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SUNDAY, February 9, 2014

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon – “A City Set on a Hill,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Lesson – I Corinthians 2:1-8 and Matthew 5:13-20

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


11:20am – Church School for youth and children


11:30pm Adult Christian Ed –An introduction to our new AED machine


6:00pm -  Youth Group - Rev. Carlson will talk about Communion, the Sacraments, and how to prepare them.


SUNDAY, February 2, 2014

10:00am – Worship

Sermon – “Act, Love, Walk,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Lesson – Micah 6:1-8 and Matthew 5:1-12

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

11:15am – Church School for Children  

11:20 am - Annual Congregational Meeting

After worship, we will have time for refreshments and fellowship. Christian education classes for children will meet in the Education Wing of our building. Youth and adults are invited to gather around tables in Fellowship Hall for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation which will convene shortly after the conclusion of worship. We are meeting for the purpose of electing a new class of church officers, approving the terms of call for the pastor, and reviewing the work of the Session and Deacons.

12:30pm – Lunch 

Our Youth will serve a soup and bread lunch following the meeting with proceeds to go to the Souper Bowl of Caring.


SUNDAY, January 26, 2014

10:00am – Worship

  • Sermon – “Bold as a Lion,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson
  • Scripture Lesson – Matthew 4:12-13, 17-22 and I Corinthians 1:10-18

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


Cabin Fever Classes

Following the worship service on January 26, we will have our annual Cabin Fever classes.  Whether you’ve signed up for not, please feel free to stay and attend any of the classes. 

SESSIONS ONE is 11:20– 12:15

  • Essential Interpersonal Communication Skills  
  • Use Online Resources to Make a Photo Book
  • Estate Sales: What Do I Do With All This Stuff?
  • A Biblical Approach to Reforming the Food Stamp Program
  • Zentangles, They’re for Everyone!

LUNCH SERVED from 12:15 – 12:45 in Fellowship Hall

SESSION TWO is 12:45– 1:40

  • Fifty Years and Counting: Memories and Stories of the PCO
  • Craft Activity: Destruction Art Lab
  • Silent Comedy: Buster Keaton’s One Week (1920)
  • The Ins and Outs of Insurance Claim
  • Learn How to Run the Dishwasher and be a Hero
  • Fun Loops instructor Eunice Creswell

SUNDAY, January 17, 2014

10:00am – Worship

  • Sermon – “Midlife Crisis?” by Rev. Larry Farris
  • Scripture Lesson – Luke 12:16-20 and Leviticus 25:8-17

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

Our guest preacher this morning is Rev. Larry Farris. Larry is here as part of our 50th Anniversary celebration as a congregation. Larry served as pastor of this congregation from 1981 – 1986. He is currently serving as a Parish Associate at First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo. Larry is here with his wife Pat. He will be preaching at worship and then leading a conversation with us during the Adult Education hour (11:15-12:15) in the Kehde Chapel, where we will discuss the nature of our congregation, past, present and future.  Please take time to welcome Larry and Pat back to our church this morning.

 11:00am  January Birthdays celebration

 11:15am  Christian Education Classes for all ages.

 12:30pm  Women’s Connection 


SUNDAY, January 12, 2014

10:00am – Worship and Communion

  •    Sermon – “The Conspiracy Theory of the World,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson
  •    Scripture Lesson – Act 10:34-43

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

 11:15am -Christian Education Classes for all ages.


  • Writing Life Stories Class with Ron Dorr, in Room 108
  • Youth Project: glazing bowls for Souper Supper

SUNDAY, January 5, 2014

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon – “Searching and Seeking,”  by Rev. Alice Fleming Townley

   Scripture Lesson – Matthew 2:1-12

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


There are no Christian Education Classes this Sunday.


Cabin Fever Classes

By popular demand, Parish Life is bringing back Cabin Fever. If you are interested in teaching a class, please contact Jerri Gillett. We need to have our teachers lined up by the beginning of January so we can organize and advertise the classes. We love to have a mix of choices and we need all kinds of classes!


SUNDAY, December 29, 2013

10:00am – Worship

Sermon –“Aimless Love,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Lesson – Matthew 1:16-25, 2:13-15, 19-23

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

There are no Christian Education Classes this Sunday.


SUNDAY, December 22, 2013, 4th Sunday of Advent

10:00am – Worship

Sermon –“The House and Lineage of Joseph the Just,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Lesson – Matthew 1:15-25

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


11:15 a.m.

     Church School classes for younger elementary and pre-school children meet as usual.

     Older elementary student and you with speaking parts in the Christmas Eve pageant will rehearse in the sanctuary.


11:30 a.m.

    Adults are invited to gather in the Chapel to talk about and sing Christmas carols. Philip Rice will be playing the piano for us.


SUNDAY, December 15, 2013, Third Sunday of Advent

10:00am – Worship

  Sermon – “The Joy of the Gospel,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

  Scripture Lesson – Matthew 11:2-15

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

11:00am – Intergenerational Advent Event:  All are welcome to join us in Fellowship Hall following worship for our Annual Intergenerational Advent Event.  This is a treasured tradition to many.  This is our opportunity to share the Love of Christ with refugees who recently arrived in our community.  We will provide gifts and create gifts and at the same time enjoy great fellowship.  Come and enjoy a time to celebrate Jesus’ birth by modeling His love for others.

12:30pm – Following the Intergenerational Event, everyone in the church is invited to go caroling.


Christmas Eve Worship, Tuesday evening, December 24

6:00 p.m. Worship 

This is a family-friendly worship service that features Christmas carols and a telling of the Christmas story through a pageant where all children may participate if they desire. Handbell Choir and Children’s Choir provide the music. Children with assigned parts in the pageant gather for dress rehearsal at 5:00 p.m. Children’s Choir rehearses at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel.


11:00 p.m. Worship 

This is a traditional Christmas Eve worship service that tells the Christmas story through lessons and carols and candle-light. The Chancel Choir provides music. We also celebrate the sacrament of communion.


SUNDAY, December 8, 2013 - Second Sunday of Advent

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon – “Here and Now,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Lesson – Romans 15:4-13

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

 11:00am – Celebration of December Birthdays – please join us in Fellowship Hall for cake, punch and coffee following worship.

 11:15am – Church School for Children & Youth

 11:30am – Alternative Christmas Market: Support food, medical, shelter and fair trade projects throughout Lansing and around the world with meaningful Christmas gifts.

 12:30pm – Writing Life Stories Class, in Room 108.

 4:00pm – An Evening of Lessons & Carols


Sunday, December 1, 2013

First Sunday of Advent

10:00am – Worship & Communion

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

Scripture Lesson – Matthew 24:36-44

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

 (There are no Christian Education Classes this Sunday.)


SUNDAY, November 24, 2013

10:00am – Worship & Agape Feast

               Our congregation uses the occasion of the Sunday before Thanksgiving to celebrate an Agape Feast. Agape is one of four Greek words that are translated by our English word, “love.” Agape refers in particular to a self-giving and self-sacrificing sort of love, which Christians understood to characterize God’s love for us. As the church – the Body of Christ – we are called to share such love with one another.

 Sermon – “The Ethics of Heaven,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

 Scripture Lesson – Luke 23:33-43

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


11:15am – Church School for all ages:

Adult Class- “Giving As a Faith Practice,” discussion led by Rev. Rob Carlson.


12:30pm – Women’s Connection meets today, 12:30 in Room 108 (next to the chapel).

We are thankful for the fellowship of PCO women! Even at this extra-busy season of the year, why not set aside 1-1/2 hours for a time together with other women? After we enjoy lunch provided by Bettie Senger and Dorinda VanKempen, Zora Todd will give a presentation on her life story and faith journey. She is one of our international members, born in Scotland, lived 33 years in Canada, and came to us in 2001. All women are invited for this special meeting. No reservation required.


5:00pm – Youth Group – hat making


6:00pm –Youth Group & Jr Nursery Workers Emergency Preparedness, in Fellowship Hall.