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Current Worship Service

First Sunday of Advent

December 3, 2023

Service @ 11:00 AM

PRINT the BULLETIN

to follow and for music/words and notes.

PLEASE attend in-person, if possible, to experience

Christian fellowship, and the service

without potential live stream issues.

PLEASE READ the Current News item below about the new website you will see after Dec. 3.

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Click "Worship Services" in the menu bar

and then Live tab to watch any prior service.

Thank you for watching!

Step-by-Step Instructions to View Worship Live Streaming...Read

OPC On Line Contributions
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CHILDREN'S CORNER

AT HOME WAYS TO EXPLORE AND RESPOND TO GOD'S GRACE AND LOVE

PARENTSGRANDPARENTS,

GUARDIANS, CHILDREN

 

December 3rd Edition

"God’s Peaceable Kingdom"

"Long, long ago and far, far away, a country was surrounded by war and fighting. It was very scary..."

  • Listen to the entire story here.

  • Read the story, activities, and prayer to enhance the story time with your children - activities pages.

  • Coloring page you can open and print.

Below you can find some related music and/or visuals you can use to help explain the weekly ​story to your children.

Current News

ORDER YOUR POINSETTIAS BY Dec. 5

Open and print the order form.

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INTERIM PASTOR

Your Interim team is pleased to announce the end of our search for a gifted OPC Interim Pastor. The Rev Dr. Tim Spring joined us on 10/08/23 and will be in place for a year or more leading us with his enthusiasm, strong leadership and his caring nature.

2023 Fall Film Series

Films announced in the new brochure. Next up:

Dec. 15 - Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (2023)

Open and download brochure

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - YOUR CHILDREN ARE WELCOME AT OPC

 

We value children's spiritual growth and development at OPC! Your child(ren) will engage in a Children's message and activities during the first half of worship. 

We host Jesus and Me class during the last half of 11am worship where they will enjoy a snack and the Bible story for the day! 

Contact Ronnie, r.bailey@oakmontpresby.org with questions.

OAKNOTES - October 2023

Dear Friends,
A writer once penned these words: “We spend eighty percent of our mental energy thinking about the past or future, and only twenty percent thinking about the present.” When I heard those words, I immediately remembered sitting in professor Dale Bowne’s Greek class as a sophomore at Grove City College. Teaching young minds the complexities and idiosyncrasies of a new language, he said, “You should know that the Greek language has two words for time: chronos and kairos. Chronos means time, how we measure time, past, present and future. Kairos means ‘the right time.’”
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Read Pastor Tim's complete letter and the rest of the October 2023 OAKNOTES newsletter, including Rev. Lee Nichols "farewell", the 2023 OPC Youth Schedule, adult education opportunities and more...

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UPDATE!!

Please read the update in the September 2023 OAKNOTES!
 

Mark Your Calendars
(more details and other dates/events in
October '23 OAKNOTES)


Regular Worship Service Hours Resumed
Regular full service - 11:00 am; with early service at 8:30 am. See the Weekly Bulletin for an explanation of the services.


Coffee & Conversation
9:30-10:30 (Click for past/current/future details)
1) Sunday, May 21, 2023 - Our own Rev. Dr. Steve Wilson shared from his 40 years of ministry!
 

2) Dec. 3, 10, and 17 -

CONGREGATIONAL LETTERS

(See prior letters on News & Information page)

Requests

Help and Assistance Requests

None at this time!

Of Interest NOW!

Men's Breakfast & Speaker - First Tuesday of each month for breakfast at 8:30 am followed by the program.

 

Breakfast is served family style, so come a few minutes early. Our goal is to provide a good breakfast, an interesting program after the breakfast and an opportunity to make new friends and see old friends.

 

Each month we try to have a stimulating program on a variety of topics dealing with history, economics, health, international affairs, nature, religion, science, local community issues and travel.

 

Dec 5 – the program will focus on Fellowship. Rev. Dr. Lee Nichols will recount a story about the importance of friendship and Dave Geis will then lead an activity to help us get to know a bit more about others in the group.

Jan 2 – Michael Aleprete, Professor of Political Science at Westminster College will discuss The Impact of Stalin’s Legacy on Contemporary Russia.

Everyone is welcome! - Bring a Friend!

Presbyterian Women's Circle - Meet the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. See the OPC Church Calendar for future dates.

Chancel Flowers – Please call Carla Lowman at 412-826-5914 to reserve your date; give her the info and wording for the bulletin that week. We appreciate your assistance in enhancing the beauty of our sanctuary!
Available Dates: Dec. 10 and 31. Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28.

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