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Thursday
Jan222015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

10:00am – Worship

Sermon:  by Rev. Alice Fleming Townley

Scripture Reading:  Jonah 3:1-5, 10

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 2:00pm

+ Valet parking is available at the circle drive.

 

Take a moment after worship to bid on the soup bowls, glazed by our youth, at the table in Fellowship Hall.  Proceeds will go to area food banks.

 

11:20am – Christian Education Classes for children and youth; Children’s classrooms are located to your left as you exit the Sanctuary.

 

11:20am – Cabin Fever – Session I

12:15pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Cabin Fever – Session II

Thursday
Jan152015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

10:00am – Worship & Communion

Sermon:  “Holy Conversations,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Reading:  Psalm 139:1-12 and John 1:43-51

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30am

+ Valet parking is available at the circle drive.

 

11:20am – Christian Education Classes for all ages

Children’s classrooms are located to your left as you exit the Sanctuary.

Adult Classes:

* Coffee table conversations – join Rev. Rob Carlson and others at the couches in Fellowship Hall.

* Class in the Chapel - Discussion of current racial issues, led by Emily Conroy-Krutz, using the book The Color of Christ, by Edward J. Blum & Paul Harvey.

 

Women's Connection meets 12:30 today in Room 108 (next to the chapel).

All women are welcome for fellowship and lunch, provided by Jane Bobay and Shirley Rumminger. Our speaker is Barbara Dorr, faithful and dedicated PCO member since 1974, as most of us know. This is our opportunity to hear more about her life and faith journey. Please join us ... no reservation required.

Thursday
Jan082015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

10:00am – Worship & Communion

  Sermon:  “The Source of Life,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

  Scripture Reading:  Genesis 1:1-10

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30am

+ Valet parking is available at the circle drive.

 

11:20am – Christian Education Classes for all ages

Children’s classrooms are located to your left as you exit the Sanctuary.

Adult Classes:

  Coffee table conversations – join Rev. Rob Carlson and others at the couches in Fellowship Hall.

  Class in the Chapel –– "Faith after Ferguson" with Kent Workman; race and white privilege in America.

Friday
Jan022015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

10:00am – Worship

  Sermon:  “The Two Voices of Incarnation,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

  Scripture Reading:  John 1:1-18

* Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30am

+ Valet parking is available at the circle drive.

 

11:20am – Christian Education Classes for all ages

  Children’s classrooms are located to your left as you exit the Sanctuary.

  Adult Classes:

  • Coffee table conversations – join Laurin Gierman and others for sermon discussion at the couches in Fellowship Hall.
  • Class in the Chapel – Discussion of movies with Dr. Ron Dorr.  What movies have you seen recently?  Come and talk about impressions and theological themes.
Monday
Dec222014

Christmas Schedule for Worship and Fellowship

Wednesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

     6:00 p.m. Worship

Family-oriented worship featuring Christmas Pageant; The pageant will also include invitations for all children to participate as the Christmas story is told.

        Music from Children’s Choir and Youth, Handbells

        Carols, Scripture and Homily

        Wassail and cookies following worship

 

     11:00 p.m. Worship

        Communion and Candle-light service

        Music from Chancel Choir and Handbells

        Scripture, Carols

 

Thursday, December 25 –

Christmas Day Potluck at 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Please consider joining other church members for Dinner and Fellowship on Christmas Day. Sign up to bring a dish to share in Fellowship Hall or the Church Office (potatoes, vegetables, salad, or dessert). A ham is being provided.

Hosted by Rob and Barbara Carlson, Sandy and Joel Corder, and Brent and Sonia Taylor.

Friday
Dec192014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon:  “Yes,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Readings:  Luke 1:26 – 38, 46-49

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30am

 

After Worship  today, we will celebrate December birthdays in Fellowship Hall with cake, punch and coffee.  Everyone is welcome.  There are no Adult Christian Education classes today, so please enjoy the extra time to meet and greet fellow worshippers.

 

Christmas Schedule for Worship and Fellowship

Wednesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

     6:00 p.m. Worship

Family-oriented worship featuring Christmas Pageant; The pageant will also include invitations for all children to participate as the Christmas story is told.

        Music from Children’s Choir and Youth, Handbells

        Carols, Scripture and Homily

        Wassail and cookies following worship

 

     11:00 p.m. Worship

        Communion and Candle-light service

        Music from Chancel Choir and Handbells

        Scripture, Carols

 

Thursday, December 25 –

Christmas Day Potluck at 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Please consider joining other church members for Dinner and Fellowship on Christmas Day. Sign up to bring a dish to share in Fellowship Hall or the Church Office (potatoes, vegetables, salad, or dessert). A ham is being provided.

Hosted by Rob and Barbara Carlson, Sandy and Joel Corder, and Brent and Sonia Taylor.

Friday
Dec122014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

10:00am – Worship

Sermon:  “Many Will Rejoice at His Birth,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Readings:  Luke 1:5-20, 39-45

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30am

      Our Annual Intergenerational Advent Event follows worship Sunday morning. We invite everyone to stay after the worship service to help make crafts and wrap gifts for   refugee families.  We will also enjoy music from a variety of musicians, and homemade munchies.

     4:00pm – A Festival of Lessons & Carols in the sanctuary.  Special music featuring the MSU Children’s Choir, our Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir and area instrumentalists.  Free will offering supporting work of Advent House.

Thursday
Dec042014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon:  “Hidden, in Order to be Revealed,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Readings:  Mark 1:1-8

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30am

 

11:00am – Alternative Christmas MarketSupport food, medical, shelter, and fair trade projects throughout Lansing and around the world by purchasing meaningful Christmas gifts.

11:20am Church School for children

12:30pm – All-church Christmas caroling:  Everyone is invited to meet in Room 108 for a light lunch before we go caroling to church shut-ins. 

Friday
Nov282014

Sunday, November 30

10:00am – Worship

Sermon:  “Now is the Time,” by Rev. Alice Fleming Townley

Scripture Readings:  Matthew 24:36-44

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 11:30am

 

There are no Christian Education Classes Sunday.

 

11:30pm –Writing Life Stories Class meets in Room 108 with Dr. Ron Dorr.

Thursday
Nov202014

Sunday, November 23

10:00am – Worship & Agape Feast

Sermon:  “The Scandal of the Works of Mercy,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Readings:  Psalm 100 and Matthew 25:31-46

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, our congregation traditionally celebrates an Agape Feast or “Love Feast.” This tradition stems from the observance in the early church where Christians gathered each week to share an offering of “innocent foods” – fruits and grains – as a way of expressing that every meal and every aspect of our life as God’s children is shared. It is a celebration of God’s goodness and the ministry of the whole people of God.

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30am

 

11:20am - There are Christian Education Classes for all ages.

Children’s classrooms are located to your left as you exit the Sanctuary.

Adult Classes:

   Class around the coffee table:  Join Laurin Gierman and others reflecting on the themes and scripture of today’s worship.

   Class in the Chapel:  Dr. Stephanie Nawyn, Fulbright Scholar, who has returned from Istanbul, Turkey, will address issues of human trafficking.

 

12:30pm - Women’s Connection meets in Room 108 (next to the chapel). As we enjoy fellowship together, lunch will be served by Barbara Dorr, Lois Veldman, and Barbara Scott. The group from PCO who volunteered at Detroit's Cass Community United Methodist Church this past summer, will speak to us.  All women are invited ... no reservation required.

 

6:00pm – Youth Group

Tuesday
Nov182014

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Just a reminder that the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be on Monday, November 24th at 7 PM. the service will be held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, located at 1701 East Saginaw Street in Lansing.

For more information, see this article from eastlansinginfo.org written by our own Rev. Townley and Rabi Amy Bigman.

Thursday
Nov132014

Sunday, November 16

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon:  “Tomorrow,” by Rev. Mark Ramsey

   Our guest preacher of the morning served as pastor to this congregation from 1987 – 1994.  He is currently serving Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Asheville, North Carolina.

   Scripture Readings:  Philippians 3:4b-14 and Matthew 6:25-34

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30am

    

11:20am - There are Christian Education Classes for all ages.

   -Children’s classrooms are located to your left as you exit the Sanctuary.

   -For Adults there is a time of semi-formal conversation with Rev. Mark Ramsey during the Education Hour in the Chapel.

 

Following Worship this morning, as a congregation, we congratulate Esther Gierman  and Alan Hastings on their upcoming wedding with a shower.  Esther is the daughter of Rick and Laurin Gierman.  Please take time during our fellowship time to greet the couple and their families.

We will also celebrate the birthdays of those born in November with cake, punch and coffee.  Everyone is invited.

 

6:00pm – Youth Group

Thursday
Nov062014

Sunday, November 9

10:00am – Worship

Sermon:  “A Jealous God,”” by Rev. Rob Carlson

Scripture Readings:  Joshua 24:14-22 and Matthew 25:1-13

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30am

 

There are Christian Education Classes for all ages at 11:20am.

Children’s classrooms are located to your left as you exit the Sanctuary.

Adult Church School Opportunities

  • Class around the coffee table:  Join Laurin Gierman and others relecting on the themes and scripture of today's worship. 
  • Class in the Chapel:  Those who travelled t the Iona Community in Scotland this past summer wi8ll share their experience of the pilgrimage.

12:30 p.m. in Room 108:  Book Club discussion of David McCullough, Jr., You are Not Special . . . and Other Encouragements.  The book includes McCullough's commencement address in 2012 at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts and other advice for high school seniors whom he had taught.

The annual fall Chili Supper is today 5pm in Fellowship Hall.  This is your chance to share those fiery, spicy, red, cool or white chilies you are famous for.  We all anticipate trying the amazing varieties we always encounter on chili night at PCO.  If chili is not your thing, bring salad or dessert and the family.  Following supper, there will be entertainment in the sanctuary provided by Josh Palkki and our MSU musicians, and our own Gail Lira. See you tonight!

Friday
Oct312014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Observance of All Saints Day

10:00am - Worship

   Sermon:  "The One and the Many," by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Reading:  Revelation 7:9-17

*Childcare is available from 9:30am - 12:30pm

 

11:20am - Christian Education Hour

There is a class for every age.  The children's classrooms are located to your left as you exit the Sanctuary.

Adult Church School Opportunities

  • Class around the coffee table:  Join Laurin Gierman and others reflecting on the themes and scripture of today's worhsip.
  • Class in the Chapel:  Those who participated in this summer's mission trip to Detroit will share of their work with Cass Community.

3:00pm - Autumn Pops Concert:  The Greater Lansing Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will be presenting its eighth Autumn Pops Concert. If you enjoy "easy listening" music, you will not want to miss the opportunity to hear these very talented local artists perform on a wide variety of instruments.

4:00-6:00pm - Youth Group's Amazing Race!

Friday
Oct242014

Sunday, October 26

REFORMATION SUNDAY, Marking the 500th Anniversary of the biirth of John Knox.

10:00am – Worship

Sermon:  “Waters of Discontinuity,” by Rev. Rob Carlson

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Matthew 22:34-40

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30am

 11:20am – CE Hour

There are Christian Education Classes for all ages.  The children’s classrooms are located to your left as you exit the Sanctuary.

    Adult Church School Opportunities

  • Class around the coffee table::  Join Laurin Gierman and others reflecting on the themes and scripture of today's worship.   
  • Class in the Chapel:  Members of Session will discuss the church budget.

12:30 pm – Women’s Connection meets today at 12:30 in Room 108 (next to the chapel).We will enjoy lunch, prepared by Dot Cook and Nancy Snow, as we fellowship together. Nancy Kanistanaux organized a program with other PCO women who traveled to Scotland in June (Mary Benko, Nancy Frank, Jean Kocher, Jill Schaberg, Irene Shutt), who will discuss their inspiring time on the Isle of Iona and interesting travel to other parts the country.  All women are invited, no reservation required. Please join us.

 5 – 7:00pm – Youth Group Corn Maze trip