First Connections April 10, 2015

First Connections – April 10, 2015

Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, thou art very great! Thou art clothed with honor and majesty, who coverest thyself with light as with a garment, who hast stretched out the heavens like a tent, who hast laid the beams of thy chambers on the waters, who makest the clouds thy chariot, who ridest on the wings of the wind, who makest the winds thy messengers, fire and flame thy ministers. Psalm 104:1-4


Coming Soon:

Business meeting, April 19 at 6:00 pm in A-100

Items on the agenda:

  • From Church Council: a motion to form an ad hoc committee comprised of representatives from Finance Committee, Stewardship Committee, Missions Committee, Properties Committee and Staff. The ad hoc committee would be tasked to look into the surplus of our budget and come up with suggestions for the church concerning both 1) how much emergency back-up we should keep in the bank and 2) what to do with the surplus above and beyond this emergency back-up. Results from ad hoc would be reported back to Church Council, then would be presented to the church business meeting for vote.

  • From Church Council & Staff: a proposal concerning new sound system for the Fellowship Hall.
  • From Personnel Committee: a motion passing new job descriptions for the ministerial staff.
  • From Legacy Committee: a motion about appropriation of funds from the BFO.


Baptist Church Music Conference at Quail Springs, Monday, April 20

                Ron Lewis will be presented a Lifetime Ministry Achievement Award.

                To reserve a seat on the church van, call or email Mary at the office or use the sign-up sheet on the church office window. Sign up is first come, first serve. (Leaving the church at 5:30 PM – eat first or bring a sandwich; back around 10 PM.)


 The New Baptist Covenant 2015 Meeting at OCU on April 24-25

The Celebration and Worship will be led by the St. John Missionary Baptist Church Choir on Friday evening. The sponsors for this event are the OK Indian American Baptist Association, the Progressive OK Baptist State Convention, and the Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of OK. For information or to register, visit


Service Opportunity - Family Promise

We need volunteers April 19-26. There will be a sign-up sheet on the church office window; if you are interested in volunteering please sign up ASAP.



Church Calendar — April 12 –April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 12

Bible Study                                                                                               9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                  10:45 am

Evening Service                                                                                       6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                                6:15 pm

                                Middle School at Stobbe’s; High School at Dyer’s

 Tuesday, April 14

Staff Meeting                                                                                           1:00 pm

Women’s Bible Study at DeeAnn Schroyer’s                                  7:00 pm

 Wednesday, April 15

Church Dinner                                                                                        5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                                         5:15 pm

Children’s Choirs                                                                                    5:45 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                                                        6:00 pm

Mission Friends                                                                                       6:15 pm

Shimmer                                                                                                   6:30 pm

Spark                                                                                                         6:45 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                             7:00 pm

 Thursday, April 16                                                                                               

Women’s Bible Study at the church                                                      8:30 am

Senior Adult Council Meeting in A-100                                               10:00 am

 Friday, April 17 - April 19

Shimmer weekend (be at host homes 6:00 pm Friday)

 Sunday, April 19

Family Promise arrives

Deacon’s Meeting                                                                                   8:30 am

Bible Study                                                                                         9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                  10:45 am

                                Baptism: Jonathan Paul Hawkins

Business Meeting in A - 100                                                                  6:00 pm




If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email Thank you!  Mary