"Worship is not about personal preference; it's about a communal connection. We come to participate in a drama that is the story of God's action in the world. Bring your joys, your desires, bring your baggage, but come with expectation and hope that you too will hear and be able to live into a good story." - Pastor Chris
We meet on Sunday evenings at 5pm. Come and worship with us.
Midtown Church at City Pres
829 NW 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
We worship in borrowed space thanks to the people of City Presbyterian Church. They allow us to use their great building, including all of their worship, fellowship, and children's areas.
We love kids! They are the best (and we mean that)! They tell the greatest stories. Jesus favored kids and showed us that they take priority in God's Kingdom. Therefore we want them to take priority in our church as well.
During our services we have great people who rock babies, change diapers, sing, play on the floor, color, play games, and help our littlest ones walk the way of Jesus. Our children's rooms are divided up into these age groups.
Nursery (0-2), lower level
Early Childhood (3-Kindergarden), lower level
Elementary (1st - 5th Grade) - All elementary age kids participate with us throughout the worship service. Once a month, they will be dismissed during the sermon to go with our ministry volunteers to hear a specially designed Kid's Sermon.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We sing, sometimes we have a choir, we have a sermon, and we gather around the table. Sometimes we sing 300 year old hymns. Sometimes we sing songs heard on the radio. Sometimes there is a band. Sometimes there is a poetic reading. Sometimes kids read scripture.
In our church we are committed to telling good stories. We believe that we are in the midst of a great story of redemption where the hero, God, revealed to us in the person of Jesus, presents opportunities for change. This leaves us with a sense of hope.
Each week we Gather from different places, Listen to the good news that is presented, Respond to what we've heard, and are Sent to be a means of grace to the world - In other words, we are sent to be good neighbors to those around us.
Because we are committed to telling this redemptive story, Midtown Church follows the lectionary, a resource based on the Christian Calendar. This allows for themes and seasons of emphasis to shape the individual believer and the Church. The seasons of the Christian year are: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Ordinary Time.
The season of Advent begins November 29. We prepare for God’ to come not in the way we expect him to come, but in the way in which we need.
Want to know more about the Seasons of the Christian Church Year? CLICK HERE
At the center of our services is the Table (also known as the Lord's Supper, Communion, the Eucharist). We have been embraced by Jesus, and he invites us to come and eat with him at his table, and to yield to his good work in our lives.
We practice Open Table, which means that everyone that is open to the good work of Jesus is invited to receive the bread and wine at communion. This is a sacred and sacramental activity. John Wesley, one of our theological forefathers, said that participating in the sacraments (i.e. the Eucharist and Baptism) is an "Outward sign of an inward grace." In other words, in this act, God does something for us that we cannot do for ourselves.
We understand that this is His table. These elements represent the body and blood of Christ who died for the sake of the world.
Historically, our denomination has been rooted in helping people with addictions. Therefore, we want there to be no barriers at our church so we offer non-alcoholic wine and for those with dietary needs, we offer gluten free bread.