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OPPC Mission Statement

Blessed by God's love, the Orchard Park Family seeks to grow in our faith, and to reach out with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Hello Orchard Park,


Welcome to the E-newsletter of Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. Orchard Park Presbyterian Church has many offerings for enrichment in your spiritual journey, fellowship opportunities with our neighbours, programs with the community, and mission opportunities to support and help communities close by and around the world. We hope you find ways to connect and feel close to home with us.

See you Tonight for the First of the Advent Vesper Series

WORSHIP WITH US

Join us this Sunday for Worship, Fellowship, and Learning.


Here are the list of activities happening. We hope you can join us. All are welcome!


10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Sanctuary)

10:50 a.m. Congregational Meeting (Sanctuary)

11:00 a.m. After Service Fellowship (Lounge)

11:15 a.m. Blood Pressure Screening (Office)

11:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study (North Chapel)

11:15 a.m. Middle School Fellowship (Youth Rooms)

11:15 a.m. Mind the Gap (115)

11:15 a.m. Sprout (205 & 206)

11:15 a.m. Parents in Prayer (212)

11:30 a.m. Music Rehearsal (Music Room)

12:00 p.m. 3rd - 5th Grade Fellowship (205 & kidsZone)

Did you know?

The sermon is available for pickup during worship.

You can find the worship video here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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If you would like to receive text messages from OPPC, click here.

Join Us!

Congregational Meeting December 10, immediately following service to elect new officers.

A Swag Store Orders are In!

For those that purchased from our online swag store. Your orders are now here. Please see Kristin Lehr after church to pick up your order. Or email her at klehr@orchardpark.org to schedule a time for pickup. 

Giving Envelopes

For those of you who use giving envelopes to fulfill your pledge to the church, giving envelopes for 2024 are now available for pickup in the narthex as you approach the Music Wing. Please pick up your envelopes before January 1st to help defray the expense of mailing them. If you are aware of a shut-in or someone who you see regularly, it would be great if you could drop them off on our next visit.  

Art Gallery Reception

All are welcome to attend an evening of art, snacks, music and friends by the art galleries’ new artist: The Sparks Family. The reception will be held December 9, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the music hallway. We hope to see you there! 


The Sparks Family is showing their work in the Art Gallery. Eleanor Sparks, who attends Together Today at church on Wednesdays, her late husband, James, daughter, Julie, and son, Jay are sharing their diverse talents with us through acrylic paintings, watercolor, and photography. Eleanor shared that often times at family gatherings one of them would make a line on a blank piece of paper and hand it to the next person, and then another line was made and so on. She remarked that it was always a delight to see what they created together.

2024 needs your help!


2024 is just around the corner. It is time to sign up to help us in worship for next year. Please click the link to sign up. If you have any questions contact Brittany Glass at bglass@orchardpark.org.


Sunday Flowers

Sunday Greeters

Sunday Ushers

Worship Leaders

Cookies After the Cantata


Do you have a family cookie recipe that hits all the right notes? Where sugar and spice are in perfect harmony. Or have you recently baked a new cookie recipe that is off-the-charts delicious? We want to try it! Bring in two dozen of your most treasured cookie recipes and share in the fun and the sugar rush. Sign up on Main Street or contact Rachel Rewerts (rachel.rewerts@gmail.com). 


Click to Sign Up To Bring Cookies

MISSIONS

Mission Spotlight: Haiti Central Plateau Scholarship Program

2023 Share the Light Christmas Market


The OPPC Annual Alternative Gift Market starts November 26 through December 17. Make donations to the organizations you select, then give cards to friends and family telling them about the gift you have given in their honor. This year’s gift options are Camp Pyoca, CUMC Food Pantry, Haiti Teachers, Haiti College Scholarships, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and Youth Caravan. See you at the market!

Stewardship 2024 Campaign

Give a 2024 Pledge

2024 Pledge Campaign Update

Season's greetings from the Finance Committee. At this busy and exciting time of the year, please remember to complete your pledges and tithes to the church. This year has been a challenging one, but with all of your support we have accomplished many exciting things in 2023!! If you need to get a status of your giving or have questions, please contact Mary Leffler at mleffler@orchardpark.org or by cell phone at 317-431-8535.

Stewardship Resources


We have created some resource guides to assist individuals who wish to make their 2024 pledge online, as well as a SEPARATE document that guides REALM users through how to set up a giving schedule online. Both steps are required:

Click to access the Stewardship Resources

The Stewardship Committee is asking your help in bringing the 2024 campaign to a successful conclusion. The Session will meet on December 11 to consider the proposed budget for 2024. We seek to provide the Session with an accurate projection of pledged revenue that will be available. As of today, we are about $100,000 (approximately 10%) short of our goal. Your pledge of whatever amount can bring us closer. We thank all of you who have already made your pledge or are in the process of doing so for your generous support of the ministries of Orchard Park. For those still wishing to make a pledge, we ask that you contact Mary Leffler in the church office at your earliest convenience and she will help you with that process. If you choose not to pledge, we thank you for the many other ways in which you also support the ministries of Orchard Park. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas..


Click here for the IRA information


For those of you who wish to fulfil your pledge via a stock transfer, contact Joe Jansen or Mary Leffler for that information.

The Week Ahead

December 11 - 17, 2023

Did you know that you can view the OPPC calendar at any time? This claendar is regularly updated with all the events, groups, and meetings happening at OPPC. To view the calendar click here.

MONDAY

9:30 a.m. Quilters (208)

4:00 p.m. IBA Basketball (Pavilion)

8:00 p.m. AA I (121)

8:00 p.m. AA II (120)

8:00 p.m. Alanon 1 (204)

8:00 p.m. Alanon 2 (206)

8:00 p.m. Alanon III (115)

8:00 p.m. Older Alateens (212)

8:00 p.m. Pre-Alateens (203)


TUESDAY

6:15 a.m. Men's Morning Bible Study (Lounge)

11:30 a.m. ACA (115)

4:00 p.m. IBA Basketball (Pavilion)

5:00 p.m. Quatro Strings Recital (Sancctuary)

8:00 p.m. AA Starts Don't Fall (121)


WEDNESDAY

9:30 a.m. Together Today (Lounge)

10:00 a.m. Bible Study With Pastor (Zoom)

4:00 p.m. IBA Basketball (Pavilion)

6:00 p.m. Advent Vesper Series (North Chapel & Lounge)

7:00 p.m. Youth Group (Offsite)

7:00 p.m. Bells (Music Room)

THURSDAY

9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study (Lounge & Zoom)

10:00 a.m. St. Peters Group (North Chapel)

4:00 p.m. IBA Basketball (Pavilion)

5:00 p.m. Quatro Strings Recital (North Chapel)

5:30 p.m. ACA Book Study (115)

7:00 p.m. Choir (Music Room)


FRIDAY

9:00 a.m. Old GOAT Group (115)

4:00 p.m. IBA (Pavilion)


SATURDAY

9:00 a.m. Bible Study (115)

9:00 a.m. IBA Basketball (Pavilion)


SUNDAY

10:00 a.m. CANTATA Worship Service (Sanctuary)

11:00 a.m. Cantata After Service Fellowship (Lounge)

11:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study (North Chapel)

11:15 a.m. Parents in Prayer (212)

11:30 a.m. Music Rehearsal (Music Room)

Connect With Us

Sign Ups for OPPC 


These are the active signups for Orchard Park Presbyterian Church.


Just click on the category and it will take you to the sign up.



Sunday Flowers

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Sunday Ushers

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Posts of Interest


If you would like the most up to date information, under the section Latest News on the website home page, will give you the just uploaded content.


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Mission Spotlights

Worship Enrichment 

Presbyterian Women

Monthly Newsletters

Weekly Enews

Art Gallery

Youth Enrichment

Enrichment Opportunities for Children

Giving

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Please feel free to contact the staff of OPPC:

Pastor, Rev. Dr. Shelly White Wood, shellywood@orchardpark.org

Parish Associate, Rev. Trish Lisa, tlisa@orchardpark.org

Director of Music, Michael Pietranczyk, mpietranczyk@orchardpark.org

Youth Outreach Director, Dr. Kristin Lehr, klehr@orchardpark.org

Business Administration, Mary Leffler, mleffler@orchardpark.org

Communication Director, Brittany Glass, bglass@orchardpark.org

Technology & Building Superintendent, Joe Delise, jdelise@orchardpark.org

Bookkeeper, Joe Jansen, jjansen@orchardpark.org

Clerk of Session, Nick Tillema, nick@accessvaluation.com

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1605 E 106th St.

Indianapolis, IN 46280

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