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Friday
Feb272015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

10:00am – Worship

  Sermon:  “The Landscapes of Our Lives,” Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

  Scripture Reading:  Genesis 17:1-8, 15-17 and Romans 4:13-22

* Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:00pm

+ Valet parking is available at the circle drive.

 

There are Christian Education Classes for all ages at 11:30 a.m.  

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

  Adults will meet in the Chapel: Lenten Series on Faith and Courage

 

Friday
Feb202015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon:  “Listening to the Voice of Love,” by Rev. Alice Fleming Townley

   Scripture Reading:  Mark 1:9-15

* Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:00pm

+ Valet parking is available at the circle drive.

11:15am - February Birthdays:  Following the service, we will celebrate those who were born in February.  Join us in Fellowship Hall for birthday cake, punch and coffee.  Everyone is welcome. 

11:30am - There are Christian Education Classes for all ages at 11:30 a.m. today. 

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

*  Adult Class will meet in the Chapel: Lenten Series on Faith and Courage

12:25pm - Cass Mission Trip meeting - Following the Education Hour, there will be a very brief meeting for those members--adults and youth--who are participating in the Cass Mission trip next Saturday, February 28.

 12:30pm - Women’s Connection meets today, 12:30 in Room 108 (next to the chapel).  All women are invited for lunch, provided by Barbara Dorr and Mickey Martin, followed by Cathy McCarthy's presentation of her life and faith journey. Please join us as we welcome and get to know Cathy. No reservation required.

Thursday
Feb122015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

10:00am – Worship and Communion

This is the Sunday before Lent –Transfiguration Sunday.  It is a long standing Christian tradition to celebrate this festival with Jazz music and other special celebrations. Our musicians today are: Arlene McDaniel, piano; Mike Daniels, drums/vocals; Jon Gewirtz, saxophone; Hank Horton, bass.

Sermon:  “Making All Things New,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Reading:  Mark 9:2-10

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

+ Valet parking is available at the circle drive.

 

11:20am - Church School Classes for youth and children

The children’s classrooms are located to your left as you exit the Sanctuary.  Classes are shortened today so that all can participate in our pancake brunch.

 

Pancake Brunch:  The Parish Life Committee will be serving all-you-can-eat pancakes and trimmings in Fellowship Hall as soon as preparations are complete.

Thursday
Feb052015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

8:45am – Youth will gather in the kitchen to make soup.

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon:  “For the Sake of the Gospel,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Reading:  Mark 1:29-39 and I Corinthians 9:16-23

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

     + 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 Christian Education:

*  Coffee Table talk with Laurin Gierman

*  In the Chapel, a discussion of Mimetic Violence and the Nature of Human Desire with Rev. Carlson.  A look at current events and ancient patterns of human behavior in crisis.

*  Cass Community Mission Trip:  9:00am, Saturday, February 28 – evening, Sunday, March 1.  All teens (12 and up) and adults are welcome to join in helping with the work of feeding, housing and job creation at Cass Community Services in Detroit.  There will be an information meeting today during the CE Hour.

Souper Bowl:  This morning our Youth will be serving a soup lunch at 11:30 – 12:30.  Donations will go to area food banks through the Souper Bowl of Caring; also available –soup to go.  (You may eat soup first and then go to class – or go to class and then eat soup.)

12:30pm Book Discussion GroupHeaven is For Real, by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent.

Thursday
Jan292015

Sunday, February 1

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon:  “Teaching… with Authority,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Reading:  Mark 1:21-18

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

+ Valet parking is available at the circle drive.

 

11:20am – Christian Education Classes for children

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

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation has been called for this morning, following worship. We will convene in Fellowship Hall at approximately 11:20 a.m. for the purpose of electing elders and deacons to the class of 2018, voting on the terms of call for the called minister, and receiving reports from the committees of Session and Deacons.

Youth will serve a soup and bread lunch following the Congregational meeting; proceeds will to go to area food banks via the Souper Bowl of Caring.

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