The Norman Transcript


October 4, 2012

Faith community



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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