August 23, 2019

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Roots: Jacob Wrestles With God

Faith is not easy. Anyone who says faith comes easy is either new to faith or hasn’t really understood the depth of faith. Faith is not easy, it’s often a struggle. To be sure it’s a struggle with doubt and despair, disappointment and pain. But it’s also a struggle with God. A struggle to understand God. A struggle to know God. A struggle to follow God. Faith is a struggle.

And we aren’t the only ones to admit the struggle of faith. For Jacob the struggle was real. The Bible tells how Jacob wrestled with God, literally. As I read that story, I have many questions, but the story teaches us a number of truths about faith that can impact our own relationship with God.

This Sunday at First Church we will continue our sermon series “Roots: Back to Our Beginnings” as we examine the story of Jacob wrestling with God. In this story we will discover the value of wrestling with God, the importance of difficulties in life, and how real change takes place when we struggle with our faith. I hope to see each of you in worship this Sunday at OKC First Church!

Pastor Lesly


Mark your calendars for the Women Alive spiritual retreat, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Canyon Camp! Sign-up will continue through Sunday September 8th. The cost is $20 and includes lunch.

Mark your calendars for the Women Alive spiritual retreat, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Canyon Camp! Sign-up will continue through Sunday September 8th. The cost is $20 and includes lunch.

The Ladies' Bible Study will start back on September 5th from 9:30 am - 11:30 am in Room 234. They will be selling the book for the study, "A Guide to Philippians: Discovering the Joy of Jesus," through September 1st for $7.

The Ladies' Bible Study will start back on September 5th from 9:30 am - 11:30 am in Room 234. They will be selling the book for the study, "A Guide to Philippians: Discovering the Joy of Jesus," through September 1st for $7.

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 each Sunday 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 each Sunday 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

Monday
6:00 pm - Finance Committee
7:00 pm - Admin Council Meeting

Tuesday
6:00 pm - Congregational Care Meeting

Friday
6:20 pm - Friday Night Alive

Next Sunday
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Worship

Family Prayer List

Dell & Tina Logsdon

Dan Mark

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:
Texye Fernandes

Scripture Reader:
Mary Nethercutt

Greeters:
Nina Lipe & Tory Harper

Ushers:
DeCicco 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

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