May 3, 2019

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The Body of Christ

On April 22, 1889 a shot rang out and thousands flooded the prairie landscape with a dream in their hearts and a stake in their hands.  Those dreams would lead to the settling of a new frontier in our country and those stakes would lead to new farms, homesteads, and businesses.  In just a few hours, Oklahoma City was born out of the prairie grasses along a river bed.  And then, just a few days later a church was formed.  On Sunday, April 28 a call went out for all the Methodists to meet at a location on the north side of town, now called Dean A. McGee Avenue, directly across the street south of our church’s current location.  On the second Sunday the Methodists separated into their denominational preferences, on June 23 First Church was chartered as the First Methodist Episcopal Church, in August land on the corner of 4th and Robinson was purchased, and on October 27, 1889 our first church building was dedicated.  For the next 130 years a Methodist church and ministry has emanated from this corner.

So, what do these last 130 years of ministry teach us about what the next 130 years of ministry might look like?  What lessons have been learned from our church that will sustain and strengthen us into the future?  What practices of the Christian faith nourished our predecessors and can help nurture and grow our faith and life together today?

This Sunday we will be celebrating First Church’s 130th anniversary.  We will be peering into our past so we might be able to get a glimpse into our future.  We will look at some fascinating stories and lessons from the earliest days of First Church so we can be better prepared for our bright future.  We hope you will join us for worship this Sunday at 10:45 am at First Church as we celebrate together 130 years of dynamic ministry in Oklahoma City!

Pastor Lesly


This Mother’s Day give a gift to honor your mother through Nothing But Nets. By giving $5 you can buy a net and help parents sleep better knowing that their family is protected from the deadly disease of malaria. Our love for our mothers can save lives!

This Mother’s Day give a gift to honor your mother through Nothing But Nets. By giving $5 you can buy a net and help parents sleep better knowing that their family is protected from the deadly disease of malaria. Our love for our mothers can save lives!

First Church is currently looking for female volunteer camp leaders! Camp is a great place for kids to grow, but also for adults to grow. It’s a fun challenge for anybody who is interested! There is no monetary cost, and transportation will be provided. Volunteers are welcome to drive themselves, if they would like. For more information, please email our Youth Director, Ridge Kennedy at  rkennedy@firstchurchokc.com , or text him at (405) 323-3044. Thank you!

First Church is currently looking for female volunteer camp leaders! Camp is a great place for kids to grow, but also for adults to grow. It’s a fun challenge for anybody who is interested! There is no monetary cost, and transportation will be provided. Volunteers are welcome to drive themselves, if they would like. For more information, please email our Youth Director, Ridge Kennedy at rkennedy@firstchurchokc.com, or text him at (405) 323-3044. Thank you!

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 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 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.

The ladies are going bowling! Come and bowl and enjoy fellowship at Dust Bowl Lanes on Saturday, May 4th. It will cost $10 for bowling. Food is available on location and you can purchase whatever you want. All ladies are invited, even if you don’t want to bowl!

The ladies are going bowling! Come and bowl and enjoy fellowship at Dust Bowl Lanes on Saturday, May 4th. It will cost $10 for bowling. Food is available on location and you can purchase whatever you want. All ladies are invited, even if you don’t want to bowl!

 

Weekly Calendar

This Sunday

9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
10:45 am - Worship
12:00 pm - Mother’s Day Sing-A-Long Rehearsal
12:00 pm - First Church Birthday Reception

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 - Mother’s Day

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

Family Prayer List

Steve & Sandie Blake

Teresa Bragg

Family Prayer List

John Barrett

Tim Basham

Pray for Missions
Please pray for the church mission trip to Shiprock, NM, June 1st - June 8th. 

This Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Texye Fernandes

Scripture Reader:
Mary Nethercutt

Greeters:
Evelyn Mullins, Dan Mark, and Mary Nethercutt

Ushers:
Martie Ervin, Linda Gibbons, Mary Nethercutt, and Richard Carpenter


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, Kendal Willis


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