Welcome College Students
The LCMS U at OU would like to thank you for stopping by. We have free dinner and Bible study every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm (Bible study at 7:00). We meet at the Vicar’s house located at 419 Castro Street. Please park in the Church’s parking lot and enter through “The LSF Gate.” We enjoy fellowship with each other while studying God’s Word and singing hymns! If you have questions or would like to know more, please feel free to email the president of LCMS U at OU, Brandon Groh, at Brandon.D.Grohfirstname.lastname@example.org
LCMS U at OU is a campus ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Norman, Oklahoma. The church is located at the intersection of Classen Blvd. & Alameda with Divine Service at 8:00 and 10:30am, with Bible Study at 9:15 am on Sundays. We welcome and encourage you to join us in worship on Sunday mornings, especially if you are unable to attend the Tuesday night meetings.
From the Vicar
The season after Pentecost is winding down, and Advent will soon be upon us. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, however, we have the Sunday of Thanksgiving nestled in between these two times in the church year. While this particular Sunday obviously was not included in the original liturgical life of the Church, given the almost 1600 year separation between Plymouth and the life of Christ, I have always felt it is a fitting transition as we move into Advent.
Thanksgiving is, after all, a time when we sit back and reflect on the gifts that we have received. The original Thanksgiving certainly stemmed from a place of deep gratitude given that the Pilgrims had been provided with what was needed to survive the harsh American winters. The autumn harvest of that year provided the assurance that life would grow and continue to develop in the new world.
The early Church thought of the season of Advent in much the same way. Advent was originally more closely related to the season of Lent. The pre-Christmas season was a time of repentance; of recognizing the deep need that sinful man had for a perfect savior who would heal the broken heart and wipe away every tear. In other words, Advent was a recognition of the gift of Christ that met a fundamental need in the lives of Christians.
This Thanksgiving I would encourage you to perhaps reflect on the way in which Christ meets our deepest spiritual needs, as well as reflect on the various good gifts of family, home, and possessions that God provides us within our day-to-day lives.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. – 1 John 3:1a.
Vicar David Keating
LCMS-U CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS:
- LSF BIBLE STUDIES with Vicar David Keating – Vicar House by Church
- Vicar’s house next door to the church
- Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
- Study at 7:30 p.m.
Note: Church families, please begin signing up for meals to be provided on the sign-up sheet in the narthex.