The Visitor Central Christian Church, Enid, Oklahoma January 29, 2015 Vol. 79 No.4 Phone: 233-1214 Fax Number: 233-1228 website: www.centralenid.org Scout Sunday February 1st Central Christian Church is celebrating Scout Sunday. You will notice this year that we have Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts AND Girl Scouts in attendance. Both 10:15 services will begin with a flag ceremony led by our scouts and will close with flag retrieval. Scouting is a ministry of Central. Central offers space to all of these Scouts as a place to hold meetings, and provides leadership and hospitality to these programs that build character in young people. Central has in the last few months opened its doors to Pack 3 as there was space available. Girl Scouts have been meeting in our church for a couple years. Boy Scout Troop 2 has been chartered with Central for 68 years in a row. That is a long standing ministry of people who have formed a relationship with our church. WNF Bible Class Beginning February 4th, as part of Wednesday Night Fellowship, we will have a Bible class based on Adam Hamilton’s book, Final Words from the Cross. This class examines Christ’s dying hours and his final words as seen through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross. Each class will start at 6:45 pm in the chapel and have scripture, a ten-minute video, discussion and prayer. Class topics include: Father, Forgive Them Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise Behold Your Son. . . Behold Your Mother My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? I Thirst It Is Finished . . . Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit ~ Sunday ~ February 1, 2015~ Traditional Worship, Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00am Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:00am Traditional Worship, Sanctuary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:15am Sermon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “It takes a village”. . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. John Wheeler Contemporary Worship, Fellowship Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:15am Sermon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Divine Authority”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Brian Meyer Scripture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark 1: 21-28 Elders: 8:00am—Rick Hill 10:15am—Chuck Pritchett, Steve Chambers R & R Elder —David Dell Deacons: 8:00am—Terry Henneke, Joan Winterringer 10:15am—Team B—Tom Ireland (ATL) Jill Stuever, Jason Stuever,Jana Davis, Jimmy Davis, Brandon Harvey, Maxine Shepard, Linda Ridgway, Forrest Ridgway, Chuck Waldrip, Vickie Steinert (TL), Jean Long Worship Leader: Scouts Van Driver: February 1— David Dell February 8—Ed Gorre Please lift up the following concerns in your prayers: **For the Family of Lowell Kroeker—who passed away Jan. 19, and whose funeral was Jan. 23. **For the Family of Juanita Paris—who passed away Jan. 21, and whose funeral was Jan. 24. **For Barbara Newton—in kidney failure and facing dialysis. **Bill Schreiber (father of Debbie Miranov in skilled nursing in OKC—needs prayers. **David Johnson (friend of Cyndi Stuart)—battling cancer. **FOR JOHN MCLEMORE—battling cancer. **FOR JOE KUDLAC—battling cancer. CHURCH VISITOR (USPS 112-800) Published weekly except week of December 25. By Central Christian Church 1111 W. Broadway, Enid, OK 73703-5897 Periodical Postage Paid at Enid, OK. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to CHURCH VISITOR, 1111 W. Broadway Enid, OK 73703-5897 Recent Visitors Share your love with those in Skilled Nursing GOLDEN OAKS Mary Garrison 142 If you recognize one of our recent visitors, please call them or send them a note welcoming them to Central Christian Church Share your love with those in the hospital ST. MARY’S Virginia Spencer 405 Austin Wade ICU Linda Presa, Brett Wilenzick, Joe & Heidi Glasgow, Chris & Amanda Nedveg The Company We Keep As we spend time with family, friends, coworkers and neighbors, be the best advocate you can be for our church. Tell our story – the story of how our church makes a difference in our lives and in the lives of others. Our story includes: We are one of the few churches in Enid that have both traditional and contemporary worship services. We have a vibrant Sunday school program and weekday Bible classes for all ages. In our classes, a person can make personal relationships, learn about God and better know Jesus Christ. We have over 35 young adults who regularly attend worship. Most churches have declining finances. Our finances are growing and have never been better. We average 4-7 visitors attending our services every week. We have opportunities for overseas mission trips. Our programs that minister to older adults are second to none. Our programs for children –“Worship and Wonder” and “Following Jesus”- have no equal in Enid. We have excellent opportunities for summer camps and weekend retreats for teenagers. We have so much to be proud of at Central Christian Church. Tell our story. Invite. Welcome. Thank God. Don Johnson Valentine Dance The CACS committee and the Civitan club are sponsoring a Valentine dance on February 13th and need your help to provide cookies, regular and sugar free, and also pop, regular and diet, for the participants. Please bring your donations to the church by February 12th. Sun Mon Tue 1 2 3 4 Regularly Scheduled Worship Regularly Scheduled Youth 10:15-Staff Meeting 12:00-Noon Prayer Service 6:00-Guild Dinner 6:30-Personnel Committee 12:00-Noon Bible Study 5:00-Caregivers 5:15-Emmaus Women 10:3012:005:306:306:457:007:30- 8 9 10 11 Regularly Scheduled Worship Regularly Scheduled Youth 10:15-Staff Meeting 12:00-Noon Prayer Service 10:30-Lifelong Learning 12:00-Noon Bible Study 3:15-Greenbrier Service 5:15-Emmaus Women 6:30-CWF Agape 7:00-Quilt Central 10:005:155:306:306:457:30- 15 16 17 18 Regularly Scheduled Worship Regularly Scheduled Youth 10:15-Staff Meeting 12:00-Noon Prayer Service 6:00-Quilters Guild 10:30-Lifelong Learning 12:00-Noon Bible Study 5:15-Emmaus Women 6:30-Special Gifts Comm. 10:0012:005:306:306:457:307:30- 22 “Youth Sunday” 23 24 25 Regularly Scheduled Worship Regularly Scheduled Youth 7:00-Lenten Prayer/Meditation 10:15-Staff Meeting 12:00-Noon Prayer Service 7:00-Lenten Prayer/Meditation 10:30-Lifelong Learning 12:00-Noon Bible Study 3:15-Greenbrier Service 5:15-Emmaus Women 7:00-Quilt Central 11:00-Centour Luncheon 1:30-Golden Oaks Worship Chili Cookoff & Dessert Auction 7:005:306:306:307:30- Central Christian Church Calendar Wed Thu 4 5 10:30-CWF Executive Board Meeting 12:00-CWF Luncheon 5:30-WNF, Technology Committee 6:30-Youth 6:45-Chancel Choir Practice 7:00-R&R Planning Meeting 7:30-R&R Band Rehearsal 10:00-Enid Children’s Chorus 11 12 10:00-CWF Ruth & Sarah 5:15-Hospital Callers 5:30-WNF, Property Meeting 6:30-Youth 6:45-Chancel Choir Practice 7:30-R&R Band Rehearsal 10:00-Lifelong Learning 10:00-Mary Ruth’s Bible Study 12:00-Sooner Valentine Lunch 5:00-Enid Children’s Chorus 18 LENT BEGINS 19 Fri Sat 6 7 13 14 5:00-Civitan Valentine Dance 20 21 10:00-Inactive Members 7:00-Lenten Prayer/Meditation 7:00-Lenten 12:00-Singles Luncheon (Men/Women) 10:00-Lifelong Learning Prayer/Meditation 2:00-Commons Service 5:30-WNF, Technology Committee 6:30-Ash Wednesday Worship 5:00-Enid Children’s Chorus 6:45-Chancel Choir Practice 7:30-Board Meeting 7:30-R&R Band Rehearsal 25 7:00-Lenten Prayer/Meditation 5:30-WNF 6:30-Youth 6:30-Chancel Choir Practice 7:30-R&R Band Rehearsal 26 27 7:00-Lenten Prayer/Meditation 7:00-Lenten 10:00-Lifelong Learning Prayer/Meditation 10:00-Mary Ruth’s Bible Study 5:00-Enid Children’s Chorus 5:30-Emmaus Gathering 28 Christian Women’s Fellowship Will be selling pecans Sunday, February 1, 2015 And also a bake sale on Sunday, February 8, 2015 Come by and select some sweets For your Sweetie A Tip Of The Hat To Aaron O’Banion for helping set up the PEO luncheon. See a member doing a good deed and want to recognize them? Give them a Tip of the Hat! Tip of the Hat forms can be found by the phone in the Loggia. Place the form in the red box. Tip of the Hats will be in The Visitor once a month. To Austin Hula for being named Stillwater Middle School Teacher of the Year! New Brochures! The Welcome brochure and the Worship & Wonder brochure have each been recently updated with new information and pictures. Please feel free to take a look at them. Thank you for all your prayers and concerns and thoughts in the loss of my brother. Thelma Dodd Come Join Us! “Shades of Ireland Tour” September 8-17, 2015 Sponsored by: Dave & Sue Chael Steve & Mary Suzan Chambers Meet with Kenny Judd—Collette Travel on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 5:30 in the Multi Purpose room. Life is too short. Take this trip off your bucket list! If you have an article to submit to The Visitor, you can send it to: [email protected] February 1, 2015 ELDERS Laurie Bushman Thom Bushman Lois Tilly Suzanne Klemme Pat Novak Gail Novak Kathy Eck Gary Hula DEACONS Jay Lohmeyer Janet Lohmeyer Melissa Hula Bonnie Shaw Paige Klemme Jean Long Mark Boler Lisa Boler Would you rather receive your Visitor by email? If so please call (233-1214) or email ([email protected]) the church office to make that change! Help us conserve our postage!! Leadership Training School The latest Leadership Training School will be held on January 31st at Crown Heights Christian Church in Oklahoma City. The opening worship will feature keynote speaker Dr. Melinda McGarrah Sharp. Afterward, a variety of workshops for all ages and all areas of leadership will be offered. A luncheon will be held after the workshops end. The event begins at 8:45 with registration and concludes with the luncheon at 1:00. Registration can be done online at www.okdisciples.org. February 1, 2015 ACOLYTES Paige Waldrip & Meleah Meyer It has been some time since we have Worship & Wonder had a young adult event of some kind. Storyteller: Carol We are starting fresh now. I have made Greeter: Peg & Kari contact with several young adults and Following Jesus have begun to ask the questions, “What Storyteller: Sally Greeter: Sonya do you want in a Young Adult program at Central?” As I compile answers, the 1st-5th Rotation Cooking with Sally church as a whole will see some Computers with Dave changes in the Visitor as we implement Pre K & K With Gail plans and begin to imagine what young adult ministry looks like in 2015. Could be a Sunday School, could be an evening Bible Study, could be a movie once in a while. Who knows? I am looking forward to finding out. ~ John Wheeler Coffee Stains I give my heartfelt appreciation to all our families that stayed to listen to me talk about Youth Ministry on Sunday following church. We served about 70 folks and had most of the potatoes taken home by the time the kitchen closed. Our teenagers in attendance: Nicole Bushman, Brenna Bushman, Daija Courtney, Brent Tilley, Emily Angleton, Connor Angleton, Carol Jarrett, Jordan Villalva, and Taylor Foster, all appreciate your support for them to continue to do youth ministry events. Our church is committed to helping kids go to camp, regional events, and fun local things. The money raised helps our kids attend these events. Thanks to all our donors that made the Baked Potato Pile On the success that it was. Peace, JW.
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