Can You Handle Being Healed???

The Cup of Freedom
Worship Series – September/October 2013
@ Wichita Falls MCC!

Tired of churches and church folk telling you what NOT to do and to be???  Well, join us in this path to learn what faith FREES us to do and to be! 

This week…

Freedom to Heal
Do you really want to be made well?  Sometimes the hardest part of being healed is being willing to become one who IS healed…no longer resting on the attention of others who care, residing in your own empowered self, and expected to offer healing prayer and words and presence back into the world.  It’s the epitome of being outside our dis-comfort zone and living into our identity as part of the Body of Christ.

Scriptures:  2 Kings 5:1-17 & Luke 17:11-19

Don’t miss this important series on your freedom in faith! 

 

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SAVE THE DATE, SPREAD THE WORD & GET YOUR TICKET TODAY!
Spaghetti Supper

Buy Now!
Join us on November 9th at 6:00pm for our annual Spaghetti Supper benefit.  Hurry and get your tickets…we have limited seating available for this evening of dining, music, and community connections. 

Tickets are $10 and include the meal and entertainment.  (A love offering will be received for our special guest singer during the event.)  Buy your tickets from a WFMCC Member or click the button above to buy your ticket online now!  (Tickets bought online will be available at the door on the evening of the event with a valid id matching the purchaser name.)

Don’t miss this exciting event!

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More News…
Shelly Torres-West
POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY!
OCTOBER 13.

Shelly Torres-West, jazz singer, is joining us for worship at 11:00am, followed by a POTLUCK, and a seminar about LegalShield, for which Shelly is a consultant.  This is an opportunity to experience the smooth sounds of jazz, eat some great food, and learn about a service that will help you navigate legal needs.

Bring a dish to share with your church family.  You do NOT have to stay for the seminar to participate in our potluck lunch!  All are welcome!

Learn a bit about LegalShield before you come!  Click here. >>

“LegalShield has helped me draw up papers for Medical Power of Attorney, my Will, and assisted in providing legal information regarding my rights as a step parent.  Having a lawyer at the ready and as close as a phone call is well worth the service.”  ~ Rev. Mel Martinez   

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Downtown Dinner

Next Dinner: October 15
Save the Dates…
November 19
December 17

Come help us serve those in need!  Arrive at or near 5:30pm.  Dinner service starts at 6:00pm and ends at 7:30pm.

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Overeater’s Anonymous

Compulsive overeaters are invited to a new weeklyOvereater's Anonymous meeting of Overeaters Anonymous on Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:00 AM at WFMCC at 1401 Travis (at 14th Street.) Please use the side door on Travis Street rather than the front door.

Overeaters Anonymous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.

For more information, contact Linda at 940-723-4395.

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Prayers and Praises
  

Add your Thanksgivings and Prayer Requests:

Thanksgiving/Praise for… This church & our loving savior! 65 fed at Downtown Dinner!  Hopper doing much better. 

 

Prayers for
Cary C – recovery from surgery and for continued healing.  Debra’s mom – support for care.  MJ’s Mom, Lucille – healing and comfort. Robyn H – comfort and company.  Bonnie & Travis & John, Mary, Leann & Morgan, & cousins & family – death of Grandpa Joe – to stand strong and support one another in grief.  Pastor Mel – for healing. for Health – healing of spirit while living with terminal cancer.  Eric – Leukemia.  Steven – anger.  Judy – patience.  Eva & Debi – loss of their friend A-Rod.  Cathy Mc – in the hospital, needs healing.    


Pray with Us
Loving God, surround with comfort and grace all those who suffer.  Embrace us with your constant presence and guide us along the path laid out before us.  Remind us of your ever-present Self so that we may be assured that we are never alone.  Move us in love with you so deeply that we cannot help but speak Your name to all who would listen.  In Your most holy and precious names, Amen.  

Worship

Worship Participation
This Week

Special thanks to all of you who have volunteered to serve during worship this week!  Please remember to be at church by 10:15 (Lead Usher) and 10:40 (everyone else) to check in!  
Lead Usher/ 
Altar Candles – Deon 
Greeter – Beth 

Altar Set up & Clean up – Kelly

Offering Ushers – Brylee & Kristopher
Invitation to Generosity – Pastor Mel

Community Prayer – Laura
Invocation & Reader – Linda
Message – Pastor Mel
Celebrant – Pastor Mel
Co-Celebrant – Cookie
Assist Table – Brylee

Holder 1 – Trish
Holder 2 – Beth
Holder 3 – Crystal

Server 1 – Barbara
Server 2 – Laura  

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UPCOMING IN OCTOBER!!!

Creating a Life that Matters
OCTOBER 20
Creating a Life that Matters Begins!

The class for this year’s CLM study is 11 members strong, but can always receive more!  We will have our first class meeting and decide on scheduling further classes as a group.  If you’re interested in attending CLM, please let Pastor Mel know and plan to be at class!  We will meet after church, from 1:30-3:30pm.  Fee: $65

Living Through Grief
OCTOBER 26
Living Through Grief: A Seminar for Healing and Wholeness

We all grieve things in life.  For some, the source of our grief is a lost loved one.  For others, the source of grief may be a lost job, a move, a birth, the end of a relationship, even just a change of direction in life.  We grieve so much more than we give ourselves compassion for.  In this  seminar, the Rev. Kay Seitz, a chaplain in Dallas, TX and MCC pastor, will direct us in understanding our grief, embracing one another’s grief in a safe and respect-filled space, and making steps toward healing as we live through grief. 

Join us Saturday, October 26th, at 9:00am (breakfast served at 8:30am) and plan to stay through lunch. We will enjoy music, sharing, and learning.  Cost is free, but donations for Pastor Kay’s time and provision of food are most appreciated.  Recommended donation:  $20.  Please RSVP (tell us you’re coming) so we can plan correctly for meals.  Click here to RSVP. >>  


Rev. John Cunyus
John pictured with his wife, Rocio.
OCTOBER 27
Class:  What does the Torah say about Sex…and Does it Still Matter?

Rev. John Cunyus is the teen-hood pastor of our own Pastor Mel, having served at Central Christian Church of Weatherford, TX in the 1990’s.  John is a writer, publisher, and minister, living and working in Texas. 

John will join us for this special event class, “What does the Torah say about Sex…and Does it Still Matter?” – a 45 minute class, beginning after worship at 1:30pm.

More About John…
After twenty years as a pastor in his home State, he went to work full-time for Searchlight Press, a publishing company he founded in 1994. At Searchlight, John publishes books on practical theology, Bible study, and world religions. He has led retreats and workshops around the United States, and has preached at hundreds of different congregations since 1988. In 2008, John began developing The Latin Testament Project, for Searchlight, translating the ancient Latin Bible into contemporary English.

A cradle member of Central Christian Church of Dallas, Texas, John now serves as Literacy Minister at Greater Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Dallas. He also teaches at Aspen Christian College and Seminary’s Dallas Satellite Extension. Cunyus is a sixth-generation Texan, and a graduate of Rice and Texas Christian Universities. John is married to the former Rocio Lizarazo of Colombia, South America, and is the father of four children. 


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