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
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers” (Psalm 1:1-3).
As we enter summer and the trees are lively and green, we are reminded of the Lord’s care for His creation and for His people. The Psalmist also meditates on this reality. He uses a tree to draw an analogy for those who are sustained by God’s Torah. God led His people out of Egypt, revealed His law to them, drove out their enemies, and planted them in the land of Israel. Thus, the Psalmist calls those who believe in God to delight in and meditate on His word. That word gives us life and calls us out from a life of sin and into a righteous life that is lived in God.
As Christians, we can make another connection; we are planted beside the water and nourished by it because we are rooted in and nourished by Christ. As Jesus says, “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'” This text in John goes on to say, “Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given because Jesus was not yet glorified.” Ultimately, our righteousness is rooted in Christ and His gifts as we receive them in the Church. So let us meditate on what our Lord has done for us when we pray and read the scriptures.
Let us pray: Lord, help us with Your Holy Spirit to walk not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers; but help our delight to be in Your word, that on Your word we meditate both day and night. In Jesus, we are like a tree planted by streams of water. May we, in You, yield fruit in season and, in all that we do, prosper according to Your gracious will. In Jesus’ name we pray. 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
Saturday 10:00 am-12:00 noon
ESL will meet at the OU Forum building.