THIS SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 25) AT OPCRC...
- Sunday School and Adult Ed will not meet today. Classes will resume next Sunday, December 2.
- Choir will not rehearse today. We will have choir rehearsal on Tuesday, November 27, at 7:00 pm. Please make every effort to attend this important rehearsal for the cantata.
- Quiet Activities for your child’s use during the service are available in the inner lobby.
- Listening packs are available at the information center if you need hearing assistance. If you need help, please ask the information center attendant.
- CDs and DVDs of the worship service are located in the outer lobby. You can also watch video of the sermons on our website at orlandchurch.com. Our services are also streamed live each Sunday on our facebook page or YouTube (orlandchurch).
THANKSGIVING WEEK - IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- Thanksgiving Day Worship: On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, we will have one combined service at 10:00 am here at our church.
- During the week of Thanksgiving, the church office will be closing at noon on Wednesday and will be closed for the day on Friday. Announcements for the bulletin must be in by 4:00 pm on Monday, November 19, to be included in the November 25 Sunday bulletin. Please send announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sunday School and Adult Ed will not meet next Sunday, November 25. Classes will resume on Sunday, December 2.
Nursery is available during our worship services – we have nurseries for infants, crawlers, and toddlers. Please visit our nursery suite area and check in your child at the kiosk for the appropriate nursery. A family lounge and feeding rooms are located across from the nurseries if you’d like to utilize them during the service.
Sunday School meets each Sunday at 9:40. K-4th grade starts off with singing in E/F, and 5th-12th grade kids begin in their classrooms. If you are visiting and your child would like to attend a Sunday School class, please see someone at the Information Center and they can direct you where to go.
Kids are welcome to attend Children’s Church during the worship services in Room E/F. Kids will be dismissed during each service. Morning Children’s Church is for children ages 3-pre-K. The evening class includes children ages 3-5.
Adult Ed meets at 9:40 am in the youth center each Sunday. “The Attributes of God” is a DVD lecture series taught by Dr. Steven Lawson. The class is led by Len Donofrio. Everyone is invited to join us!
The choir rehearses each Sunday in the music room immediately following the 8:30 service. Join us for coffee and cookies and stay for fellowship and song.
YOUTH GROUP CHRISTMAS GREENS FUNDRAISER
Youth Group is selling Christmas wreaths, poinsettias, and Christmas cactuses. Contact Becky or a youth group member if you’d like to purchase any.
GIFTS OF HOPE
Please stop by the tree in the narthex to pick up a tag and to sign in. Wrapped gifts are due back by December 2. The donated gifts will be given to students in our Friendship class, Bethshan residents, family members of inmates in the Cook County Jail, children being cared for by Lydia Home, and homeless individuals connected with Christ Cares. Don’t miss this opportunity to share Christ’s love with others and to give hope to someone in need this Christmas.
The Christmas basket ministry will be providing a week’s worth of groceries on December 15 to many families in need or in crisis. If you know a family we can serve this Christmas, please contact Jessica Clevering at email@example.com or (708) 532-4900 before December 1. We also need volunteers to sort and/or deliver food for 160 families. Sign up today at the information center or online at orlandchurch.com if you plan to serve.
ADVENT FAMILY DEVOTIONALS NOW AVAILABLE
Family devotions and Bible readings for the Advent season are available at the information center and on the Sunday School table in hallway by the classrooms. Pick one up now so you can prepare a special time of devotions for your family during this Christmas season!
CADETS FANNIE MAY FUNDRAISER
The Cadets’ Fannie May fundraiser has begun. You may purchase chocolate bars from any cadet boy. Contact Dave Voss with any questions. Thanks for your support of the OPCRC Cadets!
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRIES
God’s Posse (7th & 8th Grades):
Our annual Christmas party will take place on Sunday, December 9, from 7:00-9:00 pm. Bring a white elephant gift and come ready to have some fun!
Youth Group (High School):
Our annual Christmas party will take place on Sunday, December 2, from 7:00-9:00 pm. Bring a $5 grab bag gift and get ready to play some Fluchshnaggen!
Christmas wreath and poinsettia fundraiser orders and payments are due today. Contact Becky if you have any questions.
Consider coming on the trip to Comayagua, Honduras, from January 12-19, 2019. We will visit several orphanages, build relationships with the children, encourage Arvil, Miriam, and Mommy Carmen, and help with light projects. The trip is open to anyone ages 12 and older and can be a great intergenerational experience, too! Think about making the trip with your son or daughter or grandchildren. Contact Jan Kamp at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FOOD PANTRY NEWS
Food Pantry Donations: If you would like to contribute to the food pantry by donating food, you may drop off the food in the rolling cart located behind the information center in the inner lobby. Thank you for supporting this vital ministry!
The food pantry ministry is excited that we've received a deep freezer! If you have meat that you can donate to our ministry or know of a supplier, please contact the office. We are also accepting donations of fresh produce from gardens.