The Norman Transcript

Religion

December 20, 2012

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NORMAN — Alameda Church of Christ

Sunday, Senior Minister Rusty Tugman will continue “A Christmas Story” sermon series with the lesson “Shepherd.” The sermon text comes from Luke 1 and 2.

Concord Missionary Baptist Church

John Jones will present the morning message. Sunday evening, will feature candlelight services on the theme, “The Songs Of Christmas.”

Echo Church

Sunday’s topic will be “Shoes — The Gift for the Woman at the Well,” from John 4.

Faith Pointe Baptist Church

Sunday, Pastor Gann will preach “He Gave,” from John 3:16. There will be no evening worship this week.

First Baptist Church

Sunday’s theme will be “The Good News of Christmas.” Dr. Wade Smith will bring the sermon “The Good News of Love” during the classic and LifeSong services.

First Christian Church

Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Advent, with the candle of Love lighted by the Hare Family in the 8:40 a.m. service and The Blair/Thompson/Knott/Niblett/Harvey Family in the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday’s sermon is titled “Love – The Confounding Gift” based on Luke 1:39-55 with the Rev. David Spain preaching.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sunday’s sermon will be titled “Christ Jesus.”

First Presbyterian Church

On the fourth Sunday of Advent, Dr. Bob Rice will preach a sermon titled “A Window of Vulnerability” based on Matthew 1:18-21 and Luke 2:1-7. An orchestra directed by Dr. Irv Wagner and the Chancel Choir directed by Dr. Clark Kelly will lead the congregation in this service.

Goodrich Memorial United

Methodist Church

Pastor Jim Shepherd will bring the message “Is It Too Much to Hope For?” based on Micah 5:1-5a. There will be music from Handel’s Messiah.

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)

The fourth Sunday in Advent is celebrated with readings from the books of Luke and Hebrews.

Grace Presbyterian Church

Sunday, the Rev. Todd Dole will conclude the sermon series, “Expectation in the Epistles.” Sunday evening, Dole will preach from 1 Peter 3:1-7, “Wives and Husbands.”

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