9:00 am Traditional, Sanctuary
9:45 am Breakfast for Children
10:15–11:15 am Sunday School
11:30 am Common Ground Fellowship Hall
11:45 am Children's Worship
6:00 pm The Loft (1st and 3rd Sundays)
Holy Week Schedule
Maundy Thursday at 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall
Good Friday at 7:00 PM in Sanctuary
Easter Sunday at 9:00 or 11:30 AM
4-11-13 Newsletter & Insert
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I'm sure you have plans for the week before Easter Sunday. Your list may include these items: dye, some eggs, buying a ham, cleaning the house for guests, getting your new "outfit" ready for Sunday.
But may I remind you of another list we each have. There is a room to prepare, a cup to sip and a hymn to sing. There are half-hearted prayers to pray while dozing under the branches of ancient olive trees. And there is a kiss to plant.
There are curses to yell, scorn to hurl and denials to be uttered. There are thorns to weave, a whip to swing and homespun fabrics to tear. We have a hill to climb, nails to drive and a cross to raise.
After that, a corpse to wrap and a stone to roll.
Easter cannot be experienced to the fullest without first checking off the items on this list. I urge you to join your church family in two services every bit as meaningful and important as the Easter Sunday Celebration - Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Most of us wouldn't dream of missing Easter Sunday services, but these two special worship experiences need your participation as well. And you need these services.
Plan now to gather with your church family on Thursday evening to share in the fellowship of The Table. We need not only to partake in the bread and the cup, but also to hear our Savior's parting words. These are some of His most important challenges and most uplifting promised to his disciples.
Friday we will host and join with our brothers and sisters from other Disciples congregations to focus on the cross. The darkness and solemnity of this service will make the light of Sunday morning even sweeter and more victorious.
Jesus did so much for us - a fact I know is lost on none of us. Certainly, we can make the time this week, Holy Week, to set ourselves apart for two additional worship services. First Christian, I am calling us to worship. I pray I will see you Thursday and Friday evenings. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
FCC’s Rev. Michael Riggs conducts a rehearsal of the combined choirs from several Tulsa-area Disciples choirs. The group will sing two songs as part of the Good Friday service, April 18 at 7:00 PM in the FCC sanctuary. Paul Pinkosky is at the organ. > Read more in the Vision
Our Sunday morning worship services include:
9:00 AM — Traditional Worship in Sanctuary
A classic service featuring our Sanctuary Choir, Holy Communion, congregational singing and our 3,800 pipe organ—all in the transcendent beauty of our sanctuary under the stained glass dome.
11:30 AM — Common Ground in Fellowship Hall
Featuring a live band, the teaching of God’s Word, open communion, and fellowship with doughnuts and coffee; Come find a place to belong on Common Ground!
6:00 PM — The Loft
A contemplative service in a relaxed environment with music, prayer and communion. This service meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the northwest corner of the 4th floor youth area.