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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…

John 11.32-35
When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. 34He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” 35Jesus began to weep.

Another week, another shooting that involves citizens and law enforcement. I have no doubt that God weeps at the violence and violence that leads to the loss of life that takes place in our world. The statement is true that “Black Lives Matter” and it is important for us to remember “All Lives Matter.” There is no God breathed life that doesn’t matter.

We can complain, we can speak ill of a segment of society or we can strive to be people that help lift up the value of life. How have you helped add value to someone’s life today? Did you give anyone a compliment? Did you tell a friend how much they meant to you? Did you thank a member of law enforcement for their service? Did you pray for the beggar on the street corner?

After Jesus wept, he responded with life giving action. Maybe we can’t give life in the same way, but we have the power of adding to the life value of one another. We are in all of “this” together. One of the ways we were reminded of this was through the blessing of those who served so well on Laity Sunday. We are an amazingly wonderful and gifted community. Let us be a community that uses what God has given to make this world a better place.

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike


YOUTH YAK
Hello FCC!!!!

THANK YOU to all of those who said yes to the invitation to use your gifts to glorify God in worship this past Sunday.  It was such a blessing for me to have the opportunity to worship alongside you in a different manner and to celebrate the gifts and passions of so many in this wonderful congregation. On a personal note, I want to say THANK YOU for not only permitting, but celebrating the fact that my son Zachary chose to worship with us during First Service as opposed to retreating to the nursery.  It was a blessing for me to have the opportunity to worship and commune alongside my son.  I am grateful that we are a congregation that celebrates the young children among us.

FCC-MWC YOUTH!!!  We will gather on Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. for Youth Group.  I cannot wait to see your faces and discover what cool things God will do with us and through us this week.  Bring a friend (or 4)!!

Please note that we are still seeking volunteers to help out with Wednesday evening meals.  If you can bless us in this way, please contact the church office.

Grace and Peace
Aaron



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


THANK YOU NOTE:Thank you for all the prayers, cards and calls during the passing of our father, Ertel Hall Jr.  A special thank you to Mike for the visit and wonderful food he brought to the house.    – Pam & Ertel Hall


MEMORIALS:

To the Memorial Fund-
In memory of Ertel Hall, Jr. from Dan & Beverly Bonnewell
In memory of  Gerald Peeler from Dan & Beverly Bonnewell
In memory of Ertel Hall, Jr. from Jeanne Shirley
In memory of Ertel Hall, Jr. from Michael & T.J. Deaton
To the Refuge Fellowship Fund –
In memory of Ertal Hall, Jr. from Mitsy Martin-Davis
To the Piano Fund-
In memory of Ertel Hall, Jr. from Denis & Linda Harris
To the Ice Machine Fund
In memory of Carann Sanderson from Bob Sanderson


Dear First Christian Church Members:
Due to the generosity of former church members, our church has been bequeathed 18 spaces in Memorial Park, OKC and 2 spaces in Arlington Cemetaries, MWC. If you know of anyone interested in purchacing them, please contact Cindy Shaaefer. Pamphlets containing information with pictures of the sites are in the narthex.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers still needed to provide Wednesday night meals for our youth. If you would be interested in helping out, please contact Aaron or the church office.  Thank you!

   


CHURCH WIDE PICNIC
Sunday, July 17 at 5:00 PM in the JCAC

Fried Chicken will be provided. Members are asked to bring side dishes and desserts. Look forward to seeing everyone there!


Subject: Mobile Meals Contributions

Effective immediately, contributions designated to “Local Mobile Meals” will be applied to our local program. Contributions designated to Mobile Meals will be forwarded for investment in our Mobile Meals endowment currently established at the Christian Church Foundation. Interest income from this endowment earns far higher rates than our local bank account providing strategic financial security fo our local program. When requested by the local Mobile Meals Director, transfer of Mobile Meals Endowment funds will be applied to current and future Local Mobile Meals program.

-Cindy L. Schaefer


OUTREACH MINISTRY COLLECTING
SCHOOL SUPPLIES

The news for schools in Oklahoma has been bleak.  We have an opportunity to help right here in Eastern Oklahoma County.  Would you consider picking up some school supplies for kids that cannot afford them?  Just bring them to church and leave in the box in the Narthex.  Outreach will deliver them to area schools. Teachers have specifically requested 1″ & 2″ binders, and no Roseart brand please. Collections will be on-going thru August 14th.


“Christmas in July”
Special Emphasis Sunday, July 24th


Missing…Two, blue handle with yellow trim pliers from Lyle’s tool box. If you have them or see them, please return to Lyle.
-Thank you!


First Christian Church
of Midwest City

11950 E Reno
Midwest City, OK 73130
405-769-2717 office
www.fccmwc.org

Children’s Ministry
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Flowers for Sunday, July 17th are given by—
Betty Martin in memory of her sister, Fay Toler


Serving Schedule

SUNDAY, July 17, 2016

8:30 AM
Elders:
Elyse Davis & Eric Walters

Serving Deacons:
Joe Greffin*      David Brubaker
Sharon Lewis     Zachary Walters

10:45 AM
Elders:
Bryan Spradley & Mark Benge

Serving Deacons:
Mike Deaton*       Beckie Choate
T.J. Deaton        Mary Keller
Bev Rubino      Shelby Rubino

Acolytes:
Ella Updegraff & Hunter Deaton

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PRAYER CONCERNS

*Barbara Wilson
*Friends and Family of Scott Copeland
Donna Brubaker (St. Anthony’s)
Hazel Craddock (Bellvue)
Ken Foust
Elizabeth Dunn-Morton (Debra’s daughter)
Susan Saxton (Melissa Davis’s mother)
Becky Isaac
Doyle Williams (Nancy Williams’s father)
June Wall (Nancy Harkey’s mother)
Paul Johanning (Julie Moler’s father)
Tiffany Ross
My Nguyen
Anna Ruth Powers (Bellvue)
Lane Ross
Teresa & Ron Atkinson (Susan Updegraff)
Steve Walker (Pettigrew)
Coleen Crow (Lange)
Virginia Douthitt
Anita Oliver
Charles Mullin (friend of Jack Hancock)
Mary Nirschl
Deane Upchurch (Moler)
Kathi Miller (Gambill)
Janet Dunn (Debra’s mother-in-law)
Charley Smith (Lorene McMahan)
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, Betty Davis, Ken Foust, Gene & Janyce Harkins, Dona Harris, Leo & Annie Hill, Jim Isaac, 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, 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), Dan Hayes (Molers), Leo Hickman (Judy Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Leah Wakely), Sam Howard (Howards), Joan Johanning (Moler), Jim Johnson (Joe & Lenora Greffen), 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), Logan Shadrick (Ross), Jo Schroeder (Pam & Ertel Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubakers),  Lillian Stewart (Paul Niehoff’s mother), Donald Tennison (Farriesters).

Schedule of Events                                 

 

WEDNESDAY, July 13  
9:15 CWF Service Day       
6:00 Chi Rho & CYF Groups
6:30 Adult Bible Study

THURSDAY, July 14
9:00 Children’s Corner

SUNDAY, July 17
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
5:00 CHURCH WIDE PICNIC

MONDAY, July 18
8:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, July 19
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
6:00 Chi Rho & CYF Groups
6:30 Adult Bible Study