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    August/September 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 Book Club selections will be:

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

    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!

    THE C.T.T.I.’S ARE MEETING!  (Christians Tackling Today’s Issues)

       SUNDAY, September 10 and SUNDAY, September 17 

    We are meeting Sundays at 11:30 a.m. for one hour – classroom behind kitchen.

    Following are the Discussion Issues:

    Sunday, September 10  -- “AN UNDIVIDED LIFE”

    Sunday, September 17  -- “LIVING WITH CANCER: LEARNING TO LIVE!”               

    All who attend are asked to:



      We all have a lot to learn from others, a lot to help others learn.

      Know YOU are welcome and wanted at the meetings. LET’S LEARN and GROW TOGETHER!

    Pastor Gordon is the Facilitator and will lead the discussion issues.


    MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS)  Our next MOPS meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12th9:00-11:00 a.m. All moms welcome! Child care provided for children ages 0-5 years.


    THANK YOU!  ELIM SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE:  Thank you to everyone for your donations of school supplies for the Elim HOPE Packs which will be sent to children around the world. We collected: 26 boxes of colored pencils, 54 pink erasers, 54 boxes of crayons, 101 spiral notebooks, 228 pens, and 393 pencils for a total

    of 856 items.  Because of your generosity and a donation from the Mission Committee, we were also able to contribute $505 for mailing 84 HOPE Packs! Thank you for your support!


    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 audio 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!


    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.

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