Event Blog


Parish Life Committee – Summer Fellowship Initiative

Parish Life Committee's new initiative, Summer Fellowship: Out on the Town, aims to give PCO members opportunities for fun, in-person fellowship at various events in the surrounding communities. The 1st event is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28th. Sarah Workman, Kent Workman's niece, plays in the Women’s Football Alliance League on the Grand Rapids Team, the Tidal Waves, as a wide receiver and free safety. Sarah’s team is playing against Lansing’s team, the Capital City Savages, on May 28, at 7:00 pm at Okemos High School. If you have never seen ...

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Service of Installation for the Rev. Dr. Lisa M. Schrott

A Service of Installation for the Rev. Dr. Lisa M. Schrott took place on Sunday, May 8 in the PCO Sanctuary. A recording can be found here on the PCO YouTube channel. The Service of Installation was a service of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan. There was an official commission from the Presbytery that led the worship service. Some members of the Pastor Nominating Committee, that so ably represented PCO in the search process, took part in the worship service as well. Rev. Dr. Douglas K. Fletcher preached at the service; Doug served as the Senior Pastor/Head of Staff at the ...

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PCO – Earth Day & Beyond

Friday, April 22 was Earth Day. As a recently-recognized Earth Care Congregation, PCO invited members to find ways to deepen their commitment to being stewards of the earth through worship and programs at the church and in the surrounding area. Click here or on the picture below to see a list of recent activities at PCO and in East Lansing, Okemos and Meridian Township.  

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Adult Ed Presentation Available for Review

On Sunday, March 27, PCO Elder Ewen Todd gave an in-depth presentation about Islam and Christianity during the Adult Education hour. His slides are attached for those who were unable to attend, or had difficulty hearing online, or would simply like to review the information. View the Complete Presentation.

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Congratulations, PCO CROP Walkers!

Once again, CROP Walkers from PCO have been recognized by the national office of Church World Service. In 2021, the PCO CROP Walk team raised $11,500.25 to fight hunger. This places PCO as the 34th highest fund raising team out of more than 500 teams across the United States. Great job, walkers, and a great big "Thank you" to all who supported them! Click here to see a special message to PCO from Heather Wilson, community Engagement Specialist at Church World Service.  

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Jazz Sunday Recording Available

Jazz Sunday, LIVE and in person, returned to the Presbyterian Church of Okemos on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022! If you were unable to attend the service, or would simply like to hear the music again, please visit the PCO YouTube channel where a recording is available.   The church welcomed back jazz pianist Arlene McDaniel, accompanied by seven of the area’s best jazz musicians. The band featured the unique sounds of the city of New Orleans and highlighted the music of the great trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong. Read more about jazz in New Orleans in the ...

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PCO Seeking Associate Pastor Candidates

The Presbyterian Church of Okemos is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor to assist in the development and further growth of our Faith Formation programs. As a congregation, we prioritize ongoing education to further our faith journeys. To live out our call as disciples of Christ, we seek to learn about and from others, and about issues facing our community, nation and planet. The Associate Pastor's commitment to these ideals will help the church to reach our mission goals. If you are interested in learning more about this position, please click on the Ministry ...

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Annual Meeting – February 6, 2022

The Presbyterian Church of Okemos' Annual Meeting took place on February 6, 2022 after the worship service. The annual report was made available for all who wished to review. Please click on the link below to read the annual report. Annual Meeting Agenda Annual Meeting Documents

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Class Wrap-Up in February

Pastor Lisa Schrott led a class based on Rev. Dr. Barry Ensign-George's book "Six Themes in the Bible Everyone Should Know." The class considered themes of creation, who we are as children of God, sin and redemption, and our mission to be a people sent out. The in-person option for the six-week class began on Friday, January 14 in the Adult Education Room and continued to meet through February 18. The online option began on Sunday, January 16 on Zoom - meeting # 889 9444 3500 - and continued through February 20. Class participants did not need a copy of Rev. ...

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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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