The Duncan Banner

May 9, 2013

5-10 Church Briefs


The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN —

Gospel Tabernacle Church will host a BBQ dinner and gospel concert Saturday to benefit Julie Neathery. Julie has Narrow Angle Glaucoma and has an urgent need for eye surgery. Proceeds from both the dinner and the free will offering received at the concert will go to help pay for that surgery.

The meal will be served from 4 - 5:45 p.m. and will include a BBQ sandwich, chips and a cold drink for $5. The concert will begin at 6 with a nationally known group, the Williamsons, local talent Jessica Farmer and a relatively new local group called One Tree performing.

Next week the seniors have a lot planned. The Ladies II class will have their monthly luncheon at 11:30 Tuesday and then Thursday a road trip has been planned.

Worship with our Minister of Music, Tony Hooper, begins at 10:50 a.m. followed by a sermon by Pastor Chris Percival.

In Sunday school, the adult classes are in week 11 of the Exploring the Bible study guide.  The Children’s class is studying in the Book of Acts and learning about how our church began. Home school Band Practice starts at 11 a.m. Thursday mornings in the fellowship hall.

 Rev. Terry Schlein’s sermon will be “Today’s Mother,” based on Luke 1:26; and he will speak to the children about “Showing Your Mother Love,” based on 1 John 4:9. The West Side Women will sing “A Mother’s Prayer.” Also included in the service will be a clarinet solo by Jack Hulme and a special Pentecost offering.

Meetings this week will include the 5 p.m. youth group Sunday, the 6 p.m. stewardship team Monday, the 6:30 p.m. elders and diaconate Tuesday, and the 7 p.m. leadership team Tuesday.

The monthly fellowship supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The fare will be pot luck.

For more information call 580-255-2825.

n First Presbyterian Church, Duncan

Sunday Service by Reverend Sue Trei-Conrad will be titled “The Right Story, The Right Song” based on John 17:20. A nursery is available. Everyone is invited for worship at 10:45 a.m. Birthday Lunch Wednesday, May 15. Youth Food Harvest Sunday May 19 “SOUP”.

Sunday services begin with a variety of morning classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m.  Children’s church and morning worship start at 10:45 a.m.  

Sunday evening worship services meet at 6 p.m. in the main sanctuary with youth services.

Wednesday nights, ministry for the entire family begins with a meal at 6 and services at 7:00 p.m.

Breakthrough Youth will be having a car wash fundraiser at Brown’s Car Wash in Duncan 10 a.m. Saturday. Blessed Families Connect group is meeting 6:30 Saturday, May 11 at the home of Jeff and Kim Hammond. There will be no evening service on Sunday as the CHS Baccalaureate will be held at Ray of Hope at 6 p.m.  After Hours Connect will meet 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Kraig and Sarah Ramsey. Neher Connect is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the home of Ken and Carolyn Neher. Spare Parts Connect will be at the Youth Building 6 p.m. Friday, May 17.  

For more information, call 580-252-7772.

“A Great Faith” will be the message delivered by Bro. Jerry Couch during the Sunday morning worship service. The Scripture reference is from, Matthew 15:21. Special music will be provided by “Highlander Quartet”. Bro. Jerry Couch will deliver the message “In the Storm” with scripture reference from Luke 8:22 during the evening worship. “Dennie Hightower” will provide special music for the evening service. Bro. Jerry will continue the study of Daniel on Wednesday at 6:30p.m. Activities for kids and Youth will begin at 6:30pm of Wednesday.  

On Sunday, Rev. Arnold Nelson will deliver the sermon at the 8:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Worship Services in the Sanctuary. His sermon is entitled “Will Others Be Persuaded?” with Scripture Text John 17:20. At 10:45 a.m. at the Well Ryan Benton will continue the Sermon Series “GPS — God’s Persistent Spirit”.

The second sermon on understanding how God directs us will focus on God’s Word from Psalms 32:8. Morning bible study 9:30 will focus on Titus “Looking for Leaders”.

Noonday bible study will be Wednesday, May 15 with the focus on Jesus in the real world. The children and youth will have their regular services at 7 p.m.

For more information call 580-255-5525.

In the morning worship service Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the Mother’s Day message “A Treasure to Treasure” Proverbs 31:10. Bro. Randy Southerland will also be bringing the message in the evening worship service. Upcoming events and activities include The Kidz Worship Choir’s musical “I Can Only Imagine” 6 p.m. May 19. The church will be recognizing their graduating seniors during the morning worship service on May 19.

Youth Super Summer will be held June 10 to June 14. Vacation Bible School will be held from June 17 to June 21. Youth Panama Missions Trip will be June 22 to June 29.

Wednesday night services and activities include prayer time,  youth activities and The Gospel Project all at 6 p.m. and Sanctuary Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.

For more information or a ride to church call 580-252-3899.

First Baptist Church of Loco will hold their 4th Annual Cowboy Camp Meeting Under the Tent June 2-5. Evangelist will be Bailey Smith, former SBC President. Music will be provided by “The Gospel Travelers.” Band members are WO Chapman Roy Eaves, Jim Alexander and Robert Newman. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly.

Everyone is invited each evening to the free meal and special events beginning at 5:30 p.m., except on Sunday when we will begin at 5:15 p.m. with a “Roundup Parade” for four wheelers, lawn mowers and bicycles.

Lakeside Baptist Church will host the May Traveling Senior Saints Game Day, Thursday the 16 in the Lakeside Fellowship hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a free lunch of Baked Potatoes with toppings and Dessert being served at noon.

All senior adults are encouraged to attend and bring their friends and enjoy a good time. They will play dominos, cards, and other table games. If you don’t play games come and enjoy the fellowship. Also there will be entertainment and devotion just before the meal.

Call Mettie Hawkins Croy for more information Cell 580-656-5011 or Home 580-255-0395 or the church office 255-1256.

Sunday services will begin at 9 a.m., after a word of welcome and announcements by Dale Corbin, all moms will be recognized in honor of Mother’s Day. This will be followed by the Call to Worship led by Rick Shondelmyer and then a time of congregational worship. At 10, Dr Brad McCoy will teach from Matthew 22:41 the message is entitled “What Jesus Says about His Lordship.” After the message and fellowship break, adults will meet in the auditorium for a time of sharing and prayer, the Young Adult Class will meet in the Dickinson Room and presentation “Websites You Should Know About.”

Monday morning the monthly Men’s Breakfast and Study will meet at Duncan Regional Hospital from 6:40-7:30.

Wednesday morning the weekly Ladies A.M. Bible Study will meet at the church from 9 - 11 a.m. Wednesday evening there will be a 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. fellowship dinner featuring Pat Fleming’s New Mexico enchiladas. Wednesday services will follow from 7 -8 p.m.

John Graham, a member of the First Unitarian Church in Oklahoma City, will speak about some of the perplexing issues of this time. His sermon is “On the Stepping Stones of Life,  More Observations and Mysteries”.

The introit is “From Generation to Generation” and the anthem is “He Gives Me Peace.”  Rev. Dr. Greg Tolle will continue the sermon series: Faith Lessons From the First Christians.  Sunday the sermon title is: Opposition or Opportunity. The scripture is Acts 16:16. The reader will be Jan Cole.

Everyone is invited to the 10:30 a.m. Connexion service Sunday in the FUM Center.Dr. Tolle preaches the same sermon in both services.   

The church will be giving a small gift to each woman worshipping with them in celebration of Mother’s Day.

Interim pastor Toby Walker will bring the messages for both Sunday services; Marcia Hart is music director, and Scott Pitts is song leader. Evening activities include choir practice at 4, youth meetings at 5 and worship at 6.

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.

For more information, call 580-439-5335.

Adult Education by Fr. Peter on Mondayin Gillespie Hall, “The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist,” 6 p.m. English and 7:30 p.m. in Spanish.

There will be a Healing Mass with the Sacrament of the Sick on 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sign up for the Parish Appreciation Dinner that will be held Sunday, May 19 after the Chapel Dedication.

The Altar Society Ladies will be taking donations for flowers for the chapel dedication after masses the next two weekends.

In this week’s reading from The Acts of the Apostles, Paul and Silas are imprisoned because of their belief in the risen Jesus Christ. The key word in this lesson is “prayer”. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9 a.m. Father Bill Carlin will preach on this message at the 10 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist.

The study group on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. is watching a video entitled “The Bible and Christian Life” by John Stott, followed  by discussion. The study runs through May 21.

On Sunday, May 19, All Saints’ will celebrate The Feast of Pentecost. The service that Sunday will be held in the Chapel, the original worship space of All Saints’, reflecting on their journey here in Duncan since 1935. Following the service will be a cook-out and live music in the Courtyard and Parish Hall. Wear Red to celebrate this Feast Day and join us as they celebrate the feast referred to as the “Birthday of the Church”.

Pastor David Heitner’s sermon will be entitled “Christ’s Prayer For His Church.” Relevant Scriptures are Acts 1:12; Revelation 22:1, 12; and John 17:20.

There will be a graduation celebration 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

 First Baptist Church of Duncan, will offer Sunday School bible study classes for adults, youth, and children beginning at 9 a.m. followed by worship services at 10:15 a.m. Dr. Bryan Pain’s message will continue with “Discovering Jesus in John’s Gospel.” Evening services begin at 6 p.m.  Child care is available for both morning and evening services.

 Main events this month include the class of 2013 Senior Sunday held 10:15 a.m.  May 19 and Baccalaureate Services will be held this year at FBC at 3 p.m.  Kid’s Creek at Falls Creek will be May 29 thru June 1.

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.

The ladies fellowship group is hosting a Mother Daughter Tea Saturday in the fellowship hall at 11. All ladies are encouraged to attend; all mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, are invited.

GBC will be honoring their mothers during the Sunday morning service, and a special Mother’s Day message will be delivered. Worship Leader Mark Marine will be leading the music. A Mother’s Day offering for The Baptist Children’s Home and The Baptist Senior Adult Villages will be accepted Sunday.

The Adult Sunday school class lesson titled “God’s Gift, Godly Mothers” is from 1 Samuel 1. Thelma Green will be teaching the class.

The Discipleship Training class will have chip and dip during their fellowship time at the

beginning of the class at 5 Sunday evening. The class is from Matthew 1:18

titled “God with us”.

The Wednesday night Bible study and prayer meeting will be at 7.

GBC’s Senior Adults will be attending the Traveling Senior Saints Game Day Thursday

May 16 at Lakeside Baptist church  

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