OLCC,P E-Blast

July 16, 2021

From Our Clerk of Session

In trying times we need to remember we are a Christ-led and Christ-following congregation that happens to be Presbyterian. We may not be moving as quickly towards finding a new pastor as we would like, but we are moving. A "designated pastor" doesn't mean we the congregation have no choice. Keep praying for the process to unfold and we find the pastor that God wants us to have. Remember to be "calm" because Christ is Always Leading our Ministry.


Ron Kilbourne

Summer Worship Schedule

Summer Worship Schedule is 8:30 a.m. outdoors (bring your own chair) and 10:00 a.m. indoors.

Sunday's Order of Worship and Scriptures

In Our Prayers

Please Continue to Pray for These People on our Prayer List: Rachelle Anderson, Fiona Bell, Marion Benedict, Robert Bigelow, Carol Brooks, Jerry & Nancy Burton, Peter Cooper, Chris Cosonowski, Connie Gallacher, Teresa Gruley, Herbert Jarvie, Jackie Johnson, Joyce Kilbourne, Larry Lankford, Gordon Lyon, Bill Marvin, Jean Mattinen, Dick Mudge, Santana Paletta, Joyce Pitchford, Sarah Robertson Nadeau, Dara Sperstad, Mark Stone, Jerry and Ed Wassemiller, Doris Wiegert.

Sympathy to the Copeland family on the passing of Gail’s mother, Cynthia McAdow.

Thank You

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your many prayers, calls and cards during my recent surgery and recovery. I really appreciated them. The prayer shawl you gave me is very special.

Thanks again,

Tom Crane

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. We will continue to assess conditions and various health and government guidelines as the weeks go by.

OLCC,P on You Tube

July 16-31 Birthdays

July 16

Mary Vrbensky

July 26

Judy Davis

July 20

David Stephens

July 27

Luanne Stinson, William Sturgeon

July 28

Jeff Mielke, Betsy Telford, Tony Vrbensky

July 29

Jim Boedecker, Carol Brooks

July 30

Jeana Hobart

July 31

Jan Forhan

If you have a birthday in July and are not on this list, please let Jennifer know at jennifer@olccp.com.

Kindness Rocks

The summer theme for Children's Ministry is "Summer of Kindness." The children will be painting/decorating "kindness rocks" on July 18 at 9:30 a.m. (outside the front doors of the church.) These rocks can be placed your garden, or shared with a friend.

Movie Night Returns to OLCCP

Sunday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. we will be showing the movie “Miracles from Heaven”.

Muffins with Mom

Christian Life and Learning will be hosting two parent/child (or other caregiver) summer events. They are designed for children 3-6 years of age. Both will take place from 10:00- 12:00. The cost for each is $10:00. Please email Martha Piesko <<marthaelizpie@yahoo.com>> if you would like to attend.

You can register and pay by clicking on this link here.

Please indicate which class or both you will have your child or children attending.

July 19- Muffins with Mom.... Ballet Fun! Julie Geggie, will lead the children in learning and dancing ballet to praise music. Of course, there will be ballet-themed arts & crafts, refreshments, and other fun surprises. Please email Martha by July 12 if you are planning to attend. Please be sure to include your phone number and the number of children attending.

August 9-Muffins with Mom....Noah's Ark Come and learn all about the story of Noah's Ark. There will be storytelling, music, and best of all, art teacher Laura Wass will be here to lead us in making animal creations. Of course, there will be wonderful refreshments, too! Please email Martha by August 2 if you are planning to attend.

ROMEOs are Back

Join other retired “old” men eating out (ROMEO) for conversation and food (What more do you need?) on July 22 at 11:30 a.m. The men meet at the Grill on Orchard Lake Road in Sylvan Lake. Contact Dave Dutton dnddutton@gmail.com for more information.

JULIETS are Back

J.U.L.I.E.T.s meet for lunch on the second Thursday of each month for friendship, fellowship and food at 11:30 a.m. Our invitation to join us for lunch is extended to ALL ladies of every age, who attend or are members of OLCC,P. The group would appreciate that the ladies attending be vaccinated or wear masks in consideration of diners around us. They meet at the Greek Jalapeno Restaurant located at 6636 Cooley Lake Road in Waterford Twp. Rides can be provided. Questions, please contact Jorgann Cornwall jorganncornwall@gmail.com

Women's 2021 Summer Bible Study

Stepping Up

A journey through the Psalms of Ascent

by Beth Moore

Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

July 14 - August 25

Our unique study this summer explores Psalms 120 - 134. Traveling pilgrims sang these psalms both on the way to the great festivals of the Jews and as key elements of the worship at those festivals. We will interact with Beth Moore and the Scriptures in new ways. We will gain a fresh appreciation for the life of faith as a journey to greater fellowship with and worship of God. Expect nothing less than a new level of relationship and intimacy with God through these psalms.

Because this is a DVD series, we will meet indoors at the church, with COVID-19 safety precautions for your comfort and peace of mind. More information on that later.

Please join us for this six-week study. Even if you can't be with us every class, please come when you can. There are five days of homework each week. You will enjoy gaining knowledge by completing the workbook assignments. Workbooks will be available at our first class.

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

It's important to have a count for ordering books and for planning seating arrangements. Thanks!

Celebrations of Life:

On August 1 at 3:00 p.m., there will be a celebration of life honoring Don & Kay Schimmel. All the congregation is invited.

On August 21 at 11:00 a.m., there will be a Celebration of Life honoring Pat Miller. All members of the congregation are invited. There will be a luncheon following the service. In order to have a head count for the lunch, please let us know if you are attending at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F44A4A922A6FC1-celebration or call the church office.

Praise Camp, August 15-18

This evening camp is intended for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. The theme of the camp will be based upon Psalms and Scriptures of praise. The children will be designing and painting their own pan pipes, making their own praise album covers, engaging in nature painting, creating a praise collage, dancing and engaging in creative movement, all to praise God! The final evening will be a family celebration! The cost is $25.00 per child, for families with multiple children, $15.00 for each additional child.

You can register and pay for the class by clicking here.

Open Door Pantry

The church is open for donations to Open Door Pantry during church business hours 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Please put your donations in the benches outside the church office. The pantry needs shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, dish soap, toilet paper, Kleenex, toothpaste, toothbrushes. Of course, any food items are also appreciated. Thank you.

Construction Coming Soon

Soon the east side and west side parking lots will be redone. Also we will be replacing one of the AC units which will require a crane in the parking lot. Please be aware that you might have to adjust where you park and follow the construction signs accordingly.

Seeking Nominations

The Permanent Nominating Committee is seeking nominations from the congregation for people to serve as Deacons, Elders, Trustees, and Permanent Nominating Committee members beginning in 2022. Names may be submitted by email to Ron Kilbourne ronjoyolccp@att.net

Summer Prayer Devotionals

Summer Devotionals: The Adult Christian Education team is extending the devotional meetings at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday morning starting in June till the end of August. A number of people come together via Zoom each Wednesday morning to pray and talk about the day’s topic. The topics are available in the “Our Daily Bread”. Additional free copies are available in the little library outside the church. The Zoom link is


Sign up to lead the devotionals got to Sign Up Genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f44a4a922a6fc1-summer

Chancel Flowers for 2021

You can sign up for flower dedications in honor or memory or loved ones. You can sign up online by clicking here.

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.

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
  • Emily Grakul (Faith Community Nurse): In the office Tuesday and Wednesday, by phone 248-346-7062 or by email (egrakul@yahoo.com)
  • Martha Piesko (Director of Christian Education): In the office Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and can be reach (marthaelizpie@yahoo.com)
  • Bruce Snyder (Director of Music Ministries): bruce@olccp.com
  • Jennifer Taub (Office Administrator): In the office Monday through Thursday and by email (jennifer@olccp.com)