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.
Click "Worship Services" in the menu bar
and then Live tab to watch any prior service.
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Step-by-Step Instructions to View Worship Live Streaming...Read
AT HOME WAYS TO EXPLORE AND RESPOND TO GOD'S GRACE AND LOVE
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.
ORDER YOUR POINSETTIAS BY Dec. 5
OPC's New Website
During the week of Dec. 3, we anticipate publishing our revised website. This has been a long process, initiated by Rev. Steve Wilson with Ron Burkert, over a year ago. The image below is taken from the home page of the new site, and we wanted to make you aware of the visual change so there is no concern when you open the page this coming week. We hope you find it more user-friendly.
Please note we are still populating some of the photos and graphics. Also, the bulletin links, within the YouTube live stream recorded video Descriptions, for previous services in 2023, must be updated after the conversion.
If you find any other issues, please send them to Ron at email@example.com
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)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
OAKNOTES - October 2023
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.’”...
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...
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 -
Help and Assistance Requests
None at this time!
Of Interest NOW!
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.