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First Christian Church

On the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, Reverend Dr. Tom Lyda will preach “Things That Happen Only in the Gospel,” from Luke 15:1-10, during worship at 8:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The 10:45 a.m. service will be broadcast live.

Goodrich UMC Memorial

On Sunday, the Reverend Stephen Lashley will preach “Psalms: Works of Heart-Rest,” from Psalm 62:1-8, during worship at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube under “Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church.” Sunday school will be at 10 a.m.

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Rev. Tracy Evans’ sermon on Sunday will be “Priorities,” from Luke 14:25-33, during worship at 10:55 a.m. Worship will be streamed live on YouTube.

North Haven Church

On Sunday, Jakob Topper will conclude a series of sermons on Ruth during worship at 10:30 a.m. The Bible study will take place at 9 am. The choir, led by Patti Drennan, will sing “In This House” by Joseph Martin. For more information, visit northhavenchurch.net.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

On the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, the church will celebrate Masses with Father Irwin at 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in English and in Spanish with Father Miller at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. All daily Masses are at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the chapel and 8 a.m. Saturday and Monday. The confessions schedule is 3:00 p.m. Saturday in the main church and 11:00 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Friday in the chapel confessional. The St-Joseph garage sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon today and Saturday in the Stanley Rother building. The parish office will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Bingo will take place on September 9, with the first session at 7 a.m. and the second at 8:30 a.m. Single games are $5 and breakdowns are $1. Residents can also purchase enchiladas for $5 beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the gymnasium. The catechetical conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, 801 NW 50th St. in Oklahoma City. The event is for those involved in children and youth ministries, RCIA, small discipleship groups and young adult ministries. Parents are invited to join. For more information, visit archokc.org/catcon. Catholic Charities launches the 2022-2023 annual appeal, on the theme “Christ has no body but yours. No hands, no feet on the ground except yours. For donations, visit givetocc.org. Residents can join Archbishop Coakley, archdiocesan priests and guests Dec. 12 for the Tepeyac Hill dedication at Bl. Stanley Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City. The dedication and procession is open to the public and will include the blessing of the statues of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego at the top of the hill. For more information, visit archokc.org/shrinededication.

UMC of St. Stephen

On Sunday, the sermon will be “Lopside Pots”, from Jeremiah 18:1-11, during worship at 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Worship will be streamed live at 11 a.m. on the “St. Stephen’s UMC Facebook Page, Norman, OK.” Visit ststephensnorman.org for links to past worship services.

Church of Christ of the Valley of Southern Canada

On Sunday, Bruce Kessler will talk about how we can be “rich in Christ.”

Trinity Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

On the 13th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday, the sermon will be “Following Jesus”, from Luke 14:25-35, during divine services with communion at 8 am and 10:30 am in the sanctuary. The 10:30 a.m. service will be streamed online on YouTube (search “Trinity Lutheran Church Norman, OK”). Sunday school will be at 9:15 a.m. Confirmation classes will begin at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. The new class of adult investigators will start at 7:30 p.m. on September 15.

Trinity Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, the Reverend Justin Westmoreland will preach “What Christians Do,” from Romans 12:14-21, during worship at 10:30 a.m. at the Wesley Building, 428 W. Lindsey St. Worship will be available online at trinitynorman.com, at the church app (search “a church for Norman”) or on the pastor’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/fullyaliveathletepastor. Parking is on Elm Avenue. The pastor will lead a Sunday School lesson on “Confessing the Faith” at 9:45 a.m. Jeannie McClish will lead the children’s Sunday school. Ryan Bisel, Ph.D., will lead the Youth Sunday School through the Gospel of Mark.

University Lutheran Church and Student Center (ELCA)

On Sunday, Prof. Summerville will preach “A Call to Expensive Discipleship,” from Luke 14:25-33, during worship with Holy Communion at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Breakfast and Communion will be at 9:30 am, followed by 10” taught by Prof. Summerville. The men’s breakfast and Bible study will be Saturday at 8 a.m. Styrofoam can be recycled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the church, 914 Elm Ave., by entering Styro-Station from the parking lot behind the church on College Avenue.

Norman Victory Church

On Sunday, Associate Pastor William Franks will oversee the monthly celebration of the Lord’s Supper during the afternoon service.

— Churches in the region