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
I have been working through the book of Colossians lately, both because we are studying it for our daily devotional videos and because I am preparing a bible study on it. I have been struck by the importance of the incarnation in St. Paul’s theology. And I have found myself reflecting on this concept. Jesus shared in our flesh, and in our frailty, he experienced pain, hunger, and thirst (Mark 4:2; 11:12); he got tired (Mk 4:38-40); he wept at a funeral (Jn 11:35); and he celebrated at weddings (Jn 2). And ultimately, he died so that he could destroy the one who had power over death (Hebrews 2:14). Jesus, the one who St. Paul called “the image of the invisible God,” (Col 1:15) came to “dwell among us” (Jn 1:14) because our Lord loves his creation. He isn’t afraid of our flesh but even went so far as to share in it. Jesus became incarnate in order that “all things could be reconciled through him… making peace through the blood of the cross” (Colossians 2:20).
The incarnation is a beautiful testimony to a Triune God who will stop at nothing to save his people. Jesus became incarnate so that he could save us by his death and resurrection. He also became incarnate so that “the dwelling place of God could be with man” (Rev 21:3). And now all of us who have been baptized into Christ have fellowship with Him. And our Lord continues to be present among us through physical means in His Word and Sacrament.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O LORD, Thy grace into our hearts; that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Vicar Jordan Peiser
LCMS-U CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS:
- TUESDAY LCMS U BIBLE STUDIES
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.
- ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE BEGINS!
Sat. Sept. 26th 10:00 am-12:00 noon
ESL will begin at the OU Forum building.