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December 16, 2012

Volume 12, Number 51

It Came Upon a Mid-thought Clear

Luke 15:17"But when he came to himself, he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! And the light bulb turned on. The answer was there all of the time. Maybe most other people could see it. Maybe, others even tried to tell you about it. But you; you just couldnt see it. Then it came to you, and the light came on. Jesus told a marvelous story of a young man who chose a different direction than he had been taught at home. As he pursued his own direction, there came a point at which his direction wasnt getting him where he wanted to go. Even then, he refused to bend to the practical, righteous, and home-taught mindset. Ultimately, he found that he had fallen far from his dreams. He had sunk to depths that he never would have imagined. Then the light came on. He came to himself. For the first time in a long time, and maybe ever, he saw what he was missing. With the eyes of the Father, Jesus looked at a wandering and weary world. It was a world that was full of its own ideas. It was a world that was in the process of rejecting him. It was a world that was protecting its own darkened state. Jesus called to turn on the light. He offered, Come to me, you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). Sadly, the record states, Men loved the darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil (John 3:19). Is your light turned-on? God is often dramatic and subtle at the same time. He gives us the opportunity. He gives us the blessing. He sets it in contrast to the darkened choices that we might have been making. How foolish is it to wander in the dark, when the light is so ready? Russ

The Sentinel December 16, 2012

Keep These In Prayer

Noah Adam Miller expects to go home from the hospital very soon. Ashely Keenan Millshaving complications with her pregnancy at this time. Stephen Hopkins has been having tests at OU Medical Center . Pam Webbers mother has now gone to the Grace Living Center at 84th and South Western. Riley Baldwin continues having surgeries about every six weeks.

Good News Hubert Nelson reports that he has received the report from the doctor and there is no sign of any cancer following the treatments. And Hazel Ruminer also got a good report that her cancer is in remission. Also, the recent shots she received in her back are relieving much of the pain. And she is just about over her bronchitis. Brothers Keeper Groups New groups will begin January, 2013. Check to see which group is yours and enjoy the fellowship. There will be a few changes to help the program work with us more readily. Be a part . It is going to be a great Brothers Keeper year. Thank You: To everyone who helped supply money, toys, and other goods for the Christmas packages (about 400 of them) that are to being distributed through the Christian Service Center. Kim Veitenheimer organizes and does much of this work. All are to be commended for the care involved. - And To everyone who completed a bio-ethics survey form for my brother-in-law, Philip Thompson, a couple of weeks ago. He asked me to convey his appreciation for the great help you were in supplying information. - Russ

Homebound or Limited:
Jean Christian Lorella Wilson Aline McDaniel Don & Jo Hutton Our Sincerest Sympathy to Bill Fleming and all of his family in the death of his brother, Don Fleming. Don died early last Sunday, and funeral services were held on Thursday of last week. AlsoWe received word that Tom Marshall, a long time preacher, who has worked with several congregations in this area, died on Tuesday. Funeral services will be on Monday (12/17), at 10 a.m. at the Edmond Church of Christ.

Happy Anniversary
Don & Jo Hutton - Bill & LeAnn - - Donna & Phil Schumann 12/20 12/21 12/27 12/19 12/19

Happy Birthday to ...

Stacy Glidewell Hazel Ruminer -

Announcements to Notice

Mens Breakfast: No Mens Breakfast in December, because of the holidays. Our present adult classes will continue through December 19. On December 26, we will have our end of the month singing night. Note: Any of the men who are presently teaching in our childrens classes, and would like to cease at the end of the quarter, please see Walter McFadden as soon as possible.

Wednesday Bible Classes

Its Time to Plan Your Giving The end of the year is one of the best times to consider your giving. Extra giving now can be deducted from your income taxes, and help with the amount and lessen your tax burden. Planning now for your giving in 2013 can help you with your personal budget, and be a benefit to the whole church. Plan and Give!

Brothers Keeper Groups2013 Darrell is in the process of de-

veloping our groups for next year. If you desire to be a part of one of these fellowship groups, but did not get your name on the list, just see Darrel. He will make sure you are added. Groups will developed from dividing the names (families) on the list.

Visitation Update Group # 1 will be in charge of making visits

this week. The new visitation groups are posted on the bulletin board. We are still open to more participants. See Randy Vance.

Winter: As the winter months approach, the weather can be difficult

at times. We are asking all members to be cautious if it becomes dangerous to travel from home. Use good sense. We rarely cancel services, but will try to notify everyone in the event that services are cancelled due to weather.

God Is

Reading Material: Take time

Good Always!

to read the House to House Heart to Heart publication. Then share it with others.
Guest Speakers: Sunday

December 23 A.M.Brent Greenroyd P.M.Michael Berry

The Sentinel December 16, 2012

Scheduled to Serve Next Week (12/23/12)

Order of Service
Announcements & Scripture: 1 John 3:7 Song 391 Let Me Live Close to Thee Song 613 Take My Life and Let it Be Prayer Song 859 He Paid a Debt Comments Lord's Supper Collection Song 438 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less Sermon: You Know Righteousness 1 John 3:4-15 Song 208 He is Able to Deliver Thee Song 842 A Common Love Prayer
Ministers George King Dwain Thacker Darrell MacDonald Randy Vance Keith McDougal Russell Dyer Caleb Eggleston

Horace Phillips

Sam & Donna Greenroyd Blue & Linda Suarez Randy & Linda Vance

Lord's Table (am) Prayers: Blue Suarez

Bill Fleming Brian Jaworski Dwight Andrews Max McDougal Dan Jolliff Bryan Ausmus Chris Scott J.C. Glidewell Don Worden Chad Bruner

Lord's Table (pm) Prayers (am)

Layne Adams Sam Greenroyd Sunday Kevin Keenan

Prayers (pm)
Tom Elmore

Schedule of Services Bible Study Worship Worship

Wednesday 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Deacons Michael Berry Joe Downs Bill Fleming Walter McFadden

Bible Study
Elders Kevin Keenan Horace Phillips Roger Scott Bill Sherman