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Oklahoma religion briefs for Oct. 5

Religion briefs for Oct. 5.
Modified: October 4, 2013 at 6:05 pm •  Published: October 5, 2013


Blessing of the animals offered

To commemorate St. Francis of Assisi Day, a Blessing of the Animals service will be offered at 4 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Anglican Church, 1000 N Broadway. Pets also are invited to the church's 8 and 10 a.m. services that day to receive a blessing at the altar. Cats should be in a pet carrier and dogs on a leash.

Car show, concert are planned

— The annual Del City First Church of the Nazarene Car Show is set for Sunday at the church, 4701 SE 26. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the show is at 10 a.m. A worship service will be at 11 a.m. with guest singers New Day. A free lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs will be at noon, and car show trophies will be presented at 2 p.m.

Also ... The church is helping to sponsor Ivan Parker and Made by His Mercy in concert at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Del City High School, 1900 S Sunnylane. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating, $15 for general admission and $10 for balcony seating. For more information, call 677-2330 or go to

OC lecture series starts Sunday

The 63rd Oklahoma Christian University Lectureship beginning Sunday will feature keynote speakers, classes on a variety of topics and a Women's Day program featuring Missy Robertson from A&E's “Duck Dynasty.” The events continue through Tuesday at OC, 2501 E Memorial Road. Admission is free for all sessions except “She Speaks: A Dinner With Missy Robertson,” which is sold out. This year's lectureship theme is based on Matthew 16:18. For the schedule and more information, go to

Theology of hospitality is topic

The Rev. Yvette Flunder will present a free lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 1801 W Brooks. The lecture is presented by United Church of Norman UCC. Flunder, founder of an inner-city congregation called City of Refuge UCC in San Francisco, will speak on the topic “My Mama's Kitchen: A Theology of Relentless Hospitality.” Widely known for her outreach to the HIV/AIDS community, she is a trustee and adjunct professor at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif. For more information, email

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