The Norman Transcript


October 19, 2012

Faith community



McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church

Sunday will continue the sermon series “Made to Make a Difference.” The Rev. Linda Harker (sanctuary services) and the Rev. Randy Wade (Lifeline service in Fenn Hall) will preach “Blessed to Be a Blessing,” from Genesis 12:1-3. 

Memorial Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, the Rev. Barbara Boyd’s message will be “The Burden and Blessing of Privilege” based on Mark 10:35-45.

Morning Star Center for

Spiritual Living

John Blake’s message is titled “Repentance: Doorway to Happiness.” He will bring a perspective enriched by his 38 years in the legal profession and a transformational journey embracing far eastern horizons, Native American spirituality and Christianity.

St. Stephen’s United

Methodist Church

The Rev. Amy Venable’s sermon will be “Too Much Talk About Left and Right; The Point Is In How We Live Our Lives,” from Mark 10:35-45.

South Canadian Valley Church of Christ

Sunday, Mark Woody will continue a series on the “Seven Last Statements of Christ from the Cross.” His topic will be: “Victory — It is finished.”

Trinity Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

On the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, the sermon by Vicar Uphoff will be titled “Gaining Everything in Christ” based on Mark 10:23-31. It is the annual Mission Sunday and the Malagasy Lutheran Church in Madagascar will be featured with a video and slide presentation.

United Church of Norman — UCC

Mark 10:35-45 will be the scripture passage focused on in the morning service. The Rev. Warren Jensen will bring a message titled “How Can We Turn Things Around?”

University Christian Church

Sunday, Dr. James Taylor will speak on the series “Joshua: From Defeat to Victory,” titled “Joshua’s Obedience to Moses’ Commands,” from Joshua 8:30-35. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, there will be a short seminar, “5 Wishes,” about Advance Directive Information.

University Lutheran Church and Student Center (ELCA)

For contemporary and traditional worship, Pr. Joe Summerville’s sermon text will come from Mark 10:35-45.

Victory Church of Norman

Associate Pastor Timothy Wheeler plans to preach a sermon titled “Burn it up, Lord,” from Romans 7:19-21 at the afternoon service Sunday.

Wildwood Community Church

Sunday will be a baptism and Communion service (during both services).

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