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October 16, 2011

Volume 11, Number 42

In the Twinkling of an Eye
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed — in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Let’s deal with the speed issue first. According to what I can find with a quick internet search, there is no real way to measure a twinkle or reflex in an eye. As close as we might measure is to relate to a blink of an eye. The normal eye blinks at a rate of about 300 to 400 milliseconds. Now that is just plain fast. Let’s call it “sudden”. Sudden is fast. Sudden is immediate. Sudden is surprising. Sudden is done. Think about some of the things that happen in the “twinkling of an eye.” Driving easily becomes a devastating accident. Love flows in a certain way and then a young lady answers a marriage proposal, “Yes!” A freelance couple greet the arrival of a baby and everything changes. A doctor appointment turns an easy life in an untoward direction. A depressing day is turned into a day of joy by the answer of an encouraging phone call. Life changes in a “twinkle”. It may appear that change builds slowly and even appears to have no momentum at all. This deception leads to the idea that nothing is changing. The reality is that though a build-up appears to have little movement and may even be stagnant, change comes with sudden realization. It may be the sound of laughter from that beautiful girl that gains your attention, and suddenly you know, you belong to her. It take only a momentary look at your own newborn baby to realize that you are wrapped like a blanket with care. In the twinkling of an eye life changes. As fixed to this life as we assume ourselves to be, we are taught that it can and will change with sudden impact. And like so many changes, we cannot imagine how vastly different our lives can be in the twinkling of an eye. Russ
Events, Resources, and Information

The Sentinel — October 16, 2011

Keep These In Prayer
Don Fleming - has seen some improvement. Gary May, Donna Greenroyd’s brother — Cancer Shellie, Sherri Weingartner’s daughter - difficulties in pregnancy. Aline McDaniel’s granddaughter Jamae, - difficulties in pregnancy. Chuck Cox’s dad, Albert Cox has stomach cancer. Riley Baldwin continues to have surgeries on his throat. Shelly Vang struggling with cancer. It was great to see Hubert (Stick) Nelson able to be back in worship on Sunday. Homebound or Limited: Jean Christian; Novella Cordrey; Mary Cordrey; Edith Skaggs; Lorella Wilson;. Serving Overseas: Bernard Floranda

Brother’s Keeper Group 1 — October 29—5:30 PM at the church building. Group 2 — October 21—6:00 PM— at the MacDonald’s house. It will be an Italian theme. Group 3 — October 29—5:30 PM— at the church building. Group 4 — October 22 — 5:30 PM—at the church building. drinks, smoked chicken and brisket. Everyone else can bring side dishes or dessert.

Welcome Levi!! Levi William Downs arrived on Thursday evening (October 13, 2011 at 9:08 PM) at the OU Medical Center. He weighed-in at 6 pounds and 7 ounces, and was a full 21 inches in length. He is quite handsome (of course), and doing well. Mom and Dad (Joe and Talsie) are proud, and older brothers (Micaiah and J.R.) are excited. Lolly is out of control. Blood Drive — We have scheduled a blood drive with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) for Sunday, October 30. We need a minimum of about 20 volunteers There is a signup list on the bulletin board.

Happy Birthday to . . .
Keith McDougal Mason MacDonald Sherri Weingartner Joe Mulkey Stephanie Cox James McFadden 10/17 10/20 10/20 10/21 10/26 10/26

Happy Anniversary to . . .
Walter & Carolyn McFadden 10/26

Lesson for Sunday morning — October 23, 2011

What A Fellowship! — 1 John 1::1-4

Order of Service
Welcome & Announcements Scripture: Matthew 26:26-30 Song — 316 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms Song — 13 (S) Sanctuary Prayer Song — 423 One Day Song — 105 The Lord’s Supper (Vs. 3) Comments Lord’s Supper Collection Song — 632 When All of God’s Singers Get Home Sermon: One More Song to Sing Song — 638 When the Roll is Called Up Yonder

One More Song to Sing
Matthew 26:26-30
I. Transition A. The time had come 1. Jesus had often spoken of the -. 2. He had ______________ the disciples. 3. Transitions often get _______________. B. The old blends into the new. 1. The celebration was a ______________. 2. Elements of the old take new meaning. There was the There was the There was the There was the C. Marking the transition. 1. The _________ of Jesus. Luke 22:15-16 2. The _________ of Judas John 13:21-30 3. The ___________________. Vs. 26-29 4. A final ___________________. Vs. 30 II. Expectations A. The Passover was marked at -. 1. The promise of a new year was 2. The early harvest was B. The promised kingdom was near. 1. Who would be “________”? Luke 22:24, 2. Jesus pointed to a transition that they III. Dimensions A. There were designs on the time and events. 1. They -

Song — 474 2. They Sing to Me of Heaven 3. They (Vs. 1) Prayer

B. What about our last song? Think -

The Sentinel — October 16, 2011

Scheduled to Serve Next Week (10/23/11)

News and Notes
 Monday

Horace Phillips

Cloretta Bailey Larry & Glyn Baldwin Michael & Kim Berry

Night for the Master will meet on the 2nd Monday of the month @ 6:00 p.m. Contact Randy Vance for any questions, comments or concerns.. Evening Adult Classes: Ladies Class— Studying: God’s People and their Calling: Mixed Class— Studying 2 Peter. Youth Pumpkin Carving—after evening services on October 23rd. There is still a need to for some donations to purchase pumpkins. Please see Josh. Singing Class and Fellowship— October 23 after evening worship. Men’s Breakfast—October 29th—8 a.m.—How about some great food and fellowship on a Saturday morning? Blood Donation—Sunday, October 30, after morning worship. Sign-up for times. Check the bulletin board. Annual Holiday Dinner—Who will show talent this year?

 Wednesday

Lord's Table (am)
Roger Scott Howard Johnson George King Dan Jolliff Darrell McDonald Jerry Doyle Dwain Thacker Sunday Glenn Elmore Bill Sherman Joe Downs Bryan Ausmus Fred Jones Stephen Hopkins

Coming Events

Lord's Table (pm) Prayers (am) Prayers (pm)
Wayne Haynes
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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 John McFadden Bill Fleming Walter McFadden

Bible Study
Elders Kevin Keenan Horace Phillips Roger Scott Bill Sherman

George King Dwain Thacker Darrell MacDonald Randy Vance Keith McDougal

Minister Russell Dyer