Event Blog


Annual Meeting Scheduled for February 6

The Presbyterian Church of Okemos' Annual Meeting is scheduled for February 6, 2022 following the worship service. The meeting will take place in the sanctuary and will be connected to Zoom for those who wish to attend virtually. The annual report will be made available before the meeting takes place. Please watch the Friday Announcements and Saturday Bulletin emails for an upcoming link to the annual report.

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New Class Begins in January

Pastor Lisa Schrott will be leading a class based on Rev. Dr. Barry Ensign-George's book "Six Themes in the Bible Everyone Should Know." The class will consider themes of creation, who we are as children of God, sin and redemption, and our mission to be a people sent out. An in-person option for the six-week class begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 14 in the Adult Education Room. The weekly hour and a half class will continue to meet through February 18. An online option begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 16 on Zoom - meeting # 889 9444 3500 - and will run ...

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The Longest Night Service Recording Available

A recording of the Longest Night service which took place on Sunday, December 19 is available on the PCO YouTube channel. The Longest Night Gathering was a safe and sacred space to mourn the losses and griefs of the year, to let the tears flow for the hurting places in our own lives, as well as for our country and our world. The service had music, scripture, a short meditation, communal prayer, and space for personal prayer. All were welcome, so please share with those you know who may seeking peace this holiday season. The recording can be found on the PCO YouTube ...

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Lessons and Carols Recording Available

Lessons and Carols 2021 If you were not able to attend the ninth annual Evening of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 12, in the PCO sanctuary, a recording is available online at our website and YouTube channel. This year‘s program featured the PCO Chancel and Handbell Choirs, and performances by a brass ensemble and singers from the MSU College of Music. The service included readings, carol arrangements, and congregational singing in the format of the traditional King’s College Lessons and Carols. The event was a fundraiser for Advent House. Mission ...

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Christmas Giving Tree Update

The Giving Tree Committee, Michele Arbour, Jane Bobay, Ellen Camann, Laurie Chapin, Linda Cravotta, Becky Gillespie, Jane Paterson, Trudy Sturk, and Jayne Zulke are so filled with gratitude for the generosity of our church family and many others in making our refugee families feel welcome in our country and our community. Thank you also to St.V’s for organizing all of the wish lists for us. We raised almost $6300 and we were able to fill all of the wish lists plus many extras for 3 families which included 18 people ranging in age from infants to 60 years of age, We ...

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McDaniel Memorial Service Recording Available

A memorial service for the Rev. Clyde and Harriet McDaniel was held on Friday, November 26 in the PCO sanctuary. Interment of ashes in the PCO Memorial Garden followed the service. For those unable to attend, a recording of the service is available on the PCO YouTube channel. Rev Clyde McDaniel was born on March 19, 1928 in Fort Worth, TX, and passed away on October 15, 2020. Harriet (Cavert) McDaniel was born May 31, 1926 in Oswego, N.Y. and passed away on May 25, 2020. The couple met when they were both attending the University of Oklahoma. They were married in ...

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Digging Deeper Into Advent – Sunday Evenings on Zoom

Join Pastor Lisa to consider the “Christmas Story” as told in each of the four gospels. People tend to combine the Gospels into one story, but each has a different take on the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. The class will meet via Zoom from Sunday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82078787053 November 28: We will consider the Gospel of Matthew and how the birth of Jesus reflects the fulfillment of the Old Testament Scriptures. December 5: We will look at the Gospel of Luke and how the birth of Jesus underscores his ministry ...

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Community Fundraiser for Afghan Refugees & Evacuees

Please join us at a virtual fundraiser on Sunday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m. with special guest State Representative Julie Brixie. At this event, you will have an opportunity to hear directly from Afghan refugees as well as from people who work to resettle refugees in the Lansing area. If you are able to donate, you can do so online via the PCO or STVCC; be sure to specify “Afghan Refugees” with your donation. Alternatively, you can send a check, putting “Afghan Refugees” in the memo line, to either organization: The Presbyterian Church of Okemos...

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Words of Welcome!

We are excited to welcome our new pastor, the Rev. Lisa Schrott! To make her feel welcome and get to know us all a bit, we encourage you to write a few words of welcome introducing yourself and your family. You can do this one (or both!) of two ways: Online at this Kudoboard. Click here to post messages, pictures, or even videos. If you have questions or need help posting, contact Deb Major whose contact information is in the directory. In a card, sent to PCO Attn: Parish Life and we will add it to a card basket for Rev. Lisa. Please post your online contrib...

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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 ...

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