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welcome to Central package

SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE
9:30am – Adult Sunday School
10:15am – Central Perk in the Lobby
10:30am – Nursery Open
10:30am – Kidz Central Sunday School
10:45am – Sunday Morning Worship Service (fall/winter)

BULLETIN – Sunday, dECEMBER 16, 2018

Who are we?
We are Simply a congregation of Christians. We are not a denomination. Acts 11 :26 ; Acts 26:28; Peter 4:16.
We are Christians only. Simply a church of Christians.
The Christian church was established on the day of Pentecost, 30 A.D., following the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Mathew 16:16-18. We have no earthly headquarters.

Is this Your First Time at Central Christian Church…
RELAX and look through this worship program. We’re glad you’re here!
The RESTROOMS are located on the left side of our auditorium.
HEADPHONES and jacks are strategically located throughout the main sanctuary for those who are hearing impaired.
Please REMEMBER that we are a fragrance free building. Thank you so much for your help by not wearing scented products while attending the services.

NURSING HOME
Remember to pray for our shut-ins, who are active members at Central & would love a visit.
Hospital: Lottie Bambrick, Jean Wheatley
Andrews: Sandra Rashed
Atlantic Baptist: Anne Moreside
Beach Grove Home: Eva MacLeod
Chappell Court: Lois Hooley, Don & Ethel MacQuarrie, Vida Cass, Shirley & Norman MacKay
Charlottes Residence: Suzie MacCallum
Garden Home:  George Rashed, Chrystine Gallant
Langille House:  Bernice Agnes Brazil
Stampers:  Jean Wheatley
The Mount: Olive Stewart, Ola Hamilton
Whisperwood:  Carl & Irene Hamm
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We ask for committed/continual prayer in the following areas:
For the Elders- Wayne Peters, Blair Myers & Ron Ryder.
For the Board of Trustees, For ALL Committee members & this church
For Callum, as he ministers to this congregation
Prayer is essential for every corner of the work of the Lord to be covered.
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HOW TO INVITE SOMEONE TO CHURCH
It can be awkward inviting someone to church. We have fears about the relationship changing. What if they think we’re weird, or worse, think we’re just friends with them so we can invite them to church? Yet the reason you attend a church is, somewhere along the way, someone decided to take a risk, to take a chance and invite you. They knew that everything would change if you heard about Jesus, if you saw life-changing community unfold before you and thought, “I have to invite this person to my church.”But how do you know if it is time to take that risk? How do you do it? First, how do you know if you should invite someone?
There are clues to listen to when you talk to someone. Andy Stanley calls these “the not cues.” When you hear a person say something like, “Things are not going well.” Or, “I’m not prepared for …” Or, “I am not from here, we just moved to the area.”When you hear any of these, you know it is worth the risk. Often the person who says these things is searching for something. They may not think it is Jesus, but it is. Another way is to know what your church is preaching on and finding someone who would benefit from that. Maybe your church is doing a series on marriage, and you have a friend who is struggling in their marriage. Invite them. It might be a series on apologetics, and you have a friend who loves to argue about religion or has questions about who Jesus is and why Christianity is true. Invite them. Once you decide to take the risk, and hopefully you do, the next question is how. That is an awkward moment. I remember this past Christmas inviting a friend to church, and when they didn’t come I thought, “Great, now it’s going to be weird.” Usually it isn’t. I saw them a week later, and it was fine. Life moved on, so don’t fear. I’ll ask them again. You can call, text, email, share a Facebook event page or talk to them. Hand them an invite card. Take them out to lunch afterward to answer questions they have or simply to hang out with them. Be sure when you bring them to introduce them to people. Especially your pastor; he’ll love to meet your friend.
Let me end with this. You never know when a simple invite can change a life. Hopefully your life has changed because of attending your church. This is a chance to change someone’s life and eternity, to help them see the life found only in Jesus.
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REMEMBER THESE THINGS WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE PRAYING
1. God is still there! Trust Him!
2. Breathe in a fresh awareness of His presence!
3. Turn your thoughts off of your issue and onto Jesus, the One who can deal with your issue. Play worship music and join in!
4. Silence/Listening – sometimes it is best to simply get quiet and listen for the voice of God. There is healing in stillness and wisdom in listening.
5. Remember that the Holy Spirit is there to give voice to your prayers in alignment with the will of the Father when you are unable.
6. Consider that what might be causing your inability to pray or your lack of desire for prayer. Use Psalm 51 as your prayer so that God can reveal the hidden things, and so that you can take the time to repent and confess. Your relationship will be fully restored and a prayer of thankfulness will likely be the result. – Harvest Prayer Ministries