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


From the Sr. Minister Search Committee… 
Opportunities to join a Discussion Group:

Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00 pm / Snacks & Drinks provided
Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm / Snacks & Drinks provided
Saturday, February 16 at 10:30 am / Snacks & Drinks Provided
Sunday, February 17 at 12:30 pm / Light Lunch & Child Care Provided
All Discussion Groups will meet here at the church.
Sign Up sheets are posted in the Narthex.
In preparation for your group discussion
consider the following questions:

1) What are you looking for when you come to church?
2) How do you encounter God when you come to church?
3) What kinds of things in church help fulfill your needs and desires?

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!
Senior Minister Search Committee


      …on never ending love

There is a true story from World War II. There was much horror in that war wrought by Adolf Hitler, the killing of millions of people, not to mention the deaths of those whose lives were lost either defending his policies or those who were stopping his insane program. 

German soldier, Private Joseph Schultz was sent to Yugoslavia shortly after the Germans invaded that country. He was a loyal, young, German soldier on patrol. One day the sergeant called out eight names, his among them. They thought they were going on a routine patrol. As they hitched up their rifles, they came over a hill, still not knowing what their mission was. There they encountered eight Yugoslavians, standing on the brow of a hill,
five men and three women. It was only when they were about fifty feet away from them, when any marksman could shoot out the eye of a pheasant, that the soldiers realized their mission.

The soldiers were lined up. The sergeant barked out, “Ready!” and they lifted their rifles. “Aim,” and the soldiers got their sights set. Then suddenly in the silence that prevailed there was the thud of a rifle butt against the ground. The sergeant, the seven other soldiers, and those eight Yugoslavians watched as Private Joseph Schultz walked toward the Yugoslavians.

His sergeant called after him and ordered him to come back, but he pretended not to hear him. Instead, Schultz walked fifty feet to the mound of the hill and he joined hands with the eight Yugoslavians. There was a moment of silence, and then the sergeant continued, “Fire!” Private Schultz died that day, his blood mingled with those of the innocent men and women. Found on his body was an excerpt from Saint Paul: “[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”
(1 Corinthians 13:7).

Long after the death of Phelps and long after the death of the Westboro Baptist Church, the love of Jesus Christ will still be manifested through those who continue to follow and believe in the truth of the Gospel.

“But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.” “Love never ends.”

FCC Youth Wednesday Night February 6th
Youth Dinner & Discussion Time
For Senior Minister Search

We want to hear your thoughts regarding the search for a new Minister. Dinner will begin at 6 pm and discussion time will start at 6:15 pm.
Remember – Sunday Nights at 5:00 pm
Bring a Friend!




2:00 PM


The Youth group would like to invite all Valentines to attend a Come & Go dinner event Saturday, February 9, with seating beginning at 6:30 pm. Come enjoy a candlelit meal with your sweetheart along with some fantastic music provided by surprise entertainers. You and your Valentine will not want to miss this wonderful opportunity for an evening out and to support the annual youth group mission trip. Tickets are $30 per couple. You can make reservations by calling the church office anytime before Wednesday, February 6th.

The Youth sponsored Bake Potato Luncheon will be Sunday, February 24th, in the JCAC 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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First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City OK 73130

Interim Minister:
Rev. Larry Metzger

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am Monday – Thursday: 
9 am – 4 pm   

Friday: 9 am – NoonDisciples Around

Disciples News Service

Flowers for Sunday, February 10Are given by Maxine Wheelan
In memory of her mother, Eunice Liebert

2019 Flower Calendar 

There are a few dates still open. The 2019 flower calendar is available in the office. The cost is $45 for each Sunday that you select. If possible, please pay for the flowers when you sign the calendar. The flowers are displayed at the entrance to the sanctuary every Sunday. Following worship service, they are delivered to two of our shut ins to enjoy throughout the week.

Please remember, there will be no flowers for dates that are not selected on the calendar.


To the JCAC Fund in memory of John Clemons
             From Tom & Pat Padgham
To Mobile Meals in memory of Dottie Adams
             From  Tom & Pat Padgham
To the Memorial Fund in memory of Lisa Larkin
             From David & Vicki Richey
             From Jim & Connie Sharp

Dear Church Family,

Thank you so very much for your visits, calls and cards. I am still in rehab and not sure when I will be able to come home. Thank you Rev. Metzger for coming to see me in the hospital and for the nice cards. I love everyone for their care and concern.

Julia Wingate

Servants Scheduled to Serve
SUNDAY, February 3, 2019
8:30 am
Julie Moler
Nancy Williams

Serving Deacons:
Terry Fisher*
Maureen Fisher
Nancy Graham

10:45 am

Bill McMahan
Kristyn Reid

Serving Deacons:
Trisha Christensen*
Charles Hargis
Barbara Hargis
Chris Miller
Lori Lange
Scott Lange
William Bowman
Ella Updegraff



WEDNESDAY, February 6
10:00 CWF Group II
1:00 CWF Group I
6:00 YOUTH
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
THURSDAY, February 7
9:00 Children’s Corner

SATURDAY, February 9
11:00 Memorial Service for Lisa Larkin
6:30 Come & Go Valentine Dinner event
Seating begins at 6:30 – call 769-2717
by 2/6 to make a reservation

SUNDAY, February 10
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:30 Sunday School
5:00 YOUTH
7:00 Board Meeting

MONDAY, February 11
9:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, February 12
9:00 Children’s Corner
1:00 Sr. Minister Discussion Group
7:00 Sr. Minister Discussion Group

WEDNESDAY, February 13
9:15 CWF Service Day
6:00 YOUTH
6:30 Adult Bible Study
6:30 CWF Group III
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



*Senior Minister Search Committee
*Youth Minister Search Committee

*Family & Friends of Lisa Larkin (Holland)
*Stephanie Fry
*Jennifer Crenshaw
David Little (Donna Brubaker)
Anita Oliver
Millie Sawyer
Kathy Metzger (Rev. Metzger’s wife)
Karen Holt
Lynn Miller, Chris Miller’s mother
Shirley Neihoff
Alan Lloyd
Dorothy Keller
Wendy Walters
Kristyn Reid
Tanni Jamison
Lori Lange
Donna Brubaker
Steve Oliver’s mother, Laura
Dwain White (Faye Miller’s brother in law)
Ann Reynolds and family (Millie Sawyer)
Michael Neihoff
Lori Bonnewell
Orpha Wardlaw (Jo Pettigrew’s sister)
Jennifer Fulton (Lewis)
John Booth (McKinney)
Jim Brooks (Debbie Lloyd’s father)
John Martinez (Moler)
Jola Oliver (Steve Olivers stepmother)
Debbie Broome (Phillips)
Annis Hickman Miller (Judy Gambill’s niece)
Artie Howell (Willkerson)
Amy Loudermilk (coworker of Scott Lange)
Jimmy Lonsdale (coworker of Scott Lange)
Stephanie Rosillo (Keller)
Kenny Stanfill (Charlie Stanfill’s brother)
Danielle Rose (Lloyd)
Dawn Henderson (Moler)
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)
Perry Mercier (Corbin Choate’s step father)
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Susannah Smith (Lees granddaughter)
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
Misti Leeper (Jamison)
Coleen Crow (Lange)

*Notes new addition
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, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Vicki Richey, Lane Ross, Margaret Scears, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley, Shirley Tharp, Chris & Jacklena Whitlow, Barbara Wilson, Julia Wingate.
Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

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), Ronnie Watson (Howell), Lucille Williams (N Williams), Cindy Winkle (Fennell)