August 30, 2019

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Roots: Joseph the Dreamer

When we have a friend who abuses our trust what do we do? When the competition with a coworker causes friction in the office how do we react? When there has been too much water under the bridge with that family member, or sibling rivalries have caused a broken family system, or we have seemingly been defeated in life what is our response?

No character in the Old Testament better illustrates God’s desires for how to handle being mistreated, victimized, abused, and battered by the circumstances in life than Joseph. He experienced victimization at the hands of his brother, homelessness, fabricated accusations, false imprisonment, and even the threat of death, but God saw him through it time and again. And not only did God see Joseph through the most difficult times of his life, God brought meaning to those difficult times and in the end Joseph understood that although some people meant for evil and harm to come to him God used it for good. That’s a powerful statement and witness for those who are going through difficult times.

This Sunday at OKC First Church we will be examining the story of Joseph as we continue our sermon series “Roots: Back to our Beginnings.” We will analyze the details of the predicaments Joseph experiences, ways that God rescued him, and how we too might be able to find meaning in life’s most difficult circumstances. I hope to see each of you in worship this Sunday at OKC First Church at 10:45 am.

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 doing the study, "A Guide to Philippians: Discovering the Joy of Jesus."

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

The Choir Review Party will be Sunday, September 8th after church in the choir room. This event is for choir alumni and for any potential new choir members that want to learn more about FC Choir. For more information, please contact Morgan Kennedy, director of music ministries.

The Choir Review Party will be Sunday, September 8th after church in the choir room. This event is for choir alumni and for any potential new choir members that want to learn more about FC Choir. For more information, please contact Morgan Kennedy, director of music ministries.

Come to the choir room on Sunday, September 15th after church, if you are interested in playing in our handbell choir. For more information, please contact Morgan Kennedy, director of music ministries.

Come to the choir room on Sunday, September 15th after church, if you are interested in playing in our handbell choir. For more information, please contact Morgan Kennedy, director of music ministries.

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!

Our Fall Kick-Off will be on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00 pm in Harris Hall. We are encouraging everyone to come dressed in their Western wear for this fun event!

Our Fall Kick-Off will be on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00 pm in Harris Hall. We are encouraging everyone to come dressed in their Western wear for this fun event!

We want to announce that last Sunday, August 25, was the last breakfast we will serve at First Church on Sunday mornings. Due to multiple factors, including security concerns, we will no longer be able to provide this ministry to our congregants. Please be watching for other opportunities for Sunday morning fellowship.

We want to announce that last Sunday, August 25, was the last breakfast we will serve at First Church on Sunday mornings. Due to multiple factors, including security concerns, we will no longer be able to provide this ministry to our congregants. Please be watching for other opportunities for Sunday morning fellowship.

 

Weekly Calendar

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

Monday - Labor Day
Office Closed

Tuesday
6:00 pm - SPRC Meeting

Thursday
9:30 am - Ladies' Bible Study

Friday
6:20 pm - Friday Night Alive

Next Sunday
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Worship
12:00 pm - Teacher Appreciation Reception
12:30 pm - Choir Review Party
6:00 pm - Youth Faith Night at OKC Energy

Family Prayer List

Kurt & Mary McDaniel

Cary McClellin

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:
Gayle Clark

Scripture Reader:
Sean Walker

Greeters:
Evelyn Mullins, Dan Mark, and Mary Nethercutt

Ushers:
David Mullins, Tim Basham, and Nathan & Janice McGuire


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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