Sunday March 10th, 2019
1st Sunday of Lent
In Worship: The 40 days before Easter (excluding Sundays) mark the days of Lent in our Christian calendar. When you get past all of the words that sound “churchy”, Lent is a time for intense focus for Christians to grow in oneness with Christ and conform to the heart and mind of Christ.
Many of us give up certain things for the forty days of Lent, and doing so can be a very beneficial thing for us. Our Lenten sermon series entitled: Giving It Up takes that idea one step further and explores that which God wants us to give up, not just for forty days, but forever. This week: Giving Up Control.
If you were unable to join us for Ash Wednesday, we invite you to pick up a Lenten Practices guide for suggestions on deepening your relationship with Christ this Lenten season.
Also this Sunday, we will welcome OKUMC Bishop Jimmy Nunn and his wife Mary and Bishop Owan Kasap of the Democratic Republic of Congo as special guests.
SUNDAY March 10
OFFERING COUNTERS: Lisa Haddon and Isabelle Onema
GREETING: Tom and Tiffiny Lewis
Mission Trip: The Wesley Outreach Team is excited to announce a mission trip to the US/Mexico border, partnering with OKVIM and the Rio Texas UMC Conference. The trip will be Saturday June 22ndthrough Friday June 28th for ages 12 and up. The cost will be $500-$600, and funding is available. The schedule is still being refined, but will include serving in established centers that provide migrants food, shelter, and/or respite. Also, we will be working with immigrant children. To learn more about Rio Texas’ Immigration Response ministry, see https://riotexas.org/
Realm Online Community: Wesley is working on an online directory, and soon you will be invited to take part! When you receive an email from Wesley about joining our online community please accept and look around! We’ve been building the directory behind the scenes, and you will be able to complete your profile and find other members of the Wesley community there.
Live Streamed Worship Services! Sunday Worship services at Wesley are now live streamed on our FaceBook page, Wesley United Methodist Church – OKC, each Sunday at 10:30 AM! Join us!
Sunday Community Lunch: We hope that you will join us each Sunday for this extended time to fellowship together. This Sunday’s lunch is hosted by the Inspirers Class! Sponsors for Spring lunches are needed and appreciated! Please contact Jean Hendrickson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ron Otte (email@example.com) Volunteers are needed for March 17th and March 24th!
Skyline Urban Ministry: Wesley is partnering with Skyline Urban Ministry Street Outreach to serve free hot lunches every Thursday from noon to 1:30 PM! Just look for the red trailer and tent in the parking lot. All are welcome! And, you are encouraged to support this ministry by helping to set up, serve food, and/or break down the meal service each week! Come and go between 11:45 and 1:45 each Thursday.
Wesley in the Arts: Catch our talented Wesley artists in these upcoming performances!
For Healing: Pat Fuller, David Hoke, Allison Johnson (granddaughter of Rex and Susan Howard), and Helen Murphy