Community of faith 9-16 | Community

First Christian Church

On the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, Reverend David Spain will preach “A Respectful, Thoughtful, and Loving Quest,” from Romans 12:1-8, during worship at 8:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The 10:45 a.m. service will be broadcast live. The Disciple Stance Class will be held at 9:30 am in the parlor of the church. The church will host a communion luncheon at noon under the trees in the west field and playground.

First Norman Congregational Church, UCC

Sunday, Rev. Robin R. Meyers, Ph.D. will preach “The Art of Stopping,” from Mark 10:46-52, during the 4 p.m. service at 601 24th Ave. SW. Neil Whyte will provide special music. The service will be broadcast live on the church’s YouTube channel. The church accepts clean Styrofoam for recycling. Volunteers are needed to help resettle Afghan refugees through the Normandy Coalition for Refugee Support.

First Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, Reverend Michael East will preach during worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m., with babysitting service. Reverend Michael East will lead an adult Sunday School class at 9:30 a.m., “Understanding the Bible.” The church also hosts “Art and Spirituality” for all ages from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. until November 20. All supplies are provided; no artistic experience required.

Goodrich UMC Memorial

On Sunday, Reverend Betsy Stewart-Dooley will preach “Glass Houses,” from Matthew 7:21-29, during worship at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube under “Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church.

Memorial Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, Reverend Tracy Evans’ sermon will be “Create Faith?

North Haven Church

On Sunday, Jakob Topper will preach “The Call of Abraham,” from Genesis 12:1-9, during worship at 10:30 a.m. The children will sing “I will sing”. The church authorizes family ministers Pamela Duncan and Kaitlyn Knapp for gospel ministry. For more information, visit northhavenchurch.net.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

On the 25th 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 catechetical conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday 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. Archbishop Coakley invites Red Mass for legal professionals at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral, 3214 N. Lake Ave. in Oklahoma City. The Mass is dedicated to invoking God’s blessing upon all those charged with the administration of justice and seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit while carrying out their responsibilities. The guest speaker is Associate Chief Justice Mr. John Kane IV. Sign up at archokc.org/redmass. 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

Sunday service will be “Crushed,” from Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 during worship at 8:30 a.m. 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, Glen Taylor will continue a series in Ephesians with “Strong in Christ.”

Trinity Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

On the 15th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday, the sermon will be “We serve God, not money,” from Luke 16:1-15, during divine services with communion at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Worship at 10:30 a.m. will be streamed online. On Sunday, the annual Teen and Student Boat Day will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at Thunderbird Lake. A new class of adult investigators will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Sunday School and Bible Class will be at 9:15 a.m.

Trinity Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, Rev. Justin Westmoreland will preach “The World Doesn’t Need Your Love,” from Romans 13:8-10, 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 (ELCA)

On Sunday, Prof. Summerville will preach “Jesus Christ, Ransom for All,” from 1 Timothy 2:6, during worship with Holy Communion at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. . Summerville will open a new course for young adults and students, “Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers.” The book club will meet at 1:30 p.m. today in the high school hall for a discussion on “The Music of Bees”. The Green Team will densify the moss at the Shawnee Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. 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

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the West Wind

— Churches in the region