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 president of LCMS U at OU, Brandon Groh, at Brandon.D.Grohfirstname.lastname@example.org
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
As the Church Year moves into the Time of the Church after Pentecost, the colors change to green. They stay green for five months as we dive into the Gospel of Mark reading consecutively each week. The Time of the Church is the time of growth. The Church is never stagnant, but always growing. Our growth is not necessarily one of numbers, but one of faith and knowledge. We study the Scriptures so that in them we might have eternal life. We learn the eyewitness testimony of God become man Jesus Christ.
As a congregation, we grow together. Making it through the Time of Christ in the Church Year, we now actively seek to live like Jesus. We serve one another, laying down our lives as Jesus first laid down His. We love one another, so that the world can see and know God. Over and over, we continue to gather around the worship that shapes us through the Word and Sacraments. Jesus is present among us to teach us, so that our community becomes like the saints in heaven gathered around the throne.
Individually we model the blessed man of Psalm 1 (who is Jesus). The man who delights in the Scriptures of the Lord, meditating on them day and night is like a tree planted by streams of water (Ps 1:1-3). Our growth is often slow, but it is solid. We are not like plants that spring up and then die, but trees that last. The study of the Bible doesn’t always give instant reward that we see. But the Psalmist goes on, “that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.” We don’t read the Bible only for this immediate moment. We read the Bible for the times ahead. Our season of fruit will come, whether it be in times of joy or times of sorrow.
So when the colors are green, we remind ourselves of our constant growth. The congregation lives out the mission of Jesus and the apostles of Acts. We as individuals dive deeper and learn more and more about the Bible to be ready for the challenges and joys ahead of us. The Resurrected and Ascended Jesus now works through us for the salvation of the world. May we always be ready!
Vicar Keith Kettner
LCMS-U CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS:
- LSF BIBLE STUDIES with Vicar Keith Kettner – Vicar House by Church
- Vicar’s house next door to the church
- Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.