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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…

2 Corinthians 1.3-4     Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, 4who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God.

The season of Lent and Eastertide is one that puts death and suffering squarely in front of us.  As a preacher, there are times when I know several people in our church are mourning, and I would rather avoid the topic of death and suffering.  As I was once told, “Remember Mike, Easter is a day for family.”  While I don’t completely disagree, I hope it is a day FOR thankfulness, to God and Jesus, that is spent WITH family, friends, or in joyful reflection.

Death is not an easy topic.  Knowing that Christ died for us may give us comfort, but this knowledge does not eliminate our own grief when loved ones die.  However, that knowledge is a part of what consoles us; it gives us confidence as we console one another.  One of the most incredible parts of the passion narrative is that Jesus takes time to speak words of consolation: to the repentant sinner on the cross, to his mother, and to Peter.  What compassion!

As we walk these days of Eastertide together, I encourage each of us to be intentional in the ways we console one another, and in the ways we offer compassion to the world.

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike

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FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, April 11th, There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, The first sermon in our “Forgotten Basics” series, and the students participate in Communion to end the service. Dinner is 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.

Youth Potato Luncheon:
Our annual fundraiser for the Summer Mission trip is scheduled for April 15th after church. We will need all hands on deck for this event. We ask that Students and volunteers be here by 8 a.m. to assist with preparations. The event will begin after second service.
On Sunday Evening, April , 15th We will not have Sunday evening activities, so the students can have the evening off after the potato luncheon.

Late Summer Camp Registration:
If your student did not register online and submit payment to the church on Camp Sunday, you have until May 1st to contact Dustin to register with the lowest discounted price. Please note that there is not a guarantee that a spot will be open. Also, if you want to register your student after May 1st, you will be responsible for paying the full, undiscounted price of registration.

Sunday School Change:
Julie Moler has taken over heading our Sunday school program on Sunday mornings so that Dustin can attend the new young adult class. If you are a member of the church, and are interested in being a sub for the class when Julie is not available, please let Dustin know.

Youth Committee:
Hello all, I am interested in building up a team of youth volunteers to help on Wednesday nights, Sunday Mornings and Sunday Evenings. If you are interested in hanging out during Youth Group, leading Sunday school, or leading a home group on Sunday evenings, please do not hesitate to let me know!
– Dustin


If you know anyone who might be interested in joining us,
please give me a call! I would love to reach out to them!
     -Dustin  918.637.4407


 March Financial Look-back

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General Operating Funds Received : $23,701

General Operating Expenses : $26,690

Giving Received for Capital (Mortgage) : $13,983

Capital (Mortgage) Expense : $10,850

Special Giving Received : $0

Contact Pam Hall, Stewardship Chair, at pjohall@cox.net or
Cindy Schaefer, Treasurer, at cndysch@gmail.com



Meeting on Sunday, April 15

Christian Education at 4:00 pm


Hearts on Fire

A new Sunday School class
for Young Adults!

Sunday mornings at 9:30 in the
West Cry Room #106

The class will be led by Elyse Davis. Bring yourself, your significant other, or a friend you think would enjoy a small informal group ready to dive into learning about Jesus Christ.


Youth Potato Luncheon
This Sunday, April 15th

Our annual fundraiser for the Summer Mission trip is scheduled for this Sunday, the 15th, after the second service of church. This is an event that is fully put on by our Youth. You can expect to hear some stories from our mission trip last year and a slide show with a lot of the pictures of our trip! Any donation is welcome, and the potatoes will be yummy. We are going to have a few more sweet potatoes this year based on the popularity from last year, so there is something for everyone! Mission trips are always such a bonding experience for our group, and they provide a great opportunity for our students to grow spiritually. If you are interested in making a dessert please reach out to Bev Rubino after Tuesday this week. We will need all hands on deck for this event. We ask that Students and volunteers be here by 8 a.m. to assist with preparations. The event will begin after second service in the JCAC


CWF Spring Project

The CWF is asking for your help with our donation to the Mabel Bassett Women’s Correctional Center. The need is great for shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, women’s hygiene products, magazines, books, puzzle books, etc.

Thank you for your support.
Lenora Greffin, CWF Service Chairman


● Free ●

Gulbransen Organ with 3 Key Boards

If interested, contact
Gene Harkins 405-881-4629


Online Youth Camp Registration

okdisciples.org/connect/families-and-youth

Please Note: The Church Matched Rate per camper is available until May 1st. Students who register after May 1st are responsible for the full amount of the Regular camp cost. There will be no exceptions.

Camps are available for students who have
completed the 2nd grade through 12th grade:

June 4-8: Chi Rho Camp
[grades 6-8] @ Oakridge
Church Matched Rate: $190
Discount: $380
Regular: $400

June 18-22: Junior Camp
[grades 4-5]  @ Central Oklahoma Camp
Church Matched Rate: $179.50
Discount: $359
Regular: $390

June 22-24: Discovery Camp
[grades 2-3] @ Central Oklahoma Camp
Church Matched Rate: $112
Discount: $224
Regular: $250

June 25-29: CYF Conference 
[grades 9-12] @ Central Oklahoma Camp
Church Matched Rate: $181
Discount: $362
Regular: $390


2018 LEADERSHIP

TRAINING SCHOOL &

REGIONAL ASSEMBLY

April 28th

Early Bird Registration has been extended to April 13th:
$40 (includes a $10 lunch voucher)

Registration (after April 13th):
$50 (includes a $10 lunch voucher)

New Covenant Christian Church, OKC

Your registration includes one morning workshop and one afternoon workshop.  There are thirteen different topics for each session to choose from.

For additional details, please visitwww.okdisciples.org/ra-2018.

*Please note: There will be no all church discounts offered this year, as this is two events combined into one.

For more information visit:
okdisciples.org/ra-2018


CMF / Disciples Men Breakfast
This Saturday, April 14 at 8 am

You’re invited to join your fellow Disciples men this Saturday at 8 am for breakfast and fellowship.  FYI – with Church Board approval, CMF has assumed responsibility for the Annual MWC FCC Golf Tournament, and the Golf Committee Co-Chairs Brett Moler and Mark Reid will outline the multiple opportunities to contribute to this major fundraising event.


First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130
405.769.2717

Rev. Mike Snell

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday:   9 – 4 pm

Fridays:  9 – Noon


Memorials:

To the Memorial Fund –
In memory of Kenneth N. Brubaker from Beverly Bonnewell
In memory of Daniel Rubino from Beverly Bonnewell
In memory of Sharon Delyria from Beverly Bonnewell
In memory of Daniel Rubino from Bill & Nancy Graham
In memory of Sharon Delyria from Carol Hamilton
In memory of Daniel Rubino from Carol Hamilton
In memory of Daniel Rubino from Don & Mary Nicholson

To Camp Scholarships –
In memory of Daniel Rubino from Randy & Lane Ross


Flowers for Sunday, April 15 are given by Louise Grace
In memory of Ed Grace    


Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, April 15, 2018

8:30 AM

Elders:
Marty Howard
Sharon Lewis

Serving Deacons:
Joe Greffin
Aidan Burk
Reegan Cook

10:45 am

Elders: 
Roger Camp
Bryan Spradley

Serving Deacons:
Melissa Davis
Denise Jenks
Steve Oliver
Logan Davis
Luci Davis
Hannah Oliver

Acolytes:
Addison Davis
Kylee Spradley

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, April 11
9:15 CWF Service Day
6:00 Youth
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, April 12
9:00 Children’s Corner

SATURDAY, April 14
8:00 CMF/Disciples Men Breakfast
-at the church

SUNDAY, April 15 – BAKED POTATO LUNCHEON
8:30 & 10:45 Worship
9:30 Sunday School
12:00 Baked Potato Luncheon immediately following 2nd service in the JCAC
4:00 Christian Education meeting

MONDAY, April 16
9:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, April 17
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, April 18
9:00 VA Benefits Review
6:00 Youth
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Family & Friends of Daniel Rubino
(Mike’s father)
*Kristyn Reid
*Kenny Stanfill (Charlie Stanfill’s brother)
*Amelia Spradley (Bryan Spradley’s mother)
*Ron Sipes
Ken Foust
Debra Dunn
Family & Friends of Sharon Delyria (Austin)
Bill McGruder (MW Alliance)
Tani Jamison
Michelle Cox and newborn son
Debbie Lloyd
Brian Lloyd
Jim Isaac (Sienna)
Julia Wingate
Julie Avants
Jodie Ross
David Fleck (Moler)
Danielle Rose (Lloyd)
Dawn Henderson (Moler)
Jerry Calcote (Robbie McGruder’s brother)
Judy Soltis (Sharon Lewis)
Scott & Crystal Wyatt (Gamblin)
Rosa Stock (M Holt)
Cathy Martinez (Moler)
Sherman Lambert (Moler)
Amber Leamy (Niehoff)
Cathy Clark-Fleck (Moler)
Michael Niehoff (Niehoff)
Parker Family (Walters)
Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees)
Scott McCulloh (brother of Kristyn Reid)
Richard (brother of Denise Jenks)
Mozelle McKinney (Larry McKinney’s mother)
Debby Atkinson (Nancy Williams)
Perry Mercier (Corbin Choate’s step father)
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Christi Crowder (Marty Howard’s cousin)
Susannah Smith (Jude & Sandy Lees granddaughter)
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
Misti Leeper (Jamison)
Lisa Coffman (Stanfill’s daughter)
Coleen Crow (Lange)

*Notes a new addition


Congregation Long-Term Prayer List and/or Shut-ins:  

Nellis & Dottie Adams, Lola Jean Ashford, Barbara Benge, Katy Benge, Arlene Burkhalter, Ashley Dean, Al & Virginia Douthitt, Ken Foust, Lillian Fry, Zola Lee Gaylor, Dona Harris, Jim Isaac, Lisa Larkin, Betty Martin, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Mary Nirchl, Anita Oliver, Grace Oliver, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Vicki Richey, Lane Ross, Margaret Scears, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley, Shirley Tharp, Jacklena Whitlow, Barbara Wilson, Julia Wingate and Doris Wokaty


Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), Clifford Gamblin (Gamblin), Josh Green (Brubaker), Dan  Hayes (Moler), Leo Hickman (Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Wakely), Sam Howard (Howard), Esther & Kaylee Ingersoll (McMahan & Miller), Paul Johanning (Moler), Jim Johnson (Greffin), Patty Mallory (Miller), Don Martin (Spradley), Cathy Miller (Reid),  Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Daniel Rubino (Rubino), Susan Saxton (M Davis), Jo Schroeder (Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubaker), Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters), Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder), Beverly Storch (S Updegraff), Donald Tennison (Farriester), Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff), DeAnne Upchurch (Moler), Sharon Verity (Niehoff), Melanie Voice & family ( Davis), Ronnie Watson (Howell), Lucille Williams (N Williams), Cindy Winkle (Fennell)