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


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April 14

Palm Sunday / Easter Cantata


Join us for a
Combined Worship Service
at 10:00 am

 
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April 18
Maundy Thursday Service


The service begins at 7:00 pm.
The Prayer Vigil begins immediately following and will conclude Sunday morning with the Sunrise Service.
The Prayer Vigil sign up board is posted in the narthex.
 
 
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REFLECTIONS


 …on Stations of the Cross
  
   What are the Stations of the Cross? Isn’t that something Catholics, Lutherans and Episcopalians do?
   
   It is a form of devotion. The Reformation was a time of rebellion to the ‘old’ ways of doing things. Separating from the Catholic Church was a protest and thus the name Protestants.
   
   So we moved away from a ritualistic form of worship to a more simplistic form. In doing so, we left many of the art forms and clung to reason. Protestants left the pageantry and embraced the cerebral.
   
   The sermon became more important than any other part of the liturgy. Sermons became long and didactic. The Word triumphed over Sacrament.
   
   In the process, we also lost much of the beauty, the devotion of worship. Devotion is a discipline, such as daily Bible reading, or the reading of material to help deeper our relationship with God. Prayer is an act of devotion.
The Stations of the Cross are also known as the Way of the Cross or the Way of Sorrows encompassing a series of 14 images beginning with the condemnation of Jesus to death. These images attempt to imagine the Via Dolorosa, the road or path Jesus took to the crucifixion.

1. Christ condemned to death;

2. the cross is laid upon him;

3. His first fall;

4. He meets his Mother;

5. Simon of Cyrene is made to bear the cross;

6. Christ’s face is wiped by Veronica;

7. His second fall;

8. He meets the women of Jerusalem;

9. His third fall;

10. He is stripped of his garments;

11. His crucifixion;

12. His death on the cross;

13. His body is taken down from the cross; and

14. laid in the tomb.
    
   There are several versions including one introduced by Pope John Paul II in 1991 which he called the Biblical as opposed to the Traditional.
   
   The Protestant one begins with the Upper Room and ends not with the tomb, but with the Resurrection.
   
   The stations are for us to use as a devotion, to deepen our understanding of the evens in Holy Week and our appreciation for the gift of Christ.
   
   Devotions are for everyone, as is Christ.
 

Rev. Larry Metzger


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FCC Youth Wednesday Nights
Dinner at 6 pm and discussion time will start at 6:30 pm.
 
Youth will not meet Sunday night,
April 14 & April 21

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Monthly Giving Summary
for MARCH 2019*


Total Deposits for All of March……$48,774.04
We had 21 separate funds for deposit in March
 
General Fund plus Account 107……$28,801.13 equals 74% of Proposed Budget for 2019.
 
The Capital Fund Mortgage Payment due every month is $10,850.00.
 
Capital Fund Donations in March……$11,285.58 ($435.58 above March Mortgage Payment due).
 
Note: An automatic 10% comes out of the General Fund (Current Expenses) for World Outreach or Missions. Also, an automatic 1.5% comes out of the General Fund for Building Repair each month.
 
Giving to Account 107 all goes to the General Fund with NO automatic deductions.
 
John D. Northcutt
Contributions and Financial Coordinator

 *This monthly giving summary will be printed in the weekly newsletter showing the previous month’s figures. If you have any questions, please contact John Northcutt.  Thank you 
 

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Welcome to FCC!

New Member:

Mitchell Traylor



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EASTER PRAYER VIGIL
SIGN UP

The vigil will begin immediately following the Maundy Thursday service and will end at sunrise on Easter Sunday. Participants are not required to be physically present at the church, however, the church will be open on Friday and Saturday from 10am – 8pm for those who want to pray in the sanctuary. As of today, there are only a few commitments on the board posted in the narthex. Next time you’re at church, please take a moment to check it out. If you are a shut in who would like to participate, please contact the church office 769-2727. We will help you select a time.

Let’s fill up every time slot!

Thanks,
Chris Miller – Worship Department 


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2019 Annual Missions Golf Tournament
 
Saturday, April 27th
Choctaw Creek Golf Course
4 Player Scramble
Registration Deadline: 21 April

  – Entry Fee paid after 7 April: 
$85 per person (under 18: $60)

Entry fee includes Green Fees, Cart, Two Mulligans, Ditty Bag,
Lunch and Door Prizes
 
Sponsorship opportunities
also available!
 
  
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20
at 10 am

We still need donations of little prizes and non-chocolate candies (chocolate tends to melt!) to go inside the plastic Easter eggs.

We also need help setting up the craft and game tables in the JCAC, Friday, April 19th at 6:30 pm. AND……volunteers for Saturday to help with the event!

If you have any questions see Christi Miller or Pat Wiseman
Thank you! 
 
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Attention:

All Parents of Children
That Want To Go To Summer Camp!!!

Pre-registration for Camp
ends on April 19th!
All registration is ONLINE ONLY.
The link to register is:
https://okdisciples.org/news-events/event-registration/
 
The dates for 2019 camps are the following:

Discover Camp for those that have completed 2nd and 3rd grade:
June 21-23 *Check-in is on Friday at 10-11 a.m.* Cost is $112.50 per child.

Junior Camp for those that have completed 4th and 5th grade:
June 17-21 Cost is $180 per child.

Chi Rho Camp for those that have completed 6ththrough 8th grade:
June 3-7 Cost is $195 per child.

CYF Camp for those that have completed 9th through 12th grade:
June 24-28 Cost is $182.50 per child.
 
Please register before April 19th!
If you need any assistance with your registration, please contact
Christina Miller via email atchristinamcmahan@ou.edu
or 405-476-2629.
 
Also, if your family needs financial assistance, please contact Larry Metzger. This will be confidential.


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Take a step toward staying Healthy & Active
Life Line Screening is coming!

Where: FCC MWC
Sponsored by: Norman Regional Health System
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Pre-registration is required. Call: 1-888-653-6450

To register for your appointment and to receive a special $10 discount, please call 1-888-653-6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners
 
Package 1: Plaque, Vascular Disease (2) & Heart Rhythm Screening  4 tests for only $139*

Package 2: Add Osteoporosis Screening for only $10 more
5 tests for only $149*
 
*Costs are not covered or reimbursed by Medicare. Life Line Screening does not file insurance claims or provide physician/hospital referrals.
 

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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 Metzger



OFFICE HOURS:

Monday – Thursday:
 
9 am – 4 pm

Fridays: 

9 am – noon

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www.disciples.org

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www.weekofcompassion.org

Disciples News Service
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Flowers for Sunday, April 14
   
Are given by Maxine Wheelan
In memory of her mother, Eunice Liebert
       
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MEMORIALS

To Outreach in memory of Kenneth Peeler
From Paul & Jo Pettigrew

To Mobile Meals in memory of Lisa Holland Larkin
From Paul & Jo Pettigrew

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Servants Scheduled
to Serve


April 14, 2019

PALM SUNDAY

EASTER CANTATA


COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE

10:00 am 
Elders:Bill McMahan
Pat Wiseman
 
Serving Deacons:
Trisha Christensen*
Charles Hargis
Barbara Hargis
Chris Miller
Scott Lange
Lori Lange

Acolytes:
Genesis Kringlen
Miles Updegraff
 
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, April 10
9:15 CWF Service Day & Officer Elections
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
 
THURSDAY, April 11
9:00 Children’s Corner
                                      
SUNDAY, April 14
PALM SUNDAY
EASTER CANTATA
10:00 COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE

5:30 Elders Meeting
7:00 Board Meeting

MONDAY, April 15
9:00 Mobile Meals
 
TUESDAY, April 16
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, April 17
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

Mike Nagle (Moler)
Kathryn Jordan (Julia Jordan Gillett’s mother)
Anita Oliver
Steve Oliver’s mother, Laura
Gwen Bowman
LaDonna Johnson (David Johnson’s daughter)
Donna Brubaker
Melissa Richey (David & Vicki Richey)
Eric Bates (Bryan Spradley’s cousin)
Sandra Lees
Brian Lloyd
Lenora Greffin
Stephanie Fry
Millie Sawyer
Kristyn Reid
Tanni Jamison
Ann Reynolds and family (Millie Sawyer)
Michael Neihoff
Jennifer Fulton (Lewis)
John Booth (McKinney)
Jim Brooks (Debbie Lloyd’s father)
John Martinez (Moler)
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)
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, Harold Powers, Vicki Richey, Lane Ross, Margaret Scears, Ray & Joyce Shirley, Shirley Tharp, Chris & Jacklena Whitlow, Barbara Wilson, Julia Wingate.
 
Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

Lori Bonnewell (Bonnewell), Lisa Coffman (Stanfill), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), Clifford Gamblin (Gamblin), 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), Orpha Wardlaw (Pettigrew), Ronnie Watson (Howell), Lucille Williams (N Williams), Cindy Winkle (Fennell)