Steve's July/August Letter

Summary of Steve's Letter about worship


                                                                                               July/August 2020


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

God has been mightily at work in our church. 


Contributions by members have provided significant financial help to people in need. 


After an extended search process Session hired an able, young Education Director for Children and Youth, Ronnie Bailey. Thank you to the Search Team! 


Session made two adaptations to fine-tune our current worship. In-person worship will be only on Sundays, 10 a.m. Please continue to reserve a seat Click Here to Reserve a Seat or by calling the church office (412.828.5770). Secondly, Session has determined that soloists may sing in worship with certain safeguards.  Worship will continue to be recorded weekly and posted on our website.


Session the Property & Finance Committee applied for and received a loan from the Federal Payment Protection Program (PPP). Because we are using the funds for payroll, the loan will not need to be repaid.  Your faithful stewardship enables ongoing payments to the staff, utilities and insurance, and mission agencies. Thank you for your continued financial support of the church’s ministry and mission.


Session was led in an extended conversation on race by Ralph Lowe, Pittsburgh Presbytery’s Director of Justice Ministries.. He offered suggestions for our elders to consider. Session is appointing a taskforce to lead us in a faithful response on matters of race.


Session approved a bid which will replace our 20+ year-old sound system which is at the end of its useful life and add capacity for live-streaming worship.  We are grateful for an anonymous gift of $8,000 for the Friendship Hall work and for a $5,000 gift from the OPC Memorial Committee to help fund this important project of $28,000.   


Yours in Christ,


415 Pennsylvania Ave 

Oakmont PA  15139



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Photos courtesy of Doug Crist

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