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. Currently, the congregation gathers for a single traditional style service on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School for all ages available from September through mid-May. Services are live-streamed on YouTube every week, and an archive is available for viewing at a later time. Prior to COVID restrictions, our services featured our Chancel Choir and often special music from the Bell Choir, Kids of the Kingdom, or Una Voce, our women’s choir. Please check the calendar or our Facebook page for the most current schedule updates.

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 10:30 a.m. worship service. Our nursery welcomes children from birth through three years old. We will resume our Nursery operations in October.

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:

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 Laura King.

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. Una Voce ,our women’s choir, 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.

Prior to COVID, the Bells of Praise practiced Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 in the Sanctuary, followed by Chancel Choir practice at 7:30 p.m. Kids of the Kingdom practiced at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings after Sunday School in the KOK room on the first floor. If you are interested in joining any of our musical groups, please contact the church office for the most current status and schedule.

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 ringing the bell before 10:30 a.m. worship


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 Janet Hudler, meets the first Wednesday 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. 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
➢ Pre-K & Kindergarten, Room 103, Susan Gentile and Danielle Stapleton,        Teachers
➢ Grades 1 & 2, Room 102, Donna Krauss and Bonnie Rhodes, Teachers
➢ Grades 3 & 4, Room TBD, Janet Hudler, Teacher
➢ Grades 5 & 6, Room 106, Janet Hudler, Teacher
➢ Youth (Grades 7-12), Room 202, Team Teachers : Bob Hudler, Brett Cowan, Ashley Whiteman

We are using the following curriculums:  
Children – “Growing in Grace and Gratitude”
Preteen – “Be Bold”
Youth – “Simple Sundays”

Adult Bible Study Classes will resume in September. 

Women’s Class will resume in September. 

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 Youth Fellowship is open to youth in grades 7 through 12 and meets every other Sunday night from 6:30-8:00 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.

Children’s Church meets most Sundays 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-Kindergarten and will resume in October.