Pastor Phil Ratliff will deliver the message "Only A God-Kind of Righteousness" from Romans 3:10-12 during the 10:50 a.m. worship hour Sunday at Alameda Baptist Church, 1503 E. Alameda St. Children's worship will be held for ages 4 through kindergarten. The Sunday evening message will be presented by one of the church's college freshmen, Sean Sanders. The message at 6:30 p.m. is titled "How to Move God" from 2 Corinthians 7:14. An adult seminar titled "Key to Loving Relationships" by Gary Smalley, children's missions and music, and youth discipleship training starts at 5 p.m. Sundays. Prayer meeting, worship choir rehearsal, and praise and worship for youth meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Alameda Church of Christ
Sunday, Bible classes for all ages are scheduled at 9.? Worship with communion is at 10.?Rusty Tugman will bring the lesson on "Weekly Communion" from special sermon series "Strengthening the Core" about what makes members who they are at Alameda Church of Christ.?Sunday evening church members and guests will meet throughout the community in small groups for study and fellowship.?Wednesday evening the congregation and guests will gather for Oasis, a time of spiritual and physical refreshment.? The meal is at 6 and the praise and study program at 7. There will be an Oasis program for the children while the adults enjoy a lesson on "From Words to Action" from the book of James presented by Bill Pink.
The book of Philippians continues as the text for Pastor James Ehrlich's sermon series in the Sunday morning and evening worship services. The Acteens mission group is leading the fund raising effort in connection with World Hunger Sunday and will accept donations after the morning services. The annual RA/Challengers family wiener roast is scheduled 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the church's far west parking lot.
Evangelist Jack Myers will minister at Christian Center Church of Norman. Myers is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and has a testimony of his life being totally transformed under the ministry of Rodney Howard Browne.
Services will be 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.
For additional information call 360-5504.
The adult and teen Sunday school classes will study from Hebrews 12:1-17. Pastor Ralph Shaffer will speak in the Sunday morning service from II Timothy 1:8-12 on the subject "Suffering Hardship: Part I." The Sunday evening message will be "A Message From The Kuran" by Staff Evangelist Claude Chambers which will be contrsted with Genesis. The Wednesday evening Bible study will be from Psalm 46.
Come and experience a time of believers' baptism, encouraging worship and communion called New Life Celebration on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 6 p.m. This will be a time of worship and celebration that will bring together the entire church family.
The Sunday sermon is entitled "The Glow of the Saints" based on Colossians 3: 1-4 with the Rev. David Spain preaching. Judy Simpkins will serve as lay leader during the 8:40 a.m. service and Scott Love will serve during the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday, the church will observe All Saints' Sunday, recognizing those in the church family who have died since our last All Saints' Sunday recognition. This worship service is always a deeply meaningful time of remembrance and celebration as we recognize and give thanks "for all the saints." Youth handbells will meet at 4 p.m. and youth groups meet at 5 p.m. Church school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Vespers will be at 5:15 p.m. Monday in the chapel, with Spain offering the evening homily. The young adult group will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Red Lobster. The Logos children's ministry (for children in 1st through 5th grades) will meet Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. Logos consists of recreation, worship skills, Bible study, and family time. Chi Rho service night begins at 4 p.m. The high school boys Bible study will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. and the high school girls' Bible study will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Sunday's subject is "Adam and Fallen Man."
Golden Text ?Bible(King James Version) : 1 Corinthians 15: 57 thanks:
"? thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Responsive Reading: Romans 5:1 being, 2, 14, 15, (to first), 19-21; 8:1, 14, 16, 17(to 2nd ;)
The lesson sermon consists of two readers reading six sections each comprised of citations from the Bible (King James Version) and Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science. Child care is provided. Sunday school is taught for students up to age 20 at the same time as the church service.
There are meetings 7 p.m. Wednesday. No collection will be taken. After brief readings by the reader from the Bible (King James Version) and Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, the members of the congregation share testimonies of spiritual healings and remarks about their study and understanding of Christian Science.
Communion will be celebrated Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services. The Rev. Pam Normile will preach a sermon entitled, "Holiday's Mammon," based on Proverbs 30:7-9 and Isaiah 55:1-5, at both services. Sunday School for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. An Inquirer's class and luncheon will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the Westminster Room. This class is for anyone interested in finding out more about the Presbyterian faith and who are interested in becoming members of First Presbyterian Church. Evening activities include: Youth Choir, 5 p.m.; Middle School and High School dinner and fellowship at 6:15 p.m. Franklin Baptist The adult Sunday school class will begin a four-week study of the Book of Job. Fred Hambrick will deliver the sermon during the regular morning worship service. The annual Thanksgiving fellowship luncheon will be held after services Nov. 13th.
The UMW Craft Fair featuring more than 30 booths is today from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a "Thank You" dinner Sunday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. sponsored by the Mexico Mission team featuring a video presentation and barbeque dinner. Pastor Steve Bredeson issues an invitation to join him for Wed. morning prayer from 6-8 a.m.
Pastor Rick Anthony will begin the series "Thanksgiving Freedom" this Sunday with a message from Genesis 13 entitled "The Freedom to See" this Sunday. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with children's Sunday Graceland during adult worship. The Grace family is in the midst of filling Hurricane Flood Buckets to be delivered to the individuals and families impacted by the recent hurricanes, all items are due this Sunday. The Grace gathering "What's Up?" will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday. Women will travel to Oklahoma City this weekend for the Women of Faith conference. Men will take part in an afternoon of skeet shooting Sunday. Men's Fellows Fellowship will take place Nov. 19 and Women's Third Mondays luncheon will take place Nov. 21. Grace Fellowship meets at 3201 60th Avenue NW.
The adult Sunday School class will continue its study of Sinclair Ferguson's book, "The Christian Life." This Sunday's topic will be "Perseverance." At the morning worship service, Pastor Scott Johnson will preach on Genesis 2:4-25. His message is entitled, "Male and Female He Created Them." For the evening service, the congregation will begin viewing and discussing an R.C. Sproul video series called, "What is Reformed Theology?"
The Rev. Dick House will preach in the 8:30 and 10:55 a.m. worship services in the sanctuary. The Rev. Randy Wade will preach in the 10:55 a.m. Life Line contemporary service in Fenn Hall. The sermon title in all services is "Because They Built It, We Came" based on Hebrews 12:1-2. The church will celebrate All Saints' Day this Sunday. Dr. Yeo Jung Kim, McFarlin's organist, will present an organ recital in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8th. The Prayer Labyrinth will be open in Fenn Hall on Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 7-11 a.m. The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets Thursday in room 226 at 7:30 p.m. Call the church office, 321-3484, for more information or to sign up for any activities.
Sunday activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Two new adult classes have begun. They are "Great World Religions: Judaism" and "The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith." The Fellowship and Refreshments Time follows at 10:30 a.m. Worship begins at 10:55 a.m. and will be a special All Saints Day service. Flowers will adorn the sanctuary given in memory of those "saints" who have been special people in the lives of those gathering for worship. A banner created for this service will highlight an opening procession. The sermon, based on Matthew 25:1-13, will be preached by Dr. Jim Burns. The service will move toward conclusion with the Celebration of the Lord's Supper. Youth In Mission for grades 6-12 will meet at 4:30 p.m. The congregation is invited to bring canned soup throughout October to be used for the work of the Presbyterian Urban Ministry in Oklahoma City.
Morning Star Center for Spiritual Living
Retired Episcopal minister Joe Ted Miller will speak on the interplay between religion and science. Miller will also share his insights about searching for "the more" in various religions and the idea the quest for meaning depends on where people are coming from.
Norman First American United Methodist
The monthly Indian taco sale will be at Norman First American United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. today. This sale will benefit the church building fund and recreation. A taco and soda are $5. As always, orders of ten or more will be delivered. Call-in orders and dine-in orders are welcome.
This Sunday, NorthHaven's special guest will be Dr. Molly T. Marshall, President of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, former professor at Southern Seminary and a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University. Dr. Marshall's sermon will be "Sowing Our Lives", scriptural text will be Psalm 126 and John 12:23-26. Tickets are currently on sale for "A Time to Remember: An Appreciation Dinner for Houston and Charlotte (Hallock) Greenhaw and Their Family's Work in Brazil". The dinner will be Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the Commons Restaurant on the OU Campus.?Tickets are $10 each. Contact the church office for more information at 321-8170.
Northeast Baptist Church
Sunday, pastor Ed Sasnett will preach the sermon "Promises" from 1 Kings in both morning services. In the 6:30 evening service, Sasnett will continue his series of sermons on Galatians. The Beth Moore study for women, "Believing God" and the Men's Fraternity group will meet at the church 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday. Sunday marks the last week "Operation Christmas Child" shoeboxes can be turned in. This is a yearly Christmas project of Samaritan's Purse to give small gifts to needy children worldwide. Boxes are available at the church. The annual church Thanksgiviving banquet is Sunday, Nov. 20.
There will be a men's breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday. All men are welcome. Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Worship is at 11. Groups will practice singing at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and there will be singing and preaching at 6.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday there will be Bible study and prayer. A nursey is always available.
St. Michael's Episcopal
Tai Chi meets at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Education Building. All Saints Day will be celebrated this Sunday. EYC will meet at noon. On Wednesday The Order of St. Luke meets at 6 p.m. to discuss other gospel healing passages related to Jesus' 26 healing encounters studied during the last six months. At 7 p.m. the healing service will be held. The church office will be closed for Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.
St. Stephen's United Methodist
Fall cleanup is Saturday at 9 a.m. While adults rake leaves and clean flower beds, firefighters will visit children in the front parking lot to teach fire safety and prevention. Children of all ages are welcome to come and bring a friend. Advent Workshop is coming up 6-8:30 Nov. 27 in the community hall. For more information on these and other activities call 321-4988 or email email@example.com.
All Saints Sunday will include the tolling of the bells for the congregation members who have died in the past year. It will also be Stewardship Pledge Sunday 1 and church families will present their 2006 pledges for the work of the church, school and campus ministry. The Scholastic Book Fair will be Nov. 7th-14th and is open to the community.
Wayne Riggs service launches the November theme of thanksgiving. He will present "Carrying on Regardless," a sermon written by the Rev. Edward Frost. Church members are reminded of the potluck and congregational meeting to come Nov. 13. The High School class, meeting at 10 a.m. considers what it takes to cause change in politics.
Prayers of thanksgiving will be said during both worship services for significant people in members' lives on All Saints' Sunday. Also, stewardship pledges of service and money will be received. The new Medicare Plan D prescription drug benefit program will be discussed from 9:45-10:45 a.m. on Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The college students SOUL group will meet at noon Sunday to go to lunch together and then again at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, to play board games. The Women of the Word group will meet at the church at noon Friday, Nov. 11, to discuss the bestselling book "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich.
Yvonne McAndrew will speak on "God is My Source?"?Elizabeth Harcombe will play congregational hymns and special music will be performed by Olanna Smith. Sunday services are scheduled at 11 a.m. at 3001 S. Berry Road. (Turn South at stoplight at Highway 9 and Berry Road, then make an immediate left turn.) There will be a potluck dinner following the service. Participants are asked to bring something they like to share. Condiments and drinks are provided. At 1 p.m., the Rev. Susan Avary will lead a Radical Forgiveness Ceremony based on a Native American healing circle ceremony and the book "Radical Forgiveness" by Colin Tippin.
Pastor Fred Sellers will complete his sermon series, "Rise and Shine" at the church's 1 p.m. service Sunday. At this service, baptisms will be performed and the Lord's Supper will be celebrated.
This Week's Circulars
Betty Ann Sharp, 82, of Norman passed away on November 23, 2021. Services are currently pending with Tribute Memorial Care of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at www.tribute.care (405.292.4787).
Mark Alan Young, 63 of Norman, passed away on November 12, 2021. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service.
Billy Joe Williams was born to Scott and Gaynell (Davis) Williams on February 1, 1950 at Pauls Valley, Ok. He departed this life on November 21, 2021 at the Norman Regional Healthplex at the age of (71) years. Billy moved to Norman with his family and attended school at the Norman High Schoo…
Leon Barnard, 76, left this life November 21, 2021 surrounded by all his girls at Norman Regional Hospital. He was born in Norman on August 6, 1945 to Ocie and Nadine (King) Barnard. Leon was number 7 of 9 children. He was a beloved son, brother and husband, "Daddy", "Pop", and uncle. He enj…