A Word From Mike…

Psalm 62.5-8   
5 For God alone my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.

This Psalm was a part of the lectionary reading for yesterday, for those of you familiar with the three-year cycle for lectionary readings and preaching (Year A, B, and C).  As we have been studying the life of Abraham in recent weeks we are reminded of what a refuge God proved to be, when the family of Abraham remembered to look to God for their hope.  As we consider the blessing of our church over the decades and the blessings yet to come, may falsehoods be put aside and may truth, hope and trust guide us.  With God as our refuge, what blessings await us as individuals…what blessings await us as a congregation!

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike

**Please be saying extra prayers for Dustin.  He has broken part of his wrist and as of the printing of this bulletin, has an appointment on Tuesday to set a time for surgery.  I am sure he might even appreciate some food 🙂


FCC Youth

*Please note that the schedule could change this week depending on when Dustin’s wrist surgery is set and how the recovery process goes.*

On Wednesday Evening, January 24th , There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, a lesson called “Beatitudes – The Merciful”, and the students participate in Communion to end the service. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the lesson will start at6:30. If possible, please try to arrive on time. We do many activitieson 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, January 28th, We will be meeting at 5-6:30 p.m. for Refuge meal prep! Please consider serving the following Monday during refuge fellowship. Also, we will be preparing some of Bev’s homemade cookies for our Super Subs event.

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

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SUPER-SUBs!

Orders are being taken for the annual
Youth sponsored Super-Subs fundraiser.

Order blanks are on the credenza in the narthex.

Each sub (includes cookie and chips)
cost $7.50 each. Order yours today!


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


Serving at Refuge Fellowship

Food Prep will be Sunday,
January 28 at 5:30 pm

We are serving at Refuge
Monday, January 29.

If you would like to go with us,
contact Mitsy. The group loads up and departs from the church
at 5:15 pm.


There are still several dates available on the 2018 Flower Calendar. The cost is $45 per Sunday and we ask that you pay at the time of signing up.

Each Sunday following the Worship Service, the flowers are taken to two of our Shut Ins.


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Christian Church Commission

YOU ARE INVITED
Annual Christian Church Commission
Meeting and Report
New Covenant Christian Church
Dinner ($12) Begins at 6PM

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FCC of MWC will be playing recreational adult volleyball in the JCAC the next 4 Sundayafternoons January 21st – February 11th beginning at 1:00 pm
If you are 16 or older and wish to play please text or call Mitsy 405-830-7070
We would love to have you

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Youth Wednesday Evening Meals

There’s a new sign up sheet in the narthex, for volunteers to provide the Youth meal on Wednesday nights. Thank you for your continued support of our students!

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Dinners For Eight

A grass roots demand has made the ever popular “Dinners for Eight” viable again! In the dark about this fun event? Let’s get enlightened. Eight folks (not always four “couples”) gather for a meal about once a month. It can be in a home, at a restaurant or a picnic table in a park. The two hosts pick the venue, an agreeable time and date and, perhaps, a fun activity. The key is to mix and match outside your circle of friends and people you know. Sign up in the office. Hope to start in March.

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Benefits Review for Veterans &
Spouses of Veterans

Wednesdays beginning at 9 AM

Please remember to
bring your DD-214 form

First Christian Church MWC
11950 E Reno
Midwest City, OK 73130

405.769.2717
www.fccmwc.org

Senior Pastor:
Rev. Mike Snell

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

MondayThursday      9 – 4 pm

Fridays 9-Noon


MEMORIALS

To Mobile Meals –
In memory of Nadine Richardson from Ray & Debbie Blanke
In memory of Guy Burkhart from Ray & Debbie Blanke

To the Memorial Fund –
In memory or Martha Sele from Carol Hamilton
In memory of Ernest Wokaty from Bryan & Becky Searcy


Dear FCC friends,

Thank you for the outpouring of love and support that you have shown to me over the past three weeks. The flowers, cards, help in the office and especially your prayers helped more than you know. Thank you to Mike for bringing my family lunch the day Mom passed. Thank you to those who were able to attend Mom’s service and share that special time with me and my family. This truly is a church filled with people who are serving the Lord and each other. What a blessing and a privilege it is to be able to have a small part in it.

Thank you again,
Nancy Harkey and the family of June Wall


Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, January 28, 2018

8:30 AM

Elders:
Beverly Bonnewell
David Tiller

Deacons:
Beverly Albee
Joni Tiller
Ertel Hall
Spenser Oliver

10:45 AM
Roger Camp
Brett Moler

Deacons:
Barbara Brewer
Larry McKinney
Dona Stanfill
Charlie Stanfill
Donna Brubaker
Reagan Cook

Acolytes:
Ki Gooch & Carla McKinney

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, January 24
9:00 Veteran/Spouse Benefits Review
9:30 CWF Executive Meeting
5:30 Evangelism Dept Meeting-East Overflow
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, January 25
9:00 Children’s Corner
6:00 Annual Christian Church Commission
Meeting & Report
At New Covenant Christian Church

SUNDAY, January 28
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
12:45 JCAC Volleyball
5:00 Youth
5:30 Refuge Food Prep

MONDAY, January 29
9:00 Mobile Meals
5:15 Serving Refuge Fellowship

TUESDAY, January 30
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, January 31
9:00 Veteran/Spouse Benefits Review
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Dustin Parish
*Gwen Bowman
Jodie Ross
Ashley Dean
Josh Benge (deployed)
Ken Peeler
Anna Ruth Powers (Sienna)
Fern Burling
Rosa Stock (M Holt)
Cathy Martinez (Moler)
Sherman Lambert (Moler)
Lillian Fry
Betty Davis
Jim Isaac (Sienna)
Amber Leamy (Niehoff)
Cathy Clark-Fleck (Moler)
Lucille Williams (Nancy Williams’s mother)
Michael Niehoff (Niehoff)
Clifford Gamblin (Mike Gamblin’s father)
Parker Family (Walters)
Brandon Harrell (Douthitt)
Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees)
Scott McCulloh (brother of Kristyn Reid)
Richard (brother of Denise Jenks)
Marla Martin (friend of John Howell)
Mozelle McKinney (Larry McKinney’s mother)
Debby Atkinson (Nancy Williams)
Perry Mercier (Corbin Choate’s step father)
DJ & Family (Oliver)
Patty Mallory (Christi Miller)
Vernon Noble (Chris Miller)
Vicki Richey
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Mark Edmonds (Camp)
Angie Reeves (Oliver)
Christi Crowder (Marty Howard’s cousin)
Susannah Smith (Jude & Sandy Lees granddaughter)
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder)
Brailee Tennison (Douthitt)
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, Betty Davis, Al & Virginia Douthitt, Ken Foust, Zola Lee Gaylor, Dona Harris, Lisa Larkin, Betty Martin, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Mary Nirchl, Anita Oliver, Grace Oliver, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Lane Ross, Margaret Scears, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley, Shirley Tharp, Jacklena Whitlow, Julia Wingate and Doris Wokaty


Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

Sharon Delyria (Austin), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), 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), Don Martin (Spradley), Cathy Miller (Reid),  Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Judy Raines  (Gambill), Daniel Rubino (Rubino), Susan    Saxton (M Davis), Jo Schroeder (Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubaker), Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters), Beverly Storch (S Updegraff), Donald Tennison (Farriester), Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff), DeAnne Upchurch (Moler), Sharon Verity (Niehoff), Melanie Voice & family ( Davis), Cindy Winkle (Fennell)