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
It’s the beginning of the Church year, the time when we focus specifically on the life (and eventual death) of our Lord and Savior Jesus. Advent is the season that celebrates the birth of the baby boy, the coming of Jesus to us in worship through the Word, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper, and the final coming of Jesus to take our bodies to heaven.
If you think about it, the Jews had a much longer Advent than we could ever handle. They awaited the day when God would no longer have to dwell in a tent or a Temple but would reveal Himself through the seed of Eve, crushing the head of the devil for all time. Much of the last part of Exodus asks the question, “How will God dwell among us?” The Israelites have a deep desire to have God with them, but also a slight fear. A Holy God cannot dwell among an unholy people. Or so they thought. God instructed them to build the Tabernacle (and eventually the Temple) to shelter His presence.
In the New Testament, God dwells among His people in a far greater way, in the flesh and blood of a man. “’Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel,’ (which means, God with us).” (Matthew 1:23) God has united Himself with mankind for all eternity. The Holy God has come to make the unholy people Holy again. That is why we sing about the baby boy lying in a manger. Now we have a clear picture of who God Himself is. We cannot clearly understand God as He is, but He has made Himself known in terms we can understand, human flesh and blood. God is sacrifice, mercy, and love. He bleeds for His people.
The Jews awaited the coming of Jesus for years. Now we celebrate what they longed for. Jesus has lived for us. Jesus has died for us. Jesus has risen again for us. Jesus dwells among us in His Word, in water, and in bread and wine as He comes to us in things we can understand. And one day, Jesus will dwell with us completely, and we will be like Him.
Vicar Keith Kettner
LCMS-U CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS:
- LSF BIBLE STUDIES with Vicar Eric Bednash – Vicar House by Church
- Vicar’s house next door to the church
- Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.