The Norman Transcript


November 16, 2012

Faith community

NORMAN — Alameda Church of Christ

Sunday, Worship Minister Bill Pink will continue the “Encounters with Jesus” sermon series with the lesson “From Persecutor to Preacher.”

Concord Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Clark will preach on “Paul’s Spiritual Thanksgiving,” from 1 Timothy 1:12-13. The evening service will feature the continuing study in Ephesians on the subject “The Functional Family,” from Ephesians 6:1-4.

CrossPointe Church

Sunday will continue the series “Lift.”

Echo Church

Sunday’s topic will be “The Joy Genome, week 4,” from Philippians 4.

First Baptist Church

Faith Pointe Baptist Church

Pastor Gann will preach “I’m Goin’ Fishin,’” from Matthew 4:18-22 and Romans 12:1 and 2.

First Christian Church

Sunday’s sermon is titled “Provoking Thanks” based on Hebrews 10:19-25 with the Rev. David Spain preaching at both morning services.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sunday’s topic is titled “Soul and Body.”

First Presbyterian Church

On Pledge Dedication Sunday, the Rev. Pam Normile will preach a sermon titled “No Cut Auditions” based on 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 and Mark 12:41-44 at both morning services. A welcome reception for Abbey Walker, the new associate pastor for youth, will be held in the atrium immediately following the 11 a.m. service. The annual Thanksgiving vespers will be at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary followed by dinner in Alexander Hall. No activities will be held on Wednesday.

Grace Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Todd Dole will preach from John 6:52-59, “Flesh and Blood.” Sunday evening, Dole will preach from 1 Peter 2:11-12, “Living Honorably in a Foreign Land.”

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church

Sunday is the 24th Sunday after Pentecost and the first Sunday of the Nativity Fast in Tone 2/ Eothinon 2. The saints of the day are Platos and Romanos. The Orthros Gospel is from Saint Mark 16:1-8. The Divine Liturgy Epistle is from Saint Paul’s letter to the Ephesians 2:2-14 and the Gospel is from Saint Luke 12:16-21.

McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church

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