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
Being new to Oklahoma, I have noticed that the weather can change quite abruptly. I had a man tell me yesterday that sometimes Norman will experience all four seasons in a single day! It’s not just the weather that’s constantly changing, however; it seems that everything around us is moving and altering faster and faster. Technology is advancing beyond anyone’s comprehension. People are moving more and staying put less. What’s cool and what’s not? What’s in style and what has gone out?
For the world, change is the name of the game. But for the Christian that isn’t true. The writer of Hebrews tells us: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:8). For those of us confounded by all the change around us, this is certainly a comfort. Jesus is the rock on which we should build our house while the fads, knowledge, and so-called wisdom of this world are the shifting sands (see Matt. 7:24-27). If we put our faith, hope, and trust in the things of this world and the winds of change blow – when new styles come, when new science overturns the old, when new wisdom becomes popular – our house will be blown away. But if we trust only in the steadfast promise of Jesus Christ – the worldly winds of change can blow and our house won’t even teeter. This is because “the word of the Lord remains forever” (1 Pet. 1:25).
And what exactly is this “word of the Lord?” That Jesus Christ is God himself but came down to earth as a man. Here he taught, healed, and preached. Then he died on the cross as the sacrifice for the forgiveness for all of our sins. But he didn’t stay dead – he rose on the third day and promises eternal life in heaven to all who believe this. Jude tells us that God is our Savior “before all time, now, and for all eternity” (Jude 1:25). So focus on this eternal, unchanging Savior. Don’t be frightened by the change around you, but be comforted by the stability of the God of the universe and know that he will keep his promise to grant eternal life to all those who wisely ‘build’ upon him, the true rock.
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.