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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

This Sunday's Message: The Spirit and Power of God

This Sunday's Scriptures:

Psalm 96:1-12, Galatians 1:1-12 and 1 Kings 18:16-40

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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.

Thank You

My heartfelt thanks for the many cards, calls and prayers I received from Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian. They lifted my spirits during my long healing process. My sincerest thanks to all of you and may God’s blessings be with you.

Carol Ayala

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.

Summer Worship Schedule

The summer worship services will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. until the second Sunday in September. Sunday School will be held at 10:00 a.m.

Blood Pressure Screening

Do you know your number?

Stop in the health and wellness room Sunday following either service and have your blood pressure checked!

It is painless and just might save your life!

Ice Cream Social

We will be having an ice cream social after 2nd service on July 21st. Why? Why not! Great time to enjoy a cool treat and catch up with members and visitors of OLCC, P.

A variety of different flavors of ice cream and toppings will be provided.

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,

248-880-2327 (text)

or bnnhrn@yahoo.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.

Open Door for July

The following items are in immediate need:

Bar soap



Peanut Butter and Jelly



Kid Friendly Soup

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 nancyratajczak@comcast.net.

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.

August 25th : "Soul Surfer"

Biographical drama film, based on the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton about her life as a surfer after a horrific shark attack and her recovery.

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. linda@olccp.com

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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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