The Duncan Banner

September 21, 2012

Area church briefs


The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — IBC volunteers to tackle roof project

Immanuel Baptist Church Pastor Jackie Allen said that in his opinion he was preaching on the most difficult lesson in the Bible last Sunday, that lesson was the story of the Cross. His sermon was “From the Pulpit of His Passion. This Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. lesson will be on the tomb, with Scripture from Mark 16 and I Corinthians 15.

Music minister Brian Holland leads the contemporary worship music that accents the sermon topics each week.

New member’s class is at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 23 and 30 in the Fellowship Center.

The proposed roofing of the Woodrow Wilson Gabriel’s house has been delayed until Saturday because of the rain that poured down last Saturday. If you can wield a hammer or staple gun and are interested in blessing the children at Woodrow Wilson, show up at 8 a.m. Saturday.

If you are a woman who would love a day out, join the IBC women on their “Women’s Day Out” Saturday, Sept. 29. The group will head to Moore at 10 a.m. for lunch and a matinee of “Trouble with the Curve.” Call Tonya Allen at the church office, 580-255-0467 to reserve a place.

Other activities: 9 a.m. Thursday, WISE Bible Study classes for women.

Ski trip meetings, fifth quarter plans, quilting fellowships and men’s prayer breakfasts are coming up. IBC is sponsoring the Duncan High football game fifth quarter on Friday, Sept. 28.

Wednesday, adults meet in the fellowship hall.



FCC addresses what makes us ashamed

This Sunday morning the Rev. Arnold Nelson will deliver the message at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services in the sanctuary. Sermon is “What Makes Us Ashamed” with Scripture, Mark 9:30. Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. The doors at the Well, 913 W. Main, are open by 10:15 a.m. Service begins at 10:45 a.m. Ryan Benton will deliver the message from the sermon series “Community 242” entitled We Christians Sure Love to Eat, with Scripture from John 13.

Activities:

High school youth will mee t at 6 p.m. at the Well.

7 p.m. Tuesday, Elders meeting, Gathering Hall.

Wednesdays includes:

4 p.m. LOGOS; 5:30 p.m., all-church dinner, Gathering Hall; 6 p.m. Handbell choir rehearsal; 6:30 p.m. book study, Walter Scott – a 19th-century evangelical, led by Arnold Nelson, in the parlor; 7 p.m. Chancel choir rehearsal.

Also at 7 p.m. Wednesday is See You at the Pole at the High School auditorium, for all middle school and high school Students.

10:30 a.m. Thursday, church women’s Bible study on “Ephesians.”

6:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, the free meal at the Well, J.O.H.N.: 6:35, is open to the community.

Highland Park Baptist message from Romans

“The Next Step,” will be the message delivered by Brother Jerry Couch during morning worship service, with Scripture from Romans 6:1. Music will be provided by the Martin and Parker Quartet.

Jerry Couch will deliver the message on “Love of God” during the evening worship, with Scripture from Romans 5:6. Patricia Hayes and Jessica Pharaoh will provide music for the evening service. Wednesday night will have Bible study, youth ministry and children’s ministry, at 6:30 p.m.



FBC reminds youth of ‘See You at the Pole’

First Baptist Church of Duncan, led by Dr. Bryan Pain, continues a series of sermons from the book of Amos as the church prepares for fall revival meetings.

The First Family Choir choral praise will be “No More Night,” and Brittany Toone will sing a vocal.

Sunday School classes begin at 9 a.m., with services at 10:15 a.m.

Dr. Pain will lead and teach in the 6 p.m. evening service. Preschool Fun Night starts at 6 p.m. with a theme of “show and tell.” The older children will be dismissed during evening services to attend children’s church. Wednesday will be the day for “See You At The Pole,” which is a student-led, student-initiated movement of prayer that revolves around students praying together on the fourth Wednesday of September, usually before school and usually at the school’s flagpole.

It involves students in elementary schools, middle/junior high schools, high schools, and colleges/universities all over the world. Locally, many students will join the national observance by meeting at their various schools’ flag poles before school and also with an area wide rally at Duncan High School auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

FBC activities: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, women’s Bible study of I Peter, second floor of the FBC education building. Wednesday events begin at 9:30 a.m. with WOM Leola Ragland Group meeting in the church parlor. At 1:30 p.m. WOM Nicole Oh Group will meet at 1708 Birch. First Kids Choir and Gospel Project gathers in the FBC Welcome Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, and youth meet in the FLC.

“DiscipleLife” classes continue at 6 p.m. New topics are studied each week.

These classes include a Beth Moore study titled “James – Mercy Triumphs,” Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University,” Wayne Gruden’s “20 Christian Beliefs,” and Tedd Tripp’s “Instructing a Child’s Heart.” Also, a men’s Bible study “I Am Second” and a Scripture memory class are scheduled.

Prayer meeting and bible study will be 6 p.m. in the chapel on Wednesdays. For children and youth, “The Gospel Project” and “Student Bible Study” will also be held on Wednesdays.



All Saints Episcopal pet blessing nears

All Saints Episcopal Church, this week will hear as Pastor Anita Slovak explores the passage from Mark 9:30, “Who is the greatest?”

Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. followed by worship at 10 a.m.

Each week there is fellowship in the Parish Hall after service. Sept. 29 will be the annual Pet Blessings from 10 to 11 a.m. in the courtyard.

On Tuesdays at noon is the ongoing Bible Study in the youth room. Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. is a worship service with communion in the Chapel.

All Saints’ Episcopal Church is at 809 W. Cedar Ave.

Comanche FBC asks

‘Does sin make you ill?’

Does sin make you ill? Toby Walker, interim pastor for First Baptist Church in Comanche, will offer insight on this question from I Timothy during the Sunday morning worship service at 10:45, following Sunday School at 9:30.

Afternoon and evening activities on Sunday include work time on nursing home blankets at 4 p.m., choir practice at 4:30, youth programs at 5 and evening worship service at 6. Wednesday morning, students will meet at Comanche High School before school begins for See You at the Pole, the annual event celebrating the International Day of Student Prayer. Later on Wednesday, youngsters and teens will find learning, fellowship, and service opportunities at 6:30 p.m. with Teamkids and youth Bible study, while adults meet in the auditorium for prayer service. Church office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information, call the church at 580-439-5335.

FUMC Duncan to have special White Cross Ringers service

Sunday at First United Methodist Church, the White Cross Ringers will make their premier appearance. They will ring the introit. The title is “Austrian Hymn” (Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken). This group has been working hard for several weeks to prepare for this Sunday’s worship experience. The anthem is “Portrait of Grace: Kyrie Eleison.” Dr. Greg Tolle will be continuing the sermon series: “Faith is a Verb: Waging Wisdom.” Scripture is James 3:13. The reader is Don Rice. everyone is invited to attend the new 10:30 a.m. service “Connexion.” This service is a modern worship style (praise band and media) with a traditional understanding of faith.

West Side Christian Church continues food drive

“How Much Trust Do I Put in God?” is the title Rev. Terry Schlein has chosen for this Sunday’s sermon at West Side Christian Church. His Scripture will be Luke 16:1. The pastor’s children’s sermon will be “Change of the Seasons,” based on Romans 1:20. The choir will sing “Under His Wings.” Opportunities for worship, Christian growth, and fellowship will will start with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship time at 10:40 a.m., and youth group at 5 p.m. The choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and the drive for staple goods for Christians Concerned continues through mid-October. For information on the church and its ministries, call the office at 580-255-2825.

City Heights hosts game night

for fellowship and fun

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. is game night at City Heights Baptist Church. Join them for food, fellowship, and a good time. Brother Billy Ward will be preaching Sunday and the 11 a.m. message will be “Give Me the Mountain” from Joshua 14:5. Bill Greer will lead the music. Brenda Petty and June Ward will sing specials. At 6 p.m. the evening message will be “Praying for a Jail Break” from Acts 12:9. The church is located at 401 S.12th.

FPC’s Trei-Conrad has message of young neighbors

At First Presbyterian Church Sunday, the Reverend Sue Trei-Conrad will share the sermon titled “The Youngest of Neighbors,” based on Luke 10:25. A nursery is available.

Good Shepherd Lutheran shares a lesson in humility

At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, on this 17th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor David Heitner’s sermon will be “Humility in Christian Living,” and the Scriptures will be Jeremiah 11:18, James 3:13, and Mark 9:30. Sunday school and adult Bible study take place at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time at 9:45 a.m., prior to worship. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is at the corner of Country Club and Plato Roads. Phone 580-255-3267.

True Gospel Tabernacle readies for revival

Mark your calendar for 7 p.m. Oct. 4, at True Gospel Tabernacle. It is having an old-fashion Holy Ghost revival. Suff. Bishop Sherman P. Tyler Sr. said it is open to everyone. It will be held at 301 S. First Ave.

For information, call 580-467-2555 or 580-252-SAVE(7283).

Comanche FBC

Does sin make you ill? Toby Walker, interim pastor for First Baptist Church in Comanche, will offer insight on this question from I Timothy during the Sunday morning worship service at 10:45, following Sunday School at 9:30. Afternoon and evening activities on Sunday include work time on nursing home blankets at 4 p.m., choir practice at 4:30, youth programs at 5 and evening worship service at 6. Wednesday morning, students will meet at Comanche High School before school begins for See You at the Pole, the annual event celebrating the International Day of Student Prayer. Later on Wednesday, youngsters and teens will find learning, fellowship, and service opportunities at 6:30 p.m. with Teamkids and youth Bible study, while adults meet in the auditorium for prayer service. Church office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information, call the church at 580-439-5335.



FUMC Duncan to have special service

Sunday at First United Methodist Church, the White Cross Ringers will make their premier appearance. They will ring the introit. The title is “Austrian Hymn” (Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken). This group has been working hard for several weeks to prepare for this Sunday’s worship experience. The anthem is “Portrait of Grace: Kyrie Eleison.” Dr. Greg Tolle will be continuing the sermon series: “Faith is a Verb: Waging Wisdom.” Scripture is James 3:13. The reader is Don Rice. everyone is invited to attend the new 10:30 a.m. service “Connexion.” This service is a modern worship style (praise band and media) with a traditional understanding of faith.



City Heights hosts game night

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. is game night at City Heights Baptist Church. Join them for food, fellowship, and a good time. Brother Billy Ward will be preaching Sunday and the 11 a.m. message will be “Give Me the Mountain” from Joshua 14:5. Bill Greer will lead the music. Brenda Petty and June Ward will sing specials. At 6 p.m. the evening message will be “Praying for a Jail Break” from Acts 12:9. The church is located at 401 S.12th.

Harvest Hills Baptist begins weekend conference

Harvest Hills Baptist Church will hold its annual Weekend Missions Conference today through Sunday. Dr JC House will be the guest speaker with three missionary families, two veteran missionaries and one new missionary family from England.

The conference will kick off at 7 p.m. today with it’s International Dinner. At 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, there will be a brunch. Candlelight service is at 7 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 580-252-5506.

Homer Cox to lead call to worship at TBF

Sunday services will begin at 9:30 with a word of welcome and announcements by Dale Corbin, followed by the Call to Worship from John 6:40 by Homer Cox.

There wil be congregation service for everyone, then children are dismissed to youth church. Dr. Brad McCoy will speak from Zephaniah 3:8 and his message is entitled “Cheer Up, We’ve Got Awesome Things to Look Forward To”

Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. the Ladies p.m. Bible study will meet at Olga Pollock’s. Monday evening at 6:30 the inductive Bible study class will meet at the Demerson’s. Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. is the Ladies a.m. Bible Study led by Carolyn Howard, at the church. Wednesday evening services for the whole family will meet from 7 to 8:10 p.m. at the church.

Parkview Baptist has message of hope

Sunday morning Brother Steven Gillispie’s sermon will deliver a message on “Hope and Family.” Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and morning service at 10:30 a.m. We are simply “One Family Walking and Working for the Faith of the Gospel.” Music will be shared by Ronnie White during the morning service. Bring someone with you as we study the word and make lasting friendships. The evening sermon will continue “Hope and Family.” Noon day Bible study will be conducted Wednesday, with a continuation on relationships focusing on Godly relationships: Scripture if Hebrews 10:24. The children and youth will have regular services at 7 p.m.

Southerland to deliver service sermons

In the 10 a.m. morning worship service at New Hope Baptist Church West, the Brother Randy Southerland will bring the message. In the morning service, choral worship will perform “You Are My Hiding Place.” Evening service is at 6 p.m.

Wednesday prayer time is at 5:30 p.m. and Bible study is 6 p.m.

There will be Ladies Night Out at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Janet Paschal is guest speaker and vocalist and there is a charge to attend. Tickets are available until Wednesday.

For a ride to church, call the church office at 580-252-3899.

Grace Baptist Church to hear from Croy

Pastor John Croy will be sharing the message in both the morning and evening services at Grace Baptist Church. Worship leader Mark Marine will be leading the music for both services. The adult Sunday school classes will be studying from 1 Peter 2:11 titled “Living As Strangers.” The adults Discipleship Training class is at 5 Sunday evening.

Grace Baptist Church will be holding a Free Community Meal, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall. The menu will be spaghetti, chicken, corn, salad, and cake. The meal is dine-in only except for shut-ins. Brother Croy will lead the Wednesday night Bible study and prayer meeting following the meal at 7. GBC will host The Traveling Senior Saints game day on Thursday. A free meal of beans, cornbread, and cake will be served at noon.

Sunday Sept. 30, GBC will have fifth Sunday Singing in the evening service. A potluck finger food fellowship will follow the singing.