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WFMCC Weekly
20 September 2013
Wichita Falls MCC

Wichita Falls MCC is a loving, growing, vibrant community of people. Our mission is to be a Christ-centered community of believers. We strive to provide a faith-filled spiritual experience for families and individuals of all ages. Through worship, music, play and service we acknowledge and celebrate God’s all-inclusive love. It is our sincere desire that you find a warm welcome at Wichita Falls MCC, and a place you may want to seriously consider as your spiritual home. 


Giving Opportunities…
See below for a current list of needs at church.  And, as always…thank you!!!

  • Storage boxes – plastic, with lids – for organization.  Small and medium sizes.
  • Plastic shopping bags (like from Walmart) Received, thank you!
  • Nail and screw set for wall hangings Received, thank you!


The Cup of Freedom

1 Timothy 6:6-19  (read it)
Luke 16:1-13  (read it)

Sermon title:  “Freedom to Follow”

After this, he said to them, “Follow Me.” 
John 21:19b


September is for Animal Lovers!

Humane Society Wish List Our supply drive for the Humane Society of Wichita County (HSWC) ends THIS SUNDAY, September 22nd

Click the link above to download a list of the needs from the Humane Society.  Feel free to provide as many of these supplies as you can.

Also this Sunday, we will go as a church to enjoy a “work” day at the Humane Society, getting to spend the majority of our time entertaining and playing with the animals residing there.

Blessing of the Animals NEXT WEEK!

That’s right!  Bring your pet to church and receive a blessing for them!  All pets, large and small, are welcome to join in.  Please have pets leashed or on a lead or in a travel case.  Remember, some pets don’t particularly like one another, and others are considered a nice brunch item, so take care to provide the best protection for your friend!  Service is…

Thursday, September 26th
6:30pm in the WFMCC back yard


Overeater's Anonymous
Overeater’s Anonymous

Compulsive overeaters are invited to a new weekly 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.


Downtown Dinner

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

It would be a wonderful addition to our Downtown Dinner program to be able to put out a sign in front of the church for each Tuesday we serve.  If you would be interested in helping us purchase a vinyl sign to advertise in our neighborhood when the Downtown Dinner is, please let Pastor Mel know.


Revival Invitation
Our Church is invited to a Revival!!!

Make time to join in the 2nd annual revival of The Tabernacle of God, an inclusive congregation of Fort Worth.  Join in the fantastic worship experience on Friday, September 27th, beginning at 7:00pm.  The revival will meet at Quality In and Suites on Maurine St.  Revival will last as long as the Spirit holds our attention, so feel free to come by late!!!  See you there! 
~ Pastor Mel


Come to GenderQuest!

Gender can be understood (in part) as our culture’s determinations of the function and identifiable characteristics of men and women – how we act, how we dress, what jobs we hold, what professions we specialize in, our roles in churches and schools…virtually every area of our lives are influenced by our gender.  Come join in the learning, support, and safe dialogue about how gender impacts our lives – whether that impact is positive or causes us difficulty. 

GenderQuest invites you into a life lived within conscious gender…no longer defined by the world, but defining the world around us in all our diversity.

We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at Wichita Falls MCC!  All are Welcome!

Support WFMCC by Donating Online!

Click the button below to send your tithe or donation online via debit/credit card!

In This Issue
Worship Series!
Animal Lovers…
Overeaters Anonymous
Downtown Dinner
Radical Generosity
Prayers & Praises
Bake Sale is Back
Mark Your Calendars!
Connect Online!


Radical Generosity
Many thanks to all who have offered their time and talents to making our community strong and welcoming! 
1st – $924.33 (46 attendance)
8th –
15th – $1,289.88 (56 attendance) – $50 MOS


4th – $1,664 (45 attendance)
11th – TBD
18th – $683.86 (54 attendance)
25th – $1,489 (53 attendance)


7th – $948.42 (25 attendance)

14th – $1215.86 (37 attendance)
21st – TBD
28th – $773 (41 attendance)
Fiscal 1st Qtr
Total:  $13,501.76 (40 avg attendance) 


Prayers and Praises


Add your Thanksgivings and Prayer Requests:

Thanksgiving/Praise for… This church & our loving savior! 65 fed at Downtown Dinner!  


Prayers for

Cary C – recovery from surgery and for continued healing.  Debra’s mom – healing and comfort.  MJ’s Mom, Lucille – healing and comfort. Robyn H – comfort and company. The  

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.  




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 – Lindsey (Jaek acolyte) 
Greeter – Mistee     

Altar Set up & Clean up – Deon

Offering Ushers – Justin & Kim
Invitation to Generosity – Barbara

Community Prayer – Pastor Mel
Invocation & Reader – Kelly
Message – Pastor Mel
Celebrant – Pastor Mel
Co-Celebrant – Kelly
Assist Table – Deon

Holder 1 – Kristopher
Holder 2 – Beth
Holder 3 – Trish

Server 1 – Laura
Server 2 – Barbara    


Bake Sale

Bake Sale is Back!

Hosted by Sevi’s Restaurant & the WFMCC Yard Team

The bake sale has been rescheduled!  Mark your calendars and get out your goodies cookbook!  We are hosting a bake sale at Sevi’s Restaurant on the morning of Saturday, September 28th. They open at 6am so set your alarm to get the best of the best goodies!

Donations of baked goods can be brought to the church on Friday, September 27th, from 6:30 to 7:30pm.  The yard crew will be there to receive donations.  Please help us raise the final funds spent to install our sprinkler system! 


Calendar of Events


Weekly Events…     



5:30 pm – Blended Journey Rehearsal
7:00 pm – Choir Practice


9:00 am – Praise Team Rehearsal

11:00 am – Worship Service  

5:00 pm – Youth Group  



Special Events/
Dates to Remember


Human Society Supply Drive

Sundays, September 1, 8, 15, 22


Downtown Dinner (to the needy)

September 17, 5:30pm (gather/setup) 6:00-7:30pm dinner service


Blessing of the Animals

September 26, 6:30pm 

Mark Your Calendars!!!

Here are a few things to watch for over the next coming months!  Mark your calendar and watch for updates!
September Focus on Pets!
During the month of September, we will be taking donations of food and other supplies that the Humane Society is in need of.  A list of items will be provided during the last weeks of August.  We will collect donations September 1, 8, 15, and 22…and on the 22nd all are invited to join our youth at a Sunday afternoon work day AT the Humane Society!  We will follow up our month of service to our furry, slimy, scaly friends with a Blessing of the Animals service Thursday, September 26th at 6:30pm!


Pastor’s Office…



Office Hours – Tuesdays 9am – 12pm, Wednesdays 1:30pm – 5:00pm.  

Also, Pastor Mel is often available by appointment during the week.  To make an appointment, call the church office at 940-322-4100 (leave a message!) or email Pastor Mel.  



Black Stripes 


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