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
It is a wonderful thing that Easter occurs during the springtime. This time of year, we encounter countless ‘mini-Easters’ – little resurrections taking place right before our eyes. Brown, dry grass is resurrected in beautiful, green form. Gray, lifeless looking trees bud with thousands of colorful blossoms and green leaves. Recently, right in my backyard, I was treated to a pleasant surprise! What I thought was dead grass suddenly sprouted lush, brilliant yellow flowers! Indeed, the springtime is full of ‘mini-Easters’ – what appears cold and dead is transformed and shown to be very much alive.
Of course, all of this returning life reminds us of Jesus’ resurrection – his body lay cold and dead in the tomb, but early Easter morning it was shown to be very much alive! Consequently, Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15 that because Christ was raised from the dead, we also are assured a resurrection: “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” Interestingly, Paul even compares our resurrection to the flora that we see very much alive each spring. He explains, “What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.” The seed that goes into the ground does not appear to be much – cold, gray, seemingly lifeless. That seed is planted in the ground and it ceases to exist in its present form, “it dies” as Paul says, but in its death is a great resurrection! That insignificant seed becomes so much bigger & better, so much more full of life, so much more beautiful than before! Paul tells us: “So it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.” It’s us Christians who Paul is referring to!
This spring, take notice of all of the ‘mini-Easters’ occurring around you. Remember that Christ is “the firstfruits of them that have fallen asleep.” Remember that, because he rose from the dead, all believers in his resurrection will also be raised from the dead. And remember what sort of body we will be given – imperishable, glorious, powerful, and spiritual! Just as the death of a seed is not a morbid occasion because what follows is much better, neither is the death of the Christian! Because of what Jesus did for us, we too will have a resurrection – look forward to that glorious day!
Vicar Rob Schrader
LCMS-U CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS:
- Presentation: Is the Bible Believable?
Since the Bible is the basis for our understanding of and faith in God, it is good for us to ask the question: Is the Bible believable? The vicar explored this question in a presentation given at the Oklahoma Memorial Union on the university campus. You can download a PDF of his PowerPoint below if you would like to explore this important question for yourself.
Is the Bible Believable
- LSF BIBLE STUDIES with Vicar Rob Schrader – 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.
- ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (E.S.L.) begins on Saturday, January 18th. It will meet each Saturday from 10:00 am-12:00 noon.