Event Blog


Lenten Devotional Studies

The Lenten Devotional study this year is provided by The Justice for Women Working Group of the National Council of Churches, U.S.A. and can be downloaded here. You may also contact the church office to either pick up a copy or request that one be mailed to you. The studies take place at 7:00 p.m. on Sundays, Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21 & 28. The Zoom link is 881 5198 4413. Please join us!  

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PCO Green Team

Interest has been expressed to form a PCO Green Team to investigate ideas that promote a green environment reflecting our commitment as stewards of our planet. Interest has come from several people individually or within committees across the church. Possible areas to explore include solar energy, recycling (products, programs, locations, etc.), green gardening (pollinator gardening), energy efficiency in the church and at home, and any other ideas suggested by church members. If you are interested please contact either Jeff Arbour or Ewen Todd.

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Ash Wednesday Drive-Through

Pastor Peggy and Pastor Alice will be under the PCO awning from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021. They will be wearing masks and gloves. If you wish to receive ashes, either on your forehead or as a cross on a card, please remain in your vehicle, follow traffic directions, and wear a mask. They will come to you with the ashes.

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Youth Group Souper Bowl Cook Book Still Available

Like so many other events, the pandemic changed the way the PCO Youth Group raised money for the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Instead of hosting a soup luncheon after this year's annual meeting, the Youth Group assembled a collection of their families' favorite recipes for you to try in your own home. Please click on the link below to see the book, and if you feel led, send a donation to the church with "Souper Bowl" in the check memo line. So far the Youth Group raised more than $1600.00 from this fundraiser.  Thank you for your support! Annual PCO Souper Bowl for ...

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Rehear the Music – JAZZ Sunday

  In case you missed it, want to hear it again, or wish to share it with someone else, the JAZZ Sunday worship service featuring music from the Arlene McDaniel Quartet and vocalist Tiffany Gridiron is still available on PCO's YouTube Channel. Enjoy!

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Annual Congregational Meeting

The annual congregational meeting of the Presbyterian Church of Okemos has been scheduled on Zoom for Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The meeting will take the place of coffee hour but will have the same Zoom number. Attendees will be voting on candidates for Elders, Deacons, and the Endowment and Nominating committees, and on adoption of Church bylaws. Information regarding candidates and bylaws will be made available for review before the meeting date. Those who are unable or uncomfortable attending a Zoom meeting may contact the church office at 517-349-9536 ...

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Officer Training for Deacons and Elders

Officer training has been scheduled for current PCO Deacons and Elders and those whose names are being put forth at the congregational meeting on February 7, 2021. The trainings will take place on Zoom on Saturday, January 9 and Saturday, January 16 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. While the sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend, deacons and elders are asked to prioritize this time if at all possible to benefit from live discussion and teaching. The Zoom link to these meetings available by contacting the church office.

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Online Worship to Continue through March 31

On December 12, 2020, the Presbytery of Lake Michigan recommended that no in-person worship be held indoors at its member churches before March 31, 2021. As a member of the Presbytery, the Presbyterian Church of Okemos' PCO COVID Task Force adopted this recommendation for our congregation on December 27, 2020. Current signage at the PCO office entrance states who is allowed to use the building for church work and the safe practices that are to be followed. Once inside, signage provides further steps necessary to safely work within the building. The Task Force has complied ...

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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. Watch the event on https://okemospres.org/live 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 ...

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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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