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Friday
Nov152013

Thanksgiving Baskets

The Mission Committee is organizing Thanksgiving Baskets to be given to 12 families from Meridian Township.  Sign up, and receive a paper bag with suggestions for donations and bring them into the Temple Room. Donations will be collected through the 24th at noon; the baskets will be delivered on that day.  If you have questions, please contact Becky Gillespie or any member of the Mission Committee.

Friday
Nov082013

SUNDAY, November 10, 2013

10:00am – Worship

  Sermon – “Abundant Life,” by Rev. Alice Fleming Townley

   Scripture Lessons – Luke 20:27-38

  *Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:15pm

 

11:15am – Church School for all ages:

Adult Education

--Track I:  Basic Bible Study with Rob Carlson, in Room 108

--Track II:  Dr. Stephanie Nawyn, professor at MSU and member of PCO, will Skype in from Istanbul, Turkey, where she is conducting research on human trafficking. This class meets in Kehde Chapel.

 

12:30pm – Youth Service Project:  Leaf Raking.  We’ll leave right after the CE Hour.

 

3:00 – 4:00pm – Jr. Nursery Aide Training 

Friday
Nov082013

Thanksgiving Baskets

The Mission Committee is again organizing Thanksgiving Baskets to be given to 12 families from Meridian Township.  Sign up, and receive a paper bag with suggestions for donations and bring them into the Temple Room on Sundays November 10 and November 17.  Donations will be collected through the 24th at noon, as the baskets will be delivered on that day.  If you have questions, please contact Becky Gillespie (332-5657) or any member of the Mission Committee.

Thursday
Oct312013

Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, November 3

Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night, and enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

Thursday
Oct312013

SUNDAY, November 3, 2013 – All Saints’ Sunday

10:00am – Worship and Communion

            Sermon –“Salvation Has Come to This House,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

            Scripture Lesson – Luke 19:1-10

            *Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:15pm

 

11:15am – Church School for all ages:

Adult Class

□     Track I:  Basic Bible Study -  Wisdom Literature, with Rob Carlson, in Room 108. 

□     Track II:  Guest Speaker Carol Isaacs, Chief Attorney General, State of Michigan, will talk about current human trafficking activity and legislation in Michigan, in Kehde Chapel.

 

4:00pm – Youth Group at church – Movie Night:  “The Hobbit,” with supper and popcorn.

 

Thursday
Oct312013

Conversation and Contemplation Class 

*On Tuesday, November 5, the Conversation and Contemplation Class will meet from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1701 East Saginaw Street, Lansing.  Father Mark Sietsma will give us a tour of the icons, and then we will have time for quiet gazing and discussing.  Childcare will be available.  Following the visit we will go out to lunch at Olga's in Frandor.  All are welcome, even if you do not normally attend the class.  If you have questions, contact Rev. Alice Townley.

Thursday
Oct312013

Youth Reminders: 

      Next Sunday, November 10

  • · 12:30 – 2:30pm -Leaf Raking
  • ·  3:00 - 4:00pm -Jr Volunteer Nursery Aide Training
Friday
Oct252013

SUNDAY, October 27, 2013

10:00am – Worship

      Sermon – “A Complete Life,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

      Scripture Lessons – Joel 2:23-32 and Luke 18:9-14

      *Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:15pm

 

11:15am – Church School for all ages:

Adult Education

  • Track I:  Rev. Carlson will lead a class in Room 108-  Basic Bible Study:  Where to start, how to practice, how to find meaning for your life today.
  • Track II:  Meets in Kehde Chapel. Book Discussion with Dr. Ron Dorr Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern Day Slavery, by Shayne Moore,

12:30pm – Women’s Connectionin Room 108  (next to the chapel).

It's a trick to fit everything in on a day likethis Sunday, but please join us for a treat. Irene Shutt, longtime member of PCO and our choir, who also is the co-founder and director of our handbell choirs, will be our speaker. But first we will be treated to lunch provided by Iris Horner and Bobbi DuByne. We finish by 2:00, so there is plenty of time before coming back for the chili cook off. All women are invited ... no reservation required!

 

12:30pm – Christmas Pageant Writing Group (Upper Elementary & Youth)  with Rev. Alice Townley and Sue Schnackenberg, for lunch and study.

 

5:30pm - Annual PCO Chili Cook-Off.  We will sample the amazing variety of chili concocted by our talented congregation.  We ask that you bring chili, salad or dessert AND appetites. The Parish Life Committee will furnish the trimmings. Josh Palikki, our new choir director, with Gail Lira, will perform a few selections for our entertainment. See you this afternoon!  Everyone is welcome.

Friday
Oct252013

CROP Walk

Sunday, October 13, was a beautiful day for the annual CROP Walk.  Forty-six walkers associated with our church and one rocker participated.  Eleven youth walked.  One wondered when we can do it again. Our youth have successfully met the challenge of earning $1,000 in contributions--a sum that will be matched by an anonymous donor.  We have also met the Sis Fritze challenge:  more than 90 people have contributed more than $10 each--indeed, we have over $1,000 pledged already.  Thanks to all who pledged, participated, publicized, and prepared for the walk--and provided pizza and t-shirts.

Please turn in donation envelopes by the first Sunday in November.  Checks should be made out to CWS/CROP.

 

Friday
Oct182013

SUNDAY, October 20, 2013

10:00am – Worship

Sermon – “Living with Unheard Prayers,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Lessons – II Timothy 3:14 – 4:5 and Luke 18:1-8

    *Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:15pm

11:00am - Join us in Fellowship Hall following worship this morning as we celebrate with those whose birthdays are in October. Have a cup of punch, or coffee and some birthday cake before heading to your class.

We will also celebrate the upcoming December wedding of Laura Nieusma and Andy Welch with an all-church shower.  Greet the couple and their families in the fellowship hall after the service.  You will find them next to a decorated basket of small, useful gifts collected from members over the last few weeks as our way of conveying to the couple our fond wishes for a lifetime of love.  Laura is the daughter of Paul and Holly Nieusma, and twin of Biz, our former Christian Education director.

11:15am – Church School for all ages:

Adult Education

□     Track I:  Rev. Carlson will lead a class in Room 108-  Basic Bible Study:  Where to start, how to practice, how to find meaning for your life today.

□     Track II:  Meets in Kehde Chapel.  Today we begin a series of classes regarding Human Trafficking.  Dr. Emily Controy-Krutz will lead discussion on its history and the church’s response.

5:00pm  - Youth will meet at the church to carpool to Best Corn Maze.

 

Friday
Oct182013

Looking Ahead:

Book Club discussion:  October 27 – Refuse To Do Nothing:  Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery, by Shayne Moore.

Friday
Oct182013

Chili Cook-Off

Next Sunday at 5:30 P.M., we will be sampling the culinary talents of PCO members at the annual Chili Cook-Off.  Fire up the stove and the ingredients, and sign up at the kiosk so we can plan to supplement if necessary. You bring the chili, salad or dessert, and we will cover the trimmings, unless you have custom trimmings for your unique recipe and want to bring those as well.  Everyone is welcome, at 5:30 P.M.

Friday
Oct182013

Women’s Connection

 meets next Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 in Room 108. We will share a time of fellowship and lunch together, then be treated to a talk by Irene Shutt, who has been a PCO and choir member for many years. She is also the director of our bell choirs. All women are invited to join us.

Friday
Oct112013

SUNDAY, October 13, 2013

10:00am – Worship

  Sermon – “Expanding Gratitude,” by Rev. Alice Fleming Townley

  Scripture Lessons – Luke 17:11-21

      *Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:15pm

11:15am – Church School for all ages:

Adult Education: This is the last week of our Sacred Conversations series about the church that was and is and is to be.  What are the PCO strengths and weaknesses, growths and opportunities?  Where is God leading us?

12:30pm – Lunch is provided for all CROP walkers and rockers in Fellowship Hall.

2:00pm – CROP Walk begins at Dwight Rich Middle School.

Friday
Oct112013

Looking Ahead

  Book Club discussion:  October 27 – Refuse To Do Nothing:  Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery, by Shayne Moore.