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September 16, 2022

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From Your Stated Clerk

"God is still on the throne, and prayer changes things."

I first heard this statement on the radio program of the Southwest Radio Church, but it references II Chronicles 7:14. It came to mind recently when my devotional talked about the prophet Samuel's prayers for the nation of Israel in I Samuel 12:14-25. Samuel was warning the nation about the consequences of disobeying God's commands. Samuel reminded them that despite their turning away from God, he would not stop praying for them and instructing them in the right way to honor God.

My devotional challenged church leaders to pray for their people. The place of prayer in worship is as important as any sermon or message. That caused me to consider how we are doing as a church in praying for one another. We do pretty well when it comes to specific needs like someone's health or personal problems, but how about praying for our officers as we make decisions about our church? How about our volunteers that do all the mundane things that have to be done? How about our staff members who always seem to be asked to do more than their job description requires? How about the different guest preachers that we've heard in the last year? How about the Search Committee for our next Pastor as they continue to find the person God has chosen for us? How about everyone else who isn't included in any of these groups?

Let's challenge ourselves to find time during each week to pray for at least one of these groups of people. I'll be doing this as part of my morning devotion so I hope to have you join me.


Ron K

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Volunteers Needed for Heritage Sunday

Come Join the Excitement & Outreach on Heritage Sunday, October 16!

This year, our Heritage Sunday has a theme of “A Fruitful Harvest” which is a day to reflect upon our long and rich history together, and all that God has done here at OLCC,P. We are excited for this outreach opportunity and would like our church family to invite people from the community, prior members, family and friends of OLCC,P to join our “reunion.”

Thank you to all those who have already volunteered, but we still need more volunteers for a variety of positions to help us with the planning and execution, to bring a dish, and to help ensure success.

The volunteer and food signup sheets are located in the Lakeview Area.


if you can help or for more details.

Fall Worship Schedule

Our Fall worship schedule resumed on September 11 with services at 9:00 am and 10:30 am.

See you Sunday!

Live Streaming Sundays at 10:30 am

Lives Streaming
For those unable to join us in person, OLCCP offers Live Streaming on Sundays during our 10:30 a.m. Join us at 10:30 am beginning on September 11. Click here to join us online live as we worship together.

To access our church online options subscribe to our YouTube channel on the link below.

OLCC,P on You Tube

Live Streaming Volunteers Needed!

We began Live Streaming! We need some people to be trained in its use. This is in addition to the person who runs the sound board. We're hoping someone with interest will come forward.

Nametag Sundays

Please wear your nametag on Sundays. This will help our guest preachers get to know you. If you don't have a nametag, contact the church office and we can make you one.

Thanks for your help with this!

Video Worship

You can access the video services via our website, www.olccp.com, and clicking on the Video worship box, or by going directly to YouTube and entering our church name in the search box.

We live stream at 10:00 a.m. as well.

OLCC,P on You Tube

In Our Prayers

Pray for these people on our Prayer List:

Carol Ayala,Tyler Baker, Marion Benedict, Peter Blom, Nancy Burton, Nancy Carter, Tom Conrad, Jean Downing, Dorothy Friedl, Teresa Gruley, Steve Hauser, Herbert Jarvie, Anna Ketzler, Karla Kurzweil, Larry Lankford, Jeff Long, Rowan Murray, Sarah Robertson Nadeau, Janet Payne, Jack Rothley, Brian Russek, Pat Sluka, Dara Sperstad, Mark Stone, Paul Stottlemyer, Ron Verduin, Doris Wiegert, Sara Zeumer, and Pamela Zimmerman.

Pamela Duplacey and the Terry family (from Cate Evans).

Prayers of Sympathy for the family of Warren Boos on his passing.

Bon Voyage! Prayers for Germany Trip

A group of church members are traveling in Oberammergau, Germany to see the Passion play. They left on this past Monday for a couple of weeks.

Please keep them in prayer.

OLCC,P Calendar

Our calendar is available to browse live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at OLCC,P Calendar. You can browse all events coming up. You can also subscribe to the calendar on the same page.

Please be sure to check the calendar before organizing an event at OLCC,P

Blood Pressure Clinic this Sunday!

Join us this Sunday, September 18. The Health and Wellness Team will be in the Lakeview area before and after each service taking blood pressures and answering questions as to how we can maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Uganda Trip Information Meeting this Sunday

I am inviting you to join me in a trip to the Crane Centre in Uganda in late spring of 2023.We will have an information meeting this Sunday, September 18, 2022 in the church library after the 10:30 am service.

You are invited to come and learn most details. Sandra Crane (248) 977-0208; scrane92@comcast.net.

Chair Yoga Wednesdays!

Kim Hakala will offer her free Chair Yoga Class for a cause on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm.

Join us Wednesdays for a relaxing and energizing Chair Yoga class and consider donating a nonperishable food item to Open Door Outreach too.

Be sure to wear comfortable clothing, socks, and bring a water bottle, and please bring a donation for Open Door Outreach.

Get involved in our Music Ministry this Fall!

We are always looking for new members for the Chapel Bells and Chancel Choir. Our Choirs rehearse weekly and seek to lead and serve in our regular worship services. We always encourage high school students to join the Choir!

  • Chancel Choir regular rehearsals Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Choir room.
  • Chapel Bells rehearse on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm.

Contact Bruce Snyder for more information at bruce@olccp.com

Flu Shot Clinic October 2

Our annual flu shot clinic will be held Sunday October 2, 2022, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm in the west end of the Lakeview Area. The vaccine is covered by most insurance.

Please bring your ID and insurance card with you. To keep the process efficient, vaccine

information sheets and consent forms will be available in the Lakeview Area two weeks prior to the clinic so you can fill them out in advance.

Questions?? Call Emily Grakul RN, Faith Community Nurse at 248-346-7062.

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“Our Daily Bread” Devotionals Fall Schedule Resumes

Join us on Zoom! The Fall Devotionals are back Monday through Friday at 9:00 am.

Free devotional guides are available for pick-up 24/7 in the Little Free Library outside our entrance.

The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87018415642?pwd=alV2eU9Td29GVjZDSEs0SDN1a241Zz09

And to lead the class, you can sign up here Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian: Our Daily Bread Devotional (signupgenius.com)

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Bible Study Thursdays at 1:00 pm

Join us as we study, The Seven Churches of Revelation. We will be visiting each church, read the letters that were sent to these churches, and visit the locations with the host on video. We will discuss the most salient points, with questions and answers.

We will learn under what circumstances the new Christians lived in a world that was filled with many gods under a leader that demanded complete loyalty.

We hope to learn more in depth how the comments and rebukes to these churches can help us today.

We will study the last three churches at another time in the near future. The classes are at church in person September 8, 15, 22, 29 and start at 1:00 pm. We hope you can join us for these classes.

The pdf documents for the Bible Study are below:

  • 7 Churches of Revelation Write Up
  • Roman Emperors

Questions? Contact John Vermeulen fc12oneton@gmail.com

Thursday Evening Bible Study Starting October 6

We're excited to announce this new Bible study, Where Do We Go from Here? How Tomorrow's Prophecies Foreshadow Today's Problems by Dr. David Jeremiah on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm from October 6 through November 17, 2022.

Dr. Jeremiah takes us on a tour of today's major issues, showing us where we are, what current events mean, and what we as Christians should do next. We will look at seven issues from a scriptural viewpoint, threading our way through the problems Jesus predicted, and finding the solutions Jesus endorsed.

We will watch teaching by Dr. Jeremiah and then discuss one of these topics each week:

Globalism, Pandemic, Economic Chaos, The Falling Away, End Times People, Cancel Culture, Spiritual Famine.

Each in-person class will stand on its own, so if you can't always be with us, come whenever you can. All are welcome -- men and women. Don't miss this opportunity!

Questions? Contact the leader: Bonnie Horner, bnnhrn@yahoo.com

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Loner Closet

Over the years our church has received donations of gently used medical equipment which we store and maintain in safe working condition, and share with our members and friends of this faith community.

Currently, we are out of rollator walkers, raised toilet seats, and bedside commodes. If you have items you would like to donate, please call or email Emily Grakul 248-346-7062 and we can

make arrangements to pick up your donation.

Thank you!

Chancel Flowers Sign Up

You can sign up for flower dedications in 2022 in honor or memory of loved ones online by clicking here . Or we have brought back the sign up sheets located in the Narthex by the display case.

Open Door Outreach

Open Door Outreach Collection:

Open Door’s food pantry provides food and care items on a monthly basis to qualified low income men, women, children and seniors struggling to make ends meet. Over 239,460 pounds of food were distributed, benefiting 7,796 people in our community.

The pantry is in need of the following food items: jelly, condiments, canned meat, tuna, soups, canned vegetables and fruits, canned chili, stew and baked beans, spaghetti sauce, pasta, boxed cereals, cake mix and frosting, crackers, and juice.

Below is a link of items needed:


This is an ongoing collection at OLCC,P that is distributed weekly. They accept all shelf-stable items. Any donation of food or hygiene products is appreciated.

Thank you for your continued support!

Prayer Shawl Starts Knitting Resumes

Join us Mondays, October 3 and October 17 at 1:00 pm for knitting in the Lakeview Area.

If you know of someone in need of a prayer shawl, please contact Emily Grakul at 248-346-7062 or Doreen Dutton at 248-804-5995.

Deacon Transportation Service

Do you need a ride? Deacon Transportation Services at OLCC,P is staffed and able to take fellow members to medical or essential appointments. Please contact Emily Grakul (248) 346-7062 or Gloria Andriese (248) 818-0209 for information.

Contact Us

The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Margaret Bell (Organist): mtbellmusic@gmail.com
  • Stacey Cheff (Business Administrator): In the office Mondays and Thursdays or by email during office hours (stacey@olccp.com)
  • Emily Grakul (Faith Community Nurse): In the office Tuesdays and Wednesdays, by phone 248-346-7062 or by email during office hours (egrakul@yahoo.com)
  • Martha Piesko (Temporary Children & Youth Admin): Contact by email during office hours (marthaelizpie@yahoo.com)
  • Bruce Snyder (Director of Music Ministries): bruce@olccp.com
  • Leida Soto (Office Administrator): In the office Monday through Thursday or by email during office hours (leida@olccp.com)

Email: info@olccp.com
Website: www.olccp.com
Location: 5171 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake, MI, USA
Phone: 248-682-0730
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OLCCP/