Event Blog


Ludwig’s Mission in Niger

The Mission Committee, with donations provided by our congregation,  has has helped support  the Mission of the  Ludwig family  in the African country of Niger. Here is a brief introduction to their mission: Position: Leadership Development and Evangelism Trainer Location: Niger Ecumenical Partner: Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger (EERN) Mission co-workers: Rev. Michael Ludwig and Rachel Ludwig Position Description Michael Ludwig works with leaders of the Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger (EERN) to use Community Health Evangelism (CHE) as a ...

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Church Picnic – June 10th

Join us for a fun-filled Church Picnic with delicious food and games for kids! It will be Sunday, June 10th after church. Hot dogs, brats, chips, and drinks will be provided by Parish Life. Please sign up to bring beans, side dishes, salads, or desserts at www.perfectpotluck.com. Last Name: Parish Life    Password: PCO2018...

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Family Camp, May 25-27

Adults and children have plenty of fun activities and bonding moments with our PCO church family. Family Camp is May 25-27. This is a great way to get to know others in a relaxed family environment! Enjoy archery, yoga, boating, catch & release fishing, hiking, biking (BYO), campfires, family skits, singing, outdoor educational activities, Capture the Flag and S’mores! Hang out in Hammock Hollow with songbirds & children playing nearby. Sleep in tents, cabins, Focus Hall, or the Lodge. Register early if you want a room in Focus Hall. All are welcome! Register at ...

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20 Year Celebration Hymn Sing on May 6

To celebrate Dr. Marlene Brewbaker’s over twenty years of service to our congregation as organist and music director, we will be joined on Sunday, May 6, by Dr. Stephen Rush, a renowned classical and jazz musician at the University of Michigan. Dr. Rush will perform during our worship service and then lead a “hymn sing” in Fellowship Hall during our regular education hour. Special snacks will also be provided. Please join us to hear what promises to be some great, innovative takes on some old musical favorites and to thank Marlene!

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High Tea – May 12, 2018 from 2-4 PM

All Members and Friends of PCO Join us for High Tea Sat. May 12, 2018 2 – 4 PM Fellowship Hall Tea, Finger Sandwiches & Desserts will be served. RSVP is required. Sign up by contacting Deb Major or by signing up at church or at https://okemospres.org/signup/

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Earth Day at PCO

This Sunday for Earth Day, we begin our four-part series on the Ecological Community of Creation. In the adult education hour, join Rev. Rob Carlson this week for a discussion of "Reading the Bible to Rediscover the Ecological Community of Creation." The conversation will continue next Sunday (April 29) with Dorinda Van Kempen. On May 13, we will hear about what other churches in the area are doing to care for creation from special guest Jim Detjan. Jim leads the Green Team at Edgewood UCC and is the Vice President for the Michigan Interfaith Power and Light Group. ...

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GIL Fundraiser April 27

Join us for the 2018 GIL Fundraiser. For those of us who do not know or those of us who may not remember, GIL was established in 2010 with a mission of providing an alternative high school to Lansing area refugees who arrived in Michigan too old to complete their secondary education. That support has resulted in many refugees attaining a high school degree and that degree has improved their self-sufficiency and economic opportunities. Employers accept this degree, as does LCC, where many graduates have attended. One recent graduate is now in pre-med at MSU. PCO was ...

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Eternal Light, Friday March 30th

As part of the Doemel Concert Series and the Good Friday Community Worship Service, The Presbyterian Church of Okemos presents English composer Howard Goodall's "Eternal Light: A Requiem" on Good Friday, March 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m.  Written in 2008 to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One, the composer intended the work “to provide solace to the grieving, reflecting on the words of the Latin Mass by juxtaposing them with poems in English… This, like Brahms', is a Requiem for the living, addressing their suffering and endurance, a Requiem focusing on ...

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March Birthday Celebration

Join us Sunday for delicious cake and punch in honor of all our March birthday members!  Thanks to Jerri Gillette for sponsoring the cake.

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Race and Social Justice with Nibs Stroupe March 18

On Sunday, March 18, Rev. ʺNibsʺ Stroupe will be our guest preacher. After worship, he and his wife Caroline Leach will lead our Adult Education class and do a book signing for Nibs' recent book, Deeper Waters: Sermons for a New Vision. They will lead us in a discussion about social justice and building a multi-cultural church. Now retired, the Stroupes served for many years as the co‐pastors of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. They have long been an outspoken voice for racial and social justice within the PC(USA) and nationwide. Together, they are ...

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