FEBRUARY 26, 2020

UPDATE ON SICK

Ø  Mark Bowden’s 93 years old mother, Treva Bowden. Mark says, “She is sick and feeling miserable.” (Update: Mark said that his mom is improving and that she has one more day of anti-biotics.) Please send her a card of encouragement: Treva Bowden, Room 300, 479 Grove Park Drive, Columbus, GA 31904.

Ø  Pat Canterbury requests our continued prayers for Destiny Riekeberg, a 9-year-old friend of her great-niece, Sofia. Destiny has a rare form of liver cancer and has been having complications. She is fighting hard. Please pray for her and her parents. (Notes/cards of encouragement may be sent to Destiny and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dustin Riekeberg, Children’s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue S., Room 722, Birmingham, AL 35233.) 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Ø  Mason Byrd: “Pray for those sick and for the people with coronavirus that they can contain it and be healed.”

Ø  Karin Bell: “Please pray for my mother, Freda Bjorkman, who is having a biopsy this week to remove non-malignant tissue. Please also pray for her mother and my grandmother, Shirley Morales, who is hospitalized in Northern California and doctors are struggling to diagnose her.”

Ø  Kyearia Booker: “Please pray for me and my mental health. Pray for the people that I love and over their lives. Pray for all of the college students as midterms approach.”

Ø  Samantha Bottomley: “Please pray Cathy Farless has a safe trip home with Clyde Jones, her father. Also pray for me and Jason as we continue on our journey towards marriage.”

Ø  Dittos: “Let each of us go into the week ahead with faith and courage.”

Ø  Janice Greenleaf: “Please pray for my sister, Betty. She has been diagnosed with ulcerated colitis and is very sick. Pray treatment will be effective.”

Ø  Tim Lewis: “My wife, Susan, is home with a bronchial infection and troublesome cough.”

Ø  Brandon Ogle came forward Sunday, February 23rd, for him and Jessica. They have old friends from before they dedicated themselves to Christ who don’t seem to trust their new lives. They request prayers from the congregation to give them strength and wisdom to influence their friends in a good way.

Ø  JoAnn Rice: “Please pray for Mary Chastine. She is 101 years old and had a mini stroke. She is being cared for by her daughter and extended family.”

Ø  Ella Roe: “Thank you, Lord, for what you have done and what you are doing now. Thank you for my new home, Mom’s new job, and all you are providing us.”

Ø  Louise Williams: “My MRI results were normal. Next, I will see an allergist. Pray that the root cause of my chronic cough will be found and a cure for it.”

Ø  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Lorraine Baker, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, James Hall, Barbara Hopkins, Martha Jones, Sally Mans, Johnny Powell, Louis Teague, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

Ø  Mothers-In-Waiting: Amanda Coleman (6/12), Rachael Sherrill (6/13), Stephanie Clark (7/10), and Angie Harrison (7/23)

Ø Our Missionaries: Denisovs & Rahimovs (Tomsk, Russia), Kishore Etwaroo Family (Port Kaituma, Guyana), Carlos & Linda Eguizabal (Juayua & Salcoatitan, El Salvador) & YOU (Huntsville Area)

THANK YOU NOTE

Thank you very much for your recent cards.              Bobbye Ashley

Brevity is not my strong point when my heart is overflowing. I was overjoyed at the number of people who stayed after bible class Wednesday 19th to share in my 85th birthday. The college fellows who spontaneously led the birthday song did a great job. I loved all the flowers, gifts from some of the children, cards and especially the hugs, good wishes. Thanks to Claudia who planned it and everyone who participated in any way. Now I’m looking forward to what is in store when I reach 90! I love each of you!                                                        

Drue Wright

Special thanks to the Central Church of Christ, The Marriage Ministry, and all of the couples who participated in the marriage retreat.

Our hearts were filled with the love, fellowship and acts of kindness shown to us as your facilitators for the weekend. We were truly blessed by all. Our hearts will forever cherish the memories.

May God continue to bless you and the marriage ministry.

Love,

Robert and Stella Wilson

CENTRAL ADULT WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASSES

Adults, please join us in the auditorium Wednesday for the wrap-up of our Saints and Sinners in a Fallen World series. Following closing thoughts and challenges from Mike Lowery, Brad Seal will lead a devotional focused on the words of Jesus.

CONGRATULATIONS

Our congratulations to Brandon Crittenden, son of Rondell and Juanita. Brandon was named to the University of Alabama Deans List for fall 2019. He will also be honored on March 29th by the UA Black Scholars Honors for his outstanding Academic Achievements.

 CENTRAL SINGING WORKSHOP WITH KEITH LANCASTER

May 29-31

Mark your calendars for May 29-31, when we will engage in a weekend workshop with Keith Lancaster, of the singing group Acapella.

We are encouraged in Ephesians 5:19 to speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs as we make music in our hearts to God. Keith Lancaster will be bringing a team to Huntsville and to Central to provide the congregation with instruction and training on how we can improve our congregational singing and assembly time.   

As a Christian who has dedicated his life to encouraging others through song, Keith is also passionate about helping congregations grow in their unity and love for God and each other through meaningful, vibrant, and quality singing. Acapella singing, at its best, is a sweet sound to those who hear and participate in it and a sweet aroma that swells up to God the Father and Jesus.  More details about this inspirational event will be provided in the next few weeks. In the meantime, we want to encourage as many as possible to plan on attending this upcoming event and also pray that it will be successful for the Central family.  

Plan now to join us, Friday through Sunday, May 29-31 for an inspirational time together in song!

To God Be the Glory,

Ed Smith & Gerry Binford

HELP NEEDED

Servants are needed to serve in the Nursery (both the Nursery and Toddlers) during Sunday Assemblies. A signup sheet is posted outside the Nursery and Toddler A classrooms or contact Cathy Farless at 256-509-3541 (text or voice) if you are willing to help.

SERVANTS NEEDED!

We still need servants to sign up for a month of preparing the communion trays. The list for signing up is posted in the kitchen. This is one of those behind the scenes acts-of-service that is appreciated by everyone. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Phillips 256-417-8202.

MARCH TEAM SERVANTS

Ushers—Yocus Jones’ Team

Counting—Alan Moore’s Team

Nursery—Mar 1 Chris & Victoria Campbell

                                                                                                                                               Mar 8—Jessica Ogle 

ACTIVITIES

Feb

28

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

Mar

1

Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)

 

3

Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)

 

6

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

 

8

Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)

 

10

Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)

 

13

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

 

15

HUGS (during morning assembly)

 

17

Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)

 

20

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

 

20-22

Teens – Spring Advance

 

24

Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)

 

26

Ladies Bible Class Hosting Sonrisers’ Meal

 

29

Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)

MEN TO SERVE SUNDAY, MARCH 1

Communion Thoughts: Loren Wisehart

Serving: Joseph Nance, Michael Nance, John Kuhn, Alex Coleman, Jonathan Goad, Walter Franklin,   Chris Pickens, Al Jones

Prayer: Steve Lowery