!

Like I just mentioned, school will have started for all the teens by the time you read this. School provides many distractions, whether it be homework, extracurricular activities, or even just social life. That’s always been a challenge, but I feel like it’s even more so today. Teachers seem to give more homework and coaches/instructors keep asking for more and more time from the kids. Social life seems to be the only constant there. My prayer this week and this school year is that our youth group won’t let these things interfere with their spiritual life. Matthew reminds us of this in Matthew 6:24. We cannot serve two masters.


We know it’s hot and muggy right now and you’re not thinking about coats… BUT, the coat giveaway is 3 months away on Saturday, November 9th. If you are a garage sale person or a bargain shopper, please be sure to check for coats. Sizes needed are elementary age boys and girls 8—16 and teen 12—2XX. This year we are asking for NO BLANKETS or CLOTHING because those items take up precious space. This is our 12th give-away, let’s make it our best and reach those souls who need Christ.  Thank you, Ron & Debbie Taffe

Pass on a blessing this week!


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), Babe Doylle, Norma Edgmon, Dave Emery, Mary Jo Fleming, 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 NcNutt, Cindy Monday (friend of Rita Romberg), Patti Morgan (niece of Burl Vanlandingham), Thearlene Morris, Gene & Dorothy Norton, Rachel O’Neal, Addyson & Savannah Paine (twin great granddaughters 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. The appreciate your interest and prayers.


AUGUST 25—Baby Boy Shower honoring Lindsey (Perry) Borcherding, 2 to 4, registered at Target; for group gift see Denise Beard, Mary Kelly, Rita Romberg or Janet Stephens

AUGUST 31—Labor Get-together at Austin & Alex Beard’s home. 4:00 More news to come

SEPTEMBER 2—Labor Day, church office closed

SEPTEMBER 8—Trey Canard/Hannah Smith Wedding Shower, 2 to 4 in Fellowship Room

SEPTEMBER 15—Monthly Potluck

SEPTEMBER 20—Ladies Night at Little Church of Christ; dinner 5:30—6:30; program begins at 7 PM

SEPTEMBER 29—Central’s Annual Ladies Appreciation Luncheon


Bible School                                                              102

Worship Service                                                        182

Sunday Evening                                                         97

Wednesday Evening                                                   87

Contribution                                                    $4,187.00



August 18, 2013

Announcements:                                  Bob Stephens

Opening Prayer:                                      Chuck Carter

Song Director:                                     Craig McKnight

Sermon:                                                     Jimmy Hyde

Closing Prayer:                                           Steve Kelly


NORTH                                                                SOUTH

Clavin Norwood                                       Paul Harris

Ken Whittington                                    Kevin Gober


Mark Michener                                      Cary Leonard


Jim Pettyjohn                                            Geoff Root


Foyer:                                        Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn

Elevator:                                     Geoff & Carolyn Root


Lindsey Borcherding


Carl Weeks


Jim Carpenter



Opening Prayer:                                         Bob Seikel

Song Director:                                     Craig McKnight

Sermon:                                                     Jimmy Hyde

Closing Prayer:                                        Nathan Kelly


NORTH                                                                SOUTH

Eric Park                                                                       Bob Perry


Classes For All Ages

Song Director:                                      Austin Beard

Devotional:                                        Clavin Norwood


Tracey Gettle

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