Event Blog


July 9, Racial Justice Discussions

Kent Workman will lead a Racial Justice discussion on Thursday, July 9th via zoom at 7:00 pm. Check the website calendar for meeting information. We will plane for about 1 ½ hours.  We would invite you to read or via one or more of the items on the list of resources you suggested.  (But please join us on the 9th whether you have read/viewed something or not). This will just be a start of our discussion.  In the weeks ahead we hope to include some speakers to share thoughts and ideas with us. Also please fell free to continue to suggest to Kent things that might ...

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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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Open the Door

Summer Sermon Series Drawing from the devotional Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self by Joyce Rupp.   June 21—The Door of Our Heart June 28—Knocking on the Door July 5 –Opening the Door July 12—Standing on the Threshold July 19—Closing the Door July 26—Going Beyond the Door   Open the Door is available online from many vendors including Schuler Books in Okemos.

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Staff Openings

The Presbyterian Church of Okemos is inviting applications for two staff positions. Office Manager - The Presbyterian Church of Okemos is seeking a part-time Office Manager, who will serve as the office manager, administrative assistant and clerical support person for the church office managing church records and all communications. Responsibilities include: the preparation, proofreading, and distribution of regular church documents including weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters, and occasional special communications. It also includes working with church committees ...

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Introducing Our Interim Pastor, Rev. Peggy Casteel-Huston

At its May meeting, Session approved the appointment of Rev. Peggy Casteel-Huston as our Interim Pastor. She will begin her ministry with our congregation on August 1, 2020. We are very excited to welcome her to the Presbyterian Church of Okemos! To start to get to know Pastor Peggy, please read her letter of introduction to our congregation: Greetings to the family of The Presbyterian Church of Okemos! Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Rev. Peggy Casteel-Huston.  I was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and a ‘Hoosier’ all my life.  I felt a call to ...

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Niger Mission – Ludwig Family

In late April 2020 all PCUSA mission coworkers were called back to the USA. The Ludwig family flew from Niger to Pittsburgh in April and went through 2 weeks of quarantine and are now staying with Rachel Ludwig's parents in Pittsburgh. Their youngest son Isaac is scheduled to undergo hip surgery in the near future. Their son Zack is being considered for US citizenship. Their other 2 children, Adeline and Simeon are doing well in their new home. Michael and Rachel continue to work on the CHE ( Community Health Evangelism ) project to help with ongoing sanitation issues ...

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Prayer For Wisdom

Prayer for Wisdom is choral work commissioned by the Presbyterian Church of Okemos and dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Robert Carlson in recognition of his 24 years of ministry at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos. We hope that you enjoy Prayer for Wisdom The commissioned composer is Connor J. Koppin. Composers Notes: Prayer for Wisdom: The basis of the composition is a scripture that Rob considers to be a core tenant of his preaching. 1st Corinthians 1:18-25. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who ...

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Rob Carlson Retirement Celebration

To thank Rob Carlson for his 24 years of service to the Presbyterian Church of Okemos, send him your thanks. Please go to https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/rEfpibNT to post a fun message, video, song, poem and/or photos as a tribute to Rob. Don’t feel comfortable posting to a message board? E-mail your message to Kudos@okemospres.org and we will see that the message gets to Rob. Or use the trusty USPS and send a card to Rob’s home. Address is in the church directory. Join the Congregational Meeting via Zoom immediately following Sunday’s service on May 3. After ...

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Feeding the Hungry in the Greater Lansing Area

At the April 2020 meeting of the PCO Mission Committee it was noted that feeding the hungry is an escalating concern-even in the Lansing area. While the shopping cart in Fellowship Hall remains empty because we cannot meet in person at this time, Mission Committee is continuing to donate funds to those organizations supplying food to those in need. At our meeting we approved donations to the Greater Lansing Food Bank, CASS Community Social Services and Advent House.  We would especially like to highlight Advent House. During the COVID-19 crisis Advent House continues to ...

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Holy Week Worship

Maundy Thursday, April 9 7:00 P.M. Streaming Worship with Tenebrae Tenebrae services, which are held in the last three days of holy week, go back to at least the 9th century.  The word "tenebrae" is Latin for "shadows" or "darkness," and the service is marked by the gradual extinguishing of candles/lights in a specified order.  The Presbyterian Church of Okemos service includes an observation of The Lord's Supper, dramatic readings of scripture, music from the Chancel choir and reading the passion of Christ as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew.  By the end of the ...

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