Mike Schroeder December 5_ 2010 A Season of Thanksgiving

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                              Mike Schroeder                          will have a record of your visit.
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                                                                      pass it to the middle aisles for the young men to pick up at the appropriate time.

                              Ancient Words                           Nursery - An attended nursery (3 yr & under) is located West of the Auditorium.

                                                                      WELCOME GUESTS: We invite you to join us as we seek God’s grace and favor
                                                                      in our lives. God loves everyone, no matter what they’ve done. During our
Ancient Words is the title of a new song we have song on sev-         service the Lord’s Supper is offered for all baptized believers. Please feel free
eral occasions. I love the lesson it teaches through its words.                                                                                                                               319 E Blue Starr Drive, Claremore, OK
                                                                      to ask any questions you may have.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 918-341-0531 or 918-341-7254
“Holy words long preserved...they resound with God’s own
heart...ancient words will guide us home...holy words of our                                                                                                                            WORSHIP
faith handed down to this age...holy words long pre-                 Jerry Cain                    D.F. Cantrell             Mike Critchfield                             SUNDAY                       WEDNESDAY
served...ancient words ever true changing me and changing            Jim Evans                     Charlee Hancock           Dave Lehman
you, we have come with open hearts oh let the ancient words                                          Deacons                                                          Bible Class 9:00 am          PM Meal     5:30 pm
                                                                    Larry Caton       Mike Francisco      Randy Hancock      Pat Hubbartt
impart.”                                                            Bruce Mathews Ron McCaughan Marty Quinn                  Scott Wiggs
                                                                                                                                                                      AM Worship 10:00 am          Bible Class 7:00 pm
Not a one of us misunderstand that the song is referencing to                                           Staff                                                         PM Worship 5:00 pm
the Holy Scriptures. Words which are God-breathed, inspired         De OSteen, Secretary (
                                                                                                                                                                             “Walking Together Up Heaven’s Road”
by God Himself and spoken through men who were moved by             Mike Schroeder, Minister (
the Spirit of God (I Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21).                   Jim Evans, Education Minister (
Have you ever stopped to consider that the same words, at           Toby Hendrix, Youth Minister (
the very least, has spoken to men for over 1900 years? That it      Kay Dalton, Supervisor of Children’s Bible School (
has spoken and taught the same truths ever since it was spo-
ken and written down? While we may easily misunderstand
one another or a passage of Scripture, we never have reason
                                                                                                WORSHIP ASSIGNMENT S                                                       “A Season of Thanksgiving”
                                                                     Lord’s Table                   Prayer Sunday A.M.                  Prayer Wednesday
to misunderstand God. Unlike us, God has spoken clearly,             1. Dennis Avery
simply, and precisely through the pages of His Word.                                                Opening: D.F. Cantrell              Randy Hancock
                                                                     2. Bruce Meek                  Closing: David Cantrell
                                                                     3. John Busby                                                      Elder-Open
Paul urged the Ephesians to “not be foolish, but understanding
what the will of the Lord is” (Eph. 5:17). This same inspired        4. Randy Hancock               Prayer Sunday P.M.                  Mike Critchfield
Apostle reminded Timothy, “...from a child thou hast known the       5. Russ Stanfield              Opening: Curtis Humphreys
Holy Scriptures” (2 Tim. 3:15). If Timothy could understand          6. Will Stanfield              Closing: Bruce Mathews
                                                                                                                                        Charlee Hancock
the Scriptures, surely you and I can come to know what the                                          PM Communion
                                                                     Table Prayer                                                       Deacon of Month
“will of the Lord is” and surely others have before and after us,                                   Mike Bejarano
                                                                     Larry Caton                                                        Bruce Mathews
not by our discoveries, but by the ancient word.
Didn’t Jesus promise, “you shall know the truth?” (Jn. 8:32)
Didn’t the Hebrew writer in the first century say “God has spo-      Weekly Budget          $               8,662.00                AM SERVICE
ken?” (Heb. 1:1) Did Jude really mean “once for all?” (Jude 3)
                                                                     Year to Date Budget    $             415,776.00                Kelley Quinn
Paul states in I Tim. 4:1 that “the Spirit clearly says…”.
                                                                     Last Week              $               7,260.70                Nicole Richardson
We can be confident that The Bible will continue to teach the        Gen Contribution YTD $               369,359.87
same truths as long as the earth remains.                            Other YTD Contribution $              27,044.05                PM SERVICE
What is needed, as the song suggests, is open hearts. Hearts                                                                        Not assigned
                                                                     ATTENDANCE:                     AM 296 PM N/C
that continue to remain open as we read it over and over
again. Regardless of how old we are or how many years                Scripture reveals that the Lord adds one to the church when one is baptized into Christ
we’ve been a Christian and studied God’s Word, we must con-          (Acts 2:38-47). A Christian then works with a local body of Christ under the over
tinue to allow the ancient Words to guide and change us.             sight of its Elders. If you would like to place yourself under the Elders of the Blue
Jesus said, “ shall know the truth, and the truth shall        Starr church of Christ, we would like to visit with you that we might know how to be
                                                                     of spiritual guidance and encouragement to you. Because we are responsible for your
make you free.” (John 8:32)
                                                                     souls before God (Acts 20:28; Hebrews 13:17) we take that charge seriously. Thank
                                                                     you for your understanding.                                           The Elders                               December 5, 2010
                                                                                     PRAYER CONCERNS                                                                 ADULT BIBLE CLASSES
                                                                                                                                                                   December, January, February
                                                                    SPECIAL REQUESTS:
                                                                    Pat Hubbartt-knee replacement-Dec 6, Larry Rice-loss of his mother,                                         2010-2011
                                                                    Terri Shaw-loss of her mother, Pam Chapman-surgery-Dec 6,
Devo at the Hendrix’s – Tonight after PM Service                    Bill Linton– cancer treatments, Watson Family-health,                           SUNDAY MORNING
Guys bring soda; Girls bring dessert                                Janice Snyder– health, Kaden Robinson-         Auditorium: Topic: “Practical Christianity”
                                                                    Gene Clagg, 24715 132nd Place S.E., Kent Washington 98042
Bible Study – Tomorrow, Dec. 6th                                                                                                                                Studies in the Book of James
                                                                    NURSING HOMES:
6:00 – 7:00pm in the Youth Room                                                                                                                                 Teacher: Bruce Riggs
                                                                    Claremore Nursing Home: Ann Moore
School Lunches:                                                     Arney Salyer-(grandmother of Kathy Desmond)
                                                                                                                                                    Upstairs: Topic: “Understanding the Book of Acts” (20’s class)
Tuesday, Dec. 7th – Will Rogers Jr. High 2nd Lunch                  Sterling House: Rena Hall, Roberta Vaught (mother of Denita Hancock)
                                                                    Wood Manor: Dorothy McFarland, Rosemarie Stanton,                                         Teacher: John Busby
Thursday, Dec. 9th – Sequoyah High 1st Lunch
                                                                                  Virginia Dickson, Joyce Prather, Patricia Wade
Area Wide Devo – Sunday, Dec. 12th                                  Inola Nursing Home: Grady Caton                                                 Communion Room: Topic: “Open Bible Study Class for
Location: 29th & Yale CofC                                          Veterans Center: Quinton Ghormley                                                                New Christians”
Meet @ the bus @ 3:00pm                                             AT HOME: Jim & Carolyn Watson, Pearl Tanner, Anne White,                                        Teacher: Jerry Cain
                                                                    & Lavina Tobey
Christmas Party – Saturday, Dec. 18th
                                                                    MILITARY SERVICE: Austin French, Chris Perry, RJ Koehler,                       Fellowship Room: Topic: “Studies from the Book of Revelation”
At the Hancock’s in Inola
                                                                    Chris Gilbreath, Kyle Clifton, Zachary Harmon, Jordon Moore, and Lacy Romero.                    Teacher: Mike Schroeder
“Dirty Santa” Gift Exchange ($10 gift, no gag gifts please)
Guys bring soda; Girls bring dessert                                                                                                                WEDNESDAY EVENING
Meet @ church building @ 6:30pm
                                                                                                                                                    Auditorium: Topic: “A Study in Ecclesiastes”
Christmas Singing @ Wood Manor – Wednesday, Dec. 22
                                                                                                                                                                Teacher: Don Musgrave
This will take place in the mid-afternoon and will                    With the bustle of the holiday season upon us, we’d like you to
be in conjunction with their Christmas Party.                       “SAVE THE DATE” and join us for a special Year End Holiday                      Upstairs: Topic: “Studies from the Chronological Bible”
More info TBA                                                       Breakfast in the Family Life Center on Sunday, December 12th @                                    Ladies Class
                                                                     8:30 a.m. We will have some surprises in store and there will be                                 Teachers: A group of ladies will facilitate these
New Year Party – Friday, Dec. 31st in the FLC                         no am Bible Classes as we will remain in the FLC until time for                                 discussions
More info soon!                                                        the regular Worship Service in the Auditorium at 10:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                    North Fellowship Room: Topic: Philippians/Colossians
Winterfest – Jan. 14–16 in Arlington, TX                                                                                                                                   Teacher: Larry Caton
Sign-up sheet located on Youth Bulletin Board                                          New Facility 2011 Guidelines
Deadline to sign up is Dec. 19th                                                                                                                    South Fellowship Room: Topic: “FriendSpeak”
                                                                    All usage of buildings for activities that are not represented by
Cost: $90 plus food money                                                                                                                                                  Teacher: Charlee Hancock
                                                                    the church are subject to approval before the facility can be re-
($30 deposit due Dec. 19th; remaining due Jan. 12th)
                                                                    served. Church events receive first priority. The revised mem-
                                                                    ber & non-member user agreements, with all fees and                                                Ladies you’re invited to the
                                                                                                                                                                           Blue Starr Church
    Women Walking With God Conference                               guidelines for 2011, are now available for viewing
                                                                    through the church office. Thank You!                                                                Ornament Exchange!
          Registration is NOW open! Register on-line at                                                                                                                    Sunday, Dec. 12th or print and mail a registration
 form. With a sell-out crowd the last 2 years, we encourage you
                                                                                                                                                                             at 6:30 p.m.
to register early. Lunches are available for Saturday and can be                                                                                                        2500 Forest Ridge Way
purchased during the registration process. Those attending with
   the Blue Starr Congregation should purchase the box lunch.                                                                                                                 Hosted by:
 After you have registered contact the church office to be placed    12-5    Lowanda Cantrell               12-6    Kay Dalton                                        Kim Prock & Janet Williams
         on the list for hotel and travel accommodations.            12-6    Adam Koehler                   12-6    Shaylin Williams
                                                                                                                                                                     Bring an ornament to exchange
               Tickets $40 Date: April 15th-16th                     12-8    Jennifer Esau                  12-8    Linda Armbrister                                    and your favorite holiday
THIS CONFERENCE COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENED FROM                         12-9    Pat Keith                      12-10   Grady S. Caton                                           snack to share!
 THOSE LADIES WHO HAVE ATTENED IN PAST YEARS!                        12-11   Evelyn Haysler