Midwest City Christian
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
1 Timothy 2.8-10 I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument; 9also that the women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, not with their hair braided, or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes,10but with good works, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God.
In the midst of the often misused second chapter of First Timothy, we find a reference to women having their hair not only braided, but decorated with jewelry as well. At this time of history, some women wove jewelry into their hair to enhance their beauty and to capture the attention of others.
We may not weave jewelry into our hair, but plenty of men and women spend a lot of money and time on hair products and styling. We want to mold and sculpt our appearance.
When I was preparing my sermon for last week, a thought came to mind that I found both humorous and sadly true. Does the average Christian spend more time molding and sculpting their hair or molding and sculpting their faith? Some of the “bald is beautiful” types may bypass this vanity, but I thought this was a good example of how we commit time to so many minor things above our faith. Just think, did you spend more time on your hair this week or on your faith?
As we continue in these final weeks of Eastertide, may our faith gain prominence not only for ourselves, but for the enhancement of the faith journey for those around us.
Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mission Trip Price:
The price for the mission trip to Kansas City with Youth Works will be $50 per student. Dustin at 918-637-4407. He would love to reach out to try to include them in the bunch, thanks!
On Wednesday Evening, May 24th, There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, a lesson over Ephesians Chapter 5 Part 2, and the students will participate in Communion to end the service. Dinner will be served 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, May 28th, We will not be having a Sunday night service this week to respect anyone traveling for Memorial day or anyone that has family in town. Enjoy your time with your family, and we will meet back up on June 4th.
The youth will have a “First Day of Summer” lock in on June 21st. Friends are definitely welcome. Get ready to celebrate the end of school, and the beginning of freedom (summer)!
Drive-in Movie Night Thanks
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Drive-in Movie night a success. It turned out better than we all expected, and I think it is something that we can continue to do in the future! Now that we have the experimental event in the books, we can build an improved event for our congregation!
Vacation Bible School
WHAT: Camp Creation is the theme for this year! (a summer camp time of program)
WHO: Ages 3 (and potty-trained) through completed 5th grade
WHEN: June 12-16 2017 from 9:00a.m. to noon
If you have any students that would potentially be interested in youth group, please contact Dustin at 918-637-4407. He would love to reach out to try to include them in the bunch, thanks!