The Norman Transcript

February 15, 2013

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NORMAN — Alameda Church of Christ

Senior Minister Rusty Tugman will continue the “Dear Church…” sermon series with the lesson “Letter to Smyrna.” The sermon text comes from Revelation 2:1-7.

Concord Missionary Baptist Church

“Blinded By Sin” is the theme for the morning message. John 9:41 is the text for the sermon as Pastor Clark examines how Christ illuminates the reality of sin. The evening service will feature a continuation of the series in Ephesians with Ephesians 6:17 serving as the passage for a sermon titled, “The Sword Of The Spirit.”

CrossPointe Church

Sunday will continue the series “Pray.”

Faith Pointe Baptist Church

Sunday, Pastor Gann will preach “House Calls,” from Luke 5:27-32.

First Baptist Church

Dr. Wade Smith will begin the Lenten series, “Question Marks?” A series from the Gospel of Mark reflecting on the significant questions of Holy Week. This week’s question: “What Do You Want?” The pastor’s Bible study continues Sunday evenings with a look at some of the most misused scripture in the Bible.

First Christian Church

Sunday’s sermon is titled “Refusing” based on Luke 4:1-13 with the Rev. David Spain preaching at both morning services.

First Presbyterian Church

On the First Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Dr. Bob Rice will continue his sermon series on “The Ten Commandments” at both morning services. His sermon this week, “Hallowing God’s Name,” is based on Exodus 20:4-7 and Matthew 6:7-13. The first of a six-week Lenten study begins at 7 p.m. in the parlor.

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church

Sunday is the Sunday of the Canaanite Woman, in Tone 4 Eothinon 4. The Epistle reading is St. Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians 6:16-7:1. The Gospel reading is from St. Matthew 15:21-28.

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Sunday, the Rev. Tracy Evans’ message will be “So Tempting” based on Luke 4:1-13.

Morning Star Center for

Spiritual Living

Sterlin Mosley and Aaron Addonizio will speak about, “Understanding the Value of the Enneagram.”

NorthHaven Church

Dr. Mitch Randall will begin a sermon series “Good Medicine” with the message for the first Sunday of Lent “The Healing Touch,” from Mark 1:40-45. The choir will sing “Until I Found the Lord,” by Andre J. Thomas. The children will have time with Randall during the service as together they discover what is inside the mystery bag.  

South Canadian Valley Church of Christ

Sunday, Bruce Kessler will discuss “A Gift >From God.”

Trinity Baptist Church

Senior Pastor Ronnie W. Rogers will speak on “Four Characteristics God Uses.” Sunday evening, he will speak from Hebrews on “Why Jesus Died. Trinity Equipping Classes will start at 5 p.m. Sunday. Class topics are “Disquieting Realities of Calvinism,” “Self Defense,” and “The Art of Marriage.”

Trinity Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

For the first Sunday in Lent, the sermon will be titled “Tempted for Us,” based on Luke 4:1-13. The second Wednesday Lenten soup and salad supper is at 6:30 p.m. and the Vespers Service at 7:30 p.m. with the sermon titled, “O Dearest Jesus.”

United Church of Norman — UCC

The story of Jesus’ temptations in Luke 4:1-13 will instruct the sermon given by the Rev. Warren Jensen. This will be the first of the Lenten sermon series built around the theme of “Simplicity.” The first Sunday’s sermon will focus on Jesus’ attitude and teachings regarding the environment.

University Christian Church

Pastor Dr. James Taylor will continuing the series “Lessons From Solomon” titled “A Lesson About Compromise,” from 1 Kings 11:1-13.

University Lutheran Church and Student Center (ELCA)

Pastor Joe Summerville’s message for the first Sunday in Lent focuses on Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness and how baptism helps Christians overcome temptation. Wednesdays during Lent will feature a soup supper at 6 p.m. followed by evening prayer at 7 p.m.

Victory Church of Norman

Senior Pastor Fred Sellers plans to preach a sermon titled “The Priesthood of All Believers,” from 1 Peter 2:9 and then oversee the ordination of Dan McDowe at the afternoon service on Sunday.

West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Rebekah Rogers will present “Primal Reverence: Does reverence require a God, a religion, or theism at all?”

Wildwood Community Church

Sunday, Teaching Pastor Bruce A. Hess will speak on part 3 of “Traction,” from 2 Timothy.

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