Oct 18 "ABC's of Faith: Church as Community"

by Pastor Jeff Selzer | Matthew 12:46-50 / Acts 2:42-47

Songs to Inspire

In the bulletin this week...
Worship Outline

Call to Worship:  Delvin Mast

“I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace”  MH #586

“Lord, I am Fondly, Earnestly” MH #585

Congregational Scripture Reading: Psalm 103  Led by Virgil and Meribeth Slagell

Congregational Prayer: Pastor Jeff

“Blessed Assurance” MH #544

“When Peace, Like a River” MH #576

Message: “The ABC’s of Faith”  Pastor Jeff


Sending Song: “Spirit of God”



 Live Stream Notice ~ PVMC will not be live streaming the service today.  However, the recording will be available Tuesday on the Church website at pvmcok.org.

Elder selection update ~Those nominated for the elder selection have been contacted and asked to begin the process of discerning their availability to serve. Wednesday, Oct 21, at 7:30 PM, the elder candidates will gather in the sanctuary to share their individual discernment and then, along with the current elder team, create a slate for the congregation to vote on. Continue to pray for God’s guidance in this process and for our elder candidates as they discern their availability to serve.

Fish Fry ~The annual Thomas Fire Department Fish Fry is Sunday, October 18, from 11-2., at the station. The firemen will be serving fried fish, hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade desserts and more. The fire station is located at 320 E. Frisco in Thomas. Donations will be accepted.

Oklahoma Mennonite Relief online auction ~ Join us for the first ever online quilt and artisan craft auction, October 19-November 5. The sale is to help MCC supply access to clean water worldwide. Register to view and bid on quilts and crafts by scanning the code on the back of the postcard on the bulletin board or logging in to www.OKReliefSale.com. Preview Auction items October 25, from 3-5 pm, at 2500 N Van Buren in Enid. Donations may be sent to Oklahoma Mennonite Relief Sale 2500 N Van Buren, Enid, OK 73703. Flyers are available on the  credenza.

Branch 15 Ribbon Cutting  ~Tuesday, October 20, there will be a Come and Go open house and ribbon cutting, from 4:30-6:30 pm, at 80 N 31st St in  Clinton. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 5:30. Light snacks and water will be served. RSVP at https://BRANCH15.EVENTBRITE.COM/

The MCC Canner is coming to Newton, KS November 2-24.  Due to Covid, the canner will be making a limited number of stops this year, none of them in Oklahoma.  You can still be a part of the canner by scheduling a time to volunteer November 2-24 or through your financial giving.  Checks can be made out to PVMC with MCC Canner noted on the memo line.  If you have any questions, please contact Ben Warner or Bob Yoder

Praise in the Park ~Sunday,  Oct 25, from 5-7 pm, Weatherford Food and Resource is sponsoring an event in Means Park. Bring the whole family out for live praise music, bounce houses and food. Every dollar received provides 4 meals for our neighbors in need. Check out the flyer on the bulletin board.

The September financial statements are in the pamphlet rack.

 Breaking Free!  Victorious Women (Ladies’ group of which Faith Slagell has been a part of for many years) invites you to attend a free online event—Breaking Free, Nov 13-15! Hear from speaker Naomi Byler from Salisbury, PA. Worship with Anointed Hearts, a family singing group, from Salyersville, KY. We know this online event can’t fully replace the fun and fellowship experienced at real retreat, but we pray that the Lord will use it to encourage and bless as you engage in this unique way. The brochure with all the information and schedule is on the bulletin board.  Listed below are the options for watching:

  1. SUBSCRIBE to the Victorious Women’s YouTube channel (search for Victorious Women, INC)
  2. WATCH at https://www.vwretreat.com 

If you are interested, please contact Faith for more information.

Service opportunity ~MCC’s Seed program has positions available now in Colombia, Guatemala, and El Salvador! The Seed program is perfect for young adults (18-30) who value service, community, and cultural exchange addressing systemic issues like food insecurity and climate change through grassroots, community-based initiatives. For more information, visit mcc.org/seed or email abbyendashaw@mcc.org.

 Heidi Chupp and Jordan Miller were married yesterday. No longer “the almost millers”, they are now officially “The Millers”. Congratulations to the couple and their families.

Please take time to read a Thank You note on the bulletin board from Pastor Masemo and the Amani Community Church.

The latest OK MDS newsletter is available to read on the bulletin board.

Be wise ~The elders encourage everyone to continue to make wise choices regarding their health and the health of the congregation.  In an effort to build trust and lessen hearsay, the elders ask that if you are sick, test positive for Covid or feel you may have had direct exposure to Covid, please stay at home.   We encourage you to contact someone on the elder team so you can be prayed for, and that the plan for your recovery or quarantine is known.  Should someone attend worship and then discover that they have Covid, the elders will assist in notifying the congregation as appropriate.


Today  October 18

      9:30 am- Sunday School

   10:30 am- Worship Service (no livestream this morning-the recorded service will be available to watch Tuesday on the church website, pvmcok.org)

    The nursery is open. Parents are responsible for supervising their  children.

This week October 19-October 24     

        Monday, Oct 19 – Thursday, Nov 5 ~ Online OK Relief Sale –See announcement

        Tuesday 4:30-6:30 pm Come and go Open house and Ribbon cutting for Branch 15 ~flyer on bulletin board

        Wednesday-12 noon Prayer meeting in Thomas

             5:45-6:30 Meal Helpers ~ New Vision   next week (Oct 29)-New Beginnings

             6:30-7:30 classes and activities        

             7:30 pm Elders and candidates meet in sanctuary

Next Sunday ~October 25

     9:30 am-  Sunday school classes

  10:30 am- Worship Service (also streaming live on pvmcok.org)

Upcoming Events

Oct. 25 Praise in the Park  5-7 pm See announcement  

Nov 1 National Day of Prayer for the persecuted church

         Kitchen/Fellowship hall reserved

Nov 2-24 MCC meat canner in Newton, KS

Nov 13-15 ‘Breaking Free’ Women’ retreat. see announcement and  check out the brochure on the bulletin board.

Prayer Requests

For our church family

  • That the community may see Christ’s joy in us
  • Elder Selection Process
  • Clifford Zook ~ Donna Gray, sister, passed away
  • Schools & colleges ~Staff, Teachers, Students
  • Fall Harvest
  • Pastor Jeff /Dana & family; Ben and Jacelynn
  • Edwin/Melissa Detweiler family; John
  • Elders & families
  • Health Concerns
  • Keith Miller
  • Ashley Walker
  • Richard Waters
  • Dorothy Slagell
  • Mim Mast
  • Beulah Switzer ~continuing to reside at Maple Lawn Manor

 In our community   

  • Unity among believers
  • Our local, state, and national leaders ~November elections
  • Health concerns
  • Karen Sawatzky in ICU in OKC – Jack and Karen are friends of Bill and Carolene Jackson
  • Kristi Frymire Spaeth
  • Tony Graham ~Friend of Mike and Loretta Propps
  • Dixie Yoder
  • Janet Slagell Kauffman
  • Local Ministries: Branch 15, Hope is Alive, Etc Shop, Weatherford Food & Resource Center, Habitat for Humanity, Agape Health Clinic, 1st Choice Pregnancy Center,  Arapaho Jail

 Around the world

  ~Serving in the US

  • Corey/Brooke Makeever -STUMO
  • Brooke Miller ~ Bible Memory Camp program
  • Oklahoma MDS

  ~Serving other countries

  • Reggie/Angel Miller and family
  • Kiran Paul & Lakshmi
  • Global Disciples
  • Rolly/Robyn Walter and Family

Come & Join Us


  • 9:30 AM Sunday school for all ages
  • 10:30 AM Worship (nursery available)
  • 6:00 PM Evening Service (check weekly bulletin for details)

WEDNESDAY (No Services October 14 – Fall Break)

  • 5:45 PM Supper starts ($2 suggested donation per plate)
  • 6:30 PM Classes and activities for all ages.