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Midwest City Christian

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
405-769-2717

A Word from Mike…

Tell me the stories…

Raise your hand if you would like to hear about someone besides Paul next Sunday!

I want to thank everyone for joining in this experimental sermon approach where, with Bibles in hand, we have covered a large number of scriptures each week. I have found the approach both challenging and fulfilling. The goal was to help the congregation have a better understanding of each separate journey Paul made and his long imprisonment afterwards. Several of you were kind enough to share that you benefitted from the “bird’s eye view” of each journey as well as the chance to flip through the pages of your Bible!

I LOVE the Bible. The phrase sounds so simple and “preacher-esque.” Clergy are supposed to say such things, but my passion to understand scripture continues to grow. One blessing of a profession in ministry is the time allowed to read scripture and to study Biblical
resources. Many of you have busy schedules. Making time to sit and enjoy a meal can be difficult enough, without finding additional free time to browse scripture. Still, I
encourage you to find time to read your Bibles. For some of you it may already be a daily practice, for others reading time may be less structured. Even being intentional about attending a Sundayschool class can be a step in the right direction. Regardless of your
situation, I am thankful that we are able to take those steps together.

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike


FCC Youth

On Wednesday evening, October 5th, the youth will be doing a Bible study based on an overview of one of the letters of Paul, Ephesians. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and provided by Roxanne Austin. Parents and youth, please try to be prompt so we can start ourstudy time at 6:30 p.m. Sponsor for the study will be Tammy Cook.

THERE IS A CHANGE FOR THIS SUNDAY, October 9th. Due to some scheduling complications our youth will be participating in CROP Walk this Sunday instead of going to Frontier City. We will be meeting at the Garden Pavilion, by the tennis courts, inRegional Park. Regional Park is at the intersection of Reno/Douglas and the pavilion is on the Douglas side. The walk will be approximately 3 miles and there will be water bottles at the half way mark. Parents can drop off their youth, but they are also invited to participate. Youth are asked to be at the park just before 2 p.m.

There will be no youth meetings at the church Sundayevening.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are interested in helping with the Wednesday
night Youth meal, please contact Beverly Rubino
at 426-2685 for details.  Thank you!



CMF Men’s Breakfast at the Church

Saturday, October 8th at 8:00 AM


Sunday, October 9th

7 PM – Board Meeting

 


Join us for Choir Rehearsal!

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM


Light a Candle for Children 2016
Prayer Vigil – Week #4

Light a candle for children marks a time in the year when we make a special effort to be intentional about praying and giving thanks for the children in our lives.October 16th we will bring the prayer vigil to a close with the Children’s Sabbath and the Children’s Corner Birthday celebration!  By that time, our church will have its very own pumpkin patch!

Did you know a pumpkin can teach us how to pray for children?  As you turn a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern, you can pray these five prayers. This is week four.

So this week lets join together in the following prayer:

Week 3:
(Imagine carving a mouth into a soon to be jack-o-lantern.)

Pray:  Lord, help the children speak your words of truth and love with boldness.

Verse:  Mark 16:15  And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.”


THIS SUNDAY!!
October 9th at 2 pm
Garden Pavilion – Regional Park Midwest City
* WALKERS * DONORS * VOLUNTEERS

A portion of the donations will come back to the Mid-Del Food Pantry to help families in our area. Please make your check payable to  CHURCH WORLD SERVICE. You can give your donation to someone you know that is participating in the walk, or you can send it to the church office.

If you are interested in participating please contact Mitsy Martin-Davis.

Additional information can also be found at crophungerwalk.org


FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH – MWC
PUMPKIN PATCH
OCTOBER 2 – 31
Daily from 11 am to 7 pm

INVITE EVERYONE TO COME CHECK OUT THE PUMPKIN PATCH!

Things We Need:
· VOLUNTEERS 🙂
· Wagons to haul pumpkins
· Large Tent or Canopy
· Cute Fall yard décor
· Bottled water and canned pop

Contact Ashley Dean if you can help!
405-802-0627
Ashleyrdean1@gmail.com


The Mid-Del Food Pantry is in need of plastic bags. If you have some to donate, please drop them off at the church office. Thank you!


Christian Women’s Fellowship has begun a service project
to benefit the Men and Women at the VA Medical Center in OKC.
CWF will collect personal items and monetary donations.
Donated items can be placed in the collection box in the narthex.
If writing a check, please make payable to CWF.
Donations will be delivered on Veteran’s Day,November 11th.
Below is a list of requested items. You can also pick up a copy of
this list in the narthex or the church office.
THANK YOU!

PERSONAL ITEMS 
DISPOSABLE RAZORS              
SHAVING CREAM
TOOTHBRUSHES
TOOTHPASTE
COMBS
DEODORANT
SHAMPOO
BODY WASH

NEW CLOTHING – LARGER SIZES PREFERRED
SWEAT SHIRTS
SWEAT PANTS
UNDERWEAR
SOCKS
SHOES
BACKPACKS

ITEMS THAT CAN BE MADE – USE COLORFAST/MACHINE WASHABLE MATERIAL
DITTY BAGS
LAP ROBES
SMALL PILLOWS

OTHER NEEDS – CHECK OR CASH DONATIONS – PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO CWF
PATIENT COFFEE FUND – For purchase of coffee for patients
PATIENT POPCORN FUND – For purchase of popcorn for patients
CANTEEN BOOK FUND – To purchase patient’s needs through Canteen if not available through Voluntary Service
LIBRARY FUND – For purchase of book shelves, library items for patient use
GENERAL PURPOSE FUND – May be utilized for general patient needs
RECREATION FUND – For patient recreation activities
WHEELCHAIR FUND – For outpatients to use while at hospital for appointments


HALO-WEEN
OCTOBER 30
5 – 7 PM

* FREE KIDS GAMES * PRIZES * FACE PAINTING
* TRICK OR TREATING * INFLATABLES
* FOOD FOR PURCHASE

Our Halo-Ween event is fast approaching and we need candy donations for our trick or treating. Donations can be dropped off in the church office. New this year we would like to change our first n up a little bit. If you are interested in decorating your car for our kids to trick or treat we would love to have you! The more creative the better! We hope to grow this portion of our trick or treating time to an all outside fun! Please let Melissa Davis or the church office know if you’d like to participate in the fun for our youngest church members. Thank you!!


First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130
405-769-2717

Worship Times:
Sundays 8:30 & 10:45

CHILDREN’S SABBATH
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

MEMORIALS

To the Memorial Fund:
In memory of Larry Howard from Carol Hamilton
In memory of Clair Callahan from Sam & Jodie Ross
In memory of Martin Shackleton from Jeanne Shirley


Thank You Note-

Thank you to all those who sent cards and notes after my recent surgery. I especially want to thank Mike Snell for being there through the whole four hour surgery. I am extremely lucky to have such a special church in my life! Thank you all!

Ken Peeler


  

Flowers for Sunday, October 9th are given by – Craig & Pat Wiseman
In honor of their mothers, Ruth Wiseman & Jeanne Shirley


Serving Schedule

Servants
Scheduled to Serve

SUNDAY, October 9, 2016

8:30 AM
Elders:
Linda Harris

Serving Deacons:
Lyle Fry*       Lillian Fry
Denis Harris       Hannah Oliver

10:45 AM
Elders:
Michelle Holt & Jim Wylie

Serving Deacons
Roger Camp*      Johnnie Gasaway
Alan Vaughn        Vicki Vaughn
Wendy Walters     Matt Moler

Acolytes:
Ella Updegraff & Hunter Deaton

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PRAYER CONCERNS

*Mike Mullins
*Family & Friends of Tara Fanning
(Benge family)
*Ronnie Williams (Charlie & Dona Stanfill’s
son in law)
*Scott Shamrock (Pettigrew’s neighbor)
*Chris & Mona Lange – Celebrating the
birth of Ritter
*Zach McMillan (Pat Padgham)
*Family & Friends of Kay Paulk
(Mandy Wilkerson)
Brett Howard (Ron & Susie’s son)
Family & Friends of Larry Howard
(Ron’s brother)
Family & Friends of Martin Shackleton
(Jean Shackleton’s husband)
Ken Peeler
Michael & Debbie Stevens
(Robbie McGruder’s son in law & daughter)
Robbie McGruder
Ron Howard
Susie Martin
Gwen Bowman
Grace Oliver
Marie Reeves’ Mother (Oliver)
Lisa Coffman (Stanfill’s daughter)
Matt Myers (Nikkel)
James Jenks
Terry Spradley (Bryan’s father)
Kristy Lee Brubaker (Brubaker’s niece)
Kevin Eyster
Jim Daly
Dale Acker
Susan Saxton (Melissa Davis’ mother)
Elizabeth Dunn-Morton (Debra’s daughter)
Paul Johanning (Julie Moler’s father)
Teresa & Ron Atkinson (Susan Updegraff)
Coleen Crow (Lange)
Anita Oliver
Deane Upchurch (Moler)
Kathi Miller (Gambill)
Julie Luman (Molers)

*NOTES A NEW ADDITION


Congregation Long-Term Prayer List and/or Shut-ins:

Nellis & Dottie Adams, Lola Jean Ashford, Arlene Burkhalter, Guy Burkhart, Loleta Clark, Hazel Craddock, Betty Davis, Ken Foust, Gene & Janyce Harkins, Dona Harris, Leo & Annie Hill, Jim Isaac, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Eugene Mellinger, Mary Nirschl, Imogene Nikkel, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Nadine Richardson, Lane Ross, Buzz Sawyer, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley, Larry Springfield, Shirley Tharp, Julia Wingate, and Doris Wokaty


Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List:

Kelly Cox (Camps), Mitchell Deaton (Deatons), Dan Hayes (Molers), Leo Hickman (Judy Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Leah Wakely), Sam Howard (Howards), Joan Johanning (Moler), Jim Johnson (Joe & Lenora Greffen), Don Martin (Spradleys), Parker Mayfield (Padghams), Cathy Miller (Reids), Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Judy Raines (Judy Gambill), Logan Shadrick (Ross), Jo Schroeder (Pam & Ertel Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubakers), Donald Tennison (Farriesters), Sharon Verity (Paul Niehoff’s sister)