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



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.” 
 John 15:4



Meetings for Sunday, June 9

4:00 pm Cabinet Meeting

5:30 pm Elders Meeting

7:00 pm Board Meeting 



 … on Desert Pete 

   It takes faith to give when one is unsure about the future. It takes some real commitment to the church when making a pledge. Only when we are truly committed are we able to enjoy the fullness of life. 

   There is an old song written by Billy Edd Wheeler and first made famous by the Kingston Trio called Desert Pete. It tells of the need of faith to step out. If we do not use the water that is present to prime the pump, we can never get to the full abundance of water. 

   It is the same with life… we can only get the full abundance of life when we are willing to give. 

I was travelin’ west a buckskin on my way to a cattle run
‘Cross a little cactus desert under a hot blisterin’ sun
I was thirsty down to my toenails, stopped to rest me on a stump
But I tell ya I just couldn’t believe it when I saw that water pump
I took it to be a mirage at first, it’ll fool a thirsty man
Then I saw a note stuck in a bakin’ powder can
This pump is old, the note began, but she works so give’er a try
I put a new sucker washer in ‘er, you may find the leather dry

You’ve got to prime the pump, you must have faith and believe
You’ve got to give of yourself ‘fore you’re worthy to receive
Drink all the water you can hold, wash your face, cool your feet
Leave the bottle full for others, thank you kindly, desert Pete

Yeah, you’ll have to prime the pump, work that handle like there’s a fire
Under that rock you’ll find some water I left in a bitters jar
Now there’s just enough to prime it with so dont’cha go drinkin’ first
You just pour it in and pump like mad, buddy, you’ll quench your thirst

Well I found that jar and I tell ya nothin’ was ever prettier to my eye
And I was tempted strong to drink it, ’cause that pump looked mighty dry
But the note went on have faith my friend, there’s water down below
You’ve got to give until you get–I’m the one who ought to know
So I poured in the jar and I started pumpin’ and I heard a beautiful sound
Of water bubblin’ and splashin’ up outta that hole in the ground
I took off my shoes and I drunk my fill of that cool refreshing treat
I thank the Lord and thank the pump and I thank old desert Pete 


FCC Youth Wednesday Nights
Dinner at 6 pm and discussion time
will start at 6:30 pm.



Monthly Giving Summary
for MAY 2019*

Total Deposits for All of MAY……$45,005.23
We had 20 separate funds for deposit in MAY
General Fund plus Acct# 107……$27,107.48 equals 87.1%
of May Budget for 2019
The Capital Fund Mortgage Payment due every month is$10,850.00.
Capital Fund Donations in MAY……$10,106.25 
($743.75 below MAY 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 


Hello All Church Attendees,

    Micaela, our custodian, is planning to take a week vacation July 15-19. That is also the week of VBS. We are asking for volunteers to take care of custodial duties during her week off. If you would be willing to help, please call Nancy at the church office at 769-2717.

Thank you,
Johnnie Gasaway, Personnel Dept.



CWF will be collecting toiletries, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap, etc., for the women at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center. There will be a container in the Narthex under the TV as a collection point. 

Thank you for your donations.

Karen Holt
CWF Service Director 

Please join us for a

Sip & See Baby Shower 


Ellaleigh Crenshaw

Daughter of
Jennifer & Michael
and baby sister to Raelyn

Sunday, June 9th
2:00 pm
Church Parlor


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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First Christian Church

(Disciples of Christ)

11950 E Reno Ave

Midwest City, OK 73130


Interim Pastor:
Rev. Larry Metzger

Sunday Worship Times:

8:30 & 10:45 am

 Monday – Thursday: 9am – 4pm

Friday: 9am – noon

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To the Mobile Meals Fund – 
    In memory of Lisa Holland Larkin
        From Susan Rogers


Flowers for Sunday, June 9 are given by Tom & Pat Padgham in memory of their parents and Tom & Pat’s wedding anniversary



SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

8:30 am
 Elders:Julie Moler
Nancy Williams
Serving Deacons:
Terry Fisher*
Maureen Fisher
Nancy Graham

10:45 am

Bill McMahan
Kristyn Reid

Serving Deacons:
Trisha Christensen*
Charles Hargis
Barbara Hargis
Chris Miller
Lori Lange
Scott Lange 

Genesis Kringlen
Miles Updegraff




10:00 CWF Group II
          Meeting then going to lunch
6:00 Youth
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
SUNDAY, June 9

8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
2:00 Sip & See Baby Shower
        for Ellaleigh Crenshaw
        Join us in the Parlor
4:00 Cabinet Meeting
5:30 Elders Meeting
7:00 Board Meeting

MONDAY, June 10
9:00 Mobile Meals
TUESDAY, June 11
9:00 Children’s Corner
        Summer Camp begins

9:15 CWF Service Day
6:00 Youth
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



*Senior Minister Search Committee
*Youth Minister Search Committee

*Tanni Jamison (McBride)
*George Pettigrew
*Orpha Wardlaw (Jo Pettigrew’s sister)
Family & Friends of Ed Foust
   (past Associate Minister at FCC)
Alyse Daria Walker (Gambill)
Phil & Nina Patton (S Updegraff)
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
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)