- Ada, Oklahoma


October 25, 2013

Religion Briefs


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Stratford First Free Will Baptist Church hosts A Servant's Heart

Gospel music group, A Servant’s Heart, will be ministering through song Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. at Stratford First Freewill Baptist Church, 101 E. Church St., Stratford.

Lewis Perry, pastor, and members extend an invitation to come, enjoy, and be blessed by the gospel music of A Servant’s Heart.

The group was formed more than seven years ago and is comprised of Ada residents Patty and Jerry Bailey, Debby Flowers, Jim F. Miller, and Holly Wood. They have released their first CD project titled “His Love Is Amazing” and will be releasing their second CD project titled “For His Glory” in the near future.

An excerpt from the group’s first CD jacket describes their call to ministry: “The Lord has called us into this ministry to lead others to the altar of worship and to fulfill His purpose in our lives: to share through song the Good News.”

For more information, phone 580-235-1454 or email


Sacred Heart Thanksgiving dinner set Nov. 10 at Konawa


The annual Sacred Heart Thanksgiving dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 10. Serving times are 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The dinner will be served in the parish hall which is located west on state Highway 39 from Konawa and one mile north on Sacred Heart Road.

The traditional menu will be turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, Sacred Heart’s famous sweet potatoes, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, hot rolls, green beans, pumpkin and pecan pie, and an assortment of desserts and salads.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children (4-12 years of age.) Youngsters 3 years old and younger eat free. All take-out dinners will be $8. No phone orders will be taken.

A raffle will be held with an opportunity to win a $100 Walmart gift card. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance  or at the door. The winner’s name will be drawn at 1 p.m. Winner does not need to be present to win.

The Rev. Adrain Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B., and the Sacred Heart parish extend an invitation to the community to share this Thanksgiving meal.

For more information, phone 405-374-2823.


St. Luke's honors healthcare professionals and workers


On Sunday, Oct. 27, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will host a worship service honoring healthcare professionals and workers who have given so much for the health and well-being of those who live in the Ada area. The service will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a reception in the parish hall.

St. Luke’s Church has always emphasized the healing ministry as its patron saint Luke was both a Gospel writer and a physician.

“We have always understood healthcare workers to be the instruments of God’s desire for healing and wholeness in our lives, and it’s time to recognize them for the good work they do in our community,” said The Rev. John Norvell, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. 

The service will include a liturgy for the Blessing of Hands, a meaningful ceremony primarily done among those who work in hospitals.  It is a commissioning to go and continue the good work that is so vital in every phase of life, from beginning to end.                          

St. Luke’s extends an invitation to all healthcare workers: physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychiatrists, psychologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, hospital, nursing home and hospice workers.

“The list is more extensive than we can even mention in one article," said Norvell. "To care for other people, what a high and holy vocation that is.”

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 17th and Broadway.


Life Community Church to host Heroes Unmasked Oct. 30


Life Community Church (LCC) in Ada is hosting “Heroes Unmasked” on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the church at 330 East 14th Street. The event is open to the public.

The youth-oriented Christian event is designed to provide children with an opportunity to learn more about Biblical ‘heroes’ like Daniel, David and Moses while participating in games, role playing activities and collecting prizes and candy.

Following the event registration, from 6-7 p.m. children will participate in outdoor activities, including onsite “inflatables” and a variety of games.  Hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and other treats will be served.  At 7 p.m. there will be the “Bible Heroes” contest in the church sanctuary with prizes awarded in four age categories from two to 12 years of age.  There will also be a Gospel presentation and other activities.

“As part of our annual Fall Festival, we decided that ‘Heroes Unmasked’ would be a great venue for sharing Christian values with the children in our congregation and children throughout the community,” LCC Senior Pastor Mickey Keith said.

The “Heroes Unmasked” event is being coordinated by LCC Children’s Pastor Jeanelle Reese and the program will include participation by volunteers and members of the LCC congregation.

For more information, phone 80-427-6230.


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