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
For the last several months, I’ve been reading through the Psalms – one or two a day. Just today, I read Psalm 150 – the final Psalm that the Bible records. It has struck me that the last five Psalms begin with the phrase “Praise the Lord.” What a wonderful exhortation this is!
These Psalms list many reasons why we should be praising the Lord. Psalm 146:7: He “executes justice for the oppressed, (he) gives food to the hungry” – praise the Lord! Psalm 147:3: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” – praise the Lord! Psalm 148:5: “He commanded and they were created” – praise the Lord! Psalm 149:4: “The Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation” – praise the Lord! Psalm 150:2: “Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness” – indeed, let us praise the Lord! These are just a few of the many reasons these Psalms tell us to praise the Lord – really we have every reason to give praise to God! For everything that we are and everything that we have is from him. He created us, he created the world, he provides for all of our needs, and in his great love he has even blessed us with many things we don’t need. Even more incredibly, God has given to us the gift of eternal life in paradise! For that gift alone he deserves our endless praise! He sent his Son into our world who suffered, and died – all in our place and all because he loves us! Because he did that, we receive the Kingdom of Heaven through faith!
Doesn’t that make you want to praise the Lord? Take a cue from the writers of the final five Psalms and praise the Lord every day. Praise him when you get up for the new day he has blessed you with. Praise him at meal times for the provision he has given to you. Read these Psalms and praise him for his Word. Before you go to bed, praise him for the protection he has given to you. And throughout you day, constantly praise him for the greatest gift of all! Even in the worst of situations, we have cause to praise the Lord for he has delivered us from this evil world of suffering, he has delivered us from hell, and he has given us eternal life with him!
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.