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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: “Hope to Go”

“Hope to Go,” Jeremiah 14:19-22, 31:31-24, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 27, 2019.

— Pastor Mize

 

Sermon: “Holy Paradigm Shift”

“Holy Paradigm Shift,” Jeremiah 29:1,4-7, Twenty-eight Sunday in  Ordinary Time, Oct. 13, 2019.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “What Part of ‘Euangelion’ Do You Not Understand?”

“What Part of ‘Euangelion’ Do You Not Understand?” Mark 16:15, Oct. 11, 2019,  fall Stated Meeting, Indian Nations Presbytery, at Trinity.

— Pastor Mize

Prayer (audio): Invocation before Oklahoma City Council.

Invocation (audio) before Oklahoma City Council meeting, Oct. 8, 2019.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “All the Mercy We Will Take”

“All the Mercy We Will Take,” Lamentations 1:1-6 and 3:19-26, Oct. 6, 2019, Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, World Communion Sunday.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “First Prayer, Then Truth, Then Reconciliation”

“First Prayer, Then Truth, Then Reconciliation,” Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, and 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sept. 22, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Justice of Biblical Proportions”

“Justice of Biblical Proportions,” Jeremiah 4:11-28, Sept. 15, 2019, Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Program: “Medical Marijuana: Separating the Facts from the Hype”

“Medical Marijuana: Separating the Facts from the Hype,” a free seminar for seniors, will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 24 at Oklahoma City County Health Department Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, 2600 NE 63.

Also on the agenda: “Social Security Benefits You May Not Know About.”

A continental breakfast and light refreshments will be provided. Preregistration is not necessary. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. with sessions scheduled between 9 a.m. and noon.

Sponsors are Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), 2301 NE 23rd; Redeemer Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1524 NE Grand Blvd.; and New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 2540 N Martin Luther King Ave.Marijuana poster JPG

Sermon: “Spiritual Rehab Exercises: Relent, Repent, Repeat”

“Spiritual Rehab Exercises: Relent, Repent, Repeat,” Jeremiah 18:1-11, Sept. 8, 2019, Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

— Pastor Richard Mize

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