June 4, 2021
We Have In Person Worship at 10:00 a.m.
Great news! OLCC, P has resumed indoor worship with a single 10:00 a.m. on Sundays. The decision to resume indoor worship service was approved by Session in April based upon data, recommendations and COVID health and safety procedures developed by our COVID Response Team. These procedures were successfully tested through a pilot indoor worship service on April 11th and will require your adherence to help ensure the safety of yourself and others. They include:
- Registering your name and contact information (through a hard copy sheet or cell phone application that you can complete in the pews)
- Using free standing hand sanitizer stations
- Sitting with the people you arrived with in the locations indicated by ushers
- Ushers will dismiss the congregation row-by-row beginning from the back of the sanctuary
- Please do not stop to converse with others until you reach the parking lot and avoid "hugs"
Caution: No organization can guarantee that their environment is 100% safe from COVID. We urge anyone with pre-conditions, poor health or strong reservations about COVID safety to continue to worship through recorded video worship services which will continue to be recorded and made available on the internet. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at 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 will continue to assess conditions and various health and government guidelines as the weeks go by.
OLCC,P on You Tube
In Our Prayers
Continued prayers for Bill Amy, Rachelle Anderson, Fiona Bell, Robert Bigelow, Carol Brooks, Nancy Burton, Peter Cooper, Tom Crane, Connie Gallacher, Herbert Jarvie, Jackie Johnson, Larry Lankford, Gordon Lyon, Bill Marvin, Jean Mattinen, Cynthia McAdow, Santana Paletta, Daniel Piesko, Joyce Pitchford, Sarah Robertson Nadeau, Kay Schimmel, Dara Sperstad, John Staples, Mark Stone, Jerry and Ed Wassemiller, Doris Wiegert.
Celebrating Birthdays from June 11 through June 30
Dennis Rybicki, Tom Sacharski, Gowan Thamer
Cathy Mancina, Ellen Morris
Michael Eriksen, Bill Streng
If you have a birthday in June and are not on this list, please let Jennifer know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Logan Crockett (Katie’s son, the Berry’s grandson) graduated from Milford High School.
- Savannah Dodson graduated from West Bloomfield High this year.
- Carly Evans graduated from Walled Lake Northern High School. Attending the University of Michigan College of Engineering in the fall
- Calvin King graduated from Walled Lake Northern. He is planning to attend Northwestern Technological Institute in the fall.
- Christina Ann Sylvester graduated from West Bloomfield High School - Summa cum Laude. Tina is a four-year letter winner in Figure Skating. This year she also led the team as a co-captain. Tina has been on the WBHS debate team for the last three years, this year she and her debate partner won 2nd in States overall. Tina will be attending the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in the fall.
- Danielle Beaujon, just defended her PhD dissertation last Wednesday from New York University. She now has a dual PhD in History and French. She will be teaching a class this summer at NYU on the history of policing and in the fall, she will start a post-doc at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Paul Forhan received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
- Kirsten Ann LoPrete is graduating from the business school at Indiana University.
We will be celebrating our graduates on June 13.
Fireworks on June 26!
ROMEOs are Back
Join other retired “old” men eating out (ROMEO) for conversation and food (What more do you need?) on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month. The men meet at the Grill on Orchard Lake Road in Sylvan Lake. Contact Dave Dutton email@example.com for more information.
JULIETS are Back
J.U.L.I.E.T.s meet for lunch on the second Thursday of each month for friendship, fellowship and food at 11:30 a.m. Our invitation to join us for lunch is extended to ALL ladies of every age, who attend or are members of OLCC,P. The group requests that ladies attending be vaccinated. They meet at the Greek Jalapeno Restaurant located at 6636 Cooley Lake Road in Waterford Twp. Rides can be provided. Questions, please contact Jorgann Cornwall firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Prayer Devotionals
“The Adult Christian Education team is extending the devotional meetings at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday morning starting in June till the end of August. A number of people come together via ZOOM each morning except on Sunday to pray and talk about the day’s topic. The topics are available in the “Our Daily Bread”. Additional free copies are available in the little library outside the church. The ZOOM link is available on the website by going to ministries, choose adult education and scroll down to Daily Devotionals.”
Sign up to lead the devotionals got to Sign Up Genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f44a4a922a6fc1-summer
Mission is doing yard work for a member on Saturday, June 5 in the morning. Please let Jim know if you can help. Do you need help this spring with yard clean up? Our Mission Team is willing to help those who might not be able to do these tasks anymore. We plan to set up some Saturdays and help those who could use some assistance with raking, cleaning out flower beds, perhaps some planting. Contact Jim Lemon (email@example.com) if you are interested in receiving this help
Women's 2021 Summer Bible Study
A journey through the Psalms of Ascent
by Beth Moore
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
July 14 - August 25
Our unique study this summer explores Psalms 120 - 134. Traveling pilgrims sang these psalms both on the way to the great festivals of the Jews and as key elements of the worship at those festivals. We will interact with Beth Moore and the Scriptures in new ways. We will gain a fresh appreciation for the life of faith as a journey to greater fellowship with and worship of God. Expect nothing less than a new level of relationship and intimacy with God through these psalms.
Because this is a DVD series, we will meet indoors at the church, with COVID-19 safety precautions for your comfort and peace of mind. More information on that later.
Please join us for this six-week study. Even if you can't be with us every class, please come when you can. There are five days of homework each week. You will enjoy gaining knowledge by completing the workbook assignments. Workbooks will be available at our first class.
Please contact Bonnie Horner, 248-880-2327 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
It's important to have a count for ordering books and for planning seating arrangements. Thanks!
The New Wilmington Mission Conference
The New Wilmington Mission Conference, an intergenerational Presbyterian mission conference that has been meeting in western Pennsylvania for 115 years, will take place July 16-20 this year. Last year, since we were unable to gather in person, the conference was held online. This year, online attendance is again possible. Although there also will be in-person gathering, the usual on-campus lodging will not be available; participants will need to stay in motels. The mission team encourages you to explore the website, register, and take advantage of this opportunity to attend without leaving home!
With a virtual conference, of course, you will miss eating lunch with career missionaries who tell amazing stories, the in-person fellowship, singing together under the stars, and the ice cream -- all highlights of the week. Still, you will be able to get a feeling for what this conference is about and why people return year after year. If you have listened to discussions over the years and wondered about the conference, now is a good time to learn more.
Visit the website at www.nwmcmission.org to explore and to register. Conference fee this year is $75, online or in person. Questions? Contact Betsy Telford (email@example.com) or Sandra Crane (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Muffins with Mom
Christian Life and Learning will be hosting two parent/child (or other caregiver) summer events. They are designed for children 3-6 years of age. Both will take place from 10:00- 12:00. The cost for each is $10:00. Please email Martha Piesko <<email@example.com>> if you would like to attend.
July 19- Muffins with Mom.... Ballet Fun! Julie Geggie, will lead the children in learning and dancing ballet to praise music. Of course, there will be ballet-themed arts & crafts, refreshments, and other fun surprises. Please email Martha by July 12 if you are planning to attend. Please be sure to include your phone number and the number of children attending.
August 9-Muffins with Mom....Noah's Ark Come and learn all about the story of Noah's Ark. There will be storytelling, music, and best of all, art teacher Laura Wass will be here to lead us in making animal creations. Of course, there will be wonderful refreshments, too! Please email Martha by August 2 if you are planning to attend.
Praise Camp, August 15-18
This evening camp is intended for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. The theme of the camp will be based upon Psalms and Scriptures of praise. The children will be designing and painting their own pan pipes, making their own praise album covers, engaging in nature painting, creating a praise collage, dancing and engaging in creative movement, all to praise God! The final evening will be a family celebration! Stay tuned for more details.
Open Door Pantry
The church will be open to donations for Open Door Pantry during church business hours 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Please put your donations in the benches outside the church office. The pantry needs lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, jelly and tomato sauce. Thank you.
Online Resources from The Upper Room
Resources for Spiritual Wellness in Anxious Times. For navigating the pandemic, this link makes available to you a robust list of timely practices—for individuals and families as well as your faith leaders. Included are digital devotionals, videos, eCourses, podcasts, etc., all of which can be accessed and distributed free of charge to everyone in your congregation.
Resources for the Spiritual Work of Overcoming Racism. For addressing the spiritual virus of racism that continues to tear our society apart, we’re compiling and adding more content each week to this list of helpful resources. Included is my blog which sets the context for the formational work of anti-racism—Reaching In, Reaching Up, Reaching Out: The Spiritual Work of Overcoming Racism.
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.
The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Pastor Judi McMillan: In the office Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Pastor Judi is available on her cell on Tuesday or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Friday is typically her day off. She will take emergency calls then. 248-688-8736.
- Margaret Bell (Organist): email@example.com
- Emily Grakul (Faith Community Nurse): In the office Tuesday and Wednesday, by phone 248-346-7062 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Martha Piesko (Director of Christian Education): In the office Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and can be reach (email@example.com)
- Bruce Snyder (Director of Music Ministries): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jennifer Taub (Office Administrator): In the office Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays and by email (email@example.com)