April, 2016



April, 2016
The Central
APRIL 2016
10-CLC Meeting-12:10pm
13-CWF Meeting-11:00am
16-Dozier Church Clean Up—9:00am
17-Sunday School Coffee at Dozier-10:00am
Worship at Dozier-10:55am
24-Elders Meeting-12:10pm
30-Wedding-Lori & Brad-2:00pm
March 27, 2016
Given In Memory Of:
Given By:
Joey and Eugene Bell
Joe Bell Family
Joe Carroll Bell
Joe Bell Family
Robert Alexander & Nannie Jean Bell
Joe Bell Family
Michael Andrew Bell
Joe Bell Family
Horace and Jeannette Dunn
Jack and Cheryl Dunn
Arthur and Catherine Patton
Marion and Sybil Ely
Joe Bell Family
Jack and Cheryl Dunn
Paul and Mary Ellen Massey
Billy and Naomi Reynolds
Will and Carrie Ruffin
Carrie Lynne West
Fred and Virginia Reynolds
Leonard and Mildred West
Billy and Naomi Reynolds
Carrie Lynne West
Beatrice Puckett
Carrie Lynne West
Martha Love and Walton Garrett
Betty Woodard
Bill Woodard
Given as a Gift:
Mark and Susan Calvert-Rosenberger
Betty Woodard
2 The Central Chalice
April 2016
From the Desk of Allyn Maxfield-Steele
Located in the Chalice Hymnal is a gem from the diary of 19th century
evangelist Walter Scott:
I enjoyed the feast of a hundred hills, all lying in the quietude of the infinite,
who had formed them a feature of his own power. For a moment I retreated to
the back of the mountain, that I might enjoy the sweets of solitude, that I might
hold converse for a moment with the great sentiment of power that impressed
itself on the surrounding scene. With the multitude of hills lying all around me,
I could not but lift up my hat as being in the presence of God.
Scott was writing about the Alleghenies in Pennsylvania, but maybe his
words inspire you to think of times when the breathtaking awareness of
God’s Creation overwhelmed your senses. Maybe you didn’t find yourself
taking in a “feast of a hundred hills,” but maybe it was a galaxy of stars, a
dramatic sunset, or a thick fog over the fields.
This time of year is often called Eastertide, the season when we celebrate
Resurrection. Yes, Christ is Risen! We proclaim this in word, whether in silent or spoken prayer, or in song or conversation. And we proclaim Resurrection in our action, whether in a renewed commitment to justice and compassion, or in steadier attention to relationships that need nurturing.
Walter Scott didn’t only experience Resurrection during his “feast of a
hundred hills.” He sought it out, and he noticed it. Let Scott’s example sink in
for a moment, and then ask, Where might I seek out and notice Resurrection
in this new season? Where will you find yourself able to “converse for a moment” with God’s presence?
Wherever you seek it, and wherever you notice it, may God’s love in the
resurrection surround you with the embrace of New Life.
Grace and peace,
Church 615-384-5825
Allyn Maxfield-Steele 864-205-2047 [email protected]
Naomi Reynolds 615-746-0302 615-533-7303 [email protected]
Please feel free to call or email any time you have a need!
3The Central Chalice
April 2016
Prayer Concerns:
Margaret Kermicle Sandi Reid
Jared Thigpen
Charlotte Bell
Josh Thigpen
Clay Riggins
Betsy Felts
Hank Knapper
Hugh Akerman
Stanley Brown
Mike Montgomery Angelo Delgado
Robert & Erica Scott (Missionaries for 1yr)
Adam Cowan
Anna Bell Sanders
Jean Baker
Brenda & Leon Fulbright
Katherine Carter
CWF--April 13, 2016—11:00am
The CWF will meet April 13, 2016, at 11:00am in the
church library. Bring your Bible, Blessing Box and food
for United Ministry.
06-Halie Nichole Parker
09-Jackson Morris
14-Winn Woodard
15-Trina Murdock
16-Kaitlyn Gregory
20-Dot Woodard
29-Allyn Maxfield-Steele
30-Tony Cowan
7-Mark & Janie Calvert
21-Doylene & Charles
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. For more than 40 years, Bread for the World’s members have helped win bipartisan support for measures that address the causes of hunger. Each year, thousands of churches from
many different faith traditions take part in the Offering of Letters. These Personalized letters they send
will encourage Congress to support legislation that will save the lives of mothers and young children in
Zambia and other countries that struggle with hunger and disease.
As we offer these letters, we live out the prayer that Jesus has taught us: that God’s will be done on
earth as in heaven, that all may have bread (Luke 11:1-4). By helping mothers and their children survive and thrive, we participate in God’s vision of a world where people “hunger no more, and thirst no
more” (Revelation 7:16).
425 3RD ST. SW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20024 www.bread.org for more information
Worship Leader:
Dick Dean
Presiding At Table:
Allyn Maxfield-Steele
Offering /Serving:
Janie Calvert
Jack Dunn
Clayton Sykes
Dick Dean
Communion Clean-Up /
Greeter: Janie Calvert
Central Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Corner of Fifth Ave. W. & Oak Street
P.O. Box 146
Springfield, TN 37172
Notes from Muzetta
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on
which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in
1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
The focus of Earth Day 2016 is to plant trees – yes, 7.8 billion trees over the next 5 years. Why trees? Trees help
combat climate change. They absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In fact, in a single year,
an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of
CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles.
Trees help us breathe clean air.
Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides,
ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and
bark. Trees help communities. Trees help communities
achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income.
As I research Earth Day, I am grateful to be living in
Robertson County where so much of our land is covered
in beautiful woods and farmland. Grateful to all of the
people in our church and community who choose to
farm their land, providing agricultural sustainability in
our state and country.