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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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“Shameless Praise,” 2 Samuel 6:14-16, Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

 

Sermon: “The Lord’s Supper Like It Was the Year 58”

“The Lord’s Supper Like It Was the Year 58,” 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. Maundy Thursday, April 18, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Soft Power”

“Soft Power,” Luke 19:29-40. Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “A Particularly Moo-ving Word of Prophecy”

“A Particularly Moo-ving Word of Prophecy,” Amos 4:1-5. Fifth Sunday in Lent. April 7, 2019.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: ‘The Excessive, Extravagant, Imprudent, Immoderate, Intemperate, Irresponsible, Reckless, Self-Indulgent, Wasteful, Wanton, Profligate, Prodigal Son’

The Excessive, Extravagant, Imprudent, Immoderate, Intemperate, Irresponsible, Reckless, Self-Indulgent, Wasteful, Wanton, Profligate, Prodigal Son.” Luke 13:1-3, 11b-32. Fourth Sunday in Lent. March 31, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Come Home”

“Come Home.” Isaiah 55:1-9. Third Sunday in Lent. March 24, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Our Brother Hen”

“Our Brother Hen,” Luke 13:31-35. Second Sunday of Lent, March 17, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “About Face”

“About Face.” Exodus 34:29-35, Luke 9:28-36. First Sunday of Lent (Observing Transfiguration Sunday), March 10, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “A Near-Death Experience”

“A Near-Death Experience,” Isaiah 58:1-12. Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

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