CHURCH MISSION

The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park participates in local, national and international mission work. The following are many of the missions that we support financially and/or support with direct involvement of our church members. 

Mission budget of the 
PCUSA for supporting missionaries, doctors, educators and evangelists around the world, and for starting new congregations. 

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
 for disaster relief around the world.

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING:  The One Great Hour of Sharing Offeringis one of our major mission contributions each year. Each year we ask for contributions and each year people give generously. Our church has given so generously to mission in the past that it is hard to ask for more. Yet, the need goes on.  Your One Great Hour of Sharing contribution goes toward disaster assistance, hunger, and self-development of people and communities.  Please give generously, once again. When we give to the One Great Hour of Sharing, we are giving to those in need better life.


Peacemaking Offering to aid areas of the world where religious, cultural or territorial conflicts exist, and bring people closer together.

Hearts in Motion mission work in Guatemala with orphanages, building schools, and with the training of EMT and fire fighters. Three church members worked on site in Guatemala in 2006. 


Feed My Starving Children mission supplies packaged meals for starving children and adults. Many members of our church have volunteered to help package meals that are sent to areas of need around the world. 

Our annual Chili Cook-Off to support Feed My Starving Children.  Look for more photos in the Photo Gallery!

Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser to support "Feed My Starving Children."  Over $816 raised for this organization.



Appalachia Service Project is a mission that serves families that are in desperate need of housing repairs in order to be warm and dry. Our high school youth and their leaders have served at ASP for over a decade.

Christmas Joy Offering supports servants of the church who are in need of financial aid. It also supports students who attend racial or ethnic schools and colleges.

Jones Center in Chicago Heights is supported with our financial gifts throughout the year.


Ways to Give: Calling for diapers!  The Jones Center is in need of disposable diapers to help keep the littlest ones warm and dry.  

Morning Star Mission in Joliet is supported with our financial gifts at Thanksgiving, and this fall we collected new hats for adults and new socks for adults and children to support the ministry of MorningStar Mission.

Bible Study at Stateville Prison is supported with gifts of Bibles. One member of our church serves as a leader of Bible study sessions. 

Camp Scholarship program sends underprivileged children to enjoy summer camping at the Chicago Presbytery Youth Camp. 

The Giving Tree Program allows the church family to purchase gifts at Christmastime for children from Kemmerer Village.
Featured Ministry: Kemmerer Village
Kemmerer Village is one of the many organizations we support.  “The Mission of Kemmerer Village is to help the Presbyterian Church fulfill its responsibility to minister to children and families who face stress and turmoil in their lives.” Kemmerer Village is able to help families by assisting individuals to advocate for the needs and rights of children and families in their community.  During the holidays we donate gifts to the children and last spring we participated in a volunteer work day.  To learn more about Kemmerer village and ways you can help please visit www.kemmerervillage.org

FELLOWSHIP

The Fellowship committee encompasses a wide variety of activities that strengthen the friendships within the church family.  These activities enable us to greet new members and visitors, visit with friends and be together with a friendly and caring group of people…our church family.

Some of the fellowship activities include:

Evening Bible Discussion Gathering
 which meets on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Morning Bible Study which meets on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. (Child care can be provided.

Meet and Greet Coffee Hour is every Sunday after the worship service.  It is a time for visiting, greeting new members and visitors, celebrating events such as birthdays and anniversaries and communicating information about important church activitiesand events.

Men’s Breakfast Club meets Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at a local restaurant.  These active men invite new members and visitors to join them as they enjoy breakfast and the camaraderie of the men from our church family.  This group also sponsors the Annual Easter Breakfast on Easter morning before the Easter Sunday worship service.

Expressions Gathering meets monthly to socialize and makes easy craft projects.    

Annual Christmas Progressive Dinner in December is a wonderful way to meet others and participate in a three course progressive dinner at the homes of our members.

All Church Family Picnic in the fall.

Excursion to attend an Outdoor Concert at Pritzker/Millennium Park in the summer.

Church sponsored family camping weekends during the summer.

All Church Family Summer Pool Party.

Annual Arts & Crafts Festival in November.

Annual Rummage Sale event in April.

S.A.M. (Single and Married) events throughout the year.

All Church Family Winter Weekend at the Stronghold Castle in Oregon, Illinois.

CHURCH PHOTOS

Second Place Winner of our 2017 Chili Cook-Off!

First Place Winner of our 2017 Chili Cook-Off!

Celebrating Flag Day during Sunday, June 12th Worship Service.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of PCOP - Sunday, May 1, 2016

Charter Members of The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park which was established in 1976

Shopper waiting for the doors to open of our amazing Rummage Sale.

Two weeks of preparation for the Big Sale!

Anything you could ever want is here.

Look for our sale again in April, 2017!

Enjoying over 15 different types of chili at our Chili Cook-Off.

Winners of our February 7th Chili Cook-Off - We raised $800 which was donated to "Feed My Starving Children"

Christmas Cantata "Snow" 2015

Gifts donated to the children of Kemmerer Village

Children's Christmas Play -  "An Angel Appeared"

ANNOUNCEMENTS

August 2017
WORSHIP SERVICE AT 10:00 a.m. 

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WELCOME!


We extend a heartfelt welcome to all who join together this morning in the praise and worship of our Lord. We hope you find this service meaningful and the fellowship accepting. Please sign the "RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP" pad that the ushers will pass out. Bibles are available from the book cart as you enter the sanctuary for your use. Please join us today in Fellowship Hall for coffee following worship service. 

PCOP BOOK CLUB: Meets at the church at 7:00 p.m.

The next three Book Club selections will be:

- Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes – Meeting date – August 15th 

- The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout – Meeting date – September 19th

ALL CHURCH FAMILY PICNIC!

Sunday, August 20th at Noon  Come and enjoy:  Games, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Swimming What to Bring:  A dish to share, swim suits, towels and lawn chairs  We will provide:  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Drinks Mark your calendars – look for sign-up in Fellowship Hall soon!

SAVE THE DATE: RALLY DAY SEPTEMBER 10th

We will be celebrating Rally Day, as the beginning of our Sunday School year, on Sunday, September 10, with an outdoor “carnival” for the children (ages 3 and up) during Sunday School.  Watch for more information!

VBS MISSION OUTREACH PROJECT REPORT:

Thank you to everyone for your donations to our VBS Mission Outreach Project. We collected these new infant items for the Jones Center in Chicago Heights:1476 diapers, 70 packages of wipes (total wipes=6,020), 47 bibs, 32 sleepers, 97 “onesies,” 8 pairs of booties, and 3 blankets – for a grand total of 1733 items! Thank you for caring and sharing, and a special thank you to Jim Hull for taking our donations to Jones Center.

OUR JOURNEY OF FAITH…

Our new History Room captures where the Presbyterian Church of Orland Park got its start and highlights our first 40 years as a congregation. But our journey continues and I need your assistance in making sure that we preserve the people and ministry of PCOP for future generations. The History

Room is in progress, please let me know any suggestions that you have. Please share pictures – past or present – that I might include in the room to help tell our story.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Our Little Free Library is up and is located in the southeast corner of our parking lot (by the mailbox). Please check it out! This is an outreach  to our community. "Take a book. Return a book."

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE WAY…

To honor a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion in your life – or perhaps to remember a loved one?  We have a suggestion – sign up to bring flowers for the chancel during the Sunday service or we have a new option for our adults – be the candle lighters for that particular Sunday service to honor or remember your loved ones.  Be an integral part of the worship service.  See Margaret Bertucci with any questions.

BOARD OF DEACONS – Establishes a Ride-Share Program

In the interest of assuring that everyone who wants to come to Church on Sunday can, the Deacons are setting up a Ride-Share Program.  If you should have either a temporary or permanent restriction to your ability to drive, please contact the church office at 708/448-8142.  The Board of Deacons, PCOP

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH RECORDING SUNDAY SERVICE:

We are looking for some volunteers to either videotape and/or udio record the Sunday services.  We have the equipment, will provide   training (it’s easy), and it is NOT an every Sunday commitment.  Please see Pastor Scott for more information.

GREETING CARD SUPPLY:

Our Deacons have so kindly provided a selection of greeting cards for our church family to purchase.  The location of the greeting cards now has a new permanent home – in the cabinet in the library (with the lamp on top) between the two chairs has a big selection of card.  Please look in each drawer for what you need.  $1.00 for each card which includes the card, envelope and stamp!  Thank you!

FLOWERS FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP

We welcome the addition of flowers to help beautify our sanctuary for Sunday morning worship.  Flowers can be brought from your garden or purchased.  Arrangements and vase should be large enough to be visible from the seating area.  Before the worship service, please place the arrangement on the white flower table.  After the service, please remove the arrangement and take it home for your enjoyment, or if you wish, deliver it to a shut-in as a gesture of caring.   A sign-up sheet for Flowers for Sunday Worship is located in the narthex next to the literature rack.  Thank you so much!

WELCOME TO THE MEN’S BREAKFAST!

All are invited to drop in and join the conversation. The group meets at 7:00 a.m. at The Original Pancake House, 15256 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park.

THANK YOU FOR REMEMBERING JONES CENTER

A part of our mission focus at PCOP is to help Jones Center. The first Sunday of the month is “Feed My Lambs” Sunday. Please refer to the food list for Jones Center which is printed below and can also be found occasionally in the newsletter. Please keep the list handy for your use, any items you can donate and bring to church are greatly appreciated.

SUGGESTIONS FOR JONES CENTER FOOD DONATIONS:

Canned meat or fish (tuna, chicken, ham, salmon, corned beef, etc.) Canned dinners (i.e. beef or chicken stew, corned beef hash, etc.) Cheese products that don’t require refrigeration until opened Pasta and sauce, macaroni & cheese (Kraft or generic brand) Rice, dried noodles, beans or peas Quick bread mixes (corn bread, muffins, banana bread, etc.) Soups of any kind especially larger sizes Main dish mixes (Hamburger Helper, Lipton noodles or rice mixes) Peanut butter and jelly Pancake mix (the complete kind) and syrup Flour, sugar, oil or shortening Instant potatoes (all varieties) Coffee, tea, hot chocolate mix, powdered milk Canned fruit and vegetables Fruit or vegetable juice Breakfast cereals (cold or oatmeal, Cream of Wheat) Pudding mix or Jello, dessert mixes.

WHENEVER YOU DO THIS TO ONE OF THESE...

Have you ever attended a party where the only person you knew was the Host? Do you feel a bit left out wishing you had someone to talk to? Almost every Sunday we have at least one visitor in church and it's possible that they too only know the Host -- Jesus! Extending a welcoming hand and introducing ourselves is part of our response to the Gospel message. If you see one person or a couple standing alone during coffee hour, please take a moment to welcome them to the church.

SOUND ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM:

For those who may have difficulty hearing during the service, we have a wireless received that is connected to the PA system. The system operates with a small ear phone and a pocket size received. If you would like to try this system, the hearing devices are located on a rack on the back wall of the sanctuary or please see an Usher. Also available every Sunday from the Ushers are copies of our bulletin and hymns in enlarged print.