DIGITAL WORSHIP BULLETIN

COMMUNION PACKETS are available in the back, beside the OFFERING/BLUE CARD BASKET.
The COMMUNION BREAD in the bowl by the Pulpit is “GLUTEN FREE”.

▪ THE GATHERING ▪

PRELUDE • Mike Meadows
WE SING YOUR MIGHTY POWER, O GOD (Watts)

*WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP(from Psalm 27)

PASTOR: The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom should I be afraid?
PEOPLE: Though an army deploys against me, my heart is not afraid;
though a war breaks out against me, still I am confident.
PASTOR: I have asked one thing from the LORD, it is what I desire:
to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
gazing on the beauty of the LORD and seeking Him in His temple.
PEOPLE: God of my salvation.
Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the LORD cares for me.
PASTOR: Do not give me over to the will of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing violence.
I am certain that I will see the LORD’S goodness
in the land of the living.
PEOPLE: Wait for the LORD; be strong and courageous.
Wait for the LORD.

*SONG277 CHRISTIANS WE HAVE MET TO WORSHIP (Vs 1 & 2)

*INVOCATION & RESPONSE
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be
World without end. Amen, amen.
GLORIA PATRI, 3rd Century • Charles Meineke

▪ THE LESSON ▪

SONG • Cito Wyatt
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS (Chisholm / Runyan)

THE FIRST READINGSarah Sheler, Elder
GALATIANS 6:7-10
Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap, because the one who sows to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.

READING & LESSON Rev. Rick Vale
THE KINGDOM: THE SOWER • MATTHEW 13:1-9, 18-23
On that day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around Him that He got into a boat and sat down, while the whole crowd stood on the shore.

Then He told them many things in parables, saying: “Consider the sower who went out to sow. As he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on rocky ground, where there wasn’t much soil, and they sprang up quickly since the soil wasn’t deep. But when the sun came up they were scorched, and since they had no root, they withered. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. Still others fell on good ground and produced a crop: some 100, some 60, and some 30 times what was sown. Anyone who has ears should listen!”

“You, then, listen to the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word about the kingdom and doesn’t understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the one sown along the path. And the one sown on rocky ground — this is one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy. Yet he has no root in himself but is short-lived. When pressure or persecution comes because of the word, immediately he stumbles. Now the one sown among the thorns — this is one who hears the word, but the worries of this age and the seduction of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. But the one sown on the good ground — this is one who hears and understands the word, who does bear fruit and yields: some 100, some 60, some 30 times what was sown.”

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
The TIME OF PRAYER will end with the reciting of THE LORD’S PRAYER together.

Our Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy name,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil,
For Thine is the Kingdom, the power & the glory forever. Amen.

▪ AT THE TABLE ▪

SONG527 MORE LOVE TO THEE (Vs 1 & 2)

INVITATION TO THE TABLE

COMMUNION PRAYER • Mary Whipple, Elder

“WORDS OF INSTITUTION” • COMMUNION
All believers in Christ are welcome at the table. You are welcome to come up (by the side aisles) to receive the Communion elements. Open your hand and receive the bread, dip it in the cup and take it there.

▪ THE BENEDICTION ▪
Our worship ENDS as our service BEGINS.

*BENEDICTION PRAYER & SONG
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, & Holy Ghost. Amen
Thomas Ken • Louis Bourgeois

POSTLUDE • Mike Meadows
O HOW I LOVE JESUS (Anon)

Please join us in SIMS PARLOR for some light refreshment, hosted by Julie Morse & Becky Bathauer.


EVENTS generated from the Church Calendar on the CCC Website

“NCE” = “Non Church Event” | “OS” = Off Site Event

SUNDAY • July 21st
10:00am: Worship
11:20am: Fellowship Time
7:00pm: NA (NC)

MONDAY • July 22nd
6:30pm: Alley Theatre Rehearsal
6:30pm: Mainstage Theatre Rehearsal

TUESDAY • July 23rd
The Church Office is OPEN.
9:00am: Women’s Bible Study
6:30pm: Alley Theatre Rehearsal
6:30pm: Mainstage Theatre Rehearsal

WEDNESDAY • July 24th
6:30pm: Alley Theatre Rehearsal
6:30pm: Mainstage Theatre Rehearsal

THURSDAY • July 25th
Noon: THE LUNCH BUNCH
6:30pm: Alley Theatre Rehearsal
6:30pm: Mainstage Theatre Rehearsal
8:00pm: NA (NC)

FRIDAY • July 26th
11:00am: Free Frankfurter Fridays
Noon: NA (NC)
6:30pm: Alley Theatre Rehearsal
6:30pm: Mainstage Theatre Rehearsal

SATURDAY • July 27th
No Calendar Events

SUNDAY • July 28th
10:00am: Worship
11:20am: Fellowship Time
7:00pm: NA (NC)

July 28th at 10:00am

ELDERS
Mary Whipple (S)
Cindy Silvey (N)

HEAD GREETER
Donna Hawes

DOORGREETERS
Carlynn Malone (Jackson)
Cindy Silvey (10th)
Ed Combs (Elevator)

DEACONS
Mike & Nancy Romack

SOUND ENGINEER
Josh Wilkinson

COFFEE HOUR HOST
Jerry & Nancy Pitcock

JULY FOOD PANTRY
Sally Hudson

Contact THE CHURCH OFFICE (765.643.0701) with your requests. Names should be submitted ONLY with approval from that person. Confidential requests are treated as such by CCC’s Staff and Prayer Groups. The PRAYER LIST FOR OUR FRIENDS is cleared at the beginning of every month. If you would like a request to remain, please request it again on your BLUE CARD.

THIS MONTH we pray for: CCC COMMITTEE CHAIRS & LEADERS
THIS WEEK we pray for: ANDERSON FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

Prayers for OUR CHURCH FAMILY

Cindy Allison
Joan Allison
Mike Allison
Bobbie Beaty
Jim Benefiel
Vera Benefiel
Cindy Conover
Kathleen Cookman
Paul Cunningham
Elva Mae Hamilton
Bill & Susan Herbig
Jack Hiatt
Sally Hudson
Jack Kyhnell
Sandy Leslie
Don Lynch
Thom & Teresa McDonnell
Joe McDuffee
Donna McFadden
Marian McLaughlin
Nancy Melton
Libby Munshaur
Andrea Presser
John Robinson
Marlene Smith
Jackie Sokol
Billie St. Clair
Linda Stacy
Carole Strock
LaBella Wallace
David Whicker
Peggy Zion

We pray for wisdom, for care, and for the safety of all our community,
state, and national leaders.

PRAYERS FOR OUR FRIENDS

Steve & Dale Ann | Req. by Connie & Jim Millikan
Anonymous
Anonymous | Req. by Billie St. Clair
My family & myself | Req. by Daisy Lynne Bloome
Anonymous | Req. by Sandy Leslie
Anonymous | Req. by Connie Knotts
Logan Atkins | Req. by Joe & Susan McDuffee
Mark Boyd | Req. by Lynn & Charlie High
Cassie Brown | Req. by Sharon Wolfe
Jerri Buck | Req. by Connie Ahlers
Aiden Burris | Req. by Billie St.Clair
Gary Campbell | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Lauren Campbell | Req. by Angela Coomer
Victoria Carrell | Req. by Matt & Lauren Stapleton
J. Jordan Charnov| Req. by Ralph & Karen Sipes
Jessica Cohen | Req. by Ralph & Karen Sipes
Baylee Coomer | Req. by Angela Coomer
Delmar Coomer | Req. by Angela Coomer
For myself and Family | Req. by Angela Coomer
Roger Creason | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
D.J. | Req. Karl & Sara Keller
Heidi Douglas | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Ronny Douglas |Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Renee Dunham | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Chelsea Estes | Req. by Ralph & Karen Sipes
Family & friends | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Gabriel | Req. by Joan Allison
Betty Gomez | Req. by Sarah Sheler
The family of Sheila Green | Req. by Norma Weston
Rachael Haverstick | Req. by Christi Huff
Karen Hestor | Req. by Ed & Margaret Combs
Tina Insley | Req. by Coni Reveal
Jana Jameson | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Trent Jarvis | Req. by Sharon Wolfe
John | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Barb Joy | Req. by Sharon Wolfe
Sara Joy | Req. by Sharon Wolfe
Glen Junker | Req. by Thom & Teresa McDonnell
Marcia K. | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Scott Keller | Req. by Karl & Sara Keller
Joe Kinsey | Req. by Ed & Margaret Combs
Amy Layton | Req. by Connie Ahlers
Dave Lazenby | Req. by Sarah Sheler and John & Luanna Robinson
Lily | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Ava Luciano | Req. by Jerry & Nancy Pitcock
Kaitlyn Malone & Family | Req. by Melissa Odom
Max | Req. by Sarah Sheler
Meme | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Karen Correll Miller | Req. by Charlie & Lynn High
Brad Ormes | Req. by Sharon Wolfe
David P. | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Paul | Req. by Ed & Margaret Combs
Dan Pitcock | Req. by Jerry & Nancy Pitcock
Mike Raymer | Req. by Sharon Wolfe
Brenda Rector | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Rita | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
John Robinson II | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Niko Rogina & his family | Req. by Patty Glaze
Susannah Rosenthal | Req. by Julia Dotson
Sisters, Sarah, Rachel & their Children | Req. by Ben Jared
Lynette S. | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Selby family | Req. by Julia Dotson
Linda & Trevor Shepherd | Req. by Billie St. Clair
Nancy Sherman | Req. by Julia Dotson
Evan Spencer | Req. by Melissa Odom
Drew St. Clair | Req. by Billie St. Clair
Dempsey Sturgill | Req. by Christie Huff
Lisa Swarm | Req. by Christie Huff
Amiyah Thompson | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Charlotte & Ryan Tirre | Req. by Joe & Susan McDuffee
My Uncle | Req. by Coni Reveal
Prayers for the United States | Req. by Mary Whipple
John V. | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Paula Wayton & Connor Wayton | Req. by Lisa Benefiel
Mark Wilkes | Req. by Steve & Linda Horn
Aurelia Williams | Req. by Melissa Spenser
Sharon Williams | Req. by Charlie & Lynn High
Larry Woolworth | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson



JULY BIRTHDAYS
Thomas McDonnell…July 9
Margaret Combs…July 10
Linda Turner…July 10
Julie Gentry…July 11
TR Weston…July 11
Susan Akers…July 12
Emerson Harper…July 12
Phyllis Dodd…July 14
Nita Arnold…July 17
Nancy Pitcock…July 21
Sandy Leslie…July 29


TEACHER APPRECIATION 2024

We, at CENTRAL, have always been blessed with many congregants who actively teach professionally. Over the past few years we have endeavored to support our congregation teachers with the fulfillment of some of their needs. We ask for your help again this year. We will collect through July for distribution to the teachers in our congregation in August…here is what we are looking for, in hopes that you can donate.
For a class of 25: Disinfectant wipes / Baby Wipes / Lysol spray / Kleenex
For a class of 24: Fruit snacks / Goldfish and/or cookies / Graham crackers / Rice Krispie treats / Napkins / Kleenex / Coffee filters /Styrofoam cups
Different Teachers: Copy paper / Ink pens, any color / Learning Resources Giant Foam Dice (1 set, Amazon) / Rolling Sands 20 oz. Sports Water Bottle (2 sets of 6, Amazon)

AMAZON Teacher Links:
#1 – https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/360R2LL41UMZP?ref_=wl_share

#2 – https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/27ECNUHAMAVWS?ref_=wl_share

Online donations may also be made to the DR. MARILYNN AKERS FUND. Thank you.
Simply go to the church website and click on the giving link, as you would for your online tithe

– in the drop-down menu, choose MARILYNN AKERS FUND.



Have you ever wondered
what your best life is like? How it’s defined and experienced?

The CHRISTIAN ED COMMITTEE is sponsoring a workshop on August 8th from 10:00am to Noon in the Fellowship Hall to explore this topic. Lisa Pay, LCSW, Social Work professor at Anderson University and our Pastor Rick Vale will be presenting on this topic. This will be an interactive discussion.

Some discussion points will be: ■ What is living your best life all about?
■ What does Jesus say about your best life? ■ I retired…now what?
There will be light refreshments. Please join us!


 

Central’s LUNCH BUNCH will meet in the Fellowship Hall!
Thursday, July 25th at noon. See Lynn & Charlie High for details…WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

 

 


 

August 9-11, 2024 | A COMEDY OF ERRORS
by William Shakespeare

Kay Winter is stage director for this shortest of the Shakespearean comedies. Complete with mistaken identities, twins separated at birth, shipwrecks, etc. you can’t go wrong when Shakespeare goes for the laughs. We see the twins try to navigate through a world that seems to have lost all its wits.

This production will be held inside, in the theatre at THE ALLEY THEATRE. Friday & Saturday’s performances are at 7:00pm.
Sunday’s matinee performance is at 2:00pm. TICKETS: $12 at www.thealleytheatre.com


THE ALLEY THEATRE of INDIANA invites you to enjoy some classic scripts, both comedic and dramatic, performed by some of the best artists in Indiana. November – March 2024-2025
Tickets for every production AND/OR “Golden Tickets” (purchase the entire season) are all on sale today by going to www.thealleytheatre.com.
This next season will feature the comic, thriller, “DEATHTRAP” (directed by ANDY PERSINGER), the theatre comedy classic, “THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER” (directed by BRIAN SHETTERLY), two one-acts (directed by SHARON STAFFORD) the frightening “MONKEY’S PAW” and the hilarious, “ACTORS NIGHTMARE”, the legendary, made-famous-by-the-Marilyn Monroe-film, “BUS STOP” (directed by KATHLEEN WILE), and ending the season in the beautiful ANDERSON MUSEUM OF ART with the Shakespearean history, “JULIUS CAESAR” – featuring RONNIE JOHNSTON as “Marc Antony” and directed by RICK VALE.

Tickets: $12 ● www.thealleytheatre.com