Midwest City Christian
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
A Word from Mike…
1 Corinthians 15.55-57 ‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’ 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
During the Children’s sermon this past Sunday, I spoke of Eastertide. I asked our children if they were still getting eggs each Sunday, with candy and of course money! In the midst of the silliness, the educational goal was to remind them of the ongoing season of Eastertide.
Eastertide is the “Great 50 Days” beginning on Easter, and leading up to Pentecost. Those 50 days allow us the opportunity to sing joyful songs of the resurrection, and to celebrate God’s love for us. We embrace the complicated mystery of the Jesus narrative: Our being created in God’s image and declared “Good;” Our wrestling with the reality of our broken and sinful natures; of Jesus dying, and defeating death on our behalf. A mystery indeed.
In these Great 50 days, we also celebrate the fulfilled word, and the faithfulness of God. God does not forget us, but continually provides for us.
Is thanks we owe to God worth 50 days? Of course, and more so! I pray that during Eastertide, you find the joy of the Lord to be a great strength in your life.
Thanks for sharing the journey,
On Wednesday Evening, April 18th, There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, The third 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
On Sunday Evening, April , 22nd We will be meeting at 5 p.m. to have a fun event and discussion question.
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.
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!
If you know anyone who might be interested in joining us,
please give me a call! I would love to reach out to them!
Jude & Sandy Lees
Let’s see. They come from Indiana: he had a 21 year Air Force career as a helicopter pilot; they’ve been Disciples of Christ for over 60 years and one of their sons graduated from Purdue. What’s not to like about Jude and Sandy Lees?
(Nobody said these First Features had to be written without bias!)
We are so very lucky to have members (9 years now) that bring a wealth of experience in our denomination. Both grew up in the Christian Church in Noblesville, Indiana. Jude entered the military right out of high school and was commissioned in 1955. He took his high school sweetheart to Texas, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and Utah. She returned to Indiana while he served in Eniwetok Island and two tours in Vietnam. Along the way, they had three sons, Rod, Norman and Eric. Rod lives just around the corner and is the reason they moved to Oklahoma.
After retirement, they returned to Indiana where she worked in the local library for 22 years and he used his electronic skills at a John Deere retail store. Health concerns and family location brought them to Midwest City and First Christian Church in 2009. They have church choir and leadership experience. Sandy has treated us to her piano playing skills and she is active in CWF. Jude has been deacon, elder and Sunday School teacher. Like so many, they said they felt right at home at the corner of Reno and Anderson Road.
Jude has a deep interest in history, especially when it has a military flavor. Sandy loves horses and art, but claims she can’t draw the preverbal straight line.