The Norman Transcript

Religion

November 29, 2012

Faith community

NORMAN — Alameda Church of Christ

Sunday, Senior Minister Rusty Tugman will begin “A Christmas Story” sermon series with the lesson “Deliverer.”

Brookhaven Baptist Church

James “Jimmy” Hoipkemeir will preach the Sunday sermon.

Echo Church

Sunday’s sermon is titled “Shoes — The Life of Nicodemus,” from John 3.

Faith Pointe Baptist Church

Pastor Gann will preach “Being Content,” from Philippians 4:10-13.

First Baptist Church

“The Good News of Christmas” will be the theme for the first Sunday of Advent. Dr. Wade Smith will bring the sermon during classic worship while the Rev. Jim Stewart, associate pastor, will bring the sermon during LifeSong worship, both focusing on “The Good News of Hope.”

First Christian Church

Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, with the candle of Hope lighted by The Holladay Family in the 8:40 a.m. service and The Lee Family in the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday’s sermon is titled “Hope — Beginning at the End” based on Luke 21:25-36 with the Rev. David Spain preaching.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sunday’s sermon is titled “God the Only Cause and Creator.”

First Presbyterian Church

On the First Sunday of Advent, the Rev. Dr. Bob Rice will preach a sermon titled “Advent: For Those Who Don’t Have It Together” based on Luke 18:9-14. There will be only one worship service during December at 11 a.m. The annual Advent Craft Festival will begin in Alexander Hall at 4 p.m.

McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church

Sunday will begin a new sermon series, “The Best Christmas Ever.” The Rev. Linda Harker (sanctuary services) and the Rev. Randy Wade (Lifeline service in Fenn Hall) will preach a sermon titled “Giving Up on Perfect,” from Romans 12:2. 

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Sunday morning will be a service of Advent readings and music. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated.

NorthHaven Church

On the First Sunday of Advent, Dr. R. Mitch Randall will bring the message “The Right Tree,” from Jeremiah 33:14-16. There will be Advent banners and the lighting of the Advent candle. The children will have time with Randall as they discover together what is inside the mystery bag. The choir will sing “Prepare the Way,” by Lloyd Larson from “Shout the Good News.” The Global Missions Moment will kick off the Christmas mission offering.

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