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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…

Last week, I was unable to watch the memorial service for Barbara Bush; so I followed up after the service online.  I watched parts of the service, read and saw remembrances of her life, and enjoyed the reflections that were shared.  Also, I appreciated being reminded of her dedication to her faith.

Having spent time in Houston, and working with the Houston Astros, I have fond memories of a special tradition tied to George and Barbara Bush.  They would often attend Astros games, and when they were attending a game, the last couple to appear on the kiss cam would always be the Bushes.  Of course, they would smile, kiss, and the crowd would cheer with wild enthusiasm.

By now, many of you may have seen the photo of the living former Presidents and First Ladies taken after the memorial service.  Melania Trump attended the service, representing the Trumps.  One article I read commented on how nice it was seeing people who had been at such odds politically, interacting so kindly, and with smiles.  Another article commented on how current First Lady Melania Trump smiled too much at the occasion.  Being First Lady is a tough job and exposes one to unfair scrutiny.

I found this week to be a good reminder, to not only pray for our political representatives of all parties, but to also pray for their families.  Leadership is a challenging role, and a challenging call.  May God bless them and draw them closer to God’s understanding.

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike

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FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, April 25, 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 29 We will not be meeting Sunday evening because Dustin will be out of town for a wedding.

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


 


Meetings this Wednesday
April 25

Evangelism Dept at 5:30 pm

CWF Group III at 6:30 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


2018 LEADERSHIP

TRAINING SCHOOL &

REGIONAL ASSEMBLY

THIS SATURDAY

APRIL 28

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 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


AARP Drivers Safety Course

Saturday, May 5

9 am to 2 pm

Adults 50 & Over – Meets insurance requirements for discount

Certificate is valid for 3 years

Cost: AARP Members $15

Non-Members $20

Class size is limited.

To reserve your seat or if you
have any questions call
Nancy Williams at 473-8239.


Veterans and Spouses of Veterans
Benefits Review

Wednesdays at 9 AM

Please remember to bring
your DD-214 form.


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

Flowers for Sunday, April 29 are given by Johnnie Gasaway
In memory of Ron Gasaway for his birthday


Memorials

To the Memorial Fund –
In memory of Dan Rubino from Mitsy Martin Davis

To Mobile Meals –
In memory of Carol Burkhart from Julie Avants

To the Parlor Fund –
In memory of Dan Rubino from Denis & Linda Harris
In memory of Betty Davis from Denis & Linda Harris

Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, April 29, 2018

8:30 AM

Elders:
Kristyn Reid

Serving Deacons:
Barbara Hargis
Charlie Hargis
Karen Holt
Mitsy Martin Davis

10:45 am

Elders: 
Bill McMahan
Wendy Walters

Serving Deacons:
Trisha Christensen
Lori Lange
Scott Lange
Chris Miller
Jr.-Matt Moler
Jr.-Shely Rubino

Acolytes:
Isaac Miller & Cayden Wright

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, April 25
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

THURSDAY, April 26
9:00 Children’s Corner

SATURDAY, April 28
9:00 Regional Assembly & Leadership
Training School at New Covenant
Christian Church, Oklahoma City

SUNDAY, April 29
8:30 & 10:45 Worship
9:45 Sunday School

MONDAY, April 30
9:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, May 1
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, May 2
9:00 VA Benefits Review
10:00 CWF Group II
1:00 CWF Group I
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Gwen Bowman
*Amelia Spradley (Brian Spradley’s mother)
*Susan Saxton (Melissa Davis’ mother)
*Dana Parish (Dustin’s mother)
Kristyn Reid
Tani Jamison
Debbie Lloyd
Brian Lloyd
Jim Isaac (Sienna)
Kenny Stanfill (Charlie Stanfill’s brother)
Ron Sipes
Julia Wingate
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, Julie Avants, 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: 

Josh Benge (deployed), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), Clifford Gamblin (Gamblin), 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), 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)