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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.

Join Us! - UPDATED DATE

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

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)

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

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)

4:00 p.m. Young Families (115)

6:00 p.m. Confirmation (Youth Rooms)

Did you know?

The sermon is available for pickup during worship.

You can find the worship video here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sign Up for Text Reminders and Notifications

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

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

Order your 2023 Poinsettia


LAST CHANCE


It is time to place your order for a Poinsettia for this Christmas season at OPPC. Poinsettia's are $12.00 You may pay by cash, check, or credit card. For Check, please put 2023 Poinsettia, in the memo line, for credit card payment, contact Brittany Glass at bglass@orchardpark.org.


Each order must have a form. You may fill out the attached form, and return it with your payment to OPPC.


There will also be a table on Mainstreet. If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Glass.

Poinsettia Order Form
Give To The Thank Offering

2023 Presbyterian Women Thank Offering


Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.

And be thankful. - Colossians 3:14 - 15


To give to the PW Thank Offering

·       Put your gift in the donation plate, if by check designate 2023 PW Thank Offering. Put cash in an envelope and label it PW Thank Offering.

·       Or Click "Give To The Thank Offering".

New Art in the Gallery


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.


HEAR GO SEE DECEMBER: Festival of Trees at The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center        

Presented by The Salvation Army, this year’s winter wonderland Festival of Trees at The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center features more than 75 elaborately decorated trees representing individuals, organizations, and companies from around Indiana. Eli Lilly Hall also features a massive, 30-foot centerpiece tree that is viewable throughout most of the building.

 

Tuesday – December 5

Carpools meet at church 10:00 AM

10:30 a.m. Meet at Indiana History Center Lobby (450 West Ohio Street)

Lunch at the Stardust Terrace Café

Tickets in advance online: Adult $13, Senior (60+) $12 Add $2.00 if purchased at the door. 

Want More?


If you would like to learn more about OPPC Events & Announcements or what you may have missed. Click Events & Announcements to be taken to to the latest news section of our website.

MISSIONS

Mission Spotlight: Sock & Underwear Drive
PEC 2023 Advent Daily Devotional

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!

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: Israel/Palestine


As violence escalates in and around Israel/Palestine, PDA is providing humanitarian assistance through partners on the ground and through ACT Alliance.


Click here to donate Through PDA to help humanitarian assistance.

Stewardship 2024 Campaign

Give a 2024 Pledge

2024 Pledge Campaign Update


Thank you to all households who have already made their pledge to the 2024 Operating Campaign!! As of 11/27/2023 we stand at 129 pledge units received, totaling $853,767 which represents 62% of our preliminary operating expenses. The Stewardship Committee asks those households who have not pledged to do so by December 3rd as we move into budget finalization in early December. Pledging provides the greatest level of financial forecasting to guide the Session's final budget recommendations. We are grateful for your responsivity and support.


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 4-10, 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)

6:00 p.m. PW Miriam Circle (Lounge)

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)

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)

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

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


FRIDAY

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

1:00 p.m. Special K group (Lounge)

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. 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 Youth Group (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)

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

Sunday Greeter(s)

Sunday Ushers

Worship Leaders


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.


These are the direct links (Just Click the category):


Mission Spotlights

Worship Enrichment 

Presbyterian Women

Monthly Newsletters

Weekly Enews

Art Gallery

Youth Enrichment

Enrichment Opportunities for Children

Giving

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There are many ways in which to connect and feel Close to Home at Orchard Park 


To view the website click here.

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To follow the Twitter account click here

To follow the TikTok account click here. 

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

(317) 844-1107

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