Event Blog


Friendship Conversations – Friday, Oct. 2 & Sunday, Oct. 25

Please join us as we Zoom with our neighbors from the East Lansing Islamic Center. This year's main topic is Sharing Sources of Strength in Times of Crises. Friday, Oct. 2's meeting is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. and will focus on sharing strength during the pandemic. Sunday, October 25's meeting is scheduled from 5 - 6:30 p.m. and will focus on doing anti-racism work. The Zoom ID for both meetings is 861 5681 7274. We hope to see you there!

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We Hope You Enjoyed Our Parking Lot Service on Sunday, Sept. 20

Thank You to the Arlene McDaniel Jazz Quartet for providing music for our outdoor worship service. Special thanks to Edward Ennen, and his crew of Brett Cone, Kent Workman, and Mary Schuring for their assistance before and during the service, and to Edward, Carl Lira, and Matt Pearson who set-up our FM transmitter. Thank you to everyone who brought personal care items to donate to Advent House.

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Parish Life Game Night – Sept. 27

Sunday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. Zoom ID 824 4654 7024 WHAT: VIRTUAL FAMILY GAME NIGHT WHEN: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2020, 7 PM - 8 PM WHERE: THE ZOOM WHERE IT HAPPENS With COVID-19, PCO’s not the same, But not to worry, ‘coz Parish Life’s got game. On September 27th, 7 p.m. is the time To find out more about this rhyme! Our fun objective is to get to know each other better─ With BOGGLE*, you’ll find that most elusive letter; TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE* lets you tell a clever whopper; And by playing ENCORE*, you’ll share music lyrics proper! (poem ...

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PeaceQuest Movie Discussion – Sept. 27th

2:00 PM - "Cody High - A Life Remodeled Project" Zoom ID 883 0081 1832 As part of PeaceQuest, PCO is sponsoring a film discussion. Please watch the movie prior to the discussion on the 27th. Participants can access the film through CADL’s free Kanopy platform or pay a small fee on Amazon Prime or Vimeo. A Life Remodeled is a faith-based nonprofit begun in the last 10 years that mobilizes churches, foundations, city leadership & businesses to work within blighted neighborhoods on clean-up, renovation, and remodeling, including schools (Cody High School in Detroit ...

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We Hope You Enjoyed Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 13


Advent House/Bagged lunches

Members of the PCO Mission Committee-- along with Pastor Peggy and her husband-- coordinated the preparation of 125 bagged lunches for delivery to Advent House, a Lansing based nonprofit housed in North Westminster Presbyterian Church. Congregation kids decorated the paper lunch bags with a variety of colorful drawings. Church members donated apples, applesauce, cookies and bottled water. Mission funds provided KFC chicken and biscuits to complete the lunches. The lunches were bagged and delivered to Advent House by volunteers, including Bill Given who sits on Advent ...

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August Racial Justice Discussions

More Racial Justice Discussions, facilitated by Kent Workman, are scheduled for Thursday, August 13 and Thursday, August 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM via Zoom. Meeting ID is 876 2032 3708. Password is 48864. We will continue our conversation about the film: "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" and will begin discussing the book "White Fragility" by Robin Diangelo. Please join us whether or not you were able to view the movie or read the book. We value your participation.  

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Ludwig Mission-Niger

The Presbyterian Church of Okemos has continued their support of the Ludwig family's mission in Niger. As reported in a May 2020 Mission Blog the family is presently based in the USA due to the coronavirus pandemic. Recently the Ludwigs have provided 2 videos which may be of interest to church members following the family activities. Here are links to their recent videos: https://tinyurl.com/yxadpw7p               https://tinyurl.com/y4gjwdaz  

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Welcome, new staff!

This summer continues to be a time of transition for PCO! We welcome new staff in the main office, behind the scenes, and in the pulpit. Our new office manager is Anna Thiel, and she will be starting on August 28. Adam Zipple is our new video editor, and we’ve already enjoyed seeing the fruits of his work in our virtual worship services. We are excited to welcome Rev. Peggy Casteel-Huston to the church on August 1 to begin her term as Interim Pastor. On that date, Rev. Alice Fleming Townley will return to her earlier role as part-time Assistant Pastor. ...

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Online Family Vacation Bible School

Our first ever virtual Family Vacation Bible School starts Monday, 6/22/20 Come Everyone next Monday and find out what the Lord said to Noah! What time?  6:30- 7:30 PM Where?  On Zoom #899 3159 0728 password 48864 Why?    For four fun filled evenings we are going to find out what happened with Noah and his family! Monday we find out about the Ark, Tuesday we add animals, Wednesday we realize that our time on the Ark is not just an overnight and Thursday the land dries up and we see the rainbow. Every day we have music, storytelling, and an ...

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