Important Dates

Mark Your Calendars

It’s an exciting time in City Church history!

 

January 15th – February 12th
Sunday services at the Tulsa Ballet
9:30am + 11:00am

 

February 16th
Midweek prayer & worship night at 7pm

 

February 19th
Our 1st service in the new building.
New service times at 9am & 11am. 

 

February 22nd
Ash Wednesday service at 12pm 

 

March 26th
City Church Grand Opening Sunday

 

April 9th
Easter Sunday

Talk Notes

SCANDALOUS GRACE
Marry a Whore
1.22.23

 

Hosea 1:2-3

When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.” So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.

 

Hosea 3:1-5

The Lord said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.”

So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley. Then I told her, “You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will behave the same way toward you.”

For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or household gods.Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the Lord and to his blessings in the last days.

 

Hosea’s scandalous, shameless, one-way love for his promiscuous wife is a mere snapshot of God’s grace toward us. While we were still whores, Christ eagerly climbed up on the cross to redeem us from the slave market. 

 

True grace always meets us where we are and invites us into the way of life only found in Christ.

 

Luke 10:38-42

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

First Time Guests

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Giving

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ON SUNDAY

We have giving envelopes, located with the giving boxes at each exit, available for you every Sunday morning to give by cash, check, or credit card.

RESOURCES

Generosity Pathway

• Contact us for financial consulting and we can recommend a financial advisor – justin@citychurchtulsa.com

• Budgeting tools – Download Here

Serve

Serve with City Church

 

Followers of Jesus are called to become servants. We want to actively demonstrate self-sacrificial love by serving the people around us. It takes over 80 volunteers to sustain the weekly routines of City Church. We are a family, and like a family, we all pitch in.

City Arts Dept.

To co-create with the Creator of the universe.

City Kids

Partnering with parents to raise kids who love Jesus.

City Youth

Partnering with parents to raise teens who love Jesus.

City Worship

To create a sanctuary for Tulsa to encounter the presence of God.

Connections

To be everyone’s first friend and to help them take their next step.

Events

To create experiences that celebrate City Church, our people, and our mission.

Guest Services

To make outsiders feel like part of our family.

Host

To create an environment of hospitality so that every person feels at home.

Love Tulsa

To reach into every part of our city with the tangible love of Christ.

Micro-Church

A community of people committed to living the way of Jesus.

Parking Lot

To create an easy and welcoming first impression

Prayer/Communion

To create a culture of prayer within City Church.

Safety

To deliver a safe worship environment with trained, energetic, & alert individuals.

Tech & Video

To create a sanctuary for Tulsa to encounter the presence of God.

Dinner with the Staff

Start | DINNER WITH THE STAFF

If you’re interested in learning more about City Church and partnering with us as we reach people for Jesus, we would like to personally invite you to join us for Dinner with the Staff. It’s a time to connect with our staff and hear the vision and heart behind our church. It’s only one hour long, it’s completely free, and we even provide childcare!

To RSVP for our next Dinner with the Staff event, visit our website or fill out the form above.

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Micro-Church

What is a Micro-Church? It is a community of people gathered around a common mission to make disciples and to bring the Kingdom of God to all areas of the city. Interested in learning more? Fill out the form below and one of our Micro-Church Coaches will contact you soon!

Lent + Podcast

Lent/Fasting Information & Resources

What is Lent?
The 40 days leading up to Easter (not including Sundays), where a follower of Jesus gives themselves to prayer, fasting, self-examination, and repentance. It is a time where we focus on the cross and journey with Jesus to Jerusalem.
When is Lent?
It officially begins Wednesday, March 2nd (Ash Wednesday) and ends Thursday, April 14th (the day before Good Friday).
Why Lent? Why do we follow the Christian calendar?
As early as the mid 2nd century the early church begin reorienting their calendar around the saving events of the life of Jesus instead of the culture around them. Lent is a part of this Christian calendar along with Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost. Lent follows a biblical pattern throughout the Bible (Moses, Elijah, Jesus) of fasting for 40 days. Lent is a time to prepare our hearts and build anticipation for Holy Week and the resurrection of Easter. The goal is to let go of the things in our lives in order to give our attention to Christ in a special way. During this time we develop a deeper hunger for God, experience breakthroughs in certain areas of our lives, and establish new patterns and rhythms as we break old patterns and rhythms.
Can I break my fast on Sundays?
That is completely up to you. According to historical church tradition, Sundays are not counted during Lent because it is a day when the fast is broken (celebrated as mini-Easters or mini-celebrations along the Lent journey).
What do we do during Lent?
  • Fast – Fasting is a biblical and ancient spiritual practice that reveals our excessive attachment to things
  • Repent – Repentance is a regular returning to God with a humble and contrite heart
  • Pray – make time for intentional prayer, solitude, and space for God
  • Receive God’s forgiveness and extravagant love
What should you fast during Lent?
  • Anything that is out of balance, you may not have control over, or feel enslaved to
  • Something that represents a sacrifice for you
  • Eliminating something that would free up space for more focused attention on God and spiritual formation
  • Examples: Food (full, partial, or Daniel fast), social media, alcohol/caffeine/sugar, overwork, tv/movies, cell phone use, spending, anything you may be excessively attached to.
What are some examples of food fasts?
  • Full Fast: Drink only liquids (if you’ve never attempted a full fast don’t start here and be sure to consult a professional/physician before trying it)
  • Daniel Fast: Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables. (check out http://daniel-fast.com for more information)
  • 3-Day Intervals Fast: Full fast, Daniel fast, or give up at least one item of food in 3 day intervals
  • Sunrise to Sundown Fast: Fast during the day from sunup to sundown
  • Partial Fast: Examples include fasting for lunch or from 6am-3pm daily, or sunup to sundown, etc.
List of recommended Lent devotionals to:
Important Dates on the Lenten Journey:
  • March 2 – Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent)
    • Online services at 9am, noon, and 7pm
  • April 10 – Palm Sunday
  • April 14 – The official end of the Lent season
  • April 15 – Good Friday
    • Evening outdoor service at Camp Loughridge at 7pm (weather permitting)
  • April 17 – Easter Sunday
    • Three morning services at City Church – 8:30am – 10am – 11:30am

Love Tulsa Sunday

Love Tulsa Sunday
May 1st, 9am

Twice a year we cancel Sunday services to strategically BE THE GOSPEL all over our city. In the midst of uncertain times, this will be a an amazing weekend to serve our neighbors and show them the hope and love of Jesus Christ.

2022 Project List

River Parks Clean Up
We will be cleaning up trash along the east riverbank of the arkansas river between 11th and 31st street. If we happen to see any houseless Tulsans living in the area, we will do our best to provide them with resources, food, and offer to clean up their encampents of litter and debris. The riverbank is one of the most important parts of our rivers ecosystem and it is very neglected.

Hope Valley Houseless Neighbor Outreach
We’re serving a hot lunch and care packages to our unhoused neighbors in the Hope Valley (61st and Peoria) area. We’ll meet at the City Church parking lot and make handwritten cards and assemble care packages with essential items (toiletries, bandages, socks, bibles, etc). Then we’ll carpool to the Hope Valley, set up some tables with lunch options, and serve meals while we talk, pray, and make connections with folks.

Jenks East Elementary Outdoor Beautification
General outdoor work at this South Tulsa Title I school. We will be planting flowers, cleaning up trash, trimming hedges, power washing, and helping clean up/create a courtyard that houses a turtle habitat.

Phoenix District Block Party
We are throwing a neighborhood block party to promote unity and new connections in a historic north Tulsa district. We will partner with our sister church, Church of Eternal Love, to love on this neighborhood with free food, bounce houses, prizes, and more!   

Hoover Neighborhood Clean Up
City Church Volunteers & Hoover Neighbors are coming together to meet needs in the neighborhood. Neighbors have signed up requesting help with yard work & house work and garage work! Volunteers will have a picnic at Darlington Park afterwards.

Widow Home Clean Up and Meal
We are helping clean up the yard, rip up carpet, and make some freezer meals for a local widow.

Tulsa Hills Youth Ranch Horse Therapy Clean Up
THYR exists to bring healing to traumatized children and their caregivers through equine therapy. We will be helping with gardening, sprucing up the horse barn, and some fence repair if possible.

Safe Haven Group Home Visit
We are bringing lunch to a group home that houses at-risk teen girls in DHS. We will be having lunch with the girls and the staff, offering words of encouragement, and praying over them.

Cooper Elementary Garden Clean Up
We will be cleaning up a overgrown and neglected garden at a Title 1 East Tulsa school. We will clean up trash, power wash brick walk way and trim small trees in a courtyard that is home to two LARGE bunnies. Creating garden beds that can be kept free of bunnies and used to grow plants by students in the after school program.

North Tulsa Mowing Extravaganza
We will be doing some surprise neighborhood beautification through mowing and light tree trimming. The more lawnmowers we can get together, the better!

Hope Valley Block Party
Hope Valley is the neighborhood in which our new building is located; we want to throw a summer kick off ‘block party’ in our parking lot! Fun for all ages, with games, food, inflatables, and more for the whole family.

Letters of Encouragement to Jail Staff
We will be writing letters of encouragment and kindness to the Jail Staff at David L. Moss to let them know how much they are appreciated.

Spanish Encouragement Notes to Kids
We will be writing letters of encouragement in Spanish inside covers of children’s books for Spanish-speaking kids/families in East Tulsa to give to developmentally delayed Spanish speaking kids at their therapy appointments.

Love Lies Resources

 

Counseling Services:
Books
Developing a Christian Worldview – Class taught by Pastor Matt Nelson
Mentoring
  • Email us at info@citychurchtulsa.com and we can work with you to find a mentor (person or couple) to walk alongside you

 

Meet with a City Church pastor

Pray Tulsa

Join us as we pray.

Join us as we continue to pray through scripture, intercede for areas of influence in our city, and lift up our world to the God who listens to our prayers.

Visit praytulsa.com for more info.

For Our City Christmas

2 Ways to Still Participate

1. BRING PHYSICAL DONATIONS

  • Love Tulsa Care Bags provide basic food, clothing, and hygiene supplies for our neighbors in need. We are still needing lots of physical donations!
    • Care Bag Items:
      Drawstring bag
      Granola bar
      Bottled water
      Socks
      Bandages
      Wet wipes
      Toothbrush / toothpaste
      Nail clippers
      Lip balm
      Maxi pads
      Rain poncho
  • The donations can be brought to church and returned to the donation dropbox by the Christmas tree until the 22nd.
  • Foster Care Christmas Wishes – FULL – ALL KIDS SPONSORED!

2. DONATE MONEY

  • All money raised will be allocated to our remaining Christmas projects. Use the “For Our City” fund on all giving platforms.
  • New City Church Facility – Help us cross the fundraising finish line as well as purchase gifts for our new City Kids classrooms from our Amazon and Ikea wish lists.
  • House of Resurrection Tulsa – Help fund the opening of a healing center for ministers, men, and marriages that have been shipwrecked by pornography, infidelity, and sexual sin.
  1. Give online

  2. Amazon wish list

  3. Ikea wish list