The Duncan Banner

November 9, 2012

Church Briefs offer glimpse of weekend, upcoming activities

The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — First Baptist Church Comanche

Toby Walker, interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Comanche, will take his topic, “Running toward God,” from Jonah 2 during the Sunday morning service. Afternoon and evening activities on Sunday include choir practice at 4:30, youth programs at 5 and evening worship at 6. Loops of Love group for women working on knit and crochet projects, meet at 3 p.m., Tuesdays. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, youngsters and teens fellowship and Teamkids and youth Bible study. Adults meet in the auditorium for Wednesday’s prayer service. Church office hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday; for information, call the church at 580-439-5335.

City Heights Baptist Church

Pastor Billy Ward will be preaching both services at City Heights Baptist Church this Sunday. The morning message will be “How God Prevails” from 1 Samuel 17:48. Bill Greer will lead the music. Brenda Petty will sing. The evening message will be “Giving God the Glory” from Acts 14:10. June Ward will bring music.

New Hope Baptist Church West

Dr. Bruce McCray will lead Friend Day Revival Sunday. He will bring the Sunday morning and evening messages with music by Paul Hughes in the morning service.

For 26 years Bruce McCray has been a pastor serving in a new testament church. The past 19 years he pastored First Baptist Church of Elmore City. Earlier this year, his pastoral duties led him to serve as a chaplain for hospice care. He is employed by Cross Timbers Hospice in Ardmore. His life verse has become Romans 8:28. He has a PhD from Louisiana Baptist University in marriage and family counseling.

Wednesday service and activities include prayer time at 5:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Sanctuary Bible study.

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

First Baptist Church


 The congregation and staff of First Baptist Church, Duncan, encourage everyone to attend Sunday to hear Dr. Bryan Pain share the message of God’s word.

The call to worship will be “Blessed Be Your Name.” In honor of Veterans Day, the children will present “Salute To America” performed by First Kids Choir. DPS students and Children’s Shelter youth will benefit from the donations of warm winter clothing.

Save the date for “A 1940’s Christmas Homecoming” presented at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. This is a dessert theater format and will be presented in the Family Life Center at FBC. For information call the church office at 580-252-5885.

Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church

Sunday Bible study and morning worship at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, begins with 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. This week, members will examine the story of Ruth in morning service at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday is Game Night for adults at 6 p.m.

 All Saints’ Episcopal Church

This Sunday, during the 10 a.m. service, the church will honor will honor its Veteran’s — past and present. They will have special music and a prayer for those who have honored them by their service to this country. After service in the Parish Hall there will be snacks and fellowship. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, the church will have a special Thanksgiving Service. At this service, homemade bread, baked by church members, will be blessed during the service and provided to every family that comes to this special service. Tuesday Noon Bible Study is studying the Letter of James.

Grace Baptist Church

The women of GBC will have a ladies fellowship 11 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. Penny Gardner from Women’s Haven will be the guest speaker. There will be a potluck luncheon following the program. All women of the community are invited to attend. Pastor John Croy will be bringing the message in both morning and evening services. Worship Leader Mark Marine will be leading the music and providing the music.

The Adult Sunday school classes will be studying from 2 Peter 1:21 titled “Living With Truth.” The class will answer the question “How can I know what’s true when it comes to my life and faith?” The adults Discipleship Training class will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday. Brother Croy will lead the Wednesday night prayer meeting and Bible study on prayer, following the monthly business meeting.

The November community meal will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Parkview Baptist Church

Sunday morning Brother Steven Gillispie’s sermon will deliver a message on “Being committed to the Family. Are you committed to the whole family?”

During the morning worship time Jeramy Haas will be providing the music. The evening sermon will continue with the family, “Stepping out of your comfort zone.” Wednesday, Nov. 14, the women of Parkview will meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast, prayer, and fellowship.

There will be no noonday brown bag study that day; however, they will have their church-wide Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 p.m. The church appreciates all  who participated in the food drive for Christians Concerned “Trick or Treat so others can eat”; they collected and delivered a truckload of groceries. For information, call 580-255-5525.

First Christian Church

This Sunday morning the church will be celebrating its Veterans. Rev. Arnold Nelson will deliver the message at the morning worship services in the sanctuary. God’s Word for this week is “Beware of Those Who Make the Rules” with Scripture from Mark 12:38. Kevin Zinn will lead the choir in congregational singing, accompanied by Patty Jennings, organist/pianist. The doors at the Well, 913 W. Main, are open by 10:15 a.m. for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Rev. Jennifer Steil will deliver the message from the Sermon Series “When 7 is Deadly.” Children and youth are invited to participate in special events during Advent.

Unity Missionary Baptist

The Adult One class will study about Micah in Judges: 17-21-Desecrating the Worship. Unity has classes for all ages. A nursery is provided. The Sunday morning song service will be led by Bro. Dennis Johnson.

Bro. Todd Brooks will preach the evening service. His message will be from Luke 14:23, “Counting the Costs.” Unity’s Pastor Bro. David McAllister will be in Revival services at the Friendship Baptist Church southwest of Comanche. Friendships’ Pastor is Bro. Dan Standifer. Revival services are Sunday through Wednesday night. Service time for Sunday is 6 p.m. and then at 7 p.m. for Monday to Wednesday service. Bro. David Standifer will preach the Wednesday service.

Open Heaven Church

Open Heaven Church located at 1302 S. Ninth St. in Duncan invites everyone to hear Evangelist Karla Craft this Saturday Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. This Prophetess, Evangelist, Holy Spirit filled Woman Of God will deliver the Word with an anointing that brings in the power of God. Bring the lost, hurting, those in bondage and those in need of a miracle in their life. Come for an experience with the Holy Spirit that will set you on fire for Jesus. Open Heaven is a non-denominational Church open Saturdays for those who work on Sundays.

Tanglewood Bible Fellowship

The Sunday morning Call to Worship will be led by Rick Buchanan. At 10 a.m. Dr. Brad McCoy will teach from James 1:5 “Where to Find Wisdom.” During the fellowship break between first and second hour, there will be a light brunch buffet to help celebrate clergy appreciation day. At approximately 11:15, adults will reconvene in the auditorium for a time of sharing and prayer; young adults will continue their new DVD study on effective parenting in a defective world, the Uth Group will meet and children fifth grade and below will move from Sunday School to Junior Church.

This Monday the monthly men’s breakfast will meet at Duncan Regional Hospital from 6:40-7:30.

At 7 p.m. Monday, the inductive Bible study will meet at the Demersons. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Ladies AM Bible study will meet at the church. Midweek services for the entire family will meet from 7 to 8. Adults are beginning a new study of “Biblical Boundaries” led by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend. On Sunday, Nov. 18, a baptismal service will be part of the 9:30 congregational worship. TBFers who have trusted Christ as Savior but who have not been water baptized as a testimony of their faith should contact Brad McCoy or James Mitchell.

Ray of Hope Church

On Wednesday nights, ministry for the entire family begins with a meal at 6 p.m. and then 7 p.m. services. Adults meet in the sanctuary for Bible study. Overcomer’s Outreach, Grief Support, Heart to Heart women’s group and choir are also available. Youth services include Breakthrough youth, Elevate youth and KidZone youth. Nursery and pre-school classes are provided for all services. Deeper Walk Connect is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Spare Parts Connect will meet 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Men of Integrity will be 7 p.m. Monday.

For information, call 580-252-7772.

True Gospel Tabernacle

Learn about God at True Gospel Tabernacle, pastor is Suff. Bishop Sherman P. Tyler Sr. who leads the Sunday morning prayer, followed by Sunday school for all ages. Then they have an awesome praise and worship service. Everyone is invited to go and be a part of this mighty God they serve this Sunday. For information, call 580-467-2555 or 580-252-7283.

West Side Christian Church

Rev. Terry Schlein will preach on “A Veteran’s Advice” at West Side Christian Church this Sunday. His Scripture text will be Psalm 17:1. The pastor’s children’s sermon will be “Jesus Calms the Storm,” with Mark 3:35 as his reference. Randy Rosine will sing “America, the Beautiful” while showing a slide presentation he has prepared to honor veterans. Meetings this week will include: Youth Group at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Outreach Team at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Stewardship Team at 6 p.m. on Monday, elders and diaconate at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Leadership Team at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and Prayer Shawl Knitters at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. The monthly fellowship supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. This month’s fare will be breakfast, with pancakes and sausage provided. Those who attend may bring fruit, desserts, or other dishes to complement the pancakes. Donations of blankets and money will be accepted from Nov. 11-25. These contributions will go to various local organizations. For information, call the church office at 580-255-2825.

Good Shepherd Lutheran

On this 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor David Heitner’s sermon will be entitled “First-Fruits of Faith” and the relevant Scriptures will be 1 Kings 17:8 Hebrews 9:24, and Mark 12:38. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study take place at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time at 9:45, then worship. The “God For Us” class, for those wanting to know more about the Lutheran faith, is offered at noon on Tuesdays. Phone 580-255-3267.

Immanuel Baptist Church

It’s time for the ROAR 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk hosted by Immanuel this Saturday at Halliburton football stadium. There is a cost and registration is at 7:30 a.m. The 1 mile begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds will help with African mission trips. For information call Brian Holland at 580-255-0467.

The senior adults will be traveling to Texas to the Gaylord Hotel Nov. 19 to view the ice sculptures and have fun along the way. They are planning a Hawaiian Christmas party for Senior Adults with authentic Hawaiian entertainment for Dec. 1. The “60 Something” small group Sunday School class is preparing for a Christmas party for Dec. 15. Party planning is going on throughout the church for the holiday season for all age levels. Immanuel men are meeting at 5:30 a.m. during November for “Fat Boy Fitness” and are having a good time trying to get into shape. If you are interested in this exercise program and would like to attend, call Pastor Jackie Allen. The IBC ladies will have a “Ladies Spa Night” at 6 p.m. in the church parlor Monday, Nov. 12. Ladies meet for at 12:15 p.m. Monday for Bible study.

Youth Pastor Joey Dean preached last Sunday in the absence of Pastor Jackie Allen who was preaching at a revival. Music minister Brian Holland was also there ministering in praise and worship. Loren Swor preached on Sunday evening with his topic, “Old Faithful.” ‘The Big Story’ preaching series continues. In November and the first part of December, IBC will be studying the End Times and finding out what the Bible has to say about it all. Pastor Jackie Allen will be ministering the Word during these lessons. By the end of the year, the church will have gone through the Bible from beginning to end for a great overview of the Word. The Judgment House project is over, having more than 700 people going through the “Collision” experience and 42 people made a commitment to the Lord after experiencing the show.

A big thanks to teen Matt Crook for dreaming this dream and for all the hard work he and others gave to make the event such a success. Over 600 children came through the Trunk O’ Treat. The Christmas shoeboxes that will be sent all over the world to children in need will be packed up at 6 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a meal served and classes will follow.

IBC is gathering children’s gloves and hats to be donated to the Woodrow Wilson Hornets. Anyone who would like to be a part of this project to bless the school can bring the items to the church office. Mark your calendars for this year’s Christmas performance, “I’ll be Home for Christmas”, a musical about Family and Hope in the Golden Days of Radio. It will be performed at 6 p.m. both evenings. There will be an Ethiopian Mission Trip Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Silent Auction Sunday, Nov. 18 at noon in the Fellowship Center.

Highland Park Baptist

“Jesus Chooses His Disciples” will be the message delivered by Bro. Jerry Couch during the Sunday morning worship service. Scripture reference is from, John 1:35. Music will be provided by Kim Ward and Ashlynn Pharaoh. Bro. Jerry Couch will deliver the message “Living the Christian Life” with scripture reference from Acts 9:10 during the evening worship. Wanda Brown and Crandle Olds will provide music for the evening service. Bro. Jerry will continue the study of Ephesians on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Activities for youth will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.