The Duncan Banner

August 31, 2013

Church briefs for Aug. 30

Rebeka Miller
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Eastside Church of Christ

Michael Shank, author of the best-selling book “Muscle and a Shovel” will be preaching the gospel at Eastside Church of Christ at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m Sunday. Lunch will be provided following the 10 a.m. service.

Michael Shank earned his bachelor of science degree in mangement communication at Southern Christian University. He spends his service preaching, teaching and full-time ministry work. Michael, his wife Jonetta and their four sons live in rural southern Illinois. As a result of reading this book, many souls have been converted to Christ.

Rivers of Life Family

Rivers of Life Family will have Chip and Candy Brim as guest speakers at 7 p.m. today and Sunday morning. The Brim’s mission is to train the body of Christ to become the true champion that Christ has anointed the church to be.

Their focus is to strengthen and equip believers with the knowledge of God’s working power and His anointing.

First Presbyterian

Sunday service by Rev. Sue Trei-Conrad will be based on Luke 14:1, 7-14. Diaconate will meet at 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Church office will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Presbyterian Women Council meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Inside Ministry will meet 6 p.m. Wednesday, choir will practice at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Circles start Sept. 12 and 13.

Good Shepherd Lutheran

On this 15th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor David Heitner’s sermon will be titled “Living Humbly in Christ.” Relevant scriptures are Proverbs 25:2-10, Hebrews 13:1-17, and Luke 14:1,7-14.

On Wednesday, the Elders will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the Council meeting at 7 p.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s phone number is 580-255-3267.

Highland Park Baptist

“Revival In Our Time?” will be the message delivered by Bro. Jerry Couch during the Sunday morning worship service. The scripture reference is from 1 Samuel 7:1-14. Music will be provided by Highlanders Quartet. Bro. Jerry Couch will deliver the message “Free at Last” with Scripture from Colossians 2:16-23 during the evening worship. Wanda Brown will provide music.

Bro. Jerry will continue the study of Daniel at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Activities for kids and youth will be Wednesday also.

New Hope Baptist

In the morning worship service, Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the message “Mountain Movers” — I Kings 17:1. Offertory music by Melissa Warren and Sharon McGuire. Other music by Lin Underwood, Stacy Jennings.

In the evening worship service, Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the message. Offertory music by Brett Lovett. Other music by Charla Skinner and Lisa Taylor.

Wednesday night service and activities are Prayer Time, Sanctuary Bible Study, youth activities and The Gospel Project.

For information, call 580-252-3899.

Comanche First Baptist

Eli Gardner, pastor for Comanche’s First Baptist Church, will bring the messages on Sunday. A special offering for state missions will be taken. Evening activities include choir practice, youth meetings and worship.

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.

Church office hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information, call 580-439-5335.

West Side Christian

At West Side Christian Church Sunday Rev. Terry Schlein will preach on “Laying Down the Law,” based on Exodus 20:18-26. The pastor’s children’s sermon will be “A Centurion’s Faith,” with Scripture Luke 7:1-10.

Janet and Randy Rosine will sing “In the Garden.” The congregation will enjoy fellowship and a potluck meal following the services.

On Wednesday evening, the worship and property teams will meet at 6 p.m. and the choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. The Birthday Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The location will be announced.

For information on the church and its ministries, call 580-255-2825.

True Gospel Tabernacle

Duncan, let’s take back our city from the hands of the enemy. Pastor Suff. Bishop Sherman P. Tyler Sr of True Gospel Tabernacle would like for everyone to come together and start a daily prayer service at noon.

True Gospel is willing to open or meet at any other church, so all clergy can come together and pray. If you are interested in starting this daily prayer service, call True Gospel at 580-467-2555 or 580-252-SAVE(7283). Let’s not continue to let the enemy run rapid in our city a minute longer.

Immanuel Baptist

Plans are underway for the second annual Immanuel Judgment House that will take place in late October. Last year, churches all over the area brought young people and adults through the Judgment House and a large crowd is expected once again. The event is open to other churches and individuals throughout the community.

The Wednesday Night Fall Schedule will begin Wednesday. At 5 p.m., meals for families with children will be served. At 5:30 p.m., meals will be served for all. K’Motion for 1st-6th graders begins at 6 p.m. Adult service begins at 6:30 p.m. and the youth begin their Student Service at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the Adult Praise Choir will meet in the choir room with Brian Holland.

The annual Ethiopia Mission Trip for 2013 will be from Dec. 27-Jan. 6. All those who want to go with this group and missed last Sunday’s meeting need to contact Brian Holland for information. One of the main thrusts for these mission trips is to work at the Grace Centre Orphanage and help the missionaries there with projects.

Immanuel will sponsor the Duncan High School home football game Friday, along with the Fifth Quarter.

It is open to all high school students.

First Christian Church

On Sunday, Rev. Arnold Nelson will deliver the sermon at the morning worship services in the sanctuary. His sermon is titled “The Gossip About Jesus” with Scripture from Luke 14:1, 7-14.  Worship services will be held at the Well with Ryan Benton delivering the message. His message is “I’ve Got Friends In Low Places” with Scripture: Luke 14:1, 7-14.  First Christian Church welcomes Drew Kirtley as minister to youth.

All Saints’ Episcopal

This is the last week for “Coffee with the Rector” Sunday morning. Beginning Sept. 8, the adult and youth class will begin a “Tour through The Book of Common Prayer” —everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

Every Wednesday, All Saints’ has a worship service in the Chapel.

On the 4th Sunday of every month there is a special contemporary service in the chapel. This month, this service will be on Sept. 22. A fellowship meal will follow this service in Parish Hall.

Children’s Sunday school begins Sept. 8. The children’s program uses the Faithweaver Curriculum from Group Publishing. Sept. 8 is also Rally Day, when the church will have a potluck for all in the Parish Hall after the morning service.

Hope Community

Hope Community Church will have special guests during Sunday’s morning worship service.

Rebecca Greenwood, founder and president of Christian Harvest International, will be speaking and sharing of the ministry God has given that reaches around the World.

Rebecca is the author of “Authority To Tread” and has ministered in over 25 different countries. 

First United Methodist

Sunday in the traditional service, Rev. Dr. Greg Tolle will deliver a message continuing from the series “What the Man Said: Jesus’ Parables, Preaching and Priorities: Bending Backs, Bending Rules.”

This message is based on Luke 13:10-17. Fran Stiewert will sing “Lord of the Dance.” The Connexion service is in the FUM Center. Rev. Dr. Greg Tolle will deliver the same message and the praise and worship band will lead worship.

Assumption Catholic

Religious education for grades 1-8 is from 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesday and for grades 9-12 from 5-6:15 p.m. Sunday. A mandatory parent’s meeting will be during the Wednesday class.

The Altar Society prays the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary at 11:45 a.m. week days, at 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and at 9:30 a.m Sundays. The Altar Society is meeting after the afternoon Mass Thursday. Bring a potluck dish to share.

First Friday Adoration is after the afternoon Daily Mass until 9 p.m. Friday

The Immaculate Conception Church in Marlow will have its monthly Spaghetti Dinner from 11-1:15 p.m.

Ray of Hope Church

Wednesday nights, ministry for the entire family begins with a meal followed by services. Adults meet in the sanctuary for Bible study. Overcomer’s Outreach, Heart to Heart women’s group and choir are also available. Youth services include Breakthrough youth, Elevate youth, and KidZone youth.

After Hours Connect will meet at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Applebee’s. The ROH annual golf tournament (4 person scramble) will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at Twin Oaks Golf Course. The fee includes a cart and lunch.  

“An Evening with Sanctus Real” concert is at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are available through the church office at 580 252-7772 or Doors open at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 580-252-7772. 

Parkview Baptist

Sunday morning Bro. Steven Gillispie’s sermon will be from James 1:12-18 titled “Temptations and Where They Come From.”

Noonday Bible study will be Wednesday. “Why do people leave the church? How we know? We know God and hear His voice”; John 10:27. 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 information, call 580-255-5525.

Grace Baptist

Craig Booth of Duncan won the $50 gift card at the Stephens County Free Fair, during our booth drawing. Pastor John Croy will be delivering both the Sunday morning and evening messages.

The Adult Sunday school class will begin a new unit of study “The Word From Eternity.” The first lesson is from John1:1-18 titled God Revealed, will answer the question “How can I know for sure what God is like?”

GBC is honoring Thelma Green, 89, and Betty Jewell, 75, with a birthday fellowship at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Discipleship Training class will dismiss for the fellowship. Wednesday night Bible study and prayer meeting will start at 7 p.m. For a ride to church, call 580-255-5497.

Upcoming: Men and boys prayer breakfast Saturday, Sept. 7, Ladies Fellowship Luncheon Saturday, Sept. 14, Mettie Hawkins Croy 60th birthday party Saturday, Sept. 14 and Community Meal on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

 Tanglewood Bible Fellowship

After the call to worship from Colossians 2:6-10 led by David Demerson, James Mitchell will lead a time of congregational worship.

Dr. Brad McCoy will speak from John 20:1-31 and the message is titled “The Reality of Life After Death and What It Means to Our Life Now.” After the message and fellowship break, adults will reconvene in the auditorium for a time of sharing and prayer led by Rick Buchanan, the pastor will be leading the 20s and 30s class in his office, the Uth Group will meet and children will move from Sunday School to Junior Church.

The first Wednesday, Ladies Breakfast Fellowship will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at church. Wednesday Mid-Week services for the entire family are from 7-8 p.m. Adults are in the first phases of a new study on prayer based on a book by Dr. Tom Constable, a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Have a church story to share? Or an upcoming event? Contact Religion reporter, Rebeka Rutledge, at 255-5354. Ext. 160, or by email at