OLCC,P E-Blast

August 7, 2022

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From Your Stated Clerk

What's your favorite form of communication in this day and age? Do you prefer text messaging to a phone call? I know people that prefer texting and are good at it. I don't like texting but I can do it as necessary for short messages. I've learned over the years that we don't write the same way we speak.

How does God speak to His people? Hebrews 1: 1-2 tells us that God spoke through His prophets before speaking through His Son. Now we have all of the Scripture that speaks to us. God can also speak to us through prayer.

When I first visited Bea Tackaberry years ago as a Deacon, I prayed with her just before leaving. Following that prayer, she reached over to grab my hand and said "Where would we be without our prayers?" That brought a new perspective on the value of praying with those I visited,

How's your prayer life?


Ron K

We want your feedback on the OLCC,P Staff!

We at OLCC,P are truly blessed with a talented and dedicated staff! As we plan for the year ahead, we would like your comments on a few of the things you love about the staff and your suggestions on how the staff can serve our members and our community even better in the coming year.

Remember: Feedback is truly a gift – especially if it comes from a perspective of love and genuine caring. It provides the recipient an opportunity to reflect on strengths they may take for granted or opportunities for improvement they didn't realize were there. Please take some time to prayerfully reflect on your interactions with members of the OLCC,P staff and jot down your honest, specific feedback.

Email your comments to Personnel Ministry Team Chair Barbara Christoff at daddyspedro@yahoo.com no later than Sunday, August 21, 2022.

Note: Names of those providing feedback will not be shared with the staff.

~ Personnel Ministry Team

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Heritage Hall Restoration Committee Survey

Earlier this year OLCC,P Session in response to the need to assess the major repairs outlined for Heritage Hall approved the formation of a special taskforce to determine the full extent of possible repairs and restorations of the Hall.

Five members of the Church were selected and commissioned: Chair Brenda Starynchak, Dennis Berry, Gordon Steele, Ron Verduin, and Gary Forhan.

This taskforce has been at work gathering information, getting estimates, and receiving assessments. They have listed and reviewed all the possible actions, repairs, restorations and ideas for making the Heritage Hall facility a grand hall for all possible future usages.

Now the taskforce and the Session have a few very important question for the Congregation,

What do you want?

Your feedback is important in the task of determining the full extent of the restoration. A survey will be sent to your email address next week and or a paper copy will be available between services. Please take the time to provide your feedback and tell us what you want.

Live Streaming Sundays at 10:00 am.

Lives Streaming
For those unable to join us in person, OLCCP now offers Live Streaming on Sundays during our 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. 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.

Ushers Needed. Volunteer today!

We are in need of some new ushers for Sunday services.

We are also looking for a new Sunday Sexton to open the church before services and then to lock up afterward.

Please call Ron Kilbourne 248-363-0778 for more information.

Summer Worship Schedule Sunday!

Summer Worship schedule continues this Sunday is 8:30 a.m. outdoors (weather permitting) and 10:00 a.m. indoors.

Please bring your own chair & sunglasses!

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!

Order of Worship & Scriptures

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.

OLCC,P on You Tube

In Our Prayers

Pray for these people on our Prayer List:

Carol Ayala, Ballew Family, Marion Benedict, Robert Bigelow, Peter Blom, Nancy Burton, Nancy Carter, Jean Downing, Dorothy Friedl, Paul Gribbell, Teresa Gruley, Jeff Dailey (Hauser), Steve Hauser, Herbert Jarvie, Anna Ketzler, Karla Kurzweil, Larry Lankford, Jeff Long, Bill Marvin, Rowan Murray, Sarah Robertson Nadeau, Jack Rothley, Brian Russek, Karen Schoonover, Les Schoonover, Pat Sluka, Dara Sperstad, Mark Stone, Paul Stottlemyer, Gowan Thamer, Doris Wiegert, Sara Zeumer, and Pamela Zimmerman.

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

Join Us! Movie Night this Sunday!

We will feature the movie, Fly Away Home. Well-acted and beautifully filmed, Fly Away Home offers heartwarming entertainment for moviegoers of all ages. All are welcome and bring your friends.

Popcorn and refreshments are provided.

Contact Steve Orr for more details.

Come to our OLCC,P Softball Game

The next OLCC,P Softball Game is August 10 at 7:45 pm at Keith Sports Park #2. Come cheer them on!

Uganda Trip 2023 Information Meeting

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 on Sunday September 18, 2022 in the church library after the 2nd service.

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

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Calling All Youth! Join us AUGUST 21!

All youth are invited to come to OLCC,P for a taco bar, ice cream and Bible Study August 21from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

We will delve into what Scripture has to say about contemporary issues and topics we are experiencing today.

Please email Martha martha@olccp.com if you are able to attend.

No GLU until Fall

No GLU (middle and senior high Sunday school class). It will resume after Labor Day. In the meantime, youth will worship in the Sanctuary with their families.

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Summer Women's Bible Study Wednesdays at 10:00 am

Please join us for our eight-week women’s summer Bible study, “THE RIGHT KIND OF CONFIDENT” The Remarkable Grit of a God-Fearing Woman by Mary Kassian, Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:30 am through August 31. Even if you can't be with us every class, please come when you can. Questions? Contact Bonnie Horner, bnnhrn@yahoo.com.

Our Daily Bread Devotionals Wednesdays at 9:00 am for Summer!

We will have our Zoom “Our Daily Bread” devotionals on Wednesdays only starting in June through the summer. 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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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.

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 (Director of Christian Education): In the office Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays or 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/