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Norman Lenten Services begin March 13

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

A Norman tradition continues Wednesday, March 13, as the 2019 Norman Ministerial Fellowship Lenten lunch series begins. Each service begins at noon and lunch will be served at 12:35 p.m. Cost for the lunch is $5.

Following each service, an offering will be taken for Norman Regional Health System Foundation to support Pastoral Care Services. The offering will support the Chaplain’s office as they offer pastoral care to patients and families at Norman Regional, the Norman Healthplex, and the Norman Regional Moore Hospital. The Chaplain’s office has used previous gifts to purchase Bibles, care notes, and memorial markers in the Baby Land area of Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

The community Lenten services are designed as a 30-minute noon-day worship service in the sanctuary/worship space of the host church. The host church provides a brief expression of music and liturgy from their tradition. This is followed by a brief homily from a guest pastor or clergy member from the community. 

The series begins Wednesday, March 13 at First Baptist Church, 211 W. Comanche St. Guest pastor will be Jakob Topper, NorthHaven Church. His sermon will focus on Mary Magdalene.

The series continues Wednesday, March 20 at First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster.

On March 27, guest pastor Dr. Wade Smith, First Baptist Church Norman, will speak on The Two Thieves at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd.

On Wednesday, April 3, Grace Fellowship, which meets at The Hall at the Railhouse, 102 W Eufaula St., will host as guest pastor Daniel Kitchel, The Cross Church of Norman, discusses Simon Peter.

Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 24th Ave. SW, will be the host church on Wednesday, April 10, with guest pastor Jeannie Himes, St. Stephens Methodist Church.

The Holy Week service, Wednesday, April 17, will feature guest pastor Mike Butler, Crosspointe Church, at Alameda Church of Christ, 801 E. Alameda St. Butler will deliver a sermon titled John, The Beloved Disciple.