OLCC,P E-Blast

May 13, 2022

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From Your Stated Clerk

It was rewarding this week to meet our Confirmand Class of 2022 and to hear them read their faith statements. The congregation will get to meet them and hear their faith statements as part of Sunday worship.

I've never written a statement of faith. I joined First Presbyterian Church of Saginaw as a member of a large group of ninth-graders so there wouldn't have been time for all us to have read them. What I've come to believe now is not the same as the simple faith I once had. I also realize that just learning more about God and what He has done for the past several thousand years is not the same as trusting in Him. Spending time in reading His Word and then using that as the basis for serving others sums up my personal faith.

Our Community Bible Study leaders group closed the year with an exercise to write something of our faith on a small stone as a momento of the year. A single word would have sufficed, but I wrote "Because God is faithful, we can trust Him." It really is hard to sum up what we believe in a statement of faith. Please take the opportunity to come hear our confirmands' statements this Sunday.

Blessings, Ron K

Help Wanted! Ushers Needed! Sundays!

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.

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Spring Clean Up Tomorrow!

Put on your work gloves, grab your rake and come us tomorrow!

Spring Cleanup of the church property tomorrow, May 14 from 8:00 am until noon.

There will be donuts!

We will celebrate a job well done with pizza afterwards too.

Many Hands Make Light Work!

2 Worship Services in May

We will have two Worship Services during the month of May at 9 am and 10:30 am.

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, Joan Baggiore, Ballew Family, Marion Benedict, Robert Bigelow, Peter Blom, Nancy Burton, Nancy Carter, The Conrad family, Jean Downing, Dorothy Friedl, Duncan Galbraith, Paul Gribbell, Teresa Gruley, Jeff Dailey (Hauser), Steve Hauser, Dee Hilbert, Bill Hunter, Herbert Jarvie, Jackie Johnson, Anna Ketzler, Larry Lankford, Jeff Long, Bill Marvin, Rowan Murray, Sarah Robertson Nadeau, Jack Rothley, Brian Russek, Carol Russek, Karen Schoonover, Dara Sperstad, Mark Stone

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Pray For Rev. Cathy Chang

One of our Presbyterian missionaries, the Rev. Cathy Chang has been labeled a terrorist by the government and faces threats for speaking out on the human rights violations in that country. She has been serving there since 2015 and now faces an uncertain future. We need to lift her up in prayer for her safety and continued work.

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Stop by the bulletin board near the church office!

We received a letter from the Zimmermans, serving as Missionaries in Ann Arbor.

We also received a letter from CRU ( Campus Crusade for Christ ).

In addition to the letters from Missionaries there are thank you cards, and information from organizations in our community.

Spotlight on Mission

The Mission and Outreach committee would like to take this opportunity to let you know what we do with your support. The committee is made up of 3 elders: Joe Tyrrell, Sandra Crane, and Glen Christoff. The at large members: Pat Ball, Dodie Berry, Jim Lemon, Steve Orr and Betsy Telford. At our last meeting we made an extra $2000 donation to PDA, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, which will help support Ukrainian relief efforts as well as other disasters in the US and abroad.

We will begin to 'spotlight' one of the 30+ organizations that we support in the E-blast and bulletin. If you ever have any questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to reach out to any of us.


Joe Tyrrell

Opening Doors, The Crane Centre Annual Fundraiser.

Join us on Thursday May 19th, 6:30 p.m. at Santia Hall in Keego Harbor for dinner, sponsorship opportunities and an African craft sale.

Contact Sandra Crane at (248) 977-0208 for more information.

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

CHAIR YOGA Wednesdays

If you have not yet tried Chair Yoga, come join us!

Kim Hakala, longtime OLCC,P member and certified yoga instructor leads us in 45 minutes of stretching, deep breathing, and relaxation in the Lakeview area every Wednesdays at 1 PM. Come, bring a friend and enjoy fellowship while experiencing the benefits of yoga

Next OLCC,P Softball Game

The next OLCC,P Softball Game is May 18 at 6:30 pm at Keith Sports Park #1. Come cheer them on! Check out the display case in the Narthex too!


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Youth Room Update

The youth room just received a freshening with new paint, new carpet, and new furniture.

Thanks to all who made this happen!

We appreciate our youth and those who help foster their spiritual growth. Now it shows how much we care.

No GLU Youth May 15, or 29

There will be no GLU classes May 15, or May 29. Youth will worship with their families in the Sanctuary on these dates.

Calling All Youth! Join us Tomorrow!

Time for spring clean up at OLCC,P.! Come help us out on May 14 between 8:00 am 12:00 p.m. Bring your rake, put on your work gloves, and come join us! There will be donuts and pizza too! Please sign up in the Lakeview area.

Graduation Sunday June 12

We will be recognizing high school and college graduates on June 12. Please email Martha by June 3 at martha@olccp.com if you have a son or daughter who is graduating. We would love to celebrate their wonderful accomplishment!

Mark Your Calendar Vacation Bible School 2022

Mark your calendar! Compassion Camp Vacation Bible School (VBS 2022) will take place August 8 though August 10 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. More details will be available in the near future.
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Daily Bread Devotionals on Zoom at 9:00 am

We hope you can join us for this activity as we start each weekday with God's word and lesson. All the lessons are quite applicable to our daily lives and we are blessed to learn more each morning as we gather with our brothers and sisters to pray, discuss, and encourage each other. It is a great way to stay in touch with your fellow church members. New devotional guides are now available for pick-up 24/7 in the Little Free Library outside our main 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)

Zoom Bible Study Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Our Thursday adult education offerings will continue with a twist. Same time, 7:00 pm, offered via Zoom (through June) with chat time at 6:45 pm. The class is based on the book, The Greatest Prayer by John Dominic Crossan and is taught by Dr. Loren Scribner.

Womens Bible Study

Women's Summer Bible Study


The Remarkable Grit of a God-Fearing Woman

by Mary Kassian

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

July 13 - August 31

What if we stopped placing our confidence in the things of this world -- and instead put our trust in the only One who is truly trustworthy?

Whether you're seeking more confidence or feel you already have it, when you lean into a source of confidence that is unchanging, firm, and trustworthy, you'll become more like the bold, courageous woman God created you to be.

Please join us for this eight-week study. Even if you can't be with us every class, please come when you can. There is a light amount of reading homework each week. Books will be available at our first class and at the church office now.

Please contact Bonnie Horner, 248-880-2327 or bnnhrn@yahoo.com to sign up.

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Thank you from Thelma Golden

Thank you for all the warm thoughts, prayers, cards, phone calls, flowers, meals and visits during my recovery from recent surgeries. I so appreciated all of the kindness that was extended to me by my OLCC,P family. Each act warmed my heart.

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.

Check It Out !

Did you know that the OLCC,P church library is available for all of us to use? We have a fiction section, a children’s bookcase, devotional books and books by popular Christian authors like Max Lucado. There are books on grief, health issues, parenting. And of course many books to support Bible study. Some selected books are on the shelves in the gathering area, but the library itself is just beyond Heritage Hall. Next time you are at church , Check It Out!

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 (stacey@olccp.com)
  • Emily Grakul (Faith Community Nurse): In the office Tuesdays and Wednesdays, by phone 248-346-7062 or by email (egrakul@yahoo.com)
  • Martha Piesko (Director of Christian Education): In the office Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays or by email (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 (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/