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October 11, 2019

From the Desk of Pastor Linda

Greetings all!

This Saturday evening there will be a full moon in the sky. It will, if the sky is clear, appear large and very orange. This orange color is caused from the distance it is away from the earth at this time of year.By the time the light from the moon's reflection reaches us the "blue" hues have disappeared and we see orange! I personally always marvel at the moon whether it is waxing or waning and especially when it is a full moon! If the weather permits, look for this orange color full moon beginning as early as sunset through to sunrise! And why do I suggest you do this? Notice the moon and take pause giving thanks to God's great creation that God has given us! Perhaps reflect on God's love for God's creation and God's love for you! The sky's are so vast covered with brilliant stars and a moon that can guide our way when things are dark. In this amazing expanse God has placed us and loves us dearly. Perhaps we can find this same deep love for friends, neighbors and those we may just meet.

We continue with the Sermon on the Mount looking at Matthew 5:38-48. Jesus calls us to some hard tasks: "Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you" as well as "love our enemies and pray for those who persecute you". We will walk through all of these verses together but remember the God who tossed those stars in sky and a moon to be amazed by! Our God is generous, creative and loving! I bet we can strive to imitate God and live like Jesus asks of us!



The Unreasonable Request

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Pray for one another...

  • Continued healing and health for: Julie Blom, Nancy Burton, Nancy Carter, Peter Cooper, Judy Day, Jackie Johnson, Mary Bahr Jones, Larry Lankford, Nina Linebaugh, Adrienne Matthews, Bill & Joyce Pitchford, Sarah Robertson Nadeau, Justin Smith, Dan Tyrrell, Bill Windscheif; as well as all those battling chronic conditions and mental health issues.

  • Mission: Fort Street Presbyterian Church feeding over 1000 people each month in Detroit

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.

Pastor Appreciation Sunday

This Sunday is Pastor Appreciation Sunday. Please join us at coffee hour and enjoy a piece a cake as we honor and thank our pastors for all they do.

Flu Shots: October 13th

The Fall season will soon be upon us. With the season comes the magnificent Fall colors, kids going back to school, trips to the cider mill, AND unfortunately the influenza virus.

Influenza viruses infect the nose, throat, and lungs causing a contagious sometimes deadly respiratory illness. An annual flu shot is the best defense against this nasty bug!

The flu season can begin as early as October and last until May. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends every person 6 months of age and older get vaccinated against the flu virus annually.

You will have convenient access to the flu vaccine at our annual Flu Shot Clinic October 13 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. The cost of the shot is covered by most insurance. Please bring your insurance card and identification with you.

Sign up in the Lakeview area following worship. Feel free to take a vaccine information sheet. The consent form which is completed prior to receiving the shot.

Questions? Call Emily Grakul RN, FCN 248-346-7062

Pretty ‘n’ Pink™ October 16th

Shenandoah Country Club 5600 Walnut Lake Road West Bloomfield, MI 48323

10:00 a.m. Fashionable shopping & raffles

Noon Lunch is served

Proceeds benefit Sisters HOPE programsfor Breast Cancer Survivors.

Tickets: $55* Tables of 10: $500*

For more info visit www.sistershope.org or contact Mary Wood 248.752.7867

Stephen Ministry

The Stephen Ministry Continuing Education program for Thursday, October 17th, will be Sally Montera presenting a report on the Presbytery Meeting she attended entitled “Intergenerational Information" - why young people are leaving the church! Program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and attendees are welcome to stay for refreshments.

Lakeside Coffee House - 10 Years!

The Lakeside Coffeehouse will celebrate its 10 year anniversary on Saturday evening October 19th. Come and listen to two great returning performers Rufus Harris and Jean Watson. Refreshments, fellowship, live music and no cover charge. Free-will donations will go to support Anchored Hope Outreach, a faith-based street ministry working to stop human trafficking. Bring a friend to this exciting event. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Introduction to Bible Basics

Sundays 9:00-10:00 a.m.

October 20th in Heritage Hall

Led by Sally Montera

Do you remember a Sunday School teacher expecting you to memorize all the books of the Bible in order? Did you ever go to look up a Bible passage and weren’t quite sure where to look? Did you ever wonder what those little annotations meant or how the Bible was organized? Or are you like me and ever wondered what the background of the story you are reading is – where did this take place, why is the location significant, who are those people referenced, what does that word mean? This study will take up the basics of the Bible and how to approach its study. We will talk about Bible organization, footnotes, concordances, study Bibles, and maps - all designed to give you a solid foundation for future Bible studies.

OLCC, P Tailgate: October 20th

Attention: football fans and people who like to party…

Join us for our first football tailgate October 20th at 1:00 p.m. as the Lions take on the Patriots.

Enjoy food, fellowship, games, face painting, and pumpkin decorating


· Your favorite tailgate dish or snack to share

· Your favorite beverage(s) - remember church friendly

· Chairs for relaxing and visiting

· Games to play with your fellow tailgaters (such as footballs, corn hole, ladder ball)

We will provide....

· TVs for the game

· Grill to cook your favorite game day meat

· Face painting for kids and adults

· Pumpkin decorating for all

· We will have a few goodies, too

Hope to see you there! Go Lions!

Note: Event will be held inside if inclement weather.

Event sponsored by CAT Meaningful Relationship Team and Christian Life and Learning

Attention Quilters and Sewers

For three years we have been making "I Spy" quilts and fleece throws for the SOS children. We have decided to make it a church ministry and invite others to join. It requires no advanced skills.

We meet the 3rd Monday of the month in the boardroom at 9:00 a.m. No need to sign up, just show up.

Questions, contact Helene King 248-681-7855 or hmking56@gmail.com

Live! At the Lake! Max Winfrey: Stunt Comedian As seen on "America's Got Talent"!

Fasten your seatbelts for outrageous comedy, juggling, and more! Max has entertained on television and stages all over the country. He also brings a positive message of faith to his comedic antics. Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, October 27, 4:00pm

General Seating

Tickets $15

Available on Sunday mornings, or at www.olccp.com under the Ministries tab, then click on Live! At the Lake.

Open Door

The following items are in immediate need:

Bar soap



Peanut Butter and Jelly



Kid Friendly Soup

Women’s Bible Study

Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

October 2 - November 13 (7 weeks)

"Conversation Peace" by Mary Kassian

Led by Bonnie Horner

Have you ever found yourself on the wrong end of a conversation, wishing you could begin again? Had a hard time getting your point across? Joined in with sharp barb or juicy gossip? It may be time for a much-needed change. Discover the power of transformational speech in interactive group discussions and Bible study. Revolutionize your speech habits and improve your relationships. Learn six powerful speech-transforming elements. Master the skills of effective communicators. And strengthen your vocabulary with words from Scripture.

Please contact Bonnie Horner, 248-738-5848,

248-880-2327 (text), bnnhrn@yahoo.com to sign up.

Grace Centers of Hope: Christmas Decoration Event

We're asking volunteers to help with hanging Christmas lights on Saturday, November 2nd 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. on Seneca St.! Come by yourself or bring a friend. Get your whole family involved! Grace Centers of Hope will provide cookies and cocoa to all the volunteers. It'll be a great time and a great way to get into the holiday cheer.

Sign ups in the Lakeview area between services, or call Jim Lemon 248-520-9977

Pictorial Directory

October 10, 11, 12 and 28

November 1 and 2

You are invited to participate in our upcoming professional photography sessions.

To schedule your appointment, go to the Lifetouch link:


Assistance with sign ups will begin after church on August 25th.

  • No sitting fee!
  • Complimentary 8x10 and free directory for each family
  • Opportunity (with no obligation) to purchase additional portraits with discounts
  • First responders, military personnel, and seniors over 60 will receive an additional 20% discount
  • PLUS receive $30 to spend at Shutterfly.com with any Lifetouch photography purchase!

Fall Clean Up Day

Saturday, November 9th, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, will be our next fall clean up day to work on our exterior campus as we prepare for the winter months.

Please plan to join us. Thank you.

OLCC,P Family Missions Day

Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 10th. Family Missions Day will take place in Heritage Hall. We will begin with a pizza and salad lunch. Afterwards, there will be a variety of mission activities for parents and their children to complete (painting birdfeeders for people in nursing homes, making bookmarks for college students, and so much more.) Please email Martha at <martha@olccp.com> by November 7th if you would like to participate. All are welcome.

SpringHill Winter Retreat

The Middle School and High School winter retreat will be January 17th-19th ! The first payment is due by October 27th of $50.00. Please see Pastor Linda for more details.

50+ and Single Group

Meet friends for Sunday lunch or other social activities through out the year.

Contact Thelma Golden, 248-515-6842 for more information

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Contact Us

Rev. Dr. Paul H. Thwaite (Sr. Pastor): paul@olccp.com

Rev. Linda Cochran (Temp. Supply Assoc. Pastor) linda@olccp.com

Margaret Bell (Organist): mtbellmusic@gmail.com

Afsoon Berenjian: (Nursery Attendant)

Stacey Cheff (Business Administrator): stacey@olccp.com

Emily Grakul (Faith Community Nurse): egrakul@yahoo.com

Martha Piesko (Director of Children’s Ministries) martha@olccp.com

Bruce Snyder (Dir. of Music Ministries): bruce@olccp.com

Jennifer Taub (Office Administrator): jennifer@olccp.com

Doug Wilson (Sexton)

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