The Duncan Banner

June 28, 2013

6-28 Church Briefs

The Duncan Banner


“The Next Step” is a program designed to meet the needs of former foster care youth and homeless young adults between the ages of 18 and 21. Onreka Givens of the University of Oklahoma National Resource Center for Youth will be the speaker Sunday to talk about “The Next Step” program.

Sunday service by Rev. Sue Trei-Conrad will be titled “Hide and Seek,” based on 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14. A nursery is available. Inside Ministry will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Church office will be closed July 4, Happy Holiday. Movie Night will be  at 7 p.m. Saturday in Fellowship Hall.

Everyone is invited to join Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church this Sunday. Adult Sunday School continues a study of Max Lucado’s book on Grace, followed by morning worship. At 6:30 p.m. Thursdays is Senior Game Night. If you have questions or need information, call 580-255-2538.

VBS preparations are in full swing. WHBC will kick off VBS from 6-8:30 p.m. July 7 with a family fun and pre-registration night. There will be a bounce house, games, food and tons of fun.

The next morning will launch the colossal coaster from the platfrom and teach kids how to make it through the twists and turns of life with God by their sides. VBS is 9-11:30 a.m. July 9-12. Friday will close with a Family Day around lunch time with a program so the children can showcase their talents and what they have learned throughout the week.

Pastor Toby Walker will complete his interim on Sunday, with Marcia Hart as music director and Scott Pitts, song leader. Evening activities include choir practice at 4 p.m., youth meetings at 5p.m., followed by worship. An appreciation fellowship for Bro. Walker and his wife, Janet, will follow the evening service.

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 more information, call the church at 580-439-5335.

On this Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, Pastor David Heitner’s sermon will be titled “Don’t Give Up!” Relevant Scriptures to be read will be 1 Kings 19:9b-21; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; and Luke 9:51-62. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study is 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.

The Elders will meet at 6 p.m. and the Council at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3.

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

“America Is Burning” will be the message delivered by Bro. Jerry Couch during “The Old Time Gospel Sunday” morning worship service, with scripture reference from Isaiah 9:18-21. Music will be provided by Pat Parker.

Following the service, will be “Dinner on the Grounds,” in the gym. Bring a covered dish or dessert. There will be no regularly scheduled evening service.

Wednesday evening, Bro. Jerry Couch will continue the Study of Daniel. Activities for kids and youth will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday also.

Sunday, all who worship in Traditional will have a real treat. The Trio of Verna, Amy and Emily Wilson will be singing the introit and the anthem. Those who have heard them, know what a great blend they have.

The choir will be sitting in the choir loft to help lead in the other elements of worship. Dr. Tolle will continue with the sermon series:  “UnShackled – finding true freedom: The Freedom of Responsibility.” The scripture is Galatians 6:1-16. The reader will be Rhonda David.

You are also invited to attend the Connexion service which meets every Sunday in the FUM Center. This service is a modern worship style (praise band and media) with a traditional understanding of faith. Dr. Tolle preaches the same sermon in both services.

Experience contemporary worship music and an insightful lesson on one of the Ten Commandments this Sunday at Immanuel. Praise and worship will be led by Brian Holland and the lesson will be brought by James Swain. Sunday School classes, organized by Barb Spradlin, for all ages are followed by worship service.

There is something for everyone and for all ages, including special needs children and adults. Most classes are divided by age levels. A door greeter can help anyone find a class they will enjoy.

Sunday evening will be highlighted with an Immanuel Church Family Picnic beginning at 6 p.m. at Halliburton Park. The church is providing the meat and fixings for burgers and hot dogs. Desserts, sides and buns will be added by attending members. Lots of fun and fellowship is expected.

Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. Summer Sonshine for Kids takes place for the students and Brian Holland teaches the adults in a study called “Questions Jesus Asked” in the Fellowship Center.

Falls Creek for Immanuel students will be July 8-12. There is a cost. This is an event that is looked forward to with great anticipation all year.

Marketplace VBS will be an interactive time with costumed adult members creating a Bible town with activities for the children to hear about Jesus in “Bible Times.” Children will be issued Bible type costumes at the door so they will fit right in with the Bible village characters. It will take place July 21-24. Any fisherman who has some frozen fish they would like to donate for use during the VBS, please call the church office at 580-255-0467. It would be greatly appreciated.

The Elk Avenue Church of Christ has set its annual Summer Urban Children’s & Family Camp for July 8-12 with 7 p.m. evening sessions in the church’s Activity Building. This summer’s camp theme is Children of Promise (2 Corinthians 1:20).

The camp is family centered with Bible instruction, singing, and related activities for children of all ages. Craft time each evening will be hands-on projects for children with parents, grandparents, or other adults. The sessions will be informal, using resources, object lessons, and interactive exercises designed for children’s continued spiritual training at home by parents and grandparents.

This is why it is a family camp, one that encourages parents and grandparents to bring and participate with their children. Sessions will be from 7–8:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with Friday evening being a Family Fun Time.  For information about registration, call the church office at 580-252-3185.

Rev. Terry Schlein will preach on “Flames That Threaten America” at West Side Christian Church this Sunday. His scripture text will be Isaiah 9:18-21. The pastor’s children’s sermon will be “The Greatest of These Is Love,” based on the 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians. The choir will sing a patriotic medley titled “An American Celebration.”

On Wednesday, the Worship and Property Teams will meet at 6 p.m. and the choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m.

Plans are underway for the Summer Event and Vacation Bible School, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. July 14-17.

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

Sunday morning at the Gospel Beams Church the Rev. Ron Howard will be ministering. In planning of the evening we will have Freedom Fest. This event includes an outdoor concert with live music, hot dogs and an inflatable slide.

This is a free event and members of the community are cordially invited to bring their lawn chairs and join at 6 p.m. For questions or information, call 580-255-8031.

Join Ray of Hope on June 30 for a special service “God and Country” – honoring God and celebrating America through the word and song.

Sunday evening worship services meet in the main sanctuary with specialized services for Breakthrough youth (grades 9-12), Elevate youth (grades 6-8), KidZone (grades 1-5) and Faith Roots (ages 3-5).

There will be no Wednesday evening services on July 3.

Neher Connect is at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the home of Ken and Carolyn Neher.  All church fellowship will be held Sunday following the evening service. Women of Honor will meet at 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 1 (childcare provided). Make plans to join in on “Hip-Hop Hope” VBS from 9 a.m. to noon July 15-19 for ages pre-K through 6th grade (fall of 2013).

For more information, call 580-252-7772.

All Saints’ has started a new contemporary service at 5 p.m. in the Chapel. Following this service, there will be a fellowship meal in Parish Hall. This service will continue on the fourth Sunday of the month during the summer. The next contemporary service is at 5 p.m. today and everyone is welcome.

All Saints’ is continuing with the new Sunday class this week called “Coffee with the Rector.” This class will run all summer and 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. Worship follows this informal class.  Come and check it out.

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

All Saints’ Episcopal Church’s website is

In the morning worship service, will be the annual Patriotic Service. The patriotic music will be presented by the Adult Choir under the direction of John Cornish, minister of music.

In the evening worship service, Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the message “What Is A Genuine Faith?” from Hebrews 11:6 and James 2.

The Wednesday night, July 3 services and activities will be cancelled.

Upcoming events and activities are Youth Camp at Falls Creek July 8-13 and Kidz Camp at Cross Timbers July 11-14.          

If you need a ride to church or have any questions, please contact the church office at 580-252-3899.

Sunday morning the “Be of the Right attitudes” series will continue with Bro. Steven Gillispie’s sermon from the passage Matthew 5:5, “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” Bring someone with you to study the word and make lasting friendships.

Sunday evening will be the Youth Falls Creek service.

Noonday bible study will be Wednesday, July 3 with a continuance of “Why do people leave the church? What can we do to change this?” Whether you attend the noonday brown bag bible study or the evening service, you’re encouraged to come and participate in the study. 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.” Call the church for more details at 580-255-5525 about anything mentioned in the article.

Worship Leader Mark Marine will be bringing the message in the Sunday morning service and his daughter Ashley Marine Morgan will be leading the music along with providing music in the morning.

The evening service will be the Fifth Sunday Singing it will begin early followed by a finger food fellowship. Mark Marine and daughter Ashley will be doing a mini-concert for the Fifth Sunday Singing.

The Adult Sunday school class lesson titled “What Do I Do Now” is from

Job 29:1-31:40. The class will help you live according to Godly ethical standards.

Brother Bill Florez will be leading the weekly Bible study and prayer meeting.

Dates to remember for July are Ladies Fellowship Luncheon Saturday, July 13 and Free Community Meal Wednesday, Juy 23.

For a ride to any GBC service, please call the church at 580-255-5497.

Assumption Catholic would like to invite everyone to attend a Good-bye Party for Fr. Joseph on at 5 p.m. Sunday in Gillespie Hall. The Knights of Columbus are providing hamburgers and hot dogs.  

The church wishes to extend a warm welcome to Fr. Balaraju Pudota, the new associate pastor.

Immaculate Conception in Marlow is having their Monthly Spaghetti Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Friday.

Are you looking for a church to attend on Sunday night in Duncan? Well, your search is over. Join True Gospel Tabernacle. Pastor is Suff. Bishop Sherman P. Tyler Sr. True Gospel doesn’t just praise and worship the Lord on Sunday morning, but also Sunday night. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact the church at 580-252-SAVE(7283) or 580-467-2555. True Gospel: A church of all nations.

On Sunday, Rev. Arnold Nelson will deliver the sermon at the morning worship services in the Sanctuary. His sermon is titled “In or Out” with scripture text Luke 9:51-62. At the Well, Ryan Benton will continue the sermon series “At the Movies.”