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Midwest City Christian

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

A Word from Mike…

James 1.25     But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.

LIVING FOR JESUS was the title for this past Sunday’s sermon.  Certainly one of those “old favorite” hymns, the title has been deep in my mind over recent weeks.  Does LIVING FOR JESUS really get top billing status?  I live for sports.  I live for the tasks of the church.  I live for helping others.  I live for being liked.  I live for being part of a community.  I live for….

What does it mean to be LIVING FOR JESUS?  Matthew 11.20-24 was our focus for Ash Wednesday.  The passage parallels two groups of cities, those which witnessed most of Christ’s ministry against traditional “wicked” cities.  The cities that are scolded are the ones who are first hand witnesses but fail to respond.  Sometimes the church and those of us in it, take Christ for granted.  We are dedicated and involved, maybe so much so that we are living more for the tasks than really LIVING FOR JESUS.

Lent offers us a season of self-evaluation.  Maybe our deeper dedication needs to start day by day, if not hour by hour.  Regardless, I invite you to join me in being intentional in dedicating my Lent to LIVING FOR JESUS.

Thanks for sharing the journey,


Youth Yak
Hello FCC!!!

Okay, who else is absolutely LOVING this beautiful weather?!  It’s amazing what some sunshine and some 60 degree days can do for the spirit.  I do hope that you’ve had some opportunity to be outside and enjoy this unexpected February blessing.  Yesterday I boldly proclaimed to the Youth and parents that winter was over and that we are done with the snow.  I was quickly told to hush…we’ll see.

Alright, just some quick updates on what is happening in the world of Youth and Children’s Ministries here at FCC-MWC…

As you came to church for Ash Wednesday or last Sunday’s worship service you may have noticed a table set up in the Narthex with a big sign that says, “Lent Activities For Home.” Throughout the season of Lent I will be putting out different resources and activities for you to take home and use to enhance your Lenten journey.  Feel free to help yourself to what is there and share with your friends and family.

This Sunday, February 21, our CYF and Chi Rho will meet at 4:00 p.m. (please note the time change).  We will be doing a “Faith in Film” night and will wrap up just before the Board Meeting which is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Our JYF (3rd through 5th Grade) will meet at their regularly scheduled 5:00 p.m. starting time.

On Sunday, February 28, our Children and their parents/grandparents are invited to stay after worship for an afternoon of pretzel making.  We will be exploring together what pretzels can teach us about prayer and Lent.  Lunch will be provided.

Our CYF and Chi Rho will meet this Wednesday, February 17, at 6:00 p.m.  We will be exploring together the Spiritual Discipline of Fasting.

Grace and Peace, 



Sunday, February 21 & 28

“Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and you God my God.” Ruth 1.16

Designated envelopes will be provided for your contributions.

Offering Statements Available

Offering statements and 2016 offering envelopes are now available to be picked up in the church Narthex. Please remember to pick yours up! We appreciate the postage savings. If you have any questions, please contact John Northcutt or the church office.

Thank You Notes…

Dear Church Friends,
Thank you so much for the lovely card and your prayers for Bill and me. I am truly grateful.
-Robbie McGruder


Dear Church Family,
An extra special thank you to Pastor Mike, Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class, and our Church Family at Midwest City. Pastor Mike for the visit and prayer before my surgery. My loving Sunday School Class and Church for the visits, cards and calls. Each one is a blessing. Lee & I were uplifted by your care and concern.
-Mary & Lee Nirschl

Deacon Information

Any Deacon, server or preparer, not in receipt of  a schedule for the new year beginning the first Sunday in February, Feb. 7, please contact Roger Camp, 642-6897, or contact the church office.  Thank you!!

Roger Camp

Let’s Celebrate February Birthdays!  
Potluck Lite Luncheon
This Sunday, February 21st
Immediately following 2nd Service in the JCAC

The Fellowship Department would like to invite
YOU to come and celebrate!

Please bring finger foods to share for lunch.

Children’s Worship and Wonder Training   
February 26 & 27
Friday 5-9 PM & Saturday 9-5 PM
At Western Oaks Christian Church
Check with Melissa Davis if interested

 F L O W E R  C A L E N D A R  
Only two dates still available on the 2016 Flower Calendar:
7/17 and 7/24.  Call or come by the office to sign up.
Thank you for sharing in this special ministry!

Flowers for Sunday, February 21 are given by Jim & Connie Sharp in celebration of their 64th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations!


Serving Schedule
Sunday, February 21, 2016

8:30 AM
Dean Holt & Eric Walters

Serving Deacons:
Joe Greffin*        David Brubaker
Sharon Lewis       Zachary Walters

10:45 AM
Bryan Spradley & Bryan Searcy

Serving Deacons:
Mike Deaton*       Becky Choate
T.J. Deaton         Mary Keller
Bev Rubino         Shelby Rubino

Aidan Burk & Carla McKinney


Prayer Concerns

Mary Nirschl
Donna Brubaker
Taytum Davis (Loessin, Davis and Lackey family)
Mozelle & Fred McKinney
Tim Daniels (Oliver)
Charlie Stanfill
Jim Nauman (Brubaker)
Deane Upchurch (Moler)
Collin Clabes (Hill)
Kathi Miller (Gambill)
Elizabeth Dunn (Debra’s daughter)
Janet Dunn (Debra’s mother-in-law)
Joan Johanning (Moler)
Larry Springfield
Jim Isaac
Judy & Tommy Martin (Mitsy & Craig Davis)
Charley Smith (Lorene McMahan)
Betty Davis
Beth Scruggs-McGee (Holts)
Julie Luman (Molers)
Gerald Queen (McCollums)

*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, Carol Ford, Ken Foust, Janyce Harkins, Dona Harris, Leo & Annie Hill, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Eugene Mellinger, Imogene Nikkel, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Nadine Richardson, Lane Ross, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley, Ron Sipes, Shirley Tharp, Wendy Walters, Tom & Barbara Wilson, Julia Wingate, and Doris Wokaty

Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: Laura Adams (Pat Adams), Steve & Merle Daly and Laurie & Jon Dawson (Wylies), Kelly Cox (Camps), Mitchell Deaton (Deatons), Brian Enright (Susan & Dwight Updegraff), Jim Johnson (Joe & Lenora Greffin), Ertel Hall, Jr. (Ertel’s father), Dan Hayes (Molers), Leo Hickman (Judy Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Leah Wakely), Sam Howard (Howards), Don Martin (Spradleys), Parker Mayfield (Padghams), Cathy Miller (Reids), Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Judy Raines (Judy Gambill), Martin Shackleton (Jean Shackleton), Jo Schroeder (Pam & Ertel Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubakers), Dorothy Snell (Mike Snell), Donald Tennison (Farriesters).