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First Christian Church

On the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, Reverend David Spain will preach “A Necessary Remembrance,” from Exodus 32:1-14, 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 a.m. Sunday in the parlor of the church.

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 Communion Hall before the worship service. 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 Carol Waters will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. for adults and children, and childcare will be provided for younger children. Reverend Michael East will begin the new five-week Adult Sunday School course “Making Sense of the Bible” at 9:30 a.m. “Art and Spirituality” will start from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, open to all ages. All supplies are provided.

Goodrich UMC Memorial

On Sunday, the Reverend Stephen Lashley will preach “Psalms: Works of Heart-Love,” from Psalm 136, 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, Rev. Tracy Evans will preach “The One,” from Luke 15:1-10, during worship at 10:55 a.m. Worship will be streamed live on YouTube.

North Haven Church

On Sunday, Jakob Topper will preach “Flood and Promise,” from Genesis 6:5-22 and 8:6-12, 9:8-17, during worship at 10:30 a.m. Communion will be observed. The Bible study will take place at 9 am. For more information, visit northhavenchurch.net.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

On the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the church will celebrate Masses with Father Miller at 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in English and in Spanish with Father Irwin 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. Today, Bingo will take place in the gymnasium, with the first session at 7 p.m. and the second at 8:30 p.m. Single games are $5 and breakdowns are $1. Residents can purchase meals of enchiladas, rice, frijol, salad and dessert for $5 starting at 6:15 a.m. All proceeds will help the Matachines buy new clothes to celebrate the feast of Notre Dame of Guadalupe next December. The Blessed Stanley Rother Hispanic Cultural Institute at St. Joseph Catholic Church invites residents to participate in Spanish Language and Cultural Studies classes from 7-9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Opening night for the fall will be September 20 in the Metter Room of the Parish Center, 421 E. Acres St. Registration will continue through September 27. Tuition is $35 per semester. More information on the Facebook page @BlessedStanleyRotherHispanicCulturalInstitute. 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 its 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, priests from the archdiocese and guests Dec. 12 for the Tepeyac Hill dedication at the Shrine of Blessed Stanley Rother 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 “The Prodigal Daddy”, from Luke 15:11-32, 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, Mark Woody will continue a series in Ephesians with “Walk Worthy of Your Calling.”

Trinity Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

On the 14th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday, the sermon will be “The Joy of Finding”, from Luke 15, 1-10, during divine services with communion at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The 10:30 a.m. service will be streamed online. An International Student Ministry Picnic will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Reaves Park. The new class of adult investigators starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Sunday School and Bible Class will be at 9:15 a.m.

Trinity Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, the Reverend Justin Westmoreland will preach “God, the Gospel, and Government,” from Romans 13:1-7, 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. 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 “Our Only Hope,” from Luke 15:1-10, during worship with Holy Communion at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday is the “kick-off” day for Christian education. Breakfast and fellowship will be at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school and the final “Lutheranism 101” class at 10 a.m. Lutheran World Relief Quilters will be working on quilts at 10 a.m. Saturday. The green team will densify the foam in Newcastle and Blanchard at the libraries on Saturday. The Women of the ELCA will meet on Thursday noon. 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 Timothy Wheeler will preach “Let His Light Shine Into Your Life,” from Matthew 5:16, during the afternoon service.

— Churches in the region