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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.


Join us this Sunday (6/18) for Worship, Fellowship, and Learning.

Here are the list of activities happening. We hope you can join us. All are welcome!

9:00 a.m. Our American Community Series (North Chapel)

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

11:00 a.m. The Daniel Plan Series (North Chapel)

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.


Sign Up for Text Reminders and Notifications

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

Church Rummage Sale

The Presbyterian Women's sponsored church rummage sale will be August 6-11.

Dates for drop off have not been announced yet.


Sunday June 25:

The Art of Community: The Stories PrincipleShow and Tell! 

Using our summer book theme, The Art of Community, the Deacons are hosting a pitch in lunch; main course will be provided and congregational members are invited to bring a side to share (but please come regardless). Everyone is asked to bring a personal item with them that prompts a story from one’s life. We will share with one another our items and our stories. This gathering will be held in the Lounge following worship.

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.


Please join us for our summer adult programming.

The Daniel Plan

Sunday Mornings in June 11:10 North Chapel

Dates: Sundays 6/4-7/9

Time: 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: North Chapel

Healthy life style helps you to take care of yourself and then care for others. Rick Warren has developed a 40 day plan that has 6 elements to work toward this goal. The elements are : Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. We will be doing a study of each element over a six week period this Summer. Please consider joining us for learning, sharing and fellowship. Hosted by Karla Gaston, if you have any questions please feel free to email at [email protected].

Our American Community

Dates: Sundays 6/4 - 10/1

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Location: North Chapel

Citizens have a responsibility to understand their society and participate in its political process. Let’s set aside specific partisan issues and attempt to understand our current condition, what divides us and what could reengage us. Let’s discuss the core chapters of a half dozen key books in five months.

Our challenges are great, but our understanding of people, communities and politics is better than ever. Americans have much in common. There are common sense steps that can improve our political process and produce better results for all of us.

Used books will cost $10 each.

  • Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, Robert D. Putnam, 2015
  • Liberalism and Its Discontents, Francis Fukuyama, 2022
  • Why We’re Polarized, Ezra Klein, 2021
  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, Jonathan Haidt, 2013
  • The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, Jon Meacham, 2018
  • The Road to Character, David Brooks, 2015

Discussion leader Tom Kapostasy is a retired finance and operations manager. He has taught college accounting and economics courses, a variety of corporate management, leadership and operations seminars in addition to Christian Heritage classes at OPPC. [email protected].

Summer Bible Series: Revelation

Wednesdays in June *Cancelled for June 14th

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

To confirm your participation email Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood at [email protected].


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 Thank You!

On behalf of the Children’s Ministry team, I wanted to thank all the volunteers who gave of their time and talents to create such a faith-filled, loving and joyful environment for all our participants. Thanks, too, to all the adults who transported children daily and for those who prayed for us. And thanks to all who brought donations for Outreach; they were so grateful for the supplies we provided the homeless youth and young adults!

Click here to see the photos from VBS

Camp Pyoca: July 16-22.

If you would like more information, click here.


Click here to register.

Rising 3rd Grade and above are can participate.


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.

Blessings Box

Please help us continue to offer and supply the church blessings box for the community. We need canned foods with pull tabs, no heat foods (tuna, Vienna sausages), and hygiene products. 

Mission Opportunity at Brookdale Memory Care

A small team from OPPC organizes a short worship service & fellowship greeting at Brookdale Memory Care (on Rangeline behind Kroger) on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2pm. We are looking for new team members and would be happy to welcome you! This is a 30-45 minute commitment and it is not expected that team members will be able to attend every month. If interested, please contact Ellen Smith at [email protected].

PYOCA Fan the Flame Day of Giving

Pyoca Camp and Retreat Center will host its inaugural Fan the Flame Day of Giving on Wednesday June 21. For over 70 years, Pyoca has kept the fire of faith burning. Generations of children, youth, and adults have come to camp to explore, grow, rest, and play. That fire didn’t happen by accident. God's faithfulness has guided us. Beautiful servants, staff and volunteers, have blessed us. We invite you to make a gift to Fan the Flame at Pyoca! Join us by supporting the Pyoca Day of Giving on Wednesday June 21: together we can keep the fires burning.

Be sure to follow Pyoca social media for more information leading up to the day and on June 21. Will you support Pyoca on its first Day of Giving by making a gift in support of this very important ministry? Visit on June 21 to make your gift or make your gift today.

Need Tech Help?

Shepherd's Center, Together Today, is offering tech help to seniors - Wednesday, July 26th at OPPC. Seniors need to make an appointment. Contact Together Today at 317.674.8777 to sign up.

Tools for School

If you haven't sponsored a child, there is still time! Lets make sure they are ready for school from

head to toe!

Sign Up Here.

Hi Friends!

We are packing the last 2 grade levels of school supplies on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at the Merciful HELP Center. We also have a bit of prep sorting some donations from Gleaners that will go into our Toiletry bags we are building with all the Vacation Bible School children!

I have attached ALL the days of Tools for School! If you look across the top you will see that the 2023 Tools for School volunteer dates are all there tabbed across the top by days! Please consider looking at the set up, service and clean up dates to see when you might like to help! July 20, 21 and 22 are the service dates. We need YOU and your loving genuine hearts of gold to serve 3,400 children!

If you haven't sponsored a child, there is still time! We certainly need it! We will make sure they are ready for school from head to toe! That sign up is attached as well!

Thank you for considering this! May God Bless you abundantly for your works that are inspired by your faith!

We are so, very grateful,

Jane Slayon & The Tools for School Team!!

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Sign Ups for OPPC 

These are the active signups for Orchard Park Presbyterian Church.

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

If you have any questions please contact Brittany Glass at [email protected]

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


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

June 19 - 25, 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.


8:00 a.m. Noble Summer Camp (205 & 206)

9:00 a.m. IBA (Pavilion)

9:30 a.m. Quilters (208)

7:00 p.m. P.W. Book Review Circle

8:00 p.m. AA1 (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 III (115)

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

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


6:15 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (Library)

8:00 a.m. Noble Summer Camp (205 & 206)

9:00 a.m. IBA (Pavilion)

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

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

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


9:00 a.m. IBA (Pavilion)

8:00 a.m. Noble Summer Camp (205 & 206)

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

7:00 p.m. Summer Book Study (Lounge)


8:00 a.m. Noble Summer Camp (205 & 206)

9:00 a.m. IBA (Pavilion)

9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study (Zoom) Meeting ID: 829 5779 3075

 Passcode: 020079

6:30 p.m. AA District 12 monthly meeting (120)

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

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


8:00 a.m. Noble Summer Camp (205 & 206)

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

9:00 a.m. IBA (Pavilion)

1:00 p.m. Special K Group (115)


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

9:00 a.m. IBA (Pavilion)


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

11:00 a.m. Inter generational Event (Main Street)

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

Please feel free to contact the staff of OPPC:

Pastor, Rev. Dr. Shelly White Wood, [email protected]

Parish Associate, Rev. Trish Lisa, [email protected]

Director of Music, Michael Pietranczyk, [email protected]

Youth Outreach Director, Dr. Kristin Lehr, [email protected]

Business Administration, Mary Leffler, [email protected]

Communication Director, Brittany Glass, [email protected]

Bookkeeper, Joe Jansen, [email protected]

Live Stream Engineer, Joe Delise, [email protected]

Clerk of Session, Nick Tillema, [email protected]

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