OLCC,P E-Blast

November 18, 2022

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From Your Stated Clerk

When people talk about the upcoming holidays, they're probably referring to Christmas and New Years or Hanukkah for our Jewish friends. However, this Sunday is Christ the King Sunday in our liturgical calendar which falls close to Thanksgiving. I found this quote from an online Presbyterian source:

"The church gives thanks and praise for the sovereignty of Christ who is Lord of all creation and is coming again in glory to reign."

It's important for us to acknowledge Jesus as Lord, Savior and King and so this Sunday is dedicated to His Kingship over all creation.

Another source said that Christ the King Sunday was in response to heavy-handed tyrants in the early 20th century in Europe. What a difference having Christ as King vs. what earthly kings have been like.

We have many hymns that reflect the Kingship of Christ, such as:

"Rejoice the Lord is King, your Lord and King adore! Rejoice, give thanks and sing and triumph evermore.

This gives us two separate days within one week to celebrate our gratitude to God. This leads us into Advent which of course is the anticipation and then celebration of God coming to earth as a human being, the greatest gift of all time.

Please join us on Sunday as our own Adrienne Matthews will share some miracles from her life which have been published in the latest "Chicken Soup for the Soul."

Blessings, Ron K

DPNC Announcement

The DPNC is thrilled to announce that after many months of diligent work and support from your prayers, God has led us to the pastor candidate for OLCC,P.

Your household has been mailed information on his background and ministry details. As such, we are pleased to advise you that the December 4 congregational meeting will be to seek your approval of the candidate

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Lighthouse Food Drive Thank You!

The Mission and Outreach thanks you OLCC,P for helping serve our community in a big way once again this year by giving generously to the Lighthouse Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Lighthouse went from serving approximately 225 individuals per week to 5,000 at the peak of the pandemic! Even with this increase in distribution, the need is greater than ever before. They hope to be able to provide a full Thanksgiving meal to over 2,000 families this year.

Thank you for helping families in our community this Thanksgiving with this need.

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Donate Hats & Socks

Once again the Shawl Ministry knitters are promoting our Head to Toe Campaign.

During November & December we will be knitting hats to give away to local charities for Christmas.

In addition, all members and visitors to OLCCP are invited to donate hats (HEAD) and socks (TOE) for distribution to various agencies in the area. We are asking for all sizes of these items for men, women, and children.

Please place your donations in the blue tubs in the church entrance by Sunday, December 12

so that they can be distributed in time for Christmas.

Any questions, please contact Doreen Dutton at 248-804-5995 .

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Make your 2023 Stewardship Faith Promise Pledge today!

We have kicked off the 2023 Stewardship Campaign full of HOPE and excitement for the future of this church. Faith Promise cards are now available in the Lakeview area and are also available online on the Church's website on this FAITH PROMISE PLEDGE link .

Please join us in renewing our faith and commitment to this Church, the community and to Christ our Savior.

Romans 15:13 “May God, the source of Hope, fill you with all Joy and peace by means of your faith in Him, so that your Hope will continue to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

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One Service 11/27, 12/4 & 12/18

We will only have one worship service on November 27 ,,December 4 and December 18.

Our congregational meetings will be immediately after the service on December 4 and December 18 at 11:30 am.

Fall Worship Schedule

Our Fall worship schedule services are 9:00 am and 10:30 am.

Please note: there is only one service at 10:30 am on November 27, December 4 and December 18.

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

Order of Worship & Scriptures

In Our Prayers

Pray for these people on our Prayer List:

Marion Benedict, Peter Blom, Nancy Burton, Nancy Carter, Tom Conrad, Jean Downing, Dorothy Friedl, Nancy Galloway, Steve Hauser, Herbert Jarvie, Larry Lankford, Jim LoPrete, Bill Marvin, Dick Mudge, Ken Myers, Sarah Robertson Nadeau, Abby Paul, Janet Payne, Ted Payne, Lindsey Roeder, Jack Rothley, Brian Russek, Jim Skeeters, Betty Singleton, Pat Sluka, Dara Sperstad, Paul Stottlemyer, Ron Verduin, Doris Wiegert, Sara Zeumer, and Pamela Zimmerman.

Pamela Duplacey and the Terry family (from Cate Evans)

Julie Morris, friend of the Yessian family

Xander Frost, friend of Cate Evans

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy to the Tyrrell family on the passing of Joe’s dad.

Deepest sympathy to the Ackerman family on the passing of Bob Ackerman November 10th.

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

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Miracles and the Unexplainable

OLCC,P member, Adrienne Matthews, has had many challenges in her life and has experienced many miracles. She feels led by God to share her story with others. Adrienne will be giving the sermon on Nov. 20th highlighting her walk with God and His miracles in her life.

Join us after the services

for book signing & homemade Chicken soup!

Adrienne has written about one of her miracles and it has been published in the book “Chicken Soup for the Soul – Miracles and the Unexplainable”! She will be available to autograph the books after each service.

The books will available for a donation of $15 (or more!!).

All proceeds from the donations that day will be used by the Gathering Team for upcoming projects.

Chair Yoga Schedule Update

Kim Hakala will offer her free Chair Yoga Class 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.

Please note: there will be no chair yoga in the month of December.

Prayer Shawl Mondays

Join us Monday November 21 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.

New Members’ Class Coming up!

The journey of faith is a very personal one, but it is not meant to be traveled alone! Our next new members’ class, led by Rev. Marjorie Wilhelmi is on November 27 and December 4 directly after the second service.

We extend this invitation to anyone interested in joining. Contact the church office if you would like to attend and for more information.

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Join us for Tapestry of Lights!

Please join us for this Christmas celebration at OLCC,P.

The joy and hope of Christmas are celebrated in this Celtic-styled cantata. This jubilant work is filled with tuneful carols, thoughtful narration and sparkling orchestrations. Traditional melodies form the foundations of this tapestry of lights bringing to your holiday presentation a pleasing mixture of choirs, carols and candlelight.

This event features a live orchestra and a Celtic dance troop.

There will be a free-will offering during the event so tickets are not necessary.

Click here to invite other via our Facebook tapestry of Lights event page.

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No Kid's Sunday School 11/27/22

Please note there is no Kid's Sunday School on November 27.

Thank you!

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“Our Daily Bread” Devotionals

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)


This Advent season starting on December 1 we will have a daily devotion twice a day. One will start at 9:00 am and the second one at 7:00 pm. The last day is December 25.

The booklet can be obtained at church from the little library: it looks like a little church next to the entrance. They are free or if you like you can order it from Amazon for a special price of $.99 as long as supplies last.

We hope to see YOU at these devotions via ZOOM. The Zoom links for the morning one are available on the church website. The 7:00 pm zoom link will be added shortly for the December 1 through 25 period. The Devotions do run on all weekdays but not on Saturday and Sunday.

Let your light shine and be thankful for Christ (Greek for Messiah) that he appeared and became our Savior.

The Christian Adult Education Team.

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With Appreciation from Pastor Tom K.

Dear Members of Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian,

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for the wonderful cake we enjoyed at the end of October as we celebrated Pastor Appreciation Sunday. It was so very kind of you to remember me and consider me your “pastor” of sorts. (Plus, the chocolate cake was awesome.)

Thank you, too, for continuing to welcome me and my being with you (mostly on and occasionally off) these past almost 18 months. The recognition and appreciation that I received from you all means a whole lot to me. While I hope you find a designated pastor soon, I am looking forward to being with you on December 11 and on Christmas Day.

Finally, a special thank you to the deacons for the lovely card I received in the mail. You all are a delightful community, and I have been blessed to be in your midst.

With much love, Pastor Tom K.

Thank you for Quilt of Valor Ceremony

I want to sincerely thank everyone that worked so hard to provide the excellent ceremony honoring the Veterans in the congregation. The quilts are beautiful and I am sure that all of the Vets appreciated it.

Jim Poppelreiter

Time to order Poinsettias for the Christmas Season

It’s time to order the poinsettias that decorate our Sanctuary each year. They are planted in 6-inch pots with 4 to 6 blossoms per plant in either red, pink or white.

The cost is $10.50 each. Sign up is in the Lakeview area.

Stephen Ministry

OLCC,P is a Stephen Ministry congregation, which means many of our members and friends have completed a 50-hour training course in peer counseling, listening, and referral. If you would like to meet regularly with a Stephen Minister for a listening ear, supportive prayer, and companionship in times of struggle or transition, contact Steve Orr by email: sorr3_2000@yahoo.com or at 734-552-9228.

The OLCC,P Stephen Minsters are: Bev Ayres, Dorothy Friedl, Sherry Orr, Steve Orr, Pat Redner-Colvin, Bob Siebert and Betty Singleton.

Loaner Closet Thank You! Thank You!

The Loaner Closet has recently received several generous donations. We loan out gently used medical equipment on a fairly regular basis to our members and friends of this faith community.

So, when we run low it is greatly appreciated that folks think of us and share what they have. If you need a walker, crutches, raised toilet seat, transition bench, bedside commode etc. or have a donation, give Emily Grakul a call at 248-346-7062 and we will make arrangements to pick up or deliver.

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.

Please note: the cost of the chancel flowers will increase to $40 on December 1, 2022.

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!

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/