June 7, 2019

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Jesus Uncensored: Not My Will, But Yours Be Done

I've determined that raising small children is simply a test of wills.  I can remember thinking to myself when our children were young that their wills would never be overcome.   Children have such strong wills.  They seem so intent on getting their way.  Tears, screams, fits.   They are all used to get their way.  And then they become teenagers and young adults and little changes, except their strategies change.  And then I look at my own relationship with God and realize I use the same tactics to get my way.  Manipulation, acts of self-preservation, and spiritual tantrums are all schemes we use to get our way with God.

Not my will, but Thy will be done.  This is the most difficult, yet highest prayer we can pray.  It's the prayer Jesus prayed in the garden the night of His arrest.  He asked for God to spare Him the suffering about to befall Him, but quickly turned to that ultimate prayer of setting aside His own desires for God's desires.  And then something amazing happened as the gospel writers describe it, an angel appeared and strengthened Him.  That's an important truth.  When we surrender to God's will the Holy Spirit will strengthen us to follow God's will. 

This Sunday at First Church OKC we will conclude our series entitled "Jesus Uncensored" as we examine this ultimate prayer of Jesus'.  We will take a close look at the meaning of God's will and a practical process for determining God's will in our own lives, especially as it relates to major decisions in our lives.  You won't want to miss this important message and worship service.  I hope to see each of you in worship this Sunday at 10:45 am at Oklahoma City First United Methodist Church. 

Don't forget to bring a special communion offering that will go to aid our children in attending summer church camps.


We need volunteers to help with VBS. VBS will be on June 29th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Talk with our children's director, Kendal Willis to see how you can help out!

We need volunteers to help with VBS. VBS will be on June 29th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Talk with our children's director, Kendal Willis to see how you can help out!

Our summer study,  Who Is Jesus?  will begin on Thursday, June 13th. They meet in Room 234 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am on Thursdays. Books will be available in the Welcome Center on Sunday for $7.

Our summer study, Who Is Jesus? will begin on Thursday, June 13th. They meet in Room 234 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am on Thursdays. Books will be available in the Welcome Center on Sunday for $7.

There will not be Friday Night Alive next Friday, June 14th.

There will not be Friday Night Alive next Friday, June 14th.

First Church will be having an all-church picnic on June 30th from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm! It will be at Wiley Post Park, 2021 S. Robinson. The church will provide hot dogs, and we are asking the congregation to bring sides or desserts to share. Everyone should bring their own drink. We hope to see you there!

First Church will be having an all-church picnic on June 30th from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm! It will be at Wiley Post Park, 2021 S. Robinson. The church will provide hot dogs, and we are asking the congregation to bring sides or desserts to share. Everyone should bring their own drink. We hope to see you there!

This year’s VBS will be “To Mars and Beyond!” It will be on Saturday, June 29th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Make sure to register your kids for VBS this Sunday! Registration sheets are in the Welcome Center.

This year’s VBS will be “To Mars and Beyond!” It will be on Saturday, June 29th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Make sure to register your kids for VBS this Sunday! Registration sheets are in the Welcome Center.

 

Weekly Calendar

This Sunday
9:00 am - Youth Breakfast
9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
10:45 am - Worship
12:30 pm - Missions Meeting

Monday
6:00 pm - Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday
10:00 am - Heart to Heart Women’s Bible Study at Martie Ervin’s Home

Thursday
9:30 am - Ladies’ Bible Study
6:00 pm - Congregational Care Meeting

Friday
NO FRIDAY NIGHT ALIVE

Next Sunday - Youth Sunday/Father's Day
9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
10:45 am - Worship


Family Prayer List

The DeCicco Family

Joel Dyson

Pray for Missions
Please pray that each member of our mission team would be refreshed this week and that they would have opportunities to share about the trip. Please also pray that the seeds sown last week would bear much good fruit.

This Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Linda Gibbons

Scripture Reader:
Tory Harper

Greeters:
Robert & Jean Lile

Ushers:
The Fernandes 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