Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
– Psalms 29:2
The heart of our worship life is when we gather to fellowship, celebrate, and praise God. The congregation gathers for traditional style services on Sundays at 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. from September through early June. Our 11:00 a.m. service features our Chancel Choir and often special music from the Bell Choir, Kids of the Kingdom, or the Women’s Praise Team. During the summer, a single Sunday service is held at 9:30 a.m.
OPPORTUNITIES TO BECOME INVOLVED
If you would like to become a part of our Worship services we have several opportunities depending on your calling. Please contact the following committees:
If you would like to contribute to worship either as a lay reader, usher, greeter, or by donating chancel flowers, please feel free to sign up in the Narthex. Children are also invited to participate as Acolytes, bringing the light of Christ to the Communion table, or announcing the Children’s Message.
If you’d like to be a part of one of our music groups, the Bells of Praise practices Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 in the Sanctuary, followed by Chancel Choir practice at 7:30 p.m. Kids of the Kingdom practices at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings after Sunday School in the KOK room on the first floor.
Life is always presenting us opportunities to grown and learn, and at OPC we like to take full advantage! Regardless of your age or interests we have a class for you. We seek to fulfill Colossians 1:28, “He (Jesus) is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.”
If you are looking for ways to become even more involved, the Christian Education Committee, chaired by Jim Sumner, meets the second Tuesday of each month. We are also always looking for fresh ideas, teachers, and assistants to help with our youth and adult classes.
You can find our youth classes and leaders in the following classrooms:
➢ Nursery (birth through 36 months), Room 204, Tricia Barlow, Nursery Supervisor
➢ Pre-K & K, Room 103, Susan Gentile and Danielle Stapleton, Teachers
➢ Grades 1-2-3, Room 102, Donna Krauss, Teacher
➢ Grades 4-5-6, Room 105, Jack Huston, Teacher
➢ Youth (Grades 7-12), Room 202, Confirmation Class, Steve Doutrich, Teacher
Adult Bible Study Class: This class, led by Gale Sauer as well as Steve and Kay Smith, explores a variety of books in both the Old and New Testament throughout the year and meets in the Library/Conference Room on the first floor.
Adult Discussion Class: Woody Hartgrove is the leader for this group which explores topics to help you live as a Christian in a fallen, sinful world. The answer is not always black and white. This class meets in the Bride’s Parlor on the second floor.
Women’s Class: An informal group that meets in the Parlor next to the Sanctuary. We will typically work through two or three books a year by popular Christian authors including Women of Faith, J. Ellsworth Kalas, and Joanna Weaver.
Weeknight Adult Bible Study Class: This class meets during the week on Thursday nights at 6:30pm in the Brides Parlor and is led by Steve Doutrich. This class emphasizes Bible understanding and application.
Our Revolution Youth Fellowship is open to youth in grades 7 through 12 and meets First and Third Sunday night from 6:00-7:30 PM. We also host many events throughout the year as well as our annual Summer Mission trip. Check the calendar for upcoming ways in which you can get involved.
Both Children’s Church and Junior Church meet during the 11:00 service on Sundays (or the combined 9:30 service during the summer), starting after the Children’s Sermon. Children’s Church is for kids ages 3-Kindergarden. Junior Church is for First through Third grade and provides kids with a service geared specifically to them, but still centered on the same theme and sermon as that week’s “adult” service.