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 Vicar.
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
My name is Jordan Peiser, and I am very grateful that you so warmly welcomed me into your congregation. I was born on November 16, 1995, the first child to Larry and Tracy Peiser at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. I was raised in Rolling Meadows– a suburb about 20 miles outside of Chicago– where eight years later, my little sister Jessica was born. I was raised in a Reformed Jewish family and attended Beth Tikvah, a Reformed synagogue, where I went to Hebrew school twice a week until I had my Bar Mitzvah. At Rolling Meadows High School, I participated in the school’s bible club and their track and field team. I was heavily influenced by my Christian friends and their families who would talk to me about Jesus Christ, and I occasionally attended church groups for social activities. I was finally baptized when I was seventeen and began attending a Baptist Church. At that church, I began to see the love of God and received encouragement to consider studying to be a pastor. God’s grace is astounding, because shortly after I became Christian, my mom began going to Church, and my dad was baptized a year ago. After graduating from high school, I went to the local community college, where I received an Associate’s Degree, and then I transferred to Concordia University-St. Paul, where I majored in theology and minored in psychology. I also was blessed to attend University Lutheran Chapel in Minneapolis, a confessional congregation that had deep regard for the word of God and a strong community that included a college ministry. There I joined the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod, and through the continued encouragement I received there, and the guidance of Rev. Kind, I decided that following my graduation from CSP in 2018, I would attend seminary, so I applied and was accepted to Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
My fieldwork at Shepherd by the Lakes Syracuse, Indiana, and my summer vicarage at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, Illinois, brought me a deeper appreciation of ministry. This was a profound experience, where I learned more about serving God’s people through proclaiming the word of God and visiting with them. I also ministered at Redeemer through bible studies, preaching once a month, and working with their VBS and youth ministry.
I look forward to the opportunity to grow in my knowledge of God’s word and meet the community of Trinity and Norman through the Church, Early Childhood Center and the Campus Ministry.
Vicar Jordan Peiser
LCMS-U CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS:
- SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
WELCOME BACK STUDENTS DAY
(OU classes begin on Mon. Aug 24 )
- Table with LCMS-U info available
- Refreshments in the narthex after both services
- Booth at the “New Sooner Information Fair” on campus
- TUESDAY, AUGUST 25
LCMS U BIBLE STUDIES BEGINS
Each Tuesday with Vicar Jordan Peiser
- 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.