The Duncan Banner

December 7, 2012

Church briefs Dec. 7, 2012


The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Gospel Beams Church

Musician Kenny Dawson will minister at the Gospel Beams Church during the evening services Sunday evening. Throughout this Christmas season Pastor Ray Ledbetter will be sharing from the Scriptures about the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Each Sunday will be a new message about the incarnation of the Christ child and how his birth continues to daily bring hope, joy, love and ‘peace on earth, good will toward men.

Ray of Hope Church

Children’s church and morning worship with Pastor Mike McCord will continue with the series, “Grinchmas – Christmas without Christ.”

Activities:

6 p.m. Saturday Men’s Steak and Spirit night in the Fellowship Hall.

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Chateau 3015, Spare Parts Connect group RSVP to Linda Lance. Deeper Walk Connect is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Saturday.

Sunday evening service: Children’s Choir Christmas Musical, “A Rockin’ Royal Christmas.”

6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, KidZone (1st – 5th grade) will have a Skate Night at Meridian Skating Rink. For more information, call 580-252-7772.

First Presbyterian Church, Duncan

Sunday service by Reverend Sue Trei-Conrad will be “Where Will We Find Him?” based on Malachi 3:1. A nursery is available.

December is “Soup” for the Youth Food Harvest and donations can be brought to the church on the third Sunday of the month. In turn, the youth will take the donated items to the Christians Concerned Food Pantry.

For information on FPC, call the church office at 580-255-5769.

Wesley United Methodist

At 6 p.m. Sunday, the Wesley United Methodist Church will present “A Medley of Christmas Joy” featuring music selections from several cantatas, performed by the Wesley Choir with choir director, Linda Sager.

The musical part of the program will be concluded with a brief candlelighting service followed by a visit from Santa with bags of treats for all. Afterwards, everyone will be invited to enjoy Christmas refreshments in the church fellowship hall. The program will be repeated at 6 p.m. Monday, at the Velma United Methodist Church. Pastor Kevin McKinley said. “Both programs will provide lots of family fun and joy for the Christmas season.”

Grace Baptist Church

The ladies group will have a Christmas fellowship potluck luncheon with gift exchange at 11 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall.

Activities:

5 p.m. Sunday, adults Discipleship Training class.

Wednesday, Pastor Croy will lead the Wednesday night Bible study, and prayer meeting following the monthly business meeting.

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Pastor John Croy and wife Mettie will be hosting a church-wide Christmas party in the fellowship hall.

Western Heights Baptist

The Traveling Senior Saints will be hosted by Western Heights Baptist Church for the monthly Senior Adult’s Game Day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, in the fellowship hall.

There will be a free lunch of chili, beans, nachos, cornbread, and cake, served at noon.

Duncan Home School Band directed by James Copeland will play Christmas music and Rev. Frank Barnes will bring a short devotion just before lunch. They will play dominos, cards, and other table games. If you don’t play games come and enjoy the fellowship. Western Heights Baptist 580-255-3881.

First Christian Church

This Sunday, Rev. Arnold Nelson message will be “Laying the Ground Work” with Scripture from Luke 3:1.

The doors at the Well, 913 W. Main, are open by 10:15 a.m.. Rev. Jennifer Steil will deliver the message from the Sermon Series “Follow the Star,” entitled “The Magnificent Gift” with Scripture from Luke 1:26.

“Jesus and Me” Children’s Church is offering a special Advent experience “Journey to Bethlehem” for children age 3 through second grade, during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service.

Elders Prayer Breakfast is at 7 a.m., Tuesday at DRH. The Mix will be held at the Well at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and is open to all middle school youth.

Immanuel Baptist Church

Sunday morning’s sermon series “The Big Story” which is a trip through the Bible beginning with Creation and ending with lessons on the End Times, is winding down and has been deemed a great success by the congregation as Pastor Jackie has taught all the way through the Bible on Sunday mornings. The Children’s Ministry has taken part in this study and have correlated their lessons with the adult ones throughout the year, but on a children’s level.

Activities:

6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the 1941 musical, “I’ll be Home for Christmas” to be performed, with singing led by Brian Holland, music minister, and dramatics directed by Edie Stewart. The main character of the show, Grandpa Howard, is played by Jody Atchley.

 After this performance on Sunday, the church will celebrate the ministry of Joey and Kristi Dean in the Fellowship Hall as they finalize their plans to transition to a ministry in Moore.

6 p.m. Wednesday, K’Motion and Preschool choir will perform for the church. All programs at IBC are open to the community.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Adult Christmas parties, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 16, child care provided.

“60 Something’s Christmas Party will be Dec. 15.

 Ladies lunch time Bible study will continue 12:15 p.m. Monday and Dec. 17; and men’s Prayer Breakfast at the hospital cafeteria is 6:45 a.m. every Friday.

First Cumberland Presbyterian, Marlow

Marlow’s First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will hold its annual bake sale Saturday, in the Fellowship Hall in conjunction with the monthly pancake breakfast prepared and served by the men of the church. Serving time is 7 to 10 a.m. Handicapped parking is provided on the north side of the church.

n New Life Church

Pastor William Moore will be speaking a festive message in his series “A Christmas to Remember” at 10 a.m. Sunday. A Christmas Musical presented by the kids with a Soles for Souls challenge to engage the church and community in a life changing effort to impact the world. This event will take place at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 16 in the Event Center and all funds will go towards purchasing shoes for the children of Belize.

Join New Life Worship and The Noise for an area-wide Worship Experience, hosted by New Life Church. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday at New Life Church located in the Chisholm Mall in Duncan.

Heritage Oaks Church of the Nazarene

“The stores are setting up. You’re getting ready to decorate. Kids are dreaming of what Santa might bring them this year. Excitement and anticipation become palpable. But somewhere along the line, excitement gives way to panic. Anticipation dwindles with every purchase and pretty soon, the weight of Christmas is upon you.

The meaning of it all is lost in traffic, debt, and stress. Reclaim the excitement and anticipation with Heritage Oaks Church of the Nazarene as Pastor Doug brings messages that will help you navigate the landscape of the holiday season and find a joy-filled Christmas. This year, turn your Christmas Upside Down.”

Good Shepherd Lutheran

On this Second Sunday of Advent, Pastor David Heitner’s sermon will be entitled “Prepare the Way of the Lord.” Relevant Scriptures to be read will be Malachi 3:1, Philippians 1:2, and Luke 3:1.

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. Advent midweek services continue at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Phone 580-255-3267.

True Gospel Tabernacle

The Pastor is Suff. Bishop Sherman P. Tyler Sr.

Sunday begins with prayer led by the Pastor, followed by Sunday school for all ages, and ending with a spirit-filled praise and worship service. They offer free transportation to all of their services. If they can assist you contact them at 580-467-2555.

Highland Park Baptist

“Peace on Earth” will be the message delivered by Bro. Jerry Couch during the Sunday morning worship service. Scripture reference is from Ephesians 2:11.

Music will be provided by Jim Adams. Bro. Jerry Couch will deliver the message “What Is Man” with Scripture reference from Hebrews 2:1 during the evening worship.

Jerry Bradley and Kim Ward will provide music for the evening service. Bro. Jerry will continue the study of Ephesians at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Activities for kids and youth will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

First United Methodist Church, Duncan

This week, the Chancel Chimes will be playing “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” for the Introit. The Chancel Choir will sing “Jesus Is Our Christmas Gift.” Rev. Dr. Tolle will continue the Advent Series of Sermons, “Christmas Expectations: Getting Ready for Christmas.” Scripture is Luke 3:1.

John Ray Green will be the reader. Marcus McEntire will be the worship leader. The Advent Candle will be lit by the Brad Bull family. Scripture reader in Connexion will be Marilyn Hugon. The Advent Candle will be lit by Rebecca and Allison Bailey.

At 4 p.m. Sunday is the annual Christmas Cantata. This performance by the Chancel Choir will be accompanied by Dr. Labe’ as well as a nine-piece string and woodwind ensemble.

This year the choir will be singing “A Celebration of Carols” written by Joseph Martin.

City Heights Baptist Church

Pastor Billy Ward will be preaching at the Sunday services. The morning message will be “Choose a Tree” from Matthew 27:38. Bill Greer will lead the music and music will be provided by Brenda Petty. The evening message be “The Gospel’s Power” from Acts 16:1. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is the monthly business meeting. Prayer service will follow at 7 p.m. The church Christmas party will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

First Baptist Church, Comanche

From 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, the youth at Comanche’s First Baptist Church will host a pancake breakfast in the church’s Family Life Center to benefit Toys for Tots. Donations of either toys or cash are appreciated for this fundraising event. Toby Walker, interim pastor will speak on “Blessed by Grace” from Luke 1:26 during the morning service. Choir practice will be at 4:30 p.m., and at 6 p.m. youth activities and evening service. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Teamkids and youth Bible study; and adults meet in the auditorium for prayer.

Gifts for nursing home residents need to be at the church by Dec. 15. For more information, call the church at 580-439-5335.

West Side Christian Church

Rev. Terry Schlein will preach on “Divine Love” at West Side Christian Church this Sunday. Scripture text will be Luke 2:8. The pastor’s children’s sermon will be “Advent Waking up to Christ,” based on Romans 6:8.

Barbara Snodgrass and Dale Coffin will light the second Advent candle, and the choir will sing “Wait! Watch!” The youth group will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Other activities:

1:30 p.m. Monday, Outreach Team.

6 p.m. Stewardship Team.

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the elders and diaconate will meet.

7 p.m. Leadership Team.

The choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The annual greeting card project is now in action. Church members are to estimate how much they would spend to send Christmas cards to other church members and instead, donate that money to a fund for children in the church who have special needs. For more information call 580-255-2825.

First Baptist Church, Duncan

Dr. Bryan Pain will bring the message from God’s word Sunday morning and evening. The call to worship hymns will be “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.”

The First Family Choir choral praise will be “Messiah Medley.”

“International Missions Study … Beijing, China” has been re-scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, in the church parlor. This is open to anyone interested in learning of the mission work being done in  Beijing.

A “1940’s Christmas Homecoming,” will be presented by the First Family Choir at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, in the Family Life Center at 901 W. Ash.

David Leu, Minister of Music at First Baptist has been directing this free event for the church and the community.

The desire of everyone involved is to share with you the most important person in our lives-the Lord Jesus Christ. We pray that you will bring your family and friends and join us as we celebrate this glorious Christmas season, he said. For more information or assistance call the church office at 580-252-5885.

All Saints’ Episcopal

We continue in the second week of Advent to “Prepare for the way of the Lord” and wait. During the season of Advent there will be a special Wednesday night program Dec. 12 and 19. The program begins with worship at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel, followed by a light dinner and discussion on the devotional “Follow the Story” by Marva J. Dawn. This is a free open event.

On Sunday Dec. 16 the children and youth of All Saints’ will present the story of “The Advent Tree”, during the 10 a.m. service. The Tuesday Noon Bible Study is studying the Letter of James.

Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church

There will be time for coffee and conversation before Sunday dchool. “Prepare the way of the Lord” is the theme at Sunday morning worship while they celebrate the second Sunday of Advent. Everyone is invited to be part of the fun on Wednesday’s Game Night for adults at 6 p.m.

Parkview Baptist Church

Sunday morning Brother Steven Gillispie’s sermon will deliver a message on “Are you feeling a little empty this Christmas?” Dawn Haas will be providing the special music for the morning service. The evening sermon will be “Sharing the Overflow.” The ladies of Parkview will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, for breakfast, prayer and fellowship. There will be no noonday brown bag study. Call the church for more details at 580-255-5525.

New Hope Baptist Church West

Bro. Randy Southerland will bring the Sunday morning message from Revelation 9:1 titled “When the Whole World is at War.” During the evening worship service he will continue the study of Philippians 1:21 “Life is too Precious, Don’t Waste It.” Wednesday nights service and activities for this week will include the 5:30 p.m. Prayer Time, 6 p.m. Sanctuary Bible study and 6 p.m. The Gospel Project. If you need a ride to church or have any questions call the church office at 580-252-3899.