Midwest City Christian
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
A Word from Mike…
Luke 4.14-15 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.
In this passage of Luke we read of the start of the “professional” career of Jesus. He has recently been baptized, tempted by Satan in the wilderness and then starts off with the favor of everyone. Only 14 verses later the crowd switches from amazement and praise towards anger and rage. Whether you are in “professional” minister or take a leadership role in a church people tend to give lots of kudos and support. We commission our leaders, praise them for the willingness to serve and then the ministry for the year begins.
As we learn from the example of Jesus, ministry (and lay church leadership) is not always easy. This past weekend, we were finally able to have our lay leadership training. Church leaders make the sacrifice of time, energy and at times even their egos, as they strive to be the best leaders they can be. I encourage all of us to take the time to express thanks and to pray for our Elders, Deacons, Department Heads and Officers. We are blessed to have people who want to serve and put their faith into action!
Thanks for sharing the journey!
On Wednesday evening, January 25th, There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, a lesson over The prayer of the Red Sea vs. The prayer of Gethsemane, and the students will participate in Communion to end the service. Dinner will be provided at 6 p.m. and the lesson will start at 6:30.
On Sunday evening, January 29th, The youth will meet at 5 p.m. in the kitchen of the main building to help prepare the meal for Refuge Fellowship.
Sign up for Super Subs!
Order forms for Super Subs are in the narthex. Turn in your order form to Dustin and the youth will prepare for you a sub sandwich on February 5th! The price for each order is $7.50 and includes a sandwich, chips, and a cookie. All proceeds for the orders will go to FCC MWC Youth, to help fund their summer mission trip. Please try to get your order to Dustin before Friday, February 3rd! Orders will be ready for pick up after 1st and 2nd worship service, Sunday February 5th. Please feel free to contact Dustin or the church office, if you would like an order form emailed to you!
If you have any students that would potentially be interested in youth group, please contact Dustin at 918-637-4407. He would love to reach out to try to include them in the bunch, thanks!
**If you are interested in helping with the Wednesday night youth meal, please contact Beverly Rubino at 426-2685 for details**