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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…

Jeremiah 17.7   Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.

It is nice to have a lucky day…..when you remember that it is truly an indication of a blessed day.

Ever pick up a bad habit of saying words that you have given little thought to?  God has blessed me with the addition of Rev. Lee Nirschl (and Mary!!) as not only a church member, but as a mentor, in his role as a retired minister.  Often in sermons, or in casual conversation, I would say, “I feel so lucky”…followed by the words that really held authentic meaning for me.  Lee continues to remind me about the importance of the authenticity of the rest of that sentence.  Lee would say to me, “You are not lucky; you are blessed.”

In my daily life, I have tried to embrace Lee’s words of wisdom.  God has blessed me in so many ways; when I insert the word “luck,” I am stealing the credit from God.

As is often the case with wisdom, Lee’s encouragement has led to more insight, beyond his initial reminder.  Often, I depart from others saying “have a great day, night or weekend.”  What I need to get into the habit of saying is, “have a blessed day, night or weekend.”  First, because I really do want them to be blessed in that time; and second, because I also want to raise the awareness of others as to how God is blessing their lives.

I pray each of you have a fully blessed week, and that you take the time to recognize those blessings.

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike


FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, October 11th, There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, a lesson called  “Loving God’s People”, and the students 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, October 15th, We will be meeting at 5 p.m. to have a discussion and have a fun activity.

Costume Party:

We will be having a costume party on Wednesday, October 25th, at 6 p.m. There will be candy and a prize for whichever costume is the “best.” We ask the girls to bring snacks and the guys to bring drinks.

Youth Participation in Halo-ween:

The youth will be helping the education department hos this event on Sunday evening, October 29th. Education has asked that our students help lead the games and fun actives for some of the younger kids. A sign-up sheet for the games in in the youth room.

– 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


September’s Financial Look-back

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General Operating Funds Received – $21,516

General Operating Expenses – $36,615

Giving Received for Capital (Mortgage) – $12,636

Capital (Mortgage) Expense – $10,850

Special Giving Received – $4,608

Contact Pam Hall, Stewardship Chair, at pjohall@cox.net
or Cindy Schaefer, Treasurer, at cndysch@gmail.com



NEW MEMBERS

Brandon, Amy, Elliott & Starling Acree

Katy & Barbara Benge


Congratulations to
Randy Ross!

Randy was recently inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and received the Outstanding American Award for his contributions to the sport.


CMF Breakfast
Saturday, October 14th
8:00 am

Meeting at Bandana Red’s
14002 SE 29th Street
Choctaw


Worship Dept Meeting

Sunday, October 15th

at 4 PM in the Library


Ashlyn Lawson will be
celebrating her Sweet 16 on
Sunday, October 15th from 5:00 – 7:00 in the JCAC.
Everyone is invited!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLYN!


Christian Women’s Fellowship
Service Project for the VA Medical Center OKC

CWF will begin collecting personal items and monetary donations for the Veterans Hospital in OKC. Items may be dropped off in the collection box located in the Narthex.

PATIENT NEED LIST FOR MEN & WOMEN

PERSONAL ITEMS
Travel Sizes Preferred     
Disposable Razors, Shaving Cream,
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste,
Deodorant, Shampoo
Body Wash

NEW CLOTHING
Larger Sizes Preferred
Sweat Shirts, Sweat Pants
Underwear, Socks
Shoes, Backpacks

ITEMS THAT CAN BE MADE
USE COLOR FAST MACHINE WASHABLE FABRIC

Ditty Bags – Lap Robes – Small Pillows

OTHER NEEDS MET BY
CHECK OR CASH DONATIONS

Patient Coffee Fund – 
For purchase of coffee for patients

Patient Popcorn Fund – 
For purchase of popcorn for patients

Canteen Book Fund – 
To purchase patients needs if
not available through
Voluntary Service

Library Fund – 
For purchase of book shelves, library items for patient use

General Purpose Fund – 
May be utilized for general patient needs

Recreation Fund – 
For patient recreational activities

Wheelchair Fund – 
For outpatients to use while at the hospital for appointments

Please bring your donations to the church by November 5th, so that they can be delivered to the hospital before Veterans Day. Thank you!


MAKE PROMISES
HAPPEN DAY

October 15 at Frontier City
12:00 TO 10:00 pm

Admission Ticket: $14
Meal: $11
Haunted House: $4

A portion of each ticket purchased will be donated to Make Promises Happen

Call 800-299-2811 or 405-282-2811 or email Tickets@centralchristiancamp.org for more information!

*No tickets sold at Main Gate for this event.


Join us for
HALO-WEEN

Where: First Christian Church MWC (JCAC)
When: Sunday – October 29
Time: 5-7 PM

* Free Kids Games *
* Prizes *
* Face Painting *
* Trick or Treat *
* Inflatables *
* Food for Purchase *


Halo-Ween is fast approaching and we need candy donations for our trick or treating. Donations can be dropped off in the collection box in the narthex. We will also need baked good donations. These can be homemade or store bought. We ask that they are broken down into smaller portions some we can give more away. For example divide a dozen cupcakes into two separate containers. Baked goods can be dropped off on Sunday Oct 29th before or after church to the kitchen in the JCAC. You can also bring them between 4-5pm. If there are any questions please let Melissa Davis or Christi Miller know.
Thank You!!


2018 Giving envelopes will soon be ready to disperse to our members. Just a reminder, we ask everyone to donate $5 towards the cost of this purchase. For 2019, the Stewardship Committee has decided to offer the box sets for our members and not the mailable, booklet style. This change still serves the needs of our congregation, while at the same time reduces cost and eliminates unneeded waste. See Cindy Schaefer if you have any questions.


Church Veterans and Spouses of Veterans
Wednesdays at 9 AM
Please remember to bring your DD-214 form


First Christian Church – MWC
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City OK 73130
405.769.2717
www.fccmwc.org

Rev. Mike Snell

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday-Thursday  9:00 – 4:00 pm                                              Friday                      9:00 – Noon


Flowers for Sunday, October 15th are given by Craig & Pat Wiseman,
honoring their Mother’s birthdays.


Thank you for the many prayers before, during and after my recent surgery. Many thanks for the get well wishes, cards, calls, visits and food! (Dean doubly appreciates the food)! Big thank you to Bryan Searcy for keeping Dean company during surgery.

Karen Holt


FCC MWC –
Thank you so much for your help & prayers. Brycen loved his goodies and you helped take some stress off this Mama.     -The McCloud Family

Thank you from the bottom of my heart and God bless you all.
Brycen McCloud


Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, October 8, 2017

8:30 AM

Elders:
Marty Howard & Eric Walters

Serving Deacons:
Steve Oliver
Joe Greffin
Sharon Lewis
Matt Moler

10:45 AM

Elders:
Bryan Spradley & David Brubaker

Serving Deacons:
Mary Keller
Beverly Rubino
Denise Jenks
Sandy Harley
Carl Harley
Shelby Rubino

Acolytes:
Kylee Spradley & Addison Davis


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, October 11
9:00 Veteran/Spouse Benefits Review
9:30 CWF Service Day
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study-meeting for Dinner
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, October 12
9:00 Children’s Corner

SATURDAY, October 14
8:00 CMF Breakfast at Bandana Red’s Grill
14002 SE 29th St, Choctaw

SUNDAY, October 15
MINISTER APPRECIATION SUNDAY
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
4:00 Worship Dept Meeting – Library
5:00 Sweet 16 Birthday Party
For Ashlyn Lawson – In the JCAC
Everyone Welcome!

MONDAY, October 16
8:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, October 17
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, October 18
9:00 Veteran/Spouse Benefits Review
6:00 Youth
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
No Adult Bible Study Tonight


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Steve Birkhead (Hunter’s dad)
*Barbara Benge  (Mark’s sister)
*Patty Mallory (Christi Miller)
*Father of a student-motorcycle accident (Christi Miller)
*Vernon Noble (Chris Miller)
*Christy Wingate (daughter in law of Julia Wingate)
Tanni Jamison
Kinsey Howard (Ron & Susie’s daughter)
Karen Holt
Dona Harris (Sienna)
Anita Oliver
Vicki Richey
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Nancy Long (Sandy Harley’s cousin)
Lisa Larkin (Holland)
Denise Janz (mother in law of Twila Beck) (Walters)
Mark Edmonds (Camps)
Angie Reeves (Oliver)
Grace Oliver
Christi Crowder (Marty Howard’s cousin)
Katy Benge (Mark’s mother)
Susannah Smith (Jude & Sandy Lees granddaughter)
Beverly McKinney
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder)
Brailee Tennison (Douthitt)
Melanie Voice & Family (Elyse Davis)
Misti Leeper (Jamison)
Lisa Coffman (Stanfill’s daughter)
Dale Acker
Coleen Crow (Lange)
DeAnne Upchurch (Moler)
Jacklena Whitlow

*Notes a new addition 


Congregation Long-Term Prayer List and/or Shut-ins:  

Nellis & Dottie Adams, Lola Jean Ashford, Arlene Burkhalter, Guy Burkhart, Betty Davis, Al & Virginia Douthitt, Ken Foust, Gene Harkins, Dona Harris, Nick Kennedy, Betty Martin, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Mary Nirschl, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Nadine Richardson, Lane Ross, Margaret Scears, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley,  Shirley Tharp, Mickey Tyo, 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), Cindy Proctor (Updegraff), Judy Raines (Gambill), Daniel Rubino (Rubino), Susan Saxton (Melissa Davis), Jo Schroeder (Pam & Ertel Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubaker), Beverly Storch (Updegraff), Juanita Taylor (Updegraff), Donald Tennison (Farriester), Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff), Sharon Verity (Niehoff), Peggy Vorel (Dean)