July 19, 2019
From the Desk of Pastor Linda
This Sunday come and worship God. Come and praise God with music and voice! Come and sit quietly as you hear lovely music!! Come and refocus your hearts and minds on of the one great, wondrous and powerful God who longs for our attentiveness through faith and love. We hope this week you might worship, here at OLCC,P or where your summer journey may lead you!
As we continue our sermon series , Characters of the Old Testament, we welcome Elijah to our worship space. Elijah was a great and dedicated prophet we have often forgotten about. His name means, "Yahweh is God”. Elijah pushed the prophets of Baal aside and reminded them that there is only one true God. Elijah witnesses the need to worship God and to return the people back to God.
Elijah is bold and courageous as he confronts King Ahab as well as his bride, a Phoenician princess named Jezebel. Our focus this week will be not only on the power and spiritual presence of God but also on the fact that God IS! God is big and wise and walks along side of us through everything!
Continued prayers for the victims of the flood and rain storms, prayers for the anger and hate in the world that is so very toxic and painful, as well as for a peace to be known in our hearts that a great and powerful God is indeed working in our world.
Pastor Linda Cochran
Pray for one another...
- Continued healing and health for: Marion Benedict, Julie Blom, Nancy Burton, Nancy Carter, Pat Colvin, Peter Cooper, Judy Day, Larry Derby, Joe Halfmann, Jackie Johnson, Larry Lankford, Nina Linebaugh, Adrienne Matthews, Mary Peterman, Bill & Joyce Pitchford, Sarah Robertson Nadeau, Justin Smith, Melanie Telford, Bill Windscheif, Madie Zurkan; as well as all those battling chronic conditions and mental health issues.
- Prayers that all people might begin to speak the language of peace, love and compassion for their neighbors they know as well as those who are unfamiliar to them.
- Prayers for those effected by the flooding in the Philippians as well as those in the United States.
OLCC, P Calendar
Athens Marketplace, July 21, (6:00-8:15 p.m.)
Join us in Athens. Be sure to stop by the oil shop, bead bazaar, pottery stand, woodworking shop, sample the delicious foods of ancient times, and so much more. This is intended to be an event for the entire church family. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $5.00 per person/ $10.00 per family. Registration forms will be made available in the Lakeview area and online. There will be a signup sheet today in the Lakeview Area or you can sign up here!
Women's 2019 Summer Bible Study
Seamless by Angie Smith
"Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story"
Wednesdays, July 17 - August 28
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Discover the seamless thread connecting the people, places, and promises of the Bible in a whole new way. Whether you've grown up hearing Bible stories or you're exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming. In this enjoyable study, Angie Smith shows you how the whole Bible -- from Genesis through Revelation -- connects as one beautiful, seamless thread.
In each class, we'll watch a short DVD message by Angie and discuss the week's lesson. Summer is vacation time, please join us when you can. Everyone is welcome.
Please contact Bonnie Horner, 248-738-5848,
or email@example.com to sign up.
Sunday Night Movie Series
The first movie is July 28th at 7:00 P.M.
"God’s Not Dead" -
Based on Rice Broocks' book God's Not Dead
Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty, the film follows a Christian college student whose faith is challenged by a philosophy professor who declares God a pre-scientific fiction.
Alleluia Art Workshop: August 6th-8th (6:00-8:30 p.m.)
Children who have completed kindergarten through entering the sixth grade are invited to enroll in the Alleluia Art Workshop where they will celebrate God's good and wonderful creation through painting, drawing with oil pastels, creating stepping stones, windsocks, and so much more. Snacks will be provided. Participation is limited to the first fifteen registrants. The cost for this workshop is $25 per person ($30 per family) Please register your child by July 22nd.
Detroit Tigers Game
OLCC,P’s night at Comerica Park to see the Detroit Tigers will be Friday, August 9th. The game will start at 7:10 p.m. There will be fireworks included! A sign up sheet will be in the Lakeview Area this Sunday or you can e-mail Nancy Ratajczak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August Movie Nights: Sundays at 7 p.m.
August 11th "Beautifully Broken"
A refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in this inspiring true story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Summer Youth Event
This is for all those going into 6th grade through those who just graduated high school!
August (Date TBD)
Welcome and Farewell bonfire at Lydia Forhan’s home
Contact Pastor Linda if you would like to attend this event. email@example.com
Rev. Dr. Paul H. Thwaite (Sr. Pastor): firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Linda Cochran (Temp. Supply Assoc. Pastor) email@example.com
Margaret Bell (Organist): firstname.lastname@example.org
Afsoon Berenjian: (Nursery Attendant)
Stacey Cheff (Business Administrator): email@example.com
Emily Grakul (Faith Community Nurse): firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Piesko (Director of Children’s Ministries) email@example.com
Bruce Snyder (Dir. of Music Ministries): firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Taub (Office Administrator): email@example.com
Doug Wilson (Sexton)
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