First Christian Church

(Disciples of Christ)

11950 East Reno Ave

Midwest City, OK 73130

405-769-2717


2019 Leadership Training School
for Clergy & Laity

February 23 at
FCC Edmond
9am to 4:15pm

2019 Leadership Training School
“Abide in Me”

For a complete list of Workshops
and to Register online, visit  
http://okdisciples.org/its-2019

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer or Ellen at the Regional Office at office@okdisciples.org or call (405-528-3577. Office hours Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Reflections….

   The Fishing Club…
   
   Sunday’s scripture in Luke (5:1-11) reminded me of the following story.
 

 There was a group that called themselves, The Fishing Club. In their club headquarters, there were fish symbols galore, hooks and nets and floats and rods. All the members of the club wore old hats with fish lures stuck in them, and tall wading boots which got quite uncomfortable on warm days. But they were proud to be fishing people and so they never took them off.
   

They had a well-stocked library of books about fishing. And several times a year they ran seminars to which noted world fishing people were invited to come and deliver learned lectures. All the talk and all the activities at the club centered around fishing.
 

  But then one day, the club had a new member. They had not had a new member for some time, so this was a new experience. And the new member asked an interesting question. “When do you go fishing?”
   

Well, it turned out, the members of the Fishing Club had never caught a fish. In fact, they had never actually seen a live fish. And the idea that they should actually go out there in a boat or wade into the water came as quite a shock to them. They had long meetings on the subject and eventually came to the conclusion that the new member would have to leave. The new member obviously knew very little about what it really meant to be a member of the Fishing Club.
 

  It is by faith that we follow. It is by faith that we take up the call given to each of us. It is a call that must be lived out. It cannot be simply talked about, studied and graded. It must be lived. Each of us are called to specific ministries in the church. We are not asked to give up everything, all our possessions, but you are commanded to make Jesus first in your life. Perhaps that is a decision we need to make or remake this day. We may have said so once, but it needs to be renewed each week. Will we serve with Peter, James and John?

Rev. Larry B. Metzger

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FCC Youth

Wednesday Night February 20
Dinner will begin at 6 pm and discussion time will start at 6:15 pm.
 
Sunday Nights at 5:00 pm
Bring a Friend!

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BAKED POTATO LUNCHEON

This Sunday

February 24th

Immediately following

2nd worship service

This is a donation event and proceeds will also help Logan attend IAS over spring break. There will be a potato bar with regular and sweet potatoes, along with all the fixings! If you would be able to help provide a dessert, please reach out to Bev Rubino.
 
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Meetings for Sunday
February 24th


Golf Meeting at 12:00 in the Library

Worship Department at 2:00 in the Library
  
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Refuge Fellowship

Food Prep 
Sunday Feb 24 at 5:30pm

Serving at Refuge
Monday Feb 25 leaving FCC at 5:15pm

Join us!
 
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2019 Flower Calendar
Open Dates

If you would like to sign up for one of these days, please call the church office. Thank you!

April 7
June 30
July 7, 14, 21 & 28
August 11
September 1
October 6 & 27

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THE SECRET PLACE
Daily Devotional book

Spring 2019 now available in the narthex

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First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City OK 73130
405.769.2717

Interim Minister:
Rev. Larry B. Metzger

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45am
 

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 4pm 

Fridays:
9am – Noon
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Memorials
To the Memorial Fund in memory of Lisa Larkin
     From Fern Burling
     From Bill & Nancy Graham
     From Carol Hamilton
     From Lee & Mary Nirschl

To the Caminante Mission Trip Fund in memory of Lisa Larkin
     From Bryan & Becky Searcy


 Flowers for Sunday, February 24,
are given by Bryan & Becky Searcy
In honor of their daughter, Shauna Becker and family


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Servants Scheduled to Serve
SUNDAY, February 24, 2019
 
 
8:30 am
 
Elder:
Tom Hill

Serving Deacons:
Karen Holt*
Mitsy Martin Davis
Bryan Searcy

10:45 am

Elders: 
Roger Camp
Wendy Walters

Serving Deacons:
Carl Harley*
Sandy Harley
Larry McKinney
Joyce Gaylor
Jr.-Shelby Rubino
Jr.-Zac Walters

Acolytes:
Genesis Kringlen
Miles Updegraff
 
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 
WEDNESDAY, February 20
6:00 YOUTH
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
                         
THURSDAY, February 21
9:00 Children’s Corner

FRIDAY, February 22
1:00 Memorial Service for
Kenneth Peeler

SATURDAY, February 23
9am – 4:15pm Regional Leadership Training for Clergy and Laity
at FCC Edmond

SUNDAY, February 24
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
12:00 BAKED POTATO LUNCH
In the JCAC
Youth sponsored/Donations accepted

12:00 Golf Committee Meeting – Library
2:00 Worship Dept Meeting – Library
5:00 YOUTH
5:30 Refuge Food Prep

MONDAY, February 25
9:00 Mobile Meals
5:15 Serving at Refuge

TUESDAY, February 26
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, February 27
9:30 CWF Executive Day
6:00 YOUTH
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
 
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PRAYER CONCERNS

*Senior Minister Search Committee
*Youth Minister Search Committee

*Family & Friends of Ken Peeler
*Family & Friends of Jim Johanning
  (Julie Moler’s uncle)
Brian Lloyd (St Anthony)
Lenora Greffin
Stephanie Fry
David Little (Donna Brubaker)
Millie Sawyer
Lynn Miller, Chris Miller’s mother
Kristyn Reid
Tanni Jamison
Steve Oliver’s mother, Laura
Dwain White (Faye Miller’s brother in law)
Ann Reynolds and family (Millie Sawyer)
Michael Neihoff
Jennifer Fulton (Lewis)
John Booth (McKinney)
Jim Brooks (Debbie Lloyd’s father)
John Martinez (Moler)
Jola Oliver (Steve Oliver’s stepmother)
Debbie Broome (Phillips)
Annis Hickman Miller (Judy Gambill’s niece)
Amy Loudermilk (coworker of Scott Lange)
Jimmy Lonsdale (coworker of Scott Lange)
Stephanie Rosillo (Keller)
Kenny Stanfill (Charlie Stanfill’s brother)
Danielle Rose (Lloyd)
Jerry Calcote (Robbie McGruder’s brother)
Scott & Crystal Wyatt (Gamblin)
Rosa Stock (M Holt)
Cathy Martinez (Moler)
Parker Family (Walters)
Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees)
Scott McCulloh (Reid)
Richard (Jenks)
Debbie Atkinson (Williams)
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Susannah Smith (Lees granddaughter)
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
Misti Leeper (Jamison)
Coleen Crow (Lange)
 
*Notes new addition
 
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Congregation Long-Term Prayer List and/or Shut-ins:  

Nellis Adams, Lola Jean Ashford, Julie Avants, Barbara Benge, Katy Benge, Ashley Dean, Al & Virginia Douthitt, Ken Foust, Zola Lee Gaylor, Dona Harris, Dorothy Keller, Lloyd Family, Betty Martin, Dr. Gifford McBride, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Mary Nirschl, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Vicki Richey, Lane Ross, Margaret Scears, Ray & Joyce Shirley, Shirley Tharp, Chris & Jacklena Whitlow, Barbara Wilson, Julia Wingate.

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Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

Lori Bonnewell (Bonnewell), Lisa Coffman (Stanfill), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), Clifford Gamblin (Gamblin), Dan  Hayes (Moler), Leo Hickman (Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Wakely), Sam Howard (Howard), Jim Johnson (Greffin), Amber Leamy (Niehoff), Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Don Martin (Spradley), Mozelle McKinney (McKinney), Cathy Miller (Reid),  Michael Niehoff (Niehoff), Jo Schroeder (Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubaker), Judy Soltis (Lewis), Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters), Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder), Donald Tennison (Farriester), Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff), DeAnne Upchurch (Moler), Sharon Verity (Niehoff), Melanie Voice & family (Davis), Orpha Wardlaw (Pettigrew), Ronnie Watson (Howell), Lucille Williams (N Williams), Cindy Winkle (Fennell)