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



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Family Movie Night 

Friday, May 31 – Starts at 7 PM

Kick off the summer with the family!

Bring your lawn chairs! 


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Meetings for Sunday, June 2

2:00 Worship Department

4:00 VBS Planning Meeting

4:00 Cabinet Meeting



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REFLECTIONS…

 … on how they will know us 

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35)

“The Spirit told me… not to make a distinction between them and us” (Acts 11:12)


Both scriptures are from two weeks ago. Both can create radical change in the church… if we actually hear and practice the Word. 

Peter receives this new revelation in Acts. He struggles with being a Jewish and following in the Way of Jesus. Jewish customs and cleanliness laws restricted one from entering the home of a Gentile. 

A Gentile’s home very probably was unclean since they did not observe the dietary and other rituals. The word and the laws are more accurately pure and unpure. They have to do with spirituality and not issues of health. It meant they must undergo purification before they can reenter the community, perform religious functions and possible expulsion from the land. They could not enter the temple and had to stay far away from the Tabernacle. 

Following Peter’s dream concerning animals and the voice telling him what God creates is good and not unclean, Peter has a great change in this theological understandings. 

However, the Jerusalem followers were not happy with Peter embracing Gentiles (the ones who did not observe Jewish purity laws). In other words, the non-Jewish followers (Christians) were being treated the same as the Jewish followers. 

The ‘Gentiles’ of today are the homeless, the transgendered, the undocumented… well, you know the list. What do you imagine the word of God would be in a vision to us about who is pure and who is not?

In John, Jesus makes it clear how others with know who are his disciples. He does not say we are to give Bibles away, stand on street corners and shout words of fear and condemnation. It is really very simple. 

They will know Disciples of Christ by our love for one another. In reading ‘one another’ one must go to other scriptures to understand who ‘they’ are. That is, we are to love as he loved, preventing the stoning of an adulteress, eating with ‘sinners’ and promising a place for a criminal on the cross beside him. How are you demonstrating the one you follow? 
  


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FCC Youth 

Wednesday Nights
Dinner at 6 pm and discussion time
will start at 6:30 pm.
 
We’ve started our summer break
on Sunday nights.
If something is planned,
everyone will be notified!

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PENTECOST SUNDAY

JUNE 9



A special offering will be taken in support of the new church movement in the region/area and across the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).


“Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.”


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Monthly Giving Summary
for APRIL 2019*


Total Deposits for All of APRIL……$49,017.87
We had 21 separate funds for deposit in April
 
General Fund plus Account 107……$27,864.32 equals 89.6% of April Budget for 2019
 
The Capital Fund Mortgage Payment due every month is$10,850.00.
 
Capital Fund Donations in APRIL……$6,567.50 
($4,282,50 below April 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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WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

The Bible study group is taking a break for summer. We’ll let you know when we get ready to restart, probably in September. Anyone interested in joining, rejoining or leading the Bible study group is invited and welcome. Come one; come all. Have a great summer! 

 
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An offering counter is needed for the month of June.

If you could help on those Sundays, please contact Eric Walters or the church office.

Thank you!

  
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Worship Department

Meeting June 2nd
at 2:00 pm

Unhanging of the Stations of the Cross

 

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Office Help is needed during the month of June.

Someone is needed to open the church office, answer phones and greet visitors. 

If you are interested please
give me a call at 769-2717.

Thank you!
Nancy Harkey

 
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STAY CONNECTED:

FACEBOOK
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INSTAGRAM
Search name: 
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YOUTUBE
Search name: 
FCCMWC

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First Christian Church

(Disciples of Christ)

11950 E Reno Ave

Midwest City, OK 73130

405.769.2717

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Interim Pastor:

Rev. Larry Metzger


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Sunday Worship Times:

8:30 & 10:45 am


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OFFICE HOURS:

Monday – Thursday:

9am – 4pm

Friday:
9am – noon

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Disciples Around The Web

www.disciples.org

www.okdisciples.org

www.weekofcompassion.org

Disciples News Service
 

Flowers for Sunday, June 2 are given by Nancy Hall
In memory of her husband Tom Hall on his birthday


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SERVANTS SCHEDULED
TO SERVE


SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019


8:30 am
 

Elder:
Dean Holt
 
Serving Deacons:
Vicki Richey*
Carroll Hancock
Martin Davis


10:45 am

Elders:
Becky Searcy
Pat Wiseman


Serving Deacons:
Mona Lange*
Chris Lange
Jude Lees
John Northcutt
Jr.-Colby Williams
Jr.-Marshall Mason

Acolytes:
Isaac Miller
Cayden Wright

 
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

WEDNESDAY, May 29
6:00 Youth
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
 
SATURDAY, June 1
9:00 AARP Driving Class

SUNDAY, June 2
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
2:00 Worship Dept Meeting
4:00 VBS Planning Meeting
4:00 Cabinet Meeting

MONDAY, June 3
9:00 Mobile Meals
 
WEDNESDAY, June 5
6:00 Youth
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
 

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PRAYER CONCERNS

*Senior Minister Search Committee
*Youth Minister Search Committee


*Family & Friends of Bill Vaught (Masteller)
Alyse Daria Walker (Gambill)
Phil & Nina Patton (S Updegraff)
Travis Reid (in Houston for summer job)
Barbara Fretwell (K Reid)
Don Martin (Spradley)
Erik Docken (Melissa Davis’ brother)
Jim Wylie
Tom Henthorn (Albee)
Millie Sawyer
Anita Oliver
Donna Brubaker
Sandra Lees
Kristyn Reid
Tanni Jamison
Eric Bates (Bryan Spradley’s cousin)
Steve Oliver’s mother, Laura
Ann Reynolds and family (Millie Sawyer)
Michael Neihoff
Jennifer Fulton (Lewis)
John Booth (McKinney)
Jim Brooks (Debbie Lloyd’s father)
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)
Danielle Rose (Lloyd)
Jerry Calcote (Robbie McGruder’s brother)
Scott & Crystal Wyatt (Gamblin)
Rosa Stock (M Holt)
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, Millie Sawyer, 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), 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)