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Midwest City Christian

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

A Word from Mike…

Psalm 127.3     5Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

After a long day of travel, I was anxiously awaiting a good night’s rest. I arrived in my hotel, unpacked and laid down. As I was drifting away suddenly there were loud voices, giggling and a young voice saying, “shhhh.” This was just the
beginning. The hotel was hosting teams of grade school boys and girls playing in a basketball tournament. On this night, it was difficult to imagine anything coming from a womb being a “reward.”

Certainly none of our youth have this type of mischievous nature!! Some of us
may not have been so innocent during our upbringing. Think of all of our families, school teachers, and other adults who helped mold us into who we are today. Maybe we aren’t perfect, but we have the opportunity to live our lives in a way that brings reward to those who have invested in us. We have the opportunity to live our life as a reward to God.

Didn’t our youth do a wonderful job on Youth Sunday? The heritage of that which their families and our congregation have provided brought a great reward on Sunday. We are reaping the benefits of the type of dedication we make each time we do a baby dedication. We have much to be proud of in our youth! We have much to be proud of as a congregation!

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike


YOUTH YAK
Hello FCC!!!!

On behalf of the Youth of this congregation I want to say THANK YOU for all of the encouragement, love, presence, and support that was felt this past Sunday as we gathered together for worship.

As you are aware, Youth Sunday is a different animal and it takes a whole lot of guts for middle school and high school students to stand up and put themselves on display before God and such a large and diverse group of people.  THANK YOU for giving our kids the courage to find the freedom to share their gifts and passions with you and with the God whom we serve. I am so proud of our Youth and so thankful to be a part of a congregation that places such a high
priority on the social and spiritual development of it’s young people. As I have said many times over, we could not do what we do in ministry if you did not do what you do for us. You are a blessing to me, and to our Youth Ministry.

It is now time to turn our attention to the happenings of this Summer! Vacation Bible School is right around the corner and registration is ongoing.  If you have not yet had the opportunity to register your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or the neighbor kid down the street, registration forms are available in the Narthex or in the church office.

Grace and Peace
Aaron


NEW MEMBERS:

Jacob, Tiffany, Case and Lynnlee Lackey

Welcome to First Christian Church MWC!


Congratulations to
Carl Albert High School Seniors
Kailey Kelpine
&
Breanna Richardson
2016 Recipients of the
Karen Gist Carr Scholarship


Sunday, May 29th – Memorial Sunday
During the service we will honor our members who have passed away this last year by reading their names during the church service.  If you have a loved one that you’d like mentioned, please contact the church office by noon on Thursday,  May 26th.


Help “Speak the Truth by filling out our first tri-annual congregational survey either by picking up the form in the church office or clicking on “Forms/Tri-annual Congregational Survey” on your MyFCC account. It’s designed to apprise our ministers and church leadership how effectively they are achieving the goals for our church ministry. Your feedback is vital in this effort, will be kept confidential, and shape next year’s ministry goals. After the data is compiled, all surveys will be destroyed. Please contact Cindy Schaefer if you have any questions.


Capital Fund Campaign
“Glory to Glory:  Staying the Course”

Our Capital Fund Campaign will commence Sunday, June 5th and will run for a period of three years through May 2019. Prayer Covenant Cards and Pledge Cards are available on the desk in the narthex.


Mission Trip—Denver, CO
Saturday, June 11-Sunday, June 19
Chi Rho and CYF are headed to Denver, Colorado
for a week of service learning and fun!
Please be in prayer for our team as we prepare to go.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 6-10
9am – 12pm

For ages 2 yrs old through those entering 6th Grade!
Registrations are available in the narthex and the church office!

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF MIDWEST CITY
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK  73130
405.769.2717 OFFICE
405.769.2736 FAX
www.fccmwc.org

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

JUNE 6 – 10
9 am to 12 pm
For ages 2 yrs old
through 5th Grade
   

 
Flowers for Sunday, May 29th are given by—
Andrea Kintzinger in memory of her grandmother, Cecil Mae Barnes
And Tom & Pat Padgham in memory of their parents,
Neva & Fred Padgham and Ruth & Vol English


Memorials
To Memorial Fund-
In memory of Tom Martin from Lyle & Lillian Fry
In memory of Clair Callahan from Randy Ross
To Capital Fund-
In memory of Tom Martin from Carol Hamilton
To Mobile Meals-
In memory of Karl Miller’s birthday from Faye Miller
To Outreach Ministry-
In memory of Tom Martin from Randy Ross


Serving Schedule

SUNDAY, May 29, 2016

8:30 AM
Elders:
Dean Holt

Serving Deacons:
Ron Howard*               Nancy Graham
Steve Oliver                  Grace Oliver

10:45 AM
Elders:
Mark Benge & Jude Lees

Serving Deacons:
Dottie Tucker*          Melissa Davis
Ann Sipes                Lori Spradley
Molly Updegraff        Logan Davis

Acolytes:
Carla McKinney & Daniel Miller

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PRAYER CONCERNS

*Anna Ruth Powers
Teresa & Ron Atkinson (Susan Updegraff)
Lane Ross
Carroll Hancock
Madison Rubino
Sharon Peters
Barbara Wilson
Steve Walker (Pettigrew)
Cooper Davis
Coleen Crew (Lange)
Virginia Douthitt
Ken Peeler
Anita Oliver
Hannah Oliver
Charles Mullin (friend of Jack Hancock)
Carol Hamilton
Robert Daughtry (Judy Loessin’s brother)
Mary Nirschl
Taytum Davis (Loessin, Davis & Lackey)
Jim Nauman (Brubaker)
Deane Upchurch (Moler)
Collin Clabes (Hill)
Kathi Miller (Gambill)
Elizabeth Dunn (Debra’s daughter)
Janet Dunn (Debra’s mother-in-law)
Charley Smith (Lorene McMahan)
Beth Scruggs-McGee (Holts)
Julie Luman (Molers)

*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, 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, Larry Springfield, Shirley Tharp, Wendy Walters, 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), Joan Johanning (Moler), Don Martin (Spradleys), Parker Mayfield (Padghams), Cathy Miller (Reids), Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Judy Raines (Judy Gambill), Buzz Sawyer (Millie’s husband), Martin Shackleton (Jean Shackleton), Jo Schroeder (Pam & Ertel Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubakers), Dorothy Snell (Mike Snell), Donald Tennison (Farriesters)

Schedule of Events                                 
 

WEDNESDAY, May 25
9:30 CWF Executive Meeting
6:00 CYF/XP
6:30 Revelation Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

SUNDAY, May 29 – MEMORIAL SUNDAY
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
3:00 Financial Peace Class-JCAC
NO YOUTH GROUPS

MONDAY, May 30 – MEMORIAL DAY
 CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
8:00 Mobile Meals

WEDNESDAY, June 1
10:00 CWF Group II
1:00 CWF Groups 1 & IV
6:00 CYF/XP
6:30 Revelation Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal