The Norman Transcript

September 21, 2012

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NORMAN — Alameda Church of Christ

Sunday, Senior Minister Rusty Tugman will continue the sermon series, “How to be an Off-the-Wall Christian.”

Concord Missionary Baptist Church

“Living In The Peace Of God” is the subject of the morning sermon on Sunday. Pastor Clark will direct the study of Gideon in Judges 6:25-26. The evening worship will feature the youth-led services and youth pastor Daniel Conditt will speak from 1 Corinthians 1:27-28 on the theme of, “Will You Be The One?”

CrossPointe Church

Sunday will start a new series titled “Stretched.”

Faith Pointe Baptist Church

Sunday, Pastor Gann will preach a sermon titled “Disobedience and Provisions,” from Jonah 1:17 and 2:1-10. Sunday evening, will be a study on “The Prayer of Jabez.”

First Baptist Church

Sunday, Dr. Wade Smith will continue the sermon series “Ignite Passion for God’s Purpose” with the sermon, “How Long Will You Hesitate?” during the Classic and LifeSong worship services. Mike Wilson will lead “4,000 Years in 40 minutes,” during Pastor’s Bible Study in Hallock Hall.

First Christian Church

Sunday’s sermon is titled “Cross Purposes,” based on Mark 9:30-37 with the Rev. David Spain preaching at both morning services. The church will receive the Reconciliation Offering, an annual offering taken to address issues of racism and inequality.

First Presbyterian Church

Dr. Bob Rice will preach a sermon titled “Loving God or Loving Others” based on Luke 10:25-37 at both morning services.

McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church

Sunday will continue the sermon series “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things.” The Rev. Linda Harker (sanctuary services) will preach “Esther,” from Esther 4:10-14. The Rev. Randy Wade (Lifeline service in Fenn Hall) will preach “Timothy,” from 1 Timothy 4:12-16.

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Sunday, the Rev. Tracy Evans’ message will be “The Welcome” based on Mark 9:30-37.

Morning Star Center for

Spiritual Living

Doug Bannister will speak on the topic “The Joy of Play at Any Age.” Bannister is the director of the School of Metaphysics. His talk will center on how as children individuals learn valuable lessons “in the sandbox.”

St. Stephen’s United

Methodist Church

This week, the Rev. Amy Venable’s sermon will be “Just Like Lookin’ In a Mirror, Right?” and is based on Proverbs 31:10-31.

South Canadian Valley Church of Christ

Sunday, guest speaker Rusty Springer will discuss the account of “Philip and the Eunuch,” from Acts 8.

Trinity Baptist Church

Dr. Richard Land, president of The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak in the morning and evening services. In the morning service, Land will speak on “The Importance of Christian Citizenship.” Sunday night, he will speak about “The Biblical Perspective on Iran, Israel and the United States; Immigration; Border Security; Economy; Healthcare; and Mormonism and the 2012 election.”

Trinity Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

On the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, the sermon by Pastor Nehrenz will be titled “Being Last, Being a Servant, Being a Child,” based on Mark 9:30-37.

United Church of Norman — UCC

“The Pro-Life teachings of Jesus,” will be the sermon topic shared by the Rev. Warren Jensen Sunday morning. Janet Romanishin will share flute music, “Meditation,” by Gounod/Bach and “Here I am Lord,” based on Isaiah 6:8. Don Holladay will lead the second of the “Mission” study series at the adult education class, focusing this time on trips to Africa.

Unity Church in Norman

Sunday, Spiritual Life Coach Jerome Braggs will deliver a message titled, “The Way In Is the Way Out.”

University Lutheran Church and Student Center (ELCA)

Pr. Summerville will take his theme for Sunday’s sermon from the Gospel of Mark 9:30-37 in which followers are asked, “Who is the Greatest?”

Victory Church of Norman

Associate Pastor Timothy Wheeler plans to preach a sermon titled “Walk by the Spirit and You Will Not Carry Out the Desires of the Flesh,” from Galatians 5:16 at the afternoon service Sunday.

West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Rev. Scott Harvey will present “Perception and Spirituality.”

Wildwood Community Church

Teaching Pastor Bruce A. Hess will begin a new series Sunday, “Braced For Battle,” from Ephesians 6:10-20.

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