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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…

Matthew 26.20-22     20 When it was evening, he took his place with the twelve; 21and while they were eating, he said, ‘Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.’ 22And they became greatly distressed and began to say to him one after another, ‘Surely not I, Lord?’

Today, Monday, the Mid-Del school students are out of school for a teacher professional day. Benjamin Walters was spending his morning off helping grandfather Joe Greffin deliver Mobile Meals. They were spending a few minutes in my office when I asked Benjamin what he thought I should write about for my newsletter article. He suggested loyalty to your loved ones. First he made reference to Judas not being loyal to Jesus and then made reference to Sunday’s sermon about Jonah not being loyal to God.

I thought it was interesting to hear the concern about loyalty from a middle school student. When a young person grows up in our country today, what do they witness from their surroundings about loyalty? Loyalty to our government? Loyalty to family and friends? Loyalty to humankind? Loyalty to God?

In a world that is full of chaos, anger and division, what type of an example does our church set? I hope that young people in our church, like Benjamin, see in our congregation authentic people who strive to be appropriate loyal to God.  The more loyal we are to God, the more in line the other loyalties will fall. One thing we may not do intentionally enough is truly asking ourselves the question of how we can be most loyal to God. We all may have quick, off the cuff, responses…but when is the last time you prayed about how to be the most loyal to God? If questioned about our lack of loyalty to God, how quickly would we say, “Surely not I, Lord?”

If we all prayed in that fashion individual and as a congregation, how might our church be different?

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike

 


FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, September 20th, there will be Wednesday night Youth Group where our students will have a celebration event for completing Ephesians and Communion to end the service. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the event 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, September 24th, We will be meeting at 5 p.m. to have a discussion and have a fun activity.

Youth Participation in C.R.O.P Walk:

I would love for all of our students to participate in the CROP hunger walk on October 1st at 2 p.m. The walk is 3 miles long, and I think it is a great ministry for our youth group to support.

Refuge Fellowship:

Our church will be serving for Refuge fellowship on October 2nd. If any students are interested in going please let Dustin know.

– Dustin

Thank you to all our parents that attended the youth parent meeting. I received a lot of good feedback from you all, and I am excited for what the future will hold with our group – 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 for Sunday, September 24th

Property Department at 12:30 in the Library

Cabinet at 5:00 in the Library


Thank you for your generous donation of $2,005 to aid relief efforts of both Harvey and Irma hurricane storms.


Christmas for Others
The first meeting for the 2017 Christmas for Others event is going to be on Wednesday, Sept 20th at Midwest Blvd Christian Church activity center at 6:00. If you are interested in getting more involved with the Christmas for Others ministry you are welcome to join us at that time.
      


OK Conference of Churches Presents
An Evening of Listening

“What’s Up in the Middle East:
Saudi Arabia, Iran and the United States”

Thursday, September 28 at 6:30-8:00 pm
St. Pauls’ Cathedral – 127 NW 7th Street, OKC

Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Mateo Farzaneh
Associate Professor of History at NE Illinois University

*Dessert Reception to follow until 8:30 pm*


Join members of FCC MWC, Midwest Blvd Christian Church, Nicoma Park Christian Church and Del City Christian Church as we walk 3 miles in Regional Park on Sunday, 10/1/17. Meet us at the Garden Pavilion at 2:00. We will have water, and lots of enthusiasm! Please see Mitsy or Dustin to get your walker form and get started collecting donations that will provide needed food and water to those who need it most. If you are unable to walk but want to support this ministry place your donation to CROP/CWS in the offering plate. Thank you for your support.

Together, we can help end hunger in
our community and around the world!


AARP Driver Safety Program
Monday ● October 9 ● 9:00 am – 2:00 PM
At FCC MWC Fellowship Hall

Adults age 50 & older and meets
insurance requirements for a discount.
Certificate is valid for 3 years.
Cost:  AARP Members $15.00
Non-members $20.00
*Class size is limited*
To reserve your seat or if you have any questions, please call Nancy Williams at 473-8239.


Please join us for a Baby Shower in honor of
Tiffany & Daniel Ross
And their Baby Girl

Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 pm
at First Christian Church
Registered at Target & Babies R Us


Gift Card Shower for
Baylor & Shelby (Rulon) Morris

Please join us in celebrating the marriage of Shelby Rulon & Baylor Morris. Shelby served as a leader in our youth group as a teen and is the beautiful daughter of Karen & Kim Rulon and granddaughter of Harold & Anna Ruth Powers. The couple have established their first home in Dumas, Texas where Shelby is teaching kindergarten and  Baylor is an engineer for Valero. Both are graduates of Choctaw High School and Oklahoma State University. Through the distance from Midwest City to Texas, we can share our Christian love and best wishes for their new life together with a Card Shower. Please join us in bringing your cards to the church office by October 1st. Those cards will be delivered to the happy couple.

Contact Mitsy Martin Davis or Beverly Rubino if you have questions. Thank you!!


Church Veterans and Spouses of Veterans

**Please note that Pete will not
be at the church on
Wednesday, September 20th and 27th.

He will be back on October 4th
at 9 AM**


Mid-Year Giving Statements are available in the Narthex.
Please help the church save on postage costs by picking yours up at your convenience.


First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130
405.769.2717

Rev. Michael Snell

www.fccmwc.org

Sunday Worship Times
8:30 & 10:45 AM

Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 4:00 PM

Friday
9:00 – Noon



Flowers for Sunday, September 24 are given by Charlie & Dona Stanfill,
in celebration of their 55th wedding anniversary


MEMORIALS

To the Memorial Fund –
In memory of Leo Hill from David & Vicki Richey
In memory of Leo Hill from Jim & Connie Sharp
In memory of Leo Hill from Julius & Sandra Lees
In memory of David Ross from Chuck & Debbie Robertson

To the Music Fund-
In memory of Leo Hill from Carol Hamilton

To the Youth Fund-
In memory of David Ross from Gabe, Erin & Leigh Ann Robertson

To Mobile Meals-
In memory of Leo Hill from Nancy Hall


Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, September 24, 2017

RECONCILIATION SUNDAY

8:30 AM

Elders:
Beverly Bonnewell & David Tiller

Serving Deacons:
Beverly Albee
Ertel Hall
Joni Tiller
Spenser Oliver

10:45 AM

Elders:
David Brubaker & Brett Moler

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

Acolytes:
Ki Gooch & Carla McKinney


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, September 20
6:00 Youth
6:00 Christmas for Others Meeting-
Midwest Blvd Christian Church Activity Ctr
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, September 21
9:00 Children’s Corner

SUNDAY, September 24
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
12:30 Property Meeting – Library
5:00 Youth
5:00 Cabinet Meeting – Library

MONDAY, September 25
8:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, September 26
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, September 27
9:15 CWF Executive Meeting
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Kinsey Howard (Ron & Susie’s daughter)
*Karen Holt
*Scott & Brittany (Holt) McKinney
– In celebration of their wedding 9/16/17
*Dottie Adams (OU Medical)
*Andrea Kintzinger
Dona Harris (Sienna)
Don Wright (Millie Sawyer’s son)
Anita Oliver
Tanni Jamison
Vicki Richey
Ken Peeler
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Judy Lakin (mother in law of Bryan Wingate)
Nancy Long (Sandy Harley’s cousin)
Lisa Larkin (Holland)
Denise Janz (mother in law of Twila Beck) (Walters)
Mark Edmonds (Camps)
Vicki Richey
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)
Zola Lee Gaylor
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)