The Duncan Banner

June 7, 2013

6-7 Church Briefs


The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN —

Rivers of Life Family Church in Duncan is excited to announce that Dr. Gary Wood will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9.
Dr. Gary has an amazing testimony of dying in a car accident and his experience of going to heaven and coming back to earth. He has written a book about his testimony called “A Place Called Heaven.”
This Sunday evening, WHBC will be hosting The Women’s Care Pregnancy Center for a presentation about what the center does on a day to day basis along with what the services they provide for the community.
The Seniors Ministry will hold their monthly game night at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the fellowship hall. Covered dishes and chicken foot make for a great fellowship with one another. At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, the senior Ladies II class will have their luncheon.
Worship with Tony Hooper, minister of music, begins at 10:50 a.m. followed by a sermon by Pastor Chris Percival.
Rev. Anna Holloway will consider what ways the traditional church is failing the people who classify themselves as “none” in her talk “Spiritual but not Religious AKA ‘none’: What Does it Mean?” Rev. Holloway is associated with the United Church of Christ and is a resident of Norman. Following the Sunday morning service, there will be a potluck lunch and board meeting.
Pastor David Heitner’s sermon will be titled “God Visits His People to Give Life.” Relevant Scriptures to be read will be 1 Kings 17:17, Galatians 1:11, and Luke 7:11. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study are followed by fellowship time, then worship.
The “God For Us” class is offered at noon on Tuesdays in the north end of the building.
For more information call 580-255-3267.
Sunday, June 9, the music includes an arrangement of Amazing Grace. It is called “Grace” and puts the familiar words to a new melody. Alyssa Flesher will be singing the introit.
Dr. Tolle will continue with the sermon series UnShackled – Finding True Freedom: Living in Christ. The scripture is Galatians 2:15. The reader will be Martha Burger.
FUMC youth head to Youth Force on Sunday afternoon. They will spend the week helping repair homes in the Fletcher area.
In the morning worship service Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the message, “Rescue The Perishing” – Matthew 28:18-20. Music provided by Lisa Taylor and John Cornish. In the evening worship service, Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the message. Music by Delbert Morrison.
Wednesday night services and activities include Prayer Time, youth activities and The Gospel Project at 6 p.m. and Sanctuary Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming events and activities are Youth Super Summer – June 10–14, Vacation Bible School – 6-8 p.m. June 17-21, Youth Panama Missions Trip – June 22-29. For more information call 580-252-3899.
The church will open its clothes closet to the public from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. There is a huge selection of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, books, and some household goods, free to the public.
Pastor Mikel Araujo will be leading the service Sunday. This will be the fourth sermon from the series “The Radical Sayings of Jesus.”
A nursery is available for ages 0-4 years. There are also adult, youth, and children classes.
For more information, call 580-786-2344.
Eli Gardner will bring both Sunday messages as he visits in view of a call to be pastor of Comanche’s First Baptist Church. A lunch on the grounds will follow the morning service, with a time for members to become acquainted with Bro. Gardner and his wife, Samantha.
Evening activities include choir practice at 4 p.m., youth meetings at 5 p.m. and then worship. Members will vote following the evening service, which will include a program about the Youth Falls Creek session.
On Wednesdays, Loops of Love knit and crochet time is from 10 a.m. until noon. Prayer service, Youth Bible Study and Teamkids each begin at 6 p.m.
The monthly Women’s Bible Study luncheon will begin noon Thursday, with Meg Strange leading the devotional. For more information, call 580-439-5335.
Rev. Loma Sullivan, associate regional pastor of the Disciples of Christ, will be present at West Side Christian Church this Sunday to conduct an installation service for Rev. Terry Schlein.
Schlein’s sermon title will be “A Little Man Meets a Big God,” based on Luke 19:1 and his children’s sermon will be “Who Are Your Friends?” with scripture text 1 Corinthians 15:33. The choir will sing “Walk Like Jesus.” A meal will follow the church service. Meat and dessert will be provided, and members of the congregation will be responsible for side dishes.
The Stewardship Team will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. Meeting on at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday will be the elders and diaconate and the Leadership Team at 7 p.m. The choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more information call 580-255-2825.
Interim Pastor James Swain will be presenting the lesson this Sunday morning. He is preaching a series called “the TEN” as he discusses fresh and relevant information concerning the Ten Commandments and their effect on lives today. Brian Holland will be leading the contemporary worship service. Wednesday evening classes are 6-7 p.m. Adults meet weekly in the Fellowship Hall for a cool glass of lemonade while they hear a series titled “Questions Jesus Asked,” taught by Brian Holland.
Falls Creek for the Youth will be July 8-12 and a parent/camper meeting will be on June 26. The youth will also make a trip to Six Flags on Thursday, June 20.
Children will take part in Summer SonShine for Kids. This year’s summer SonShine will be baseball themed. The kids are geared up and ready to step up to the plate on Wednesday nights for a homerun of fun and learning. 
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 will continue with “Discovering Jesus in John’s Gospel.” Child care is available for both morning and evening services.
A few spaces remain for the First Baptist Child Development Center summer day camp for pre K – 5th grade May 30–Aug. 30. For information on this CDC activity, call 580-252-5887.
For more information call 580-252-5885.
Come and magnify the Lord at True Gospel Tabernacle. Pastor is Suff. Bishop Sherman P. Tyler Sr. Sunday starts with prayer led by the pastor, followed by Sunday school for all ages and ending with a dynamic praise and worship service. For more information call 580-467-2555 or 580-252-7283  .
Mike Palovik will lead the call to worship from Psalm 23. This will be followed by congregational worship for the whole family. Children will then be dismissed to Super Summer Session 1 and in the main  auditorium, Dr. Brad McCoy will teach on the topic “Nazareth: A Biblical Black Hole Which Teaches Us the Significance of What People Tend to See as Small/Unimportant.” 
After the message, the Super Summer program for 5th grade and below moves to Session 2, the  Uth Group will proceed to the Youth Room, adults will meet in the auditorium for sharing/prayer led by Rick Buchanan, and the Young Adult Class will meet in the pastor’s office.
The monthly Men’s Breakfast will meet from 6:40-7:30 a.m. Monday at Duncan Regional Hospital.
At 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Ladies AM Bible Study will meet. Wednesday evening services for the entire family will meet from 7-8 p.m. at the church.
This is a very special Sunday at All Saints’. Bishop Bruce MacPherson will be here and eleven individuals from our congregation will reaffirm their baptismal promises in a special Confirmation Service. There will be a reception after our morning service to celebrate this event.  
At 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Re-Entry Coalition will meet in the Youth Room. At 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, there will be a Parish Game Night in the Youth Room. All are welcome to come — snacks and desserts will be available.
A new Sunday class will begin at 9 a.m. June 16 called “Coffee with the Rector” and will run all summer. The class is intended to be an open forum of questions and discussions. This is a great way to get to know the church and ask your questions. No reservation is required and nursery will be available at this time. Morning worship follows this informal class. Come and check it out.
At 5 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month during the summer, All Saints’ will be having a contemporary service in the Chapel, followed by a fellowship meal. 
The Adult II Sunday school class will be studying from 1 Samuel Chapter 2 - A Derelict Father. There are classes for all ages and a Sunday night service.
Unity will have Vacation Bible School from 6-8:45 p.m. Monday-Friday under the direction of Pastor David McCallister. The theme is Son West Roundup for ages pre-k through 6th grade.
The closing exercises will be Friday, June 14. After the services, there will be a fun time for the youth on the north parking lot with inflatable fun games. Refreshments will be served.
Music will be lead by Dennis Johnson Sunday. Nursery provided.
On Sunday, Rev. Arnold Nelson will deliver the sermon at the morning worship services in the Sanctuary. His sermon is titled “Why Would Someone Do That?” with scripture text Luke 7:11-17. 
At the Well, Ryan Benton will continue the sermon series “At the Movies” with his sermon titled “The Hobbit – The Unexpected Journey” with scripture text Matthew 10. 
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Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church of Southern Oklahoma is planning a Summer Gatherin’ June 23 at the Clyde Burk Rodeo Arena in Comanche. New pastor Ken Howry will have church services and following church, there will be a concession stand open for lunch. All proceeds go to the New Church Building Fund.
At 1:30 p.m., events begin with barrel race exhibitions, leadline barrels, peewee barrels, 4D open barrels, and 3D pole bending. Pay fee for entering and all proceeds go to the building fund. For more information, call Pastor Ken Howry at 580-320-4664 or Cindy Johnson at 580-475-6696.
At 4 p.m. Sunday, there will be a spaghetti meal served for a fee in the fellowship hall benefiting the building fund.
The ladies fellowship group will have their monthly potluck luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall.
Pastor John Croy will be bringing the messages for both Sunday services with the morning message coming from John 18:19-24 titled “The Master was struck in the face.” Worship leader Mark Marine will be leading the music with Pastor Croy providing the music.
The Discipleship Training class will have chip and dip during their fellowship time at the beginning of the class at 5 p.m. Sunday.
GBC will have their monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 followed by the weekly Bible study and prayer meeting lead by Pastor Croy. GBC will host the Traveling Senior Saints Game Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 in the fellowship hall.  
For a ride to any GBC service, please call the church 580-255-5497.
Sunday services begin with a variety of morning classes for all ages. Pastor Mike McCord will continue with the series “My Family, Today’s World.” 
Sunday evening worship services meet in the main sanctuary with specialized services for youth.
Wednesday nights, ministry for the entire family begins with a meal at 6 p.m. and services following. Adults meet in the sanctuary for Bible study. Men’s steak and spirit night is at 6 p.m. Saturday. Breakthrough Youth Movie Night is at 6 p.m. Saturday at the home of Kraig and Sarah Ramsey. Summer camps are coming up in June – see the leaders of KidZone, Elevate, and Breakthrough if you have questions. For more information, call 580-252-7772. 
Brother Steven Gillispie’s sermon will come from the passage Ecclesiastes 2:11 and II Timothy 4:6 “What is Life?”
At 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, the ladies of Parkview will meet for breakfast, prayer, and fellowship. There will be no noonday brown bag study, however, there will be a business meeting and prayer time at 7 p.m. There will be activities for the children. The youth will have their regular services at 7 p.m.
For more information call 580-255-5525.
Bethesda Church of God will be hosting the Branham Family Next Generation for a singing revival this Sunday morning. The Branhams travel year-round holding revivals across the country. They are an evangelistic team with a full live band.