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
Recently, I was reading through a devotion on Luke 16:19-31. This particular passage focuses on the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. The devotion pointed out that the title of this parable might be a bit of a misnomer. The story focuses around two rich men as well as Lazarus. The Rich Man’s counterpart in the story is Abraham, who is safely at rest in heaven.
Abraham was a wealthy man and a person of good standing. The Rich Man possesses the same status in society. However, the difference between the two is striking. Abraham, confident in the promises of God, embodies the faith and lives it out. Consider the story of Genesis 18 in which Abraham greets three visitors, who are complete strangers to him, with hospitality, including the finest foods available. Abraham doesn’t give them the crumbs from the table. Instead, Abraham offers the best accommodations that he can provide.
The Rich Man, on the other hand, feasts sumptuously and spends his wealth only on himself, clothing himself with purple robes and fine garments. He withholds even the scraps of the meal, the leftovers, from the poor man, Lazarus.
The difference between these two is the way they treat wealth. As Christians, it is not bad or immoral or wrong for us to be well off. However, what we do with our blessings matters. In following Christ’s example and trusting in His promises, we greet the strangers in our community with love, compassion, and acts of service. Every good gift ultimately comes from God, and by understanding the gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation received from Jesus, we seek in turn to give and share with those God has placed in our lives.
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.