Central Christian Church, Enid, Oklahoma
January 29, 2015 Vol. 79 No.4
Phone: 233-1214
Fax Number: 233-1228
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
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
**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
**Bill Schreiber (father of Debbie Miranov in skilled
nursing in OKC—needs prayers.
**David Johnson (friend of Cyndi Stuart)—battling
**FOR JOHN MCLEMORE—battling cancer.
**FOR JOE KUDLAC—battling cancer.
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Recent Visitors
Share your love with those in Skilled Nursing
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
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
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.
Regularly Scheduled Worship
Regularly Scheduled Youth
10:15-Staff Meeting
12:00-Noon Prayer Service
6:00-Guild Dinner
12:00-Noon Bible Study
5:15-Emmaus Women
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
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.
22 “Youth Sunday”
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
Central Christian Church
10:30-CWF Executive Board Meeting
12:00-CWF Luncheon
5:30-WNF, Technology Committee
6:45-Chancel Choir Practice
7:00-R&R Planning Meeting
7:30-R&R Band Rehearsal
10:00-Enid Children’s Chorus
10:00-CWF Ruth & Sarah
5:15-Hospital Callers
5:30-WNF, Property Meeting
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
Valentine Dance
10:00-Inactive Members
7:00-Lenten Prayer/Meditation 7:00-Lenten
12:00-Singles Luncheon (Men/Women) 10:00-Lifelong Learning
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
7:00-Lenten Prayer/Meditation
6:30-Chancel Choir Practice
7:30-R&R Band Rehearsal
7:00-Lenten Prayer/Meditation 7:00-Lenten
10:00-Lifelong Learning
10:00-Mary Ruth’s Bible Study
5:00-Enid Children’s Chorus
5:30-Emmaus Gathering
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
Please feel free
to take a look
at them.
Thank you
for all your
prayers and
and thoughts in the loss of my
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
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
Laurie Bushman
Thom Bushman
Lois Tilly
Suzanne Klemme
Pat Novak
Gail Novak
Kathy Eck
Gary Hula
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
Help us conserve our
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
February 1, 2015
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
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.