May 10, 2019

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The Last Shall Be First

“Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild” is a hymn not well known to most of us, but the sentiment of the hymn is certainly prevalent among Christians.  We have this idea that Jesus was so gentle, so meek, so mild that He never confronted or challenged anyone.  A sort of Mr. Rogers of yesteryear, always encouraging, always kind, always mellow, peaceful, and bland.  But when we read the Gospels, we see a Jesus who is anything but feeble and spineless.  We see a Rabi who is bold, courageous, and challenging.  We see a Savior confronting the powers, false ideologies, and harmful practices of His day with statements like “the first shall be last,” “turn the other cheek,” and even “not my will, but Thy will be done.”  Many of us, however, have censored those parts of Jesus’ revolutionary message to make Him more palatable to our comfortable contemporary lives.
 
This month we will be examining “Jesus Uncensored” as we take a closer look at Jesus’ radical teachings, their impact on our lives, ways we can live into these important principles, and Jesus’ transforming power in our lives.  You won’t want to miss this series “Jesus Uncensored” at First Church OKC during the month of May.  We hope to see you in worship this month!      

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!

This Sunday we are honoring the high school graduates of First Church. We at First Church are confident in these students’ abilities to succeed in everything that they do and we pray that God’s hand will guide their paths as they go forward. Congratulations graduates!

This Sunday we are honoring the high school graduates of First Church. We at First Church are confident in these students’ abilities to succeed in everything that they do and we pray that God’s hand will guide their paths as they go forward. Congratulations graduates!

The Mother's Day Choir will have one final rehearsal this Sunday, May 12th at 10:00 am. Make sure to come and practice if you committed to being a part of this wonderful choir!

The Mother's Day Choir will have one final rehearsal this Sunday, May 12th at 10:00 am. Make sure to come and practice if you committed to being a part of this wonderful choir!

First Church is sending 19 missionaries to the Navaho reservation in Shiprock, NM. Please be in prayer for everyone involved in the mission trip. We pray that our missionaries would be a beacon of God’s love for the people in Shiprock, NM.

First Church is sending 19 missionaries to the Navaho reservation in Shiprock, NM. Please be in prayer for everyone involved in the mission trip. We pray that our missionaries would be a beacon of God’s love for the people in Shiprock, NM.

 

Weekly Calendar

This Sunday - Mother's Day

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

Monday

6:00 pm - Board of Trustees Meeting
6:00 pm - Children's Council

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

Friday

6:20 pm - Friday Night Alive

Next Sunday

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


Family Prayer List

The Broadbent Family

Keith & Suzanne Callihan

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

This Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Marty Anderson

Scripture Reader:
Toby Nelson

Greeters:
Kris & Toby Nelson

Ushers:
Janka 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, Kendal Willis
kwillis@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