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E D I T I O N N O. 19.09 |

SEPTEMBER 2019

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MO NTHLY NEWSLE T TE R


RENOVATIONS AND UPDATES! new bank of computer touch-screens— one of which will be dedicated to assisting families new to Church of the Servant—as well as kid-friendly furniture, and wall graphics that are both informative and engaging will provide a new look and feel to a ministry vital to our ongoing success.

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e all get excited when we have an opportunity to renovate and upgrade a living room or kitchen in our homes, and the same is certainly true when we have a chance to improve the living space in which we do ministry together. Over the past several weeks you are sure to have noticed a surge of activity in our downstairs areas leading to our Servant Kids Space and Choir Room, as well as the tarps covering the main waterfall in the concourse. All this is a function of our congregation’s commitment to these vital ministries. These renovations are focused on three necessary features. First, a “deep cleaning” and necessary maintenance to the main waterfall. This wonderful feature has been in continuous operation since Church of the Servant first opened its doors at our North MacArthur location in 1993. It was time that we reset and replace planters and plants, repair small leaks, give the surface a bath and a scrub to remove two generations of hard-water mineral accumulation, and work on refinishing the surface of the waterfall to its original beauty. Interestingly, this is one renovation that came with its own

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internal fund-raising effort. We found a significant amount of “small change” had missed the offering plate and had instead been tossed over the railing into the lower pool! Every dime counts! Secondly, we are replacing all the carpeting in the lower concourse with a new floating LVT floor. This new flooring, while being both beautiful and exceptionally durable, has the advantage of being easy to clean and maintain. As anyone with a basement in central Oklahoma understands, flooding and water damage are an ever-present possibility. This flooring is designed to withstand short term water damage and bounce back without the mold and mildew possible with traditional carpeting. As an added bonus, the two staircases leading to the lower level will be resurfaced with a non-slip rubberized flooring intended to enhance safety as well as minimize ongoing maintenance. And finally, we are taking this opportunity to upgrade the “check-in” area to Servant Kids. As a first point of contact between guests, their children, and Church of the Servant, this area needs to be bright, inviting, and functional. A

Funding for this project is coming from two sources. Over the years through careful management, Church of the Servant has been able to accumulate excess funds from the operation of Warm World and Starbright (our Mother’s Day Out program). On any given year this accumulation of funds might be small, but much like a savings account, small deposits over time can make a big difference! These earnings are now being put to use in a repair and renovation project which will directly impact and improve these two cherished ministries. The rest of the funds are coming from a generous advance gift for the larger planned church improvements we hope to begin in 2020. These repairs are a small part of the proposed updates, the full scale of which will be communicated with the congregation in the coming months. We are grateful to be able to provide these crucial improvements as they enhance the environment in which Servant Kids—one of our most strategic and essential ministries—functions. These improvements are the result of the thoughtful work of the congregation’s Trustees, the Finance Committee, and the church staff. But even more so, it is a result of the faithful financial support of you – the individual members and families of Church of the Servant. Thank you! Rev. Randy Shrauner Executive Minister


DISCIPLESHIP TRANSFORM YOUR FAITH THROUGH DISCIPLE FAST-TRACK

Trying to read the entire Bible is an amazing, but challenging goal, especially if you are reading on your own. Disciple Fast Track is a Bible study where you will join with others in diving into the Old and New Testament scriptures. Rev. Matt Patrick will be teaching the class and helping you not just read the scriptures but understand them as B I B L E S T U DY F O R B U S Y L I V E S well. It is two 10-week studies in which you will cover the Old Testament and the New Testament. Sundays, September 15 – November 17, you will cover the Old Testament. Sundays, January 12 – March 15, 2020, will be focused on the New Testament. Participants will read 3 – 5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings held on Sundays from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in North Adult Center, Room 12. Childcare is available if requested on the registration form. Register at ServantOKC.com/BibleStudies. The cost is $40, which is the cost of the Old and New Testament workbooks.

LIVING YOUR STRENGTHS

You will be most successful in whatever you do by building your life around your greatest natural abilities. Most of us have been conditioned at home, in church, at work, and in school to correct our weaknesses. Contrary to this, the Gallup organization highlights that our talents should be our primary focus, not our deficiencies. This course will put you in touch with the unique combination of strengths that you have been given which places you with a calling—a calling to serve others and to advance the cause of Christ and the Church, a calling to ministry. When you discover your talents, you begin to discover your calling. Living Your Strengths will meet for seven sessions on Sundays, September 22 – November 3 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Library in the North Offiice Complex. Led by Eric Nance and Randy Crownover. The cost is $40 which covers the book and the Living Your Strengths assessment test. Register at ServantOKC.org/BibleStudies.

BUCK AND A BIBLE

Grab your Bible and $1.00 to cover the cost of a donut or muffin and join a group of early-rising, God-filled, fun-loving men in a study led by our senior minister, Dr. Matthew Mitchell. Buck and a Bible meets Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m. in Community Hall beginning September 17. The first study is Scripture and the Wesleyan Way. For more information, contact Susie Cobden at scobden@ churchoftheservant.com. No registration required.

WOMEN IN THE WORD (WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY)

This large group Bible Study is a favorite among many women, as it appeals to both the beginning follower and the seasoned believer. Each session is essentially an independent study. Join us on Tuesday mornings in Community Hall beginning September 10 from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. for coffee, donuts, and a Bible study led by Dr. Matthew Mitchell. Our first study is Scripture and the Wesleyan Way. For more information, contact Susie Cobden at scobden@churchoftheservant.com. Childcare is available. No registration required.

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rime Time’s new season is finally here! Prime Time will start this season on September 12 with special entertainment by one of our favorites, Gospel Guitar Guys (G3), who will bring us their own brand of “American Gospel” – a combination of bluegrass, rock and roll, country, blues, and jazz. And a super-special and familiar face is joining them this time! If you’ve never heard Gospel Guitar Guys, you’re in for a real treat! The program alone is only $2, or if you want to add one of Michele Snow’s fabulous lunches, the whole sweet deal is only $10! This month, we’ll enjoy lasagna, Italian veggies, salad, and a surprise dessert! Folks, her “Yum Factor” is off the charts!

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And since Prime Time is sponsoring Bingo again this year at Fall Festival on October 25, don’t forget to bring your $5 Bingo prizes - bagged or wrapped and labeled boy, girl, or either – when you come. You will find the warm Christian fellowship so rewarding! Prime Time has been a tradition at Church of the Servant for 32 years, and we hope to continue for at least that many more. Prime Time welcomes anyone who would like to come and enjoy a great morning of fun, food, and fellowship! You can sign up anytime online at ServantOKC.org/Prime-Time or at the Welcome Center. Join us Thursday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. in Community Hall. Hope to see you there!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS! VETERANS SUNDAY IS ON NOVEMBER 10, 2019! At the 9:30 a.m. service, we will be honoring our Veterans with a parade of Veterans into the Celebration Center. The Celebration Choir and Worship Orchestra will be playing each service’s song as they enter the sanctuary, and the Oklahoma City Highlander Pipe and Drum Corps will also be in attendance to add their cinematic musical flare to the event. Veterans, we are gathering at 8:30 a.m. in Community Hall for coffee and fellowship. If you plan on participating in the parade this year, we ask that you arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. as we will begin assembling the group at this time to prepare for the parade. Also, we will create a slideshow again this year, and we would like to have you bring in one recent photo and one photo from when you were on duty back in the day. We need to have these by Sunday, October 27, so our team has sufficient time to do their magic. Veterans Sunday should be another outstanding event, and we look forward to each and every one of you being here.

A STORY FROM ONE OF OUR VETERANS At Christmas in 1970, I was chosen (by lottery) from my Marine Artillery Battery to attend the Bob Hope Christmas Show at Freedom Hill PX outside of Da Nang City, South Vietnam. This was significant to me because my Dad had seen a Bob Hope Christmas Show in 1942 in North Africa during World War II. Headliners at the 1970 show were not only Bob Hope and baseball catcher Johnny Bench but also the current reigning Miss America, Jane Ann Jayroe. The significance of that is that on Sunday mornings I can look across the Celebration Center and sitting there is the former Miss America, Jane Ann Jayroe Gambell!!!! Hank A. Kittrell Corporal USMC 1969 – 1972 Vietnam

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MUSIC AT SERVANT The Music Ministry at Servant is alive and well. But we can only remain so with new people entering our ministry each season. We have an exciting year planned! If God is speaking to you about joining the Music Ministry, now is the time!

CELEBRATION RINGERS: Adult Bell Choir. If you have a basic

CELEBRATION CHOIR: High School age and up (no audition).

understanding of Music fundamentals, we want you! Rehearsal

Various seasonal choral groups will sing throughout the sea-

is Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

son. The choir tours every other year, most recently to Ireland. In years past, we traveled to Italy and New York City. The choir shares the great music of the faith on these tours, but more

BRONZE: Youth Bell Choir. This is a touring choir (one open spot). This bell choir is an impressive group of young people,

importantly, each Sunday morning in the “Servant Traditional”

each an accomplished musician in their right. This bell choir is

service. We invite you to be a part of this exceptional group of

an advanced group keeping the age-old art of Bells Alive! Bronze

people that serve our Lord through the gift of Music. Rehearsal

rehearses on Sunday afternoon.

is Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room (downstairs).

WORSHIP ORCHESTRA: Students and Adults (no audition).

MUSIC STAFF: Chuck Weatherford – Director of Music Ministries

Jazz and Wind ensembles play throughout the season

Christiaan Osborn – Associate Orchestra Director

Dust off those old band and orchestra instruments and play

Jenny Johnson – Music Ministries Associate

again, but this time for the glory of the Risen Lord! Worship

Crystal Johnson – Coordinator, Servant Academy of the Arts

Orchestra is also an excellent opportunity for students to be

Melissa Munroe – Celebration Ringers Director

a part of a safe community of believers practicing their faith through Music. Rehearsal is Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Contact us at cweatherford@churchoftheservant.com or jjohnson@churchoftheservant.com.

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JAM (JESUS,ARTS, & MUSIC): Servant Kids and

will also have the option to attend JSTEM: Jesus,

Music Ministries are excited to announce a new

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathemat-

program launching this fall! Beginning September

ics - led by our Servant Kids ministry team. This

22, we will be launching JAM: Jesus, Arts, & Mu-

8-week elective session is sure to be fun for all!

sic-a Kid’s Choir led by Chuck Weatherford, Director of Music and the Arts, and the music ministry team! This non-audition, low-pressure group for 1st through 5th graders will rehearse in the choir room from 11:15 a.m. to Noon on Sunday mornings, leading up to a grand performance in the 9:30 Celebration Center service on Sunday, November

Kids will gather downstairs in their regular spaces at their regular times. We will spend time together before dismissing kids to their chosen electives. For more information and to register your child(ren), go to www.ServantOKC.org/JAM.

10. If music is not your thing, don’t worry! Kids

The Christmas Festival – December 7th & 8th SERVANT ACADEMY OF THE ARTS: We are excited about being housed in a Christian atmosphere here at Church of the Servant! We offer some of the finest instructors in the area. Our instructors provide the very best quality lessons and are reasonably priced in private and group instruction. We are currently offering lessons and/or classes in: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Brass, Voice, and Ballroom Dance. For more information and to sign up for lessons and/ or classes, go to ServantOKC.org/ARTS.

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BEGINNING YOGA CLASS Be kind to yourself; awaken your mind, body, and spirit with your Yoga practice. This class will focus on basic yoga poses, including stretching, breathing, and relaxation. When Yoga becomes a routine in your life, it can help with blood pressure, mental clarity, flexibility, and reduce stress. These are only a few of the benefits you may experience.

This class is for all ages and abilities. Next Session is September 10 - October 29 8-week class - $60, or single classes - $10 We meet in The Point Student Center on Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Contact Jo Fendrych 405-808-3082 to enroll or if you need more information. Classes are ongoing. Proceeds donated to Church of The Servant and A Place to Grow, Inc. Scholarships available.

Coffee Shop Volunteers Needed! 3 shifts available Sunday mornings: • 7:15 - 9:15 a.m. • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. • 10:15 a.m. - Noon Or Monday evenings: • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. It’s easier than it looks - I promise! And it’s fun to serve with others! Training provided. Contact MJ Means for more info: (405) 306-1169 | mj.means@att.net

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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? If so, perhaps you would benefit from our Grief Support Group at Church of the Servant. Whether you have recently experienced the death of a loved one, or if you have been on a grief journey for a long time, we hope you’ll consider joining the group. We’ll meet on Thursday evenings (6:30–8:00 p.m.) beginning on September 12 & continuing through November 21. We’ll meet in the Library of our church, which is located in the office area directly behind the big waterfall. Each session includes a video and plenty of time for discussion and sharing. Each participant will receive a complimentary workbook. Registration never closes, so you can join us anytime during the course. To register for the course, please contact Vicki Roberds at vroberds@servantokc.org or (405) 728-4738.


CHARIS CHARACTER ACADEMY

JOYFUL HEART! Based on a biblical foundation, Charis Character Academy provides Mandarin learning and talent enrichment for Asian students 5 to 15 years old. This free program offers mandarin learning with particular emphasis on the discovery of Genesis stories in Mandarin Character, music (ukulele & guitar), and art classes. The theme for this school year is Joyful Heart! Our goal is to sow the seed of joy and cultivate a heart of gratitude in each student’s life. Your children will discover their unique God-given talents and be empowered to excel in love and grace in a cross-cultural setting. Adult volunteers are welcomed to join.

SEPTEMBER 22 TO DECEMBER 15 (SUNDAYS, 2–4 P.M.) AT THE POINT STUDENT CENTER. SIGN UP AT CHARISALIVE.ORG/

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EARTHGLOW GIFT SHOP A GIFT BOUTIQUE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

FOLLOW YOUR HEART TO EARTHGLOW One of the greatest qualities of a Servant Heart is that it is continuously seeking ways to share love. When you do your gift shopping at Earthglow, you always have the opportunity to share your love. Not only are you rewarded with quality gift items; also, all profits generated in Earthglow are distributed to non-profit service organizations within our community. •

Skyline Ministries benefits from your purchases and, in turn, helps low-income families with food, clothing, prescription glasses, school uniforms, and much more.

Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) helps those in need with dental care, housing for teens aging out of foster care, and many other essential services.

Exodus House and Redemption Church are both organizations that help recently released convicts achieve successful re-entry into society.

Circle of Care provides Christian help, healing, and hope to children and families in crisis to ensure a safe, healthy, and spiritual future through foster care programs, preparation for adult living, community outreach, and a women’s shelter (Pearl’s Hope).

So when you “follow your heart” and it leads you to the delicious food items that are on sale in Earthglow, you are also participating in a Servant Heart outreach to our community. Make Earthglow your favorite place for gift items, specialty food items, toys, books, and so much more. Our community will be glad you did!

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2018 KENYA MISSION TEAM Standing in front of a supermarket.

WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU STAND ON THE GLOBAL RICH LIST? I’ve been reading, Junkyard Wisdom by

the surrounding community have told me

Oklahoma is not a financially wealthy

Roy Goble. It states that someone mak-

they feel we are unaware of the hard-

state compared to many others in the

ing $32,000 a year is in the top 1% of the

ships plaguing other countries. What this

U.S., which makes these statistics even

wealthiest people in the world. That was

brought home to me is that a significant

more disturbing. We are SO wealthy in

hard to believe! So, I went to the website.

number of people in our state have much

the U.S. I’m not advocating redistributing

It is a straightforward website to navi-

more wealth in comparison with the rest

that wealth or denying that many people

gate – one simply types in a net salary

of the world than I ever thought. Accord-

in our state struggle financially. It just

and it produces your standing. Also, it

ing to payscale.com, the average person

made me pause and take a look at my

tells you how long it would take someone

in Oklahoma City makes an annual salary

own priorities.

in Indonesia, for example, to make what

of $47,837. According to Global Rich List

you earn. The figures come from the U.N.

that puts the person in OKC in the top

and the World Health Organization.

.35% in the world! That person makes

Why is this worthy of an article? Many of my friends at Church of the Servant and

just under $25 per hour compared to a person in Ghana who makes only 8 cents an hour.

Take a moment and find out where you stand by going to www.globalrichlist.com. - Ann Knutson

KENYA 2019 TEAM REPORT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 The Kenya Team Report was initially scheduled in February, but the electricity was out. It has been scheduled again for Sunday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. in Chapel of the Cross. This event is open to everyone, and Sunday school classes are welcome! Dr. Nelson Agudelo will be presenting his short but informative talk on the significant progress made in fighting AIDS in Kenya. If you would like to learn more about the next Kenya Mission Trip, brochures will be available. The dates for the trip are July 2 – 17, 2020. Come and join us on Sunday, September 22, to learn more about Kenya and Church of the Servant’s partnership with the Maua Methodist Hospital! Our heart continues to grow for ANN KNUTSON Lay Leader of Kenya Mission Team

Maua. We are making a difference. ServantOKC.org

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LOOK WHAT WE DID... AUGUST WAS A BUSY MONTH FOR SERVANT KIDS! Not only did our kids go back to school, but we also went to YeeHaw Kids Camp at Canyon Camp, had the annual swim party for the fourth and fifth graders, and trained and consecrated new acolytes. We celebrated Move Up Sunday with Sundae Sunday, and we started a facelift of the downstairs area. We are looking forward to another great school year!

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SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS... COUNT WITH ME

EVERY SUNDAY MORNING IN SEPTEMBER AGES 3 YEARS THROUGH KINDERGARTEN When is the last time you took the time to really look at everything God made? Taking a moment to take a walk outside or look up the wonders of the world online will totally change the way you share this month’s Bible stories with preschoolers. We need that WONDER dial turned way up! And the best way to do that is to experience some of that wonder. When we take the time to look at this amazing world God made, we are filled with awe and wonder. It’s that feeling of wonder we want our preschoolers to have as they learn about God’s creation. We are going to do a lot of counting together this month—one, two, three, four, five, six, seven—pausing to learn what God made on each day of creation. Through our fun and exciting activities and stories, we want our preschoolers to learn that God created everything, and IT IS GOOD! Our memory verse this month comes from Genesis 1:31 and says, “God saw everything He had made. And it was very good.” The Bible teaches us that God made everything. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings in September!

TREK: AN ADVENTURE IN TRUST

EVERY SUNDAY MORNING IN SEPTEMBER GRADES 1-5

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA! WE POST UPDATES, INFORMATION, PICTURES, AND MORE, SO DON’T MISS OUT! GO TO @ SERVANTKIDS ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND TWITTER! SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS BY TEXTING @SERVANTKI

This month, we will be learning about the connection between trust and God’s character, as shown through God’s big story. Trust is putting your confidence in someone you can depend on. Throughout history, God has proven His faithfulness to us, especially in keeping His promise to send Jesus to save us. God will continue to be dependable. The Bible is filled with examples of people who knew first-hand what it means to trust God. This month, we focus on two of them: Jacob and Joseph. Through their stories, we’ll discover how we can trust Him no matter what we face. Our memory verse this month comes from Proverbs 3:5 and says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding.” We will discuss how you can trust God, no matter what. We will also talk about how when life doesn’t make sense, or you think you’re alone, you can trust God is with you. God is with you when the pressure is on, and you can trust that God has a plan. Join us for a new session each Sunday morning this month!

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Children’s Moment at Back-to-School Blessing

More Happenings… SERVANT 45 – STARTED SEPTEMBER 4 Calling all 4th and 5th graders! We will be meeting weekly on Wednesday nights beginning September 4, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This will be a fun time of Bible study, games, and connecting with old friends while making new friends! We will start by studying the creation story in Genesis and will move forward from there as the year progresses. Dinner will not be provided except on the last Wednesday night of each month (September 25 and October 30). We will meet weekly until the first week of December, but we will take a break for Fall Break and Thanksgiving. Invite your friends to join in the fun of these events! Bring a Bible you can write in. We have a few Bibles for sale (that go with the curriculum) for $20 if you need one.

THIRD GRADE BIBLE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29 Church of the Servant celebrates our third graders each year by presenting them with their own Bible. These celebrations will take place in the 9:30 Celebration Center Service and 11:00 Modern Service in the Centrum, sharing this beautiful milestone with the congregation. Third graders and their families can choose which service in which they will be recognized. Register online at ServantOKC.org/KIDS. If you have questions, contact Jessica King at jking@ servantokc.org or 405-728-4756.

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ARE YOU UP-TO-DATE?? Update your email address and other information, so you don’t miss out on communication about events! Contact Pam Adams to check or update your information at padams@ servantokc.org or 405-728-4713.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS This school year, we will not be offering Wednesday night programming for kids in preschool through third grade. Over the past few years of working hard to create new and creative Wednesday night programming for preschool through third grade, we have seen that programming on school nights for kids of this age can be difficult for both the kids and their families. We desire to decrease some of the busyness of families and provide an even greater emphasis on our Sunday morning programming.

PLEASE NOTE: While we won’t have Wednesday night programming for all ages, the nursery is open and available for kids from birth through 3rd grade whose parents are attending events in the building.


WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS On our website, we have a section on the KIDS page (ServantOKC. org/KIDS) with weekly devotionals. These devotionals include activities that go along with the lesson learned on the previous Sunday morning. We would like to encourage you to spend a few minutes each day with your child(ren) reinforcing what they have learned about that week during Total Group and small groups. We also post Bible readings, reflection questions, and more each day on Instagram and/or Facebook. When the church and family work together to enforce the concepts and lessons, we will have the greatest impact on the lives of our kids! ServantOKC.org

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HONK HONK!! SAVE THE DATE FOR SERVANT FALL FEST! Servant Fall Fest and Trunk-or-Treat is back! Join us on Friday, October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Church of the Servant’s annual family-friendly Fall Fest. Again for this year, Servant Fall Fest will include a trunk-or-treat, where kids can safely trick-ortreat and play games in our parking lot. Guests will also enjoy favorites like inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, a cakewalk, therapy dogs, the Hot Dog Cafe, cotton candy and popcorn sales, and a bake sale. In case of rain, all activities (other than the cars!) will be moved indoors. A fireworks show will conclude the evening. The excitement and outreach generated from Fall Fest last year was incredible. Can you help us continue that success? Please stop by the Servant Fall Fest table in the concourse Sunday, Sept. 15 or 22 to sign up to lend a hand -- or a trunk! You can also register online at https://servantokc.org/ministries/kids. We need Sunday School classes, Bible study groups, small groups, families, groups of friends, and individuals to commit to providing a car and passing out candy during Servant Fall Fest. We welcome decorated trunks and costumed volunteers, and there will be prizes awarded! We also need hospitality volunteers during the event, help with set-up and clean-up, donations of baked goods for the bake sale and cakewalk, and donations of bags of individually-wrapped candies. (Candy can be placed in any of the drop boxes around the church by Sunday, October 20.) For group or individual volunteer opportunities, contact Kourtney Aller at 728-4715 or kaller@servantokc.org.

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F A M I LY M O V I E N I G H T We will show a kid-friendly movie and serve hot dogs and popcorn. Feel free to bring your own snacks too. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us!


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STUDENTS SERVANT HIGH SCHOOL BACK-2-SCHOOL BASH Servant Students hosted their Back-2-School Bash last week! We kicked off our Fall Semester with a bang! We had over 30 visitors come and over 30 adults partnering with us to create such a fantastic event for our students. Big thanks to all of our wonderful leaders that came! Mike Todd, Christy Strickland, Robbie Moore, Abby Hammons, Ron Sahmaunt, Amy Johnson, Chad Berry, Kristen Todd, David Loftis, Kendall Carpenter, Mj Means, David Hammons, Juli Hudson, Kearstyn Murphy, Scott Means, Lynda Barnes, Todd Neaves, Tonya Pogue, Ryan Aller, John Gilstrap, Kelly Law, Dustin Baker, Leahla Barrett, Brad Mitchell, Colby Stone, Courtney Lindenborn, and Andi Neaves.

SERVANT HIGH SCHOOL FALL PROGRAMMING: SUNDAY MORNING: High School Sunday Morning is for all 9th-12th-grade students. It starts at 9:30 a.m. in The Point Student Center. Our morning includes breakfast, games, teaching, and adult leaders leading discussion.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Wednesday Night meets from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and includes a time of worship, teaching, and small group discussion. We start in Chapel of the Cross and will dismiss from there to small groups. Post small groups begins at 7:30 and is located in The Point Student Center for games and fellowship.

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SERVANT MIDDLE SCHOOL We are all about helping 6th through 8th grade students become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ. We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in The Point Student Center, located at the south end of the Church. Our programs offer relevant and age-based teaching, small groups, worship, special events, and mission opportunities. We hope you will join us this week!

Servant Middle School Retreat: “Next” All 6th-8th-grade students are invited to come to enjoy this incredible weekend at Canyon Camp spent learning how to grow a faith that lasts.

WHEN: Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3 WHERE: Canyon Camp in Hinton, Oklahoma COST: $125.00 (includes transportation, lodging, all meals, t-shirt, worship experience, and all recreational activities) DETAILS: We will be meeting here at Church of the Servant at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and we will be returning to the church on Sunday at noon. You will need to eat dinner before you come to church on Friday. Get ready for the best weekend ever! WHAT TO BRING: Sleeping bag (or twin-size bedding), pillow, toiletries, Bible, pen, notebook, water bottle, flashlight, tennis shoes, bug spray, CLOTHES THAT ARE OKAY TO GET DIRTY, and towels.

REGISTER ONLINE AT SERVANTOKC.ORG/EVENTS The deadline for registration is OCTOBER 23.

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SERVANT MIDDLE SCHOOL BACK-2-SCHOOL BASH On Wednesday, August 28, Servant Middle School hosted our Back-2School Bash! The students had a lot of fun starting our school year playing and laughing with one another. We are so proud of the middle school students for inviting 17 new guests, and we look forward to helping those guests find a home at Church of the Servant. Please join us in praying over each of these students and their school year!

SERVANT MIDDLE SCHOOL UPCOMING EVENTS September 25 – Invite Night*: Scavenger Hunt October 30 –

Invite Night*: Costume Party

November 1-3 – Fall Retreat: NEXT December 7 –

Serve OKC Day

SERVANT MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL RETREAT NOVEMBER 1-3

December 11 – Invite Night*: Christmas Party *Invite night is a special Wednesday night themed Party, complete with pizza, crazy games, and more! This night is designed to be a great time to invite friends who do not have a church home. ServantOKC.org

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