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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.

WORSHIP WITH US

Join us this Sunday (5/14) 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 (Sanctuary & Online)

11:00 a.m. After Service Fellowship

(Lounge)

11:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study (North

Chapel)

11:10 a.m. SPROUT – Children’s Sunday

School (205)

11:10 a.m. Mind the GAP (115)

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

Last Week's Worship Service.

Did you miss last Sunday's worship service? click here to be taken to the online worship page of our website.

Did you know?

The sermon is available for pickup during worship and after worship it is put on the website with that weeks worship service? If you are interested in reading, listening, or pondering the sermon click here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

PER CAPITA


The Finance and Stewardship Committees would like to remind you that the Per Capita for 2023 is $43.16 per confirmed member of each member household. If you have not already paid your Per Capita for 2023, please consider doing so at your earliest opportunity. Thank you to those members who have already paid Per Capita for the current fiscal year. We appreciate your promptness.

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, we raise awareness of mental health to help fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and PCUSA advocates for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. 

Looking for a new podcast? Here are the top ten podcasts for women on Mental Health according to Good Housekeeping.



• Best for general mental health: We Can Do Hard Things

• Best for body positivity: iWeigh

• Best for heavy topics: The Mental Illness Happy Hour

• Best for Black women: Therapy for Black Girls

• Best for couples: Where Should We

Begin?

• Best for mindful nutrition: Maintenance Phase

• Best for depression: The Hilarious

World of Depression

• Best for variety: Feel Better, Live More with Dr. Chatterjee

• Best for managing mood swings: The Happiness Lab

• Best for boosting happiness: Happier: With Gretchen Rubin

And here are the top ten podcasts for Men on Mental Health, according to Trigger Hub.



• Jason Fox Wild Tales Podcast – The Book of Man

• Let’s Talk About Mental Health

• Life, Interrupted with Simon Thomas

• Time to Talk with Alex Holmes

• Detoxicity: By Men, About Men, For Everyone

• Mental – The Podcast to Destigmatise Mental Health

• ManUp! UK’s Mental Health Podcast

• Ten Percent Happier

• The Ground Up

• Brobriety: Sobriety, Mental Health, and Wellness

NEW ART IN THE GALLERY


The Orchard Park Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit on Mother’s Day with a mother-daughter artistic show. Barb Gregory and daughter, Deb Slack, currently are showing their work in the gallery. Although their styles of painting are different, their passion for creating beauty through the brush is the same. Their work is often a mixture of florals, abstracts, landscapes and from their travels, using oil and acrylic paints. Barb writes about her art, “Hopefully the joy I find in bringing life through color in my paintings will be enjoyed and found meaningful to those who see it and live with it.” Deb adds, “For me, painting is both a joyful and deeply spiritual process. I believe that there is beauty all around us, and through the exploration of color and light, I hope to capture at least a bit of that beauty. Whether it is a landscape, still life, angel or bustling street scene, I hope you find a little bit of joy in my work.”

DINNER

FOR 8


DINNERS FOR 8 SUMMER SESSION


We will be starting up a summer session of Dinners for 8 to run from approximately June through October. We will pair up groups of 4 couples (or pair up individuals) for a total of 8 people. The pairs take turns hosting the group for dinner – we try for 4 dinners in total. The host provides the main dish (Stouffers frozen lasagna or pizza is fine! It can be anything you’re comfortable serving) and the others typically bring an appetizer, salad or side, and dessert. Those who have done this in the past agree it is a really great way to get to know members of our congregation better on a more comfortable, smaller scale.

 

Please sign up on Main Street or email Chris List Christine.List9@gmail.com if you have any questions or are interested in signing up for the summer session.


FAVORITE HYMNS AND PRAISE SONGS PROJECT


Do you have one or two favorite hymns or contemporary praise songs that you love to sing in worship? During the month of May, you will find brightly colored note cards in our pew hymnals. You may use these cards to write the titles of favorite hymns and songs and share any personal connection you may have with them. From these cards we will make a list of favorites and try to refer to it when planning our services. We look forward to hearing from you and singing some of your favorites in worship!

YOU ARE INVITED


Albert Chen & Stephanie Kim would like to invite you to a special event in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. A dance troupe from National University of Taiwan Arts will perform at the Palladium on Wednesday, June 7th at 7 pm. As one of the sponsors, we’d love to see the Palladium filled with our friends, family, and colleagues. There is no cost to attend, but you do need a ticket which you may reserve here: thecenterpresents.org.

EVENTS

CARAVAN BOOT DRIVE


We are collecting gently used boots to take to Harlan, KY on caravan. The wonderful people of Appalacia need them. Please start bringing them and drop them off on main strat in the designated box.


If you have any questions please reach out to Dr. Kristin Lehr, Youth Outreach Dierector, at klehr@orchardpark.org

Orchard Park

Presbyterian Church

is hosting a workshop on Building a Mental Health Community.


May 20th 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.


Event is Free but registration is Required.

Please click here.


To learn more about this workshop, please click here or click the image above.

"IF IT AIN’T BAROQUE"


MUSIC RECITAL - MAY 21, 11:30AM - NORTH CHAPEL


If it ain’t Baroque...you won’t hear it on this program! 


Come enjoy selections by G. F. Händel, John Stanley, J. S. Bach and more, performed by our very own OPPC Musicians, Michael Pietranczyk, Jenny Hutchinson, John and Elizabeth Oatman.

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.

ADULT EDUCATION

Please join us for our summer adult programming.

Wednesdays in June


Starting June 7th, a summer study on the Book of Revelation and reading "Armageddon" by Bart D. Ehrman.


Wednesdays in June, 7:00 pm to 8:30pm in the lounge. Everyone is Welcome. Childcare Avaiable.


To confirm your partcipation email Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood at shellywood@orchardpark.org.

More programming announced next week.

CHILDREN & YOUTH

There are many enrichment opportunities for children and youth at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. We encourage you to look at the website to view all activities.


To learn more about enrichment opportunities for children click here.

To learn more about enrichment opportunities for youth click here.

VBS- Hero Hotline! June 5-9 from 9 a.m. until noon daily.


Age 4 years through completing 5th grade are participants and those completing 6th grade and older are volunteers. The cost will be $30. Registration IS OPENClick here. Please plan to join us for a fun, spirit-filled week as we learn and grow in faith! Questions? Please contact Trish Lisa tlisa@orchardpark.org


For more information click here.

Camp Pyoca: July 16-22.


If you would like more information, click here.


REGISTRATION IS OPEN 

Click here to register.


Rising 3rd Grade and above are can participate.

MISSIONS

OPPC has many mission opportunities throughout the year both local and world wide. If you would like to learn more about those opportunities click here to read the Mission Spotlights.

Carmel Summer Meals 2023 Program:


The Merciful HELP Center’s Carmel Summer Meals provides breakfast and lunch items/ingredients to children in the Carmel community who qualify for the free/reduced meal program. We need your help to pack food bags for the children of the families we serve!


If you would like to sign up, please click here.

Connect With Us

Sign Ups for OPPC 


These are the active signups for Orchard Park Presbyterian Church.


*Sign Ups have been updated for June - December 2023*


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


If you have any questions please contact Brittany Glass at bglass@orchardpark.org


Sunday Flowers

Sunday Greeters 

Sunday Ushers

Worship Leaders

Posts of Interest


Have you looked at our blog posts on the website?


Each category gets updated as information becomes available or events get added.


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

Follow us on social media


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


To view the website click here.

To follow the Facebook Page click here. 

To follow the Instagram account click here

To follow the Twitter account click here

To follow the TikTok account click here. 

The Week Ahead

May 15-21, 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

8:00 a.m. Preschool in Service (Lounge)

9:30 a.m. Quilters (208)

4:00 p.m. IBA (Pavilion)

7:00 p.m. PW Book Review Circle (Library)

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

8:00 p.m. AA II (non-smokers) - (120)

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

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

8:00 p.m. Alanon 3 (115)

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

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

 

TUESDAY

6:15 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (Library)

10:15 a.m. Adult ACA Meeting (Library)

4:00 p.m. IBA (Pavilion)

7:30 p.m. Nar-Anon (120)

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


WEDNESDAY

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

4:00 p.m. IBA (Pavilion)

6:30 p.m. Den Meeting Tigers (121)

THURSDAY

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

     Meeting ID: 829 5779 3075

     Passcode: 020079

4:00 p.m. IBA (Pavilion)

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

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

8:00 p.m. AA (12 & 12) - (121)


FRIDAY

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

4:00 p.m. IBA (Pavilion)


SATURDAY

8:30 a.m. Mental Health Workshop(Lounge)

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

9:00 a.m. IBA (Pavilion)


SUNDAY

10:00 a.m. Worship (Sanctuary & Online)

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

11:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study (North Chapel)

11:00 a.m. Blood Pressure Screen (Office)

11:00 a.m. Vacation Bible School Training (214-215)

11:10 a.m. SPROUT (205)

11:10 a.m. Mind the Gap (115)

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

11:30 a.m. "If It Ain't Baroque" Music Recital (North Chapel)

4:00 p.m. Young Families

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

Bookkeeper, Joe Jansen, jjansen@orchardpark.org

Building Evening Attendant, Adam Kearns, akearns@orchardpark.org

Live Stream Engineer, Joe Delise, joedelise@gmail.com

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

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Indianapolis, IN 46280

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