March 22, 2019

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A Leper, A Grateful Woman & A Traitorous Friend

Matthew’s Gospel is the gospel with the most day to day detail of Jesus’ actions during his Last 7 Days.  So, it is from Matthew that we get the tradition of Wednesday of Holy Week being called “Spy Wednesday” for it was on this day that Judas conspired to hand Jesus over to the authorities for only 30 pieces of silver.  Likewise, it was on Wednesday that Jesus was anointed by Mary at the house of Simon the leper.  These three characters, Simon the leper, Mary, and Judas, show us three responses to the life and ministry of Jesus.  Each of their initial responses are adequate.  Simon, in his thankfulness of being healed of leprosy, invites the Lord to his house.  Mary, in her extravagant worship washes Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume.  Judas, in his supposed practicality wants to give money to the poor.  All three of these responses are valid, yet incomplete.

This Sunday at First Church OKC we will see what about their responses made them incomplete.  We will continue to examine the Last 7 Days through the lenses of history, geography, and theology to see what important lessons of our faith we can learn from Spy Wednesday.  You won’t want to miss worship with us this Sunday at 10:45 am as we explore “A Leper, A Grateful Woman, & A Traitorous Friend.”

Pastor Lesly

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The deadline to order Easter lilies is Palm Sunday, April 14th. If you want to order Easter lilies you need to fill out the order form inside the bulletin and drop it in the offering plate. Help us make Easter even more beautiful with Easter lilies!

The deadline to order Easter lilies is Palm Sunday, April 14th. If you want to order Easter lilies you need to fill out the order form inside the bulletin and drop it in the offering plate. Help us make Easter even more beautiful with Easter lilies!

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 Easter Sunrise service will be at 6:45 am at the Oklahoma City Memorial Grounds on Sunday, April 21st.

The Easter Sunrise service will be at 6:45 am at the Oklahoma City Memorial Grounds on Sunday, April 21st.

We are selling tickets for Maundy Thursday! The Maundy Thursday event will be a interactive dinner theatre at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 18th. Purchase tickets outside Harris Hall this Sunday!

We are selling tickets for Maundy Thursday! The Maundy Thursday event will be a interactive dinner theatre at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 18th. Purchase tickets outside Harris Hall this Sunday!

Our Easter Egg Hunt for Gatewood Elementary will be held on April 13th at 10:00 am. We will be collecting supplies (eggs, candy, etc…) for this event. Sign-up to help with the Easter Egg Hunt this Sunday!

Our Easter Egg Hunt for Gatewood Elementary will be held on April 13th at 10:00 am. We will be collecting supplies (eggs, candy, etc…) for this event. Sign-up to help with the Easter Egg Hunt this Sunday!

Good Friday service is combined with The Christ Experience at 6:30 pm on Friday, April 19th.

Good Friday service is combined with The Christ Experience at 6:30 pm on Friday, April 19th.


Weekly Calendar

Next Sunday

9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
9:30 am - Confirmation Class
10:45 am - Worship
12:30 pm - Painting Work Day
6:00 pm - Youth

Tuesday

10:00 am - Heart to Heart Women’s Bible Study at Martie Ervin’s Home
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 - Sunday School for all ages
9:30 am - Confirmation Class
10:45 am - Worship
12:30 pm - Painting Work Day
6:00 pm - Youth

Family Prayer List

Ron & Christie Woodson

Eric & Sabrina Weiss

Pray for Missions
Please pray for the April 13th Easter outreach to Gatewood Elementary children and their families.

This Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Gayle Clark

Scripture Reader:
John Ringgold

Greeters:
Joel & Nancy Kintsel

Ushers:
Janka Family


Next Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Martie Ervin

Scripture Reader:
Mary Nethercutt

Greeters:
Steve & Sandie Blake

Ushers:
Kris & Toby Nelson and Tory & Laynee Harper


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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