Event Blog


Lessons and Carols 2020

The music ministry of PCO will be presenting the 8th annual Evening of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. There will be no live audience, no worries about a snow storm, no distractions, but only the pure beauty of 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. As in past years, clergy from local churches will be ...

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Blue Christmas Service – Wednesday, December 9

Please join us online  at https://www.okemospres.org/live/at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9 for the Blue Christmas Service. Together, we will grieve and process the various losses that the past year has brought to so many in our community and around the world.

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Interfaith Food Distribution Benefits Many

Volunteers from PCO's Mission Committee were among those helping to distribute food to about 900 area families on Saturday, October 31. The food distribution was sponsored by the Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) and the Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing (ICAGL). PCO is a member of the ICAGL and was a cosponsor of the event. The drive-through happening was held at the Islamic Center of East Lansing at 920 South Harrison Road. Recipients received, free of charge, dairy products including milk, cheese, butter, and liquid egg whites, and produce includ...

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Changes to Annual Christmas Giving Tree Project

Like so many other events, the COVID-19 pandemic has required changes to Saint Vincent Catholic Charities' Annual Christmas Giving Tree Program. PCO will not have a Christmas tree with Angel tags in the Fellowship Hall this year. Instead, STVCC offers two options for holiday giving. You may wish to visit STVCC's Amazon Wish List to purchase items listed or to purchase gift cards for the following places: Visa, Amazon, Meijer and Walmart. These gift cards help their clients not only during the holiday season but also all year long. Alternatively, STVCC is also looking ...

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Advent 2020 Devotional UPDATE

What a wonderful turn-out for our Advent Devotional booklet & gift bag pick-up. Pastor Peggy & Pastor Alice were thrilled to see so many people on Sunday, November 22; however, due to higher-than-anticipated demand, we ran out of supplies! More devotionals are on order, and are scheduled to arrive at the Church on Monday, Nov. 30. Please stop by the office to pick up yours, or let us know if you need one dropped off to you. Beginning on Sunday, November 29th, we will be holding devotional discussion meetings on Zoom at 7 p.m. Discussions are also scheduled for ...

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Stewardship of Creation and Climate Change

PCO member Ewen Todd was recently a speaker and presenter at the International Association for Food Protection's (IAFP) Annual Meeting. Ewen's presentation, titled "Climate Change Affecting Agriculture and Fisheries" demonstrates an example of the need for Stewardship of Creation in our world. Ewen also took part in sessions addressing food-borne diseases, and balancing sustainability and food safety in the face of water shortages. The three-day conference, held virtually this year, included information on current and emerging food safety issues, the latest science, ...

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CROP Walk at PCO – 2020

Thirty-six PCO people took part in this year's CROP Walk and raised more than $10000.00 to fight hunger in our community and around the world. Many thanks to all who walked and to those who donated!

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FINAL Next Parking Lot Service of 2020 – Sunday, November 1

We'd like to meet outside one more time before the snow flies. Please plan to join us at 2 p.m. Remain in your car, tune in on your FM car radio and watch the service live! Below are some pictures of our October parking lot service.

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Friendship Conversation – Sunday, Oct. 25

Please join us as we Zoom with our neighbors from the East Lansing Islamic Center at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. The evening's topic will be Sharing Sources of Strength in Times of Crises - Doing Anti-Racism Work. The Zoom ID for the meeting is 861 5681 7274. Our first meeting on October 2 was well and evenly attended by members of both PCO and the East Lansing Islamic Center. At that meeting, we addressed how to share strength during a pandemic. We hope to see you at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25!

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We Hope You Enjoyed Our Parking Lot Service on Sunday, Sept. 20

Thank You to the Arlene McDaniel Jazz Quartet for providing music for our outdoor worship service. Special thanks to Edward Ennen, and his crew of Brett Cone, Kent Workman, and Mary Schuring for their assistance before and during the service, and to Edward, Carl Lira, and Matt Pearson who set-up our FM transmitter. Thank you to everyone who brought personal care items to donate to Advent House.

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