The Norman Transcript


December 21, 2012

Christmas Eve services


· Lord of Life Anglican Church will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity at 11 p.m. on Monday. Lord of Life meets at Grace Fellowship, 3201 60th Ave. NW. For more information, visit

· St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1601 W. Imhoff Road, will host the following events on Monday: 5 p.m., children’s service; 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist with carols; 10:30 p.m., carol singing; and 11 p.m., Festival Eucharist.

At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, the church will host Holy Eucharist with carols.

· First Presbyterian Church, 555 S. University Ave., will host two Christmas Eve services. A candlelight service will be at 6 p.m. and is family friendly with a nursery provided for infants through 2 years old. The 11 p.m. candlelight service will celebrate with Communion.

· First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave., will host Christmas Eve worship at 7 p.m. on Monday with the service including music and the lighting of candles. Child care is provided.

· Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 24th Ave. SW, will host a service of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. on Monday.

· Tuesday at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, 3350 12th Ave. NE, is the Nativity According to the Flesh of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. The Nativity service will be Monday and begins with Orthros at 7 p.m. and Divine Liturgy at 8 p.m. The Epistle reading for Divine Liturgy is St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians 4:4-7. The Gospel reading is from St. Matthew 2:1-12.

· The candlelight Christmas Eve service at First Baptist Church, 211 W. Comanche St., will be 6 p.m. on Monday in the sanctuary with the sermon “The Good News of Jesus.”

· University Christian Church, 616 Bud Wilkinson Drive, will have a Christmas Eve candle light service at 6 p.m.

· The Christmas Eve carols and candlelight service at Trinity Lutheran Church, 603 Classen Blvd., will be at 7 p.m. The Christmas Eve candlelight and Communion service will be at 1 p.m. A Christmas Day Communion service will be at 10 a.m.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Hnsen Luger Kate Hansen still riding the Olympic cloud

    Not many people can say they actually accomplished their lifetime dreams. Even less can say they did it before turning 22....

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tests of a living faith

    We recently started a study on Wednesday nights of the letter James wrote to the church. This Bible book is a practical guide to Christian living, but more than that, it really forces one to think honestly about their faith. Is your faith ...

    July 24, 2014

  • Which Bible bit is most misinterpreted?

    The Rev. Scott Gordon, Claycomo Baptist Church: Many passages vie for consideration, but the first “bit” that came to mind we find in Matthew 7:1-6 and Romans 2:1-5....

    July 24, 2014

  • CAIR-OK plans day of service

    The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will join Mercy Youth Club and IST Youth at the fourth annual Ramadan Day of Service Saturday....

    July 18, 2014

  • Guest preacher and author to speak

    The Reverend Dr. James White will preach, as well as discuss, his new book, “Brief Christian Histories: Getting a Sense of Our Long Story,” this Sunday at First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster. White will preach at both 8:40 and 10:45 ...

    July 18, 2014

  • Life on earth is a vapor

    The last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year. This generation of Americans, born from 1946-1964, is named after the post-World War II “baby boom.” I am a baby boomer and as one of the “late boomers,” one of the last to turn 50 — ...

    July 17, 2014

  • What does a bird ‘alone on a housetop’ mean

    Reassurance of God’s mercy The Rev. Betty Hanna-Witherspoon, Ebenezer A.M.E. Church: This verse, Psalm 102:7, has a notation in the New Living Translation, “A prayer of one overwhelmed with trouble, pouring out problems before the ...

    July 17, 2014

  • Hillsboro resident’s first CD will benefit Haiti missions

    When Angie Sawyer's son passed away at age 5 she tried several ways to deal with her grief. But none of them worked, she said, until she turned to God. So to tell her story, she recently recorded her first CD, “On The Right Track.” All ...

    July 10, 2014

  • Anti-bias order creates rift

    In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in ...

    July 10, 2014

  • Is anything really free?

    We have just celebrated the nation’s 238th birthday. We are extremely proud of and attached to freedom. The Founding Fathers wrote into the founding documents practical truths that make those freedoms attainable. I love the fact that they ...

    July 10, 2014