Love Tulsa Sunday

Love Tulsa Sunday
April 25th, 2021

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.

2021 Project List

PROJECT FULL – Care Packages for Refugee Families
Create care packages to bring comfort and hope to hurting families awaiting reunification at the US/Mexico border.

Chi Alpha House Construction
Continue a local partnership with a collegiate ministry by using your handyman skills to renovate their local student home.

City Church Organizing Extravaganza
Help bring order to our storage space and prepare our church for our next stage of kingdom impact.

Collegiate Academy School Renewal
Give a much needed facelift to a local school by organizing classrooms, decorating the hallways, repairing their fence, and more.

PROJECT FULL – Elderly Couple Home Spruce Up
Revitalize a local elderly couple’s home by helping with gardening, yard clean up, and much needed small renovation projects.

PROJECT FULL – Eliot Elementary Clean Up
Assist with clean up projects around the school grounds as schools reopen and welcome kiddos back into their hallways.

Hope Valley Prayer Walk
Use those new prayer skills you developed during the pandemic to walk around Hope Valley and pray for God to continue to renew and restore this beautiful area of town.

Letters Of Encouragement For Healthcare Workers
Writing and sending encouraging notes to front-line, support, and medical staff within City Church and throughout the city of Tulsa.

Nursing Home Pen Pal Party
Hang out with local nursing home residents and meet a new pen pal who you can write to throughout the year.

PROJECT FULL – Sequoyah Elementary Renovation
Uplift a local school in dire need of a new fence, painting, and yard work to create a safe space for students to learn.

PROJECT FULL – Single Mom Deep Cleaning
Aid a single mom in helping bring organization and deep cleaning to her home in the midst of the chaos of raising 3 beautiful kids.

Single Mom House Demo & Clean-up (Skilled Labor Required)
Lend a helping hand to a local single mom of 2 who desperately needs old drywall torn out and rooms cleaned.

South Tulsa Community House Outreach
Support an ongoing community initiative through door to door canvasing and increasing awareness of services available to local residents.

The Boiler Room Homeless Outreach
Join a vibrant local outreach and engage with the homeless community in a relational way – serving a meal, praying with new friends, and more. 

The Zone Academy Church Partnership
Partner with a local north Tulsa church by connecting with their volunteers and members based on their immediate needs – this one will take some flexibility!

Tulsa Youth Works Church Service
Collaborate with a local organization impacting homelessness by organizing donations and helping volunteer at their Sunday church service.

Make Your Own Project
Do you know of a local person or organization in need? Now is your chance to shine! If you don’t see your desired serving opportunity listed here, select this “project” and let us know how you will be serving on Love Tulsa Sunday!

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.

Talk Notes

MINOR PROPHETS
Hosea
4.11.21
Hosea 1:2
2 When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord.
Hosea, you’re going to do with Gomer what God has been doing with his people.
•You’re going to unconditionally love someone who will not always come home at night
• You’re going to make a covenant with someone who will break that covenant again and again
•You’re going to give all your heart and soul to someone who will not give you all of them in return
Through this startling imagery in Hosea, the reader is invited to feel God’s suffering over his beloved people.
• Name your son Jezreel meaning “God scatters”
• Name your daughter Lo-Ruhamah meaning “no mercy” or “not loved”
• Name your son Lo-Ammi meaning “not my people”
The way God displays his love in the book of Hosea:
1. Covenant love of God
• GOMER WILL BREAK HER COVENANT WITH HOSEA
• ISRAEL HAS BROKEN THEIR COVENANT WITH GOD
• GOD WILL NEVER BREAK HIS COVENANT WITH US
2. Tender love of God
Hosea 2:14-23
14 “Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. 15 There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
Hosea 3:1
1 The Lord said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress.
Hosea 3:3
3 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.”
3. Tough love of God
Hosea 6:4-7 
4 “O Israel and Judah, what should I do with you?” asks the LORD. “For your love vanishes like the morning mist and disappears like dew in the sunlight. 5 I sent my prophets to cut you to pieces—to slaughter you with my words, with judgments as inescapable as light. 6 I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings. 7 But like Adam, you broke my covenant and betrayed my trust.
Hosea 14:1-9
1 Return, Israel, to the Lord your God. Your sins have been your downfall! 2 Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips. 3 Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses. We will never again say ‘Our gods’ to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion.” 4 “I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them. 5 I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon he will send down his roots; 6 his young shoots will grow. His splendor will be like an olive tree, his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon. 7 People will dwell again in his shade; they will flourish like the grain, they will blossom like the vine— Israel’s fame will be like the wine of Lebanon. 8 Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? I will answer him and care for him. I am like a flourishing juniper; your fruitfulness comes from me.” 9 Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.

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!

First Time Guests

Thanks for joining us today! Please fill out the form below and visit us in the Welcome Room located in the lobby after service for a free gift.

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.

Guest Services

To welcome, serve, inform, and spiritually encourage.

Set-up / Tear-down

Help set and reset the building after the gathering.

City Kids

Help care for children during the gatherings (requires background check)

City Youth

Help with Wednesday night youth gatherings.

Worship

Musicians and singers to play with the band. Vocals, Instrumentalists, Sound techs.

Production Crew

Help the audio and visual team set up, tear down, and run the gathering.

Giving

3 WAYS TO GIVE

ONLINE

Over 70% of people who give at City Church, give online. It’s simple and secure. Use the link to give today.

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VIA TEXT

Text any amount to

918-917-5040

Visa, AmEx, Mastercard, Discover

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

Growth Track

CONNECT | 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.

DISCOVER | PATHWAY CLASS

Live out the gospel in community with others as we commit ourselves to becoming disciples and making disciples. Pathway is a 4-week class designed to help you discover and live out God’s unique mission for your life.

Our next class will begin Sunday, January 10th, 2021, at 11am. The class is free, however there is a suggested donation of $25, which covers all your materials and helps provide grants to our Love Tulsa partners. Register here.

GROW | Micro Church

Live out the gospel in community with others as we commit ourselves to becoming disciples and making disciples.

For more information on City Groups and a list of groups currently meeting, visit our website.

MULTIPLY | CITY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

CLA is a 5-month journey learning how to lead yourself and others to fulfill the Great Commission. CLA is offered twice per year for those who have already committed to serving, giving, & leading at City Church.

For inquiries on CLA, contact Pastor Jim Moss jim@citychurchtulsa.com

Connect

GET CONNECTED

Ask about volunteer opportunities, share your story, submit prayer requests, or let us know about your experience with us!

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

If you’d like to check out our event calendar to find out about our upcoming events then click below and find out more.

  • City Kids Camp

    June 2 @ 11:00 am - June 5 @ 12:00 pm

    It’s time to register for the best part about summer: City Kids Camp! From June 2nd – 5t...

Lyrics

God I look to You

God, I look to You, I won’t be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God, I look to You, You’re where my help comes from
Give me wisdom, You know just what to do

God, I look to You, and I won’t be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God, I look to You, and You’re where my help comes from
Give me wisdom, You know just what to do

And I will love You, Lord my strength
And I will love You, Lord my shield
And I will love You, Lord, my rock
Forever all my days, I will love You, God

Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Oh, Hallelujah our God (You) (reign)s
Forever all my days, Hallelujah
Hallelujah our God reigns
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Oh, Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah

Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah

Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah

And Hallelujah our God reigns
And Hallelujah our God reigns
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah

Great Are You Lord

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken

Great are You, Lord

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
To You only

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken

Great are You, Lord

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
To You only

All the earth will shout
Your praise
Our hearts will cry
These bones will sing
Great are You, Lord

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
To You only

Giving & Serving Challenge

Looking ahead:
The City Church mission has been clear from day one: to see our city transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. We measure success by the spread of God’s Kingdom throughout the city, by sending disciple-makers, and by starting new churches. Thanks to the faithfulness and generosity of our members, we are poised to see incredible movements of the gospel in 2021!

Our New Home:
We will begin construction soon on our new, permanent facility at I-44 and Peoria. This 53,220 square feet building is perfectly situated between Brookside & Hope Valley, and will be a hub for disciple-making, missional training, and church multiplication.

Time of disruption:
As we move forward in 2021, we are rebuilding in the area of serving and finances. We’re in need of 72 new serve-team members and increasing our total monthly income by $18,000.

As a part of this family, we are asking you to:

1) Take your next step of obedience on the Generosity Pathway.

2) Join a team and help us continue to create more opportunities for people to experience Jesus. We’re in need of 72 new servants to pull off our weekly gatherings.

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