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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

Thursday
Oct162014

Sunday, October 19

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon:  “The Things that Belong to God,” by Rev. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Readings:  Matthew 22:15-22 and Exodus 33:12-23

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

 

11:00am – Celebration of October birthdays in Fellowship Hall.  Join us for cake, coffee and punch.  

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:  "Worship as Performance: Participating in the Work of God," led by Rev. Rob Carlson.   

12:15 pm – Writing Life Stories Group meets with Ron Dorr in Room 108.

6:00 – 7:30pm – Youth Group

Friday
Oct102014

Sunday, October 12

10:00am – Worship

  • Sermon:  “Focus, Focus, Focus,” by  Rev. Jim Kocher
  • Scripture Readings:  Exodus 32:1-14 and Matthew 22:1-14
  • Commissioning of CROP Walk participants

*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  - Worship Series - This week’s topic is Music, with Dr. Marlene Brewbaker and Josh Palkki.

 

12:15 pm – Lunch for CROP Walk Participants

     Immediately after Christian Education classes close today, we will have lunch provided for all CROP Walk participants; before heading over to Lansing STEM Academy.  Registration begins at 1:00pm.

Thursday
Oct022014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon:  “The Invasion,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Readings:  Exodus 20:1-21

*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 meeting in the sanctuary this week: Our worship series continues; Sacraments and Preaching, led by Rev. Rob Carlson and Rev. Alice Townley.

12:30pm  Writers’ Workshop to begin the process of preparing for the Christmas Pageant will be right after the CE Hour today. Everyone is more than welcome to help us write this script, last year participants ranged from 1st grade through adults.  It is so much fun to utilize the talent we have in the church.  We are trying to pull together the whole Christmas Eve Service so if you want to be a part of the special music let me know (Brass Trio this could mean you).  There will be a light lunch to sustain us on our task.  This is our Youth Group meeting of the day, we will need you to act, write, plan costumes, etc.

 

CROP Walk - next Sunday, October 12:  Bring canned foods that can be turned in at registration. In addition to supporting the CROP walk through direct participation and contributions for our "walkers and rockers", the Mission Committee would remind members to bring groceries for our shopping cart as well.  It's a great way to engage even very young children in fighting hunger when they get to put food in the cart! These contributions are delivered by volunteers every month to one of three local food pantries:  Haslett, Okemos, and Lansing.

 

Friday
Sep262014

Sunday, September 28

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon:  “Saying Yes and Saying No,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Readings:  Exodus 17:1-7 and Matthew 21:23-32

*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 in the hallway 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 : We begin a series on Worship in the Board Room.  We will discuss Ron Byars’ thoughts on worship.  Two of his books are available at Schulers: The Future of Protestant Worship and Christian Worship

 

12:30pm  Women’s Connection:  For years we have seen Laurin Gierman sitting in her regular spot near the front of the church, and recently we see her sitting on the couches in Fellowship Hall leading sermon discussions during Adult Hour. Today she will be sitting at the head of the Women's Connection table, telling us about her life, work, and faith journey. All women are invited to attend at 12:30 in Room 108, where we will begin by enjoying fellowship and lunch together. Please join us! No reservation required.

 

6 – 7:30pm – Youth Group:  We will plan activities and meet Dee Careathers and Luke Kreft, who have agreed to work with Sue Schnackenberg this fall.

Thursday
Sep182014

Sunday, September 21

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon:  “The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like a Vineyard” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Readings:  Exodus 16:2-15 and Matthew 20:1-16

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

 

11:00am – Celebration of September birthdays - Following worship this morning, we will be celebrating with those whose birthday falls in the month of September.  All are welcome to join us for cake, punch and coffee in Fellowship Hall.

 

11:20am – CE Hour

Join us for Christian Education Classes:  As you leave the sanctuary, follow the hallway to your left to our Education Wing. 

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 Board Room  How do we talk about race in America?  Reflecting on Michele Norris & the Race Card Project

 

Thursday
Sep112014

Sunday, September 14

10:00am – Worship

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

   Scripture Readings:  Psalm 114 and Matthew 18:21-35

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

 

11:00am – CE Hour

Join us for Christian Education Classes:  As you leave the sanctuary, follow the hallway to your left to our Education Wing. 

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 -  Book discussion: March Book One, by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Friday
Sep052014

Sunday, September 7

We are happy to report the entire length of Bennett Road is now open to traffic! 

 

10:00am Worship & Communion

    Sermon:  “Grace and the Indifference of God,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

    Scripture Lesson:  Exodus 12:1-14

*Nursery is available from 9:30am – 12:30pm.

 

11:00am Rally Day Festivities

Learn about our new year of Church School.  We have classes for all, nursery through adult.

Children & Youth

  • -Update information at the registration table
  • -Gather in the sanctuary for Church School Opening
  • -Meet your teachers
  • -Travel to your classrooms

Adults:

  • -Gather in Fellowship Hall
  • -Learn about fall classes
  • -Sign up for service and committees opportunities

 

12:00 Noon  Picnic!

All are invited to enjoy hot dogs, salad, baked beans and ice cream with toppings!

Thursday
Aug282014

Sunday, August 31

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon:  “Burning Bushes,” by Rev. Alice Fleming Townley

   Scripture Reading:  Exodus 3:1-15

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

Thursday
Aug282014

September 7 is Rally Day!!

The day begins with Worship at 10:00 a.m.

Following worship, children, students, and adults will

  •  Meet their teachers,
  •  Find their classrooms,
  •  Be introduced to topics of study
  •  Have an opportunity to join a committee(s)

Then the picnic begins!

Thursday
Aug212014

Sunday, August 24

Please note:  Bennett Road is closed to through traffic from Hagadorn to Okemos Road.  The only access to the church parking lot will be from Okemos Road, to Bennett, to North Bennett Road. 

 

10:00am – Worship

Sermon:  “Midwives, Theologians, and God-Fearers,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Reading:  Matthew 16:13-20 and Exodus 1:8-10, 15-2:10

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

 

Mark your calendars for Rally Day, Sunday, September 7! 

The Christian Education program for all ages will be introduced following the service. We will then head to the picnic tables for hotdogs and traditional trimmings.    Everyone is invited.

Friday
Aug152014

Sunday, August 17

Please note:  Bennett Road is closed to through traffic from Hagadorn to Okemos Road.  The only access to the church parking lot will be from Okemos Road, to Bennett, to North Bennett Road. 

10:00am – Worship

Sermon:  “Heroes and Heroines with a Thousand Faces,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Reading:  Psalm 133 and Genesis 45:1-15

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

 

11:15am - August Birthdays:  Join us as we celebrate birthdays of those born in August with cake and punch following the service.  All are welcome.

Thursday
Aug072014

Sunday, August 10

Please note:  Bennett Road is closed to through traffic from Hagadorn to Okemos Road.  The only access to the church parking lot will be from Okemos Road, to Bennett, to North Bennett Road. 

10:00am – Worship

Sermon:  “Little Faith,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Reading:  Genesis 37:1-4, 12-20 & Matthew 14:22-33

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

 

11:00am – Fellowship Time:   Enjoy a cup of coffee and a small snack as you greet and chat with fellow worshippers.

 

11:20am - Adult Education Hour:  We will gather in the chapel to hear from church members who recently returned from a pilgrimage to the Isle of Iona and Scotland.

 

5:00 - 7:00pm  - UMDF (United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation) Dinner

In our Fellowship Hall, (Ignore the “Road Closed” signs on Bennett Road)

Isabel Taylor is hosting a Spaghetti Supper as a fund raiser for UMDF (United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation). Isabel’s young brother, Simon, died from this disease earlier in the year, and this supper is hosted in his honor and memory.  The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, and brownies.  Donations are accepted at the door.  It is open to the public.

Thursday
Jul312014

Sunday, August 3

Please note:  Bennett Road is to through traffic from Hagadorn to Okemos Road.  The only access to the church parking lot will be from Okemos Road, to Bennett, to North Bennett Road.

10:00am – Worship

     Sermon:  “God Will Prevail,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

     Scripture Reading:  Genesis 32:22-31

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

 11:00am – Coffee Hour:   Feel free to stay after worship for a cup of coffee, some refreshment and a few moments to catch up with friends.

Fellowship Time:  Please consider signing up to bring snacks or make coffee for our fellowship time (following Sunday worship services) this summer.  This is an important time for sharing, listening, and caring.

Men’s Group will meet in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday morning at 6:45am.

Adult Education Hour –11:00am next Sunday, August 10   We will gather in the chapel to hear from church members who recently returned from a pilgrimage to the Isle of Iona and Scotland.

Church Playground:  We are planning to replace and upgrade our playground this summer.  If you are interested in helping us assemble and construct new equipment and play space, please look for a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall or contact Dan Bollman.

Fellowship Time:  Please consider signing up to bring snacks or make coffee for our fellowship time (following Sunday worship services) this summer.  This is an important time for sharing, listening, and caring.

August Birthdays On Sunday, August 17, we celebrate birthdays of those born in August with cake and punch following the service.  If your birthday is in August and you would like to find your name on the cake, please sign your name at the kiosk in Fellowship Hall.  

Thursday
Jul242014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Please note:  Bennett Road is to through traffic from Hagadorn to Okemos Road.  The only access to the church parking lot will be from Okemos Road, to Bennett, to North Bennett Road.

 

10:00am – Worship

    Sermon:  “Seeking Wisdom,” by Rev. Alice Fleming Townley

    Scripture Reading:  I Kings 3:5-12 and romans 8:26-39

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

 

 11:00am – Coffee Hour

Feel free to stay after worship for a cup of coffee, some refreshment and a few moments to catch up with friends.