Welcome to First Church of Sapulpa
A place of grace and hope where we worship, grow and serve.
Sundays // 10:35a
12/3 The Seedling of Hope / 12/10 The Pathway of Peace / 12/17 The Song of Joy / 12/24 The Face of Love
Christmas Eve Service
December 24th // 5:00p
Words of Advent
The Hopes and Fears of All the Years…
Christmas angels always tell us, “Do not be afraid!” I wish it were that easy. There are so many things that can unsettle us. As we draw near to the Advent season in 2023, there is still war in Ukraine. We witness fires and destructive storms that have left entire communities wiped off the map. In our own community, domestic violence shelters are full. Gun violence plagues us at a record pace. Truth is under assault, COVID lingers, and we are a divided people. Most of all, in so many ways we are living against each other, rather than for each other. The angel says do not be afraid but there is so much to fear.
Of course, 2023 is not unique. Fear is always in the atmosphere. The angel is not ignorant of that reality, but the angel knows redemption has come, which means no hurt is so deep that it cannot be healed. No life is so broken that it cannot be beautiful. No burden is so heavy it cannot be overcome with blessing. The angel is brimming with hope because the love of God took on skin and was born for you.
No matter what has happened—and surely you have experienced painful and frightening things—yet, the love of this season is for you. It will meet you wherever you are. It is a holy love that calls you by name. So, in a frightening world, do not be afraid.
A Free Food Pantry for Sapulpa
First Church of Sapulpa started a new ministry called “The Neighbor’s Table” a free food pantry for the Sapulpa community in partnership with the Eastern Oklahoma Community Food Bank.