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
Hello, saints of Trinity Lutheran Church! I’m your new vicar, Mark Gaschler, and I have the honor of serving you for the next year.
I was born and raised in southwest Nebraska, the third of four children, and was brought up in the Lutheran church. I worked as a newspaper reporter throughout the state for five years before I began studying for the ministry at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne in 2019. I particularly enjoy taking exegetical courses: these are the classes where we focus on studying books of the Bible in the original languages, learning the history of how the church has interpreted them and engaging with the texts under the supervision of our professors.
In addition to starting my vicarage, I also got engaged this summer! My fiance, Olivia, and I were both students at Concordia University, Nebraska at the same time, though we didn’t start dating until we found each other on an online dating site earlier this year. She currently lives in Dayton, Ohio, where she is a music therapist. We are planning to marry in August, 2022.
I look forward to seeing what God has in store for us over the next year!
Vicar Mark Gaschler
LCMS-U CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS:
1. SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 WELCOME BACK STUDENTS DAY
(OU classes begin on Mon. Aug 23 ) *Table with LCMS-U info available *Refreshments in the narthex after both services
- Booth at the New Sooner Information Fair on campus
2. TUESDAY – AUGUST 24 LCMS U BIBLE STUDIES
- Led by Vicar Mark Gaschler
- At Vicar’s house next to the church
- Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; Study at 7:30 p.m.
Note: Church families: Please sign up, in the narthex, to provide meals for the LCMS U dinners.