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Welcome Pastor Schrott

At a special called meeting of the congregation on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, PCO approved calling Rev. Lisa Schrott as PCO’s next pastor and head of staff.  She will begin her duties at the church on Monday, Nov. 8 with her first official service on Sunday, Nov. 14. Pastor Lisa grew up in Bowie, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.,  where she was a member of Christian Community Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Lafayette College in eastern Pennsylvania with a degree in biology. While attending Lafayette, she was ordained as a Ruling Elder and served on Session at the Lafayette College Church. She says she had her “first taste of the ...

In-Person Worship Resumed, No Reservation Needed

There are no longer restrictions on the number of people who can attend church on Sunday. Vaccination status of each person attending is requested at sign-in. If anyone is not vaccinated we all wear our masks. Safe distancing between families is  strongly encouraged. We want you to feel safe  when you  return.

Good Friday

Joint Service with Faith Lutheran and Okemos Community churches ---- Read the Bulletin ----

December 27, 2020

"A Visit from St. Simeon"  The Rev. Dr. Dan Saperstein Scripture: Luke 2:22-38 Watch anytime on https://okemospres.org/live

Lessons and Carols, December 13, 2020

The story of our Redemption through lessons, hymns, and carols. This year we will join in spirit with the millions of people throughout the world who, since 1928, have listened by radio or computer to the Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols broadcast from King’s College, Cambridge. ...

Pastor Peggy Meet and Greet Signup

Help us greet Pastor Peggy by joining a small group meet and greet for a one-hour discussion. Times are available on Aug 4 and 5 on the signup sheet. More dates and times will be added, watch the weekly announcements and check back to the signup sheet.  If you would like to meet her one-on-one, please contact her (see the Contact page on the website) to set up an appointment.  Thanks to the Parish Life and Communication and Engagement Committees for encouraging us to find creative ways to get to know our Interim Pastor. Zoom meeting information is given on the sign-up sheet.  

July 9, Racial Justice Discussions

Kent Workman will lead a Racial Justice discussion on Thursday, July 9th via zoom at 7:00 pm. Check the website calendar for meeting information. We will plane for about 1 ½ hours.  We would invite you to read or via one or more of the items on the list of resources you suggested.  (But please join us on the 9th whether you have read/viewed something or not). This will just be a start of our discussion.  In the weeks ahead we hope to include some speakers to share thoughts and ideas with us. Also please fell free to continue to suggest to Kent things that might be helpful. Suggested articles and videos for PCO members interested in ...

Prayer For Wisdom

Prayer for Wisdom is choral work commissioned by the Presbyterian Church of Okemos and dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Robert Carlson in recognition of his 24 years of ministry at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos. We hope that you enjoy Prayer for Wisdom The commissioned composer is Connor J. Koppin. Composers Notes: Prayer for Wisdom: The basis of the composition is a scripture that Rob considers to be a core tenant of his preaching. 1st Corinthians 1:18-25. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the ...

Rob Carlson Retirement Celebration

To thank Rob Carlson for his 24 years of service to the Presbyterian Church of Okemos, send him your thanks. Please go to https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/rEfpibNT to post a fun message, video, song, poem and/or photos as a tribute to Rob. Don’t feel comfortable posting to a message board? E-mail your message to Kudos@okemospres.org and we will see that the message gets to Rob. Or use the trusty USPS and send a card to Rob’s home. Address is in the church directory. Join the Congregational Meeting via Zoom immediately following Sunday’s service on May 3. After the meeting, we will have a short presentation of farewell gifts, words of ...

April 26, 2020

Scripture: John 14:1-12 Sermon:  "The Way, the Truth, the Life" Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson ...