The Norman Transcript

November 16, 2012

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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

Sunday will continue the sermon series “The Power of a Whisper.” The Rev. Linda Harker (sanctuary services) and the Rev. Randy Wade (Lifeline service in Fenn Hall) will preach a sermon titled “One Voice Among Many,” from 1 John 4:1. 

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Sunday, the Rev. Tracy Evans’ message will be “Comforting Words?” based on Mark 13:1-8.

NorthHaven Church

Dr. Mitch Randall will bring the message “Thanksgiving Sacrifices,” from Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25. The children will have time with Pastor Mitch as they discover what is inside the mystery bag. The choir will sing “Give Thanks and Sing,” by Lloyd Larson. Cooperating Baptist Fellowship Coordinator Steve Graham will share a Mission Moment in the service. The annual Missions Fair will he held during The Gathering at 10:30 a.m. and immediately after the service. Also, immediately after the service there will be a Thanksgiving potluck. After the service there will an informational meeting for those interested in finding out more about the upcoming mission trip to Ghana in January. At 4 p.m., the church will gather to decorate the church for Christmas.

St. Stephen’s United

Methodist Church

Sunday, the Rev. Amy Venable’s sermon will be “Arby’s Says Change is Good But Sometimes It’s Awfully Painful,” from Mark 13:1-8.

South Canadian Valley Church of Christ

Sunday, Mark Woody’s sermon will be “Now That the Election is Over.”

Trinity Baptist Church

Sunday, Senior Pastor Ronnie W. Rogers will speak on “How to Handle Personal Attacks.” Sunday night, he will speak on “The Practice of the Old Covenant.” There will be no activities on Wednesday.

Trinity Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

The sermon for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost is titled “He Who Stands Firm to the End, Will Be Saved,” from Mark 13:1-13. The annual Thanksgiving dinner at noon will be prepared by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League before the 1 p.m. voters meeting.

United Church of Norman — UCC

“God’s Redistribution Plan,” based on Hannah’s Prayer found in 1 Samuel 2:1-10, will be the Reflection topic shared by the Rev. Warren Jensen.

University Christian Church

Sunday, Associate Pastor Rick Davis will speak on “Saved By Grace.”

University Lutheran Church and Student Center (ELCA)

Pr. Joseph Summerville will preach on Mark 13:7.

Victory Church of Norman

Senior Pastor Fred Sellers plans to preach a sermon titled “Highlights from the Sermon on the Mount,” from Matthew 5:3-11.

West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Emilie Guistozzi will present “Hopeless Wanderer: We must learn to love the skies we are under.”

Wildwood Community Church

Sunday, Teaching Pastor Bruce A. Hess will speak on “Investing Our Resources.”

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