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Saturday October 24

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we offer our traditional Service of Remembrance, a special service to help us remember those we loved and love still, who now are bathed in the light of God’s heavenly kingdom. Allyn will read the Roll of those members who, in the past year, joined the Church Triumphant. Our text from Paul’s letter to the Romans provides us with the comfort that “whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s”.

Our Worship Ministry Team helped create Sunday’s service with special litanies read by Jim Barry and Judy Pilley.  We are grateful for the special music, including an anthem performed by Brett Shurtliffe and a lovely piece by the Dunlap Family. The Team decorated the chancel of the sanctuary beautifully, as they have in years past, with candles and fall foliage. Thank you to all who helped make the service memorable.

Our Transition Team has completed the Mission Study Report and sent it to Session for its review and approval. Session will meet on Monday and, we hope, approve the Report so we can then send it to the Presbytery’s Committee on Ministry. It has been a privilege and a joy to work these past months with the Transition Team, who have worked so faithfully and eagerly on behalf of OPPC. Thank you to Carol Blackley, Mary Brummer, Kathy Houghton, Dan Kowalik, Scott McBride, Al Sager, Gary Thomas, and Meredith Wilson. “Well done, good and faithful servants!”

Don’t forget to return your Stewardship Pledge card. The Stewardship Team is eager to have a strong response to the campaign. As we search for OPPC’s next pastor, candidates will most certainly look carefully at how active and responsive this congregation is in its Stewardship response. A successful campaign will show candidates that even in the midst of a pandemic, OPPC is a vibrant congregation, excited and confident about its future.

The news continues its grim path, with warnings now of a third wave of the pandemic, a surge we are already seeing, that might be the worst yet. Keep wearing your mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands.  And, get your flu shot, too. Stay healthy.

Grace & peace,
Pastor Skip

The CE Ministry Team presents

The Plague by Albert Camus

Sunday mornings at 9:30 am via Zoom

Discussion led by Dave Brummer

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call: 716-662-2406

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