Midwest City Christian
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
A Word From Mike…
Mark 16.5-8 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.’ 8So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
What a fabulous Easter worship! Special thanks goes to Dustin, Hunter, Michelle, our serving elders/deacons and the choir. Really a word of thanks goes to the entire congregation and for the energy brought for both services! Obviously the baptism of Addison, Luci and Ella brought a lot of joy to the service as well. As amazing as all of those factors are, how can you beat the proclamation of, “He is risen! He is risen indeed!!”
I think we had a deep spirit in our worship and many of us left renewed and humming the joyous songs of Easter. Scripture calls us to go forth and spread the good news. Sunday may not have been THE Good News, but the worship experience was good news. If I understand correctly, this was the largest Sunday attendance in the history of our church! We have much to proclaim and to share with others about our congregation. We have much to proclaim in the risen Christ!
I pray that the terror and amazement of the resurrection inspires you to speak confidently about our church, but most importantly to speak confidently about your faith.
God is worthy!
Thanks for sharing the journey!
On Wednesday Evening, April 19th, There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, a lesson over Ephesians chapter 4, and the students will participate in Communion to end the service. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the lesson will start at 6:30. If possible, please try to arrive on time. We do many activities on Wednesday nights, and I want to make sure that the students get the full experience before the 8:00 p.m. pick up time.
On Sunday Evening, April 23rd, We will get back to our normal schedule of meeting for a fun activity and discussion.
Late Summer Camp Registration:
If your student did not complete their paperwork and payment on Camp Sunday, you have until April 18th to contact Dustin to register with the lowest discounted price. Please note that there is not a guarantee that a spot will be open. In addition, if you want to register your student after April 18th, you will be responsible for paying the full, undiscounted price of registration.
Thanks – Dustin
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!
Lloyd & Bonnie Kitchell
We are the Kitchell’s, Bonnie and Lloyd. I was born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma and raised in Kansas, Oklahoma. I am next to the youngest of eight children. I became a Christian at the age of 10. Reared in a Baptist church, I sang in the choir and taught 1st Grade Sunday School. As an adult, I realized when growing up that we were very poor. We did not know it, because so was everyone. However, I had loving parents who provided for my needs. We were never hungry and I have wonderful memories. Although I never when to college, I retired after 32 years from Aetna Insurance in Oklahoma City.
Lloyd was born in Shawnee, the youngest of three boys. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Shawnee. He excelled in basketball while in High School. He attended OBU and Oklahoma A & M where he studied figures and finance. He served 20 years in the Army and Air Force during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. After retiring, he worked for the US Postal Service in Midwest City and Carlon PVC in Del City.
We began our lives together in 1971. Together, we have three children and three grandchildren. In 1973 we joined the church on Key Boulevard. During those early years of our marriage, we made many friends of our church family. A men’s slow pitch ball league was formed and several churches participated. Lloyd was pitcher. He could hit the ball but could not run. A hit to the fence meant he got on first base and any man on base easily made it home. The women cheered the guys and the children played around our feet.
I have served the church as a Deacon, Elder and CWF President. Lloyd has served as a Deacon and Property Chair and together we worked with the Youth. Our church family continues to grow as well as our faith journey, under the leadership of Mike Snell.
Welcome New Members!