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
I am thrilled to be spending the next year of my seminary education here in Norman. I’ve been a lifelong New Yorker so getting out and seeing the rest of the country is very exciting. Although I have only been here for a short time, I already feel right at home. Trinity has been incredibly welcoming!
I have been studying at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne. Before beginning my seminary education, I studied theology and English literature at Concordia College-New York & Concordia University – Nebraska. Studying literature is very much one of my hobbies and passions, so when I am not preparing for bible study and Sunday service, you will most likely find me with a book in my hands.
I am very much a product of Lutheran education, having been taught in Lutheran schools from preschool all the way through graduate school. Being at the seminary has felt like the natural conclusion to my educational experience. Having served as a summer vicar in Montreal, I can honestly say that I have found my passion in pastoral ministry as I hope to one day be called into the pastoral office.
My first year of seminary education was spent in Indiana, where I was able to learn in a formative Lutheran environment about teaching and preaching. The seminary community is filled with excellent students and professors that have all contributed something unique to my education and I am thrilled to have been able to study amongst such a wonderful group of people that are all focused on Christ-like service toward others. My second year in seminary was spent abroad at Westfield House in Cambridge, England. This gave me the opportunity to see what Lutheranism looked like around the globe. I was able to pick up a tremendous amount of preaching experience in what is very much a secular context. This diverse setting taught me a lot about how we can bring the Gospel to those who have never heard of Christ and His ministry before. My experience in the United Kingdom reinforced the idea that there really is no better task to be given than to preach the good news to those who have not yet heard it. The Church has a wonderful message of hope and healing that is desperately needed in a world that is hurting.
I am so thankful to be learning about the work of a pastor. The opportunity to one day be called into the ministry is one of the biggest blessings that I have received in life and I hope that the service I provide to Trinity will be fruitful! I know that this year of vicarage will continue to prepare me well as I hope to one day enter the “harvest”. “…send out laborers into his harvest.” – Matthew 9:36-38
Vicar David Keating
LCMS-U CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS:
- SUNDAY AUGUST 19 – WELCOME BACK STUDENTS DAY
(OU classes begin on Mon. Aug 20th)
- Table with LCMS-U info available
- Refreshments on the church lawn after the 10:30 a.m. service
- Booth at the New Sooner Information Fair on campus by the dorms 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- LSF BIBLE STUDIES with Vicar David Keating – Vicar House by Church
- Vicar’s house next door to the church
- Tuesday – August 21
- 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.