February 15, 2019

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Matthew 6:25-33

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Vocation.Life

When I was a kid I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be when I grew up.  Maybe a teacher, like my dad, a cowboy, like John Wayne and my dad, a farmer, like my dad, and a school bus driver, like my dad.  (Are you seeing a theme here?)  But as I got into high school, I still wasn’t sure.  I had thought about being a medical doctor, an optometrist, a coach, and certainly a farmer.  But then God got ahold of me and called me to be a pastor.  The moment of my call I knew beyond a shadow of doubt this was what God had for me.  But I’ll be honest, in the early years of my ministry I wasn’t sure how to handle the multiple roles I held in my life.  I was a son, a brother, a husband, a father, and a pastor.  I thought being a pastor would redefine all the rest of the roles in my life.  I remember being perturbed having to change diapers at home.  “I bet Billy Graham didn’t have to change diapers,” I thought.  When supper wasn’t ready for me when I came home from long day at the church I often thought, sometimes out loud, “I bet Dr. King had supper waiting for him when he came home.”  When I went to my hometown to see my siblings and parents I wanted them to treat me like the highly esteemed reverend I knew I was in my mind.  But they still treated me like their younger brother or son. 

The problem was that my vocation had begun to define who I was.  It wasn’t long until I realized it was toxic to my soul to think I was only a pastor.  So I started asking that people call me Lesly, instead of Pastor, Preacher, or Reverend.  I understood they were mostly using my title as a sign of respect, but I had become lost in my vocation.  I had lost my self-identity as a child of God. 

This is just one aspect of my Vocation.Life that I’ve struggled through over the years and I know I’m not the only one.  Whether you are a medical doctor, a trash collector, a teacher, a secretary, or retired we all struggle with a healthy understanding of our vocations, or lack of vocations.  This Sunday at First Church OKC we will continue our series entitled One.Life by examining what the Bible says about our vocations, how we can have a healthy understanding of our jobs, how we should approach retirement and joblessness, and what really defines us.  I look forward to seeing you in worship this Sunday morning at 10:45 at First Church OKC!

Pastor Lesly


If you signed up for First Welcome, don’t forget to come to lunch in Room 235 this Sunday, February 17th at 12:15 pm!

If you signed up for First Welcome, don’t forget to come to lunch in Room 235 this Sunday, February 17th at 12:15 pm!

We have 8 parking spots available for rent in the upper parking lot off of 5th street. The spots cost $45 per month. Contact the church office for more info!

We have 8 parking spots available for rent in the upper parking lot off of 5th street. The spots cost $45 per month. Contact the church office for more info!

The 2019 Confirmation Class will begins this Sunday, February 17th. Confirmation Sunday will be on April 14th. The class is for students 6th grade and up and is only for kids that haven’t been confirmed yet. If you have any questions contact our Youth Director, Ridge Kennedy.

The 2019 Confirmation Class will begins this Sunday, February 17th. Confirmation Sunday will be on April 14th. The class is for students 6th grade and up and is only for kids that haven’t been confirmed yet. If you have any questions contact our Youth Director, Ridge Kennedy.

The Women Alive Women’s Retreat will be March 8-9 at Heartland Retreat Center. The cost is $20 - $35 dollars depending on your preferences. All meals and snacks will be provided! Sign-up in the Welcome Center this Sunday!

The Women Alive Women’s Retreat will be March 8-9 at Heartland Retreat Center. The cost is $20 - $35 dollars depending on your preferences. All meals and snacks will be provided! Sign-up in the Welcome Center this Sunday!

The streetcars will be running on Sundays thanks to your use of the streetcars before and after worship! Please continue making use of the streetcars before and after worship to encourage the city to keep them up and running on Sundays for the future. We are so excited to have three streetcar stops around our church and we are excited about this latest improvement to our city and neighborhood.

The streetcars will be running on Sundays thanks to your use of the streetcars before and after worship! Please continue making use of the streetcars before and after worship to encourage the city to keep them up and running on Sundays for the future. We are so excited to have three streetcar stops around our church and we are excited about this latest improvement to our city and neighborhood.

We will start sign-ups for marathon outreach next Sunday, February 24th! You will have an opportunity to sign-up to help with the pancake breakfast and the expo booth.

We will start sign-ups for marathon outreach next Sunday, February 24th! You will have an opportunity to sign-up to help with the pancake breakfast and the expo booth.


Weekly Calendar

Sunday

9:30 am - Confirmation Class
9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
10:45 am - Worship
12:15 pm - First Welcome
6:00 pm - Youth

Monday

6:00 pm - Children’s Council
6:00 pm - Finance
7:00 pm - Admin Council

Tuesday

5:30 pm - Whiz Kids

Wednesday

5:30 pm - Wednesday Night Dinner
6:00 pm - Disciple Bible Study
6:15 pm - Children’s Programming
7:45 pm - Choir Rehearsal

Thursday

9:30 am - Ladies’ Bible Study

Friday

6:20 pm - Friday Night Alive

Next Sunday

9:30 am - Confirmation Class
9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
10:45 am - Worship
12:30 pm - Mission Trip Meeting
6:00 pm - Youth

Family Prayer List

Noreuil Family

Jim & Angela Parsons

Pray for Missions
Please pray for Ben West and family as they prepare to minister in Peru, for the safety and effectiveness of teams in China, and for the Chinese church to be strengthened as they face persecution.

This Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Christie Woodson

Scripture Reader:
Dan Mark

Greeters:
Dell & Tina Logsdon

Ushers:
Janka Family


Next Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Jan Chapman

Scripture Reader:
Toby Nelson

Greeters:
Nina Lipe & Tory Harper

Ushers:
David Mullins, Tim Basham, Nathan & Janice McGuire


Church Information

Senior Pastor, Lesly Broadbent: 
pastorlesly@firstchurchokc.com


Director of Music Ministries, Morgan Kennedy: 
mkennedy@firstchurchokc.com


Director of Student Ministries, Ridge Kennedy: 
rkennedy@firstchurchokc.com


Administrative Assistant, Laci Young:
firstchurch@firstchurchokc.com


Director of Children’s Ministries, Kaitlyn Janka:
kjanka@firstchurchokc.com


Finance Secretary, Jana Simpson: 
jsimpson@firstchurchokc.com

Organist, Sharon Austin

Custodian, Tammy Rinehart

Maintenance, John Barrett


Office Hours

M - Th  8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Fri.  8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Church Phone:  405-239-6493

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