“LIVE” DIVINE SERVICE Each week,
our 10:30 am service will stream live on YouTube! Go to our page on YouTube: “Trinity Lutheran Church Norman, Oklahoma”.
PASTOR’S INSTRUCTION CLASS BEGINS in SEPTEMBER
Another exciting educational opportunity here at Trinity Lutheran Church
“LUTHERAN CATECHESIS and THE CHRISTIAN FAITH”
- Meets on Thursdays beginning SEPT 7 – 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- (Class starts in September and will end in December before Christmas)
- Meets in the Fellowship Hall
- Refreshments provided.
- Babysitting will be provided for those with children. Please let Pastor know if you will need this service.
- Do you know someone that would like to attend?
Please send his/her name and email to: email@example.com
7th and 8th GRADE CONFIRMATION
Confirmation classes meet each Wednesday at at 5:45 p.m. The First class is September 6 from 5:45 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Nehrenz and Vicar Bruss.
The church offices and E.L.C. will be closed on Monday, Sept 4th in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
PASTOR NEHRENZ TO ATTEND LCMS COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS CONFERENCE
Pastor will be attending this conference at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis Friday, September 15 through Tuesday September 19.
This is a meeting of the synodical president, all six synod vice-presidents, and all 35 district presidents. Pastor Nehrenz is the Oklahoma District President.
Vicar Bruss will conduct the Sunday September 17 non-communion services, and will be in the office during that time, handling parish responsibilities.
PASTOR VACATION TIME
Pastor and Kathy will be in Ohio from Thursday, Sept. 28 to Friday, Oct. 6 for a reunion for the 50th anniversary of his high school graduation. Vicar will conduct the service on Sunday Oct. 1
The seniors have quite an exciting year planned. We begin our year on Thursday, September 7th at 11:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at church. Pastor will lead us with a short devotional. Following the devotional, we will have a meeting followed by a potluck luncheon. Following lunch, Vicar Bruss will tell us about his family with pictures. It will be a great meeting.
On our first trip of the year, on Friday, September 22, we will go to the state capital. Meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. for our 10:00 a.m. tour. Afterwards, we will have lunch at Cheevers Café in Oklahoma City. This restaurant will be a treat; check out there menu online!
We have many more exciting trips planned this year so if you have time come out and join us.
TLC CHOIR: THIS FALL
The choir did a great job with all the repertoire thrown at them last year! Praise God that voices experienced and new combined to wonderful effect, especially in such small numbers. This year, the goal is to grow the group just a little bit (especially in the men’s department – come on, men!), so the call goes out yet again to join the choir as they resume rehearsals on Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.
In the coming months, the ensemble will play an important role in introducing unfamiliar hymns to the congregation. So to those members of the congregation who have expressed interest with the reservation that they have little to no formal musical experience: fear not! Much of the choir’s work will revolve around music no more challenging than that found in the LSB. In fact, their first piece is simply a version of LSB 853 (How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord).
I hope to see a few new faces this fall! And to the rest of the congregation, a heads up: the hymns the choir sings will find their way into a service for you, too!
For the glory of God,
Timothy Schmidt, choir director
OU is preparing to start classes for the fall semester, and we here at Trinity are excited about the possibilities for outreach to the OU international community that God has sent to Norman. We are preparing to start up the ESL conversation group with a picnic in Reaves Park on September 9. As always, this is a ministry that is totally dependent up volunteers. (Maybe that could be YOU.) I will have an information table in the narthex. Stop by to learn more and to see if there are ways you might be involved.
Our top needs right now are:
- A driver for the church van to drive for activities or to bring students to church services occasionally.
- Someone to partner with us in coordinating group activities and planning
- Several people to team teach ESL for those with low English skills (materials and needed training provided). This would be an additional new outreach to the ministry – and much needed!
- People to come occasionally to the Saturday morning meeting to sit in on conversation groups with us.
You may have other ideas of how you’d like to help out. Stop by the table and ask any questions you have or share any ideas. We would love to hear them!