OLCC,P E-Blast

February 3, 2023

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From Pastor Rich

The Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian, is blessed with tremendous volunteers freely offering their time, their many talents, and even personal resources to advance our mission. Thank you for your willingness to serve one another.

The Bible bears unique testimony to our Lord Jesus, and those who follow him are meant to be ordinary, everyday evidence for the presence of the kingdom’s reality. The heart of God calls us to demonstrate the reality of God’s kingdom each day.

No one can accomplish this perfectly, but we are called to have hearts that beat to a different vision, that are formed by a different narrative, and that courageously seek a different kingdom.

Let us continue to work together as we seek to show the love and justice of our God.

With Appreciation,

Pastor Rich

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One Service at 10:30 am

We will only have one Worship Service at 10:30 through February 28, 2023.

Live Streaming Sundays at 10:30 am

Lives Streaming
For those unable to join us in person, OLCCP offers Live Streaming on Sundays at 10:30 am. 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

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In Our Prayers

Pray for these people on our Prayer List:

Marion Benedict, Martha Besuden, Nancy Burton, Mark Carpenter, Nancy Carter, Judy Daulton, Jean Downing, Pamela Duplacey, Dorothy Friedl, Xander Frost, Nancy Galloway, Paul Gribbell, Tom Gribbell, Steve Hauser, Herbert Jarvie, Karla Kurzweil, Bill Marvin, Julie Morrish, Dick Mudge, Sarah Robertson Nadeau, Abby Paul, Lindsey Roeder, Jack Rothley, Brian Russek, Karen Schoonover, Pat Sluka, Dara Sperstad, Paul Stottlemyer, Terry family, Ron Verduin, Doris Wiegert, Sara Zeumer, and Pamela Zimmerman.

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Building use & Food

Please be sure that all food products in the church are stored in sealed plastic containers (not baggies) or in the refrigerators. If you have an event in the church with food, please empty garbage cans before you leave and dispose of them in the dumpster.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!!

Building & Grounds

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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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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Join us the first and third Monday of the Month in the Lakeview area for knitting starting February 6.

f 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.

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Souper Bowl Sunday to benefit Big Family of Michigan!

On February 12, our OLCC,P Gathering Team, with youth participation, will be hosting Souper Bowl Sunday. The Souper Bowl of Caring is typically held on Super Bowl weekend and is used to mobilize young people to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities.

This year all proceeds will be donated to Big Family of Michigan. Big Family of Michigan supports and serves the needs of foster children, institutionalized children and grandchildren raised by their grandparents.

Click here to learn more about Big Family of Michigan.

You are invited to join the team after the 10:30 am service for a delicious bowl

of homemade soup in the Fellowship Hall and Valentine desserts in the Lakeview area.

Pull out your favorite soup recipe and bring a crockpot to share with the congregation!

Be sure to wear your favorite sport’s team or Valentine apparel too!

Soup Needed!

A sign up sheet is in the Lakeview area at the messaging center.

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Quilt Ministry

The Quilt Ministry has resumed and are making "I Spy" quilts for deserving children. Please join the group if you are able - no special talent required - one only needs to be able to sew a straight seam.

They meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:00 am.

Contact Helene King - cell: 248-520-3190, email: hmking56@gmail.com.

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Winter Daily Bread Devotions

Join us on Zoom for our Winter Daily Bread Devotions during the winter months 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


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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Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church zoom study led by Rev. Dr. Loren Scribner

Our friends at Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church have invited us to join another zoom study led by Rev. Dr. Loren Scribner. Information from GIPC is below. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Telford, starryskys@comcast.net.

The text, Calvin for Armchair Theologians, was written by Dr. Christopher Elwood, Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary.

This series will be offered HYBRID, meaning both in person at GIPC and on Zoom for our remote participants. Weekly emails will go out with Zoom link details and reminders. Class will begin 6:45pm Wednesday evenings and conclude around 8pm.

We look forward to seeing you there! Questions about the series? Please contact Sue Hurst (hursts@wowway.com) or Mike Reynolds (mike.reynolds.gi@gmail.com).

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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.

Chancel Flowers Sign Up

You can sign up for flower dedications in 2023 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 are $40 this year.

Open Door Outreach Food & Household Item Collection

Open Door Outreach Collection:

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. Items can be dropped off at the church office or in the brown bench near the office.

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.

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Books available to check 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, Chicken Soup for the Soul, 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, feel free to check out a book.

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Contact Us

The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Rev. Dr. Richard Lapehn (Pastor): May be reached by email at (richard.lapehn@gmail.com)or by phone at 248-682-0730.
  • Leida Soto (Office Administrator): In the office Monday through Thursday or by email during office hours at (leida@olccp.com) or by phone at 248-682-0730.
  • Stacey Cheff (Business Administrator): In the office Mondays and Thursdays or by email during office hours (stacey@olccp.com)
  • Kelly Holquist (Children & Youth Director): May be reached by email during office hours at (leida@olccp.com) or phone at 248-682-0730.
  • 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)
  • Bruce Snyder (Director of Music Ministries): bruce@olccp.com
  • Margaret Bell (Organist): mtbellmusic@gmail.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/