The Duncan Banner

March 22, 2013

March 22 Church Briefs

The Duncan Banner



Ray of Hope

Sunday services begin with a variety of morning classes for all ages followed by children’s church and morning worship. Pastor Mike McCord will be continuing the series, “Jesus Facing The Cross.” 

Sunday evening worship services meet in the main sanctuary with specialized services for Breakthrough youth, Elevate youth, KidZone and Faith Roots.

On Wednesdays, ministry for the entire family begins with a meal at 6 p.m. and services at 7 p.m. Adults meet in the sanctuary for Bible study. Overcomer’s Outreach, Grief Support, Heart to Heart women’s group and choir are also available. Nursery and pre-school classes are provided for all services.

Young at Heart Connect will be at 6 p.m. Saturday.  Breakthrough and Elevate Youth will be hosting a Parents Banquet – come There will be two morning Easter services Sunday, March 31.

For more information, call 580-252-7772.


Heritage Oaks Church of the Nazarene

Heritage Oaks will be hosting an Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 at the church. Enjoy an egg hunt, lesson, family fun and free food.

For more information, call 580-255-2869.


Gospel Beams

Dr. Larry Martin will be speaking at the Gospel Beams Church March 24-27. Dr. Martin is from the Comanche/Duncan area and has grown into a world-wide missionary. He just recently returned from a mission trip to Ethiopia where there were over 7,000 in attendance. 

There is no charge for these speaking events which will be11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and March 25-27 @ 7 p.m. nightly.

This Palm Sunday, Larry Martin will be minstering in both the morning and evening services. For more information, call 580-255-8031.


Lakeside Baptist

Lakeside Baptist Church will have a potluck lunch after this Sunday morning service. A revival at the church will run March 24-27.

Monday through Wednesday services start at 7 p.m. Keith Wiginton Jr. will preach, Allen Moore will provide music Sunday morning, Lynn Walker and the Triple Cross Band from Chickasha will provide music Sunday evening. Music Monday-Wednesday will be provided by David Petete.

Monday will be Children’s Night with hotdogs at 6 p.m. Tuesday is the All Church Soup and Salads at 6 p.m. Wednesday is Youth Night with pizza at 6 p.m.

Nursery will be provided.

For more information, call 580-255-1256.


First Presbyterian

Palm Sunday service will be lead by Rev. Sue Trei-Conrad. There will be a Maundy Thursday service starting at 6 p.m. March 28 and there will be communion during this service. A nursery is available. Choir practice is at 7 p.m. Wednesday and everyone is welcome.


Western Heights Baptist

Worship with Minister of Music Tony Hooper is followed by a sermon titled “Sanctified by Grace” by Pastor Chris Percival. This week, Chris’s main verse is found in the book of Philippians.

In Sunday school, the four adult classes are studying about caring for others with passages found in 1 Timothy. The children’s class will be studying the “Life of Christ” through the Easter Holiday.

Sunday Evening worship is at 6 p.m. The church began an exciting new bible study series.

Home school Band Practice starts at 11 a.m. Thursday morning in fellowship hall.

Chris and his family will be hosting the Young-Adult Group for a Mexican Fiesta Sunday.

Plans are in full swing for the Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast.


Hope Community

Hope Community Church of Marlow will have its “Fifth Sunday Singin’” on the fourth Sunday this month due to Easter on March 31. Many will be sharing in song, poems, stories, and testimonies during the morning worship service. An invitation is extended to all of Stephens County to come and participate in the singing. After the service, there will be a fellowship meal in the fellowship hall and all are invited to stay and enjoy.

Prayer meeting is on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Pastor is Bro. Jack Greenwood and Worship Leader is Mrs. Kim Spivey.


Unitarian Universalist (Lawton)

The Unitarian Universalist congregation has moved into its recently purchased building at 816 N.W. Gore Ave. in Lawton. They are currently meeting in the back portion of the building while the front section is being renovated.

Sunday, Rev. Scot Harvey will speak “Dance Through Life.” Rev. Harvey is a Unitarian minister from Oklahoma City. He works as an engineering supervisor at Tinker AFB and spends his weekends speaking at various churches in Oklahoma.

Unitarian Universalism is a multi-denominational church. People of all faiths and religious backgrounds, or lack of, are welcome.


Good Shepherd Lutheran

On this Palm Sunday, Pastor David Heitner’s sermon will be titled “The Inevitability of the Cross.” Relevant Scriptures to be read will be John 12:12, Deuteronomy 32:36, Philippians 2:5, and John 12:20. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study are followed by fellowship time, then worship.

The “God For Us” class, for those wanting to know more about the Lutheran faith, is offered at noon on Tuesdays in the north end of the building.

Maundy Service will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. and Good Friday service will be at the same time. For more information call 580-255-3267.


Prairie Hill Church of Christ

Minister Mario Pineda has been preaching a series on the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5, 6, and 7. Sunday morning he discussed judging others through God’s law with love for others, not according to our own opinions.

There are just two Sundays before LTC. The participants are busy with their pre-event projects and will participate in Bible Bowl, puppet, and chorus competition in Dallas in two weeks.

Next Sunday is “Bring a Friend” day, with guest speaker Kermit Webb, of the Old Landmarks radio program out of Oklahoma City. Everyone is invited for the Sunday morning service, worship, with potluck lunch following. Evening worship will immediately follow the potluck.

The family of God at Prairie Hill also welcomes you to all the regular scheduled services of the church.


Duncan First Baptist

 On Sunday First Baptist Church of Duncan will offer Sunday School bible study classes for adults, youth, and children followed by worship services. Dr. Bryan Pain’s message Sunday morning will be “Discovering Jesus in John’s Gospel.” The Palm Sunday Processional will be “Hosanna” and The First Family choral praise will be “Jesus Paid It All.” Evening services will be held at 6 p.m.

Easter Sunday, First Baptist Church and the First Family Choir will present “He Carried My Cross,” a monolog drama told in the first person by the carpenter who built the cross Jesus carried. Special music enhances this powerful drama about the carpenter who remembers the life changing day at the foot of the cross of Jesus.

Plans are underway for the 2013 First Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt. The public hunt will be held in Fuqua Park Saturday, March 30, from 3-5 p.m. FBC is seeking donations of wrapped candy (no chocolate) to hide in the thousands of eggs for the hunt. Donations may be dropped off at the church.

For more information call 580-252-5885.


First United Methodist

This is a Sunday everyone enjoys since the children will be starting the traditional service with the Procession of Palms. The Chancel Choir will be singing “Shout to God” for the anthem and “Pieta” for the benediction to take the triumphant entry into Jerusalem and turn the mood into the events of Passion Week. 

The sermon is “I’m Dreaming of a white Easter: Time for a Parade.” Rev. Dr. Greg Tolle will be preaching. The scripture, Luke 19:28 will be read by D’Ann Ingram. Sunday, experience the joyful hosannas as the children lead the parade.

You are also invited to attend the Connexion service this Sunday. Dr. Tolle preaches the same sermon in both services. The scripture reader in Connexion will be Rene Rodriguez.

The annual Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt will be held 4-5 p.m. Sunday in the FUM Center. All children 5th grade and younger are invited to join for a visit from the Easter bunny and lots of eggs and treats and fun.


Comanche First Baptist

Interim pastor Toby Walker will speak on “An Unbelievable Message” from Mark 16:9 on Sunday morning. Marcia Hart is music director and Scott Pitts is song leader. Sunday evening activities include choir practice at 4:15 p.m., youth meeting at 5 p.m. and worship at 6 p.m.

On Wednesdays, Loops of Love is from 10 a.m. until noon. Prayer service, Youth Bible Study and Teamkids each begin at 6 p.m.

For more information call 580-439-5335. 


City Heights Baptist

Sunday night at 6 p.m. will be the fourth Sunday Singing Celebration at City Heights Baptist Church. The service led by Bill Greer, will feature solos, groups, instrumentalist. Anyone in the community who would like to sing or play, just show up.

Cake and ice cream to follow the music service in the fellowship hall. Sunday School lesson is from Luke 22: 19. Br. Billy Ward will bring the morning the message from Luke 19: 28 titled “The Crowd Watched Jesus.”


Assumption Catholic

There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 10 a.m. to noon. During this time, a priest will be available hear confessions or by appointment.

The Knights of Columbus invite everyone to Lenten Fish Fry Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, Marlow, today from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Karol the Man who Became Pope,” the life of Blessed John Paul II is a movie that will be shown on Saturday from 5:30-9 p.m. in English in Gillespie Hall.

This weekend after all masses, the Ladies of the Altar Society are having their annual Spring Bake Sale.  

Join for Adult Education with Fr. Peter, “The Sacrament of Confirmation,” 9-10 a.m. Monday and 6-7 p.m. in English. Spanish will be 7-8 p.m.

During Holy Week March 25-29, the office will be closed.


West Side Christian

Worshipers at West Side Christian Church this Sunday will celebrate two events — Palm Sunday and the church’s 60th anniversary. Rev. Terry Schlein’s sermon will be titled “Vision through Jesus Christ,” with Scripture text Haggai 1:7. His children’s sermon will be “Spreading the Good News,” based on Luke 24. The choir will sing “O Clap Your Hands.”

A luncheon will follow the worship service and fellowship will include memories, pictures, and stories from the past as well as eager anticipation of the future.

The choir will meet for rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Maundy Thursday service will begin at 7 p.m. This observation will include Scripture reading, the ritual of Communion, and congregational singing. The choir will sing “The Garden Path,” and candles will be extinguished to symbolize the coming crucifixion of the Light of the World. After the Christ Candle is extinguished, the sanctuary will be stripped to be stark, bare, and unadorned to reflect Jesus’ abandonment during the night in Gethsemane. The church will remain bare until the Easter sunrise service.

For more information call 580-255-2825.


Miracle Revival Center

The significance of His life rests upon the event that is celebrated every year on Easter Sunday: His resurrection from the dead.

The Easter Drama presented by Miracle Revival Center in Duncan portrays that moment in history, as well as days leading up to it, with fast moving eventsthat are celebrated during Holy Week by Christians worldwide. The audience relives this moving story, as the Bible comes to life before their very eyes in approximately one hour of time. 

Rev. Stephen Grace, pastor of the church, plays the part of Jesus and the cast members of the congregation are realistically costumed in attire relative to the part being portrayed. Pastor Grace said he tries to make the drama as life like as possible using theatrical effects to dramatize the action and set the mood and atmosphere of each scene; and by using live animals, one which includes Rev. Grace’s own donkey, Harley Hezekiah Davidson, he has used for several years now in Biblical dramas.

Grace and his wife, Louetta began producing and directing religious dramas in the early 70’s  for the purpose of helping people to better understand the Scripture.

The performances are free to the public and all ages are encouraged to attend.  

The Drama will be at 6 p.m. March 31.


True Gospel Tabernacle

Duncan, come to True Gospel Tabernacle and allow Pastor Suff. Bishop Sherman P. Tyler Sr. to teach you how to be lead by the Lord. Sunday school is available for all ages and, as well as free transportation to any and all services. Also offered weekly are services and alternating Sunday night services in Tatums. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 580-467-2555 or 580-252-7283.


New Hope Baptist West

In the morning worship service, Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the Palm Sunday message as the church Observes the Lord’s Supper. Choral worship will perform “The Power of the Cross” and music will be provided by John Cornish with “Oh, I Want to Know You More.”

In the evening worship service, Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the message as he continues the study of the Book of Philippians. Music will be provided by Steve Lovett

Wednesday night service and activities include Prayer Time, youth activities and The Gospel Project at 6 p.m. and Santuary Bible study at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call 580-252-3899.


Immanuel Baptist

Area ladies interested in a noon time Bible study may want to join the Immanuel women on Mondays during lunch time at 12:15 p.m. in the church parlor. A light lunch is served and there will be just enough time for you to get back to work if you are employed. Other ladies enjoy Tuesday morning Quilting Fellowship at 9 a.m. Bring a piece you are working on or join in on mission projects involving sewing.

On Sunday, March 24, a special video clip will be shown in the adult service promoting VBS volunteer sign-up. The IBC VBS theme this year is “MarketPlace.” Students will be divided into “family groups” as they journey through the towns where Paul traveled. 

All students and helpers will be in “Bible costumes” and their classes are inside tents. Craft time will move into the marketplace area and they will work in various Bible times shops from metal, carpenter, porter, mason and scribe shops. The dates for this event will be July 21-24 from 6-8 p.m. every evening. Workers will begin early to make sure this special time will be performed with excellence.

Special events will be held for the children on Easter Sunday including the Pre-School and Children’s Choir singing at the morning service.

This Sunday’s small groups classes are divided up into age groups they call the “20 Somethings”, “30 Somethings” and they go all the way up through the age spectrum. People are enjoying being with others in their own age categories as they study the Word and share life experiences they all face.

Pastor Jackie Allen will be back from his trip to Arizona and will be preaching on the last “Pillar of the Church” sermon series. Last week, Brian Holland ministered the Word and the praise team led by Mark Spradlin ministered in song. This week, Brian Holland will be back as the Music Minister for the service.

Wednesday evening will bring a dinner that will begin being served at 5:30 p.m. Afterwards, children and students go to their groups for choir, Bible classes and a youth praise and worship service. Adult Praise Choir begins at 7:30 p.m.


Chisholm Trail Church of Christ

Sunday morning, the young men of Chisholm Trail that are participating in LTC will conduct the morning worship. There will numerous scripture readings and songs of praise. Dayton Martindale will deliver his sermon that he has prepared for LTC. Following service, all adult classes will meet in the auditorium and  the middle and high school will have a combined class in the East Overflow. 

Chisholm Trail is holding a blood drive this Sunday from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the west annex. Donors will receive a health screen, donor reward points and an insulated lunch tote. During that time, Impact Houston fundraiser lunch will be held in the FEA followed by the LTC blitz from 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Life groups will meet this afternoon for service projects.

Teens will meet with their parent’s group for the selected project and there will be no separate teen life group this evening. The CTCOCYG have been working hard since last year for LTC 2013 “Going the Second Mile” in Rogers, Ark. A large group from Chisholm Trail will travel this next weekend to participate in chorus, drama, Bible Quiz, puppets, Christian art, signing, scripture readings and sermon delivery. 

There will be an Easter Egg hunt this Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Details will be announced during Family Matters. Wednesday evening meal will be chicken strips served in the FEA from 5:20 – 6:15 p.m. There will be a LTC meeting immediately following class on Wednesday, in the auditorium. They will discuss last minute LTC trip details. Thursday, Sewing Ministry will meet in the Sunshine House. For more information call 580-255-7038.


Highland Park Baptist

“Near the Cross” will be the message delivered by Bro. Jerry Couch during the Sunday morning worship service. The Scripture reference is from, John 13: 23. Music will be provided by Highlanders Quartet and Ken Dodson. 

Bro. Jerry Couch will deliver the message “Do You Believe this?” with scripture reference from John 11: 25 during the evening worship. Dennie Hightower will provide music for the evening service. Bro. Jerry will continue the study of Daniel 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Activities for kids and Youth will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Grace Baptist

Pastor John Croy will be delivering the message “Your King is coming,” from John 12:12 in the morning service and the evening service is from John 16:5 tiled “The work of the Holy Spirit.” Worship Leader Mark Marine will be leading the music in both services. Pastor Croy will be providing the music.

The Adult Sunday school class lesson titled “Care for Others” is from 1Timothy 5:1. The Discipleship Training class will have chip and dip for their snack time at the beginning of the class at 5 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Croy will be teaching the class.

The free community meal will be Wednesday, March 27, dine-in 5–6:30 p.m. The menu will be Mexican Casserole, Salad, Nachos and Cake. Pastor Croy will lead the Wednesday night Bible study and prayer meeting following the meal.

GBC will have Three Days Of Celebrating the Risen Christ, Jesus March 29-31. Good Friday, Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m.,

Saturday, Movie Night at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. Breakfast served at the close of Sunrise Service. Evening Service dismissed.

For more information call 580-255-5497.


First Christian

“Stations of the Lord’s Prayer” will be offered for worshippers on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 4-7 p.m. at the Well.

“Healing Grief” welcomes anyone going through a time of grief. It meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the church parlor. The monthly free meal, J.O.H.N. 6:35 will be served by the Freedom Biker Church at the Well at 6:35 p.m. Friday.

On Easter Sunday a Sunrise Service will meet at the Duncan City Cemetery. Afterward, hot coffee and hot cross buns will be shared.


Parkview Baptist

One more week and Easter will be here. Will you be ready to celebrate? What exactly will you celebrate? As the scripture teaches, “as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” Sunday, the sermon will come from Luke 23:26 “The Road to Redemption” The Savior is Alive. The church going through a study in first Timothy 5 “Caring for Others.” The evening sermon will come from Luke 24: 28 “Are your Eyes Open?” If you walk with your head down, you may miss a blessing.

Noonday bible study will be Wednesday, March 27 with a return to a discussion of the Savior in the real world. The children and youth will have their regular services at 7 p.m.

Simply “One Family Walking and Working for the Faith of the Gospel.” For more information call 580-255-5525.


Traveling Senior Saints Day

The Traveling Senior Saint’s game day will be hosted by First Baptist Church, Duncan on Thursday in the Branches Room, second floor, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a free lunch of Mexican casserole, salad, and dessert being served at noon.

Come and bring your friends and enjoy a goodtime. This is a time to just visit and have fun. They will play dominoes, moon, and card games, along with other table games. If you don’t play games come and enjoy the fellowship. There will be a devotion and music just before lunch.

For more information call 580-656-5011 or 580-255-0395.


All Saints’ Episcopal

This Sunday is Palm Sunday and Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem is celebrated. This special service begins outside in our courtyard and processes into the church. Experience the beginning of a very “Holy Week” that leads to the cross and ultimately to Christ’s resurrection

on Easter morning.

Holy Week Services are as follows: Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel - Tenebrae, a service of light and darkness experienced through readings and meditations; Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Main Church - Maundy Thursday, with a reenactment of Jesus washing the disciples feet, Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar; Friday, March 28, two services, noon and 7 p.m. in the Chapel. The noon service will be followed by Stations of the cross in the Main Church; Sunday, March 31, two Services, 6:30 a.m. - Easter Sunrise Service and a 10 a.m. Family Service, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt.  

In Sunday School this week, which is for all ages, the focus will be on Jesus’ trial and crucifixion.