First Connections July 3, 22014

First Connections  -  July 3, 2014


“May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you. How glad the nations will be, singing for joy, because you govern them with justice and direct the actions of the whole world.” Psalm 67:3-4



Youth Mission Camp Prayer List

Laguna Beach Christian Retreat

Panama City Beach, Florida

June 29-July 5, 2014



Jack Colvin

Jaden Colvin

Parker Greenwood

Chris Hawkins

Anna Henson

Caleb Jennings

Chloe Jennings

Logan Jennings

Abby Morris

Emma Morris

Harper Morris

Alexis O'Neill

Garrison Poyer

Johnny Stobbe

Malachi Swedberg

Morgan Wallace

Josh Wester


Brandon & Lindsay Dyer

Maile Hopkins

Amy Jennings

Korbin Williams


CrossTimbers Children’s Camp Prayer List

Children’s Mission Adventure Camp

Davis, Oklahoma

July 7-10, 2014



Nicole Adcock

Addison Bell

Luke Dyer

Noah Dyer

Berlin Garlow

Morley Griffith

Audrey Hawkins

Jonathan Hawkns

Tatum Hopkins

Paige Iddings

Lucas James

Simon James

Mia Jennings

Kiaya Kerwin

Cordelia Sloan

Shaelene Sloan

Mackenzie Steele

Madison Steele

Matthew Swedberg


Elaine Hawkins

Jamie Bell

Heidi Garlow

Ed Holt

Korbin Williams


Youth Choir Mission Tour Prayer List

Chicago, Illinois

July 7-12, 2014

{For a complete itinerary, go by the church office.}



Jaden Colvin

Jonathan Deichman

Christopher Hawkins

Caleb Jennings

Logan Jennings

Luke Presley

Alexis O’Neill

Malachi Swedberg

Emily Tiger

Josh Wester


Mark & Cari Burnett

Carol Ann Bell

Mary Chung

Carlos Feller

(And Calloway Burnett – traveling mercy.)







Summer Sunday School Help Sign-up

This Summer, I am working on making a great Summer Sunday School for our children from birth through 5th grade. I’d like to invite you to help teach or hold babies during the Sunday school hour (9:15-10:35am) at least one Sunday this summer, from June 1st to August 10th .  Most classes have regular teachers who are staying through the summer and just need an assistant. We will have 6 Sunday School rooms during the Sunday School hour, just as we have all during the school year. We need two people in each room, each Sunday, plus a Storyteller who is only there from 9:45-10:05am. You can also call, text, or email me with the Sunday(s) you want to help. There will also be a paper signup sheet on the Preschool Sign-in desk starting this Sunday. Thanks, Elaine Hawkins (613-1937)

This is a link to the master list in a google doc so you can sign up.


Mission Shawnee: Shepherd’s Kids’ Café

 We need your help. Each morning of the program from 8:30-10:30, we meet in our kitchen to prepare approximately 300 lunches according to a pre-set menu. We try to have them ready for pick-up by 11:00. If you can help us prepare lunches during one of the following weeks of the program, please   sign up at the church office or call us at 275-6111. We will need your phone number and the dates you can serve. Thanks in advance for your help.”  The remaining weeks are: July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, and July 28-August 1.


The New Church Web Site is Live!

Please check it out at We hope you will love the improvements and additions. The Public Relations committee has put in many hours and worked very diligently to make this a reality. If you see one of the committee, especially Charles Prescott or Karen Kelly – be sure to thank them for their efforts. Here is an idea – since the calendar, news and other features of the web site will be updated on an ongoing basis, you might want to bookmark it on your device so you can quickly access it.


New Security Guard:

Please make our new security guard – Dillon Sain – feel welcome. Dillon starts his duties on July 13.