The Norman Transcript

October 4, 2012

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NORMAN — Alameda Church of Christ

Sunday, Senior Minister Rusty Tugman will begin a sermon series “Encounters with Jesus” with the lesson “From Religion to Reign.”

Concord Missionary Baptist Church

“The Hope Of Tomorrow In The Darkness Of Today” is the title of the morning message. Pastor Clark will examine 2 Samuel 12:22-23. The evening service will continue a study in Ephesians with Ephesians 5:12-17 as the text. The message will center around the thought, “The Church’s Walking Papers.”

CrossPointe Church

Sunday will start a new series titled “Ordinary.” This week marks the beginning of Reverb at 5 p.m.

Faith Pointe Baptist Church

Sunday, Pastor Gann will preach “A Bright Light in a Dark World,” from Matthew 5:13-16 and Matthew 6:10.

First Baptist Church

Sunday morning, the congregation will observe the Lord’s Supper. Dr. Wade Smith will bring the sermon during Classic Worship and the Rev. Roy Joe Ham will bring the sermon at LifeSong Worship. Pastor’s Bible study will meet in Hallock Hall when Smith will bring the annual Denominational Report.

First Christian Church

The church will celebrate World Communion Sunday and the sermon is titled “A Glorious Unity” based on Genesis 2:18-23 and Mark 10:13-16 with the Rev. David Spain preaching in both morning services.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sunday’s sermon topic will be “Are Sin, Disease and Death Real?”

First Presbyterian Church

On World Communion Sunday, Dr. Bob Rice will preach a sermon titled “A Welcome for All,” from Luke 7:36-48 at both morning services. Communion will be administered at both services.

Goodrich Memorial United

Methodist Church

Sunday, Holy Communion will be celebrated in both services. Pastor Jim Shepherd will speak on “Pain Prescription” based on Hebrews 4:14-5:10

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Sunday, the Rev. Tracy Evans’ message will be “The Table Is Wide,” based on John 9:3, Matthew 25:36, 40, and Matthew 26:26. The church will celebrate World Communion Sunday with an observance of the Lord’s Supper, followed by an international-themed potluck with games and entertainment.

St. Stephen’s United

Methodist Church

Sunday, the congregation will celebrate World Communion Sunday. The Rev. Venable’s sermon will be “Let Them Come, So That We May Go” and is based on Mark 10:2-16.

South Canadian Valley Church of Christ

Sunday, Nathan Springer will continue a series on the “Seven Last Statements of Christ from the Cross.” His topic will be “Trust — My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Trinity Baptist Church

Senior Pastor Ronnie W. Rogers will speak from the book of John on “Why Believe That Scripture is True.” Sunday evening, he will speak from Hebrews on “Jesus is Better.”

Trinity Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

The sermon by Pastor Dave Nehrenz for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost is titled “Christian Marriage,” from Mark 10:2-16. It also is the annual Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Sunday with the theme, “Salted for Service.”

United Church of Norman — UCC

Dr. Charles Kimball, director of Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma, will speak to the adult education class and launching this year’s program theme of World Religions. During worship, “Who is My Neighbor?” will be the sermon given by the Rev. Warren Jensen. A scripture story from Ephesians 4:1-4 will be read and the congregation will participate in World Wide Communion Sunday.

University Christian Church

Dr. James Taylor will speak on “Have We Gone Too Far?” based on the scriptures 2 Kings 22-23 concerning repentance and the 2012 presidential election. It also is “Blood Pressure and Flu Shots Sunday.” At 6 p.m., Ward Connerly will speak. He is the founder and president of the American Civil Rights Institute.

University Lutheran Church and Student Center (ELCA)

Pr. Joe Summerville’s Sunday sermon will focus on Mark 10:2-16.

Victory Church of Norman

Senior Pastor Fred Sellers plans to preach a brief sermon out of Zechariah and then oversee the celebration of the Lord’s Supper at the afternoon service on Sunday.

West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Rev. Jim Eller will share “Cutting an Elephant in Half Does not Make Two Elephants.”

Wildwood Community Church

Teaching Pastor, Bruce A. Hess, will speak on part 3 of the series, “Braced For Battle,” from Ephesians 6:10-20.

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