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
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26
We are now entering the triumphal Easter season when we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection from the dead. We have passed from the penitential season of lent into the joyful celebration of our Lord’s triumph over the grave. Jesus teaches us that He is the resurrection and the life. And that Whoever believes in Him will have eternal life. Jesus spoke these words to Martha after she came to Him to grieve and to say that if He had been there, Lazarus—her brother—would not have died. Jesus responded by reminding her of the hope of the resurrection. And yet, earlier in the text, we read that he also wept over His friend’s death.
The Lord who created heaven and earth and who would raise the dead grieved over death. Why? Because our Lord had never intended His creation to die. Jesus entered His creation out of love for it. Christ, our Lord, became incarnate so that He could demonstrate that he is “faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 Jn 1:9). By His death on the cross, He is the “propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2). Jesus did not turn His face away from death. He willingly went to the cross and died so that He could conquer death and the devil. By His resurrection, He opened the way for us to enter eternal life so that “whoever believes in me [Jesus], though he die, yet shall he live.” Jesus became the first fruits of the resurrection so that all who believe in Him could also be raised with Him on the last day (1 Cor 15:20).
Let us pray: Almighty God the Father, through your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by Your lifegiving Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 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.