Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
– Psalms 29:2

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Worship Ministry


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.

The Lord's Supper
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is celebrated during the first Sunday morning services of every month.

Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated as scheduled after consultation with the pastoral staff.
Child Care
Reflecting our commitment to children and families, our church provides child care during Sunday School and 11:00 AM worship service. Our nursery is staffed by our child care attendant and welcomes children from birth through three years old.

OPPORTUNITIES TO BECOME INVOLVED

If you would like to become a part of our Worship services we have several opportunities depending on your calling. You can visit our online Signup Genius to sign-up to help on a particular date or you can contact the following committees:

Worship Committee
It is the responsibility and desire of the OPC Worship Committee to ensure that the Congregation finds meaning and is renewed by our services. This committee is currently led by Ashley Whiteman.

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.

Music Committee & Choirs
Music is an integral part of worship and OPC is proud of the talents of our congregation. Both our Chancel Choir and Bells of Praise Choir include members from high school age and up. For our littlest members we offer the Kids of the Kingdom Choir who treat us throughout the year with their voices and pageants. Our Women’s Praise Team performs periodically throughout the year, always blessing us with their talent. The Music Committee is made up of Peter Slauch, our Chancel Choir Director and Bells of Praise Director and Allison Perry, Kids of the Kingdom Director.

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.

Acolytes and Announcers
Children of the church are encouraged to join in the worship of the church by bringing the light of Christ to the Communion table candles or announcing the Children’s Message.


Learning Ministry

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 Ali Verbanas, 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.

Sunday School for All Ages
Classes for both youth and adults meet in between our Sunday services from 9:30 am – 10:30 am from September through mid-May. Adult classes may continue through the summer; be sure to check the calendar for actual dates and times.

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, Andy Orechovesky, Bob Hudler, and Mitch Perry, Teachers
➢ Youth (Grades 7-12), Room 202, Jack Huston, 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 led by Janet Hudler, 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.

Youth Ministry
The OPC youth ministry is energetic and relational. Building on our foundation of children’s Sunday School, our goal is provide a genuine, caring community where young people can discover what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ in our increasingly secular world. We invite you to come to our events and gatherings, check us out, and hopefully find an open, welcoming place where you can simply be yourself.

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.