March 29, 2019

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Supper & A Garden

The tastes of communion bread and juice take me back to my childhood.  I have been taking communion since I was a small child and that somewhat odd mixture of grape juice and bread takes me back 40 years.  I remember going to the altar to kneel with my parents and older siblings as a young boy.  Certainly, throughout my life there have been many instances in which communion made a particular impact on me:  at my wedding, as a hospital chaplain in a Catholic hospital while in seminary, the first time I presided as an ordained pastor, while on my Walk to Emmaus weekend.  But most of the times I take communion I am focusing on the spiritual nature of the experience rather than the historical and theological implications of this holy meal.

John’s Gospel devotes five entire chapters to the Last Supper and Jesus’ teachings.  John obviously believed what Jesus did and said during that last supper with His disciples was important.  This Sunday at First Church OKC we will be examining closely what Jesus did and said during that Last Supper as well as His prayer in the garden.  We will examine some of the details that are often overlooked like the seating arrangement, the taking of the cup, and the changing of the familiar words to an ancient Jewish meal and tradition.  We will see how Jesus’ actions and words at the Last Supper and His prayer in the garden may indeed be the most important words of His life.  We hope to see you this Sunday at 10:45 am at First Church OKC as we examine “A Supper and a Garden.”

Pastor Lesly

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On Sunday, April 28th we will not have a regular worship service, the pancake breakfast will start at 5:30 am that morning. You are encouraged to attend our Blessing of the Shoes and Gloves service on Saturday, April 27th at 6:00 pm, this service will act as our regular worship for the week.

On Sunday, April 28th we will not have a regular worship service, the pancake breakfast will start at 5:30 am that morning. You are encouraged to attend our Blessing of the Shoes and Gloves service on Saturday, April 27th at 6:00 pm, this service will act as our regular worship for the week.

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!

All women and children of all ages are invited to participate in our Mother’s Day sing-a-long! Brief rehearsals will begin following the worship services on April 14th, April 27th (Blessing of the Shoes), and May 5th in the sanctuary. Ladies, grab your friends and be prepared to sing it out as we celebrate all women! For more information please contact Morgan Kennedy.

All women and children of all ages are invited to participate in our Mother’s Day sing-a-long! Brief rehearsals will begin following the worship services on April 14th, April 27th (Blessing of the Shoes), and May 5th in the sanctuary. Ladies, grab your friends and be prepared to sing it out as we celebrate all women! For more information please contact Morgan Kennedy.

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

This 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

Monday

6:00 pm - SPRC Meeting

Tuesday

5:30 pm - Whiz Kids
6:00 pm - OU Wesley Youth Ministry Night
7:30 pm - Marathon Chairman Meeting

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 - Party for Amanda Noreuil
12:30 pm - Mission Trip Meeting
6:00 pm - Youth

Family Prayer List

Frank & Teri Weiss

Phyllis Adams

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

This Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Martie Ervin

Scripture Reader:
Mary Nethercutt

Greeters:
Steve & Sandie Blake

Ushers:
Kris & Toby Nelson and Tory & Laynee Harper


Next Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Mary Nixon

Scripture Reader:
Tina Logsdon

Greeters:

Ushers:
DeCicco Family


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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