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Religion briefs for March 30

Religion briefs for March 30
Published: March 30, 2013



University plans Easter Vigil

Oklahoma City University will host a Vigil service at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on NW 23 between Kentucky and Blackwelder Avenues.

The service is open to the public. The Rev. Rodney Newman, university chaplain, said the event will give a modern and energetic interpretation to the traditional service.

The service will follow a traditional order — Scripture readings, remembrance of baptism and Holy Communion — but will employ several styles of music featuring OCU's performing arts students and faculty.

Scripture lessons will be staged dramatically.

The service will feature musical styles from Latin chant to gospel and contemporary.

For more information, call Janet Boone at 208-5020.

Concert focuses on Christ

The Faculty String Quartet from the University of Central Oklahoma will present “The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross” by Joseph Haydn at noon Tuesday at First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City, 1300 N Robinson.

The concert is part of the First Tuesdays @ First Lutheran concert series.

Free admission and free parking are offered. An optional lunch provided by Beatnix Cafe will be $8.

For more information, call 235-1013.

New classes are offered

The Hope and Wellness Center of Oklahoma City will launch four new spring classes for adults beginning Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City, 1201 N Robinson.

Course topics range from dealing with addiction and life changes to personal finance.

The Hope and Wellness Center was founded by First Baptist-Oklahoma City members Mike and Pam Wanzer, both of whom are certified grief and loss specialists.

All classes are six weeks long and will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. The classes are: “Life Transitions: Dealing with Change,” “Dealing with Addiction in the Family,” “Life Transitions: Dealing with Conflict” and “Financial Peace.” A $20 registration fee ($30 per couple) covers the cost of class materials. For more information or to enroll, call 315-5357 or email

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