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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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— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Tend Your Vineyard”

“Tend Your Vineyard.” Isaiah 5:1-7. Psalm 80:7-15. Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 8, 2017.

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“World Communion: The Empty Cup.” Philippians 2:1-13. World Communion Sunday. Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 1, 2017.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Jesus: Savior, not Destroyer”

 

Today’s sermon: Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, June 26, 2016: “Jesus: Savior, not Destroyer.” In response to Luke 9:51-56.

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“Assumptions & Presumptions are Not Books in the Bible.” Romans 14:1-12. Ternty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 17, 2017.

–Pastor Mize

Sermon: “It Don’t Come Easy, But You Can Hurry Love”

“It Don’t Come Easy, But You Can Hurry Love.” Romans 13:8-14. Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 10, 2017.

— Pastor Mize

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“Take Your Poison; Take Your Medicine; Take Your Turn.” Matthew 16:21-27. Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 3, 2017.

–Pastor Mize

Sermon: “We Are All in This Thing Together”

“We Are All in This Thing Together.” Romans 12:1-8. Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 27, 2017.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Love, Actually, is All Around”

“Love, Actually, is All Around.” Psalm 133. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 20, 2017.

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