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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…

Genesis 9.13     I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

Two weekends ago, on my long weekend back to Missouri, I encountered multiple rain storms.  Between storms, I arrived at my hotel, exhausted, and gathered my luggage to check-in.  As I closed the door to my car, my eye caught a glimpse of a rainbow shining out of a puddle on the ground.   The End.

Okay, maybe not “The End.”  No preacher stops after three sentences!  If I did stop, however, you would likely already follow the track my mind took.  The beauty in the design of God’s nature sending me a warm fuzzy in something as simple as a puddle.  Not a glorious technicolor bow painted across the sky – which can be amazing enough, but a small unexpected reminder which equally commanded my attention.

God’s reminder of covenant.  God’s reminder of a promise.  God’s message of love, care and investment.  Another scripture that has been foundational for me over the years is  Jeremiah 29.11, For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.

May God bless you with unexpected reminders of God’s covenant and hope for you!

Thanks for sharing the journey

Mike

 


FCC YOUTH

Wednesday Evening, August 8th,
Youth Group will meet.
Dinner is at 6 pm and the lesson will start at 6:30.

Sunday, August 12th, the Youth will take a trip to Build A Bear. We will leave immediately following 2nd service. Each student will need money for lunch and $20 to build their bear.

On Sunday, August 19th the bears will be blessed and donated.

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PROMOTION SUNDAY!

Sunday, August 12th
Welcome to our new Youth Group members!


BOARD MEETING
Sunday, August 12
7 pm in the Library


LAITY SUNDAY

Thank you to all those who participated in the Laity Sunday services on July 29th. If you would like a dvd of the 2nd service, please contact the church office at 769-2717.


PROMOTION SUNDAY

August 12th


SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Please bring your donations
to the church by Sunday, August 12th.

Monetary donations are also accepted and can be placed in the offering plate. Please be sure to note:
SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATION

Thank you for helping get children back to school in style!

Mitsy Martin Davis and the Outreach Committee


Mid Year Giving Statements are available for pick up in the Narthex. Please help save on postage by picking yours up today.

John Northcutt
Financial Coordinator


Veterans and Spouses of Veterans Benefits Review

Wednesdays at 9 am

Please remember to bring your DD-214 Form.


PLEASE NOTE…

The Missions Golf Tournament has been rescheduled

The CMF Golf Committee has rescheduled our Missions Fundraiser Golf Tournament in order to accommodate numerous golfers unable to participate this Saturday.

The date will be confirmed soon, pending scheduling with Choctaw Creek Golf Course.

Any questions, please contact Brett Moler or Mark Reid


OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Chain Reaction Ministries serves God by serving the least and the last among God’s children. We repair and give away donated bicycles to those in need so they can have life-changing transportation. To that end, we have given away over 2,850 bikes.

God continues to work his miracle!

God continues to work his miracle through Chain Reaction Ministries. Chain Reaction has given away 2,860 plus bicycles to date. By the time the next newsletter is published, we will have exceeded 2,900 bikes. All this is possible because of the effort of so many people. Most of them have never met. There are the thousands of people that have blessed us with
donated bicycles. There are the mechanics that have worked on and prepared bikes.
A special thank you to Al Webb, owner of Al’s Bicycles, who supplies us the bike parts. And, there are those social service agencies that have referred to us those who are in need of transportation. There are also those that are working and need a way to get to work so that they can maintain their employment. Some of which have come to us by word of mouth. We have received hundreds of “thank you” letters from those that have had life changing experiences due to having received a bicycle from Chain Reaction. God’s hand is in each and every one that has become a part of this, his ministry. May God continue to bless all who are a part of Chain Reaction Ministries as we continue to minister to the needs of the least of God’s children.

May God continue to bless all those that have given and continue to donate bicycles to this ministry. We have an ever increasing demand for adult bicycles as this ministry continues to grow. If you, your neighbors, your friends, or your family members have any adult bikes that can be donated, please call the church at 405-525-6551 or my cell phone at 405-479-3809.

Still Changing Lives One Bike at a Time!

Larry Batten
Chain Reaction Coordinator

First Christian Church

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

405.769.2717

Senior Minister:
Rev. Mike Snell

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday:
9 – 4 pm

Fridays: 9 – Noon


Flowers for Sunday, August 12th are given by Andrea Kintzinger

In memory of her mother, Marguerite Kintzinger

 


Servants

Scheduled to Serve

 

SUNDAY, August 12, 2018 

8:30 AM

Elder:
Kristyn Reid

Serving Deacons:
Barbara Hargis
Charles 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.-Shelby Rubino

Acolytes:
Addison Davis
Kylee Spradley

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, August 8

9:00 VA Benefit Reviews
6:00 Youth
6:30 CWF Group III
Meeting at Jamie Benge’s house

SUNDAY, August 12
PROMOTION SUNDAY

8:30 & 10:45 Worship
9:45 Sunday School
12:30 Youth to lunch and Build a Bear
Leaving immediately following 2nd service
7:00 Board Meeting

MONDAY, August 13

9:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, August 14

9:00 Children’s Corner-Teacher Prep Day

WEDNESDAY, August 15

9:00 VA Benefit Reviews
6:00 Youth


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Julie Avants
*Kathryn Avants
*Julia Wingate
*Ethan Jenks
*Mary Keller
Sandy McMahan
Lenora Greffin
Donna Brubaker
Tanni Jamison
Ken Foust
Brian & Debbie Lloyd
Helen Van Gosen
Annis Hickman Miller (Judy Gambill’s niece)
Richard Barrett ( Steve Oliver’s grandfather)
Laura Barrett (Steve Oliver’s mother)
Paula Richey (David Richey’s sister)
Artie Howell (Willkerson)
Amy Loudermilk (coworker of Scott Lange)
Jimmy Lonsdale (coworker of Scott Lange)
Stephanie Rosillo (Keller)
Kenny Stanfill (Charlie Stanfill’s brother)
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)
Cathy Clark-Fleck (Moler)
Parker Family (Walters)
Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees)
Scott McCulloh (Reid)
Richard (Jenks)
Debby Atkinson (Nancy Williams)
Perry Mercier (Corbin Choate’s step father)
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Susannah Smith (Lees granddaughter)
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
Misti Leeper (Jamison)
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, Lyle & Lillian Fry, Zola Lee Gaylor, Dona Harris, Dorothy Keller, Lisa Larkin, Betty Martin, Dr. Gifford McBride, 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.


Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

Josh Benge (deployed), Lisa Coffman (Stanfill), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), Clifford Gamblin (Gamblin), Dan  Hayes (Moler), Leo Hickman (Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Wakely), Sam Howard (Howard), Paul Johanning (Moler), Jim Johnson (Greffin), Patty Mallory (Miller), Don Martin (Spradley), Mozelle McKinney (McKinney), Cathy Miller (Reid),  Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Susan Saxton (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)