ANNOUNCEMENTS
In Worship:   We will continue our sermon series exploring the Old Testament mothers and fathers and consider how their story speaks into our lives today.  Coming up: Mothers and Fathers of Our Faith: Sarai and Hagar (7/15) and Nehemiah (7/22).

Dinners for the OCU Women’s Volleyball Team:  We have a great opportunity to help the OCU Women’s Volleyball team as they begin their practice – which is BEFORE the OCU cafeteria opens!!  Wesley has agreed to provide dinner for the team each evening at Wesley August 6-10 (Monday-Friday) at 5:30 PM.   There are 20 team members.  Can your family or Wesley group (Sunday School class, etc.) provide a meal?  Contact Nancy Christensen at nanbil24@gmail.com or 694-8667 for more information or if you can help!

Backpack Giveaway at July Community Breakfast:
This year, we will again give away 72 backpacks and school supplies to our neighborhood children at our July Community Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, July 28th from 9-11 AM!  A family at Wesley has generously donated the backpacks and a lot of the school supplies.  Additional items that are particularly needed are listed below.  LOOK for the collection table in the Sanctuary.

  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Black dry erase markers
  • Construction paper
  • Gallon baggies
  • Hand sanitizer (8oz or larger)
  • Kleenex (regular size box – not purse)
  • Safety scissors and pointed scissors
  • Wide-ruled composition notebooks (black and white)

Also, please sign up to help prepare breakfast or donate a food item.  It’s always a busy morning!

Lantern Donations:  All donations to the Lantern each Sunday in July will be used to purchase school supplies for our neighborhood children.

Church Office Closed July 16-20. For information, access or emergencies, please call the main Wesley number 405.525-3521 and your message will be relayed to the proper Wesley person.

Wesley Lunch Bunch:  YOU are invited to the next gathering of the Wesley Lunch Bunch! We will meet at 11:30 AM on Thursday, July 19st at Ron’s Hamburgers, 4723 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

Summer Choir: Wesley’s Summer choir continues this Sunday and will sing every other Sunday.  ALL voices are welcome and encouraged to participate – even if it is for just one Sunday.  All practices begin at 9:15 AM!  July 22 – practice and sing during Worship

Paint and Pray Summer Schedule: Wesley’s Paint and Pray ministry will meet every other week in during the summer. Here is their summer schedule:   July 19; August 2, 16, and 30.

SUNDAY July 15 and 22 Volunteers:
OFFERING COUNTERS:  7/15 Tom Lewis & Pat Fuller; 7/22 Peter Onema & Fran Parkhill
GATHERING:   7/15 Ron Otte; 7/22 Martha Butler
GREETING:   7/15 Ken McPherson & Fran Parkhill; 7/22 Lisa Haddon & Martha Butler

PRAYER REQUESTS
For Healing:  Doug Johnston, Mardea Warner, Pat Watson
For God’s Presence: Family Connie Cagle who died after a two year battle with breast cancer.  She was 39 and leaves behind husband and children ages 9 and 13.