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Oklahoma City church hosts Land Run-themed anniversary

First Christian Church of Oklahoma City recently celebrated its 124th anniversary with a Land Run-themed church service on the church's lawn.
by Carla Hinton Modified: April 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm •  Published: April 27, 2013

/articleid/3803274/1/pictures/2036174">Photo - The Rev. John Malget, senior pastor of  First Christian Church of Oklahoma City (Disciples of Christ), is dressed as a pre-Land Run minister would have dressed as he delivers the sermon during the church's 124th anniversary service April 21 at 3700 N Walker. Photo by Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman <strong></strong>
The Rev. John Malget, senior pastor of First Christian Church of Oklahoma City (Disciples of Christ), is dressed as a pre-Land Run minister would have dressed as he delivers the sermon during the church's 124th anniversary service April 21 at 3700 N Walker. Photo by Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman

A dinner of stew and biscuits was to be served from the chuck wagon, but the meal was moved inside due to high winds. Several church members did cook up a cobbler over the campfire to be eaten by church members after the judging of a pie-making contest.

Malget said the sermon he preached was taken from excerpts of several sermons written by Knowles Shaw (1838-1874), a minister known as The Singing Evangelist. Shaw is known for writing the hymn “Bringing in the Sheaves,” which the First Christian Church choir sang toward the end of the anniversary service.

Church members said they plan to go all out next year and make the celebration bigger and better on the church's 125th anniversary.

by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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