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April 5, 2013

Church briefs

DUNCAN — Assumption Catholic

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Attention graduating high school seniors, please come by the office and get an application for the Knights of Columbus, Jesse Wayne Moore Scholarship fund. Applications are due Monday, April 22.

The Altar Society is selling religious articles and books after all Masses.

First Presbyterian

Sunday Service by Rev. Sue Trei-Conrad will be titled “God Draws Near,” based on Psalm 118:14. A nursery is available, everyone is invited to worship. Diaconate Meeting will be held at 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Presbyterian Women Council Meeting is at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Church Parlor. Outside Ministry Meeting is at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Circle I will be be meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, and Circle II will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

True Gospel Tabernacle

Jesus is on the main line, tell him what you want. Pastor is Suff. Bishop Sherman P. Tyler Sr. starts the Sunday service with prayer, followed by Sunday school for all ages, and then an on fire for Christ Praise and Worship Service. Free transportation is available to all services. For more information 580-467-2555 or 580-252-7283.

Good Shepherd Lutheran

On this Second Sunday of Easter, Pastor David Heitner’s sermon will be titled “The Risen Christ’s Reassuring Presence.” Relevant scriptures to be read will be Revelation 1:4, Acts 5:12, and John 20:19. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study are followed by fellowship time, then worship.

There will be a potluck dinner and voters meeting immediately after 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.

Western Heights Baptist

Seniors will have their monthly game night 6:30 p.m. tonight.

Tomorrow, the church will be getting their working gloves on for the Church Work Day. Goals are to paint, clean and organize WHBC starting at 9 a.m.

In Sunday school, the four adult classes will be studying about Pursuing Spiritual Gain with passages found in 1 Timothy 6:3. The children’s class will finish their study about the Life of Christ this Sunday.

Worship with Minister of Music Tony Hooper is followed by a sermon given by Pastor Chris.

Home School Band Practice starts at 11 a.m. Thursday mornings in the fellowship hall.

Only two weeks until the church’s big 50th Anniversary Homecoming and Celebration on April 21. Plans are to have regular worship services followed by a meal and a special afternoon program.

Highland Park Baptist

“The One Thing Needed” will be the message delivered by Bro. Jerry Couch during the Sunday morning worship service. The scripture reference is from, Luke 10: 38. Music will be provided by Jerry Bradley and Jim Adams.

Bro. Jerry Couch will deliver the message “Dealing with Doubt” with scripture reference from John 20: 24 during the evening worship. Martin and Parker Quartet will provide music for the evening service.

Bro. Jerry will continue the study of Daniel on at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Activities for kids and youth will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday also. Join for the monthly prayer breakfast the at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Highland Center.

First United Methodist

Sunday will include music presented by the Children’s Chimes. Kathy Gibson directs this group of children on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. The Chancel Choir will sing “You Alone Are God.” The Communion Stewards for this week are Steve and Nancy Gray. The Communion Servers are: Rev. Dr. Greg Tolle and Bill Gossett, Bobby and Tara Cook, Bill and Barbara Armitstead, and Earl and Cathy Weisner.

Rev. Dr. Greg Tolle will begin a new sermon series this Sunday: “Faith Lessons From the First Christians: Intention Deficit Disorder.” The scripture is Acts 5:27. The reader will be Ed Apple. The worship leader is Bill Gossett.

The Connexion service is a modern worship style with a traditional understanding of faith. Dr. Tolle preaches the same sermon in both services. The scripture reader in Connexion will be Marilyn Hugon.

Stephens United Methodist

Pastor Mikel Araujo will begin a five part series of sermons this Sunday, titled “Come to Your Senses.” Sunday’s sermon will be taken from the book of Psalms 119: 89.

“Taste and See That the Lord is Good.” The grand opening of the church’s clothes closet is set from 1-5 p.m. April 13. There is a nursery available from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. every Sunday for ages 0-4 years. For more information call 580-786-2344.

Miracle Revival Center

The congregation of Miracle Revival Center and Pastors Stephen and Louetta Grace will celebrate their 6th anniversary this Sunday.

The Grace’s arrived six years ago to fulfill the call and vision the Lord had given them 24 years before.

Louetta being from Duncan, the daughter of Bernice (Keck) Daubenspeck and the late Jack N. Johnson; Stephen being a minister’s child called Missouri home, they met in Bible College. From there, the couple traveled across the Midwest evangelizing and pastoring. Miracle Revival Center marks their eighth pastorate. They have witnessed a mighty move of God and have seen wonderful things the Lord has done and is doing at M.R.C. They are seeing people’s lives changed, chains of sin and sickness broken and people freed from life controlling substances. All this to help get people ready for the coming of The Lord as the Commission stated, you will go right before the coming of the Lord and help get people ready.

Duncan First Baptist

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 First Family choral praise will be “I Will Rise.” There is child care available for both morning and evening services.

A Twilight Walk in honor of Women’s Haven and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) will meet at 6:30 p.m. on April 11, at First Baptist main parking lot. Please wear teal in honor of sexual assault awareness month. OSU Alumni and friends, please wear orange. There is no fee for this event to bring together members of the community to show support for victims and survivors of sexual assault.

Several upcoming events with children and youth will take place in April and May at FBC.  First Kids will present “Heaven’s Kitchen” spring musical on Sunday, April 14. The FBC youth group fundraiser will be held Sunday, April 14 following morning worship. The meal will be a Mexi-Stack and is served in the FLC. The class of 2013 Senior Sunday will be May 19 and Baccalaureate Services will be held at FBC at 3 p.m. Kid’s Creek at Falls Creek will be May 29 through June 1. This is for students who have completed third through sixth grades.

For information about Kid’s Creek, call Susan Mitchell at 580-656-8590. The First Baptist Child Development Center will offer a summer day camp for pre K – 5th grade May 30–August 30. For information on this CDC activity, call 580-252-5887.

For more information call 580-252-5885.

New Hope Baptist

In the morning worship service Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the message “The Marriage In the Sky” Revelation 19. Music by Amy Bruns.

In the evening worship service Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the message “The Secret to Being Satisfied” Philippians 4:10. Music by Lisa Taylor.

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

Youth, contact Alex Villagrana for information regarding any youth events.

If you need a ride to church, contact the church office at 580-252-3899.

West Side Christian

Rev. Terry Schlein will preach on “God Is God and Has Not Changed” at West Side Christian Church this Sunday morning. His Scripture reference will be Malachi 3:6. The pastor’s children’s sermon will be “You Are Valuable to God,” based on the book of Romans. Randy Rosine will sing a solo.

Meeting this week will be the youth group at 5 p.m. Sunday, the stewardship team at 6 p.m. Monday, the elders and diaconate at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the leadership team at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and the choir at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information call 580-255-2825.

Parkview Baptist

Sunday morning begins a new sermon series on finding your way in this world; how to line up with God’s will for your life. Brother Steven Gillispie’s sermon will come from the passage Luke 9:56, “Walking toward the Cliff.” Morning bible study will focus on 1 Timothy 6:3 discussing the question “Why should I pursue spiritual gain more than material gain?” The evening sermon will come from Luke 10:1 “Building Fences and Friendships.”

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.

Do not forget, there is a special class beginning on personal and family finances at 5 p.m. Sunday. Childcare to be provided.

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

Grace Baptist

At 7:30 a.m. Saturday, the Men and Boys Prayer Breakfast will be in the fellowship hall.

Pastor John Croy will be delivering the messages in both the morning and evening services. With the morning message being from 1John 3:11 titled “We Should Love One Other.” Worship Leader Mark Marine will be leading the music and Pastor Croy will be providing the music.

The Adult Sunday school class lesson titled “Pursue Spiritual Gain” is from 1Timothy 6:3. The lesson will help you seek spiritual gain more than material gain.

The Discipleship Training class will have cake for their snack time at the beginning of the class at 5 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Croy will be leading the class.

The Wednesday night Bible study and prayer meeting will follow the monthly business meeting.

The Ladies fellowship luncheon will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 in the fellowship hall.  

For a ride to any GBC service call 580-255-5497.

Gospel Tabernacle

Gospel Tabernacle Church will have revival services April 5-7. Services will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, and 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Jeff and Debbie Green of Perryville, Ark. will be ministering in all services. Jeremy Green and friends from Ringling will be bringing music during the Saturday service. There will be a pot luck dinner following the morning service. The public is welcome at all of the events.

Fair Baptist

Sunday morning, Fair Baptist Church will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Pastor David Spangler and his wife Betty.

Following the morning worship service, there will be a potluck luncheon in their honor. Former members and friends are invited to join to celebrate Brother David’s 20 years of faithful service to the Lord, Fair Baptist Church and the Empire community.

Comanche First Baptist

Interim pastor Toby Walker will present “An Unchanging Ministry,” from Mark 16:19, for his Sunday morning sermon; Marcia Hart is music director, and Scott Pitts is song leader. Evening activities include choir practice at 4 p.m., youth meetings at 5 p.m. and worship at 6 p.m.

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 and Luncheon will be at noon in the Old Fellowship Hall; area women are welcome.

For more information call 580-439-5335.

Chisholm Trail Church of Christ

Chisholm Trail is pleased to welcome Adam and Rachel Smith along with their two daughters, Hannah Claire and Zoe to the congregation. Adam is the new youth minister and Rachel will be assisting with the children’s ministry. There will be a welcome luncheon this Sunday after Bible study to welcome the Smiths to Chisholm Trail.

Life groups will meet at 5 p.m. this afternoon. Parents of graduating seniors are reminded that senior bio’s are due to the office as soon as possible. Photos to be used during senior reception are due April 11. Wednesday evening meal is enchiladas served in the FEA from 5:20–6:15 p.m. CT members mark your calendars for a couple of upcoming events. Barefoot Sunday is April 28. Shoes, shoes and more shoes are needed. May 5 is Come Home Sunday. The church will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the merger of Northside and Westside to become Chisholm Trail. There will be a cookout in Fuqua Park and Kiddie Land rides will be open. For more information call 580-255-7038.

First Christian Church

On Sunday, Rev. Jennifer Steil will deliver the sermon at the morning worship services in the sanctuary. Her sermon is titled “An Honest Faith” with Scripture text John 20:19. At the Well, Ryan Benton’s sermon will be “Making Waves” with Scripture text John 19.

“Healing Grief” welcomes anyone going through a time of grief. It meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the church parlor.

All Saints’ Episcopal

This Sunday is the Second Sunday in the liturgical season of Easter at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Sunday School is followed by Holy Eucharist. Father Bill Carlin will preach and celebrate at this service. This week’s gospel lesson is about Jesus’ first resurrection appearance to his disciples.

Like those disciples of old, Father Carlin will talk about how modern-day followers see the resurrected Christ.

A new weekday Bible Study series will begin on Tuesday, April 16. It will be The Bible and Christian Life by John Stott and run through the end of May.

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