First Connections October 7, 2016

First Connections – October 7, 2016

And the Pharisees and their scribes murmured against his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:30-32



We Honor Veterans Program and Memorial

Sponsored by Heartland Home Health and Hospice and

by Redeemer Lutheran Church; October 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

At Redeemer Lutheran Church, 39307 West MacArthur.

All veterans will be honored with a pin and certificate. To get your loved one’s name on the list, please call Karen Cleveland-Herron at (405) 214-6442 or (405)627-6470.


Church Anniversary Celebration!

Our venerable church is turning 125 years old in 2017. If you would be interested in helping with the celebration, there will be an initial meeting for that this coming Sunday, October 9 at 4:30 pm in Room A-100. If it is impossible for you to attend and you do want to help, please call the church office at 275-6111 or email us at



Fruit of the Spirit Series:

An Introduction to Christian Yoga

Sundays 5-6 pm at FBC Shawnee

September 11 – November 6

(No yoga Oct 16 due to Church wide Fall Fellowship.)

Certified Yahweh Yoga Instructors

Donation Based Classes

Follow Us @freelyandlightly; contact Jamie Hembree for more info.



Wednesday Night Schedule:

Church Dinner                                                        5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                        5:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting                                  5:15 pm

Children’s Choir                                                      5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                      6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting –A-100 (Bob Spear)                     6:00 pm

Children’s Free Sack Dinner                                   6:30 pm

TeamKID (Pre-k—3rd grade)                                  6:45 pm

SPARK (4th grade - 6th grade)                              6:45 pm

Parents Bible Study (meets in Children’s Area)     6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                               6:45 pm

Shimmer                                                                   6:45 pm
Adult Choir Rehearsal                                              7:00 pm


Wednesday Night Dinner

New extended times are 5:00– 6:45 pm.  Menus will rotate between these choices: Breakfast, Italian Night, and Chicken Night with alternatives for special occasions.

Cost are $7 for ages 12—adults

$4 for ages 6-11 years old

$2 for ages 5 and under

There is still a maximum of $20 per family.

This week’s menu will be Biscuits, Baked Chicken (2 ways), Zucchini & Tomatoes, Corn, Tossed Salad, and Swiss Chocolate Cake.

We will also offer a FREE kids sack meal for kids Pre K through 6th grade at 6:30 pm.


Guest Speaker – Brett Ellard

We are currently having a special guest during our Parent's Bible Study - Bret Ellard.  Bret is a local LPC and a wise Christian therapist.  He is coming to talk to us about strengthening our marriages, and we would love for you to be there, even if you don't have kids. (Meets Wed at 6:45 pm in the Children’s Area.)   Oct. 12 is “Conflict Resolution.”  This is an incredible opportunity for all of us to get some basic marriage tools to strengthen our relationships.  We want to see your marriage flourish and glorify our Lord Jesus!   


Single and Parenting
Wednesday; 6:45 PM; childcare available for all ages; Please be on the lookout for single parents in our community and bring them to "Single and Parenting."


Senior Adult Trip

A visit to the General Thomas P. Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford, OK on Thursday, October 13. The museum has a large collection of NASA objects and items related to Stafford’s time. We will leave (from FBC) promptly at 8:00 am and plan to return by 3:00 pm. Cost is $13 to cover transportation and admission. Lunch in Weatherford not included in cost.


Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm

4-6:30 pm, Sunday, October 16

Bring chips or a side dish and lawn chairs. Enjoy dinner, bluegrass music and old fashioned games including corn toss, sack races, hayrides and more. Children are encouraged to dress in family-friendly costumes and enjoy two bounce houses. Call 275-6111 or register on-line at the church web site:


Welcome these additions to our active deacon body:

Joel Deichman, J.W. Farthing, Joe Ford, Sam Garlow, Jim Hansford,

Aaron Hembree, Mitch Hembree, Terry Hopkins, Bill Tiger, and Shannon Tiger.

There will be a Deacon Ordination on October 30 at 6:00 pm.



Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our website for more details.




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