9-23 Community Faith | Community

First Christian Church

On the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, Rev. David Spain will preach “On Building Bridges,” from Luke 16:19-31, during worship at 8:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The Logos Children’s Choir will sing during the 10:45 a.m. service. The 10:45 a.m. service will be broadcast live. The Disciple Stance class will take place at 9:30 am in the fellowship room.

First Norman Congregational Church, UCC

On Sunday, the Reverend Robin R. Meyers, Ph.D., will preach “Are We What We Eat? Communion will be served as an open table and Neil Whyte will provide special music. The service will be broadcast live on the church’s YouTube channel. The Social Justice Committee will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the fellowship room. The church accepts clean styrofoam for recycling, and volunteers are needed to help resettle Afghan refugees through the Normandy Coalition for Refugee Support.

First Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, Reverend Michael East will begin the “Along the Rivers” series of sermons during worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m., with babysitting service. East will lead an adult Sunday School class, “Making Sense of the Bible,” at 9:30 a.m. The church also hosts “Art and Spirituality” for all ages from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday through November 20. All supplies are provided and no art experience is required.

Goodrich UMC Memorial

On Sunday, the Reverend Stephen Lashley will preach “Rich in Love,” from 1 Timothy 6:6-19, 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

On Sunday, Reverend Tracy Evans will preach “The Great Chasm,” from Luke 16:19-31, during worship at 10:55 a.m. Worship will be streamed live via YouTube.

North Haven Church

On Sunday, Jakob Topper will preach “Joseph in Prison,” from Genesis 39:1-23, during worship at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit northhavenchurch.net.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

On the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the church will celebrate Masses with Father Miller at 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in English and with Father Irwin at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Spanish. All daily Masses are at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday through Friday in the Chapel and at 8 a.m. Saturday and Monday. The confessions schedule is at 3 p.m. on Saturdays in the main church and at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. on Fridays in the chapel confessional. The annual Catholic Charities Appeal will focus on how we are all called to do the work of Christ. Donations can be made at givetocc.org or by texting 41444. The church hosts a class of inquiry, RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at the parish center. All materials will be provided. Call the parish office or email Judy Hunter at [email protected] to register. 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. To learn more, visit archokc.org/shrinededication.

UMC of St. Stephen

Sunday the sermon will be “What Pride Means to Us” during worship at 8:30 and 10:50. 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, Craig Hayes will end a series on Ephesians with “Life in Christ,” from Ephesians 4:17-32.

Trinity Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, Rev. Justin Westmoreland will preach “It Won’t Get Better Until You Repent,” from Romans 13:11-14, during worship at 10:30 a.m. at the Wesley Building, 428 W. Lindsey St. Worship will be available online at trinitynorman.com, on the church app (search “a church for Norman”) or on the pastor’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/fullyaliveathletepastor. 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. Parking is on Elm Avenue.

University Lutheran Church and Student Center

On Sunday, Holy Communion will be celebrated during worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Breakfast and fellowship will be at 9:30 am, followed by Sunday school at 10l. Prof. Summerville will begin a new course for young adults and students, titled “Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers,” while the adult course will focus on the book of Matthew. Styrofoam can be recycled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Styro-Station located next to the parking lot behind the church on College Avenue. The quarterly GREENSpeak public event takes place Thursday at 7 p.m., featuring the international award-winning documentary “Kiss the Ground,” with narration by Woody Harrelson. The fast-paced, persuasive and upbeat film proposes countering the global climate crisis through the use of regenerative agriculture. Special guests will be the fifth-generation owners of the “Re:Farm,” located in southwestern Oklahoma, who have persisted in a heritage style of farming rooted in traditional ecological knowledge. Parking is available in front of the church at 914 Elm Ave. or in the lot behind the church on College Avenue.

Norman Victory Church

On Sunday, Associate Pastor William Franks will preach “The Fear of the Lord,” from Proverbs 9:10, during the afternoon service.

— Churches in the region