Weekly Newsletter 4.8.2020

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(Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130

A Pastor’s Perspective…

As we experience the distancing caused by a global pandemic, I am reminded of the good that can come when we all come together to do our part.

This experience has lead us in a totally different direction from where we expected to be. We couldn’t have comprehended as we celebrated the new year on January 1 that we would be unable to gather here at FCC to celebrate Holy Week. There was not a thought that we would be experiencing worship together online. What a difference a few months can make.

Yet, we are able to continue on. There are faithful people working to make sure that people who rely on Mobile Meals each day get to eat. Thanks to Dottie Tucker and her crew for feeding those in need. Our administrative assistant, Nancy Harkey, continues to keep us connected and informed. Our church treasurer, Dean Holt, works with our accountant to make sure bills are paid in a timely fashion. John Northcutt, the Financial Coordinator, continues to make the weekly bank deposits. Our music department makes our worship happen, and Mark Johnson has recorded and edited our online worship experiences. The Mid-Del Food Pantry continues to operate.  Our elders are connecting with their family groups, and others are calling to check on friends, family, and neighbors. People are praying for one another.

Isaiah 43:2 reminds us that we are not alone. “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.” Some translations state “When you pass through DEEP waters I will be with you.” We are traveling through deep waters now, but deep waters are not new to us. We’ve been through them before, and we will go through them again. The bottom line here is a promise that no matter what, we don’t travel through the waters of life alone.

In times like these, we once again have an opportunity to travel these waters together. One day we will be able to join together. What a great day that will be!  Until then, we will continue to be church where we are. Reaching out (safely) to others through technology and other means to help others realize they too are recipients of the Isaiah 43 promise that no matter what, they are not alone! 

As we experience Holy Week, be sure to check on our FCC YouTube channel for new posts, including Maundy Thursday and Easter worship opportunities!  You can access those by following email links, Facebook links, or by going to: https://www.youtube.com/user/FirstCCMWCOK. If you need assistance getting there, don’t hesitate to call!

See you in (online) worship!



Apr 8 –­­- Apr 11
 37. Apr 8, Wednesday……Psalm 3:1-8—many are saying to me, ‘There is no help for you in God.’ (V2)

The Last Supper—Washing Feet…Then he [Jesus] poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet…
I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.
—John 13:5a, 34a

38. Apr 9, Maundy Thursday……Psalm 116:1-9—I walk before the Lord in the land of the living. (V9)

39. Apr 10, Good Friday……Psalm 22:1-22—For dogs are all around me; a company of evildoers encircles me. My hands and feet have shriveled (V16)

40. Apr 11, Saturday……Psalm 31:3-16—Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast love. (V16)  
From the Stewardship Department:

Here are ways to continue to give your offering during this time of suspended services and activities:

To Give online:
Log into MyFCC at: fccmwc.org/my-fcc
Select Give from the dropdown menu on the top left
Follow the instructions to set up a recurring gift or send a one time gift. If you have questions, please watch this video

To mail your check to the church:
First Christian Church of Midwest City
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK  73130

You can also drop your giving envelope in the church mailbox. It is a secure, locked dropbox and is checked daily.


Be sure to catch the weekly worship service on
YouTube and Facebook. Search online for:
or on the Facebook page: FCC Midwest City

Be a blessing to someone by sending a card or a note to them this week just to say you’re thinking of them!

FACEBOOK Search name:  First Christian Church MWC   
INSTAGRAM Search name: FCC Midwest City
YOUTUBE Search name: First Christian Church Midwest City


First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)

11950 E Reno Ave

Midwest City OK 73130


Senior Minister:

Rev. Gary Mitchell


Please call the office
before stopping by to
make sure someone

Thank you! 


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In Loving Memory of Eunice Ivester
Mother of Margaret English

All church services and group activities are suspended until further notice. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or needs.

Church Office: 769-2717
email: [email protected]


*Family & Friends of Noretta Clayton (Jan Teel’s aunt); *Chuck Clayton and Cheryl Clayton and their families (Jan’s cousins); *Family & Friends of Cindy Proctor (Susan Updegraff); *Bev Rubino; *Kristy Lowry; Nancy Hall (St Anthony); Jake & Hillary Lange and the Becker family (Shauna Becker); Mario Castro (Moler); Paul Pettigrew; Nancy Mitchell; Johanna Harvey (S Updegraff); Malik Givens (J Avants); Shirley Niehoff; Ralph Seabaugh (McKinney); Karen Holland; Faye Miller; Nancy Hall; Katy Givens; Sandy Lees; Becky Long; Doug Egerer (M Holt); Tom Jamison; Rev. Lee Nirschl; Lori Lange; Michael DeGennaro (Camp); Angela Bruning (Martin-Davis); Jim Gladney (Moler); Wayne Haney (Moler); Sue Crumrine (Gambill); Lori Zang (M Holt); Nancy Williams; Blair Lanning (Avants)


Congregation Long-Term Prayer List: 

Nellis Adams; Julie Avants; Barbara Benge; Katie Benge; Ashley Dean; Gene Gilbert; Tanni Jamison; Lloyd Kitchell; Richard Layman; Lloyd family; Mary Nirschl; Kristyn Reid; Vicki Richey; Lane Ross; Millie Sawyer; Wanda Williams; Jim Wylie.

Shut-In Prayer List

Lola Jean Ashford; Virginia Douthitt; Ken Foust; Dona Harris; Betty Martin; Dr. Gifford McBride; Bill & Robbie McGruder; Bertha Owen; Cole Padgham; Harold Powers; Margaret Scears; Ray & Joyce Shirley; Shirley Tharp; Renata Thomas; Barbara Wilson; Julia Wingate.

Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List:

Tom Acree (Acree); Jim & Bonnie Brooks (Lloyd); Lori Bonnewell (Bonnewell); Debbie Broome (Philips); Jacob Burkhart (Avants); Jerry Calcote (McGruder); Lisa Coffman (Stanfill); Coleen Crow (Lange); Adrienne  DiCarlo (Northcutt); Jere Fisher (Bonnewell); Barbara Fretwell (Reid); JoAnn Fritz (S Updegraff); Jennifer Fulton (Lewis); Tom Henthorn (Albee);  Leo Hickman (Gambill); Betsy Hormel (Wakely); Rev. Lawrence & Mary Howard (M Howard); Sam Howard (Howard); Jim Johnson (Greffin); Rita King; (Brubaker); Gary LaVigna (S Updegraff); Amber Leamy (Niehoff); Misty Leeper (Jamison); Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees); Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees); Leisinger Family (English); Don Martin (Spradley); Cathy Martinez (Moler); Sue McCormick (Brubaker); David & Diane McEvoy (Walters);  Annis Hickman Miller (Gambill); Cathy Miller (Reid); Jordan Mitchell (Miller); Michael Niehoff (Niehoff); Emily Richey (Moler); Kyndra Slechta (Brubaker);  Susannah Smith (Lees); Judy Soltis (Lewis); Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters); Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder); Rosa Stock (M Holt); Jim & Betty Temple (Williams); Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff); Austin Traylor (Traylor); Lucille Williams (N Williams); Cindy Winkle (Fennell).