The Norman Transcript

February 1, 2013

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NORMAN — Alameda Church of Christ

Sunday, Senior Minister Rusty Tugman will preach “10: Lessons from My First Decade of Preaching.”

Concord Missionary

Baptist Church

“The Song Of The Sheep: A Compassionate Song” is the theme of the morning message. Psalm 23:5 will be the text as the study of the 23rd Psalm continues. The evening service will feature the study through the book of Ephesians as Ephesians 6:17 will be observed in the sermon “The Helmet Of Salvation.”

CrossPointe Church

This week, will begin the series “Pray” where members will discuss God’s plan for communing with them to help them to commune with others.

Echo Church

Week four of “Love Handles” will include the sermon “Getting a handle on God’s plan for marriage.

Faith Pointe Baptist Church

Pastor Gann will preach “How’s the Fishing,” from Luke 5:1-11.

First Baptist Church

The congregation will celebrate Souper Bowl Sunday, a focus on world hunger. Dr. Wade Smith will bring the sermon “Hunger is No Game” in the classic service and the Rev. Brad Price will be the pulpit guest in the LifeSong service. Following worship, an offering will be taken and a soup lunch will be provided.

First Christian Church

Sunday’s sermon is titled “Do Not Be Afraid” based on Jeremiah 1:4-10 with the Rev. David Spain preaching at both morning services.

First Presbyterian Church

On Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday, Dr. Bob Rice will begin a sermon series on “The Ten Commandments.” Sunday’s sermon is based on Exodus 19:1-6 and 20:1-3 at both morning services. Boy Scout Troop 792 will have its annual spaghetti lunch in Alexander Hall at 12:05 p.m.

Grace Presbyterian Church

Sunday, the Rev. Todd Dole will preach from John 7:53-8:11:12, “The Woman Caught in Adultery.” During the evening service, Dole will preach from 1 Peter 3:18-22, “The Triumph of Christ.”

McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church

The Rev. Linda Harker (sanctuary services) will preach a sermon titled “Three Little Words” with scripture from Jeremiah 1:4-10. The Rev. Randy Wade (Lifeline service in Fenn Hall) will preach a sermon titled “Worth Dying For” with scripture from Matthew 16:24-26.

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Sunday, the Rev. Tracy Evans’ message will be “Too Familiar” based on 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and Luke 4:21-30. Celebration of the Lord’s Supper also will be observed.

Morning Star Center for

Spiritual Living

Linda McDonald, actor, director and author, will speak on the topic, “Growing the Soul through the Arts.”

NorthHaven Church

Sunday, Dr. R. Mitch Randall will bring the message “Noisy Gongs, Clanging Cymbals and Loving Acts,” from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. The choir will sing “We Shall Mount Up With Wings Like Eagles,” by Anna Laura Page. The children will spend a moment in the service with Pastor Mitch as they discover together what is inside the mystery bag.

St. Stephen’s United

Methodist Church

Sunday, the Rev. Amy Venable’s sermon will be “All He Wanted to Do Was Bring Peace,” from Luke 4:21-30. Holy Communion will be served at both services.

South Canadian Valley

Church of Christ

Sunday, David Robinson will be the speaker.

Trinity Baptist Church

Sunday, Senior Pastor Ronnie W. Rogers will speak on “Ministry That Matters.” Sunday night, he will speak from Hebrews on “The Preeminence of the New Covenant.”

Trinity Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

For the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, the sermon by Vicar Aaron Uphoff will be titled, “The Purpose of Christ” based on Luke 4:31-44. Teens will sell Superbowl subs on Sunday as a fundraiser for their servant events.

United Church of Norman — UCC

“Kindness Could Lead Us to Greater Hope” will be the sermon delivered by the Rev. Warren Jensen. The scriptural text will come from Isaiah 35:3-10.

University Christian Church

Sunday, Pastor Dr. James Taylor will continue the series “Lessons From Solomon” titled “A Lesson About Church,” from 2 Chronicles 7:11-22.

University Lutheran Church and Student Center (ELCA)

In readings from Jeremiah 1 and Luke 4, the lives of Jesus and Jeremiah are examples of how individuals are formed, equipped and called to live God’s love in circumstances that are oftentimes challenging and hostile.

Victory Church of Norman

Senior Pastor Fred Sellers plans to preach a sermon titled “The Last Supper of Jesus,” from John 13 and then preside over the celebration of the Lord’s Supper at the afternoon service on Sunday.

West Wind Unitarian

Universalist Congregation

Emilie Guistozzi will present “Worth, Worthiness and Worship.”

Wildwood Community Church

Sunday, Teaching Pastor Bruce A. Hess will begin a new series, “Traction,” from 2 Timothy.

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