August 2, 2019

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Faith Promise - Sowing Generously

What a week of mission activity and events! We have been sowing seeds throughout this week by being in service to those in need and to those who are spiritually lost. Thank you to all who helped package over 18,000 meals last Sunday before worship and helped us raise thousands of dollars for our missionaries on Wednesday night. This week has been extremely successful and productive!

This Sunday at First Church we are going to be examining the rest of Paul's words to the church at Corinth regarding their financial gifts and assistance to the impoverished and persecuted Christians in Jerusalem. He wrote to the Corinthians about planting seeds. Certainly as a farm boy this Scripture has always stuck with me. I have sown thousands of acres of wheat seeds in my lifetime. So I know what it means to sow seeds. But recently Paul's words have taken on new meaning for me, especially when examined in the context of the Corinthian church raising money to send to another area of the world. Paul's words to the Corinthians are God's words to us today.

I pray God has laid on your hearts the financial commitment He is asking you to make to support our missionaries serving around the world through your Faith Promise pledge. The reality is that last year we had to drop funding for one of our missionaries because we simply didn't have enough pledges. This year, we are praying for an increase in the amount and number of our pledges to Faith Promise. We have a missionary in mind we want to support, but we simply need the financial support from you to be able to help send this missionary into the field that is ripe unto harvest.

This Sunday we will begin collecting the Faith Promise pledge cards and will continue collecting them throughout this month. We hope you will prayerfully consider what God might ask you to give to our missionaries that is over and above your regular giving to First Church

I look forward to seeing each of you in worship this Sunday as we conclude our celebration of Mission Week at OKC First Church!

Pastor Lesly

Our special communion offering this Sunday will go to our Faith Promise fund that helps financially support our two missionaries


Alissa Wrights is moving to Northern Iraq to minister to refugees. Alissa and her family joined First Church 18 years ago and she assisted in worship for several years. Alissa discovered her passion for missions when the FC Youth Group took a trip to Costa Rica in 2015! Go to lightacandle.global, click donations and select Alissa Wrights' name to donate to Alissa's missionary work.

Alissa Wrights is moving to Northern Iraq to minister to refugees. Alissa and her family joined First Church 18 years ago and she assisted in worship for several years. Alissa discovered her passion for missions when the FC Youth Group took a trip to Costa Rica in 2015! Go to lightacandle.global, click donations and select Alissa Wrights' name to donate to Alissa's missionary work.

We are having a church yard sale in the Choir Room! Tables, chairs, lamps, clothes racks, and odds & ends will be available for viewing before and after church. Donations will be accepted. The yard sale starts this Sunday and will be available for 4 weeks!

We are having a church yard sale in the Choir Room! Tables, chairs, lamps, clothes racks, and odds & ends will be available for viewing before and after church. Donations will be accepted. The yard sale starts this Sunday and will be available for 4 weeks!

All church members are welcome to come to The Myriad Botanical Gardens to the splash pad area and bring a picnic style lunch and enjoy Gods beauty, cool off, celebrate Back to School and our newly promoted youth! The event will be Sunday, August 11th at 12:30 pm!

All church members are welcome to come to The Myriad Botanical Gardens to the splash pad area and bring a picnic style lunch and enjoy Gods beauty, cool off, celebrate Back to School and our newly promoted youth! The event will be Sunday, August 11th at 12:30 pm!

Women Alive is sponsoring outing on Saturday, August 3rd at the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River south of Bricktown. Everyone is invited! Numerous activities for adults and children or just come to enjoy the fellowship. Sign-up in the Welcome Center starting this Sunday, July 14th. Starting time will be 11:00 am. For more details, the website is riversportokc.org. No entrance fee, just pay for the activities you choose.

Women Alive is sponsoring outing on Saturday, August 3rd at the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River south of Bricktown. Everyone is invited! Numerous activities for adults and children or just come to enjoy the fellowship. Sign-up in the Welcome Center starting this Sunday, July 14th. Starting time will be 11:00 am. For more details, the website is riversportokc.org. No entrance fee, just pay for the activities you choose.

We will be having a Night of Worship & Prayer on Wednesday, August 14th starting at 6:00 pm. We hope you will join us for this spirit enriching event!

We will be having a Night of Worship & Prayer on Wednesday, August 14th starting at 6:00 pm. We hope you will join us for this spirit enriching event!

Beth Moore's Conference "Living Proof Live" is coming to the Cox Convention Center on October 11-12. This will be an exciting opportunity for the ladies of First Church to attend! For a group of 10 or more, the cost is $59. Penny Anderson will begin collecting money this Sunday, August 4th and will do so each Sunday afterwards until September 1st so that we can receive our wristbands to attend the conference. We are planning to meet at First Church both days and ride the streetcar down to the Cox Convention Center. This event should be a lot of fun and it will be a chance for the ladies of First Church to hear this wonderful speaker in person!

Beth Moore's Conference "Living Proof Live" is coming to the Cox Convention Center on October 11-12. This will be an exciting opportunity for the ladies of First Church to attend! For a group of 10 or more, the cost is $59. Penny Anderson will begin collecting money this Sunday, August 4th and will do so each Sunday afterwards until September 1st so that we can receive our wristbands to attend the conference. We are planning to meet at First Church both days and ride the streetcar down to the Cox Convention Center. This event should be a lot of fun and it will be a chance for the ladies of First Church to hear this wonderful speaker in person!

 

Weekly Calendar

This Sunday
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Worship
6:00 pm - Youth Pool Party

Monday
6:00 pm - SPRC Meeting

Friday
6:20 pm - Friday Night Alive

Next Sunday
9:00 am - Youth Breakfast
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Worship
12:30 pm - Promotion Sunday Celebration at Myriad Botanical Gardens

Family Prayer List

Don & Sue Kuntze

Mark & Dina Leggett

Pray for Missions
Please pray for the West family to be refreshed and encouraged as they travel in the States and prepare to minister in Asia as well as for their training of teams to take the Gospel to remote and unreached places.

Prayers for the People

Don Kuntze

Dick & Rita Cavin and Family

Frank & Donna Sisson and Family
 
This Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Jim Parsons

Scripture Reader:
Jean Walker

Greeters:
Steve & Sandie Blake

Ushers:
Don & Sue Kuntze, John Barrett, and Dan Mark


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

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