Love Tulsa Sunday

Love Tulsa Sunday

October 6, 2019

9am Tulsa Ballet

 

Twice a year, we cancel our church services to go and be the church in our city. It’s one of our favorite times of the year! We’ll gather in the morning to get in our teams, eat a quick breakfast, then disperse for a morning of service outreach.

Common Good Community Center – Myers City Group

Doing repair and cleaning work at the new community center in Eugene Field.

Delivering Tacos to the Homeless – Travis Rempel

Delivering breakfast tacos and praying with the homeless downtown.

Eliot Elementary – Matt & Lindsay Nelson

Light work projects at a midtown elementary school.

Emergency Infant Services – Move In – Broughton City Group (Saturday)

Helping them move into their new building.

Gift Baskets Around Tulsa – Hannah Demuth

Shopping for gift baskets to deliver to local agencies making an impact around town.

Goodie Bags for the Homeless – Paige Acklin

Shopping for, putting together, and handing out goodie bags for the homeless.

Home Repair – West Tulsa – Rose/Sise City Group

Home and yard repairs for an older, disabled woman.

Home Cleanup – Blind Woman – Moss / Main City Groups (Saturday)

Blind woman’s home repair and general cleaning.

Hope Is Alive – Yard and Home Maintenance Mens Home – Guthrie City Group

Yard and home maintenance at a local men’s recovery home.

Hope Is Alive – Meal with the Residents – Guthrie City Group (September 29th)

Having a meal with residents from a men’s recovery home.

Letters to Incarcerated Women – Karen Workun

Writing letters of encouragement to women in jail.

Letters to Veterans – Bethany Martin

Writing letters of appreciation and delivering them to local veterans.

Laundromat Outreach – 61st and Peoria – Rincker City Group

Handing out quarters and fellowship with local residents at the laundromat.

Making Blankets for Child Abuse Network – Beck City Group

Making fleece blankets for the children.

Nursing Home – Villages at Southern Hills – Williams City Group

Visiting and hanging out with nursing home residents.

Phoenix Rising Library Remake – Whitlee Douthitt

Library set up and mural painting at an alternative school.

Prairie Rose Retirement Home Party – Jon Grogan

Fellowship and playing games with retirement home residents.

Prayer Walk Around New Building – Dianna Potts

Walking and praying in the 51st and Peoria area.

Trash Cleanup at Turkey Mountain – Main City Group

Cleaning up trash at a local nature park.

Turley AG Cleanup – Mewbourne/Genske City Group

Cleaning up at a local church in north Tulsa.

Tulsa Hills Youth Ranch – Moss City Group

Indoor and outdoor work projects around the ranch.

Words of Affirmation Posters for Schools – Bethany Martin

Writing positive affirmation posters to hang in the bathrooms of local schools.

Yard and Porch Cleanup – North Tulsa – Bayne City Group

Much needed yard cleaning and porch painting at a single woman’s home.

Talk Notes

Pastor Matt Nelson – Acts Part I: Spirit Powered Community

9/22/2019

Acts 2:22-47

22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. 25 David said about him:

“‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope, 27 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay. 28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’ 29 “Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. 30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. 31 Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. 32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it.33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand 35 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’ 36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

The Spirit of God transcends human abilities and transforms human inabilities.

Observations from Acts 2:42-47:

  • This young church did not make things complex but devoted themselves to four simple practices.
  • They did not add Christianity to their already busy lives but fully integrated faith and community into their daily rhythms.
  • The daily/weekly rhythms of this young community helped them remain rooted in their identity as the people of God.

 

  1. Teaching of the Apostles
    1. KINGDOM FOUNDATIONS AT CITY CHURCH
      1. Gospel
      2. Identity
      3. Mission
      4. Community
      5. Spirit-Empowered

2. Fellowship

3. Breaking of Bread

4. Prayer

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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!

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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, September 8th at 10am. 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 | CITY GROUPS

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

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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

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