The Duncan Banner

May 17, 2013

5-17 Church Briefs


The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN —

The Duncan Diners, Unitarians from Duncan and surrounding area, will held their monthly meeting for dinner Thursday at Don Jose’s restaurant.

Sunday, Rev. Scot Harvey, guest minister from Oklahoma City, will speak on “Not Forgetting Tomorrow.” He will discuss how we are often advised to live in the present, but are we not also responsible for tomorrow?  Adult Forum will have an open discussion of “How Was Your Week?”

The Men’s Ministry will have their quarterly breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Sunday before Sunday school. The church members will hold their monthly Deacon’s and church council meetings Sunday before the evening service. The following Wednesday will be the monthly business meeting.

Worship with Tony Hooper, minister of music, will be followed by a sermon by Pastor Chris Percival.

In Sunday school, the adult classes are in week 12 (Look for Spiritual Excellence – Titus 2:1) of the Exploring the Bible study guide. The children’s class is studying in the Book of Acts and about how WHB church began.

This will be the last week of home school band practice.

On this Day of Pentecost, Pastor David Heitner’s sermon will be titled “The Gift of the Holy Spirit.” Relevant scriptures to be read will be Genesis 11:1, Acts 2:1, and John 14:23.

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.

For more information call 580-255-3267.

Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. The music will include the introit sung by Tara Cook and accompanied by Justin Sommer, Jared Eoff, and Dace Palmer. The anthem is “Every Time I Feel the Spirit.”

Rev. Dr. Greg Tolle will finish the sermon series: “Faith Lessons from the First Christians: Your Mission, Should You Decide to Accept It.” The scripture is Acts 2:1. The reader will be Jack Stanton. Come and worship this Sunday.

You are also invited to attend the Connexion service 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.

Sunday services will begin after a word of welcome and announcements by Dale Corbin. Shelby Wilkinson, member of the DHS graduating class of 2013, will then be honored.

This will be followed by the call to worship led by Rick Buchanan and then a time of congregational worship. James Mitchell will bring a special morning message. After the message and fellowship break, adults will meet for sharing and prayer in their Elders Groups, the Youth Group will meet with James and Shawna Mitchell, and children fifth grade and below will transition from Sunday School to Junior Church.

The Ladies PM Bible study will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday at the church.

From 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, the weekly Ladies AM Bible Study will meet at the church and from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, evening services for the entire family will take place.

Everyone is welcome at Loco First Baptist’s 4th annual Cowboy Camp Meeting Under the Tent on June 2-5. Service begins at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Bailey Smith, former SBC President. Music by Gospel Travelers, featuring WO Chapman, Roy Eaves, Jim Alexander and Robert Newman.

A free meal for everyone will be provided nightly at 5:30 p.m. There will be a Round Up Parade at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 for 4-wheelers, lawn mowers and bicycles. Awards will be given to “Best Decorated,” “Most Innovative” and more! There will also be a Trail Boss Contest to see who can bring the biggest herd to the Round Up.

Special events beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday-Wednesday are: Cowboy Cow Chip Throwin’ Contest, Cowboy Shootin’ Contest (basketball), Cowgirl Rollin’ Pin Throwin’ Contest (and other cowgirl events), Little Cowhand Bronco Coin Toss and Rodeo Clown Face Paintin’ Contest.

For more information call 580-504-2636 or 580-657-3820.

Duncan, are you still searching for a church home? Well, your search is over. Come this Sunday to True Gospel Tabernacle.

Pastor is Suff. Bishop Sherman P. Tyler Sr. and Sundays begin with prayer lead by the pastor, followed by Sunday school of all ages, and a dynamic praise and worship service. 

True Gospel is a church of all nations and loves the Lord. For assistance, please call 580-467-2555 or 580-252-7283.

“The Day God Cried” is the title Rev. Terry Schlein has chosen for this Sunday’s sermon at West Side Christian Church. He will speak on the story of Lazarus, as recorded in John 11:1.

The pastor's children’s sermon will be “In the Hands of Jesus,” based on the book of Isaiah. In recognition of Pentecost, the choir will sing “Holy Spirit, Holy Ground,” and a special offering will be taken.

The youth group will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, and the choir will meet for rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information call 580-255-2825.

“Faith In Action” will be the message delivered by Bro. Jerry Couch during the Sunday morning worship service. The scripture reference is from, Romans 1:8. Music will be provided by Jerry Bradley.

Bro. Jerry Couch will deliver the message “Staying Afloat In the Storm” with scripture reference from Luke 8:22- during the evening worship. Jim Crowder 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.

Dr. Bryan Pain’s message Sunday will continue with “Discovering Jesus in John’s Gospel.” Child care is available for both morning and evening services.

Several upcoming events with children and youth will take place in May at FBC. Main events include the class of 2013 Senior Sunday May 19 and the Duncan High School Baccalaureate Services will be held this year at FBC at 3 p.m.

Kid’s Creek at Falls Creek will be May 29-June 1. This is for students who have completed third through sixth grades. For more 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-Aug. 30. For information on this CDC activity, call 580-252-5887.

The public is invited to attend and register for activities. For information or assistance, call 580-252-5885.

Sunday service by Rev. Sue Trei-Conrad will be titled “You Are Invited,” based on Genesis 11:1. A nursery is available. Youth Food Harvest this Sunday “Soup” bring your donation to worship with you. Outside Ministry will meet after worship. Session will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. F.A.W. deadline will be next Friday.

Sunday services begin with a variety of morning classes for all ages.

Sunday evening worship services meet in the main sanctuary with specialized services for youth groups.

On Wednesdays, ministry for the entire family begins with a meal at 6 p.m. followed by 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. Nursery and pre-school classes are provided for all services.

Neher Connect is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the home of Ken and Carolyn Neher. Spare Parts Connect will be at the Youth Building at 6 p.m. today. Young at Heart Connect meets at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall. The Missions Team will be hosting a taco salad fundraiser meal following the morning service on Sunday.

Water baptism will be held during the Sunday evening service. Women of Honor and Men of Integrity will be meeting at 6:45 p.m. Monday and childcare is provided.  The new Mentoring Class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Participants must be pre-registered for this class.

Interim pastor Toby Walker will bring the messages for both Sunday services. Marcia Hart is music director and Scott Pitts is song leader.

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 580-439-5335.

Welcome Rev. Dick Greenwood as he conducts Parkview’s Sunday morning worship. Bring someone with you to study the word and make lasting friendships.

Sunday morning, senior graduates will be recognized. A celebratory reception will be held for them Sunday evening in the Fellowship Hall. Please come and support them.

There will be “Noonday Bible Study” on Wednesday. The children and youth will have their regular services at 7 p.m.

For more information call 580-255-5525.

The Dedication of Divine Mercy and Blessed John Paul II Chapel will be at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City in concelebration with Most Reverend Eusebius J. Beltran Archbishop Emeritus of Oklahoma City and Priests serving the Archdiocese will be in attendance.

Everyone is invited to Adult Education by Fr. Peter on Monday, in Gillespie Hall, “The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist,” at 6 p.m. in English and 7:30 p.m. in Spanish.  Please bring your Bible!

Vacation Bible School: Marvelous Mystery: The Mass Comes Alive. Vacation Bible School is coming June 3-7 for all kids ages 6-11 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each day. If you are interested in helping kids learn their Catholic faith in a fun and exciting way, please volunteer.  

Many supplies are needed. Donations are needed. Register your kids after the morning mass. Kelly Porter is taking VBS registrations in the office.

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, sometimes referred to as the “Birth of the Church.” All Saints’ will celebrate this special day by going back to the church’s beginning in 1935. Come and join worship in the Chapel, the original Church, with a special worship celebration.

Following the service, there will be a church picnic in the Parish Hall and Courtyard. Music for the picnic will be provided by The Prairie Lizards.

The study group at 10 a.m. Tuesdays is watching a video titled “The Bible and Christian Life” by John Stott, followed by discussion. This is the last week of this study and all are welcome.

In the morning worship service, Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the message “God’s Motivational Speech for Success” Joshua 1. The church will recognize graduating seniors during the morning worship service.

Music provided by Rick Lang and David and Charla Skinner.

In the evening worship service, the Kidz Worship Choir will present their musical “I Can Only Imagine” at 6 p.m.

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

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

GBC will be honoring their seniors during the Sunday morning service with a luncheon for them following the service. Worship Leader Mark Marine will be leading the music.

The Adult Sunday school class lesson titled “Look For Spiritual Excellence” is from Titus 2:1.

The Discipleship Training class will have pigs-in-a-blanket during their fellowship time at the beginning of the class Sunday evening. The class is from Matthew 1:18 titled “God with us.”

The GBC May free community meal will be Wednesday 5–6:30 p.m. dine-in on Wednesday. The menu will be beef goulash, corn, salad, and cake. The Wednesday night

Bible study and prayer meeting will follow the meal.

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

On Sunday, Rev. Jennifer Steil will deliver the sermon at the morning worship services in the Sanctuary. Her sermon is titled “Wind and Fire” with scripture text Acts 2:1-21.  

At the Well, Ryan Benton will continue the Sermon Series “GPS — God’s Persistent Spirit” with his sermon titled “The Great Commencement,” Scripture Text Acts 2.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. the young adults will be studying from Philippians 3:10. The Adult Two Class will study “Protection in the Storm — Acts 27:1. In the 10:30 worship hour and the evening service at 6 p.m. Daniel Hays from Florida will be at Unity preaching in view for Associate Pastor.

The youth group will leas in th evening service.

Vaction bible school workers will meet at the church from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. to continue working getting ready for Vacation Bible School. Lunch will be served Saturday at Unity Saturday.

Unity’s Pastor is Bro. David McCallister.