The Norman Transcript

December 7, 2012

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NORMAN — Alameda Church of Christ

Sunday, Senior Minister Rusty Tugman will continue “A Christmas Story” sermon series with the lesson “Savior.” The sermon text comes from Matthew 1:18-25.

Concord Missionary Baptist Church

Youth pastor Daniel Conditt will speak in the morning worship. The evening service will center on the book of Ephesians 6:5-9 as Pastor Clark speaks on “Serving Christ In The World.”

CrossPointe Church

Sunday, the congregation will worship and celebrate the goodness of God. An all-church fellowship will be at 5 p.m. with food, fellowship and singing of Christmas songs.

Echo Church

Sunday’s sermon will be titled “Shoes — The Story of John the Baptist.”

Faith Pointe Baptist Church

Pastor Gann will preach “I Know What You Got,” from Matthew 1:18-25.

First Baptist Church

Sunday’s topic will be “The Good News of Christmas.” Dr. Wade Smith will bring the sermon “The Good News of Peace” during the classic and LifeSong services. The annual First Family Christmas Concert will be held in the Sanctuary Sunday evening.

First Christian Church

Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent, with the candle of Peace lit by the Stoops Family in the 8:40 a.m. service and the Young Family in the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday’s sermon is titled “Peace — The Irony of Good News” based on Luke 3: 1-6 with the Rev. David Spain preaching.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sunday’s sermon title is “God the Perserver of Man.”

First Presbyterian Church

On the second Sunday of Advent, a service of Advent lessons and carols will be at 11 a.m. with all the church choirs leading in worship. A living Nativity will be in front of the church beginning at 5 p.m. followed at 5:30 p.m. with the all-church Christmas dinner in Alexander Hall.

  Goodrich Memorial United

Methodist Church

The Sunday school classes will share “What Christmas Means to Me” in their Christmas pageant. The pageant also will feature children singing familiar Christmas music. The Goodrich Chronologically Gifted Chorus will sing at the 8:30 a.m. service. There also will be a solo from the Messiah at each service.

Grace Presbyterian Church

Sunday, the Rev. Todd Dole will preach from Hebrews 2:10-18, “The Perfect Savior.” Sunday evening, the Rev. Dole will preach from 1 Peter 2:18-25, “The Christian at Work.”

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church

Sunday is the 27th after Pentecost and is in Tone2/Eothinon 5. The congregation will commemorate the Conception of the Theotokus by the Rightous Anne. The Orthros Gospel is from Saint Luke 24:12-35. The Divine Liturgy Epistle is from Saint Paul's letter to the Galatians, 4:22-27, and the Gospel is from Saint Luke, 13:10-17.

McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church

This week will continue the 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 “Expecting a Miracle,” from Luke 1:11-15a, 18-19. 

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Sunday the Rev. Tracy Evans’ message will be “Getting Ourselves Prepared” based on Malachi 3:1-4 and Luke 3:1-6.

NorthHaven Church

Dr. Mitch Randall will bring the message “The Right Ornament,” from Malachi 3:1-4.

St. Stephen’s United

Methodist Church

Sunday, the Rev. Amy Venable’s sermon will be “But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?” (What kind of king will this baby be?), and is based on Malachi 3:1-4.

South Canadian Valley Church of Christ

Sunday, the guest speaker will be Mike Minson. His topic will be “Anger Management.”

Trinity Baptist Church

Sunday, Senior Pastor Ronnie W. Rogers will speak on “When the Thorn Won’t Come Out,” from 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10. Sunday evening, the adult choir will present “The Hope of Christmas — Share the Light.”

Trinity Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

The sermon for the second Sunday in Advent is titled “Fruit in Keeping with Repentance,” from Luke 3:1-14. Christmas caroling to the shut-ins of the church will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday.

United Church of Norman — UCC

“John’s Call Back to the Basics!” will be the title of the reflection shared by the Rev. Warren Jensen. The scripture text will be read from Luke 3:1-18. A potluck and new member orientation class will follow the 11:10 a.m. service.

University Christian Church

Sunday, will feature a Christmas program at 10:30 a.m. Children will perform “The Christmas Shoe Tree” in the sanctuary. Also, that evening at 6, will be the Christmas dinner and open talent show.

University Lutheran Church and Student Center (ELCA)

Continuing a 36-year tradition, Sunday’s worship will feature a “Service of Lessons & Carols.” Pr. Joseph Summerville will offer a brief reflection on Advent themes in the two services which include Holy Communion.

Victory Church of Norman

Associate Pastor Larry Ice plans to preach a sermon titled “The Perfect Gift,” from Romans 6:23.

West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Rev. Jim Eller will present “Being A Welcoming People.”

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