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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…

Proverbs 11.24     Some give freely, yet grow all the richer; others withhold what is due, and only suffer want. Over the past few months, I have been blessed with two “character building” opportunities, with two different airline companies.  One involved a flight delay which made my trip pointless; the other was the refusal to make a flight change on a work trip for Dustin.

Watching how angry, screaming people look at airports, has helped me to have a more compassionate response.  Therefore, during both of my “character building” opportunities, I decided to speak directly, but kindly.  Initially, both scenarios came to a point of conclusion when I was told nothing could be done to help.  I played the game long enough to get to speak to a supervisor. Finally, the airline with the flight delay ended up sending me a $75 gift card for my inconvenience.  The other company returned $100 to Dustin’s church credit card.  Although we had to go through quite a process, both companies ultimately gave us a “kind gesture” gift.

Most of you have had situations where you have had to jump through hoops to get what someone already had the ability to give you.  Why can’t people and businesses just be generous? You and I would never make others jump through such hoops, right?!?

Well…maybe not, except when to comes to tithing.  God has provided enough for us that we have something to give back, but we are sometimes slow to be generous.  Generous with the church, and generous with the world.  Things like: The church needs paint for a room, but we really love a new pair of shoes that have just come out; or We deserve a raise at work, but since we aren’t getting one, we will just cut back on our church giving.  Before you think I am sounding too self-righteous, I must confess that I used to be a poor giver to the church.  Coming up with justification for not giving a tithe, or giving generously to God, is an easy thing to do.  Those justifications become obstacles to our faithfulness.  The more generous I have become over time, the more I appreciated the needs of others.  I find that when I become generous, it feels so good that I often end up being more generous than I had originally intended.  I am not a wealthy individual.  However, I am confident that I am richer in many ways when I am generous.  I pray for this type of wealth, for each one of you.

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike

 


 FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, September 6th, there will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, a lesson over “Ephesians 6 Helmet of Peace and sword of the spirit”, 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, September 10th, There will be no Youth Group, and we will be having a parent meeting at 5 p.m.

-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


This Sunday, there will be 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!



2018 Stewardship Campaign

Journey to Generosity…the way of Jesus

Week 3 Focus:

LIGHT A CANDLE FOR CHILDREN

Please return your stewardship survey and pledge card in the offering plate or drop off at the church office. If you did not receive your letter, there will be extra copies available.

   – Thanks for sharing the Journey


The Theology 101 class is wrapping up their study on the Holy Spirit.
The next study will be led by Bryan Spradley and use Joel Biermann’s book, Courageous Fathers of the Bible.

If you are looking for a Sunday School class to join,
now would be an excellent time
to come and join us!


CMF Breakfast
This Saturday, September 9, 8:00 am
Bandana Red’s
14002 SE 29th Street
Choctaw


Adult Bible Study

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

“Death and the Afterlife”

Join us in the Fellowship Hall
Child care is provided. If needed, please call the church.


A Note from the Stewardship Committee-

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.


Meetings
Sunday, September 10

Christian Education – 4 pm
Youth Parents – 5 pm
Board Meeting – 7 pm


Many thanks to everyone who provided ice cream and desserts for our recent Ice Cream Social! Everyone who attended had
plenty to eat and enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship!

Thank you!
Mark Reid – CMF President


Opportunity For Our
Church Veterans & Veterans Spouses

WEDNESDAYS

9-11 AM

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

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

Be sure to bring your
DD-214 form
.


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

www.fccmwc.org

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 AM

Monday – Thursday     9 – 4 pm

Friday  9 – Noon



Flowers for Sunday, September 10 are given
by Paul & Shirley Niehoff.
In memory of their mothers,
Lillian Stewart and Hollie McCaulley 


Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, September 10, 2017

8:30 AM

Elders:
Dean Holt

Serving Deacons:
Lyle Fry
Lillian Fry
Karen Holt
Hannah Oliver

10:45 AM

Elders:
Pat Wiseman & Jim Wylie

Serving Deacons:
Charles Hargis
Barbara Hargis
Chris Miller
Adam Christensen
Trisha Christensen
Logan Davis

Acolytes:
Addison Davis & Daniel Miller


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, September 6
9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review
10:00 CWF Group II
1:00 CWF Groups I & IV
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, September 7
9:00 Children’s Corner

SATURDAY, September 9
8:00 CMF Breakfast
Bandana Red’s, 14002 SE 29th Street, Choctaw

SUNDAY, September 10
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday  School
4:00 Christian Education Meeting
5:00 Youth Parent Meeting
 (No Youth Group Tonight)
7:00 Board Meeting

MONDAY, September 11
8:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, September 12
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, September 13
9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review
9:30 CWF Service Day
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Family & Friends of Florene Long
(Jerry Long’s mother)
*Leo Hill (Integris Baptist)
*Dona Harris (Sienna)
*Don Wright (Millie Sawyer’s son)
Tanni Jamison
Ezra Jonas Mann
(infant son of Ezra and Lori Mann)
Heather Torres (Ron Howard’s niece)
Vicki Richey
Ken Peeler
Anna Ruth Powers (Integris)
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Judy Lakin
(mother in law of Bryan Wingate)
Jim Isaac
Julie Luman (Moler)
Nancy Long (Sandy Harley’s cousin)
Lisa Larkin (Holland)
Gene Harkins
Denise Janz
(mother in law of Twila Beck) (Walters)
Dottie Adams
Mark Edmonds (Camps)
Vicki Richey
Lane Ross
Angie Reeves (Oliver)
Grace Oliver
Christi Crowder (Marty Howard’s cousin)
Katy Benge (Mark’s mother)
Anita Oliver
Susannah Smith
(Jude & Sandy Lees granddaughter)
Beverly McKinney
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
Ezra Mann Family
Zola Lee Gaylor
Mary Nirschl
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, Leo & Annie Hill, 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)