April 5, 2019

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Trial & Crucifixion

The events of Good Friday are central to our faith.  In fact, I would say every single Christian knows, understands, and affirms what occurred on that last day of Jesus’ life.  Every Christian of every era has affirmed that the death of Jesus Christ was salvific and that His death was an atonement for our sins.  Almost all of us understand, to some degree, the theological implications of that Friday.  We have a sense of the injustice, of the punishment, of the abandonment, of the sacrifice, of the atonement that occurred on that day.  We understand the broad meaning of the day, but few of us have studied the details of that day. 

This Sunday at First Church OKC we will be examining the details of that last Friday of Jesus’ life.  Through the lenses of Scripture, geography, history, and theology we will look at His movements, His actions, the actions of others, and the significance of that Friday for our faith.  I hope to see you in worship this Sunday morning at 10:45 am as we examine “Good Friday.”

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

Monday

6:00 pm - Board of Trustees Meeting

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
7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday Rehearsal

Friday

6:20 pm - Friday Night Alive

Saturday

10:00 am - Gatewood Elementary Easter Egg Hunt

Next Sunday - Confirmation Sunday

9:00 am - Youth Breakfast
9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
10:45 am - Worship
6:00 pm - Youth

Family Prayer List

Marty & Penny Anderson

Rebekah Anderson

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

This Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Mary Nixon

Scripture Reader:
Tina Logsdon

Greeters:

Ushers:
DeCicco Family


Next Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Linda Gibbons

Scripture Reader:
Sean Walker

Greeters:
John & Julie Gochenour

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