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Trinity Presbyterian Church, OKC

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Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Oklahoma City has a rich legacy, especially in the area of race relations and in the work for racial justice.
The church building at 2301 NE 23rd was built in 1945 as Creston Hills Presbyterian Church. By the late 1950s, white flight, as a reaction to school desegregation, had decimated the congregation.
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No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at Trinity Presbyterian Church! (h/t UCC)
Meanwhile, an all-black church, Bethany Presbyterian at NE 3 and Geary Avenue — land now under the on-ramp to Interstate 235 just east of Deep Deuce — was struggling because African-Americans were moving north. Bethany had recently merged with Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church.
Both Bethany and Creston Hills were struggling amid upheaval in their neighborhoods. Creston Hills wanted to move or disband. The Washita Presbytery, precursor to the present Indian Nations Presbytery, considered it but ultimately rejected the idea.
In 1960, under the close hand of the presbytery, the churches came together in a merger to become the first formally integrated church in Oklahoma, Bethany-Creston Hills Presbyterian Church. The next year, it took a new name, Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Trinity pastors and lay people have always been active in race relations and efforts, formal and informal, to bring people together in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Sermon: “Rise from the Dread”

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time. June 25, 2017. “Rise from the Dread.” Jeremiah 20:7-13.

— Pastor Mize

Now these are summertime vestments! :-) From Picnic Sunday, June 11, 2017

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Boots, jeans, a Smiley Face tie, and the apron, which says: “No Burnt Offerings!” I was honorary grill chef, thanks to Chris and Carl. And thanks to O.T. for the snaphot! 🙂

–Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Send for Help! Wait. We Are the Help!”

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. June 18, 2017. “Send for Help. Wait. We Are the Help!” Matthew 9:35-38.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “My Joke is Easy and My Burden is Light: So Let it Be Written, So Let it Be Pun”

Trinity Sunday. (And Trinity Picnic Sunday!) June 11, 2017. “My Joke is Easy and My Burden is Light: So Let it Be Written, So Let it Be Pun.” Matthew 28:16-20.

 

–Pastor Mize

Pastoral Prayer for Grace to Take a Joke

Pastoral Prayer for Grace to Take a Joke. Trinity Sunday. Trinity Picnic Sunday. June 11, 2017.

— Pastor Mize

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Sermon: “The Beloved Community Development Block Grant”

Pentecost Sunday. June 4, 2017. “The Beloved Community Development Block Grant.” Acts 2:1-21.

–Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Trust and … Shh! Listen!”

Sixth Sunday of Easter. May 21, 2017. “Trust and … Shh! Listen!” 1 Peter 3:13-22.

–Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Be Ye Useful As Well As Ornamental”

Fifth Sunday of Easter. May 14, 2017. “Be Ye Useful As Well As Ornamental.” 1 Peter 2:2-10.

–Pastor Mize

 

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