Coming up next:
Save the Date for VBS: June 24th – 28th 2013,
6 – 8 pm
Pastor Tiews’ presentations in Ontario, Canada, January 2012
“Proclaiming Christ in an MTD Culture,” Resurrection Lutheran Church, St. Catharines, Ontario — Friday, January 20, 2012 (Click here to see presentation)
“Does Christ Have a Place in a Whatever Society?”, Concordia Theological Seminary at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario — Saturday, January 21, 2012 (Click here to see presentation)
Help your college students connect to the Lutheran Student Ministry on their campus!
- Fill in the online Student Contact information form (May include address, phone, email and Facebook information)
- Click Submit
- The information will securely and confidentially be forwarded to the campus minister at the student’s specific college, who will then contact them with how to get involved.
For more information you can visit lcmscampusministry.org or send an email to email@example.com.
5:00-6:30 PM TU Campus Ministry (Evening Prayer service; currently: Book of James)
06:15PM Divine Service (1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday) – Evening Prayer (4th and 5th)
06:24PM Bible Study Groups
6:00-7:00 AM Men’s Bible Breakfast (every odd Thursday); currently: Book of Philemon
Grace in the News:
“Heaven and Earth” Higher Things Retreat at Holy Cross Lutheran Church / 1100 Market Street / Carlisle, Iowa, January 07-08, 2011
Pastor Tiews’ presentation:
- What Evolutions Wish You Didn’t Know about Darwin’s Theory
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- Favorite Evolutionist Questions
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Advent is a time of anticipation and reflection on the birth of Christ
The aroma of incense filled the stone and stain-glassed sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church as worshipers filed in for the mid-week Advent service.
As acolyte Phillip Fischaber carried a candle to the front of the church to light two candelabras, the congregation chanted, “Christ is the light of the world.”
It was a quiet service, without Christmas carols, part of an ancient tradition of setting aside the four weeks before Christmas as a time of reflection and anticipation of the coming of Christ.
Read more in Tulsa Word
Pastor Tiews translated the new version of C.F.W. Walther’s Law and Gospel
Here CPH’s release information: This edition of the classic work of The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel will make this powerful resource available in a format for all readers of the Bible. Offering a fresh look of the older translation, it will provide comprehensive notes and annotations to aid reader’s understanding bringing to life the power and excitement of the original German lectures. This new unabridged edition restores Walther’s witty, staccato fire, including text omitted in prior English versions. Read Walther’s lectures like no one has since he originally spoke them.
To listen to a radio interview with the editor Rev. Schaum and translator Pastor Tiews click here.
Higher Things Youth Conference in Nashville, TN
From July 5-10 2010 a group of young people from Grace Lutheran, Tulsa and Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Miama travelled to Nashville to attend the Higher Things 2010 Conference “Given“:
We live in a culture of blurry religious distinctions and do-it-yourself spirituality. Youth, especially, need solid ground that will nurture lasting Christian faith. Rather than treating youth as an adolescent subculture and subjecting them to experiences that cannot be replicated at home, Higher Things believes in challenging youth to learn the pure doctrine of the Christian faith. By teaching them the same message that they hear at home, youth grow in the fullness of the Christian faith as they come to appreciate historic liturgical practice and its unique focus on God’s gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation for us delivered in Word and Sacrament.
Pastor Tiews is travelling with them and is teaching three breakaway sessions during the conference.
Pastor Beecroft presents at LCMS Model Theological Conference
Toward A Theology of Worship: Missional and Vocational. This is the mp3 version of his presentation at the LCMS Model Theological Conference, “Toward a Theology of Worship.”
Oklahomans laud March for Life events
Read the article about the Tulsa March for Life in January 2010
Pastor Beecroft comments on the recent ELCA decisions in Tulsa World
Ordination and Installation of Associate Pastor Chris Tiews
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Walt Sabourin Appointed Deacon of Grace
From left: Vicar Chris Tiews, Pr. Mason Beecroft, Pr.Dwight
Moeller from Bethlehem in Adair, Pr. Kory Boster (Circuit
Counselor) from Sallisaw, Deacon Walt Sabourin, Pr. Art
Spomer (retired) from , Pr. Ken Wade from Enid,
Pr. Harold Klawitter from Trinity in Broken Arrow, and Barry
Schweisow from St. John’s in Pryor who delivered the homily.
Sunday, February 22, 2009, was a big day for Walt Sabourin. Walt donned his robe and served as Lay Assistant during the late service. That was just a warm up for what was to follow. Immediately after worship, the LWML held a potluck in Knippa Hall to honor Walt’s appointment as Deacon of Grace. Everyone was on hand to congratulate Walt …and of course, to partake of the potluck. Susan Postier, Treasurer of the LWML Evening Women of Grace, presented Walt with a check in honor of his appointment.
Then at 2:00PM, a Mid-Day Service of None was held in the sanctuary. Approximately 80
were in attendance as Walt was officially appointed a Deacon of Grace Lutheran. Various clergy were on hand to solemnize the occasion. The LWML also hosted a reception in Knippa Hall complete with cake and cookies.
Walt’s duties will include visitations, assisting with morning prayers, and continuing to preach where no minister is available.
Thanks to the LWML and to all who contributed to the meal and the reception to help make it a special day for Walt & Barbara. We also wish to thank all of those who helped with set up and clean up.
Looking for more opportunities to worship? Click for a list of upcoming services
Interested in reading more? Here another article in “Tulsa World“:Roman Catholics are not the only ones taking a second look at the liturgical reforms initiated nearly 50 years ago in the wake of Vatican II. A small number of Lutheran, Anglican and other churches are restoring forms of worship that were abandoned during the introspective 1960s, said the Rev. Mason Beecroft, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church.
Tulsa vicar visits German birthplace of Lutheranism Christian C. Tiews, vicar of Tulsa’s Grace Lutheran Church, got blank stares on a tour of Germany this summer when he told people he was a Lutheran.