On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, it is the tradition of this congregation to mark the holiday with an Agape Feast. Agape is the Greek word for "love" especially used to refer to Christ's love toward his disciples. This is the selfgiving love that Jesus commanded his followers to practice: “Love one another as I have loved you." On the 18th, you are invited to bring food to share--bread, grains, fruit, cheese, finger-foods--and deliver them to the
kitchen prior to the worship service on Sunday morning. During the last 15 minutes of our worship, we will leave the ...
The College Singers of Kalamazoo College will perform on Friday, November 9, 8:00 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Okemos in a concert entitled “I Feel the Earth, Move.” The ensemble of 32 singers is conducted by Dr. Chris Ludwa. This program features music of pop artists such as Carole King and James Taylor paired with global songs, folk music, spirituals, and other styles in an entertaining program centered on our relationship with the earth. The concert is free but donations will be collected to support the choir. All are welcome.
The Interfaith Clergy Association of Lansing is sponsoring a prayer vigil in response to the shooting in Pittsburgh.
Thursday, November 1, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
To be held at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd, East Lansing, MI.
It will be a Jewish service with the traditional Jewish prayers of mourning.
Our clergy, Rev. Carlson and Rev. Townley, are contributing to the service. Clergy and members from many traditions will be present. Please consider coming and offering support for our community and our Jewish friends and neighbors.
Sunday, October 28, Interfaith Dialogue with the Islamic Center of East Lansing. "Engaging Practices of Faith in Troubling Times". October 28, 5:30 pm we will hold the annual Friendship Dinner at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos. Childcare is provided. Meal will be catered by Sultan's. Please make a reservation by 10/26 at https://goo.gl/z2u5sr. We welcome all members of the public at large.
All church kids 5th grade and under are welcome to join us on Sunday, October 21, from 12:15-2pm for lunch and a Christmas pageant writing workshop!
It's hard to believe, but it's almost time to start thinking about Advent and Christmas! For the past few years, the children of PCO have had the chance to write the Christmas Pageant themselves. This year's writing workshop will be on Sunday, October 21 in Fellowship Hall after the CE hour. All children 5th grade and under are welcome to join us as we explore the Christmas story and plan how to share it with our families ...
The Annual CROP Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 14 from 2:00-5:00 p.m., starting and ending at Grace United Methodist Church at 1900 Boston Boulevard in Lansing. The route is five kilometers this year. Members are encouraged to walk, rock, or support those who do through donations and prayer. In addition to raising funds to alleviate hunger, the walk itself draws attention to the problems of hunger and income inequality.
The money gathered by walkers will be used to combat hunger in Lansing, the U. S., and the world. In Lansing, one-fourth of the funds go to ...
The Youth Group started its fall season with a lock-in at church on September 21-22! They launched the new school year with fun and fellowship.
The Youth Group is open to all middle school and high school students, and usually meets on Sundays after the Christian Education hour. Special events coming up include the trip to the Corn Maze on Oct. 7 and serving at Advent House on Nov. 3. Talk to Sue Schnackenberg for more information.
PCO was well represented at the Peace Quest International Day of Peace Rally on 9-21-18. Judi H. spoke about the refugee program in Lansing and Paula F. presented information on GIL, one of PCO's cherished missions. There are more events through September 30 including the movies "Out of Order" on 9-25-18 and "Trails of Hope and Terror" on 9-27-18 with both shown at Studio C in Okemos and both at 7 pm.
Adult Christian Education
We welcome all members and the public at large to attend these educational and social activities.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
This fall, Rev. Rob Carlson will be teaching a Bible Study most Sunday mornings entitled, "Jesus--Now and Then: Reading the Gospel through the Eyes of Mark and Luke.” The class will meet at 11:30 A.M. in Room 108. (If the room is too crowded, we will move over into the Chapel). If you have ever wanted to start a regular practice of reading the Bible, if you have wondered about the history, the cultures, ...
Join us after church on Sept. 16 as we celebrate our September birthdays with cake & punch. Check the kiosk to ensure that your family's birthdays are listed.