The Norman Transcript


December 14, 2012

Faith community



NorthHaven Church

For the third Sunday of Advent, the choir will present “Shout the Good News, Christmas Messengers in Scripture and Song,” by Lloyd Larson.

St. Stephen’s United

Methodist Church

During both Sunday morning services, the music ministry will present a “Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols.” The service consists of seven lessons or scripture passages concerning the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. The first lesson is traditionally read by a young child, the second by a youth, then others by leaders in the church. Each lesson is followed by an anthem sung by the adult choir or a congregational hymn. Bell choirs and a brass ensemble also will take part in the service.

South Canadian Valley Church of Christ

Sunday, Mark Woody will address the topic of “Spiritual Apathy.”

Trinity Baptist Church

Senior Pastor Ronnie W. Rogers will speak on “When the Thorn Won’t Come Out.” The morning worship will begin with the annual children’s Nativity. At 6 p.m. Sunday, the 1VOX youth choir will present “Christmas Unplugged.”

Trinity Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

The sermon for the third Sunday in Advent is titled, “Go Tell John What You Have Seen and Heard,” from Luke 7:18-28. The Sunday school Christmas program will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

United Church of Norman — UCC

Delivering the message Sunday will be Tom Schott, Ph.D. His message is titled “Who Are You Waiting For?” The scripture will be Phillipians 4:4-7.

University Christian Church

Sherlock Bally will speak Sunday morning. Bally has been an ordained minister for more than 33 years which included a television and radio ministry in Trinidad reaching most of the Caribbean. In 2006, he was appointed by the Christian Allies Caucus of the Knesset as their liaison to the pastors of North America.

Victory Church of Norman

Lay Minister Paul Kingery plans to preach a sermon titled “God’s Plan — Not Ours,” from Matthew 2:1-12.

Wildwood Community Church

Teaching Pastor Bruce A. Hess will speak on “The First Christmas Greeting.”

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