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The Way We Are Carried

“A Christian is one who points at Christ and says, I can’t prove a thing, but there is something about His eyes and His voice. There’s something about the way He carries His head, His hands, the way He carries His cross—the way He carries me.” --Frederick Buechner Carry us, Lord, through these lonely and frightening days. Help  me to feel Your love around me, and so to awaken my own love for others. Grace and peace, Rob

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The Empty Gap

Rev. Dr. Robert Carlson
“Nothing can fill the gap when we are away from those we love, and it would be wrong to try and find anything. We must simply hold out and win through. That sounds very hard at first, but at the same time it is a great consolation, since leaving the gap unfilled preserves the bonds between us. It is nonsense to say that God fills the gap; He does not fill it, but keeps it empty so that our communion with another may be kept alive, even at the cost of pain.” --Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters from Prison Lord, grant me peace to trust that all are in Your gracious ...

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Sunday Worship, March 29 – Online only

As part of the wider effort to arrest the spread of coronavirus, we will be offering a Facebook Live worship service at 10 am on March 29, and we ask that you not come to the church for worship. The Facebook Live event will be broadcast live from the sanctuary as an abbreviated worship service, including sermon and music. If you are not a Facebook user, we have embedded the broadcast below. Click here for a Worship Bulletin The correct time of the event is 10 am Eastern Daylight time. The embedded Facebook announcement below displays the Facebook server time. The ...

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The Time That Is Given Us

In  The Fellowship of the Rings, J.R. R. Tolkien writes about a feeling that I think many of us share just now. Frodo realizes that he has the burden of bearing the ring of power in a particularly dark time in the world and he tells his friend and mentor, Gandalf: “I wish it need not have happened in my time.” “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such time. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” Tolkien lived through many dark times. He fought in the First World War and ...

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Sunday Worship, March 22 – Online only

As part of the wider effort to arrest the spread of coronavirus, we will be offering a Facebook Live worship service at 10 am on March 22, and we ask that you not come to the church for worship. The Facebook Live event will be broadcast live from the sanctuary as an abbreviated worship service, including sermon and music. At 10am on Sunday March 22, please join us through the PCO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OkemosPresbyterian/posts. Click here for a Worship Bulletin 3-22-20 Do not be concerned that you don't see a post before 10 am. The post will not ...

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In the Lord’s Care

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Tonight, two different church bodies will be meeting using video conferencing. Each group will be discussing ways that we can continue to remain connected and active as a church during this time of social distancing. Please hold the Administration Committee and the Session in your prayers today and through the week, as we make decisions that we hope will contribute the health and well-being of our mission and ministry as The Presbyterian Church of Okemos. Our prayer tonight is ancient Celtic prayer supposedly composed on the Isle of Iona: Holy God, when trouble ...

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Reflections on St. Patrick’s Day

Many Christian pilgrims in Ireland use this day to hike up Croagh Patrick—one of the highest peaks in Ireland. Today, this pilgrimage is closed to the public. The devout climb the route that Patrick is said to have trod in the middle of the 5th century, when he spent the 40 days of Lent on the mountaintop. Patrick’s most famous prayer contains these lines: Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ inn quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts ...

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Coronavirus – PCO response

Dear Friends, After consulting with our Ruling Elders, we have decided to follow the recommendation of The Presbytery of Lake Michigan regarding face-to-face gatherings. Effective immediately, we will live-stream worship services for the next three weeks. We have cancelled all face-to-face meetings, and suspended face-to-face worship services and church activities for the next three weeks. The office will also work remotely and the physical office will be closed. We will gather for live-stream worship on March 15, 22, and 29 instead of face-to-face worship. All ...

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Sunday Worship, March 15th – Online only

As part of the wider effort to arrest the spread of coronavirus, we will be offering a Facebook Live worship service at 10 am on March 15, and we ask that you not come to the church for worship. The Facebook Live event will be broadcast live from the sanctuary as an abbreviated worship service, including sermon and music. At 10am on Sunday March 15th, please join us through the PCO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OkemosPresbyterian/. If you're already a Facebook user, you can get ready by clicking Follow on the above page. You'll be notified when the event ...

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Bowling Fun – March 15th – CANCELLED

After careful consideration, the Parish Life Bowling event planned for Sunday, March 15th has been postponed.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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