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Midwest City Christian

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130


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,


FCC Youth

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.

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

First Feature
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.


Sunday, April 22 at 9:30 am

Proceeds benefit Outreach Ministries of FCC MWC

Evangelism Department Meeting

Next Wednesday
April 25 at 5:30 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.

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




April 28th

Registration: $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

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

For more information visit:

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

Rev. Mike Snell

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday:

9 to 4 pm

Fridays:  9 to Noon

Scheduled to Serve

SUNDAY, April 22, 2018

8:30 AM

Beverly Bonnewell
David Tiller

Serving Deacons:
Beverly Albee
Ertel Hall
Joni Tiller
Matt Moler

10:45 am

Roger Camp
Brett Moler

Serving Deacons:
Barbara Brewer
Larry McKinney
Carl Harley
Sandy Harley
Charlie Stanfill
Dona Stanfill

William Bowman
Ella Updegraff




   9:00 VA Benefits Review

   6:00 Youth

   7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, April 19

   9:00 Children’s Corner

SUNDAY, April 22

   8:30 & 10:45 Worship

   9:30 Muffins for Mission

   9:45 Sunday School

MONDAY, April 23

   9:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, April 24

   9:00 Children’s Corner



   9:00 VA Benefits Review

   9:30 CWF Executive Day

   5:30 Evangelism Department

   6:00 Youth

   6:30 Adult Bible Study

   6:30 CWF Group III

   7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


*Jeff Snell (In Jerusalem)

*Jim Daly – Honor Flight to Washington DC

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)